Personal Injury Lawyer

Laredo Texas

A Laredo Attorney for Serious Injuries - When Your Case is Complex, You Can Rely on Us

Accidents can happen fast in Laredo and can lead to serious injuries requiring the skills of an accomplished Laredo attorney. From car accidents on I-35 to a slip and fall accident at the local grocery store, even a seemingly minor incident can result in a serious personal injury. The physical and emotional impact and financial hardship may last years or even decades. That's why it's critical to have someone on your side who knows how to fully evaluate your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve. At the Law Office of John R. Solis, we are prepared to put experience and resources to work for you, no matter how serious your personal injury claim may be.

Serious injuries cover a wide range. Some of the most common serious injuries people sustain in accidents include:


Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries occur when the brain is hit by a sudden force or impact. A severe blow can jolt the brain within the skull, shaking it and potentially causing brain injury. Brain swelling and bruising may take place, along with torn blood vessels and intracranial bleeding. While some head injuries are quickly identified - such as when a skull is fractured - some injuries are more difficult to diagnose and require MRIs, CT scans, X-rays and other brain scans, in order to establish the extent of the damage.

At the Law Office of John R. Solis, we understand that brain injury victims may never fully recover from their injuries. A blow to the head could result in paralysis, an inability to walk and other mobility limitations. Brain injury victims may suffer impaired vision after an accident. Loss of memory, dizziness and headaches are also common symptoms after a blow to the head in an accident.

How do traumatic brain injuries occur? TBIs can happen in a variety of different accidents, including the following:

Recovering from a head injury can take years. Traumatic brain injury victims may never get back the life they once had. A TBI victim may require multiple surgeries and years of rehabilitation and physical therapy, resulting in high medical costs and most likely a loss of income as well. If you or a loved one did nothing wrong to cause the accident, you shouldn't have to pay out of your own pocket. A brain injury attorney in Laredo can hold the negligent individual or company accountable. A lawyer may be able to help obtain the compensation you deserve to cover the long-term costs of the injury.

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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs after a traumatic accident results in damage to the cells of the spinal cord or nerve tracts that send signals up and down the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries often occur in car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. But they can just as easily happen on the job or on someone else's property, especially if the walkways were not well maintained and the injured person slipped and fell and hit their head. Swimming accidents (such as diving into a shallow pool that is not marked) are also linked to spinal cord injuries.

Spinal cord injuries instantly change people's lives. One second, a healthy person can walk and talk without any problems. The next second, that same person might be permanently paralyzed, unable to use his or her legs or arms or even more. In certain cases, people are left in a coma or in a vegetative state, unable to talk or communicate with the outside world.

At the Law Office of John R. Solis, we are familiar with the long-term physical and emotional impact a spinal cord injury can have on accident victims and their loved ones. We work tirelessly to fight for all the compensation victims of such accidents need, including expenses related to physical therapy and costs associated with making adjustments to a home, such as installing ramps and elevators to accommodate a person who has special needs.

Common side effects of a spinal cord injury include the following:

  • Loss of movement and sensation in limbs
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Loss of bowel control
  • Pain or stinging sensations in limbs
  • Muscle spasms

Each accident has different causes and factors that must be fully examined.  That's why we take a personalized approach to every case we handle. With the help of top experts, we conduct a thorough analysis of a client's case. We gather evidence and interview key witnesses. We determine the long-term costs associated with the injury. The insurance companies may offer a quick settlement that doesn't begin to address many of the losses. We know how to play hardball with big insurance companies. We will fight for the maximum compensation you need to get your life back on track.

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Burn Injury

Workers in certain professions have a higher risk of suffering serious burn injuries than those in other jobs. High risk jobs include electricians, firefighters or line cooks. But burn injuries are not limited to a job site. Serious burn injuries can happen at home or while you are eating a restaurant. A landlord may have acted negligently by failing to inspect or replace outdated electrical wiring that catches fire and injures a tenant. A defective appliance may cause a serious burn. A careless waiter might spill a scalding beverage onto a child.

