Personal Injury Attorneys San Antonio

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Personal injury is when the body is hurt or damaged due to accidents. Many people fall off their bikes or get hit by cars daily. The injuries that these people suffer are personal. It includes damage to the body and distress or harm caused to the mind. Emotional, economic, and also reputational injuries are taken into account. The after-effects of an accident can cause severe trauma, which can sometimes be more harmful than physical injuries.

Personal injuries include road accidents, accidents at home or work or during holidays, assaults, dental or medical accidents, etc. Though unintentional, most of the time, these accidents are caused by another party. This gives rise to disputes between the two parties. When these disputes are made legal, it becomes a personal injury law case. The person who suffers from the accident claims monetary compensation from the person accused of causing the injury. The accused person is considered legally responsible for the harm caused. These cases can be taken to civil courts to proceed, but informal settlements are usually made before the case is formalized to avoid lawsuits.

Our lawyers are well-trained and experienced in tort law, which is an area of law that deals with civil wrongs. Our lawyers are also called “trial” lawyers though most of their cases do not go to trials and are settled informally. The primary responsibility of a personal injury lawyer is to ensure that the client receives the compensation he deserves for the losses he has suffered. This could be achieved through oral arguments, counseling, or legal advice.

Advocacy is also used to settle. Some payments cannot be reached, and these personal injury law cases are taken to court for trial. Personal injury lawyers must work, keeping the client’s best interests in mind and maintaining confidentiality and ethics. The person who is responsible for the accident is called the plaintiff. The plaintiff must cover the client’s losses or offer monetary compensation.

A typical example is accidents caused by drunken drivers. Once the lawyer has proved the plaintiff’s negligence, the plaintiff must pay the defendant for his wrong actions. The amount is easy to calculate in some cases, such as medical bills or property damage. Experts are brought in to decide the compensation in other instances where the defendant suffers emotional distress and trauma. Personal injury lawyers of the defendant may argue that the plaintiff knew the risks involved or that they did not use due care. For example, this argument can be valid for injured people during adventure sports or night trekking. The verdict is usually in favor of the truth side. Civil lawsuits are prevalent these days, and personal injury lawyers are trying to resolve several tort cases. Being careful and avoiding accidents can save everyone a lot of distress.


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According to the Brain Injury Association of America, more than 1.4 million people in the United States sustain a head injury or traumatic brain injury every year. Often such injuries are permanent and severely disabling. A head injury can range from a mild concussion to a severely fractured skull involving brain swelling. The symptoms may include blurred vision, nausea, loss of memory, and excessive sleepiness. The usual cause of head and brain injuries is a blow to the head or the head striking an object such as the ground, car dashboard, or windshield. It is essential to seek medical attention immediately because, when left untreated, a brain or head injury can lead to severe complications or even death. More here

Suppose you or a loved one has sustained a brain or head injury due to the negligence of another person or organization. In that case, Our Law Firm, a top-rated Texas law firm, may be able to help you recover damages for your losses. Brain and head injuries often occur accidentally, suddenly, and without warning and almost always have an enormous impact on the lives of the individuals who experience them.

Contact our experienced head and brain injury lawyers today to discuss your matter.

Our attorneys meet with potential clients free of charge and work on contingency. We do not charge attorneys fees until a settlement is reached or a favorable trial verdict is won.

Whether you have sustained a head or brain injury or are a family member of the injured person, our legal team can help you cope with the ordeal by helping you to recover damages from the party responsible for the injuries. You or your family member may be able to recover monetary damages to compensate for all necessary medical care, past, and future, that is related to the injury. In addition, the injured person, and in some cases, the injured person’s family members, may be able to recover compensation for other losses resulting from the injuries, including damages for lost wages or other income, pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, and physical impairment. However, early and thorough case evaluation is critical to developing your head or brain injury case. So, please don’t hesitate. Contact our Law Firm to discuss your matter as soon as possible.

