Property owners are responsible for maintaining their property and adhering to building codes so they don’t put others at risk. In order to win a premise liability case, an attorney has to prove the plaintiff is innocent and the slip and fall is the fault of the property owner.
While property owners may not be liable for mishaps due to environmental conditions such as rain or snow, victims and families can pursue claims for other dangerous conditions where landlords have been given repeat notice, or for hidden defects that seriously injure or kill someone. These lawsuits can involve injuries that occur at someone’s home, a business, a shopping mall, a parking lot, or virtually any other location. Any time you are injured due to a property owner’s negligence, you can potentially seek compensation through a premises liability lawsuit with the help of an experienced injury lawyer.
Skilled In Premises Law, Dedicated to Your Rights
Cases resulting in favorable outcomes are those where clients notify property owners of an unsafe area and nothing is done, or where the risk of catastrophic injury or death lies in dangers that are not apparent until an accident happens. In these instances, we can help pursue claims for medical bills, lost wages, long-term care and compensation for families who have lost a loved one in a case of wrongful death.
Our experienced premises accident attorneys provide legal support protecting visitor and tenant rights in cases involving:
Stairway/walkway slip and falls
Falling objects or debris
Poor security or response
Slip And Falls Causing Catastrophic Injuries
Slip and falls kill over 15,000 people in the United States every year, and they are the second leading cause of spinal cord and brain injuries. Seeking compensation after a slip and fall accident is difficult because juries often mistakenly believe that anyone suing because of a fall must be taking advantage of the justice system. In addition to proving the defendant’s liability, you must also convince a jury that your injuries sustained from the fall are serious.
Causes Of Slip And Fall Accidents
Roughly, 75% of slip and fall accidents result from environmental hazards, including:
Unsafe property layout or design
Lack of maintenance on the property
Slippery surfaces due to spilled liquids, inclement weather, etc.
Lack of lighting
Victims hurt due to these environmental hazards can typically file a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner. For example, if you fall at a restaurant due to a spilled drink, you may be able to file a suit against the restaurant’s owner. If you fall while at work, you could file a work injury or non-subscriber lawsuit and/or seek a workers’ compensation claim. If you fall at an apartment complex becuase of a negligently maintained staircare, you could file a lawsuit against the apartment complex owner. If you fall in a public place such as a post office or a school beause of a dangerous condition that existed, however, you would be bringing a lawsuit against the federal or state government.
Warren Armstrong has spent over 16 years fighting for the rights of people throughout Texas and the United States with many types of personal injury claims, including premises liability cases. We thoroughly investigate each case, working with other experts to determine the extent of injury or loss. Clients trust us to find creative solutions to their legal problems with a focus on personalized, attentive service.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured or killed as a result of a dangerous condition on a premises, STAY STRONG! Call Armstrong Law.