Did you suffer an injury on someone else’s property, whether a private residence or a business? If so, the owner or manager of the property where your accident occurred might be financially liable for your injuries. A premises liability lawyer in Katy can hold them accountable, helping you receive the compensation you deserve.
Premises liability laws in the state establish a set of responsibilities that all property owners must follow. These guidelines mandate Texas property owners to keep their property free of dangers and to warn guests of hazards that emerge before they can fix them.
The legal team at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, focuses on premises liability law. We work to protect the rights of victims like you by holding negligent property owners responsible for injuries that occur on their premises.
We offer free consultations and case reviews, where you can sit down with our attorneys, discuss the details of your injury, and find out more about your options. Let us put our resources and track record to work for you. To schedule an appointment, call 713-850-8600 today.
Is the Property Owner or Manager Responsible for My Injuries?
Premises liability laws in Texas stipulate two things. First, property owners and managers must, at all times, take steps to keep their property safe from hazards. These hazards can include:
- Structural defects;
- Unsecured swimming pools or ponds;
- Mold or toxic chemicals;
- Unsafe staircases that feature dangers like poor lighting, loose steps, or missing stairs;
- Potential falling objects;
- Aggressive dogs; and
- Exposed electrical wires.
If any of the above dangers—or anything else that might cause injury to a guest or passerby—emerges on the property, the owner shoulders the responsibility of addressing it right away.
If the owner knows about a hazard but has not yet been able to repair it, he or she must provide clear warning of the danger and take steps to protect visitors from it. In some situations, simply providing a warning is not enough.
After reviewing the circumstances of your accident, we can determine the degree of liability the property owner has assumed through his or her actions.
Why Hire a Premises Liability Attorney in Katy, TX?
A serious injury can have effects that follow you even after your physical wounds have healed. Traumatic brain injuries, for examples, can cause permanent disability for victims.
If your injury required surgery, hospitalization, or extensive medical care, the financial costs could be extensive. If you had to miss work while recovering, the lack of income during that time might have contributed to significant stress.
Even if the responsible party or their insurance company offers compensation, chances are, it will not include all the damages you deserve. We can review your case and determine the full value of your claim. Our attorneys always fight for full compensation. We will not accept any low offer the insurance company puts forth.
When you are working with a lawyer from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, you can expect the following:
- A full investigation of your claim, including a thorough examination of the accident scene;
- Witness interviews;
- A thorough review of photo and video evidence;
- Consultations with expert witnesses;
- An examination of your medical records to calculate the full value of your claim; and
- Aggressive, relentless pursuit of the full damages you deserve.
Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, today to learn more about what we can do to help you reclaim your life after an injury on someone else’s property.
How Much Is My Claim Worth?
Many factors come together to determine the exact value of your premises liability claim. At your consultation and case review, we can examine these factors, allowing us potentially to come up with a reasonable estimation of your claim’s value.
Most premises liability claims include a combination of economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages refer to those losses with a specific dollar value. Non-economic damages are intangible losses, and are harder to evaluate.
Economic damages include the following:
- Medical bills, such as the cost of surgeries, hospital stays, doctor appointments, medical devices, and prescription medication;
- Lost earnings, or the paychecks you do not receive while you miss work to recover from your injuries; and
- Reduced earning capacity, which is the money you are no longer able to earn because your injuries took away your ability to perform the same work you were doing before.
Non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering, or the physical pain and discomfort you endure from your injuries;
- Loss of consortium, which is the loss of companionship and services you are unable to give your loved ones;
- Punitive damages, which offer additional compensation to punish the responsible party for excessively reckless or malicious actions; and
- Wrongful death, which pays out when your loved one dies on someone else’s property as a result of the property owner’s negligence.
What to Expect With Your Premises Liability Claim
The attorneys at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, have fought for many victims injured due to property hazards. We have amassed a strong track record of winning fair compensation. Here is what you can expect from the claims process.
First, we invite you into our office for a free case review. At this point, we go over the details of your injury, identify all responsible parties, determine the types of damages you are eligible for, and begin planning how we will gather evidence and build our case.
Once we have gathered the proof we need to build a compelling claim, we can begin negotiating with the property owner or manager and their insurance company. Often, we can avoid drawn-out litigation—or even the need to go to court at all—by presenting our case to the insurance company and negotiating a fair settlement.
If the insurer does not agree to fair compensation, our next step is to file a formal lawsuit and try your case in front of a jury.
Call 713-850-8600 Today for a Free Case Review With an Attorney From D. Miller & Associates, PLLC.
If your injury occurred on someone else’s property, the D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, team can hold them responsible and help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 713-850-8600 today for a free consultation.