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Denton Personal Injury Lawyers
Helping Victims Recover Just Compensation
Although you can take numerous safety precautions to avoid being involved in an accident, the reckless actions or negligence of another person could result in bodily injury or property damage. Unfortunately, these types of situations can lead to unexpected and high expenses. When you’re recovering from an injury, the last thing you want to think about is how you will be able to pay for medical costs or make up for lost wages.
However, you do have certain rights after being involved in an accident that was no fault of your own, and you might be entitled to pursue civil action against the person responsible for causing you harm. The legal process is complex and proving another person was at fault for your accident and financially responsible for damages can be time-consuming and challenging.
At Goline & Roland Law Firm, our attorneys are here to relieve you of some of the stresses involved in pursuing a personal injury claim. We have extensive experience handling the intricacies of these types of matters, and we know that each person’s situation is unique. That is why we will provide focused and individualized attention to work toward obtaining fair compensation on your behalf.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Texas?
According to the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code section 16.003, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in the state of Texas is two years. This means you have two years starting from the date your injury occurred to file. If you miss this time period, you will almost certainly lose your right to file. It’s also important to note that there are exceptions that can change this two-time limit.
Some examples of these exceptions include:
- If the injury victim was under the age of 18 at the time of the accident
- If the alleged negligent party leaves the state before a claim is filed
The statute of limitations has a big impact on your ability to file a claim so it’s important to speak to an experienced lawyer about the specifics of your case as soon as you can. Goline & Roland Law Firm offers free, no-obligation consultations so you have nothing to lose by contacting our firm today!
Obtaining Compensation for Damages
Damages are the expenses and losses you suffered as a result of your accident, and they fall into two categories: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are those that are calculable, meaning you may have a bill or stub for them, and include, but are not limited to:
- Doctor visits
- Hospital stays
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
Non-economic damages do not have a monetary value associated with them, and include, but are not limited to:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Loss of companionship
To recover compensation for economic and non-economic damages, you must prove that your injury resulted from an accident that was caused by someone else. At Goline & Roland Law Firm, when we review your case, we will help you understand what expenses and losses could be included in your claim. We will also calculate damages you suffered to begin negotiating a settlement with the insurance company.
Elements of a Personal Injury Claim
When seeking compensation for accident-related damages, as the claimant, you must prove that the other party was responsible. This involves demonstrating, by presenting evidence, that the other person or entity acted negligently – or outside of how a reasonable person would have under similar circumstances.
The elements you must prove in a personal injury case are that:
- The responsible party owed you a duty of care
- They breached that duty
- You suffered an injury
- Your injury resulted from an accident caused by the negligent party
Don't wait to get started on your case. Contact our firm today.
Going through the personal injury claims process can be difficult and stressful. That is why our Denton lawyers are here to provide sound guidance every step of the way. With our intimate knowledge of the law and our wealth of experience, we will provide answers to all your questions and help you understand how to proceed with your case.