The Baez Law Firm | San Antonio Lawyers and Attorneys

The Baez Law Firm | San Antonio Lawyers and Attorneys
San Antonio Lawyers and Attorneys

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Settlement on personal injury cases

Many people attempt to settle their own personal injury claim with the insurance adjusters. Although we believe this to be a mistake, enclosed we will provide you, the consumer, with points to remember if you decide to settle without an attorney.

Insurance companies are not your friends. The adjuster will talk to you in a friendly manner, until is time to pay. Remember that their bottom line, not yours its important to them. The adjuster will employ delay tactics to make you want to settle for less. DON'T FALL FOR IT.

The key to a successful personal injury claim is your injuries. The more severe the injuries, the better the settlement that you can expect. A very simple general rule is to ask for twice the medicals for a soft tissue injury and three times the medicals for fractures, lacerations or more severe injuries.

The insurance company has a duty to "in good faith" attempt to settle the case promptly with the other side, in this case you. However, they can and often do, breach that duty by their delays. In many cases you can used this to your advantage.

Remember that your property damage and personal injury are two separate and distinct claims, even though the insurance will treat them as one. Do not compromise one with the other one.

Once the injury happens, do not take long to obtain treatment. Insurance companies will not pay you if you have delays in treatment. The general rule is no more than two weeks.

Your medicals should be directly proportionate to your injury. In other words, do not have thousands of dollars in medicals if your property damage was less than one thousand dollars. This could get you in the adjuster not wanting to pay for all the medicals.

Always remember to ask for reductions from your medical providers. The more that you can reduce, them more that you can keep.

These general rules are only to be used as a guide. We always recommend that you consult with a personal injury lawyer in your area. Since insurance company adjusters have many tools to their disposal, you should have your own, one of them been your attorney.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Can evidence be planted by some one

We have defended individuals throughout Texas that had no indications of culpability at all, other than the supposed evidence against them. A closer look at this alleged evidence, clearly showed that, the evidence could have been planted by some one.

The very first case was about DNA evidence that, at the last minute, appeared to be indicative of our client's fault. A closer look by our experts indicated that, the DNA evidence was contaminated.

The records of the prosecutors indicated that, our client could have not been excluded from the crime. However, the DNA testing done in the case did not conclusively included our client. That created a problem that, according to our law, gives people reasonable doubt.

You have to remember that the States has the burden of proof or a person's guilt. Thankfully, the law requires the burden beyond reasonable doubt. If there is reasonable doubt in the jurors mind, they must acquit.

Too many attorneys have taken this procedure to a new level; however, here at The Baez Law Firm, P.C. we only use it if our clients are in fact innocent. We have helped many people in Texas get acquitted based on this principle.

Have you or your loved one been wrongfully accused of a crime, call us (210) 979-9777 or visit our websites. Remember that, we care about your legal needs.

Monday, December 14, 2009

What, the insurance companies lied?

A report by the American Association for Justice (AAJ) indicated that "while we hear that the high cost of insurance premiums were driving doctors out of practice, the reality is that, medical malpractice insurance providers are increasing their profits better than any other Fortune 500 companies.

Here in Texas, the misconception that "frivolous" law suit were the reason for the increase on medical malpractice premiums is finally revealed. Proposition number 12, as we know it was all false propaganda by the insurance industry to increase their bottom line, to the detriment of the injured victims. Conversely, insurance companies have perfected their scheme to a science.

Insurance companies are required to keep "reserves" to pay for anticipated claims. The report has discovered that "often insurance companies grossly overestimate the value of pending claims, only to be able to adjust their books years later after the claim are finally resolved. The ability to hide these earnings allows insurance companies to argue that their profits are lower, thus creating the false need to increase insurance premiums to doctors, while lobbying for tort reform to minimize the payment on the aforementioned claims.

In other words, insurance companies through Enron-esque accounting maneuvers, are not telling the public, their insurers or congress the whole truth. While their profits escalate, they continue to lobby for more tort reform. In Texas, there is already a cap on non-economic damages which creates this abyss for the injured victims from which they cannot recover.

