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Injured on Someone Else's Property?

If you slip and fall on a water puddle or trip over an exposed tree root while on someone else’s property, it’s not uncommon to sustain a potentially serious injury, such as a broken bone, concussion, lacerations, and more. You have rights in these instances through what is known as the “premises liability doctrine,” which holds property owners responsible for the condition of their property when they are expecting visitors. Filing a premises liability claim can be complex, and it is strongly advised you speak with a Midland premises liability attorney in order to do so.


Attorney Chris Dean and the team at Dean Law Firm recognize the importance of protecting your rights after you have been injured through no fault of your own. Our relentless pursuit of the best interests of our clients and their loved ones has helped us obtain a tremendous amount of success in both settlements and jury verdicts, often involving complex and even high-profile cases. We have been recognized with multiple awards and accolades, including an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and a perfect 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo.

Types of Premise Liability Injuries


Many people think of premises liability laws as those covering slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall type injuries, which do make up a good number of the cases. However, there are many other types of injuries that are also covered under premises liability, including:

  • Slip-and-fall

  • Unseen hazards

  • Attractive nuisances

  • Electrocution

  • Drowning injuries

  • Improperly lit walkways

There are three types of visitors to a property according to Texas law: invitees, licensees, and trespassers. While the first two are required to have a certain degree of care afforded to them automatically, even trespassers could potentially hold you liable for injuries in rare circumstances.

Learn more about premise liability law and get help with your case by contacting Dean Law Firm today.

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