Premises Liability in Texas

by | Mar 4, 2024 | Firm News, Personal Injury

In Texas, premises liability law governs the legal responsibilities of property owners to ensure their premises are safe for visitors. Understanding the basics of premises liability is essential for anyone who has suffered injuries while on another’s property, as it can significantly impact their ability to receive compensation.

What Duty is Owed to Visitors

Texas law distinguishes visitors by their reasons for being on the property, categorizing them as invitees, licensees, or trespassers. The level of care owed by the property owner varies accordingly. Invitees, such as customers in a store, are owed the highest duty of care. Licensees, typically social guests, must be warned of known dangers, while trespassers are owed the least duty of care, with some exceptions, particularly for children.

Common Premises Liability Cases

While premises liability covers a wide range of scenarios, some of the most common cases include:

Slips and Falls: Often resulting from spills, uneven surfaces, or poorly maintained walkways.
Dog Attacks: Property owners can be held liable if their failure to secure their pet results in an attack.
Swimming Pool Accidents: Inadequate fencing or lack of safety equipment can lead to drownings or injuries.
Negligent Security: Property owners can be held accountable for injuries sustained due to inadequate security measures.

The Importance of Legal Representation

Given the complexities of premises liability law in Texas, partnering with a skilled attorney is important. A knowledgeable lawyer can help navigate the intricacies of your case, from establishing the property owner’s negligence to accurately assessing the damages you’re entitled to recover.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, New Mexico and New York. We have handled numerous cases involving premises defects. The firm has experience in courts across the country and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or as a result of an accident, or been seriously injured.

The experienced attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one has been injured or lost their life as a result of an accident.  Please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your legal rights.