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Fort Worth, TX Premises Liability Lawyer

Being a visitor on someone else’s property shouldn’t be something you think too deeply about. Most people, when invited, don’t think twice about being on someone else’s property because they don’t expect there to be any hazards. When the property owner hasn’t made sure the premises is safe, visitors legally on the property could be harmed by the owner’s negligence.

If the visitor suffers from injuries and other damages as a result of a hazard on the property, then they could use the help of a Fort Worth, TX premises liability lawyer. We’ll be able to hold the property owner accountable for what they’ve failed to fix or keep their premises safe. You shouldn’t have to deal with these injuries on your own, which is why Buckingham & Vega Law Firm is here for you.

Call us at (505) 388-0066 or fill out the form to tell us about your potential case and a personal injury lawyer will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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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 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.

  • 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.

Texas Premises Liability Statutes

When you’ve been harmed on someone else’s property, the first thing your lawyer will look into is what status you had as a visitor. This is essential to your claim because your visitor status determines whether or not you have a legal right to file a claim.

These laws determine how much care a visitor is owed because property owners only certain responsibilities towards different kinds of visitors. Here are the three different types of visitors, according to Texas premises liability laws:

  • Invitee. The type of visitor who is owed the most care while on someone else’s property is an invitee. These visitors have been directly invited onto the premises for both their own benefit and the owner’s benefit, like a shopper or a friend. Property owners need to know about any potential hazard on their property and either fix it or make a sign to warn about what they’ve found that’s dangerous.
  • Licensee. A licensee is owed less care than an invitee, but more than a trespasser because they are on the property legally. They have permission to be on the property, but it’s not explicitly like an invitee. Licensees are on the property for their own benefit, and while property owners need to know about hazards and warn if there are any dangers on the property, they don’t need to go out and search to ensure there aren’t any hazards.
  • Trespasser. This type of visitor is not owed any care, and if you were trespassing at the time of your injury on someone else’s property, you most likely can’t file a legal claim against the owner. The only time you might have a claim against the property owner is if you are under 18 years old or the owner intentionally caused you injury.

All of these classifications might seem complicated and confusing—they can be. When you’ve been hurt on someone else’s property, you likely weren’t thinking about how you’d be classified as a visitor, so you never considered these specifications. That’s why having an attorney on your side can help.

Our Fort Worth, TX premises liability attorney has experience with these kinds of cases and has full understanding of Texas law. Based on what happened to you and any evidence you can provide, we’ll work to determine what type of visitor you were so that we can build you the strongest claim possible for your injuries.

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