Houston Premises Liability Attorneys - FAQs
You’ve sustained an injury on someone else’s property—maybe at the new Houston barbecue spot you’ve wanted to try or at the mall for a special event. You believe that something on the property was dangerous, but you aren’t sure how to build your case.
A premises liability lawyer who’s familiar with local laws is the best resource for making a strong claim, especially because premises liability cases can be more complicated than they seem. At any point, you can call the toll-free number 1-800-862-1260 to set up a free case review and initial consultation with the dedicated lawyers at Carabin Shaw. Our staff is available to speak with you 24/7 in English or Spanish.
The frequently asked questions below can also help you understand more about premises liability cases in Houston, Texas, and how your situation might qualify.How Is “Premises Liability” Defined in Texas?
“Premises liability” is a legal term referring to a property owner’s responsibility for a visitor’s injuries due to unsafe property conditions.
“Premises” is the part of the term that refers to property, which can include the following:
- Other structures
- Equipment on the property types listed above
“Liability” refers to legal responsibility.What Are the Common Types of Premises Liability Claims in Houston?
Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States, full of diverse private and public spaces that people might visit for necessity or enjoyment. Unfortunately, not every owner is meticulous about ensuring the safety of their property.
For example, negligent handling of dogs can contribute to unsafe conditions on Houston properties. Between 2017 and 2021, Houston reported the highest number of dog attacks on United States Postal Service mail carriers, a statistic that reflects the high number of people and pet dogs in the city.
In addition to dog bites, the following common types of personal injury cases can involve premises liability in Houston:
- Slipping or tripping and falling due to unsafe conditions
- Various injuries from poor security or lack of property maintenance
- Swimming pool accidents
- Escalator or elevator accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Injuries from floods, fires, chemicals, or other hazards
Houston premises liability attorneys help you prove the “duty owed” by a property owner or insurer to you as a visitor. Texas is a state that relies on your classification as a visitor to establish the duty of care. A “licensee” (such as a salesperson) or an “invitee” (such as a business patron) are owed more than a “trespasser,” for instance.
After establishing this duty, an attorney can show that someone is liable for neglecting their duty and that this neglect caused certain damages.What Damages Can I Recover in a Premises Liability Case?
The damages are unique to your situation. However, most people involved in premises liability cases have experienced trauma that continues to affect their lives and requires ongoing treatment.
The Texas attorneys at Carabin Shaw can enumerate and prove the financial value of your damages, including the following:
- Past and future medical costs for physical and psychological injuries
- Past and future costs of cosmetic procedures for disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of wages or earning potential
Some damages are easier to quantify than others. An experienced lawyer advocates for the compensation you deserve for all damages, including the less easily defined costs of suffering.What Can I Expect From Carabin Shaw for My premises Liability Case?
Premises liability cases require ironclad and well-positioned evidence. Our Houston attorneys secure this evidence quickly and reliably so that you benefit from the best possible outcome for your case.
Visit Carabin Shaw’s client reviews to learn more about how we’ve helped others who suffered personal injuries and, like you, deserve the finest legal experts to fight for them.