A personal injury can have a devastating effect on your life, causing prolonged physical pain and emotional suffering and creating significant medical expenses. The injury could also prevent you from working, resulting in lost income that makes it much more difficult to support yourself and your family.
The Dallas personal injury lawyers at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings understand the wide-ranging effects of a personal injury. We have more than 60 years of combined experience representing personal injury victims and obtaining millions in compensation for the damages they have suffered. We take many types of cases and have the knowledge and resources to take on insurance companies and high-priced defense lawyers to protect your rights. Many of our attorneys have received the AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, demonstrating the highest level of ethical and legal ability.
Contact a Dallas personal injury lawyer today to review your situation in a free, no obligation legal consultation. If you have a viable claim, we will take your case on contingency. This means there is no fee for our services unless you receive compensation. There is a limited amount of time to pursue a claim so it is important to contact us right away.
Our Dallas office is located at 3131 McKinney Ave. #600, just 15 minutes off of U.S. 75 and about 10 minutes from the American Airlines Center.
Compensation from a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Personal injury lawsuits provide injury victims with compensation for physical, financial and emotional damages caused by their injuries. Any compensation you receive is meant to help return you to the position you were in before your injury.
Some of types of compensation our personal injury lawyers in Dallas may be able to recover for your injuries include:
Your personal injury attorney in Dallas will attempt to recover compensation for all past, current and future medical care for your injuries. This covers bills for various medical services, including:
- Stays at the hospital
- Emergency transportation to the hospital after your accident
- Testing, such as MRIs and x-rays
- Medical procedures, including surgeries
- In-home health care services
- Physical or occupational therapy and rehabilitation
- Appointments with specialists
- Prescription drugs to treat symptoms of your injury
- Equipment to aid in your recovery, such as crutches or a wheelchair
We know how expensive it is to have ongoing medical care after a personal injury, which is why we are dedicated to fighting for the compensation you deserve.
If your injury was caused by someone else's negligence, you should not have to worry about paying for necessary medical treatment. You should be focused on your recovery, not how much it costs to go see a doctor or undergo a test.
Lost Wages and Earning Potential
Personal injuries often make it physically impossible to go to work for a period of time. You could also miss work because you are receiving treatment or visiting a doctor so he or she can evaluate the progress of your recovery.
If you have to miss any time from work because of physical pain or limitations, or because you are receiving treatment, our Dallas personal injury attorneys may be able to pursue compensation for all of your lost wages.
We may also pursue compensation for lost earning potential if you cannot return to work in the same capacity as before. For example, maybe you have to change careers to a lower paying job or work fewer hours because of the effects of your injury.
Pain and Suffering
While the financial impact of a personal injury can be devastating, our experienced attorneys also understand that the physical and emotional suffering you experience can be just as bad or worse.
Fortunately, the law allows us to pursue compensation for the physical and emotional anguish caused by your injury. This includes physical pain and discomfort from your injury and emotional effects such as depression, anxiety or stress.
Documenting this form of compensation is much more difficult than documenting medical expenses or lost wages. This is because there are receipts and bills for those things, while there is no price on physical and emotional suffering.
This is one of the reasons it is to your benefit to work with a trusted personal injury lawyer in Dallas. We can help you provide strong evidence of the physical pain and suffering you are experiencing.
If your injuries were caused by fraud, malice or gross negligence by the at-fault party, you may be entitled to punitive damages. These are not meant to compensate you for your losses but to punish the at-fault party and hopefully deter others from engaging in similar behavior.
Our goal is to help you obtain all forms of compensation you are entitled to help you move forward and recover from your personal injury.
Contact a Dallas personal injury lawyer right now to determine if you have a case.
Do I Have a Case?
The attorneys at our firm pursue personal injury cases in a variety of practice areas, including:
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites and attacks
- Motorcycle accidents
- Oil and gas accidents
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
During a free consultation with our firm, one of our Dallas personal injury lawyers will review the details of your accident to determine if you have a viable case. We will look for evidence of the four elements of negligence:
- You were owed a duty of care – We must establish that the at-fault party had a legal obligation, or duty of care, to behave in a reasonable way to help prevent you from suffering an injury. An example of a duty of care is your obligation to obey traffic laws when you drive a car.
- The duty of care was breached – Once our Dallas personal injury attorneys establish that there was a duty of care, we must then show that it was breached in some way. An example of a breach of duty of care is another driver speeding or cutting you off in traffic and causing a car accident.
