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Personal Injury Law

What is personal injury law?

Personal injury law involves injury which is caused accidentally, not intentionally, by another’s failure to use reasonable care. This type of law covers situations in which a person’s body, mind, or emotions are hurt, usually due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness. It includes wrongful death and situations where an injury results in a fatality.

How do liability and negligence relate to an insurance claim?

A person may be liable for the injury due to negligent or reckless action. The resulting injury must have been caused by the at-fault party, and must have been a foreseeable result of the at-fault party’s negligent action. So even if someone who commits a negligent action didn't intend for someone to get injured, that negligent party may still be the defendant in a personal injury claim.

What types of personal injury claims are most common?

Types of personal injury lawsuits often arise from automobile, bicycle, pedestrian, boating, aircraft, commercial trucking, and other kinds of vehicle accidents. Personal injury claims can also arise from medical malpractice, defective products, and slip-and-fall claims.

Why do people hire injury attorneys?

A successful personal injury claim may recover monetary funds for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, emotional pain and suffering, burial costs, and other financial costs that result from the injury. Typically, a personal injury lawyer is hired to oversee the claim, to let an injured person focus on healing without the stress of dealing with the legal side of the accident. Injury lawyers typically offer a no-cost consultation, so there is no downside to speaking with a lawyer about your potential claim.

 

 

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Laredo, TX

What is the Status of My Case?

While months may go by and the client thinks they’re waiting and waiting for the attorney to settle the case, it is actually quite the opposite. In order for the attorney to maximize value for your case, they are waiting for you to finish up treatment. 

Laredo, TX

How Long Will It Take To Settle My Case?

In my experience, the average case should take 6-8 months from the time of the accident. However, there are several factors involved in how long it may take for a client to receive a check after a car accident.   

Laredo, TX

How Much Money Is My Case Worth?

The amount you receive from a settlement is based on the total settlement received from the insurance companies after attorney fees are deducted and costs and expenses are subtracted.

St. Louis, MO

Are You Getting a Fair Personal Injury Settlement?

Some large injury law firms might slam you through their process as fast as possible, sometimes settling for far less than your case is worth. They often do it to maximize their own profit margins.

So how do you know if you should accept the dollar amount your personal injury lawyer recommends?

Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX

Neck & Back Injuries Car Wreck in Dallas, TX Settles for $44,000

This client did not have a truly objective injury I could point to. She did, however, have symptoms that mimicked those typically seen with a herniated disc. Even though the symptoms resolved, I argued to the adjuster that the injuries the client had sustained did have a significant temporary impact on her life entitling her to fair compensation.

Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX

Writing a Demand Letter to Maximize an Injury Settlement

Don’t worry, you won’t be writing it. Your lawyer will because it’s critical to present all the facts and circumstances in a way that positions you well.

We’re not talking about manipulation or exaggeration here. This is a settlement tool we need to use on your behalf to make sure you don’t get run over by the insurance company.

E-Cigarette Lawsuits Complicated by Marijuana Use

With the recent wave of e-cigarettes exploding in peoples’ pockets causing injury, a wave of lawsuits will follow. This is especially the case for consumers that use marijuana oils or extracts to use with their e-cigarettes. These suits will face many legal challenges, especially considering that they will seek to create a precedent.

5 Tips for Choosing an Injury Attorney

As the name indicates, “personal injury lawyers” specialize in the cases of bodily harm. Hence, these people can assist people in making different insurance claims. Furthermore, they are usually highly skilled in fighting insurers.