Pearland Personal Injury Lawyer
Fighting for Injury Victims in Houston
Legacy Group – a Hufstetler Law Firm, PLLC proudly represents families in serious personal injury matters, including wrongful death and 18-wheeler accidents. If you have been injured in a serious accident due to someone else's negligence, get in touch with our Pearland personal injury attorney immediately. Attorney Kris Hufstetler has the knowledge and experience necessary to help you fight for full and fair compensation.
Discover how much your personal injury claim could be worth when you contact our firm today.
Negligence Laws in Texas
In Texas, most personal injury claims are established on the basis of someone else’s negligence. That means that in order to receive compensation, the victim will need to prove that the negligent actions of another caused their accident and injuries.
To prove negligence, the victim must demonstrate that:
The other individual owed them a duty of care
The other individual breached this duty of care
This breach led to the injuries of the victim
The victim suffered losses because of the injury
Unfortunately, proving these elements is not an easy task. Most accident victims will need to hire an attorney who is skilled at presenting evidence to prove the negligence of the liable party. The first step in filing a personal injury claim is to consult with our firm. We can thoroughly review your case and determine if you have grounds to file a claim for compensation. If you do, we can fight for the maximum possible compensation.
Types of Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Claim
Those who are able to prove that the negligence of another person led to their injuries, may be able to recover several types of damages.
Recoverable damages can be divided into two main categories, including:
Economic damages: This refers to financial losses that you have incurred as a result of the injuries that were caused by the accident. This can include medical costs, hospital bills, lost income, reduced earning capacity, and property damage.
Non-economic damages: A personal injury victim can also pursue compensation for physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering that have been caused by the injuries. This category of damages also includes loss of companionship, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfigurement.
What if I Was Partially at Fault?
Many people suspect that if they were partially to blame for their accident, they will not be able to receive compensation. Fortunately, because of Texas' modified comparative negligence rules, this is not the case. According to modified comparative negligence, compensation can be determined based on the degree of fault of each party. If you were partially at fault, your compensation for damages would be reduced by the percentage of damages you were responsible for. For example, if you were responsible for 40% of the accident and suffered damages amounting to $50,000, the maximum you could recover in your claim would be $30,000.
Don’t Miss the Deadline to File Your Claim
If you would like to file a personal injury claim, you will need to do so within two years of the date of the accident. If you fail to meet this deadline, you will likely be unable to receive compensation.
Call Legacy Group – a Hufstetler Law Firm, PLLC at (281) 719-9013 so that our Pearland personal injury lawyer can help you get the process started.