Austin, Texas Personal Injury Lawyers
The Law Office of Flores & Lopez, LLP1200 Nueces Street
Austin, Texas 78701
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONAt the law office of Flores & Lopez, LLP., our attorneys are dedicated to upholding justice for citizens of Austin and the surrounding central Texas area. We operate solely on a contingent fee basis. What this means to our clients is simple: if we don’t win your case, you won’t have to pay any fees.
As our Austin trial lawyers put the needs of our clients first, we choose to operate our firm in this fashion. Adopting to run our law firm on a contingency fee basis allows our seasoned personal injury and wrongful death lawyers to take on only those cases that are more likely to be a success.
After you suffer an injury, you need to know the rights you have as a victim. The same concept applies if you’ve lost someone in a wrongful death. At Flores & Lopez, LLP., our experienced Austin personal injury lawyers offer each and every one of our clients a no-hassle, no-obligation case review. One of our knowledgeable, informative attorneys will review your case and contact you to discuss your legal options. We offer these evaluations as a courtesy to our valued clients. We use the information provided within them to see if pursuing a claim of personal injury or wrongful death is warranted and can be successful. Any case that our experienced trial lawyers take on is taken under the premise that it may have to go to court. We are not afraid to go to trial and prepare each case as if we were. This separates us from the rest of the field and largely attributes to our success as professional personal injury lawyers.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Trip & Fall; Driver Negligence; Driver Recklessness; Intoxication; Distracted Driving; Speeding; Loss of Sight; Loss of Hearing; Loss of Limbs; Nerve Damage; Shockwave Injury; Crush Injuries; Head Injuries; Multiple Fracture Injuries; Dog Attacks; Oil Field Accidents; Taxi Cab Accidents; Drunk Driving Accidents; Thermal Burns; Light Burns; Chemical Burns; Electrical Burns; Texting and Driving Accidents; Bastrop Smoke and Fire Claims.
Areas of Law Description
Our areas of practice include:
- Truck Accidents
Due to the sheer nature of semi-trailer trucks, the accidents they are involved in are usually significantly more catastrophic than accidents involving smaller automobiles. Semi-trailer trucks easily weigh in at tens of thousands of pounds, with their weight varying largely by the type of cargo they are hauling. Typical automobiles weigh in as little as 2,500 lbs., knowing this fact it is easy to see why semi-trailer truck accidents in Austin are so severe. Smaller cars literally do not stand a chance when hit by these massive big-rigs. The Austin truck accident lawyers at Flores & Lopez, LLP., take note of these special situations and are here to help you in this time.
• Tanker Truck Accidents
Tractor-trailer rigs and commercial semi’s weighing in at up to 40 tons can cause serious damage in an accident. However tanker trucks with flammable, dangerous, or hazardous materials and liquids can create catastrophic and often fatal injuries. Those injuries will most likely be related to burns that cause serious long-term personal injuries or even death.
• 18 Wheeler Accident
Large trucks such as 18-wheelers or semis and tractor-trailers, may be involved in accidents and collisions that involve tire blowouts, unsafe loads, and other driver violations. Whether you are a truck driver or involved in an accident with a truck, it is important to understand the law. The Austin Truck Accident attorneys at Flores & Lopez LLP can help.
- Dog And Animal Attacks
Although dogs are often labeled as “man’s best friend”, there are situations that can arise where this is certainly not the case. Animals are wild creatures and some aspects of their nature are not completely understood. When dogs and other animals attack people, the injuries sustained by the victims involved are in many cases gruesome and terrifying. Long after the attack is over, many victims still suffer emotional pain in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder. People also develop phobias of the animals that attacked them, severely limiting their day to day activities. The Austin dog and animal attack lawyers at Flores & Lopez, LLP., are here for you in this tragic time. Our passionate attorneys know all the legal stipulations and regulations governing animal attacks and have the tools needed to make your case a success.
