Maximize Your Compensation After A Personal Injury
When someone else’s reckless or negligent actions cause you or a loved one to suffer serious injuries, do not rely solely on insurance companies to provide the compensation you deserve. Personal injuries can leave accident victims with a long list of consequences that they often don’t consider during compensation negotiations, resulting in them leaving money on the table.
At Badders Law Firm, P.C., we are a team of attorneys with more than five combined decades of experience in representing the needs of those who have suffered personal injuries. We know the hardships that come with maintaining your health and pursuing your fair compensation, and we are committed to helping you secure the best outcome possible in your claim.
Representation In Any Situation
With the decades of experience our team has, we know that every client comes to us with a unique set of circumstances in their claim. We create custom-tailored strategies for your individual needs in incidents like:
- Bicycle accidents
- Car crashes
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Other motor vehicle collisions
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall mishaps
In some cases, the party responsible for your injuries may have a large legal team to defend them. Our personal injury lawyers are not afraid to take on these types of challenges to provide results for you. Whether your claim goes to negotiation or litigation, we are ready to fight for you.
We Seek Physical And Financial Recovery For Lifelong Injuries
A catastrophic injury will change your life and perhaps the lives of your family members as well. You will need skilled medical and legal help to address the situation.
Catastrophic and fatal injuries can be caused by a wide range of accidents, such as those involving motor vehicles, falls and other premises liability issues, work, construction and more.
We have experience with many types of catastrophic and serious injury cases, including those that involve:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries causing paralysis, paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Fractured or crushed bones
- Severe burns
- Loss of sight or hearing
In addition, we can assist families with wrongful death cases. In either situation, our team will work relentlessly to value your claim, fight for the full and fair compensation you and your family need to pay the bills and move forward toward a better quality of life.
What Should You Do After A Catastrophic Injury Occurs?
Seeking medical care is, of course, the first thing to do. It is also essential to continue treatment because it is part of what proves that you have a serious injury that needs ongoing care.
From a legal standpoint, contacting a Houston serious injuries lawyer as soon as possible is also recommended. The earlier we get involved, the better our chances will be of recovering evidence that will hold the negligent party accountable for your losses, including medical bills, lost income and benefits, pain and suffering, and funeral and burial expenses, when applicable.
A Compassionate Legal Team After A Tragic Loss
When someone else’s recklessness or negligence costs the life of a loved one, it can be the single most painful experience that someone could ever experience. After such a loss, doing anything to take care of yourself or your family can seem impossible. Thankfully, you do not have to go through this alone.
You can never put a price on the life of a loved one, but you still deserve compensation for your loss. The sudden absence of the family’s provider leaves your family’s future in a vulnerable position. Our goal in your legal representation for wrongful death is to maximize the compensation you receive to cover costs like:
- Future lost income or loss of income
- Loss of employment
- Future lost retirement contributions
- Medical expenses and funeral costs
- Lost health insurance
- Pain and suffering of the decedent
- Emotional loss of the decedent’s family
When you choose us to represent you, you are choosing a legal team that treats its clients like family. You can trust us to be by your side through every step of the claim process. If negotiations are not able to secure the compensation you deserve, you can bet that we will be ready to take your claim to litigation for you.
How To Calculate All Damages To Get Proper Compensation
Date interpretation is not everyone’s expertise. It demands an articulated and analytical approach, especially when calculating damages for proper compensation.
Our priority is offering top-notch legal representation to secure justice and relief for clients facing severe injuries. We dedicate the time to investigate and comprehend their physical and financial needs thoroughly.
Key Steps In Calculating Damages For Proper Compensation
Getting proper compensation after an injury means putting in all the effort and following the necessary steps for damage calculation. Our main aim is to present convincing information to maximize your chances of getting the highest compensation possible.
We begin by collecting all pertinent information related to the damages. This may include medical bills and records, witness statements, photos of your injuries or other documentation relevant to your case. You are entitled to compensation for all your economic damages, including any reasonably anticipated future expenses or losses that can be tied to your injuries.
Valuing noneconomic damages, such as your pain and suffering, lacks a fixed formula. However, we can assess it by considering the severity and duration of your pain and suffering, the limitations in your daily life and the impact on your mental and emotional well-being and comparing it to verdicts or settlements in similar cases. Typically, noneconomic damages are proportional to the economic damages you suffer. The greater your injuries and economic losses, the greater your emotional distress is likely to be.
Finally, we take into consideration the funds available to compensate you for your losses. This means looking carefully at the limit of the defendant’s insurance policy and the extent of their other assets. Once this is done, we can begin negotiations to try to reach a favorable agreement with the insurance company or companies involved.
A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help you navigate the legal process, value your damages accurately and negotiate with the insurance company for the most favorable outcome.
What To Expect During A Free Initial Consultation About Your Case
Most personal injury firms in Texas – including ours – offer free initial consultations to prospective clients. There are both altruistic and practical reasons for doing so. First, our attorneys understand that you’ve just gone through a life-changing experience that has left your health and your finances in an uncertain state. You shouldn’t have to spend even more money just to learn what your legal options are.
