The negligence of a person or business can cause you to suffer serious, life-threatening injuries. Victims are usually subjected to financial harm and physical pain. Catastrophic and severe injuries lead to unsurmountable medical expenses. Victims are also harmed by not being able to return to work and even need help with common everyday tasks caused by their injuries.
Insurance companies for at-fault parties are notorious for aggressively pushing victims to accept settlements as soon as possible. Do not do this. While their offers may sound generous, insurers have a hidden agenda to pay as little as possible to resolve your claim. An insurance company's settlement offer almost never factors in many of the significant future needs of a victim.
Hire an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
If you sustained serious injuries, or your loved one was killed as the result of another party's negligence in Texas, you should not say anything to insurance company agents until you have contacted the Law Office of Todd Ward. I will fight to get fair and full compensation for you and your family throughout Texas.
I will negotiate on your behalf with the insurance company to get a settlement that is favorable to you and your family. It must account for your financial needs as well as your pain and suffering. If the insurance company is unwilling to meet our demands, I will take the insurance company to court. I handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you will not pay anything unless you receive a financial award. Your consultation with me is completely free. I cannot review your case or explore your legal options until you call me at (713) 870-8001.
Personal Injury Actions in Texas
The Law office of Todd Ward will assist you with your personal injury suit. The following is a list of just some of the civil causes of action I accept:
Auto Accidents — Driving on Texas Motor vehicle crashes account for a very large number of catastrophic injuries in Texas. While all drivers are required to carry a minimum amount of liability insurance, insurers rarely honor their obligations to accident victims. You are entitled to compensation in accidents caused by drunk drivers, texting drivers, or for any other violation of the Texas Transportation Code. I cannot review your case or explore your legal options until you call me at (713) 870-8001. Please remember, the consultation is free.
Commercial Truck Accidents — 18-wheelers, commercial semi-trucks, and tractor trailers weigh significantly more than your car. Unfortunately, victims involved in these collisions often suffer devastating or even fatal injuries. Big rig drives are often sleep deprived and even text or operate their cell phones while driving. I cannot review your case or explore your legal options until you call me at (713) 870-8001. Please remember, the consultation is free.
Nursing Home Abuse Neglect & Abuse— Elder abuse in residential care facilities is a common problem that many family members do not learn the true nature of until it is too late. The abuse can be physical, emotional, financial, or even sexual. Be on the lookout for bedsores, fractured or broken bones, and sudden, unexplained changes in a resident's banking accounts. Often, our elderly loved ones do not even realize what is happening to them until it is too late. I cannot review your case or explore your legal options until you call me at (713) 870-8001. Please remember, the consultation is free.
Premises Liability — Let's face it, sometimes property owners do not maintain a safe area for their customers. Retail and commercial stores have an obligation to make sure that their property is free from hazards. They can be liable for any injuries that you sustain in slip and fall accidents, elevator malfunctions, or assaults resulting from inadequate or negligent security. I cannot review your case or explore your legal options until you call me at (713) 870-8001. Please remember, the consultation is free.
Workplace Injuries — We go to work and expect our employer to protect us. Your injury may be covered by your employer's insurance policy, but often it does not cover the entire cost of treatment and rehabilitation. You should not pay for any medical treatment for an injury suffered at work. I cannot review your case or explore your legal options until you call me at (713) 870-8001. Please remember, the consultation is free.
Wrongful Death — While all injuries are traumatic, wrongful deaths are especially traumatic. The unexpected and untimely death of a family member caused by another's negligence creates numerous immediate hardships. If the death was to an economic provider for your family, bills and childcare still need to be paid. Wrongful death lawsuits are intended to provide compensation that covers these costs. I cannot review your case or explore your legal options until you call me at (713) 870-8001. Please remember, the consultation is free.
Texas-Sized Damages in Personal Injury Cases
Sometimes accident victims must file lawsuits when insurance companies refuse to provide a fair settlement. In a successful lawsuit damages will be awarded. A jury determines the amount of the damages and they will vary depending on the specifics of your case.
There are basically three types of damages possible in personal injury cases:
Economic Damages — Compensatory damages that are intended to compensate a victim for his or her actual economic or pecuniary loss. Economic damages are tangible figures that can usually be calculated, with examples usually including medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.
Noneconomic Damages — Unlike economic damages, noneconomic damages are usually not calculable figures. Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 41.001(12) defines noneconomic damages as “damages awarded for the purpose of compensating a claimant for physical pain and suffering, mental or emotional pain or anguish, loss of consortium, disfigurement, physical impairment, loss of companionship and society, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, injury to reputation, and all other nonpecuniary losses of any kind other than exemplary damages.”
Exemplary Damages — Frequently referred to as “punitive damages,” exemplary damages are not intended to compensate the victim so much as to punish the negligent party. Under Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 41.003, exemplary damages can only be awarded if the victim “proves by clear and convincing evidence” that the harm resulted from the negligent party's fraud, malice, or gross negligence.
LET TODD WARD HELP YOU
A personal injury can be stressful and at times confusing. The Law Office of Todd Ward will protect your interests and navigate you through difficulties that you did not cause. I cannot stress to you enough, please do not sign any paperwork or make any kind of statement to insurance representatives until you have first contacted the Law Office of Todd Ward at (713) 870-8001. I look forward to successfully helping you with your personal injury claim in Texas.