Dedicated Lewisville Personal Injury Attorneys Ready To Assist You
Suffering a serious injury after a preventable accident impacts your life in many ways. Suddenly, almost everything about your daily routine changes. You may not be able to work or participate in the activities you used to enjoy. You may face lengthy hospital stays, surgeries, and courses of physical therapy. And once you’re well on the road to recovery, you will face significant medical bills, all due to something that wasn’t your fault.
Austin Hartley of the Hartley Law Firm is dedicated to helping you and your family obtain the compensation you need to move on with your lives after a serious accident. Our Lewisville personal injury lawyers provide comprehensive representation to injury victims in all types of accident cases.
Types of Cases Our Lewisville Personal Injury Attorneys Handle
Whether you are walking across a parking lot, driving your children to school, or taking a casual bike ride, accidents can happen when you least expect it. Most of these accidents are the result of another’s negligence. Under Texas law, injury victims can bring a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible for their injuries. At the Hartley Law Firm, we represent clients in all types of Lewisville personal injury claims, including the following.
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in Texas and across the country. According to the most recently available data from the Texas Department of Transportation, a Texas car accident occurs every 53 seconds. This results in more than 15,500 people suffering serious injuries in car accidents each year. Drivers have a legal duty to exercise care when operating a motor vehicle. When an accident is the result of another driver’s negligence, you can hold them financially accountable through a Lewisville car accident lawsuit.
Semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles pose very real dangers to motorists. For example, in 2020, there were over 1,750 accidents involving commercial vehicles in Tarrant County alone. Truck drivers and their employers can—and should—be held accountable for their negligent actions.
Motorcyclists face unique hazards due to the lack of protection offered by these vehicles. Not surprisingly, Lewisville motorbike accidents present some of the most serious injuries of all motor vehicle accidents. Across Texas, more than 480 people died in motorcycle accidents in 2020. Many of these accidents had nothing to do with the motorcyclist’s fault. While motorcyclists are at a greater risk of serious injury after an accident, the fact that you choose to travel by motorcycle cannot be held against you when seeking to recover from an at-fault driver.
While most dogs live their whole life without attacking a human, that isn’t the case for all of them. In fact, according to one source, Texas leads the nation in the number of fatal dog bites. If an animal owner is aware that their dog has the tendency to attack, they can be held liable for any injuries caused by their pet.
Slip and Falls
In general, individuals and businesses owe a duty of care to those whom they allow entering their property. The extent of a landowner’s duty to a guest depends on the reason for the guest’s visit. When it comes to customers and other business invitees, property owners must ensure reasonably safe premises by conducting frequent inspections and curing any hazards the owner knew or should have known about. Those injured in a Lewisville slip, trip, and fall accident can bring a personal injury claim against the property owner to recover for their damages.
Types of Injuries Our Lewisville Injury Attorneys See
The Lewisville personal injury lawyers at Hartley Law Firm see just about every type of injury that you can imagine. Each accident is unique, and so are the injuries that they cause. With that said, we help our accident clients with some injuries more than others. No matter what injury you think you may have after an accident, it is crucial to seek a comprehensive medical evaluation as soon as possible. Some injuries aren’t noticeable immediately, while other obvious but seemingly minor injuries can worsen over time. Here are some of the most common types of injuries that we see.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur when our heads take a blow. Luckily, our skull protects our brain. However, when subject to force, our brains can bounce against the inside of our skulls, which can cause a variety of problems. Some people recover quickly from TBIs, but TBIs can also cause lifelong problems.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries are quite common in accidents. While not as life-threatening as some other injuries, soft tissue injuries have a significant impact on our lives if left untreated. If you have soreness or muscle pain after an accident, don’t ignore it. Seek treatment as soon as possible. Not only can untreated soft tissue injuries cause severe pain but, in some cases, they can lead to lifelong muscle and joint complications.
Neck and Back Injuries
Our necks and our backs absorb a lot of kinetic energy when an accident happens—especially vehicle accidents. The sudden jerk of your neck or back can displace vertebrae. Since your back and neck are the foundation of just about every body movement you make, it is crucial that you treat back and neck injuries as seriously as any other injury.
