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What Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?

When life takes an unexpected turn and you find yourself grappling with the aftermath of a personal injury, the road to recovery can be complex and challenging. In these moments, having a seasoned legal ally by your side becomes crucial.

Beyond the courtroom dramas often depicted in popular culture, personal injury cases represent real lives, real pain, and the pursuit of fairness in the face of adversity. At Pierce Skrabanek, our mission is to shed light on the paramount significance of personal injury cases.

Personal injury cases are of profound importance for injured individuals and surviving family members. Among the legal intricacies, there are human stories involved that underscore the critical need for justice.

If you are in need of legal representation after someone else’s negligence caused you harm, contact Pierce Skrabanek at (832) 690-7000. We are headquartered in Houston, Texas, and available to serve clients throughout the United States.

To learn more about the scope and potential of personal injury cases, read on.

What Kinds of Cases Do Personal Injury Attorneys Handle?

Personal injury lawyers pursue cases in which individuals have suffered harm or injury due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions of others. 

The range of cases we handle is diverse and can include:

  • Car Accidents: Personal injury lawyers often deal with cases involving car, truck, motorcycle, or other vehicular accidents. This can include accidents caused by distracted driving, drunk driving, or other forms of negligence.
  • Premises Liability Injuries: Property owners have a responsibility to maintain safe premises. Personal injury lawyers handle cases where individuals are injured due to hazardous conditions on someone else's property.
  • Medical Malpractice: When healthcare professionals fail to provide a standard level of care, resulting in harm to the patient, personal injury lawyers may take on medical malpractice cases. This can include surgical errors, misdiagnoses, or medication mistakes.
  • Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Litigation: If a defective medical product or drug causes injury, personal injury lawyers can pursue compensation from the manufacturer, distributor, doctor, or pharmacy retailer. This encompasses a wide range of products, from faulty implants to dangerous pharmaceuticals.
  • Workplace Injuries: Employees who are injured on the job may seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Personal injury lawyers can help navigate the complexities of workers' compensation claims or pursue third-party liability claims against negligent parties.

These are just a few examples, and personal injury law encompasses a broad spectrum of cases. If you've suffered harm due to someone else's actions, consulting with a personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights and pursue compensation for your injuries and losses.

An important area of law in personal injury is wrongful death lawsuits. In cases where the negligence of another party leads to the death of an individual, personal injury lawyers may represent the surviving family members in a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact Pierce Skrabanek at (832) 690-7000 for sensitive, compassionate representation for your loss.

What Damages May Be Available in Personal Injury Lawsuits?

In personal injury lawsuits, various types of damages may be available to compensate the injured party for losses and injuries suffered due to the negligence or intentional actions of another party. 

The specific damages awarded can vary depending on the circumstances of the case, the severity of the injuries, and the applicable laws. 

Here are common types of damages that may be available:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for past, current, and future medical costs related to the injury, including hospital bills, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, and other necessary treatments.
  • Lost Wages: Reimbursement for income lost due to the injury, including missed work days, reduced work hours, or the inability to perform job duties. Future lost earning capacity may also be considered.
  • Property Damage: Compensation for damage to personal property caused by the incident, such as damage to a vehicle in a car accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: Non-economic damages intended to compensate for physical pain, emotional distress, and the overall suffering experienced due to the injury.
  • Punitive Damages: In cases of extreme negligence or intentional misconduct, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior in the future.

It's important to note that the availability of certain types of damages and the limits on these damages can vary by jurisdiction. Consulting with a personal injury lawyer is crucial to understanding the specific damages that may be applicable to your case and ensuring that your legal rights are protected.

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do For Your Case?

A personal injury lawyer plays a crucial role in helping individuals who have suffered harm due to the negligence or intentional actions of others. 

Here are some key responsibilities and actions that a personal injury lawyer typically takes on behalf of their clients:

  • Investigation: Lawyers conduct thorough investigations into the incident, gathering evidence such as accident reports, witness statements, medical records, and any other relevant information. This helps build a strong case to support your claims.
  • Negotiation: Personal injury lawyers are skilled negotiators. They work to reach a fair settlement with the opposing party or their insurance company. Negotiation may involve discussions on the amount of compensation and the terms of the settlement.
  • Litigation: If a settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, the lawyer may file a lawsuit and initiate the litigation process. This involves presenting your case in court, adhering to legal procedures, and advocating for your rights before a judge and/or jury.

Throughout the entire process, a personal injury lawyer acts as an advocate for your rights. They can provide legal guidance, support, and representation to help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and seek fair compensation for your injuries and damages.

As there are many different types of personal injury cases, it’s important to select the lawyer who has the corresponding training, background, and experience for your specific case. At Pierce Skrabanek, our legal team has obtained proven results in a wide range of case types.

Contact Personal Injury Attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek

In the pursuit of justice and the quest for rightful compensation, the realm of personal injury litigation is essential.

Personal injury litigation serves as a beacon for those navigating the aftermath of injury, providing a structured path to reclaiming what has been lost. It is a testament to the principle that negligence should not go unanswered, and victims deserve not only a voice but also a fair chance at rebuilding their lives.

The value of personal injury litigation lies not only in the financial compensation secured, but also in the restoration of dignity, the acknowledgment of suffering, and the prevention of future negligence. 

Contact the attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek by calling (832) 690-7000 for a free consultation about your legal needs after a personal injury. In every case we touch, we adhere to the fundamental notion that every individual deserves the right to a fair recovery and the opportunity to move forward with their lives after injury.

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