Personal Injury Lawyers
The short answers are (1) it depends on your injuries; and (2) with a contingency-fee lawyer, there’s no fee unless we win for you.
When Should You Suffer Due to Another’s Negligence?
You should never suffer because of someone else’s negligent behavior or actions. Whether your injury is the result of someone’s negligence or the result of a faulty product or service, you should not suffer because of that. If you were injured in an avoidable accident caused by someone else’s negligence who breached their care of duty to you, you may be eligible for compensation.
As a victim of someone else’s irresponsible actions, you should not be in pain with medical bills to pay and unable to earn the money to support yourself and your family. If this is your situation, you may be in need of attorneys who specialize in personal injury cases. For a compassionate and experienced lawyer, call our personal injury law firm, Leinart Law Firm for a free case evaluation today. Someone will be available for you day or night, seven days a week.
Why File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Personal injury lawsuits serve a very important role. When you suffer an injury that someone else caused, you could be left with massive medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses that shouldn’t be your responsibility.
The change to your life could range from an inconvenience to something you’re not sure you could escape from. Either way, that’s why personal injury lawsuits exist: You, the plaintiff, can hold the negligent person or business responsible and get the money you need and deserve.
Contact a contingency-fee attorney today if you’ve been injured and want to file a personal injury lawsuit to receive compensation.
What Is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
A personal injury lawsuit is a legal process that a victim (plaintiff) can pursue the party or parties (defendants) responsible for causing their physical and or financial injury. A successful lawsuit for the plaintiff will result in them receiving money for their losses from the defendant(s). In this way, the victim can recover his or her damages. The recovery of damages can come either through a settlement with the defendant’s insurance company, directly with the defendant, or through a jury or Judge’s verdict in a trial in Court.
If someone has caused you bodily injury or harm and you live in Dallas, Fort Worth or North Texas, you must prove that your injury was caused by another party’s reckless or careless actions in order to win a personal injury lawsuit or claim. Injuries that may require the help of an experienced lawyer can be physical and/or mental.
Physical injuries include but are not limited to:
- Loss of limb
- Loss of mobility in one or more limb or appendages
- Loss of one of the five sense
Mental injuries include but are not limited to:
- Mental anguish
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of cognitive abilities
- Loss of emotional control
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you are close to is in the unfortunate situation of needing an expert lawyer, the highly rated and compassionate team of legal professionals at Leinart Law Firm are available to help you 24-hours a day, seven days a week. We work relentlessly on behalf of our clients to make sure that they get the best possible service. We intend to be with our clients every step of the way as we fight to get the money they need to get proper and complete medical care – and to make sure that the victims and their family do not suffer financially as a result of lost wages because of their injuries. If someone you love has been killed because of someone else’s negligence or malice, or a manufacturer’s faulty product or equipment, their next of kin should not have financial burdens on top of their grief.
If any of the above pertains to you, experienced attorneys from Leinart Law Firm are ready to help you as soon as you contact them. Someone can be available to help you seven days a week, day or night, including weekends and holidays.
The sooner you find a lawyer who can be on your side, the better your odds may be for maximizing your money for a personal injury claim. Once you have an experienced personal injury attorney working for you, they can begin collecting information and evidence to help your case in order to try to make sure that the law can protect you and your financial future as much as it is supposed to.
The victim of a personal injury claim should not be suffering alone, nor should the people close to them. Physical and emotional pain can take away one’s ability to function in their daily life. If you or someone you love is suffering from physical and/or emotional pain because of someone else’s negligence or malice, or any other reason that you think might warrant a personal injury lawsuit, please call an experienced personal injury attorney at Leinart Law Firm today.
Compensation for Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
As mentioned above, plaintiffs can get money for certain types of damages related to their injuries. Essentially, personal injury lawsuits are filed to seek compensation, also known as “damages,” for the harms plaintiffs have endured. The idea is that an injury victim is compensated so that he or she doesn’t have to bear the financial burden of the negative effects of another’s actions.
There are several different types of damages you could receive in a personal injury lawsuit, some of which are “economic” and tied to specific costs incurred in the after an injury, and “noneconomic,” which are more subjective.
Emotional Distress This type of compensation is related to an injured person’s mental and emotional state after an accident. After all, severe injury isn’t only to a person’s body. Depending on the nature of the accident, a personal injury victim could develop anything from depression and anxiety to severe mental trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Acquiring damages from emotional distress often requires you to have comprehensive and accurate records from your psychiatrist, psychologist, or therapist, as well as a diagnosis of a specific psychiatric condition.
