Dallas Premises Liability Attorney
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Property owners have the duty to uphold the safety of their premises when
visitors are on the grounds. When there are dangerous elements that are
known by the property owner and an individual is injured as a result,
this often results in a premises liability claim. If you've been injured
on another's property, our Dallas premises liability attorney team
is ready to fight for you.
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At MR Civil Justice, we have extensive experience helping individuals file
premises liability claims after sustaining injury due to accidents, such as
slip and falls. Whether the accident occurred in someone else’s home, in a retail
store, or on government-owned grounds, we take the necessary measures
to hold the negligent parties accountable for their actions. We proudly
serve clients throughout Dallas, the surrounding areas, and even Chicago.
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One of the first things that will be established in your case is the type
of visitor you were at the time of the incident. Invitees, licensees,
and trespassers may all have grounds to pursue compensation, depending
on the specific circumstances of the case.
See if you fit into the following categories:
Invitee: When you have the consent or permission of the owner of the property
to enter the premises, you are considered an invitee. An invitee is typically
used as a category for individuals who enter a premises for the purpose
of business – such as an individual who comes to a grocery store
to spend money. Both parties benefit from the presence of the individual,
and the property owner owes the invitee the highest level of care. This
means that the property owner regularly inspects for hazards, warns invitees
of potential hazards, and takes care of potential hazards as soon as possible.
Licensee: When you have the consent or permission of the owner of the property
to enter the premises (without business involved), you are considered
a licensee. A guest to a property owner’s home is an example of
a licensee. While the property owner is expected by law to warn his or
her guests about potential hazards on the premises, he or she is not necessarily
obligated to inspect or fix these known hazards.
Trespasser: When you enter a property without the permission of the owner, you are
considered a trespasser. Although property owners are not responsible
to warn undiscovered trespassers of potential dangers on the premises,
they are responsible for any “booby traps” that they may have
set up. They are also responsible to warn about extremely hazardous risks
on the property through signage or some other way of communication.
The type of visitor you were at the time of the incident could affect what
compensation you receive. Our firm can listen to your side of the story
and fight to make sure your rights as a visitor, regardless of what type,
are fought for.
There are a variety of situations in which you may have been injured and
in which the property owner may be legally held responsible for those injuries.
The following are common hazards occurring in premises liability cases:
Ice, Liquids, Slippery Substances: As a visitor, you ought to be reasonably warned about or prevented from
coming into contact with a hazardous condition such as ice, spilled liquids,
or anything that could cause a slip and fall accident.
Insufficient Safety Barriers: These can cause falls from stairs, walkways, elevators, or other areas.
In many cases, these incidents are due to a lack of foresight or inspection
on the part of the property owner.
Negligent or Insufficient Security: Property owners are obligated to keep things reasonably safe. This can
include making sure that there are sufficient security measures in place,
such as good lighting and an adequate number of security guards in a given area.
Inadequate Safety Measures: When an individual is hurt or even fatally injured by toxic chemicals,
electric shocks falling objects, swimming pool drownings or other such
incidents on a property, the owner may be held liable for not ensuring
proper safety measures were followed.
Insufficient Screening Measures: In some cases, hiring standards are lax and a visitor can be injured
by an employee or other individual on a property. The owner may be able
to be held responsible in part for inadequately looking into an employee’s
Animal Attacks: Most commonly, visitors might be attacked by a dog or other domestic
animal. The owner may be held liable for not properly securing their animal
or for not warning of the animal or taking measures to prevent such an
incident from occurring on their property.
For information specific to your case, please don’t hesitate to get
in touch with our legal team. In a free consultation, we can help walk
you through your options and shed light on the circumstances you face.
In order to pursue compensation after an incident such as the above, you
must prove that the property owner is liable for any injuries you may
have experienced. Our team can comb through the evidence and help you
build a strong case against the property owner.
In Texas, four elements must be proven in order to successfully win a premises
- That there was a reasonably hazardous or risky condition that posed potential
harm to people who were legally on the property.
- That the owner of the property, or representative thereof, should have
reasonably known about that condition and the potential harm it posed.
- That the owner of the property, or representative thereof, failed to take
reasonable steps to prevent the condition’s existence or to protect
visitors from the condition.
- That the condition directly caused the victim’s injury.
Stand Up for Your Rights with our Dallas Premises Liability Lawyers!
When it comes to seeking compensation after an accident, you need to make
sure that your rights are protected. Our Dallas premises liability lawyers
at MR Civil Justice works hard to handle every aspect of your case so
you can focus on your recovery while we navigate the legal process on
We believe that any
injury victim deserves to have tenacious representation fighting on their side,
especially in bad faith insurance claims when the insurance company wrongfully
denies you compensation or insufficient benefits. Because your needs are
important to us, our Dallas premises liability attorney team works tirelessly
to help you obtain the compensation you deserve to cover medical expenses,
rehabilitation, and more. You can rely on us to always put your needs
at the top of our priority list.
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