In order to recover compensation after a premises liability accident, you must prove that the property owner knew, or should have known, about the unsafe property conditions that caused your accident and failed to address them in a timely manner, causing your accident to occur. Read on to learn more about premises liability in Texas.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be exploring your various legal options. An injury can impact you physically, emotionally, and financially when it comes to things like lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. A personal injury attorney can help you recover the compensation you need and deserve in order to heal. But, it is important that you do not wait too long to take legal action. This is because of a deadline known as a statute of limitations. In Texas, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve.
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
In addition to filing your claim on time, you will also have to gather evidence proving that your accident occurred due to the property owner’s negligence. In order to do this, it is important to document the scene of the accident by taking pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. You should also seek medical attention right away. Medical documents can play a major role in your case. You should go to the hospital right away to ensure that your injuries are treated by a medical professional, while simultaneously providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. Be sure to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney who may be able to gather further evidence, including security camera footage, police reports, and more.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a premises liability accident, reach out to our firm today. We are here to advocate for you throughout every step of the process.
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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.