Accidents & Injuries
Protect Yourself After an Injury
Motor Vehicle Accidents | Slip-and-Falls | Product Liability | Medical Malpractice | Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse | Workplace Injuries
When you’re hurt because of someone else’s carelessness or inattention, you have the right to ask a court to make the at-fault party compensate you for your losses. It can be a complex and intimidating process, though. You want a proven and experienced lawyer to help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses.
The Legal Café, located in the heart of the courthouse district in Fort Worth, has the tools and resources to help you connect with a proven and experienced personal injury attorney. Complete our online form or visit us at 114 Main Street.
What Types of Personal Injury Claims Can I Get Compensation For?
Most personal injury claims are based on allegations of negligence. To successfully recover payment for losses caused by negligence, you must show that:
- the defendant was not acting reasonably under the circumstances;
- the defendant’s unreasonable behavior “caused” an accident; and
- you suffered actual losses as a result of the accident.
You can ask a court for compensation for any type of injury or loss, provided you can show these elements. The most common types of personal injury claims involve:
- Motor vehicle accidents – Automobiles, small trucks, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, semis, big rigs, motorcycles, buses, taxis and rideshare companies, light rails, commuter trains, and other public transportation. You can recover damages for head-on collisions, t-bones, rear-end collisions, sideswipes, and rollovers. Compensation is available for single-vehicle or multi-vehicle wrecks.
- Slips and falls – Slippery floors, sidewalks, or other thoroughfares; broken or damaged steps, stairs, ramps, sidewalks, pavement, or other walkways; torn carpet or linoleum, broken tile or floorboards; icy or snowy sidewalks, parking lots, parking ramps, and driveways
- Product liability – You can sue anyone in the chain of distribution for injuries caused by a dangerous or defective product, including the designer, manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer. You can also bring a product liability lawsuit for failure to properly warn of dangers associated with a product.
- Medical malpractice – Medical professionals are typically held to a higher standard of care. You can bring a lawsuit for surgical or operating room errors, birth injuries, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, anesthesia or medication errors, and carelessness when conducting any medical procedure.
- Nursing home neglect and abuse – Nursing homes may be liable for injuries caused by failure to monitor patients, failure to properly restrain patients (leading to unnecessary falls or other injury), bedsores, medication errors, dehydration or malnutrition, and physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.
- Workplace injuries – Injured workers may have workers’ compensation and/or civil claims for a wide range of injuries suffered on the job due to slip-and-falls, falling objects, dangerous and defective tools and machinery, or lifting/carrying/pulling/pushing.
Get in touch with an experienced personal injury attorney today. Complete our online form or visit us at the Café.
What Types of Losses Can I Seek Compensation for in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
In a personal injury claim, you can ask the court to award damages for:
- Lost wages or income resulting from your inability to work
- Loss of consortium or companionship – This refers to the inability, due to your injuries, to enjoy the benefits of a married life or of being a parent, including the inability to show physical affection, after an accident.
- Loss of enjoyment of life – These damages compensate you for the inability to engage in certain types of personal activities that gave you joy, fulfillment, pleasure, or satisfaction before the accident. For example, if you were active in amateur sports but can no longer play because of the pain, you may have a claim for loss of enjoyment of life.
- Unreimbursed medical expenses – You cannot recover for the same loss twice. If medical expenses are covered by insurance, you cannot include them in a personal injury lawsuit. However, any costs that are not reimbursed or paid for by an insurer or other person/entity may be recovered in a personal injury claim.
- Physical pain and suffering – You have a right to compensation for any pain or discomfort caused by the accident, whether temporary or chronic.
- Unreimbursed property losses – Any damage to personal property, such as a vehicle, may be recovered in a personal injury claim, provided it is not covered by insurance
Connect Today with an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
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