Obtain Justice in Complex Personal Injury Cases
Our personal injury law firm has over three decades of experience prosecuting complex liability cases. Attorneys across the nation call upon our firm to help their clients resolve difficult matters. Our Houston personal injury lawyers have successfully prosecuted claims on behalf of clients injured by:
- Commercial Truck Accidents
- Defective Consumer Products
- Car Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Commercial Bus Crashes
- Plant Explosions
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Maritime Accidents
- Defective Vehicles
- Premises Liability
- Defective Tires
- Catastrophic Injuries
Our Houston personal injury attorneys are prepared to fight for you. Contact us to get started with a free consultation.
Our clients have recovered over $1 billion in compensation for injuries caused by corporate wrongdoing and individual negligence, including more than 300 cases for over one million dollars. These results are evidence of our commitment to each client’s individual injuries. We take every step necessary to ensure our clients are taken care of both medically and financially. If you or a loved one were injured, call our firm today for a free consultation and learn how our Houston Personal Injury attorneys can help you move forward.
Recover Fair Compensation by Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
When you are injured, you have a right to bring a personal injury claim against the wrongdoer and recover compensation for your injuries. Your right to recover allows you to receive compensation from the responsible party for the economic and non-economic damages you have suffered.
What Economic Damages Are Available in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Economic damages are intended to help return a person to their original, pre-injury financial position. Economic damages are often easier to assess than non-economic damages because they are typically objective losses. Your economic damages are made up of past and future medical expenses, loss of past and future earnings, loss of use of property, costs of repair or replacement, the economic value of domestic services, and loss of employment or business opportunities, among others. To accurately account for all economic damages, it is crucial that you have a trained attorney who can correctly identify all costs that can be attributed to your injuries.
What Non-Economic Damages Are Available in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Non-economic damages are designed to compensate for an injured person’s pain, emotional distress and suffering, and other harm related to an accident. Non-economic damages are often referred to as intangible harms resulting from your injuries. Common examples include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfigurement. Accidents happen with no more than a moment’s notice, but the effects of an accident can last a lifetime. While non-economic damages are harder to quantify and more difficult to assign a monetary value to, their significance is enormous. Frequently recovery for non-economic damages is much greater than the economic damages awarded by the judge or jury. It is of utmost importance to have a trained attorney working on your injury claim if you want to ensure that the responsible party pays all damages to which you are legally entitled by law, including both economic and non-economic damages.
Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Lawsuits
Under Texas law, a person wrongfully injured by another’s conduct must bring a claim to recover damages within two years from the date the injury occurred. If the injury resulted in death, the surviving family must bring a lawsuit against the wrongdoer within two years from the date of passing. Except in rare circumstances, the statute of limitations conclusively precludes recovery. The U.S. Supreme Court said, “Statutes of limitation … in their conclusive effects are designed to promote justice by preventing surprises through the revival of claims that have been allowed to slumber until evidence has been lost, memories have faded, and witnesses have disappeared.” While an injured victim has a right to recover from the wrongdoer for all harm caused by the wrongful conduct, such action must be initiated within the statute of limitations provided by law.
Contact the Personal Injury Lawyers at The Ammons Law Firm Today
If you or a loved one were seriously injured and need help, contact the Houston personal injury lawyers at The Ammons Law Firm today. At The Ammons Law Firm, you will receive unmatched legal representation and be treated with care and attention throughout the litigation process. Our clients are our number one priority, and we do everything we can to help them recover fair compensation for their injuries.
If you or someone you know has suffered from a personal injury, call our Houston personal injury lawyers today at (281) 801-5617. Your initial consultation is completely free and entirely confidential.
Can I recover medical expenses in a personal injury lawsuit?
Yes. Wrongdoers are legally responsible for covering all costs associated with your injuries. This includes costs of health care, medicine, home or vehicle modifications, and other medical expenses that are necessary for you to recover and/or live life as normally as possible.
Can I recover lost wages in a personal injury lawsuit?
