Did You Suffer A Slip-And-Fall Injury?
Premises liability refers to property owners or nonowners being responsible for maintaining a reasonably safe environment on their premises. They may be liable for not properly maintaining stairs, floors, etc., or for leaving in place any hazards that may cause harm to others without addressing them in a reasonable time frame.
Premises liability law in Texas tends to favor defendants, as it can be difficult to prove that they knew about a hazard or failed to warn you. You can count on help from an experienced attorney at Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer, L.P., in Killeen and Temple to give your case the attention it deserves and to stand by you no matter how tough it gets. We handle all types of premises liability cases, from slip-and-fall accidents and dog bites to swimming pool accidents and negligent security.
Proving Premises Liability In Texas
Proving that someone is liable for your injuries that occurred on their premises involves meeting certain requirements. In a standard case, the following conditions must be in place:
- The premises were dangerous.
- The conditions caused your injury.
- The person in control of the premises knew or should have known about the danger before you were hurt.
- The person in control of the premises did not fix the hazard or warn you of the hazard’s existence.
There are other instances in which you can bring a premises liability action — for example, if you were hurt because of an employee’s imprudent actions, or if someone promised to provide a service (such as security in your apartment building) but failed to do so, and you were injured as a result.
Remember, every case is different, and our attorney can review yours. Whether your case is standard or falls into a more specialized category, our attorneys can help you wade through the intricacies of premises liability cases. It is not uncommon for people in control of premises to simply state that your case should be thrown out because they didn’t know the hazard existed. Our attorneys in Killeen know that is coming, and they are prepared to fight to prove that you should be compensated for your injuries.
Properly Documenting Your Case
If you are physically able, you can help your attorney prove your case by taking steps to document your accident. This should include taking pictures, identifying witnesses, filling out an incident report and visiting a doctor immediately. Do not attempt to negotiate on your own behalf with the premises operator or their representatives, as only an experienced attorney is really on your side.
Reach Out To Us Today
We offer free consultations for all personal injury matters, including premises liability claims. Call 254-526-3024 or 254-791-1155, or contact our firm online. We are happy to schedule consultations at your home, hospital or any other location if your injuries prevent you from visiting our office. Personal injury claims are handled on a contingency fee (no win, no fee) basis. Hablamos español.