Waco Personal Injury Lawyers
Helping Texas Injury Victims & Their Families Pursue Fair Compensation for Over 24 Years
A personal injury accident or wrongful death can turn lives upside down. While there is nothing that can be done to undo an accident or the damage it causes, there are things that can be done now to make life easier in the future.
Chris Harris has handled personal injury cases since he was licensed in 1998. For the first few years of his career, Chris worked as an insurance defense lawyer, meaning that he was being paid by insurance companies to defend cases where somebody was hurt due to the alleged negligence of another.
As a result of his experience, Chris has fantastic insight into how an insurance company evaluates and values personal injury cases. He knows how they think. There is much more to a personal injury case than “whose fault was it.”
Many factors are evaluated that most people would never even consider, such as:
- The legal venue
- The track record of the Plaintiff’s attorney (i.e., will he go to court or not, and what are his results)
- The lifestyle of the parties
- Social media, etc.
Having worked on the defense side of these cases makes Chris an excellent judge of the value of your case, and he will be very honest and upfront with you immediately.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Chris wants to meet personally with every injured client during their first visit so that he can assess not just the facts, but the client as well. While Chris has been trying cases for 20 years, the truth is that upwards of 90% of all personal injury cases never go to trial, so it is crucial to have an attorney that knows how to effectively negotiate.
It is easier to negotiate against an insurance company when the insurance company knows that you WILL go to trial, if necessary, and Hutson & Harris will absolutely take a case to trial.
We have experience developing cases in a variety of areas, including those that involve:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Dangerous and defective consumer products
- Premises Defect Cases – (“Slip ‘n’ Falls / Trip ‘n’ Falls”)
What Damages Are Available in a Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Waco?
In recognition of the financial burden and emotional suffering that a family endures when a loved one is injured or tragically killed, Texas law provides for several different types of damages that may be recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Hutson & Harris will work tirelessly to secure the maximum damages you are entitled to receive, including:
- Medical costs
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of expected income
- Loss of care and companionship
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
What Is the Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Texas?
Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, the statute of limitations in Texas states that you have no more than two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. To determine if you should file a lawsuit and when you should do it, speak with an experienced Waco, Texas personal injury attorney today.
Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations to file a wrongful death claim in Texas is two years from the date of your loved one’s passing. This means you have only two years to file a claim or you will lose your right to file a claim and recover compensation.
Choosing the Right Personal Injury Lawyer in Waco, TX
A personal injury accident or wrongful death can turn lives upside down, and you want and need guidance and support in order to get the best result possible. While there is nothing that can be done to undo an accident or the damage it causes, there are things that can be done now to make life easier in the future.
WE WILL WORK TO CHANGE YOUR OPINION ABOUT LAWYERS
It’s unfortunate that so many people view lawyers as a necessary evil. You should like and trust your lawyer.
WE WILL FIGHT TO GET YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE DEAL
There are few things in the legal system that cannot be resolved through effective, aggressive negotiation backed up by trial skills.
WE WILL TREAT YOU LIKE A HUMAN BEING, NOT A CASE FILE
You’re a person, not an ATM. Too many attorneys treat their clients that way, but not us.