Texas Premises law may hold a property owner liable for injuries a guest may suffer if caused by the disrepair or inadequate maintenance of the property and the owner knew or should have known of the defect. A person that is injured due to the negligence of the property owner has the right to seek legal damages for his/her loss including but not limited to loss wages, past, present and future medical bills and pain and suffering.
In the commercial and residential settings, the collapse of stairways or porches can cause serious injury or death to the people that were on the platform or underneath it. Most people go to restaurants or sporting events and prefer to sit outside when the weather is good. In that environment where there are many people sitting or standing on a porch, the weight can cause it to collapse. Obviously, this can cause the serious injuries including but not limited to brain injuries, broken bones, severe lacerations, and death.
Please contact one of our experienced Dallas Porch injury attorneys if you have been hurt or your family member has been killed because a property owner failed to properly maintain a stairway or porch under the standards of the local building codes. One of our lawyers at Bristol & Dubiel LLP is available to provide a free consultation at 214.880.9988.