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Houston Personal Injury Lawyers

Reliable Representation for Wrongfully Injured Texans

At The Law Offices of Jed Silverman, we understand that accidents can happen anywhere. When they do, they can leave you or your loved ones facing physical, emotional, and financial hardships. Our experienced firm is here to provide dedicated representation to individuals throughout Houston who have been wrongfully injured in various types of accidents, from construction injuries to car crashes. 

Our award-winning personal injury attorneys have a rich background in Texas law to fortify your case as much as possible, and our in-depth legal experience makes us well-equipped to pursue justice and maximum compensation on behalf of injured parties in Houston and beyond. From bringing lawsuits against negligent parties to preventing companies or insurers from getting away with lowball settlements, our advocates go above and beyond to ensure your rights are protected from start to finish. 

Wrongfully injured? Call (713) 597-2221 to schedule a consultation with a skilled personal injury attorney in Houston, TX.

What Is Considered A Personal Injury?

In Texas, a personal injury refers to any injury to your body, emotions, or reputation caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. This can be broken down into two main categories:

  • Physical Injuries: This includes any bodily harm, like cuts, bruises, broken bones, burns, and even internal injuries.
  • Emotional Injuries: These can include mental or psychological distress caused by the incident, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, or emotional trauma.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

You are rightfully entitled to justice and fair compensation if you or a loved one suffered an injury due to someone else's negligence or misconduct. Our award-winning personal injury attorneys help injured parties take action, allowing them to focus on healing and recovery while our seasoned attorneys handle the rest. We represent Houston residents in various personal injury disputes, such as: 

  • Car Accidents: Whether you were involved in a rear-end collision, intersection accident, or hit-and-run incident, I will fight to protect your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
  • Construction Accidents: From falls and equipment malfunctions to hazardous material exposure, construction sites can be dangerous. I will advocate for your rights and hold the responsible parties accountable.
  • Premises Liability Claims: If you were injured due to a slip and fall, inadequate security, or unsafe premises, our team will work tirelessly to establish negligence and secure the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages, and more.
  • Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents: Injuries stemming from slip, trip or fall accidents can result from a range of issues, from wet floors to uneven surfaces to loose carpets or cables. Proving liability in a slip-and-fall accident is crucial, and our firm can fortify your claim with sufficient evidence to maximize your chance of achieving maximum compensation. 
  • Bike Accidents: Drivers aren't the only ones at risk on Texas roads. A single moment of distraction or carelessness can yield fatal consequences for more vulnerable commuters, such as bicyclists. If you were injured in a bike accident, our firm can help you pursue justice.

Statute of Limitations In Texas for Personal Injury

In Texas, the general statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years. This means you typically have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit against the responsible party.

Texas Personal Injury Law

Understanding personal injury law in Texas is crucial to build a strong case. Texas follows a modified comparative negligence system, where the compensation you may receive is reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you. Additionally, Texas has a two-year statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims, so it's essential to act promptly by securing experienced representation from a qualified attorney. 

Proving Liability in Texas Personal Injury Cases

Producing evidence of injury isn’t enough to successfully establish negligence after an accident. To establish liability in personal injury lawsuits, it’s necessary to establish these four key elements:  

  1. Duty of Care: The plaintiff must show that the responsible party owed them a duty of care to act reasonably and prevent harm.
  2. Breach of Duty: The claimant must prove that the offending party breached their aforementioned duty of care through negligence or intentional misconduct.
  3. Causation: The plaintiff must prove to the court that the negligent party’s breach of duty directly caused their injuries. 
  4. Damages: The claimant must show that they suffered recoverable damages as a result of the other party’s negligence, such as physical injuries, emotional distress, medical expenses, or related financial losses.

How Do I File A Claim For An Injury in TX?

The process of filing a personal injury claim in Texas can involve several steps:

  1. Seek Medical Attention: Getting medical care is crucial, both for your health and to document your injuries. Keep copies of all medical bills and records.
  2. Gather Evidence: This could involve accident reports, photos of the scene (if applicable), witness statements, and anything else that proves your injury and the other party's fault.
  3. Determine Who is At Fault: Understanding who caused the accident is essential. This might involve police reports, witness statements, or even product information in a product liability case.
  4. File a Claim with Insurance (Optional): If the at-fault party has insurance, you can file a claim with their company. Be aware that insurance companies try to minimize payouts, so consulting a lawyer might be beneficial.
  5. Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer (Recommended): An experienced lawyer can guide you through the legal process, negotiate with the insurance company, and represent you in court if necessary.

Recoverable Damages in Personal Injury Lawsuits

In personal injury lawsuits, recoverable damages aim to make the injured person (plaintiff) financially whole again. These damages come in two main categories: economic and non-economic.

