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Injured on Someone Else’s Property in Houston?

If you are injured on someone else’s property, you might be entitled to compensation. Landowners may be held liable in Texas for failing to provide a safe premises free from hazards. Whether you were injured in a slip and fall at a grocery store or a dog bite victim at a neighbor’s house, you might be able to recover damages for your injuries. Contact the attorneys at Criaco & Samperi to discuss your rights to recovery if you were injured on someone else’s property. Our knowledgeable Houston premises liability lawyers can help you receive the maximum compensation on your case. Get a free, no-obligation consultation.

Types of Premises Liability Cases

Any injury that occurs on another person’s property may result in liability depending on your status and whether the person had control of the land. Premises liability can be complicated, requiring the experience and skill of a highly qualified attorney. Common examples of premises liability cases include:
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites or animal attacks
  • Premises defect
  • Uneven sidewalks or pavement
  • Slippery surfaces from ice and snow
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Staircases or steps lacking guardrails

Slip and Falls at Houston Grocery Stores

One of the most common types of premises liability lawsuits occurs at grocery and retail stores. Slip, and falls can cause serious injury or death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “one in five falls results in a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury.” Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury and result in over 800,000 hospitalizations every year. Falls at Houston grocery stores and retailers can occur because of obstructed walkways, spilled product, or failure to remove ice and snow after a storm. If you are injured from a slip and fall, you should always speak to a Houston premises liability attorney before accepting a settlement. 

What Type of Damages Can I Claim?

In a premises liability case, you may be able to recover economic and non-economic damages. Examples of economic damages include:
  • Medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
Non-economic damages include those designed to compensate you for pain and suffering and mental or emotional pain and anguish. To determine the amount of damages you should seek against a negligent landowner, you need to consult with a Houston premises liability lawyer.

Is the Landowner Always Liable?

Depending on the situation, a landowner may not be liable for all injuries that occur on their property. For instance, under most circumstances, a landowner is not responsible for injuries to a trespasser on their property.  Pursuant to Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 75.002, a landowner “does not owe a duty of care to a trespasser on the land; and is not liable for any injury.” An exception to this limited liability, however, is if the injury to the trespasser is caused by the landowner’s wilful or wanton acts or gross negligence. 

Determining Whether to Bring a Premises Liability Claim

In order to determine whether you should bring a premises liability claim against a negligent landowner, you should always consult with an attorney as soon after your injury as possible.  There may be several factors that contribute to whether or not your claim will be successful, including:
  • Whether you were a guest or invited on the property
  • Whether the hazardous condition was known to the owner or reasonably should have been
  • Whether the condition presented an unreasonable risk of harm
  • Whether the owner knew of the condition and failed to adequately warn or remedy the hazard 
Given the complexities of premises liability law, we recommend that you consult with an attorney if you are injured on someone else’s property.

Get a Free Case Consultation

If you have been injured on someone else’s property, contact the attorneys at Criaco & Samperi for a free case consultation. Our Houston premises liability lawyers will help you understand your rights and pursue a lawsuit against any negligent parties. Experience our client-centered approach to personal injury litigation.

Contact our office at 346-312-0080 for a free, no-obligation consultation today.

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Contact Criaco & Samperi today to discuss your case directly with an attorney. Our Houston personal injury lawyers will help you understand your rights and guide you through the legal process.

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