Premises Liability Attorney
When you are invited or allowed on someone else's property, you expect that the owner will provide a safe, danger-free environment.
Our premises liability attorneys believe that every person deserves to be safe when they enter a building or property.
If you or a family member were injured on someone else's premises, Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers in Austin, TX, can help...
What Is Premises Liability & How Does It Affect You If You Are Injured?
Premises liability refers to a property owner's responsibility or duty to maintain a reasonably safe property. If the property owner fails to provide the necessary repairs, warnings, or maintenance, others could be injured or killed as a result of their negligence.
If you were injured due to unsafe conditions on another person's property, you can hold the property owner liable for damages. To find out if you have a case, contact our Austin premises liability lawyers to schedule a free consultation.
Do You Have a Case?
Was Negligence Involved?
To win a premises liability lawsuit, we will have to prove that the property owner failed to provide reasonable care to the property and/or knowingly exposed visitors to an unsafe environment.
Were You Injured as a Result?
In order to recover compensation, we will need to prove that your injury was a direct result of the dangerous conditions on the property. We will also need to demonstrate damages caused by the injury, including medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering.
Were You Rightfully on the Premises?
Invitees and licensees are persons that are invited or allowed on the property. When inviting or allowing a person on the property, the owner takes responsibility for that person's safety. However, trespassers are persons who are on the property without invitation or permission. Trespassers do not have the assurance of safety from the property owner.
Example of Premises Liability in a Slip and Fall Case
✔ Premises Liability
An employee at the local convenience store mopped one of the aisles. Although they knew that the area could be slippery, they were too lazy to put up a sign warning visitors. You assumed the area was safe, and you slipped and injured yourself.
X Not Premises Liability
During your visit to the local convenience store, you needed an item from an aisle that had recently been mopped. There was a sign warning you that the area was slippery, but you ignored it. You slipped and injured yourself.
Reasons to Hire a Premises Liability Lawyer
Build a Strong Case
In Texas, premises liability law is very complex, and these types of cases are very hard to win. In fact, because of the complexity and difficulty of these lawsuits, only some personal injury attorneys accept premises liability cases. At Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers, however, we eagerly take on the most difficult cases, including those involving premises liability. Our attorneys will help you construct a convincing case to give you the best possible chance of recovering compensation.
When it comes to premises liability, the law is unfavorable and the blame is often placed on the victim (or plaintiff). The property owner (the defendant) will most likely have an insurance company or lawyer behind them, so you need legal representation too.
By pursuing a premises liability lawsuit, you can help hold negligent property owners accountable and encourage them to meet appropriate safety standards. In this way, you can help protect other innocent people from injury.
Why Choose Our Law Firm for Your Premises Liability Case
We understand that an injury can affect many aspects of your life, including your mobility and ability to work. Our attorneys put our clients' best interests first, and we encourage clients to focus on their rest and recovery while we take care of their case.
Respected by Clients & Peers
We are the team that other lawyers turn to when their cases go to trial. Our law firm has a high success rate when it comes to jury verdicts, and we have reached several record-setting verdicts, including a $5,232,994 verdict for a 2018 premises liability case.
Luke Dow Explains Premises Liability
"Very Happy with End Result!" We Help Clients Win
Great experience and great to work with! Very professional and handled our case quickly and efficiently. Very happy with end result! Would highly recommend.
Great firm with wonderful caring staff. Won my claims and would highly recommend.
You Can Afford Representation Our Law Firm Works on a Contingency Basis
If your personal injury resulted in medical bills, lost wages, and other losses, you may be hesitant about hiring a premises liability lawyer because of legal fees.
What does this mean for you? You don't pay a dollar until we recover compensation on your behalf.
Texas's Premises Liability Laws
In Texas, the strength of a premises liability claim depends on several factors, including:
- Your reasons for being on the property
- Whether the property owner knew conditions were dangerous
- How dangerous the conditions were
- Whether the conditions directly led to the injury
Our Austin, TX, attorneys can explore every aspect of your case, help you prove each element, and attempt to recover fair, full compensation on your behalf.