Sugar Land Premises Liability Lawyer
We don’t expect to get injured while shopping at a grocery store or eating at a restaurant, but accidents happen. A damaged floor or slippery substance on the ground can easily cause someone to fall and suffer serious injuries. You might get bitten by a dog while at your neighbor’s house.
These types of incidents fall under premises liability. When a property owner is negligent and this negligence leads to accidents and injuries, they can be held liable for any damages. This means that as a victim, you can file a lawsuit against the property owner and recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm can assist you with your premises liability case. Our experienced Sugar Land premises liability lawyer can assess your case and help you get the most compensation possible.
Types of Premises Liability
Premises liability encompasses many topics, including the following:
- Slip and fall cases
- Snow and ice accidents
- Inadequate maintenance of the premises
- Defective conditions on the premises
- Dog bites
- Inadequate building security
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Water leaks and flooding
- Toxic fumes or chemicals
Categories of Visitors
In Texas, there are three categories of visitors under premises liability law:
- Invitee. An invitee is a visitor who was invited by the owner of the property for business purposes. For example, you are allowed to visit a restaurant for dinner and in doing so, you are considered an invitee, even though you did not receive a formal invitation.
- Licensee. Licensees are those invited to the property for social purposes, such as for a party. If you were explicitly invited to someone’s home, the property owner must give consent to having the visitor on the property. They must also inform the licensee of all potential risks one could encounter on the property.
- Trespasser. A trespasser is someone who doesn’t have permission to enter a property. The owner is typically not liable for injuries to trespassers because they are not able to want them of any dangers. However, there is an exception. Texas has an attractive nuisance law, which states that young children are not fully knowledgeable about the dangers they may face on other people’s property and may file a claim if they are injured due to a dangerous situation, such as a playground or swimming pool.
Contact Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm Today
Slips and falls and other premises liability incidents can result in serious injuries. Many people have been injured or killed while on someone else’s property, whether through slips and falls, dog bites, swimming pool injuries, fires, and other accidents.
If someone else’s negligence caused your damages, they can be held financially liable. Contact Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm to get started with a claim. Schedule a free consultation with a Sugar Land premises liability accidents lawyer today by filling out the online form or calling (713) 234-0030.