Wearing your seatbelt can make the difference between life and death in a car accident. Still, seat belts can cause injuries even as they help prevent more serious injuries. In particular, your seatbelt can crack your ribs due to the impact of a car accident. Broken ribs are extremely painful; in some instances, a broken rib can lead to a punctured lung, which is a serious medical emergency.
Damages in a Lewisville Personal Injury Case
After a serious accident, your life will change in many ways. Through a Lewisville personal injury lawsuit, you can recover for the economic and non-economic impact that the accident had on your life. While every case is unique, courts often award the following types of damages in these cases:
- Medical bills,
- Lost wages,
- Decrease in earning capacity,
- Property damage,
- Pain and suffering,
- Mental or emotional pain,
- Physical impairment,
- Disfigurement, and
- Loss of the enjoyment of life.
While it may seem as though calculating your damages is straightforward, that isn’t always the case. It is imperative that you work with an experienced Lewisville personal injury lawyer to identify the full extent of your damages. That way, you can ensure you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
Contact the Hartley Law Firm for Assistance with Your Lewisville Personal Injury Lawsuit
If you or a loved one was recently injured as the result of another’s negligence, you shouldn’t be the one on the hook for your accident-related expenses. At the Hartley Law Firm, our Lewisville personal injury attorneys can help hold the at-fault party financially accountable. Lewisville, TX personal injury lawyer Austin Hartley is a Tarrant County native who proudly serves accident victims throughout his community. With his help, you can effectively pursue a claim to obtain the compensation you need to move on with your life after a serious accident.
Our experienced legal team also handles other types of cases, including:
- Lyft and Uber Accidents
- Wrongful Death Claims
- Sexual Violence
- Medical Negligence
- Construction Site Accidents
- Nursing Home Neglect
To learn more about the services the Hartley Law Firm provides and to schedule a free consultation with our Lewisville, TX personal injury attorney, call 469-289-6063. You can also reach us through our online form. Calling is free, and because we take personal injury cases on a contingency basis, we won’t bill you for our services unless we can help you recover compensation for your injuries.
Lewisville Personal Injury Attorney: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
These are some of the most frequently asked questions our car accident clients bring to us. If you have a question that isn’t on this list, make sure to ask us about it when you call for your free consultation.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Texas Car Accidents?
For Texas car accidents, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. Unlike in some other states, this statute of limitations applies to both property damage and personal injury damage.
How Can I Afford a Lawyer?
You may think that hiring a lawyer requires a substantial amount of money upfront. At Hartley Law Firm, we work on the basis of a contingency fee. That means that you only have to pay us when we get you your settlement or win your case in court. That’s right: if we don’t find a resolution for your claim, you won’t owe us a dime.
How Long Will My Case Take to Settle?
We cannot accurately predict how long it will take for a given case to settle. There are simply too many factors that can affect the timeline of an accident settlement. With that said, some claims are settled in just weeks, while others take months or even years.
How Much Is My Claim Worth?
Unfortunately, we can’t tell you how much your claim is worth at this moment. The only way that we can give you an estimate of your claim’s worth is to work directly with you to account for all the damages that you suffered. This is something that we will go over in your initial consultation.
Will I Have to Go to Court?
Just like we cannot predict the timeline of your accident claim, we cannot predict whether your claim will go to court. The actions and attitudes of the opposing party and their counsel determine if your case goes to trial or if it gets settled beforehand. We cannot always accurately predict their actions.
How Can I Research Potential Lawyers?
You can find a listing of practicing lawyers on the Texas Bar Association’s website. To research a bit more into potential attorneys, you can use websites like avvo.com, lawyers.com, and even Google reviews to see what reviews and ratings specific attorneys have. The Texas Bar Association website will also tell you a bit more about specific attorneys. In particular, it will show whether they have a disciplinary record for ethical violations. We recommend staying away from attorneys with extensive disciplinary records.