Property owners and managers have a special responsibility to minimize the risk of visitor harm by maintaining their properties. If you get serious injuries while on someone else’s property or at an event, the property owner’s negligence could have played a role in causing your serious injuries.
Premises liability fatalities happen when someone dies because a property owner and/or manager knowingly neglected their responsibility to safety. Survivors have a right to bring a premises liability claim forwrongful death. There are ways to prove a property owner or event coordinator.
3 conditions you must show for a premises liability claim:
- The defendant (such as a property owner or manager) owed you a legal “duty of care” because of your visitor status at the time of the accident.
- The defendant failed to live up to that duty of care, also known as a “breach” of the legal duty.
- You sustained damages (such as physical injuries and financial losses) as a result of the defendant’s breach of duty.
Premises liability fatalities can be the result of:
- Lack of medical personnel on site
- Negligent security
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Injuries to children
- Fires and/or lack of fire or smoke alarms
- Lack of crowd control at an arena
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit will not bring your loved one back. However, when property owners disregard safety guidelines, we believe they must be punished. Bringing a lawsuit against them for gross negligence will prevent this from happening to others in the future. We hope to bring you justice and closure and ensure you are able to pay funeral expenses, outstanding medical costs, and other bills that your loved one’s sudden death has left you.
If you need assistance pursuing compensation in a premises liability claim, our Houston attorneys at The Soliz Law Firm can help you seek justice for your losses.