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. This is called premises liability. If a property owner fails to remedy an unsafe condition or fails to warn visitors of an unsafe condition, they can be held accountable for damages caused by their negligence.
Premises liability can apply to a broad range of responsibilities. Just as commercial property owners have a responsibility to act reasonably in securing access to their buildings, residential homeowners have a responsibility to keep dangerous dogs from attacking visitors. Because premises liability can cover many different situations, victims are often unaware they even have legal rights to recover compensation.
Types of Houston Premises Liability Can Include:
- Amusement park accidents
- Defective conditions
- Dog bites
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Inadequate maintenance
- Inadequate security
- Slip and falls
- Swimming pool accidents
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
Why Hire A Slip and Fall Attorney?
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. While this might seem simple, the reality is that only an experienced slip and fall accident attorney will be able to establish these facts in court.
Houston Slip and Fall Attorneys
Because of the challenges in slip and fall cases, you need experienced attorneys who have successfully helped slip and fall accident 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 slip and fall accident attorneys at Blizzard Law PLLC today for a free consultation to discuss your case.