Denton Personal Injury Lawyer

It is never easy or simple when you are injured due to the actions of another party. Even in cases of seemingly minor injuries, medical bills, lost wages from time missed at work, and mental anguish can place significant pressure on a person’s life.

Whether these injuries were suffered as the result of an accident or were the result of an intentional act, the injured person has the right to pursue damages. This is where a Denton personal injury lawyer can help. Our personal injury attorneys handle our clients’ cases with both compassion and diligence to work towards the fair compensation that they deserve. En Español.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

In many personal injury cases, the at-fault party did not intend to cause harm. Nonetheless, the law states that when a person is injured and it is another person’s fault, the at-fault party can be held liable for damages.

The most common way for a plaintiff to pursue these claims is through the legal theory of negligence. In short, negligence is when a person is owed fair and reasonable protection from injury by another’s action or inaction. If that protection fails and another person is hurt, they have the right to claim damages.

On the other hand, some personal injuries may be the result of intentional actions. In these situations, negligence does not apply since the defendant intended to harm the injured person. Instead, the law provides other arguments that may be used, including assault, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

No matter if the injuries resulted from an accident or an intentional act, Denton personal injury plaintiffs are all bound by the Texas statute of limitations. According to Texas Civ. Prac. and Remedies Code 16.003, any civil case alleging personal injury must be filed in court no more than two years after the incident. Failure to adhere to this rule has led many otherwise perfectly reasonable claims to be declared inadmissible in court.

Civil vs. Criminal Cases

In many situations involving intentional harm, the alleged act is also a crime under Texas law. In situations like these, the local prosecutor and police may work to file criminal charges against the defendant.

While the injured person may be called as a witness in these trials, the court is powerless to order the defendant to compensate the injured person. Even if the defendant is found guilty of all criminal charges, the injured person must pursue their own civil lawsuit to collect damages.

The two cases intersect in one important way. Due to a concept of law known as res judicata, a court will not consider the question of whether an alleged fact happened more than once. For example, if a defendant is found guilty after a criminal trial of drunk driving that caused an injury, that defendant cannot argue in a civil trial that they were not drunk at the time of the accident.

A Denton Personal Injury Attorney Provides Guidance

Contrary to what many people may believe, most cases alleging personal injury do not need to go to court. Many claims end in a settlement, especially when the law is properly applied to the facts by knowledgeable personal injury attorneys.

If you were injured by another person’s negligence or intentional action, a Denton personal injury lawyer can work with you to determine which courses of action fit your case. Contact our Denton personal injury attorneys today to see how we can provide guidance, assistance, and leverage in your case.

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Review Title:I Highly Recommend The McCraw Law Group N/A The McCraw Law Group – Injury Lawyers in McKinney TX 1504 1st Ave
TX 75069
Phone: (972) 715-1790
Review Description: I highly recommend the McCraw Law Group. I have known Lin McCraw and his family most of my life. He has handled legal affairs for me and my family for decades. Lin’s knowledge of the law and his passion for taking care of people is hard to find in today’s world. Lin is one of the finest people I’ve ever known and there is no one else I would trust to take care of any future legal needs.
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Zane Allen
Zane Allen
04:39 18 Dec 19
I was in an accident in March and had injuries resulting from the crash. Obviously my first call was to a doctor to get... checked out but was told I was going to need physical therapy. My second call was to the McCraw Law Group. They took care of all of the grunt work so that all I had to focus on was getting better. They were very communicative about the process, and better yet, they were incredibly responsive to any emails, calls, and questions. I was very appreciative and thankful for all of their hard work. They are a great group of people to work with when you’re needing the help.read more
Elisa Dean
Elisa Dean
15:38 16 Dec 19
I recommend The Mccraw Law Group to anyone who is hurt in an accident.My experience has been wonderful. They do the... best they can to get the most from the insurance company. My communications have been with Vanessa, Suzanne and Jason.Jason is very special to me. He understood my needs and was very caring and the sweetest attorney I have ever met. He was honest and did everything he could to bring my case to a conclusion.Vanessa and Suzanne are very sweet and are there to help every step of the way.read more
Fernando Salas
Fernando Salas
19:07 10 Dec 19
First time needing a lawyer. Everything went extremely smooth and quick. Mr. McCraw went to my house after my car wreck... and I knew at that point that I was in good hands. Everyone who works there are so nice and will answer any questions or concerns you have. Thank you guys for all of your help.read more
Adelyn Braswell
Adelyn Braswell
17:02 10 Dec 19
When me and my family recently got hit by a drunk driver. They helped us with everything we needed. We had so many... questions and didn’t hesitate to answer. It was our first time with any lawyer so they made everything so easy for us, and got it all done so quick. They did everything in their power to get us all the money we deserved. They were all so friendly and I would recommend them to anyone.read more
Courtney Brooks
Courtney Brooks
16:12 12 Sep 19
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with the McCraw Law Group. My case was accepted and I was kept up to... date on how it was proceeding, and when it came to a settlement, we got more than expected. Everyone was very kind, the court proceedings went smoothly and I was extremely satisfied. I will definitely use them again if anything else arises.read more
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