Defending Our Clients’ Rights for Over 25 Years
Personal Injury Lawyer
Helping Injured Victims in El Paso, TX, and Hobbs, NM
Being injured in any type of accident can be absolutely devastating, but it can be additionally stressful when your injuries were the result of another person’s negligence. When individuals or entities fail to take the steps necessary to keep you safe, you deserve to be properly compensated for the losses you have incurred and the trauma you have experienced.
At the Law Office of Javier Martinez, Jr. and The J. Martinez Law Firm, L.L.C., our personal injury attorney has assisted those wrongfully injured in New Mexico and Texas for over 25 years. We have the skills, resources, and legal knowledge necessary to ensure you receive maximum financial compensation.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Each year, millions of people sustain injuries in unexpected accidents. Fortunately, personal injury attorneys are available to assist those wrongfully injured in obtaining financial compensation related to the losses they subsequently incur. At the Law Offices of Javier Martinez, Jr., our legal team has expertly assisted our clients in Texas and New Mexico in personal injury matters, including but not limited to:
What Compensation is Available in a Personal Injury Case?
Every situation is different, so there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to determining what your total recovery amount will be. With that said, you can generally expect financial compensation for the losses you incurred as a direct result of your injuries. These damages fall into the three following categories:
- Economic Damages. These types of damages are more easily calculated and objective. Your attorney will find the totality of your economic damages by adding up the cost of your past, present, and future medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, and property damage.
- Non-Economic Damages. These types of damages are more subjective and will require your attorney to show how the accident has affected your quality life and caused trauma. It includes damages for pain and suffering, emotional damage, lost quality of life, permanent disability, and loss of consortium.
- Punitive Damages. Although not frequently awarded, punitive damages aim to punish the defendant for their gross negligence or appalling behavior and set an example to deter similar behavior.
Statute of Limitations
Each state has its own laws that dictate the timeframe that individuals have to file claims or lawsuits. This is known as a statute of limitations. In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the accident’s date. On the other hand, New Mexico provides a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases.
The clock starts on the date of the accident. While you may think you have plenty of time to file a claim, it is highly recommended that you contact an attorney and file a claim as soon as possible to give you the best chance of a successful outcome.
No Fees Unless We Win
We understand that accident victims like you are in no financial position to pay out-of-pocket legal fees. After all, you’re still trying to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. To ensure that everyone has equal access to high-quality legal services, The Law Office of Javier Martinez, Jr. and The J. Martinez Law Firm, L.L.C. work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we collect no upfront fees and are only paid if and when we win your case. In other words, there are absolutely no fees unless we win!
Frequently Asked Questions
Will My Claim Need to Go to Trial?
Not all claims will go to trial. If your personal injury attorney secures a fair settlement during negotiations with the insurance company, going to trial will not be necessary. However, if the insurance company refuses to offer you apaymentt that fairly covers the totality of your losses, your attorney should be prepared to take your claim to court by filing a personal injury civil lawsuit on your behalf.
What If the Insurance Company Said My Case Isn’t Worth Much?
Do not take the insurance company’s word for it. Unfortunately, insurance companies often employ these tactics to push claimants into taking a lowball settlement offer. You should never accept an offer without first having your attorney review it to determine if the offer is fair. Otherwise, you may be responsible for out-of-pocket expenses when the lowball settlement money runs out.
How Long Will My Case Take?
There really is no easy way to predict how long your personal injury case will take from start to finish. It will ultimately depend on several factors, including the complexity of your claim, whether the insurance company fights the claim, the number of parties involved, and whether the insurance company offers a settlement or wants to go to trial. In any case, you have our word. We will be right by your side the entire time.
Speak with a Top Personal Injury Lawyer in El Paso, TX, and Hobbs, NM for Free!
An unexpected accident can leave you with physical and emotional injuries that may never fully heal. We want you to know that you are not alone during this uncertain time. Mr. Javier Martinez, Jr., a highly-regarded personal injury attorney in Texas and New Mexico, is committed to helping real people like you get back on their feet and move forward with their lives.
We understand the challenges you are facing and are here to help you get your life back on track. Contact our team today, and we will fight tirelessly on your behalf.