Premises Liability Award-Winning Attorneys

Premises Liability Lawyers in Burleson

Holding Property Owners Accountable in Johnson County

Were you injured while on someone else's property? By law, property owners are required to maintain a safe environment for guests, meaning they must maintain upkeep and eliminate any and all potential hazards. If someone is injured on a land owner's property, the owner could be held liable for any damages. If you were injured on someone else's property, speak with a Burleson premises liability attorney from Coontz Cochran as soon as possible.

Call (888) 858-0536 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

Premises Liability Hazards

As a property owner there are certain things that must be maintained and looked after on the property to keep the premises safe and hazard-free.

The most common danger risks include:

  • Insufficient security
  • Poor lighting
  • Uneven ground/pavement
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Falling objects
  • Dangerous animals
  • Concealed holes
  • Open excavations
  • Sharp objects
  • Dangerous machinery
  • Swimming pool drowning
  • Hazardous materials

Are You Entitled to Make a Negligence Claim?

Your reason for being on the property will have an impact on your claim, because whether or not you were there with permission affects the duty of care a property owner has to you.

From highest duty of care to lowest, you may be categorized as a(n):

  • Invitee: someone invited to enter the property, such as a shopper in a store
  • Licensee : someone who visits the property for non-business purposes, such as a guest at a person's home
  • Trespasser: illegal entrant who knows the risks and potential dangers of entering premises; property owners may still be liable if they knew you were on the property

Proving Negligence in Premises Liability Cases

The tricky part with premises liability cases, is proving negligence on the part of the property owner.

In order to recover compensation, you must be able to show the following:

  • The property owner is responsible for the land where your injury was sustained
  • You were invited onto the property or you were a licensee
  • The owner was negligent or committed a wrongful act

If the property owner was aware of the hazard and did nothing to remove it or did not put up the proper signage to warn visitors, then there is definite proof of negligence. If you would like to learn more about proving property owner negligence, consult with a Burleson premises liability attorney at Coontz Cochran today.

Call (888) 858-0536 today.

Award-Winning Representation

  • Greg Coontz
  • Jeff Cochran
  • Greg Coontz Greg Coontz

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    J. Greg Coontz grew up in Burleson, Texas and attended Burleson High School. After receiving an accounting degree from Texas ...
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  • Jeff Cochran Jeff Cochran

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    Prior to joining Coontz Cochran, Jeff Cochran was an associate in the Arlington, Texas office of Hill Gilstrap. He then ...
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