Premises liability is an aspect of personal injury law that holds property owners accountable for injuries occurring on their premises due to unsafe conditions. Whether it’s a slip on a wet floor, a trip on an uneven sidewalk, or an accident caused by inadequate security, David J. Lopez, a premises liability attorney in Austin, is committed to helping you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Premises Liability, Defined
Premises liability is a legal concept that applies to personal injury cases where an individual suffers harm due to unsafe or defective conditions on someone else’s property. It dictates that property owners, whether private individuals or commercial entities, must maintain a safe environment for visitors. If they fail to do so, they can be held legally responsible for any injuries that occur as a result. This extends to identifying potential hazards, conducting regular maintenance, and providing adequate warnings about known dangers.
The scope of premises liability is broad, including various types of properties, such as residential homes, commercial buildings, and public spaces. Injuries in these cases can arise from various scenarios, including slip-and-fall accidents on wet floors, trips over uneven surfaces, injuries from falling objects, or even criminal actions due to inadequate security measures. The core principle of premises liability is the safety of individuals on the property, and when this principle is breached, legal action can be pursued to seek compensation.
Types of Premises Liability Cases:
- Slip-and-fall accidents on wet or slippery surfaces
- Trips over uneven flooring or broken sidewalks
- Injuries from falling objects or debris
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Swimming pool accidents
- Injuries due to poor lighting or inadequate security
- Accidents involving snow and ice
- Fires, explosions, or electrocutions
- Ceiling, balcony, or building collapses
- Playground or amusement park accidents
Steps to Take Immediately
After an Accident:
- Check yourself for any injuries and seek medical attention immediately.
- Take photographs of the location, including conditions that contributed to the accident.
- Note the time and date of the incident.
- Collect contact details of any witnesses and the property owner or manager.
- Notify the property owner or manager about the incident and ensure its documentation.
- Keep physical evidence intact, like torn clothing or damaged personal items.
- Contact Mr. Lopez or your premises liability attorney in Austin to understand your legal options.
Contact the Law Office of
David J. Lopez
The Law Office of David J. Lopez may be smaller, but our commitment to our clients is unwavering. We treat our clients like family, ensuring they always have direct access to Mr. Lopez himself. Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with a premises liability attorney in Austin — we are here to listen to your case, discuss your legal options, and maximize your chance of receiving fair compensation.