Yes. When you miss work because of an injury caused by someone else’s negligent conduct, you have a right to recover compensation for all losses resulting from your injuries. This includes wages you have lost because you were unable to work, as well as future wages that you may not receive as a result of your injury. If, because of the severity of your injuries, you are never able to work again, the responsible party would be required to compensate you for those losses.
How do I prove lost wages in a personal injury lawsuit?
To prove that you have lost wages because of your injury, you must show that you were unable to return to work because of your injuries and, as a result, lost out on wages you otherwise would have received. If your injuries are of such severity that you will be unable to return to work in the future, our firm will work with economists and other experts to determine your future earning potential to prove the total loss of wages resulting from your injury. This provides you and your family with the financial security needed to move forward from a serious injury.
Can I recover for compensation for my pain and suffering?
Yes. Under Texas and most other states’ laws, you are entitled to non-economic damages caused by your injuries. Non-economic damages are damages that are not readily quantifiable. While these types of damages do not have a price in the marketplace, they are nevertheless losses you are entitled to be compensated for. These damages include things like pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and disfigurement.
How do I prove the value of my pain and suffering?
It is difficult to take an emotion or physical sensation and turn it into a dollar amount. However, this must be done for you to receive the compensation you are entitled to under the law. One of the distinguishing factors in the quality of a personal injury attorney is their ability to value your non-economic damages correctly. This requires great skill and experience and the help of industry experts in medicine, counseling, and other disciplines. It is very important to adequately value your pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment, and other non-economic damages if you intend to recover all compensation you are entitled to under the law.
Do I need an attorney to bring a personal injury lawsuit?
No. You do not need a personal injury attorney to bring a personal injury lawsuit in Texas. You have a right to bring a claim against the person or company that hurt you as a pro se litigant. However, depending on your situation, you may find great value in consulting a personal injury attorney and will likely recover more compensation, even after your lawyer is paid.
What is a pro se litigant?
A pro se litigant is a party representing themselves in court without the assistance of a licensed attorney. Pro se litigants are still required to know the laws and the rules of procedure applicable to the jurisdiction the lawsuit is filed. Navigating a personal injury lawsuit without the help of a personal injury lawyer is difficult.
Can I recover compensation if I am partially responsible for my injury?
Yes. Texas adheres to a modified comparative negligence standard. Under this standard, an injured person is entitled to recover compensation for their injuries as long as they are not more than 50% responsible for the accident. Even if you are partially responsible for the accident, it is often beneficial to speak with a trained personal injury attorney to determine if a personal injury claim is worth pursuing.
How do I hire a personal injury attorney?
Hiring a personal injury attorney is like hiring any other professional service provider; you consult potential candidates, review their work, and decide whom you feel most comfortable with. Once you have decided whom you feel most comfortable working with, you and your attorney will enter into a contractual agreement that gives the attorney power to act on your behalf to prosecute your claim.
How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?
Personal injury lawyers generally work on a contingency fee basis, so their cost is dependent on how much you recover. In a contingency fee agreement, the cost of your lawyer’s services is contingent on the claim resolving in your favor. If your attorney is not successful, then you are not required to pay for the lawyer’s services. A contingency fee allows an injured victim to bring a lawsuit without upfront costs.
Does a personal injury lawyer need to be in my city?
No. As long as a lawyer is licensed to practice law in your state or works with a lawyer that is licensed to practice law in your state, they can represent you. In complicated cases, such as product liability lawsuits, it may be necessary to work with lawyers from different cities or states to bring a claim against the manufacturer. Many times, after being hired, local lawyers will reach out to larger firms to help prosecute complicated claims.
We Wrote the Book on Tire Defect Litigation
Attorney Rob Ammons has not only handled some of the most complex tire defect cases but also wrote the book on how to properly litigate these types of cases.
Team Approach to Handling Each & Every Case
Unlike smaller law firms, we have the resources necessary to tackle even the most complex cases. To ensure our clients get the best possible results, we hire industry experts and other professionals to advise on any complex legal issues.
Over a Billion Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
Our seasoned legal professionals have handled some of the largest personal injury claims nationwide and have a strong track record of favorable outcomes.