Weslaco Personal Injury Attorneys
Our Accident Lawyers Are Here to Help You Get Answers
If you’ve been injured in a serious accident, the lawyer you choose to represent you could determine the quality of the rest of your life. Arnold & Itkin is the foremost trial law firm for plaintiffs because we’ve won billions of dollars for our clients, helping them pay for medical care, replace lost wages, and rebuild their lives after suffering catastrophic injuries. Our Weslaco personal injury lawyers have worked on some of the biggest, toughest cases in history, from offshore injuries to work accidents, setting records with our results while changing people’s lives.
For you, the first step is figuring out what your recovery process looks like and how a lawyer can help. Below, we offer information on what it will take to reclaim your future, but if you want to get answers about your specific situation, call us for a free consultation. We can discuss what happened to you, who might’ve been responsible, and what we can do to help you provide for yourself and your family. It costs nothing to hire us; our clients only pay if we win, so there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Call our Weslaco personal injury attorneys at (888) 493-1629 today for your free consultation.
Types of Cases We Handle in Weslaco & Beyond
Our Weslaco injury firm can handle any type of case, including:
- Truck accidents
- Offshore injuries
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
- Work-related injuries
- Industrial accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Plant and refinery accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dangerous pharmaceuticals
- Pedestrian accidents
Our firm is known for taking on the biggest and most challenging cases for people who have been seriously injured or have lost loved ones due to negligence and wrongdoing. When big companies put profits over safety, we're there to set things right by holding them accountable in civil court. In every case we touch, we seek the best possible result because it means we will have the opportunity to change our client's life for the better.
What a Weslaco Accident Attorney Can Do
Personal injury lawyers provide plaintiffs with representation at every stage of the recovery process. Without a lawyer, seriously injured claimants are forced to spend hours on the phone with insurers, claims adjusters, and investigators. In order to save themselves money on your claim, insurers will put plaintiffs through the wringer: forcing them to see doctors hours from where they live, lowballing their settlements, or giving them the run-around to keep the claim from moving forward.
What a lawyer does is handle 100% of that for you. Don’t like the doctor that the insurance company assigned you to? Your lawyer can argue for a different one, or make sure you get a doctor you trust. Insurer offer you almost nothing to settle? Your attorney can take them to court. A lawyer offers protection, and it lets insurance companies and at-fault parties know that you can’t be pushed around.
Weslaco, TX Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
A catastrophic injury will alter the course of a person's life. It will affect their family as well. It may lead to tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills, the need for ongoing care and assistive devices, and medication. The person who was injured may not be able to return to the same field or may not be able to earn a living at all. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, insomnia, and loss of enjoyment of life can all be caused by catastrophic injuries. Cases like these require the time and attention of a firm that won't settle for less than what it will take to help a victim and their family rebuild. That's Arnold & Itkin.
We can help with catastrophic injury cases in the Weslaco area that involve:
- Severe burns
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Chronic pain
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
- Occupational diseases
Weslaco Offshore Injury Attorneys
If you’ve been injured in a serious maritime accident, turn to the foremost offshore injury law firm in the country: Arnold & Itkin LLP. Since 2004, our firm has been the leading maritime law firm for plaintiffs, representing injured workers in some of the toughest cases nationwide. Offshore workers turn to use because we’ve secured billions in verdicts and settlements, letting our clients live their lives without worry or anxiety about the future.
The Leaders in Maritime Law
Arnold & Itkin has been at the heart of nearly every major maritime accident investigation for more than a decade. Our firm represented a third of the crew of the Deepwater Horizon after the tragic explosion, four widows left behind by the sinking of the El Faro, the family of a young man killed in a barge explosion off Port Aransas, a worker injured in a dredge explosion in Corpus Christi, and countless other offshore accidents. Every time, we won a verdict or a settlement that ensured our clients would be taken care of for the rest of their lives.
Fighting for the Victims of Barge & Dredge Accidents
Barges, dredges, and shipping vessels are the heart and soul of America’s massive logistics network. Without barge workers and dredge crews, the country would come to a standstill. That’s why we believe it’s our job to fight for workers who have been injured on the job in barge accidents and dredge collisions.
