Dallas Real Estate Liability Attorneys
Lease agreement disputes between landlords and tenants may center on issues of liability. If an individual sustains an injury on the property, or if a problem arises in the functioning of or access to the property, it is not often clear which party is liable. If you have been implicated as the party liable in a commercial property dispute, or if you believe the other party was responsible, you have the right to explore all legal options available to you.
A Dallas real estate liability lawyer at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. will assess the details of your case in a completely free initial consultation and guide you step-by-step throughout the legal process. Contact our legal team today at (214) 317-4448, chat online, or fill out a confidential evaluation form.
Do I Need a Real Estate Liability Lawyer?
In order to establish liability in your case, you will have to thoroughly demonstrate four components:
- Duty of care: The liable party must have owed the victim a duty to keep them safe.
- Violation of duty of care: The liable party must have violated their duty of care in some way. This is likely to be the most disputed aspect of your case.
- Causation: The violation of the duty of care must have directly caused the victim to suffer.
- Damages: The victim’s suffering must have caused them significant damages.
Proving that each of these four components did or did not apply to your case requires an abundance of evidence, a knowledge of the law, and significant legal skill. Having a lawyer on your side will be instrumental to the success of your claim.
Why Choose Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. to Handle My Case?
For three decades, the attorneys at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. have been a trusted name for real estate legal counsel in the Dallas-Fort Worth community. Our firm has gained a reputation for reliability in client communication and effective, professional litigation. We are committed to putting our clients’ needs first, and prioritize your satisfaction over our profits. This is why we offer a completely free consultation to all potential clients, so you can decide whether we are the right fit for you before retaining us.
Types of Real Estate Liability Cases We Handle
The legal team at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. have handled thousands of commercial landlord-tenant dispute cases, include complex real estate litigation related to liability. In disagreements between yourself and the tenant or landlord, you have the right to obtain professional legal representation to uphold the terms of your lease agreement. Our real estate litigation attorneys have extensive experience in representing both landlords and tenants in lawsuits dealing with liability issues including, but not limited to:
- Premises liability for restaurants or other retail stores
- Negligence in the maintenance of building or access to a building
- Slip/trip and falls
- Liquor sales or dram shop claims
- Falling merchandise
- Violations of the Americans with Disability Act
- Wrongful detention and illegal arrest
- Premises security involving criminal acts (including physical and sexual assaults)
It is important to note that Texas uses the doctrine of modified comparative fault. This means that if you are found to be partially at fault for an accident, the person could still recover damages if they are considered less than 51% at fault. The damages would then be reduced by the percentage they are found to be at fault. Because of this, it is important that you hire an attorney to ensure that you are not assigned an unreasonable percentage of fault in the event of an accident on your property.
Contact Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. Today
At Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C., our attorneys are well-versed in all areas of real estate law. We have also gained a stellar reputation in the Dallas community for our high level of communication with clients. That means the legal team at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. will compassionately and effectively guide you through all stages of your real estate dispute, providing you with regular informed updates on the developments in your case.
The Dallas commercial landlord/tenant dispute attorneys at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. are here to help hold accountable the parties responsible in your commercial landlord-tenant dispute, and to get you the relief and peace of mind you can count on. Call us today at (214) 317-4448 to set up a completely free initial consultation.