Economic Damages:

  • Medical Expenses: This covers all past and future medical costs associated with your injury, including hospital bills, doctor visits, medications, rehabilitation, and therapy.
  • Lost Wages: You can recover compensation for wages lost due to your injury, including missed workdays and any decline in future earning capacity.
  • Property Damage: If your personal belongings were damaged in the incident that caused your injury, you can seek compensation for repairs or replacements.

Non-Economic Damages:

  • Pain and Suffering: This covers physical discomfort and emotional distress caused by the injury.
  • Mental Anguish: This includes anxiety, depression, PTSD, or other emotional trauma resulting from the incident.
  • Loss of Consortium: This compensates a spouse for the loss of love, companionship, affection, and intimacy due to the injury.
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life: This covers the inability to participate in activities you once enjoyed due to your injury.

The severity of your injuries significantly impacts the recoverable damages. You'll need evidence to support your claims, such as medical records, bills, and proof of lost wages. Punitive damages, meant to punish the defendant's outrageous conduct, are rarely awarded in personal injury cases.

Importance of Hiring an Experienced Houston Personal Injury Attorney

Personal injury lawsuits often come with many challenges, especially for those who lack a comprehensive knowledge of state law. An experienced Texas attorney can help wrongfully injured Texans navigate the complexities of court after deciding to file a personal injury claim. Our knowledgeable Houston personal injury lawyers can help with:

  • Gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and reconstructing the accident scene to establish liability
  • Explaining your rights, educating you on the legal process, and advising you on the best course of action
  • Handling paperwork and other filing requirements to ensure your claim is properly submitted within the statutory deadlines
  • Presenting a compelling argument to the court
  • Engaging in settlement negotiations with insurance companies to ensure you receive fair compensation
  • Collaborating with medical professionals to evaluate the extent of your injuries and their impact on your future
  • Calculating the full extent of your damages, including economic and non-economic losses, to secure the maximum compensation you deserve

How a Personal Injury Can Help You

If you've suffered a personal injury due to the negligence or intentional actions of another party, hiring a personal injury attorney can be beneficial in several ways. Here's how a personal injury attorney can help you:

  • Legal Expertise: Personal injury law can be complex, and an experienced attorney can help you navigate the legal process. They are knowledgeable about the applicable laws, statutes of limitations, and legal procedures relevant to personal injury cases.
  • Case Evaluation: A personal injury attorney can assess the details of your case, including the circumstances surrounding the injury, the extent of your damages, and the liability of the other party. This evaluation helps determine the strength of your case and potential legal options.
  • Investigation: Attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation into the incident that caused your injury. This may involve gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and working with experts to build a compelling case.
  • Negotiation with Insurance Companies: In many personal injury cases, compensation comes from insurance settlements. Attorneys have experience negotiating with insurance companies to ensure you receive fair and adequate compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and other damages.
  • Legal Representation: If a settlement cannot be reached, a personal injury attorney can represent you in court. They will file the necessary legal documents, present your case before a judge and jury, and advocate for your rights and interests.
  • Understanding of Damages: Personal injury attorneys can help you understand the full extent of your damages, both economic and non-economic. They may work with medical experts, economists, and other professionals to calculate the true cost of your injuries.
  • Contingency Fee Arrangement: Many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that they only receive payment if they successfully obtain compensation for you. This arrangement can make legal representation more accessible to individuals who might not otherwise be able to afford it.
  • Experience with Similar Cases: Personal injury attorneys often specialize in specific types of cases, such as car accidents, medical malpractice, or slip and fall incidents. Their experience with similar cases allows them to anticipate challenges and devise effective strategies for your specific situation.
  • Maximizing Compensation: Personal injury attorneys aim to maximize the compensation you receive. They understand how to present evidence, calculate damages, and argue for fair and just compensation based on the impact of the injury on your life.

If you've been injured, it's crucial to consult with a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and explore your legal options.

Contact a Houston Personal Injury Attorney

At The Law Offices of Jed Silverman, our founding attorney is one of only 10% of lawyers designated by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization, empowering our firm to assist clients with a diverse range of complex legal cases. Whether you’re seeking compensation after a car accident or filing a premises liability claim, our compassionate team has the in-depth knowledge and skillset to represent injured Texans in various types of legal matters. Call (713) 597-2221 to learn how our experienced advocates can guide your steps with wisdom and clarity. 

No one deserves to suffer due to someone else’s negligence. Contact us online to discuss your case with a seasoned Houston personal injury lawyer.

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Over $29,000,000 Gross Personal Injury Settlements Since 1997

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • $6,000,000 Settlement Near-Drowning Incident
  • $1,300,000 Settlement Catastrophic Injuries
  • $1,400,000 Settlement Commercial Diving Vessel Injury
  • $1,000,000 Verdict Breached the Implied Warranty of Merchantability
  • $180,000 Verdict Day Care Injury

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    “I worked with them from 2018 to 2022 on multiple cases and they were able to reach favorable outcomes for each of my cases.”
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