Texas Personal Injury Lawyer in Hidalgo

If you were injured in any type of accident and the accident was caused by another’s negligence, you should contact a Hidalgo, Texas personal injury lawyer who can help you obtain compensation for your injuries. 

The attorney must prove that the other person or business owed you a duty of care, they breached that duty, the breach caused the accident, and you were injured. For example, drivers owe a duty to drive carefully. They breach that duty if they run a red light and ram into your car. If you are injured, you have suffered damages. 

Types of Cases Handled by A Hidalgo, Texas Personal Injury Lawyer

Hidalgo, Texas personal injury lawyer handles all types of personal injury cases including:

  • Slip, trip, and fall. This type of injury is often due to stores not keeping their floors free of debris, or the municipality not maintaining the sidewalks. 
  • Vehicular accidents, including cars, boats, bicycles, motorcycles, and semi-trucks.
  • Injuries due to the use of defective products. The manufacturer and distributor may both be liable for your injuries.
  • Construction accidents, including those from falls of ladders, electrocution, or caught-in-between accidents.
  • Medical malpractice.
  • Dog bites.

A Hidalgo, Texas Personal Injury Lawyer Will Work to Get You all the Damages to Which You Are Legally Entitled

Under Texas law, there are two types of damages: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages are what they sound like: to compensate you for the damages you suffered and are designed to return you to the way you were prior to the accident.,

Punitive damages are to punish people for the harm they caused. They are rarely available in a personal injury case but, on occasion, may be awarded if the negligent conduct was egregious. For example, if a court finds that your life-threatening injuries were caused by a drunk driver, the court may award you punitive damages to punish the drunk driver.

Compensatory damages fall into two categories: economic and non-economic.

Economic damages – These are damages that can be mathematically calculated. They include:

  • Payment of your hospital and medical bills you have accumulated due to the accident.
  • Estimation of future medical bills you are projected to incur in the future.
  • Payment of your lost wages.
  • Estimation of wages you may lose in the future due to the negligent act.
  • Cost of retraining if you are unable to return to your previous career.
  • Projection of lost earning capacity, including income you will lose in the future if you are permanently disabled due to the negligent act.
  • Reimbursement for all out-of-pocket expenses you incurred that are related to your medical treatment.

Your Hidalgo, Texas personal injury lawyer may need to consult with experts who can calculate what your future medical bills and lost wages will be. An expert may also be needed to predict lost earning capacity if you are unable to return to work.

Non-economic damages – These are damages for which there is no mathematical calculation available. Damages in this category include:

  • Pain and suffering. These damages are often calculated according to the severity of the injury. Your medical records will likely be reviewed. For example, your pain and suffering will be less if you broke a bone than if you totally lost a limb.
  • Emotional distress.
  • Loss of consortium or companionship.
  • Loss of the enjoyment of life.

Statute of Limitations

With only a very few exceptions, Texas law requires you to file your personal injury claim within two years of the accident. If you miss the deadline, you will never be able to request compensation for your injuries, even if those injuries are life-changing and no matter how great your expenses have been.

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