Fort Worth Personal Injury Lawyer
Experienced Help After a Serious Accident
A majority of the injuries that occur in the United States are completely preventable. Far too often, someone’s negligence or carelessness results in innocent people getting hurt or even killed. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact the Law Office of Paul Previte, a personal injury lawyer in Fort Worth, Texas, right away. You should not be left to bear the heavy burdens caused by an accident or injury.
As a Fort Worth personal injury attorney, I help victims of:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Sexual Assault Injuries
- Dog & Animal Bites
- Mesothelioma / Asbestos Exposure
- Wrongful Death Claims
- Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
- Defective Products
- Birth Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Informed Consent Failure
- Chiropractic Malpractice
What is Personal Injury?
Innocent people who are harmed as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of an individual or business entity have the right to seek compensatory damages through our civil justice system. These damages are paid by the at-fault party (often through their insurance provider) and are meant to help a victim rebuild his or her life. After an accident, a victim could be entitled to compensation for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost earnings
In the event that the victim was killed, you could be left without a source of income, in addition to funeral expenses. This can be a lot for one family to try and afford alone, which is why the law holds the people responsible for accidents accountable for your expenses and loss of income.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
When it comes to filing a personal injury claim, time is of the essence. This is because of a law called the statute of limitations. This law is imposed on a state-by-state level and it dictates how long injury victims have to file a personal injury claim before they lose their legal right to do so. According to the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code section 16.003, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Texas is two years.
This means you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you will no longer be able to file, effectively losing your right to recover compensation. There are some exceptions to this two-year rule that can change the time you have to file so it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case!
Let Me Deal with the Insurance Company
If the person who caused the accident has acknowledged their role in your injury, this can help move your case along, but it is not the final obstacle you need to overcome. In most injury cases, it is the at-fault party’s insurance provider that will be on the hook for covering your damages, and they will do everything in their power to mitigate your claim and reduce their expenses. Insurance companies are fighting these battles on an almost daily basis, and you will want an experienced attorney on your side so you can fight them on an equal footing.
Choose the Right Fort Worth, TX, Injury Lawyer
With the stress of the accident and ensuing injuries fresh on your mind, the last thing you need to worry about is your medical expenses. As your Fort Worth, TX, personal injury lawyer, I can take initiative on your injury claim—helping you file the forms, gathering relevant evidence, planning the legal strategy.
All of my clients work directly with me, not a paralegal or case manager. I make it a point to keep my clients updated on any developments in the case and I even give out my personal cell phone number so that clients can reach me whenever they have questions or concerns. Once you become a client, I will aggressively fight for everything you deserve.