In the State of Texas, if you are injured because another person has been negligent or reckless, after you have been examined and treated by a doctor, you will need to speak as quickly as possible with Houston personal injury lawyer David McNeal. Most personal injuries are sustained in auto and truck accidents, but you also have a right to compensation if you are injured because:
- A property owner failed to repair a hazard on a private property.
- Someone’s dog or other pet attacked or bit you.
- You are a maritime worker who was injured while working offshore.
If you believe that another party may have responsibility for injuring you, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney as quickly as you can. In Texas, you have the right to be compensated by the party that injured you, and you also have a right to the advice and services of a Texas personal injury attorney.
How Will Your Attorney Handle Your Personal Injury Case?
Whether you are injured in traffic in the Houston area, injured slipping-and-falling on a wet floor at a supermarket, or injured in any other accident scenario caused by another person’s negligence, the McNeal Law Firm will begin an immediate investigation of the accident. Your attorney will question any eyewitnesses, examine the evidence, and review the pertinent insurance policies to determine which party or parties should be held liable.
Most injured negligence victims are compensated without going to court, because most personal injury cases in Texas are settled when the lawyers for both sides negotiate an out-of-court settlement that is acceptable to everyone who is involved.
In Texas, the percentage of cases that end up in trial are in the low single digits. More than likely, your case will not end up in trial but will need to be vigorously negotiated until an agreeable settlement is reached. Houston personal injury lawyer David McNeal is both a skilled negotiator and trial attorney who has built a record of success on behalf of his clients.
Are Employers Held Responsible for Workplace Injuries?
In many cases, employers in Texas cannot be sued over job-related injuries. Many Texas workplace injuries are compensated, without any need for a lawsuit, through the state’s workers’ compensation insurance system. Injured offshore workers may be compensated under the federal Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (the “Jones Act”) or the Longshore And Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act of 1927.
Although a workers’ compensation claim is typically the path to recovering damages for a job-related injury, if someone other than your employer is responsible for your workplace injury, you may bring a personal injury claim against that party. Contact the McNeal Law Firm to discuss your options for compensation if you suffer a workplace or work-related injury.
How Are You Compensated After a Personal Injury?
A personal injury attorney usually seeks compensation for both “economic” damages and “noneconomic” damages. Economic damages are the losses that you can document with receipts, pay stubs, medical bills, and other documents. It is essential to keep and copy these documents and to store them securely. Bring copies to your first legal consultation.
Texas insurance companies, courts, and lawyers realize that a jury may award an injured plaintiff amounts for past and future pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, impairment, and mental anguish, among other noneconomic damages.
So how much can a personal injury victim hope to receive? That amount hinges on the extent of your personal injury or injuries, who the defendants are, and whether your claim can be resolved out-of-court or requires a trial. No attorney can estimate your final compensation amount until that attorney can examine the details of your personal injury case.
Schedule a Consultation with Personal Injury Attorney David McNeal
If you proceed with legal action, tell your injury attorney the truth about how you were injured – and about anything else that your attorney may need to know. If you had a pre-existing injury or a previous dispute with an insurance company, your attorney will need to know about it. When you choose to work with a particular injury attorney, you need to follow that attorney’s recommendations.
If you proceed with legal action, the McNeal Law Firm will handle all discussions and negotiations with the negligent party that injured you, that party’s lawyer, and that party’s insurance company. We know that personal injury victims seek more than money – they’re seeking justice. At the McNeal Law Firm, our work is winning justice for injury victims and holding negligent parties accountable for the pain, suffering, and injuries they cause.
If you have been injured due to negligence, the McNeal Law Firm provides a no-cost, no-obligation case review. Take advantage of this opportunity to determine if you have grounds for legal action and to learn how Texas law applies to your own case. Call our Houston office now at (832) 819-3281. If you’ve been injured by negligence, it’s the right thing to do.