The report further comments that “as these hidden profits were exposed, it became clear that the so-called medical malpractice crisis (prop 12 here in Texas) was nothing more than a coordinated scam by insurance companies that included hiding profits while simultaneously raising premiums on physicians, and then blaming injured patients and their attorneys for these high premiums.” A full proof plan, or so they thought.

We believe that Texas needs to implement insurance reform, not tort reform, and now we have the documentation to prove it. Let us stand together and fight these injustices.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

What is Police Brutality

Originally, 42 USC § 1983 was created as the (Ku Klux Act of 1871, § 1). This was done so that private citizens could have a way to protect and recover from the acts of the Klan. Today, this section is the main frame of civil suits against police officers who "under color of law" are acting with excessive or unreasonable force.

Before a lawsuit is filed, there needs to be a determination as to who to sue. Since the statute does not allow vicarious liability, cities and municipalities can only be sued if they have foster a custom that indicates violations of constitutional law on its face. For example, if the city allows its cops to use Taser guns on all citizens without making some exceptions, that would be a custom that indicates violations of your rights.

On the other hand, many of these cases bring with them state causes of actions. In those cases, attorneys need to be careful that the election of remedies would not prevent them from suing the principal actors and tortfeasors. In other words, the Texas Tort and Claims Act covered under the Civil Practice and Remedies Code prevents employees from being sued if the city or municipality is a defendant in the suit, once this election of remedies has been made.

In 1983 cases, cities do not have the qualify immunity that individuals have for purposes of affirmative defense. Conversely, cities cannot be held to pay punitive damages for their actions, only compensatory damages as indicated by the statute. However, if the police officers are found to have violated your rights intentionally and with malice, then punitive damages can be sought.

If you have a police brutality case, give us a call (210) 979-9777 or visit our website. We have helped many individuals throughout Texas with their cases. Let us help you win your case.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Icy road conditions in Texas during this season

During icy conditions in Texas, drivers tend to behave in an radical way. Many people rely on prior experience driving on icy conditions, but they fail to realize that in Texas, not every one has that experience. Remember, during this time, accidents are more prone to happen.

When you encounter ice on the roads please be conscious of other drivers and allow sufficient space between you and other drivers. Remember to be careful when going over bridges and roads that lead to and away from them.

However, when you are a victim of an accident on the road because of some one's negligence, our law firm can help you. We have successfully represented injured Texans all throughout the state.

From our family to yours, may you have a Merry Christmas and may the God give you blessings beyond your imagination. May you all stay free from accidents and may your lives be prosperous.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

San Antonio attorney and legal team

When you are looking for an attorney in San Antonio, whether for an auto accident, or or a personal injury case of a love one, you have come to the right place. Our San Antonio law firm has the capabilities of handling your case with respect and dignity.

Our Bexar County attorneys have the experience that you need to win your case. Our lawyers in San Antonio handle complex cases of litigation and simple ones at an affordable rate. We offer payment plans. When you have a legal need, you need a law firm that can help you.

Don't face an insurance company alone, they have their legal team, and so should you. Come see our attorneys in San Antonio that handle cases in Bexar county and contiguous counties. We help you with your car accident, divorce, criminal case and many more.

Let our experience be on your side. Come see us and you will see why we say that "we care about your legal needs."

San Antonio attorney and San Antonio lawyer here to help you with your legal needs.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vehicle accident in San Antonio or Bexar County, we can help

You have seen our adds on the via buses all throughout San Antonio and Bexar County. We tell you that "we care about your legal needs," and we mean it. The Baez Law Firm, P.C. can help you with your auto accident in San Antonio. Our lawyers are experienced in dealing with insurance companies.

When you have a car accident, you need to gather all the information about the person that collided with you. Our staff will get the police report, issue letters of protection on your behalf, and send you to the best doctors available in San Antonio.

We are known to try cases that other firms refuse because they are not too big. Our firm does not back down from a fight with the insurance companies after your vehicle accident. When you are injured, the last thing you need is to have to fight with an adjuster. Let our attorneys fight for you!

If you suffer broken bones, fractures, scratches, lacerations, bruises or any other type of injury, we can help you get the money that you deserve for your injuries. If a love one die, as a result of negligence of the driver, we can help you, and your family collect money for your lost. Although we cannot bring back your love one, you and your family should be compensated for your lost with a substantial amount of money.

