Sustaining an injury because of someone else’s negligence is one of the worst things that can happen to a person. Not only are you now facing the possibility of ongoing pain, disability, and a mountain of medical bills, but you must also live with the knowledge that your injuries could have been prevented. Although no amount of money can erase the pain you have suffered, it can help you to pay your expenses and move on with your life.
In the state of Texas, you have two years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit against the party responsible for your injuries. In most cases, these lawsuits arise following a car accident, a dog bite or a slip and fall incident. However, other types of accidents may also lead to a personal injury case.
Not all personal injury cases go to trial. In some cases, the party responsible for your injury will offer a settlement before the hearing. If the settlement is satisfactory, you can choose to accept it, and the hearing will be canceled. However, if no such settlement is accepted, the case will be tried in court. If your case is successful, you may receive compensation for your medical bills, estimated future medical expenses, associated property damage, lost wages, and any other expenses related to your incident. You may also receive additional compensation designed to make up for the pain and suffering you have experienced.
If you have been involved in an accident and you are thinking of filing a personal injury claim, you need an experienced Austin personal injury attorney on your side. These cases can be complicated and daunting. Having the right attorney on your side ensures that you have all of the information you need to maximize your chances of winning the case.
Paul T. Morin, P.C. has many years of experience representing personal injury claimants in Texas. Please contact the office today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.