When you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else, you may be wondering about your options for getting them to cover your damages. Work with a highly trained Dallas personal injury lawyer who can help you achieve maximum compensation for all you have been through.
Any type of incident that causes you injury can have disastrous consequences. If you must take time off work in order to recover from your injuries, the household bills can pile up on top of the extensive medical expenses you’ll likely accrue.
Fortunately, life can get a little bit easier when you enlist in the services of an experienced Dallas personal injury lawyer at Crain Brogdon, LLP. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to secure full repayment for your damages. We’ll work diligently to build a powerful case against the at-fault party so you can spend your time focusing on recovery.
Crain Brogdon’s personal injury attorneys have spent decades earning reputations as some of the top negotiators and trial attorneys in the state of Texas. They firmly believe in the right to compensation for injured victims and vigorously fight to recover the compensation their clients deserve.
Founding attorney Quentin Brogdon firmly believes in injury victims’ right to compensation and has been recognized as one of the top lawyers in the country as well as in Texas and Dallas.
When you choose Crain Brogdon to represent you, you get a firm with:
Have you suffered an injury at the hands of someone else? Crain Brogdon is ready to help you explore your options for compensation. Call our office at (214) 522-9404 to set up a complimentary consultation and case review with a Dallas personal injury attorney who is ready to fight for you.
No matter what type of accident you were involved in, when your injuries were caused by the negligent actions of another, that person should be required to reimburse you for the pain, both physical and emotional, that they have inflicted upon you. There are a number of different incidents that our firm routinely represents in Dallas. Some of the types of incidents we most commonly see include:
Product liability refers to the liability product manufacturers or suppliers face when they release a dangerously defective product into the marketplace. The liability comes from a violation of the duty of product suppliers to ensure the public does not experience an unreasonable risk of harm due to product defects.
Dangerous defects may include faulty parts or equipment or parts that have been installed incorrectly. A product may also be considered dangerously defective if it contains erroneous or inadequate warnings or instructions regarding its use.
Motor vehicle wrecks are responsible for a large percentage of the personal injury claims and lawsuits filed each year, and understandably so. Negligent drivers cause many personal injuries, including catastrophic injuries and death.
Some of the more common types of negligence that lead to personal injury in Texas include:
Car wrecks that lead to injuries also occur when motorists fail to keep their vehicles in proper operating order. Contact our Dallas car accident attorneys today if you’ve been involved in an accident.
Premises liability accidents occur when a person is injured on the property of another because of a dangerous condition. For example, slip and fall accidents are common examples of premises liability cases. They often occur when a property owner or tenant fails to remedy a slip and fall hazard, such as a spill in a grocery store or a restaurant that causes a person to slip and fall.
Premises liability also covers cases where a hazardous substance or material causes injuries to others. For example, if you spend time on someone else’s property and become injured or sick due to exposure to hazardous substances, the property owner or tenant can be held liable for your losses.
Hydrofracking is a commonly used technique to extract oil from the ground. However, the more it is employed in the industry, the more injuries people are suffering, even those who are not directly involved in the work. Victims have a strong personal injury claim against the companies that engage in these activities and cause injury accidents.
Work injuries are commonplace in Texas and across the country. And although workers’ compensation handles many injury claims filed by injured workers, some of these workers are also eligible to file third-party personal injury claims.
Third-party personal injury claims for on-the-job accidents are directed at parties other than the employer whose negligence causes a worker to become injured. For example, if a delivery driver injures workers at another company, those workers can potentially take legal action for compensation against the driver and their employer as well as file a workers’ compensation claim.
The benefit of seeking remedies outside of workers’ compensation is found in the fact that third-party claims allow victims to seek full compensation for their losses. In contrast, workers’ compensation only allows for limited compensation recovery for a few specified economic losses.
Dog owners or handlers can be held liable for injuries their dogs cause when they knew or should have known that the dog bit someone or tried to bite someone on a previous occasion. Alternatively, if a dog bite victim cannot demonstrate this, they must show that the owner or handler was negligent in some way and that this negligence led to the dog bite.
Additionally, dog owners and handlers may also be held liable for non-bite injuries their dog causes. For example, if a large dog knocks over a child, and that child suffers an injury, the dog’s owner and handler could be held responsible.
Uber and Lyft rides are extremely convenient but are sometimes dangerous for both riders and drivers. Violent individuals, who could be drivers or passengers, have been known to commit violent sexual assaults.
Under personal injury law, victims of these assaults can take legal action for their injuries, both physical and emotional. If the attacker was a driver, the victim might also have a claim against the rideshare company for negligent hiring or another related claim.
Once you have made the decision to pursue compensation for your injuries, your attorney will begin gathering evidence to support your case against whoever is liable for your damages. This evidence could consist of medical documentation, police reports, photographs, safety inspection reports, video footage, and witness and expert testimony.
Tort law in any area can be quite complex unless you have education, training, and experience within the legal profession. As such, you may not be aware of the laws that will impact the outcome of your Dallas case. Two of the most critical laws include the statute of limitations and contributory negligence laws. We go into further details about each of them below.
