Houston Personal Injury Lawyer
Any time you are injured, after seeking medical help, you may want to consider seeking legal help as well. The high cost of medical bills, and the intense amount of pain and suffering that you can experience due to injuries, may mean that you are short on funds after getting your injuries treated.
Luckily, when your injuries are due to the negligent or intentional actions of another, that person may be held responsible for your injuries. That means that you might be able to go after the responsible parties and have them pay for your injuries. If you are in the Houston area and you are looking for an experienced personal injury attorney to help you with your finances, contact the Queenan Law Firm at (817) 476-1797.
What Kinds of Injuries Can Get Compensation?
Personal injury attorneys deal with a wide variety of cases, with a wide variety of defendants. The following are some examples of the kinds of cases personal injury attorneys typical handle:
Injuries due to car accidents are common, and may even result in the death of drivers and passengers. Personal injury attorneys often take on car accident cases when insurance does not do enough to help victims. Especially in cases where a truck was involved or the other driver was drunk, there might be high damage awards available for plaintiffs.
Slip and Fall
Cases where people are injured due to the negligence of store and home owners who leave dangerous spills, uneven sidewalks, or patches of ice are common for personal injury attorneys. Though people might think of a fall as something that is not that serious, slip and fall or trip and fall victims can actually end up with severe injuries. Falling on your back or head, especially if you hit sharp objects or corners on the way down, can leave you with permanent injuries.
Defective products can be extremely dangerous, or even kill users. Whether injury is due to an unsafe design in a product or the improper manufacturing, personal injury attorneys often handle these kinds of cases. Sometimes the manufacturers of products are in an especially good position to redress the harms that their customers have suffered from their products.
It is extremely frustrating to go to work every day, trying to get paid, and suffer an injury at work. That injury is especially frustrating if it keeps you from being able to work. Personal injury attorneys can help you not only get reimbursed for medical bills, but also continue getting wages while you recover from work-related injuries.
No amount of money can replace a lost loved one. Even so, personal injury attorneys can help those who have lost a parent, spouse, child, or other close family to an accident get help covering funeral expenses and missing income. Especially where a lost loved one was the primary provider for a family, having an attorney on your side can help keep your family going after the loss. There are other types of injury, too. Nearly any time that you are injured because of the careless actions of others, you should be able to recover something from them to redress your harm.
What Kinds of Compensation Are Available?
Whenever you have been injured by the negligence or intentional action of another, you should be able to recover, financially, for any harm that they caused. That means not only for the pain and suffering of your injuries, but for lost wages from missed work and medical bills. There are also rare circumstances where especially bad actions can be punished by awarding victims extra “punitive” damages.One person’s pain and suffering is difficult to explain to others, and more difficult to put a price tag on.
Nevertheless, Texas courts are able to award damages to plaintiffs to make up for their pain and suffering. In Texas, unless the case is against a doctor, there is no limit to how much money can be awarded for damages. That means that a jury is able to award whatever amount they see fair, without any legal caps. Lost wages can be recovered if you were unable to work because of an injury caused by someone else. That means not only wages you have already missed, but wages you will miss in the future. You can also recover any medical bills that stem from your injuries. Whether they are for surgery, X-rays, MRIs, ambulance rides, or equipment like wheelchairs, you can recover these costs from the party who harmed you.
If you or a loved one has been injured by someone else’s negligence or bad action, whatever the reason for the injury, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you recover financially so you can recover physically. If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer in the Houston, Texas area, contact the Queenan Law Firm at (817) 476-1797.