After you have been injured in an accident, you are likely to be overwhelmed with both medical and financial issues. On their own, these are difficult to handle. They are even worse when your injuries were caused by someone else. The law gives you the right to take legal action against that person to obtain financial compensation for all the damages that you suffered. You do not have to bear these costs on your own. This is where we come in as personal injury lawyers.
Personal injuries can occur in practically every part of your daily life and at any moment. You do not even have to be awake to suffer a personal injury. You can be hurt when you get into a car or walk into a grocery store. No matter how much care you take to stay safe, you can never control what others do (or fail to do). What you can do is contact trusted Austin personal injury attorneys for help.
Other people and companies do not have an unlimited right to do whatever they want. They owe you a duty to act reasonably, whether they know you or not. They can take on this duty when they sell you something, rent you a home, or even by being in proximity to you on the road. If they fail to uphold this duty, they can be legally obligated to pay you. It does not matter whether they know you or have never seen you before in their lives. Those who have harmed others with their actions can be made to pay.
Here are some examples of personal injuries that could lead to compensation:
While these seem to be a very diverse area of legal cases, the guiding principle behind them is the same. In every personal injury case, you will need to prove that someone else was negligent. This is a legal term of art. It means that someone else did something that was unreasonable under the circumstances. Here are some examples of others’ negligence that could cause you personal injury:
The other common example in practically every personal injury case is the presence of an insurance company. It does not matter what type of insurance company with whom you are dealing. If they need to write a check for their policyholder’s actions, they will treat you the exact same every time. An insurance company will use every trick at its disposal to either avoid paying a claim or write as small of a check as it can. They can engage in deception or outright pressure to enrich themselves at your expense by underpaying your claim or not paying it at all.
The personal injury process is not meant to be easy for those who have been injured. This is intentional on the part of the insurance company. You need to come to the table with three things:
This is why a personal injury lawyer can help you as you fight for financial compensation. Insurance companies love to try to put one over on people who are representing themselves in order to save money. They may deny the claim altogether or refuse to make you a reasonable settlement offer. Hiring an experienced attorney will put you on an equal footing with the insurance company. It can also help you file a more effective lawsuit if that is where you need to take your case.
When you need a personal injury lawyer to stand up for you, The Martinez Law Firm is ready to help. We have fought for clients just like you and have helped them recover millions of dollars in total. Call us today at (512) 444-0025 or contact us online to schedule a time to discuss your case. The consultation is free, and you owe us nothing unless you win your case.