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Slip and fall accidents can cause serious harm. From broken bones to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), recovering from a bad fall can be a long, painful, and expensive process.
If you or your loved one was injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else's property, or because of another party's negligence, that person could be held liable for your injury. A Houston personal injury attorney from The Cox Pradia Law Firm, P.L.L.C. can help you.
Premises Liability Law in Texas
Many slip and fall accidents are the foundation for premises liability cases. Dangerous conditions on a person's property may have led to or caused your accident. Understanding your basic rights under premises liability law is key to taking the necessary action to protect your future.
Premises liability laws protect individuals who have been injured on another person's property due to dangerous conditions caused by a property owner's neglect. Not every injury that occurs outside of your home is a premises liability case, such as in instances of trespassing.
If, however, the place where your injury occurred had fallen into serious disrepair and the owner did not take any pains to correct the damage, or at the very least, warn visitors of the danger, then he or she may be liable for your injury.
What Are Considered Dangerous Property Conditions?
Dangerous property conditions include:
- Broken or missing railings
- Icy sidewalks
- Wet floors
- Missing steps
- Insufficient lighting
- Unfilled pits or holes
- Stumbling blocks
How Long Do I Have to File a Slip & Fall Claim?
In many slip & fall cases, the injured party may not know the full extent of their injuries for days or weeks following the accident. According to Texas Code § 16.003, you have two years from the date you were injured or in some cases, the date you discovered your injury to file a claim.
What If The Statute of Limitations Has Run Out?
If the statute of limitations ends before you file a claim you will lose you right to do so. There are some exceptions that can change this two-year time period so it’s important to speak to an attorney about your case as soon as possible. The statute of limitations can be a complex topic, call our firm today to learn how this law may affect your case.
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Other slip and fall injuries may involve nursing home negligence or medical malpractice. Hospitals and long-term care facilities are required to provide proper safety measures to ensure the well-being of elderly or disabled patients. With more than 40 years of combined experience, we can help you protect your future.
Injured in a slip & fall accident? Contact The Cox Pradia Law Firm, P.L.L.C. to schedule a free initial case evaluation today.
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