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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.

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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.

Protect Yourself

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.

Protect Others

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

Client-Centered Philosophy

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. 

Free Consultations

Following an injury, it can be difficult to determine whether you qualify for a personal injury case. Our attorneys can listen to the details of your case during a free consultation. After examining the facts, we will provide honest, transparent advice about your legal options.

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.

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The standard of proof for premises liability cases is very high. The attorneys at Wenholz | Dow enjoy these cases because they often go to trial. Our lawyers stay abreast of the latest developments in premises liability law so we can provide the best possible representation to our clients.

"Very Happy with End Result!" We Help Clients Win


Stephanie Walsh


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Great experience and great to work with! Very professional and handled our case quickly and efficiently. Very happy with end result! Would highly recommend.

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Great firm with wonderful caring staff. Won my claims and would highly recommend.

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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. 

Attorneys David C. Wenholz and Luke Dow take on all personal injury cases, including premises liability cases, on a contingency basis. 

What does this mean for you? You don't pay a dollar until we recover compensation on your behalf.

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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.

David C. Wenholz and J. Luke Dow

Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers

The team of attorneys at Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers in Austin, TX, represents victims of car and truck accidents, construction accidents, defective products, and more. Our attorneys prepare every case with the intention of going to trial, and we do not settle for anything less than the best possible outcome for our clients.

Our lawyers are affiliated with the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

To request a consultation with our team, please fill out our online form or call (512) 478-2211.

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