Texas Personal Injury
The law allows recovery of money damages for injuries inflicted through the negligent or wrongful conduct of another. The most common, everyday example of this would be being injured in a Tyler Texas car accident, where you are hurt by the irresponsible conduct of the other driver, the defendant. In such a case, the law permits you to claim damages for various items (lost wages, mental anguish, medical expenses, etc.) from the defendant or his insurance company.
Of course, injuries may result from other causes such as a defective product, the condition of premises, professional malpractice, or through the intentional actions of someone in assaulting you. In each of these cases, the law gives you the right to seek justice in a court of law and to make the wrongdoer pay for the damages they have inflicted on you.
The cases that fall within the realm of personal injury law are limitless: automobile collisions, truck wrecks, crane collapses, trench cave-ins, roofing accidents, other construction site accidents, nursing home neglect, defective machine or product injury, toxic exposure, legal or medical malpractice, slander, libel, defamation of character, invasion of privacy, false imprisonment, sexual abuse, physical assault and battery, etc. Wrongful death is a category of personal injury law on a more tragic scale.
Where death results from the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of the defendant, the law may permit certain surviving family members a right of recovery against the irresponsible party. We have taken several cases against 18-wheelers and defects in apartment complexes. The types of cases discussed here occupy that area of the legal field known as “tort” law. Tort law is based on a simple but important concept: that those who engage in irresponsible conduct that harms others are responsible for the damage they do. In other words, tort law (which encompasses personal injury and wrongful death) imposes a Code of Responsibility.
The Law Offices of Garcia & Dubove, P.C. has handled many such cases, with successful results for our clients. If you have a personal injury matter you would like to discuss with us, please call us immediately.