A serious injury can change your entire life in an instant. Your physical recovery can be challenging, but it is made only more difficult when coping with the emotional and financial effects of your accident. The inability to work along with your mounting medical bills can quickly become a heavy burden for both you and your family.
When you sustain serious injuries due to someone else’s actions, you do not have to bear the financial responsibility. Under Texas law, you have the right to seek the compensation needed to help you recover physically, emotionally, and financially from your accident.
As top personal injury lawyers in El Paso, The Quiñonez Law Firm has helped injured victims recover their rightful compensation for over 15 years. We have the experience, resources, and dedication to hold responsible parties accountable for their actions and secure justice on your behalf.
Whether you sustained injuries in an auto accident or as a result of a slip and fall, you are entitled to compensation from the party who caused your injuries. The amount of damages you receive depends on the circumstances surrounding the accident and the nature and extent of your injuries. Damages that may be available to you include:
In certain situations, courts may award additional compensation, known as “punitive damages.” Under Texas law, these damages are awarded when the defendant or responsible party acted in a fraudulent manner or with exceptional malice or gross negligence.
Punitive damages can be challenging to secure as you need a unanimous verdict from the jury. To learn more about the compensation you may be entitled to, we recommend contacting our experienced personal injury attorneys in El Paso.
Each state has a law that sets the maximum amount of time that a party has to take legal action. In Texas, you have only two years to file a lawsuit against a responsible party in a personal injury matter. This two-year time frame begins on the date of the accident or incident. If you do not act within two years, you will forever lose your right to seek damages.
Two years might seem like plenty of time. But in any legal matter, it is always best to act quickly. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that evidence supporting your case will be lost or destroyed, such as:
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At Quiñonez Law Firm, we understand the physical toll your injuries have caused, but also recognize the financial burden you are experiencing. Coping with lost income and considerable medical expenses can make the entire experience even more stressful.
To make sure you get the legal help you need, we will handle your El Paso personal injury case on what is known as a “contingency fee basis.” Under this agreement, you will never be asked to pay any out-of-pocket expenses. Our fees will only be paid when we secure compensation on your behalf. Handling your case on a contingency basis ensures there is no risk to you in seeking damages from the responsible party. In the unlikely event we do not recover damages, you will owe us nothing.
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Texas Comparative Negligence Laws
While many accidents are clearly the fault of only one party, there are some situations where more than one party shares responsibility. If you played a part in the accident that caused your injuries, you are likely wondering whether you can still seek damages from the other parties involved.
Fortunately, under the Texas comparative negligence statute, you can still recover damages if you contributed to the accident as long as you are no more than 50% responsible. Should the courts find you more than 50% to blame, you will not be entitled to recover compensation. However, if you are 50% or less at fault, you can still seek damages though your award will be reduced by your percentage of responsibility.
For example, if you were awarded $100,000 but the court found you to be 20% at fault, you would receive only $80,000.
Being assigned even a small percentage of fault can cost you a lot of money. That is why at Quiñonez Law Firm, we thoroughly investigate your accident and work hard to reduce your portion of responsibility, maximizing your total compensation.
When you work with our El Paso personal injury law firm, you can rest assured, knowing you are in good hands. We care deeply about our clients and their families and advocate aggressively on their behalf. At the Quiñonez Law Firm, we work hard to provide the highest level of service by:
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit inTexas?
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 16.003 sets forth a two-year statute of limitations for all personal injury claims, which means you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, you will forever lose your right to seek compensation from the responsible party.
How much does a personal injury attorney cost?
At Quiñonez Law Firm, we represent our clients in their personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Under this agreement, you will not be asked to pay anything up-front. We are only paid when we secure compensation on your behalf. With no out-of-pocket fees, you can seek damages at no risk to you.
What if I was partially to blame for the accident that caused my injuries?
Fortunately, Texas uses a modified version of comparative negligence, referred to as “proportionate responsibility.” This means that you can still seek compensation if you played a role in the accident that caused your injuries or losses – as long as you are not found to be more than 50% at fault. Although you still have the right to be compensated for your losses, your final settlement or award will be reduced by your portion of fault. For example, if you were awarded $100,000 but the judge found you were 30% at fault, your final award would be $70,000.
At Quiñonez Law Firm, we understand how challenging the aftermath of a serious injury can be. That is why we offer our support and guidance throughout every stage of the personal injury claims process. We will work tirelessly to secure maximum damages on your behalf, so that you can recover fully from the effects of your accident.
To learn more about how our El Paso personal injury lawyers can help, we welcome you to contact our office to arrange your FREE, no-obligation case review.