Personal Injury

Personal Injury Lawyer in Sugar Land

At the Law Office of Annie Scott, we have helped numerous injured Texans receive compensation for pain, suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and more. If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident, let our Sugar Land personal injury attorney be your advocate.

Although we cannot promise any particular outcome to your case, we can assure you of a few important things. When you choose us, our attorney and supporting staff will work tirelessly on your behalf, providing your case with the time and attention it deserves.  

To discuss your situation, schedule a free consultation by calling (281) 466-4118 or reaching out to us online.

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do? 

While ads for personal injury attorneys are everywhere, what these legal professionals do is still unclear to many. Our personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of Annie Scott represents individuals who have been injured in accidents that another's recklessness or negligence caused. 

Our attorney advocates for clients with cases involving: 

  • Car, truck, or motorcycle accidents 
  • Bicycle or pedestrian accidents 
  • Slip-and-fall accidents 
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect 
  • Product liability
  • Workplace accidents
  • Wrongful death 

What Damages Can You Recover in Texas Personal Injury Cases? 

In Texas, parties in personal injury cases can seek compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include the costs of hospital visits, medical procedures, medication, therapy, and more. Additionally, lost wages, property damage, and other out-of-pocket expenses qualify as economic damages. 

By comparison, non-economic damages are less objective, but an injured party still has the right to sue for them. These things can include a decrease in quality of life, pain and suffering, disfigurement, scarring, and permanent disability. 

Beyond economic and non-economic damages, parties can sue for exemplary damages in specific cases. The state awards these to people who were victims of especially malicious, fraudulent, or reckless actions. 

Does Texas Cap the Damages You Can Recover?

Texas does not have a cap on economic damages. The state also does not cap non-economic damages, with one exception: medical malpractice. In these cases, parties cannot sue for more than $750,000. Additionally, they may not sue an individual care provider for more than $250,000 or a care facility for more than $500,000. 

The Four Elements of a Personal Injury Claim

In Texas, the suing party must prove four elements in personal injury cases:

  1. Duty: The plaintiff must establish that the defendant had a legal duty to take reasonable care to prevent harm. 
  2. Breach: The plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant breached their duty. 
  3. Causation: The plaintiff must show that the defendant's breach of duty caused the plaintiff's injuries or damages. 
  4. Damages: Finally, the plaintiff must prove that they suffered physical injuries, emotional distress, lost wages, medical bills, or other damages as a result of the defendant's breach of duty. 

Proving the above can be complicated, but our Sugar Land personal injury attorney is always up for the challenge. Throughout more than 12 years of practicing law, she has helped numerous clients move forward with their lives by receiving the compensation they deserved. 

To begin building your case, turn to the Law Office of Annie Scott today. We provide free consultations, so there is no reason to wait to learn about what we can offer you. 

Give us a call at (281) 466-4118 or contact us online

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