Common Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits

At the Law Office of Jesse Hernandez, we have represented many different clients who have suffered personal injuries because of the reckless or negligent behavior of others. If you have experienced physical, financial, or psychological harm, we can help you gather and then present your evidence in court. Our personal injury attorneys in Austin, TX are familiar with the many different kinds of suits that are common in this practice area.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

A significant portion of personal injury lawsuits feature one or more vehicles. This includes bicycle, car, motorcycle, and truck accidents in Texas. The person who is filing the suit may themselves be a driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian. There are many common causes for litigation following an accident, including: distracted, intoxicated, or otherwise reckless driving.

Medical Malpractice

Whether we are visiting our doctor in times of sickness or health, we trust them to be thorough, to not harm us, and to provide us with adequate information regarding our condition. Common treatment errors include (but are not limited to): failure to refer the patient to a specialist, missing the signs of an illness, and misdiagnosis. Be aware that not all bad medical outcomes are defined as malpractice. In instances where a medical professional took the same actions another reasonably careful physician would, they may not be liable for your injuries.

Workplace Accidents

Employers in Texas are legally required to have a worker’s compensation insurance policy, and most workplace accidents will need to be processed as a claim through this venue. There are two main exceptions: a company other than your employer is at fault for the injury you sustained while working; or your employer’s insurance policy is invalid.

Premises Liability

If your injury occurred on another person’s property because of hazardous conditions, the property owner may be liable. Examples of this may include injuries caused by a slippery floor in a store (sometimes referred to as a ‘slip-and-fall’ accident), a damaged pump at a gas station, or unattended public or private swimming pools.

Products Liability

A manufacturer is responsible for carefully designing, testing, manufacturing, and marketing their products. Should you be injured because of a dangerously defective product, including injuries that occurred due to misleading advertising claims, you may be able to win a lawsuit against the manufacturer. It’s important to speak to a personal injury attorney in Austin, TX.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death lawsuits can involve any accident that resulted in a person’s untimely death. Oftentimes, these suits are filed by the surviving family members of the deceased person. During a wrongful death suit, there are certain specialized avenues of damage recovery that are not available in other personal injury lawsuits.

Contact Our Personal Injury Attorney in Austin, TX

If you’ve suffered a personal injury because of another person’s reckless or negligent behavior, you are likely living through a very difficult time in your life. Hiring a personal injury lawyer in Austin, TX to represent your interests can help alleviate the burden, retrieve necessary damages to cover medical bills, and help you move past your experience. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

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