PREMISES LIABILITY FAQ

If you’ve been injured on someone else’s property, chances are you have questions about who is responsible for your injuries. At the Law Offices of Colby Lewis, we are here to help Texans who are injured in an accident find resolution for their injuries. From slip and falls to swimming pool accidents and everything in between, we are here for our clients for whatever life throws their way. As part of our services to the public, we’ve created this list of commonly asked questions we get from clients who are injured on another’s property. Peruse the questions and answers to learn more about your potential claim and contact us directly when you are ready to get started on your journey to recovering from your injuries.

  • What is premises liability in law?

    In the legal realm, premises liability is the theory that owners or possessors of property have a responsibility to visitors to their property to prevent them from being injured. Depending on the classification of the visitor – licensee, trespasser, or invitee – the owner or entity in control of the premises may have a duty to fix a dangerous condition or warn of its existence, or may only have a duty to not act in a willful, wanton or grossly negligent manner. Determining liability in a premises case requires specialized knowledge and real-world experience – in both instances, the Law Offices of Colby Lewis are equipped to advise and help victims recover the compensation they deserve.

  • What is the premises liability law in Texas?

    In Texas, as elsewhere in the United States, premises liability law hinges on whether a property owner or possessor has a duty of care to an injured victim and, if so, to what extent. The classic example of a premises liability claim is a slip and fall accident suffered by a customer in a store. If you believe you have a premises liability claim, contact the experienced premises liability lawyers at the Law Offices of Colby Lewis today.

  • What are the elements of a premises liability claim?

    For a successful premises liability claim, all of the following elements must be proven:

    1. The defendant owned, occupied, or otherwise controlled the premises in question;
    2. The defendant was negligent in either the maintenance or use of the property;
    3. The plaintiff suffered an injury; and
    4. The accused party’s negligence substantially contributed to the plaintiff’s injuries.

    Failure to prove one of the above elements may prevent you from filing a claim. For a full evaluation of your case, contact the experienced legal team at the Law Offices of Colby Lewis.

  • What is the statute of limitations for premises liability in Texas?

    Similar to most personal injury claims, Texans who are injured on another’s property have two years from the date of the incident in which to file a claim. This time window is known as the statute of limitations and will bar a victim from bringing a claim once the two years expires. Don’t wait to find out if you have a claim – contact our legal department today.

  • Get a full case evaluation for your premises liability claim today

    At the Law Offices of Colby Lewis, we understand that an accident can derail your life. Our team is here to help you put the pieces back together and move forward. For a full case evaluation and to find out if you may be entitled to compensation, contact our offices.