Seeking Justice for Premises Liability Cases

If you have been hurt due to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, speak with an experienced premises liability attorney from McCraw Law Group. 

What Is a Property Owner’s Duty of Care in Texas?

For legal purposes, a visitor on a property is classified into one of three categories, and the property owner’s duty of care to that person depends on the category:


A person who visits a property for business purposes, with express or implied permission from the owner, is an invitee. Examples are patrons in restaurants, shoppers in grocery stores, and fans who attend sporting events. A property owner’s duty to invitees is to regularly inspect the property and correct any unsafe conditions or to adequately warn of any hazards. 


A visitor present on a property with the owner’s express consent but not for business purposes is classified as a licensee. An example is a guest invited to a private residence for a social visit. Property owners have a duty to warn licensees of any known hazards on the property but no duty to correct them. 


A trespasser is someone who enters the property without the owner’s permission. Property owners have no duty of care to trespassers, with the exception of children. Under Texas’s attractive nuisance laws, property owners must take steps to ensure children are safe on the property, whether or not they are trespassing. Swimming pools, hot tubs, wells, fountains, fishponds, and other features are considered attractive nuisances – dangerous conditions that may attract children onto the property and pose a safety risk.

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What Are Some Common Types of Premises Liability Injuries?

Common premises liability injuries include the following:

Slip And Fall Accidents:

Slippery floors, loose debris, water leaks, defective stairways, snow, and ice are common causes of slip-and-fall accidents.

Dog Bites:

Under the law, dogs are considered property. Dog bite victims are entitled to seek compensation for their injuries in premises liability claims. 

Inadequate Security:

Property owners and managers have a duty to take reasonable steps to protect invitees from foreseeable dangers posed by third parties. If criminal activity has occurred on or near a restaurant, bar, hotel, or other business establishment and the owner failed to provide adequate security, a criminal attack occurring on the property could give rise to an inadequate security claim. 

Elevator Accidents:

Under state law, all property owners are required to maintain elevators in a safe and operational condition. When visitors are injured in elevator accidents, property owners may be held liable. 

Swimming Pool Accidents:

Pool owners in Texas who fail to take proper measures to ensure the pool is secured and in compliance with regulations or fail to provide adequate supervision may be held liable for swimming pool injuries. 

Fire Safety and Building Code Violations:

Fire codes and building codes help ensure fire prevention, safe wiring, and structural integrity of buildings. They help protect tenants and visitors from serious injuries on a property. Property owners may be held liable when code violations result in accidents. 

What Must You Prove to Recover Compensation from a Negligent Property Owner?

Property owners are not liable for every accident that occurs on a property. To prevail in a premises liability claim, you must prove that:

  • A dangerous condition existed on the property;
  • The property owner knew or should have known about the hazard;
  • The property owner failed to take action to reduce the risk of harm; and
  • The property owner’s negligence caused your injuries. 

Why Choose Our Firm?

Our premises liability lawyers at McCraw Law Group have decades of experience. We focus our practice exclusively on personal injury matters. Our founding attorney is board-certified in personal injury trial law, a specialty only about 5% of attorneys in Texas have achieved.

We offer compassionate advocacy and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients in terms of holistic recovery and financial compensation. 


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If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in North Texas, please contact the team at McCraw Law Group today. We are ready to help you in a broad range of serious accident and injury legal issues, and offer multiple ways to reach us.

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