Personal Injury Law in Texas

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Personal injury law in Texas involves legal claims for injuries caused by accidents, negligence, or intentional acts. This includes car accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractice, and products liability.


1. What is personal injury law?

   Personal injury law allows individuals to seek compensation for injuries caused by the negligence or wrongful acts of others.

2. What damages can I recover in a personal injury case?

   You can recover economic damages (medical expenses, lost wages) and non-economic damages (pain and suffering, emotional distress). In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded.

3. How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit in Texas?

   The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is generally two years from the date of the injury. It’s important to consult an attorney promptly.

4. What should I do after a car accident?

   After an accident, seek medical attention, report the incident to the police, gather evidence (photos, witness information), and contact a personal injury attorney.

5. How is fault determined in a personal injury case?

   Fault is determined based on evidence showing that the defendant’s actions or negligence caused your injury. Texas follows a modified comparative fault rule, meaning you can recover damages if you are less than 51% at fault.

6. What is a contingency fee arrangement?

   In a contingency fee arrangement, your attorney only gets paid if you win your case. Their fee is a percentage of the settlement or judgment awarded.

7. Can I still recover damages if I am partially at fault for the accident?

   Under Texas’s comparative fault rule, you can recover damages if you are less than 51% at fault. However, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of your fault.