Many types of accidents can result in personal injuries and those include, but again, are not limited to:
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Crashes
- Sexual Assault
- Assault and Battery
- Car Accidents
- Rideshare Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Bicycle Accidents
- Slip and Fall
- Swimming Pool Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Train Accidents
- Moped Crashes
- Third-Party Workplace Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Defective Products
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Drug Lawsuits
The two most important things to know about Texas personal injury law are the statute of limitations and how negligence plays a role in each case. Negligence is the basis of a personal injury lawsuit, and a companion principle also followed is comparative negligence (also called the shared-fault rule).
Comparative negligence is also called proportionate responsibility, meaning if a plaintiff is partially responsible for causing an injury to another, their share of awarded damages may be reduced.
It is also essential to know that Texas follows the 51-percent bar rule. That means if you are more than 51 percent at fault for an injury, you cannot collect any damages.
In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is typically 2 years though there are many exceptions or even provisions requiring action in a much shorter time so contact a personal injury lawyer about your claim as soon as possible.
Other Personal Injury FAQs:
- Are catastrophic injury cases different than personal injury lawsuits?
- Can I handle my personal injury claim without a lawyer?
- Can I still file a personal injury claim even if I was partially at fault?
- Can I wait to contact a personal injury lawyer?
- How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?
- How do you win a personal injury case in Texas?
- How does a victim of a catastrophic injury deal with insurance companies?
- How long does it take to get my case settled?
- How long does it take to get results in a catastrophic injury cases?
- I don’t have a lot of money after my accident how am I going to afford an attorney?
- I don’t have a lot of money and work at a low paying job. How can I possibly afford to hire a personal injury lawyer?
- I was in a bad car accident and sustained serious injuries. Can an attorney help me get compensation for my medical bills?
- If I file a personal injury claim, am I entitled to compensation for my injuries?
- Should I accept the settlement offer from the insurance company after my accident?
- What am I supposed to do after being involved in an accident and I am badly injured?
- What are catastrophic injuries?
- What are special and general damages?
- What do comparative fault and the doctrine of proportionate responsibility mean?
- What do I do if the insurance company representative contacts me?
- What has to be proven in a personal injury case?
- What is a personal injury lawyer and how do I know if I need to hire one?
- What is a personal injury lawyer and why would I need one?
- What is a serious personal injury?
- What is the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case in Texas?
- What kind of compensation am I eligible to receive by filing a personal injury claim?
- What kinds of accidents cause catastrophic injuries?
- What kinds of damages am I eligible for after an accident?
- What kinds of expenses could I claim after being injured in an accident?
- What types of personal injury claims are seen in Texas?
- When are injuries sustained in a car accident considered to be catastrophic?
- Why do I need a personal injury lawyer if the insurance company of the person who caused the accident I was in has offered me a settlement?