Skilled Austin Accident Attorney Handles Personal Injury Cases
Proven Texas law firm seeks maximum compensation for victims of negligent harm
At the Vasquez Law Firm in Austin, I understand the stresses my clients face when the negligent acts of others cause injuries and fatalities. I use my more than three decades of experience and knowledge of Texas’s relevant laws to help you focus on healing as I pursue the compensation you deserve. As a Personal Injury Trial Lawyer certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, I am well qualified to handle any type of accident or injury case. You can count on my law firm to aggressively fight for your interests.
What type of compensation can you collect in a Texas personal injury case?
Accident injuries can present physical, emotional and financial challenges as you struggle to recover and pay bills while unable to work. Personal injury law is based on the principle that when one person is hurt because another person or business violated their duty of care, the victim is entitled to a financial remedy to address any damages that result.
Whether your personal injury claim is due to a car crash, defective product or dog bite, I work to see that it is resolved as quickly as possible so you aren’t struggling financially. Whether through negotiation or litigation, some of the compensation you can recover in a personal injury claim includes payment for the following:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Lost wages, including future earnings
- Pain and suffering
Various statutes in Texas can impact the outcome of your personal injury case. The state sets a deadline of two years from the date of injury for filing a lawsuit, but it’s never a good idea to wait that long. Evidence in cases like truck accidents and slip and falls can disappear quickly, and the memories of your witnesses can fade.
Damages available in wrongful death cases
If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident, the Texas wrongful death statute permits certain family members to pursue compensation in the form of damages that cover final expenses, loss of support, loss of income the deceased would have earned through their lifetime and mental anguish.
How can you protect your personal injury claim in Texas?
Insurance companies might try to shift some of the blame for the accident in your direction, particularly in motor vehicle accident cases. Texas applies the principle of modified comparative fault to personal injury cases, meaning your total recovery would be reduced by the percentage of liability assigned to you for your injury. But, if you were more than 50-percent responsible, you wouldn’t be able to recover anything.
You can protect your rights in your Texas personal injury case by reporting it immediately and hiring a seasoned personal injury lawyer. When you work with my law firm, you can rest assured that your attorney is an aggressive advocate who will never back down from the insurance companies.
Contact an experienced Austin personal injury lawyer for a free consultation
The Vasquez Law Firm in Austin represents clients throughout Travis County and the entire state of Texas in all types of personal injury matters. If you or a loved one have been injured, please call 512-851-0876 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation.