There are many different causes of personal injury in Harlingen. Car accidents are, of course, one cause and many people might think that they are the biggest cause of injuries, but in fact that is not the case. Slip and fall accidents cause more injuries than car wrecks, or indeed any other type of accident. Of course, there are many other types of accidents that can cause injury such as pedestrian accidents, motorbike accidents, accidents at work, accidents in the home, and even accidents while out walking in the forest.
Ideally, if you are involved in any sort of accident, an accident report should be completed at the time noting any witnesses, phone numbers, conditions of the floor, weather, lighting, but this is not always possible if you are shaking with fright after an auto accident. If you have a slip and fall accident in a store, it is very likely that the owner or store manager will complete a report at the time.
Whatever you do, you need to consult a personal injury lawyer in Harlingen as soon as possible after the accident. Even if you have no notes of what happened, the sooner you discuss the matter with a lawyer the better. The longer you leave it the more chance there is that you could forget something.
Serious Injuries, And Even Death
Slip and fall accidents can cause serious injuries, and even death. Some 17,000 Americans every year die from injuries received as the result of a fall. Slip and fall accidents can cause brain damage, injuries to hands and wrists, hip injuries, spinal cord injuries, and more. In a lot of instances, permanent disability can result and accordingly the compensation can run into huge sums. At Villarreal Law Firm our personal injury lawyers in Harlingen believes that any negligent parties should be held accountable and we make every effort to see that they are. You should receive the just amount of compensation for their negligence.
Although we are based in Brownsville, Texas, our personal injury lawyers cover Harlingen as well as many other surrounding towns and cities for personal injury of all types. Trucking accidents often result in very severe injuries because trucks are very large and heavy objects and if they smash into your very much smaller car, even at low speed, they will cause serious damage. Our lawyers have years of practice dealing with personal injury claims and have a very high success rate, having recovered millions of dollars on behalf of Texas residents.
If you have had an accident and need a personal injury lawyer in Harlingen, you will be pleased to hear that we offer a completely free consultation. You can arrange one by simply clicking on the Free Consultation link at the top of the page.