Plano Personal Injury Lawyer

Suffering a personal injury can throw a person’s life into chaos. Whether the injury occurred because of a car accident, a slip and fall, or a dog bite, if the damages were the fault of another person, the injured may have the right to seek compensation.

Even in minor accidents, an ambulance trip, emergency room visit, and physical therapy sessions can cost thousands of dollars. On top of all that, lost wages from missing work, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life can combine to make each day difficult. A Plano personal injury lawyer could take care of the details for the injured party so they can focus on their recovery and get their lives back on track. If you have been injured and wish to pursue a personal injury case, speak with a compassionate personal injury attorney that could advocate for you.

Pursuing a Personal Injury Claim

Even the most careful of drivers, and the most surefooted can become involved in accidents. Usually, these incidents do not result in serious consequences. Even in situations where people are seriously injured, others involved may not be legally responsible. For most cases involving personal injury, a plaintiff must be able to prove the defendant was negligent.

Negligence is a common law tort. Meaning, no statute defines negligence or how plaintiffs may use it to pursue claims. Instead, negligence has been defined and altered over the course of dozens of Texas court cases. Because all courts are required to follow the rulings of previous courts under the doctrine of precedence, a definition of negligence can be distilled.

Negligence is utilized in situations where a person was hurt in an accident. But in order to do so, the plaintiff needs to have been protected by a duty held by the defendant. Duty is never automatic but is taken on when people undertake certain activities. For example, all car drivers have a duty to protect other motorists on the road. Business owners also have the duty to protect customers against certain hazards. If a plaintiff can prove that the defendant was negligent, they may be able to collect damages for personal injuries and mental anguish suffered.

What are Examples of Personal Injury Claims in Plano?

Personal injury is among the most wide-ranging areas of the law. Many people are familiar with the most basic examples of car accidents and slips and falls. But personal injury covers an expansive list including:

  • Commercial vehicle accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Intentional acts

Most personal injuries are the result of accidents. Therefore, they are examined under the theory of negligence as discussed above. However, personal injury lawsuits can also result from intentional acts. Even if a defendant is arrested, tried, and convicted of a crime in criminal court, that court is powerless to award civil damages to the injured person. To accomplish this, a person can file a related, but entirely separate, civil lawsuit with the help of a Plano personal injury lawyer.

How a Plano Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

No matter the circumstances behind a person being hurt due to the actions of another, an attorney may be able to help. Lawyers could understand the stresses and pressures accidents can place on a person’s health, finances, and family life. By gathering the evidence, talking to witnesses, and forming detailed demand packages, a Plano personal injury lawyer can fight to protect the injured against aggressive insurance companies, and for the compensation they deserve. Contact an attorney today to learn how they may be able to help you.

McCraw Law Group First Responders Scholarship

We are excited to announce our 2019 McCraw Law Group First Responders Scholarship. Our goal is to support those who have been influenced by a first responder in their life. If a first responder has impacted your life please visit our scholarship page to learn how you can apply for this $1,000 award.

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Mary Thompson
Mary Thompson
20:51 25 Feb 20
From the very first meeting with the McCraw Law Group we were treated with respect and care. They were so helpful is... trying to speed things up. We all know that when you have a lawsuit against some one there will be problems. This group of lawyers were very attentive and knew how to get what we needed. I will call them again if anything comes up that I need a more
Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
19:46 12 Feb 20
McCraw Law Group is an exceptional firm and I could not ask for more than what I received with their services. All of... their staff, from the clerks to the attorneys, were extremely helpful and caring and constantly asked me if I needed anything or if I had any questions or concerns. If you need to have someone on your side and trust them to have your best interests in mind, I would place that trust in The McCraw Law Group.Would I recommend them to my friends and family? I would without a doubt.Would I like to have them on the other side of a courtroom and going against them? Absolutely Not.To the staff that handled my case, I greatly appreciate all of your work and the result speaks for itself. Thank you!read more
Justin Hansen
Justin Hansen
12:29 07 Feb 20
The staff at the McCraw law group are second to none. They are intelligent and hard working people that will do their... best to make sure you are set to recover physically, emotionally, and financially from any injury. Thank you so much!!read more
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 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 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 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 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 more
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