Weslaco Personal Injury Lawyer
Whether you suffered a work injury or a car crash, a Weslaco injury lawyer can help you recover full and fair compensation.
While everyone reacts differently to a serious injury, almost all injury victims want to receive adequate compensation for the harm they have suffered. Fortunately, accident victims in Texas are entitled to damages for their injuries, provided they are not primarily responsible for their accident.
To help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, contact a Weslaco personal injury lawyer at J.A. Davis & Associates, LLP.
Examples of Cases We Handle
There are a wide variety of types of personal injury, although most cases fall into one of a handful of categories. We handle all sorts of personal injury cases in Weslaco, but we see some types more than others.
Common claim types include the following:
- Vehicle Crashes – For all of the safety features included in modern vehicles, humans will never be perfect drivers, which explains why collisions still happen all too often. Contrary to popular belief, there has been a somewhat significant jump in accident rates in recent years, which is likely attributable to the many distractions available to today’s drivers.
- Construction and Other Workplace Accidents – Sometimes, people find themselves the victim of a workplace-related injury, even if they’ve taken all the proper precautions. Workers compensation will usually be available to you if you’ve been injured on the job, but it’s probably going to provide a lot less than what you’re used to earning. Sometimes, a personal injury suit will be the only way to recover sufficient damages.
- Product Liability Injuries – Manufacturers and other parties in the supply chain aren’t perfect, but that doesn’t preclude victims of defective products from recovering compensation. A defective product could be anything from a car with faulty brakes to an exploding home appliance.
- Premises Liability Claims – Anyone who is hurt on someone else’s property due to the owner’s negligence has legal recourse through a premises liability suit. Negligence entails any duty that the owner failed to uphold, whether it’s leaving a floor slippery, keeping stairs or an elevator in disrepair, or letting a potentially dangerous pet run loose.
Elements of Personal Injury Law to Know
There’s no reason to fret over the picky legal details of your claim—a Weslaco accident injury lawyer can handle these details for you—but you should still familiarize yourself with a few basic legal concepts.
For example, Texas uses a standard called modified comparative negligence in determining liability in personal injury cases.
This standard holds that any accident victim who is found primarily (51 percent or more) liable for his or her injuries cannot recover any compensation.
If you are not primarily responsible but hold some liability, you will be eligible to receive damages proportional to the level of fault of other parties (e.g., 84 percent liability for the other parties would translate into you receiving 84 percent of damages in a favorable verdict).
Accident victims will also want to be aware of Texas’ statute of limitations for personal injury cases, which is two years. Any suits brought after this point will likely not be considered.
Team Up with a Weslaco Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve been the victim of a serious injury, it’s imperative that you receive the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and other damages.
To help ensure that you recover your financial health, contact a Weslaco personal injury lawyer at J.A. Davis & Associates, LLP today. Give us a call at 210-732-1062 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page to schedule your free consultation.