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Premises Liability

Austin Premises Liability Lawyers

Who Is Liable for Injuries on Public & Private Property?

When you sustain an injury on someone else’s property, certain laws come into play. In Texas, the rules of premises liability are complex and vary greatly on a case-by-case basis. It is necessary to hire an experienced Austin premises liability attorney if you have suffered an injury due to an unsafe or hazardous premises.

At Briggle & Polan, PLLC, we have extensive experience navigating the state’s premises liability laws. We are dedicated to fighting for the best possible compensation for our clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries related to slips, trips, and falls. Our team has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured individuals throughout the area, and we are fully prepared to aggressively advocate for the just recovery you are owed.

Contact us online or by phone at (512) 400-3278 today. We offer free initial consultations and you never owe us a dime until we recover compensation for you.

Property Owner Responsibilities for Premises Liability in Texas

The outcome of a premises liability case relies greatly on your classification while present on the property. Property owners owe different levels of responsibilities toward the safety of visitors depending on the type of visitor.

The law classifies visitors on premises as one of three types:

  1. An Invitee: An invitee is someone whom the property owner has invited to the property for business reasons. This would be the case for a retail store, bank, or another such establishment. Property owners owe the highest standards of care to invitees, and they must ensure that their properties are free from known hazards. They must also reasonably inspect for, discover, and remedy unknown hazards.
  2. A Licensee: Those who enter a property for social purposes, such as friends and family members, are licensees. Property owners must ensure safe premises conditions for licensees, repairing any known dangers and warning visitors of hazards that they have not yet fixed. However, property owners do not legally have to inspect and repair unknown hazards for licensees.
  3. A Trespasser: A trespasser is not authorized to be on a property, and the property owner does not owe him or her any standards of care other than not willfully injuring the trespasser. If an owner knows the trespasser is a frequent visitor to the property, the courts may make the owner responsible for damages in certain types of situations. If the trespasser is a child, the property owner has a duty to ensure the property is safe in the event of an interloping child who does not know better than to trespass on private property.

The courts will assess what category you fall into depending on the circumstances of your visit to the property and decide your case based on the duties the property owner owed you at the time of the accident.

Texas’ Comparative Negligence Laws

It is important to note that just because you sustained an injury on someone else’s property does not mean you immediately have a premises liability case. You have a burden of proof to show that the property owner’s negligence significantly contributed to your accident. Consult a premises liability lawyer in Austin to discuss your injury and find out if you likely have a case.

Our attorneys at Briggle & Polan, PLLC handle all types of premises liability cases, including:

Texas abides by modified comparative negligence laws for personal injury accidents, meaning that the courts will award the plaintiff compensation based on his or her own percentage of fault. If the courts find you more than 50 percent at-fault for a premises liability accident, such as if they deem that you could have reasonably seen and avoided the hazardous obstacle, you will not receive compensation.

Get a Competent Premises Liability Attorney on Your Side

If you suffered an injury on someone else’s property, the Austin premises liability attorneys at Briggle & Polan, PLLC can help. We can help you gather proof of a property owner’s negligence and fight to obtain rightful compensation for your injuries.

Contact Briggle & Polan, PLLC to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney about your case! Call (512) 400-3278 or submit an online contact form to get started. Se habla español.

Hear From Our Clients

  • I very much appreciate all their hard work and will be happy to refer to them should the need come up for friends.

    “This is the one company that would take on my case after being rejected by two other law firms. After pursuing the insurance company, they were able to get the full amount.”

    - Sandi
  • I couldn’t be happier with the services they provided.

    “They were very patient and thorough when explaining the process of settling my car accident claim, and worked with all the medical providers and insurance companies involved to ensure I got the care that I deserved.”

    - Emily
  • I felt really taken care of, have and will continue to refer to my friends.

    “I was privileged to have Hayden Briggle and Parker Polan as representation. They took the time to get to know me and cared about more than just my dollars.”

    - Patrick
  • They got me the help I? needed within a few days of hiring them.

    “My settlement was awesome and I got everything I needed to get back on my feet”

    - Karina
  • Briggle and Polan were phenomenal.

    “They took care of it all and let me worry about recovering and getting back on my feet. Grateful for their hard work!”

    - Tiffany
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We've Recovered Millions

  • $1.8 Million Delivery Truck Accident

    Our client was t-boned by a large package delivery truck that was traveling in excess of 70 mph. He sustained a severe neck injury that required spinal surgery. *Net to client was $759,182.96.

  • $1.5 Million Work Accident Caused Brain Injury

    Our client was thrown off the back of a work truck, which fractured his skull and caused him to suffer a traumatic brain injury. *Net proceeds to the client were $900,052.11.

  • $1.3 Million Hit By Drunk Driver

    Our client was run over by a drunk driver operating a company truck late at night which required multiple surgeries and months of rehabilitation. *Net proceeds to our client were $571,000.00.

  • $1.3 Million Hit and Run Truck Accident

    Our client was rear-ended by a large package delivery truck on I-35, which fled the scene. *Net to client was $461,708.19.

  • $1 Million Rear-End Collision Resolved

    Our client was rear-ended by an insurance adjuster in a commercial vehicle causing severe back and neck injuries. *Net to the client was $346,766.03.

  • $1 Million Drunk Driver T-Bone Collision

    Our client was the passenger in a vehicle that was t-boned by a drunk driver, which resulted in her suffering multiple, life-threatening injuries. *Net to client was $395,912.60.

  • $450 Thousand DWI Wreck Resolved

    Our client was rear-ended by a drunk driver, which injured his back and neck. *Net proceeds to the client were $229,040.12.

  • $450 Thousand 18 Wheeler Rollover Resolved

    Our client was an employee working for a company in Montana when he was injured in a rollover collision with an 18-wheeler. *Net to the client was $214,573.81.

  • $400 Thousand Company Truck Wreck

    Our client was traveling down a residential street when a company truck backed out of a driveway into the side of her vehicle. *Net to client was $110,000.

  • $400 Thousand Defective Tire Case With Co-Counsel

    A man driving a cement truck was injured when his tire blew out and the cement truck rolled over. *Net to the client was $123,916.22.

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