In Texas, everyone is held to the standard of acting as a reasonably prudent person would in the same or similar circumstances. If someone fails to behave according to this standard and, as a result, injures you, that person has been negligent. As the victim of this negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for the damage you have suffered.

A negligence claim can arise in many different ways, some obvious and some not so obvious. Further, every claim will involve the expert interpretation of existing law as applicable to the facts of the situation. This can be complicated and is best left to the evaluation of a lawyer specializing in personal injury law.

Once a lawyer has determined your injuries have in fact been legally caused by the negligence of another, the next step is to determine the correct amount of fair and reasonable compensation allowed by law. Again, the personal injury law specialist is best equipped to make this very important decision.

Finally, the most important step is to actually obtain the proper amount of monetary damages you have suffered. I do this by making a legal claim for monetary damages against the negligent party on your behalf. Your claim may be resolved by negotiation or, if agreement cannot be reached, by trial in the civil courts.


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