If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury because of another person or company's actions, you may have a legal case against the at-fault party. At Michael J. Whitten & Associates, P.C., we believe that, if someone else was responsible for your injury, he or she should also be responsible for helping you recover from it. Injury can be result of someone's negligence, such as drunk driving, or the violation of some other traffic law. Because Texas law acknowledges damages for the pain, anguish, physical disability, loss of earning, and doctor and hospital expenses, you have the right seek compensation.

If you or somebody you love has been injured or wronged, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and/or loss.

Personal Injury

A personal injury lawsuit is simply a legal action, brought in court, by someone who has been injured (either physically or emotionally) by another person, usually by way of an accident, fall, or product malfunction. There are many phases to a personal injury lawsuit, and it’s often difficult to predict how long it will take to resolve a case.

When an injury incident occurs, it is important to record as much data as you can about the circumstances surrounding the accident as quickly as you can. For example, calling the police to obtain a police report, having someone take pictures or videos of the scene will help validate your case. Record any details about the accident, such as a torn carpet or damaged step that may have caused a fall. Get names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident. If any injury is a result of the incident, seek medical care as soon as possible to find out what injuries have been caused and to minimize injury. Documenting these details early on will help in determining key issues, such as fault and amount of damages, when the time comes.

It is important to have an attorney as soon as possible after the incident, one who can help you gather key evidence and provide valuable advice on how to document your injuries and damages. Never talk to an attorney or insurance company representing the other party in the incident, before consulting with your own attorney first.