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Premises Liability

A premises liability accident is one that occurs because of a property defect. When property owners neglect their duties to keep their premises free from hazards, accidents can happen. Premises liability accidents can be painful and costly for victims. If you or a loved one have injuries from a Huntsville premises liability accident, contact us for a free case review. Someone else may be accountable for your damages.

Why Choose Us?

Premises liability claims can be difficult to navigate. Select your attorney wisely. Out of all the law firms available, why choose us?

  • We have more than 30 combined years of experience representing clients throughout Texas.
  • We have a great reputation in the local community and we utilize our professional relationships to help you win your case.
  • We are a full-service law firm with the ability to handle all your legal needs, from case investigation to a jury trial.

Our firm has extensive experience handling premises liability claims of all types. We know how best to litigate these cases to our clients’ advantage.

Why Do You Need a Lawyer?

When someone slips and falls on commercial property or gets an injury under other premises-related circumstances, it is that person’s responsibility to exercise their rights in the civil court. Victims must identify the proper defendant, file their claims with the correct courts before the deadline, and prove negligence to receive financial compensation for their injuries. If you do not wish to deal with legal processes on top of your injuries, hire an attorney.

A lawyer can take care of the legwork of your premises liability claim while you are in recovery. You can rest assured someone with the knowledge and experience suitable for your case is protecting your rights, while you concentrate on other things. A lawyer can navigate the complex laws in Texas and fight for the best possible award on your behalf. Hiring a lawyer can strengthen your case and prevent an insurance company from taking advantage of you.

Examples of Premises Liability Accidents

A dangerous premises can contain many different hazards, but it only takes one to cause a serious personal injury accident. In our years in the field, the lawyers at Haney.Moorman.Paschal, P.C. have seen clients with injuries from many types of property defects. Some, however, are more common than others are.

  • Slip/trip and falls
  • Dog bites
  • Roof collapse
  • School or daycare accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Elevator/escalator accidents
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Fires or floods
  • Negligent security

If your personal injuries occurred while lawfully on someone else’s property, contact an attorney. You could receive compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages if your lawyer can prove the property owner or another defendant caused your injuries. You only have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim in Texas. Do not wait to call an attorney.

Determining Liability

You will only have grounds for a premises liability claim if you can show that a property owner breached a duty of care he or she owed to you based on the circumstances. These duties of care will change according to your classification as a visitor:

  • Invitee
  • Licensee
  • Trespasser

Property owners owe the highest standards of care to invitees, a slighter lesser standard to licensees, and no duties of care to trespassers (unless they are minors). Understanding where you fall as a visitor can determine the duties a landowner owed you. From there, you can determine if the owner was negligent in these duties, and liable for your injuries.

Contact Us Today

The most common liable parties in these types of claims are private property owners, product manufacturers, and the government. Contact us if you need help determining the defendant and filing your claim in Texas. Discuss your case for free with one of our premises liability attorneys.