Daily life presents people with dangers around every corner. Fortunately, not all those dangers result in accidents or injuries. However, some do, especially when negligent people make poor choices. Reckless drivers cause traffic crashes, business owners don’t properly maintain their properties, and employers poorly train truck drivers.
Those who sustain injuries have to deal with the mental distress of knowing their injuries were preventable and the physical pain that sometimes lasts for life. Additionally, victims of negligence and their families face medical bills, lost wages, and other economic losses that cause a household to suffer a massive financial burden. Texas law entitles you to seek compensation for your injuries from those who harmed you.
A skilled Lubbock personal injury lawyer can fight to help you receive compensation for economic and non-economic losses related to your injuries.
The experienced legal team at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, helps victims of negligence fight for maximum compensation after suffering injuries from various negligent accidents. Our resourceful team is available every day to review your case and discuss your legal options. Contact us today at 800-898-4877 to share your story, or CLICK HERE to submit your information online.
Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, Fights for Victims of Negligence
The dedicated team of intake specialists, legal professionals, and personal injury attorneys at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, fights for clients to get compensation for losses incurred by injuries caused by negligence. We are dedicated to client service and seeking justice for victims of negligence. Our commitment to professional excellence has led to tens of millions of dollars in recovered damages from settlement agreements and jury awards.
Our firm serves victims of negligence throughout the nation, but Texas is where we got our start. Our experienced Lubbock personal injury lawyers evaluate each client’s claim to ensure they have a viable case. Once we uncover all the facts, we negotiate with insurance carriers to ensure you receive a fair settlement.
Statute of Limitations for Lubbock Personal Injury Claims
If you have suffered injuries, you need to bring a lawsuit against the responsible party within the statute of limitations or deadline. Under Texas law, most victims of negligence and intentional harm have two years from the injury to take legal action. Surviving family members seeking damages after a wrongful death claim also have two years to take action from the date they lost their loved one.
Although many personal injury claims settle long before going to trial, you still need to take action before the end of the statute of limitations period to preserve your right to go to trial. Failure to meet the deadline means you might miss out on compensation for your injuries. Texas law accounts for some exceptions that give the court the authority to pause the deadline for a personal injury action.
- Injured construction accident victims have ten years to bring a lawsuit against an architect or engineer if their injuries occurred because of faulty building design.
- Victims of defective products have 15 years from purchase to bring a lawsuit against the company responsible for their injuries.
Your Lubbock personal injury lawyer can review the facts of your case and determine your statute of limitation and how much time is left.
Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers Handles Most Types of Personal Injury Claims
When injuries happen because of irresponsible and careless actions, victims have the right to seek compensation. Stewart J. Guss has the experience, knowledge, and resources to help clients injured in most accidents. However, we see some types of accident injury claims more frequently than others, including:
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), approximately 6,000 traffic crashes occur in Lubbock yearly. Car accidents occur for various reasons, including distracted driving, drunk driving, and drowsy driving. Inattentive and impaired drivers put those who share the road at risk for dangerous and sometimes fatal accidents.
The Lubbock personal injury attorneys at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, hold negligent drivers accountable for their behaviors and communicate with tricky insurance company representatives who want to avoid financial liability even when their policyholder is at fault. Do not suffer economic pain in addition to the physical and emotional trauma of an accident you did not cause.
Drunk Driving Accidents
You might assume that more drunk driving accidents occur in Lubbock because it’s home to Texas Tech. However, the number is comparatively low compared to other Texas cities. Each year, between 250 and 300 drunk driving accidents occur throughout Lubbock. Drivers learn the risks of drinking and driving before ever receiving their driver’s license but still choose to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.
Drunk drivers’ ability to judge space and time is impaired, preventing them from processing the information they need operate their vehicles safely, leading to dangerous accidents. We help drunk driving accident victims seek justice for their injuries.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), over 40,000 truck accidents occur across Texas every year. As one of the state’s major centers of agriculture and industry, heavy trucks are consistently moving freight in and out of the area.