- Your injury was directly caused by the breach of duty of care – Your attorney needs to show how the breach of duty of care contributed to you suffering an injury. In other words, we need to prove that your injury would not have occurred without the breach of duty of care. For example, in a car accident case we would need to show that the other party's actions led to the accident. We may also have to contend with claims from the other side that your injuries were a result of a preexisting medical issue.
- There were damages – Damages include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by your injury.
If we think we can prove these four things, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit and we will explain if we think it is in your best interest to pursue a case.
Call (877) 920-9009 to have your claim reviewed by an experienced legal professional.
What are the Benefits of Working with an Attorney?
Personal injury cases are complex and time-consuming, and you need to have extensive legal knowledge to have a chance of building a strong case and recovering compensation. This is why it is so important not to try to manage your case on your own, but to work with a skilled Dallas personal injury lawyer.
There are many benefits to contacting an attorney after a personal injury:
We Work on Contingency
Our attorneys take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means your initial consultation is absolutely free and you will not be charged legal fees unless we obtain compensation for you.
After a free consultation, you can decide whether to pursue your case without being concerned about how much it will cost.
Conducting an Investigation is Complicated
Obtaining the evidence to prove your case can be difficult, as it requires an in-depth investigation into your accident and injuries.
The personal injury lawyers at our firm have conducted countless personal injury investigations and know where and how to look for evidence to build a strong case. We are prepared to do any and all of the following as we build your case:
- Take pictures of the accident scene
- Take pictures of your injuries
- Obtain any available video footage of the accident
- Obtain any accident report or police report that was filed after your accident
- Find and interview witnesses to get a clearer picture of what happened
- Obtain all relevant medical records to show the severity of your injuries
- Consult medical experts to determine the severity of your injuries
- Work with accident reconstruction experts
The sooner you contact our personal injury attorneys in Dallas, the sooner we can go to work investigating your accident. Evidence can be damaged or lost very quickly after an accident, so it is crucial to contact us right away.
We Are Experienced Negotiators
A lot of personal injury claims are resolved through insurance claims, which involve negotiating with insurance companies. In other cases, a lawsuit is filed and resolved through negotiations between both sides or during trial.
Either way, negotiations are a crucial part of obtaining compensation in a personal injury case. Unfortunately, it can be intimidating and overwhelming to handle these negotiations on your own. That is why working with an attorney could be a huge advantage in your case. We have decades of combined experience negotiating fair compensation. We understand the process and know how to determine what is an acceptable offer.
We will do everything in our power to help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve, even if it means taking your case to trial if we do not receive a fair settlement offer. Because we are prepared for any outcome, we will advise you of the options that are in your best interest.
We are Well-Versed in Personal Injury Law
One of the reasons the legal process is so complicated is that there are many laws affecting personal injury claims. Having a personal injury attorney in Dallas is to your advantage because we already have an in-depth understanding of the laws affecting your claim and do not have to spend a lot of time researching them.
Some of the laws that affect personal injury claims include:
Modified Comparative Fault
Texas is one of many states that has a comparative fault law that explains how compensation will be awarded when the injury victim is partially responsible for his or her injuries.
Under Texas' modified comparative fault law, you are prohibited from recovering compensation if you are more than 50 percent responsible for your injury. The law also mandates that your compensation award be reduced by your percentage of fault for your injury. This means that if you are 40 percent responsible, your compensation will be reduced by 40 percent.
Our Dallas personal injury lawyers strive to build a strong case to help ensure this law is applied fairly and you are not assigned more fault for your injury than you deserve.
Statute of Limitations
Every personal injury case is governed by a statute of limitations. Texas' statute of limitations says that every personal injury claim must be filed within two years from the date the cause of action accrues. This generally means two years from the date of your injury. If your attorney does not file a claim within that time, he or she will be unable to do so.
This statute is one of the main reasons why you should always try to contact a Dallas personal injury attorney as soon as possible after a personal injury. This will give us a better opportunity to build a strong case and help make sure it is filed before the statute of limitations expires.
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Contact Our Dallas Personal Injury Lawyers Today
If you suffered a personal injury caused by negligence, it is important to understand your rights. You may be entitled to compensation for the damages you suffered.
Contacting an attorney is a crucial part of obtaining compensation. Not only can our Dallas personal injury attorneys review your claim for free, but we can also conduct a thorough investigation and defend your rights throughout the legal process.
Our firm has helped many personal injury victims recover the compensation they are entitled for medical expenses and other damages.
Call us right now to schedule your free legal consultation. (877) 920-9009