We have doctors all throughout San Antonio and Bexar County, and we can come to you if you need us. Let our experts handle your car or auto accident. Let The Baez Law Firm, P.C fight for your rights. This is why we say "we care about your legal needs."

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tragedy at Fort Hood

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. would like to extend prayers for the families of the 13 killed and 43 wounded at Ft. Hood, Texas during this tragedy at the base. May God give every family member the strength to deal with the grief and the comfort to know that God still is in control of the universe.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Our law firm provides....

Our law firm provides personal service to our community and the public at large. If you have a problem with your insurance, we can help. We will get you the compensation that you deserve based on your injuries.

If you or your love one suffered a trauma, we can help. Our attorneys can handle cases that involve wrongful death, accidents, injury, and many more. Come see us, and one of our lawyers will take your case to a resolution.

A lawyer should be a compassionate individual and knowledgeable. Every attorney should be respected by peers and community. The Baez Law Firm, P.C. has those kinds of lawyers and staff members.

When people are involved in car accidents, they come see our personal injury attorneys that work with our firm. From small fender benders to large car accident, our team is here for you.

Our motto is simple, "we care about your legal needs!" We are San Antonio's premier law firm that handles your case with respect and dignity. Our lawyers handle car accidents, personal injury, family law, business law, criminal law, and many more areas of law.Including referal to other websites.

Monday, September 28, 2009

San Antonio auto accident lawyers and attorneys

Our San Antonio auto accident lawyers and attorneys have been helping injured Texans and San Antonians for years. We have obtained settlements for our client's injury that exceeded their expectations.

If you have been injured in an auto accident, or any other motor vehicle accident, our San Antonio injury lawyers and attorneys can explain your rights and how to protect them. Your auto San Antonio accident lawyers and attorneys can assist you in making claim for your injury and recovering adequate compensation.

Your San Antonio auto accident lawyers and attorneys offer free consultations. Your San Antonio auto accident lawyers and attorneys work on a “contingency fee” retainer. What that means is that your San Antonio auto accident lawyers and attorneys will only charge a fee if your case is won.

The law gives you a specific amount of time to bring your case. This is what’s known as a “statute of limitations.” If you do not start your case within the required time, you lose your right to bring your case. As “statutes of limitations” vary depending on the type of case, it is important that you contact your San Antonio auto accident lawyers and attorneys as soon as possible after an accident or injury.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Death by a drunk driver

In Texas, drunk drivers drive every day on our roads. Many of them are so intoxicated that they can cause death to our love ones. Although the different DA's for the counties are taking actions, the families of the love ones can recover for their loss.

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. has been recovering for the damages that this drunk drivers have caused. Whether the driver was on a motorcycle, an SUV or a car, we can help your family recover for your loss.

The insurance companies will attempt to minimize the tragedy by offering you a quick, smaller amount that you would otherwise get with proper representation. Do not accept this offers unless and until you consult with your attorney.

When you are not properly represented, the insurance companies can take advantage of the situation in an attempt to pay out as little as possible. Since the insurance company does not owe you, the family member a duty to fear dealings, they will win all the time, when you are not represented.

Let us be your legal team. Let our attorneys work for you and get you the money that you deserve for your loss. Come see us and you will know the difference from the moment that you walk through our door. This is why we say, "we care about your legal needs.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Accidents after rain

In Texas, specifically in the San Antonio area, the roads seem to be filled with more accidents after it rains. This phenomena has been a tragic reality for many families that have lost love ones due to some one's negligence. For some reason, drunk drivers and many more dareful drivers are more prone to drive during the rain posing greater risks to the public.

As it is, when you are driving a vehicle, all of your senses need to be alert and ready to react to any situation. When weather conditions change, especially during the rain, these senses need to be even more alert and ready to react. On top of that, for some reason Texas drivers are not the most careful ones in the nation. This means that, rain plus something else could be a fatality for you or the one you love.

The fact that we have too many "aggressive" drivers results in even greater chances for an accident to occur during difficult weather conditions. This has caused the “rubber necker’s” phenomena to increase resulting in even more accidents to occur in Texas in the last decade. We understand that many people cannot afford to stay inside when it rains, but we recommend that if you can, you do. On the other hand, if you, or a love one is facing this difficult position, contact us. We can help.

