Dallas Premises Liability Lawyer
Whether you are a resident, a guest, a customer, or just a person passing through on your way to another destination, you expect buildings to be structurally sound and safe for habitation. Likewise, exterior areas like parking lots, parking garages, and sidewalks should also be maintained in safe condition. When a property owner decides to cut costs by neglecting his or her duties to maintain a building and comply with code, major hazards can rapidly develop, jeopardizing the health, safety, and life of inhabitants, customers, and others.
If you, your spouse, your child, or one of your parents was injured on another person’s property in Dallas, including a commercial property, you may be able to get compensated for the medical bills and other losses that resulted from your accident. The premises liability attorneys of Queenan Law can assist. We have over 20 years of experience helping injury victims get compensated for injuries caused by negligence, and are proud to serve Texans throughout Dallas. Call our law offices at (817) 476-1797 for a free consultation about your Dallas premises liability claim today.
Common Types of Premises Liability Injuries
The attorneys of Queenan Law handle premises liability claims throughout Dallas, Texas. But regardless of where the case arises, we are fierce advocates for justice who pride ourselves on providing efficient, effective, and aggressive legal representation, always working with our clients’ best interests in mind.
Slip and fall accidents can have many causes, with some common examples including:
- Broken Stairs/Steps
- Inadequate Lighting
- Leaks and Spills
- Loose Railings/Banisters
- Rotten Floorboards
- Uneven Flooring
These types of hazards can lead to a myriad of devastating, disabling injuries, including:
- Ankle Fractures
- Broken Arms
- Broken Fingers
- Broken Legs
- Broken Nose
- Broken Ribs
- Broken Thumbs
- Cracked Teeth
- Facial Injuries
- Fractured Collarbones
- Joint Injuries
- Pelvic Fractures
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Vision Loss
- Wrist Fractures
- Wrongful Death
We handle personal injury claims involving a wide range of residential, commercial, indoor, and outdoor properties, including but not limited to the following:
- Apartment Common Areas
- Bars and Restaurants
- Cafes and Coffeeshops
- Clothing Retailers
- Concert Halls and Music Venues
- Construction Sites
- Convenience Stores
- Fast Food Franchises
- Furniture Stores
- Grocery Stores
- Hotels and Motels
- Movie Theatres
- Parking Garages
- Parking Lots
- Public Pools
- Shopping Malls
- Stadiums and Sports Venues
Grounds to File a Premises Liability Lawsuit in Dallas, TX
Premises liability is a complex area of personal injury law that deals with property owners’ obligations to keep their buildings, pieces of land, and other types of property safe for the people who visit or inhabit them. If an individual gets injured on another person’s property, the owner may be liable if the following elements are all present:
- The property owner had a duty of care to the person who was injured. For example, landlords have a duty of care toward their tenants.
- The property owner breached, or violated, their duty of care. To continue with the above example, this might be a landlord who disregards a leak or a broken railing in a common area of an apartment complex, despite knowing that the problem is a hazard and requires maintenance to remove or repair.
- The property owner’s actions, or failures to act, resulted in an accident that should have been preventable.
- The victim was harmed as a result of the accident which occurred.
If all of these facts are true, you may have grounds for a claim or lawsuit against the property owner or other parties. Even if you are unsure about whether you have a claim, we urge you to contact our law offices for a free consultation. We can provide you with answers and information about your legal rights as a victim of negligence.
Recoverable Damages in a Premises Liability Case
Many types of accidents can take place when a property is not maintained in safe condition. For example, faulty wiring could cause a person to be badly shocked or even electrocuted. An unsecured object could fall from above, striking a victim on the head or shoulders. A person could be attacked or sexually assaulted at a place of business because the company failed to hire, or adequately screen, the necessary security guards. A property could contain defective escalators or elevators, or have serious fire hazards.
With that being said, a large portion of premises liability claims involve a specific type of accident known as a slip and fall accident, or, as it is sometimes called, a slip, trip, and fall accident. These types of accidents can affect people of all ages, but are especially dangerous for individuals aged 65 or older, as seniors are at an elevated risk for sustaining a pelvic fracture (broken hip) when a fall occurs.
If your slip and fall injury was caused by a property hazard, the owner may be responsible for the expenses that resulted, including your medical bills. Other losses for which compensation may be available include:
- Lost Wages
- Mental Anguish
- Pain and Suffering
- Reduced Earning Capacity
- Scarring and Disfigurement
Dallas, Texas Premises Liability Attorneys Offering Free Consultations
At Queenan Law, we approach each case with two goals in mind. One is to achieve a resolution to your case that provides you with the financial framework for recovery, so that you are not burdened by medical bills and other expenses. Our other goal is to help you obtain the justice, closure, and peace of mind that you deserve, so that you can begin to rebuild your life.
If you fell and were injured on another person’s property in Dallas, Texas or were injured at a place of business, you should speak with an experienced attorney immediately. For a free legal consultation with a Dallas premises liability attorney, call Queenan Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible at (817) 476-1797.