HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED IN A SIDEWALK ACCIDENT IN TEXAS? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.
March 31, 2021
There are few things more jarring than simply walking down the street, only to slip and fall due to an unsafe sidewalk. Unfortunately, this happens more than you may think, and if it has happened to you, you may now require financial compensation to heal. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Odessa personal injury attorney today to learn more about how we can help you through the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What Are the Most Common Causes of Sidewalk Accidents?
Sidewalk accidents can be caused by any number of factors, though they can most commonly be traced back to property owner negligence. Loose debris, causing serious slip and falls, weather-related hazards left unattended, uneven pavement, insufficient lighting, and more are all leading causes of sidewalk accidents.
How Do I Win a Personal Injury Claim in Texas?
To win a personal injury claim, you and your experienced Texas personal injury attorney will have to gather and present various forms of evidence to prove that the property owner in question knew of the unsafe sidewalk conditions, failed to fix them, and that you sustained serious injuries and significant damages as a result. Some of the most useful types of evidence can include pictures of the unsafe conditions, surveillance footage of the accident as it happened, witness statements, medical documents, police reports, and more.
How Long Do I Have to Take Legal Action Against Another Party for An Injury in Texas?
If you have been wrongly injured in a sidewalk accident, you may wish to wait to see if your injuries heal on their own before attempting to sue the party responsible. We cannot advise you to do so, for there is a statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas. Since the statute of limitations is, generally, two years, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible. That being said, if you were injured on property owned by a municipality, you will have to file a Notice of Claim within a period of only a few months, which is why you will need an attorney who can determine who the property is owned by, and who can file a claim on your behalf as swiftly as possible. We are ready to fight for your right to heal. All you have to do is ask.
Contact Our Experienced Odessa, Texas Firm
If you have been injured in an accident at the hands of a negligent party, you need a knowledgeable, skilled attorney on your side. At The Law Offices of Steve Brannan, we understand how crucial this point in your life is. Fortunately, our firm has the tools needed to win the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today. We are here to help.