Personal Injury Attorneys in La Porte
Being seriously injured in an accident can turn your life upside down in an instant. You may find yourself facing weeks or months of recovery while losing out on income from missed work. At the same time, you are dealing with physical and emotional distress due to your injuries. When someone else is responsible for the harm you’ve endured, you should know your legal rights. Talk to a La Porte personal injury lawyer from Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, today.
Our attorneys have helped countless accident victims like you secure full financial compensation from those at fault for their injuries. We believe in taking a comprehensive approach to helping our clients. We focus not only on pursuing maximum financial compensation — we also work to ensure you have access to the specialized medical care you need. Our goal is to make the recovery process as easy as possible for you.
Contact our La Porte personal injury lawyers for a free case evaluation to go over the facts and circumstances of your claim. We’ll explain all your legal options for pursuing the compensation you’re owed.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Take
At Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, our experienced attorneys can help you pursue compensation from the parties responsible for your accident.
Some of the common types of cases we handle involve:
- Car accidents, including drunk driving accidents and Uber and Lyft accidents
- Truck accidents
- Commercial vehicle accidents, including accidents involving taxis, limousines, and delivery vehicles
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bus accidents
- Premises liability accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Wrongful death
Contact us for a free case review to learn about your legal rights after a serious accident.
Demanding Full Compensation in Your Personal Injury Case
Serious injuries can leave you with serious financial challenges.
Our La Porte personal injury lawyers will fight for the full amount of compensation you need to recover, including payment for:
- Costs of medical treatment and recovery, including ER and hospital visits; surgeries or other medical procedures; pain medication; physical and occupational rehab; mental health therapy; medical and mobility equipment; and out-of-pocket expenses like copays, deductibles, or transportation costs
- Care expenses when your injuries leave you with long-term or permanent physical or cognitive disabilities
- Lost income and earning potential, if you miss time from work or if your injuries disable you from returning to work or earning the same level of pre-injury income
- Lost enjoyment and quality of life
- Pain and suffering
If the party at fault for your injuries acted in an egregious or wanton manner (such as by intentionally attempting to injure you or recklessly disregarding risks of injuring you), you may also be entitled to an award of exemplary or punitive damages. These aren’t intended to compensate you for a loss but rather to punish the responsible party and deter others from engaging in similar conduct in the future.
Time Limit for Filing a Personal Injury Claim
When you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else, you may decide to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible for your injuries. Texas’s statute of limitations on personal injury claims generally requires you to file your lawsuit within two years of the date of your injury. If you don’t file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires on your claim, the court will have grounds to permanently dismiss your case. This means you will lose your right to pursue compensation for your injuries in court.
After a serious accident, the attorneys of Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, will work to take the pressure off you.
Our skilled legal team will:
- Review the details of your case in a free consultation, answer your questions, and explain what to expect
- Help connect you with medical treatment and rehabilitation resources if you are struggling to find providers
- Conduct a thorough investigation of the accident that caused your injuries to secure all available evidence
- Review the evidence in your case with experts to determine how your injuries occurred and who should be held responsible
- Regularly check in with you to assist with any challenges you are facing due to your injuries
- File claims on your behalf with insurance companies and at-fault parties, handling all communications with insurance adjusters and defense lawyers as we fight for a fair and full settlement
- Advocate on your behalf in court if a fair settlement cannot be reached
We know that suffering a personal injury can put a serious strain on your finances and resources. Let us handle all the aspects of your case so that you can focus on what’s important — your recovery and getting back to normal life. With our firm, you will never have to worry about paying anything upfront for our assistance. We only get paid if and when we win compensation in your case.
Contact the La Porte personal injury lawyers of Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case. We are here to answer your questions, explain your rights, and help you decide the best path for moving forward.
To speak with our team, contact us online or call (713) 609-1930.
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What is negligence?
“Negligence” refers to careless, reckless, or wrongful (including unlawful) behavior. Often, this type of behavior leads to serious accidents, injuries, and even deaths. Some examples of negligence include someone who runs a red light because they were texting while driving, a shop owner who fails to put out a “wet floor” sign after an employee mops up a spill, or a dog owner who allows their dangerous dog to roam free and unleashed in a public park.
How do I know if I have a case?
You likely have a personal injury case if you were injured and suffered measurable damages—such as medical bills or pain and suffering—due to the careless, reckless, negligent, or wrongful conduct of another person or party. In other words, if someone else is to blame for your injuries, you could have grounds for a personal injury claim. The best way to know whether you have a case is to contact an attorney at our firm for a free consultation. During this initial meeting, we can go over the details of your situation and provide personalized counsel tailored to your circumstances.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
The exact value of your personal injury case depends on a variety of factors. Some of these factors include the severity of your injuries, the extent of your damages, whether you had to take time off work to recover, how much time you had to take off work, whether your injuries resulted in a disability, and your degree of fault (if any) in causing the event that led to your injuries. It is not possible for any attorney to estimate the value of your claim without first reviewing the specific details involved. We encourage you to reach out to our Houston personal injury attorneys at Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC to request a complimentary case review.
Will I have to go to court?
Not all personal injury cases go to court. In fact, many settle in pre-trial litigation or as a result of your attorney’s negotiations with the insurance company. However, if the liable party refuses to play fair, you want an attorney who is not only willing but also has the experience needed to aggressively represent you at trial. At Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, we will prepare you for what to expect with your case, including whether or not you may need to go to court.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit?
In most cases, there is a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Texas (surrounding states may have different laws). This means that you typically have just two years from the date of injury to bring your claim in court. Sometimes, when an injury is not discovered right away, the statute of limitations will be deferred to two years from the date on which the injury was discovered or reasonably could have been discovered.
There are some exceptions to this two-year deadline, but they are rare. We encourage you to act quickly after an accident or injury to avoid losing your right to seek compensation for your damages. If the statute of limitations expires, the court will almost certainly dismiss your case. Even if you think it might be too late, reach out to Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC to discuss your legal options.