The Woodlands Personal Injury Lawyer
Filing a Texas Personal Injury Claim
After a serious accident or injury, it’s important that you seek proper medical care. It’s also important that you reach out to an attorney who can help you understand your rights. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses, including pain and suffering.
At Scott Law Firm, we proudly represent residents of the Greater Houston Area who have suffered serious, life-altering injuries as a result of another person or entity’s negligence. Our firm provides clients with personalized legal representation they can trust. We have a proven record of success, as well as numerous awards for our commitment to high ethical standards and client service. However, we are most proud of how we have changed our clients’ lives, helping them overcome serious challenges so that they could heal.
Who Can File a Personal Injury Claim?
In the most basic terms, if someone else is legally liable for your damages, you may file a personal injury claim. Essentially, this means that any time someone else is at fault for an accident or event that causes you injury or harm, leading to measurable damages, you have the right to take legal action and seek fair compensation for your losses.
There are several elements of a personal injury case you must prove to successfully secure compensation:
- Duty of Care: First, you must show that the other party owed you a “duty of care.” A duty of care is simply a legal obligation to take reasonable actions (or reasonably avoid actions) to prevent another person from coming to harm. For example, motorists have a duty of care to follow traffic laws and drive with care to avoid causing accidents and injuring others.
- Breach: Next, you must show that the party that owed you a duty of care failed to uphold it. In most cases, proving that the other party breached the duty of care involves proving that the other party was negligent or acted wrongfully. An example of this would be a driver who caused an accident because he or she was intoxicated, speeding, or distracted.
- Causation: You must also prove causation, meaning you must show that the breach of the duty of care was the proximate cause of your injuries. Generally, this involves proving that you were only injured because the other party breached the duty of care, and had the other party not breached the duty of care, you would not have been injured.
- Damages: Lastly, you must show that you suffered damages related to your injuries/the accident. Damages can be both economic and non-economic in nature and might include things like medical bills associated with treating your injuries, lost wages from time taken off work to recover, physical pain and emotional suffering, and future medical costs and lost wages.
Our personal injury lawyers in The Woodlands can help you go over the details of your case to determine if you have grounds for a claim. We can also guide you in understanding your particular legal options based on your unique situation. We encourage you to reach out to Scott Law Firm today to schedule a completely free consultation with one of our attorneys.
Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer
While you are not required to have a personal injury lawyer to file a claim, it is certainly in your best interest to have an experienced legal team on your side. Personal injury laws are ostensibly designed to protect victims of negligence—but insurance companies are powerful organizations that will often go to great lengths to avoid paying out claims. Without an attorney guiding you through the process, you could unintentionally make mistakes that ultimately compromise your right to recover compensation.
We recommend that you speak to an attorney before talking to anyone from the insurance company. Insurance adjusters will often try to confuse you or convince you to provide a verbal or written statement. Do not do this! Insurance companies will often use such statements later to dispute your injuries or even deny your claim altogether.
At Scott Law Firm, we can work to defend your rights and help you navigate the legal process in the following ways:
- Our team can handle all communication with the liable insurance company, including written communications and settlement negotiations
- We can conduct an exhaustive investigation into the facts surrounding your case to determine what happened and who is liable
- We often work with accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, economists, expert witnesses, and others to build a clear, comprehensive picture of your damages
- Our attorneys will remain readily accessible to you throughout the legal process; we answer calls 24/7 and provide same-day appointments when needed
- If the liable insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, we are prepared to take your case to trial and aggressively represent you throughout litigation
We see ourselves as your partner in recovery. Our personal injury attorneys in The Woodlands are happy to answer your questions, address your concerns, and discuss the details of your case with you at any time.
Cases We Handle
Our firm represents clients in all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those involving:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Defective products
- Motorcycle accidents
- Oilfield injuries
- Pedestrian accidents
- Rideshare accidents
We also assist clients with an array of insurance claims issues, ranging from fire damage claims to government claims to vehicle/property damage claims.
Don’t Wait—Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation
In Texas, your time to file a personal injury claim is limited to two years after the accident or date of injury. There are very few, very rare exceptions to this; we strongly encourage you to get in touch with our team right away to avoid missing your chance to seek recovery.
Scott Law Firm offers legal services in English, Spanish, and Korean, and we are available for evening and weekend appointments by request. We provide contingency fees, meaning we only collect attorneys’ fees at the successful conclusion of your case. In the unlikely event that we do not recover compensation on your behalf, you do not pay!
Learn more when you contact us at (936) 243-4299.
“From the initial call inquiry to meeting Patrick and Krystal in the office, to the settlement negotiations, everything was handled with the utmost professionalism.”- Jeremy R.
“I was very pleased with the settlement I received because of their service, but what really impressed me the most was the way they genuinely cared about me.”- Kim R.
“Patrick is professional and down to earth, he is great at easing your nerves during the process and goes out of his way to make sure your case is taken care of.”- Katie E.