In personal injury claims, the statute of limitations begins running from the date of the accident, or from the date on which you were diagnosed with injuries caused by the accident, and then continues to run for two years. Once the two years have passed, if you haven’t already filed your claim, then you will unfortunately be barred from having your Dallas injury claim heard in court unless you qualify for an exception.
If the person who suffered the injury was a minor, the statute of limitations might not start running until the victim turns 18. When they do, they have two years to take legal action.
The statute of limitations will be tolled if the person responsible for the injury leaves the state. While away from the jurisdiction of Texas, the statute of limitations will not run but will resume once that person returns to the state.
In some cases, the injured party may not immediately be aware that they have been injured. When this occurs, the statute of limitations will not start until the person knows or should have known they were injured.
Contributory negligence laws refer to what happens to your claim if you are partially responsible for causing the accident you were involved in. Texas adheres to a modified comparative negligence statute that allows claimants who have played a part in the cause of their injuries to still pursue their claim, but their award will be reduced as per their percentage of culpability.
However, if you end up being more than 50% at fault, you will no longer be able to seek compensation for your losses, and you may even find that the other involved party is filing a claim against you for your actions. Your lawyer will be able to determine what percentage of blame you carry, if any, and how your claim will be affected based on this liability.
After your attorney has established who is culpable for your losses, we’ll begin calculating the value of your personal injury claim. This is done by examining the ways your injuries have influenced your life. Damages in personal injury claims are categorized as being either economic or non-economic, with economic losses being the ones that impacted you financially and non-economic damages consisting of all other losses.
A few examples of economic damages could include your lost wages, property damages, the loss of your potential future earnings, and the complete coverage of your medical expenses as they relate to your injuries, treatment, and care.
Non-economic damages can sometimes be more vague, but they may include your pain and suffering, loss of companionship and love, emotional distress, inconvenience, the loss of household services, loss of enjoyment of life, and the influence of scarring or disfigurement, to name a few.
Additionally, if the judge presiding over your case determines that your injuries were caused by the egregious actions of the liable party or that the other party was intending to cause you harm, you may be awarded a sum of punitive damages that are meant to be the judge’s own form of punishment. In any event, your Dallas attorney will stop at nothing to obtain optimum compensation in your case.
No one is ever prepared to be involved in an accident, and few injury victims have the experience that is needed to hold the person or persons who are liable for causing their injuries accountable in court.
For this reason, we have provided the answers to some of our clients’ most frequently asked questions in regard to the personal injury claim process. Should you have additional questions, we can discuss them during your case evaluation.
Can I afford a personal injury attorney?
Yes. The fees you owe your personal injury lawyer come from the total amount of compensation they recover for you. Hence, you pay nothing to start your case, and you only pay attorney’s fees if your personal injury lawyer succeeds.
Can’t we just settle with the insurance company?
There is always the possibility that we’ll be able to negotiate with the insurance company, but it’s important to keep in mind that the insurer is unlikely to be on your side or willing to compensate you reasonably.
They are usually going to do everything they can to reduce the amount that they’ll be obligated to pay you, even if that means manipulating any statements you give them to make you appear more at fault than you are. With this in mind, we strongly advise that you allow us to handle any communications with the insurance company so your award is protected from their sometimes-avaricious business practices.
Who is liable for my losses?
That depends on the type of accident you were involved in. For example, if you were injured in a motor vehicle wreck, then the at-fault party could likely be the Texas Department of Transportation, the driver who struck you, or a manufacturer of the vehicles that were a part of the collision.
Or, if you were in a slip-and-fall accident and sustained a head injury, the liable party will nearly always be the property owner. Your attorney will need to investigate the cause of your accident to ascertain which parties contributed to your injuries so that they can be brought to justice when you pursue your civil lawsuit.
How long will it take for my personal injury lawyer to settle my case?
It is impossible to give you an idea of how long your case may take until one of our Dallas personal injury lawyers reviews it. For simple, relatively straightforward claims, the time needed to collect compensation could be as little as a couple of months. However, more complex claims could take a year or more, especially if a trial is needed.
How is the value of my damages calculated?
We begin by examining your economic damages and totaling the financial losses you have incurred. Then, we will go over your non-economic damages and place a monetary value on them based on both your total economic losses and the impairment rating we believe reflects the extent of your injuries. Once both areas of damages have a value, we combine them, and you’ll then have a better understanding of what your claim is worth.
For more answers to your questions about personal injury, please contact our office at (214) 522-9404, and one of our Dallas personal injury attorneys will attend to you.
Whatever your injury might be, our Dallas personal injury lawyers can help you maximize your claim for compensation by handling everything for you. While you tend to your injuries, our personal injury attorneys will manage every aspect of your claim, including:
You deserve to have experienced Dallas personal injury attorneys representing you. Let Crain Brogdon fight to get you the funds you need for the future.
The aftermath of a serious injury can sometimes be just as challenging, if not more so, than the accident itself.
If you are interested in discussing your accident in greater detail with a regarded Dallas personal injury attorney at Crain Brogdon, LLP, you can do so by calling our office at (214) 522-9404 or by completing the brief contact form we’ve provided below to schedule your complimentary consultation today.
Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]