Navigating a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Do You Have A Case?

2022-03-08Updated: 2022-03-09 Law Office of Robert L. Ward

Accidents happen. Some are unavoidable; however, others are the result of negligence by an individual or entity. Depending on the situation, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. In this case, you can hold an individual or entity responsible for the damage.

Accidents can leave you with long-lasting injuries, emotional trauma, and ongoing medical expenses. The Law Office of Robert L. Ward has decades of experience with personal injury lawsuits. Robert L. Ward is the attorney you need on your side to make sure you hold those responsible for your injury accountable. 

Types of Injuries

You can file a personal injury lawsuit for many different reasons. Let's consider three common scenarios.

  • You were injured in a motor vehicle (car/truck) accident.
  • You were injured at work.
  • You were bitten by a dog or other animal.

Other examples include medical malpractice, a slip or fall, or assault. Incidents like these can impact people for years to come. Aside from physical damage, you may also experience psychological trauma and stress. The Law Office of Robert L. Ward can help you identify the type of personal injury you experienced and which category it may fall under. 

Seeking Compensation

It is possible to file a claim with the insurance company of the person or entity at fault. However, in most cases, you will have to file a personal injury lawsuit. Insurance companies often deny fair compensation, so filing a lawsuit is the best way to obtain compensation. The Law Office of Robert L. Ward will handle all aspects of your case from beginning to end. 

Building a Case

The first question we will ask is whether you have proof that your claims are valid. You must prove that the injury arose from negligence on the part of an individual or entity. You may need to file a worker's compensation claim if you were injured at work. Workers' compensation claims are more complicated. Nonetheless, an experienced attorney such as Robert L Ward can guide you through the legal nuances.

The biggest part of building your case is gathering evidence that will support or back up your personal injury claim. The Law Office of Robert L. War can help guide you in how much evidence you need and what types might be best to bring into your case. 

Types of Evidence:

  • Police reports and on-premises incident reports
  • Statements from witnesses
  • Videos or pictures from the scene
  • A statement from your doctor about your injuries
  • Evidence of injury-related medical treatment
  • Evidence of your injury-related absences from work 

The Lawsuit Process With The Law Office of Robert L. Ward

When you contact us regarding a potential personal injury lawsuit, we listen closely to your situation. After that, we will ask you to provide evidence to support your claim. Once we have this information, our team will contact the insurance companies involved.

It is our goal to obtain financial compensation for the damages you have suffered. Negotiating a fair settlement is our top priority. If this is not feasible, the case will go to trial. The team at the Law Office of Robert L. Ward will continue to represent you throughout this process.

What Is Fair Compensation?

There are several ways to calculate fair compensation. For example, we will look at any medical fees like ambulance rides, hospital bills, aftercare services, and medication costs. If you were employed, we will also seek compensation for lost wages.

A monetary value cannot be assigned to everything. For example, you may suffer emotional trauma after an incident. You might also struggle with depression. These are important issues that should not be overlooked, but they are also difficult to value financially. An experienced attorney like Robert L. Ward can explain these damages and pursue the best possible outcome on your behalf.

If you or someone you know has recently been injured and is interested in pursuing a personal injury claim, Robert L. Ward is the attorney you want on your side. Dealing with the aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming. Let us handle the legal side.

At the Law Office of Robert L. Ward, we have extensive experience handling personal injury cases. We recognize that every situation is different, which is why we work with our clients using a customized approach. With offices in Cleburne and Granbury, we can help our North Texas clients with their legal problems as quickly as possible.