Houston Accident and Injury Lawyer
1 Riverway, Suite 2500
Houston, Texas 77056
Whether you suffered physical injuries such as a broken bone or suffered a brain injury that caused changes in your mood or ability to think, a Houston accident attorney will go over your case for free and help you learn more about your legal rights.
Your Recovery Could Take Months or Years
A Houston injury attorney will work with you to make sure that you have the compensation that you need to pay bills today and in the future. After you leave the hospital, you may still need to go to a physical therapist or see an occupational therapist to learn how to talk or interact with others again. You may also need to take medication to control symptoms for the rest of your life as well as make modifications to your home or car.
It is also possible that you will need to be fitted for prosthetic limbs if you lost an arm or leg in an accident. These are expenses that may recur for the rest of your life or may take many years to fully pay off. Therefore, you are going to want an attorney who is going to take these costs into account and ensure that they are taken care of on your behalf.
Don't Worry About How Long It Takes to Resolve Your Case
No matter how long it takes to settle your case or win a jury verdict, you can count on your attorney being by your side. It isn't uncommon for a personal injury case to take months or even years to reach its final resolution. Even if the original trial ends quickly, the other side could appeal several times, which means that your award is put on hold.
Your attorney understands that resolving a personal injury case is not always an easy or straightforward process. While every effort will be made to get you the compensation that you deserve in a timely manner, your attorney will be your advocate no matter how long your case is open for. You will always be the first to know when new developments arise in your case, and we are happy to answer your phone calls or emails in a timely manner.
Who Is Responsible for Your Injuries?
It can be difficult to ascertain who is responsible for your injuries immediately after your accident. In some cases, multiple parties may be responsible for your pain and suffering. For example, if you are hit by a car, the driver of the car may be partially or fully liable for your injuries and the cost of treatment.
However, if it is later discovered that the car was defective or that the road where the accident occurred wasn't well maintained, the driver may not be fully liable. Instead, the manufacturer of the car or the government agency tasked with keeping that roadway safe will be responsible as well.
This may work to your benefit if the person who hit you with their vehicle or otherwise caused your injuries doesn't have the resources to pay your damages. In legal terms, this is called looking for the deep pocket. The deep pocket is the person or entity who is both liable for your injuries and has the money to pay whatever it takes to make sure that you are properly compensated.
What Types of Compensation Can I Expect?
Your Houston accident attorney will make sure that you get all the compensation that you are entitled to. However, there is no guarantee as to how much money you may receive or what types of compensation that you may be entitled to. As a general rule, you may be compensated for your lost wages and lost future earnings if you are unable to return to work.
Medical bills that you incur will also be part of any settlement that you negotiate or any jury award that you are granted. It is important to note that if you are deemed to be partially responsible for your injuries, you will only get a percentage of the damages that you are otherwise entitled to. However, you attorney will take steps to increase the odds that you are either held harmless or that your liability is kept to a minimum.
If you are looking for an attorney that will act as your advocate and make sure that you get the justice that you are looking for, contact the Doan Law Firm as soon as possible.
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