Property owners are responsible for keeping their property safe and reasonably maintained so that visitors are not harmed. They are also responsible for fixing any known hazards on their property, even if the chances of someone visiting the premises are slim. Unfortunately, not all property owners adhere to these responsibilities. Any time a visitor is injured by a dangerous condition, that person needs to contact an experienced premises liability trial attorney right away.
What To Do if You are Injured on Someone Else’s Property
If you have been injured on someone else’s property, the first thing to do is assess whether you need medical attention. If you are in severe pain or unable to move any part of your body, you should probably have a bystander call for an ambulance.
If you are able, it is important to use your camera or phone to take pictures of the accident scene. If you are too severely injured to do it yourself, ask a friend or bystander to take pictures for you. You’ll want a picture of the property in the exact condition you found it in when the accident occurred (contemporaneous photos are best).
This is because once the dangerous condition is addressed, the property is repaired, and the accident scene is cleaned up, evidence of any negligence on the owner’s part may be lost forever. Fortunately, with today’s technology, vital evidence can be preserved immediately with the cell phone cameras that 99% of the population carry on them at all times.
After documenting the scene and obtaining any necessary medical care, it is critical to contact experienced premises liability attorneys to discuss whether you have a claim against the property owner and, if so, how to proceed.
Effective Representation for Your Property Owner Liability Claim
At Harrison Davis, our accomplished premises liability trial lawyers have handled scores of liability cases throughout the State of Texas. With more than 30 years’ experience, we have extensive knowledge about handling premises liability claims. We handle all types of premises liability claims, including those involving defective and dangerous situations such as:
- Slip and falls
- Tripping hazards
- Inadequate security
- Improperly maintained property
- Defective stairways and stair rails
- Defective/unsafe roofs
- Faulty wiring
- Poorly maintained playground equipment
- Wet or slippery walking surfaces
- Uneven floors
- Attractive nuisances
- Building collapses
- Falling debris
- Construction accidents
- Black mold
- Unfenced swimming pools
If you or a loved one has been injured on someone else’s property, a Harrison Davis trial attorney can help you understand all of the legal options available to you. Should you retain our services, we will work tirelessly to help you receive the compensation you need and the justice you deserve.
Contact our Premises Liability Lawyers
Call 800-460-2756 or complete our online intake form to get a free consultation with a member of our Premises Liability Trial Team.