Carrollton Premises Liability Attorneys
Injured in a Slip, Trip and Fall Accident
In a residential and business hub like Carrollton, Texas, there are a lot of properties owned by homeowners and entrepreneurs. There are banks, restaurants, grocery stores, retail businesses, and a wide array of other properties. Though this may point to the prosperity of a community, it also reminds residents and visitors of the dangers of one of the most common personal injury accidents: slip and falls. Such accidents, as well as trip and fall, and/or stump and fall, accidents, are commonly caused by the negligence of a property owner, manager, or maintenance crew, which places it under the purview of premises liability law. But how do you know whether an injury you sustain on the property of another is the result of the property owner's negligence?
Property Owner Responsibility
Personal injury accidents can happen anywhere. Oftentimes, when an injury accident occurs on another's property, the property owner or manager tries to blame it on the victim, saying that it is simply their own lack of attention or clumsiness that resulted in the injury accident; but, regardless of how a property owner or manager tries to make the accident seem, there are certain factors that could determine whether the accident is the fault of negligence. These include:
- Reasonable Awareness - Did the property owner fulfill their duty to ensure that any and all visitors would be reasonably aware of hazardous conditions on the premises? If there is a large crack in the floor, but the property owner made sure to cordon off the area with caution tape, then such precautions may be considered reasonable for the safety of visitors. If it is cordoned off below eye level or around a blind corner, the owner could probably have done more and may be held liable for any injuries caused by that hazardous condition.
- Maintenance and Repair - A property owner is responsible for maintaining their premises. This means that it is kept clean and that areas of disrepair are fixed within a timely manner. If the owner of a premises allows floors to remain wet or dirty, or does not fix a broken stair or loose handrail, and does not take reasonable precautions to make visitors aware of such conditions, then they may be held liable for negligence should an injury accident occur.
It is not only broken or poorly maintained conditions that increase the risk of personal injury accidents. Inadequate security and poor lighting are also potentially dangerous conditions that could lead to an injury accident, and both are preventable.
Suffering a personal injury accident on property can be very intimidating and confusing, especially when the at-fault party makes it seem as though you are to blame. Proving that it is, in fact, the negligence of the property owner, manager, or maintenance crew is no easy task, but with the help of an experienced attorney, you can prevent a negligent property owner from attempting to avoid taking responsibility for their actions.
At Steele Law, P.C., knowledgeable Carrollton injury lawyer Dina Steele has the skills and resources to help you pursue rightful compensation for injuries you've suffered due to the negligence of others. To find out more about how you can obtain the financial security you deserve, contact us at (214) 333-4357 for a free consultation regarding your legal rights and options.