A personal injury can leave you struggling with debilitating injuries, unbearable pain, and crushing expenses that can forever affect your well-being and finances. If you sustained injuries in an accident due to another person’s wrongful actions, you should not have to deal with those tragic repercussions on your own. Instead, you deserve financial compensation for the harm and losses the party at fault forced you to endure.
An experienced Amarillo personal injury attorney can help. At Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, we represent personal injury victims like you in Amarillo and its environs. We fight to get you as much money as the law allows, compensate you for your injuries, and help you get back to living your life.
We are a national law firm based in Houston with multiple offices around the country. We also work with affiliate law firms that share our focus and dedication to excellence in most states. No matter where you are located, we may be able to help you, so call or contact us now. We are open, for free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800-898-4877, or you may contact us now by clicking here to submit your case for review.
Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers—Amarillo’s Personal Injury Law Firm
Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, puts clients first. We work tirelessly to get personal injury victims the justice and compensation they deserve after someone else's wrongful, dangerous actions cause them harm.
Personal injury law is all we do. Because of that focus, our team has the resources, knowledge, and experience to handle the full spectrum of Amarillo personal injury cases, no matter how large or complicated they get. Over our years of law practice, we have secured millions of dollars on behalf of our clients through verdicts, judgments, and settlements.
Common Personal Injury Accidents in Amarillo
As personal injury lawyers, we understand there is virtually no limit to how a person can suffer harm because of someone else’s wrongful actions. But certain types of personal injury accidents tend to occur more frequently than others in Amarillo. At Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, we routinely help clients recover financial compensation after the following types of personal injury accidents.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), motor vehicle accidents in the Lone Star State kill one person every two hours and twenty-five minutes, injure one person every two minutes and three seconds, and result in a reportable car crash every 56 seconds.
Motor vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, buses, and motorcycles often have preventable, human-related causes, including:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drowsy driving
- Dangerous roads and intersections, such as the Amarillo accident hotspots along I-40 at South Georgia Street, South Western Street, Coulter Street South, and South Soncy Street.
At Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, we have years of experience investigating car, truck, bus, motorcycle, and other motor vehicle accidents to figure out how they happened and whom to hold accountable.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Walking or biking around Amarillo should not put your life and health at risk. But unfortunately, drivers in Amarillo do not always take the degree of care necessary to avoid harming pedestrians and bicyclists. Someone on foot or riding a bicycle will almost always suffer severe injuries in a collision with a careless motorist.
The attorneys and legal professionals at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, believe pedestrian and bicycle accidents should never happen in Amarillo. The drivers and others whose negligent actions caused those accidents should face legal and financial accountability to their injured victims. We fight for that accountability, so our clients have the financial support they need to pay their medical bills and rebuild their lives after an Amarillo pedestrian or bicycle accident.
Dangerous Property Conditions (a.k.a. Slip and Fall and Premises Liability)
All property owners in Amarillo must keep visitors safe from unreasonable hazards on their premises. If they fail to live up to that duty and someone gets hurt, they could owe monetary damages.
The team at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, can help you seek financial compensation for injuries you suffered on someone else’s property in Amarillo because of a preventable hazard like:
- Slippery, cracked, or uneven flooring;
- Loose or missing handrails;
- Inadequate lighting;
- Broken pavement in a parking lot or on a sidewalk;
- Fire and other burn hazards;
- Dangerous equipment;
- Environmental hazards like lead paint, asbestos, and mold;
- Vicious dogs or other dangerous animals; and
- Criminal activity.
These are just some examples. Talk to our experienced premises liability lawyers today to learn who may owe you money damages for injuries you suffered at someone else’s commercial, residential, or public property in Amarillo.
Sometimes, preventable accidents in Amarillo result in the tragic death of one or more victims. In those cases, the surviving spouse, children, or parents of the deceased victim may have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim for money damages under Texas law, including exemplary (or punitive) damages.
Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, understands that money cannot compensate for a tragic loss of life. But it can support you and your loved ones through this challenging time and provide you with financial security in the future, and we will fight to hold the parties at fault for your loss accountable.
Common Amarillo Personal Injuries We Handle
Preventable accidents and incidents in Amarillo can inflict many injuries on innocent victims. At Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, our years of experience have allowed us to develop a detailed understanding of the challenges and costs our clients face after suffering any number of physical and emotional traumas.
