A personal injury attorney offers legal assistance in situations where, due to someone’s careless or negligent actions, physical or psychological injury is caused to another individual. In a personal injury incident, someone’s irresponsible actions could cause significant losses for you, from lost wages to medical costs to necessary legal costs associated with the case. In Texas, the law allows injured victims to obtain the compensation they need to move forward.
Engaging the services of a competent personal injury attorney is key for anyone who has suffered serious physical or psychological injury due to the negligence of another. A trained attorney has the legal knowledge to help injured parties reach the most beneficial outcome in each case. He will secure relevant information and evidence related to the personal injury claim, such as witness statements, photographs and video recordings, and statements from physicians and/or mental health professionals who provide treatment to the victim after the incident. Note: an experienced personal injury attorney also can handle wrongful death claims brought by a surviving family member on behalf of a deceased loved one, in which the deceased victim was killed by another’s negligent conduct.
Types of Personal Injury Cases in Texas
Personal injury cases are usually based on accidents that are caused by a person’s negligence, which is usually measured by a required conduct of care or how a reasonably prudent person would act under similar circumstances. Examples of personal injury cases include:
● Car accidents ● Truck accidents
● Dog bites ● Medical malpractice
● Premises liability ● Product liability
A professional personal injury attorney will provide his clients with valuable counsel regarding compensation offers and whether they are appropriate; he can advise as to whether it would be reasonable to accept a settlement offer or if his client should push for greater compensation. During litigation, an attorney will advocate for his clients while offering advice to help the clients decide whether to abandon the settlement process and go to court instead.
A personal injury attorney provides legal representation to those who have been harmed in personal injury incidents, to help them recoup lost financial earnings due to an inability to work, medical costs associated with both physical pain and suffering and mental and emotional distress, and legal costs associated with the case. Though it is not required by law to hire a personal injury attorney for your case, it is highly advisable because contacting an attorney will help you reach a resolution more quickly than handling the case without legal assistance; a knowledgeable attorney will be able to achieve an outcome in the best interest of any injured victims.
If you or a loved one has suffered harm or injury in a personal injury incident and need the services of a reputable attorney in South Texas, reach out to the McAllen, Texas-based attorney Manuel “Manny” Guerra of Guerra Law Firm, P.C. When you need a lawyer you can trust to help you with your personal injury case, you can be sure that the hardworking and caring counsel at Guerra Law will work to secure fair and just compensation for you. Mr. Guerra has practiced law in Texas for over 20 years and is currently a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Contact Guerra Law Firm, P.C. at any time online or by calling 956-618-2557.