Dedicated Kerrville Personal Injury Lawyer Fights to Maximize Compensation
Count on skilled legal support when an injury occurs in Texas
When someone else’s negligence causes a personal injury, the impact on you and your family is immediate and profound. Medical costs, lost wages and other expense may mount as you recuperate, and the most serious injuries can leave you with permanent disability and chronic pain. The Law Firm of Richard L. Ellison, P.C. is a determined advocate for injury victims in Kerrville and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. I will fight for the monetary compensation you need to promote healing and the fullest recovery possible.
Standing up for those injured in motor vehicle accidents
Automobile accidents are an everyday occurrence with many different causes. If you have been injured in a car accident in Kerrville, I will thoroughly investigate the circumstances, collect witness statements and physical evidence and consult with medical and accident reconstruction experts to build a strategy for obtaining the compensation you need and deserve. Texas is a “fault” state, which allows auto accident victims to sue those responsible for their injuries without the need to go through their own insurance companies first.
Compassionate help with motorcycle accidents in Texas
Motorcyclists face greater dangers on the road than motor vehicle drivers due to the lack of physical barrier between them, other vehicles and the road. Injuries suffered in a motorcycle accidents are often devastating, and the costs for short-term and long-term medical care can be staggering. I provide compassionate, experienced representation for victims of motorcycle accidents.
Fighting for compensation to get you on the road to recovery
When someone else is at fault for your injury, you have the right to hold them responsible for their negligence by filing a personal injury lawsuit and seeking monetary damages. Types of damages include:
- Medical expenses — These are the costs of the care you received from the date of the accident and your anticipated future expenses, including doctor, hospital, home care, diagnostic and therapeutic services as well as medicines and healthcare devices.
- Lost wages — You can recover actual wages lost due to an injury that prevented you from working as well as estimated future lost wages or lost earning capacity.
- Non-economic damages — These include compensation for pain and suffering, loss of companionship and other negative effects on quality of life caused by the accident.
There is no cap on the amount of provable damages that can be recovered. However, Texas follows a rule of modified comparative negligence, which means you can sue for damages if you are not more than 50 percent at fault for the accident. However, your damages will be reduced in proportion to your negligence.
Punitive damages, also called exemplary damages, may also be recovered in certain cases. They are intended to punish and deter future egregious behavior. Punitives are limited to the greater of $200,000 or two times the amount of economic damages, plus up to $750,000 in noneconomic damages.
Winning strategies for catastrophic injuries
I help victims of catastrophic injuries, which include such life-altering harm as brain or spinal cord trauma, lost body parts, severe burns and other severe and permanent detriments. I have seen the devastating effects these heightened injuries have on my clients and work diligently to help them become as whole as possible under the circumstances.
Experienced attorney for all types of injury claims
I also help clients with injury claims involving:
- Defective premises/premises liability
- Trespass, property damage
- Wrongful death
- Drunk driving and dram shop liability
- Car accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Bike accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
Personal injury lawsuits in Texas must be filed within two years of the injury, and the legal steps you take soon after the accident can be critical in facilitating a strong claim that produces optimal compensation for your injuries.
Contact a determined, compassionate injury attorney in Kerrville, TX
If you have been injured in an accident due at least in part to another person’s negligence, discuss your options with an experienced attorney. Call the Law Firm of Richard L. Ellison, P.C. at 830-955-8168 for an appointment, or contact my Kerrville office online.