We commonly help our clients seek financial compensation to help them adapt to or recover from:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries (SCI)
- Back injuries resulting in chronic pain and disability
- Neck and shoulder soft tissue injuries (a.k.a. whiplash)
- Broken bones, crush injuries, and traumatic amputations
- Facial trauma, including loss of eyesight
- Internal organ damage
- Lacerations and abrasions, including road rash
- Severe burns and other injuries that result in scarring or disfigurement
- Emotional injuries, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
This is only a partial list. If you suffered injuries in Amarillo because of someone else’s wrongful decisions or actions, chances are the team at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, has helped a client obtain money damages for similar trauma. Connect with us to find out if we can help you, too.
Potential Compensation for Your Personal Injuries
Every personal injury case we handle at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, involves a single client who has a unique story. Part of our “client first” approach to personal injury cases involves learning that story and doing our utmost to understand the full impact an injury has had on our client’s life. Only when we have that knowledge can we feel confident that the legal actions we take on our client’s behalf will seek an appropriate amount of financial compensation.
A reliable way to find out the types and amounts of compensation you might have the right to receive for your personal injury is to speak with a member of our team.
You may have a strong claim for money to pay for your:
- Medical expenses in treating your injury and any related health conditions;
- Other out-of-pocket expenses caused by the accident and your injury;
- Lost wages from missing work while healing, including the value of paid time off you used;
- Loss of future income, if your injury has left you with a disability that limits your ability to work;
- Physical pain and emotional difficulties caused by your injury; and
- Diminished quality of life, including frustration, inconvenience, and harm to your personal relationships, due to your injury.
Our team can also explore whether the circumstances of your personal injury entitle you to exemplary damages, which punish at-fault parties who cause harm through fraud, malice, or gross negligence.
Protect Your Rights After a Personal Injury in Amarillo
After a personal injury in Amarillo, your decisions and actions can affect your legal and financial rights. Consider taking these steps to put yourself in the best possible position to secure the most money possible for your injuries and losses.
Get Medical Care Right Away
Always consult a doctor as soon as possible after any accident in Amarillo in which you suffered, or might have suffered, an injury. Never trust your perception of whether or how badly you got hurt. Some severe injuries, such as brain and spinal trauma, might not show symptoms right away but can devastate your life if you do not seek treatment for them immediately.
In addition to protecting your health, seeking prompt medical treatment can also safeguard your legal and financial rights. Medical records can serve as powerful evidence of the nature and extent of your injuries and their connection to an accident. And getting immediate medical care prevents defense lawyers, insurance companies, and others from arguing that you made your injuries worse by not taking care of yourself.
Do Not Agree To, or Sign Off On, Any Settlement Offer from Someone Else’s Insurance Company
As the victim of a personal injury accident in Amarillo, you may have claims against an individual, business, or public entity for money damages. If those at-fault parties carry insurance that covers their liability to you, their insurance representatives may contact you directly to talk about what happened and how you feel. They may even offer to pay you a quick cash settlement.
Beware of these tactics. They’re designed to get you to give up your rights to financial compensation for less than you deserve. Never agree to or sign off on any settlement offer that someone else's insurance company makes directly to you after an accident in Amarillo. Instead, leave all negotiations to an experienced personal injury lawyer at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers.
Contact Our Amarillo Personal Injury Lawyers Right Away
Time is not on your side after you suffer a personal injury in Amarillo. With every day that passes, evidence to support your claim can go missing, and witnesses’ memories of what happened can fade. To get the most money for your injuries and losses, you may need an attorney to take quick action on your behalf.
Plus, if you wait too long to take legal action, you could lose your rights to compensation entirely. Under Texas law, you usually have—at most—two years from the date of your injury to pursue a claim. Do not risk missing an important deadline; instead, contact a personal injury lawyer for help as soon as possible.
Connect With an Amarillo Personal Injury Lawyer Today
The award-winning team at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, wants to help you get the most money possible to help you pay for the expenses and losses that followed your Amarillo personal injury. We put our clients first in everything we do and have developed an outstanding reputation and track record of success.
The legal team of Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, is nationally recognized for protecting the rights of injured victims for more than 20 years. If you suffered any personal injury in an accident or incident in Amarillo, call our office right now for a free consultation! Because we take all of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you will not owe us a dime unless we win your case. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so call us today at 800-898-4877 or contact us now by clicking here.
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