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Car Accidents Car Accidents
Car Accidents Like any metropolitan area, Corpus Christi sees its share of tragic car accidents. To an outsider, these crashes may seem more-or-less routine; but there is nothing routine about an accident for its victims, who often sustain catastrophic, life-altering injuries. At The Patel Firm, we understand how car accident injuries create enormous physical, emotional, and financial challenges in our clients’ lives. Our mission is to hold whomever caused that accident to account, and to ensure our clients receive the compensation they need to recover from their injuries. Read More
Bicycle Accidents Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle Accidents You do not have to drive a motor vehicle to use a roadway in Corpus Christi. Lots of local residents and visitors ride bicycles to commute and for exercise. Like motorcyclists, pedal cyclists have the right to occupy a lane of traffic and to have motor vehicles yield to them. Unfortunately, also like motorcyclists, bicyclists often get short shrift from motorists who refuse to share the road and to observe safe habits. Bicycle accidents can leave cyclists with life-threatening injuries. The Patel Firm fights for compensation to help injured cyclists get back in the saddle. Read More
Oilfield Accidents Oilfield Accidents
Oilfield Accidents Workers on offshore oil rigs and on-shore refineries do jobs that sometimes put them in harm’s way. An accident that leaves a rig operator or refinery employee injured triggers legal obligations for the worker’s employer and others intended to make sure workers do not sacrifice their bodies for a job, only to lack the resources to recover. The Patel Firm has years of experience helping oil-industry workers pursue the compensation they have every right to expect for the injuries they sustain on the job. Read More
Slip & Fall Accidents Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip & Fall Accidents Falling down, as ordinary as it might seem, constitutes one of the most common ways that Corpus Christi residents and visitors, particularly those over age 65, sustain catastrophic injuries. Lawyers sometimes refer to accidental falls as slip-and-fall incidents, but of course we all know that slipping is just one of many ways a person can take a tumble. Property owners have legal obligations to keep visitors to their properties safe. Our team works to hold property owners to account when someone takes a fall because of their failure to uphold those obligations. Read More
Pedestrian Injury Pedestrian Injury
Pedestrian Injury Anyone operating a vehicle on a road in Corpus Christi, be it a car, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle, assumes the critical responsibility of taking care to keep pedestrians safe. Crossing the street or walking along a road shoulder should never amount to risking one’s life. The team at The Patel Firm understands the devastation a collision between a motor vehicle and a human being can cause. We fight to make sure pedestrian victims and their families receive every dollar of compensation they deserve. Read More
Motorcycle Accidents Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents Motorcyclists know they take some risks by riding in the open air. In an accident, little protects a biker from a violent impact with another vehicle, a roadside object, or the road itself. Still, just because motorcyclists take risks does not mean that other motorists have a right to disregard motorcyclist safety on the roads. Motorcycles have the right to occupy a full lane of traffic, and to expect cars and trucks to yield to them as they would to any other vehicle. At The Patel Firm, we fight for compensation for motorcyclists when motorists instead take a careless approach to biker safety. Read More
18-Wheeler Accidents 18-Wheeler Accidents
18-Wheeler Accidents Truck accidents, like car accidents, inflict enormous suffering on their victims. Unlike many car accidents, however, truck accidents frequently involve significant legal and factual complications that make recovering compensation difficult. The team at The Patel Firm knows how to sort through the physical devastation and legal tangles caused by a car accident to pinpoint and pursue the parties with legal liability for paying injured victims their due in damages. Read More
Wrongful Death Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death No family should ever have to suffer the tragedy of losing a loved one to an accidental injury. When the worst occurs, however, Texas law allows surviving family members to pursue legal action for wrongful death. The Patel Firm never hopes to see anyone come through our doors mourning an untimely death, but we give the full measure of our commitment when families need our help-seeking justice and damages for their loved one. Read More
