If you suffered personal injuries in an accident or other occurrence in Texas and you believe it was another person’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. Let Harris & Greenwell represent you in enforcing your right to recovery against a responsible party.
Types of Personal Injuries
Personal injury generally refers to mental and physical injuries to a person’s body caused by someone else’s wrongful acts or omissions. These injuries may be minor or may be so severe as to cause the person’s death, in which case it is called a wrongful death action. Personal injury does not include damage or destruction to your property..
Personal injuries can occur in any number of ways, including:
- Automobile accidents
- Boating accidents
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Trucking accidents
How Is Fault Determined?
To collect money stemming from a personal injury claim, Texas law requires you to prove that another party was negligent, which means that party did not use reasonable care. You must show that the person who caused your injuries had a duty to you that he breached that duty to you. There must also be a causal connection between the wrongful act and your injury.
Under Texas law, the amount your recover could be reduced if you contributed to your own situation or injuries.
Types of Texas Personal Injury Compensation
Texas law allows recovery of the following elements:
- Past and future medical bills for treatment related to your injuries
- Property damage occurring as a result of the accident
- Past wages and lost future wages
- Permanent disability and disfigurement
- Mental anguish and emotional distress
- Any other costs you’ve incurred because of the accident
If the facts and circumstances warrant, survivors may seek exemplary or punitive damages to punish gross negligence and prevent the same bad actors from hurting others.
Contact a Corpus Christi, Texas personal injury lawyer today
You and your family deserve justice. Generally, our firm will represent you in personal injury claims by a contingent fee agreement, where you would not need to advance costs or pay attorney’s fees unless there is a recovery.
Act now, as every moment of delay could prejudice you and result in the loss of evidence. To assert your rights in your personal injury claim, call Harris & Greenwell at 361-693-5252 or contact us online.