Personal Injury Law Firm in Amarillo
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After you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of someone else’s poor decision, it can be difficult and frustrating to determine what to do next. In a perfect world, a person would be able to simply take the time they need to recover from an injury and then get back to their life. Unfortunately, it is rarely that easy. Our lawyers have over 200 years of combined experience to help you navigate dealings with insurance companies, civil litigation, and much more.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Claim?
While the specific amount of compensation you can recover will depend on the specifics of your case, there are three main types of damages an injury victim can pursue in a personal injury case. These include:
- Economic damages
- Non-economic damages
- Punitive damages
Economic damages compensate the injured party for financial losses, such as medical expenses or missed days at work due to the inability to work. Non-economic damages, as the name suggests, compensates the injured party for non-financial suffering, like pain and suffering, or mental anguish. The last type of damages differ from the first two in that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party, as such they are not often awarded.
Texas Statute of Limitations for Personal Injuries
Victims of personal injuries have up to two years from the date of their accident to file their personal injury claim. It's important that you enlist the expertise of a skilled attorney to help you understand the intricacies of your unique case and to discover your opportunities for financial recovery. Not only can your attorney help you understand what will happen during your case but they can help investigate your accident and father helpful information such as photos from the scene of the accident and witness statements.
We Have a History of Success
When you choose Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell, LLP, you’ll be working with a firm that only represents the plaintiffs in personal injury cases. However, several of our attorneys have a great deal of experience in defending these claims, giving us a uniquely in-depth perspective into both sides of a case and enabling us to provide thorough, effective representation for your case.
We have represented a wide variety of personal injury cases, just a few of which include:
- A woman who suffered brain damage as a result of negligent administration of anesthesia during pre-op.
- Numerous clients who had to undergo replacement of defective hip transplants manufactured by Stryker.
- A man who suffered serious burns as a result of a gas leak under his home.
- The family of a man killed by an accident on a drilling rig.
- The family of a man electrocuted at a construction site in Lubbock, Texas.
- The family of a pilot who was killed as the result of the failure of a remanufactured oil pump installed in his private plane.
Should You Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Personal injury cases tend to be very complex. This is a highly specialized area of litigation, one that requires not only an in-depth understanding of the law but also insight that goes beyond the letter of the law. At Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell, LLP, we strive to remain current and stay a step ahead of the latest developments and precedents in relevant case law. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in Amarillo, contact our experienced personal injury attorney today.
Call Templeton Smithee Hayes Heinrich & Russell, LLP Today
You and your family deserve a legal team with knowledge, experience, and the track record to back it up. Our Amarillo attorneys, three of whom are Board Certified, have dedicated their careers to helping people like you get the compensation they need to move on with their lives.
We handle cases including and not limited to:
- Auto and Truck Accidents
- Defective Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
- Catastrophic Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Workplace Accidents
- Aviation Accidents