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Waco Personal Injury Lawyers

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You may have seen the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. on television. Our firm has been featured on 60 Minutes, ABC’s 20/20, Hard Copy, A&E’s Biography, and more. We have also been included in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest libel lawsuit.

Esteemed in the legal community, we are members of the American Association for Justice, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. We have also been included in the prestigious Super Lawyers® list.

When you need results, turn to our nationally recognized, award-winning law firm.

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Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Personal injury law covers a broad range of cases where someone has been injured due to the negligence or intentional actions of another party.

Our Waco personal injury lawyers can handle all sorts of cases, such as:

  • Car accidents: These are one of the most common types of personal injury cases. A lawyer can help you get compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages if you have been injured in a car accident due to someone else's negligence.
  • Truck accidents: Accidents that involve large trucks like big rigs, semis, and 18-wheelers can cause severe injuries due to their size and weight.
  • Motorcycle accidents: Many motorcycle accidents are not caused by a reckless rider, as is often assumed, but instead they are caused by motorists not seeing the motorcycle or failing to yield the right-of-way.
  • Commercial company vehicle accidents: We can handle complex and hard-fought lawsuits after a collision is caused by a commercial company vehicle, such as a delivery truck or company car.
  • Slip and fall accidents: Property owners have a responsibility to maintain safe conditions on their premises. If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident due to hazardous conditions on someone else's property, a lawyer can help you hold them accountable.
  • Dog bites: Injuries caused by dog attacks can cause permanent physical scarring and lingering emotional trauma. Even smaller breeds can be vicious, so it is important to explore your legal rights after any dog attack.
  • Defective products: If you have been injured by a defective product, such as a faulty vehicle part or dangerous medication, a lawyer can help you seek compensation from the manufacturer or distributor responsible.
  • Explosion injury lawsuits: These types of lawsuits can arise when someone is injured due to an explosion caused by negligence or intentional wrongdoing. They can involve industrial accidents, gas leaks, and other extremely dangerous incidents.
  • Burn injury lawsuits: Burn injuries can be caused by fires, explosions, chemicals, or hot liquids or gases. We can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to the permanent consequences of a third-degree burn.
  • Bicycle accidents: Bicycle accidents can result in serious injuries or even fatalities. We proudly stand up for injured local cyclists in Waco.
  • Work injuries: Injuries sustained while on the job may be covered under workers' compensation laws, but they might also justify a third-party injury claim. Get the details you need to know by working with our firm.
  • Wrongful death lawsuits: When someone dies as a result of another person's negligence or misconduct, their surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for their loss. Money can’t undo the tragedy, but financial stability can make it simpler to find closure.

These are just some examples of the types of personal injury cases that our lawyers in Waco typically handle. If you have been injured due to someone else's actions or negligence, consult with us right away to see if we can take the case. Please also refer to the full list of our practice areas below.

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Hiring a personal injury lawyer can offer several benefits for individuals who have suffered injuries due to someone else's negligence. Here are some key advantages:

  • Legal Expertise: Personal injury law can be complex, and an experienced lawyer understands the intricacies of the legal system. They can navigate through the legal processes, ensuring that all necessary paperwork is filed correctly and on time.
  • Case Evaluation: A personal injury lawyer can assess the strength of your case. They can determine whether you have a valid claim, identify liable parties, and estimate the potential compensation you may be entitled to.
  • Investigation: Lawyers have resources to conduct thorough investigations into the circumstances surrounding your injury. This may involve gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and consulting experts to build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Negotiation Skills: Many personal injury cases are settled out of court through negotiations. A skilled lawyer can negotiate with insurance companies or the opposing party to secure a fair settlement that adequately compensates you for your injuries, medical expenses, and other damages.
  • Court Representation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, a personal injury lawyer is prepared to take your case to court. They will represent you during the legal proceedings, presenting evidence, questioning witnesses, and arguing your case to the judge and jury.
  • Experience with Insurance Companies: Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging. Personal injury lawyers are familiar with insurance tactics and can advocate for your rights, helping you avoid common pitfalls that could result in a lower settlement.

Compensation Available in a Personal Injury Claim

When someone is injured due to another person's negligence or intentional actions, they may be entitled to compensation for their damages. In Texas, this compensation can include economic and non-economic damages in most cases.

Economic damages are tangible losses that can be quantified in monetary terms, such as:

  • Medical expenses: This can include costs associated with emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and other medical treatments related to the injury.
  • Lost wages: If the injured party is unable to work due to their injuries, they may be entitled to compensation for lost income from missed work days or reduced earning capacity in the future.
  • Property damage: If property was damaged in the incident that caused the injury (such as a car accident), the injured party could seek compensation for repairs or replacement of damaged property.

