Premises Liability

Commercial properties have a fundamental duty to prevent foreseeable injuries to those who enter their premises. This responsibility falls into two main categories: slip and fall accidents and negligent security. Slip and fall incidents can occur due to various hazards like spills, uneven flooring, or broken stairs, and they can lead to serious injuries, including brain damage and severe fractures, particularly in vulnerable populations like the elderly. Negligent security, on the other hand, pertains to a property’s failure to provide adequate security measures, resulting in criminal acts such as assaults on the premises. 

Understanding these liabilities is crucial after an incident occurs, and that’s where the trial attorneys at Watts Law Firm LLP come in. They bring experience in handling both slip and fall cases and negligent security claims, providing rigorous legal representation to those injured due to such oversights. The firm’s experience in these areas is key to navigating the complexities of premises liability and ensuring that victims receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

The Serious Implications of Slip and Fall Accidents

Businesses that invite customers onto their premises, aiming to encourage spending, have a legal duty of care toward these invitees. This duty includes addressing foreseeable dangers such as spills leading to slippery floors, uneven surfaces, or broken stairs. Failure to rectify known or reasonably discoverable hazards can result in severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, particularly for vulnerable groups like the elderly. In such scenarios, premises liability arises for the business owner to compensate the injured.

Watts Law Firm LLP plays a crucial role in these cases, emphasizing the importance of securing evidence, including but not limited to video surveillance footage. Their approach involves a detailed investigation to establish the property owner’s knowledge of the hazard and the resulting harm, ensuring victims receive rightful compensation for their injuries. This meticulous evidence gathering is vital in proving liability and securing justice for those injured due to neglectful property maintenance.

Addressing Negligent Security on Commercial Properties

Negligent security on commercial properties, particularly in places like hotels, resorts, apartment complexes, and parking lots, is a critical issue in premises liability. These properties are obligated to protect guests and residents from foreseeable crimes such as robbery, battery, and sexual assault. However, when security measures are inadequate or neglected, resulting in violent crimes against individuals, the property owners may be held civilly liable.

In cases of negligent security on commercial properties, civil lawsuits are often complex, especially when intertwined with criminal cases. This complexity underscores the necessity for experienced legal representation. Watts Law Firm LLP handles these cases by focusing on the responsibility of commercial entities to provide safe environments and holding them accountable for security lapses. Their approach involves a detailed understanding of both the civil and criminal aspects, ensuring that victims receive comprehensive legal support in seeking justice for the harm they’ve suffered.

Dedicated Advocacy in Premises Liability Litigation

Premises liability cases, encompassing issues like slip and fall accidents and negligent security, are inherently serious and require a level of care that only experienced legal professionals can provide. Watts Law Firm LLP understands the gravity of these cases and the profound impact they have on victims and their families. The firm is dedicated to handling each case with the utmost responsibility and diligence, ensuring that victims receive the justice and compensation they rightfully deserve.

Mikal Watts

Written on behalf of Mikal Watts, and reviewed by Watts Law Firm LLP

Mikal C. Watts is Board-Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a Martindale-Hubbel AV Rated Lawyer.