Most Common Personal Injury Cases in Texas

Posted on Aug 5, 2021 by smithandlee

Each year literally hundreds of thousands of Texans suffer personal injury of some kind that could have been avoided. Whether medical negligence, defective products, boating accidents, on-the-job injuries, traffic accidents, or any of dozens more typical causes, these injuries range from minor to severe to catastrophic. When these injuries are caused by the negligence or reckless actions of others, damages should be pursued for the benefit of your family.

Some of the most common personal injury cases in the state of Texas fall into the following categories.

  • Collisions
  • Premises
  • Products
  • Collisions

Collision injuries are those that happen in motor vehicles on & off road and on waterways. Fatigued drivers of 18-wheelers can cause serious injuries when involved in collisions with pedestrians or other vehicles. Riders of motorcycles are susceptible to injury when inattentive drivers make left hand turns without looking for motorcycles. SUVs have been known to rollover and cause injurious collisions in slippery or wet road conditions.

Premises Injuries

If a person suffers an injury from a slip and fall or from hazardous conditions on the premises of public or private property, the negligence of the property managers and owners could be at play and compensation should be pursued for damages.

Defective Products

On-the-job equipment related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, boating accidents, a child’s death or injuries from toys, and a host of other product-related injuries and fatalities could be due to the faulty design of defective products.

Two-Year Window

The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in the state of Texas gives you just two years from the date of your injury to file a civil lawsuit. The Texas civil court system could deny your case if your lawsuit is not filed before the two-year window closes. If you or someone you love has suffered a personal injury or wrongful death, don’t hesitate to contact a bold personal injury law firm to represent the best interests of you and your family immediately.

Smith and Lee, Lawyers, P.C. is just the firm. With small-firm attitude and big-firm results, we are not afraid to take on toughest personal injury or wrongful death cases. To speak with an attorney about your case, contact us today at 972-771-2579 or toll free at 1-800-548-8128.