Most of us feel safe in our own homes, as we should. That being said, you still face the risk of injury or wrongful death through no fault of your own. Texas apartment buildings can host any number of liabilities to even the most alert residents. If you have sustained injuries and need assistance determining who to hold responsible according to the Lonestar State’s laws, please read on, then contact one of our experienced Tyler, TX slip and fall accident attorneys to learn what you should know about apartment accidents in Texas.
Who is responsible for apartment accidents in Texas?
Under the Lonestar State’s premises liability laws, the duty of care generally lies with the landlord whose duties include overseeing the reasonable safety, livability, maintenance and repair of the premises. If the landlord breaches any of his or her duties and a tenant suffers an injury as a result, the landlord could be legally responsible for damages.
What can you hold your landlord liable for in Texas apartment accidents?
The majority of apartment accidents are due to:
- Inadequate lighting
- Poor weather conditions
- Damaged flooring
- Apartment pools
- Broken smoke or carbon monoxide detectors
- Staircases in disrepair
Common injuries resulting from these conditions include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Sprains and strains
- Herniated disc
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- TMJ and/or dental injuries
- Scarring and deformities
- Tears and ruptures
In order to determine who you can hold accountable and for what, you should reach out to a skilled Tyler, TX personal injury attorney to discuss your next steps.
What can a Smith County personal injury attorney do for you?
A Smith County personal injury attorney will know Texas’s premises liability laws and how they pertain to your case. He or she will be better aware of which county and court you should file in, which counties will likely offer better jury awards and how likely it is your case will go to trial. Nothing is a given, but having a qualified legal professional representing you can help protect you from the more mundane problems that will crop up. Do not go it alone. Give us a call today.
Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm
There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.