Costs You Can Seek in Personal Injury Claims
Through personal injury claims you can demand payment for damages, which are the costs you face due to an accident and injury. Damages can be financial, but they also include “non-economic” damages. Personal injury claims offer compensation for…
- ONGOING TREATMENT
- MEDICAL BILLS
- LOSS OF INCOME
- PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL PAIN AND SUFFERING
These are broad categories of damages that include many of the costs you face. At the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant, we work with our clients to find out the true costs of an injury, so we can be sure that we demand payment that meets their needs.
A key part of personal injury cases is the concept of negligence. Negligence is when someone acts carelessly or without regard to the safety of others. The drunk driver who hits a pedestrian is negligent in their role as a driver. A doctor who ignores clear warning signs that a patient is seriously ill is negligent in their role in providing adequate healthcare. Negligence comes in many forms, and it is the basis for most personal injury claims.
If you’ve been hurt and you seek the assistance of a lawyer in a personal injury case, it will not be up to you to determine who was acting negligently. Our Texas personal injury attorneys will investigate your case, determine who was negligent, and fight on your behalf to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
The Basics of Personal Injury Law
HOW DO PERSONAL INJURIES HAPPEN?
People suffer injuries in several different ways. When an injury is minor and no one is at fault, the injured person recovers and goes about their life. It’s when a person suffers a serious, costly injury through the fault of someone else that they typically look at their legal options. Many of these serious injuries are suffered in:
How an Injury Impacts a Victim
Why a Personal Claim Can Help
While injuries are often painful and cause a great deal of physical and emotional suffering, the impact of that injury isn’t limited to just physical and mental harm. Injuries are expensive. They can lead to extensive medical treatment, which can quickly become a financial burden. They can also lead to significant time lost at work and, in some cases, they can limit a person’s ability to earn income. The loss of wages makes paying medical bills and other costs of living even more challenging for an injured person.
These costs are just a few of the reasons that people file personal injury claims. A claim won’t take away someone’s pain, but it will help them avoid the terrible financial consequences that follow in the wake of a major injury. By filing a claim, victims can earn compensation that helps them and their families cope with the fallout of a serious accident.
When someone is considering filing a claim, they often want to know certain details about the process. If you’ve suffered a personal injury, you might be asking yourself how much your claim is worth or how long the process will last. The truth is that every case is different. Some claims can result in large sums, while others might have smaller payments. Some cases could be resolved in a few months, while others can take a few years. A qualified, experienced Texas personal injury attorney will need to hear the facts of a case before giving a client an estimate about the value and potential time-frame of a claim. To help potential clients better understand the process and to discuss the details of their case, we offer free consultations to those who are considering filing a claim. These consultations allow you the opportunity to make sure you are comfortable with our attorneys, and they allow us the opportunity to look at the chances of a successful claim.
One moment you’re crossing an intersection. The next moment – boom – you’ve been sideswiped by a vehicle racing to beat the light. You sit there in shock, injured and shaken. It’s the same hot Texas morning. The radio continues playing the same song. But your reality has changed dramatically. Unfortunately, that single moment has set into motion a series of events that could take months to unfold. You’re an accident victim. It’s possible that you will have to fight to get compensation for your hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost income
Generally speaking, there is a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims in Texas, which means that you have two years to file a claim from the time of your injury. (***ALWAYS SPEAK DIRECTLY TO A TEXAS-LICENSED ATTORNEY TO OBTAIN THE EXACT DEADLINE(S) THAT APPLY TO YOUR POTENTIAL CLAIM(S)***). It’s always best to take legal action sooner rather than later. In some cases, waiting to file a claim can affect your ability to get adequate compensation. The length of time it takes to resolve a case varies considerably from one case to another. Some will be resolved within a few months, while others might take a few years. We encourage you to contact our firm right away, so we can help you explore your legal options. Contact the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant today by giving us a call or filling out our online contact form.
In a free consultation, you’ll be able to meet with our team to tell us the details of your situation. We want to hear your story, so we can help you understand your path forward. We will give you our initial assessment, and you’ll have the information you need to decide whether to proceed with a claim. You are under no obligation to move forward if you decide not to do so. Free consultations are also your opportunity to get to know our firm and decide whether you feel comfortable with us. We have years of experience in personal injury claims, and we’re proud of the results we’ve earned for our clients. We want to tell you about how we’ve helped our clients, but we are primarily focused on what we can do for you. There are many personal injury firms that will be glad to accept your case, though not all of them are the same. We believe that a client should trust and be comfortable with the attorney they hire. Let us tell you why our legal team is the right fit for your case. Give us a call or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation.
At the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant, we offer our clients a No Fee Guarantee. This guarantee assures clients that they will not owe us large legal fees simply because their claim is unsuccessful. People too often feel that the legal system is stacked against those without the means to pay for large, experienced legal teams. With our No Fee Guarantee, we put clients in a position where they have the large, experienced team without the fear of incurring huge legal fees.
Examples of The Most Serious Injuries
People filing personal injury claims have typically suffered some of the most painful, serious injuries imaginable. Some of the most common injuries in these types of cases include:
WHAT WE WILL DO IN YOUR CASE
- Investigate your case to determine who was at fault.
- Calculate the true costs of your injury and demand payment from insurance companies and negligent parties.
- File all necessary paperwork and correspond with insurance companies, negligent parties, and their attorneys.
- Consult expert witnesses that provide unique insights into your case.
- Conduct research of relevant laws and similar cases.
- Prepare compelling presentations that reflect your experience and demonstrate the extent of your damages.
- Depose witnesses that can provide vital information and prepare extensively for each deposition.
- Keep you informed of developments in your case and answer any questions you have along the way.
- Work hard to get a result that reflects your damages.
TRIAL VS SETTLEMENT
Personal Injury Claims
One of the most frequently asked questions about the personal injury claim process is: Will my case be settled or go to trial?
Whether your case is resolved through settlement or goes to trial depends on several factors, including…
- The complexity of the case
- The amount being sought in damages
- The number of parties involved in the case
- Whether an insurance company is willing to pay a fair amount.
At the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant, we believe that it is best to prepare every case to go to trial, even if it is eventually settled. This lets the other side know we are serious and willing to take a case all the way. Preparing a case thoroughly is in the best interest of our clients, and we approach each situation with the same thorough process of case-building.
Our Texas Personal Injury Attorneys Are Ready to Help
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury and you want compensation, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant. Terry Bryant has been practicing law since 1985. He is a former judge and is Board Certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is ready to bring his wealth of knowledge and experience to your case. He and his handpicked legal team make sure that clients are treated fairly and that they get the compensation they deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
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Great experience in Mr. Bryant’s team representing me in my personal injury case. They took care of everything in a timely and professional manner which allowed me to focus on recovering from my injuries. Would definitely use Mr. Bryant’s services again and have recommended him to others. – Peggy R.