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Accidents happen, sometimes due to no fault of our own. Unfortunately, the recovery process following such an accident may be slow and painful, and often expensive. If you have been involved in an accident in Texas, you should not have to pay for your medical bills and other financial losses that have resulted due to someone else’s carelessness. An experienced Texas personal injury lawyer can advise you on how to claim rightful compensation.
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A personal injury lawyer can help you pursue compensation for your injuries caused due to the negligence of another person or entity.

Accidents happen, sometimes due to no fault of our own. Unfortunately, the recovery process following such an accident can be slow and painful—and often expensive. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident in Texas caused by someone else’s carelessness, you should not have to pay for your medical bills and other losses. An experienced Texas personal injury lawyer can advise you on how to claim the compensation you deserve through a personal injury lawsuit.

Taking legal action through a personal injury lawsuit can help you recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses incurred due to an accident in Texas. Contact DFW Injury Lawyers today for a free and confidential consultation.

Key Takeaways

  • Personal injury refers to injuries caused due to negligent behavior by another party.
  • A Texas personal injury lawyer can help you fight for maximum compensation for the harm you have suffered.
  • Our team at DFW Injury Lawyers can help you file a personal injury lawsuit.

Why Choose DFW Injury Lawyers for Texas Your Personal Injury Claim?

DFW Injury Lawyers is a personal injury law firm dedicated to seeking justice on behalf of our clients. Our personal injury attorneys offer extensive experience and a proven track record. We have a deep understanding of Texas personal injury law and the local court system, allowing us to effectively navigate your case and fight for the best possible outcome. We have successfully represented clients in various personal injury cases, securing numerous substantial settlements and verdicts.

At DFW Injury Lawyers, client satisfaction is a top priority. We take a client-focused approach, providing personalized attention and working tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t have to pay any legal fees unless we successfully recover compensation for you, allowing you to focus on your recovery without worrying about the financial burden of legal representation.

DFW Injury Lawyers offers comprehensive services, handling all aspects of your personal injury claim. From investigating the accident and gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies and representing you in court if necessary, we have you covered. Our firm also works with a network of experts to build a strong case on your behalf. Contact our Texas personal injury attorneys today for your free consultation and to hear your options for financial recovery.

What is Considered a Personal Injury?

The term “personal injury” applies to injuries caused due to intentional, negligent, or reckless behavior by another party. It may also include actions covered under strict liability where someone can be held legally responsible even if they did not intend to commit wrong, such as suing a dog owner for dog bite injuries.

Examples of personal injury cases common in Texas include workplace injuries, injuries caused by defective products, construction-related injuries, car, truck, and boating accidents, slip and fall accidents, plant and refinery accidents, and wrongful deaths.

The primary goal of personal injury law is to provide compensation to the injured party for their losses and to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. Personal injury attorneys represent clients who have been injured due to the fault of another party. They help clients navigate the legal process, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if necessary, represent them in court to seek fair compensation for their losses.

Who Can Be Held Liable For a Personal Injury?

Personal injury law covers the rights of individuals who have been injured or harmed due to the actions of another party. Personal injury cases may result from accidents caused due to negligence or recklessness, such as slips and falls, motor vehicle accidents, and medical malpractice.

Texas is a comparative fault state. The party who is entirely at fault for causing a personal injury to another is responsible for compensating the injured party. If both parties have contributed to the accident, then the court can reduce compensation awarded to the injured party, based on their comparative fault, or percentage of liability. An experienced personal injury lawyer committed to holding at-fault parties liable can help you fight for maximum compensation for the harm you have suffered.

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Texas Personal Injury Cases We Have Experience With

Personal injury claims are typically filed against the parties responsible for causing the injury or harm. If you or a loved one has been injured in Texas, you may be able to seek compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Common case types we have experience with include:

Premises Liability

Slip and fall accidents happen when a person slips or falls on someone else’s premises because of wet floors, uneven or cracked surfaces, inadequate lighting, or other dangerous conditions. If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, you should contact a premises liability attorney who can investigate the incident and gather evidence to help prove that the property owner was aware or should have been aware of the dangerous conditions on the premises and failed to take action.

