Frisco Premises Liability Lawyer

Premises liability injuries are injuries that people suffer while on the property of others. But depending on why that person was on another’s property, the outcome of the case may change considerably. Even the most obvious situations where a landowner is negligent in maintaining their property may be exempted if the injured person was trespassing. A Frisco premises liability lawyer can work with you to determine your legal rights while visiting another’s property and can help you pursue the appropriate defendants for compensation. Speak with a determined personal injury attorney and rest assured that you are in capable hands.

How Does Texas Handle Premises Liability Claims?

All premises liability cases require that the defendant landowner knew of the hazard prior to the incident or that the landowner should have known of the hazard.  Even if a visitor to the property is injured in the most severe way due to a hidden hazard. If the landowner did not know about it and should not have known about it, the landowner cannot be held responsible.

When considering a premises liability claim a Frisco premises liability lawyer may wonder why the injured party was on the property and whether the victim had permission to be there. The reason being that Texas law provides three categories of visitors, each with their own levels of legal protection.

Types of Visitors

Trespassers are afforded the least protection. These are all people who enter onto private property without the owner’s permission. They can only collect damages when it is proven they were injured due to the landowner’s intentional or grossly negligent actions. A rare example of this is being harmed by a booby trap. Otherwise, trespassers face a difficult time in premises liability claims.

Licensees are people who are invited onto private property for a non-business reason. They are also protected from willful acts and gross negligence. In addition, landowners must take care to warn all licensees about any hazards of which they have knowledge. For example, if a homeowner knows that their front steps have rotted, and a visitor slips and falls on the stairs, the homeowner may be liable for any injuries.

Lastly, invitees are all people on private land for business purposes. This is the classification used for all premises liability cases involving malls or grocers. Here, a landowner has a duty to take reasonable steps to either protect visitors from unreasonable harm; that owner knows or should have known about, or the owner must warn of such harm.

A Frisco Premises Liability Lawyer Can Help

Texas property insurance companies know that Texas law is extremely limiting when it comes to premises liability claims. Without solid evidence to show that the defendant knew or should have known of the condition causing the harm, most premises liability cases are lost before they get to the trial stage.  Many injured people assume that just because they were hurt on another’s land they have a valid claim.

Because of this, they rush into settlement negotiations and are surprised to find their claims are denied. Worse, insurance companies may twist their interpretations of the case in an attempt to take advantage of unwary plaintiffs. A Frisco premises liability lawyer can protect you from this unfortunate fate by working up the fault portion of the case aggressively, many of these cases can be successfully prosecuted.

Your attorney can understand how the law works, and the responsibilities of all types of property owners. Private property owners, especially businesses, tend to have an intimate knowledge of their land. If needed and applicable, your lawyer can gather evidence supporting a claim that the property owners were aware of hazards and yet did nothing to fix them. Armed with this knowledge, a Frisco premises liability attorney can fight for you.

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nicole haynes
nicole haynes
05:42 16 Mar 20
I seeked the McCraw law group after a bad experience. As lawyers would do they lied to get the case. After my car was... totaled with my kids inside.my car sat in the pound for a month and a half until I took matters into my own hands. I also was told by Vanessa she had too much work to focus on my case. After we waited to move on the adjusters beat I took matters in my own hands. I was told a certain amount by her supervisor but received less but they received the 10k as in the contact plus’s 300.Also in the process we lost our pip after the settlement was received and they declined to commit to pursue my out of state insurance. I would say run !!!!!! Don’t think twice! They’re horrible! I was asked to handle the hospital bills with care! They’re very nice! You need lawyers to handle your case like you wouldn’t. In my case I handled them. I didn’t receive my complete compensation after my children and I suffered so much hardship and pain. They didn’t care. Horrible beside manors but was extremely nice to the adjusters. RUN!!!!read more
Mary Thompson
Mary Thompson
20:51 25 Feb 20
From the very first meeting with the McCraw Law Group we were treated with respect and care. They were so helpful is... trying to speed things up. We all know that when you have a lawsuit against some one there will be problems. This group of lawyers were very attentive and knew how to get what we needed. I will call them again if anything comes up that I need a lawyer.read more
Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
19:46 12 Feb 20
McCraw Law Group is an exceptional firm and I could not ask for more than what I received with their services. All of... their staff, from the clerks to the attorneys, were extremely helpful and caring and constantly asked me if I needed anything or if I had any questions or concerns. If you need to have someone on your side and trust them to have your best interests in mind, I would place that trust in The McCraw Law Group.Would I recommend them to my friends and family? I would without a doubt.Would I like to have them on the other side of a courtroom and going against them? Absolutely Not.To the staff that handled my case, I greatly appreciate all of your work and the result speaks for itself. Thank you!read more
Justin Hansen
Justin Hansen
12:29 07 Feb 20
The staff at the McCraw law group are second to none. They are intelligent and hard working people that will do their... best to make sure you are set to recover physically, emotionally, and financially from any injury. Thank you so much!!read more
Zane Allen
Zane Allen
04:39 18 Dec 19
I was in an accident in March and had injuries resulting from the crash. Obviously my first call was to a doctor to get... checked out but was told I was going to need physical therapy. My second call was to the McCraw Law Group. They took care of all of the grunt work so that all I had to focus on was getting better. They were very communicative about the process, and better yet, they were incredibly responsive to any emails, calls, and questions. I was very appreciative and thankful for all of their hard work. They are a great group of people to work with when you’re needing the help.read more
Elisa Dean
Elisa Dean
15:38 16 Dec 19
I recommend The Mccraw Law Group to anyone who is hurt in an accident.My experience has been wonderful. They do the... best they can to get the most from the insurance company. My communications have been with Vanessa, Suzanne and Jason.Jason is very special to me. He understood my needs and was very caring and the sweetest attorney I have ever met. He was honest and did everything he could to bring my case to a conclusion.Vanessa and Suzanne are very sweet and are there to help every step of the way.read more
Fernando Salas
Fernando Salas
19:07 10 Dec 19
First time needing a lawyer. Everything went extremely smooth and quick. Mr. McCraw went to my house after my car wreck... and I knew at that point that I was in good hands. Everyone who works there are so nice and will answer any questions or concerns you have. Thank you guys for all of your help.read more
Adelyn Braswell
Adelyn Braswell
17:02 10 Dec 19
When me and my family recently got hit by a drunk driver. They helped us with everything we needed. We had so many... questions and didn’t hesitate to answer. It was our first time with any lawyer so they made everything so easy for us, and got it all done so quick. They did everything in their power to get us all the money we deserved. They were all so friendly and I would recommend them to anyone.read more
Courtney Brooks
Courtney Brooks
16:12 12 Sep 19
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with the McCraw Law Group. My case was accepted and I was kept up to... date on how it was proceeding, and when it came to a settlement, we got more than expected. Everyone was very kind, the court proceedings went smoothly and I was extremely satisfied. I will definitely use them again if anything else arises.read more
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