If you were injured in any type of accident, you may be incurring medical expenses and losing wages due to being unable to work because of your injuries. You may wonder if you have a legal case and wonder what to do next. At Springer & Lyle, we answer some frequently asked questions about personal injury claims. Frequently Asked Questions How do I know if I have a case? Most personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation where they will review the circumstances of your accident, explain to you the law, and advise you whether you have a case and what the chances are for … [Read more...]
Stages of a Texas Personal Injury Case
Every year, thousands and thousands of Texans are involved in accidents. They have car crashes, fall off ladders, get bit by dogs, slip, trip and fall, and more. But not every accident rises to the level of requiring a personal injury lawsuit to be filed. Our job at Springer & Lyle is to meet with you and determine if a lawsuit is necessary for your claim. All claims are different and must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The stages after the filing of the lawsuit include the following: Discovery Process After the lawsuit is filed and the opposing party has filed a … [Read more...]
How Can I Avoid Damaging My Personal Injury Case?
Your personal injury attorney needs your cooperation while your case is pending. You are likely unaware how certain actions you take may result in a reduction in the damages you collect or a complete dismissal of your claim. At Springer & Lyle, we have some tips for how to avoid damaging your personal injury case during the time your claim is pending. Some basic instructions all attorneys will give you are to avoid talking to any insurance claims adjuster without either consulting your attorney or having your attorney present. You should also avoid minimizing your injuries when talking … [Read more...]
Social Media Tips for Your Personal Injury Case
It is common for people to make frequent posts on social media about things that are happening in their life. They post “selfies” showing themselves participating in various events, including photos of their outdoor excursions. Those involved in personal injury lawsuits need to know how this can backfire and work against them. Our personal injury attorneys at Springer & Lyle offer tips for avoiding the use of social media if you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit. How Not to Use Social Media When You Have A Pending Personal Injury Lawsuit Several years ago, a man … [Read more...]
Who Pays For A Personal Injury Case?
When you file a personal injury claim, you’re expecting compensation for what you’ve lost. It could be a financial loss, loss of time, or a loss of quality of life due to injuries or mental anguish. Your primary focus is trying to be made whole. Springer & Lyle has first-hand experience with these types of claims and the breakdown of who pays for a personal injury case. Medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering are some types of compensation you can receive but there are also costs associated with a personal injury case. The most common expenses for personal injury claims are … [Read more...]
Reckless Driving: How Does It Impact a Personal Injury Case
According to Texas law, people are guilty of reckless driving if they drive a vehicle in a manner that demonstrates a“willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” One example of this is when a driver weaves in and out of traffic, cutting between cars in different lanes, in order to get ahead. Other examples are when drivers demonstrate road rage by slamming on their brakes in front of a car they believe cut them off, or when drivers engage in racing with other drivers. When people are injured in a vehicular accident, they may be able to collect damages from the at … [Read more...]
My Personal Injury Case: Will It Have to Go to Court?
The easy answer to the question, “Will my personal injury lawsuit go to court?” is that it all depends. Many factors have to be considered before that decision is made. At Springer & Lyle, each claim is prepared as though it will go to trial. Meanwhile, we consider reasonable settlement offers and advise the clients accordingly before we ever get to court. Our goal is to help each client maximize the value of their claim. In a high percentage of cases, this can be accomplished without a trial. Having said that, each case is different and there are many factors that go into the analysis. … [Read more...]
What Is Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case?
If you were injured in any type of accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to collect for your pain and suffering in addition to being reimbursed for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Pain and suffering damages are fact questions to be addressed by the judge or jury and may be awarded but do not have to be. At Springer & Lyle, we are experienced in developing and presenting these types of damages based on the unique circumstances of each case. What is “Pain and Suffering” There are two types of damages in every personal injury case: economic … [Read more...]