Fighting for Your Right to Fair & Full Compensation for Your Losses
Gonzalez Druker Law Firm has proven experience helping injury victims in Laredo and throughout Texas recover millions in compensation for all types of personal injury cases. The injury victims and their families we serve typically are those suffering serious bodily injury or death resulting from:
- Car Accidents
- 18-Wheeler Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Accidents
- Workplace Accident
No matter the circumstances, if you are injured in an accident in Texas, contact our team of personal injury attorneys to provide you with a free case evaluation. We have the knowledge and experience to help you maximize the compensation you deserve.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Texas?
According to Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code section 16.003, you have two years to file a personal injury claim before the statute of limitations ends. If the statute of limitations ends before you file your claim, you will lose your right to file along with your right to recover compensation.
There are some exceptions that can change this two-year time period so it’s important to speak to an attorney about your case as soon as possible. Our firm offers free, no-obligation consultations for personal injury cases so you have nothing to lose by contacting our firm today.
Do I Need A Personal Injury Attorney?
Unlike insurance companies, the legal team at Gonzalez Druker Law Firm, PLLC will fight for your best interest as true advocates on your side. Our team will fight for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. Insurance companies, on the other hand, are rarely looking out for your best interest. Being businesses at heart, they are focused on what will save them the most amount of time or money. Learn more about how we can help you today during a free consultation.
The experienced personal injury lawyers at Gonzalez Druker Law Firm can maximize the damages in your personal injury case. Damages are proven through the testimony of the injured victim, third parties, medical specialists, and experts. Our personal injury attorneys spare no expense when assembling the right team of specialists and experts for your case. We advance the expenses for retaining specialists and experts you need to treat, evaluate, and explain your damages.
IF WE DO NOT RECOVER FOR YOU, YOU DON’T PAY US ANY ATTORNEY’S FEES…THAT’S OUR GUARANTEE!
1. Physical pain. An injured victim can recover compensation for past and future physical pain. The amount of that compensation is decided at the discretion of a jury. Past physical pain can be established through the testimony of the injured and/or inferred from the seriousness of the incident causing the injury. Future pain can be established by evidence demonstrating that the physical pain from an injury in reasonable probability will continue into the future.
2. Mental anguish. An injured victim can recover compensation for past and future mental anguish. Mental anguish can be recovered in most personal injury cases where physical injury can be established. When there is no physical injury, mental anguish can still be recovered by demonstrating direct evidence of the nature, duration, or severity of the victim’s anguish, establishing a substantial disruption in the victim’s daily routine, or other evidence of a high degree of mental pain and distress that is more than mere worry, anxiety, vexation, embarrassment, or anger. Evidence of a high degree of mental pain and distress can include painful emotions such as grief, severe disappointment, indignation, wounded pride, shame, despair, public humiliation, and loss of enjoyment of life.
3. Disfigurement. Disfigurement relates to injuries that affect the beauty, symmetry, or appearance of the injured victim or that which renders the injured victim unsightly, misshapen, imperfect, or deformed in some manner. Disfigurement damages are awarded for the injured victim’s embarrassment and need to conceal her disfigured body parts. Common forms of disfigurement include amputations, scars, burns, contorted limbs, and other deformities. The amount of damages is measured from the date of injury to the time the disfigurement is expected to end.
4. Physical impairment. Physical impairment relates to an injured victim’s loss of enjoyment of life. This usually includes an inability to engage in hobbies or other recreational activities.
5. Medical expenses. An injured victim may recover compensation for all reasonable and necessary medical expenses incurred as a result of an event and those that in reasonable medical probability will be incurred in the future. Expert testimony is often required to prove that medical expenses were reasonable and necessary.
6. Lost Earnings. An injured victim may recover compensation for lost earnings such as wages. For example, an injured victim that must be out of work for six months while recovering from a surgery may recover compensation for wages lost during that time.
7. Loss of earning capacity. Loss of earning capacity relates to an injured victim’s diminished ability to make a living. This is distinct from lost earnings in that an injured victim does not have to actually have lost wages damages to recover for loss of earning capacity. Loss of future earning capacity can be based on a combination of factors that may affect a person's capacity to earn a living, such as past earnings, the injured victim’s stamina, efficiency, and ability to work with pain, the weaknesses and degenerative changes that will naturally result from the injured victim’s injury, and the injured victim’s work-life expectancy.
8.Loss of consortium. Loss of consortium is based on the loss of love, affection, protection, emotional support, companionship, care, and society that can occur when a family member is injured. A claim for loss of consortium is derivative of the injured person's claim and available to a spouse and child of the injured victim. A parent may recover loss of consortium damages only for the wrongful death of a child. Spousal loss of consortium concerns the emotional and intangible elements of the marriage, including affection, solace, comfort, companionship, society, assistance, and sexual relations. For determining the damages for a child’s loss of consortium claim, a jury will consider the severity of the injury to the parent and its effect on the parent-child relationship, the child's age and emotional and physical characteristics, and whether other consortium-giving relationships are available to the child.
9. Loss of services. Loss of services is different from loss of consortium damages in that it relates to performance of household and domestic duties. Loss of services is also derivative of the injured victim’s personal injury claim and available to a spouse and parent of an injured child.
- KEEP medical bill collectors from bothering you while you are undergoing treatment for your injuries and recovering.
- ACCESS the health care experts and specialists you need to get you onto the road to recovery.
- ENSURE that critical evidence necessary to establish the responsible party’s liability in the case is preserved and gathered. For example, in a motor vehicle accident, critical evidence that may need to be preserved are vehicle components, electronic devices, video recordings, audio recordings, and many other items depending on the circumstances of the case. We need to act fast to make sure that critical evidence is not lost or destroyed.
- ASSEMBLE the best team of experts and consultants to establish the responsible party’s liability and your damages, such as investigators, accident reconstruction experts, specialist health care providers, life care planners, vocational experts, economists, etc.
- MAXIMIZE and obtain the compensation you deserve through settlement or a jury verdict.
Our personal injury attorneys are ready and willing to begin working on your case today. If you have a question about your case or would like to know how much your claim could be worth, please give us a call. We would love to sit down with you in a free consultation to listen to your story and help you understand your rights and legal options.