Houston Premises Liability Lawyer
Property owners in Houston must keep their property reasonably safe for those who visit it. Unfortunately, many property owners let their premises fall into disrepair, and others refuse to fix hazards when they become apparent. Far too many visitors end up getting hurt when some defect on the property causes an accident.
Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm is dedicated to helping anyone injured in a property-based accident in the Houston area. Regardless of how you were injured, you should reach out to our Houston premises liability lawyer with questions. We will review the facts to determine the possibility that you can sue the property owner.
Types of Premises Liability Accidents We Handle
Premises liability is a broad area of law. It usually covers accidents suffered by people in businesses, as well as social guests who are injured in someone’s home. Other premises liability claims involve children who are injured when drawn onto property by an attractive nuisance, like a swimming pool, hot tub, or machinery.
We have helped those injured in many types of premises accidents:
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Fires or explosions
- Food poisoning
- Dog attacks
- Drowning and near-drowning accidents
- Toxic exposure
- Negligent security
Whether you can sue for your injuries will depend on many factors we can explain in detail in a consultation. The most important facts are why you were on the property, the obviousness of the hazard, and whether you were negligent yourself. For example, someone who is injured as a business customer has a better chance of bringing a successful claim than someone who trespasses or who confronts an obvious hazard, like a giant hole in the ground.
We have brought many lawsuits against:
- Bars and taverns
- Shopping malls
- Property management companies
- Hotels and motels
- Sports arenas
- Colleges and universities
- Secondary schools
Ideally, you will try to document the hazard that injured you. If you slip in a store, then get a picture of the puddle on the floor or the trash you slipped on. If a dog bit you, then try to get a picture of the animal, as well as your wounds before treatment. Other helpful evidence includes eyewitnesses who can back up your story of how you were injured. Many businesses also have surveillance video that might have recorded the accident, and your lawyer can put them on notice to preserve this evidence for future use.
Many property owners have insurance companies on speed dial which work overtime to limit their legal liability. We recommend that you be wary when dealing with them. For example, you should never give a recorded statement without a lawyer present or agree to a settlement without legal counsel reviewing it. The odds are high you will not get a fair shake.
Contact Us to Get Started
Our firm has fought for fair compensation for premises liability accident victims over the past 20 years. When other firms shy away from suing large Houston businesses, we eagerly step in and help those injured in all types of premises accidents. Call us to speak with our Houston premises liability lawyer.