Personal Injury Attorneys in Shadow Creek Ranch
Unexpected accidents can happen anywhere and anytime. If you’re injured, you could miss work and have to pay a pile of bills you didn’t expect. The good news is that if someone else caused the accident, you could hold them legally responsible for the cost of your injuries.
What can you do after someone hurts you? Call Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC for a free consultation. Our Shadow Creek Ranch personal injury lawyers have decades of combined experience standing up for injured Texans. We’re ready to help. We take a comprehensive approach to each case, and we’ll take the time to understand your needs.
Whether you need help finding medical care, replacing your vehicle, or advocating for your rights, Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC is ready and able to deliver. To us, you’re not just another claim number. You’re a part of our family.
For your free, no-obligation consultation, contact us online or call (713) 609-1930 today.
How Can Our Attorneys Help You?
When you’re injured, it can feel like everything is happening at once. That’s why you need an experienced personal injury attorney who can break down the legal process into manageable steps. A claim could lead to compensation to help you cover the costs of your injury and find a path forward.
Our attorneys stand ready to help you by:
- Providing a free consultation about your case
- Answering your questions about Texas personal injury law
- Investigating what happened and who was responsible
- Supporting you at every step of your case
- Identifying sources of compensation (such as insurance policies)
- Aggressively advocating for you and your interests
- Managing the paperwork, phone calls, and details of your claim
- Negotiating with the insurance companies for a full and fair settlement
- Taking your case to court and fighting for the compensation you deserve, if necessary
What Is a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury claim is a legal action in which you pursue compensation for your injuries. You can demand compensation from the person, persons, or entity that caused the accident or should have prevented it from happening. Many claims can be settled through negotiation. If the liable parties refuse to pay what’s fair, your lawyer can take your claim to court.
If you have questions about whether you qualify for a personal injury case, talk with a Shadow Creek Ranch personal injury lawyer as soon as you can. We can review your situation and help you understand your legal options.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Take
Injuries can happen when you least expect them. But whether you suffer an injury due to a car crash, a slip and fall, a workplace accident, or some other situation, you have the right to pursue fair compensation.
At our firm, we understand the challenges you face after an accident. That’s why we’re ready to help you with the legal processes following situations such as:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bus accidents
- Premises liability
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Third-party work-related injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Construction accidents
- Wrongful death
Texas Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims
In Texas, there are clear rules that dictate how long you have after an accident to bring a personal injury lawsuit. These rules are known as “statutes of limitations.” After the deadline, you could lose the right to pursue compensation, regardless of the facts of your case.
In general, you have two years from the date of the injury to bring a personal injury claim. If someone passes away because of injuries, their loved ones have two years from the date of their death to bring a wrongful death claim. There are some exceptions to these rules, which our attorneys can explain.
What Can You Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?
If someone else caused your injury through recklessness or negligence, they might owe you money.
Following an injury, you could be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills: Personal injury compensation could cover the cost of the treatment you’ve already received and the cost of the care you may need in the future.
- Lost income and earning capacity: An injury can keep you out of work for weeks, months, or even years. Catastrophic injuries can cause permanent disability and affect your income well into the future. A personal injury claim can seek compensation for these losses.
- Loss of household services: When a spouse is injured, the other spouse can lose the care and emotional and financial support they previously provided. In these cases, compensation may be available.
- Loss of enjoyment: An accident can limit your ability to enjoy the hobbies, activities, and life you used to. As part of a claim, you could seek compensation for this loss.
- Disfigurement: Injuries can leave victims with lasting scars. If you suffered permanent disfigurement, you may be able to pursue compensation for its long-term effects.
- Pain and suffering: Through a personal injury claim, you can seek compensation for the subjective value of the physical and emotional pain and suffering you experienced.
Our Shadow Creek Ranch personal injury lawyers can investigate the incident that caused your injuries, determine who was responsible, evaluate all the losses you suffered, and demand the full compensation you deserve. Find out what kinds of compensation you may be owed by contacting Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC today.
Call to Get Started on Your Case
If you’ve been injured, contact Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC as soon as you can. Our top priority is serving you. We are ready to listen, answer your questions, and stand up for your rights.
We don’t get paid a dollar until we recover money for you. We offer virtual visits and are ready to speak to you in a free, no-obligation consultation.
To discuss the details of your case, fill out our online contact form or call (713) 609-1930 to reach our team.
Services Offered in English and Spanish
Personal Approach and Strategy for Every Case
Direct Communication with Your Attorney
We Answer Calls Day or Night, 365 Days a Year
Client Satisfaction Is of Utmost Importance
Nearly 4 Decades of Combined Experience
Frequently Asked Questions
What is negligence?
“Negligence” refers to careless, reckless, or wrongful (including unlawful) behavior. Often, this type of behavior leads to serious accidents, injuries, and even deaths. Some examples of negligence include someone who runs a red light because they were texting while driving, a shop owner who fails to put out a “wet floor” sign after an employee mops up a spill, or a dog owner who allows their dangerous dog to roam free and unleashed in a public park.
How do I know if I have a case?
You likely have a personal injury case if you were injured and suffered measurable damages—such as medical bills or pain and suffering—due to the careless, reckless, negligent, or wrongful conduct of another person or party. In other words, if someone else is to blame for your injuries, you could have grounds for a personal injury claim. The best way to know whether you have a case is to contact an attorney at our firm for a free consultation. During this initial meeting, we can go over the details of your situation and provide personalized counsel tailored to your circumstances.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
The exact value of your personal injury case depends on a variety of factors. Some of these factors include the severity of your injuries, the extent of your damages, whether you had to take time off work to recover, how much time you had to take off work, whether your injuries resulted in a disability, and your degree of fault (if any) in causing the event that led to your injuries. It is not possible for any attorney to estimate the value of your claim without first reviewing the specific details involved. We encourage you to reach out to our Houston personal injury attorneys at Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC to request a complimentary case review.
Will I have to go to court?
Not all personal injury cases go to court. In fact, many settle in pre-trial litigation or as a result of your attorney’s negotiations with the insurance company. However, if the liable party refuses to play fair, you want an attorney who is not only willing but also has the experience needed to aggressively represent you at trial. At Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, we will prepare you for what to expect with your case, including whether or not you may need to go to court.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit?
In most cases, there is a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Texas (surrounding states may have different laws). This means that you typically have just two years from the date of injury to bring your claim in court. Sometimes, when an injury is not discovered right away, the statute of limitations will be deferred to two years from the date on which the injury was discovered or reasonably could have been discovered.
There are some exceptions to this two-year deadline, but they are rare. We encourage you to act quickly after an accident or injury to avoid losing your right to seek compensation for your damages. If the statute of limitations expires, the court will almost certainly dismiss your case. Even if you think it might be too late, reach out to Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC to discuss your legal options.