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Proving Negligence in a Houston Premises Liability Claim

If you were injured on someone else's property in Houston, Texas, you may be able to file a premises liability claim. Premises liability is a legal theory that holds property owners responsible for injuries that occur on their property due to their negligence.

The Premises Liability Claim Process in Houston

To prove negligence in a premises liability claim, you must show that the property owner owed you a duty of care, breached that duty, and that their breach caused your injuries. This can be a difficult task, so don’t go it alone. Read the information below, then contact our Houston attorneys at Carabin Shaw to start the process today. We offer our services on a contingency-fee basis so there is no risk to our clients.

Duty of Care

All property owners owe a duty of care to their visitors. This means that they must take reasonable steps to keep their property safe and free from hazards. What constitutes reasonable care will vary depending on the circumstances, but it may include things like:

  • Repairing broken sidewalks or steps
  • Removing snow and ice from walkways
  • Warning visitors of known hazards
  • Providing adequate lighting
  • Securing the premises from intruders
Breach of Duty

A breach of duty occurs when a property owner fails to take reasonable steps to keep their property safe and free from hazards. For example, if a property owner knows that there is a broken step on their sidewalk and fails to repair it, they have breached their duty of care to their visitors.

Injury Causation

You must also show that the property owner's breach of duty caused your injuries. This means that you would not have been injured if the property owner had taken reasonable steps to keep their property safe.

For example, if you slip and fall on a wet floor in a grocery store, you would need to show that the store knew about the wet floor and failed to clean it up or warn customers about it. You would also need to show that you slipped and fell on the wet floor and that your fall caused your injuries.

How to Prove Negligence in a Houston Premises Liability Claim

There are a number of ways to prove negligence in a Houston premises liability claim. Some common evidence includes:

  • Photographs or videos of the hazardous condition
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Expert testimony from a safety engineer or other expert witness
  • Incident reports from the property owner or manager
  • Maintenance records
  • Medical records
How Our Team Can Help

If you are considering filing a premises liability claim, it is important to contact a Houston premises liability attorney as soon as possible. Our team of experienced lawyers can help you gather evidence, build a strong case, and negotiate a fair settlement. Check out Carabin Shaw’s client reviews to see how our team has supported others in your situation.

Houston Premises Liability Settlements

Houston premises liability settlements vary depending on the severity of the victim's injuries and the liability of the property owner. In general, however, premises liability settlements are often settled outside of court and can be quite substantial. Don’t risk losing out on the settlement you deserve by not hiring adequate, experienced representation.

Contact Us Today

If you or a loved one has been injured because of Houston dangerous property conditions, contact Carabin Shaw today, toll-free at 800-862-1260, for a free initial consultation. Our English and Spanish speaking team is available 24/7 to get you started on the path to the compensation you deserve.

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