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Houston’s Top Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you have the right to pursue financial compensation.
Compensation for the emotional, physical, and monetary damages you have suffered. By filing a personal injury claim, you can hold the person or entity responsible and accountable for their negligence. Working with Walker Texas Lawyer increases your chances of receiving compensation. As well as, obtaining the justice you deserve. When you need legal counsel, you can count on Houston’s Personal Injury Lawyer, Walker Texas Lawyer.
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James Walker is a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, Texas. He has over 35 years of legal experience and has helped over 25,000 clients. This means he has demonstrated his extensive knowledge of legal procedures. He knows how to handle insurance companies. If insurance companies refuse to give you a fair shake, he will take the insurance companies to court. He knows the law inside and out. He knows what he’s doing.
If you were in an accident or treated unfairly, we want to put our knowledge of the law to work for you today. Give the Texas personal injury lawyer a call at (713) 552-1117 or fill out our free initial consultation form. Remember our No Fee Guarantee means that you will not Pay Unless You Win.
Member Of The Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from across the country. These are lawyers that exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. If you go to trial, you want a member from this organization for handle your case. James Walker is member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
Cases We Handle
Whether an injury occurred by a vehicle accident, a dangerous product, at a job, or in any other situation involving negligence, responsible parties need to be accountable for their actions. Walker Texas Lawyer is an advocate for his clients. Below is a list of Personal Injury issues that James Walker handles:
Personal Injury Lawsuits
Trying injury lawsuits, also known as tort claims, are one of the most important functions of the civil courts today. The number of lawsuits filed on an annual basis has been decreasing. Fewer lawsuits should mean fewer people getting hurt. However, injuries due to negligence have not decreased at the same rate.
What has caused this discrepancy is tort legislation lobbied by insurance companies in state legislatures. Insurance companies have made everyone believe that there is a high rate of huge verdicts awarded to victims. However, studies have shown that jury verdicts awarding huge amounts in compensation to injury victims do not happen very often. Nevertheless, certain types of damages have been capped. Legislatures are making it more difficult to hold insurance companies accountable. Thus, the insurance lobby has successfully guarded the insurance companies at the expense of the victim. Personal injury attorneys are who you need to fight these insurance companies. Personal Injury Lawyers are the only arm of the law that speaks on behalf of consumers and everyday people.
Accident Injury Lawyer
Jim Walker is a personal injury lawyer. He fights to ensure that people who are suffering from personal injuries do not lose their rights. Whether you are in a truck accident, motorcycle accident, industrial accident, or injured at another’s expense, Walker Texas Lawyer will fight for you. Your life matters. Your injuries matter. He won’t allow anyone to hurt you without facing the consequences.
We can handle all your Personal Injury Claims:
18 Wheeler Truck Accidents
Slip and Fall
What Are My Legal Options
The benefit of consulting with a personal injury attorney is that they are able to discuss all your legal options with you. There are many misconceptions about what happens when you file a lawsuit. People often envision facing off in a courtroom.
The reality is that most personal injury lawsuits result in settlements. Only 4 to 5 percent of those cases actually go to trial. Trials are more expensive and time-consuming, so it is usually in everyone’s best interests to come up with a fair settlement. A settlement simply means that the injured party accepts an amount of compensation from the responsible party (or parties). In return, you agree not to seek any further damages from them.
Accident Injury Claims
Personal injury claims are civil lawsuits. It’s possible that a criminal case against the negligent party (such as a drunk driver) will take place while you are pursuing your civil case. However, those two claims are entirely separate and handled by different attorneys applying different Texas statutes.
In Texas, there is a two-year statute of limitations to file a claim against a negligent party. Sometimes the extent of the injuries is so uncertain that it can be wise to wait to file suit. You may want to fully understand what your ultimate outcome will be. However, you still should talk to an attorney as soon as possible after your accident. You don’t want to miss the deadline or risk that valuable evidence goes missing. Any case submitted after the statue of limitations will likely not come to fruition.
Statute of Limitations in Texas
In General, the personal injury statute of limitations in Texas is two years from the date of the accident. If you are going to file a lawsuit you must do so within this time span. You can learn more about the law by clicking here.
