Your Personal Injury Questions Answered
With the holiday season in full swing and more people on the roads and in public places, we believe it’s an important time to answer some commonly asked questions about personal injury.
While personal injury can encompass many practice areas, such as car accidents, dog bites, and slip and fall, the basic premise of each claim is similar. Read on to learn the five main areas of personal injury law and how you can recover compensation for your injuries after an accident.
Who is Responsible for My Accident?
The person responsible for your accident is often the one who caused it to happen. Pretty obvious, right?
Well, liability may depend on several factors, including when, where, and how the crash happened. For example, auto accidents often occur due to driver negligence, recklessness, or distracted driving.
However, poor road conditions, lack of signage, manufacturing defects, and other factors can impact who is ultimately responsible for an accident. It’s important to have an attorney experienced in navigating the causes of an accident and getting to the source.
Sometimes, more than one party can be liable for the accident. For example, multiple motorists may be at fault in a highway pile-up. Sometimes, a car manufacturer or government entity may be responsible for the accident.
What Can I Recover from a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
If you sustain injuries in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to seek compensation from the person who caused your injuries in the form of damages. The types of damages you recover from a personal lawsuit include:
- Past and future medical expenses – including medical bills, medical supplies, hospitalization, diagnostic care, prescriptions, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, and other medical services
- Pain and suffering – including psychological turmoil and physical pain suffered due to the crash
- Property damage – including compensation for repairing or replacing property such as vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, and personal possessions
- Lost wages, and lost overtime pay for missed work, and loss of earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Permanent disability
At Genthe Law Firm, we take all damages into consideration and are not afraid to hire expert witnesses on your behalf to ensure maximum compensation.
What Types Of Accidents Are Considered Personal Injury?
The common types of practice areas that can be considered personal injury include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Defective product
- Wrongful death
Other forms of personal injury cases may include animal and dog bites, hit-and-run accidents, daycare negligence, wrongful death, workplace injuries, and pedestrian accidents. Genthe Law Firm is dedicated to representing injured persons in Dallas and throughout Texas and has done so since 2015.
What Does A Dallas Personal Injury Attorney Do?
A Dallas personal injury attorney will handle your legal claim for compensation from start to finish. Your attorney will be your representative in negotiations and court, advocating for your rights to recovery at every stage of your case.
Above all, your personal injury attorney will provide guidance, support, and advice to help you navigate the ins and outs of your claim and maximize the compensation you are owed while allowing you to focus on your most important; your recovery.
At Genthe Law Firm, we provide aggressive representation for accident victims. Among other things, our law firm can help you with the following:
- Collecting evidence and investigating your claim
- Interviewing witnesses
- Gathering and reviewing your medical documents
- Determining damages
- Documenting injuries and expenses
- Protecting you from the legal system and insurance companies
- Representing you through trial
The Genthe Law Firm has never lost a case and doesn’t avoid the courtroom. While results are not guaranteed, we’ve litigated hundreds of federal and state personal injury cases in Dallas and throughout Texas.
When Do I Need To File A Personal Injury Claim?
If you have been injured in an accident caused by another party’s fault and received medical treatment, you should not wait to file a personal injury claim. Personal injury claims have a filing deadline, known as a Statute of Limitations.
If you fail to file your claim within this time frame, you cannot seek compensation for your accident. Starting the process now can help you avoid a last-minute rush to the courthouse or the risk of missing the filing deadline.
Injured in an Accident? Let Genthe Law Group Help
Getting in an accident during the holiday season can damper festivities, especially when it results in a debilitating injury.
If you or a loved one were recently injured in a car accident, truck accident, or any other incident involving neglect and injury, Genthe Law Firm wants to help.
Our team of dedicated personal injury lawyers has seen it all and can help you recoup your maximum payout from insurance companies and guilty parties.
Schedule your free consultation today and learn more about our Genthe Guarantee that ensures you don’t pay us a cent this holiday season unless we recover.
- Your Personal Injury Questions Answered