Waco Personal Injury Lawyers
Zinda Law Group has a dedicated team of Waco personal injury attorneys that can help you or your family after an accident. We intentionally take fewer cases than other law firms to provide better and more personalized service for our clients. We strongly believe in our motto of "Excellence Always" and putting clients needs first. Our Waco accident attorneys operate on a contingency basis which means if we don't win your case, you won't owe us a dime. Call 800-863-5312 to get started with your free attorney consultation today.
Modified Comparative Negligence in Texas
Personal injury law allows victims to file a lawsuit when they have been hurt through the negligence, intentional misconduct, or recklessness of another person or business. The State of Texas follows the rule of modified comparative negligence when determining who is at fault in an accident. This means that the plaintiff can still recover damages if they were less than 51 percent responsible for their injuries.
For example, if the plaintiff is suing for $100,000 and found to be 20 percent at fault, they can still recover $80,000 in damages to cover the cost of medical treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering. If the plaintiff is found to be more than 51 percent at fault, they are not entitled to seek any amount of compensation.
When You Don’t Need to Prove Fault
Plaintiffs who are worried about not being able to recover damages due to fault can rest easy in certain cases. That's where our Waco injury attorneys come in. The legal rule of strict liability holds others responsible, regardless of whether they intended harm. The most common examples of strict liability include:
• Inadequate Warning— Prescription medications that fail to provide an adequate warning that the product could be potentially dangerous if combined with other drugs is one example.
• Manufacturing Defects—In product liability cases, the manufacturer may be held liable if the design was defective and caused injury to the consumer.
• Hazardous Activities—When a company engages in blasting, transporting dangerous wild animals, storing radioactive waste or manufacturing explosives they are held responsible regardless of the degree of care they took to keep the public safe.
It may be possible for a victim to sue more than one person for damages. The company who sold a defective product and the manufacturer can both be held legally liable under the product liability laws. If you were involved in an auto accident involving multiple drivers, you could seek compensation from each person who was liable for a portion of the damages with the help of an experienced Waco accident lawyer. The portion amount is defined by the percentage they are at fault. The personal injury attorneys at Zinda Law Group can help you determine who was liable for your injuries and seek full and fair compensation under the law.
Obtain Legal Advice from a Waco Personal Injury Attorney
Personal injury victims often feel stressed and overwhelmed after an accident but our attorneys are here to help. Our Waco personal injury lawyers can help you investigate your accident, negotiate with insurance, and handle all the legal work so you can focus on what is most important - your recovery.
If you want to know what your case may be worth, contact a Waco injury attorney at Zinda Law Group who can help you decide whether to pursue litigation for your injuries. Call 800-863-5312 today to get started with a free attorney consultation.