- Automobile Accidents
Traffic accidents in and around the Austin area have the potential to cause serious personal injury. The Austin automobile accident lawyers at Flores & Lopez, LLP., understand this pain and trauma and are here to help. How often car accidents happen in the central Texas area may surprise you. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 15,252 crashes in Travis county alone in 2009. Of these crashes, a reported 4,264 resulted in “serious injuries” to those involved. A serious injury usually meant that a victim was transported to and given care at a hospital. Sadly, 95 people lost their lives in car accidents that year. If the negligence of another person caused your car accident, contact one of our knowledgeable Austin automobile accident lawyers today.
- Construction Site Accidents
The pain and suffering caused by a devastating construction injury can have a lasting effect on the lives of the victims who experience them. Along with the physical pain that comes with any injury, victims of construction accidents may incur a life lasting condition which radically limits their ability to continue working in this field. In addition to limiting what jobs a victim may be able to perform, these injuries also significantly alter the quality of life that victims have outside of work. Injuries that limit mobility can present with extensive emotional pain as well. Here at Flores & Lopez, LLP., our compassionate Austin construction accident lawyers understand the hard time that you are going through. Our friendly lawyers are here to help you get your life back on track. Some common injuries associated with Austin construction accidents are:
• Falls from roofing, scaffolding, or unfinished structures
• Burns from welding equipment, especially to the eyes
• Electrocution from exposed, uninsulated wires
• Struck by or against heavy machinery
• Damage to hearing by lack of proper personal protective equipment (ear plugs)
• Falls into ditches and trenches
- Motorcycle Accidents
The freedom and exhilaration that comes with riding on the open road is hard to match. Motorcycle riders thrive on this experience and as a result, motorcycle riding has grown in popularity in recent times. Sadly, as the number of riders has increased so has the number of accidents. Injuries that riders incur in Austin motorcycle accidents are often very severe as the rider lacks any significant barrier between them and the road. Automobiles have crumple zones, seat belts, walls, and a roof to protect their occupants in crashes; motorcyclists do not share in this luxury. Typically, all a cyclist has to protect them in a crash is a reliable helmet and a set of leathers. The experienced Austin motorcycle accident lawyers at Flores & Lopez, LLP., understand these key differences and can help you after your accident.
- Pedestrian Accidents
According to the latest Census Report, the current population is around 790,390. This growth represents an increase of roughly 20%. This rise in population paired with soaring gas prices has led to more pedestrians walking to and from work, school, or simply as a cheaper travel alternative to driving. Unfortunately, a number of pedestrians are struck by motor vehicles each year. Injuries that pedestrians receive in these accidents are all too often severe and life changing. The compassionate pedestrian accident lawyers at Flores & Lopez, LLP., have a great understanding of these accidents and can assist you in this time.
- Slip And Fall Accidents
If you or someone close to you has suffered personal injury due to a slip and fall, contact the experienced Austin slip and fall lawyers at Flores & Lopez, LLP., today. Our friendly attorneys are here for you and are willing to take your case to court if needed. Slip and fall accidents are no joke and our attorneys take the needs and injuries of our clients very seriously.
- Oil Field Accidents
Have you been seriously injured in an oil field explosion? Have you lost a lost one as a result of an oil refinery accident? If so you need the help of experienced Texas oil field accident lawyers who can help you and your family. Oil industry jobs are often times dangerous to workers and as result many oil workers are injured or even killed in accidents or explosions. It is important not only that injury victims rights are protected and they are compensated but also that the company responsible is held accountable for their actions. Without that accountability, oil field and refinery accidents will continue to happen and cause serious damage to innocent victims. Some of the types of injuries include:
• Burn injuries (which often leads to permanent scarring)
• Chemical burns
• Brain injury (often times Traumatic Brain Injuries)
• Loss of sight
• Loss of hearing
• Loss of limbs (amputations)
• Nerve Damage
• Shockwave Injury
• Fall Injuries
• Crush Injuries
• Wrongful Death
- Taxi Cab Accident
Cab drivers in Austin are notorious for their aggressive driving tactics, and taxicabs are frequently involved in collisions and accidents. If you were struck by a taxicab or were a passenger injured in a crash involving an Austin taxicab, contact Flores & Lopez for a free and immediate consultation.
