Recovering compensation for youWhen you file a claim for your injuries, you have the opportunity to request compensation for all the damages you experienced. Your claim can take a couple of routes when figuring out how to seek compensation. The first route you can take is a settlement with the insurance company. The second route is taking your claim to litigation and possibly even trial, depending on how the settlement pans out. Most personal injury cases resolve out of court and through a settlement offer from the insurance companies. Insurers might make a quick offer, though it is likely far lower than you deserve. Our personal injury attorneys can identify when a settlement offer is inadequate and negotiate for higher compensation. Our negotiating skills and resources can often obtain the settlement you deserve, and we can close your claim. If an insurer does not offer enough, we can initiate litigation in civil court. This is a complex process, but we handle every step of your case. We are experienced litigators who know how to navigate court procedures, and we continue to negotiate a settlement during the litigation process. We can represent you in court if you do not reach a settlement and decide to take your claim to trial. While this is rare in many injury claims, our team is ready to do what it takes for your best outcome.
Seeking the help of a Round Rock personal injury lawyerMany people are unfamiliar with the personal injury claim process. It is not until you are vulnerable that you realize how quickly some insurance companies will take advantage of you. Even while recovering from your injuries, insurers will attempt to trick you and use tactics to reduce your financial recovery. If you want to give yourself the best chance of receiving the maximum amount of your compensation, you should seek the help of a Round Rock personal injury lawyer. We offer a dedication to you and your case that very few lawyers can match.
Putting your needs firstWe dedicate so much of ourselves to our work and take a client-first approach to each case. Instead of other law firms that treat you as a walking paycheck, we are just as emotionally invested in your case as you are. We aim to serve our clients and fight hard on their behalf. Our goal is to provide excellent customer service and results for our clients.
Staying in constant communication with youAnother benefit our legal team brings to the table is that we are available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That means that when you have a question at 11:00 in the evening, someone on our team will be available to answer it. Many personal injury law firms limit their availability to their clients or, even worse, fail to remain in constant communication with their clients. At Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, we strive to keep you aware of every step of your case and promise not to move forward until we have your permission.
Providing an accurate estimate of your claimOur personal injury lawyers can also help provide a more accurate estimate of your claim worth. In addition to the insurance companies trying to minimize compensation, you can also short-change yourself about how much your damages will cost. Experienced personal injury lawyers consider the full and fair value of personal injury accident claims with knowledge of how similar cases settle. We can inform you of what to expect and what you deserve.
Fighting against insurance companiesWhen it comes to working with insurance companies, it can be equivalent to walking into a snake pit for car accident victims. As much as insurance adjusters pretend they want what is best for you, they are part of a business at the end of the day. They will exercise all avenues they can to deny the compensation that you are requesting. With a skilled personal injury lawyer on your side, you can feel much more confident throughout the negotiation process with the insurance companies. Instead of remaining on edge with every little statement you provide the insurance company, your personal injury lawyer can speak on your behalf and express your demands openly. Your injury lawyer can also poke holes at any argument the insurance company will make to discredit your claim.
Different types of personal injury accidentsIn addition to car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, below are some of the more common personal injury accidents in the Round Rock area.
Premises liability accidentsPremises liability accidents happen when you experience harm while visiting another person’s property. Common premises liability accidents include slip and fall accidents, dog bite accidents, swimming pool accidents, elevator accidents, and amusement park accidents. Businesses or malls that fail to provide adequate security can also be liable for a premises liability accident.
Wrongful death accidentsWrongful death is a complex type of personal injury claim that holds negligent parties accountable when their negligence leads to the death of a victim. Suppose a negligent party’s actions involved a personal injury accident that resulted in a person’s death. In that case, that person’s surviving family members have the right to sue the negligent party on behalf of their loved one. Wrongful death claims face the same complications as other personal injury claims, requiring the right legal assistance.
Construction accidentsConstruction is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. Construction workers can suffer severe injuries or die after getting hit by falling objects, being in electrical accidents, stuck in a trench collapse, or stuck between one or two heavy pieces of machinery, among many other accidents. While many accidents can happen at any workplace, many construction accidents happen due to a third party’s negligence. This can lead to a personal injury claim.
Pedestrian accidentsJust like drivers can cause harm to other drivers with their negligent actions, they can cause harm to pedestrians. Pedestrians can sustain severe injuries when drivers fail to yield the right of way or fail to notice a pedestrian's presence as they enter the crosswalk. When a driver injures bicyclists and commuter vehicle riders (scooters, etc.), those accidents are similar to pedestrian accidents.
Damages from personal injury accidentsAn accident may cause extensive damages, including medical costs, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, property damage, and pain and suffering. The largest damages are medical costs. Depending on the nature of your accident and the injuries you endure, you can pay for several surgeries, emergency room treatment, and medical transportation—those are just expenses for immediately treating your injuries. You will also have to pay for rehabilitation services and medical assistance post-injury.
Long-term consequences of personal injury accidentsThe losses you can never recover physically from are even more detrimental than the medical expenses and lost income. Your injuries can be so severe that they influence every aspect of your life, from how you interact with your children to the activities you enjoy. There are memories that you cannot recreate with your children, like teaching them how to walk or playing with them in the yard. The injuries from your accident can prevent you from sharing these moments with your family or pursuing your professional and personal goals. These intangible losses have no dollar amount, but they are compensable losses in a personal injury claim. Our attorneys always consider non-economic losses when calculating your damages.
Legal liabilityWhether the person responsible for your injury accident is a driver, construction company, or property owner, that party owes you a specific duty of care. When that party fails to uphold that duty of care towards you, they can be legally liable for your accident. That means you have the right to sue the responsible party and recover compensation for your injuries. If more parties caused your injuries, you can file claims against all negligent parties. We know how to identify everyone who should share liability for your injuries.
Round Rock personal injury FAQs
How long will it take to settle my injury accident claim?The time it will take to resolve your injury claim will depend on several factors. If you seek immediate legal help, you may settle your claim sooner. However, some claims are more complex and require extensive case preparation and negotiations, so the process can take longer. Our team can give you an idea of what to expect due to your circumstances.
Do I have a specific period to file my personal injury claim?Yes. Every personal injury victim has a specific statute of limitations under which they must file their claim. The statute of limitations is the period you have to file a lawsuit in civil court. Even though your case might not require a lawsuit, you should always keep this deadline in mind. In Texas, most people have two years from the date of an accident to take action in court, so never wait to begin the process.
How much does a Round Rock personal injury lawyer cost?At Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, our injury lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis. When workers operate on a contingency fee basis, you will not be responsible for paying your attorneys' fees upfront. Instead of paying your lawyer at an hourly rate, you will only be responsible for paying fees once you receive compensation for your claim. After winning your compensation, your lawyer will receive part of your compensation to cover their fees, so you need no funds out of pocket. A contingency fee is a win-win solution for you and your lawyer. You will not have to worry about whether or not you can afford top-notch legal representation, and your lawyer will do everything in their power to ensure that you successfully seek the compensation you deserve.
How are medical expenses different from pain and suffering damage?Medical expenses are the damages you have sustained based on the out-of-pocket expenses you paid for your medical services. Pain and suffering are damages that compensate you for the physical and mental pain that your accident has caused. Even though these damages can become intertwined, we measure them differently. Both should get enough attention as part of your personal injury claim.
Contact an experienced Round Rock personal injury lawyer today.Regardless of the accident that left you injured, you have the right to hold the responsible parties liable for your injuries. At Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, our Round Rock personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping you fight for your just compensation. 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 Round Rock, 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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