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Our Accident Injury Lawyer Discusses Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Litigation Stemming from Car Accidents
Whether on I-10, I-20, I-35, any State Highway, or some seemingly sleepy suburban street, car accidents are an occasional unfortunate fact of life.
However, if you’ve suffered an injury or lost a loved one in Texas due to someone else’s negligence, you likely have the right to compensation for the injuries. To attain justice, you must navigate a complex legal process successfully, which usually takes the guidance of a skilled and experienced accident injury lawyer. At our Law Office, our associates have been litigating personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits for over 20 years, and we know how badly many people need to be adequately compensated after losing a family member or getting injured in a car accident. We want to help you get the fair and equitable restitution to which you are entitled, but first, we want to inform you about the legal process, the obstacles that will likely bar your way, and the reasons why you need a skilled accident injury lawyer in your corner.
However, this article is by no means intended to serve as a replacement for an attorney familiar with your case’s specific details. If you want to discuss your story with a trained professional, call us now for a free consultation. More on this webpage
The Three Bases for Successful Personal Injury Cases
In order to stand a chance of succeeding in court, every personal injury case must be able to fulfill three criteria:
The victim incurs a mental, physical, or emotional injury.
The defendant owed the victim some form of legal duty, and the defendant neglected this duty. In all interactions, some duty of providing for reasonable safety is owed by all engaging parties. When it comes to car wrecks, this usually refers to one of the drivers failing to maintain his or her responsibility to drive safely.
The injuries suffered in the wreck resulted in some form of monetary loss, known as damages. Damages may include medical bills, damaged property, lost salary due to work missed, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.
In the case of wrongful death, a victim or the victim’s family brings a lawsuit against the party to blame for the accident to compensate for the financial losses. However, the burden of proof lies with the victims, also known as the plaintiffs, to establish that their case meets the three required criteria. You can’t expect the defendant to offer your compensation willingly. Instead, you are going to need to fight to get it. You will need to be able to prove the defendant caused the accident in order to secure compensation and to do so you will need an experienced accident injury attorney.