Experienced Texas Personal Injury Lawyer
Types of Personal Injuries
At Hermes E. Flores, our legal team is always working to obtain the best possible results in every personal injury case. When you choose the law firm of Hermes E. Flores to take on your personal injury case, you can expect quality and dedicated representation from an attorney who has the experience and resources necessary for achieving successful results for Texas citizens who have suffered personal injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligent or intentional actions of another, be sure to contact our office right away at (512) 947-9103.
The Personal Injury Practice at the Law Firm of Hermes E. Flores
Typically, a personal injury case arises due to the negligent or intentional actions of another. There are many types of incidents and circumstances that may give rise to a personal injury lawsuit, though not every instance in which someone is injured necessarily leads to liability. At the law firm of Hermes E. Flores, we have extensive experience representing personal injury victims throughout Texas who have suffered because of the negligent actions or wrongdoing of others. Some common causes of personal injuries that the law firm of Hermes E. Flores takes on as part of our personal injury practice include:
- Car Accident Cases
Many personal injury lawsuits in the United States arise as the result of motor vehicle accidents. These accidents have a number of different causes including distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, or failing to drive in accordance with weather conditions. Injuries can range from minor bumps and bruises to broken bones and severe burns, and in some cases, injuries can be fatal. Generally, a careless or negligent driver can be held responsible for injuries and other damages that stem from an accident. However, in cases involving multiple vehicles, more than one person or entity can be held responsible for your damages.
- Trucking Accident Cases
Accidents involving large commercial trucks, whether it’s an eighteen wheeler, construction truck, delivery truck, tow truck, or even a commercial bus, can cause devastating injuries, and in some cases, the accident may even be fatal. Oftentimes truck accident cases can be complex because it’s not always easy to determine who may be at fault, whether it’s the truck driver, the trucking company, a mechanic, contractor, or another employee.
- Child Injuries
Generally, a child has the same right to compensation for injuries they sustain as a result of the negligent or intentional actions of another, whether the injuries were sustained in a car accident, at daycare or school, during surgery, or otherwise. However, in Texas, minors cannot legally enter into contracts or sue for compensation until they reach the age of eighteen. Thus, parents or guardians can bring a suit on the child’s behalf. In addition, parents can also file their own separate lawsuit seeking compensation that reimburses any medical bills paid on behalf of the child. If a “friendly suit” is filed where the parties want the court’s approval of a settlement on behalf of a minor, Texas requires the appointment of a guardian ad litem to represent an injured child’s best interests. The guardian ad litem investigates and reviews the settlement to make sure it is in the best interests of the child, and if so, they will recommend that the court approve the settlement.
- Premises Liability
Premises liability cases are those where property owners or tenants can be held liable for injuries and accidents that occur on their property either because of someone’s negligence or because there was a defective or unsafe condition on the property. In these instances, a property owner or a tenant has a duty to keep their property reasonably safe and hazard-free so that visitors or others on the property cannot be injured. So when an owner fails to uphold this duty, they can be held liable for any injuries or damages that occur.
- Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall cases are actually a type of premises liability case. If you slip or trip over something because of the negligent or careless actions of another, that person may be responsible for your injuries or other damages.
- Dog Bites
Dog bites can lead to serious infections and illnesses. If you are bitten by a dog in a public place, or in a private place where you have a right to be, the dog’s owner may be liable for your injuries or illness.
- Occupational and Workplace Accidents
An occupational or workplace accident is usually an unplanned or unexpected occurrence that arises from or is related or connected to the workplace, and one or more workers or employees are injured or killed.
- Construction Accidents
Construction sites are inherently dangerous as they have one of the higher fatal injury rates than any other industry in the country. Injuries that occur at construction sites can be serious and devastating, and it is often the employer’s responsibility to maintain a safe work environment for their employees.
- Oil Field Accidents
Oil fields are dangerous places to work. In fact, in Texas, oil field workers have some of highest rates of work-related injuries and damages. In these instances, you may be entitled not only to workers’ compensation, but you may have the right to file a lawsuit for additional damages in a third party lawsuit against a negligent employee, property owner, independent contractor, or product manufacturer.
- Products Liability
In these instances, a manufacturer, supplier, distributor, retailer, or someone else who makes products available to the public may be liable for any injuries or other damages caused by those products.
- Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is what occurs when a medical professional such as a physician deviates from the standard of care in their profession or fails to competently perform their medical duties, thereby causing injuries or other damages to a patient.
- Serious and Catastrophic Injuries
Serious injuries can occur as the result of an accident or the negligent or reckless actions of another. Serious injuries can also be catastrophic. Catastrophic injuries are those injuries that cause permanent damage to someone so that they no longer can work. These injuries can include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, multiple fractures, and severe burns.
- Wrongful Death
When someone is killed or dies as the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another, the surviving family members may sue those responsible for wrongful death.
Experienced Texas Personal Injury Team at Hermes E. Flores is Ready to Help You Obtain the Compensation You Deserve
Accidents happen all of the time, and sometimes you’re just in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, if you or a loved one has been seriously injured by the negligent, reckless, or even intentional actions of someone else, it’s imperative that you consult with an experienced Texas Personal Injury Lawyer as soon as possible. You shouldn’t have to deal with mounting medical expenses and other damages, especially when someone else may be at fault. Contact an attorney at Hermes E. Flores today at (512) 947-9103 for your free initial consultation and find out how we can help you. It is important to us that our clients are able to contact us at any time, day or night, so we are available when you need us twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.