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Personal Injury Cases in Houston TX

When you are injured due to the negligence of someone else, you have a right to pursue compensation for the losses suffered. In Houston, accidents victims can file a personal injury claim against the party that injured them or the at-fault party’s insurance company. Filing a personal injury claim can provide compensation to help accident victims cope with the financial burden of their injuries.

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was the fault of someone else, it’s important to speak to a knowledgeable Houston personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Please call The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated attorneys.

How Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You

A personal injury lawyer from our firm will manage all the legwork associated with your accident claim so you can focus on your health. Our Houston personal injury attorneys will:

● Fully explain your legal rights and answer all your questions

● Explain what to expect every step of the way so you feel confident in how your case is being handled

● Conduct a thorough investigation into your accident to identify all potential sources of compensation

● Consult with medical providers to fully understand the extent of your injuries and how they will affect you into the future

● Document the scope of your injuries and damages in order to demand the full amount of compensation you deserve

● Negotiate effectively with the other side, with the goal of obtaining a full personal injury settlement for you

● Advocate aggressively for you in court, if a fair settlement cannot be reached 

These are just a few of the ways our personal injury lawyers in Houston can help with your case. To learn more about how our team can take the pressure off you during this difficult time, please contact us today for a free consultation. 

Common Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle

There are a number of situations that can give rise to a personal injury claim. Some of the most common types of claims we handle include:

● Car accidents: Car accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury claims in Houston and throughout the rest of the country. When two or more vehicles are involved in a crash, someone is typically at fault. We help accident victims demand full and fair compensation for their losses. 

● Truck accidents: Truck accidents result in some of the worst injuries seen on Houston’s roads. These claims are particularly difficult as victims must take on large trucking companies, multiple insurance companies, and their teams of lawyers.

● Motorcycle accidents: Motorcycle accidents are common in Houston and can be devastating for crash victims. The extent of injuries a biker suffers during an accident can mean expensive medical treatment and long-term losses that must be accounted for when building a claim for compensation.

● Bicycle accidents: The roads in Houston are a dangerous place for cyclists. When bicyclists are hit by motor vehicles, they too suffer some of the most severe injuries. Cyclists deserve full compensation when they are seriously harmed by negligent drivers. 

● Pedestrian accidents: Pedestrians have little chance when a vehicle crashes into them. These are severe accidents, and as such, the claims process following a pedestrian accident can be quite complex.

● Medical malpractice: Doctors and other health care professionals are expected to abide by an acceptable standard of care. When they fail to do that and a patient becomes hurt or sick, the victim can file a claim against the health care professional who harmed them. 

● Slip and fall cases: When someone is hurt on another person’s dangerous property, the victim can hold property owners liable for their injuries. 

● Dog bites: When a person is bitten or attacked by a dangerous dog, it is crucial to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to begin an investigation into the case. 

● Product liability cases: Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring their products are safe for consumers to use. When products are dangerous or defective and someone is hurt, injured individuals can hold manufacturers liable.

● Wrongful death: In the most tragic of accidents, surviving loved ones can file a wrongful death claim if they have lost someone due to another person’s negligence. 

These are just some of the most common types of personal injury claims we handle. Any time a person is hurt by another’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing, they may have a personal injury claim. So it is important to speak with a seasoned attorney as soon as possible. 

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Compensation for Personal Injuries

In Texas, there are two main types of damages available in personal injury claims. These are economic and non-economic damages. In rare cases, exemplary damages, also known as punitive damages, may be available.

Economic damages are those that are easily quantifiable. Economic damages include losses such as medical bills, lost income, prescription medication, and household services you can no longer perform. 

Non-economic damages are losses you suffered as a result of the accident but that don’t have an actual dollar value. These include losses such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, and physical impairment. 

In some cases, a judge or jury may award punitive damages. This is typically only in cases where the defendant showed gross negligence, or extreme recklessness or carelessness. These damages are meant to punish the defendant and deter them from the same type of behavior in the future. 

Steps in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Our Houston personal injury attorneys will guide you through the many steps of filing a personal injury claim. Typically, we will start by investigating your claim and negotiating with the at-fault party’s insurance company. If your case must proceed to court, the general steps you can expect include:

● Filing a complaint: The complaint outlines your injuries and the claims you are making against the at-fault party. These are filed with the courts, and the filing officially begins the process of the lawsuit. 

● Serving and answering the complaint: A copy of the complaint is delivered to the defendant, who then has a chance to respond to your claims.

● Discovery: Both sides will then move into the discovery stage, which allows everyone to obtain information and evidence from the other side. This is often a long process filled with pre-trial motions as each side tries to bar evidence from appearing in court.

● Mediation: Before the trial actually begins, both sides will attempt to resolve the dispute in mediation. This is when most personal injury claims are settled, without the need for a trial. Negotiations will occur, and if an amount is agreed upon, a settlement agreement is drafted. If the two sides cannot agree, the case will go to trial.

● Trial: Trials begin with the judge deciding on pre-trial motions that will affect the trial. This is followed by the jury selection process, after which, the trial will begin. After hearing from both sides, the jury will make their decision.

While these steps sound relatively simple, personal injury claims are often a lengthy process. Our Houston personal injury attorneys will explain what’s happening every step of the way. 

Time Limit to File Personal Injury Lawsuits in Texas

In Texas, accident victims have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. This is known as the statute of limitations. If the statute of limitations expires, you are likely barred from receiving compensation.

However, Texas does allow some exceptions to this rule. All accident victims should speak to a Houston personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to make sure time on their claim does not run out. 

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Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Now

If you’ve been hurt in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation that can help cover the cost of your injuries. However, this is not a process you should go through on your own. 

Contact The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian today. We’ll review your case free of charge and fight for your rights throughout the entire process of your claim.

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