Lewisville Personal Injury Lawyers
Legal Information About Personal Injury Claims
Steele Law, P.C. · Personal Injury Attorney
(214) 333-9393 or E-Mail
Personal injury claims arise when a person is injured by the negligent, reckless or intentionally wrongful act of another party. Negligence has a specific meaning in the context of personal injury lawsuits, but it is similar to the concept of carelessness. The person who acted wrongfully and caused the accident and injury is required by law to compensate the injured person.
In almost all cases these days, the compensation actually comes from an insurance company. Your personal injury attorney's job is to negotiate with the appropriate insurance company or companies for full and fair compensation for your losses.
Personal injury claims can arise from car accidents, motorcycle crashes, truck accidents, dangerous conditions on property, or dangerous products. The resulting injuries can be serious and debilitating.
In the worst cases, an accident can result in death. In fatal accident cases, the surviving immediate family members have the right to seek compensation from the person responsible for the accident.
A successful personal injury claim for compensation must give proof that the other person's actions caused your injuries. To prove liability, your personal injury lawyer will gather and present evidence, as well as review various state or federal laws that may impose responsibility for certain actions.
Did You Know? Liability still must be proved even if you have a police report stating that the other person is at fault for a car accident.
The laws governing your rights of recovery for personal injury vary depending on the specific facts of your case. For example, the laws that apply to an injury caused by a defect on the premises of an apartment complex are very different from the laws that apply in an accident involving a pedestrian and a car.
The laws are also different depending on who injured you. A doctor, a government agency, and a private individual each fall under different laws that govern their legal responsibility for an injury caused by their actions or their failure to act.
You can learn more about Lewisville personal injury claims on the following pages of our Web site:
For a consultation about your specific situation, contact a Carrollton personal injury attorney at Steele Law right away to discuss your rights and how we can fight to protect you.
- Personal Injury Blogs
- Slip and Fall Prevention: Is Your Home “Slip-Safe”?
- Centers for Disease Control
- Health Resources from the U.S. Government