Personal injury law deals with acts of negligence that cause physical harm, property damage and other losses. Injured victims and their loved ones can be sure that the responsible party and their attorney will try and demonstrate that they are not at fault. Meanwhile, the victim may face major medical expenses and other difficulties. A personal injury attorney can help injured clients collect maximum financial compensation by proving exactly who is responsible. Reed & Terry, LLP, in Sugar Land, TX, invites you to learn more about personal injury, how these lawsuits work and why you need an attorney. Contact us online or call (281) 201-0988 to book a free consultation at one of our three offices serving greater Fort Bend County.
Types of Personal Injury
There are several ways that carelessness or recklessness can result in another party's injury and financial losses. Personal injury cases often involve automobile accidents in which one driver harmed another due to speeding, driving while distracted or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
In Texas, victims have two years to file a personal injury suit.
In other cases, negligence on the part of those we depend upon to protect our health - such as medical professionals - can cause very serious injury. Carelessness during surgery, improper actions performed while delivering a baby or a mistake that happens when filling a prescription can result in permanent injury or death.
Sometimes, the responsible party is nowhere near the accident when it happens. For example, if a medical device malfunctions and causes injury to a patient, the manufacturer of that device could be held responsible.
Do I Need an Attorney?
If you or someone you love has been injured due to someone else's negligence, you could face devastating hardship without the help of an attorney.
Reed & Terry specializes in protecting the rights of victims who have suffered injuries to the brain or spinal cord that require expensive ongoing care. These injuries often require home care and psychological counseling in addition to regular care from a doctor. High tetraplegia (the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and the torso) can cost more than $1 million the first year following the injury. Victims and their families can expect to pay as much as $200,000 each following year for treatments.
Our attorneys have collected millions on behalf of injured clients and we are prepared to do the same for you.
What Can I Expect during My Lawsuit?
Many things contribute to the length and outcome of a lawsuit. If you have been injured, it is important to know that there is a limited amount of time to file a suit. In Texas, victims have two years to file a personal injury claim. The best approach is to speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
The amount of time the lawsuit takes will depend on how complicated your case is. Sometimes, the defendant may choose to settle. This means they agree to give you an amount of money specified by your attorney rather than waiting for the jury to make a decision.
No matter how long your case takes, you can depend on Reed & Terry to fight for your legal rights the entire time. Insurance adjusters and others will speak directly to us while you focus on healing.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have suffered due to another party's negligence, it is time to speak to an attorney. Please send us a message online or call (281) 201-0988 to book your free case review.