If you were injured in an accident, you shouldn’t be held accountable for covering your own medical expenses and other accident-related costs—the negligent party should be. When another person’s negligence contributes to an accident, they or their insurer should be held liable for providing you with the financial support you need and deserve.
The first and most important thing for you to do is determine how the other party was negligent. This is referred to as establishing liability and is something your personal injury lawyer serving Denton can help you do.
Damages We Could Help You Recover From a Claim or Lawsuit
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, we may be able to help you recover compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Past and future medical costs
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Proving Fault After an Accident
Whether you were involved in a motor vehicle accident or slipped and fell on someone else’s property, you are going to need to prove someone else caused your accident. Was another driver texting on their phone or making an illegal U-turn before they struck your vehicle? Did the property owner of the premises you were on fail to warn you of a defect in the flooring, which led to you tripping and falling?
These are just a few examples of negligent behavior, all of which may entitle you to compensation for the injuries you sustained and the losses you suffered. Often, proving fault is what helps build a strong foundation for a personal injury case. Once you know what the other party did wrong, you can work with your injury lawyer to find out how you can hold the liable party responsible.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Firm Represents
Personal injury covers a wide array of cases, many of which stem from negligence. Some of the types of cases we can help with include:
You may have a medical malpractice case if your situation matches any of the following scenarios:
- You were injured by a doctor, nurse, or another type of medical professional who made an error at some point during the course of providing you with treatment.
- A surgeon made a mistake during your (or your loved one’s) surgical procedure.
- Your child was injured at birth because the doctor or nurse failed to diagnose your condition or render the type of care he/she should have provided you with.
You would need to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the physician or hospital they were working for at the time if you are looking to hold them financially liable for the injuries you sustained. If you are not sure where to start with filing a medical malpractice lawsuit, the attorneys at Underwood Law Office are here to walk you through each step.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that many of the accidents that transpire on U.S. roads are caused by driver error, meaning the drivers could have prevented them. If you were injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, we want to help you recognize any liable motorist for their failure to exercise the proper amount of caution and care that drivers should display.
At Underwood Law Office, we can help with any type of motor vehicle accident case, including:
- Car accidents
- Bus accidents
- Commercial truck crashes
- Motorcycle collisions
Slip and Fall Accidents
If you slipped and fell on someone else’s property, be it public or private, you may be eligible to collect compensation from the property owner. Because property owners are expected to maintain their premises so that they are reasonably safe, they are often held accountable when a slip and fall accident occurs on their premises.
If you are looking to file an insurance claim with a property owner’s carrier or need help filing a premises liability lawsuit, a Denton lawyer taking personal injury cases is capable of assisting with both.
In addition to motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and medical negligence cases, our firm is also equipped to handle product liability cases. Before a product makes it into the hands of consumers, it must be checked to ensure it safe and free from defects. This goes for all types of products. If a product does carry risks, the manufacturer is expected to provide a warning to consumers, so they are aware when they make their purchase.
Unfortunately, not all manufacturers do this, which often leads to innocent consumers becoming injured. If a defective product injured you, our firm is here to help you understand your legal rights and whether your injuries entitle you to compensation. If a manufacturer is guilty of providing you with a faulty product, it is our job to help you hold them financially liable for their negligence.
Contact Our Attorneys for Legal Advice After an Accident in Denton
From car crashes to work-related accidents, our firm is equipped to handle an array of personal injury cases that stem from negligent behavior. If someone’s carelessness or recklessness has led to you suffering a temporary or permanent injury in Denton, TX, we want to help you fight for the justice you deserve as well as the compensation you may be entitled to receive. If you would like to find out if you have a viable case against a negligent party who caused you to suffer injuries, contact Underwood Law Office at (972) 535-6377 today for a free consultation.