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Personal Injury

Personal injuries are among the most common occurrences that happen across America every day. The frequency of personal injuries is one of the reasons why there are so many attorneys who specialize in this area of the law. Another reason is that personal injuries can end up being very costly, and in some cases completely debilitating to the victim who suffered the injury. A personal injury can result in expensive medical bills, high repair or replacement costs for damaged property, and lost income due to being unable to work. Plus there are the mental and psychological effects of the injury as well.

That is why personal injuries can be so serious. That is also why any personal injury victim needs an experienced attorney to represent them. Craig Watkins, Attorney at Law is a Dallas personal injury lawyer who has over a decade of experience helping clients who have suffered personal injuries get the help that they need. He can help them get the compensation they need to cover their accident-related expenses by helping them file a personal injury claim and negotiating with the insurance companies on their behalf. So if you have suffered a personal injury in Dallas, then contact Craig Watkins to get the help you need.

Personal injury seems like a broad legal term but there are certain elements that need to be present for a case to be legally considered a personal injury. It should be noted that personal injuries are not considered to be criminal acts since they are usually unintentional. That means harsh penalties like jail time are off the table. In personal injury cases, the victim only seeks to get the necessary compensation they need to take care of any expenses that were caused by the accident.

That is why personal injuries can be so serious. That is also why any personal injury victim needs an experienced attorney to represent them. Craig Watkins, Attorney at Law is a Dallas personal injury lawyer who has over a decade of experience helping clients who have suffered personal injuries get the help that they need. He can help them get the compensation they need to cover their accident-related expenses by helping them file a personal injury claim and negotiating with the insurance companies on their behalf. So if you have suffered a personal injury in Dallas, then contact Craig Watkins to get the help you need.

  • The person who caused the personal injury— aka the defendant— owed the victim a duty of care. A duty of care means that the defendant should have behaved in the same way a reasonable person would under similar circumstances. For example, a driver should obey the rules of the road and not ignore a stop sign or any traffic signals.
  • The duty of care was breached. In other words, the defendant was negligent, and negligence is the main component of personal injury cases. An example would be a store owner or manager not cleaning up or warning customers about a spill that could cause a slip and fall accident.
  • The breach of the duty of care caused an injury. It is not just that the duty of care was breached, it has to lead to an accident as well. So a store owner not warning customers about a slippery surface is a breach of duty, but it only becomes a personal injury case if someone slips, falls, and gets hurt.
  • The injured person suffered losses because of the accident. Those losses can be financial, such as medical bills, repair bills, or lost wages. But they can be non-economical as well, like pain and suffering, or if the victim develops emotional or psychological conditions because of the accident, like PTSD or emotional trauma.

CONTACT CRAIG WATKINS FOR PERSONAL INJURY, CAR ACCIDENT, CRIMINAL DEFENSE, OR CIVIL LAW CASES.

Craig Watkins is the former Elected District Attorney in Dallas County, Texas. He became the first elected African American District Attorney in the State of Texas. Craig served for two terms – 2007-2014. While District Attorney Craig set out to reform the criminal justice system with his Smart On Crime approach to criminal justice. This approach included the examination of wrongful convictions, rehabilitation, education, and employment. Craig created the first-ever Conviction Integrity Unit in a District Attorney’s Office in the Country.

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