Denton County Premises Liability Lawyers
Experience & Diligence Backing Your Claim
Premises liability is the legal term that applies when you are injured on another’s property due to the property owner’s or manager’s negligence. Accidents on another’s premises commonly include slip and fall and trip and fall mishaps that can lead to a wide range of injuries. If the owner or manager has been found to be at fault and that fault has led to injuries, the injured party can make a claim for compensation and damages against the responsible party and/or his or her liability insurance carrier.
Premises liability claims are often complex matters due to the various levels of proof that have to be demonstrated. At the Haugen Law Firm, P.C., we have been handling personal injury cases for years that include those occurring on property where negligence occurred. Our firm’s legal team includes attorneys who have spent considerable time honing both their negotiation as well as their trial skills so as to be successful in resolving cases. Our firm is proud to serve Texans in and around Denton County with a skillset and attitude also informed by a military background. We understand duty and allegiance to our clients. We also understand all of the legal complexities associated with personal injury claims and lawsuits and how to handle the aggressive tactics of large insurance companies seeking to pay you as little as possible.
Injured on public or private property due to negligence? Call the Haugen Law Firm, P.C. at (972) 436-8750 to arrange for your free consultation about your case.
Premises Liability Cases in Texas
Under Texas law, owners and operators of premises available to the public are required to maintain their properties in a safe condition that would be reasonably expected under similar circumstances. This means remedying hazard conditions that could lead to injuries in a timely manner and warning visitors of such hazards until they can be remedied. Property owners and managers are expected to reasonably know about such safety conditions or property defects on their premises through routine checks and surveillance.
These safety conditions can include hazards such as:
- Wet, slippery, or oily floors that can cause falls
- Rickety or unsafe bannisters, railings, balconies, or stairs
- Poor or absent lighting in aisles, corridors, or pathways
- Uneven tiles, flooring, or sidewalks
- Ragged and torn carpeting
- Lack of or negligent security around buildings, venues, or in parking structures where visitors could be targeted and attacked by criminals
- Negligent pet owners whose dogs have a propensity to bite and/or attack
These rules apply to the owners and managers of all types of property, whether public or private, including office buildings, retail stores, hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, sports arenas, apartment buildings, and more. Those who are considered to be invitees to property who are protected by premises liability law include clients, patrons, tenants, customers, and other lawful visitors. Those who trespass onto property do not enjoy the same protections.
To get compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income, or other damages in a premises liability case, you will have to prove several issues. These include that the property owner or manager owed you a duty of care involving a reasonably safe environment, that the duty of care was violated, and that such a violation led to your injuries and damages.
How Much Is Your Case Worth?
How much compensation you will receive in any premises liability case will depend on various factors. These include how seriously you were injured and how much those injuries affected and will continue to affect your life. You may need future medical care or accommodations for a permanent disability. These will need to quantified. What your case is worth may also depend on whether gross negligence or outright malice led to your injuries. At The Haugen Law Firm, P.C., we can provide the guidance you need to determine all of the relevant factors in your case and how they may impact the outcome.
Protect Your Right to Compensation
In the wake of a premises liability accident and injuries, you will likely have to deal with insurance company adjusters or representatives. These personnel are trained to protect the company that employs them by getting you to agree to as little as possible in terms of a settlement. That is why you should never agree to anything from them until you consult with a qualified attorney. At The Haugen Law Firm, P.C., we can ensure that your claim is handled professionally so that you receive maximum compensation for all of your damages. We know how to fight back using our extensive knowledge of injury law, tough negotiation skills, and litigation experience.
Get aggressive and diligent legal help from a Denton County premises liability. Call us at (972) 436-8750 to begin.
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