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. has been helping the families of those affected by tragedy. We have collected monetary awards for the less fortunate, as a consequence of the irresponsible behavior or some Texans. We cannot return the love ones to you, nor make the pain go away for the families, but we can, and we will get you the compensation that you and your family deserve.

Friday, September 4, 2009

The deadly rollover accidents

Every year, Americans are being killed and gravely injured in rollover accidents because of the auto industry's greed, dishonesty and callous disregard for the safety of consumers. For the most part, the auto industry could reduce the rates of death, but refuse to do so because of cost.

In many cases, passengers in sport utility vehicles and fifteen passenger vans are three times more likely than car occupants to die in a rollover. Their risk of being paralyzed is also greatly increased. Yet, manufactures continue to produce the same unsafe vehicles day in and day out.

Although manufacturers know how to make safe vehicles, some auto executives have cut corners and lied about their actions in order to make more money and reduce cost to the behest of the public. People are being killed and maimed as a result.

Whether your case involves a multiple vehicle collision or a single car rollover, your family should retain a personal injury attorney as soon as possible if your loved one has been killed.

Sometimes insurance companies will attempt to settle wrongful death cases shortly after an accident for short money. DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU! Insurance adjusters and claims representatives are there to save their companies money. They have their legal team, and so should you. You need to have an experienced, honest and professional law firm working for you.

You Need The Baez Law Firm, P.C. Come see us, and you will know the difference from the moment that you walk through our doors. This is why we say, "we care about your legal needs!"

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Would you like to sell your annuity payments or receive an advance on your annuity?

At The Baez Law Firm, we understand it is hard to wait for future payments from your structured settlement or annuity when you need to Get Cash Now. Specially in todays economy.

Our knowledgeable staff can help you get the cash you need in a lump sum payment by finding the best purchaser of all or part of your monthly annuity or structured settlement payments.

We’ll work closely with you to create personalized solutions that solve your financing problems. To discover how The Baez Law Firm can help you to Get Cash Now, call us (210) 979-9777.

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The Baez Law Firm will find you 6 cash offers from the top annuity buyers in the industry. Our firm is here to help you acquire the largest advance or cash out options for your annuity payments.

The Baez Law Firm will find you many options to you while you sell your annuity payments, including the number of payments you would like to sell, the funding company that will provide the funding for your lump sum payment, and an array of payment options.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Victim of a drunk driver?

In Texas roads, there are numerous accidents that occur every day. Some accidents are more dramatic than others, and some injuries are more serious than others. The problem arises when a drunk driver is behind the wheel of a vehicle. These drivers place their lives at risk and also the community at large. But many times these individuals go unpunished.

Recently, insurance companies, as a result of legislature changes, were required to increase their coverage for financial responsibility from $40,000 per occurrence to $50,000. But, when a life has been lost, that is not an amount to compensate any one, including the victim's family. Many times, other injuries or conditions may exist that would allow greater compensation for the families.

Our law firm has been helping Texas families victims of drunk drivers recover what they deserve. When drunk drivers are responsible, the implications are criminal as well as civil or monetary. Wrongful death usually arises as a result of the irresponsible drunk driver.

The Texas wrongful death statute is clear. A wrongful death has occurred when a person is killed due to the negligence or other liability of a person or entity. The statue includes death by a drunk driver.

Surviving beneficiaries and dependents are entitled to monetary damages in instances of wrongful death by a drunk driver. If your love one has been a victim of a drunk driver, either by fatal injury or by death, contact us. We can help.

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is a general practice law firm that helps people in Texas and Florida with simple to complex legal representation. We do this because, "We care about your legal needs!"

Monday, August 3, 2009

When should your bartender stop your drinking?

This topic is not talked about by many, but it happens all the time in Texas. As people go to a bar to have a drink, many find themselves with one drink after the other, drunk, and without the use of their faculties.

Yet, bartenders continue to serve alcohol, even after its obvious that, the customer should have no more drinks. Why does this happen? When should he bartender stop people from drinking?

Texas has the Dram Shop law which would protect patrons of alcohol establishments, if they find themselves with injuries after visiting an establishment. The law is clear, bartenders have a duty, in fact a responsibility to tell the patrons, no more. How often those that happen in Texas, based on our analysis, almost never.

