Houston Premises Liability Attorney
Houston Premises Liability Lawyer
Premises Liability Law is the area of law that covers a property owner’s responsibility for injuries that occur on the property. This area of law is not as simple as it might seem. As a general rule, a property owner is not an insurer of the property. Whether the premises in question is a residential property, commercial property or farm/recreational property all play into what laws apply and what duties are imposed upon the landowner.
In addition to the above issues, premises liability law imposes different duties upon land owners depending upon the status of the injured person while on the property. The duty owed to an “invitee” (a person who was invited to be there by express or implied invitation) is generally a higher duty than that owed to a “licensee” (a person who is on the property for his own personal business only or a “trespasser” (a person without permission to be on the land).
In addition to the above, when the landowner is a landlord of the injured person, there are additional contractual duties that can arise under the rental contract such as the implied warranty of habitability. All of the above status and duty issues must be fully explored in every case.
The above issues demonstrate why you need an experienced premises liability lawyer advising you if you have been injured as a result of the actions of a negligent property owner. Our firm handles a large number of premises liability cases involving the negligence of a homeowner or commercial property owner, such as:
- Slip and falls
- Apartment complex injury
- Railing and balcony accidents
- Swimming pool accidents and drowning
- Amusement park accidents
- Carnival ride accidents
- Trip and falls
- Dog bites/animal attacks.html
- Falling objects
- Negligent security
- Construction site accidents
- Spider bite injury
- Falls down stairs
- Sports injury
Call Simmons and Fletcher’s premises liability attorneys for a free consultation about your premises liability case today.
In addition to the legal issues that your premise liability lawyer must be familiar with, you need an attorney who knows how to secure the evidence in your case. Some of the things Simmons and Fletcher’s premises liability lawyers do in these matters are:
- Send spoliation letters to prevent the destruction of valuable video evidence in the landlord’s possession
- Subpoena/obtain incident reports, investigative material, government reports and other necessary documents
- Photograph the scene to preserve the evidence before remedial measures (repairs) can be performed to hide the evidence
- Interview eye-witnesses
- Depose the landowner and/or his representatives and employees
- Take negligent landowners to trial
If you have been injured as the result of a property owner’s negligence, contact us today for committed representation in your premises liability case. We do not take any payment of attorney's fees unless we win a settlement or verdict for you.
We are located next to the Memorial City Mall in Houston, Texas.
Contact us today for committed support in your premises liability case. We do not take any payment of attorney's fees unless we win a settlement or verdict for you.