If you have been hurt in a catastrophic accident in Irving, the experienced injury attorneys of Kraft & Associates, P.C. are ready to help you. Since 1971, our firm has focused on one thing: protecting injured people in our community.
When you work with us, you can rest assured that you are working with an established firm that does things the right way. We are a friendly, compassionate firm that is dedicated to you, our client.
When the unthinkable happens and you are hurt in an accident in Irving, you want to turn to a legal team you can trust. We have the experience necessary to seek you the compensation you need to pay your medical bills, support your family, and rebuild your life. We handle injury claims on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you won’t pay us a thing unless we recover money for you.
Kraft & Associates, P.C. represents clients in Irving and across North Texas. Our experienced injury attorneys want to give you a free evaluation of your case, so call us and schedule a free consultation with us today.
Our Practice Areas in Irving
Kraft & Associates, P.C. handles many different types of accident claims. Some of the most common kinds of accidents our firm handles include:
- Car Accidents — A catastrophic car accident can happen at any time. Collisions not only involve serious injuries, but there are frequent disputes about liability and the extent of losses.
- Motorcycle Accidents — Motorcyclists do not have the same type of protection afforded to the occupants of passenger vehicles. As a result, many motorcycle crashes result in catastrophic or fatal injuries.
- Truck Accidents — Commercial trucks are usually the largest vehicles on the road and are subject to very strict state and federal regulations. These kinds of crashes can result in various parties bearing liability, depending on specific circumstances.
- Pedestrian Accidents — People traveling on foot in the Irving area can sustain critical injuries when involved in accidents caused by negligent drivers. Victims often face very long periods – and possibly even an entire lifetime – of rehabilitation.
- Bicycle Accidents — Whether for commuting or recreation, bicycles are common on Texas roadways. Some motorists cause accidents when they fail to recognize the rights of bicyclists who are legally sharing the road.
- Medical Malpractice — People who suffer serious or fatal injuries because of a healthcare provider’s failure to meet the standard of care may be able to seek damages from the medical professional or institution. Medical malpractice actions in Texas are subject to strict deadlines and involve other requirements.
- Birth Injuries — A birth injury is not the same as a birth defect, which is a genetic condition. Birth injuries are usually caused by some type of negligence by a medical care provider.
- Prescription Drug Injuries — Prescription medications are subject to rigorous testing, and manufacturers are required to disclose all known side effects. When a prescription drug itself is dangerous, the drug manufacturer could be held liable.
- Pharmacy Errors — In some cases, a physician or pharmacy may be liable for an improper dosage. In other cases, people might receive the incorrect drug. When this happens, the patient may suffer severe and potentially life-threatening injuries.
- Maritime Accidents — Any accident that occurs more than 24 miles from the coastline occurs in international waters. Maritime law (also referred to as admiralty law) governs incidents occurring in such waters.
- Premises Liability — Property owners have a legal obligation to ensure that their premises are safe for certain types of visitors. When a person is injured in an accident caused by a property owner’s failure to correct or warn a person about a known danger, the property owner can be liable for the victim’s injuries.
- Defective and Harmful Products (Product Liability) — Products that are sold to consumers are generally expected to be safe to use and should contain warnings about any dangers that could result from usage. A product liability can be filed against a manufacturer for a design defect, manufacturing defect, or failure to warn.
- Airbag Injuries — When people are involved in car crashes, any airbag failure can have potentially fatal implications. Similarly, some injuries can be worsened by other types of airbag errors.
One of the more common concerns victims have after being involved in an accident is how their cases will be impacted when the victims were partially to blame for the accidents. Texas law establishes that a plaintiff cannot recover damages in a legal action if their percentage of responsibility is greater than 50 percent.
Under Texas’ modified comparative fault system, a person who is awarded $100,000 in damages for an injury claim but is found to be 25 percent at fault will have their award reduced by $25,000 and would ultimately receive $75,000.
Types of Injuries Our Irving Attorneys Help With
In addition to lengthy initial hospital stays, personal injury victims often face several months, years, or an entire lifetime of rehabilitation, as well as an inability to return to work.
Some of the kinds of devastating injuries that Kraft & Associates, P.C. handles include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Back injuries
- Internal injuries
- Fractures and broken bones
- Disfiguring facial injuries and scars
- Limb loss and amputation
- Neck injuries and whiplash
- Knee injuries
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Wrist and hand injuries
- Lacerations, bruises, and “road rash”
- Burn injuries
- Crush injuries
- Soft-tissue injuries
Victims of injuries caused by someone else’s negligence may be entitled to compensatory damages. Compensatory damages are usually some combination of economic damages and noneconomic damages.
Economic damages refer to tangible losses that can be easily calculated and documented, such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. Noneconomic damages are different in that the types of harm are more difficult to attach a dollar figure to, including awards for pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Contact Our Irving Personal Injury Attorneys Today
Our firm’s founder, Robert A. Kraft, has helped injury victims for over four decades. Every lawyer at our firm is a member of the State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, and many other prominent legal organizations.
Kraft & Associates, P.C. will fight to get you the compensation you and your family deserve. Call us or contact us online to have our attorneys review your case and answer all of your legal questions during a free consultation.