Texas Personal Injury
Texas personal injuries include physical and emotional harm from an accident. Often personal injuries occur in car accidents, exposure to toxic material like asbestos and medical malpractice. Other injuries may come from defective merchandise, medicines/drugs or the wrongful death of family. Lost income or costs from a personal injury may be won in a Texas court.
To recover from a personal injury the person who caused the injury must be legally liable or “at fault.” A person is usually at fault because of a lack of care – or negligence. Someone who should have been reasonably careful and failed to be is negligent and at fault. People who saw the accident, photos, police reports, etc. are all evidence to prove fault. Evidence can also be used to prove lost income or costs due to an injury. In the form of hospital bills, pay stubs, or receipts.
The law gives you only a certain amount of time to claim your injury. In Texas, you must claim your injuries at court within 2 years of the accident. This amount of time is the statute of limitations. Personal injury claims that are older than 2 years can not be tried in Texas. Other frequent problems in personal injury law include issues with insurance companies, severe injuries or multiple injured people – a “class action.”
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Last Modified: 10-16-2012 02:56 PM PDT
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