We Can Take Many Cases, But Not All
The more practical reason for free consultations is that personal injury cases are litigated on a contingency fee basis. This means that the attorney only gets paid if they help you recover money. Unfortunately, we do have to turn down some cases.
Although some potential clients seek help with “frivolous” claims, it is more common that a claim is legitimate but lacks the evidence needed to prove it. We try to help as many clients as we can. But if the case doesn’t seem viable, we will not waste your time or attempt to mislead you.
What We’ll Discuss And What You Can Do To Prepare
During your initial consultation, one of our attorneys will take the time to hear your story, ask follow-up questions and answer questions you may have. Please consider bringing all of the following information, if you have it:
- Documentation and evidence related to your accident, such as police reports, contact information for eyewitnesses and any communications from your insurance company
- Medical records and medical bills related to your injuries
- Information about other financial losses you have suffered, including lost wages, property damage/loss and more
The more information you can provide, the easier it will be to determine if you have an actionable claim, and if so, the potential value of that claim.
Setting Expectations And Moving Forward
If we are able to take your case, the attorney you meet with will discuss potential next steps and go into detail about fee arrangements. Any fees we collect will be taken as a percentage of the total compensation we recover for you. We are committed to complete transparency about contingency-fee structures and other billing practices. You deserve to know exactly what you are agreeing to.
After our first meeting, you are under no obligation to go further and can take the time you need to make a decision. We want you to be as confident as we are that our firm is the right choice for you and your family.
Answers To Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions
If you are recovering from an injury or helping a loved one after an accident, there can be a lot of questions about your medical needs, your life changes and the law. At Badders Law Firm, P.C., we put you first, and that begins with giving you the full picture of your case. Below are some general answers to questions you may have. Our Houston personal injury attorneys are glad to sit down with you in a free consultation to help you with the specifics.
What is considered a personal injury in Texas?
The term “personal injury” can seem like confusing legalese, but the concept itself is simple: If you are hurt in an accident, the person responsible for the accident is responsible for helping you recover. For example, a broken wrist from a car accident is a personal injury. So is a brain injury that stems from falling from a loose balcony.
How long after an injury can you sue in Texas?
In general, your case is bound by a statute of limitations, which means that you must file a lawsuit within two years from the date of your accident. In some cases, like repetitive stress injuries that develop over time, that date may be difficult to pin down. We can help determine the date of your injury and the resulting limit when we talk.
Do I need to hire an attorney?
You do not need an accident attorney to file a claim. However, insurance companies will use multiple attorneys to try to deny liability and get out of paying you. Working with an experienced attorney is often the best way to get a fair settlement for your injuries.
How do I know if I need a lawyer to help with my personal injury claim?
- The crash/incident was caused by the negligence of someone else.
- Your injuries require medical treatment.
- The insurance company is refusing to pay for your treatment or offering to pay less than what you have been billed.
- The adjuster has stopped responding to your calls or answering your questions.
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
The best way to learn about your legal options is to speak to an experienced attorney. Our firm makes it easy by offering free initial consultations. You can trust that our Houston injury attorneys will give you an honest assessment of your case because, as mentioned above, our success is tied to yours.
How much is my injury claim worth?
This is a very common question, but there is no standard answer because every case is different. The economic value of your case will depend on factors such as the severity of your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.
When you contact us for a free consultation, we can give you a fairly accurate estimate of your expected financial recovery based on our decades of experience.
Should I speak to the insurance company? What should I say if they contact me?
Talking to insurers (either your own or the at-fault party’s insurer) will not benefit your case; it will likely harm it. Insurance companies will do everything they can to reduce their own financial responsibility, so an adjuster will be asking questions with that goal in mind.
You are not obligated to speak to insurers if you have an attorney or are in the process of getting one. When you hire our firm, you can tell them to contact us directly, and we will handle all communications from then on, leaving you free to focus on your recovery.
Will my case go to trial?
Statistically speaking, probably not. The majority of personal injury cases are settled out of court, which saves time, money and stress for all involved. However, some cases do go to trial, usually because the at-fault parties and their insurers are unwilling to make reasonable settlement offers. If that happens, we are more than ready to take your case to trial, where we have a strong track record of success on behalf of our clients.
What will it cost me to meet with Badders Law Firm, P.C.?
Badders Law Firm, P.C., provides no-cost consultations so that we can discuss the details of your individualized situation and determine, together, if you need additional professional representation. If you decide to allow Badders Law Firm, P.C., to represent you, you will pay nothing unless we win your case: We don’t get paid unless you do.
Our Experience Can Be Your Advantage
When you are looking for someone to help you through a wrongful death claim, choose a team that knows what to do. We are committed to helping families secure the best possible outcomes in their claims, and we are ready to help you as well.
Do Not Settle For Less In Your Personal Injury Claim
Insurance companies may be quick to offer you a settlement for your injuries, but it may not be the compensation you deserve. We are exclusively a personal injury law firm. Let our Texas personal injury attorneys help you act on your behalf to pursue the funds you need while you focus on your health.
Call to schedule your initial consultation at any of our offices in Houston, Center, Nacogdoches or Lufkin by calling 833-Badders or emailing us here. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can begin fighting for you.