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Spring Personal Injury Lawyer

When someone else injured you through their reckless conduct, there are consequences beyond just the physical pain. Your family must contend with losing your financial support if you cannot work while recuperating. Medical bills will mount, and your quality of life is compromised, perhaps forever if your injuries are severe.

You may be entitled to compensation from the person who hurt you or their insurance company. While a settlement or damages award may not put you in the position you were in before the accident, it will go a long way toward relieving your stress and helping you and your family. If another person harmed you, whether intentionally or because they were negligent, a Spring personal injury lawyer could fight for justice and the money you deserve for a secure future.

Personal Injury Lawsuits are Based on Negligence

The plaintiff’s attorney must prove personal injuries based on negligence by establishing the elements of negligence to prevail. Each person, has a duty to act as a reasonable person when they are out in the world, including behind the wheel of a vehicle or when maintaining a property. Failing to act reasonably, by act or omission, is a breach of duty. If that breach causes an accident that injures the plaintiff, the defendant can be considered legally negligent.

Examples of Personal Injury Accidents

Accidents can happen in a multitude of situations. The most common personal injury accident is caused by careless motorists who crash into other cars, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Additional personal injury accidents based on negligence include:

  • Slip and falls in private or commercial property
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability – including dangerous drugs
  • Dog bites
  • Truck crashes and motorcycle collisions
  • Premises liability involving negligent security, broken steps, and other defects
  • Work-based injuries, including those in the maritime industry

Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Spring, TX analyze evidence to help bolster the plaintiff’s case. Many defendants will try to weasel out of taking blame for an accident and claim the plaintiff is at least partly at fault. This could be refuted by police reports, witness testimony, cell phone photos, and medical reports.

Modified Comparative Negligence Rule for Injury Claims

Some states ban plaintiffs from recovering compensation if they are at all responsible for their accident, and some states allow recovery even if the plaintiff is 99 percent at fault. Texas is a modified comparative negligence state, also known as proportionate responsibility, in which the plaintiff cannot recover damages if they are more than 50 percent responsible for their injuries.

Damages awarded in modified comparative negligence states are reduced to the defendant’s percentage of fault. If there is more than one defendant, the jury apportions fault to all who are to blame.

If an award is $1,000,000 for a bus accident in which the plaintiff is found 20 percent at fault, and two defendants are each found 40 percent at fault, the plaintiff’s award is reduced to $80,000, with each defendant responsible for $40,000. It is important for our personal injury attorneys in Spring to identify all defendants to improve the odds of successfully recovering all available compensation.

Discuss Potential Compensation With a Spring Personal Injury Attorney

We know how being injured in an accident can disrupt your routine and upend your life. You lose not only your health, but your financial security if you are hospitalized and cannot work. If someone’s carelessness is behind your dilemma, they should pay you back for what you have lost financially and emotionally.

The attorneys at Schechter Shaffer & Harris know how to help you. We gather and study crucial evidence, negotiate with insurers, and do not hesitate to litigate if those negotiations result in lowball settlement offers. You have one chance to secure your future through a settlement or damages award. Our experienced Spring personal injury lawyers are your best chance.

SMS Legal

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21755 N I-45 Fwy,

Spring, TX 77388
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(346) 472-3972