Will I Have to Sue My Family Member if I am Injured on His Property in Texas?

If your family member or friend recently invited you over to his or her house and you were injured, in, say, a slip and fall accident due to no fault of your own, there is a very good chance you may require financial compensation to heal. However, since the individual is your friend/relative, you may not want to sue him. Unfortunately, this does not change the fact that you were injured and should not have to fight this uphill battle alone. Fortunately, there may be a solution that can work for all parties involved. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

I was injured on my relative’s property, but I do not want to sue him. What do I do?

Many of our clients are relieved to learn that if they have been injured on a friend’s or relative’s property that they will not have to sue them directly for their injuries. In fact, our firm will instead file a claim against that person’s insurance company, which, in most cases, will help the wrongly injured person recover the compensation they need without costing their friend or relative a dime.

How do I know if I have a valid premises liability claim?

To win a premises liability claim, you will have to hire an experienced Houston personal injury attorney who can prove that the property owner either knew or should have known about the unsafe property condition, failed to take timely action to fix it, and that you were injured and sustained significant damages as a result. Our firm is ready to analyze each aspect of your case and to fight for the compensation you deserve.

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

If you are injured on another person’s property, you must ensure that you file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the timeframe in which you will have to sue the party responsible for your injuries. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, under most circumstances, two years, which means that you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to sue the negligent property owner for your injuries. If you wait past the two-year mark, you will generally be permanently barred from suing. We are ready to get the claims process started today.

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.