A preventable accident can have devastating repercussions on victims whose lives may be forever changed due to another party’s negligence. If someone has caused you or a loved one serious harm, we can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation, online or by calling (888) 335-7477.
We commit our time and resources to each case and have recovered millions in compensation on behalf of personal injury victims.
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We are committed to making sure you and your family are cared for during this difficult time and will help you secure the best possible result.
Why Do I Need to Get a Personal Injury Lawyer?
A personal injury lawyer is the key to reaching a fair settlement. They can help you at every stage, from assisting you with finding medical care to negotiating with the insurance company or representing you at trial if necessary. If you choose to handle your case alone, the insurance company will believe there is no threat of a lawsuit. As a result, they may attempt to pressure you into accepting an unfairly low settlement or place the majority of the blame for the accident on you to lower your compensation. Under Texas’s modified comparative negligence law, the amount of compensation you can recover will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if an insurer states that you are 80% to blame, you will only recover 20% of your requested compensation.
What Damages Can I Recover?
If the negligence of another caused your injury, you are entitled to hold the at-fault party accountable for your losses. The types of damages that are recoverable in a personal injury claim include:
Medical Expenses: Emergency care, surgery, hospitalizations, rehabilitation, long-term care, in-home care, prescription medications, and any other costs related to your treatment and future care.
Lost Income: Any income you have and will lose from being unable to work due to your injuries.
Diminished Earning Capacity: Compensation for the difference in the income you can earn now compared to how much you could have made had you not been injured.
Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical and psychological pain have had or must continue to endure. You may also be able to obtain damages for emotional distress, the loss of enjoyment of life, loss of companionship, and more.
Punitive Damages: However, they are only awarded in cases involving a defendant who acted egregiously or with extreme recklessness.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in La Porte?
Under Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code section 16.003., personal injury victims are given two years to file a lawsuit, which typically begins on the date of the accident. If your claim is against a state or local government employee or agency, you must file a formal claim with the government unit within six months of your injury.
Contact Us Today
At Ramsey Law Group, we are dedicated to helping injured victims obtain the compensation they need to recover and move forward with their lives. Call (888) 335-7477 to schedule your free consultation today.