The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC has handled personal injury cases throughout the State of Texas.
The immediate consequences of a serious accident can leave victims and their families reeling. To make matters worse, the cost of medical and rehabilitative care can make it difficult—if not impossible—for many people to afford the kind of care they need to make a proper recovery. At The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC, our lawyers understand just how much may depend upon the outcome of this claim, and we can help you pursue compensation for all your pain and suffering. Our firm generally does not charge attorney fees on personal injury cases unless we recover.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
Though this is sure to be a difficult time for you and your family, it will be in your best interests to begin working with a lawyer as soon after the accident as you can. When you are ready begin, our firm can develop a comprehensive legal strategy to help you pursue compensation as part of any claim associated with the following:
- Motor Vehicle Accident
- Wrongful Death
- Commercial Vehicle/18-Wheeler Accidents
- Burns & Catastrophic Injuries Caused by Explosions
- Drowning — Slip and Fall — Dog Bite — Lax Security — Construction
- Injuries on Property — Comprehensive Premises Liability Representation
- Rollover Vehicle Accidents
- Chemical Exposure
- Boating Accidents
- Defective Products
Whatever the circumstances of your accident may have been, our attorneys can evaluate your claim and help you make an informed decision about how you want to proceed. We can take the legal action necessary to hold any responsible party accountable for all of the pain and suffering they have caused you to experience.
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Personal Injury FAQs
Is it worth it to take a personal injury case to court?
Many people simply assume that it will cost them too much time and money to pursue a personal injury case. Even individuals who have clearly been injured by a guilty party avoid speaking to a lawyer because they are concerned about financial loss. Often these people are missing out on recovering substantial monetary recompense. The courts can award victims damages to cover a wide variety of costs including: medical debt, future hospital bills, physical therapy, pain and suffering, wages lost from time off work, the loss of future earning capacity, and property damage. If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, you should consult with an experienced legal professional. A skilled personal injury attorney can help you determine whether it could be financially beneficial for you to pursue your case.
If I take someone to court for a personal injury offense, am I accusing them of a crime?
Not necessarily. Personal injury falls under “civil law.” Civil law involves a suit filed by a private party—a citizen, group of people, business, or other private organization. These suits can result in the defendant paying damages to the person or group hurt by the defendant’s actions. Civil law differs from criminal law, which involves the government bringing criminal charges against a party. While a criminal case can result in jail time and punitive fines for the defendant, in a civil case the defendant can be ordered to pay financial compensation to the plaintiff, or victim. Some offenses may have a criminal and a civil element. If you were physically assaulted by another individual, the government may bring criminal charges against them. You may also be able to pursue a personal injury case that would require your assailant to pay for your medical bills and/or other costs of the injury.
What is “negligence” and why is it so important in some personal injury cases?
Many personal injury cases depend on proving that the defendant’s “negligence” caused, contributed to, or worsened the plaintiff’s injuries. When you accuse someone of negligence, you are basically accusing them of failing to take reasonable measures to prevent danger. Imagine a manufacturer that makes smoke detectors. If they start using faulty wiring and fail to catch the issue in quality checks, someone could be seriously hurt when the alarm fails to go off. In that case, a manufacturer’s “negligence” contributed to an injury. The law expects businesses and private citizens to take steps to ensure the safety of those impacted by their actions. Someone’s sheer carelessness might cause you to get hurt, and the law holds those people accountable.
Consult with an Attorney
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence or recklessness of someone else, you should reach out to an attorney with The Maynard Law Firm, PLLC, to begin discussing what legal action you may now be able to pursue against the responsible party. Remember, our firm generally does not charge attorney fees on personal injury cases unless we recover. The case expenses are generally the client’s responsibility. To speak with an attorney about the particulars of your claim, please call our offices at (817) 335-9600 today.