In 2017, we filed a lawsuit against Bouchard Transportation on behalf of a young man who was killed in a massive explosion off Port Aransas. Bouchard’s barges had a defect that would allow flammable vapors to gather in the hold of the ship, creating a time bomb. When we investigated the death of their employee, we uncovered that Bouchard knew their barges were at risk of exploding. Injury and death due to dredge and barge accidents are preventable. Often, they only happen because a higher-up decided to cut corners or stop paying attention.
When that happens, we’re there to fight for the injured against at-fault companies.
Can I Get Fired for Speaking with an Offshore Injury Lawyer?
There’s no way your employer will know you spoke to us unless you tell them. Our free consultations are 100% confidential. But even if your employer knew you’d spoken to an attorney, it’s your right to advocate for yourself after you’ve been injured. Employers often attempt to intimidate or scare their employees out of getting representation because they know that having an attorney matters. Think of it this way: your employer already has a lawyer. The only reason they don’t want you to get a lawyer is so they can settle your case for cheap or keep you from uncovering their negligence. You have nothing to fear from calling a lawyer, and everything to gain.
Do I Need to See the Company Doctor?
Your company may have arranged for you to see a doctor they’ve chosen to check out your injuries. However, we urge you to get a second opinion. Company doctors often make their money from referrals from companies like your employer, which means they’re incentivized to offer diagnoses that favor the company. Remember, your company’s doctor will only offer treatment your company is willing to pay for, so you may not get the full treatment you need. It’s vital that you get a doctor who has your interests—and only your interests—at heart.
Am I a Jones Act Seaman?
If you spend at least 30% of your job working on a vessel on a navigable waterway (including ports, channels, rivers, and at sea), then you are eligible for a Jones Act claim. If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, you can always speak with our firm in a free consultation: (888) 493-1629.
Personal Injury FAQ
What Can I Claim in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Plaintiffs can claim any financial losses that resulted from or were related to their injuries. At minimum, that includes medical costs, future treatment costs, lost wages due to hospitalization, lost earning capacity due to permanent harm, and other economic damages.
Catastrophic injuries can also allow plaintiffs to claim noneconomic damages like:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional and mental anguish
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium
How Much Is My Case Worth?
The answer to that question depends on what you’ve lost or will lose in the future as a result of your injuries. What sets our firm apart is our ability to see the whole picture of our clients’ lives. We hire economists, healthcare experts, financial planners, and other specialists to calculate the full financial impact of each client’s injuries. As a result, we’re able to building convincing case that equips juries to provide our clients with the full value of their recovery. To determine the worth of your case, you’ll need to speak with our firm in a free consultation. Once we understand the specifics of your case, we can let you know what the worth of your case is and how we can fight to get everything you need to move forward.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire Your Weslaco Personal Injury Lawyers?
Upfront, it costs our clients nothing to hire us. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we completely cover the cost of investigation, preparation, and litigation. In return, we ask for a percentage of the award or settlement. If we don’t win, our clients owe us nothing. We take 100% of the risk so injured people can focus on healing and rebuilding their lives.
How Arnold & Itkin Can Help
Arnold & Itkin is one of the most successful and renowned personal injury firms in the United States. In terms of raw results, our firm has won billions of dollars in recovery for our clients, including an $8 billion verdict for a defective drug—the third largest verdict in the nation’s history. We’ve won some of the toughest cases in the world against massive opponents like BP, Bouchard, Johnson & Johnson, and other multinational companies.
Our case history includes:
- Billions total in results
- Dozens of results of $10 million or more
- Hundreds of results of $1 million or more
- Cases won in nearly every state
- Multiple national and statewide records
Whatever you’re facing, we’ve been there before. Our team knows how to fight for what you and your family need, both now and in the future. With a free consultation, we’ll be able to understand your injuries and build a case that compensates for everything you’ve lost.
Get started now: call (888) 493-1629 or use our short online form. We have the answers and insight you need.