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When Is an Injury Serious Enough to File a Claim? 

Jose Orihuela, Attorney at Law Nov. 15, 2022

Statistics from the Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Report indicate that there were 137,535 possible injuries from traffic crashes statewide in 2021. After an accident, victims may suffer minor or serious injuries, such as cuts, bruises, TBIs, fractures, whiplash, soft tissue injuries, and neck injuries. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, you may be eligible to pursue compensation through a claim.  

At Jose Orihuela, Attorney at Law, I’m committed to offering vigorous representation and personalized legal guidance to clients in their accident cases. As an experienced Texas personal injury attorney, I can evaluate all of the facts of your case thoroughly, determine whether you have a claim, and help you understand your options to seek damages.  

I will walk you through the state’s personal injury claims process and help you pursue the financial justice you deserve. Jose Orihuela, Attorney at Law is proud to serve clients across Houston, League City, Webster, Friendswood, Pasadena, South Houston, Dickinson, Alvin, Seabrook, and Santa Fe, Texas. 

Potential Past & Future Damages 

Some 'minor' injuries are actually serious. Such injuries and symptoms may be hidden, and you may not know the extent or severity until much later. Hence, ensure that you seek immediate medical treatment after the accident and properly document all your medical records and reports.   

The following damages may be recovered by filing a personal injury claim in Texas: 

  • Medical expenses, including ongoing and future medical treatment costs related to the incident 

  • Lost wages/income and other benefits 

  • Compensation for reduced earning capability 

  • Out-of-pocket expenses resulting from the accident or injury 

  • Pain, discomfort, and suffering 

  • Mental anguish 

  • Loss of love, affection, companionship, and comfort provided by the injured person 

  • Loss of enjoyment of life 

  • Exemplary or punitive damages to further punish the at-fault party for their gross negligence or severe misconduct 

  • Wrongful death damages, where applicable 

An experienced attorney can help file your personal injury claims and attempt to recover the maximum available compensation for your injuries, damages, or losses. 

Is It Worth It to File a Personal Injury Claim?  

An injury or accident can affect you physically, financially, and mentally. Unfortunately, such injuries may result in accumulated medical bills. Also, you may lose several thousands of dollars – in income or wages – from being hospitalized, incapacitated, and unable to work. All these can result in serious financial instability, hardship, or constraints on your tight budget. 

Thankfully, Texas laws allow accident victims to recover damages for their injuries by filing a personal injury claim. Rather than going through all the pain, financial liability, and challenges by yourself, you may simply hold the at-fault party responsible by filing a claim. An experienced Texas car accident attorney can advocate for your best interests and guide you through the personal injury claims process. 

Skilled & Knowledgeable Counsel  

Being involved in an accident can be an overwhelming experience. Such an incident can result in minor or catastrophic injuries, hospitalizations, missed time at work, and temporary or permanent incapacitation. Nonetheless, you don’t have to suffer the pain and financial liability all alone. An experienced personal injury attorney can fight for your legal rights and help you pursue your rightful financial compensation. 

At Jose Orihuela, Attorney at Law, I have the diligence, skills, and resources to guide, support, and represent accident victims and their families in their injury claims. As your attorney, I can investigate every detail of your personal situation, determine the extent of your injuries, and explore your options to recover damages. Also, I can help file your injury claims, handle all communication and negotiations with the insurance provider, or take additional legal action when needed. 

Contact me at Jose Orihuela, Attorney at Law today to schedule a simple case evaluation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. I can guide you through the often complex claims process and help you seek the maximum possible compensation for your injuries. My law firm is proud to serve clients across Houston, League City, Webster, Friendswood, Pasadena, South Houston, Dickinson, Alvin, Seabrook, and Santa Fe, Texas.