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This is the most common question in personal injury cases. No two cases are identical. Some key variables are sex, age, weight, height, prior injuries, pre-existing conditions, pain threshold, severity of injuries, number of injuries, types of injuries, medication required, type of therapy and frequency, permanence of injuries, degree of disability, type of disability, amount of work loss, the physician’s final diagnosis and prognosis, and there are many others factors which contribute to our overall evaluation of your claim’s Settlement Value.

Our lawyer deals aggressively with insurance companies. She will fight for your case in order to obtain the maximum compensation for your car accident. She will fight until she gets the last cent that the company owes you.

Our attorneys stand out among the rest for many reasons. Some of those reasons include:

  • Caring attorneys
  • Conveniently located in Houston inside the 610 Loop
  • Focus in personal injury cases
  • Effectively settle personal injury cases
  • Fight to obtain maximum settlements
  • Available 24/7 hotline & offers free consultations
  • Offer transportation to our office
  • Have qualified employees eager to help with your case
  • Provide aggressive, honest and vigorous legal representation
  • Background in biology and human sciences
  • Have a no fee pledge; we do not get paid unless we recover for you
  • Fully Bilingual-Spanish speaking attorneys

Negligence is a term commonly used in personal injury law that refers to any type of reckless, careless, or wanton action that results in the injury or death of another. For example, when a driver is inattentive and causes an accident that is negligence, or when a person text messages while driving and causes an accident, that may also be considered negligence. Similarly, if a property owner is aware of a dangerous condition on his premises, but fails to take appropriate action to remedy the dangerous condition and a guest or patron suffers an injury due to the dangerous condition, the property owner will be considered negligent and will be held liable for paying damages.

You can find information relating to insurance companies in Texas through the Texas Department of Insurance.

The statute of limitations is two years from the date of injury in most cases. You have to either settle the case or file a lawsuit to protect the statute of limitations.

Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis on personal injury cases. You will not be required to pay any attorney fees unless we are able to recover a settlement. Once a settlement is recovered, we will take a percentage of your settlement as a form of payment.

If the settlement negotiations take their usual course, a settlement may be reached within NINETY (90) days after we receive your physician’s final report. Most cases are resolved within a year. However, if the responsible party is unreasonable in settlement negotiations and you demand a jury trial, it may be 3 to 4 years. (Approximately 10% of our cases).

You may seek monetary compensation for the following claims:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering and mental distress
  • Future medical care
  • Future earning potential
  • Other claims

A personal injury claim can turn out to be quite a complicated matter to resolve for most people. A lawyer will help you to effectively navigate through the maze of documents, hearings, statements and bills. It is always advisable to seek the assistance of a lawyer to make sure you are doing the right thing.

Auto Accidents

If you or someone in your vehicle has been injured, it is in your best interest to contact a competent attorney. Many car accident injuries get worse over time, especially if you don’t seek medical care after the accident occurred.

Generally, the worst drivers are also the ones who don’t bother getting automobile insurance. Usually automobile insurance offers uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. It reimburses you for your injuries when you are in a car accident with someone who does not have insurance. You need an attorney to help you navigate through this process against your own insurance company. We get you a just and full compensation for your losses.

Depending on the percentage of liability that is designated to your own actions you may still be able to recover in an accident case if you are partially at fault.

We recommend that you seek the advice of a lawyer before accepting any offers to settle. Insurance adjusters are highly trained individuals. You need to fight fire with fire and get the help of an experienced lawyer to fight for you and to get you every penny you have coming to you. It is highly advisable to seek legal help immediately after involvement in a car accident. Our attorneys are ready to help you, contact us now.

In order to settle with the insurance company you have to understand your rights and the claims you can make. You have to have a thorough understanding of how much your case if worth. You should consult an attorney so you understand the law and the compensation that you deserve. It is our advice to always consult with an attorney before accepting any offers to settle.

Never allow an insurance adjuster to take your statement unless you have consulted with an attorney. It is important that you are not misinterpreted or misunderstood.

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Personal Injury

Personal injury is a term that means that a person has suffered an injury, whether the injury is physical or mental, as a result of another person’s negligence. Personal Injury revolves around cases that involve: auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, slip & fall accidents, wrongful death, dog bites, etc.

If you were injured in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness, you can recover damages for your medical bills, on-going medical treatment expenses, any necessary adaptive equipment, lost wages, future lost wages, decreased quality of life, property damage, and pain and suffering.

If you have been injured in an accident you should take the following steps:

  • Get immediate medical care for your injuries;
  • Gather evidence;
  • Take pictures of the scene;
  • Take pictures of your injuries;
  • Get witness information;
  • Call the authorities;
  • Make a police report; and
  • Contact our office for further instructions at once

It is very important that all of the costs of your injuries and medical problems are documented to ensure that these expenses can be recovered. For example, you could keep a log of medical bills, repair bills, days of work missed, etc. By seeking our legal representation, you will benefit from complete, competent, and caring guidance as you journey through this difficult process.

If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault you have the right to recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses;
  • Lost wages;
  • Property damage;
  • Pain and suffering and mental distress;
  • Future medical expenses;
  • Future earning potential; and
  • Other claims

If you are involved in an accident you should file a claim immediately. The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in the State of Texas is two (2) years in most cases. After that, you may lose rights to recovery.

In order to prove your case you must first prove that liability rests with the other driver or responsible party. Witness statements and police reports are often instrumental in proving liability. The evidentiary standard used in civil cases is preponderance of the evidence. Once you get through the hurdle of proving liability you will then have to prove up damages. Some damages may be proven by medical bills and records, expense receipts, pictures, witness statements, estimates of repair, etc.

A personal injury case may take up to two years or longer to resolve if it is not litigated. This means that the statute of limitations on a personal injury case is two years for most cases. If the case is litigated then it may take longer than two years. The initial process will involve proving liability. Upon liability being accepted by the other party then property damage should be resolved. Once property damage is resolved the bodily injury portion should be examined closely. It is important to understand all claims that can be made under the law in the state of Texas. Consult with an attorney so you can be advised of your rights.

Properly evaluating the worth of a case takes the skill of an experienced lawyer. There is no simple calculation. The value of your case will depend on the following among other things:

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Body type
  • Impact level
  • Direction of impact
  • Vehicle make
  • Injury
  • Diagnostic testing/Diagnosis
  • Venue-County in which impact occurred
  • Areas of the body that were affected
  • Type of vehicle that impacted you
  • Witness statements
  • Factors affecting the credibility of witnesses
  • Pre-existing injuries
  • Aggravating factors
  • Punitive or exemplary damages
  • Other factors
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Wrongful Death

In the unfortunate event your loved one is killed as result of someone’s negligence you have the right to file a claim for wrongful death.

Dog Bites

Your legal options under the law are to seek compensation from the dog owner or in some cases the care taker of the animal. You can seek damages including

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering and mental distress
  • Future medical care
  • Future earning potential
  • Other claims

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