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The Law Offices of George Salinas, PLLC is a Texas based law firm focused on personal injury law. Our Personal Injury Attorneys fight to make sure our clients voices are heard and their unnecessary losses are fully compensated and understood.

San Antonio & Austin Texas Personal Injury Attorney

Accidents and injuries can happen to anyone at any time. You need a personal injury attorney who is available to you. You need an attorney that is tough, experienced and aggressive.

At the Law Offices of George Salinas, PLLC, a boutique personal injury law firm in San Antonio, Texas, we are here for our clients and their loved ones. You may be qualified to compensation for medical bills and more. We will aggressively fight for you in court to ensure you get the means for a full recovery.

Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve suffered from an injury at the fault of someone other than yourself, you will want to have the best personal injury attorney in San Antonio by your side. We’ll provide you with guidance and work towards a settlement that you deserve. We know that whether you’re going through physical or psychological issues, medical bills can pile up and put you behind, and our personal injury attorney will work towards results that allow you to move forward with your life. The sooner you call a personal injury attorney, the faster you’ll get compensated.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Personal Injury?

In law, “personal injury” cases refer to lawsuits in which the plaintiff (the injured person) has suffered an injury to their body, mind, or emotions. If you slip and fall on a broken sidewalk, for example, and sprain an ankle, personal injury refers to the fractured bone and also to the potential humiliation or other emotional pain of falling.

Personal injury is also a specific type of legal case. If you have suffered a personal injury due to someone else’s actions or failure to act, you may be able to bring a personal injury claim for damages you suffered. In this scenario, the party that caused the injury or harm may have been negligent. If they were negligent, they can be held liable for your injuries.

If you break an ankle tripping on a broken sidewalk in front of your apartment building, for example, your landlord or the local government may be responsible for repairing the sidewalks and other walkways proximate to the building. Your landlord or local government could therefore be negligent for not repairing the sidewalk, and thus liable for your injuries.

What Types of Events Are Covered in Personal Injury Cases?

Any type of event that causes personal injury or harm that stems from another party’s actions—whether they are a person, company, or other organization—can potentially be covered in a personal injury case. Tripping and falling or suffering some other injury in a commercial establishment or a private home is a type of personal injury called premises liability. Injuries suffered from a defective or unsafe product are a type of personal injury called product liability. Birth injuries can warrant personal injury lawsuits if they are caused by a medical personnel’s mistake (or their failure to take proper action).

Vehicle accidents or traffic accidents of all types—car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian—are common causes of personal injury. Even a dog bite in a neighbor’s yard, if the dog bit someone previously, can be the subject of a personal injury suit, although these are usually simply called dog bite cases.

What Is Negligence, Exactly?

Negligence, broadly stated, is a failure to maintain an appropriate standard of care, or what a reasonable person would consider appropriate action or failure to act in the circumstances.

Commercial establishments, for example, have a duty of care to maintain safe premises for their customers and employees. Companies have a duty of care to manufacture and sell safe products. All vehicle drivers have a duty of care to drive safely and obey traffic laws and regulations. Medical personnel have a duty of care to their patients to do no harm.

The violation of any of these duties of care is called “breaching the duty of care.” A party who is negligent and causes a personal injury can be liable for damages and harm stemming from that injury.

What If They Say I Was Responsible for My Own Injury?

It’s not uncommon for the defendants in a personal injury case to claim that the injured person is responsible for their own injuries, whether it’s true or not. They don’t want to be found liable! A skilled attorney will review all the facts and, if you were not responsible, refute the idea that you were or try to mitigate any of your liability.

How Long Do I Have to Bring a Personal Injury Case?

By law, you need to bring a personal injury claim within two years after the date of the accident or incident that caused you harm. This is called the statute of limitations. After two years, the court will refuse to hear a personal injury case.

Talk to a lawyer as soon as possible after your injuries occur. Compensation is determined by the amount and degree of harm you’ve suffered. You need to discuss your injuries and harm when they are still fresh.

Evidence, such as pictures of your injuries, doctor’s reports, eyewitness testimony, and even the site where the accident took place, all need to be documented. The longer you wait, the more difficult it can be to gather evidence.

What Kind of Damages Can I Be Compensated For?

Compensation in a legal case is often referred to as “damages,” because it is payment for damages suffered, such as medical bills.

In Texas, you can receive economic damages for medical and related bills such as physical therapy or rehabilitative services. Economic damages also include wages lost from work. Both of these can be prospective as well as actual (that is, medical treatment or time lost from work expected in the future as well as already incurred).

You can also receive damages for noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering and loss of consortium.

My Loved One Died as a Result of Their Injuries. Can I Bring a Personal Injury Suit?

If injuries that stemmed from another party’s negligence causes the injured individual to die, that person’s family can bring a legal suit for damages. This is called a wrongful death suit.

Like personal injury suits, wrongful death actions most often stem from negligence: another party owed a duty of care, but breached it.

The surviving spouse of the deceased, their children, or their parents may bring a wrongful death claim, either individually or together. A deceased person’s children include legally adopted and adult children.

If the family does not bring a claim within three months after the person dies, the deceased person’s executor or personal representative can file a wrongful death claim on the estate’s behalf.

Possible compensation includes the following:

  • The income the deceased would have earned if they had not died.
  • Lost companionship, love, and comfort.
  • Lost support, services, advice, counsel, and maintenance.
  • Lost inheritance for beneficiaries due to an untimely death.
  • Mental and emotional pain, anguish, and suffering.

Car Accident Attorney

An auto accident attorney in San Antonio understands the complexities that come with providing accurate legal representation during this time. Our team is thorough and we take the time to investigate every aspect of your particular case. We know that when you call an auto accident attorney, you’re going through physical and emotional injuries, and we want to take some of that stress off so that you can focus on getting better. We’ll handle the legal aspects of your case, so you have the best opportunity for a full recovery physically and financially.

Work Injury Attorney

If you’re injured on the job, it’s essential to the results of your recovery that you hire a work injury attorney in Texas. We’ll provide you with answers to those pressing questions, and we’ll follow the letter of the law to ensure that you’re represented in a way that gets positive results. A work injury attorney knows that the complex paperwork and legal process can cause many people to see a delay in getting the financial compensation they deserve, and we work to prevent this from happening so that you can get better and get back to your health.

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There is never a charge to meet and consult with our firm regarding your personal injury case. Our San Antonio & Austin, Texas, personal injury lawyers are experienced professionals and will advise you on the best course for your case.

During a consultation, we will carefully explain our analysis of your case and your rights, along with our recommendation for going forward. We’re here to help. Call today and schedule an appointment to discuss your case.