If you’ve been injured in an accident, you need an aggressive attorney to help you get what you deserve. Insurance companies try to get unrepresented claimants to settle their cases quickly, offering them pennies on the dollar. Hiring an experienced Dallas personal injury attorney is the best way to collect more money while reducing your stress as you heal. The Lawboss – Uvalle Law Firm, is a top-rated Dallas personal injury attorney, offering free consultations and contingency fees. Call us today at 1-800-LAWBOSS.

Why You Need To Hire A Dallas Personal Injury Attorney

Insurance companies love to collect premiums, but they hate paying out on claims. When they do have to pay, they’ll try their best to pay as little as possible. One of their strategies is to call people that are injured by the negligence, recklessness or intentional actions of their insured immediately after an accident, offering them a tiny amount of fast money. In some cases they’ll take the liberty of sending out a check for a few hundred dollars, hoping that the injured person deposits their check without noticing that they’ve waived their right to sue. Sadly, many victims do just this without noticing that they are settling the entirety of their personal injury claim for this very small amount of money. Insurance companies know that some injuries take time to become more debilitating. Somebody that feels OK after an accident, may find themselves with a swollen knee or sore back several days or even a week later. That’s why it’s important to never settle your case until your injuries have been properly diagnosed and treated. Other tricks insurance companies use include making up witnesses against you, baseless claims that you are committing fraud and other scare tactics. That’s why it’s important to consult with a Dallas personal injury attorney if you’ve been involved in any type of accident.

Steps to Take Immediately After An Accident

To increase your chances of success, it’s important to get your case off to a good start. Whether you ‘re involved in a car accident, slip and fall, dog bite or other type of accident, it’s important to take the following steps:

·     Get Medical Attention: If you’re seriously injured, call 911 to request an ambulance. Some serious internal injuries have few symptoms, but can be fatal without prompt treatment, so it’s wise to go to an emergency room to be checked out after any serious accident. Going to the emergency room from the scene of the accident will also make it easier for your attorney to prove that your injuries are severe and caused by the accident. If you don’t go to the emergency room from the scene, and notice pain later on in the day or the next day, go to an emergency room or urgent care center to be checked out. People feel most comfortable with their regular doctors, but they usually don’t have the expertise in traumatic injuries and testing capacity that can provide the most accurate diagnosis for a traumatic injury. Wherever you seek initial treatment, it’s important to follow the instructions for follow testing and referrals to specialists.

·     Report The Accident: If you’ve called 911 for an ambulance, you’ve met the requirement of reporting the accident to the police that applies to hit and run car accidents in Texas. It’s a good idea to report all car accidents to the police as their report is an important part of the evidence for your claim. You should also report the accident to your own insurance company, being careful not to agree to letting them take a statement until you’ve retained an attorney. For slip and falls, dog bites and similar cases, it’s not usually necessary to involve the police. Calling an ambulance will be useful to prove where the accident happened, and it’s also helpful to file a report with the manager when an accident occurs at a business. Never speak to representatives from the insurance company for the other party. If they contact you, simply tell them that you are retaining an attorney.

·     Call a Reputable Dallas Personal Injury Attorney: It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible after an accident. That’s why unscrupulous characters prey on victims promising them too good to be true scenarios to get them to sign up with unethical attorneys and doctors they represent. That’s why you should never accept business cards from “good Samaritans” at the scene of an accident that promise you quick money. You will get much more money in the long run working with an experienced and reputable firm. Call 1-800-LAWBOSS to speak to an experienced and caring attorney after your accident.

What Types of Injuries Does A Dallas Personal Injury Firm Handle?

If you or a family member has suffered severe or catastrophic injuries, it’s important to hire a Dallas personal injury firm with the experience and skills needed to get you a favorable outcome. These are some examples of traumatic injuries from accidents:

·     Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): The brain controls the entire body, so any type of brain damage can have a profound impact in a person’s mobility, communication, and other functions. A TBI is caused by a sudden blow to the head such as a heavy impact car accident, a fall from a height, a swimming pool accident or an object falling on the head. The most serious TBI’s are caused by trauma that penetrates the brain.

·     Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI): The spinal cord is the highway of the body, transmitting messages that control its function. When these connections are completely severed, permanent paralysis can result. The paralysis occurs from the point of severance down. For example, if the spinal cord is severed in the neck, a person will lose all sensation from the neck down, a condition called quadriplegia. Quadriplegics are not able to feed themselves and often need the assistance of a ventilator to breathe. Severed spinal cords in the lower back cause paraplegia, loss of sensation and movement in the legs. Loss of some function occurs when the spinal cord is damaged, but still intact. All SCI’s require a great deal of medical treatment and rehabilitation.