At the Law Office of John R. Solis, we understand that the aftermath of a serious burn accident can be extremely difficult. Even if a burn injury doesn't result in a third-degree burn with scarring and disfigurement, you or a loved one may suffer first- or second-degree burns that can be painful and lead to lost time from work and unexpected medical bills.

The following are common situations involving serious burn injuries in Texas:

  •  A hotel lacks sprinklers or fire extinguishers and burns guests
  • A defective welding mask cause arc flash burns to a worker
  • A dangerous cleaning product causes chemical spill burns on someone's skin

Burn injuries may be a result of exposure to a flame, a scalding liquid or a chemical. Chemical burns, also known as caustic burns, are sustained when a body comes into contact with a strong acid or base.

If you've suffered a serious burn, whether from a workplace injury or from some type of negligence elsewhere, you may seek compensation for damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income and other losses.

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Amputations

Losing an arm, leg, finger or hand is undoubtedly one of the most severe injuries a person can sustain. Often, such serious injuries occur during a catastrophic accident (for example, motorcycle accidents, car accidents, truck accidents or construction accidents). In addition to requiring multiple surgeries, amputation victims are often left facing years of physical recovery and psychological trauma due to their accident.

At the Law Office of John R. Solis, we understand how difficult life can become after an amputation accident. We know you may be worried about your future. That's why we encourage you to contact us today. We can fight for the compensation you need for medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of wages and more. We know everyday errands may become difficult tasks and special accommodations may be necessary to meet your needs around the house. We will fully evaluate your case and fight hard for the compensation you need and deserve. You might think the insurance company will be on your side, but these big corporations often care about only one thing: paying as little as possible to victims. We are familiar with the games insurance companies play to keep money out of the pockets of victims. We take an aggressive stand on behalf of clients.

What causes amputation accidents in Laredo and across Texas?  A list of potential causes is long and distressing, including the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Crushing injuries at construction sites
  • Cuts or lacerations due to defective equipment
  • Severe burn injuries

When amputations happen as a result of negligence, such as a drunk or distracted driver, that person and his insurance company need to be held accountable. The same is true if safety measures were not taken by a construction company and someone loses a limb at work or on a job site. The Law Office of John R. Solis can help. John R. Solis can fight for the compensation you deserve after your amputation accident. Contact us today.

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Vision and Hearing Loss

It's a situation you may have thought would never happen to you or a loved one: an accident causes long-term or even permanent damage to one or more senses. Yet these types of accidents happen more often than people may think. Vision or hearing loss can occur as a result of a serious accident - such as a car or truck accident - or as a result of long-term exposure to bright lights or loud sounds.

Unfortunately, many forms of vision and hearing damage are permanent. You may be unable to effectively communicate with your loved ones. You may have to give up a career because you've lost you have gone deaf or you are blind. Yet despite the fact that vision and hearing loss are among the most difficult injuries to cope with, you may get little help from the insurance company representing the at-fault individual or company. You may get a low-ball offer to settle the case. The insurance company may even deny your claim. That's why it's crucial to talk to an experienced attorney in Laredo now. Call 866-465-9093.

What types of accidents can cause vision or hearing loss in Laredo and across Texas?

  • Head injuries, including traumatic brain injury
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Explosions
  • Ear drum punctures
  • Airbag defects
  • Chemical burns
  • Inadequate or defective ear/eye protection
  • Long-term exposure to sounds

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How a Laredo attorney can help

Every accident is unique - just like you. That's why we take a personalized approach to each case we handle. Your accident-related losses can add up quickly. You may be entitled to recover for various losses, including medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of income, and other injury-related losses. If your accident was caused by somebody else's reckless behavior, don't settle for less than you deserve.

Your future may be at stake. Put the power of an aggressive, determined accident injury lawyer in Laredo to work today. The Law Office of John R. Solis is ready to help make things right. Contact us today at 866-465-9093 to schedule a free case consultation. Our firm serves the legal needs of English and Spanish speaking clients in Laredo and throughout Texas.