After an accident, you may focus on “should” and “shouldn’t”—“they should have looked before turning” or “he shouldn’t have let his dangerous dog off the leash.” Those keywords highlight that a person did not make the right choice, causing you harm. That could qualify as negligence.
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, our personal injury lawyers serve Tyler victims like you, gathering evidence of how the “should” or “shouldn’t” in your case qualifies you for damages.
What Financial Recovery Could I Get for My Tyler Personal Injury Case?
This is often the first question people ask us. Financial recovery typically involves:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Non-economic damages
What did you pay for care, what did you lose during that care, and how has the ordeal affected your life? Our team will work to answer those questions, exploring several avenues for financial recovery.
Any medical costs related to your injury could qualify for reimbursement, including:
- Emergency care
- Diagnostic imaging
- Medical equipment
- Physical therapy
- Long-term care
Medical damages cover both what you already paid and expenses you will face later. Damages can help alleviate the burden of chronic pain and disability and help you hire to manage your injury.
For example, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the lifetime cost to care for someone with cerebral palsy is nearly $1 million. If this happened to your child due to a birth injury, our cerebral palsy lawyers will consider these lifetime costs when fighting for your financial recovery.
Whether you were out of work for a week or a year, you lost income because of someone else’s negligence. You should be compensated for lost wages. This form of financial recovery includes:
- Past lost income
- Future lost income
- Future loss of earning ability
Loss of earning ability is based on how this injury has affected your ability to work for the rest of your life. It’s considered a form of non-economic damages, based on your personal experience rather than an exact amount you lost.
In addition to earning capacity, non-economic damages cover:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment
- Loss of consortium
We can recover these damages based on how your injury affected areas of your life like independence, mental health, hobbies, or relationships.
Are you now unable to ride your bicycle around Tyler? Our personal injury lawyers can seek loss of enjoyment damages. Can you no longer enjoy physical intimacy with your partner? Loss of consortium can provide damages to your spouse. Do you now suffer from panic attacks on highways after being struck by an 18-wheeler? We can pursue mental anguish damages.
Under Texas law, non-economic damages are capped in medical malpractice cases. Our medical malpractice lawyers can help you understand what that means in your case.
What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do for Me After My Personal Injury Accident?
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, our personal injury attorneys:
- Speak on your behalf
- Schedule appointments
- Review documents
- Translate legalese
- Gather evidence
- Identify responsible parties
- Respond to low personal injury settlements
- Prepare for court
To get started, we offer free case evaluations with 24/7 phone availability. If you can’t come to us, our personal injury lawyers can come to you in Tyler. We don’t want transportation or communication issues to prevent you from getting justice.
We know accessibility is crucial to providing clients peace of mind, and we pride ourselves on offering several outlets for people to talk to us. We can call you on the phone, over video, and through text or email.
Evidence We Use to Support Your Tyler Personal Injury Accident Claim
The injured party must provide evidence of negligence when pursuing an injury case. You don’t have to do this by yourself, though. Our team includes investigators and researchers who compile evidence that establishes how the other party’s action or inaction violated a duty of care and caused you harm. Evidence can include:
- Photos and video
- Traffic camera footage
- Witness statements
- Physical evidence
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Accident reconstruction
- Expert testimony and analysis
- Negligent party’s relevant records and history
We Adjust the Proof We Search for Depending on the Kind of Accident You Suffered
The evidence in your case will depend on the type of accident you suffered. For instance, medical malpractice relies heavily on expert testimony. Doctors and specialists can validate your claim, pointing out where a negligent healthcare worker went wrong. Slip and fall accidents may focus more on security footage, witness testimony, and photos of where you fell.
Regardless of which type of accident you experienced, our attorneys, paralegals, and investigators gather evidence from multiple sources to bolster your case.
What Incidents do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?
Personal injury is a broad category referring to cases where someone was injured due to someone else’s negligence. That can apply to:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Dog bites
- Slip and fall cases
- Construction accidents
- Industrial accidents
While roadway accidents are a common form of personal injury, anything from pool accidents to defective toys could be grounds for a case. For instance, if you rented a boat on Lake Tyler and suffered carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty motor, the boat owner or the motor manufacturer could be liable.
More than one party may be responsible. Our personal injury attorneys can explore the possibility of multiple negligent parties. A doctor, nurses, and techs could all be held accountable for medical malpractice. A car part manufacturer and a repair shop could be responsible for a defective part. We pursue any avenues to obtain financial recovery.
Ask Our Injury Attorneys Today About Representing Your Case
Personal injury is an umbrella term for many types of cases. Get answers about your case today from our personal injury lawyers. We serve negligent victims in Tyler and the surrounding area, fighting for closure, justice, and financial recovery.
Call now to get started with a free consultation.
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