- August 9, 2014
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Property owners have very important responsibilities to keeping their facilities and establishments safe. From the floors, to the sidewalks, to the parking lot, to the swimming pools, to the staircases, property owners have a duty and responsibility to exercise reasonable care in the maintenance of the premises. In spite of these duties and responsibilities, we continue to hear stories of people suffering serious injuries from slipping and falling on a slippery floor, being assaulted in a parking lot, stepping in a pot hole, slipping down a unmaintained or broken staircase, or walking into a structure because of a poorly lit hallway.
The majority of these premise liability incidents are caused by the negligent management or control by the property owner or operator. Under Texas law, the owner or operator of a property is legally responsible for the safety of others while on the property. This includes residents, visitors, employees, and other individuals. The responsible party must pay for damages if the injured party proves that 1) the condition of the property was dangerous; 2) the owner knew, or should have known about the dangerous condition; and 3) the owner had a reasonable opportunity to correct or warn of the condition, which was not reasonably open and obvious to the injured party at the time of the accident.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a premises liability accident, please contact our Texas Premises Liability Attorney at The Hagood Law Firm, PLLC at 214-706-0835 or e-mail us for a free consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org.