Personal Injury Lawyer in El Paso, TX and Hobbs, NM
Javier Martinez Will Defend You at All Costs
For many people, getting injured at work, on the road, or in a place of business means a sudden life-changing event. It can completely turn your world upside down and lead to new avenues of stress as you deal with medical bills, insurance companies, lost income, and physical pain. A sudden injury can affect your livelihood, your ability to work, the ability to provide for your family, as well as cause an abrupt change to your active lifestyle, mobility, and overall health.
Javier Martinez, an experienced personal injury lawyer, is here to help.
How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Case?
Broadly speaking, a personal injury case arises when a person suffers bodily or personal injuries due to negligence, wrongful behavior, or careless conduct.
A personal injury case involves the plaintiff seeking compensation for injuries or damages sustained under another person’s care, in their place of business, or on their property. The case needs to show that the injuries sustained were a direct result of the other party’s negligence or careless behavior.
Common personal injury cases may involve:
Types of Accidents Javier Martinez Can Help You With
The office of Javier Martinez is happy to help you if you have been injured. If you have suffered an injury or fall and are not sure what to do next, connect with our office.
When you contact us, we first learn all about your accident. Then, we begin the investigative process in sifting through and collecting evidence to build your case. Evidence collection includes anything from witness testimonies to police reports, medical records, in-store footage, employee logs, etc. Get a professional personal injury lawyer to build your case the right way.
About 15,000 people get injured in Texas every year in auto accidents. These represent a large portion of personal injury cases in our office, and we are dedicated to providing in-depth investigations to build strong cases and get you compensation for your injuries. Car accidents are caused by human error — for example, getting distracted, texting and driving, speeding, driving while intoxicated, etc.
In order to have a strong personal injury case due to an auto accident, the plaintiff has to prove that injuries sustained were a direct result of the other driver’s negligence or careless behavior. This can be difficult to prove without a professional attorney that knows New Mexico and Texas traffic laws and understands how to build a case.
According to TxDot, the year 2020 had about 7,481 motorcycle crashes, 1,856 of which ended in serious injuries for motorists. Despite campaigns to improve awareness of motorcyclists, the numbers continue to be high. Motorcycle accident injuries will typically be more severe than automobile accidents because of the exposed nature of the driver. Our offices are well aware of the trauma and cataclysmic changes that injuries like these can cause in your life. Let us do the legwork and fight for your compensation so that you can get back to your life.
Trucking accidents involving 18-wheelers or other commercial trucks are far more complicated than regular automobile accidents. Various factors make these cases more complex. Because these cases involve commercial vehicles, employees, employers, and company insurance, they require the experience of a seasoned personal injury lawyer.
Dog bite cases are far more common than people might assume. Every state is different, but most states have some laws in place regarding dog bites and related injuries caused by animals. These injuries can be devastating and impede people from returning to their normal life. Get help with a dog bite attorney in Texas and New Mexico.
Hundreds of pedestrians are injured each year as a result of driver negligence or distracted driving. Common causes of pedestrian accidents include failure to yield, improperly crossing a cross-section, poor visibility, construction areas, intoxication, and more. If you or a loved one have been involved in a pedestrian accident, get help from a personal injury attorney.
Losing a loved one is a painful experience. When that loss could have been prevented or it was the direct cause of someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or careless behavior, what follows is a tumultuous time of grief, confusion, and anger. Wrongful death cases are very difficult for families. Our office tries to navigate the case with utmost care and respect for your family’s suffering while we fight for you in court.
Why Strong Representation Matters
As your personal injury lawyer, our role is to protect you from the unknown. If you were injured in Texas or in New Mexico, trust an attorney that puts your interests first.
All personal injury cases leave the burden of proof to the plaintiff. This means that it is up to you to prove that injuries and damages are a result of the defendant’s actions or inactions. We take this responsibility very seriously. This can get complicated when it comes to premises liability cases, automobile accidents, dog bites, and every other personal injury case.
Who your attorney is, matters.
Javier Martinez is an El Paso native deeply embedded in the community. He’s been working hard for decades to represent those that have been unjustly injured.
A Closer Look at Compensation for Personal Injury Cases
What does it mean when you file for compensation for your injuries? As your personal injury attorney, we protect your finances and your health.
Categories of personal injury damages:
- Compensatory: These damages award compensation to victims based on their losses including medical expenses, physical pain, suffering, mental anguish, and lost wages.
- Punitive: This applies when compensatory damages are deemed inadequate. These cases include recklessness, malice, deceit, fraud, or other harmful behavior.
For general compensatory damages, our office will seek on your behalf:
- Lost wages: Any lost income that results from your inability to get back to work.
- Medical bills: Medical expenses directly tied to the injury or injuries in question.
- Future loss of earnings: If your injury will prevent you from returning to your regular job, we fight for the loss of those earnings.
Depending on your case, we may also pursue:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Permanent disability
Texas & New Mexico Statute of Limitations — How Long Do You Have to File Your Case?
The sooner you file your case, the better. You don’t have an indefinite amount of time to seek damages.
The statute of limitations are as follows:
Texas Statute of Limitations: The Texas limit for personal injury cases is two years from the date of the occurred accident or injury.
New Mexico Statute of Limitations: In New Mexico, the statute of limitation is two years for a claim against a government entity. Personal injury claims, wrongful death cases, product liability, and medical malpractice may have up to three years.
Attorney Javier Martinez Fights For You
Our high standards of honesty, excellence, and persistence mean that we keep you informed about your case and explore every avenue to get you the compensation you deserve. We want to be your partners in getting justice served.
Personal Injury FAQs
How do I know if I should contact an attorney after my accident?
Whether it’s a car accident, work accident, slip and fall accident, or premise liability case, circumstances vary greatly. That’s why calling our office for a consultation gives you the peace of mind that you are looking for options. If you are not sure that your injury is severe enough, it’s a good idea to speak to an attorney. Some injuries take time to manifest and this can cause problems down the line, making the case more difficult.
What if I can’t afford an attorney?
Depending on your case, our office provides services on a contingent fee basis. This means that we don’t charge you until we win your case. For more information on what this means, call our office today.
What if the insurance company has offered me a settlement? Should I accept?
Insurance companies seek the path of least resistance. They will try to get away with giving you the least amount of compensation in order to cross your case off of their checklist. We fight for you until the last penny. Call us to learn more about what kind of compensation you may be eligible for.
If I get injured at work is that a personal injury case or a Workers’ Comp case?
It depends. Several factors come into play including the nature of the injury and your employer’s insurance. If you’ve been injured at work, contact our office right away and we’ll guide you to the best case.
Contact the Law Offices of Javier Martinez
As a native of the Southwest, Javier Martinez works for you and your loved ones. If you have been injured in the state of Texas or New Mexico, call our offices today. We have several offices for your convenience. Don’t wait, get your life back and call Javier Martinez!