I was injured in Texas. Can I file a lawsuit against the party that caused my injury?
In general, when a person is injured as a result of another person's negligence, the injured party may pursue a claim against the party or parties that caused the injuries. You are entitled to compensation for your injuries if it is found that a defendant was negligent and that such negligence was a cause of your injury. Any personal injury case depends on liability, damages, and whether or not you can collect from the negligent party or parties. Even if you were partially at fault for your injuries, you may be entitled to recover a portion of your damages. Texas has adopted a modified form of comparative negligence. A claimant's contributory negligence does not bar recovery if his percentage of negligence is 50 percent or less. The claimant's recovery will be reduced in proportion to his percentage of negligence. In strict liability and breach of warranty actions, a plaintiff's responsibility must be less than 60 percent to recover.
Speak with a Personal Injury Attorney
Injuries cost money, including time away from work, medical bills and other complications. You should have an attorney help you with your claim. Not sure if you have a good injury case? Speak to a local personal injury attorney about the merits of your case. This one step can help you protect your rights and take the proper next steps.
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