El Paso Personal Injury Attorneys

A serious injury can change your life forever, and it can happen in multiple ways — including slipping on a wet floor, falling at a construction site, or being involved in a car accident. In some cases, an injury occurs because of the negligence of an individual or a business.

If you’re injured, you can’t undo the pain and lasting damage. You can take steps, however,  to protect your rights and ensure that you receive compensation for your medical bills, lost time from work, pain and suffering, and other harm that accidents often leave in their wake.

Types of Personal Injury Cases

In a personal injury case, an individual who has been harmed takes legal action against those responsible for the accident or injury that caused the harm. An El Paso personal injury proceeding in civil court seeks to find the responsible party legally at fault. In some cases, claims are settled without going to court.

The attorneys at Forbes & Forbes Law handle many types of personal injury cases, including:

This list is by no means exhaustive. If you’ve been hurt in any type of motor vehicle, in a store or private business, in a workplace accident, or by a dangerous product, we may be able to help you.

What Constitutes an Injury?

“Personal injury” is a broad term that can encompass many types of physical and mental harm, including:

  • Serious physical injuries that result in loss of significant bodily functioning, including paralysis, amputations and injuries to the back, brain or spinal cord.
  • Traumatic injuries that occur in an accident, including burns, whiplash and other injuries resulting from vehicle accidents.
  • Wrongful death, including fatalities on job sites and in vehicle accidents.
  • Injuries caused by malfunctioning, mislabeled, or dangerous products.

Selecting a trial lawyer to represent you in a personal injury lawsuit is a choice with long-lasting consequences. Once you make your claim and negotiate a settlement or go to court, there is no second chance. If you find out later that you or your attorney made a bad choice, you can’t go back and ask for more. That’s why it’s essential that you take your time and make your decision carefully.

As experienced El Paso personal injury lawyers we know how to guide you through not only the legal process but also the healing process. At Forbes & Forbes, we have been representing personal injury plaintiffs since 1971.

Stewart Forbes, our personal injury attorney in El Paso offers ethical, honest and experienced legal representation for recovery of medical costs and other damages due to pain, suffering, loss of income, wrongful death and other harm. We serve individuals or families who have lost loved ones in West Texas, Las Cruces, New Mexico and surrounding areas. If you or a loved one has suffered any of the injuries listed above, please contact our law firm for a free consultation.

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help?

As experienced Texas personal injury lawyers with more than 40 years of experience, Forbes & Forbes have been practicing law together since 1989. Stewart Forbes has been helping personal injury clients since 1971. 

As an injury victim, our pledge is to fight for you and make sure that your rights are protected. From the moment you enter our law offices, our legal team is dedicated to ensuring that you get everything you are entitled to get from your personal injury claim. Our goal is to remove as much of the worry and stress as possible to help you get back to good health and get on with your life.

As a former chair, and former members of the local grievance committee, we have seen first hand the importance of maintaining an ethical legal practice, whether assisting clients with estate planning, personal injury, probate or business law. Contact us today if you’re in need of legal assistance involving these areas of practice in the El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico areas.

An experienced personal injury attorney can assist you in recovering damages from the persons responsible for your injury. It is their job to step in and represent you, navigating the processes, procedures, and negotiations that are all part of a personal injury claim. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to two types of damages.

Compensatory damages are intended to cover the losses from your injury, including the cost of medical bills, lost wages, loss of your ability to perform necessary household chores, and other expenses. This type of award is meant to cover the expenses and losses that are a direct result of your injury, both in the present and in the future.

Punitive damages sometimes are awarded in cases in which a defendant acted with recklessness or malice. This type of award is intended as a punishment for the negligent party on top of any compensation they may be ordered to pay to cover your medical and other expenses. 

Your personal injury attorney will assist you in preparing your case — including analyzing evidence and bringing in expert witnesses — and fighting for the compensation to which you are entitled. If you’ve been injured in an accident in the El Paso area, it’s important that you understand the relevant law and legal processes. We believe that keeping you informed and in the loop is a basic part of the attorney-client relationship 

We also do our best to help take the stress out of dealing with all the odds and ends involved with personal injury claims so you can concentrate on what’s most important—getting well. We’ll deal with the insurance company and the adjusters. We’ll help to organize your medical expenses. In short, we’ll do everything we can to make the entire process as easy for you as possible.

Contact An Experienced El Paso Personal Injury Attorney

When you become an accident victim, it’s important that you contact a personal injury law firm as soon as possible. Saying the wrong thing or signing the wrong paper before you’ve spoken to a lawyer can end up hurting your chances for positive results. You may even sign away your rights without realizing that you’re doing it.

Speaking to a qualified lawyer before you speak to anyone else will help ensure that you are aware of both your rights and the responsibilities that other parties may have regarding your injury.

At Forbes & Forbes, consultations are free and confidential. Feel free to contact us online or call 877-585-3827 to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy to go over the details of your personal injury claim and discuss exactly what we can do to help with your case.

Do’s and Don’ts of Personal Injury Lawsuits

  • Don’t hire an attorney who will tell you during the initial consultation how much your case is worth.
  • Do hire an attorney who conducts a thorough investigation of your case.
  • Don’t hire a lawyer who tells you how long your case will take to settle.
  • Do hire a lawyer who will keep you advised of the progress in your case, and work with you to determine the next steps.
  • Don’t hire a law firm that focuses on the quantity of personal injury cases they are pursuing.
  • Do hire a law firm that focuses on the quality of the legal advice they offer to each individual personal injury plaintiff or family member.

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Do's and Don'ts of Personal Injury Lawsuits

  • Don't hire an attorney who will tell you during the initial consultation how much your case is worth.
  • Do hire an attorney who conducts a thorough investigation of your case.
  • Don't hire a lawyer who tells you how long your case will take to settle.
  • Do hire a lawyer who will keep you advised of the progress in your case, and work with you to determine the next steps.
  • Don't hire a law firm that focuses on the quantity of personal injury cases they are pursuing.
  • Do hire a law firm that focuses on the quality of the legal advice they offer to each individual personal injury plaintiff or family member.

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