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What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do for Me?

February 13, 2021

Regardless of the type of accident you were involved in, when someone else caused your injuries and losses, a lawyer can help. 

Personal injury claims center on the awarding of financial remedies—also called damages—to people who have suffered losses due to the negligence of another. 

Whether you settle inside a courtroom or out, going with a Dallas personal injury lawyer can help you increase the amount of compensation you receive. 

Types of Accidents a Lawyer Can Help With

Lawyers often deal with different case types within the context of civil litigation. Sometimes, attorneys may specialize in one area or another. 

The main component of any injury claim centers on the issue of negligence. In order to file a successful claim, your lawyer must prove that not only did the responsible party owe you a duty of care, but they failed to uphold said duty, causing you injuries that lead to actual losses. 

Some common types of injury claims include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slip-and-falls
  • Workplace and construction accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective products
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Dog bites

Compensation You May Be Able to Recover

The type of compensation you could receive depends on a host of factors, including the extent of your injuries, the nature of the accident in question, and your lawyer’s ability to negotiate for damages. 

Generally, compensation in injury lawsuits is divided into economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages describe the tangible losses you suffer in an accident, such as the financial impact of medical bills and lost income. 

Non-economic damages refer to less tangible losses. Some examples include:

How a Lawyer Helps

Personal injury lawyers typically work on contingency fees, which means they work on the premise of receiving an agreed-upon percentage of your compensation if you win. 

To help you win, lawyers manage such tasks as:

  • Investigating the facts of your claim
  • Keeping you abreast of developments
  • Filing paperwork
  • Writing a demand letter
  • Negotiating a settlement 
  • Representing you in court, if necessary

Given the complexity of most types of civil claims, consulting an experienced lawyer can help you dramatically increase your chances of earning a maximum settlement or jury verdict award. 

Contact a Lawyer Today

When your injuries are the result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, an experienced lawyer from Chris Lewis & Associates P.C. could help you secure maximum compensation. 

Call 214-665-6930 or fill out the form below to contact a lawyer from our firm today. 


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