What Are the Recoverable Damages in a Texas Personal Injury Case?

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the recoverable damages under Texas personal injury law, and how you can effectively pursue compensation. The abstract goal of any personal injury lawsuit is to seek justice by holding a party accountable for the harm their negligence has inflicted upon another person. It would hardly be just if, at the conclusion...

How Does Gross Negligence Work Under Texas Personal Injury Law?

This article will help you understand how gross negligence works under Texas law As we discussed in our negligence section, courts penalize those who fail to live up to a reasonable standard of care. This is a standard much lower than what we would think of as a hardened criminal like a murderer, but something...

What are the recognized causes of actions in Texas personal injury cases?

Personal Injury Causes of Action Recognized by Texas Law You don't have to be especially familiar with how the court system operates to know that you cannot sue someone for just anything. You already know that if your neighbor cruelly ridicules your favorite football team and makes you angry, you're not going to get any...

What is the statute of limitations for Texas personal injury claims?

In Texas, The Statute of Limitations Gives You 2 Years To Sue for Injuries If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person, you may have a valid claim against them for your losses. Still, life goes on and you're busy with putting your life back together. Talking to lawyers about potentially...

How do Punitive Damages work in Texas personal injury cases?

Here's what you need to know about how punitive damages work in Texas personal injury cases, including what must be proven and how damages are capped. In our continuing series on damages, we're now going to look at why punitive damages exists, and how your attorney can pursue them. This is an intricate area of...

How Do Case Elements Work in Texas Personal Injury Cases?

How Case Elements Work Under Texas Law: Every specific type of case (e.g. car accident case, work injury case, medical malpractice case) is made up of individual components called "elements." In this article, we're going to explain what case elements are. But to be frank, explaining what elements are is actually really tricky. It's a...

What are the elements of a negligence case in Texas?

Negligence lawsuits require certain criteria to win the case. Let's talk about what those are: In personal injury law, there are lots of pieces that come together to make a winnable case. Mostly, cases are built on a theory of negligence, and negligence simply means that someone acted with unreasonable conduct to another person. Essentially,...

How Are Settlements Approved for Minors in Texas Personal Injury Cases?

How Judges Approve Settlements For Minors In Texas Personal Injury Cases In personal injury cases---as well as wrongful death cases---the parties often reach a settlement. That is, rather than take a case all the way to a jury, the plaintiff and defendant mutually agree to end the case in exchange for the defendant paying the...

What is negligence per se and how does it apply to my personal injury case?

How Negligence Per Se Works Under Texas Law: In this article, we will explain what negligence per se is, how it's different from ordinary negligence, and how the ability to argue negligence per se benefits an injured person. Now, this can be a tricky subject for most folks for two reasons: The concept of negligence...