Car Accidents Car Accidents
Car Accidents Like any metropolitan area, Corpus Christi sees its share of tragic car accidents. To an outsider, these crashes may seem more-or-less routine; but there is nothing routine about an accident for its victims, who often sustain catastrophic, life-altering injuries. At The Patel Firm, we understand how car accident injuries create enormous physical, emotional, and financial challenges in our clients’ lives. Our mission is to hold whomever caused that accident to account, and to ensure our clients receive the compensation they need to recover from their injuries. Read More
Bicycle Accidents Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle Accidents You do not have to drive a motor vehicle to use a roadway in Corpus Christi. Lots of local residents and visitors ride bicycles to commute and for exercise. Like motorcyclists, pedal cyclists have the right to occupy a lane of traffic and to have motor vehicles yield to them. Unfortunately, also like motorcyclists, bicyclists often get short shrift from motorists who refuse to share the road and to observe safe habits. Bicycle accidents can leave cyclists with life-threatening injuries. The Patel Firm fights for compensation to help injured cyclists get back in the saddle. Read More
Oilfield Accidents Oilfield Accidents
Oilfield Accidents Workers on offshore oil rigs and on-shore refineries do jobs that sometimes put them in harm’s way. An accident that leaves a rig operator or refinery employee injured triggers legal obligations for the worker’s employer and others intended to make sure workers do not sacrifice their bodies for a job, only to lack the resources to recover. The Patel Firm has years of experience helping oil-industry workers pursue the compensation they have every right to expect for the injuries they sustain on the job. Read More
Slip & Fall Accidents Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip & Fall Accidents Falling down, as ordinary as it might seem, constitutes one of the most common ways that Corpus Christi residents and visitors, particularly those over age 65, sustain catastrophic injuries. Lawyers sometimes refer to accidental falls as slip-and-fall incidents, but of course we all know that slipping is just one of many ways a person can take a tumble. Property owners have legal obligations to keep visitors to their properties safe. Our team works to hold property owners to account when someone takes a fall because of their failure to uphold those obligations. Read More
Pedestrian Injury Pedestrian Injury
Pedestrian Injury Anyone operating a vehicle on a road in Corpus Christi, be it a car, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle, assumes the critical responsibility of taking care to keep pedestrians safe. Crossing the street or walking along a road shoulder should never amount to risking one’s life. The team at The Patel Firm understands the devastation a collision between a motor vehicle and a human being can cause. We fight to make sure pedestrian victims and their families receive every dollar of compensation they deserve. Read More
Motorcycle Accidents Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents Motorcyclists know they take some risks by riding in the open air. In an accident, little protects a biker from a violent impact with another vehicle, a roadside object, or the road itself. Still, just because motorcyclists take risks does not mean that other motorists have a right to disregard motorcyclist safety on the roads. Motorcycles have the right to occupy a full lane of traffic, and to expect cars and trucks to yield to them as they would to any other vehicle. At The Patel Firm, we fight for compensation for motorcyclists when motorists instead take a careless approach to biker safety. Read More
18-Wheeler Accidents 18-Wheeler Accidents
18-Wheeler Accidents Truck accidents, like car accidents, inflict enormous suffering on their victims. Unlike many car accidents, however, truck accidents frequently involve significant legal and factual complications that make recovering compensation difficult. The team at The Patel Firm knows how to sort through the physical devastation and legal tangles caused by a car accident to pinpoint and pursue the parties with legal liability for paying injured victims their due in damages. Read More
Wrongful Death Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death No family should ever have to suffer the tragedy of losing a loved one to an accidental injury. When the worst occurs, however, Texas law allows surviving family members to pursue legal action for wrongful death. The Patel Firm never hopes to see anyone come through our doors mourning an untimely death, but we give the full measure of our commitment when families need our help-seeking justice and damages for their loved one. Read More
