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Premises Liability

Premises liability accidents can happen anywhere at any time. Whether you lost your footing while walking on the wet floor of a grocery store, or you tripped and fell on a neighbor’s uneven sidewalk, at some point, you may find yourself injured on another person’s property.

Whatever the case, a property owner’s negligence can lead to premises liability on his or her part when it results in injury to another party. If you sustained injuries due to an injury on someone else’s property, it is in your best interest to discuss your injuries with an experienced personal injury attorney. You may be able to recover damages for your injuries.


Attorney for Premises Liability in The Woodlands, Texas

At Horak Law, Matt Horak believes that if you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not be left to pay for your medical expenses alone. With years of experience representing clients with personal injury claims,Matt Horak has the necessary skills to help you receive the compensation you are owed.

If you were involved in a slip and fall accident, or otherwise injured on someone else’s property, contact Horak Law at (713) 225-8000 today to schedule your free consultation. Our Woodlands office also serves those injured in Shenandoah, Houston, Spring, and Conroe.

At Horak Law, we understand how stressful an injury can be when it results in missed work, expensive medical bills, and limited mobility. Let our legal team work with you towards the best outcome for your circumstances. Located in Montgomery County, Horak Law accepts clients in the neighboring areas of Liberty County, Waller County, Walker County, and Harris County.


Premises Liability Defined under §75.001

Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §75.001 defines premises liability claims as those related to injuries resulting from a defect on the property of an owner, occupant, or renter of said property. In these situations, the owner or occupant of the property will be held liable for the injuries of the other party.

In order to have a premise liability claim under this section, the injured party must be able to show that he or she was injured due to a defect on an owner or occupant’s property of which he or she had knowledge or should have known was in existence.

In addition to the proper owner or occupant’s knowledge of the defect, the court will also consider whether the injured party knew of the defect and assumed the risk.  


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Common Premises Liability Suits

Slip-and-fall accidents are some of the most common types of premises liability suits. A shop owner neglecting to place caution signs around a wet floor often results in customers injuring themselves as a result of the lack of warning.

However, slip-and-fall accidents are not the only types of premises liability accidents. Some of the most common types of premises liability claims include the following:

  • Dog bites
  • Elevator/Escalator accidents
  • Landlord negligence
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Landlord negligence
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Negligent snow and ice removal
  • Defective sidewalks
  • Dangerous building conditions
  • Electrical fires

These are just a few of the types of premises liability cases which occur frequently; however, many injuries sustained on another individual’s property will qualify for a premises liability suit under Texas §75.001.


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Additional Resources

Filing an Accident Report- Visit the Montgomery County Constable website to find out more about how to file an accident report. This website provides hours of operation for your nearest constable’s office. Also find contact information for each department.  


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Find a Lawyer for Premises Liability Suits in Montgomery County, Texas

If you currently reside in Montgomery County, Waller County, Walker County, Liberty County, or Harris Count and were injured on another person’s property due to poor maintenance, call Horak Law at (713) 225-8000 to schedule a no-obligation consultation with a personal injury attorney

At your consultation, you can meet with an experienced personal injury attorney who can examine the facts of your case to determine the most desirable strategy. Accessible from I-45, our Woodlands office also accepts clients from neighboring cities including Conroe, Shenandoah, Houston, and Spring.

This article was last updated on January 31, 2017.

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Matt Horak Matt Horak is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2014