If you get hurt on someone else’s property, you may have a premises liability case on your hands. When a property owner has a hazard on their land and they know that it can harm somebody, they are supposed to keep guests safe from it. When they don’t, the injured party can submit a premises liability claim. However, it’s important to note that there is a statute of limitations and you must file your claim with the help of a Corpus Christi, Texas slip & fall lawyer before time runs out.

 How Much Time Do I Have to File a Premises Liability Claim?

When you submit a premises liability claim, you must do so within two years of the date of the accident. There are few exceptions to this rule. This statute of limitations is in place because it would be unfair for people to get sued over an event that happened so long ago. No one should have to worry that they could one day be sued over something that happened a decade ago.

What Can Be Considered a Premises Liability Claim?

There are all types of premises liability claims that people can make. Some common examples include:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Toxic exposure
  • Swimming pool accident
  • Inadequate security
  • Fire and safety code violations

In all of the above cases, there was a hazard on the property owner’s land. They knew about it and did nothing to fix it, and as a result someone else was hurt. When you can prove that connection in your case, you can probably win.

What If I Have a Premises Liability Claim Against the Government?

There is an important exception to note here though. If you plan to sue the government, you have less time to make your claim. If you were hurt on public property, you have a maximum of six months to file a claim with the government. Then your lawsuit can proceed.

What Kinds of Damages Can I Sue For?

When you file a premises liability lawsuit, you can fight for all sorts of damages. Some are meant to reimburse you financially while others aim to make up for psychological trauma. Your compensation can help with:

  • Medical expenses, past and future
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering

Will My Premises Liability Case Go to Trial?

It is unlikely that your case will go to trial. Your lawyer will do their best to fight for a fair settlement before we reach that point. If you do end up going to trial though, we have your back. We can build a case to succeed in front of a judge and jury.

Schedule a Free Consultation

If you’re ready to learn more about your legal options, contact Sahadi Legal Group. We can schedule a free consultation and then we’ll give your premises liability case a closer look.