When someone is injured due to a deliberate act or negligent act of another person in Texas, contacting an attorney immediately is the best way to preserve your rights. Texas allows victims to file suit for up to two years after being injured. However, personal injury claims take time to investigate and your attorney will need time to develop your case.
Personal Injury and Shared Fault
Texas observes a modified comparative negligence statute which means if you are found partially responsible for your injuries, a final award could be reduced. For example, if you’re a pedestrian and hit by a driver in a crosswalk while you’re texting on your cell phone, you may be found to be 25 percent at fault. If the final settlement is $100,000 you would only be awarded $75,000, reduced for your percentage of fault.
Personal injury cases can be very complicated as they often involve the person or business responsible for your injuries plus insurance companies. You need an attorney who is willing to fight hard to get compensation for your injuries, lost wages and medical expenses. Residents of Dallas and Tarrant County who have been injured due to another party’s negligence should contact the Law Office of La’Donna Harlan, PLLC at (972) 293-8888 immediately.