Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been involved in an accident or suffered an injury due to something beyond your control, you may be wondering whether you have a chance of making a successful claim against the party responsible for your injuries.
At Leinart Law Firm, we understand that dealing with the aftermath of an accident or injury is not easy. When someone is in pain, seeking medical treatment and facing the stress of medical bills or potential loss of earnings, the thought of having to deal with the legal system on top of everything else may be too much for them. We aim to make the process of filing a personal injury claim as easy as possible so you can get the compensation you deserve.
What Is a Personal Injury Lawyer?
A personal injury lawyer assesses potential personal injury claims and helps the injured party request compensation for their medical bills, the pain and suffering they’ve experienced, loss of earnings and any other financial implications associated with the injury.
Some personal injury lawyers focus on one specific area. For example, a car accident attorney might focus on consequences caused by collisions or drunk driving, as well as accidents caused by speeding or other similar issues. A medical malpractice lawyer might help with claims relating to failed surgery, drug side effects or a wrongful diagnosis.
These attorneys collect evidence relating to claims, assess whether the claim is likely to be successful and advise the injured party on how much compensation they are likely to be awarded. In addition, a personal injury attorney also advises their client on whether it makes sense to go to court or to accept a settlement offer.
What Types of Personal Injury Cases Can Leinart Law Firm Help With?
We are a personal injury law firm that deals with a variety of cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Semi-truck wrecks
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Wrongful death
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you wish to pursue compensation, whether for a motor vehicle-related accident, an injury suffered while at work or any other form of personal injury, working with a qualified personal injury attorney may greatly increase the chances of your claim being successful.
It can be tempting (especially in the case of car, semi-truck or motorcycle accidents) to deal with the insurance companies directly, but this is a risky course of action. Insurance companies have employees on staff who are highly trained at getting people to accept smaller settlements or say things that could nullify claims.
However, car and motorcycle accident attorneys help clients by shielding them from the auto insurance companies and dealing with the claim for them. This helps clients get the settlement they are entitled to.
What to Do If You Are Involved in an Accident
If you are involved in any kind of accident (automobile or otherwise), or are related to someone who was killed or seriously injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, it’s important to follow the correct processes.
Avoid saying anything to others around you that could be taken as an admission of fault. Remember that Texas is a comparative fault state for automotive accidents, so it is important to avoid saying anything that could allow the other motorist to apportion blame to you.
If you are fit to do so, take pictures of the scene of the accident and exchange contact details with eyewitnesses and others in the area.
If the accident occurred in the workplace or in a public place such as a gym, store or amusement park, be sure that someone in charge is notified and that the accident is properly logged.
Seek medical advice. Even if you do not think your injuries are serious, having documentation from a doctor may help your case in the future.
Write down as much as you can remember about the accident. Save all receipts and invoices for things like taxis to and from appointments, doctors’ bills, and other related costs.
If you need to take time off work, make a note of this. If the injury impacts your life in other ways (such as using public transportation instead of driving to get to work), document your expenses.
Seek help from a personal injury attorney near you as soon as possible after the accident. There are statutes of limitations on personal injury cases, and the sooner you have a law firm working on your case, the better. Time limits vary depending on the type of case. For example, medical malpractice cases where the side effects or injury may go unnoticed for a long time tend to have a longer allowable claim period than a slip and fall injury.
Once you have enlisted the help of an accident attorney, direct all calls and correspondence from the insurance companies to the attorney. Do not engage in conversation with the insurance companies. Let your lawyer handle that for you.
What Can I Claim Personal Injury Compensation For?
Most personal injury compensation claims cover medical costs and any associated expenses, such as loss of earnings or long-term disability, if the injury is a lasting and serious one. In some cases, top accident lawyers can secure compensation for the pain and suffering the accident caused.
When you request a personal injury consultation with Leinart Law, your attorney will take details of your case and give you an idea of whether they believe the claim is likely to be successful.
How Much Do Personal Injury Lawyers Charge?
Some law firms take cases on a no-win, no-fee basis, and others charge an upfront fee. This is usually dependent on how likely your claim is to succeed, how much compensation you may be eligible for and whatever your personal financial circumstances happen to be.
We offer a free, no-obligation personal injury case evaluation to discuss the details of your case and get an estimate of the costs, as well as what we believe the case outcome is likely to be.
Should you decide to go ahead with the claim after the consultation, you will be assigned a top accident attorney with expertise in the type of claim you are making. Your attorney will examine any evidence and records you have and build a case against the other party.
The personal injury claims process may take a while. Keep written records of everything that happens, and refer back to your own statements occasionally to keep details fresh in your mind. The team at Leinart Law Firm keeps you informed of any progress in your case and works tirelessly to help you get the compensation you’re entitled to so you can focus on recovery from your accident. Give us a call at (469) 214-6276 for a free consultation.
Have you been Injured in an Accident?
At Leinart Law Firm, we understand that each client presents unique challenges. We excel in providing legal services and solutions to the challenges you face with our expansive knowledge of the law and resources available to you as a client and an injured party. Our attorneys are experienced and they know what it takes to help their clients become whole again. Our law practice focuses on solutions to help you with:
The Leinart Law Firm Difference
At Leinart Law Firm, we believe that people who have been injured in an accident should be treated with respect and dignity, not like someone trying to take advantage of the system. We know that each situation is different, but there is a good chance that we have worked a case that is similar to yours.
We propose a complimentary advice and evaluation for each prospective client because we believe your situation deserves a custom approach. During the consultation and evaluation process, we listen as you describe your situation and we advise you of the options that are available. If you pursue a personal injury claim, we guide your treatment, negotiate with the insurance companies and work as your guide before, during and after the entire process.