Houston Premises Liability Lawyer

Morrow & Sheppard LLP are privileged to represent injured persons who are injured because of a dangerous condition on property belonging to another person or business. Houston property owners have a responsibility to maintain their land and buildings free of hazards that could potentially result in injury.

People who are harmed by dangerous property conditions in Texas may be entitled to bring traditional negligence and personal injury claims and should consider speaking with a reliable Houston premises liability lawyer as soon as possible after sustaining an injury on somebody else’s property.

Premises Liability Cases in Texas

Houston property owners typically owe legal duties to protect visitors and workers on their property from dangerous conditions.

As a result, if you have been injured due to a dangerous property condition where you work, or somewhere you were invited or that is open to the public, you may be entitled to compensation under “premises liability” laws and should consult a qualified Houston personal injury lawyer with experience handling premises liability cases.

Types of Premises Liability Claims We Handle

Premises liability accidents can occur in a variety of places, including:

  • Apartment complexes
  • Commercial and retail spaces including supermarkets, malls, and movie theaters
  • Hotels
  • Houses
  • Office buildings
  • Parking garages
  • Worksites including plants, refineries, industrial facilities, and construction sites

Examples of Dangerous Conditions on Property

As Houston premises liability attorneys, we know there are countless examples of dangerous conditions that can cause a personal injury accident, including issues with:

  • Barricades
  • Drowning risks including canals, hot tubs, and swimming pools
  • Electrical systems
  • Elevators
  • Escalators
  • Falling objects that were not properly secured
  • Grating
  • Improper markings or warnings
  • Open holes
  • Railings
  • Sidewalks and walkways
  • Slippery floors and walking surfaces
  • Stairs
  • Uneven or broken flooring

Duties Owed by Texas Landowners

A landowner’s duty to compensate a person injured by a dangerous property condition depends on the reason why the person was present. In Texas, there are three basic categories of people who enter upon land:

  1. Trespasser – someone who enters without permission or invitation. Usually, a landowner’s only duty to trespassers is not to willfully or intentionally injure them.
  2. Licensee – someone who has permission to enter, but who does not enter for a business purpose. The classic example is a party guest. Typically, a property owner must not be grossly negligent in permitting a dangerous condition to exist and must warn licensees of hidden dangers that he or she knows about.
  3. Invitee – typically someone who enters public property or a business with the owner’s knowledge or consent, which may result in mutual benefit. This would include store patrons, moviegoers, or someone who visits a business. A property owner owes invitees a duty to use reasonable care to make the property safe. He or she has a duty to warn of not just dangers he or she knows about, but also dangers he or she could have identified if reasonable care had been exercised.

How a Houston Premises Liability Lawyer Can Help

Premises liability claims, such as slip and fall accidents, are difficult to prove. You need to hire a lawyer as soon as possible after the accident so that your claims can be investigated and documented.

If you believe you or a family member was injured or killed by a dangerous condition on property belonging to another person or business, contact us now for a free, confidential consultation.

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