Motor Vehicle Accident

Car, truck and motorcycle accidents are unfortunately common in Texas, and can cause you and your loved ones severe injuries. Common causes of vehicular accidents include speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving, or faulty road conditions. A motor vehicle accident lawyer can help you attain the maximum compensation for your injuries caused due to a negligent party.

Product Liability

Typically, a product liability arises when a company sells defective products leading to harm when such product is correctly or reasonably used. Examples of product liability cases include faulty car parts, defective medical devices, or toxic products, such as allergen biocell breast implants, defective 3M combat arms earplugs, and transvaginal mesh.

Catastrophic Injury

A catastrophic injury may result from accidents such as car and truck accidents or workplace-related accidents and can cause permanent disability or impairment. If you or a loved one have suffered significant injuries in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses including medical bills, loss of income or earning capacity, as well as pain and suffering.

Wrongful Death

If your loved one died due to the recklessness of another, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A successful lawsuit can result in compensation for losses such as loss of companionship, loss of income, funeral costs, and other damages.

Workplace Accident

Employers and contractors are required to provide a safe working environment for their workers. A workplace accident can happen due to unsafe or dangerous conditions at work, such as crashes or being hit by fallen objects. A Texas workplace accident lawyer can help injured workers obtain fair compensation.

In all of these types of personal injury cases, it is important to consult an experienced North Texas personal injury lawyer who can help navigate the legal process to ensure you receive fair compensation for your losses.

Should I Accept the First Offer from the Insurance Company?

No, it is generally not advisable to accept the first offer from an insurance company in a personal injury case. Insurance companies are businesses that aim to minimize their financial losses, and their initial settlement offer is often significantly lower than what you may be entitled to receive. Here are a few reasons why you should consider rejecting the first offer:

  • Lowball offers: Insurance adjusters often make low initial offers in the hopes that you will accept it quickly, allowing them to close the case and minimize their payout.
  • Incomplete evaluation of damages: The first offer may not take into account the full extent of your injuries, future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages you may be entitled to.
  • Lack of legal representation: If you accept the first offer without consulting a personal injury lawyer, you may be giving up your right to seek additional compensation later on.
  • Pressure tactics: Insurance adjusters may use various tactics to pressure you into accepting a low offer, such as suggesting that you are partially at fault for the accident or that your injuries are not as severe as you claim.

Instead of accepting the first offer, it is recommended that you:

  • Consult with a personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your case and advise you on the appropriate steps to take.
  • Allow your attorney to handle communications and negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf.
  • Gather evidence to support your claim, including medical records, witness statements, and expert opinions, to demonstrate the true value of your case.

Remember, once you accept a settlement offer, you typically waive your right to seek additional compensation in the future. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that any settlement you accept fully and fairly compensates you for your injuries and losses.

What Should I Do Immediately After an Injury?

If you have just been in an accident, call 911 or your local police department immediately. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may want to photograph the scene of the accident, for example, trip hazards for a slip and fall, or a car crash scene in case of a car accident. You could also take pictures of any visible injuries on yourself, your loved ones, and your belongings or property.

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After an accident, your immediate priority should be to get medical attention for your injuries. Depending on the severity of your injuries, this may include emergency medical care and mental health treatment for the resulting trauma. You may also want to follow up with your doctor in case you discover further injuries at a later time.

Medical care can help document your injuries resulting from the accident which can strengthen your personal injury claims. Seeking immediate medical attention also shows that you have taken all reasonable steps to mitigate your losses.

Do I Have a Texas Personal Injury Case?

In personal injury lawsuits, you as the plaintiff must prove that the party you sued was at fault for your injuries. You need to establish the following four elements of negligence in order to do so:


You must show that the defendant or the negligent party had a legal duty to act reasonably to avoid causing harm to others. For instance, in a premises liability lawsuit, you should prove that the owner of the property had a legal duty to detect and warn invitees of any hazardous conditions on the property.

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Next, you must establish that the defendant breached their duty of care by failing to act upon their legal duty. For example, in a car accident lawsuit, you could show that the driver was texting at the time of the accident and therefore, failed to pay attention to the road.


The third element is causation, where you must prove that it is the defendant’s breach of duty that was the direct cause of your injuries. Note that there may be cases where a plaintiff may suffer from injuries due to reasons that are not the direct cause of negligence by the other party. An experienced Texas personal injury lawyer can help explain whether or not you have sufficient evidence to help prove causation in order to file a lawsuit against the negligent party.


