Personal Injury

Every day, people in the Pasadena area are injured because of the careless behavior of others. Drivers don’t pay attention to the road, companies fail to post appropriate warning signs, employers don’t enforce proper safety precautions for their workers — the list goes on.

If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else, it is very important that you choose your next steps wisely. Otherwise, you may not receive the financial compensation that you are entitled to under Texas law. To help you more fully understand personal injury law and the options available to you, I have compiled some general information for you, below.

Texas Statute of Limitations

Each state has its own set of rules when it comes to the amount of time a person has to file their personal injury lawsuit. After that time has passed, the victim can no longer pursue compensation for their injury. In Texas, this window of opportunity — or “statute of limitations” — is two years. In other words, if you or a loved one has been injured, it’s important that you seek legal counsel now so that your statute of limitation does not run out.

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Shared Fault

Another important concept in Texas personal injury law is that of “shared fault.” This term means exactly what it sounds like — both parties may “share” responsibility for the accident that caused the injury. As long as the injured party is found to be less than 50% responsible for the accident, they may still receive compensation for their injury. However, their compensation will be reduced to reflect how much they were found to be at fault. If, on the other hand, the injured party is found to be more than 50% at fault, they cannot claim compensation from the other party.

How Payment Works

Jose Orihuela, Attorney at Law handles injury cases on a contingency fee basis. In other words, attorney Jose Orihuela will not charge you any fees unless he recovers compensation for your case. Rather, he will discuss his winning fee with you up front and only collect that fee in the event that he wins your case.

No matter the type of injury you’ve sustained, Jose’s contingency rule applies to you. If you live in or near Pasadena, South Houston, Clear Lake, Friendswood, or League City and would like to learn more, give him a call today.

An Attorney with Experience

At Jose Orihuela, Attorney at Law, attorney Jose Luis Orihuela takes great pride in representing his clients in a wide variety of personal injury cases, such as car and truck accidents, head injuries, industrial accidents, maritime accidents, toxic exposure, medical malpractice suits, and wrongful death claims. If an injury is affecting your life, don’t hesitate to put Jose’s experience on your side. Pictured at left is Jose Orihuela and his legal assistants.