Slip and fall accidents happen when we least expect them–and they can occur anytime, anywhere. Unfortunately, accidents of this nature often leave those involved with severe injuries that may significantly affect their quality of life for months or years to come. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Houston personal injury attorneys today to learn more about wrongly-sustained slip and fall injuries and how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do after being injured in a slip and fall accident?
If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you should take several steps to maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim–as long as you are still physically capable of doing so. Those steps are as follows:
- First, you should call the police. They will document the incident and send an ambulance to the scene, which, upon arrival, will transport you to a hospital for treatment.
- Next, take pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused your slip and fall. This way, if the negligent property owner comes to fix or clear away the hazard, you will already have thoroughly documented it.
- From here, ask any witnesses for their names, emails, and phone numbers so they may corroborate your claim at a later date.
- Ask your doctor for all documentation regarding your injuries after you are treated.
- Retain the services of an experienced Houston personal injury attorney. We will work to prove, via a premises liability claim, that the property owner in question knew, or should have reasonably known about the safety hazard present, failed to take action to fix it, and that you, therefore, were injured and suffered significant damages as a result.
How long will I have to sue for an injury in Texas?
If you have sustained an injury, there is a very good chance you will first try and wait to see if those injuries heal on their own before filing a claim. However, you should note that in most cases, the sooner you file, the better. This is, in part, because of the fact that Texas has a statute of limitations in place concerning personal injury claims. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally, two years, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to sue. If you wait too long, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. We are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need today–all you have to do is ask.
Contact our experienced Houston firm
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.