The holiday season is in full swing, and this time of year, Texas residents may feel like they are always on the go. It can be helpful to plan ahead or plot out a schedule to stay organized, but sometimes, an unexpected circumstance can throw everything off-kilter. An injury can affect even the best laid plans, and worse, leave a victim struggling in pain.
In some cases, the particulars of how and where an injury occurred can leave a victim wondering if some sort of legal recourse may be available. If an injury was suffered on someone else’s property, a victim may have ground for a premises liability case. Even if a victim resides on the premises, as would be the case with an apartment or other rental property, the landlord or property owner may be financially responsible for injuries suffered, particularly if the injury was caused by negligence or carelessness.
Recently, a Texas victim suffered serious injury after an outdoor staircase collapsed at an apartment complex. The victim was rushed to a nearby medical facility, and his injuries have been described as life-threatening. An investigation is underway and may provide crucial information that the victim could use as evidence to bolster a premises liability claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.
If a Texas victim is ready to file his or her own premises liability claim, it will be prudent to obtain legal counsel. An attorney can help a client navigate the legal process from start to finish and will be familiar with local laws and ordinances that may pertain to premises liability cases. A favorable verdict can result in a judgment that includes monetary compensation for a suffering victim, which can be used to help cover accident-related expenses like hospital bills, loss of wages due to inability to work, physical therapy or equipment to assist with a long-term bodily injury. Victims need not suffer in silence as they attempt to cope with an injury, and the law provides relief and justice in appropriate circumstances.