Fort Worth Premises Liability Lawyer
Property owners in Texas have to take certain precautions to make sure that guests and visitors are safe.
Even unwanted guests have to be protected to a certain degree. If you’ve been injured in an accident on someone else’s property, you may have a legitimate claim for damages against the owner.
The experienced Fort Worth premises liability attorneys at Stephens Law Firm, PLLC can help you fight to secure a substantial monetary award.
Give our law offices a call today to schedule a free initial case assessment and learn more.
Why Should I Call Stephens Law Firm, PLLC For Help With My Premises Liability Case?
Property owners and their insurance companies won’t be eager to hand you a check.
So, you’ll have to make strong demands and fight to get the money you deserve. Hiring an attorney can make a huge difference in your pursuit of compensation.
At Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, our Fort Worth personal injury attorneys have more than 22 years of experience helping accident victims like you.
We’ve gone toe-to-toe with property owners, businesses, insurance companies and won substantial sums for our clients.
When you call us for help, we will:
Investigate the Circumstances of Your Accident: We’ll roll our sleeves up and dig deep to figure out what led to your accident. We’ll search high and low to gather the evidence we’ll need to build a strong persuasive claim for damages on your behalf.
Demand Money From All Liable Parties: Did you know that more than one person might be responsible for your premises liability accident? When we seek compensation form all liable parties, we can put you in the best position to secure a meaningful financial recovery.
Bring in Experts As We Value Your Case: Insurance companies will want to pay you as little as possible for your injuries and damages. They’ll have experts working around the clock to determine the least amount of money they can pay. You deserve to have experts working on your behalf, too. Our team will turn to accident, injury, and vocational professionals as we investigate and build your case. Their input can allow us to more accurately assess what your case is worth.
Protect You When You’re Blamed: Sharing fault for an accident in Texas can hurt your ability to recover compensation. It can also prevent you from getting any money, at all. Our team knows what steps have to be taken to protect you when property owners begin to point fingers and say that you’re responsible for your injuries. We’ll go above and beyond to downplay your contributions and limit the amount of fault allocated to you.
Go to Court, If Necessary: When you have our award-winning trial attorneys on your side, insurance companies will probably be more inclined to offer a fair settlement. The fact that they might have to go up against us in front of a jury will always be in the back of their minds. That won’t be an empty threat, either. If insurers don’t play ball and extend a fair offer, we will not hesitate to take your case to court.
Give our experienced Fort Worth premises liability lawyers a call to schedule a free initial consultation. Our team will gladly review your case, explain potential legal options, and answer any questions you might have.
What is Premises Liability?
Premises liability is a term that simply means that property owners can be held financially responsible if someone gets hurt on their land. Under Texas state law, owners have to take certain precautions to prevent accidents from happening. The lengths to which an owner must go ultimately depends on how a visitor is classified under the law.
Invitee: An invitee is someone who (a) has the owner’s permission to be on the premises and (b) is there for the owner’s benefit. Permission can be express (e.g., a direct invitation to a specific person) or implied (e.g., business hours open to the public). Examples of an invitee include business customers, hotel guests, amusement park patrons, or sport or music spectators.
An invitee is owed the greatest duty of care under the law. Owners have to inspect their premises regularly for hazards, fix them upon discovery, and warn invitees of known dangers.
Licensee: A licensee is someone who (a) has the owner’s permission to be on the premises and (b) is there for a social purpose. For example, you’d be considered a licensee if you visited a friend or family member’s home for the holidays or if you were invited to a neighbor’s Super Bowl party.
Owners do not have to inspect their property for hazards to protect a licensee. However, if an owner is or should be aware of a hazardous condition, they must fix it and/or warn the guest.
Trespasser: A trespasser is someone who doesn’t have the owner’s permission to enter or remain on the premises. Owners do not have to inspect their land, fix hazards, or provide warnings to protect a trespasser. However, owners can be liable for injuries that are caused by gross negligence or intentionally harmful conduct.
It’s important to note that owners might be liable for injuries to young trespassers caused by an attractive nuisance. An attractive nuisance is a “hazardous object or condition on the land that is likely to attract children who are unable to appreciate the risk posed by the object or condition.”
We Handle All Premises Liability Matters in Fort Worth, TX
Premises liability is a broad term that applies to a lot of different types of accident cases. At Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, we represent clients who have sustained injuries in all types of premises liability cases, including:
- Amusement park accidents
- Dog bites
- Elevator accidents
- Negligent security
- Accidental poisonings
- Slip and fall accidents
- Swimming pool accidents, and more.
If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property in Fort Worth, our attorneys might be able to help you recover a monetary award. Give our law firm a call to set up a time to discuss your case in greater detail today.
Our Team Will Pursue All Available Damages
An accident can turn your life upside down. The costs can become overwhelming, especially if your injury prevents you from getting back to work. If you were injured because a property owner was negligent, you may have the right to demand damages for:
- Medical bills and expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages and income
- Loss of consortium, and more.
If someone you love was killed in a premises liability accident, you may have the right to seek compensation from the property owner through a wrongful death lawsuit. Our team can help you navigate this very challenging time. Do not hesitate to call our Fort Worth law offices to learn more and schedule a free consultation today.
You Deserve to Be Compensated For All Of Your Injuries
At Stephens Law Firm, PLLC, we appreciate that all injuries – big or small – can be traumatic. Even a minor injury can linger and change your life forever. That’s why we’ll do whatever we can to secure a substantial monetary award that covers the costs of all of your injuries.
Call us for help if you’ve suffered any of the following injuries in an accident on someone else’s property:
- Back and neck injury
- Brain injury
- Catastrophic injury
- Crushing injury
- Eye injury
- Head injury
- Lost limbs
- Soft tissue injury
- Spinal cord damage, and more.
Your injuries shouldn’t stop you from getting the help you deserve. Our team is prepared to come to you if that’s what it takes. Home, work, and hospital visits can be arranged. Simply give our team a call today to learn more.
Statute of Limitations for Premises Liability Cases in Fort Worth
It can take a while to get back on your feet after an accident. However, there will be a very limited window of time in which you can assert your rights and ask for the compensation you deserve. The statute of limitations for premises liability lawsuits, as specified under Texas state law, is typically two years from the date of your accident.
You’ll have less time to file a claim is you intend on securing benefits from a property owner’s insurance policy. Insurance companies typically require prompt notice of an accident and that you submit a claim for damages within a “reasonable” amount of time after you get hurt. The specific timeframe varies from one insurer to the next.
You’ll get nothing if you allow the statute of limitations to expire without filing a liability claim. So, it’s important to make sure that you ask for help and hire an attorney to begin working on your case as soon as you can.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Fort Worth Premises Liability Lawyers Today
If you were injured in an accident in Tarrant County while you were on someone else’s property, you might be entitled to compensation. Contact Stephens Law Firm, PLLC to find out how our Fort Worth personal injury lawyers might be able to help you navigate this challenging time. We offer a free consultation, so reach out to us online or give us a quick call to schedule yours today.