When you get on the road, walk into a store, or interact with others in Houston, TX, you enter into a social contract with the parties around you. Those parties owe you a duty of care. That duty of care dictates that the nearby parties must make a reasonable effort to protect you from harm.
Unfortunately, there are people in Houston who do more than disregard the duty of care they owe you. Some parties may choose to willfully or negligently endanger you, thus violating your duty of care and putting you in harm’s way. These parties can cost you a lot of money in your effort to recover from their negligence.
The Texas personal injury lawerys of Zinda Law Group recognizes that first-time claimants may struggle to understand what their rights look like after a personal injury accident. That’s why we make it easy for survivors like you to take advantage of our big law resources. You can work with our Houston personal injury lawyers to hold a negligent party financially accountable for your accident-related losses.
What Personal Injury Cases Does Zinda Law Group Take?
Zinda Law Group’s attorneys tackle a broad category of personal injury cases. Our experience lets us address your losses after:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Birth injuries
- Prescription drug injuries
- Water accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
We break these cases down based on how they’ve impacted your quality of life. You can count on Zinda Law Group to investigate the negligence that led to your accident and bring forward evidence establishing a specific party’s liability. Once we have the means to prove that negligence caused your accident, we can more effectively pursue the damages you deserve.
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What Injuries Can You Suffer From a Personal Injury Accident?
Because you can suffer injuries from so many different kinds of personal injury accidents, the physical losses you endure can range from minor to life-changing. Some of your injuries may require long-term treatment, while others may heal on their own within a few weeks.
That said, you and a Houston personal injury lawyer should assess the severity of all of your accident-related injuries so you can more effectively integrate their value into a personal injury lawsuit, should you choose to pursue one. The most common injuries that Texans can suffer after a personal injury accident can include:
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Crush injuries
- Disfiguring facial injuries or scars
- Internal bleeding
- Internal injuries
- Knee injuries
- Limb loss
- Neck injuries
- Road rash
- Shoulder injuries
- Soft-tissue damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrist and hand injuries
You should always consult a doctor after a personal injury accident, even if you walk away from your accident feeling right as rain. Some conditions, like whiplash, can appear a few days after your initial accident. Shock, too, may reduce your ability to accurately assess your health.
Consulting with a doctor right away allows you to get ahead of conditions that may later impact your quality of life. The faster you work with a medical professional, too, the harder it may be for a liable party to downplay the extent of your losses should you choose to demand damages for your physical injuries.
Can You Demand Damages for Accident-Related Injuries?
You can demand damages for your accident-related injuries, not to mention other losses you endure due to someone else’s negligence. If you want to hold a liable party financially responsible for your physical injuries, you need to file a personal injury claim against that party before your statute of limitations expires.
The personal injury claim you file must name a specific party responsible for your accident. You must back that claim with evidence elaborating on the nature of the liable party’s negligence. Once you’ve established a named party’s liability, you can turn to a doctor’s bills and care invoices to establish the economic value of your physical injuries.
A Houston personal injury attorney can help you assess all of your injuries and their related expenses. Once you know the sum total of your losses, you can calculate the value of your non-economic damages and present an estimate of your desired compensation to both a judge and the party liable for your accident.
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When Should You Call a Houston Personal Injury Attorney?
In the wake of a personal injury accident, you have the right to represent your own best interests when communicating with police officers, a liable party, and even a civil judge. That doesn’t mean that you’re obligated to represent yourself, though, particularly if you have little to no experience with civil litigation.
You can instead call on an attorney within hours of your initial accident. Zinda Law Group can connect you with not one but two attorneys who can communicate with the parties involved in your accident. You, in turn, can focus on getting care from emergency responders.
That said, you have up until the statute of limitations relevant to your case expires to connect with a personal injury lawyer. Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code section 16.003 allows you to take up to two years from the day your accident occurs to file for civil action. This means you have two years to reach out to an attorney and initiate a civil claim.
What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do for You?
Why should you contact a personal injury attorney after a severe accident? Zinda Law Group’s experienced personal injury attorneys in Houston, TX, can help you:
Compose Your Complaint
Composing a personal injury claim that complies with Texas’s civil standards can prove challenging. Fortunately, Texas attorneys learn the best methods for compiling a formatting a civil complaint when getting their degrees and passing the state bar. We’re prepared to put our expertise to work for you so your claim won’t get waived due to a formatting error.
What’s more, we can help you bring forward the evidence you need to defend an assertion of fault as well as claims regarding your case’s value. You do not have to return to the scene of your accident to gather this information yourself. Instead, you can count on our attorneys to bring forward hard data, including:
- Statements from witnesses
- Expert witness statements
- Debris from your accident
- Video and photo footage of your accident
- Cell phone data
- Black box data, if relevant
- Reports describing your accident
- Bills tied to your recovery
We both gather and analyze this data so that when we present it to a judge, it paints an accurate picture of the negligence that led to your losses. We can use that same evidence to prove the overall value of the damages you deserve in the wake of someone else’s misconduct.
File Your Complaint Within Texas’s Statute of Limitations
As mentioned, Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code section 16.003 gives you no more than two years to act on your losses in civil court. If you don’t bring a claim forward within that two-year time period, Texas’s civil courts can deny you your right to the compensation you may otherwise receive.
That said, our team understands that when you’re contending with severe injuries and the emotional fallout of an accident, legal action may be the last thing on your mind. That’s why we step in and prioritize an investigation into your case while still giving you the space you need to contend with your accident’s physical and emotional losses.
Negotiate For a Settlement
Many personal injury cases settle long before they go to trial. Settling allows you to demand compensation from the party liable for your accident without the involvement of a judge. That said, many liable parties present survivors like you with insufficient settlement offers when first entering into a case’s negotiating phase.
Our personal injury lawyers in Houston don’t accept underwhelming settlement offers. We compare every offer a liable party makes against our own estimate of your case’s value. It’s with that estimate in mind that we are for the highest compensation amount possible for your case.
Take Your Personal Injury Claim to Civil Court
While some personal injury trials can resolve in negotiations, there are several that do not. If you’re working with Zinda Law Firm, though, you don’t have to worry about going to court. Our attorneys aren’t afraid of the courtroom and can go to trial on your behalf if the situation calls for it.
You can count on our team to prepare you for examination and cross-examination. At the same time, we can draft your case’s opening statement and prepare to argue for the compensation you deserve. We can keep you up to date as your case progresses through Texas’s civil courts and even help you appeal should a court not rule in your favor.
You can discuss our specific approach to personal injury civil trials in a private case consultation with our team.
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It’s Time for You to Meet a Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston
You don’t have to let someone else’s negligence go unanswered when that negligence results in your personal harm. Nearly 40 million people suffer injuries like yours on a yearly basis. Those people have the right to pursue compensation for their losses, and so do you. You can meet with a personal injury lawyer in Houston, TX, to discuss how to bring your concerns forward.
Zinda Law Group wants to help you recover from a personal injury as soon as possible. Our team of attorneys and investigative professionals can pursue information about your case while you prioritize your recovery. Reach out to our team online or by phone today to schedule a case evaluation.
You do not have to pay for Zinda Law Group’s services unless we win you the compensation your accident entitles you to. That’s our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.
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