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    Personal Injury Attorney in Midland, TX

    Midland personal injury attorney will know how to ensure that you can recover all of the money you will need to achieve a complete recovery from your injuries caused by a motorcycle accident, car accident, slip and fall, product liability, or professional malpractice, however long that might take. Personal injury cases can be enormously stressful for the people involved because of all the different requirements involved in filing claims relating to injuries, so you are going to want to be sure that you have legal assistance navigating all of the complex requirements.

    Negligence cases in Midland Texas

    Negligence cases in Texas are governed by Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 33.001, which states that the theory of proportionate responsibility applies and a person cannot recover damages if their percentage of fault is more than 50 percent. The law makes Texas a modified comparative fault state, and you should understand that any award you receive may be reduced by your share of responsibility for an accident, meaning that if you are awarded $100,000 in a car accident claim you are found to have been 30 percent responsible for, your award is reduced by $30,000 and you ultimately receive $70,000.

    You should know that Texas imposes limits on some kinds of damages in certain cases, more commonly known as damage caps. For example, medical malpractice cases involve a noneconomic damage cap of $250,000 for every defendant and $750,000 maximum overall regardless of the total number of defendants.

    Claims against government entities can involve damage caps of $250,000 per defendant or $500,000 per case for bodily injuries and miscellaneous costs as well as another $100,000 cap for property damage. Punitive damages, also known as exemplary damages under the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, will not exceed an amount equal to the greater of two times the economic damages plus an amount equal to any non-economic damages up to $750,000, or $200,000.

    Elements of Personal Injury Cases

    Filing a claim against another party for possible damages will mean that you have to prove four basic elements of a personal injury case:

    • A defendant owed a legal duty of care to the victim
    • A defendant breached their legal duty of care
    • A victim suffered injuries
    • A victim was injured because of the defendant’s breach of duty

    The duty of care means a duty to act as a reasonable person would under particular circumstances, while a special duty of care refers to a person being obligated to perform in a way an average person might not necessarily be expected or obligated to do. A person is not negligent if they fulfill their duty of care.

    A breach of duty involves either an actual cause or cause in fact, which is an action that produces foreseeable consequences without any other intervention. A proximate cause relates to an event that is sufficiently related to an injury and the court deems an event causing injury.

    Proving injuries usually involve a medical report after visiting a hospital. Most medical records indicate the nature and degree of injuries a  person suffers.

    Connecting injuries to a breach of duty often require proving that a victim suffered some kind of damage because of the breach of duty. This type of evidence could include medical bills, proof of lost income, repair bills for property damage, or other forms of evidence.

    Keeping in mind that personal injury involves the term injury, it is usually a person’s injuries that are the center of most personal injury cases. The types of injuries people can suffer will vary depending on the kind of accident they were involved in, and it is always possible that some people will sustain multiple injuries in a single accident.

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    Finding a Midland Personal Injury Lawyer

    If you have sustained injuries in an accident in the greater Midland area, make sure to retain legal counsel as soon as possible. Cesar Ornelas Law is a dedicated personal injury law firm serving Midland and many surrounding areas of Texas.

    Our firm handles these cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay anything upfront and instead agree to pay a prearranged percentage of your award when one is recovered. Call us at (888) 237-2794 or email us at help@cesarornelaslaw.com, or contact us online to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.

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      Our attorneys are here to help you. We will investigate your injury and advise you about your rights to recover an injury-related settlement after an accident.

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      Our attorneys will communicate with you clearly and often. We are proactive about keeping you informed of your rights and responsibilities and are available 24/7 to take your call.

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    FAQ

    Most personal injury lawyers receive 33% or ⅓ of the settlement amount. This amount may be negotiable for some lawyers during the agreement phase.

    Typical compensation can be received as a lump-sum or in structured settlements. The main difference is you get the entire settlement in a lump-sum situation and agreed upon monthly portions of the settlement in a structured settlement situation. Some settlements combine the two with an injection of funds at the beginning and then set payments every month following the settlement.

    Payment or reimbursement of medical costs is usually included as a component of a personal injury claim. A good personal injury attorney will fight for all medical bills caused by the accident to be compensated as well as all relevant future treatment that may arise. If you think you may have a case, contact Cesar Ornelas Law today. Because for us, it’s personal.

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