If you suffered injury while entering or using a public property, private home or a business establishment, the law entitles you to claim damages through a premises liability lawsuit. The compensations that you could possible get include medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering. Over the past few years, slips and falls have become harder to prove in the state of Texas but if you suffered injuries as a result of gross misconduct, insufficient security or negligence, your case will be taken by the court very seriously. Finding out whether you have a case or not will require a consultation with a qualified lawyer.

The general rule in premises liability is that the possessor or owner of the property has the duty to maintain the premises in a practically safe condition. If there are hazardous conditions that the possessor or owner know or should know about, people should be given appropriate warning. If you had an accident because of a hazardous condition in the property of someone else, you have the right to be compensated for the losses you have incurred. Such accidents can happen in swimming pools, stairways, balconies, public walking areas and parking spaces. These areas are usually found within apartment compounds, shopping malls, amusement parks, supermarkets, airports, stadiums, work sites and construction areas.

To be able to have a case of premises liability, you should usually be able to prove one of three conditions. You have to establish that the employees or owner of the property created the hazardous condition that caused your injury; that they know of the hazardous conditions that exist within the premises but did not take the time to correct or repair them; or the dangerous condition has existed long enough that they should have been known to the owner of the property already.

Since premises liability arises from accidents that occur in the property of another person, the evidences that are needed to prove your case in court can be destroyed or lost through time. Hence, gathering evidence is crucial for the lawsuit. If you think that you have a case, you should contact an attorney immediately. In Plano, the personal injury lawyers at The Goolsby Law Firm can help.

We will start gathering the necessary evidence that you need immediately and aggressively represent you in court. There are times when you can also establish negligence by proving that the owner of the premises violated a pertinent statute. The owner of a building for instance should make sure that the structure of the property complies with the building codes. The codes usually dictate where and when handrails should be installed. If you had an accident because there were no handrails and it resulted to injuries, you might have a case against the owner.

The Goolsby Law Firm can help in premises liability claims in Plano. We will ensure that your rights are protected in court and litigate on your behalf against the property owner and their legal counsel. We work on contingency so you do not have to pay us unless we make a successful claim for you.

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