Getting into an accident of any kind that wasn’t your fault can greatly affect your life. It’s likely that you rely on being able to move your body, work, and live pain free in order to make money to pay your bills or take care of yourself and your family. When someone else’s negligence hinders that by causing you an injury and subsequent bills, you might struggle to make ends meet or get back to your everyday life.
At Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm, our Austin, TX personal injury lawyers are dedicated to getting you the justice you deserve so that you can recover from what happened to you. Not only can we help you financially recover from your accident, but we can also help you physically and emotionally recover by giving you the time and space to heal.
Our law firm will also be able to support you through the entire process, including telling you how to handle insurance adjusters or the other party’s legal team. Typically, these parties will try to get information out of you that you don’t think applies to the case but might allow them to reduce your settlement or argue that you were lying about injuries. We’ll help you keep this from happening and work towards getting you full and fair compensation.
Different Cases We Handle
When you think of personal injury, you might not know what kinds of situations are included. You have grounds to file a legal claim against a negligent party who caused your injuries, whatever the cause may have been. You might only consider car accidents as the types of scenarios that warrant a personal injury claim, but there’s many more.
Any time another person breaches their duty of care that they owed you and leads to you being injured and suffering from damages, you can file a claim against them for personal injury. Our Austin, TX personal injury attorneys have experience handling claims that involve:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Premises Liability
- Nursing Home Abuse
If you do see what caused your injury listed above, then we can help you build a claim to hold the other party responsible. However, if you don’t see what happened to you listed above, we still might be able to take your case. These aren’t the only situations that can lead to you getting hurt, especially when someone else is the one to blame for what happened.
We’re willing to answer any questions you have and help you determine if you have the grounds to take legal action against another party. At Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm, we’re dedicated to getting you the answers you deserve. Our personal injury lawyers are here to guide you through this confusing time.
Negligence Laws in Texas
Negligence is one of the most important, if not the most important, part of your personal injury claim. In Texas, we follow the comparative negligence rule, but we call it proportionate responsibility. This means that you cannot recover compensation for the accident if you were more than 50 percent at fault for what happened.
That’s why proving that the other party was more than 50 percent at fault for your incident is so vital for your claim—without being able to prove the other party was negligent and therefore responsible, you might not have viable claim. Having a personal injury attorney on your side will help you prove the elements of fault that show the other party was negligent.
Here are the four important elements that will help your lawyer prove negligence:
- The other party owed you a duty of care.
- They breached that duty of care through negligence.
- That breach caused you harm in the form of an injury.
- That injury caused you to suffer damages.
Our Austin, TX personal injury attorneys have experience looking into negligence and proving that the other party was at fault for what happened to you. We have methods of investigation to get evidence pertaining to your incident. A police report, complaint to a government entity, or any other kind of paperwork that was filed is the initial evidence that we will need.
Moving forward, we’ll look into your medical records, bills for treatment and medication, costs of damage repairs, lost wages, and any other documentation that shows what you’ve suffered as a result of the accident. All of these help us prove that you suffered injuries and damages as a result of the other party’s negligence.
Once we build our proof that you weren’t negligent, or at least 50 percent or less responsible for what happened, you will be able to feel more confident that you’ll get justice for the wrongs you’ve suffered. With our lawyers on your side, you can have peace of mind in your personal injury claim.
Proud to Represent the People of Austin
At Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm, we’re proud to support and represent the people of Austin, TX. As the capital city with a population of nearly 3 million people in the metro area, and as the home to the University of Texas, Austin is one of the largest cities in Texas. With all of these people, you can be sure that there is plenty of diversity and things to do in our city.
We have a thriving downtown and surrounding areas that are full of different restaurants, music venues, parks, scenic walks, and anything else you could think of visiting. Bars and nightclubs provide fun for the adults of the city, which is why Austin is considered a young and hip area for residents and visitors.
Additionally, we have many industries in Austin, but it has been growingly known as a hub for technology. Large tech companies aren’t the only main employers, though. We also have pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, food companies, and other product manufacturers in the city. The University of Texas at Austin, other schools in the area, and the government employ many residents as well.
Even though there are countless great things about Austin, accidents still happen. When you’re visiting or living in our city and someone else’s negligence causes you injury, you could use the help of one of our personal injury lawyers. We’re here to protect the rights of the people of Austin.
Our Lawyers Can Help You in the Lone Star State
Our personal injury attorneys at Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm have experience representing clients for all kinds of cases. We are well-versed in Texas law and understand how delicate your case might be. That’s why we’re your best choice when looking for a lawyer to guide you through your claim.
We have the expertise and knowledge to be able to effectively represent you, while still having the care and consideration to make sure you feel comfortable every step of the way. Taking legal action can be intimidating, especially if the party you’re going up against is a larger company or the government. We’re not afraid to stand up for you and keep you informed every step of the way.
We believe that everyone deserves justice when they’ve been wronged, which is why we’re prepared to build you the strongest claim possible. You should have peace of mind in your case. Reach out to our law firm today so we can get started discussing your legal options during a free consultation.