Premises liability law covers a wide variety of injury cases in Texas. This can include almost any type of accident that may occur on someone else’s property because of the property owner’s negligence. Slips, trips, and falls are among the most common types of premises liability accidents.
If you suffered injuries on someone else’s property in Texas, you may be able to hold the property owner or occupier liable under the state’s premises liability laws. An attorney who is familiar with these laws can protect your rights, help you file a claim, and pursue damages you deserve if your injury case falls under premises liability law in Texas.
Types of Premises Liability Incidents in Texas
Many different types of incidents can lead to a personal injury accident claim under premises liability laws. Falls are the most common type of premises liability case. Falls can range from twisting an ankle in a hole in the yard to getting electrocuted by a faulty doorbell. Some of the most common types of injury cases that fall under premises liability include:
Slips and Falls
are common incidents that lead to premises liability claims. They may occur because of:
- Trip hazards in the walkway
- Defective staircases
- Wet floors
- Unsecured rugs
- Torn carpets
- Unexpected step-ups or step-downs
- Loose or broken bricks, tiles, or sidewalks
- Holes in the yard or pavement
- Other known trip or slip hazards
Swimming Pool Accidents
Many swimming pool premises liability cases involve children who gain access to a pool without an adult present. This can lead to tragic incidents, including drownings, near-drownings, and diving accidents. Negligence in these cases includes:
- Uncovered or unsecured pools
- Open gates
- Fences and gates that do not meet state and local laws
Dog attacks are another common cause of premises liability incidents. You may be able to file a personal injury claim if you were the victim of a:
- Dog bite
- Dog attack that caused you to fall or suffer other injuries
Where Do Premises Liability Laws Apply?
Premises liability laws in Texas cover almost any location. It can range from your neighbor’s yard to a local restaurant or shop, or a case against a negligent property owner if you suffered injuries. Local public parks and other municipal locations also fall under these laws, although filing this type of case is often somewhat more complicated.
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, our team will even take on premises liability cases at:
- Minute Maid Park
- The Toyota Center
- BBVA Compass Stadium
- NRG Stadium
Understanding Premises Liability Laws in Texas
Property owners and residents have an obligation to prevent injuries to invited guests, customers, other visitors, and even minors who trespass onto the property. If a property owner knows about a hazard, or should know about a hazard, and does not take action to repair it and warn visitors, this may be negligence.
If you suffered injuries in this type of accident, the premises liability laws allow you to pursue legal action against the property owner or occupier. You may qualify to recover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
To recover damages in this type of case, you will need to provide evidence to show:
- The property owner knew about the hazard; or
- The property owner should have known about the hazard; and
- They failed to take action to prevent your injuries
Having a personal injury attorney who frequently handles premises liability cases on your side may reduce your stress and help you take this type of legal action.
Talk to a Member of Our Premises Liability Team Today
If you suffered injuries in a personal injury incident on someone else’s property, the team from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can help. We will evaluate your case for free. Let us help you take legal action against the at-fault party and pursue damages.
Call us today at 713-850-8600 to get started.