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Midland-Odessa,Texas Personal Injury Lawyer

More than $200 million recovered for our accident victims

Have you suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing? Our experienced team understands the physical, emotional, and financial toll that injuries can take, and we are committed to helping our clients secure the compensation they deserve. Do not hesitate to contact a Midland-Odessa personal injury lawyer from our firm to discuss your best options for moving forward.

Cases We Handle in Midland-Odessa

At Karns & Karns Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys, we provide dedicated and aggressive legal representation to individuals who have been injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others. We handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including but not limited to:

You can explore more practice areas on our website or schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your unique situation.

What to Expect From the Personal Injury Claim Process in Texas

The personal injury claims process can be complex, involving several steps in your pursuit of justice and compensation. We recommend working with an experienced Midland-Odessa personal injury lawyer to shoulder the legal burden and guide you through the process.

However, it is important to know what you can expect from the process, so you know what lies ahead:

  • Investigating the accident. Your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence supporting your claim. From the investigation, your attorney can build a strong case that clearly demonstrates the other party’s liability and your damages.
  • Sending a demand letter. Your attorney will send a demand letter to the at-fault party’s insurance company. A demand letter details the circumstances of the accident, establishes why the other party is liable, breaks down your injuries and damages, and the compensation you seek. This letter generally starts settlement negotiations.
  • Negotiating a settlement. The insurance company will likely send a counteroffer to your demand letter. You can expect back-and-forth negotiations between the insurance company and your attorney. Your attorney will negotiate for a fair settlement amount that covers your past and future damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If both parties agree to an amount, then you will sign a settlement agreement, resolving your claim.
  • Filing a lawsuit. Your attorney may recommend filing a personal injury lawsuit if settlement negotiations fail. This step involves submitting a formal complaint to the court and serving the at-fault party and their insurance company. The litigation process begins with discovery, where both parties exchange evidence and information and build their cases. Settlement negotiations may continue during this period.
  • Litigating the case. If the case does not settle, it will proceed to trial. Both sides will present their evidence and arguments to a judge or jury, who will decide the outcome and any compensation to be awarded.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you suffered injuries due to someone else's negligence, then they may be responsible for your medical bills. You have the legal right to seek compensation for your bills through a personal injury claim. Generally, you would file a claim against the at-fault party's insurance company to start this process.

However, the claims process can take time, and it is important to understand that you are responsible for paying your medical bills before they are due. In the meantime, you may be able to use your health insurance or another coverage, like Personal Injury Protection (PIP) on your auto insurance, to cover your immediate medical expenses. However, your health insurance company may seek reimbursement from any settlement or judgment you receive.

We recommend consulting with a Midland-Odessa personal injury attorney who can help navigate the claims process, including getting medical care after an accident.

Filing a lawsuit may become necessary if settlement negotiations fail with the insurance company. If the insurance company refuses to offer fair compensation for your injuries, it may be in your best interest to pursue compensation in court. In some cases, filing a lawsuit pushes the insurance company to get serious about offering fair compensation, and you can still settle out of court.

Additionally, if the statute of limitations is getting close to expiring, you should consider filing a lawsuit. In Texas, you generally have two years from the accident date to file a lawsuit. If you miss this deadline, the insurance company is not incentivized to offer you fair compensation because you lose your right to sue through the court system.

If your loved one was killed in an accident, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for your loss. A wrongful death claim can help recover damages for various losses, including, but not limited to:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of household income
  • Loss of companionship
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost inheritance

Under Texas law, only specific individuals are eligible to file a wrongful death claim. These individuals include the deceased's surviving spouse, children, and parents. Each of these parties has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit individually or collectively. If none of these family members files a claim within three months of the death, the executor or administrator of the deceased's estate may file the lawsuit unless a family member requests that they do not.

Additionally, acting quickly is important. Texas law sets a two-year time limit, called the statute of limitations, for filing a wrongful death claim. You may lose your right to pursue compensation if you miss this deadline.

If you have recently lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We can help you understand your legal rights, whether you have a viable claim, and the next steps for moving forward.

Get a Free Case Evaluation With Our Midland-Odessa Personal Injury Attorneys

Have you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident in Midland-Odessa? If so, you may have a viable claim to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Do not wait to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Midland-Odessa personal injury lawyer from our firm. We can evaluate your case and help you understand your best legal options for moving forward. Call us at (888) 779-1180 or contact us online.

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