texas personal injury lawyer

What Does a Personal Injury Law Firm Do?

Submitted by jrlaw on Jul 28th, 2010

A personal injury law firm probably works in a broader swath of the law than you think. They cover everything from deaths and injuries that happen on the road to the same incidents that happen in doctor’s offices. They represent individuals whose babies have suffered injuries during birth and people who bought a product that they thought was safe, and who were hurt or killed because they’d been led astray in that regard. These law firms sometimes work under special agreements with their clients that allow individuals who don’t have a lot of money to exercise their legal rights.

A contingency agreement is one where the attorney begins working on your case at no charge. It usually comes with a free consultation. During the consultation, the attorney will determine if it seems like you have a case and if they’re interested in taking it up for you. Depending upon what type of case you’re filing, they may consult with experts in that field to see if it seems like your case is one that’s likely to win. If it is, you don’t have to pay to have it move forward.

Birth Injury Lawsuits

Submitted by jrlaw on Jul 9th, 2010

Birth injury lawsuits have much in common with other types of malpractice suits. The crux of the issue is that the doctor or hospital failed in their duty to provide for the well-being of their patient, in some regard. In the case of these suits, it can be either the child or the mother who was harmed, or both, but it’s often the child who suffers the most from medical malpractice during the birth process. One of the most common types of injuries to occur at birth results in cerebral palsy, a disorder with no cure that oftentimes requires a lifetime of care.

In the case of cerebral palsy in infants, the condition results from the baby’s body being deprived of oxygen for too long. This results in brain damage. The damage occurs in those areas of the brain responsible for muscle control, and this can lead to problems with walking, use of the arms or even control of the face. There are multiple types of cerebral palsy, some of which affect the entire body and others that affect specific areas of the body. Some babies are unfortunate enough to have more than one type of this disorder.

Slip and Fall Injuries in Commercial Establishments

Submitted by jrlaw on Jun 28th, 2010

There is a common perception that people sue for reasons that are quite specious. Among the most popular cases to deride are those that involve someone getting hurt at a commercial establishment. There are usually disparaging remarks about the filer's intelligence and ethical nature thrown around. These statements are oftentimes made in complete ignorance of reality. When someone is hurt at a commercial property, there is certainly responsibility that lies somewhere. A good slip and fall lawyer knows how to find who is responsible and to hold them accountable for the injuries sustained.

One of the most common places to get hurt is at a restaurant. This usually happens due to poor hygiene on the part of the establishment, with spills and other slick spots being left on the floor while customers are about. There is no reason that this should be the case. Simply put, if a restaurant cannot guarantee a safe environment for their patrons, that restaurant should not be in business. No one enters a dining establishment with the impression that they need no-slip boots and a hardhat to be safe, nor should they.

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