Get a Personal Injury Lawyer Who Makes the Next Steps Possible
We proudly serve injured people in Wichita Falls and Lawton
Injuries can happen anywhere, at any time. Restaurants, casinos, office buildings, grocery stores, amusement parks, theaters, and a friend’s home are just some of the places where personal injury accidents happen.
Maybe you tripped and hurt your knee on a loose rug, got hit on the head by a falling light fixture, or slipped on something wet at a café. You may have been attacked by a dog, or a victim of a crime due to negligent security. All of these are reasons to file a personal injury claim. This is why people and businesses carry insurance – but the insurance companies don’t play fair.
Hoover Rogers Law, LLP stands up to the insurance companies in all types of personal injury claims. If you were injured in a Wichita Falls and Lawton area accident, contact our law firm for a free case evaluation.
There is no such thing as a “simple” injury
Personal injury cases are often complex and decided by tiny details unearthed during a thorough investigation. A single misstatement or missed deadline can derail a claim.
Hoover Rogers Law handles a full range of personal injury cases in Texas and Oklahoma, including:
We represent people with serious, life-altering injuries, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI). We also represent people with more minor injuries that nevertheless have a major impact on their lives. And we are proud to stand up for families who have lost loved ones in wrongful death matters.
We understand the high cost of a significant injury
If you are like many accident victims, the serious damage you sustained has put you on the sidelines. You’re out of work, in pain, and watching the bills pile up. That’s why it is critical that you assert your right to get the compensation you deserve. The alternative is paying for expensive accident-related medical treatments out of pocket.
We fight for people with all types of injuries, including but not limited to:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Joint damage to ankles, knees, wrists, elbows, and shoulders
- Internal injuries
- Herniated discs and other back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) like concussions and hematoma
- Chronic pain
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other mental health issues like increased anxiety and depression
Each of these injuries can have a dramatic effect on your ability to work and your quality of life. What happened wasn’t your fault. You deserve full value for what you’ve lost, and that’s what we will fight for.
What is my personal injury claim worth?
The short answer is that every cost you’ve endured due to your accident should be covered in your personal injury claim. We can pursue damages (financial compensation) for many costs, including but not limited to:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Loss of quality and enjoyment of life
- Aggravation of existing injuries
- Property damage
In some cases, we are even able to pursue punitive damages (called exemplary damages in Texas), if your injury was the result of particularly reckless or intentional conduct. These types of damages are intended to punish the at-fault party and send a strong message.
Fault for the accident affects your recovery
In general, to recover in a personal injury case, you need to prove four elements:
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care (that is, a legal responsibility to act in a safe manner).
- The duty of care was breached, meaning the person was careless or negligent.
- The breach of the duty of care caused or contributed to your accident.
- You suffered a significant injury because of the accident.
In some situations, more than one person is at fault for an accident. Texas and Oklahoma use the same general standard in this situation: modified comparative negligence states with a 51 percent bar rule. If you’re partially at fault, your recovery is reduced by your percentage of fault. If you are 51 percent or more at fault, you cannot recover.
So, if you won a $100,000 award for a slip and fall that was 10 percent your fault, your final payout would be $90,000. (This is a general example. There are many factors that may influence your compensation.) But if you are found to be 51 percent or more to blame for causing the accident, you get nothing.
This is one of the reasons why you need an experienced attorney to deal with the insurance company on your behalf. The more they can pin the blame on you, the less they have to pay you. The sooner you get someone advocating for your interests, the better.
How a personal injury lawyer can help
Hoover Rogers Law can take on the insurance companies for you. We will put the next steps of your claim within reach and keep you moving toward a successful resolution.
We know how to investigate and get to the bottom of what happened. We will identify the responsible party and demand the full compensation you deserve. Our firm will deal with the insurance company on your behalf in negotiations, and if they won’t pay, we are ready to take them to trial.
There are various statutes of limitations for filing personal injury claims. The specific circumstances of your situation will determine your deadline to act. Hoover Rogers Law can figure this out and make sure that your claim hits the right legal deadlines and provides the correct information to get you money.
You can afford to hire an attorney
Personal injury attorneys Ben Hoover and Grant Rogers understand how tight money is after a serious incident. That is why we work on contingency. There is no money down and no hourly rate to pay. Our fee is calculated into your final settlement or verdict. If we don’t win, we don’t get paid.
In other words, you can always afford to hire a lawyer. The only question is whether you can afford not to. People who get legal representation recover significantly more on average than those who don’t, even taking attorney’s fees into account. If you deal with the insurance company alone, you may be stuck paying for an injury that someone else caused. That’s not right. We can help.
When it’s all on the line, send in our personal injury attorneys
Even when it seems obvious that someone else is responsible for the injuries you sustained, don’t count on getting the money you deserve without a fight.
Insurance companies rarely offer people the maximum compensation they are owed in their first settlement offer. It often takes multiple rounds of negotiations and a wall of evidence that can withstand any desperate attack insurance adjusters and lawyers may try to use to bring you down.
The personal injury attorneys at Hoover Rogers Law break through insurance company tactics that aim to delay and deflate your final recovery. We are not a settlement mill. We do not accept insultingly low offers for our clients. Our personal injury lawyers create legal battle plans backed by strong evidence that the insurance companies can’t ignore.
The key is to act fast, before legal deadlines expire and evidence disappears. Call, email, or chat online with Hoover Rogers Law, LLP today to set up your free case review with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We are ready to hear from you now.