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Hidalgo County Car Accident Lawyer

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Auto accidents are a harsh reality of life that occur daily across our state and the nation. Personal injury claims submitted to insurers are most commonly associated with car accidents. These accidents can lead to severe injuries that can put you out of commission for days, weeks, months, or, in the most severe cases, forever. 

Whether your injuries involve a temporary disability, like whiplash, or something more permanent, like traumatic brain injury, you are suddenly faced with lost income from time away from work, spiraling medical costs, and the physical pain and emotional trauma resulting from the accident. When these situations arise because of another’s negligence or misconduct, your recourse is to file a personal injury claim seeking compensation for what you have suffered or lost. 

Unfortunately, most personal injury claims involve the need to work with the at-fault party’s insurance company. These companies are known for taking advantage of injury victims at a time when they can least function. Furthermore, without a professional's legal skills, knowledge, and experience, your claim can be subject to delays, denials, and settlements that significantly undervalue the full extent of your damages. 

Turning to an experienced legal professional at Anthony M. Ortega, PLLC can ensure that your case is handled by an attorney who knows what you are up against and who will fight to get you full and fair compensation. 

Call Anthony M. Ortega, PLLC at (956) 300-1402 for a free case review with our Hidalgo County car accident attorney. Or send us an email on our contact form

Seeking Compensation for Your Car Accident Injuries

Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience, and the injuries sustained can have a significant impact on your life. At Anthony M. Ortega Law, PLLC, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that car accidents can take on individuals and their families. Our experienced car accident lawyers are dedicated to helping you seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

When you choose our firm to represent you, we will:

  • Thoroughly investigate the details of your car accident
  • Gather evidence to support your claim
  • Work with medical experts to assess the extent of your injuries
  • Calculate the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering
  • Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Prepare a strong case for trial, if necessary

Our goal is to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible for your car accident injuries. We will guide you through the legal process, providing you with personalized attention and support every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you.

 

Commonly Asked Questions

What should I do immediately after an auto accident?

After an auto accident, it is important to prioritize your safety and the safety of others involved. Move to a safe location if possible, check for injuries, and call 911 to report the accident. Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver(s) involved, and if possible, take photos of the accident scene.

Should I see a doctor even if I don't feel injured after an auto accident?

Yes, it is recommended to see a doctor after an auto accident, even if you don't feel injured. Some injuries, such as whiplash or internal injuries, may not have immediate symptoms. A medical evaluation can help identify any hidden injuries and ensure timely treatment.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim after an auto accident in Alamo, TX?

In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim after an auto accident is generally two years from the date of the accident. However, it's important to consult with a personal injury attorney to understand the specific deadlines and exceptions that may apply to your case.

What damages can I claim in a personal injury lawsuit after an auto accident?

In a personal injury lawsuit after an auto accident, you may be able to claim various damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and future medical costs. An experienced personal injury attorney can help assess your case and determine the appropriate damages to pursue.

Can I still pursue a personal injury claim if I was partially at fault for the auto accident?

Yes, you may still be able to pursue a personal injury claim even if you were partially at fault for the auto accident. Texas follows a modified comparative fault rule, which means your compensation may be reduced based on your percentage of fault. It's important to consult with a personal injury attorney to understand how comparative fault laws may impact your case.

How long does it take to settle a personal injury claim after an auto accident?

The time it takes to settle a personal injury claim after an auto accident can vary depending on various factors, including the complexity of the case, the extent of the injuries, and the willingness of the insurance company to negotiate. Some cases may settle within a few months, while others may take longer. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide a better estimate based on the specifics of your case.

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Car Accident Claims in Texas

Car accidents can be caused by various behaviors, all of which can add up to negligence, which is the underlying basis for personal injury claims.

These causes can include but are not limited to:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving (cell phone usage and more)
  • Reckless driving
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Tailgating
  • Improper lane changes
  • Drunk driving

Such accidents can result in serious injuries, such as whiplash, broken bones, torn ligaments, sprains, organ damage, lost limbs, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even fatalities. 

The financial costs of these injuries can be enormous in terms of hospitalization, rehabilitative therapies, surgeries, doctor visits, medications, medical equipment, lost wages or income, and related out-of-pocket expenses. Add to this the consequences that come without a price tag, such as physical pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment of life, and more, depending on your injuries, and the situation can become overwhelming.

When you face such consequences due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, you should not have to shoulder that burden. That is why personal injury law exists, to right the wrong you have suffered and to try to restore you to your former pre-accident condition. 

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How Our Firm Can Help

You need to concentrate on your recovery after an auto accident. Our firm is here to take the legal burden from your shoulders and give you the competent and tenacious representation you need in the fight for justice. 

We work to get you the total value of your losses and damages, not a hasty, cheap settlement or denial. Our firm seeks to hold responsible parties accountable so that you are fully compensated for your medical costs, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other pertinent damages. 

Let our attorney be the resource you need at such a critical time. You will pay nothing unless we win your case. 

Don't let an accident derail your life. Contact us today for a free consultation. Let us guide you through the process of seeking justice and healing.

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