Non-economic damages are intangible losses that cannot be easily quantified, such as:

  • Pain and suffering: This can refer to physical pain and emotional distress caused by the injury.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: If an injury prevents someone from participating in activities they used to enjoy (such as sports or hobbies), they may be entitled to compensation for loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Loss of consortium: This refers to damages suffered by a spouse or family member due to a loved one's injury or death.

The amount of compensation someone might demand when filing a personal injury claim depends on various factors such as the severity of injuries, the extent of financial losses incurred, and more.


Texas has a statute of limitations that sets a time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit. Generally, you have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. If you fail to file within this time frame, you may lose the right to seek compensation.

Texas follows a modified comparative negligence rule. This means that if you are partially responsible for your own injuries, your compensation may be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you. However, if you are found to be more than 50% at fault, you may not be eligible for any compensation.


In Texas, negligence laws govern cases where a person's careless or reckless behavior leads to harm or injury to another person. Here are the elements you must prove to succeed in a personal injury lawsuit in Texas:

  1. Duty of Care: In a negligence case, the plaintiff (injured party) must establish that the defendant (alleged wrongdoer) owed them a duty of care. Duty of care is the legal obligation to act reasonably and avoid causing harm to others.
  2. Breach of Duty: The plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant breached the duty of care. This means the defendant's actions fell below the standard of care expected in a given situation. The standard of care can vary depending on the circumstances.
  3. Causation: There are two types of causation that must be proven:
    • Cause in Fact (Actual Cause): The plaintiff must show that the defendant's actions were a substantial factor in causing the injury. If the injury would not have occurred "but for" the defendant's actions, cause in fact is established.
    • Proximate Cause: The plaintiff must demonstrate that the harm caused by the defendant's actions was foreseeable and directly related to the breach of duty.
  4. Damages: The plaintiff must have suffered actual damages, such as physical injuries, property damage, or financial losses, as a result of the defendant's negligence.

If you’re injured due to another person's negligence or intentional actions, you may choose to file a personal injury claim for compensation. To build a strong case, it's important to gather as much evidence as possible to support the claim. Our investigations while working as your injury attorneys could uncover new evidence that further supports your claim.

Evidence that can be beneficial for plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits varies, such as:

  • Medical records: Medical records provide documentation of the injuries you suffered and the treatment that was needed. This includes hospital records, doctor's notes, diagnostic tests, and any other medical documents related to the injury.
  • Witness statements: Statements from witnesses who saw the accident occur can provide valuable testimony regarding what happened and who was at fault. These statements can be obtained through interviews with witnesses or through witness depositions.
  • Expert testimony: Experts such as medical professionals, accident reconstruction specialists, and engineers can provide testimony regarding liability, causation, and damages in personal injury cases.
  • Photographs and videos: Photographs and videos taken at the scene of the accident can provide visual evidence that supports your version of events.
  • Police reports: If law enforcement officials were called to the scene of an accident or incident, their reports can provide official documentation of what occurred.

Frequently Asked Questions

Before you decide to work with a personal injury attorney, be sure to ask the following questions: 

Why Should I Contact an Attorney?

After being injured by another person, you could be facing costs associated with the medical treatment necessitated by your injury. You might also consider suing for financial compensation to help you cope with your injury costs, but filing a lawsuit can be difficult and confusing with the help of an attorney who is familiar with personal injury law, or tort law. The best way to increase your chances of getting compensation is to consult an attorney about your situation.

How Do I Find A Good Lawyer?

One of the most critical aspects of filing a successful personal injury lawsuit is finding the right lawyer to support you. Some people find this process difficult, but there are some essential questions that you can ask a potential attorney to gauge if he or she is right for you. For instance, you may want to ask if the attorney has won cases like yours before, how many cases he or she has won, what his or her legal services cost, and what your specific role will be during the case.

These questions may help you discover if an attorney has your best interests in mind and better understand how you will work together.

How Do I Know If An Attorney Is Right For Me?

Finding the right attorney for your personal injury case is important, and you want to make sure that the attorney has your best interests at heart. Although the only person who can determine whether an attorney is actually the best fit for you, you can consult with a potential lawyer about their legal practices and approach, which allows you to gain a better understanding of how they would handle your case and decide if you’d like them as the legal support on your case.

What Is Your Professional Experience With Cases Like Mine?

The very first thing you, as a client, need to know about an attorney is whether or not he or she is qualified to handle your case. Find out if the attorney you are meeting with is in good standing with their local bar, and find out what types of cases they typically handle. If, for example, you are dealing with a car accident case, you would do better to work with a lawyer who has experience and knowledge applicable to your specific situation.

What Role Would I Play in This Case?

