Houston Personal Injury Lawyer
Serious accidents can happen unexpectedly, but when someone else is responsible for the injuries you sustained, you can compel them to pay by working with a personal injury attorney in Houston.
You can’t prepare for the aftermath of a devastating accident, but there are steps you can take following it that will help you recover to the best of your abilities. This is certainly true for those whose accidents were caused by the negligence of another.
If you didn’t cause the accident that harmed you, why should you have to cover the costs? You shouldn’t. But when you are still recuperating from your injuries, figuring out what your next steps should be is often a challenge.
At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, we are committed to bringing negligent parties to justice. Your Houston personal injury lawyer will fight for the compensation you need to cover your losses and repay you for the harm inflicted upon you by the at-fault party. Although you can file your claim on your own, getting help from an attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.
Cause and Fault in Different Types of Injuries
The best way to determine whether you’ll have the right to pursue compensation for the injuries you suffered is whether someone else is responsible for hurting you, accidentally or intentionally. For example, if you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you might bring a claim against the driver of the vehicle that struck you if they were inebriated at the time of the collision.
Illustrated in the table below are some types of incidents that our firm is prepared to help you obtain compensation for, as well as the parties who could be found liable for your damages.
|Slip-and-fall accident||Property owner|
|Rape/assault||Person who physically harmed you|
|Dog bites||Owner of the dog|
|Motor vehicle accidents|
|Defective products||Anyone in the chain of distribution|
|Premises liability||Property owner|
After your attorney has had the opportunity to complete their investigation, they will have the evidence needed to build a powerful personal injury claim against any and all parties who may have contributed to the cause of your injuries.
The Amount You Can Expect to Be Awarded in Texas Personal Injury Claims
One of the primary reasons for pursuing a claim against the at-fault party is to be awarded compensation for the various ways your life has been affected by the injuries you endured. To get the most out of your claim, you will need to include every single loss you’ve encountered since the incident in question.
First, you will want to get your medical expenses covered. This is a broader category of losses than you might have originally thought, as your medical costs could include one or more of the following:
- Hospital bills and co-pays
- Medical equipment and installation fees
- Physical therapy and rehabilitative services
- Transportation costs
In addition to these medical expenses, you should also recoup your other financial losses, such as your lost wages, the impact of a disabling condition, and any property damage. These monetary losses are referred to as economic damages in the civil claims world.
But, your injuries have likely impacted more than just your wallet. You should be compensated for the mental and emotional effects of your injuries, too. Reach out to your Houston injury lawyer if you have experienced any of the following:
- Difficulty participating in hobbies you used to love
- Difficulty maintaining strong relationships with your friends and family
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- General inconvenience in your day-to-day life
- Inability to complete typical daily activities as you once did
Houston Personal Injury FAQ
We understand what a difficult time you must be having, and trying to wrap your head around Texas personal injury laws when you’re injured is a waste of your energy. That’s why we’ve gone over some of the most important details you need to know in this personal injury FAQ.
If any of your questions haven’t been answered on this page, reach out to our office so we can learn more about the unique details of your accident and the injuries you’ve been dealt.
How does filing a claim against the government work?
To hold a government agency accountable for your damages, we will need to file a claim under the Texas Tort Claims Act. You don’t have to feel intimidated when pursuing compensation for the damage caused by an irresponsible government agency. Our firm will gather the evidence we need to support your case, and we will work diligently to achieve a positive outcome.
Do I have to file my claim now or can I think about whether I want to pursue a case?
It is important that you take the time to think about whether you are prepared to file a civil lawsuit, but it’s equally important that you do so as soon as possible. The statute of limitations has already started running from the date of the accident, and it will continue for two years.
Once this deadline passes, and your claim hasn’t been filed, you’ll be barred from seeking the compensation you would have otherwise been entitled to. Thankfully, when you choose to work with an experienced personal injury attorney in Houston, we’ll worry about how long you have to file your claim while you focus on recovering.
How is pain and suffering calculated?
There are a couple of different ways we can quantify your pain and suffering. The first is on a per-diem basis, where each day your pain and suffering amounts to a certain monetary value.
For instance, your Houston lawyer might determine that your pain and suffering is equal to $100 per day. Then, each day that you are dealing with this loss, you’ll accrue damages. If it takes you three years to recover fully, we would multiply that daily rate by three years. In this example, your pain and suffering would be valued at $109,500.
Another way we can determine how much your pain and suffering is worth is by classifying your injuries on a scale of one to ten, with ten being the most severe. This number would be multiplied by the value of your economic damages, and would then give us the total value of your economic damages.
As you can imagine, there can sometimes be a big difference in the value of your pain and suffering, depending on which way we calculate your loss. For this reason, your lawyer will review your losses in great detail to determine which type of classification will yield the most favorable results in your case.
Get in Touch with a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston
Preparing to go up against the party who wronged you can be overwhelming, particularly when you are still healing from your injuries. Fortunately, a seasoned Houston personal injury lawyer at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP can help.
Our firm has years of experience handling civil claims, and we will fight for the money that you deserve. We are proud to provide free consultations to injury victims in need. You can schedule yours by contacting our office at 214-522-9404, or you can complete the contact form included below and a representative will reach out to you.