If you have been injured, as a result of your bartender not telling you that you had enough to drink, contact us, we can help. Our attorneys have been sucessful with this type of case in Texas. We are here to help you.

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is a general practice law firm that is here to help you with your legal needs. We handle personal injury, family law, business law, criminal law and many others.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Have you had an accident with via bus?

Our law firm has represented individuals who have had accidents with via buses in the past. This include passengers and drivers alike. We have represented clients with fractures, fatal injuries and soft tissue injuries as well.

San Antonio news cast last night broadcast a new phenomena with the via buses. They indicated that, many handicapped people are having problems when they get off the buses. The article read like this "For the disabled and handicapped, VIA-Trans buses are the only way to live an independent life. But, there's a dangerous problem with some VIA-Trans buses that is putting them at risk."

If you are one of those disable or handicapped individuals, our attorneys are here to help you. We handle personal injury cases from beginning to end. If you have suffered an injury as a result of via buses, contact us.

We are a general practice law firm handling personal injury, business law, criminal law, family law and many other areas of law.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Auto accident, motorcycle accident, trucking accident we can help

Our attorneys have been helping clients in Bexar county and San Antonio when they are injured by some one's negligence. They handle auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents and many more accidents involving motor vehicles. The point to remember, when you are involved in a motor vehicle accident is that: the insurance company is not there to make you whole, they are there to protect their insured.

The insurance industry have attorneys on their staff that handle their claims if they are not settled during the negotiations. You too should have attorneys on your side. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, please contact us.

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is a general practice law firm that handles personal injury, family law, business law, criminal law, auto accidents, appeals and many other areas of law.

Come see us, and you will know the difference from the moment that you walk through our doors. Your initial consultation is always free. We care about your legal needs.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What, my insurance does not want to help me!

Many of our clients get to us because their own insurance companies did not cover them when there was a UM claim filed. This happens when, the other driver does not have insurance or there is a hit and run.

The surprise comes when the clients find, usually from the insurance companies themselves that, their accident will not be covered and they are faced with having to pay out of pocket for every thing. This should not be surprising to our readers.

For the most part, insurance companies are there to provide for their shareholders and not to make their insured back to whole. That means that, in many instances, the UM policy will be curtailed or even denied by them. Remember, the less they pay, the more they keep for themselves.

That is why you need us to fight for you. Whether your need is personal injury, business law, family law, or criminal law, The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is here to help you with your legal needs. Visit us at our website www.TheBaezLawFirm.com or call (210) 979-9777. We care about your legal needs.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Vehicle accidents in Texas

In the past, insurance companies were paying more reasonable amounts for accidents caused by their insured. Because of the sluggish economy, many insurance companies are using the delay tactics to stall cases and get the settle for less. Our law firm does not fall for that trick.

When you come to us for your personal injury case or vehicle accident or wrongful death or any other form of negligence by a another person against you, we take the time required to get you the maximum amount of money that you deserve.

When you have a auto accident or car wreck, the insurance company of the person that caused the accident will appoint an adjuster for the case. It is important to know that, the adjuster's job is to reduce, as much as possible, the amount of money that you may be entitled by law. They do this by taking their time to settle and by down talking your accident.

That is why you need an experienced law firm to handle your case. Our attorneys have handle and worked with insurance companies for many years. Let our experienced work for you if your case involve a personal injury, broken bones, lacerations, wounds or scaring of any part of your body.

Whether your need is on personal injury, business law, family law or criminal law, The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is here to help you with your legal needs. Visit us in our website www.thebaezlawfirm.com or call (210) 979-9777. This is why we say "we care about your legal needs."

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wrongful death in police brutality cases

During our time helping people in Texas litigate their disputes against the police departments, we have found that, in many instances, police brutality leads to wrongful death of the victims. In these cases, there may be criminal charges involved but also, there are civil liabilities that attach with the wrongful actions of the police departments.

To handle a wrongful death case against the police department, a violation of constitutional law (by the department itself) has to happen; otherwise, the individual cop would be personally liable for the actions, which would create the criminal liability spoken off above, but would leave the family members stranded without compensation.

