Grounds for Personal Injury Claims in Austin

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How do you know if you have grounds to file a claim? The law in Texas provides for victims that have suffered injuries or other damages to seek compensation when another party has been negligent. The concept of negligence is related to the question of whether the individual involved exercised due care for the safety of others, or failed to do so. A drunk driver would be considered criminally negligent, as they not only caused an injury accident, they were breaking the law by getting behind the wheel.

It is expected under the law that each person should act in a way that is reasonable, or as a prudent person would in similar circumstances. If a manufacturer doesn’t properly test their product, and later it is found to be dangerous, they have not exercised due care for the safety of those using their product. In some cases, they may not have been aware that the product was unsafe; in others, it has been found that the manufacturer was aware of the risks and dangers but failed to warn users. This is an even more serious act of negligence.

Grounds for Liability

Assigning liability in an injury case is sometimes easily done; it is obvious who caused the car, truck or other injury accident. In cases of birth injuries or other medical malpractice cases, it may not be as simple to determine, and often will require a very intensive study of the case and all the evidence involved to determine if the physician involved actually breached their duty to the patient.


Each case should be carefully evaluated to determine if there are grounds for an injury claim. The legal team at Zinda Law Group PLLC is prepared to review and evaluate your injury case and help you determine the best course of action. Our Personal Injury Attorneys know the law and are here to help.