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Beaumont Personal Injury Lawyer

Sudden and unexpected injuries can have a damaging effect on your life in the short and long term. When you are seriously injured, you need to focus on your physical and mental well-being, and getting better. In addition, you might suddenly be facing a great deal of unexpected medical expenses that you have no means to pay for. If your injury happened because of another person’s negligent, reckless, or intentional actions, you might have grounds to pursue a civil lawsuit against the responsible party.

Any money you secure in a settlement or court-sanctioned damages award could be used to cover the cost of your losses. A Beaumont personal injury lawyer could guide you through the entire legal process and advocate on your behalf.

Grounds for Filing Personal Injury Suits in Beaumont, TX

The goal of a personal injury lawsuit is to hold the person who caused the incident or accident legally responsible for the injured party’s losses. In most situations when one person or entity causes the other person’s injuries, the injured party begins by filing a claim with the at fault party’s insurance company.

If the insurance company refuses to pay the claim or offers an unreasonably low settlement offer, a diligent local attorney could help the injured party appeal the denial or negotiate for a fair settlement. If the insurance company is unwilling to negotiate for a fair payout, the legal team could help the injured party file a civil claim for compensation. The Schechter, Shaffer & Harris lawyers have helped people who have suffered injuries in a wide range of ways, including the following:

  • Motor vehicle crashes, including trucks and motorcycles
  • Medical and surgical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Bicycle accidents and pedestrian crashes
  • Slip and falls and other premises liability accidents
  • Defective products
  • Maritime injuries and other work-based accidents
  • Intentional criminal acts, such as shootings, stabbings, and domestic assaults

An experienced Beaumont attorney could review the details of an accident or personal injury incident to learn what happened and who is potentially to blame. The earlier an injured party is able to contact the legal team, the better chance they will have to receive the maximum possible compensation.

What Happens When the Injured Party is Partly to Blame?

Some personal injury claims are not clear-cut. In many situations, the injured party did something, either unintentionally or intentionally, that led to their own injury. Fortunately, Texas law generally allows people to file civil claims even when they are partly responsible for their own injury, as long as the other party is more than 50% to blame for the injuries. For instance, if a drunk driver struck a car that was traveling 10 miles over the speed limit and the person in the speeding car suffered serious harm, that injured party might still be able to sue for damages.

However, they would need to prove that the drunk driver was more responsible for the crash than they were. If a court determines that the defendant was more responsible, then the court would allow the suit, but would reduce the injured party’s recoverable damages in proportion to their assigned degree of blame.

Litigating and negotiating issues of comparative fault can be complicated, which is why working with a local injury attorney is essential.

Call a Beaumont Personal Injury Attorney to Represent You in Negotiations

If you experienced harm because of another person or entity’s actions, you deserve help. The responsible party should pay for the cost of your physical and emotional injuries and other losses.

Call a trusted Beaumont personal injury lawyer today from Schechter, Shaffer & Harris to discuss how they can help you get your life back on track. We offer free and private consultations.

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