As the holidays begin to approach, there are many people who decorate their laws for the festivities. This may be for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas. In doing so, it is important that property owners are cautious with where they place these items. This is because they have a responsibility to others who come onto the property to ensure the grounds are safe and do not cause harm. If a person is injured as a result of hazardous conditions, it can lead to a premises liability claim. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced Texas personal injury attorney for help with your case.
How Can I Protect Myself from a Lawsuit?
When placing lawn items and decorations on your property, it is important to be careful. This is especially if they are being put on stairs. This is because when people are coming on and off the grounds, they may not see where certain items are placed, causing them to trip and fall. All decorative items placed on a law should be visible to others to prevent this from happening. This can be done by putting them in an open space or by having proper lighting. In addition to this, the stairs should be well maintained in general.
What do I do if I’m Injured on Someone’s Property?
In the event that you or your child becomes injured due to the negligence of a property owner, it is possible to pursue legal action. This can be accomplished first by taking certain steps. After an accident happens, it is crucial that you document the incident. This can be done by taking pictures of the conditions, contacting emergency services, taking down witness contact information, receiving medical care, and more.
The information obtained from the scene of the accident can be used to file a personal injury claim and pursue legal action. In doing so, be sure to keep the statute of limitations in mind. This is a deadline that injured parties are required to meet when filing a claim, otherwise they can lose their opportunity to do so entirely. In the state of Texas, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the injury.
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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.