The size and weight of trucks make truck accidents the most deadly of all traffic crashes. The same size and weight often protect truck drivers from severe injuries, while victims sustain debilitating injuries if they survive a truck crash. Inattentive and careless truck drivers and negligent trucking companies contribute to all of the truck crashes in Lubbock each year.
The personal injury attorneys at Stewart J. Guss take negligent truckers and their employers to task when their poor choices lead to injury and death.
Lubbock’s pleasant climate makes motorcycle riding a frequent hobby. Motorcycle riding is particularly popular in the summer and fall when the area is free of sandstorms and snowstorms. Others use their motorcycle as their primary form of transportation. While some bikers are unsafe, most take more safety precautions than the average driver. Yet, they face a massive risk of accidents and injuries with every ride.
Careless drivers who don’t see motorcycles or operate their vehicles safely around motorcycles create high risk. With little protection from the road, bikers often suffer life-threatening injuries when another vehicle strikes them.
Our legal team helps injured bikers seek compensation for damages from the negligent drivers who harm them.
Kids and adults enjoy riding bicycles in Lubbock as a fun hobby, but it’s a great form of exercise. Additionally, like students at Texas Tech, some Lubbock residents use a bicycle as a form of transportation. However, cyclists are not alone on the road; they must share with motorists, some of whom are negligent. Cyclists, especially small children, face severe injuries when a careless driver strikes them.
If you or your child has suffered injuries in a Lubbock bicycle accident, Lubbock personal injury lawyers at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, can help you fight for compensation.
Foot traffic in Lubbock can be especially heavy during certain times of the year. For example, tens of thousands of people attend football games at Texas Tech. They walk to the stadium from their cars and walk to nearby bars and restaurants. Pedestrians face accidents and injury when drivers aren’t paying attention or are impaired.
A pedestrian has a good chance of surviving if a vehicle hits them while traveling slowly. However, even speeds as low as 20 miles per hour can cause severe and fatal injuries, especially in children. Motorists have a legal duty to drive safely around pedestrians, but some make poor choices behind the wheel.
Our Lubbock personal injury lawyers help bicycle accident victims get the justice they deserve after careless drivers cause them harm.
Premises Liability Accidents
Lubbock business and property owners have a legal duty to maintain safe premises for any visitors. Owners need to warn visitors about any dangers that might harm them and take measures to fix any known issues.
Unfortunately, some owners fail to maintain their property or warn others of danger. Failure to maintain safety can lead to various premises liability accidents and injuries. Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability accidents, but visitors can suffer injuries on someone else’s property in many situations.
- Swimming pool accidents/drowning
- Theme park accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Dog bites/dog attacks
Premises liability accidents often involve homeowners or commercial insurance carriers. Our team knows how to communicate with insurance companies and seek a positive resolution for your case.
Unfortunately, some accidents lead to fatal injuries, forcing families to cope with the tragic and sudden loss of a loved one. Suing the party responsible for death does not undo the harm, but it can help alleviate some or all of the economic burden families suffer.
If you lost a loved one from fatal injuries related to negligence or intentional harm, you could have grounds for a wrongful death claim. We understand the challenges families face after a tragic loss and can help seek compensation.
Seeking Compensation for Damages After Injury
Taking legal action to recover damages after sustaining injuries due to negligence or intentional harm can lead to a settlement or court award. Many claims have similar damages, but the specifics differ based on the type of accident and injuries.
Victims of negligence commonly receive compensation for:
- Medical treatment costs, including ambulance ride, emergency room treatment, hospitalization, x-rays, diagnostic tests, surgery, follow-up visits, medication, and transportation costs to and from the hospital
- Estimated future medical treatment costs for those who suffer a permanent injury requiring continuous care, additional surgeries, or placement in a long-term nursing care facility
- Lost income from missing work because of injuries, hospitalization, and recovery
- Lost earning capacity for those who cannot work because of a permanent injury
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium with a spouse
Our Lubbock personal injury lawyers can evaluate your injuries and advise you on which damages to include in your claim.
Let a Lubbock Personal Injury Lawyer Fight for You
If you or someone you love were injured in Lubbock or the surrounding area, discuss your case with one of our intake specialists to determine the best path to seek compensation for your injuries.
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 an accident injured you in Lubbock, 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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