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Austin Premises Liability Attorney

When a property owner fails to fix a dangerous condition or fails to warn of a hazard that exists on their property, it may be possible to pursue a premises liability claim and recover compensation for your injuries. Success in these cases requires two things — involving a knowledgeable Austin premises liability attorney early in the process and doing everything you can to document the scene of your accident.

At Terry & Kelly, PLLC, lawyers Jim Terry and Trent Kelly help clients in Austin and throughout Texas by gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses and working tirelessly to hold negligent property owners accountable for all the harm they may have caused. From straightforward slip and falls to complex cases involving inadequate security measures, Jim and Trent will fight relentlessly for your interests.

How Do Premises Liability Claims Arise?

Premises liability claims are especially prevalent in commercial settings such as supermarkets, parking lots, big box stores, home improvement stores, and other retailers. Slip-and-falls and other
injury-causing forms of property owner negligence cases are typically the result of:

  • Wet or slippery surfaces
  • Debris on floors
  • Uneven walkways or floors
  • Poor lighting
  • Defective or improperly maintained elevators or escalators
  • Improperly maintained stairways, including those with loose handrails or damaged steps
  • Negligent security procedures
  • Parking lot assaults
  • Dog Bites
  • Unsafe railings
  • Torn carpet

Even if the exact cause of your injury is not listed above, we may be able to help you. If you have been harmed while on property owned by another individual or a business entity, Jim and Trent can help you understand your options and recommend a course of action that will meet your needs and goals.

How do you determine your Status on a Property?

Visitors are divided into three categories. All with their different Definitions:

  • Invitees
  • Licensee, 
  • Trespasser

An Invitee has the owner of the land’s permission to be on the premises. Invitees are typically friends, Neighbors, visitors, or family members. The property owner owes the invitee reasonable care and to make sure the property is safe enough for the invitee to walk around safely without getting hurt, cut, or injured. 

A Licensee is a person who has the landowner’s permission to come in the property, but for their own purposes. For example, a Salesman that enters the premises might be considered a Licensee. Typically the owner needs only to warn the Licensee of dangers that roam on the property. 

A Trespasser is someone who was never authorized to be on the property. Typically, the landowners owe no duty to a trespasser, but every case is different. Contact an Austin Premises Liability lawyer for more information. 

Next Step: Proving Negligence 

Personal Injury cases are, for the most part, based on Negligence. The injured person must be able to prove that the owner was negligent in regards to the property in which the injury occurred.  It means that the owner of the land did not provide reasonable care to the property and that your injury was the result of it.

Holding Negligent Property Owners Accountable

If you know that you have a right and a solid reason to be on someone else’s property, the premises should be safe for you to trek through. It’s a legal obligation to do so, as well as common sense. The Owner of the Property’s duty is to provide a safe environment within his land for patrons and visitors.  

Let our expert team of Personal Injury and Premises Liability attorneys help you in your case. We know that you are deeply troubled by being injured due to a hazard or a dangerous environment, and we want to make things right for you and your family. 

“[Mr. Terry] settled the case to everyone’s satisfaction. I used him for a personal injury case and I would highly recommend him.” — Karen (client from Austin)

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For a free consultation, call 512-910-2000, or contact Jim and Trent — our Austin premises liability attorneys — online. You don’t have to suffer at the hands of negligent business owners. As a team, we will get the outcome you deserve.

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