Dallas Premises Liability Attorney
We have all seen physical warning signs for the various hazards we may encounter in day-to-day life. A wet floor sign may seem like a nuisance when it’s blocking something you’re reaching for at the grocery store, but if it were not there to warn you of the slipping danger, you may not notice the wet floor, slip and fall, and potentially get hurt.
Having clearly displayed warnings and maintaining safety on the premises are both the responsibility of a property owner or manager. When the situation on someone’s property poses a danger, they must take action to fix the issue; if they fail to do so and someone is injured as a result, they may be responsible. If you’ve been hurt as a result of a property owner’s negligence, the Dallas premises liability attorneys at The Benton Law Firm may be able to help you hold that individual accountable for your medical bills and other injury-related expenses.
Do I Need a Premises Liability Attorney?
Individuals who have been injured on someone else’s property face incredible challenges. You may be unable to work or do normal daily tasks, and you may be in pain both physically and mentally. A premises liability attorney can ease the burden on you during this difficult time. A skilled attorney who is familiar with premises liability cases will be prepared to take on insurance companies and investigate your case to determine the best way to negotiate for the compensation you deserve. An experienced premises liability attorney will also be prepared to go to trial on your behalf if necessary.
Premises liability attorneys are familiar with the requirements involved in proving that a property owner was legally negligent. They can gather the evidence and make the arguments necessary to show that the at-fault party should pay for your injuries and expenses. A knowledgeable premises liability attorney will make it much more likely that you can recover the largest award possible in your particular situation.
Why Choose The Benton Law Firm to Handle My Case?
When an accident on someone else’s property has injured you or a loved one, there are many issues that you must pay attention to. The immediate issues involve obtaining necessary medical treatment. It may be even more overwhelming to try to select an attorney to help you with your case. At The Benton Law Firm, we are committed to fighting for your rights. We offer a free consultation to help you understand the legal options available to you. When we represent you, we use our extensive experience to negotiate a fair settlement and advocate for your legal rights.
Jeff Benton founded The Benton Law Firm because he understands the plight that injured people find themselves in. Before founding the firm, Jeff practiced law at a large firm in Texas. He also clerked for Judge Andrew S. Hanen in federal district court. These experiences set the stage so that Jeff could develop the skills that have made him a successful premises liability lawyer today. Jeff has obtained numerous positive outcomes, including some premises liability matters that have resulted in compensation of nearly one million dollars for his clients. Jeff is also highly-rated, and he maintains a 10/10 superb rating on Avvo.
At The Benton Law Firm, we are dedicated to providing you with the best possible legal representation. We strive to serve your needs efficiently and effectively. If you or a loved one has been devastated by a premises liability injury, you can rely on us to represent your best interests. You will be included every step of the way as we work toward obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Types of Premises Liability Claims
There are many ways a property owner can fail to hold their property to a safe standard. Missing warning signs, allowing water to pool, staircases with missing steps, and toxic materials all imply that safety has been neglected. Whether it is done to cut costs or out of sheer neglect, it is unacceptable to ignore your guests’ safety. Some common reasons people are injured on unsafe premises include:
- Slip and Fall
- Elevator / Escalator Injuries
- Porch Collapse
- Stair Collapse
- Lead Paint Poisoning
- Mercury Poisoning
- Inadequate Security
Being the victim of a dangerous environment can be incredibly costly. Expensive medical bills, missed time from work, and potentially lifelong complications from the injury can all conspire to alter your life’s course in a way that you did not want or expect. However, an experienced Dallas personal injury lawyer from The Benton Law Firm may be able to help you recover damages from the party responsible for your injury.
Proving a Premises Liability Case
No matter the type of premises liability claim or accident you were involved in, the proof required in each case follows a similar format. There are several elements that you must always satisfy in order to have a successful case. These elements make up the concept of negligence, which is typically central in injury claims.
Negligence is made up of four elements. They include duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages. Property owners owe different kinds of visitors different levels of duty. As long as you were on the property where you were injured legally, the owner should owe you some level of care. Any breach of that duty opens up the possibility of a lawsuit. For example, if a property owner is aware (or should be aware) of a hazard on their property but fails to promptly repair it or warn visitors about it, they have breached their duty of care.
After proving these first two elements, you will have to prove that the breach of duty directly caused your injuries. This can usually be demonstrated using evidence from the scene of the accident, such as photos, surveillance footage, maintenance records, and witness testimony. Finally, you will have to demonstrate that your injuries caused you significant damages. This will usually require you to access your medical records and billing statements to demonstrate both that your injuries were severe and that the financial cost was heavy.
Your attorney must prove each element in order to receive compensation in your case. The attorneys at The Benton Law Firm will evaluate your case to determine its potential for success. We will conduct negotiation and litigation based on the estimated value of your case. The things you may be compensated for include medical expenses that arose because of your injury, pain and suffering, and lost wages if you must miss a significant amount of work due to your injuries.
Contact Us Today
If you have been the victim of a negligent property owner, you should not have to go through the challenges that were imposed upon you alone. Get in touch with a lawyer from The Benton Law Firm. Contact us at (214) 777-7777 or explore our website to learn more.