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After an Accident in Texas, File an Injury Claim for Compensation

Serious injuries require a serious representation. When you or a loved one have been injured in an accident or due to someone else’s negligence, hiring a Beaumont personal injury attorney may be the last thing on your mind. However, it is important that you do not suffer alone and those who are responsible for your injuries are held responsible.

Filing a personal injury claim can help you pay medical bills, compensate you for time you are forced to take off work, or help you pay for funeral expenses and pain and suffering after you have lost a loved one. Let Shelander Law Offices help you and your family when you need it most.

Do You Need a Lawyer to File a Lawsuit in Texas?

Although it's not required in Texas, most citizens are represented by a personal injury attorney. However, having a lawyer is always best because they can help you understand your rights and options.

Our personal injury lawyers at Shelander Law Offices in Beaumont, Texas, help people injured in accidents or by others' negligence. Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe them any fees unless they recover compensation for you. These feeds make it possible to afford legal representation, even with limited financial resources.

Contact our Beaumont personal injury attorneys to discuss your injuries case if you have been injured. An attorney can help you assess your legal options and pursue the compensation you deserve.

Contact our Beaumont personal injury attorneys today to learn more about how we can help you. Call (409) 204-0895 today.

How Much Can You Sue for Personal Injury in Texas?

In Texas, the maximum amount a person can recover from the state for a single occurrence is $250,000 per person and $500,000 for personal injury or death. For property damage, the maximum recovery is $100,000 per occurrence.

How Long Does a Personal Injury Lawsuit Take in Texas?

A personal injury claim that doesn't require filing a lawsuit in Texas may be settled in months. In contrast, an injury case that goes to trial may take several years.

The length of a personal injury lawsuit in Texas varies based on many factors:

  • Complexity: Complex cases can take two to three years, while more straightforward cases can settle in weeks.
  • Litigation: Cases that go to trial can take several years.
  • Insurance company: Personal injury claims depend on the insurance company.
  • Type of case: Most car accident claims can be settled within a few months.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to providing a voice for you in front of any negligent party, in court, or in front of big insurance companies. Insurance agencies in particular are not in the business of paying out the total amount you may be owed, which is why it is important that you never accept an offer without having it carefully reviewed by a knowledgeable lawyer.

Our law firm provides dedicated service for a variety of injuries, including:

Wrongful Death Claims in Beaumont

Shelander Law Offices can also help you when you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death. In these cases, holding parties responsible can perform a valuable function for the community at large and filing a claim can help prevent similar accidents from happening in the future.

The Texas Wrongful Death Act governs wrongful death claims. This law allows the surviving spouse, children, and parents of a deceased person to file a wrongful death claim if another person or entity's negligence or intentional wrongdoing caused the death.

To file a wrongful death lawsuit, the deceased's family must first prove that the defendant's negligence or wrongful conduct caused the death of their loved one. A person can do this by presenting evidence such as eyewitness testimony, medical records, and accident reports.

Let Our Beaumont Personal Injury Attorney Help You

Have you been seriously injured? Are you facing mounting debt from an accident? Don’t face your case on your own. Our Beaumont personal injury attorneys have over 50 years of experience helping numerous clients throughout Texas.

Call (409) 204-0895 or contact us online to schedule your phone consultations at our Beaumont law firm.

Commonly Asked Questions

Is it necessary to hire a lawyer to file a personal injury lawsuit in Texas?

While it is not legally required to hire a lawyer to file a personal injury lawsuit in Texas, it is highly recommended. A lawyer can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system, protect your rights, and improve your chances of receiving a fair settlement or verdict. Personal injury attorneys often work on a contingency fee basis, which means you won't owe them any fees unless they recover compensation for you, making legal representation more accessible.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Beaumont, Texas?

In Beaumont, Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the accident or injury. It's crucial to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure your claim is filed within this timeframe. Failing to file within the statute of limitations can result in the loss of your right to seek compensation for your injuries.

Our Attorneys

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    Tara Shelander


    Tara Shelander offers a lot of energy, diligence, and motivation to serve you, as our client. Tara has a background in business and entrepreneurship. She has experience litigating cases involving business practices, contempt of court, child support, child custodydivorce, and criminal cases.

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    Mel W. Shelander


    Mel W. Shelander has practiced law at the same location for over 35 years, successfully handling thousands of different kinds of cases for clients throughout Texas. As a lawyer, he is intentionally not board-certified in any one area of practice because he does not want to narrow his practice to one specific area. Not only can he help in family law matters, but also personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, business law, and landlord-tenant matters. As his client, you benefit from this ...
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    Colette Shelander


    Colette Shelander was born and raised in Beaumont. She is a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2014 and she obtained a Master’s Degree of Criminal Justice at Lamar University. She then attended law school in Charleston, South Carolina and returned right back to her hometown after graduation. She has the energy and drive to fight hard to get you what you deserve. She has served as an EMT so she performs well under pressure, and she will show the same compassion for you as she did ...

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