Can I File a Lawsuit for a Poor Lighting Accident in Texas?

Poor lighting accidents can result in serious injuries. If you were injured in a public place because there was not adequate lighting, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Reach out to the Gonzalez Law Group today to speak with our experienced Texas personal injury attorneys.

Where do poor lighting accidents occur in Texas?

Although you may think that public places are safe, sometimes, they are not. If the lighting is inadequate, someone can get hurt as a result. Even if dim lighting is part of an establishment’s ambiance, the owner or manager must still make reasonable efforts to make sure that the premises are safe. The most typical places where poor lighting accidents can occur include:

  • Inadequately lit government buildings
  • Other poor lighting cases
  • Grocery stores
  • Cruise ship accidents
  • Poorly lit bars
  • Public restroom injuries
  • Restaurant trips and falls
  • Movie theater accidents
  • Retail store falls
  • Public transportation matters

What types of injuries can be sustained as a result of poor lighting?

The chances of someone getting injured in a public place increase dramatically if the establishment is not properly lit. For instance, you may not be able to see changes in pavement, obstacles, or stairs. Some of the injuries that can result from an accident due to poor lighting can be very severe. These injuries include, and are not limited to the following:

  • Head or brain injuries
  • Back, neck, or spinal cord injury
  • Facial injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Lacerations
  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Wrongful death

Can I recover damages for a premises liability accident?

If you were injured as a result of poor lighting you may have a valid premises liability claim and may be entitled to compensation. The type of compensation and the amount awarded will always depend mostly on what losses you have faced and what burdens you have to remain. The most typical compensation awards after a premises liability claim include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and lost future wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death benefits
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

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

Texas has a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the accident to file most personal injury claims. This indicates that if you fail to file your poor lighting accident claim within two years from the date of your injury, you will most likely lose the chance to file your claim at all and receive the compensation you deserve.

Do not wait to reach out to our qualified Texas personal injury firm today to ensure that you are meeting all of your claim deadlines.


We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.