- Workplace Accidents
On average a person works a 40 hour / week schedule, 50 weeks every year. A large portion of a person’s life is spent in the workplace and as such it is not uncommon for workers to experience on the job injuries. Although most injuries incurred on the job are covered by Workers’ Comp, when the negligence of another causes an injury then a claim of personal injury may need to be filed. Payouts by Workers’ Comp are often small and generally do not cover all of the expenses an injured person may have. Due to this if you have suffered a workplace accident, contact one of our professional Austin workplace accident lawyers at Flores & Lopez, LLP., today. Our knowledgeable attorneys have extensive experience handling workplace accident cases and are here to offer you legal guidance in this confusing time.
- Wrongful Death
Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult challenges that a family must face. Knowing this loss came as the result of the negligence of another person can compound the emotions and stress in this difficult time. Helping you and your family is an area that the compassionate Austin wrongful death lawyers at Flores & Lopez, LLP., excel in. Our personable attorneys are here for you and your family and will work with you to get your lives back on track. There are many sources of potential wrongful death in the Austin and central Texas area. These sources, but not limited to, are:
• Automobile Accidents
• Truck Accidents
• Motorcycle Accidents
• Pedestrian Accidents
• Dog and Animal Attacks
• Construction Accidents
• Workplace Accidents
• Slip and Fall Accidents
- Boating Accident
Boating accidents are quite common in Texas as Texas has over 3,300 miles of shoreline, and nearly 8,000 square miles of inland water. According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, which handles boating licensing and enforcement, there were 271 boating accidents in Texas in 2008, which included 61 fatalities and 173 injuries. That agency blames many boating accidents in Texas on alcohol consumption, but accidents can also be caused by simple carelessness from boat operators or their passengers. Types of recreational boating accidents may include:
• Falling overboard
• Collisions with another vessel or structure
• Sinking, flooding
• Disappearance of a vessel or passenger
- Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle riding is both a popular recreational activity and means of transportation in the Heart of Texas. The law firm of Flores & Lopez, LLP has handled many serious injury claims involving bicycle accidents. Based on personal experience as well as legal experience handling many Texas bicycle accident injury cases, Texas bicycle accident lawyers at Flores & Lopez, LLP understand the risks that cyclists face on busy roads and in dangerous intersections.
- Burn Injury
The human epidermis, or your skin, is the largest organ in your body. It protects your body and also regulates your body temperature. Nerve endings allow you to feel heat, cold, pressure and textures. Although the skin heals quickly and is constantly regenerating, it is not invincible. Burns are perhaps the most painful injury your skin can endure. They can permanently alter your appearance as well as your body’s ability to function. Burns may be classified as:
• Thermal Burns
Thermal burns are the most common type of burn injury. A thermal burn is caused by the skin being exposed to anything hot, such as spilled coffee, touching a hot stove, being scalded by steam, or contact with an open flame. Thermal burns may be mild to severe. If you have suffered a serious thermal burn, you should have your potential case reviewed by an Austin burn injury lawyer at Flores & Lopez, LLP.
• Light Burns
Light burns are caused by exposure to light, including the sun. Light burns may be caused by tanning beds, cancer treatment therapy, defective X-ray machines, and even light bulbs. In addition to defective products and treatments causing light burns, a baby or elderly person left in the sun too long by their caregiver may be entitled to compensation for sunburn. Light burns may also increase a victim’s risks for developing cancer later in life.
