Fort Worth Personal Injury Lawyers
Injured? You Deserve a Winning Advocate.
the Law Office of James M. Stanley, our Fort Worth
personal injury attorneys have had the privilege of representing the wrongfully injured throughout
the state of Texas for decades. With years of experience, countless accolades,
and proven results to our firm’s name, we truly understand what
our clients are looking for:
The Law Office of James M. Stanley was created with one mission in mind:
to protect, safeguard, and advocate for the injured. We’ve been
doing so since 1976.
We make it our duty, honor, and privilege to represent the rights of each
of our clients. Even with some of the most complex of issues, we treat
our clients with the utmost respect, professionalism, and discretion they
deserve. Most importantly, we have a long history of
results and satisfied clients to prove it.
How Our Attorneys Can Help You
After an accident, many injured Texans find themselves confused and faced
with various questions surrounding their recovery and future. Who is responsible
for your injuries? Who will pay your medical bills?
Our attorneys can take this burden off your shoulders and give you the peace of mind
you need to focus on what truly matters during this time – your recovery.
Our Fort Worth injury lawyers can:
- Help you get the quality medical care you need
- Handle all communications and negotiations with insurance companies on
- Investigate your accident and identify all responsible parties
- Analyze medical records, eyewitness testimonies, and relevant case law
- Help you pursue compensation for all economic and non-economic damages
- Expedite the timeline of your claim
How Long Do You Have to File a Claim?
If you have been injured through no fault of your own, you need to act
fast to preserve your right to seek compensation. Under the statute of
limitations established in the
Texas Civil Practice & Remedies code section 16.003, you only have
two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If this
deadline expires, you will likely lose your right to sue and will be permanently
prevented from recovering damages.
The sooner you
get in touch with our attorneys, the sooner we can get started building your case. Since memories fade
and key evidence can be lost as time passes, it is crucial you contact
our team of attorneys as soon as possible to maximize your chances of
securing the compensation you deserve.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Case?
Generally speaking, there are two types of damages
injury victims can pursue compensation for; compensatory damages and punitive damages.
Compensatory damages can be broken up into two categories, economic and
non-economic. As the name suggests economic damages compensate for financial
losses associated with suffering an injury such as missed days at work
and medical expenses. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate
for more abstract losses such as pain and suffering and mental anguish.
The main purpose of compensatory damages is to compensate the injured
party for as many losses as possible.
This is the main difference between compensatory and punitive damages.
Compensatory damages compensate the injured party while punitive damages
serve as a way to punish the negligent party. Since punitive damages can
be quite severe they are often reserved for cases where the defendant
knew their actions would cause harm but did them anyway.