Carrollton Premises Liability Lawyer
What is premises liability? It is the liability incurred by a landowner for certain torts, or wrongful acts, that occur on their property. This can occur due to a number of hazardous conditions that might be present on the premises, including:
- Defective chairs or benches
- Falling objects
- Insufficient lighting
- Uneven pavement
- Standing water
- Snowy or icy sidewalks
- Wet floors
- Improperly secured mats
- Concealed holes
- Open excavations
- Crumbling curbs
- Inadequate security
Do You Have A Cause of Action?
To bring a premises liability claim in the state of Texas, an injured person must be able to prove each of the following six elements:
- A condition existed on the property that posed an unreasonable risk of harm;
- The property owner knew, or should have known, about the condition and the risk of harm that it posed;
- The property owner should have anticipated that any person on their property could not have known about that risk or condition and would fail to protect themselves from it;
- The property owner was negligent in their failure to correct or mitigate the risk or condition;
- Someone was injured as a result of the property owner’s negligence; and
- The injury was a direct result of the risk or condition that existed on the property.
If you have met all six of these conditions and you have been injured due to the negligence of the property owner, then you may be able to bring a claim and receive compensation for all of your injuries and economic losses. It should be noted that there are only two defenses to a premises liability that a property owner can put forth in their defense. These defenses are:
- The property owner was not negligent. The owner did not create the hazard or condition that caused your injuries and they had no prior knowledge of the alleged condition.
- The injured party was negligent. The injured party did not exercise due care.
Your Claim for Compensation
If you have not been negligent, but the property owner has, then you can bring a claim for injuries. The attorneys at Zinda Law Group want to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve for your injuries and economic losses. By filing a claim for compensation, you may be eligible to receive payments for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of future income
- Funeral expenses when death has resulted
- Property damage when applicable
- Punitive damages when criminal negligence is involved
Zinda Law Group Can Help You
If you have been injured but aren’t sure if you have met the six conditions for a premises liability claim, contact the attorneys at Zinda Law Group. We will investigate your case, collect evidence and determine if you have a claim - all at no cost to you. Call us today at (800) 863-5312 for a free no-fee consultation.