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Houston Premises Liability Attorneys

Premises Liability Accident Attorneys in Houston, TX

When a person suffers serious injuries because of a defect or dangerous condition on another party’s property, the victim may have what is known as a premises liability claim. Premises liability is a broad area of tort law that allows people to obtain damages for injuries caused by a property owner’s failure to warn about or correct a hazardous condition.

Many defendants in premises liability claims or their insurance companies will inevitably argue that a victim’s injuries were the result of his or her own negligence. It is extremely important for people who have been injured in accidents on another person’s property to avoid speaking to insurance companies until they have legal representation.

If you sustained severe injuries or your loved one was killed in an accident caused by a dangerous condition on another person’s property in Harris County, it is in your best interest to immediately retain legal counsel. Our personal injury lawyers in Houston will work tirelessly to help you obtain all of the compensation that you need and deserve. You can have our attorneys provide a complete evaluation of your case when you call (832) 530-4070 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.


Harris County Premises Liability Injuries Information Center


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Types of Premises Liability in Texas

Premises liability can apply to several different kinds of accidents. Some of the most common incidents that premises liability claims stem from include, but are not limited to:

  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Retail Store Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Negligent Inspection
  • Landlord Negligence
  • Hotel Accidents
  • Parking Lot Accidents
  • Sidewalk Accidents
  • Swimming Pool Accidents
  • Defective Surfaces
  • Elevator / Escalator Accidents
  • Amusement Park Liability
  • Failure to Warn of Known Dangerous Conditions

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Legal Status in Harris County Premises Liability Claims

A premises liability case is not the same as a traditional negligence case. In a premises liability case, the plaintiff will have to satisfy additional requirements, depending on his or her visitor status.

Essentially, there are three types of visitors in Texas:

  • Invitee — An invitee is a person who enters the premises with the owner’s express or implied knowledge and for the mutual benefit of both parties. In addition to the employees working at a business, all customers who patronize the business are considered invitees.
    • Invitees are required to prove that defendants had;
      • actual or constructive knowledge of a condition on their premises that posed unreasonable risks of harm;
      • the defendants failed to exercise reasonable care by failing to warn of the condition and failing to correct the condition; and
      • the defendant’s failure was the proximate cause of the invitee’s injury.
  • Licensee — A licensee is a person who enters the premises with the owner’s express or implied knowledge but not necessarily for the mutual benefit of both parties. A licensee might include a public servant performing a duty on a person’s property.
    • A licensee is required to prove the;
      • the defendant had actual knowledge of a condition on the premises that posed an unreasonable risk of harm; and
      • the licensee did not have similar knowledge;
      • the defendant failed to exercise reasonable care by both failing to warn of the condition and failing to correct the condition; and
      • the defendant’s failure was the proximate cause of the licensee’s injury.
  • Trespasser — A trespasser is a person who enters the premises without the owner’s express or implied knowledge. A property owner owes no duty to a trespasser other than the duty not to injure him or her willfully, wantonly or through gross negligence. An example of when a property owner may be liable for injuries due to willful, wanton, or gross negligence would be if a property owner set a trip wire or bear trap for an intruder.

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Contact Houston Premises Liability Lawyers

Were you seriously injured or was your loved one killed as the result of a dangerous condition on another person’s property in Southeast Texas? You will want to contact The Gonzalez Law Group, PLLC as soon as possible. Our Houston personal injury attorneys help individuals in communities throughout Harris County, Friendswood, Pearland, Seabrook, League City, Deer Park, Pasadena, La Porte, Galena Park, Baytown and many others. Call (832) 530-4070 or fill out an online contact form to have our lawyers review your case and help you understand all of your legal options during a free initial consultation.