In Texas, a property owner that is leasing their property, whether it is an apartment complex, a home, or a duplex, owes a duty of care to their tenants which requires them to make sure their property is reasonably safe. If they are found to be in breach of this duty of care, they may be held liable for injuries sustained on their property.
Because there is a contractual relationship between a landlord and the lessee or tenant, the landlord must exercise ordinary care to keep the rental property safe. This may include ensuring required safety devices are in place prior to the tenant moving in, that safety devices are in working order, that the tenant is protected from any dangerous conditions the landlord knows about or should reasonably know about, and that the property has been inspected and the landlord has repaired or warned the tenant about any dangerous conditions.
Further, the owner of an apartment complex is responsible for providing safe premises beyond the confines of the space generally occupied by the tenant. Stairs, sidewalks, banisters, and swimming pools are all items which the complex owner must ensure meet regulatory codes and are adequately maintained.
There are a multitude of instances in which a landlord can be held liable for injuries. Some common examples include:
If you or a loved one were injured on someone’s property and you believe the injuries were the result of the property owner’s failure to provide reasonable protection, following these steps may help build your product liability case.
Because of careless property owners, many people will suffer catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. The nature of many injuries which occur on dangerous property can be more than painful- they can be permanent.
Do not let your injuries overwhelm your life. If you have been seriously injured as a result of a condition or the use of real property, contact Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys. As your premises liability lawyer, we will secure proper medical care and fight to make sure you receive proper compensation. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends and we represent clients/victims all over the country.