Car Accidents Car Accidents Like any metropolitan area, Corpus Christi sees its share of tragic car accidents. To an outsider, these crashes may seem more-or-less routine; but there is nothing routine about an accident for its victims, who often sustain catastrophic, life-altering injuries. At The Patel Firm, we understand how car accident injuries create enormous physical, emotional, and financial challenges in our clients’ lives. Our mission is to hold whomever caused that accident to account, and to ensure our clients receive the compensation they need to recover from their injuries. Read More
Bicycle Accidents Bicycle Accidents You do not have to drive a motor vehicle to use a roadway in Corpus Christi. Lots of local residents and visitors ride bicycles to commute and for exercise. Like motorcyclists, pedal cyclists have the right to occupy a lane of traffic and to have motor vehicles yield to them. Unfortunately, also like motorcyclists, bicyclists often get short shrift from motorists who refuse to share the road and to observe safe habits. Bicycle accidents can leave cyclists with life-threatening injuries. The Patel Firm fights for compensation to help injured cyclists get back in the saddle. Read More
Oilfield Accidents Oilfield Accidents Workers on offshore oil rigs and on-shore refineries do jobs that sometimes put them in harm’s way. An accident that leaves a rig operator or refinery employee injured triggers legal obligations for the worker’s employer and others intended to make sure workers do not sacrifice their bodies for a job, only to lack the resources to recover. The Patel Firm has years of experience helping oil-industry workers pursue the compensation they have every right to expect for the injuries they sustain on the job. Read More
Slip & Fall Accidents Slip & Fall Accidents Falling down, as ordinary as it might seem, constitutes one of the most common ways that Corpus Christi residents and visitors, particularly those over age 65, sustain catastrophic injuries. Lawyers sometimes refer to accidental falls as slip-and-fall incidents, but of course we all know that slipping is just one of many ways a person can take a tumble. Property owners have legal obligations to keep visitors to their properties safe. Our team works to hold property owners to account when someone takes a fall because of their failure to uphold those obligations. Read More
Pedestrian Injury Pedestrian Injury Anyone operating a vehicle on a road in Corpus Christi, be it a car, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle, assumes the critical responsibility of taking care to keep pedestrians safe. Crossing the street or walking along a road shoulder should never amount to risking one’s life. The team at The Patel Firm understands the devastation a collision between a motor vehicle and a human being can cause. We fight to make sure pedestrian victims and their families receive every dollar of compensation they deserve. Read More
Motorcycle Accidents Motorcycle Accidents Motorcyclists know they take some risks by riding in the open air. In an accident, little protects a biker from a violent impact with another vehicle, a roadside object, or the road itself. Still, just because motorcyclists take risks does not mean that other motorists have a right to disregard motorcyclist safety on the roads. Motorcycles have the right to occupy a full lane of traffic, and to expect cars and trucks to yield to them as they would to any other vehicle. At The Patel Firm, we fight for compensation for motorcyclists when motorists instead take a careless approach to biker safety. Read More
18-Wheeler Accidents 18-Wheeler Accidents Truck accidents, like car accidents, inflict enormous suffering on their victims. Unlike many car accidents, however, truck accidents frequently involve significant legal and factual complications that make recovering compensation difficult. The team at The Patel Firm knows how to sort through the physical devastation and legal tangles caused by a car accident to pinpoint and pursue the parties with legal liability for paying injured victims their due in damages. Read More
Wrongful Death Wrongful Death No family should ever have to suffer the tragedy of losing a loved one to an accidental injury. When the worst occurs, however, Texas law allows surviving family members to pursue legal action for wrongful death. The Patel Firm never hopes to see anyone come through our doors mourning an untimely death, but we give the full measure of our commitment when families need our help-seeking justice and damages for their loved one. Read More

Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer

Any Dallas personal injury lawyer knows how devastating it is to deal with the aftermath of a traumatic event caused by someone else’s negligence or intentional conduct. If you have been involved in an accident, you need a lawyer to help you receive compensation for your damages and losses.

Our attorneys at The Patel Firm have successfully handled thousands of personal injury cases for clients in Dallas, Austin, Corpus Christi, and across Texas. We have helped injured clients and their families recover the maximum compensation to which they are entitled.

If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident caused by negligence, carelessness, reckless or intentional conduct of another person or entity, do not hesitate to receive a free consultation. Call 361-287-7753 for a free case evaluation. We are available 24/7.

The Basis of a Personal Injury Claim in Dallas

When filing a personal injury claim in Texas, the plaintiff (the injured party) is required to demonstrate evidence proving that the defendant (the negligent party) acted negligently or engaged in wrongful conduct. In Texas, the following behaviors give grounds to file a personal injury claim:Dallas Personal Injury Law Firm

  • Negligence – To prove negligence, you need to demonstrate evidence proving that the defendant owed you a duty of care, their negligent conduct breached the duty, and their negligence caused your injury and resulting damages. Negligence does not mean that the defendant acted with the intent to cause harm. A person is negligent when they fail to take appropriate actions to behave in a reasonable manner. What is considered “reasonable” depends on the circumstances of your case.
  • Intentional harm – Contrary to popular belief, personal injury cases are not limited to negligent behaviors. An injured person can also pursue a personal injury claim against a person whose intentional conduct caused harm. In these cases, the plaintiff can file a personal injury claim in addition to a criminal case.
  • Strict liability – Some personal injury cases involve strict liability. In Texas, the doctrine of strict liability is applicable in product liability and dog bite cases when the dog is known to be vicious or dangerous. In product liability cases, if there is a defect in the product and the product caused harm to consumers, the defendant is liable.

If you believe that you are entitled to compensation because someone else’s negligent or intentional conduct led to your injury, speak with our Dallas personal injury lawyer at The Patel Firm to discuss your case.

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Types of Personal Injury Cases in Texas

Our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at The Patel Firm handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including:

Consult with our results-driven personal injury lawyers to discuss liability in your particular case. We will help you understand your options and determine if you have a valid claim to pursue financial compensation for your injury and losses.

Do You Have a Personal Injury Case in Dallas?

When you are hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence or intentional conduct, you need to understand whether or not you are entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. In Dallas and other parts of Texas, you must prove the following four things to receive compensation from the defendant:

  1. The defendant owed you a duty of care.
  2. The defendant breached the duty due to negligence, carelessness, recklessness, or intentional conduct.
  3. The breach caused your injury.
  4. The injury resulted in damages (such as incurring medical expenses and other losses).

A skilled Dallas personal injury lawyer will help you establish the above-mentioned elements to ensure that you are fairly and fully compensated for your injuries and losses. Speak with our skilled attorneys at The Patel Firm to talk about your case. Our knowledgeable lawyers will help you prove liability and the scope of your damages in your case.

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How Much Is Your Personal Injury Claim Worth?

Minesh Patel Personal Injury LawyerFighting for fair compensation in a personal injury case can be complicated, especially if you do not have a lawyer on your side. Seeking compensation for your injuries usually means filing an insurance claim and dealing with the negligent party’s insurance company. If no settlement is reached, your case may go to court.

But how much is your personal injury claim worth in Texas? Since no two cases are the same, the value of your claim depends on the following factors:

  • How severe is your injury?
  • How much have you incurred in medical expenses?
  • Are you expected to recover fully?
  • How does your injury impact your ability to work?
  • How many days have you missed at work due to your injury?
  • Were you partially at fault for the accident?

When speaking with an attorney, you will need to answer these and many other questions to estimate the value of your personal injury claim. Our detail-oriented and experienced lawyers at The Patel Firm are prepared to help you understand how much your claim is worth. Schedule a free case evaluation with our lawyers to determine the value of your claim today. Call 361-287-7753.

What Damages Are Available in Texas Personal Injury Cases?

Often, injured people who pursue personal injury claims without a lawyer do not realize what compensation is available in their case. Most people believe that their recoverable damages are limited to medical bills.

However, you are entitled to other economic damages, such as lost wages, and non-economic damages, including mental anguish, the loss of enjoyment of life, and others. Damages in personal injury cases can be broken down into three categories:

  1. Economic damages, – Including medical expenses, loss of income, the cost of repairing or replacing damaged property and belongings, and other easily quantifiable damages
  2. Non-economic damages – Including relatively subjective losses including mental anguish, emotional distress, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and others
  3. Exemplary damages (also known as punitive damages)Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 41.003 provides that exemplary damages are available when the defendant’s conduct can be described as malicious, fraudulent, or grossly negligent. Unlike other damages, exemplary damages are meant to punish the defendant for their wrongful conduct. These damages are rarely awarded in personal injury cases.

