Property owners, employers, and business owners are responsible for providing a safe environment for people who visit their premises, to ensure that no one is physically endangered. However, it can be expensive to properly keep a property maintained, and those individuals in charge will sometimes choose to skimp on maintenance or cut corners in order to save money. This can in some cases result in the deaths of visitors to the property, because of dangerous conditions existing on the property.
In that case, surviving family members can choose to file a premises liability wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for the death of the family member. There are a number of factors that may be involved in premises liability wrongful death lawsuits, including slips and falls, animal attacks, negligent security, drownings, uneven surfaces, exposure to smoke or harmful chemicals, fires, building collapses, or any failure to properly maintain and repair the premises.
Typically, premises liability wrongful death lawsuits are brought against the management or owner in charge of operating and maintaining any establishment open to the public. Normally, an attorney must prove the case by showing how the person in charge of the premises knew, or should have known, that a dangerous condition existed.
If your family member has been seriously injured or killed because of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, call the Houston premises liability attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. You can also visit us on Google Plus to learn more about our firm.