Personal Injury Attorneys in Stafford
Did you suffer an injury in a car crash, slip and fall, or other type of accident? Did the accident result from another party’s careless or reckless actions? If so, don’t hesitate to turn to the Stafford personal injury attorneys at Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC for the legal counsel you need.
Our skilled attorneys can handle everything from investigating the cause of the accident to filing your injury claim to negotiating aggressively for the financial recovery you’re due — all at no upfront cost for you. We’ll prepare your case for the court to show the other side we’re serious about pursuing a positive outcome on your behalf.
We understand the pain and frustration you are going through. We want to help you overcome these challenges and come out the other side with the compensation you deserve. We have secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We’re ready to leverage the breadth of our experience and resources to fight for the best possible result in your case.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident and are ready to explore your legal options for recovering compensation, talk to an experienced attorney at Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC.
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Personal injury law is also sometimes referred to as tort law. It is a type of case that allows a victim to pursue financial compensation from a negligent party following an accident.
If a reckless or negligent party caused an accident or incident that injured someone, the injury victim may be able to hold that party financially responsible for the losses they’ve suffered. That may include medical expenses, loss of income, pain, and suffering, property damage, and more.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
The attorneys at Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC have the skills necessary to handle a wide variety of personal injury cases, including those related to:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability claims
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
What Can You Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury claim is a legal means for recovering money to cover both measurable losses and subjective, intangible losses, such as the loss of quality of life. The value of a personal injury claim may depend on the severity of a victim’s injuries and the circumstances of the accident itself.
In Texas, if the victim is partially responsible for causing the accident, that can impact the compensation they are entitled to receive. Texas also limits the amount of money some victims may collect by placing a cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases.
Victims may be able to recover money for losses such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of quality of life
- Property damage
Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims
Like most states, Texas limits the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. The state’s statute of limitations is typically two years from the date of the accident. Claims filed after the two-year deadline will almost certainly be thrown out of court without ever being heard. Victims are then left with no recourse for recovering compensation for their injuries and losses from the at-fault party, even if they have a strong case.
How Our Attorneys Can Help with Your Case
Personal injury cases can be complicated, depending on the circumstances. Even in the most straightforward cases, dealing with the numerous facets of an injury claim can be overwhelming and exhausting for someone coping with traumatic injuries.
An experienced attorney from Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC can shoulder some of that responsibility. We can also help give you the best chance possible of recovering the compensation you need.
At Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC we can help you by:
- Giving you transparent legal advice
- Investigating the cause of the accident
- Gathering crucial evidence to support your claim
- Helping you get access to medical specialists
- Filing the necessary paperwork your claim requires
- Communicating with insurers
- Calculating the full and fair value of your claim
- Negotiating aggressively on your behalf
- Pursuing your case in court if necessary
Steps to Take to Protect Your Rights After an Accident
The actions you take in the hours, weeks, and months following a severe accident can significantly impact your personal injury claim.
You can help protect your right to compensation by following these tips:
- Get medical help right away. If you are hurt, do not wait to get medical treatment. Some injuries can appear minor and escalate into a life-threatening condition before you know it. Medical documentation that links your injury to the accident can also be crucial in a personal injury claim.
- Follow your doctor’s advice. Medical treatment of severe injuries usually involves following a care plan. Be sure to keep all appointments and follow your physician’s instructions.
- Keep notes about your recovery. You can use a journal to document the recovery process and how your injuries impact your daily life. Keep a record of your pain levels and how your injuries affect your ability to do everyday tasks, and don’t be afraid to talk about your struggles. This can help you process your injuries and may be used as evidence in your claim.
- Keep documentation of everything. Keep copies of accident scene photos, medical expenses, medical records, repair bills, accident reports, and receipts for out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident.
- Contact an attorney. One of the first people you should contact following an accident is an attorney. They can begin working on your case right away and handle communications with the insurance companies to help uphold your rights and protect your claim.
Personal injury accidents can result in a wide range of injuries.
Some of the most common tend to include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Facial injuries
- Internal injuries
- Puncture wounds
- Orthopedic injuries, including broken bones, sprains, and dislocations
Reach out to the skilled legal team at Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC for help. We’ll listen to your story and help you understand your best path forward.
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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.