Personal Injury Attorney Serving Abilene, Sweetwater, Brownwood, Coleman, Cisco, Eastland, and Midland TX
A careless action that happens in a moment can have a devastating impact that resonates for a lifetime. Whether you have been injured in a truck, motorcycle, or car crash, or as the result of a property owner’s negligence, our Abilene accident lawyer Jeffery B. Galbreath is here to guide you through the process of seeking the maximum recovery to which you are entitled under the law. He has dedicated his career to helping accident victims fight for the justice they deserve. At the Galbreath Law Firm, we are committed to giving each case the individual attention that you rightly expect from us.Common Causes of Texas Injuries
Injuries are widespread on Texas roads. According to data from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), a reportable crash happened every 71 seconds in 2013. Fortunately, not every accident involves an injury, but far too many do. TxDOT also reported that someone was hurt in a collision every 2 hours and 16 seconds in 2013.
In addition to motor vehicle accidents, personal injury cases can also arise from premises liability. This is when someone is hurt or killed while on another person’s property because of the property owner or business operator’s negligent failure to maintain their premises. When a highway collision or a premises liability case causes a tragic loss of life, a wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by the deceased’s family. They may also be able to pursue the personal injury lawsuit that their loved one would have filed if he or she had survived.Pursue Compensation with a Negligence Lawsuit
Whether a case arises from a car crash or a premises liability accident, the basic elements of a negligence claim are the same. For a victim to receive compensation, he or she must prove that:
- The defendant owed a duty of reasonable care to the injured party;
- The defendant breached that duty by engaging in some type of careless conduct;
- The victim’s injury was caused by the breach; and
- The victim incurred damages as a result of his or her injuries.
If you have been injured because of another party’s negligence, you should also know that there are statutes of limitations that limit the time during which you may file a lawsuit. If you fail to file your suit in time, you are forever barred from doing so. Generally, the statute of limitations for negligence cases is two years in Texas. There are also “proportional responsibility” laws that can limit recovery in cases where the accident victim was partially responsible for his or her own injuries. If the victim’s fault was greater than 50 percent, he or she cannot recover any damages.
While financial compensation cannot undo the suffering that can be caused by someone else’s careless behavior, the burden of recovery can be lightened by reimbursement for economic and non-economic losses. These may include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering. In wrongful death actions, the family of a deceased loved one may be able to seek burial expenses, the deceased’s lost earning capacity, loss of companionship, and mental anguish in addition to any pain and suffering that their loved one suffered before death. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help maximize the amount of money recovered in a case by fully investigating the claim, securing all relevant medical bills and records, and aggressively pursuing settlement or trial.Discuss Your Accident Case With an Abilene Injury Lawyer
If you have been hurt by the careless actions of another person or entity, you have rights to protect under the law. The dedicated injury attorney Jeffery B. Galbreath proudly represents accident victims in Abilene, Taylor County, Jones County, and the surrounding area. Call us at (325) 437-7000 to explore your options. You can also contact us via our contact form online. We will be happy to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case with you at no charge.
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