The holidays are a chaotic time. Everyone is running to and fro between parties, shopping, and visiting friends and loved ones. And while all of this chaos culminates into one of the most enjoyable times of year, there are dangers to be aware of when visiting someone else’s property. Premises liability accidents can put a real dent in your holiday fun.
Premises Liability During the Holidays
In Texas, property owners have a legal responsibility to keep their property safe and free from hazards. During the busy holiday season, it is more important than ever for property owners to take extra care to keep visitors safe. If an accident occurs due to an unsafe property, the property owner can be held liable for any injuries and expenses.
You may be wondering exactly who is responsible for keeping property safe? The answer includes anyone who is a:
- Management company
- Shop keeper
The basis of premises liability law is that the person legally responsible for the property (parties mentioned above) knew, or should have known about the danger. If it is determined that they knew, or should have known, but did not take adequate steps to prevent accidents or warn visitors of the danger, then they may be held liable through a premises liability lawsuit.
Because so many people travel, shop, and frequent restaurants and events at this time of year, it is important to be extra cautious to avoid accidents. Unfortunately, even the most cautious person can fall victim to an accident when a property is unsafe or poorly managed. Some of the most common dangers you should be aware of during the holidays include:
- Water, ice, or snow on walkways
- Empty, uncovered, or unsecured swimming pools
- Hazards like frayed carpet, faulty stairs, or poor lighting
- Intoxicated or unruly guests, shoppers, or attendees
- Inadequate security on the premises
- Unsecured or improperly supervised dogs
These are just some of the dangers that often factor into premises liability cases. The only way to know for sure if you have a case is to contact an attorney.
Getting Help After a Premises Liability Accident
Whether you are shopping, attending a party, or visiting a holiday attraction, if you have been injured due to a dangerous or unsecured property, you may have the right to file a premises liability claim. Contact Daic Law today to speak with our skilled premises liability attorney. To schedule your initial consultation, call our office at 877-893-6040, or send us an email at email@example.com.