When you’ve suffered a personal injury, it can be extremely difficult to get your life back on track. Your injuries may require weeks, months, or even years of treatment, and if you are unable to return to work, you may also be unable to pay your normal monthly expenses. You need a highly skilled El Paso personal injury lawyer who will work hard to ensure the best possible outcome.
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- Car Accidents—Damages caused in car accidents typically go far beyond dented bumpers and broken windows. Physical injuries are often the most painful, lasting damages you can experience in an accident, and they can affect your work, future prospects, overall health, social life, and more.
- Truck Accidents—Large semi-trucks and tractor-trailers cause extensive damage when they are involved in vehicle collisions. Mainly due to their immense size and weight, these trucks can seriously injure or kill other motorists when accidents occur.
- Motorcycle Accidents—When motorcycle accidents occur, the consequences can be devastating. Unfortunately, it is usually the motorcyclist who suffers the brunt of the impact. Even when wearing protective clothing, helmets, and other safety gear, motorcyclists often suffer severe or catastrophic injuries or even death when they are hit by other motorists.
- Hospital Negligence—Despite our blind faith in trusting hospitals as a source of healing, treatment, and care, this trust is not always warranted as many patients fall victim to hospital negligence, leaving them in worse condition than ever before.
- Medical Malpractice—Medical malpractice occurs whenever a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional fails to provide proper treatment under the accepted standard of care. When medical practitioners act negligently, the consequences can be serious and far-reaching.
- Premises Liability—Premises liability claims occur when you are injured on another’s property due to a known hazard. A premises liability claim hinges on you being either an invitee or a licensee, rather than a trespasser. An invitee is someone who has either an express or implied invitation to come onto a property, whether as a customer, a friend invited to another’s home, a restaurant or hotel guest, or a resident of an apartment complex. A licensee is a person who is allowed to be on the premises for his or her own benefits, like a utility company employee or a salesperson who stops by unannounced. Owners have a duty of care to invitees and licensees, but not to trespassers.
- Wrongful Death—When a person is injured as a result of the negligence of another, this is considered a personal injury. If the injured person dies, the claim becomes a wrongful death claim. In the state of Texas, a surviving spouse, children, or parents of the decedent may initiate a wrongful death claim. If the family does not file a claim within three months, then the executor or personal representative of the state can file the wrongful death claim. In the state of New Mexico, the personal representative or executor can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family.
- Dog Bites—According to Canine Journal, as many as 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States each year, with 800,000 of those bites severe enough to require medical attention. In some cases, a dog bite can cause disfigurement, particularly to small children whose faces are on the level of a dog’s mouth. You have the right to sue the owner of the dog for a dog bite when the owner negligently handles the dog.
- Workplace Injuries are much more common than you might think. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 2.6 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2020. If you’ve been injured on the job, your injury may fall under workers’ compensation, however, Texas is the only state in the United States that does not require employers to carry workers’ compensation, so you may be able to file a claim against your employer if negligence or carelessness caused your accident.
- Pedestrian Accidents—Pedestrian accidents are likely to result in very severe injuries. A pedestrian has virtually no protection when hit by a 3,000 lb. vehicle, so this type of accident can result in catastrophic injuries.
- Bicycle Accidents—Bicyclists are like pedestrians in that they are very vulnerable when hit by a vehicle. While some bicyclists wear helmets, many do not, resulting in traumatic brain injuries following an accident.
- Taxi and Rideshare Accidents—Taxi and rideshare accidents tend to be more complex than those that involve two personal passenger vehicles. Whether Uber or Lyft will pay for an accident depends on who is responsible for the accident and whether the Uber or Lyft driver had their app open and were either waiting for a passenger, on their way to pick up a passenger or had passengers in the vehicle. The same could be true for a taxi driver who is considered an independent contractor. These types of accidents can always benefit from having a knowledgeable El Paso personal injury lawyer involved.
- Bus Accidents—While bus accidents are not particularly common when they do occur they can cause severe injury to passengers (or children, in the case of a school bus). If a governmental agency owns the bus (like city buses) then the issue becomes more complex as there is less time to file a claim, and the rules can be different for filing a claim against a government agency.
- Catastrophic Injuries include such injuries as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and other injuries that alter a life forever. In many cases, those with catastrophic injuries will never be able to return to their normal life as a result of the negligence or carelessness of another. The expenses for a catastrophic injury can exceed a million dollars, which is higher than the limits of health insurance for most.
Facing an unexpected, life altering-injury is difficult enough. You shouldn’t have to deal with insurance companies determined to devalue or deny your claim.
Once you have hired our firm at the initial consultation, these are the steps we will take to establish your claim. We will obtain the accident report and review it to uncover any issues. We will undertake any investigation that is necessary to establish the other driver’s fault. That might mean talking to witnesses, speaking directly with the responding officer, reviewing or taking photos of the accident scene, inspecting the vehicles involved, and going to the scene of the accident to take measurements.
We will then send a letter to the at-fault party and their insurance company to notify them of the claim. We will also send a letter to your automobile insurance company to determine if there is any coverage that may help with your medical bills and lost wages, like PIP or uninsured/underinsured motorist protection. We will then work with the insurance adjuster by telephone and other communications with the goal of having the insurance company for the at-fault driver admit that their insured driver was at fault (for settlement negotiation purposes) and verify that the insurance policy is in effect and covers your damages.
The most important consideration is to help our injured clients get medical attention and treatment for the injuries sustained in the accident. Our goal as injury lawyers is to make sure that you receive the best medical care possible, whether that injury is catastrophic or minor. We work with affiliated physicians, facilities, and therapists to get you all of the medical care that you may need after an accident. We work with orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and sometimes chiropractors to get help for spinal injuries.
We work with neurologists and neuropsychologists to help with traumatic brain injuries. We work with psychologists and counselors to get help for mental suffering after an accident if needed. If necessary and appropriate, we can ensure that you get needed surgery and other inpatient care following an accident. The inability to pay for costly medical care should not be an impediment to getting the best medical care that is needed after an accident.
How to Choose the Best El Paso Personal Injury Lawyer for You
Choosing the best personal injury lawyer when you’ve been hurt and are feeling anxious about your future can feel overwhelming. Some people ask for a referral from a friend, family member, or co-worker, while others may look on the internet to find a personal injury attorney. At Harmonson Law Firm, we believe your personal injury attorney should be someone you feel comfortable with and trust, as well as someone with plenty of experience, knowledge of the law, and the skills needed to ensure you receive a full and fair settlement.
Helping Good People Injured in Bad Accidents—How the Harmonson Law Firm Will Help
When you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you need a strong El Paso personal injury lawyer who will fight for you and your future every step of the way. The Harmonson Law Firm understands and has compassion for your current situation. We are ready to step in and take over all the legal details related to your claim, giving you the time you need to heal from your injuries and take your life back. We will always treat you with the utmost respect and dignity, providing an unparalleled level of personal attention and service. Contact the Harmonson Law Firm, where we’re passionate about helping good people hurt in bad accidents.