Personal Injury Overview
Chances are, unless you have been involved in a personal injury claim or know someone who has, you are not familiar with the term. Personal injury law deals with acts of negligence or irresponsible behavior that causes serious physical, mental, or financial harm or the death of another person, which may be referred to as wrongful death.
Personal injuries are categorized according to the injury, crash and source of negligence or liability. Examples of personal injury claims include, but are not limited to the following:
- Car & Truck Wrecks
- Drunk Driving Crashes
- Construction Site Injuries
- Premises Liability
- Wrongful Death Claims
- Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Claims
- Oil Field Injuries
- Legal Help for Personal Injury Claims
When you are involved in a crash that results in serious or catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, or have significant financial damage that arises from someone else’s negligence or reckless conduct, it is crucial to speak with a personal injury attorney.
The attorney’s job is to determine who is liable for the harm you suffered, hold liable parties responsible, and help you obtain fair compensation for the injury they caused.
Seeking legal help at the outset is important for a number of reasons. Insurance companies and large corporations will immediately start investigating to gain an advantage after a serious injury. It is very helpful to your case if you have a lawyer who knows what is important, gathers the facts, and secures the evidence to win your case.
Hospitals, medical providers, and health insurance companies will sometimes take action that is not in your best interest. For example, a hospital may decide to file a lien against your claim instead of collecting from health insurance so they can charge more for medical care. Some hospital and law office staff incorrectly tell injured people they cannot file their charges with health insurance if they are injured in a wreck. This creates another problem, and often a hardship for the injured person, especially if the medical providers get your insurance company to send payments directly to them instead of you. It is much easier to get this resolved soon after the initial injury, and it can be impossible after a case is settled.
Texas statutes of limitation set the time frame you have to file a personal injury claim. If you miss the deadline, you will forever lose the right to file for damages, even if you had grounds for a personal injury claim. Not only can an attorney protect your rights under the law, but also your chances of recovering compensation are significantly better with an attorney at your side.
Compassionate, Caring Legal Services
At the Fort Worth law firm of Wells, Purcell & Kraatz, our attorneys are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. When you need a compassionate, caring and highly skilled injury attorney, you will find the legal help you need to protect your rights under the law. We take every step necessary to obtain the compensation to which you are entitled for your injury.
Contact an Experienced Texas Personal Injury Lawyer
Our firm communicates with clients by telephone, e-mail, and in person. To arrange an appointment to discuss your personal injury matter with skilled and trained professionals call Wells, Purcell & Kraatz at (817) 335-5525 or toll free (800) 882-4529 for calls outside the Fort Worth metro area.
There is never a fee to discuss your case with an attorney and find out how we can help. We take personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning you do not owe us a fee unless we recover damages for you.
Whether you need legal advice and guidance to hold liable parties responsible for personal injury disputes, we invite you to contact our law firm. To arrange an appointment call (817) 335-5525 or toll free at (800) 882-4529. There is no charge for an initial consultation to find out how our attorneys can help resolve your legal matter.
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