An Attorney Fighting For Injury Victims In South Texas
A serious accident can leave you unable to work while facing steep medical bills and constant pain. If your injuries were the result of someone else’s careless or negligent behavior, you don’t have to endure these hardships alone. You can seek compensation with the help of an experienced lawyer. In Laredo and throughout South Texas, look no further than our attorney at Joseph Monahan Attorney, PLLC.
Our firm is entirely devoted to representing injury victims and families who have lost loved ones to negligent or intentional acts. Our attorney, Joseph Monahan, brings over 25 years of experience to each case and provides personalized attention and exceptional client service.
No Matter How You Were Injured, Our Lawyer Is Ready To Help
Attorney Monahan is experienced in many types of personal injury representation, including cases related to:
- Truck wrecks
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted and negligent driving accidents
- Rideshare crashes (Uber and Lyft)
- Accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists
- Injuries on dangerous private property, including slip-and-falls, burn injuries and more
- Attacks from dangerous dogs and other unrestrained pets
- Criminal acts like assault
- Fatal accidents
In Texas, you typically have just two years from the date of injury to file a personal injury claim. The wisest move, however, is to seek the help of an attorney as soon as reasonably possible. The sooner you contact our firm, the more opportunities we will have to preserve evidence, speak to witnesses and build a strong case against the person, business or organization responsible for your injuries.
What If You May Have Been Partially At Fault?
Life is messy, and personal injury cases are no exception. While there are certainly times in which only one party is at fault, there are also cases in which the victim contributed to the accident or the severity of their own injuries as well.
The good news is that being partially at fault doesn’t prevent you from seeking compensation. Texas uses a legal principle known as “modified comparative negligence.” This means that, in personal injury litigation, the plaintiff and defendant may each be assigned a percentage of fault. You can seek compensation from the defendant so long as your level of fault does not exceed 50%.
If you win or settle your case, your award will simply be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you. If your amount of fault was considered to be at 10%, for instance, you could still recover 90% of the total damages you were seeking. Our lawyer’s goal, whenever possible, will be to demonstrate that the defendant was entirely or nearly entirely responsible for what happened, allowing him to maximize your compensation.
Contact Us Today For A Free Discussion Of Your Legal Options
Based in Laredo, Joseph Monahan Attorney, PLLC, serves clients throughout South Texas. We are pleased to offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients, and we take all cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that you pay no legal fees unless our lawyer helps you recover money.