Houston Slip & Fall Accident Attorney
When you are injured in an accident on another person's property, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the damages you suffered. One of the most common types of accidents that happen to visitors and guests are those involving slips and falls. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case and where the accident took place, a personal injury claim can be filed on the basis of premises liability law. With the help of a Houston injury attorney from Stern Law Group, you can file your claim successfully.
Under premises liability law, a landowner, property owner, or a business or company responsible for the safety and health of their guests can be held liable for injuries and illnesses that occur on their property. In order for premises liability to apply in slip and fall cases, three essential elements must be met:
- The defendant is the owner of the property or premises
- You were an invitee, guest, visitor, or patron of the premises
- There is evidence of negligence or some other wrongful act
Property owners are required to keep their premises free from preventable harm. They must also make reasonable efforts to warn guests about unsafe conditions, including any condition that could cause a person to slip, trip, or fall.