Personal Injury Attorneys in Amarillo, Texas
Getting injured in an accident due to someone else's negligent, reckless, or wrongful actions can be difficult and emotional. Such an accident may result in bodily injuries, hospitalization, missed time at work, or even death. Fortunately, personal injury laws in Texas allow victims of negligent accidents to pursue compensation for their injuries and damages by holding the responsible parties liable.
If you or a loved one were hurt in an accident caused by a negligent party, you may be eligible to pursue fair financial compensation through a personal injury claim. At Tormey & McConnell, we are dedicated to offering experienced legal counsel, support, and compassionate representation to clients in their personal injury claims.
Our trusted Texas personal injury attorneys can review all of the surrounding facts of your unique situation, conduct a thorough investigation, and explore your available legal options to pursue damages. Using our extensive knowledge, we will fight vigorously to protect your best interests and help you pursue fair compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other potential damages.
Tormey & McConnell proudly represents clients across Amarillo, Texas, and the surrounding areas of Canyon, Pampa, Dumas, Childress, Hereford, and Borger.
Personal Injury Claims in Texas
Texas is an "at-fault" accident state. According to Texas's at-fault laws, the person who caused the accident (the at-fault party) will hold financial liability for medical expenses, property damages, and other accident-related losses suffered by the accident victims.
To recover damages, the injured party (claimant) must prove negligence or show that the at-fault party's negligent actions were responsible for your injuries. An experienced Texas personal injury attorney can enlighten you about your possible options to recover damages and strive to recover the maximum possible compensation.
Modified Comparative Fault in Texas
Additionally, Texas operates using the modified comparative negligence rule, with a 51% bar. Under the system, you may recover damages if the other party was mostly (51% or more) responsible for your injuries. However, the amount of compensation that may be recovered will be reduced by your fault percentage.
For example, if the jury awards $90,000 in total damages against the at-fault party but finds you to be 20% liable for the accident, your damages will be reduced by $18,000. You will only be allowed to recover 80% of $90,000 ($72,000). Under Texas's modified comparative negligence rule, you will be completely barred from seeking damages if you were mostly (51% or more) responsible for the accident or injury.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is two (2) years, "from the date the cause of action accrues." Hence, in order to recover damages, you must file your personal injury action within two years after the date of your personal injury.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
Furthermore, to recover damages for your personal injury, you can proceed by:
Filing a first-party injury claim against your insurance provider.
Filing a third-party claim against the insurance carrier of the at-fault party.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party in civil court.
A skilled Texas personal injury lawyer can walk you through the personal injury claims process and determine the damages that may be available to you.
The following damages may be recovered by filing a personal injury claim in Texas:
Medical expenses, including the cost of ongoing and future medical treatments
Lost wages, such as sick leave, overtime, and other benefits
Reduced earning capacity
Costs of living with a disability
Repair or replacement of damaged property
Pain, discomfort, and suffering
Loss of enjoyment of life
Emotional or mental trauma
Loss of consortium
Punitive damages as an additional punishment to the at-fault party for their "gross negligence."
Wrongful death damages, where applicable
A knowledgeable attorney can advocate for your best interests and help you pursue rightful compensation for your injuries.
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Personal Injury Attorneys
Being involved in any type of accident can be an overwhelming experience. Such an unfortunate incident can affect your physical, financial, and mental well-being. However, you don't have to suffer the financial liability and challenges all on your own. Therefore, when injured by a negligent party, hiring a highly-skilled and caring personal injury attorney immediately is crucial for proper guidance and to seek fair financial compensation.
At Tormey & McConnell, our attorneys have the diligence, expertise, and resources to guide, support, and represent accident victims and their loved ones in their personal injury cases. As your legal counsel, we can:
Represent your best interests and work to hold the responsible parties accountable
Thoroughly evaluate all of the facts of your unique situation
Conduct an in-depth, private investigation into the incident
Gather and document all relevant information, necessary evidence, and medical documentation
Review the essential records, such as accident reports, interview accident witnesses, and document witness statements and testimonies
Determine the full extent of your injuries, accident-related losses, and estimate case-value
Seek to prove fault and establish liability
Handle all communication and strive to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance provider
Take additional legal action where necessary
Using their comprehensive understanding of the laws addressing liability in personal injury cases, our reliable legal team can help guide you through the overly-complex claims process. We will fight compassionately for your best interests and help you seek the financial justice you deserve.
Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Amarillo, Texas
If you have sustained injuries in a negligent accident, it is possible to recover damages. Contact Tormey & McConnell today to schedule a simple case assessment. Our skilled attorneys can offer you the compassionate legal guidance, support, and vigorous representation you need in your personal injury claims. We're proud to serve clients across Amarillo, Canyon, Pampa, Dumas, Childress, Hereford, and Borger, Texas.