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PREMISES LAIBILITY
The set of laws used to determine who is liable when
a particular condition or use of a building, land, or other
premises causes an injury is called “premises liability.”
These laws are relatively complex due to the fact that the
kind of condition or use that will make a premises owner
or occupier liable for injury depends on the category into
which the injured person (“entrant”) falls. Those invited by
the premises owner or occupier, known as “invitees,” are
owed the highest level of responsibility. Those permitted
to be on the premises, known as “licensees,” are owed a
lower level of accountability than invitees. The lowest level
of responsibility is owed to “trespassers.”
A substantial portion of my practice is devoted to civil
litigation. I provide professional representation for rural
and urban clients. My knowledge of Texas courts allows me
to understand when it is best to litigate or settle a case.
Though I understand that litigation can be avoided in the
majority of cases, my trial skills make a formidable advocate
in the courtroom. To schedule a consultation, please call the
Law Office of B. DIANE HEINDEL, P.C. at 903-533-9900 to
arrange a consultation at my 407 E. 4th Street office. Se
habla español.
HINT: A premises owner or occupier is under a duty to do a
reasonable job maintaining and repairing a property so that
invitees (such as store patrons) are not injured.

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