Personal Injury Attorney, San Antonio
Sudden accidents resulting in personal injury can take an enormous physical, emotional and financial toll on you and your family. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may be in the hospital for weeks, or permanently disabled, or unable to function the way you once could. The emotional burden on you and your family from an unexpected injury can feel overwhelming. As the expenses mount, you begin to worry about whether, even if you heal, you can survive financially.
If you or someone you love has been impacted by an unexpected personal injury, the Law Offices of George Salinas may be able to help. Contact us today at (210) 225-0909, or online, or your free consultation.
Why Hire a San Antonio Personal Injury Attorney?
The Law Offices of George Salinas represents victims of unexpected personal injuries and their families. Our clients often need help negotiating with insurance companies and in preparing legal claims against those responsible for the injury.
We have recovered compensation on behalf of some of our past clients for medical costs directly resulting from an unexpected personal injury, for the pain and suffering they’ve been forced to endure, for special treatments and long-term care services, and for lost wages from time off work, among other categories.
Call on the Law Offices of George Salinas when you need an experienced personal injury attorney in the San Antonio, Texas area.
Personal Injury Law Matters
Personal injuries come in a wide range of types and degrees of severity, and we have a proven track record of helping clients recover compensation for all of them. Our former clients have honored us with testimonials about our services. One aspect of our past representations we’re particularly proud of is our commitment to clear communication with our clients. By working closely with victims and their families, we get to know how an unexpected injury has impacted their lives, and what we need to do to help them return to living a life as close to “normal” as possible.
Causes of Personal Injuries Our Clients Have Suffered
Over our years of experience representing clients who have suffered an unexpected personal injury, we have seen injuries caused by all sorts of circumstances. Some common causes of the injuries our clients have suffered include:
- Slipping and falling
- Car, motorcycle, bus, and bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Gunshot wounds and other violent assaults
- Surgical errors/medical malpractice
- Construction or worksite accidents, such as falls and crushing injuries
- Backyard accidents, such as in swimming pools and on trampolines
- Sports injuries
Types of Personal Injuries Our Clients Have Suffered
Unexpected personal injuries come in a wide variety of forms. But no matter what part of the body they involve, or the kind of care they require, every injury can have a severe impact on our clients’ lives. The kinds of injuries our clients and their families commonly seek our help in receiving compensation for include:
- Wrongful death
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken, crushed, or amputated limbs
- Penetrating injuries, such as gunshot wounds
- Long-term emotional effects
Who Bears Responsibility for a Personal Injury?
The wide variety of personal injuries we have seen features a broad range of who might be held responsible for them. Fault for an unexpected personal injury will depend on the circumstances. At the Law Offices of George Salinas, we frequently represent clients who suffered personal injuries because of the wrongful acts or negligence of a third party.
In the case of a car accident, for example, we may represent the family of a passenger who was killed in a crash in which the driver was intoxicated and speeding. We may represent a client who was injured on the job because his employer did not follow proper safety standards. We may represent a former patient of a doctor who committed medical malpractice. We also routinely represent clients in seeking compensation from insurance companies who deny or fail to pay the benefits our clients deserve.
Our years of experience have given us the knowledge and vision to identify third parties who may be responsible for compensating our personal injury clients. After identifying who might be at fault, we routinely pursue those responsible parties to make sure our clients get the justice and compensation they need.
Recovering Damages for Personal Injury
Unexpected personal injuries impose costs on victims and their families. Some of those costs might be paid by insurance, but many others typically will not. Aside from what’s covered by insurance, personal injury victims and their families may be entitled to compensation for:
- Lost wages due to time off work to recover from the injury or to care for an injured family member
- Lost future earnings of the victim
- Long-term care and rehabilitation services
- The pain and suffering resulting from the accident and the difficulty of living with the injury
Texas law also makes it possible in some cases to recover punitive damages from the party responsible. These damages serve the purpose of punishing the responsible party and deterring future wrongful conduct that could hurt others.
Every injury is different, and the facts of your case will decide what kind of damages you may be entitled to recover. That is why it can be important to consult with a lawyer with experience in representing victims of unexpected injuries and their families. A seasoned attorney is usually able to determine what you can reasonably expect to recover from insurance companies and responsible parties.
How Do Those Liable for a Personal Injury Try to Avoid Paying?
Because personal injuries can be expensive, insurance companies and those responsible may try to avoid paying. Often, the parties who should pay claim they’re not at fault, and try to spin the facts to help themselves. With an experienced Texas personal injury attorney by their side, however, victims and their families can avoid falling for tactics responsible parties will use to get them to sign releases or accept low-ball settlement offers.
How Much Will a Lawyer Cost?
We understand that the cost of a lawyer is a source of stress that most victims fear will add to their growing medical expenses and bills. That’s why the Law Offices of George Salinas is proud to offer free initial case consultations. In some cases, we may also agree to represent a client on a “contingent fee” basis. In these cases, we’ll only collect fees out of money we recover on our client’s behalf.
San Antonio, Texas, Personal Injury Attorney
If you or someone you love has experienced an unexpected personal injury, including one resulting in a tragic death, contact the Law Offices of George Salinas today at (210) 225-0909, or online, to schedule a free consultation to discuss your potential legal options.