Experiencing any kind of injury can be detrimental, but even more so if it was caused by someone or something else. Injuries may not only leave you facing physical challenges but perhaps financial distress as well.
If you’ve been injured, Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law is ready to hear your story.
What Is a “Personal Injury?”
Personal injury law focuses on cases arising from an individual suffering an injury or harm due to another’s negligent or intentional actions. There are many kinds of instances giving rise to personal injury actions, but the most common typically involve car accidents, on-the-job injuries, or slip and falls.
If you’ve suffered an injury at the hands of another or after the use of a product, you may be eligible to recover financially. Do not hesitate to discuss your case with a qualified League City personal injury attorney.
There are Many Different Types of Personal Injury Claims
“Personal injury” is very broad, encompassing many different types of cases. Our personal injury lawyers handle a multitude of personal injury claims, including:
Nursing home abuse
Prescription drug injury
After suffering an injury, it is best to discuss your case with one of our attorneys. At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we have experience with handling cases in Alvin regularly. We are ready to begin working on your behalf.
We understand the Alvin area. This small city south of Houston is probably most famous for two things: the boyhood home of Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan and the largest single-day rainfall total in U.S. history (45 inches on July 25, 1979). But Alvin is more than a tourist destination or an answer to a trivia question. The community is very close-knit. The Thelma Ley Anderson Family YMCA is one of the finest such facilities in the region, and the Alvin Rotary Club sponsors several well-attended annual events.
Over the years, Alvin’s growth has been uneven. Periods of significant population growth are followed by periods of almost no growth. That pattern, or rather that lack of a pattern, makes it difficult for city planners to design roadways and other such infrastructure to meet the town’s changing needs.
Establishing the Elements for Your Personal Injury Case
If you’ve been injured, one of the very first things you may be wondering is whether you have a claim for personal injury. To be able to receive compensation from a personal injury claim, you must first establish the elements for negligence.
To determine whether your case involves negligence, you must satisfy all of the following elements:
The defendant owed you a duty of care.
The defendant breached this duty of care.
The breach was the cause of your accident.
You suffered damages.
So, for example, if you were injured after a truck driver negligently hit you, you would need to establish the above elements. The truck driver owed you a duty of care to drive carefully and prudently; he breached this duty by engaging in distracted driving; his actions led to your accident; and you suffered injuries. In this situation, you could successfully establish negligence and proceed with your claim for personal injury.
Determining negligence is one of the most important parts of your case. Your Alvin personal injury attorney will thoroughly investigate and build your case to help get you on the path to financial recovery.
How an Alvin Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Our personal injury lawyer serving Alvin and neighboring areas of Brazoria County will work with you every step of the way to help get you a successful outcome. From beginning to end, you can count on your attorney to do whatever is necessary to fight for your rights and help you recover financially.
Personal injury cases can be daunting and confusing, but your lawyer is well-equipped to handle anything that comes your way. Your attorney will give you peace of mind and allow you to focus on your physical recovery while they work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve.
We know the Alvin area. If you suffer an injury because of the negligence of a motorist or someone else while preparing for a day of outdoor activity at Briscoe Park, Morgan Park, or the storied Alvin Little League Baseball field, we are ready to help.
Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions
Is There Anything I Should Do to Help My Case?
Although you may not realize it, many things can have a negative or positive impact on your case. If you wish to help your case, you can:
Seek medical care
Follow all medical instructions and advice
Document your injuries
Track all expenses related to your injuries.
It is also imperative that you consult with a personal injury lawyer serving Brazoria County. Your attorney will know how to proceed with your case in an effort to get you a favorable outcome.
Do I Really Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
While you are not legally required to have a personal injury lawyer represent you, it is in your best interests to seek legal help. In many instances, individuals that wish to handle their claims completely on their own may end up mishandling their case or ultimately agree to receive an unfair settlement. An experienced Alvin personal injury lawyer is an invaluable ally.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Receive for My Injuries?
Depending on the details of your case, you may be eligible to collect damages. Damages in Texas are typically separated into three categories: economic, non-economic, and punitive.
Economic damages are quantifiable damages representing tangible losses. These can include:
Non-economic damages represent the intangible losses you’ve suffered. These losses can be a bit more difficult to quantify. They include:
Pain and suffering
Mental and emotional distress
Loss of enjoyment of life.
Punitive damages are special damages. These particular damages may be assessed when the defendant’s extremely negligent or reckless behavior causes your injuries. Punitive damages serve to punish and deter.
Damages can be challenging to calculate, as you may be unaware of what you are actually owed. Fortunately, your personal injury lawyer will review your case to determine how much your case is worth.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Alvin Personal Injury Lawyer?
Most people who are seriously hurt in accidents are not able to work and therefore have no extra money to pay for a lawyer. However, if they try to resolve their case on their own, they have little hope against the insurance company’s gaggle of lawyers. Our Alvin personal injury lawyers charge no upfront legal fees in these matters. We also front most litigation costs, such as filing fees and deposition fees. So, instead of worrying about more bills to pay, victims simply need to focus on getting better, while we fight for them in court.
How Much Time Do I Have to File My Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Statute of limitations are laws set in place to limit the amount of time an individual has to file a lawsuit. In Texas, the general statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years from the date of the incident that led to your injuries (TX C.P.R. §16.003). But always speak directly with an attorney to find out the exact statute of limitations and other deadlines that apply to your specific claim(s).
If you do not file your claim within two years, you will forfeit your right to financial compensation. It is best to act as quickly as possible to avoid running out of time.
Consult with Our Alvin Personal Injury Attorneys Today
Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law has had the pleasure of providing clients with exceptional legal representation since 1985. We put you, the client, first, making you feel confident in your decision to work with us. Our team strives to provide top-notch customer service, making our clients feel seen and heard. We serve clients throughout Brazoria County and nearby jurisdictions. If you’ve been in an accident in Alvin, turn to us for help.
If you’ve suffered an injury, call us now at (713) 973-8888 for a free case review.
Attorney Terry Bryant
Terry Bryant is Board Certified in personal injury trial law, which means his extensive knowledge of the law has been recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, setting him apart from many other injury attorneys. The 22 years he spent as a Municipal Judge, Spring Valley Village, TX also provides him keen insight into the Texas court system. That experience also helps shape his perspective on personal injury cases and how they might resolve. This unique insight benefits his clients. [ Attorney Bio ]
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