A Galveston Personal Injury Lawyer on Your Side – Today
An accident caused by the negligent or reckless conduct of someone else can have devastating consequences. A fair statement is that a Galveston accident injury can turn your life upside down – sometimes permanently. If you have been injured in an accident, you need a fighter on your side. The Doan Law Firm Galveston personal injury lawyer team is here for you.
Common Personal Injury Cases in Galveston
The coastal city of Galveston is one of the most popular in Texas. With a community of just under 50,000 residents, it serves as the seat of Galveston County and one of the centers of tourism in the Longhorn State. Thanks to harsh weather that can come from its island geography combined with a high number of drivers from outside the state, residents must be careful about automotive accidents. If you get hit, you may have a personal injury case to take to court.
Galveston is the site of frequent accidents, including truck, car and motorcycle accidents resulting in serious injury. Bicycle and boating accidents are also not unheard of. Accidents are more likely at night and in bad weather. With plenty of rainfall in autumn and winter, locals could be in a personal injury situation at any time. If you are in an accident, it’s imperative to contact an attorney right away. Personal injury can also include slip and fall, wrongful death, worker’s compensation claims and many other situations. Any of these can strike unexpectedly and may have life-altering consequences.
Overview of Galveston Personal Injury Law
There are four basic elements associated with Texas personal injury law. You are in a position to pursue a Texas personal injury claim if these elements are in place:
Party that caused an accident had a legal duty of care to you. For example, a motorist on a public roadway must follow Texas driving laws.
Party that caused an accident broke that legal duty of care. A motorist who speeds and causes an accident with you has violated that duty of care.
Responsible party could reasonably believe his or her conduct could result in an accident. By way of example, a motorist who speeds reasonable can foresee that driving too fast can result in a wreck.
Finally, the accident must result in actual injuries to you.
A Doan Law Firm Galveston personal injury lawyer can explain what is involved in pursuing a claim in more detail.
The Doan Law Firm Helps You Get the Process Started
We Provide a Free, Zero-Obligation Consultation. In the vast majority of situations, there is a solid personal injury case and it’s up to the victim to go forward or not. Deciding how to proceed requires legal advice from an expert who understands the facts. At The Doan Law Firm, we’ll be glad to discuss the details of your case with you. No matter if you select our firm or not, we want you to proceed with complete clarity and confidence.
We Only Receive Money If You Do. If you are expected to pay right away, what incentive does your attorney have to do the best job possible? The Doan Law Firm takes personal injury cases on a contingency basis only. This means we receive money as a small percentage of the damages awarded to you by a court. If you do not receive damages, we do not get paid. It is as simple as that.
We Help You Through Every Aspect of Your Case. A court case is complicated enough as it is, but there are many aspects to it that a first-time legal consumer may not know about. The Doan Law Firm will guide you in every step. We handle all communication with the court and other parties in the case, help you ensure you have the facts you need for any court appearances and even investigate the accident scene for evidence.
How Our Galveston Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Following an accident caused by someone else, justice and accountability takes the form of financial compensation for injuries, damages, and losses. The facts of a specific case govern financial recovery in a personal injury case. With that said, examples of injuries and losses a Galveston personal injury lawyer from our firm pursue include:
Medical bills and expenses
Pain and suffering
Mental anguish and emotional distress
In some cases, a Galveston personal injury attorney will also seek for a client what are known as punitive damages. This represents additional compensation in a case in which the conduct that resulted in injuries is considered to be particularly reckless or egregious.
A Quick Word on Personal Injury Settlements in Galveston
Many times, announcing your intention to go to court results in a settlement offer from the other party. This is particularly the case if you are dealing with a large business that has been negligent in causing your injury and wants to avoid any media scrutiny. An offer can be very tempting to personal injury plaintiffs. Unfortunately, many of these offers represent only a fraction of what you could receive if you go to court. At The Doan Law Firm, we understand this.
Our experience positions us to take your case “all the way” and to fight for every penny you may be entitled to. If you’ve been injured on the job, on the road or in a slip and fall, you may not make a full recovery. If you do, it could be months or years before an injury has no effect on your daily functioning. When seeking damages, we take this into account. Personal injury cases in Houston and Galveston vary greatly in how long they may take to resolve. Some cases take months and others require years of work. Rarely, a fair settlement offer accelerates the process.
Whatever the case, The Doan Law Firm will work for you around the clock. If you’ve been harmed through no fault of your own, contact The Doan Law Firm now. Call, email or fill out our contact form to make an appointment with an attorney who can help.