Anna Personal Injury Lawyer
The first interaction many people have with a lawyer is often only after they were involved in an accident. They may be confused about the general claims process or how to go about pursuing the at-fault party for damages. In addition, they may worry they will need to undergo a lengthy and invasive trip though Texas’ court system to pursue a claim.
Anna personal injury lawyers are here to assist you in the claims process and pursue the parties responsible for your injuries. If you are ever injured due to the acts of another, whether through an accident or an intentional act, you deserve compensation. In many instances, it is possible to avoid the court system altogether while still coming to a fair resolution. An experienced personal injury attorney can show you how. En Español.
Reasons for a Personal Injury Claim
A personal injury claim can potentially arise from almost any day-to-day activity or interaction with another person. Even if others do not intend for these injuries to occur, they may still be held responsible under the law.
For example, every driver on the road has a responsibility—or a duty—to protect other people. Any violation of the rules of the road, such as tailgating or speeding, may result in a breach of this duty, which in turn may lead a court to find the driver liable for any damages their actions (or inactions) caused.
It should be noted, however, that even though a person may behave in a reckless or careless manner, any harm that results is usually accidental. Because of this, claims for personal injuries that result from an accident are often pursued under the legal theory of negligence, rather than with any specific criminal charges in mind.
In other situations, however, a person may be injured as a result of intentional harm. Assaults, sexual abuse, and false imprisonment are all examples of acts that are both violations of criminal law and grounds for a civil lawsuit. It is important to remember that the outcome of any criminal case is independent of any potential civil claim. Even if a criminal defendant is found not guilty at trial, they may still be brought to court for a civil lawsuit with the help of an Allen personal injury lawyer.
Pursuing the Claim
As soon as the injury occurs, there are several potential steps to take. First, anyone injured should seek immediate medical care. Even if the injury does not seem serious at the time, proper medical treatment can uncover any hidden symptoms and document the extent of the injuries.
Second, the police should be called to the scene of all injuries. The police are required to produce an incident report of any situation that involves an injury. This report is an impartial accounting of the events that led to the injury.
Third, be very cautious when speaking with a defendant’s insurance representative. These conversations are all recorded, and plaintiffs can unwittingly damage their cases with statements made to the defendant’s insurance company. As soon as an injured person hires an attorney, the insurance company can only discuss the case with that attorney.
Time is of the essence in all claims alleging personal injury. According to Texas Civ. Prac. and Remedies Code 16.003, there is a statute of limitations of two years on all personal injury claims. This means that if a lawsuit is not filed in court within two years of the incident, the plaintiff will be unable to pursue their claim.
Speak with an Anna Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you suffer a personal injury due to the actions of another, you may have less time to act on your own behalf than you think. Often as soon as the incident occurs, the defendant’s insurance company will be working to investigate the scenario, talk with witnesses, and protect their client – potentially at your expense.
Anna personal injury lawyers work to perform these same vital functions for our clients. Our attorneys pursue all instances of personal injury for the full compensation they merit.
We recognize that an injury is an unwelcome distraction in our clients’ lives. Let our firm handle the messy claims process so that you can focus on what matters in your life. Contact an Anna personal injury attorney today to see how we may be able to advance your case and get you the compensation you deserve.