There are exceptions that can extend and/or shorten a limitations period. One example of extending the date is called tolling. Time limitations can be extended if the injured individual was a minor at the time of the incident occurred. When they turn 18, the standard two-year statute of limitations becomes active.
Additionally, if you are in an accident with a government entity in Texas, you may have other provisions you may need to comply with. Some municipalities have very short notice provisions from a few months to six months. It is very important that you understand the provisions that may apply to such entity.
There are other legal deadlines that can impact a personal injury claim in Texas. If you have any issues or questions regarding a potential limitation or the timing of a personal injury claim contact Walker Texas Lawyer Today! He is the Texas Personal Injury Lawyer.
How a Personal Injury Case Reaches a Settlement
A settlement occurs when the defendant agrees to pay the plaintiff a specified amount of money to end the case. This is how most personal injury lawsuits end. A settlement avoids the legal costs to the insurance companies of taking the case so trial. Typically, a settlement will occur before a lawsuit is even filed.
While there is no way to determine the exact cost of a settlement. There are several factors that are taken into consideration:
- The amount of medical bills
- Severity of injuries
- The estimated duration of the recovery period
- Economic and non-economic damages
Why Walker Texas Lawyer
If you have been in a serious accident, you may wonder how an accident lawyer can help you. Below are a few reasons why you need an injury attorney. As well as, why Walker Texas Lawyer is the choice for you:
No matter the extent of the injuries or type of accident you have been injured in, call Walker Texas Lawyer today. He knows what is at stake and will do everything possible to fight for the compensation that you deserve
Want to know more about how to you to file a claim? Call today at (713) 552-1117. We are here to fight for you.
Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions
Walker Texas Lawyer has represented over 25,000 clients in personal injury cases. Therefore, Walker knows what is important to clients. Additionally, he recognizes how to best protect his clients interest before, during, and after their lawsuit.
In legal terms, personal injury refers to any damages suffered by a person as the result of another individual or entity, such as a business. Contrary to popular belief, personal injury is not limited to physical damages or visible injuries alone. They may also include emotional injuries, including mental anguish.
Essentially, a personal injury claim is a lawsuit brought by a victim or their family. The claim is against a defendant who caused their injuries and losses. Personal injury claims will focus on proving that another person or entity caused damages to a victim. Additionally, that they are financially liable for compensating the victim for their losses.
Additionally, you want to hire an attorney that works on a contingency fee. This way you are not out of pocket.
This is the reason initial consultations are so important. A personal injury lawyer will help you determine if you have a valid claim. Walker Texas Lawyer will ask the questions regarding your injury, do some investigation, and let you know if your case fits within the definition of negligence. If it does, then you have a case. If not, then at least you will know. Either way, the best way is to schedule your FREE initial consultation with Walker Texas Lawyer today! Walker Texas Lawyer works on a contingency fee.
The potential value of your personal injury claim will depend on a number of factors. Factors such as, unique circumstances, and facts relating to your specific case. It would be nearly impossible to reach a figure that estimates your claim’s worth without first analyzing your case. However, this is often figured by medical bills, severity of injuries, estimated duration of the recovery period. As well as, your lost wages and other considerations.
Walker Texas Lawyer knows that each client and each case is unique. By providing personalized case evaluations we will be better able to assess the extent of your damages to determine the potential merits of your claim.
It depends on the type of defendant. For example, lawsuits against corporations are usually paid out by the corporation itself (unless the company had a relevant insurance claim). Individual defendants are usually paid by their insurance companies or out of their personal assets if they have enough to compensate your injuries. The other party’s insurance pays car accident claims.
Not all personal injury cases extend into the trial phase. In fact, negotiations can settle most personal injury claims. There are cases in which defendants dispute claims or otherwise fail to offer settlements that meet the needs of victim. In these cases, your right to trial can be a powerful tool in the hands of a capable attorney.
There are laws protecting you from “retaliation” from your employer. When you file a claim against your employer, they cannot fire you for it, directly or indirectly. For instance, if your hours were cut soon after filing your lawsuit, then your employer could be in even more trouble. Your right to sue is well protected. Especially if you hire an attorney with employment law knowledge.