Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer: Full Guide

Do you know what hiring a personal injury lawyer would mean for your personal injury case? Let us explain how we operate at En Caso de Accidente. Having the support of an experienced attorney is crucial to seeking the compensation you deserve after experiencing a car, truck, slip, or fall accident.

There are not unusual times when victims prefer to pursue compensation without legal help, thinking that hiring a lawyer is an expensive service –not true, because you don't have to pay us out of your pocket at En Caso de Accidente. Moreover, when one of our personal injury lawyers takes your case, we are with you del choque al cheque. We guarantee that we will fight to get you the maximum possible compensation for you and your family!

If you or a family member suffered injuries in an accident, contact our law firm immediately. We will act swiftly to handle your case quickly and efficiently. We are the legal firm that best represents the Latino community in Texas and California. Are you in need of a personal injury attorney? Hire a personal injury expert now! Call away and book your first consultation with us. It’s free and confidential!

Why You Should Consider Hiring an Accident Lawyer

Having a lawyer's assistance is crucial in personal injury cases for a vast number of reasons. Some of them are:

Why You Should Consider Hiring an Accident Lawyer
  • Legal expertise.- Lawyers specializing in injury accidents have a deep understanding of the laws and regulations related to these cases. We know how to apply the law to specific situations, which can be crucial for the success of the lawsuit.
  • Case assessment.- A lawyer can properly assess the validity of your case and determine the best way to proceed. We can review accident details, and gather evidence such as police reports, witness testimonies, and medical records, among others.
  • Negotiation with insurers.- Negotiating with insurance companies for fair compensation is often necessary. Our expert lawyers have experience in these negotiations and can help maximize the compensation you may receive, as we know how to outsmart insurers who may try to pay you less than you deserve.
  • Handling legal procedures.- Filing a lawsuit and navigating the legal system can be complicated, tedious, or even stressful. A lawyer's help can lift a significant burden off your shoulders.
  • Representation in court.- If the dispute is not resolved and goes off to trial, we will represent you in court. We understand the legal process and will present your case effectively for a favorable outcome.
  • Damage calculation.- Determining the value of damages can be complex. Lawyers have experience in calculating and justifying costs associated with injuries, loss of income, medical expenses, and other damages to ensure fair compensation is sought.
  • Stress reduction.- Dealing with the aftermath of an accident can be emotionally and physically exhausting. A lawyer can handle many legal tasks and provide guidance, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

Here’s the gist of it: having a lawyer's help in accident cases can be essential to protect your rights. Remember, if you've had an accident, you deserve compensation regardless of your immigration status, and that's what we take care of at En Caso de Accidente.

On Car Accidents

According to information from a 2023 Forbes report, drivers have stood out as the leading fatal victims in car accidents in the United States, totaling 19,519 driver deaths in that year, followed by passengers with 5,966 fatalities.

Among the most common causes of car accidents are:

  • Negligent driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving at excessive speeds
  • Driving while tired or falling asleep at the wheel
  • Driving under the influence of toxic substances
  • Driving on unsafe or poorly maintained roads

At En Caso de Accidente, our car accident lawyers have the necessary experience to fight for your compensation.

On Truck Accidents

A truck accident refers to any collision or incident involving a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), such as a large truck or an 18-wheeler. These accidents can vary in severity and causes due to big sizes involved, and some common types of truck accidents include:

  • Rear-end collision
  • Truck rollover
  • Brake system failures
  • Cargo rollover

In our Hispanic legal firm, our team of truck accident lawyers is ready to defend your rights and seek the maximum possible compensation.

On Slip and Fall Accidents

Slips and falls refer to situations where a person loses balance and ends up falling, often due to slippery surfaces, obstacles, or unsafe conditions resulting from the property owner's negligence. These incidents can lead to various injuries, including:

  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Head injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Psychological injuries

At En Caso de Accidente, our slip and fall lawyers know how to negotiate compensation for property owner negligence.

On Slip and Fall Accidents

The ABC of Injury Lawsuit Representation

When you experience an accident, there may be disputes about accident liability, along with a negotiation process with the insurance company. We know that lawsuits can arise in this context, and that's why we want to assist you.

In such cases, it's crucial to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible for a quick and effective legal response that can aid your case. Going back to the core of this article, remember that having appropriate legal assistance is vital to navigating a lawsuit for a personal injury accident.

We are here to help victims and fight on their behalf for the maximum possible compensation. We do this because we are well aware of the tricks insurance agencies use to avoid paying what is due. Get in touch with us now and let’s start working on your case. We are with you del choque al cheque.

How Expensive Is It?

The cost of legal services for a personal injury claim can vary considerably and depends on various factors, including the complexity of the case, geographic location, the lawyer's reputation, and the type of fee arrangement established. Among the most common fee structures for injury accident cases are:

Hourly fees: Some lawyers charge an hourly rate for their services. This rate can vary significantly based on the lawyer's experience in handling accident claims and the state they work in. In accident cases, this fee structure can become expensive, especially if the case is complex and requires many hours of work.