Rest assured that if you choose to partner with our Law Firm, you will have a highly skilled team of professionals on your side. Ours is recognized among the best law firms in the country. The firm is also AV-rated by the esteemed Martindale-Hubbell® lawyer rating system, representing the highest legal ability and professional ethics rating. Our Law Firm is led by three experienced trial lawyers, a senior partner who is a Texas Super Lawyer, a partner who has been identified as one of Texas’ Preeminent Women Lawyers, and a partner who has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star.

Our talented team of professionals provides brain or head-injured persons and their families with the highest quality legal representation in high-stakes cases involving truck, bus, train, and other heavy vehicle accidents, construction, oil, gas, and chemical industry accidents, and other accidents resulting in brain and head injuries, such as those involving explosions, falls, and falling objects. In these cases, our clients pay nothing for our services unless the case is settled or a judgment is rendered in their favor.

Our law firm also offers individuals who have sustained brain or head injuries and their families something that most other firms cannot – our legal team’s unparalleled experience on the defense side of death and serious injury accident cases, including many cases involving head and brain injuries. Our attorneys have successfully represented clients on the defense side of such catastrophic injury cases for many years. We have handled defense-side personal injury cases since 1977. Our partners have investigated and developed the facts and technical issues in serious accidents involving head and brain injuries. Our partners have proven experience developing the evidence necessary to prevail in complex accident cases, including having deposed and cross-examined eyewitnesses, medical experts, police officers, and other accident experts. We can quickly assemble a team of first-rate experts in the fields of medicine, accident reconstruction, biomechanics, equipment use and maintenance, and operator compliance with federal regulations, and we use their experience combined with our own to develop successful strategies and evidence necessary to best present our client’s position at trial.

One painful truth about brain injuries is that many victims can walk, talk, and appear satisfied. Unfortunately, they may have a profoundly disabling brain injury that results in memory loss, cognitive impairments, and emotional and behavioral changes that leave them unable to earn a living or, in some cases, unable to accomplish the routine tasks of daily life.

Our brain and head injury lawyers understand the causes and the after-effects of serious brain and head injury. They can help you get the compensation you need and deserve. If you, or a loved one, has suffered a serious brain or head injury, get the legal advice and aggressive representation you need to get results in court. Contact us for a free consultation.

Speeding Ticket Penalties & Fines

Speeding Ticket Penalties & Fines

You can always count on the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to add points to your driving history. The DPS keeps track of all traffic convictions within the limits of Texas.

This applies to all drivers who operate or operated a motor vehicle in the State of Texas. The purpose is to prevent the repeated behavior of problem drivers and to improve traffic safety. It accomplishes its purposes by providing license suspensions once a certain amount of points are accumulated in a certain period. The Texas DPS explains this point system as follows:

Your driver license may be suspended when you are convicted of:

Four or more moving traffic violations within a 12-month period, or
Seven or more moving traffic violations within a 24-month period.
If you have been convicted of at least two offenses for a violation that conflicts with a restriction or endorsement printed on your driver’s license, you are also subject to a suspension or disqualification.

If your request is made outside the allowable 20 days, your request will be denied and you will be notified by mail. If you have already been through the administrative hearing process and the decision resulted in the suspension of your driver’s license, you may be eligible to appeal that decision.

Driver License Reinstatement Requirements
Prior to the renewal or issuance of your driver’s license, you must pay all required Reinstatement fees.

Occupational License
You may be eligible to apply for an occupational license while your driver’s license is suspended or revoked.

Only you can decide what course of action is best for your particular situation. If you will be seeking legal counsel, however, please consider our office for your representation. We have been representing clients charged with traffic violations and misdemeanors in Texas for many years. We offer affordable fees in most courts and appear on your behalf in most cases without you having to attend. We offer free consultations by phone, email, and in-person at our office. For a free consultation of your case, please contact us with the details of your case.

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