Premises Liability

Texas Premises Liability

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Property owners and businesses have an obligation to provide a safe environment for their visitors. When they fail to uphold their safety responsibilities, and a person is injured on the premises, then the property owner or business may be held liable for the visitor’s injuries.

At the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, we have been protecting the rights of our clients since 1998. Our El Paso personal injury lawyer has extensive knowledge of the Texas premises liability law and can help you navigate through the complexities of your case. Let us fight for you while you make the best recovery possible from injury.

Proving Negligence in a Premises Liability Case

According to Texas law, there are three types of people who may recover compensation in premises liability suits: invitees, licensees, and trespassers.

An invitee (customers/business patrons/owner’s employees) is an individual who enters the premises with the expressed or implied invitation or permission of the owner. An owner has the highest level of duty towards an invitee, requiring reasonable care to make sure all hazards are fixed and all operations are executed in a safe manner.

A licensee (social guest/salesman) is an individual who enters the property with the expressed permission or consent of the owner for his or her own benefit. The property owner is responsible for warning the licensee about potential hazards present within the premises in a reasonable manner. However, the owner is not obligated to fix or inspect known dangers.

A trespasser is a person who enters the premises without expressed or implied permission from the owner. Property owners are not obligated to warn trespassers of dangers on the premises, unless the victim is a child or if the property is “booby trapped” with the intent to injure possible trespassers.

Common examples of premises liability accidents include the following:

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If you were injured on the property of a negligent owner in El Paso, TX, Attorney Ortiz can recover the compensation and pursue the justice you deserve. Our legal team can investigate your accident and collect critical evidence to build an effective and personalized legal strategy for you. And we do it all for fair contingency fee agreements that do not seek to give us more than you collect. Call 915.308.8850 to ask our El Paso personal injury lawyer about how he offers some of the lowest contingency fee agreements in all of Texas.

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