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Arlington, TX Premises Liability Lawyer

When you’re a visitor on someone else’s property, you expect to be safe on the premises. When you end up suffering from injuries and other damages because of the property owner’s negligence, you might be interested in filing a claim against them for what you’ve endured. Our Arlington, TX premises liability lawyer is here to help you through your claim and get you justice.

At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, we are experts in premises liability law and know just what to do to build you the strongest case possible. You deserve the best chance at getting a favorable outcome and the compensation that you deserve. That’s why we’re dedicated to our clients and keeping them from settling for less.

If you have been injured on another's premises, contact our dedicated team of attorneys by calling (505) 388-0066 to learn more about your potential case. All consultations are free and confidential.

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  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

  • Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

  • $16 Million Truck Accident

    Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.

  • $14 Million Dram Shop Liability

    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

  • 13 Million Work Injury

    Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.

  • 13 Million Truck Accident

    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

Different Classifications of Visitors in Texas

When you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property, you might have grounds for filing a premises liability claim. One of the most important parts of your claim will be determining what status you had as a visitor while you were on the property. In Texas, there are three different types of visitors who are each owed a different level of care depending on their status.

According to Texas premises liability law, these are the three types of visitors and the duties that a property owner owes them when they’re injured on their property:

  • Invitee. This type of visitor is owed the most care when they are on the owner’s property because they are there for the benefit of themselves and the owner. Invitees are expressly invited onto or allowed on the premises. Property owners owe them a duty of care because they invited them onto the property, so they must fix all potential hazards, make the visitor aware of them, and even should seek out any hazards that there might be.
  • Licensee. These types of visitors are owed slightly less care than an invitee, but they are still owed a duty of care as they are allowed to be on the property for non-commercial reasons. While they weren’t expressly invited onto the premises, they are still allowed to be there. However, the owner doesn’t have to seek out potential hazards to ensure a licensee is safe.
  • Trespasser. This type of visitor is not owed the same duty of care as the two other types. These visitors are illegally on the property, which means that they are not owed care by the property owner. Since they don’t have permission to be there, the property owner doesn’t have to make any hazards clear to the trespasser, and if they get hurt on the property, it’s their own fault for being there illegally.

Once your Arlington, TX premises liability attorney determines what type of visitor you were on the property, they can help you with your claim. If you were trespassing, it’s likely that you won’t be able to recover compensation for your damages. If you were an invitee or licensee, though, you can most likely financially recover.

Causes of Premises Liability Accidents in Arlington

Now that you know the different classifications of visitors when you’re on someone else’s property, and what you’re owed in safety depending on those classifications, you should also know the different causes of premises liability accidents as well. These can range from minor to severe and could even result in the death of a visitor. 

Here are the different causes of premises liability accidents that you might have experienced that warrant you filing a legal claim:

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