Serious personal injury can change the course of peoples’ lives. The impact can be physical, emotional, and financial health. Therefore, when someone else’s carelessness results in an accident, the injured party has the right to take action.
At Ted Smith Law Group, we handle all kinds of personal injury cases in Bell County and throughout the state of Texas. Whether you are fighting against an insurance company that isn’t taking your claim seriously, or a negligent defendant who should have taken reasonable precautions, we will hold every liable party financially accountable for their actions.
Helping People Recover One Day at a Time
For many people, a personal injury lawsuit is the only course of action seriously injured individuals can take. They may have medical bills, utility bills, and living expenses piling up without the ability to go back to work or resume their normal lives.
The Ted Smith Law Group helps seriously injured people find the financial support they need to cover current and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of quality of life, and more.
If a vehicle accident, a property liability accident, a defective product accident, or an act of medical malpractice injures you or someone you love, our firm is standing by to help. You will not see a bill from us until we secure compensation on your behalf. In addition to relentlessly protecting your rights under civil law, we will act as your compassionate supporter and help you postpone medical bills and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf so that you and your family can focus on recovery.
Texas and Modified Comparative Negligence
In Texas, the courts will assign those involved in the incident a percentage of fault. If you are more than 50% at fault for an accident, you cannot collect compensation. For every percentage point of fault the courts assign, your total compensation will decrease proportionately.
To prove negligence, our firm will present evidence to support the following elements:
- The defendant owed you some level of care,
- The defendant failed to honor that obligation,
- That obligation caused an injurious incident, and
- You were seriously injured as a result.
In some cases, such as medical malpractice, we need only prove the nature of an injury using a standard called res ipsa loquitur. We do not necessarily need to prove each element of negligence.
Negligence is the basis for most personal injury cases. Understanding how the process works can help you determine if you might have an actionable case. If you believe that negligence was involved in your injury, whether a building owner failed to tighten a handrail or you were part of a hit-and-run accident, reach out to our attorneys for a free case evaluation.
Personal Injury Liability
Even if you were the only one around during the accident, someone else may be at fault for your injuries. Defective auto parts, malfunctioning machinery components and negligent property care can all contribute to an accident; an accident that would not have happened under normal circumstances. When our firm accepts a personal injury case, we pursue investigations against all parties who may have played a role in your injury. Potential defendants may include:
- Property owners
- Product manufacturers, including pharmaceutical companies
- Company owners
- Drivers and other civilians
- Health care professionals
In addition to a primary personal injury case, we often pursue action against insurance companies that wrongfully deny or delay our clients’ claims. Insurance companies play a role in most personal injury cases.
If a preventable accident turns your life upside down, our compassionate attorneys will not stop until we help you receive the financial compensation you need and deserve. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.