Houston Personal Injury Attorney

Cause for Concern in Premise Liability Cases

At its core, premises liability is the body of law that sets guidelines involving the duties owed by land owners or occupiers to protect individuals who enter their land from injury. This includes commercial property owners (e.g. retail stores like Wal-Mart, Target). When commercial property owners take shortcuts in safety, and put profits before people, serious injuries and death can occur. Falling in a store or parking lot may at times only embarrass the person that fell. On other occasions however, these spills can be dangerous with long-term consequences that changes a person’s life for the worse.

Remember, serious personal injuries can happen anywhere, even in environments where they would be least expected. The lawyers at Sigmon Law, PLLC hold owners of apartment complexes, office buildings, shopping malls, restaurants, hospitals and parking structures accountable when we discover that they have taken shortcuts or engaged in practices and activity that make their premises “unsafe”. Premises liability and slip-and-fall claims take many forms and include:

  • Slippery surfaces
  • Uneven/cracked pavement
  • Uneven stairs or loose railings
  • Holes dug on the property
  • Broken windows
  • Poor or nonexistent lighting
  • Defective amusement park rides
  • Unsafe or unattended public swimming pools
  • Unleashed dogs

All properties have safety hazards and dangerous conditions. The actions of the property owners mean the difference between customer and visitor safety and serious, even fatal injuries.

For more information on personal injury to premises liability, contact an experienced Houston personal injury attorney.