When to Hire A Corpus Christi Personal Injury Lawyer?

Accidents happen. However when you have been injured by the fault of another person’s actions or negligence, you may be entitled to recover damages. While every case is different, you will need an experienced Corpus Christi personal injury lawyer to maximize your chances for recovery. 

If you or a loved one have been injured, don’t wait another minute, contact the injury attorneys at Khattar Law, PC today to discuss your case. 

Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

There are as many types of personal injury cases as there are types of accidents. However, some of the most common types of personal injury cases include:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Semi truck accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Premises liability
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workplace injuries
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Products liability
  • Boating accidents
  • Animal and dog bite injuries
  • Aviation accidents
  • Mesothelioma exposures

Common Types of Injuries Resulting From Personal Injury Accidents

While the type and scope of injuries will vary depending upon the circumstances surrounding every accident and the condition of victims, the following injuries feature prominently in many personal injury cases. 

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Internal organ damage and internal bleeding
  • Emotional and psychological trauma

How long do I have to file a claim?

Corpus Christi Personal Injury LawyerLike most states, Texas has a statute of limitations that dictates the timeframe within which an injured person can bring a civil claim to recover damages in a personal injury case. While there are always exceptions, the general rule states that an injured person has two years from the date of injury to file a personal injury claim against those at fault. 

In most cases, if you fail to file your claim within this two-year time frame, you will be forever barred from bringing an action. One of the primary exceptions to the two-year statute of limitations is for claims against a government entity. If your injuries were the fault of a governmental entity, a six-month timeframe for filing a claim may apply. 

To be certain of how the Texas statute of limitations applies to your personal injury case, talk to one of our experienced Corpus Christi personal injury lawyers today. 

What if I am partly at fault for my injuries

Commonly in personal injury cases, when an injured person files a claim against an individual or a business, the defendant will argue that the injured plaintiff is actually the one responsible for his or her own injuries. Like numerous other states, Texas has adopted the legal doctrine of modified comparative fault, which states that any damage award in a personal injury case can be decreased by an amount equal to the percentage of fault assigned to the plaintiff. 

For example, a jury in a slip and fall case might determine that a plaintiff’s damages total $100,000. Subsequently, that same jury might determine that because of the plaintiff’s own negligence, he is 25% at fault for his injuries. In this situation the $100,000 damage award will be reduced by 25%. The final award here will be $75,000. 

Furthermore, Texas also adheres to the 51-percent bar. In practice this means that regardless of the injuries suffered, if a jury finds that a plaintiff is over 50% liable for his or her injuries then he or she is barred from any recovery. 

Hire a Corpus Christi Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you may have a personal injury case to recover the damages you suffered. 

Contact one of the experienced Corpus Christi personal injury attorneys at Khattar Law, PC today. Schedule a free case consultation with our law firm.

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