Personal injuries are just that — damages caused to you or your family personally. The damage can be to your body, mind or even your emotional state. Medical expenses and lost wages are considered damages in these cases, but those damages only can be recovered if fault or liability has been established by adequate and appropriate evidence. That is why it is so critical to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows how to best collect the evidence and preserve that evidence in the appropriate form before it becomes lost or forgotten.
Personal injury accidents tend to be caused by the negligence or carelessness of others. These injuries can result from any number of things such as car accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, oil and gas explosions, inadequate security, overhead electrical lines, or a defective product.
Even if the person or company responsible did not intend to hurt you, they have a legal obligation to make you “whole” again.
That’s where we come in. Steven C. Laird and Wade A. Barrow are among a select group that includes less than two percent of all Texas lawyers who are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Steve also is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law, a designation earned by even fewer Texas attorneys. Both Wade and Steve also are Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the only outside certification recognized by the State Bar of Texas. Together, these two lawyers have represented personal injury and wrongful death clients for decades.
We handle a wide variety of personal injury cases on behalf of victims and their loved ones, and we have a track record of successful courtroom verdicts and pretrial settlements to show for it.
The most common financial recovery in a personal injury case starts with payment to cover your medical bills and to repair any property. You may also deserve to be compensated for lost wages and for any mental anguish – including fear, anxiety or insomnia – that you experienced as a result of the incident, along with any physical pain or impairment.
If the behavior that caused the injury was done with gross negligence or the responsible party was particularly careless, a jury may grant additional punitive damages, which are designed to prevent similar conduct from occurring in the future.
Call us so we can explain what you’re entitled to and make the experience less traumatic for you.