Dallas Third-Party Claim Lawyer
Our Texas law firm can handle your injury claim or file your third-party lawsuit
Work injury claims can be complicated legal cases in many situations. But perhaps the most complicated work injury cases involve what are known as third-party claims. In such situations, injury victims need to take legal action against someone other than their employer.
Knowing what to do in such situations can be confusing. You have a serious injury and already have enough to worry about. The last thing you need is a legal headache involving your work-related injury.
That’s why we want to help. For more than two decades, the dedicated Dallas third-party injury attorneys at The Marye Law Firm have been helping injured workers in Texas demand the money they rightfully deserve. We understand how the legal system works and we sincerely want to help.
What is a third-party claim?
Third-party work injury claims involve injury accidents caused by someone who works for a different company than the injury victim. Such injury accidents are especially common at worksites where several companies work at the same place at the same time.
For example, a scaffolding collapse or forklift accident can easily result in a construction accident. Another example might include an explosion or being struck by a falling object in an oil rig accident.
When this happens, injury victims need to take action right away to protect their health and their legal rights. Often, this means seeking emergency medical treatment at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas Emergency Room or the nearest hospital. Then, it’s critical that injury victims talk to a lawyer right away to learn more about their legal rights.
Who can I file a lawsuit against?
Texas has an at-fault insurance system. That means the at-fault party is legally responsible for financially compensating injury victims for their accident-related expenses. When it comes to third-party claims, this often means that injured workers can file claims or third-party lawsuits against one or more at-fault parties. This includes:
- Another company that employs a worker who caused your injury.
- The company that manufactured a dangerous product that caused your injury.
- A motorist who caused a car accident while you were on the job.
Many different situations may apply depending on the specific circumstances of your legal case. The best way to know more about your particular legal options is to talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
How much time do I have to respond?
In most cases, you only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit or take other legal action in response to your third-party work injury. This is due to the legal deadlines (known as the statute of limitations) in Texas that apply to injury claims.
In general, you only have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit or take other legal action. However, different deadlines can sometimes apply in different cases. That’s why it always pays to talk to an experienced lawyer right away after your work injury.
Why should I hire a lawyer?
Third-party work injury claims can often be very complicated legal cases. There’s often a lot of money at stake. You may be eligible to receive thousands of dollars or significantly more. Dealing with all the different companies, insurance providers, and attorneys often involved in such cases can make the legal situation exceptionally complex.
In such situations, it’s critical that you have someone on your side who thoroughly understands how the legal system works in Texas when it comes to third-party work injury claims. Otherwise, you might end up having to pay for your injury-related expenses out of your own pocket.
Make your case matter. Choose The Marye Law Firm
Don’t miss your opportunity for justice. Make sure you have the strongest possible third-party injury claim. Contact our law firm and schedule a free case evaluation with a Dallas third-party injury lawyer at our law firm. We know the law and know how to build successful legal cases.
The Marye Law Firm – we take your work injury seriously.
(The Marye Law Firm does not handle Workers’ Comp cases. However, if you believe your employer is a Non-Subscriber, it will be important for you or the injured employee to work with an attorney to establish any negligence of the employer and any grounds for recovery the injured party may have to compensate for medical bills, lost wages, and/or future wages; compensation for mental anguish or pain and suffering; and for exemplary damages.)