San Marcos Personal and Child Injury Lawyers
Every day a child somewhere in Texas is injured because adults, who should have been committed to his safety and welfare, were negligent in their duties. These children may be injured as a result of auto accidents caused by negligent drivers, or from the use of defective or dangerous toys. Children may be injured as a result of defective playground equipment, like jungle gyms and slides. A San Marcos child injury lawyer can identify the parties that are responsible for your child's injuries, helping recover compensation for you.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be a frightening and traumatic experience. It's no wonder therefore that so many people become confused after an accident, and rush to settle with the insurer. Most car accident claims in San Marcos do end in a settlement that ensures fair compensation to the injured party. However, in other cases, when a settlement cannot be reached, it may be necessary to take the case to trial.
In either of these cases, it's important to have a San Marcos car accident lawyer working on your side. A San Marcos car accident attorney will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, help you get the medical care and attention you deserve, represent you in dealings with insurance companies, and identify the appropriate parties that can be named in your accident claim.
Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Most of the 4.5 million dog bites that occur in the United States every year are minor bites that cause wounds, cuts, and lacerations. However, many of these dog bites also result in deep puncture wounds, crushing injuries, severed fingers, ears and noses, severe blood loss, and all kinds of other injuries that can take a long time to heal. A person who has survived a vicious dog bite attack can also expect severe emotional stress and anxiety, including symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Physical, emotional and mental damage like this can require long-term medical attention.
A San Marcos dog bite attorney can identify the party that can be named in your dog bite claim, including the owner of the dog, and the owner of the premises where the attack occurred.
Manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that every product that they put out for sale is safe for adults and children. Every year however, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration and other federal agencies recall thousands of products because these are found to be unsafe. Many of these products can cause injuries and even fatalities, before federal agencies become aware of their defects, and recall them.
Products can be defective because they are badly designed, poorly manufactured or because they are missing important instructions or warnings. In all these cases, San Marcos defective product attorneys can identify the defect, investigate the injuries and name the parties responsible in a product liability claim.
Serious or Catastrophic Injuries
Brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are some of the most catastrophic injuries. Brain injuries can result from fall accidents, auto accidents and violent assaults. Spinal cord injuries are typically caused as a result of falls, and auto/truck/motorcycle accidents. These injuries have lifelong repercussions on a patient's health, and therefore, any plan to compensate for these damages must take into account the long term medical expenses of the person, including medication fees, therapy costs, future surgeries and doctor fees.
A wrongful death lawsuit may be filed by the survivors of the deceased, or his estate, and can include compensation for survivors. No amount of compensation can ever make up for the loss of a loved one, but wrongful death benefits can help ease the financial hardship brought on by the demise. A San Marcos wrongful death lawyer can help you claim compensation for lost earnings of the decedent, medical expenses, funeral and burial costs and the conscious pain and suffering suffered by the victim before death. Survivors may also be able to factor in loss of consortium, and loss of affection and companionship in their wrongful death claim.