Texas Accident and Injury Lawyers
Personal injury lawsuits involve injuries and accidents caused by the negligent or deliberately harmful actions of an individual, company, or entity.
Arguello, Hope & Associates work hard to hold negligent parties responsible for injuries, damages, pain and suffering, and a loss of wages for accident victims all over the state of Texas.
- Tractor Trailer Accident
- Car Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Boating Accident/Jones Act
- Unsafe Premises
- Defective Products
- Industrial Accidents
The Accident is just the beginning
Personal injury refers to more than just physical harm. Sometimes, a client’s true physical injury will not manifest itself for some time after the accident as in the case of brain injuries, which are often initially misdiagnosed as concussions.
As for the non-physical impact of an injury, the real challenge is determining the effect of the injury on your daily life. Emotional injuries such as pain and suffering are very real injuries to those who experience them daily. The difficulty is that a small accident with unforeseen factors can result in chronic pain, or there can be long-term pain from a major collision.
Tractor Trailer Accident Claims
Large commercial trucks; also known as tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, semi-trucks and big rigs, are involved in one out of every eight traffic-related deaths and four percent of all injuries in auto related accidents. Fatal crashes involving large trucks has risen ten percent in a recent ten year period.
The drivers and passengers of smaller vehicles, such as small to mid size cars, SUVs and motorcycles make up seventy-seven percent of those injured in big rig collisions. This is explained by the fact that semi trucks are larger and heavier than other vehicles on the road. Those victims and their families are left to face a life-changing tragedy, while the trucker often escapes with minor injuries.
Car Accident Claims
In the United States car accidents are the leading cause of unnecessary deaths and the number one source of personal injury claims. In 2008 10.2 million motor vehicle accidents were reported in the U.S. according to the 2011 statistical abstract published by U.S. Census Bureau. In that same year, the Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents National Summary reports that 37,261 people died in automobile related accidents.
When a motor vehicle accident involves serious injuries or death, it is of the utmost importance that you retain an attorney who is skilled and knowledgeable in litigation. Insurance companies are big businesses that make money by minimizing payments to injured people. While many attorneys understand how to settle a case, the big insurance companies may not offer a fair settlement if they do not respect the ability of the attorneys to beat them at trial.
Maritime Law – The Jones Act
Maritime laws such as the Jones Act have been established to protect seamen in the event of an accident leading to injury or death. Accidents and injuries that occur at sea or during activities related to shipping are covered under a group of laws, regulations and legislation known as Maritime law. Individuals who have been injured in commercial shipping accidents or cruise ship accidents my be entitled to compensation under maritime law.
If you or a loved one has been injured while on a cruise ship or in the service of a sea based industry, our personal injury attorneys can help determine if you are eligible for legal compensation.
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