Hidalgo County Personal Injury Attorney
Compassionate, Aggressive Legal Advocacy in Alamo, Texas
If you are recovering from an injury, you are probably already feeling overwhelmed by the financial and emotional strains that come with such a serious setback. You may be unable to return to work, and you may worry about how you will pay your bills or make necessary modifications to your home or vehicle. You may also be suffering emotionally, and you may be dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other emotional trauma. Injuries can be devastating, but they do not have to completely disrupt your life.
At Anthony M. Ortega Law, PLLC, we believe that those who cause injuries should be held accountable. Our Alamo personal injury lawyer can help you seek the compensation you deserve. We can also help you recover the compensation you need to cover medical bills, rehabilitative care, lost wages, and other damages. Our goal is to help you get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in TX?
In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is generally two years from the date of the injury or accident. This means that you typically have two years from the date of the incident to file a personal injury lawsuit in the Texas civil court system.
It's crucial to be aware of this two-year time limit because if you fail to file your lawsuit within the specified period, you may lose your right to seek compensation for your injuries and damages through the court system. There are some exceptions to this general rule, such as cases involving minors or cases where the injury was not immediately apparent.
It's important to note that personal injury cases can vary widely, and the specific circumstances of your case may impact the statute of limitations. To ensure that you understand the deadlines that apply to your particular situation and to protect your legal rights, it's advisable to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident or injury. An attorney can help you assess your case, gather evidence, and file a lawsuit within the applicable statute of limitations.
Our Personal Injury Services
We handle all types of injury claims related to accidents, such as:
- Car Accidents. These include rideshare and drunk driving accidents and any negligence-based auto accident in which another’s wrongdoing has led to your injuries.
- Bus Accidents. These can be complicated due to dealing with bus companies that may be regulated by law, such as public transit city buses, tourist buses, school buses, or others.
- Motorcycle Accidents. Motorcyclists are particularly physically exposed and thus more likely to be seriously injured in any traffic accident. Ensuring you are compensated for the full extent of your injuries is vital.
- Truck Accidents. Accidents involving commercial trucks bring additional complications due to state and federal trucking regulations and various parties that may have contributed to your injuries.
Personal injury claims are generally based on negligence. You must show that the at-fault party engaged in wrongful conduct, whether driving while intoxicated, violating other traffic laws, or mere inattention. That misconduct must have directly led to your accident and injuries.
Our firm will thoroughly investigate all aspects of your accident to gather and preserve the evidence, build your claim, and present it in negotiations at the settlement table or before a judge and jury in court.
Compensation in Texas Personal Injury Claims
Compensation in a personal injury claim typically falls into economic, non-economic, and exemplary (or punitive) damages. Economic damages include quantifiable losses like past and future medical expenses, lost wages due to time away from work, property damage, and other out-of-pocket costs related to your injuries. Non-economic damages cover intangible losses such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, or disfigurement. Punitive damages are awarded in cases where the at-fault party’s conduct was especially egregious or malicious.
What Is a Personal Injury?
Personal injuries are injuries that are not due to an accident. They are caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person, organization, or company. Personal injuries can be caused by a wide variety of negligent acts, including car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, product defects, and more.
Examples of personal injuries include:
- Burn injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Nerve damage
- Soft tissue injuries
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Wrongful death
Personal injuries can cause severe, life-altering injuries. They can also cause psychological trauma, such as PTSD. In either case, the victim deserves compensation for their damages. However, personal injury claims can be very difficult to prove. This is why it is so important to work with a skilled personal injury lawyer.
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How Our Alamo Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
At Anthony M. Ortega Law, PLLC, we know how to help you seek the compensation you deserve. We understand the difficulties you are facing, and we are ready to help you get the compensation you need. We know that you are already dealing with a difficult situation, and we do not want to make it worse. We work hard to negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and we can help you seek compensation for all of your damages. We can also help you seek punitive damages, which are meant to punish wrongdoers for their negligence.
Our legal team can help you recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Permanent or temporary disability
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Vehicle modifications
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral expenses
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- And more
We know that no two personal injury cases are alike, and we will work hard to build a strong case that is tailored to your specific needs. We can help you seek compensation for all of your damages. We can also help you seek punitive damages, which are meant to punish wrongdoers for their negligence. We can help you get the justice you deserve, and we can help you recover the compensation you need to get back on your feet.
Call (956) 300-1402 today to speak with our legal team about your case. We can help you seek justice, just as we have helped others in Alamo and throughout Texas.
Contingency Fee Basis
Personal injury claims are generally covered on a contingency basis. This refers to a payment arrangement where our fees are only paid if and when we secure compensation on your behalf.
This method allows individuals who cannot afford an hourly rate to pursue a claim. If we successfully recover your compensation, we are paid a percentage of the overall recovery agreed upon beforehand.
Work with our attorney and team that provide genuine care and professional competence to your legal needs. Contact us today!