Houston’s Top Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you have the right to pursue financial compensation.
Compensation for the emotional, physical, and monetary damages you have suffered. By filing a personal injury claim, you can hold the person or entity responsible and accountable for their negligence. Working with Walker Texas Lawyer increases your chances of receiving compensation and obtaining the justice you deserve. When you need legal counsel, you can count on Houston’s Personal Injury Attorney, Walker Texas Lawyer.
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James Walker is a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, Texas. He has over 40 years of legal experience and has helped over 25,000 clients. This means he has demonstrated his extensive knowledge of legal procedures. He knows how to handle insurance companies. If insurance companies refuse to give you a fair shake, they will take the insurance companies to court. He knows the law inside and out. He knows what he’s doing.
If you were in an accident or mistreated, we want to put our knowledge of the law to work for you today. Call the Texas Personal Injury Attorney at (713) 552-1117 or fill out our free initial consultation form. Remember, our Guarantee means that you will not Pay Unless You Win.
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Personal Injury Claims
What is a personal injury? You would not have suffered these injuries if another person had been careful to avoid harming you. The following list describes some of the more common types of personal injury claims we see:
This occurs when a collision involves a car accident, motorcycle, or truck. These injuries can be severe. You may need help communicating with your insurance company to get the settlement you need. The insurance company is not your friend and will try to give you a quick offer to settle the case. If insurance is unwilling to help you, it might be time to escalate your claim further.
Texas has a well-defined set of laws to describe ‘negligence.’ As well as how it relates to personal injury claims. Under Texas law, a person can demand economic compensation from another person, especially if they can prove that the injury was due to the negligence of the second person.
Premises liability may range from things from “injuries caused by a variety of hazardous conditions, including open excavations, uneven pavement, standing water, crumbling curbs, wet floors, uncleared snow, icy walks, falling objects, inadequate security, insufficient lighting, concealed holes, improperly secured mats, or defects in chairs or benches.” Premises liability law is the body of law that makes the person in possession of land or premises responsible for specific injuries suffered by persons on the premises.
Other Personal Injury Claim Types
While auto accidents are perhaps the most significant cause of injury in Texas, they are by no means the only ones. Other causes of injury, which may warrant a personal injury claim, include:
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Jim Walker is a personal injury lawyer. He fights to ensure that people suffering from personal injuries do not lose their rights. Walker Texas Lawyer will fight for you whether you are in a truck, motorcycle, industrial accident, or injured at another’s expense. Your life matters. Your injuries matter. He won’t allow anyone to hurt you without facing the consequences.
How To File A Personal Injury Claim
If you were injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another, you deserve compensation. To get the best possible outcome, certain steps must be followed when dealing with the insurance company.
- Contacting an attorney
An experienced lawyer can review your case details and review your legal options. You can also get answers to any questions you have.
- Investigating your accident
Your attorney’s legal team gathers evidence, carefully reviews documentation, and interviews witnesses. This helps them get the facts needed to build a strong case.
- Determining your damages
In general, you can seek compensation for medical expenses related to your injuries and lost wages if you couldn’t work. You may also be able to seek compensation for other damages, such as pain and suffering.
- Negotiating a settlement
A lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company to reach a settlement that meets your needs. Most personal injury claims are resolved this way.
- Filing a lawsuit, if needed
If you can’t reach an agreement with the insurance company, you can take them to court. Insurance companies will sometimes reopen negotiations to avoid a trial.
How Much Compensation Will I Receive?
The easiest damages to calculate the value of will be your economic damages. This category includes any financial losses you’ve suffered because of your accident—both current and future. Include your medical expenses, lost wages, any property damage, and any other economic costs tied to your injuries. These damages are usually determined by adding the costs together and estimating future expenses.
Noneconomic damages, on the other hand, are paid for intangible losses. These losses included mental anguish, as well as physical pain and suffering. If the injury has resulted in severe impairment, family members may even recover damages for loss of companionship.
What Damages Can I Receive?
The purpose of damages in personal injury cases is to compensate the injured party. In some cases, it can be challenging to assign a dollar amount. Money can’t “fix” most injuries. But, the goal is to try and minimize any future ramifications of the event.
What Type of Injuries Can I Receive Compensation?
Depending on the event and type of injury, the different types of damages include:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Emotional Distress
- Punitive Damages
- Pain & Suffering
What Are My Legal Options
The benefit of consulting with a personal injury attorney is that they are able to discuss all your legal options with you. There are many misconceptions about what happens when you file a lawsuit. People often envision facing off in a courtroom.
The reality is that most personal injury lawsuits result in settlements. Only 4 to 5 percent of those cases actually go to trial. Trials are more expensive and time-consuming, so it is usually in everyone’s best interests to come up with a fair settlement. A settlement simply means that the injured party accepts an amount of compensation from the responsible party (or parties). In return, you agree not to seek any further damages from them.
Accident Injury Claims
Personal injury claims are civil lawsuits. It’s possible that a criminal case against the negligent party (such as a drunk driver) will take place while you are pursuing your civil case. However, those two claims are entirely separate and handled by different attorneys applying different Texas statutes.
In Texas, there is a two-year statute of limitations to file a claim against a negligent party. Sometimes the extent of the injuries is so uncertain that it can be wise to wait to file suit. You may want to fully understand what your ultimate outcome will be. However, you still should talk to an attorney as soon as possible after your accident. You don’t want to miss the deadline or risk that valuable evidence goes missing. Any case submitted after the statue of limitations will likely not come to fruition.
Statute of Limitations in Texas
In General, the personal injury statute of limitations in Texas is two years from the date of the accident. If you are going to file a lawsuit, you must do so within this period. You can learn more about the law by clicking here.
Some exceptions can extend and/or shorten a limitations period. One example of extending the date is called tolling. Time limitations can be extended if the injured individual was a minor at the time of the incident occurred. When they turn 18, the standard two-year statute of limitations becomes active.
Additionally, if you are in an accident with a government entity in Texas, you may have other provisions you may need to comply with. Some municipalities have short notice provisions from a few months to six months. It is very important that you understand the provisions that may apply to such an entity.
Other legal deadlines can impact a personal injury claim in Texas. If you have any issues or questions regarding a potential limitation or the timing of a personal injury claim, contact Walker Texas Lawyer Today! He is the Texas Personal Injury Attorney.
Why Walker Texas Lawyer
If you have been in a serious accident, you may wonder how an accident lawyer can help you. Below are a few reasons why you need an injury attorney. As well as why Walker Texas Lawyer is the choice for you:
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Call Walker Texas Lawyer today, no matter the extent of the injuries or type of accident you have been injured in. He knows what is at stake and will do everything possible to fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Want to know more about how to file a claim? Call today at (713) 552-1117. We are here to fight for you.
Areas We Serve
Walker Texas Lawyer is located in Houston, just off the southwest freeway near the corner of Edloe St and West Alabama St. We serve clients throughout Texas. Injured in a car, motorcycle, offshore, or industrial accident? We can help you get the compensation you deserve. The following are some areas we serve: