Kountze Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Hardin County and Surrounding Areas
We all owe duties of care to others in a variety of situations. For instance, car and truck drivers must drive attentively and competently, looking out for the safety of others on the road. Employers and construction contractors must provide a safe working environment, including training, supervision, protective gear and equipment as necessary for worker safety. Product manufacturers must design and build products that are safe for their intended use or any reasonably foreseeable use. Nursing homes must hire a sufficient number of trained and supervised staff to deal with their patient load carefully and competently.
When any duty of care is breached or violated, the responsible driver, employer, manufacturer, nursing home, etc. is liable for the damages or harm caused by their negligence. Damages recoverable on a personal injury claim include losses such as:
- Past and Future Medical Expenses
- Costs of Therapy or Rehabilitation
- Lost Wages for Work You Missed
- Loss of Future Earnings Due to Disability
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental Distress
- Scarring or Disfigurement
- Loss in Quality of Life
Although a financial recovery for a severe injury can be significant, getting the right amount of compensation can be difficult and challenging. The insurance company might be quick to hand you a check, but if you don’t have a lawyer, the amount they offer will not be anywhere close to the full value of your claim. If you take their check, though, you’ve relinquished your right to get anything more, even after you find out your injuries and costs are more significant than you ever knew.
By hiring a personal injury attorney to represent you, you can be assured of what your claim is worth and what you should expect to receive. An experienced injury lawyer knows how to document and build a case that proves the other party’s fault and liability to you, and establishes the full amount of your medical bills and other costs. At The Butler Law Firm, we have over 35 years of experience negotiating and litigating personal injury claims in Hardin County. If the amount the insurance company offers is less than it should be, we can take them to court and let a jury of your neighbors decide how much they owe.
At The Butler Law Firm, our attorneys are experienced in a wide range of personal injury matters. Call our office in Kountze after any accident or injury in Hardin, Tyler or Jefferson County. Some of the types of cases we regularly handle include:
Auto Accidents – hit by a distracted driver, drunk driver, speeding or reckless driver
18-Wheeler Accidents – hit by a fatigued trucker who drove long past the maximum allowed hours of service, struck by a negligently-maintained semi with bad tires or brakes
Workplace and Construction Accidents – refinery explosions, chemical spills, logging accidents, fires, oilfield accidents, toxic chemical exposure, asbestos & mesothelioma
Maritime Injuries – offshore oil rig accidents, tugboat and barge collisions, Jones Act claims
Defective Products – design defects, manufacturing defects, failure to warn
Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse – bedsores, assault, sexual assault, improper use of restraints, medication errors, dehydration, malnutrition, unsanitary conditions, poor hygiene
Catastrophic Injuries – traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, wrongful death
Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
When you suffer an injury because of another’s negligence, you can bring a claim or lawsuit against them for the harm they caused. “Negligence” means they owed you a duty to use reasonable care for your safety, they breached or violated that duty by failing to act safely, and their failure caused or contributed to your injury. A negligent actor could be a car or truck driver who causes an accident by speeding, driving drunk, texting while driving, or nodding off at the wheel after driving too many hours. A negligent actor could be an employer or contractor who fails to maintain a safe working environment for employees or provide them with personal protective equipment and gear in good working order. A company could even be liable for putting a dangerously defective product on the market, regardless of whether they were negligent or not.
If you can prove the other driver or responsible party was negligent and their negligence injured you, you could recover compensation for your past and future medical bills, lost wages or income, pain and suffering, and other legal damages. In cases of “gross negligence,” you can recover exemplary or punitive damages as well, intended to punish the defendant and deter future similar conduct from others by making an example of the offender.
The best way to find out if you have a case is to bring your claim to an experienced personal injury attorney. At The Butler Law Firm, we’ll review your case at no cost and let you know how we think we can help. If we take your case, we’ll advance all costs of litigation and only take a fee once we have recovered compensation on your behalf. If we aren’t successful, you won’t owe us anything.
Get Immediate Help After a Personal Injury in Hardin, Jefferson or Tyler County
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto or 18-wheeler accident, workplace or construction accident, maritime accident or otherwise suffered a personal injury at the hands of a negligent individual or business, call The Butler Law Firm in Kountze for help from the law firm which has served countless people like yourself and helped them through a difficult time with compassion, caring, and excellent results.