A Dallas personal injury lawyer at The Patel Firm is prepared to review your particular situation to identify all damages that are available in your case. Our goal is to help you obtain the compensation you deserve because we believe you should not have to pay out of your own pocket for someone else’s negligent conduct.

What Is the Time Limit for Personal Injury Cases in Texas?

Under Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 16.003, the time limit to bring a personal injury claim, which is also known as the statute of limitations, is two years from the date of your injury. If you fail to bring a claim within the time limit, you may lose your right to pursue a legal claim against the defendant.

Does Texas Law Limit Damages in Personal Injury Cases?

Many states limit damages awarded by courts in personal injury cases. Texas law does not impose any damages caps in personal injury cases unless the plaintiff is injured due to medical malpractice.

In medical malpractice cases, Texas caps non-economic damages at $250,000 pursuant to Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 74.301. Speak with our attorneys at The Patel Firm to understand other statutory limitations that may apply to your personal injury case.

Comparative Negligence in Texas Personal Injury Cases

Texas follows the doctrine of modified comparative negligence, which is also known as “proportionate responsibility” under Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 33.001. It means that if you are partially to blame for your injury, your compensation will be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault.

Under the doctrine of modified comparative negligence, you are entitled to compensation as long as your degree of fault is not greater than 50%.

Comparative negligence in Texas personal injury cases works like this:

  • The court assigns a percentage of responsibility to parties involved in the accident – For example, you are deemed to be 30% at fault for your injuries.
  • Your total recoverable damages are reduced by the percentage of your fault – For example, if your damages are $5,000, the total amount will be reduced by 30%.
  • You receive the compensation to which you are entitled – If your fault is 30% and your total damages are $5,000, you will receive $3,500.

However, under Texas law, plaintiffs cannot receive any compensation if their percentage of fault exceeds 50%. Consult with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in Dallas to discuss your particular case and determine your degree of fault.

How Do Lawyers Investigate Personal Injury Cases in Texas?

An investigation is a critical element of any successful personal injury claim. Investigating a personal injury claim is a complex process that involves gathering evidence, talking to witnesses, and preparing documentation for your legal claim.

Our attorneys at The Patel Firm have decades of experience representing clients in various types of personal injury cases. When conducting our thorough and comprehensive investigation, we focus on collecting the following types of evidence:

  • Medical bills
  • Statements and receipts of other expenses related to your injury
  • The cost of repairing or replacing your damaged property
  • Witness statements
  • Photos and videos from the scene of the accident
  • Video surveillance footage
  • A police or accident report

These and many other types of evidence are necessary for a comprehensive investigation of any personal injury case. You should not have to worry about collecting evidence and handling other legal aspects of your claim. Let our experienced lawyers at The Patel Firm help you with your claim while you focus on your medical treatment.

What Happens After You Hire Our Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or intentional conduct, you are entitled to financial compensation for your losses and damages. Our attorneys at The Patel Firm offer free, no-obligation consultations to prospective clients to make sure that you do not have to worry about additional expenses during these trying times.

When you decide to hire our Dallas personal injury lawyer after a free consultation, we will:

  • Dedicate all our resources, time, and effort to your case
  • Help you navigate the legal process
  • Negotiate a settlement with the insurance company
  • Gather evidence and talk to witnesses
  • Evaluate your claim to determine what compensation is fair and reasonable in your case
  • Identify the best legal strategy to help you receive the compensation to which you are entitled

Our lawyers will take these and many other actions to make sure that you are fairly compensated for all your damages and losses. We are committed to guiding you through the legal process while you focus on your recovery.

Schedule a free consultation with our Dallas personal injury lawyers to talk about your case and determine how we can help you receive compensation for your damages and losses. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not have to pay us anything unless we win your case.

Do not miss your chance to get a free consultation with our reputable and highly qualified lawyers at The Patel Firm by calling 361-287-7753.

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