Our law firm has successfully litigated numerous cases against police departments, including wrongful death cases. We are here to help the little people against the big gigants, that no one else is helping.

When you contact us, your case would be personally reviewed by Mr. Baez and would be handled with respect and dignity by our staff. Although many other attorneys will see the case through, if needed, Mr. Baez will take your case to trial. See what others are saying about Mr. Baez here.

We are San Antonio litigation attorneys that care about your legal needs.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Boating accident or injury, come see us

Summer time has officially started in Texas. As such, many people will take out their summer gear, including their boats. However, not all of the individuals are aware of Texas law, regarding boating accidents.

In it pertinent parts, the law states: "Operators of vessels involved in any collision, accident or other casualty resulting in death or injury to any person or property damage exceeding $500 must file a full accident report within 30 days in accordance with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regulations. Failure to file a report is punishable as a Parks and Wildlife Class C misdemeanor. Accident reports filed by the operator(s) are confidential and not admissible as evidence in court. Report forms may be obtained from Texas Parks and Wildlife officers, marine safety enforcement officers, or game wardens." This part covers the reporting requirements.

Moreover, the law states: "the operator of any vessel involved in a boating accident must stop and render needed assistance unless such action would endanger his crew, passengers or his own vessel. The operator must give his/her name, address, and vessel identification number in writing to any injured person and to the owner of any damaged property. Failure to render aid in an accident resulting in death or serious bodily injury is punishable as a Parks and Wildlife felony. Failure to render aid in an accident not resulting in death or serious bodily injury is punishable as a Parks and Wildlife Class A misdemeanor."

Finally, the law states:"It is unlawful to operate while intoxicated. (Intoxication is defined as the loss of mental or physical faculties, or blood alcohol content of 0.08 or greater). A first conviction is punishable by a fine not to exceed $2,000, confinement in jail not to exceed 180 days, or by both. A second conviction is punishable by a fine not to exceed $4,000, confinement in jail not to exceed one year, or by both. A third conviction is punishable by a fine not to exceed $10,000, imprisonment in jail for not more than 10 years or less than 2 years. Failure to submit a specimen to determine blood alcohol content may result in the suspension of the operator’s driver's license."

Texans need to be aware of the laws that governs boating and adhere to those laws, so that every one can have a more enjoyable summer.

If you have been injured as a result of some one's negligence, The Báez Law Firm, P.C. is here for you. We are a general practice law firm that cares about your legal needs. We handle personal injury, family law, business law, criminal law, bankruptcy, litigation, appeals and many more.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Vehicle accident, come and see us

There are important things that need to be done when it comes to handling your personal injury case. The Báez Law Firm, P.C. has handle thousands of cases and we know what it takes to succeed.

If you had an accident, please, follow the list bellow:

1) Do not admit anything, even if you think that you are at fault. Being in an automobile accident causes a great deal of immediate emotion like stress, excitement and anger, you never know what you will say.

2) Please, take some time to cool off and think about what happened to cause the accident before you make any statements to others regarding what caused the accident or who was at fault.

3) Always take the other driver's name, address, phone number, driver's license number, license plate number, name of the registered owner of the car, state of license, and insurance information.

4) Immediately, inform your Insurance company - Make a thorough accident report to your insurance company without delay.

5) If you are injured, go to the emergency room or have a physician examine you ASAP. This step is critical for your personal injury claim.

6) If possible, take photographs of the damages and injuries. Remember that the insurance company will take their own pictures.

7) Contact The Báez Law Firm, P.C.- You should be cautious of any person or insurance company who offers to adjust your injury claim or tries to hurry you into a settlement. If you are involved in an accident and have a viable claim, you should not try to handle it alone. Be sure to consult with an attorney to ensure that your interests and rights are protected.

We are here to help during this difficult time in your life. We care about your legal needs.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Would your claim be subgrogated?

In order to understand the question, first the subject has to be defined. Subrogation is the substitution (or subrogation) of one person in the place of another with respect to a claim, demand or right against a third party, so that the substituted party assumes the rights of the other, or (stands in the shoes of or replaces) the other, with respect to a claim against the third party.

