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Mr. Mario de la Garza and his team are one of a kind and hands down the best law firm in Houston. They really do care about you and take your case seriously.
– Christina L.
In a split second, a serious accident can change not only your life but the lives of those closest to you.
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Our team of experienced Baytown personal injury attorneys works diligently to obtain maximum compensation for the injuries our clients have endured.
If you or a loved one was injured because of someone's negligence, you may be eligible for monetary damages through a Baytown personal injury lawsuit.
If you have been in a serious accident, you may have to spend weeks or months in the hospital. During this time, not only are you dealing with painful injuries, but you also cannot work or spend time with your family. After your recovery, you may be facing the reality of massive medical bills — all for an accident that was not your fault.
At The de la Garza Law Group, we know that no two cases are the same. Every client is special. Every case is personal.
Our attorneys understand the fear and uncertainty clients experience after a car accident, burn injury or injury at work. We will listen intently to your concerns, work with you to determine the extent of your injuries and fight to pursue the maximum compensation possible.
Causes of Baytown Accidents
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the following are the top causes of Texas traffic accidents:
- Unsafe lane changes;
- Defective or worn tires;
- Disregarding a stop sign;
- Ignoring a red light;
- Distracted driving;
- Failure to signal when turning or changing lanes; and
- Drug and alcohol intoxication.
Representing Clients in Motor Vehicle Accident Cases
At The de la Garza Law Group, we have more than 30 years of combined experience handling a range of motor vehicle accident cases on behalf of Baytown residents.
Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of preventable injury in Baytown and throughout Texas. Drivers must obey all traffic rules and posted traffic signs or they risk causing serious injury to others. When a negligent motorist causes an accident, they can be held liable through a Baytown car accident lawsuit. At The de la Garza Law Group, we provide skillful representation to clients injured in car accidents, truck wrecks and motorcycle accidents.
Bicyclists who share the road with cars lack the protection against injury that those within vehicles share. Thus, Baytown bicycle accidents can cause serious, lifelong injuries, even at low speeds. While wearing a helmet is always a good idea to prevent a serious head injury, even bicyclists who were not wearing a helmet may obtain compensation from the negligent motorist who hit them.
Pedestrians who share the road with motorists are particularly exposed in the event of an accident. As a result, Baytown pedestrian accidents often cause severe injuries or even death. Pedestrian accidents are especially a problem in Texas, which has one of the highest rates of fatal pedestrian accidents in the country. Even if you or your loved one were hit outside of a marked crosswalk, you still might have a cause of action against the motorist who caused the collision.
There was always an answer from him every time I had a question.
Mario was very professional at all times. The one thing that made me at ease with him was that when I would text him, I would get a response every time within 10 minutes or less. - Robert C.
Injuries Resulting from Liability
A liability is something someone owes to another party. Liability can also be described as a thing for which someone is responsible. For example, whether you are visiting someone else's property or using a product designed and manufactured by a business, you must trust that those responsible for the property or product have acted responsibly to help keep you safe — and they have an obligation to do so. The following are examples of cases arising from the breach of this responsibility.
Since 2015, there have been more than 1,800 reports of "serious deficiencies" in nursing homes across the state. This makes Texas the state with the highest number of reported instances of serious deficiencies.
Workplace Accidents and Injuries
While many assume that workplace injuries are limited to those occupations traditionally seen as dangerous, such as construction and manufacturing, the reality is that any worker can suffer a Baytown workplace injury. Typical workplace injuries include severe burns, electrocution, explosions, slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents and accidents involving heavy equipment. Those industries that present the highest rate of workplace injuries include:
- Retail trade
- Healthcare and social assistance
- Professional and business services
- Manufacturing and construction
- Accommodation and food services
- Transportation and warehousing
Our knowledgeable Baytown personal injury lawyers have extensive knowledge and experience working with clients to bring all types of third-party personal injury claims against those responsible for their injuries.