Medical Bills Those involved in a personal injury accident normally need to get medical care. This can include tests, treatment, hospital stays, and outpatient care to treat immediate injuries. But it doesn’t always end with treatment a few months after the accident. Medical care could also be necessary on an ongoing basis, especially if there are serious or permanent injuries. Overall, this can be very expensive. An injured accident victim can face medical bills that are thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Damages assessed against the defendant in a settlement or trial verdict should, ideally, cover all of the medical expenses both soon after the accident and for the future.
Pain and Suffering This category of compensation is calculated and awarded based on the amount and nature of the suffering you’ve endured — your type of injury and what medical treatment was necessary. To get this kind of money, which can be very large depending on the situation, the plaintiff will need to have as much evidence as possible to prove the impact of an injury caused by the negligence of someone else.
Medical records, which can show diagnoses, prescriptions, visits to clinics and hospital stays, are a major way of showing both the severity and duration of recovery from an injury. This is most beneficial if you are proactive about your treatment and communicate with your doctors in a detailed manner. It can also be helpful to take pictures and videos of your injuries and keep written records of your symptoms.
In gathering evidence that accurately represents your injuries and condition, you are providing information the court (or even an insurance adjuster) could use to estimate how much compensation you should get for pain and suffering. In court there generally isn’t a single, standard calculation used to assess a dollar amount on pain and suffering, although you can read about a “multiplier” calculation online. Essentially, a jury could award compensation based on fairly subjective factors, such as how believable the plaintiff’s testimony is and whether they even like the plaintiff. Having records and solid evidence can help strengthen your case for compensation in the face of these subjective factors.
Lost Wages You were injured and you had to miss work. Maybe it was just a matter of using some sick time to go to doctor’s appointments or perhaps you were in the hospital and had to take a lot of time off. Maybe were injured so severely that you can no longer work. Whether it’s the loss of a few days or the inability to work going forward, you could be entitled to compensation for those lost wages. For unfortunately accident victims that will never be able to work again, this can obviously be a huge amount of damages.
Wrongful Death In these tragic situations, wrongful death claims are civil actions filed by survivors of an individual killed in an accident due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual or party. Survivors are left without the love, support, and income of the deceased family member, and courts and insurance companies can award compensation accordingly.
The money provided by an award of damages for wrongful death can help ease the severe financial burdens associated with the death of a loved one. Compensation awarded is designed to reimburse the lost income, leftover bills, and funeral expenses survivors face because of the death of their family member. It is also designed to help compensate for less exact dollar amounts involved with a wrongful death, such as the sudden and unnecessary loss of someone’s spouse or parent. Obviously the family members left behind after a fatal accident go through a terrible amount of emotional pain. For example, laws will generally refer to these types of damages as something like “lost parental companionship, instruction, and guidance” for children who survive their parents.
Punitive Damages: These types of damages can be described as making an example of the Defendant. Plaintiffs in certain states could be eligible for punitive damages, a type of award that punishes defendants whose negligent actions were particularly bad. This differentiates this type of compensation from other damages, which are primarily designed to reimburse the accident victim for their various losses.
Not only does a punitive damages award punish the defendant, but it also can serve as a deterrent that discourages other parties and companies from engaging in similar activity. For the court to award such compensation to a plaintiff, the actions must have been either intentional or the result of “wanton and willful” misconduct. An example of such a defendant is an insurance company that acts in bad faith or a medical professional that commits malpractice.
Loss of Consortium If you or a loved one are in an accident and injured to such an extent that you can’t truly carry on a complete relationship with your spouse or partner , you could be eligible for money for loss of consortium (also known as “loss of companionship”).
Do you Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Even if you believe your injury does not warrant a lawsuit, it is important that you protect yourself as much as you can. A good way to do this is to get in contact with attorneys who can advise you on your legal options. For a free case evaluation from an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who wants to help you, call the Leinart Law Firm’s attorneys.
You may find out that you do not need a lawyer, but that is not likely. Most of the time that conversation is the beginning of working with a lawyer who will fight for your rights and get you the money you deserve.
Have you been Injured in an Accident?
At Leinart Law Firm, we understand that each client presents unique challenges. We excel in providing legal services and solutions to the challenges you face with our expansive knowledge of the law and resources available to you as a client and an injured party. Our attorneys are experienced and they know what it takes to help their clients become whole again. Our law practice focuses on solutions to help you with:
The Leinart Law Firm Difference
At Leinart Law Firm, we believe that people who have been injured in an accident should be treated with respect and dignity, not like someone trying to take advantage of the system. We know that each situation is different, but there is a good chance that we have worked a case that is similar to yours.
We propose a complimentary advice and evaluation for each prospective client because we believe your situation deserves a custom approach. During the consultation and evaluation process, we listen as you describe your situation and we advise you of the options that are available. If you pursue a personal injury claim, we guide your treatment, negotiate with the insurance companies and work as your guide before, during and after the entire process.