The doctrine of subrogation is based on principles of equality and good conscience and is generally used as a means of placing the ultimate burden of the debt on the person who should originally have it. Subrogation may be established by law (contract) or founded upon equity (facts).

For the most part, the doctrine of subrogation has been utilized by insurance companies who are obligated under their policies to pay their insureds for property damage or casualty losses which the insureds have sustained. A person's right to be subrogated to the rights of another generally arises when that person, acting pursuant to some obligation, pays the debt of the other.

In those situations where the damages appear to have been caused by the negligence or fault of third parties, insurance companies have traditionally exercised their right of subrogation to pursue claims against the alleged wrongdoer.

Because of subrogation, the insurance companies can "stand in the shoes of" their insureds and bring suit against the wrongdoers. Because the wrongdoers who caused the injuries are the persons who should bear the burden for such injuries, insurance companies' subrogation rights have generally entitled them to recover.

Our law firm constantly get calls from individuals who should have been affected under the doctrine, but are unaware of these facts until is too late. If have been injured as a result of some one's negligence, contact our law firm for a free initial consultation.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Our attorneys are ranked superb

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. provides legal representation throughout Texas. We represent victims of car accident, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, car wreck, premises liability and other areas of law.

Our website include: The Baez Law Firm, P.C., Personal Injury Trial Lawyers, Personal Injury Blog, General Practice Blog, Trial Lawyers Blog.

We appear in LawGuru and AVVO. Our lead attorney, Edgar Baez has been rated superb by AVVO.

With this blog, we congratulate Mr. Baez for such wonderful accomplishment. Your dedication to the legal profession is evident by how other people view your professionalism and contributions to the legal community.

We are very proud, and that is why we say "we care about your legal needs."

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Raptiva and the FDA

Yesterday, the FDA announced the voluntary withdrawal of Raptiva from the US Market by its manufacturer Genentech. According to the FDA, there have been three confirmed and one possible case of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) in people taking Raptiva; three of those people died.

Sources tell us that PML is caused by a virus that affects the central nervous system. PML usually occurs in people whose immune systems have been severely weakened. It leads to an irreversible decline in neurologic function and death.

If you have taken Raptiva for more than three years, you may be entitled to compensation. If you have suffered form PML symptoms, which may include unusual weakness, loss of coordination, changes in vision, difficulty speaking, and personality changes, you may be entitled to compensation.

There is no known effective treatment for PML. Raptiva was approved by the FDA in 2003. It is a once-weekly injection for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. The drug has been on the market for 6 years.

Contact The Baez Law Firm, P.C., so that we can go over your case.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Are US vehicles still safe?

With so many bailouts by our government to auto manufactures, one cannot help but wonder, if the vehicles that are been produced are safe for the consumers in general. The government is bailing out the industry, but who would bail out the consumers?

According to the associated press, GM and Chrysler, which employ about 140,000 workers in the U.S., have to submit completed restructuring plans, but neither company is expected to finish its work. GM owes roughly $28 billion to bondholders. Chrysler owes about $7 billion in first- and second-term debt, mainly to banks. GM owes about $20 billion to its retiree health care trust, while Chrysler owes $10.6 billion.

With all of these crisis, who is monitoring the automakers products? How many lives are going to be at risk? Nevertheless, its a good thing that our law firm can help the families of those that have been damage, could be damaged, and will be damage by the poor quality of vehicles placed on the market by the automakers.

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is committed to help those who have suffered from some one's negligence, either by manufacturing or simply by lack of safety standards implemented.

If you, or some one you love has suffered by the negligence of others, please contact our law firm today. Our attorneys are here to help you during this difficult times.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Why do we need experts witnesses

Texas Rules of Civil Procedure 192.3(e) creates three categories of experts witnesses. It is important to know the distinction between them in order to use them more efficiently.

The first category is the consulting expert. This is an expert who has been consulted, retained or specially employed by a party in anticipation of litigation or in preparation for trial.

The second category is the reviewed consulting expert. This is an expert whose opinions and mental impressions have been reviewed by the testifying expert.

Finally, the testifying expert. This is an expert that may be called to testify as an expert witness at trial.

The Texas Rules of Civil Procedure create an exception from discovery for the identity, mental impressions and opinions of consulting experts. On the other hand, the rules also designate information that is discoverable regarding reviewed consulting experts and testifying experts.

