We’ve just published a new guide on pursuing a legal case after an accident that has left you with a neck or back injury, specific to Texas personal injury law.
Neck and back injuries often bring some of the most debilitating pain a person can experience.
Not only that, they usually require months or even years of rehabilitation. If damage has been done to the spinal cord, a full recovery may never be possible.
While most neck or back injuries happen as a result of a car accident in Texas, there are some other types of accidents that can lead to these injuries, such as slip and fall accidents and product liability.
If you’ve recently suffered a neck or back injury (no matter the type of accident) and feel there was some negligence involved on the part of another person, Texas law allows you to pursue compensation.
In Texas, if you file a personal injury claim and another person (or persons) is found negligent in your accident, you can receive compensation for both special and general damages. Special damages are also called economic damages, meaning the value can be measured monetarily. These can include things like medical expenses and damage to property.
General damages are also called non-economic damages and no amount of money can compensate for these. General damages include things like pain and suffering, physical disfigurement, emotional trauma from the accident, and a decline in your quality of life.
The amount of compensation you can receive often depends on what degree the responsible person is found to be negligent.
Texas is among the many states that follows the rules of comparative fault, so if the person that caused your accident is found to be at least 51% responsible, you are eligible for compensation. If you are found to be even slightly responsible for your accident, the total reward amount would be reduced by that percentage.
Determining damages and comparative fault can be difficult and confusing, so talking to an experienced Texas personal injury lawyer is often helpful.
Read more in our full article on neck and back injuries in Texas.