Cameron County Is Big, and Many People Suffer Personal Injuries

Cameron County is big. It covers 1,275 square miles and has a population of 425,000. That’s a lot of area and a lot of people. It is also the reason why there are a lot of personal injuries that occur on almost a daily basis.

A car accident in Brownsville is no fun, even though it is a wonderful city.

Many of them are the result of road accidents, but there are also accidents as a result of slipping or tripping and falling – which causes 40% of all accidents in the workplace – faulty products, medical negligence, and a lot more. All of these can and do cause personal injury. Suffering from any one of these means that you need the services of a personal injury attorney in Cameron County.

This is true even if you think that the accident which caused you injury was your own fault. For instance, maybe you were driving, and you ran into the back of a stationary truck. You could be right. It might be your fault.

Contributory Negligence

However, there could also be contributory negligence involved. OK, you ran into the back of the truck and believe that you should have seen it in time. However, let’s say it was round a bend and had broken down. The truck driver put the hazard warning lights on, but they were faulty and not working. You couldn’t see the truck until you rounded the bend and then you didn’t realize that it was stationary until too late, which may have prevented you from taking avoiding action.

Now perhaps the hazard lights were not working because the truck had not been serviced when it should have been, when the fault would have been picked up and corrected. In this case, the trucking company may be at fault as a result of contributory negligence because it didn’t have the truck serviced properly. A court may well find this to be the case and then award you damages, even though it was you who hit the truck!

This is why you need the services of a personal injury attorney in Cameron County such as ours at Villarreal Law Firm. We understand all the “in’s and out’s” of the law which is why we have shown this case as a simple example. Let’s say the jury says it was 75% your fault, but 25% that of the trucking company. If it had been entirely the fault of the trucking company you may have been awarded, say, $200,000. The court would still award you $50,000 as a 25% share.

That may not entirely cover all your costs of injury, but it is a whole lot better than nothing at all! And it is why you need us as your personal injury attorney in Cameron County.

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