Guide: Houston Personal Injury Attorney

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Suppose you slipped on a banana peel while walking to the grocery store. Did you know that’s going to happen when you got out of the house? Unfortunately nobody can. Even the most cautious persons have an accident once in a while. Let’s see some more facts about personal injuries.

 

Reasons for Personal Injury

  1. Slip and fall: This is a very common reason for most personal injury. Statistics say almost 30% personal injury cases are related to slip and fall.
  2. Car accident: Car accident is a reason for personal injury for both street walkers and other drivers. Almost 50% injuries are caused by car accidents.
  3. Attack: Someone may attack you intentionally to cause you damages.

Results of accidents

An accident may cause you harm or personal injury in two different ways, or in both ways for some cases:

  1. Physical Harm: Most accidents cause damages to your body. From minor scratches to breaking a bone or two, anything can happen. Negligence or simple accidents can cause fatal physical injury too,
  2. Mental Harm: An accident can break you mentally. A lot of people face post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after facing accidents or injury. This harm is not visible from the outside, but m

    ay break you completely inside.

What to do

  1. Get yourself to a doctor first. Your medical attention is your first priority after being injured somehow. Worry about the medical expense later. On the meantime contact the police as well.
  2. Have some time for yourself and try to figure out about the accident. If you reach a decision where you blame yourself for being solely responsible for the accident then try to be captious at the future. But if you think someone caused you the injury directly or indirectly then you can take legal action.
  3. Call a Houston personal injury attorney. You can find a lot of law firms that provides free consultancy. So you may as well hire an attorney after having some consultation.
  4. Try to collect as much as evidence as possible at that moment. Because evidences are really helpful for charging someone and being in a strong opponent position. Also take pictures relevant to the case if possible.
  5. Search for witnesses. Testimonial from witnesses will make your case stronger. If you find anyone then collect their contact information immediately.

At the end

Addison Mizner once said that, “where there is a will, there is a lawsuit”. So never hesitate to seek help from the law in case of unavoidable accidents. And keep in mind that if it is not your fault, the law will make the responsible pay.

 

Stephen Zee

 

 

6 Comments
  1. Daniel Gregg

    November 2, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    A personal injury attorney may be critical to your claim. If you’ve been injured by the careless actions of another person, you should consider hiring a local attorney as soon as possible after the incident. It’s important to speak to a lawyer familiar with the laws in your jurisdiction. Fortunately, you can contact an experienced injury attorney here for a free claim evaluation.

  2. Eva Hessington

    November 3, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    When a person dies or is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another, including murder, the surviving members of the victim’s family may sue for “wrongful death.” Most wrongful death lawsuits follow in the wake of criminal trials, using similar evidence but with a lower standard of proof. Regardless, someone found liable for wrongful death may or may not be convicted of a crime associated with that death.

    For example, former football star and actor O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of murder in 1994 because the prosecution was unable to establish his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. But he was found liable for the wrongful death of the two victims in his civil trial because the plaintiffs were able to prove he was responsible by a preponderance of the evidence.

  3. Lia Stanford

    November 4, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    A suit for wrongful death may only be brought by the personal representative of the decedent’s estate. Every state has a civil “wrongful death statute,” or set of statutes, which establish the procedures for bringing wrongful death actions. Actions for personal injury, conscious pain and suffering, or expenses incurred prior to the decedent’s death are also brought by the personal representative. The damage awards from these actions belong to the estate and may pass to different parties as directed by the decedent’s will.

  4. Laura T.

    November 5, 2013 at 4:50 am

    When determining pecuniary loss, it is relevant to consider the age, character and condition of the decedent, his/her earning capacity, life expectancy, health and intelligence, as well as the circumstances of the distributees. This determination may seem straightforward, but it often becomes a complicated inquiry, keeping in mind that the measure of damages is actual pecuniary loss.

  5. Steve W.

    November 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Pecuniary, or financial, injury is the main quota of damages in a wrongful death action. Courts have interpreted “pecuniary injuries” as counting the loss of support, services, lost prospect of inheritance, and medical and funeral expenses. Most laws provide that the damages awarded for a wrongful death shall be fair and just compensation for the pecuniary injuries that resulted from the decedent’s death. If the distributees paid or are responsible for the decedent’s funeral or medical care, they may also recover those expenses. Finally, a damage award will include interest from the date of the decedent’s death.

  6. Agatha Harris

    November 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    What I think about Determining Pecuniary Loss is that- usually, the main consideration in awarding damages is the decedent’s circumstances at the time of death. For example, when an adult wage earner with dependants dies, the major parts of the recovery are loss of income, and loss of parental guidance. The jury may consider the decedent’s earnings at the time of death, the last known earnings if unemployed, and potential future earnings.

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