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Personal injury claims come in all shapes and sizes. Personal injuries for which a plaintiff may bring a lawsuit range from whiplash sustained in a car accident, to industrial injuries sustained in an industrial setting, such as refinery or chemical plant. And may cause a minor inconvenience or be life shattering events such as paralysis, amputation and even death. In addition to a myriad of physical injuries, a tort victim may even suffer from post traumatic stress (PTSD) if he or she has been exposed to a particularly distressing experience. Personal injuries can be physical or psychological and can have long or short term effects. In Texas, an injured person can recover money damages in a lawsuit for both physical and psychological injuries.

Most Houston personal injury attorneys will take your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning that if no money is recovered, the client pays no fees. This means you have the legal right and ability to pursue compensation regardless of your financial situation. Therefore, your personal injury attorney will assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case and will likely not proceed unless he or she feels it has a reasonable chance of success. However, many people still do not realize this, and often times fail to bring a claim, resulting in the potential loss of compensation for their injuries.

If you have suffered an injury due to the negligence of someone else, you may be able to claim compensation. The first step towards lodging a claim is to have your injuries treated by a competent doctor. If you do not have a doctor, most personal injury attorneys will be happy to search for a doctor that will treat your injuries. An accurate diagnosis and prognosis of your personal injury, and whether it is long-term or short-term, is absolutely crucial in determining the amount of compensation your personal injury attorney will seek on your behalf.

A personal injury victim should gather as much information concerning the accident and the treatment of his or her injuries as possible in order to substantiate the claim. It is equally important to determine what economic damages have been suffered as a result of your personal injuries. Gathering together your pay stubs and medical bills will aid your personal injury attorney in determining what those economic damages are. Your attorney will be able to organize the evidence of economic loss and present it to the responsible party, the party’s insurance company or the attorneys who will represent them.

It may seem complicated, but making a successful personal injury claim can help you during the time between the injury and your recovery without having to worry about bills and other finances. By bringing a personal injury claim, you not only help yourself and your family, you prevent anyone else suffering the same accident or injury by holding the wrongdoer responsible.

Brooks Harrison - Attorneys at Law, PLLC is a Deer Park, Pasadena, and Houston area personal injury law firm dedicated to representing those who have suffered personal injuries as a result of the negligence of others. In addition to issues related to Texas Workers Compensation, we handle all types of personal injury litigation including wrongful death, car accidents, trucking accidents, pharmaceutical litigation, defective drug claims, recalled drug claims, refinery and chemical plant accidents, explosions, fires, and all workplace accidents.

Contact Brooks Harrison - Attorneys at Law, PLLC today for a free consultation. Although our principal office is in the Houston area, the firm practices in all Texas State Courts. Visit our website at or email us.

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