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What Is Premises Liability?

On Behalf of | Feb 7, 2024 | Firm News

Whether you are out shopping or grabbing a quick bite to eat at a restaurant, you expect the premises to be safe. Property owners, landlords, and managers may be liable if they neglect to identify and address unsafe conditions on their premises or fail to inform visitors about known hazards, leading to injuries. If you’ve been harmed on someone else’s property, we can assist you in understanding your potential compensation options.

Here are some examples of premises liability claims:

  • Slip and falls or trip and falls at a number of locations, such as a grocery store, bank, furniture store, apartment complex or restaurant, among others.
    • Which could have occurred due to spills, wet floors, unsecured rugs or buckled carpets, unexpected step-downs, lose or broken tiles/sidewalks, ice on the sidewalk, or a defective staircase, just to name a few.
  • Failure of a business to provide security in areas where criminal activity is known to have happened or is likely to occur.
  • Dog Attacks resulting in a dog bit or if the dog caused you to fall and suffer injuries.

Texas Law understands that property owners cannot reasonably be expected to protect their tenants, guests, and customers from all possible accidents, however, liability can be assigned if the owner knew, or should have reasonably known about the hazard that caused the accident and they neglected to address the hazard or, at the very least, adequately alert their visitors about it.

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