Premises liability law deals with the liability of premises owner and/or occupiers for injuries that occur on their property. This is a broad area of the law that ranges from slip and fall accidents to sexual assault. Under Texas law, the liability of the premises owner depends upon the reason the injured person came upon the property. Business owners who invite others to come onto their property for profit owe the highest duty of care. A much lesser duty of care is owed to social guests and depends upon whether the dangerous condition is latent or open and obvious.
Slip and fall accidents are the most common premise liability cases and they are the most difficult case for the plaintiff to win under Texas law. For example, it is not enough to show that you slipped on a slippery substance and were injured in a store. You must also prove that the premises owner knew or should have known of the existence of the slippery substance prior to the injury and failed to clean it up. In most cases, this is almost impossible to prove because most stores have a system in place where an employee patrols the aisles looking for spills every 30 minutes to an hour. Stores cannot prevent spills form happening and the law only requires that they use reasonable diligence in locating and cleaning slippery substances or fixing dangerous conditions.
The Alexander Law Firm will thoroughly completely, and competently investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. We believe that time is of the essence to prevent evidence from being lost or destroyed; therefore, we immediately begin working on your case. At the Alexander Law Firm initial consultations are free. You owe it to yourself to know your rights!
If you would like to speak to one of our injury attorneys about the facts surrounding your premises injury, please call 1-800-350-5110 then press 0 to speak with one of our injury attorneys.