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Amputations

When another person or party causes you to sustain an amputation, you have the right to seek compensation from the party that contributed to the accident.

An amputation victim’s life can change in a matter of minutes. A very capable individual may find that he has to rely on someone else for some of the most basic functions in life. Amputation victims often suffer more severe injuries than traditional accident victims. Their injuries may require additional care and diligence in regards to their treatment. Some of the damages Pat S. Montes can help you recover are as follows:

  • Medical expenses (current and future anticipated)
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life
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Burn Injuries

According to the most recent American Burn Association statistics, an estimated 450,000 burn injuries received treatment in one year. This total included an estimated 3,000 deaths from residential fires and 500 from other sources, such as motor vehicle crashes, contact with electricity, chemicals, or hot liquids and substances.

Pat S. Montes can help you recover damages for the following:

  • Anguish, distress, pain, and suffering
  • Medical expenses including hospital, surgical, and ambulatory bills
  • Lost income
  • Physical therapy and other rehabilitation costs
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome is a painful (and somewhat mysterious) way to live. Usually affecting the arms or legs, this syndrome produces a chronic pain that can, at times, be severe. About 90 percent of victims have Type 1 (also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome), which affects them after an illness or injury that is not directly related to the area experiencing pain. The rest of victims have Type 2 (used to be Causalgia), which affects them after an injury directly to the area experiencing pain.

If you have become a victim of complex regional pain syndrome through the careless or intentional actions of another person (such as through surgery or injury), contact our team today. We can help you receive the funds you deserve for your treatment, such as medications and pain relievers, tests and examinations, and physical therapy.

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Construction Accidents

  • Falls from elevation – falls from roofs, ladders, or other elevated surfaces
  • Falls at the same level – slips, trips, and falls on flat surfaces
  • Caught under/between/in – a part of the body is crushed or pinched
  • Motor vehicle accidents – traffic accidents
  • Struck by/against – impacting a part of the body against something, being hit by moving or flying objects, or impacting the ear drum by noise
  • Musculoskeletal injuries of upper body (neck, back, and arms) or Musculoskeletal disorder of the lower extremities which are work-related (knees, ankles, and feet) – injuries from squatting, kneeling, overexertion or other repetitive motion, lifting, hand pinching, gripping, being in an awkward posture, or vibrating
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Electrocutions

Electrocution is a very common accidental occurrence, including claims involving workplace accidents and defective products. The consequences of the catastrophic personal injury can be devastating. Contact with a high electric current can cause severe burn injury, heart damage, and even wrongful death.

If you, a member of your family, or someone you know has been electrocuted or has suffered a serious burn injury as a result of another party’s reckless, careless, or negligent actions, Pat S. Montes can help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are responsible for many injuries and deaths here in Texas. For years, our team at Montes Law has been honored to walk the recovering and grieving families through every step of the legal compensation process.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, please call us today. We will answer your questions and provide you with wise council and representation. Not only will our team investigate and reconstruct the accident, making sure to have all details accounted for that are related to the case, but we will also make sure that you get the just compensation that you deserve.

To learn more about what you should do after a motor vehicle accident, visit our Motor Vehicle Accidents FAQs page.

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Premises

Under the premises liability law, any condition that is unsafe and could have reasonably been prevented by a property owner or manager is grounds for a premises liability lawsuit if it caused an injury to someone else. Common premises liability claims are as follows:

  • Defective conditions (such as broken stairs)
  • Faulty construction
  • Lack of warning signs for any dangerous areas or conditions
  • Poor lighting
  • Uneven walking surfaces (such as floors, carpets, or sidewalks)
  • Unmarked wet floors
  • Unsafe food products
  • Workplace injuries (includes construction accidents)
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Slip & Fall

A Slip & Fall is a claim or case based on an injury caused by a person slipping, tripping, and falling. This is based on the claim that the property owner was negligent in allowing a dangerous condition to exist, therefore causing the slip or trip and fall. Slip & Fall accidents are a common cause of personal injury. An aggressive legal counsel such as Pat S. Montes is required to ensure that the rights of the injured are upheld.

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Spinal Cord Injuries

The seriousness of a back or neck injury can vary extensively. Personal injury victims may suffer with anything from mild discomfort to a damaged spinal cord. Many victims suffer paralysis or permanent disability or withstand long-term rehabilitation needs. Spinal cord injuries increase in costs due to the fact that many spinal cord injury victims are unable to work, making it hard to provide for themselves, as well as for their families. There is no question that the cost of a spinal cord injury can be excessive.

If another party’s reckless, careless, or negligent actions contributed to your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Pat S. Montes will help you seek compensation for the following:

  • Accidents relating to a car, truck, and motorcycle
  • Accidents related to slip & fall and premises liability
  • Work place or construction accidents
  • Nursing home abuse
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Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries extremely affect both the victim and his or her family. Whether the trauma affects a person for a short time or a lifetime, the cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and mechanical disabilities extremely limit a person’s quality of life. If you feel that the brain injury was caused by the irresponsibility or ill-will of another individual, you are not alone. Our attorney, Pat Montes, and the Montes Law team are here to help you and your family walk through the legal process and receive the just compensation that you deserve.

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