Can I Sue My Landlord for an Injury in Texas?


Texas is home to countless safe and affordable apartments, condos, and other rentable properties, and this is thanks to the many responsible and caring landlords throughout the state of Texas. However, at times, when landlords are negligent, people can sustain serious injuries as a result. If you’ve been injured in an apartment accident, you must continue reading and speak with our experienced Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about whether you can sue your landlord for an injury and how our firm can assist you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some of the most common causes of apartment accidents?

There are various potential causes of apartment accidents, and though at times, tenants simply act negligently and sustain an injury as a result, this is not usually the case. Oftentimes, apartment accidents are a result of a landlord failing to provide his or her tenants with adequate living conditions. Some of the most common causes of apartment accidents include failure to keep the grounds (parking lots, sidewalks, etc.) in tip-top shape, causing them to become dangerous for tenants, failing to install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, failing to provide safe living conditions (asbestos in the air, etc.), failing to ensure all stairways, balconies, and floors are secure, and more.

How do I know if I can sue my landlord for an injury?

As long as you can prove that your landlord either knew or should have known of the unsafe apartment conditions, failed to take action to fix them, and that you were injured and incurred significant financial damages as a result, there is a very good chance that you will have a valid premises liability claim against your landlord. To prove as much, you should work to document the accident by taking pictures of the unsafe condition, notifying your landlord, calling the police, asking witnesses for their contact information, and hiring a knowledgeable Dallas personal injury attorney.

How long will I have to file a premises liability claim in Texas?

In Texas, the statute of limitations for premises liability claims is, typically, two years, which means that in most cases, you are only granted two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible for your injuries. Waiting any longer than two years will generally bar you from suing. Our firm can help you today.


If you or someone you know has been wrongly injured, you must not wait. Our firm is ready to help you through each step of the legal process to help ensure you recover the financial compensation you need to move on with your life. We are ready to help–all you have to do is contact Brock & Goetzmann, PLLC today.

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