People that have been injured in accidents caused by the negligence of another person can often recover significant monetary compensation for their medical bills and other expenses. In addition, in many cases, noneconomic damages may also be available for physical and emotional pain and suffering. The information below is intended to help non-lawyers understand personal injury law as well as help them get an idea as to what to expect if they have a legal claim. Personal injury law can be extremely complicated, so the information below should not be used in lieu of advice provided by a qualified Houston personal injury lawyer. To schedule a free consultation with attorney Erica de Lachica, call our office today at (713) 292-2980 or email us through our online contact form available here.
Personal injury law information
- Wikipedia article on Tort Law – Personal injury law is based on the common law concept of torts, which are civil wrongs that are compensable through monetary damages. This Wikipedia entry provides a good primer on tort law and explains many of the legal concepts that arise during personal injury litigation.
- Texas statute on Proportionate Responsibility – The Texas statute that prevents people from recovering damages if they are determined to be more than 50 percent at-fault for an accident.
- American Bar Association Personal Injury Resource Page – Information regarding personal injury developed by the American Bar Association (ABA) intended to help the general public understand personal injury law and litigation.
- Wikipedia article about personal injury – This Wikipedia entry explains personal injury lawsuits generally as well as discussing the types of accidents that often lead to personal injury claims.
Information regarding common accidents and injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) informational website regarding Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).
- Slip and Fall Accidents – Information about common causes of slip and fall accidents as well as tips on making your home safer, provided by the National Safety Council (NSC).
- Motor Vehicle Accidents – A website maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with information and safety tips regarding motor vehicle accidents.
- Burn Injuries – An informational website provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine with helpful links about burn injuries.
- Consumer product injuries – A link to the home page of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. This website has information about current recalls as well as information for business and consumers about regulations regarding consumer product regulation and safety.