Recovering Compensation After a Sidewalk Accident in Texas
Most people are not afraid of the sidewalk, and understandably so–it is a place designated for pedestrians to keep them out of harm’s way. Unfortunately, sidewalks do not come without their set of potential safety hazards. If you are someone who has been involved in a sidewalk accident, there is a very good chance that you are now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. Please read on and reach out to a slip and fall accident attorney to learn more about how we can help.
What causes sidewalk accidents?
Sidewalk accidents can happen for several different reasons, although they can oftentimes be traced back to negligence on the part either of the adjacent property owner or the municipality. Some of the most common causes of sidewalk accidents include standing water, uneven surfaces, weather-related hazards, insufficient lighting, cracks, and more.
How do I recover compensation after an accident?
To win a personal injury lawsuit, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. Unfortunately, this is not always easy, as insurance companies will oftentimes do whatever they can do disprove your claim and deny you the compensation you need to get back on your feet again. This is why it is so crucial you hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process.
Our firm is skilled in gathering and presenting evidence to make the most convincing claim possible. Some of the evidence we will seek to obtain can include security camera footage of the accident, pictures of the unsafe sidewalk conditions that caused the accident, medical documents, witness statements, and police reports documenting the facts of the incident.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas?
Every state has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to personal injury claims. In Texas, the statute of limitations is two years, which means you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent property owner. If you wait any longer than two years, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Our firm is ready to begin the claims process as soon as we possibly can.
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.