You can become injured anywhere- a school, friend’s house, hotel, supermarket, and so on. If you were injured on another individual’s property, you may be entitled to recover compensation. This is due to premises liability law. Read on to learn more about premises liability in Texas.
What is Premises Liability Law?
In Texas, property owners must keep their properties safe for anyone who enters the property. This includes people who were invited, and it may even extend to those who trespass, depending on the situation. If a hazard arises and the property owner does not fix it, and someone is injured as a result, the property owner may be held responsible. Some examples of premises liability accidents include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dangerous conditions
- Defective security
- Inadequate maintenance
- Poor weather conditions
- Inadequate lighting
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you wish to take legal action, you must not wait too long. This is due to a deadline known as the statute of limitations. In Texas, the statute of limitations is generally two years from the date of the accident. If you fail to file within two years, you will most likely lose your opportunity to recover the compensation you need and deserve in order to heal. To avoid this, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
In addition to filing your claim on time, you will also have to provide evidence that the property owner knew that the dangerous conditions that caused your injury existed and they did not fix it, or that they reasonably should have known about the hazard. In order to prove this, you should be sure to take pictures and videos at the scene of the accident. This can play a major role in a personal injury case. Additionally, you should seek medical attention. This will ensure that your injuries are tended to, while also providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injury. An attorney may be able to obtain further evidence, like security camera footage.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a premises liability accident in Texas, our firm is here to help.
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.