A slip and fall can happen nearly anywhere. Whether it’s a small puddle in a grocery store aisle or a slick surface on a construction site, a slip and fall incident can cause broken bones, spinal injuries, or even traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). If a slip and fall was caused by the negligence of another party, that party can be held responsible through the legal theory of premises liability.
What Is Premises Liability?
All property owners have a duty of care to keep visitors safe, and are responsible for knowing the condition of their property and what hazards might cause harm. If a property owner fails to remedy an unsafe condition or fails to warn visitors of an unsafe condition, they can be held responsible for their negligence.
Types of Houston Premises Liability Can Include:
- Amusement park accidents
- Attractive nuisance
- Defective conditions
- Dog bites
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Inadequate maintenance
- Inadequate security
- Slip and falls
- Swimming pool accidents
- Toxic chemicals
Premises liability can apply to a broad range of responsibilities. While property owners of structures including apartment buildings and offices have a responsibility to act reasonably in securing access to their buildings, homeowners have the responsibility to keep dangerous dogs from attacking visitors. Because premises liability can cover many different situations, many victims are unaware that they even have legal rights to recover compensation.
Premises liability cases can present unique challenges over other personal injury cases. It must be shown that the property owner either (1) knew about a hazardous condition, but failed to remedy it and failed to warn visitors about it, or (2) should have known about the condition, but didn’t. Additionally, it must also be shown that the failure to correct the unsafe condition caused the injury.
Blizzard & Nabers Slip and Fall Attorneys
Because of the challenges in a Houston slip and fall case, you need experienced attorneys who have helped slip and fall accidents victims get compensation for their injuries. If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property and think another’s negligence caused your accident, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Blizzard & Nabers today for a free consultation.