Premises Liability

Serious Injuries on Property: Real Case Examples

Property owners have a responsibility to keep their properties safe and secure; however, far too often, owners of apartment complexes, retail businesses, hotels and residences serving older adults fail to protect people from serious and sometimes fatal injuries.

For more than 30 years, Langdon & Emison has represented people across the country in premises liability cases where:

  • Apartment complexes and hotels provided inadequate security, leading to injuries from battery, sexual assault or gunshots.
  • Residences failed to test and maintain critical equipment such as fire detectors and call-for-aid systems when elderly residents needed emergency help.
  • Property owners failed to maintain safe and sound structures.
  • Utility companies failed to maintain safe power lines or provided inadequate training to utility workers, resulting in electrocutions or electrical shock injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured on the property of another, contact our firm for a free case evaluation at 800-397-4910 or click on the chat button for live assistance.

Our Firm Has Won Millions for Clients in Premises Liability Cases

Clients come to Langdon & Emison when they’ve been injured on another’s property because we win. For more than three decades, we have taken on negligent apartment complexes, hotels and utilities and obtained millions in recoveries for our clients. Below is one example of a premises liability case we successfully resolved for our client.

Case Example: $27M jury verdict, Crisp v. McDonald’s Corp., et al., Brazos County, Tex.

An 18 year-old man, Denton Ward, was beaten to death in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant located across from the Texas A&M campus in College Station, Tex. The McDonald’s had a history of hosting large groups of people in the late-night and early-morning hours, particularly after concerts, festivals and other area events. The location became known to the College Station Police Department as a hot spot of criminal activity, yet McDonald’s allowed it to continue without taking additional security measures.

Mr. Ward’s girlfriend, Bailey Crisp, along with friends, rushed to drive him to an area hospital to seek medical help, and along the way, were involved in a fatal car accident that killed Ms. Crisp. The families of both teens sued McDonald’s, claiming lax security at the McDonald’s restaurant led to the two teenagers’ deaths. A Bryan, Tex., state court jury awarded the Ward family $16 million and the Crisp family $11 million. Langdon & Emison served as co-counsel on the legal team with Dallas-based Standly Hamilton.


Contact Langdon & Emison

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a property owner’s negligence, contact Langdon & Emison at 800-397-4910 or click below. We will review your case at no cost or obligation to you.


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