You must show that you suffered actual damages as a result of the chain of events leading to your injury. Damages include physical injuries, emotional distress, and financial losses, such as loss of earnings. A qualified personal injury attorney can explain the potential damages you may seek in a lawsuit.

When Should I Contact a Texas Personal Injury Attorney?

Personal injury cases can be complex and challenging to navigate on your own. A Texas attorney can help you understand your legal options following a potential personal injury case. Your attorney will investigate the cause of your injury and gather evidence to establish all relevant elements of negligence. They can also help identify the potentially liable parties, such as employers who may be vicariously liable for the fault of their employees, and may also negotiate with third parties such as insurance companies.

If you have recently suffered from personal injury, it is important to hire a local attorney before you speak to any other party, including an insurance agent. A qualified North Texas personal injury lawyer will be familiar with the laws and customs applicable in Texas, and know how to approach your case so that you may receive the maximum possible compensation. They would also be familiar with the relevant procedural laws as well as the statute of limitations in Texas for your claim. Your personal injury lawyer will also work with expert witnesses, physicians, and other relevant parties to gather evidence in a way that strengthens your claim.

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Compensation Available to Personal Injury Victims

A Texas personal injury lawsuit can help you hold the at-fault party accountable for your injuries. In addition to the physical pain and discomfort you experience after an accident, you likely also incurred several losses, such as loss of income (temporarily or indefinitely), loss of companionship, medical bills, or costs for psychiatric treatment. A successful personal injury lawsuit can result in compensation to help you recover your financial losses and access the care you and your family may need to heal.

In North Texas, you may obtain the following types of compensation in a successful personal injury lawsuit:

  • Economic damages: These include medical expenses, lost wages due to inability to work, and loss of earning capacity or future income. Economic damages are intended to compensate the plaintiff for the actual financial losses incurred due to the injury.
  • Non-economic damages: These are not quantifiable in monetary terms, and may include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.
  • Punitive damages: These are awarded in exceptional cases to punish the defendant and serve as deterrence to others from engaging in similar conduct, such as where the defendant’s conduct was particularly egregious.

Note that the specific damages awarded will depend on the facts and circumstances of the case. This is why it is important to consult an experienced personal injury attorney who can increase your chances of attaining fair compensation.

How Can a Lawyer Help with My Texas Personal Injury Case?

A lawyer from DFW Injury Lawyers can provide invaluable assistance with your Texas personal injury case in several ways:

Evaluating your claim

During your initial consultation, our attorney will review the details of your accident and assess the strength of your case. They will help you understand your legal rights and options, and advise you on the best course of action.

Investigating the accident

Your lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your accident. This may involve gathering evidence such as police reports, medical records, witness statements, and expert opinions to support your claim.

Identifying liable parties

In some cases, multiple parties may be responsible for your injuries. Your lawyer will work to identify all liable parties and hold them accountable for their actions.

Handling communication with insurance companies

Insurance adjusters often use tactics to minimize payouts or deny claims. Your attorney will handle all communication with the insurance companies on your behalf, protecting your rights and ensuring that you are not taken advantage of.

Negotiating a fair settlement

Your lawyer will use their knowledge of Texas personal injury law and the evidence gathered to negotiate a fair settlement that fully compensates you for your injuries and losses. If a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached, they will be prepared to take your case to trial.

Representing you in court

If your case goes to trial, your attorney will present your case in court, arguing on your behalf and fighting for the compensation you deserve.

Providing support and guidance

Throughout the legal process, your lawyer will keep you informed of the progress of your case, answer your questions, and provide the support and guidance you need during this challenging time.

Contact our Texas Personal Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation

At DFW Injury Lawyers, we understand that each personal injury case is different and has its own set of complexities. Our personal injury lawyers have a combined experience of 50 years dealing with various types of personal injury claims, and have obtained several successful verdicts for our clients.

We know the ins and outs of the justice system in Texas courthouses, as well as the techniques employed by insurance companies at each stage of a lawsuit. We are here to work diligently on your personal injury case so you may get the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible and move on to the next chapter of your life.

Contact DFW Injury Lawyers today to discuss your case and the next steps forward.

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