It can happen anywhere — you are going about your normal day, on a job site, at the grocery store, or even running in the park, and suddenly you get injured. Although the accident was not your fault, you could be the one left footing the bill. 

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence while on their property, you could be eligible for compensation for any injuries you’ve sustained and any additional pain and suffering. As the founder of Jose Orihuela, Attorney at Law, I understand the cost that personal injuries can have, including loss of wages, expensive medical bills, and emotional trauma. As a skilled Texas personal injury attorney, I have helped many clients obtain compensation for their injuries. Don't pay for someone else's negligence. Call now to schedule a free consultation. I also proudly serve the communities throughout southeast Texas, including Houston, Pasadena, South Houston, Webster, and Clear Lake.

What Is Premises Liability?

Property owners have what’s known as a “duty of care” for any properties in their ownership. When they violate that duty, such as committing a violation of commercial building and residential codes or neglect the building and its grounds, they put the public at risk of injury. Fortunately, there are Texas laws in place to protect citizens and ensure that property owners maintain standard conditions for those who occupy their space. When these standards are not well-maintained, accidents can occur, and the owner of that property can be found liable for any resulting injuries. 



Common Causes of Premises Liability Injuries in Houston Texas

Whether you are at a local swimming pool or a neighbor's house down the street, property owners do not always take the necessary steps to ensure that their property is safe for the public. As a result, someone may be injured due to the following conditions: 

  • Slippery floors

  • Unrestrained dog resulting in an attack

  • No safety precautions around a swimming pool

  • Exposed wires

  • Cracked or icy sidewalks 

  • Negligent security

Many of these types of accidents, like slip and falls and dog bites, can be prevented if the property owner takes the right measures to ensure public safety. 

Private Property vs. Public Property Claims

After an injury, establishing who was at fault for the accident is the most crucial aspect of an injury claim. Although the law may vary depending on the circumstance, if the accident occurred on someone else's property and was caused by the negligence of the property owner, then they will most likely be held responsible for any injuries sustained in the accident. Some of the most common premises liability claims include: 

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and falls are the most common of premises liability accidents that occur in the United States. In fact, the risk of slip and fall accidents is highest for industrial and construction workers. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 320 construction workers were fatally injured in work-related slip and fall accidents in 2018 alone. 

Dog Bite Incidents

Unlike many other states that do not hold a dog owner liable for a dog bite unless the dog has a history of biting or attacking, Texas does not follow the one-bite rule. In Texas, a dog owner can be found responsible in cases where they were negligent in providing ordinary care for the animal or failed to properly restrain the dog. 

Swimming Pool Accidents

In Texas, property owners who have swimming pools must take special care to prevent potential injuries. In situations where the owner does not take the proper precautions to secure or provide appropriate supervision to swimmers, the property owner can be held liable in court for any injuries that result from their negligence. 

Work with an Experienced Premises Liability Attorney in Houston, Texas

If you have been hurt in an accident on someone else’s property, you deserve knowledgeable legal counsel from an attorney who will fight to protect your rights inside and outside of the courtroom. 

Since 2008, I have been helping clients find successful legal solutions for their premises liability cases. As an attorney with a wide range of personal injury experience, I know how to negotiate with major insurance companies and can put an end to their intimidation tactics. With my strong advocacy on your side, you can remove yourself from the stress of a legal battle and focus on what matters most — your recovery. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, reach out today to see if my office can help you with your premises liability case.  


Don't battle the insurance companies alone. If you believe your injury was the result of a negligent property owner, contact my office in Houston, Texas today to schedule a free consultation for your premises liability case. I proudly serve the communities throughout southeast Texas, including Houston, Pasadena, South Houston, Webster, and Clear Lake.

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