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East Texas Personal Injury Lawyers

When a person is injured due to the negligence of another person, they might be entitled to compensation for their losses. However, securing this compensation can be a complicated matter. If you’ve been injured in Tyler, Longview, Marshall, Nacogdoches, Texarkana, or any of the other communities in East Texas, you should consider speaking to an experienced personal injury lawyer from Nix Patterson. 

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

A personal injury lawyer specializes in helping victims of accidents receive the financial compensation they deserve. This can include payment for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses or harm that resulted from the accident.

In addition to helping victims receive compensation, personal injury lawyers also provide expert advice regarding insurance claims and other legal matters related to the accident. They also work to make sure that the insurance companies do not take advantage of the victim.

To that point, personal injury lawyers also work to protect the rights of those injured in an accident. They can help victims understand their legal rights and the laws that may apply to their cases.

Nix Patterson’s East Texas personal injury attorneys are experienced in dealing with the laws and regulations that exist in this state. This experience can be invaluable to victims who may not be familiar with the legal system and how it works. If you’re located in Texarkana, Lufkin, Palestine, Henderson or any of the surrounding East Texas communities, we’re ready to go to work for you.

Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

By hiring a personal injury attorney, East Texas residents can be assured that they have someone on their side. This can give them peace of mind knowing that their legal rights are being protected and their interests are being represented.

Types of personal injury cases that may arise include:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Product Liability Claims

If you have been injured by any of these types of accidents, call a personal injury attorney East Texas residents count on to evaluate their case and provide straight answers on a path forward.

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

To find out if you have a valid claim, you should have a Nix Patterson personal injury lawyer review your case. Three key factors that may determine if you have a case are:

Statute of Limitations

States have laws that limit the amount of time injured victims have to file personal injury claims. This is known as the statute of limitations. For example, in Texas, you typically have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim. 

If you do not file your injury claim within this period, you may lose the opportunity of ever having your case heard in court. While there are some exceptions to the statute of limitation, it’s important that you call a lawyer as soon as possible after being injured. 


Proving negligence in a personal injury case can be a complex process. Negligence is a legal term that describes a situation in which someone acts in a careless or reckless manner, thereby causing injury or harm to another person. To prove negligence in a personal injury case, you typically must show four key elements: duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages. 

  • First, you need to demonstrate that the defendant owed a duty of care to you, the plaintiff. This generally means that the defendant had a responsibility to act in a certain way to prevent harm. For example, a motorist often has a duty to operate a vehicle in a safe and reasonable manner.
  • Second, you need to show that the defendant breached that duty of care. This essentially means that the defendant’s actions did not meet the standard of care expected for the situation. For example, if a motorist runs a red light and causes an accident, they likely have breached the duty of care they owe to other drivers.
  • Third, you need to show that the defendant’s breach of duty caused the plaintiff’s injury. This is known as causation, and it is an essential element of a negligence claim. For example, if a motorist runs a red light and causes an accident, it typically must be shown that the accident would not have happened if the motorist had not run the red light and that causing an accident was a reasonably foreseeable consequence of running the red light.
  • Fourth, you need to show that the plaintiff suffered damages as a result of the defendant’s negligence. Damages typically can be awarded as compensation for physical injury, pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and property damage, among other harms.

That fourth item is critically important, so let’s take a moment to understand damages further.


If you suffer a head injury or a bone fracture, the injury is obvious. However, there are other types of injuries or damage you may not even be aware of. Many victims of personal injury also experience emotional distress and psychological changes, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

Also, some illnesses, like those caused by asbestos, may take time to manifest, and the cause may not be immediately obvious. 

This is why it’s important to seek medical advice after an accident or if you experience any medical issues. A lawyer may also review your case to determine if someone else is responsible for your injury.

Injuries and illnesses may also result in damages like lost wages, expensive medical bills, pain and suffering, and other categories of harm.

How Will a Nix Patterson Personal Injury Lawyer Help?

Nix Patterson’s personal injury lawyers specialize in representing individuals who have been injured because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. They help clients seek compensation for their injuries, as well as other losses such as lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related expenses. They will also investigate the accident, collect evidence, consult with experts, negotiate with insurance companies, and litigate in court if necessary. 

Our personal injury lawyers will also provide expert legal advice to clients and help them work through the legal process of filing a claim. Tasks they perform can include:

  • Assess the extent of your injuries
  • Gather and analyze relevant evidence from the scene
  • Question witnesses
  • Evaluate your case to establish negligence against all responsible parties
  • Request documentation, pictures, videos, and other evidence from the at-fault parties
  • Hire expert witnesses, such as medical experts, accident reconstructionists, and life-care planners
  • Calculate your damages, including projected future losses and costs
  • Handle settlement talks with the at-fault parties and their insurance companies
  • Represent you in court
  • Take your case to trial, if necessary

How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

At Nix Patterson, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if we win a settlement or judgment in your favor. When that happens, we take a percentage of the money awarded, like a commission. 

We also advance all of the litigation expenses on your behalf, and we only get those expenses back if we win a settlement or judgment for you. This model aligns our interests with our clients in a win/win relationship that incentivizes us to work efficiently and diligently for you. Your best interest is our best interest.

Contact Nix Patterson for Your Free Case Review

If you’ve been personally injured and seeking help to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, call Nix Patterson for a free case review and explanation of your rights. We have an office in Texarkana and have handled cases from communities all over the East Texas region, including Beaumont, Jacksonville, Mount Pleasant, and Sulphur Springs. If you’re located in East Texas, we want to hear from you.

Get started now by calling 512-328-5333 today to schedule your free evaluation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.


Nix Patterson only works on a contingency fee basis. Our clients pay us nothing unless we win. Schedule a free consultation today. Call 512.328.5333 or complete the form below. 

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