Premises Liability Cases
Odessa Personal Injury Attorney
At Herring Law Firm, our Odessa
personal injury attorney, Mr. Mason Herring, has seen hundreds of cases involving the
wrongful injury of one person due to the negligence of another. Out of
all of those cases, premises liability claims is easily one of the most
frequently occurring. Perhaps it is common human error that creates so
many of these cases? Or perhaps our society is starting to forget the
importance of safety in everyday situation? Whatever the reason may be,
he is proud to offer his services to the people of his community who need
them the most.
What is a Premise Liability Case?
When a preventable accident causes your injury on someone else’s
property, and that accident can be directly linked to an aspect or condition
of the property itself, you likely have a premise liability case on your
hands. As a welcome visitor to someone’s home or a guest shopping
at a retail location, you have the inherent right to assume that you will
not be exposed to any unreasonable hazards. Carelessness on the part of
homeowners or business managers, however, can quickly put you in danger
without you knowing it.
Common examples of negligence that lead to premises liability claims include:
- Slipping and falling on wet floors
- Tripping over loose carpeting
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Assaults due to lack of security
- Unattended, unfenced pools
How Can Liability Be Proven in My Case?
The trick to a successful premises liability claim is proving that your
accident was not caused by a sudden, unexpected incident or hazard. There
needs to be valid reason to believe that the parties responsible for the
condition of the property knew about the danger and did nothing to correct
it or notify you about it. In some cases, you may even be only required
to show that they
should have known about it within reasonable expectations.
Consider these examples when creating your premises liability case:
- If your host spills a drink, leaves the room momentarily to get a towel,
and you slip on the puddle before they return, your case might be difficult
to prove in your favor. The timeframe is likely too brief to point to
- If you visit a retail location and trip over cracked tiles directly in
front of the entrance, you can probably pursue compensation. Since the
hazard was in plain sight and in an area that must have been accessed
by someone working at the store, the danger should have been addressed
Get Your Free Case Review Today!
As the details of your premises liability accident can make or break your
case, it is important to start out with a consultation to learn your legal
options. For years, Odessa personal injury attorney Herring has been helping
out people in situations just like yours. Why not take advantage of a
no-cost, no-obligation consultation with his law firm? You will be glad you did.