If you have been hurt by another person’s negligence, the state of Texas affords you the right to seek reimbursement for damages by filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the party responsible for your injuries.
There is a lot that goes into bringing and proving a claim, and there are strict time limits you need to know. Make sure you understand all of your options and legal responsibilities before taking any action. A local personal injury lawyer can assist you and answer any questions you may have. If you reside in Dallas, you are welcome to contact our firm, Warren & Migliaccio, to speak with one of our team members.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Any injury another’s negligence or carelessness causes may be grounds to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Below are some of the most common types of injury cases that our personal injury law firm sees.
- Auto accidents (car, commercial truck, bus and motorcycle)
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Falling objects
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Premises liability cases
- Medical mistakes
- Birth injuries
- Workplace accidents
- Defective product injuries
- Dangerous drug injuries
- Assaults and acts of violence
- Wrongful death
Proving Your Injury Claim
Personal injury cases hinge on the concept of negligence, i.e., that the other party somehow failed to uphold their duty of care, and you were injured as a result. There are numerous elements you’ll need to establish for your claim or suit to be successful. Your attorney can walk you through what you’ll need and how best to approach your case.
You will want to start collecting any and all evidence you can that will support your claim. You need evidence that proves the other party’s liability, as well as evidence that verifies the nature and extent of your damages. You can start gathering information such as the following to share with your lawyer.
- Police reports or injury reports
- Witness contact info
- Photos or videos of the scene of the accident and your injuries
- Medical records and bills
- Proof of lost wages
- Prognoses and treatment recommendations from your doctors
- Receipts for all injury-related expenses, including assistive devices, transportation costs, hiring help, etc.
- An injury journal that documents the progression of your injury, pain level and the impact the injury has on your life.
Our Injury Lawyers Can Maximize Your Settlement
If you were recently involved in an accident in Dallas, let our team at Warren & Migliaccio help. We can help prove your case, negotiate a higher settlement and fight your case in court if need be so that you can get the compensation you deserve.
Call us today at 888-584-9614 for a free case evaluation.