Workplace injuries are widespread. In 2019 alone, there were more than 187,000 non-fatal Texas workplace injuries and more than 600 workplace fatalities.
Damages in a Baytown Personal Injury Lawsuit
In Texas, there are two types of actual, or compensatory, damages available through a personal injury lawsuit: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are meant to compensate someone for their actual economic or pecuniary losses. The amount of economic damages owed can be determined by presenting receipts and copies of medical bills, or through the testimony of an expert witness. Examples of economic damages include the following:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of earning capacity in the past and future
Non-economic damages are more subjective in nature and compensate accident victims for the equally important — but more difficult to determine — injuries they suffered due to an accident. Examples of non-economic damages include the following:
- Physical pain in the past and future
- Mental anguish in the past and future
- Physical impairment in the past and future
Both economic and non-economic damages are crucial to ensuring that an accident victim is fully compensated for their physical and emotional injuries.
At The de la Garza Law Group, our experienced team of injury attorneys works closely with accident victims, their families and medical providers to identify the full extent of their injuries. This way, we know exactly what our client deserves when we sit down at the negotiating table.
Baytown Wrongful Death and Survival Actions
In the most tragic circumstances, a negligent act can result in death. In Texas, when another party's negligence causes a fatal accident, the victim's spouse, children and parents can pursue wrongful death causes of action, and the representative of the victim's estate can bring a "survival" cause of action.
When another's negligence causes a fatal accident, the victim's estate can recover damages that the deceased victim herself suffered as a result of the wrongdoing.
The survival action is brought on behalf of the deceased for the deceased's damages, including their physical pain and mental anguish that preceded the death, medical bills and funeral expenses.
It is called a "survival" action because the claim "survives" the deceased's death, allowing the deceased's estate to bring the claim.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death Claims
Of course, nothing can bring back a loved one killed in a senseless and preventable accident. However, the surviving spouses, children, and parents may seek damages through a wrongful death claim. Monetary damages in a Baytown wrongful death claim consist of actual damages, and in some cases, exemplary (punitive) damages.
Actual damages include (1) pecuniary losses, (2) mental anguish, (3) loss of companionship and society and (4) loss of inheritance. Pecuniary losses include the loss of the decedent's earning capacity, advice, counsel, services, care, maintenance, and support; they may also include expenses for the family member's mental health treatment in the wake of the accident.
Loss of inheritance is defined as the present value that the victim would, in reasonable probability, have added to the estate and left at natural death to the statutory beneficiaries, but for the wrongful conduct that resulted in the death.
A Team of Texas Personal Injury Lawyers Dedicated to Helping You Get Your Life Back on Track
Contact a Baytown Personal Injury Lawyer for Immediate Assistance with Your Claim Today
At The de la Garza Law Group, we know that no two cases are the same. Every client is special. Every case is personal. We know that to help our clients obtain the justice they deserve, we must get to know our clients and how the accident has impacted their lives. For this reason, we spend significant time getting to know the details of each client's case and always maintain awareness of the client's goals for the representation.
If you recently were injured in a serious Baytown accident, contact The de la Garza Law Group today. We offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation. To learn more, call 713-784-1010, or call toll-free at 844-784-1010.
We proudly represent clients in Baytown and throughout Texas, including all major metropolitan areas. We represent many clients throughout the greater Houston area, including Harris County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, Brazoria County, Jefferson County, Chambers County, Waller County, and Montgomery County, including The Woodlands, Pearland, Pasadena, Baytown, Clear Lake, Galveston, Conroe and Sugar Land.
Thank you! You guys are #1 to me.
Mr. Mario de la Garza and his team are one of a kind and hands down the best law firm in Houston. They really do care about you and take your case seriously. He takes your calls and actually takes the time to talk to you and explain how everything is going to work and he leaves no questions unanswered. I also want to say his team is the best! Lidia thank you so much for always replying to all my emails, calls and messages. All though I know I was a pain at times, she was always so responsive, patient and would always return my calls when she said she would. – Christina L.