·     Fractures: Broken bones are a common accident injury and can vary greatly in severity. Small stable fractures that break cleanly (sometimes called hairline fractures) can sometimes heal on their own, especially in children. Compound fractures, where the bone pierces the skin after it breaks, usually require surgical repair. Comminuted fractures, where the bone shatters into multiple pieces, can cause severe permanent damage, prolonged or permanent disability and require lifelong surgeries and care.

·     Burns: First degree bums may require nothing more than a refreshing bit of cool water, but third and fourth degree bums can have devastating consequences for victims. Severe burns are usually caused by explosions from car accidents, construction accidents and other accidents involving flammable materials. Third and fourth degree bums can require extensive treatment with skin grafts and can cause substantial disfigurement and loss of function.

·     Other Types of Injuries: Accident victims also sustain the following:

o  Internal Bleeding

o  Lacerations and Puncture Wounds

o  Whiplash

o  Sprains and Strains and

o  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

What Types Of Compensation Are Available To Victims?

People that are injured in Texas due to the negligence, reckless or intentional act of another, can collect both economic and noneconomic damages from the responsible parties. Economic damages are paid to victims based on actual and projected expenses and losses during their entire lifetime such as:

·     Present and Future Medical Expenses

·     Present and Future Loss Earnings

·     Retraining Costs

·     Assistive Devices and Prosthetics

·     Accommodations to Residence and Vehicle

To get a favorable result on your case, a Dallas personal injury attorney will often retain a vocational expert or economist to prepare a report or testify in court. Non-economic damages are subjective, compensating victims for the experience they’ve endured such as:

·     Pain

·     Suffering

·     Mental Anguish

·     Humiliation

·     Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Texas does not cap non-economic damages for personal injury cases, making large dollar claims possible for cases with severe and catastrophic injuries possible. The best way to help your case is to hire a reputable and highly skilled Dallas personal injury attorney such as the LAWBOSS – Uvalle Law Firm.

The Personal Injury Case Process In Texas

When you retain a Dallas personal injury attorney to represent you, they will begin taking action to fight your case, while you relax and focus on getting treatment for your injuries. An investigation will begin to uncover and collect all evidence that supports how the accident happened, making sure all responsible parties are put on notice. You will receive assistance with collecting disability benefits or other types of applicable insurance coverage that can help you financially until your case is settled or a jury comes back with a verdict.

In some cases it’s possible to get plaintiff funding if you are falling behind on your financial responsibilities. When you have finished treating your injuries, or have reached a point in your treatment where it’s clear how permanent your injuries will be, it’s time to begin the negotiation process. Your Dallas personal injury attorney will collect all of your medical records and send a demand package to the insurance company.

For larger cases with more serious injuries, the case will already be proceeding towards trial, for smaller cases it often makes more sense to try to negotiate a settlement before filing a lawsuit. Your attorney will advise you of any settlement offers that are extended and either recommend that you accept them or advise you to hold out for more money. It is always the client’s decision whether or not to accept a settlement offer. If the insurance company does not extend an acceptable offer, the case will proceed to trial, but it’s important to remember that it’s still unlikely that it will actually go to a verdict. The vast majority of cases are settled before a jury comes back with a verdict, including on the eve of trial.

The LAWBOSS - Uvalle Law Firm Is A Top Rated Dallas Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s important to hire a reputable Dallas personal injury attorney that can help you get what you deserve. Call 1-800-LAWBOSS for a free consultation.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s important to hire a reputable Dallas personal injury attorney that can help you get what you deserve. Call 1-800-LAWBOSS for a free consultation.

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Why Hire A Personal Injury Attorney In Texas?

If you’ve been injured in any type of accident, it’s a good idea to speak to a personal injury attorney in Texas to find out whether you should make a claim. It’s often possible to make a claim when somebody’s negligence or recklessness caused you to suffer physical and/or psychological injuries. If you’ve been seriously injured you may be responsible for large out of pocket medical expenses and you may not be able to work. The LAWBOSS – Uvalle Law Firm, PLLC  has been helping people just like you collect money to help them through difficult times. Call 1-800-LAWBOSS for a free in person or virtual consultation to find out if you are entitled to collect money damages.

What Types Of Cases Does A Personal Injury Attorney Handle?

Any situation where somebody makes a mistake, acts recklessly, or commits a harmful intentional act, can give rise to a personal injury claim. To collect money damages it’s also important that there is insurance coverage as it’s virtually impossible to collect money from most individuals. For example, a victim would have a legal right to sue a mugger that harmed them during a theft, but it’s unlikely the thief would have insurance to cover this or assets worth levying. On the other hand, if you’re mugged inside an apartment complex or office building, you may be able to collect money from the owner that failed to provide proper security. If you ‘re injured, it’s always

worth it to ask a personal injury attorney whether you have a claim worth pursuing. These are some examples of personal injury cases:

·     Motor Vehicle Accidents involving operators of cars, motorcycles, bicycles, trains, boats, and planes, that make mistakes or act recklessly, causing injuries to other operators, passengers, pedestrians and others.

