Brownsville Personal Injury Lawyer
Filing Claims for the Wrongfully Injured
After you have been injured because of someone else’s mistakes or wrongdoing, Texas law lets you demand financial compensation from them. The law is clear that wrongfully injured parties are owed the money required to get them back to how they were physically, mentally, and financially before their injury. Liable parties and the insurance companies that represent them often do not agree with the law, though.
When you have been injured in Texas and want compensation, come to Tijerina Legal Group, P.C. in Brownsville right away. Attorney Humberto Tijerina leads our law firm with his extensive practice experience, numerous professional awards, and complete dedication to doing what is right for the people in his community. Following his example, we are proud to say that we are all here to make sure you are given a fair chance at a full recovery.
Our personal injury attorney in Brownsville is standing by to help. Speak with a legal team that cares about you. Dial (956) 777-7700. Hablamos español.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
How were you injured by someone else’s negligence? No matter how you answer the question, we are certain we have the know-how and insight required to effectively handle your case. Our firm is well-versed in a variety of personal injury claims and lawsuits, so you do not need to keep worrying about finding a team that can help you.
Some of the most common injury cases we handle include:
- Car accidents
- Dog bites
- Drunk driving accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death claims
If for any reason we do not believe that we are the right fit to handle your claim, then we will let you know. Honesty and transparency are important tenets at Tijerina Legal Group, P.C. We might even be able to direct you to another law firm we trust that can accept your case.
Compensation Owed to You
At the base of every personal injury claim is financial compensation owed to the claimant. Although the feeling of getting justice and a sense of closure is great, at the end of the day, you will likely mostly appreciate being able to pay for your past and future damages without draining your personal finances. To make sure that you are financially secure again by the time your case ends, we will carefully calculate and tabulate the compensation owed to you and then fight for every last dollar.
Financial compensation owed to you could include:
- Past and future medical costs
- Lost wages and reduced income capacity
- Permanent disability complications
- Pain, suffering, and traumatization
Texas Modified Comparative Negligence Rule
In Texas, claimants can only pursue compensation if they are not more liable for their own damages than the defendant. In other words, if you are 51% liable or greater, then you will be barred from collecting any compensation at all. Furthermore, your compensation can be reduced by whatever percentage of liability you are assigned.
For example, a texting driver is hit by a drunk driver. The texting driver is found to be 40% liable for the accident, which means that they can still file a claim and demand damages from the drunk driver. The claimant’s damages are equal to $100,000, so the most that they can expect would be $60,000 or 40% less than the full amount. (This is only an example, though. Each case is unique, so be sure to ask us if you have any questions about liability and damages.)
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases
Texas has a strict two-year statute of limitations on personal injury cases that usually begins on the day of the accident. It can also begin when the injury or illness is first diagnosed or should have become reasonably apparent. Once the statute of limitations ends, the court will dismiss any claim you file after.
Tell Us How We Can Help You Today
You can make the process of seeking compensation after an accident simple if you team up with our Brownsville personal injury attorney and entire law firm. We are all on your side to get you the most money possible for your damages. But not just that, we also want you to feel comfortable and never inconvenienced. That is why we accept calls 24/7/365 because we know that emergencies do not happen just during regular business hours.