The days after an accident are often full of doctor visits, insurance claims, and ongoing stress. The return to a normal way of life seems near impossible with the increasing number of medical bills, weeks off of work, and devastating injuries that could change your way of life. Tony Malley from the Malley Law Firm can assist you during this troubling time, and will work closely with you to assist in getting your life back, starting with filing a claim for damages.
The history of personal injury claims has its roots deep in English tort law. A tort is essentially a civil wrong caused by one person’s negligent behavior, which often leads to an injury. A tort is different from criminal law, although may encompass criminal actions. Personal injury claims (and tort actions) provide a legal mechanism for victims of terrible accidents to recover monetary damages.
The roots of modern day personal injury claims are found within thirteenth century England, where victims of accidents sough justice in the King’s courts. The common form of claim at this time was trespass, which included damage done to one person through the indirect actions of another. Flash forward more than 500 years, and modern personal injury law provides for the same avenue for victims of accidents. Many personal injury claims are not caused by the direct actions of a negligent party, with the majority falling under the classification of negligence. However, a victim is still entitled to receive monetary compensation after an accident leaves long-lasting and severe injuries.
Personal Injury Claims
Tony Malley is an experienced personal injury attorney who can assist you with the following types of accidents:
- Car accidents
- Bus accidents
- Boating accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction / crane accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Oil rig accidents
- Oilfield accidents
- Product liability
- Pool accidents
- Truck accidents
Texas is a modified comparative negligence state, which means that a victim will be barred from bringing a personal injury claim if they are found to be more than 51 percent at fault. However, if the victim is found to be 50 percent at fault or less, the victim will still be entitled to bring a claim for damages, although it will be reduced by the percentage of fault.
A claim for damages may include:
- Medical expense
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
Medical expenses and lost wages are often the easiest damages to calculate in any claim, and most victims will be able to tell an attorney this number from the onset. However, a claim for damages should look farther into the future and project out future medical expenses, and the impact of your injuries on your career. Many victims of severe accidents are unable to hold a career after the accident, and a claim should therefore take this into consideration.
Malley Law Firm | Houston Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one were injured by the negligent actions of another person, do not hesitate to contact the Malley Law Firm. Tony Malley has years of experience in assisting his clients with their personal injury claims. Contact our Beaumont and Houston offices today for your initial free consultation.