What is Premises Liability?

Premises liability is a legal term. It's not something that people use in everyday conversations.

So what exactly does it mean?

Premises liability is a legal action where an unsafe or defective condition on someone's property causes a person to suffer injury or even death. Similar to a negligence case, premises liability cases require that the person injured shows that those in charge of the property were negligent with how they owned or maintained the property.

Said another way, the property owner failed to use reasonable care in keeping the property safe and warning others about a danger on the property.

Incidents involving premises liability can happen in any place where someone is responsible for safely maintaining the property, including homes and businesses.

Premises Liability in Homes

In homes, injuries can happen when someone:

Premises Liability in Businesses

In businesses, injuries can be caused by:

Most homes and businesses carry liability insurance for this very reason. They get it in case something does happen on their property, but for them to avoid claims and lawsuits. It's up to the owners and operators to ensure that they're taking every reasonable step to keep the property safe. If they don't, they need to be held accountable. If you believe you have a premises liability claim, it's important that you take action and take it quickly. In Texas, the statute of limitations for most premises liability claims is two years.

How You Can Reach Out to The Button Law Firm About a Premises Liability Claim

Be sure to reach out to our team by calling (214) 699-4409 or by filling out a contact form. You can also reach us by starting a chat. 

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Dallas, Houston, and Midland Texas trial and personal injury lawyer dedicated to securing justice for clients.