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If someone else’s negligence severely injures you or kills your loved ones, call Ramsey Law Group. Our Houston personal injury attorneys are skilled, knowledgeable, and will fight to get you the fair compensation and justice you deserve. Ramsey Law Group is an established personal injury firm in Houston, Texas, with a proven national success record.

Based in Houston, Ramsey Law Group employs compassionate, empathetic attorneys who will listen to you and work with you in reaching your legal goals. We have the resources needed to pursue sizable personal injury claims and corporations. At Ramsey Law Group, we use our resources to build the best possible case for our personal injury clients, so they can focus on healing.

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Our Houston personal injury lawyers dedicate themselves to:

  • Building an individual relationship with each client;
  • Communicating openly with clients throughout their cases;
  • Holding negligent parties responsible for their actions; and
  • Finding creative solutions to client challenges.

Ramsey Law Group has gained respect in both the local and national legal communities. Contact us today to learn more about our commitment to serving not only injured Texans but all injured Americans. Ramsey Law Group offers free consultations to new clients and is ready to hear your story.

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?

A personal injury attorney serves to protect your legal rights, move your claim or lawsuit through the legal process, and stand by you as an advisor from the start to the finish of your case. This involves a lot of leg work, paperwork, correspondence, and, most of all, legal knowledge.

At Ramsey Law Group, our Houston personal injury attorneys do the following and much more:

  • Gather evidence regarding your accident;
  • Identify all liable parties for your injuries;
  • Pursue all sources of compensation;
  • Assess your total economic and non-economic losses, both current and future;
  • Hire needed experts;
  • Determine any future needs and costs to include in your settlement or lawsuit demand;
  • Provide medical referrals or other accident-related resources;
  • Correspond with creditors and the insurance companies;
  • Negotiate and settle your claim for a fair and just amount; or
  • File a lawsuit on your behalf and proceed to trial.

Personal Injury Lawyers You Can Count On

Contact our experienced legal team at Ramsey Law Group today to learn more about the services and support we offer to our clients. You and your case are essential to us. We look forward to answering your most pressing legal questions and helping to ease the stress and strain of your personal injury claim.

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Can I Win a Case Without an Attorney?

Hiring a lawyer is not required to win a personal injury case, but not doing so can dramatically impact the results. Extensive research demonstrates that personal injury victims who hire a lawyer statistically have better odds of success, and tend to receive higher settlements or verdicts than those who represented themselves.

A favorable outcome cannot be guaranteed, but the benefits of hiring a lawyer are indisputable. They will be able to offer you guidance about past legal cases that they have worked on and what kinds of compensation they secured for their clients. A personal injury lawyer will also be more knowledgeable about how the various factors involved in your case could pan out in the courtroom. With their help, you can put together the strongest case possible to recover the maximum compensation available under the law.

How Much Does a Houston Personal Injury Attorney Charge?

Experienced personal injury lawyers generally take cases on what’s known as a “contingency fee basis.” What that means is there is no risk to you, as there are no upfront costs for attorney fees. Injured victims are only required to pay legal fees if the case is decided in their favor. However, they may still be responsible to cover things like court costs, filing fees and expert witness compensation regardless of outcome and when applicable. 

In some cases, the court will order the defendants to pay a plaintiff’s attorney fees as well. This gives an incentive for Houston personal injury lawyers to take and win cases based on merit, rather than a victim’s ability to pay. 

What is a Personal Injury?

Personal injury law is an area of civil law. In criminal law, the government seeks to punish a lawbreaker for a crime with jail time or fines. Personal injury law helps victims of preventable accidents recover money damages for their injuries from the responsible party.

The definition of a personal injury is any injury suffered by a person to his or her body, mind, and emotions. A serious injury includes a wrongful death or injuries that later prove fatal. Generally, a personal injury results from another person’s or company’s negligence.

Victims of personal injuries pursue payment for their damages from the at-fault party’s insurance company. Insurance companies have teams of adjusters and attorneys working on their behalf to deny or defend any claims and lawsuits filed against them. Therefore, it is wise to speak with an attorney before making any recorded statements or signing any settlement documents with an insurer.

How Is Fault Proven in a Personal Injury Case?

