Personal Injury Lawyers & Lawsuits

Road accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and falls can all result in injuries that impact your life. If you were injured and believe someone else’s negligence led to your injuries, consider reaching out to a personal injury lawyer. An attorney could help you if your accident was caused by a third party’s reckless actions or inactions.

At Nix Patterson, our personal injury legal team is ready to fight for you and hold the negligent party accountable for their wrongful acts. Contact our personal injury attorneys today if you’ve suffered an injury or illness that you believe was avoidable. Our lawyers will help you understand your legal options and rights.

Nix Patterson will vigorously pursue the compensation you deserve for your catastrophic injury case, sexual assault case, or other PTSD-related event.

What Are the Common Types of Personal Injury Cases?

Here are some of the common types of personal injury cases that Nix Patterson handles:

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

To find out if you have a valid claim, you should have an experienced personal injury lawyer review your case. The three main factors that may determine if you have a case are:

Deadlines

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 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 be barred from filing a case at all. While there are some exceptions to the statute of limitation, it’s important that you call a lawyer as soon as you can after being injured. 

Negligence

To have a valid case, you must prove that the defendant’s wrongful conduct led to your accident and injury. A reputable personal injury attorney can help you prove that the defendant’s actions were negligent or reckless. This means the person acted in an unreasonable way or didn’t follow the law. 

It is the personal injury lawyer’s job to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding your injury to determine who is at fault. This is primarily done in the discovery phase of a lawsuit, but a lot can be done before a lawsuit is even filed. And, a good personal injury lawyer will advance all the costs of the investigation and discovery for you.

Damages

If you suffer a head injury or a bone fracture, the injury is obvious. However, there are other types of injuries or damages 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 result in damages like lost wages, expensive medical bills, pain and suffering, and other categories of damages.

If you sustain any injury or damages due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a valid personal injury case.

Should I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

If you suffer an injury or fall ill due to another party’s actions or failure to act, you couldn’t have to pay for your medical bills and other expenses on your own. The law understands that paying for such damages should be the at-fault party’s responsibility, but you need a lawyer to help you prove it. Personal injury lawsuits exist to help injured victims get justice through compensation for the costs of injuries.

So, if you believe another party is responsible for your accident and injury, it’s wise to consider filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Nix Patterson can give you free advice about your options. Just call or contact us through this website.

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

In a personal injury case, your lawyer should be on the front line fighting for your rights. First, an experienced attorney will assess your personal injury case to come up with the best strategy to fight for you. Here’s generally what you can expect from Nix Patterson:

  • Assess the extent of your injuries
  • Gather and analyze relevant evidence from the scene
  • Question witnesses
  • Evaluate your case to establish negligence and all liable 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 costs back if we win a settlement or judgment for you. This model aligns our interests with our clients’ in a win/win relationship and incentivizes us to work efficiently and diligently for you.

Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

After an accident, you may wonder if you should contact an attorney to represent you. To get the best outcome, you should hire a good personal injury lawyer to help you with your case. Here are some of the benefits of hiring a lawyer:

  • It levels the playing field with the defendant’s insurance representatives and defense attorneys.
  • It allows you to focus on your and your family’s recovery and healing.
  • It gives you access to legal expertise to prove your personal injury case and answer any legal questions you may have.
  • It protects you from other parties who may be building a case against you.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer is the best way to protect your rights after sustaining an injury or illness caused by a third party’s negligence. Nix Patterson’s personal injury lawyers are some of the best in the country.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Every personal injury case is different and a recovery is never guaranteed. If a lawyer ever guarantees you a certain amount of money for your personal injury case, the lawyer is either inexperienced or engaged in shady activities, neither of which is good for you.  

However, an experienced personal injury lawyer can evaluate your case to give you an idea of what it could be worth. There are a lot of factors to consider. Some of the questions to keep in mind include:

  • How did you get injured?
  • Did you miss work?
  • How severe are your injuries?
  • Will you make a full recovery?
  • Are you in any way to blame for the accident?
  • What are the available insurance policy limits?
  • Are there laws that limit the amount you can receive?

Accidents that cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful deaths are potentially deserving of more compensation for damages. Our legal team at Nix Patterson will exhaust all avenues to build a strong personal injury case.

How Do You Prove Negligence?

Negligence is the primary cause of personal injury and is an important factor in most personal injury cases. Generally speaking, negligence is the failure to meet a standard of reasonable behavior established to protect society against unreasonable risk. 

For example, we all agree that you shouldn’t text while driving because it is dangerous. So if someone causes a car wreck because they were texting while driving, that is negligence. 

Plaintiffs bear the burden of proving the defendant’s negligence in injury lawsuits. And your lawyer should gather the evidence needed to prove negligence during the discovery phase. 

Some of the evidence that personal injury lawyers use to prove negligence includes:

  • Medical records
  • Payroll records
  • Toxicology reports
  • Eyewitness testimonies
  • Police reports
  • Maintenance logs
  • Video footage from dash cams, body cams, security cameras, and traffic cameras
  • Testimonies or reports from experts like the police, medical professionals, or engineers

Even if your case seems straightforward, don’t underestimate the challenges involved in proving negligence. Defense lawyers and insurance companies are ready to fight you every step of the way. That’s why you need aggressive and experienced personal injury attorneys by your side.

Contact Nix Patterson for Your Free Case Review

Don’t let the individual or entity that caused your accident and injury off the hook without holding them accountable for their careless or reckless actions. Contact a reliable personal injury lawyer at Nix Patterson for sound legal help. 

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

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