I was fortunate to have him on my team and recommend him highly.
Mario de la Garza is a good lawyer. He secured insurance reimbursement for a personal injury that has taken 2.5 years settle. He was compassionate and patient and provided good counsel when solutions appeared non- existent. He was tenacious with medical providers, coordinated payments on a timely basis and worked well with insurance companies. I was fortunate to have him on my team and recommend him highly. - HP
My experience with The de la Garza Law Group was phenomenal.
Me being a 21 year old juggling my time as a full time employee and a full time college student dealing with a car accident sounded terrifying, but with the help of Mr. Mario de la Garza all my worries went away. He made the process so easy and met every one of my expectations and more. I would highly recommend The de la Garza Law group to anybody especially young adults who are terrified of having to deal with a car accident for the first time. Trust and believe The de la Garza Law Group will not disappoint. - Stefanie G.
Mario fought for every single penny in my case.
I was in a 18 wheeler car accident late August 2019. And as soon I got out the hospital, I looked up a good Injury attorney law firm to help me with this case. And the De la Garza law firm was the first one to pop up. They took care of me throughout the nine months. They have a great staff. With great people. I give them 5/5 stars. Mario fought for every single penny in my case. You got to respect a lawyer that’s willing to go beyond for you. I highly recommend De la Garza’s law firm. Thank you guys. - JW
I would definitely use Mario again.
The one thing that made me at ease with him was that when I would text him, I would get a response every time within 10 minutes or less. There was always an answer from him every time I had a question. He was always on time or a few minutes early when we had to meet up for things pertaining to my case. He would even work & reach out to me about my case on Saturdays & Sundays (7 days a week). I would definitely use Mario again if needed and would highly recommend him to someone else needing an attorney. - Robert C.
We are extremely grateful to The de la Garza Law Group
Our case pertained to an auto-pedestrian collision involving a commercial vehicle that resulted in catastrophic injuries to my brother. Unfortunately, and ultimately these injuries resulted in his wrongful death due to this hit and run in the Houston area. On behalf of my family, we are extremely grateful to The de la Garza Law Group for all their legal assistance. Mario de la Garza personally assisted in all legal matters pertaining to/and getting settlements for all medical bills and restitution for the family until the matter was concluded. We highly recommend this firm.
– Mariann B.
His team is very professional and I would highly recommend to anyone.
My experience with Mr. De la Garza was very pleasing during a difficult time. My case was a workplace injury causing serious injuries that unfortunately lead to a wrongful death. He was very patient with all of us due to several families being involved in this case and worked well with us all. I am glad he didn’t turn down our case (like others did). I was very pleased with how everything was handled in this case and the outcome as well. His team is very professional, and I would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you, Mr. de la Garza and team. – Lisa L.
I fully recommend The de la Garza Law Group for any legal representation.
Attorney Mario de la Garza, who is fluent in English and Spanish, is very professional and passionate about his work. My daughter and I are very satisfied with the outcome. At The de la Garza Group you will find a friendly and communicative staff, which along with the attorney, will handle your legal case with a very positive and professional demeanor. - Desiree D.
Thank you for your help.
My experience with De la Garza law group was a very long pleasant experience it was a little difficult to keep up with it since this was my 1st experience with an attorney, but he did really great to keep in touch even though I have a very busy schedule with work and hard to reach and was very informative before, and during the whole process. Thank you, Mr. de la Garza for your help. – Denise G.
It’s like a breath of fresh air having someone like Mario fight for you.
I have been a client of Mr. De la Garza two times now where he shows professionalism and honesty and a definite care for the people he represents. I got in a car accident in February and it caused such a hardship coming close to an end. It’s like a breath of fresh air having someone like Mario not only represent you but fight for you. I hope not to have any more accidents but if I did I will look forward to working with him again! – Ashley V.