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How can I buy Texas real estate that is personal injury safe?

On Behalf of | Oct 4, 2013 | Wrongful Death |

How can you buy Texas real estate that is free from hazard or harm? Real estate in Texas cities like Houston and San Antonio often come with hazards. Hazardous properties can result in a wrongful death case or other personal injury cases.

What are examples of real estate or real property hazards that can cause personal injuries? Let us first look at different types of hazards and the harm they can cause and then let us look to see how to prevent the harm. I will discuss both residential and commercial properties.

Residential properties like apartment complexes may come with defects throughout the property. Such defects may be broken stairs, unlevel sidewalks, protruding sharp metal objects, or unsecure overhead fixtures. Other major problems may involve swimming pools that are not properly marked. A child drowning may be the result of improperly marked pools, which can be categorized as a wrongful death case. The injuries common to these premises hazards have been head injuries, scaring and disfigurement, shoulder injuries and death.

Commercial properties may come with the same hazards. Commercial properties may also come with toxic and contaminated sites that require clean up that is often very costly. The law that governs contaminated sites is known as the Comprehensive Environmental, Response Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980. Commercial properties are often as the subject of slip and fall hazards or trip and fall hazards. These result not only because of spills on a slippery floor. They also are the result from hidden holes or objects protruding from the ground.

What is the best way to avoid buying a property with potential hazards that cause personal injury or death? Hire a Texas real estate attorney that can assist in due diligence. Also, hire a qualified inspector to inspect the property. If you would like more tips, feel free to contact a Houston lawyer that handles cases throughout Texas at 713-572-4900.

  – Article By Richard Weaver


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