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Do you know what a personal injury attorney is?

August 12, 2021
Many Texans don't even think about involving a personal injury attorney until it is too late. Find out what they do and why they are needed.

Thousands upon thousands of Texans are seriously injured in a variety of accidents every year. We're not even talking about the football team! Many Texans don't even think about involving a personal injury attorney until it is too late. We are going to go over what a personal injury attorney is, what they do, and why they are needed.

Ok, so what is a personal injury attorney?

A personal injury attorney represents clients that have been injured due to the negligence or inactivities of another in a civil claim. It is important to know that hiring a personal injury attorney is not the same as hiring a criminal attorney. Criminal attorneys seek to punish the at-fault person through prison time or to defend an innocent person in a criminal trial. Personal injury attorneys seek to punish the at-fault person with monetary penalties.

The most important things to understand about a personal injury attorney is how they get paid, what they do, and why they are needed.

How they get paid.

One of the biggest concerns we hear from prospective clients is how much money it costs to obtain a personal injury attorney. The good news is that most personal injury attorneys get paid a percentage of the total settlement or outcome of the case. Typically, personal injury attorneys do not require a retainer, or an upfront deposit, from their client at the beginning of the case.

Additionally, many established and experienced personal injury firms, like Stanley & Associates, will front case expenses. This means the firm pays out of pocket to investigate and work on the case. Keep in mind that not all firms operate the same way and that attorney fees and expenses will vary from firm to firm.

What they do.

As discussed above, a personal injury attorney is not looking to put anybody in jail. Rather, they work to punish the negligent party monetarily. The attorney will have a team investigating and collecting information pertinent to your case. They will also file claims against the negligent party and negotiate to reach a settlement agreement. If the attorney is unable to reach an agreement, they will file a lawsuit on your behalf.

Why they are needed.

Civil litigation can be a long and expensive process. When you've been seriously injured, the last thing you want to do is manage claims and deal with the legal components of managing your case.

That is why you need an experienced personal injury attorney that has seen thousands of injury cases. He or she is familiar with the laws and regulations concerning your case. They will spend time and money to fight on your behalf. The personal injury attorney and their team will manage the tedious process for you so that you can focus on recovery.

Why choose Stanley & Associates?

Our attorneys have the experience you can rely on to manage your case. Your case will be managed by a team of experts, not just a singular associate. All clients are treated with the dignity, respect, and compassion they deserve from beginning to end. When you choose Stanley & Associates, you're choosing not to waste time. You're choosing experience, honesty, and trust.

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Portrait of Attorney Jacob Hughey

Jacob s. hughey

Attorney and Partner

Jacob is a compassionate, no-nonsense personal injury attorney. Rest assured, he will fight for the best outcome possible for your injuries.

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Dustin C. Brown

Attorney and Partner

Dustin practices law for the individual because people need a strong voice in their corner.

Why Choose Stanley & Associates?

Over a Decade of Combined Experience

Our firm provides its clients with knowledgeable, personalized representation in the following practice areas: Auto Accidents, Work Accidents, Dog Bites, Premises Liability (slip and fall cases), and more.

we're passionate about our clients

We know that money is a big deciding factor when choosing an attorney, which is why we don't take payments from our clients up-front. We only get paid when YOU get paid!

don't speak to the insurance company

protect your rights and speak with an attorney first

Insurance companies are not looking forward to helping you get better or paying for your damages. They will say and do anything to avoid paying you what you deserve! Hiring an attorney is a great motivator and puts the insurance companies on notice. We're on YOUR side!

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