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Filing a Texas Personal Injury Lawsuit

At Mike Slocumb Law Firm, we believe that negligent people and parties should be held accountable for the immense harm they cause. If you were injured or if someone you love passed away due to the careless, reckless, or wrongful conduct of another, turn to our Houston personal injury lawyers for aggressive legal representation and compassionate counsel tailored to your unique situation. We have earned a reputation as one of the area’s leading personal injury law firms, and our thorough, tireless approach to litigation has helped us recover more than $500 million in compensation for our clients.

Our experienced team assists clients in all types of personal injury cases, including but not limited to claims involving: 

No matter how complex or challenging your case may be, we are ready to fight for you. There are no fees for you unless/until we recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf.

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How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Texas? 

In Texas, the statute of limitations—or filing deadline—on personal injury lawsuits is two years from the date of injury. Sometimes, when an injury is not immediately discoverable, the filing deadline may be deferred to two years from the date on which the injury was discovered or could have been discovered (known as the “discovery date”). 

However, in most cases, if you fail to bring your claim in court within two years of the date of injury, you will lose your right to seek financial compensation for your damages. For this reason, we strongly urge you to reach out to our team right away if you have been injured by the negligent or wrongful conduct of another. The sooner you speak to a member of our team, the sooner we can begin investigating your case and fighting for the fair compensation you are owed. 

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What Do You Need to Prove to Have a Personal Injury Case? 

Generally speaking, you must prove that someone else—whether another person, a company, a manufacturer, or some other entity—is legally responsible, or “liable,” for the incident that caused your injuries to have a personal injury case. 

Establishing liability in a Texas personal injury claim typically involves proving that: 

  • The defendant had a legal responsibility to prevent foreseeable injury (“duty of care”)
  • The defendant failed to uphold the duty of care, often by acting negligently or wrongfully 
  • You were injured and suffered measurable, compensable damages
  • The defendant’s negligence or wrongful conduct was the cause of your injuries and damages

Because Texas follows the rule of modified comparative fault, you must prove that if you were partly at fault for the incident that led to your injury, you were not more at fault than the other party. In other words, if you were more than 50% to blame, you cannot file a personal injury claim. 

If you are 50% or less at fault for the injury-causing event, you can still file a personal injury claim, but you will not be able to recover the full amount you are seeking in damages. Rather, your recovery will be reduced by whatever percentage of fault you are assigned by the insurance adjuster and/or court. For example, if the insurance adjuster and/or court finds you 40% at fault, you can only recover up to 60% of the full amount you are seeking in compensation. 

Do You Need an Attorney to File a Personal Injury Claim in Texas? 

You are not required by law to hire an attorney to file a personal injury claim in Texas. However, it is strongly recommended that you consider working with an experienced legal team. 

Filing a personal injury claim is often a complex, challenging process. The process can be even more difficult when you are already dealing with significant injuries, financial hardships, and emotional difficulties related to your injuries. When you hire an attorney at Mike Slocumb Law Firm, you don’t have to worry about the legal details and logistics of your case. Instead, you can focus on healing and getting back on your feet while we communicate with the insurance company, investigate the incident, gather important evidence, and build a case on your behalf. 

Many studies have found that people who work with personal injury lawyers frequently recover better settlements than individuals who try to resolve their claims on their own. And, if the insurance company refuses to play fair, our attorneys can help you prepare for litigation and aggressively advocate for your rights in court. 

For a free initial consultation, call (281) 595-1575 or contact Mike Slocumb Law Firm online using our secure submission form. 

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