Injured in a Slip and Fall? What is Premises Liability?
This area of negligence or personal injury law includes bodily injury from a dangerous condition or activity on the premises. This law usually favors the property owner and requires that the injured person prove that the property owner either created or caused the dangerous event or condition, or knew about it before the injury event took place and did not take any action to correct or make safe the dangerous condition or warn the injured person of it.
Home owners, renters, and businesses usually have liability insurance that will pay for the defense of the property owner or business against personal injury or negligence claims and the insurance coverage or benefits that would pay for the injuries or damages in question. To help with your serious or catastrophic injuries from a dangerous property condition or activity on the property, you need to work with a law firm that specializes in personal injury law and that knows what types of insurance coverage apply and how to get you the full value or maximum compensation available. During this time, your attorney should treat you with compassion and understanding. The team at the Law Offices of Reynolds & Reynolds, PLLC in Frisco, TX is experienced in the investigation, preparation, and trial of a wide variety of personal injury, slip and fall, and wrongful death claims arising out of property owner negligence leading to serious and fatal accidents. Our lawyers work closely with you to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Premises Liability Case Examples
While slip and fall cases are most common, premises liability cases can involve any kind of dangerous conditions or activities that pose an unreasonable risk or harm. The more common types of liability cases arise from:
- Unsafe Walkway or Surface Resulting in a Trip or Slip and Fall
- Inadequate Security
- Dog Bite
- Recreational Vehicle not Required for Licensure (including ATVs, three and four wheelers, golf carts, go-carts, mini-bikes, and pocket bikes)
- Drowning or Diving Injuries in Swimming Pools
- Unsafe or Malfunctioning Fixture or Machine
- Unsafe parental supervision including
- Failing to control a child’s bullying tendencies
- Serving alcohol and or drugs to minors
- Physical or sexual abuse
Texas law places a heavy burden on the injured person to show that the property owner or his/her agent caused or created the dangerous condition or failed to warn the injured person of it. In consulting with a slip and fall attorney, it is important for the injured person to provide:
- The names of any witnesses
- Photographs of the site of the dangerous condition
- Any statements made by the witnesses or property owner/agent, including
- What the dangerous condition or substance was; and
- How long it had been there.
Damages Available to Premises Liability Victim
Damages that a premise liability victim and the victim’s family are entitled to recover may include:
- hospital and medical expenses
- past and future lost earnings
- past and future permanent physical disability, such as loss of hearing or sight, limp or abnormal gait, scars, loss of a limb
- emotional distress, such as depression and anxiety
- grief and emotional suffering caused by the death of a loved one
- loss of love and companionship caused by the injury or death of a loved one
- past and future physical pain and suffering
- loss of enjoyment of life
Whether you have suffered a neck or back injury requiring surgery, fractures, traumatic brain injury, wrongful death of a family member or other serious harm as a result of premises liability, the Law Offices of Reynolds & Reynolds, PLLC have experienced and motivated slip and fall lawyers who will work hard to help you put the pieces of your life back together. As your dedicated legal team, we will fight for maximum recovery after a serious or fatal accident arising from a negligent business or residential property owner. We invite you to contact The Law Offices of Reynolds & Reynolds, PLLC by phone, (214) 891-6606, for a free consultation about your case. There will be no attorneys’ fees for you to pay unless we obtain financial compensation for you.