Dedicated Pearland Attorneys Assisting Injured Clients
From car accidents to dangerous products to medical malpractice, there are numerous ways in which a person can suffer serious injury. These injuries may include broken bones, head trauma or disability and take many years to heal. During this time, you will deal with many damages, such as medical bills and lost income. Obtaining compensation for these injuries is important for a full recovery.
The serious injuries lawyers at Scott M. Brown & Associates can assess your case and determine if you have a viable personal injury claim.
Elements of a Personal injury Claim
If you suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of another party, there are four elements that must be met:
- Duty. The person who caused you the injuries must have owed a duty to you. For example, doctors owe a duty to patients, businesses owe a duty to customers and drivers owe a duty to others on the road.
- Breach of duty. The person breached the duty and acted in a careless or negligent manner.
- Injuries. The breach of duty must have directly caused your injuries.
- Damages. You must have suffered damages—such as medical bills, lost wages or pain and suffering—as a result of the injury.
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Damages Under Texas Law
Texas law divides damages into two main categories: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are ones that you paid for or can easily quantify. For example, medical bills and lost wages are considered economic damages. A person can claim current and future expenses, depending on the severity of the injury. For example, if the person requires surgery down the road or won’t be able to return to work for at least a year, the amount of the surgery and the future loss of income can be included in the damages.
Non-economic damages are harder to quantify because they are emotional or mental in nature. Pain and suffering is a common non-economic damage. The amount of compensation a person can receive for pain and suffering correlates to the severity of the injury. For example, a person with a brain injury will endure more pain and suffering than someone who will recover from a broken bone in a few months. If your injury led to disability, you can also claim compensation for physical impairment. This could include vision loss, hearing loss or inability to move or walk.
No two injury cases are the same, so it’s hard to determine how much your case is worth without a thorough evaluation from a legal professional. Let the Angleton serious injuries lawyers at Scott M. Brown & Associates evaluate your personal injury case.
Have You Suffered a Serious Injury?
Humans are primarily active by nature. We work, play, exercise and engage in various hobbies and activities. Anything we do can lead to injuries. Simply walking from room to room in our own homes can cause us to slip and fall and suffer serious injury.
But when your injury is caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s time to take legal action. The Angleton serious injuries lawyers at Scott M. Brown & Associates will help you obtain compensation for injuries. Time is of the essence, so don’t delay. To learn more, contact us today at (832) 956-1048.