If you have been injured in a car wreck, had an accident in a supermarket, or were injured by a defective product, then your life has been turned upside down. Suddenly you have doctor’s appointments, unexpected bills to pay, and a lot of decisions to make.
If the unexpected happens, you need to have someone in mind who can step in and know what to do. Our office is here to help.
Here’s what you need to know about attorneys that handle personal injury claims:
Your attorney works on a contingency basis, which means aside from minor filing expenses, you don’t pay until your case is settled.
You have two years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit in the civil court system. However, it’s always best to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after the incident, while your memory is fresh and witnesses can be located.
As long as you are not more than 50% at fault, you can collect for your damages a pro-rated share of compensation.
Your lawyer is happy to fully litigate the case in a courtroom if it’s in your best interest, but most cases are resolved before it gets to that point.
Depending upon your case, there are many types of compensation available. Generally, you can be compensated for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. In cases of gross negligence, fraud, or malice, punitive damages are also available.
Personal Injury Claims typically arise from the following areas, but the number of scenarios where damages may be awarded are too numerous to list. If you are injured or hurt then you should discuss the details of your case with a lawyer to determine what options pertain to your specific situation.
Licensed by the Supreme Court of the State of Texas, James Rainey is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is experienced in matters involving car wrecks, truck accidents, job injuries, defective products, and wrongful death suits. Contact our office for a free consultation and learn how Waco Personal Injury Attorney James Rainey can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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