At its simplest and broadest, a personal injury claim is a legal case where another party is presented as liable for damages you’ve suffered, and it’s a claim that seeks financial compensation from them (or their insurance companies). This type of legal proceeding is also known as a “tort.” Injury torts hold “tortfeasors” (those who caused damages to you) accountable for negligence and recklessness, as well as deliberate actions that knowingly caused damages.
Injury claims are a broad area of the law, and they include (but are not limited to):
- Trucking/car accident claims
- Premises liability claims
- Dog bites claims
- Burn injury claims
- Product liability injury claims
- Any serious injury caused by the negligence of another
Personal injury claims are genuinely useful and beneficial to those who do not have the resources to pay for their own medical care, lost wages, or lowered earning potential. Brad Parker has been fighting for injury victims in Fort Worth since 1985.
In that time, our Fort Worth personal injury lawyers have helped thousands of people with severe injuries, tragic stories, and heartbreaking circumstances. Many of them were unable to pay for the medical care they desperately needed. Our work has helped countless people receive the resources to fully heal and recover from their injuries—both mental and physical.
The Steps You Need to Take
If you’ve been injured, the steps you need to take before filing a claim are fairly simple, but they require vigilance. For example, those who have been in a car accident need to make sure they record the circumstances of their collision as soon as possible after an accident (whenever possible).
In general, the steps to take immediately after an accident are:
- Seek immediate medical attention
- If possible, record relevant details (time, nature of accident, physical surroundings)
- Take photos of injury, damages, and scene of accident
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- Seek treatment for your injuries on a regular basis
- Keep all medical records and expense receipts
If you did not have a chance to record or photograph the details of your accident, that’s okay—skilled personal injury attorneys have the resources to conduct their own investigation into your case. The Parker Law Firm has a history and a reputation for building cases that present our clients’ stories with verifiable facts and details, which are vital to presenting your story to the courts.
What Do Personal Injury Claims Provide
Claims, at the bare minimum, provide people with the resources to recover from their injuries. That includes reimbursement for past medical costs and payment for anticipated medical costs in the future, both short and long term. As a result, it goes without saying that injury claims require that plaintiffs have genuine physical, mental, or neurological damage. However, in more severe cases, injury claims can provide for much more than medical recovery.
Injury claims have been known to provide our clients with:
- Reimbursement for lost wages
- Payment for lost earning potential
- Home renovations for permanent disability
- Compensation for emotional pain and suffering
- Punitive damages (for gross negligence or wrongful death)
Why Personal Injury Claims Matter
Injury claims allow regular, everyday people to have access to justice. When a car manufacturer, a construction firm, an insurance corporation, or any large company does not act responsibly and causes people severe injuries, the law gives them the power to hold them accountable. No other social or political tool gives individuals that same ability. Personal injury law is an equalizing force, forcing reckless or negligent people to face the results of their actions, no matter how large or well-prepared they are.
Seek justice with our firm—call (817) 503-9200 today for a Complimentary Strategy Session about your injury.