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Personal Injury Lawyers In Texas

Whether you were injured in a car accident, truck crash, workplace mishap, or medical error, if someone else caused the injury, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages and other losses. 

What Kinds of Accidents Lead to Texas Personal Injury Claims? 

Many types of accidents can lead to a Texas personal injury claim. Nix Patterson’s personal injury attorneys handle all types of personal injury cases, including: 

If someone caused you harm—whether to your person or your personal property—you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses. 

Workers Compensation (“Workers Comp.”) Claims

If you were hurt or injured at your job or workplace, you may need to file a workers’ compensation claim. There are rules that dictate when and how you can sue your employer for workplace injuries, and Nix Patterson’s personal injury attorneys can help you navigate those rules.  

Workers comp cases differ significantly from other types of personal injury. An  important advantage to filing a workers’ comp claim is you don’t need to prove the company was liable for the accident. In other types of personal injury cases, you may need to prove the defendant’s fault for your injuries. 

Common Injuries in Texas Personal Injury Claims

If someone’s negligence hurt you, you could receive compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and more. Injuries resulting in claims vary in severity, but serious injuries may pay more. If you have any of the following injuries due to another person’s negligence, you could have a claim: 

  • Bone fractures
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Burns
  • Head injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Dismemberment
  • Amputations

A Nix Patterson attorney can review your Texas injury case and determine if you have a potential claim. There must be convincing evidence that another party’s negligence led to your injuries. 

How Does a Texas Personal Injury Claim Work? 

If you have been hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence you may be able to obtain damages—whether from a person or an entity (like a company or other organization). Nix Patterson personal injury attorneys will guide you through the process. 

Recovery may take many different forms: for example, you may receive an insurance settlement to compensate you for your injuries. Or, you may be able to obtain a judgment from a court ordering the negligent party to pay for your injuries. 

Personal injury lawsuits are complex, our Texas personal injury lawyers can  help you go after the maximum settlement and get your life back on track. 

For instance, if someone runs a red light and slams into your driver’s side door, Nix Patterson lawyers can help you negotiate with the driver’s insurance company and, if necessary, file a claim or lawsuit against the negligent driver to pursue recovery of the cost of any injuries, the damaged vehicle, and other costs associated with the accident.The personal injury lawyers at Nix Patterson have years of experience holding negligent Texas drivers accountable. 

Steps to File a Texas Personal Injury Claim

Nix Patterson attorneys have years of experience negotiating and litigating Texas personal injury claims and will assist you with these steps: 

1. Evaluate and Strategize

The right legal strategy is crucial to navigating a Texas personal injury claim and obtaining the best result. Nix Patterson personal injury attorneys will evaluate your claim in detail and discuss with you all potential options. Together, we will decide on the best strategy to pursue maximum recovery on your behalf. 

For example, complex personal injury cases can involve more than one negligent party—a tractor-trailer accident claim could involve the negligent driver, the trucking company, and even certain truck part manufacturers, depending on the case circumstances. Our personal injury attorneys will help you navigate these complexities and plot a path forward. 

2. File Applicable Insurance Claims

With the right strategy in place, Nix Patterson attorneys will guide you through the process of negotiating with any applicable insurance companies who may be responsible for paying for your injuries and other losses.

These insurance companies often have one goal: to pay you as little as possible. So, it’s important to work with a Texas personal injury attorney from the beginning of the process.  

Filing a Texas personal injury insurance claim is complex. What you say to a negligent party’s insurance company or insurance adjuster can drastically impact your potential recovery. So, it’s important to have an experienced Texas personal injury lawyer at your side to guide you. Nix Patterson personal injury attorneys have the  essential skills and experience assist you. 

3. Negotiate a Personal Injury Settlement

Next, your Texas personal injury attorney will negotiate to obtain the best settlement possible. There are often several offers between attorneys on both sides. Negotiations can take days, weeks, or months, depending on the case’s complexity. 

The vast majority of personal injury claims end in a settlement. This is because it’s usually to both sides’ benefit to avoid an expensive lawsuit. Although it may be an attractive option for the injured person to settle the case and potentially receive money sooner, an experienced litigator will not shy away from taking your case to court if doing so may lead to a better  result. 

Because fair settlements cannot always be negotiated, filing a Texas personal injury lawsuit may be necessary. 

4. File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

In many instances, it becomes necessary to file a lawsuit. Nix Patterson personal injury attorneys will assist you in filing the appropriate case in court against the negligent party or parties. 

Your attorney can file a personal injury lawsuit if a settlement agreement cannot be reached. Nix Patterson’s experienced personal injury litigators will argue the case to the jury when we believe it’s in the best interest of our clients. Our experienced attorneys are aggressive and tenacious, and we have a proven record of results.  

Possible Compensation in a Texas Personal Injury Claim

A severe personal injury may cause you significant costs and losses. Some of these may include: 

  • Medical bills. The cost of getting back on your feet after an injury can be staggering. You may be entitled to compensation for hospital stays, diagnostic tests, prescriptions, surgery, ER visits, physical therapy, etc. 
  • Present and future income. Losing work and income is a common problem after an accident. Your attorney will help you obtain lost past and future income in your claim. Estimating how long you will be out of work is one of the essential tasks your attorney will handle. 
  • Pain and suffering. Most personal injuries involve mental and physical discomfort. Your attorney will negotiate with the insurance company to obtain the most compensation for your pain and suffering. 

The Other Party’s Insurance Adjuster Will Not Help You

An important point to remember during a Texas personal injury claim is you shouldn’t speak to the negligent party’s insurance company. 

After the accident, the insurance company may contact you. Their job is not to help you. Instead, they aim to reduce what they pay you in damages. 

For example, the adjuster may ask how you’re doing, and you might say, “I’m fine.” The adjuster may use that simple statement to claim that you were not seriously injured later. It’s best not to speak to the other party’s insurance company and let Nix Patterson’s attorneys engage with them instead. 

Their insurance company also may send significant amounts of legal paperwork. Therefore, it is critical not to sign anything from an insurance company without your attorney reviewing them. 

Suppose you injured your neck in a car accident when the other driver hit you from behind. You had a prior neck injury, and the accident made it worse. What if the insurance company sent you a medical release form, and you signed it without having a lawyer review it? The adjuster might use the information that you had a previous neck injury against you. This could sink your claim. 

So, having your Texas personal injury attorneys communicate with the insurance companies is essential. This work includes reviewing any legal documents you receive from the insurance adjuster. 

Contact Nix Patterson for Help with Your Personal Injury Case

If you were hurt because of someone’s negligence, a Texas personal injury lawyer can obtain compensation for you in a claim. Speak to the experienced Texas personal injury lawyers at Nix Patterson today. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t pay unless we win your case. 


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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