Dallas Personal Injury Lawyers
File a Claim After a Serious Accident
Millions of Americans suffer injuries each year. The severity of these injuries can vary anywhere from a twisted ankle to a fatality. Either way, injuries affect our lives and the lives of those around us. An injury can impede our ability to earn a living or live the lifestyle we’ve chosen. Unfortunately, many injuries are preventable.
If you've suffered an injury due the careless or negligent acts of another party, you may have grounds for a claim. To find out if you have a viable case, you'll need to consult with an experienced Dallas personal injury lawyer.
The Law Office of WT Johnson has successfully represented injured Dallas clients for over 25 years. Call us for a free consultation by dialing (214) 231-0544.
What is a Texas Personal Injury Lawsuit?
A personal injury lawsuit is a legal claim filed by an injured party (plaintiff) against a party they feel is responsible for their injury (the defendant). The defendant can be another person, a company, a manufacturer, a hospital, etc.
A viable personal injury claim will show that what caused the plaintiff’s injury was preventable by the defendant, caused by a careless of negligent act of the defendant, or was the result of a willful action by the defendant.
Consider the following scenarios:
- Claire is shopping at her local grocery store. She slips on a floor that's just been mopped and breaks her arm. She can sue the store owner because the store’s staff could have prevented the accident by roping off the wet floor and putting a "Caution Wet Floor" sign near it.
- Zach gets stopped at a stoplight on his motorcycle. A woman who is texting while driving hits him. Zach can sue the woman for her careless act and the injuries he’s suffered because of it. If the woman was driving in a work capacity at the time, like delivering flowers for a florist, the owner of the flower shop could also be sued.
- Joan just bought a new car. Several days later she's driving at a legal speed when a tire blows out and she gets into an accident. An investigation shows the tire the dealer put on the car wasn't adequate to support that model of car’s weight. Joan could sue the dealer for her injuries. If investigation showed that the tire blew out because of a design or manufacturing flaw, the manufacturer could be sued.
- Joe and Fred are in a minor traffic accident. Fred has anger issues and punches Joe. In addition to legal charges filed against Fred for criminal assault, Joe could sue Fred for personal injury in civil court.
If any of these situations resembles what happened to you, contact an attorney today. The Law Office of WT Johnson can help.
What Kind of Damages Can I Claim in a Lawsuit?
Damages are designed to get you compensation for the injury you suffered. These can include:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Permanent injury or disability
- Punitive damages
If you feel you may have a personal injury claim, your first step should be to contact an attorney. The Law Office of WT Johnson has represented Dallas area injury victims for over a quarter of a century. We've recovered over $ 87,000,000 our clients millions.
For a free consultation with a member of our seasoned legal team, call (214) 231-0544.
Hiring A Dallas Attorney. Do I Have A Case?
Not every injury case is a legal case. Our attorneys receive countless inquiries concerning various incidents that unfortunately are not considered viable personal injury cases. The legal system is set up to treat people in all fairness and it is our duty to abide by such principles, as we ourselves, fight for what we believe is just and fair when defending the interest of our clients. Typically, personal injury case victims will have sustained some sort of bodily injury as a direct result of negligence from a third party. These events come in various forms, including general car accidents, drunk driving accidents, truck accidents, nursing home abuse, nursing home negligence and a host of other circumstances that could lead to physical injury and potential life-long debilitation due to such negligence.
Can You Tell Me If I Have A Case?
After litigating countless personal injury cases over the many years we’ve been in practice, our personal injury attorneys can quickly evaluate your situation and make a determination as to whether you have or not a case. The best thing to do is to give our office a call. It costs you nothing for you to do an intake. Essentially, this is an over-the-phone pre-consultation with one of our paralegals who will gather your information and the circumstances of your case. Based on the information gathered, our attorneys will assess your particular situation and will determine whether a lawsuit is a viable option to secure your interests. The paralegal will then inform you of their assessment and depending on their conclusion, you’ll be directly engaged with the attorneys themselves and from there, you’ll see what it’s like to be cared for by some of the most competent and accomplished attorneys in the Dallas metro area.
Is A Personal Injury Lawsuit Worth It?
Many people who have sustained personal injury through a car accident or other means consider whether or not hiring a personal injury lawyer is worth it. The truth of the matter is that more often than not, personal injury sustained in car accidents or through negligence such as in the case of nursing homes or hospitals (generally malpractice) have a lasting effect in the lives of its victims. An injury that may seem under control today could easily flare up in a few months causing an insurmountable amount of pain and expenses. If proper legal action is not taken, your chances of holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions are slim to none. The least you should do is to contact an attorney and have a professional of the area evaluate your situation. We’ve seen countless cases of people who needed therapy long after the settlement was over. As you can imagine, none of such treatments are free.
Additional Personal Injury Questions & Answers
- Can I bring an injury claim or suit against the government?
- Can I get compensation if the accident was partially my fault?
- How much is my claim or lawsuit worth?
- How long will it take to resolve my personal injury case?
- The insurance company is offering me a settlement. Should I accept their offer?
- What is the modified comparative negligence rule?
- What is a catastrophic injury?
- When should I file my personal injury claim or suit?
If you would like to discuss your claim with a member of our team, don't hesitate to call us at (214) 231-0544. We're ready to help you, and won't rest until you receive the settlement you deserve.