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Under Texas personal injury law, anyone who is injured or suffers damages due to another person, company, or entity’s negligence is entitled to take legal action. Victims of negligence and wrongful conduct can seek financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other damages, such as pain and suffering.

At Wood Law Firm, LLP, we represent injured Texans in all types of personal injury and wrongful death matters. Since 1999, our firm has been committed to serving as a voice for the voiceless and helping innocent victims get back on their feet. We provide caring, personalized legal support and aggressive client advocacy, an approach that has allowed us to successfully recover millions of dollars for our clients in highly complex cases. We encourage you to continue reading to learn more about filing a personal injury claim in Texas and how our Amarillo personal injury lawyers can help you fight for the justice you deserve.

No matter how complex or challenging your situation may be, our team is ready to stand with you and advocate for your rights. We offer free initial consultations and there are no attorneys’ fees unless we win your case.

To discuss your case with an attorney at our firm, call (806) 304-0447 or contact us online to set up a free, no-obligation consultation.

What Damages Can Be Recovered in Personal Injury Cases?

“Damages” is the legal term for financial and non-financial losses a person endures due to an injury caused by negligence. The law allows you to recover financial compensation for both economic and non-economic damages, which are typically paid by the at-fault person or party’s insurance provider.

The exact damages you may be able to recover depend on the specifics of your case, but common personal injury damages include:

All medical expenses related to the injury, including:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Ambulance fees
  • Hospital fees
  • Medications
  • Medical equipment
  • In-home care costs
  • Future medical expenses
  • Surgeries and other treatments
  • Lost income/wages and other employment benefits
  • Lost future earnings and lost earning ability due to disability
  • Pain and suffering, including both physical pain and emotional trauma

Mental health conditions caused by the accident/injury, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Counseling services
  • Lost quality of life
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Essentially, any losses you endure due to the accident and/or your injuries are your damages. A personal injury claim allows you to seek financial compensation for all damages.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

Although the law may be on your side, proving your case and recovering full compensation for your damages is often very challenging. Insurance companies are for-profit businesses; their primary concern is limiting their losses, which means avoiding paying out claims. They often try to do this by disputing a claimant’s injuries (including stating that an injury was a pre-existing condition), asserting that the claimant was at fault, or denying that the insured is liable. For many who have never had to navigate this process before, fighting back against the insurance company’s tactics can be daunting.

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An experienced personal injury attorney knows how to take on the insurance company and effectively negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. And, if the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, your attorney will be able to take your case to trial and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.

Most importantly, working with an attorney allows you to focus on getting the medical attention and treatment you need, managing your daily expenses, and moving forward with your life without having to worry about the legal details of your case. When you choose to work with Wood Law Firm, LLP, our Amarillo personal injury lawyers will provide consistent communication and updates on your case while also handling the specific details involved in litigation. This allows you to stay informed while also providing you with the space you need to heal.

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Who Can File a Personal Injury Claim?

The law allows anyone who was injured due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful conduct to file a personal injury claim against the liable party. As the plaintiff, or the person bringing the claim, you have the burden of proof, meaning you are required to prove your case.

To bring a personal injury claim, you must be able to prove all of the following elements:

  • Duty of Care: You must prove that someone else—whether it was another driver on the road, a property owner, or a product manufacturer—owed you a duty of care. This means that the other party had a reasonable duty to prevent you from coming to harm.
  • Breach: You must also show that the other party breached the duty of care, whether by acting negligently or wrongfully. In cases involving defective products, you may not need to prove negligence to prove that a manufacturer or another party breached the duty of care.
  • Injuries and Damages: You will also have to prove that you were injured and suffered damages. Damages can be economic or non-economic and may include things like medical treatment costs, lost income/wages, disability, pain and suffering, and future losses.
  • Causation: Lastly, you must prove that the other party’s breach of the duty of care (i.e. negligence or wrongful conduct) was the proximate cause of your injuries and damages and, had the other party upheld the duty of care, you would not have been harmed.

Although some cases may have extenuating circumstances, in nearly all personal injury claims, you must be able to prove all four of the above elements to successfully recover compensation.

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