Personal Injury Lawyer Pearland TX
If you have been injured in an accident caused by another party, a Pearland, TX personal injury lawyer may be able to help get you financial compensation for the losses your injuries have caused you. Call Keith B. French Law, PLLC today and let us know about your case.
Texas law allows victims to pursue personal injury claims or lawsuits for accidents that result due to negligent, reckless, or intentional acts or behaviors, including:
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bike accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Ridesharing accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Slip and fall accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
In order to prevail in a personal injury claim or lawsuit, it is critical that you present evidence that will prove that:
- The other party caused the accident that resulted in your injuries.
- Your injuries caused you to suffer economic and non-economic losses.
Your Pearland personal injury lawyer will investigate your accident and gather evidence to use. They will likely request information from you, as well. The following are some of the ways you can document your injuries and help your lawyer:
Medical records – Your medical records are one of the most valuable pieces of evidence in your personal injury claim since they provide a wealth of information about your injuries. The records will provide information about the type of injuries you suffered, your symptoms, the treatments, and your prognosis.
Expenses and Losses – Texas law allows you to pursue all of the expenses your injuries have caused you. Not only does this include medical expenses, including doctor bills, hospital stays, medical equipment, and medications, but also includes the travel expenses getting back and forth to the doctor, physical therapy, and other treatment costs.
You also are able to be compensated for any wages and benefits you lost because you were unable to work while you were recovering from the accidents. If the injuries leave you permanently disabled and unable to return to work, you will also be entitled to lost future wages.
Journal – When you are recovering from serious injuries, the pain and other symptoms may feel intense and “unforgettable” but the truth is we do tend to forget the intensity of painful situations as time goes by. But that ordeal you go through is also critical evidence in proving your losses. This is why it is a good idea to keep a journal throughout your recovery process where you can document the “bad” days, along with the actual dates and descriptions of what you were going through, what activities you missed out on, and even your emotional state.
What if You Were Partially to Blame?
It remains important to explore your legal options with a Pearland, TX personal injury lawyer at Keith B. French Law, PLLC even if you were partially responsible for what happened to you. All too often, injury victims shy away from exploring opportunities for compensation in the wake of sustaining harm because they assume that their role in the situation prevents them from pursuing recourse. Arizona injury victims have good reason to push back against this instinct.
There are states that effectively bar injury victims from pursuing compensation from others if they were partially to blame for what happened to them. These states are referred to as “contributory negligence” states. Additionally, there are many states that limit the rights of injury victims to pursue personal injury compensation if the victims were more than 49% or 50% – depending on the state – to blame for their own harm. These are referred to as “modified comparative negligence” states.
However, states like Arizona and California are known as “pure comparative negligence” states. This means that they do not limit the ability of injury victims to pursue compensation based on the degree of fault assigned to them. Instead, they simply insist on the reduction of a compensation award’s potential value based on the proportion of harm assigned to each party involved.
For example, say that a victim’s harm has been valued at $500,000. The victim has been assigned 20% of the fault for the situation and the defendant named in their case has been assigned the remaining 80%. The injury victim can pursue damages up to $400,000 in value from the defendant, as this total represents 80% of the value of the victim’s harm.
Is Pursuing Compensation Worth Your Energy and Effort?
Once a skilled Pearland personal injury lawyer has determined the cause(s) of your harm, accurately assigned fault to the parties involved, and calculated the value of your case, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about taking legal action.
If your case value is significant, it may be worth your time and energy to take legal action, even if you were also significantly to blame for what happened to you. By contrast, if you were blameless but your case isn’t valued at much, the costs of mounting legal action may outweigh the benefits of pursuing compensation. Everyone’s case is different, so it’s important to carefully evaluate the ins and outs of yours before committing to a plan of action or a plan of inaction.
Scheduling a Consultation
The value of investing an hour or two of your time in meeting with the team at Keith B. French Law, PLLC cannot be overstated. Alerting our Pearland personal injury lawyer team to your situation will empower you to make truly informed decisions about your options. Without knowledgeable, professional guidance, you may make decisions that undermine the value of your case or cause you to miss out on compensation that you’re rightfully owed entirely. Connect with us today to learn more about our approach to representation, your rights and options, and how we may be able to help.
Contact a Personal Injury Law Firm
If you have been injured in an accident, do not try to settle the case on your own. It is important for you to focus on your recovery and not fight with insurance companies that will do all they can to minimize your claim or deny it completely. A seasoned Pearland personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case and explain what legal recourse you may have. Call Keith B. French Law, PLLC to schedule a free consultation and find out how we can help.