There are many people in the state of Texas who rent an apartment from a landlord. In doing so, they trust that the landlord will take care of the property they own so that it is safe for people to live there. While this is usually the case, there are some circumstances in which a landlord is negligent and fails to maintain the premises. This can cause hazards to arise that can result in accidents that cause serious injuries to individuals involved. Those injured in these situations can pursue legal action with the assistance of a Texas personal injury attorney.
What do I do After an Apartment Accident?
When a personal injury accident happens, such as an apartment accident, injured parties are able to pursue legal action for negligence. This can be done by filing a personal injury claim. It is important for injured parties to know that when they do this, they are required to prove the landlord was negligent. This can be done with evidence that shows the landlord knew, or should have reasonably known about the dangerous condition that caused their injuries and failed to fix it. Evidence that can be useful in court can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures or video of the hazard, witness testimonies, and more.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
After an apartment accident happens and the injuries are discovered, the injured party should not wait too long to file a personal injury claim if they want to pursue legal action. This is because there is a statute of limitations in place. Simply put, the statute of limitations is a deadline by which the injured party is required to file a claim by. If they do not meet this deadline, the individual may lose their chance to recover compensation from the negligent party for their damages. In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases 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.