To prove another party is at fault for your injury, the following four elements must exist in your case: 

  • Duty of Care: there was a legal duty for the defendant to act how a reasonable individual would have in a similar situation. For example, in Texas, drivers are required to obey traffic laws to ensure the safety of themselves and others on the road.
  • Breach of Duty: the defendant breached their duty of care. Returning to the traffic safety example, if a motorist is texting while driving, they have breached their duty of care since that is an illegal activity in Texas.
  • The Breach Caused Injury: Next, the plaintiff (victim) must prove that the defendant’s breach of duty directly caused them injury. That means there must be a link between the negligence and resulting injury. A person who was texting while driving cannot be sued if the act had nothing to do with an accident that occurred in another lane.  
  • Damages: Lastly, the defendant’s negligence must have resulted in financial losses. That could be economic damages, such as medical bills and lost wages, or non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering

It’s not uncommon for both or multiple parties to share liability for a personal injury accident. Texas follows a modified system of comparative negligence that can limit your ability to recover damages. Called the 51% bar, this rule says you cannot receive compensation if you are 50 percent or more to blame for the serious accident.

Are There Time Limits on Texas Personal Injury Cases?

The time limit, or statute of limitations, as provided by the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, is two years for most personal injury cases under Texas law. This means that you are required, by law, to file a lawsuit or personal injury claim within two years after the injury occurred. However, it is always best to verify the statute of limitations for your specific case early on.

An experienced personal injury attorney in Houston can use legal resources to research a state’s statute of limitations and answer any related questions to ensure that you do not miss the deadline. Our legal team can make sure you file a claim within the allotted time.

Types of Personal Injury Claims in Texas

Car accidents remain the top personal injury claim in the United States. Our Houston car accident attorneys handle dozens of case every year. The primary cause of car accidents is distracted driving. Distracted driving is any activity that takes drivers’ attention off of the road while driving.

Common types of distracted driving can include:

  • Talking on the phone;
  • Texting;
  • Using the GPS;
  • Eating;
  • Disciplining children; and
  • Reading.

The second most common personal injury claim in America is slip and fall accidents. These accidents result in various injuries like broken bones, head injuries, and contusions. Some causes of slip and fall accidents are:

  • Wet floors;
  • Uneven sidewalks;
  • Ice and snow;
  • Loose or torn carpeting;
  • Poor lighting; and
  • Loose or nonexistent stair rails.

The top three personal injury claims in the United States are:

  • Medical malpractice;
  • Assault; and
  • Workplace accidents.

There are many other types of personal injury claims in the U.S., including, but not limited to:

Ramsey Law Group handles all of the following types of personal injury cases listed above. If you do not see your case listed above, give Ramsey Law Group a call anytime.

Compensation for Personal Injury Claims

The amount of compensation varies in personal injury claims. The severity of the victim’s injuries, prognosis for recovery, and the accident’s overall impact on the victim’s life determine the most significant part of any damages award or settlement.

Catastrophic personal injuries affect a victim’s life physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. Catastrophic personal injuries may include:

  • Head and brain injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI);
  • Spinal injuries, such as paralysis;
  • Severe burns; and
  • Internal organ injuries.

Personal injury claims for serious injuries include economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are reimbursement for bills and other identifiable upcoming expenses, such as:

  • Current and future medical expenses;
  • Property damage;
  • Lost wages;
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation; and
  • Lost earning capacity.

Non-economic damages cover losses without an attachable dollar amount, including:

  • Pain and suffering;
  • Mental and emotional trauma;
  • Loss of consortium; and
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.

Individual states allow additional, or punitive, damages awarded at trial for extremely negligent or indifferent behavior on behalf of the at-fault party. While states do not generally cap economic damages, many states limit non-economic damages a jury can award in a personal injury lawsuit.

Contact Our Houston Personal Injury Lawyers Today

To learn more about personal injury compensation in your state, contact our National trial attorneys at Ramsey Law Group. Our personal injury law firm handles cases throughout Texas and across the country, including landmark verdicts such as Price v. Walmart Stores of Texas, LLC, which recovered $43,600,000.

Reach out to Ramsey Law Group in the Houston area anytime. Our founder and our attorneys are passionate about making a difference in our clients’ lives and are here to help you recover the compensation you need to move past your accident and forward with your life today.

Call our legal practice today at (713) 489-7577 for a free case evaluation or fill out our online contact form.