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Dallas Serious Injury Attorney

Serious injuries can severely affect a person’s ability to work and enjoy their everyday lives, and they can happen in an instant. Unfortunately, serious injuries are often caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our team is ready to help when you need a Dallas serious injury attorney. We will investigate every aspect of your case in order to secure any compensation you are entitled to.

Understanding serious injuries and how they impact victims

A serious injury can also be characterized as “catastrophic.” These injuries are those they keep a person from being able to live their daily lives due to temporary or permanent disabilities. These injuries can also leave permanent scarring or disfigurement. When discussing serious injuries, we include the following:

  • Spinal cord injuries with possible paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Loss of or damage to a bodily organ
  • Bone fractures
  • Dismemberment or amputation
  • Significant disfigurement or scarring
  • Loss of a fetus
  • Any injuries that inhibit a person’s daily activities

How do these incidents occur?

  • Vehicle Accidents: There were more than 250,000 vehicle crash injuries in Texas during the latest reporting year. Over 12,000 of those injuries were classified as serious injuries, and many of them were caused by negligent drivers. Pedestrian and bicycle accidents are also a common occurrence in and around Dallas and often result in serious injuries.
  • Medical Errors: There are approximately 250,000 deaths each year caused by preventable medical errors, and many millions more sustain injuries due to these mistakes. Johns Hopkins researchers say that medical errors occur in a variety of ways, including misdiagnosis, delayed treatment, infections, surgical errors, medication mistakes, birth injuries, and more.
  • Slip And Fall Incidents and Premises Issues: Property owners and operators have a duty to ensure the safety of those that have a right to be on their premises. However, there are times when the negligent or careless actions of a property owner lead to serious injuries.
  • Workplace Incidents: All employers have a duty to ensure that their workers have a safe environment. This means regularly inspecting and maintaining workplace equipment and facilities as well as providing adequate training and proper equipment for every worker. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were more than 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries or illnesses during the latest year of data available.
  • Defective Products: Faulty products can cause serious injuries to consumers. Whether a product is defective due to a design flaw, a manufacturing error, or a labeling issue, negligent companies or manufacturers should be held accountable if a consumer is injured.

This list is by no means all of the ways that a person can sustain a serious injury caused by another person. Please contact our Dallas product liability attorneys to talk about the specifics of your case.

Time limit to file a Dallas personal injury claim

Any person who sustains a severe injury in Dallas caused by the careless or negligent actions of another party needs to be aware that there is a time limit in place for them to file their claim in civil court. The Texas personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date the injury occurs. This means that an injury victim will have a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party, or they will lose the ability to recover any compensation for their claim.

How will an attorney help a Dallas serious injury case?

Serious injuries that occur in Dallas require assistance from a skilled and competent attorney that will have your back throughout your entire case. Most injury victims will not have the resources or legal expertise necessary to obtain maximum compensation for their claim. However, the team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC will be able to:

  • Obtain and preserve all evidence needed to prove liability, including photo or video surveillance of the incident, statements from eyewitnesses, accident reports, company and employee safety records, and more.
  • Work with a trusted medical professional to evaluate their client and treat the client’s injuries.
  • Secure assistance from trusted financial experts to help calculate a client’s total losses.
  • Negotiate with every party involved, including aggressive insurance carriers and at-fault parties, to secure a fair settlement.
  • Prepare to take the case to trial if the other parties involved refuse to offer a fair settlement.

How much does a Dallas personal injury lawyer cost?

A major concern that many severe injury victims have in the Dallas area is whether or not they will be able to afford legal assistance to help with their claim. That is why, at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we take these cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients will pay no upfront or out-of-pocket costs for their case. Our attorneys will only collect legal fees after we obtain the compensation you and your family need to get through this.

We can help secure the compensation you need

If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, you may be entitled to significant compensation. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we pledge to investigate every aspect of your case and work to secure any compensation you are entitled to. This can include:

  • All injury-related medical expenses
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the at-fault party

The total amount of compensation available in the aftermath of sustaining a serious personal injury caused by another party will vary. There is no way to definitively say how much compensation you will receive for your case because no two cases are alike. The facts and circumstances surrounding each particular injury will guide the entirety of the case, including final compensation amounts.

Contact a Dallas personal injury lawyer for a free consultation

If you or somebody you love has sustained a serious injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another party, you need to seek legal assistance immediately. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our qualified and experienced team has the resources necessary to thoroughly investigate your case and obtain the compensation you are entitled to.

If you need a Dallas serious injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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