How Do You Prove A Property Owner Was Negligent in A Premises Liability Case?

Premises liability cases refer to people who have been injured on someone else’s property. The easiest way for most people to prove a property owner’s negligence in a premises liability case is to talk to an attorney who practices this type of law. If a negligent property owner has injured you, we can help.

Injuries Can Occur if a Property Owner Is Negligent

All property owners, both public and private, must protect people from harm or danger. For example, a store owner is expected to keep the aisles clear from trip hazards. If a property owner does not maintain a safe environment, he or she is negligent.

These Are Examples of Negligence:

  • A store employee does not clean up a spill leading to a slip and fall accident.
  • Despite repeated requests from tenants, a landlord does not fix an overhead light in a stairwell.
  • A homeowner does not have the required fence around a swimming pool.

Negligence Is Key to Proving Premises Liability

Our firm has successfully resolved many cases by showing all four requirements of liability:

  • Establish that a person or party has a duty of care
  • Show negligence in not upholding this duty of care
  • Use cause-and-effect to show how this negligence caused injury
  • Demonstrate how these injuries caused damages (physical, financial, or mental harm)

A Premises Liability Lawyer Can Help You Recover Compensation

If your situation shows a clear connection between the property owner’s negligence and your suffering, you may be eligible to recover compensation. Homes and businesses carry premises liability insurance coverage. We would seek compensation for your accident-related expenses by showing evidence of damages.

Evidence of Damages Might Include:

  • Medical bills
  • Pay stubs
  • Receipts from damaged personal property

We believe that you should not have to pay medical bills and other expenses if a negligent property owner caused your injuries.

We Will Seek Recoverable Compensation on Your Behalf

  1. Miller & Associates, PLLC will evaluate your case for free. We assess your injuries and expenses in a detailed claim to the property owner’s residential or commercial insurance policy.

We Have Recovered Compensation for Damages that Include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Personal property damage
  • Mental anguish

We Can Maximize Your Potential Compensation

Our firm can maximize the compensation you might receive. That is because we understand how premises liability laws work. We can overcome objections from the insurance company with careful investigation and skilled negotiation on your behalf. This is true whether you were injured in a private home or on commercial property.

We Advise Our Clients To:

  • Get medical attention right away
  • Notify the property owner
  • Ask for a copy of the incident report
  • Ask potential witnesses for their contact information

Do Not Make a Statement to the Insurance Company After You Are Injured

An insurance adjuster will contact you after your accident. They may want you to make a statement or accept an offer. Please discuss your accident only with your attorney. This includes posts about your case on social media like Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat. Insurance companies will look for reasons to deny or undervalue your claim. Any statement that you might make, however casual, could cost you. For example, after a slip and fall accident, you should not make a post claiming that you are perfectly fine. The adjuster can use that post as evidence.

You Have a Limited Period of Time to File a Premises Liability Lawsuit

If the insurance company denies your claim or we cannot reach a fair settlement, you can file a premises liability lawsuit. You should keep in mind that Texas has a statute of limitations of two years from the date of your accident. That is why you should not hesitate to contact our firm for a free case evaluation. It takes time to gather medical bills, pay stubs, and other proof of your expenses.

We Get Paid When You Get Paid

Proving a property owner is negligent in a premises liability case is not easy for most people. You should know your legal options. D. Miller & Associates, PLLC will represent you on a contingency fee basis. You pay attorney fees only if we successfully resolve your claim or lawsuit.

  • No required retainer or hourly fee
  • Pay attorney fees on a percentage only if compensation is recovered
  • No recovery, no fee

If You Were Hurt on Another Person’s Property, Please Call Us

We invite you to call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at (713) 850-8600 for a free case evaluation.