When you become injured in a car accident or because of some other negligent behavior or conditions, it’s easy to feel like you’re all alone. However, thousands of Texans become personal injury victims every year—and the ones who hire skilled attorneys to represent them are more likely to be fairly compensated under the law. Here are a few sobering statistics regarding personal injuries in the Lone Star State in 2017: -3,721 people died as a result of car accidents on Texas roads -14,299 people were seriously injured in car crashes -501 motorcyclists were killed in accidents -614 pedestrians were killed in auto-related accidents -There were 1.36 deaths for every 100 million miles driven across the state Over the course of a year in our state, there are approximately 12,000 spinal cord injury cases. There are also more than 144,000 traumatic brain injury cases, and around 5,700 of those victims end up permanently disabled.
All too often, people who are injured because of other people’s negligence rule out contacting an attorney because they assume that they don’t really have a case. To have a valid personal injury case in Texas, four elements must be present: the accused owed the victim a duty; the accused breached that duty; the breach of duty caused injuries to the victim; and the victim suffered damages because of those injuries. As a layperson, you might assume that you are out of luck. It’s crucial to remember, however, that insurance companies and others aren’t there to watch out for your rights. Without taking action and contacting Pusch & Nguyen yourself, you could miss out on being fairly compensated for your injuries, pain and suffering and other losses.
Like most personal injury victims, you are probably wondering what types of damages that you can expect to receive by having our attorneys file a lawsuit on your behalf. Under Texas law, damages fall into two main categories: economic damages and non-economic damages. Examples of economic damages that may be awarded in your case include: medical expenses loss of future earning capacity lost wages loss of household services Examples of non-economic damages that may be awarded under Texas law include: mental anguish pain and suffering disfigurement physical impairment loss of consortium.
In the aftermath of a personal injury incident, it’s not unusual for insurance company claims adjusters to swoop in. They will tell you that there are there to help, but the truth is that they don’t have your best interests at heart. What they really want is to ensure that the insurance company pays out as little as possible, and they have vast resources at their disposal to make that happen. Therefore, following a personal injury accident, it is essential to retain a lawyer as quickly as possible. The attorneys of Pusch & Nguyen are experienced at dealing with insurance adjusters, and they will lift that burden from your shoulders to protect your best interests during this difficult time.
The aftermath of a personal injury—whether it’s from a car accident, a workplace accident, a dog bite, medical malpractice or something else—is a scary and confusing time. Like most people, you probably feel overwhelmed and unsure about how to proceed. Regardless of the circumstances, the first order of business is to seek medical care. Once you are medically stabilized, your next step should be to contact a competent Houston personal injury lawyer from Pusch & Nguyen.
With decades of combined experience in personal injury trial law, the Houston personal injury lawyers of Pusch & Nguyen are prepared to help you to build a strong case. Our firm’s success rate with such cases exceeds 99 percent. As soon as you hire us, we will put our skilled investigators and national experts to work on investigating your case. Don’t become a victim again—this time to unscrupulous insurance companies. Contact Pusch & Nguyen today to schedule a free case evaluation.