Texas statutes contain laws particular to several kinds of personal injury cases, but there are also many similarities. If you qualify, a McKinney personal injury lawyer from Underwood Law Office may be able to represent you. This can include pursuing compensation on your behalf in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. We also handle wrongful death lawsuits for surviving family members whose loved one was killed by another party’s negligence.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Underwood Law Office today at (972) 535-6377. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means our clients do not have to pay us any attorney fees unless and until we recover compensation on their behalf, either in a settlement or on trial.
A McKinney personal injury lawyer from Underwood Law Office may be able to help you with personal injury cases related to:
These are not the only types of scenarios that may give rise to a personal injury lawsuit. If you believe another party’s negligence caused your injuries, call Underwood Law Office today at (972) 535-6377. A member of our team is standing by to discuss your accident and your options in a free, no-obligation consultation on your case.
Another basic principle of Texas negligence law is found in Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §33: proportionate responsibility, also known as comparative negligence.
This law means two things:
For instance, if you were injured in a car accident and the court deemed you 20% at fault, the court will reduce your compensation by 20%.
With comparative negligence in mind, Underwood Law Office can collect evidence of the full extent of the responsible party’s liability when we represent you.
Victims in a personal injury case may be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages. This may include:
An alternate set of damages may be available to surviving family members in a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death damages may include:
To learn more about the unique rules surrounding wrongful death lawsuits in Texas, call Underwood Law Office today.
You generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit in Texas, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003. A general two-year statute of limitations also pertains to medical malpractice lawsuits, per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §74.251, with the proviso that minors under 12 have until they turn 14 to file a lawsuit, or until 10 years pass from the date when the malpractice occurred—whichever comes first.
If you have been harmed by someone else’s negligence, a McKinney personal injury lawyer from Underwood Law Office may be able to manage the legal work in your case while you focus on your recovery.
When we work together on your case, our firm may be able to:
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Underwood Law Office today at (972) 535-6377. We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no up-front payments required.