Contingency fees: This is the model we follow at En Caso de Accidente. Simply put: if we don't win your case, you don't pay, and no pay upfront either. Additionally, if we do win, our fee is only a small percentage of your compensation. You don't pay us out of your pocket!

Free consultations: Another approach we take in our Hispanic legal firm is offering free consultations. This is always in the best interest of our clients because we understand that the legal field may not be familiar to many. We provide free guidance to help clients understand their situation.

It's important to keep in mind that the benefits of compensation can vary depending on many factors, as we'll discuss in our next point in your case.

Thinking of ​​Securing Personal Injury Legal Services? Here’s What We Can Get for You!

The factors that will determine the total compensation you might receive will be established through an investigation we will conduct once we take on your case. This means we'll assess all the physical and mental damages you suffered, calculating the cost of your recovery.

Keep in mind that, regardless of the amount we seek, you have the right to compensate for the following points:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Funeral expenses

We'll explain each of these below. But before that, another important point we want you to know is that there are two types of damages a victim can obtain: compensatory damages and punitive damages.

  • Compensatory damages cover all the damages that can be compensated with money, which you can use to cover all the expenses you had to incur.
  • Punitive damages hold those responsible for the accident accountable and establish punishment for it. It's important to note that a jury can only dictate these damages, depending on the case

Our goal at En Caso de Accidente is to recover compensatory damages, and we'll do that. Let's review a bit about what these damages entail:

Thinking of ​Securing Personal Injury Legal Services? Here’s What We Can Get for You!

Economic Damages

Economic damages refer to tangible financial losses that a victim experiences as a result of an accident or incident. These may include:

  • Medical Expenses.- Costs associated with medical treatments, surgeries, hospital stays, medications, and any other expenses related to healthcare. It's crucial to always keep your hospital bills, medication receipts, records of follow-up medical appointments, etc.
  • Lost Wages.- Compensation for the loss of income due to temporary or permanent disability resulting from the incident.

Remember to document all your medical expenses and keep records of any financial losses, such as pay stubs or statements from your employer. We're here to help you navigate through these economic damages and ensure you receive fair compensation for your losses. We’ll stand by your side in this one.

Non-economic damages

Non-economic damages refer to intangible losses that a victim experiences and aren't easily measurable in financial terms. These include:

  • Pain and Suffering.- Compensation for the physical and emotional pain experienced as a result of the incident.
  • Emotional Distress.- Damages for psychological suffering, emotional trauma, or mental stress caused by the incident.
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life.- Compensation for the loss of quality of life, enjoyment, and the ability to participate in activities as before the incident.

These non-economic damages acknowledge the emotional and mental toll that the incident has taken on you.

Wrongful Death

When a person passes away due to negligence or reckless actions, family members can seek damages for wrongful death. This may include:

  • Funeral and Medical Expenses.- Costs associated with medical care before the death and funeral expenses.
  • Loss of Future Income.- Compensation for the income the deceased person would have earned in the future, supporting the family.
  • Pain and Suffering of Family Members.- Compensation for the emotional suffering of close family members.

These damages recognize the impact of the loss on both the financial and emotional aspects of the family. Our team is committed to helping you navigate through this difficult time and ensure you receive fair compensation for the wrongful death of your loved one.

Punitive Damages

As mentioned earlier, punitive damages are applicable in cases where the responsible party's conduct is particularly negligent or malicious. These are not intended to compensate the victim but rather to punish and deter the wrongdoer. They may include:

  • Fines or Financial Penalties.- Additional amounts are imposed on the wrongdoer as punishment and deterrence to prevent them from repeating their conduct.
  • Social Repair.- Aim to send a message to society about the seriousness of negligent or malicious behavior.

Punitive damages serve as a deterrent, discouraging others from engaging in similar misconduct. Remember that these punishments can only be dictated by a jury, depending on the case itself.

Get Your Free Consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer Now!

Do you know what the statute of limitations is? Also known as the prescription law, it sets a timeframe for us to pursue your compensation. Although it varies from state to state, in Texas, we have a two-year window from the moment of the accident. Let us take immediate action! We'll represent you and build a strong case so you don’t worry about anything but restoring your life.

In conclusion, seeking legal assistance after an accident is crucial for ensuring your rights are protected and pursuing the compensation you deserve. At En Caso de Accidente, we understand the complexities of personal injury cases, whether it's a car accident, truck accident, slip and fall, or wrongful death. Our team of dedicated lawyers is committed to guiding you through the legal process, advocating for your rights, and fighting for the maximum compensation possible.

Thinking of hiring a personal injury lawyer? Don't hesitate any longer because the sooner we can act, the smoother the process will be. You can find our legal services in Texas and California! If you or a family member was involved in an injury accident, call us now and book your first consultation with our legal team. It's free, confidential, and of course, we speak fluent Spanish! We are los abogados raza para la raza!