FAQ On Premises Liability
If you were injured by a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, you may be able to make a compensation claim.
Of course, a lot depends on the specific circumstances. At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, our attorneys are experienced in helping injured people in these cases and can advise you about your legal options.
Give us a call today to discuss your particular situation in a free consultation. Based in San Antonio, we serve clients in Bexar County and throughout Texas.
Don’t property owners get to do whatever they want?
No, not entirely. If a property owner is aware of a dangerous condition on property open to the public, the owner has an obligation to address the condition by fixing it or providing warnings about it.
What does the term “premises liability” refer to?
Premises liability is essentially just another way of saying liability for dangerous property conditions.
What are some common examples of premises liability?
One common example is when a business such as a restaurant, store or shopping mall has slippery floors or unsafe sidewalks that cause a slip-and-fall accident or trip-and-fall accident. In this situation, the property owner may be liable for injuries caused by a fall.
Another common example is failure to keep tenants safe in an apartment building that has experienced assaults or other criminal conduct. Under certain conditions, a tenant injured in this setting can bring an injury claim based on inadequate security.
What about attacks by pets?
A lot depends on the circumstances. One scenario is when a dog bites someone who has been invited into a residence. Homeowners insurance is often available as a source of compensation in such cases.
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If you suffered a personal injury due to dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, it makes sense to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable lawyer. For a confidential, no-cost consultation, call our office or complete the online form.