• Chemical Burns
Chemical burns are most commonly caused by exposure to household products like bleach, pool chlorine, drain un-cloggers, and cleaning eraser products. Chemical burns may happen at work, at a laboratory, or at home. In some cases, they can continue to get worse and damage deeper layers of skin until the dangerous chemical agent is neutralized. An Austin chemical burn attorney at Flores & Lopez, LLP can help you recover compensation for your serious chemical burn injuries.
• Electrical Burns
Electrical burns are the result of high voltage electricity traveling through the body. Electrical burns may be caused by lightening or any other contact with an electrical current. If enough voltage passes through, the body’s heart can stop, causing death. Dangers for electrical burns are always present for those employed in electrical industries. Electrical burns may cause severe internal damage with very small entry and exit wounds.
- Drunk Driving Accident
Drunk driving accidents are tragic, preventable accidents that often result in very serious injury or death. If you are a victim of an alcohol-related crash, you are not alone. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about three in every ten Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related accident at some point in their lifetime. More than one million drivers are arrested each year for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. About one-third of all traffic fatalities are alcohol-related.
- Train Accident
Train accidents are devastating and can easily result in serious injury or death. If you or a loved one has been injured or if you have lost a family member in a train accident, you need to speak to a Texas train accident attorney who can help you understand your legal options for filing a claim and recovering damages. The law firm of Flores & Lopez, LLP does not charge up front fees and there are no fees if we do not win your case. We offer a free consultation to all potential clients.
- Bus Accidents
Have you or a love one been unfortunate enough to have suffered painful injuries or the death of a loved one, please contact our offices immediately. Bus accidents are complicated and require the specialized work of bus accident attorneys to attain maximum recovery for you and your loved ones. On our site you will find an online consultation form, please do not hesitate to fill this out or call us directly. Our team of lawyers at Flores & Lopez will give accurate, specialized advice and respond within the day.
• Commercial Bus Accidents
Any company that is in the business of providing bus transportation to the public for a fee also has a legal responsibility for the health and safety of its passengers. And yet, in recent years, the number of bus accidents in Texas and throughout the United States has skyrocketed — prompting aggressive defense efforts by bus companies and insurers alike.
• Tour Bus Accidents
Tour bus accidents occur often in Texas, resulting in serious injury and death. If you have been hurt in a tour bus accident, as a bus passenger, a driver or occupant of another vehicle, or even as a motorcyclist, bicyclist or pedestrian, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, or the wrongful death of a family member. The Austin tour bus accident lawyers at Flores & Lopez offer a free consultation to evaluate your situation, determine your eligibility to recover damages, answer your questions and explain your legal rights.
- Texting and Driving Accidents
One of the most common causes of car crashes is carelessness, specifically distracted driving. According to the NHTSA, cell phone use was reported in 18% of distraction related fatalities in America. Some studies indicate that distracted drivers cause as many as 80% of all automobile accidents. If you or someone you love has been harmed in an car crash, Austin car crash lawyers Flores & Lopez LLP can help. Our firm will assist in fighting the ever so reluctance insurance company in getting you the compensation you are entitled for. We will assist in finding the right medical treatment and are 100% prepared to litigate your case.
- FELA Claims for injured Railroad Workers
There are a number of people who work in the railroad industry, such as: brake operators, conductors, engineers, streetcar or subway operators, switch operators, yardmasters, and more, and even though they knowingly work in a dangerous industry, their rights to work in safe environments are protected by law. However, unlike other workers injured in the job, railroad employees do not qualify to receive benefits through workers’ compensation. Instead, the Federal Employers Liability Act was designed to protect the rights of railroad workers and make sure they, along with their families, get the compensation they need after being hurt on the job.
- Bastrop Smoke and Fire Claims
If your home has been damaged or destroyed by fire or smoke, of the 2011 Bastrop Fires, having an aggressive law firm fighting at your side will make all the difference in recovering amounts you are entitled under your homeowner’s or renter’s policy. The Austin, Texas law firm of Flores & Lopez LLP are here to help.
Mr. Hermes Flores
Mr. Jose Lopez
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