Premises liability is legal responsibility put forth by state and federal statutes that allow individuals to experience a safe environment, wherever they are. Premises liability makes property owners responsible for creating and maintaining a certain standard in conditions for anyone who occupies the space. This applies to sidewalks, stairwells and even the grounds surrounding the area. Common injuries that result from neglected premises can include broken bones and concussions from slip and fall accidents.
Our accomplished attorney, Charles J. Argento, pursues property owners who do not maintain safe conditions and will represent you or your family in a premises liability claim to help you recover damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Premises Liability: Guidelines
Laws surrounding premises liability focus on the visitor who is injured due to subpar property conditions. This visitor falls into one of three categories:
Invitee: The invitee is a person is expressly or indirectly invited onto the property. With the invite comes the owner’s responsibility to provide the highest quality of care using every reasonable precaution to ensure the safety of said invitee(s).
Licensee: The licensee enters the property for his or her fixed purposes with the owner’s consent. The owner is required by law to warn any licensee of hidden dangers, but is not required to fix them.
Trespasser: A trespasser has absolutely no right to be on the property at any time. When entering, the trespasser forgoes their right to safety, leaving no duty of care necessary by the owner of the property. Our attorney may be able help a trespasser recover damages from their injury if the property does not divert entrance from individuals with proper signage or fencing.
Common Premises Liability Cases
Our law firm understands that no two premises liability cases are alike. The circumstances and injuries suffered in these cases vary significantly. With the help of a skilled attorney, victims of these cases can achieve financial and physical recovery in a timely and effective manner. Common slip and fall accidents are caused by:
- Broken Staircases/Elevators
- Debris/Liquid Spills
- Falling Debris/Objects
- Icy Walks/Passages
- Lack of Notice for Dangerous Conditions
- Poor Lighting
Premises liability is about more than defending an isolated slip and fall incident. It is about the personal responsibility of the property owner to provide safe conditions for their visitors. Proving fault in these cases is no easy task. Our firm will take necessary measures and work with experts to gather evidence, obtain security camera footage, witness statements and recreate the accident and how it took place. Let us work for you to create a solid case on your behalf and pursue the highest possible financial recovery.
Do not let homeowners, property owners, private or public companies intimidate you with corporate attorneys, insurance agents or representatives. Contact our office immediately if you have been injured on someone else’s premises, even if it is a friend or family member. We will devise a case that will allow your relationship to remain intact while we pursue a third party insurance company for restitution. Your health and livelihood, as well as that of your family’s, should never be jeopardized by another’s negligence. Allow our attorney to understand the details of your case beginning with a free consultation today.
Contact our Houston office to find out how we can help you pursue the financial settlement you deserve for your injuries at (713) 225-5050. We offer free consultations for you to explain the details of your case in full. Our services are provided solely on a contingency basis, which means if we do not settle, you do not pay any attorney’s fees.