Lubbock Personal Injury Attorney
We Are Ready to Seek Justice for You
An accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongful acts can leave you with serious injuries, high medical costs, and emotional trauma. Additionally, the harm you suffered can prevent you from returning to work, causing you to lose some income. The financial burdens arising from your accident should not have to land on your shoulders if another person was responsible. Under personal injury laws, you may have the right to pursue compensation from the at-fault party to cover your damages. But, trying to file a claim or lawsuit can be overwhelming, especially when you are recovering from injuries or dealing with the loss of a loved one.
At Keith & Lorfing, our Lubbock personal injury lawyer can provide the legal help you need. We’ll thoroughly investigate your case, gather and preserve evidence, and build a compelling strategy on your behalf. Our attorney has extensive experience handling various legal matters, including trucking accidents, workplace accidents, and wrongful death, and has taken cases to trial at the state and federal levels. We are prepared to go up against insurance companies or present arguments in court to pursue fair compensation on your behalf.
We Stand Up for You In and Out of the Courtroom
Pursuing compensation after an accident caused by someone else is not always easy. Your first step might be filing a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Making your case to the carrier and justifying your request for financial recovery can be challenging. You must gather and analyze evidence to support your assertions that their customer was responsible for the accident.
Even after presenting your arguments, the insurance company might not offer a just settlement for damages you incurred. A low offer won’t cover your out-of-pocket expenses and other accident-related losses. To get the compensation you need, you must negotiate with the carrier, which can be intimidating when the company may have a team of lawyers protecting its bottom line.
Our personal injury attorney in Lubbock is here to protect your best interests. We will conduct an intensive investigation and build a legal strategy to tell your side of the story. Our team will also fully evaluate your case to determine a fair and just amount of compensation to include in the demand letter to the insurance company. Leveraging our stellar negotiation skills, we can enter talks with the carrier to pursue the financial recovery you deserve.
Although most personal injury cases are settled outside the courtroom, some must be taken to trial. This can happen when the negotiations do not end favorably for the claimant or the insurance company argues that the injured party was in some way responsible for the accident. When a case goes to court, arguments must be presented before a judge or jury. The trier of fact will decide whether compensation is deserved and what amount.
We can represent you in court to pursue justice on your behalf. Our attorney is a talented trial lawyer. We know how to seek results and will put our knowledge and skills to work for you.
At Keith & Lorfing, we provide guidance for a range of personal injury cases, including:
- Bus accidents. Passengers or pedestrians injured in a bus collision may pursue compensation.
- Car collisions. Injured parties may file claims against the at-fault driver to cover accident-related costs.
- Construction accidents. Construction workers can be seriously injured or killed if the worksite is unsafe or if others are negligent or reckless when operating machinery and equipment.
- Criminal conduct. Persons engaged in criminal activity who cause injury to another individual may be liable for damages.
- Dog attacks. Individuals can pursue claims against dog owners whose pet bites or attacks them.
- Drownings. Property owners may be held responsible for drownings if they were negligent in addressing hazards near pools, hot tubs, or other bodies of water.
- Motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists often suffer severe injuries in collisions because they are not protected by a structure like occupants in passenger vehicles are. Pursuing compensation can help cover extensive medical bills and lost wages.
- Pedestrian accidents. People walking, jogging, or even standing near roads can be involved in a devastating accident if motorists are not paying attention when operating their vehicles.
- Slip and fall accidents. A person may have a premises liability claim if they are injured because a property owner did not repair a dangerous condition on their property.
- Trucking accidents. Collisions with semi-trucks can result in serious injury or death. These are often complicated matters because several parties could be liable.
- Worksite accidents. These include accidents occurring on oil rigs, refineries, pipelines, and other similar locations.
- Wrongful death. A claim may arise if someone’s negligence or reckless actions cause another person’s death.
Pursuing Compensation Under Texas’s Personal Injury Laws
Typically, to pursue financial recovery after an accident, the claimant must prove that the other person was negligent. Negligence means that the responsible party acted below the standard level of care and, in doing so, caused an accident that led to damages.
More specifically, the elements of negligence include:
- Duty of care. Under the circumstances, the at-fault party was expected to act in a way that would prevent others from being harmed.
- Breach of duty. The at-fault party did not act as expected.
- Causation. An accident occurred because of the at-fault party’s actions.
- Damages. The injured party suffered expenses and losses in the accident.
Texas is an at-fault state for accidents. The person liable for your accident can be held financially responsible for the damages you suffered. You can seek compensation by filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
The settlement or verdict amount you may be awarded will depend on several factors, including the severity of your injuries and the medical treatment you’ll need. It will also depend on whether you played any role in causing the accident.
Texas operates under the modified comparative fault rule. This means that the amount of compensation you are awarded may be decreased by your percentage of responsibility for the accident. For instance, if it’s determined that you should get $50,000 in damages but were also 10% at fault, the $50,000 will be reduced by $5,000. Therefore, you would receive $45,000.
Our Lubbock personal injury lawyer can help you understand your rights for seeking compensation and the various laws and rules that can affect your award amount. We will work diligently to establish fault and dispute claims that you had a part in causing the accident.
Schedule a Case Evaluation with Keith & Lorfing
If you have been injured in an accident, discuss your case with our team. We can help you through the process of filing a claim or lawsuit to pursue compensation.