Personal Injury

The experienced attorneys at The Law Offices of James H. Horton, PC handle personal injury cases on behalf of plaintiffs located throughout Tarrant, Dallas, Wise, Collin, and Cooke Counties, Texas.  Our experience in this area of law encompasses a wide variety of cases, including those involving car accidents, wrongful or accidental deaths, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.  In addition, we have a particular wealth of experience handling toxic tort cases against gas companies over injuries caused by drilling contamination and noise.  Please see our gas litigation page to learn about our work handling these unique and complex cases. 

Recoverable Damages

Texas law allows plaintiffs to recover for both economic and noneconomic damages in personal injury actions.  Economic damages are intended to compensate for the actual economic losses the victim has suffered and will suffer in the future.  This includes past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, lost future earning capacity, and any other incidental expenses incurred as a result of the injury. 

Noneconomic damages are meant to compensate for the physical pain and suffering, mental or emotional pain or anguish, loss of consortium, disfigurement, physical impairment, loss of companionship and society, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, injury to reputation, and any other non-economic losses the victim has suffered.  In cases where fraud, malice, or gross negligence was present, plaintiffs may also be entitled to exemplary damages, which are awarded to penalize and punish the wrongdoer.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

At the Law Offices of James H. Horton, we focus our practice primarily on accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles, and large trucks, which give rise to more personal injury cases than any other type of incident.  We handle each case with the understanding that, for you and your family, your case is the only one that matters.  This helps us put all of our efforts into obtaining the full recovery to which each client is entitled. 

Most accident cases eventually settle with the defendant's insurance company.  However, initial settlement offers are frequently inadequate to compensate for all of the damages you and your family has suffered.  Insurance companies know that we are willing to fight your case at trial, making them more likely to negotiate a fair settlement offer. 

Contact Us

If you have or a loved one has suffered an injury due to the negligence or wrongful acts of another, seek experienced legal representation as soon as possible so that we can investigate the accident scene, interview any witnesses, examine all available evidence, and begin preparing for your case.  We accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no legal fees unless we successfully obtain recovery on your behalf.  To discuss your case with us, contact The Law Offices of James H. Horton, PC today to schedule a consultation. 


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