Friction burns are best known as secondary injuries sustained in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, or similar roadway collisions. Should you develop friction burns, you can include these losses among others you face in an affiliated accident.
That said, there are times when it may be appropriate for you to pursue independent compensation for your friction burns. If this is the case, you can work with Buzbee Law Firm to file your civil claim. Our friction burn injuries lawyers in Lubbock can collaborate with you to value your losses and present an estimate of set value to the appropriate parties.
You Need to Act Fast in the Wake of Friction Burn Injuries
If you want to take action in the wake of a friction burn injury, you need to do so quickly. Texas limits the time in which survivors can file complaints against offending parties. Specifically, friction burn survivors can reference Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code §16.003 when assessing their submission deadline.
Texas civil courts believe that friction burn survivors best retain memories of their accident within the first two years following their accidents. As such, the court only considers complaints detailing accidents two years past or newer.
If you try to submit a friction burn injuries complaint that stands outside of your statute of limitations, civil courts in Texas may turn your request away. That said, if you’re concerned about your deadline, you can work with our friction burn injury lawyers in Lubbock, TX, to make the most of the time you have.
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Building a Friction Burn Case
What information, though, do you need to pursue compensation for your friction burns? You need to be able to identify the party you want to host liable for your losses. You should also have the opportunity to elaborate on the expenses related to your accident.
You can present this information to a county clerk – and thereby a judge – in a civil complaint. Your complaint must be formatted according to Texas civil law standards and, as mentioned, submitted by the appropriate date.
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Who to Hold Responsible for Your Friction Burn Losses
When establishing liability for friction burns, you need to determine what manner of negligence led to your losses. This means assessing the scene of your accident for evidence of fault and compiling that evidence to create the story of your loss.
Our team can work to gather evidence starting on the day your accident occurs. We prioritize physical evidence pick-up, communications with bystanders, and any still or video footage establishing the nature of the parties involved in the accident. That said, we can also use statements from expert witnesses, police reports, and medical records to prove your position.
It’s easy, while recovering from your friction burns, to blame motorists, motorcyclists, or truck drivers for your accident. There are other parties that can be at fault for your losses, though. Some may not even have been on the scene at the time of your accident. These parties can include:
- Construction crews
- Maintenance teams
- Truck packers
- Automotive manufacturers
- Safety gear manufacturers
- Government representatives
You can discuss how the identity of a liable party may alter your approach to a friction burn case with our friction burn injuries attorneys in Lubbock.
Estimating the Value of a Friction Burn Injury Case
Once you’ve established liability for your losses, you need to establish the economic value of your friction burn injuries. To do this, you can assess the nature of any property damage you endured at the time of your accident. You can then add that sum to any medical bills you’ve received since seeking out care for your condition.
Friction burns tend to require long-term, specialized care, including cosmetic services and mobility restoration. You can include these future expenses in your estimate of your total damages. Our team can work with you to better estimate the economic impact these losses may have on your life.
You can further request damages for conditions like pain and suffering. While conditions like these don’t have a dollar value, Texas allows you to use state-approved multipliers to stand in for what might otherwise constitute a bill.
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Friction Burn Injury Trials Versus Settlement Negotiations
You have the right, in the wake of a friction burn-generating accident, to pursue either settlement negotiations or a civil trial. A civil trial sees you as you undergo discovery before taking your case to court. From there, you will be expected to undergo opening statements, examination, cross-examination, and jury deliberation.
Civil trials tend to be lengthy procedures. However, in the face of an uncooperative liable party, the oversight of a judge can help make the process more bearable. That said, if the party alleged liable for your losses may express responsibility for their behavior. In these cases, settlement negotiations may get you the funds you need to recover more quickly than a trial.
No matter which process you choose through which to fight for compensation, our team can stand alongside you. We strive to protect you from underhanded techniques designed to kneecap your legal opportunities. We can also keep you up-to-date on case developments and transition you from negotiations to trials and back again, depending on your needs.
Let’s Take Your Friction Burn Injury Losses to Civil Court
It takes a considerable amount of time for friction burns to heal. During that time, you may need reconstructive surgery or help managing your pain. In either case, lawsuits identifying negligence as the source of your injuries may entitle you to compensation. You can work with a Lubbock friction burn injuries attorney to bring your losses forward.
Buzbee Law Firm has experience addressing friction burns and their affiliated accidents in civil court. For more information about how our services could benefit you, you can contact one of our attorneys to schedule a free case consultation. We are available to set your date over the phone or through our online contact form.