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The leading causes of injury-related death in the United States are poisoning (mostly drug overdose), car accidents, and falls. For the most part, unintentional mistakes cause these injuries. We all make mistakes, and we must all face the consequences of our mistakes. Paying fair compensation to victims is no different from paying for a broken window or replacing a lost pet.

If the tortfeasor (negligent party) immediately and voluntarily accepts responsibility, there’s no need for a Cinco Ranch personal injury attorney from the West Law Office to get involved. But if that doesn’t happen, our legal team works to obtain fair compensation for accident victims. This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.

Liability Issues

Negligence, which is a lack of care, or a dangerous product defect causes almost all of the personal injuries in Texas.

The lack of care could be a lack of ordinary care (ordinary negligence) or a lack of statutory care (negligence per se). Most property owners and drivers have a duty of reasonable care. Owners must ensure that their houses, shopping malls, and other locations are reasonably safe and secure for visitors. Drivers must avoid accidents when possible and drive defensively.

Sometimes, a different duty of care applies. Some property owners have lower legal responsibilities, and some drivers have additional legal responsibilities.

If the owner or driver breaches the applicable duty of care and causes injury, that person could be liable for the aforementioned damages.

Negligence per se is the violation of a safety law, like a leash law or traffic law. Tortfeasors (negligent actors) who violate these laws could be liable for damages as a matter of law. There’s no need to independently prove a lack of care.

As for dangerous products, there is probably at least one such item in your pantry, garage, closet, or medicine cabinet at this very moment. Examples include drugs with dangerous side-effects and vehicles with explosive airbags.

Procedural Issues

If a defective product or someone else’s negligence causes injury, a Cinco Ranch personal injury attorney usually sends a demand letter to the responsible party. If liability is crystal-clear, the personal injury claim might settle at this point. But there’s almost always a question about liability. Common insurance company defenses in personal injury claims include assumption of the risk and contributory negligence.

Therefore, largely to put pressure on the insurance company, most attorneys file legal paperwork. This filing usually triggers a flurry of legal motions. As long as there is some evidence to support the victim/plaintiff’s claim, these motions usually fail.

The discovery phase comes next. Both sides exchange information about their claims and defenses. The more information that’s available, the more likely a case is to settle.

If the case remains unresolved at this point, a Harris County judge will probably refer it to mediation. A neutral third party meets with both sides and tries to engineer a settlement agreement. If both parties negotiate in good faith, which means they try hard to resolve their differences, mediation is usually successful.

Connect with a Dedicated Cinco Ranch Personal Injury Attorney

Personal injury victims deserve fair compensation for their serious injuries. For a free consultation with an experienced Cinco Ranch personal injury attorney, contact The West Law Office. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.

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