How to Sue a Landlord in Texas
There are many wonderful apartments available to the people of Texas. Part of what makes these apartments so great is their dutiful, caring landlords. Unfortunately, not all landlords provide tenants with reasonably safe, clean living environments. When this happens, people are oftentimes injured as a result. If you have been injured in an apartment accident, please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Texas personal injury attorney today.
What are the main causes of apartment accidents?
Apartment accidents can be caused by various factors, though they are very commonly caused by landlord negligence. Some of the most frequent causes of apartment accidents can include broken staircases or defective railings, broken or absent carbon monoxide/smoke detectors, damaged floors, disturbed asbestos, and more.
How do I sue a landlord after an accident?
To win a personal injury lawsuit against a landlord, you will have to hire an attorney who is capable of proving that you were injured due to that landlord’s negligence. Unfortunately, insurance companies oftentimes will do anything in their power to deny you the compensation you need, so you need a dedicated, aggressive attorney fighting in your corner. To prove your personal injury claim, your attorney will work to recover various types of evidence, including pictures or videos of the accident, medical documents, police reports, witness statements, and more.
Once you file your claim, you must ensure you are very careful about what you post on social media. Insurance companies will very often monitor your accounts, so if you post anything that even remotely contradicts your claim, the insurance company may use it against you, even if they have to take it out of context. Fortunately, you can avoid this by simply refraining from posting on social media until your case is resolved.
How long do I have to take legal action after an accident in Texas?
Those injured in apartment accidents have a certain amount of time to file a lawsuit against their landlord. In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years, which means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue a negligent landlord. Unfortunately, if you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be denied your right to financial compensation. Do not let this happen. Our firm has been helping those injured in Texas for years, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you.
Contact our experienced 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 ready to help.