Personal Injury 101
Personal Injury Law and Personal Injury Cases are very common in our society. Anything from a slip and fall case to a accident injury case could fall under personal injury law. As a personal injury attorney, we serve the Dallas area, helping those injured receive fair compensation.What is a Personal Injury Case?
Personal Injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers an injury or accident and someone else might be responsible for the harm. These disputes become legal and formalized by civil court proceedings that seek to find the responsible parties at fault through a court judgement. It is common for these disputes to be settled outside of court, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a personal injury attorney.Statute of Limitations
Plaintiffs have a limited time in which they can file a lawsuit. In most cases the time begins when the injury occurs or when the plaintiff discovers the injury. Texas State Law says that a plaintiff has two years to file a suite for a personal injury. However, for sex crimes, it is five years, and one year for slander or libel cases. Each state is different since state law dictates the statute of limitations. So, if you aren’t in Texas, find out what your state law is.What Laws Govern Personal Injury Cases?
Unlike other areas of law, most personal injury decisions are based on previous court cases and treaties written by scholars. There is no penal code for personal injury cases like other areas of law, such as criminal law. Many states have taken action to develop written statutes for personal injury law, but previous court decisions still remain the main source of law in any legal case.