In Texas, just like in other states, if you suffer an injury while on another person’s property, the owner might be held liable. Depending on the circumstances, if you were injured due to unsafe conditions that should have been taken care of to prevent a potential accident, you may have cause for a premises liability claim. You should also take certain steps after suffering an injury.
Seek medical attention
If you were injured due to a premises liability issue, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Your injuries might be worse than you think. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Seeing a doctor or going to the emergency room is important as you can undergo tests to determine your injury, its severity and appropriate treatment.
Snap pictures of the accident scene if you can manage it. If you plan to file a premises liability lawsuit, you need photos of the property’s condition as part of your evidence. Make sure you focus on the specific area that caused your injury. For example, if you tripped on faulty stairs, snap photos of those stairs.
Get other evidence
If there were witnesses who saw your accident, get their names and contact information. Record them talking about what they saw when your accident occurred. Take note of what you were wearing, including shoes, when it happened. You should keep them stored as part of your proof.
Keep medical records and expenses
Obtain copies of your medical records, out-of-pocket expenses for medical treatment, lost wages and any other damages you have suffered. Keep all of your receipts with your medical records. These are important pieces of evidence for your premises liability claim.
If you have suffered injuries while on someone else’s property, you can file a claim if things were unsafe. Be sure to consult with a professional who can help you.