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The Fight For Justice Begins Here
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.
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Suffering a serious injury from a traffic accident, workplace accident, defective product, or other event is not only painful, but it also comes with economic and emotional stress. An injury often means losing income from missing work and amassing medical bills for emergency room treatment, hospitalization, and sometimes surgery.
Some injuries are truly accidents or self-inflicted, but many preventable injuries occur because of the negligence or intentional harm of another person, a business, or a government entity in San Antonio. Those who suffer injuries because of negligence have the right to seek compensation for damages, which are losses related to injuries and the event that led to them.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of negligence or intentional harm in San Antonio, you need a competent attorney in your corner who can guide you through the claims process and help you fight for compensation. Contact a San Antonio personal injury associate at The Law Offices of George Salinas online, or at (210) 225-0909 to discuss the merits of your case and learn about your legal options for recovering damages related to your injuries.
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You should not have to face the financial burden of injuries on top of your physical pain when another party caused you harm. An experienced San Antonio personal injury lawyer can handle the details of your claim and advocate for you each step of the way. The skilled legal team at The Law Offices of George Salinas has the knowledge and resources to help you hold a negligent person, business, or entity accountable. Contact us today online or at (210) 225-0909 to discuss the details of your injuries and the impact they have had on your life.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. How do I know if I have a strong case?
Usually, only someone trained in the law can determine if you’re eligible to file a personal injury claim. If you think you have a case, most attorneys, including our office, offer free case evaluations.
At the Law Offices of George Salinas, we offer free consultations during which we will review your specific circumstances and information and determine whether you have a strong claim.
4. Can I settle without filing a lawsuit?
Sometimes, your attorney will begin settlement negotiations without filing a lawsuit. However, because of the statute of limitations, you might have to file a lawsuit before you start negotiations.
In some cases, you might have to file a lawsuit in the middle of negotiations, even if it looks as though you might eventually come to an agreement with the insurance company regarding a settlement.
5. How much is my personal injury case worth?
The amount of money you ultimately win in a settlement or in a judgment, and whether you recover any compensation at all, depends on the severity of your injuries. Some cases involving long-term or permanent traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injuries may be valued at millions of dollars.
Types of damages that you may collect include:
- Reimbursement of past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages. Even if you go back to work after an accident, you might collect future lost wages if you cannot do the same job you did before the accident.
- Reimbursement or replacement of personal property
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship and/or consortium
- Loss of use of a limb or body function
6. How long does it take to reach a settlement?
The time it takes to reach a settlement depends on your injuries and how much the insurance company is willing to pay. If the insurance company initially offers a fair and reasonable settlement, it may take as little as a few weeks. However, that is rare, even for smaller cases that involve injuries.
In some cases, the insurance company never offers a fair and reasonable settlement. In that case, you would file a lawsuit against the insurance company.
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.
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