·     Medical Malpractice cases can be brought against doctors, nurses, physicians assistants, physical therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and other health care professionals when they fail to use the proper standard of care with their patients. It is also possible to make a claim against the hospitals and medical practices that employ them.

·     Premises Liability accidents are claims against people that own and control property based on their failure to keep their property safe. These cases include slip and falls, dog bites, and assaults.

·     Products Liability claims arise from the manufacturing or distribution of dangerous products including food, drugs, household goods, children’s products, vehicles, and medical devices.

·     Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect cases arise from improper care of disabled or elderly residents at long term care facilities.

·     Construction and Workplace Accidents are often caused by failure to provide proper safety protections to workers. Workers have a claim for workers compensation when they are injured on the job, but cannot sue their employer for negligence. There are exceptions that will allow for actions against an employer and there are often third parties responsible that can be sued.

Can I Handle A Personal Injury Case Without A Lawyer?

The state of Texas permits victims to handle personal injury cases on their own, but it’s not a very good idea. Personal injury attorneys in Texas work off a contingency fee. retainer, so you don’t pay any money up front. The attorney’s fee is a percentage of what you collect for a settlement or verdict and it’s always much more than you would collect without an attorney. Insurance companies do not take unrepresented claimants seriously, offering hundreds of dollars for cases that could be worth more. Cases that seem straightforward may be more complicated than they appear. For example, a what seems like a simple hit in the rear car accident that turns out to involve out of state owners or even foreign owners. It might also have been caused by the failure. of a mechanic to properly repair the brakes. This is now complex litigation. When you hire a personal injury attorney in Texas, you can focus on healing from your injuries while being assured that your claims will be properly filed and monitored.

What Types of Compensation Are Available For Personal Injury Claims?

Victims of the negligence, reckless, or intentional acts by others are entitled to collect monetary damages as compensation. The first type of compensation, known as economic damages, covers the out of pocket costs caused by the accident. Economic damages, include costs for lost earnings, medical bills, rehabilitation, physical therapy, prosthetics, long term care, and other tangible expenses. It’s also possible to collect money for pain, suffering, and mental anguish as noneconomic damages. For example, if you’re a fashion model that’s left with a disfiguring scar on your face, you would be entitled to a large amount of economic damages due to the impact of this disfigurement on your career. You would also be entitled to the value of the psychological damage from the loss of your career and the social impact of the injury.

What is the Process For Personal Injury Cases?

After your consultation, your personal injury attorney will make a decision about whether or not to accept your case. Attorneys don’t want to waste their time and money on cases that are not likely to be successful. If your case is accepted, an investigation will commence which will identify all responsible parties and their insurance companies. Letters will go out to notify them to preserve evidence. While this is happening you will continue to get the treatment you need to help you heal from your injuries. Once your treatment is complete or the outlook for your severe injury is clear, your attorney will try to negotiate a settlement with the insurance companies. If the insurance companies will not make a serious offer, your attorney will proceed legally towards trial.

Most cases are settled without a jury coming back with a verdict, but sometimes it’s necessary to pick a jury or start a trial to get you justice for your case. The LAWBOSS – Uvalle Law Firm, PLLC is a BBB A+ rated personal injury lawyer in Texas, known for working tirelessly for their clients. Call 1-800-LAWBOSS to speak to an attorney for free and find out if you have a case.

Areas Of Practice

The LAWBOSS - Uvalle Law Firm, PLLC negotiates and settles personal injury with insurance companies. If your case is in a different

practice area, we utilize our network of attorneys who handle all types of cases to get you help tailored to your needs. Types of

personal injury cases we handle:

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Accidents involving 18-wheelers are often devastating. Due to their sheer size, truck accidents are never simple.

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The death of a loved one can be extremely devastating especially if you believe that their death could have easily been prevented.

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With over 222 million licensed drivers in the United States, it’s no surprise that car accidents are common

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Because motorcyclists have little protection and are left vulnerable during collisions, accidents can easily be fatal.

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We always provide people a complete legal services for your cases focused on your real justice

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In Texas, dog owners owe a duty to people that are harmed by their dog and can be sued for monetary damages.

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We always provide people a complete legal services for your cases focused on your real justice

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The concept of premises liability holds a property owner legally responsible for accidents and injuries that occur on their property or around their business.

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