As with any profession, each attorney handles their legal cases differently. Some attorneys like their clients to be as involved as possible, while others prefer to take the reins while their clients sit back. If you have a preference or if you want to know what your options are, make sure you discuss the possibilities with your attorney. Ask what they see happening in your professional relationship and ask what they need from you in order to give your case its greatest chance of success.

How Do You Want to Handle My Case?

The person you choose as your legal representative will spend a decent amount of time with you in the coming months, or even years. For that reason, you need to know that the two of you see eye to eye, at least on the essential matters. Before committing to an attorney, find out how they plan to approach your case, and ask them what kind of advice they'd like to give you. Do their goals for your case align with yours? Does the way they communicate with their clients work well with your own preferred methods? Find out as much as you can about their plans for your case so that you know exactly what to expect if you do decide to work with them.

What Will Your Legal Services Cost Me?

Before you can commit to an attorney, you need to know what their services will cost. Ask your potential lawyer, point blank, how their fees work and discuss any different financial options. At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, we do not charge our clients a dime unless we win compensation on their behalf. However, not all attorneys provide the same guarantee.

How Much Compensation Will I Receive?

Because personal injury law encompasses a wide variety of accidents, there is no way to accurately predict a person’s exact financial award following a successful case. However, these awards are typically based on a number of factors, including medical bills, lost wages, property repair costs, and more. Thus, by estimating the total financial burden you have suffered, you can get an idea of what your compensation may be. It is important to keep in mind, though, that legal actions such as settling your case may result in a lower compensation amount as compared to taking your case to trial.

Do You Need Physical Evidence to Win Your Case?

Depending on your exact circumstances, it may be necessary to provide physical evidence for your personal injury lawsuit. For example, if you were injured by another driver because of his or her actions, then you might need to show pictures of the damage caused to your vehicle, provide witness testimonies, or show receipts for medical bills or hospital visits in order to prove your financial need. An experienced attorney can speak with you about what evidence is needed or will aid your claim.

How Is Negligence Determined?

In order to establish negligence, the court typically examines the conduct of the individual suspected of being “at fault” for the accident. If the person failed to act in accordance with established standards of society, or if they did not behave in a way that a reasonable individual would have in the same circumstances, their actions may be considered negligent.

In addition, the person’s actions must fall in line with the law of “torts”, which means that:

  • The individual had a civil “duty” to the plaintiff
  • The individual breached that duty through their conduct
  • The person’s breach of conduct caused injury to the plaintiff
  • The plaintiff actually suffered harm in some way

It is important to note that the circumstances surrounding each and every accident are unique, so it is virtually impossible to tell whether or not you have a valid claim until you consult an experienced personal injury attorney.

If I Was Partially At Fault For My Injury, Can I Still Recover Compensation?

In most circumstances, an accident that results in serious injuries may realistically be the fault of multiple parties, even if the relative share of responsibility varies considerably between those involved. Under Texas law, individuals who were partially at fault for their injury can still recover compensation in many circumstances under the modified comparative fault rule. This rule allows anyone who is 50% or less at fault for an accident in Austin to pursue a personal injury claim.

How Long Will My Case Take?

It is very difficult to estimate the exact length of time an individual’s personal injury case might take because every case is different. Depending on a variety of circumstances, such as the number of people involved, the plea of the defendant, the amount of damage caused, and other factors, a lawsuit can take anywhere from several days to several years.

But when you discuss your case with an attorney, you increase the chances that your case will be expedited, because you both can talk about how to make the case go more quickly.

I Cannot Pay for My Medical Expenses After My Accident, What Do I Do?

You’ve found yourself in a situation that hundreds of thousands of people face every year in the United States. Car accidents, among other accidents, are expensive, and many people cannot face the medical costs that often result from such accidents. However, the good news is that many injury victims, when they are wrongfully injured in an accident caused by someone else’s actions, qualify to receive financial compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. Sometimes this compensation can equal or exceed the costs of one’s medical expenses and can, thus, be very helpful.

Should I Just Pay for My Costs and Not Sue, If I Am Financially Able?

Ultimately, the decision to file a lawsuit is up to you as the individual who has suffered physical or financial harm. But you shouldn’t have to pay for the costs of your injuries or accident if another person is to blame for them. Instead, that person should bear the burden of their actions and pay for the costs and losses you have sustained.

Can I Sue Again If I Don’t Get Enough Money the First Time?

No. The amount of compensation that you are awarded for filing a personal injury lawsuit against another person is the amount that you must be content with. You will not be allowed to sue the same person for the same issue to get more compensation, even if you feel that you have not been given enough. In order to make sure that you fight for the right amount of compensation initially – the amount that you feel is required to cover all of your expenses – be sure to discuss the details of your financial situation with your attorney.

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