DALLAS TEXAS PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
We are a personal injury law firm located in Dallas, Texas that handles personal injury
accidents in Dallas and in all of Texas. Some examples of the types of personal injury
cases we handle are as follows:
automobile accident (auto accident);
work related injuries;
slip and fall accident;
nursing home negligence;
defective drugs and
We provide personal injury services for clients who reside in Dallas, Fort Worth, and
other areas in Texas.
As a Texas personal injury lawyer, Mr. LeBlanc has evaluated cases with personal injuries
ranging from spinal cord injuries, broken bones, paralysis, and even death.
Personal Injury and Accident Law
When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated
for the personal injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered as a result of
the accident, as well as which parties will be liable for the personal injury. Texas tort law,
also known as personal injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial
opinions from prior cases. Mr. LeBlanc is a Dallas personal injury lawyer who knows
Texas tort law.
Types of Personal Injury and Accident Claims
Personal injury suits may arise from an automobile or car accident (auto accident),
motorcycle accident, construction accident, plane or boating accident, medical malpractice
injury, animal or dog bite, defective or dangerous product, "slip and fall" accident, or
intentional assault. A number of personal injury claims also arise from injuries sustained
in the workplace, including complications from industrial diseases (asbestoses, asthma,
etc.), repetitive strain injury, spinal cord injury, and occupational stress. Other personal
injury claims include suits for libel, slander, defamation and property damage.
Bringing a Personal Injury and Accident Claim
If the negligent, reckless or intentional acts of another causes a personal injury, injured
parties or their loved ones should obtain legal representation as soon as possible to
preserve evidence. Even if it appears that no one is at fault for the accident, or that
injuries are minor, it may be beneficial to seek legal advice before the statute of
limitations runs out and precludes further legal action. An injured victim may be able to
recover through a formal civil court proceeding, or through informal settlement
negotiations. If a victim chooses to pursue a civil court action, they generally must file the
lawsuit in the county where the injury occurred.
Proof Required in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Most personal injury cases require the injured party (the "plaintiff") to prove that the
opposing party (the "defendant") acted negligently. In order to recover under a
negligence claim, the injured party must generally prove that: (1) the defendant owed a
legal duty to that party; (2) the legal duty was breached by the defendant; and (3) the
defendant's actions caused the injury. Generally, every citizen has the duty to act as a
reasonably prudent person under similar circumstances. Defendants breach this duty if
they fail to act with reasonable care. If the personal injury would not have occurred but
for the defendant's breach, and there is no intervening event that breaks the chain of
causation, the defendant will be found negligent. If a court determines that a defendant
was negligent, the defendant may be liable for the plaintiff's injuries.
Recovery in a Personal Injury and Accident Lawsuit
An injured party may seek to recover his/her losses in a civil lawsuit as a result of an
accident. Additionally, a victim's family members may also be eligible to recover for losses
suffered as a result of the victim's injuries as a result of an accident. Common types of
General Damages. General damages compensate losses related to the injury that are not
easily quantifiable. General damages include compensation for pain and suffering and
Loss of Consortium. The spouse of an injured party may bring a claim for loss of
consortium. Loss of consortium damages compensate the spouse for any lost affection,
solace, comfort and sexual relations which may result after an injury.
Lost Earning Capacity. If an injury has interfered with a party's ability to earn money in
the future, the injured party may be entitled to damages for lost earning capacity. The
court will consider a number of factors in determining how much the individual would
have earned in ensuing years but for the injury.
Lost Wages. An injured party may recover any wages lost from the date of the injury to
the date of settlement or judgment.
Medical Expenses. An injured party may recover medical expenses incurred in connection
with the accident. Injuries can include a spinal cord injury, birth injury, and traumatic
Punitive Damages. The goal of punitive damages is not to compensate the plaintiff, but to
punish the defendant. Punitive damages may be awarded any time the defendant engages
in reckless or intentional wrongdoing.
Wrongful Death. If a victim dies from his/her injuries, family members may bring a
wrongful death action that will compensate them for the loss of the victim.
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We serve all areas of North Texas, including Dallas County, Tarrant County, Denton County, Collin
County including the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, Grand Prairie, Garland, Mesquite,
Richardson, Plano, Frisco, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Lewisville, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Grapevine,
Coppell, Colleyville, Duncanville, DeSoto, Cedar Hill, Lancaster and Rockwall. We also accept cases
throughout the State of Texas including Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Tyler, El Paso, Waco, Lubbock,
Amarillo, Corpus Christi Brownsville, Beaumont, Abilene, Wichita Falls, Laredo, Midland, Odessa,
Texarkana or any other city in Texas.
Examples of personal injury cases handled by The LeBlanc Law Firm: truck accident, automobile
accident, premises liability (slip and fall), medical negligence, nursing home negligence, dental
negligence, wrongful death, defective product, defective drug, false imprisonment, construction accident,
employment related injuries.
Please visit our other websites: General Practice and Business and Employment law sites.
Please visit our blogs: Personal Injury Blog Business Blog Accident Blog.
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