Plano Personal Injury Attorneys
Accidents are a fact of life. However, accidents don’t have to set you back financially. When another individual negligently or recklessly causes an accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries. Holding parties accountable for their actions may ultimately involve filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
The legal field can seem complicated, time-consuming, and expensive. These perceptions are what keep some people from consulting an attorney after they are injured in a significant accident. Yet, hiring an attorney may give you the best chance possible at recovering valuable compensation for your injuries and time away from work.
If you are hurt in a serious accident that wasn’t your fault, contact the Plano team at The Benton Law Firm today. Our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience handling personal injury cases and may be able to help you receive justice. We offer accident victims a free and confidential consultation to discuss their potential case and what we can do to help. Call our office at (214) 777-7777 to set up your free consultation today.
What Is a Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury cases fall under tort law. Personal injury cases are civil cases, which means they are not criminal trials. Instead, they serve as a method of seeking financial compensation for losses that victims suffer following a significant accident. The purpose of a personal injury lawsuit is not to punish, but to hold at-fault parties accountable for the damage their negligent actions have caused.
In Texas, victims have two years from the date of their accident to file a personal injury lawsuit against an at-fault individual or party. It can be difficult to decide whether to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. However, if you miss the two-year deadline, you are leaving yourself with few options for recovering compensation. Filing a lawsuit after the two-year statute of limitations expires can result in the case being dismissed by the courts.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
There are a wide variety of accidents that could trigger a personal injury lawsuit. At The Benton Law Firm, our team of skilled Plano attorneys has extensive experience handling numerous different types of claims. Some of the personal injury claims that we have experience tackling include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog bites
- Slip and fall accidents
- Product liability claims
- Workplace accidents
If you have been injured in any type of accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact our Plano office for more information about how we may be able to help you.
Common Injuries Involved in Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury accidents can cause numerous types of injuries. Some of these injuries can be traumatic and result in life-long medical complications. They can also diminish a victim’s quality of life and result in serious financial instability.
Some of the most common injuries in accidents that result in personal injury claims or lawsuits include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and spinal injuries
- Broken bones
- Dental and facial injuries
- Physical burns
- Chemical burns
- Crushing injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Soft tissue damage
Significant injuries can take a huge financial toll on a victim. A hasty insurance settlement may not be enough to cover today’s and tomorrow’s medical expenses. A Plano personal injury attorney can be your advocate against the insurance companies. Not only can they fight to get you the compensation you need, but an attorney may also help you get access to medical resources that could put you back on your feet again.
Compensation Available in Personal Injury Cases
Not two personal injury cases are alike. The value of a case often depends on the severity of a person’s injuries. The circumstances of the accident itself can also play a major role in estimating the value of a personal injury claim. For a more accurate assessment of what your potential claim may be worth, talk to a skilled Plano personal injury attorney.
Generally, a victim can seek economic and non-economic compensation after an accident. Economic damages provide financial compensation for a victim’s measurable losses. Non-economic damages account for a victim’s quality of life changes or emotional distress. In total, a victim could potentially recover money for the following:
- Medical bills
- Loss of income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
In certain situations, a victim may also be able to recover exemplary damages. This compensation is not meant to cover a victim’s losses. It is compensation that is used as a form of punishment. Not all cases will rise to the level where exemplary damages are appropriate. These damages are only available in cases that demonstrate malice, fraud, or gross negligence. Texas places a cap, or limit, on the amount of money that a victim can receive for these exemplary damages.
An attorney will be able to examine the circumstances of your unique case and outline what types of damages you may be entitled to receive. For more information about the potential value of your personal injury claim and how an attorney could maximize your compensation, contact the Plano office of The Benton Law Firm today.
How a Plano Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You
When you are involved in a serious accident, it can feel like the world is out to get you and no one is on your side. In addition to personal support, you also need legal guidance during this trying time. At The Benton Law Firm, we strive to provide both. Our clients are our number one priority. We offer them a shoulder to lean on while providing reliable legal advice.
If you are the victim of a significant accident that wasn’t your fault, contact The Benton Law Firm immediately. You should not have to bear the consequences of another person’s negligent actions. Hold them accountable and recover the money you deserve by turning to The Benton Law Firm for help. Call our office to set up your free, no-obligation initial consultation, or contact us online today.