When you are injured in a preventable accident, you have a few options. One of these options is to file a personal injury claim with the responsible party’s insurance provider. Another is to file a personal injury lawsuit to have the court determine whether negligence occurred and if so, how much you should be compensated for your resulting damages. Usually, victims pursue personal injury claims first and if this does not lead to an appropriate settlement, take their cases to court. Pursuing compensation for accident-related damages requires strategy. Working with an experienced personal injury lawyer can improve your chance of reaching an appropriate settlement for your case.
Cases We Handle
Our team works with individuals injured in all different types of accident, including:
- Car accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Offshore accidents;
- Acts of medical malpractice;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Accidents involving defective products; and
- Petrochemical plant accidents.
Additionally, we represent the families of individuals killed in accidents seeking compensation for their damages through wrongful death claims.
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Pursuing Compensation for your Personal Injury Damages
When your injury is the result of an accident that could have been prevented if another party had taken greater care to do so, you have the right to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for the following:
- Your medical expenses;
- Your lost wages; and
- Any other damages you suffered because of the injury, such as the emotional trauma of being in an accident or limiting your future activities due to chronic pain stemming from it.
In order to successfully recover compensation, you must use evidence to demonstrate the following:
- The other party’s lack of care caused an accident to happen;
- In the accident, you suffered a specific injury; and
- Because of the injury, you suffered specific financial damages.
The evidence you provide should illustrate all of the above. It can include photographs of the accident scene, testimonies from witnesses to the accident, the official accident report if one exists, copies of your medical bills, testimony from your doctor discussing your treatment and prognosis, and documentation from your employer showing your pay rate and time spent out of work.
Pursuing a personal injury claim will involve negotiation between your lawyer and the negligent party’s insurance provider. Let your lawyer take the lead with your case – he or she understands the negotiation tactics at play and the legal limits on your case, such as Texas’ two-year statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits. You will likely be offered a lowball settlement offer or asked to give a statement about the accident. Decline these offers and requests and refer the insurance company to your lawyer.
Work with an Experienced League City Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. To learn more, contact our team of experienced personal injury lawyers at Scott M. Brown & Associates today to schedule your initial consultation in our office.