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Dallas Premises Liability Attorney

Common Causes of Premises Liability Cases in Dallas

There are nearly innumerable ways that a person can be injured due to the negligence of a property owner. However, the team at the Law Office of Julie Johnson has extensive experience helping clients who have been injured in Dallas due to the following:

  • Slip and fall incidents on a commercial property or private residences
  • Dog bites or other animal attacks
  • Swimming pool or hot tub injuries
  • Inadequate or negligent security
  • Inadequate property maintenance

In many situations, premises liability cases arise because the property owner or their agents failed to act or respond appropriately to situations on their property. A common, but unfortunate, type of premises liability case revolves around attractive nuisance laws. In these cases, property owners have something on their premises that children may be attracted to and want to play around. This can include a pool, a playground set, construction debris, or even a giant mound of dirt. It is up to property owners to properly secure these attractive nuisances to ensure that children cannot become injured.

For example, if a property owner has a swimming pool in their backyard with no fence around it, and this pool is accessible by children in the neighborhood, then that property owner could be held liable if a child gets into the pool and drowns.

Dallas Premises Liability Attorney

Most common premises liability injuries

There are various types of injuries that can be caused by a property owner’s negligence. At the Law Office of Julie Johnson, our premises liability lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained the following:

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Open head wounds
  • Concussions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Drowning or near-drowning

In these cases, injury victims will have to deal with not just the traumatic injuries the experience; they can also experience significant emotional and psychological trauma due to the incident itself and the subsequent injuries.

Can You File a Case Against a Private Residence Owner?

Many people wonder if you are able to file a premises liability claim against a private residence owner. This question often arises when someone is injured on property owned by their family members or friends. The answer is, yes, you can have a premises liability case against a private residence owner. However, you do not need to think of it as filing a lawsuit against your family member or friend. You can think of it as filing an insurance claim against their homeowner’s insurance policy. You should not be left holding massive medical bills if the negligence of somebody else caused your injuries, even if that “somebody else” is a family member or friend. This is why people have homeowner’s insurance policies.

What are the Elements of a Premises Liability Case?

Most premises liability incidents are completely preventable and arise due to some sort of negligence on the part of the property owner. Please keep in mind that, in these cases, the actions of the property owner need not be intentional for them to be held accountable. The injury victim, for their attorney, will need to prove that:

  • The property owner had a duty of care owed to those on the plaintiff (the injury victim)
  • That the property owner breached their duty of care
  • That the breach of duty caused the plaintiff’s injuries
  • That the plaintiff suffered actual damages

Proving the elements of a premises liability case in Dallas can be difficult, but an attorney will be able to guide you through every step.

How Much Does a Dallas Premises Liability Attorney Cost?

At the Law Office of Julie Johnson, we understand that those suffering from a premises liability injury maybe in a precarious financial situation and wonder how they can afford an attorney. That is why the Dallas premises liability lawyers at our firm take these cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients pay no upfront or out-of-pocket cost for their case, and they only owe legal fees after we secure the compensation they need through a favourable settlement or verdict.

What Kind of Compensation is Available for These Cases?

If you are injured on another person’s property, there may be various types of compensation available for your claim. At the Law Office of Julie Johnson, our Dallas premises liability attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation of your case in order to secure the following:

  • Compensation for all medical bills related to the injuries
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work while recovering
  • Any out-of-pocket household expenses you incur
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages

The total amount of compensation paid out in these cases will vary depending on several factors related to each particular situation. Having a skilled attorney by your side will ensure that you have somebody to help you stand up to aggressive insurance carriers to obtain maximum compensation.

Why Do You Need a Premises Liability Attorney?

Unfortunately, victims who are injured due to the negligence of a property owner often lack the financial resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into their case. This could result in the injury victim not receiving fair compensation for their claim. However, a Dallas premises liability lawyer will have the financial resources to obtain all evidence necessary to prove liability. An attorney will be able to hire any expert witnesses necessary to prove your case, and they will be able to completely calculate your total losses by working with financial and economic experts.

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