Premises Liability Lawyer

Waco Premises Liability Lawyer

When you get hurt on property, the injured person may have what personal injury lawyers call a premises liability claim. These cases can be complicated, making it essential to get the right attorney to help you build a strong case. When you’ve been hurt on a property because of dangerous and defective property conditions, you need to talk with a Waco attorney about premises owner liability. Our personal injury law firm works with experts to show how negligence created your injuries.

Premises liability law usually requires that property owners maintain an obligation to keep their premises safe for those who are legally on their property. Under the law, a landlord or property owner generally has a duty to all those lawfully on their premises to use ordinary care and diligence to keep the property in a reasonably safe condition. This includes safeguarding against dangerous conditions or defects in the property, in such areas as hallways, foyers, stairs, and entrances, for example.

Failure to maintain this duty could result in a civil lawsuit resulting in monetary damages. Damages can include medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, out-of-pocket expenses, special damages such as physician’s services, loss of consortium claims, and more.

Some people question why the landlord is responsible. Still, in many instances, the landlord must be accountable because they are the only individual with the power to control and maintain these areas. The landlord’s foreseeability requires them to take the appropriate duty to minimize predictable risks.   

Premises liability cases generally include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Injuries resulting from negligent security
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Animal attacks, like dog bites
  • Food poisoning

Results in Personal Injury Matters

  • $27 million settlement in matter involving the close head injury of a two-week-old child. Read about this case as reported by the Waco Tribune Herald, KCEN-TV, Meat & Poultry Magazine and
  • $15 million settlement reported in matter involving the injuries of an ATF agent in the Branch Davidian raid. Read about this case on
  • $1.5 million settlement reported for the injuries caused by a straw purchase of a gun at a pawn shop. Read about this case as reported by the Waco Tribune Herald, and
  • $800 thousand verdict for motorcycle driver with broken femur involved in collision with a car.

We are proud of our results reported above, but please note that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Each matter depends on the facts of the case.

Contact a Waco Premises Liability Lawyer

Our premises liability attorneys are compassionate and patient. We want to hear your story. Call us at 254-753-6437 to discuss it. Our Waco personal injury lawyers have represented accident victims in Waco since 1925. We are here to get you through this together. Our goals are the same—to make sure you can get on with your life and that your legal interests are protected. Although every case is different, we have recovered millions for Waco injury victims. We are here to answer questions about your case. In the meantime, you can read a few of the general frequently asked questions about personal injury claims while you wait to schedule a free legal consultation with one of our Waco attorneys. Waco property owner liability attorneys include the following at Dunnam & Dunnam:

Vance Dunnam Waco Attorney at Dunnam & Dunnam

Vance Dunnam

Vance has 60 years of experience as a lawyer in Waco, Texas handling all types of cases in both the office and the courtroom.

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Jim Dunnam Waco Attorney at Dunnam & Dunnam

Jim Dunnam

Jim Dunnam is a Board Certified Specialist in both Civil Trial Law and Family Law.

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Eleeza Johnson Attorney at Law Dunnam & Dunam

Eleeza Johnson

Eleeza's practice areas include: Personal Injury Law, Civil Trial Law, Commercial Law, Family Law and Pharmaceutical Law.

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Gerald R. Villarrial

Gerald R. Villarrial has practiced family law, criminal law and civil litigation for over 20 years.

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Mason Dunnam

Mason Dunnam is the fourth generation of Dunnam attorneys at the firm since 1925

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Carolina Truesdale

Carolina G. Truesdale graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law, Cum Laude.

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Contact a Waco Texas premises liability attorney at 254-753-6437 to discuss your Central Texas premises liability case.