Texas premises liability cases, including “slip and falls”, involve accidents that occur due to negligent maintenance, or unsafe and dangerous conditions upon property owned by someone other than the accident victim. Property owners and business establishments have a duty to provide a safe environment for individuals on their premises. Common Texas premises accidents include uneven floor tiles, poorly marked changes in elevation, slippery surfaces, broken sidewalks, uneven elevators and broken steps. However, just because these hazards may exist, the premises owner must either know, or have reason to know of the dangerous condition. For example, it’s not enough that you slipped on a banana in grocery store. You should ask yourself questions such as: was there a customer who told a store employee of the hazard before the accident?; was the peel so brown that the store should have known the fruit was laying there well before the accident?; was the banana sitting next the a cashier instead of near the fruit aisle?, etc.

JWE lawyers have handled many types of premises liability cases. An unique subset of premises liability cases includes claims against businesses who have a known problem with crime on their premises yet have failed to protect their customers. Many of these cases involve victims who have been severely injured, raped or even killed as a result of the business establishment failing to protect its customers from known dangers.

We have represented persons injured in department stores, restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals and other buildings open to the public. If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition, the attorneys at JWE would like to meet with you to discuss your case.