Generally, when people think of accidents, they imagine car crashes and other auto accidents. Unfortunately, accidents can happen anyplace, anytime, and if you are someone who has been injured in a slip and fall or trip and fall accident due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance that you are now looking to file a premises liability claim. Please continue reading and speak with our Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about these claims and how we can help you through the legal process. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do I know if I qualify for compensation after being injured in a slip and fall accident?
To qualify for compensation after sustaining an injury on another person’s property, you will have to hire an experienced Texas personal injury attorney who can gather and present sufficient evidence to satisfy the burden of proof. To win a premises liability claim, your attorney must prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the unsafe property conditions, failed to take action to fix the conditions in a timely fashion, and that you were injured and incurred significant financial damages as a result.
What can I recover compensation for in a premises liability claim?
When someone is injured in an accident due to no fault of their own, they may recover two types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. Essentially, economic damages cover tangible damages, such as the cost of medical treatment, surgeries, rehabilitation, and more. On the other hand, non-economic damages cover damages such as the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and more.
What is the statute of limitations for premises liability claims in Texas?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, under most circumstances, two years. This means that after an accident, it is critical that you do not wait any longer than two years to take legal action against the responsible party, for if you do, you will most likely relinquish your right to sue. Furthermore, you should understand that if you were injured in a slip and fall accident on property that was owned by a municipality or the government, you will have far less time to take legal action–only a matter of months. The sooner you speak with our firm, the better off you will be. We can assist you today.
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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.