The utilization of experts in personal injury cases is crucial for the sauces of the case. Our law firm utilizes the most prestigious and knowledgeable experts available. When your personal injury, auto accident, medical malpractice, negligence, wrongful death case needs some experts, contact our law firm, we can help.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Car accidents in Texas

Our firm has helped thousands of individuals throughout Texas with their car accidents. As many of you may not know, insurance companies have many tactics to minimize each claim that is submitted by consumers. Even when you are supposed to be in good hands, it’s the total opposite, you are in for a fight. The reason is simple, they have to keep their stock holders happy, not you.

For example, when any one is hit from behind, and there is no broken bones, or contusions, or lacerations, or any major trauma, insurance companies have a way to evaluate the injuries. They are called soft tissue injuries. Now, the adjusters will start to minimize the injuries, the impact that the accident may have on people’s life and so for starters, they will not pay for the full value of the impact, since its only a small impact. Meanwhile, you have lost time from work, your car is not fixed and you are in pain.

Of course this happens when the individuals are not represented. On the other hand, when people come to our firm, their vehicles are repaired, they get seen by doctors and they get compensated for time lost from work. In other words, we maximize their recovery. This is one of the many reasons that people have to come to our law firm right after a car accident.

Another example is when the accident is more serious and there are broken bones, brain damage and or fatal injuries. Now the insurance companies will pay a little more, but they will still use all of their techniques to still minimize your claim. That is why is so important that you have efficient legal representation on your side. To properly care for your injuries, to fix your vehicle and to get you back to normal again, that is our commitment to you.

We always recommend that if you are involved in a car accident, or any type of personal injury, you should have legal representation. Insurance companies have their legal team working for them constantly, and so should you! Let us be your legal team because “We care about your legal needs.”

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The President wants to regulate the insurance industry

As our President talks to the nation on his Presidential News Conference, he mentioned that one of his pillars has to do with health care reform. One of his ideas is to regulate the insurance industry, based on the AIG scandal.

The only problem with that, as we see it, this could be potentially dangerous when it comes to settling case for personal injury claims. Although we would not speculate, we could see that if the government steps in, and regulates the industry, they would also dictate how much to pay for claims.

On the other hand, if the insurance companies are regulated, then we would not have the need to cap non-economical damages for claims, which has minimized the results obtain for those who need it the most. Since Texas has a cap, we have seen a raise in negligence by doctors, without having the doctors concern about loosing anything or even feeling sorry for their negligence, since they cannot be touched.

We can only wait to see how our economy is going to affect the way that personal injury attorneys are capable of helping those who have been affected by the negligence of others.

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is a general practice law firm that is ready to help you during difficult times. We handle bankruptcy, criminal law, personal injury, family law, business law, consumer law, litigation, and appeals.

Monday, March 23, 2009

What is going on with the SAPD driving training?

As I am watching the news, I decided to write this blog since apparently, there is a problem with police offices having multiple accidents in San Antonio.

Car accidents are causing thousands of dollars, not only by regular citizens, but also by the San Antonio Police Department. The Department says that 90% of the accidents occurred when officers were only doing regular patrols.

Some officers have more than others; however, many of the one that have accidents, are the same ones that are having many of them. Based on the Department's policy, they are not supposed to speed when on police patrol.

New training for the department is been implemented, but 75% of the time that an officer is involved in an accident, they only get written or verbal warning. Only in 15% of them time, they will get remedial training.

The department admits that car accidents kill more officers than felonies or any other crimes. What are the citizens of San Antonio to do, perhaps required that the officers follow the same laws that all of us have to.

If you have been injured by a police car, please contact us. We are The Baez Law Firm, P.C and we are here because we care about your legal needs. The Baez Law Firm handles car accidents, family law, business law, criminal law, appeals, bankruptcy and estate planning.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Insurance companies not paying?

If you are like me, that deals with insurance companies all the time, you will know that insurance companies are not paying on their liability like they used to. Why is that? Maybe the economy is affecting them just like any other area of the market.

Although policy holders ultimately are the ones that will pay the increase in premiums, insurance companies nevertheless are not paying on accidents as much and as fast as they used to. What used to take our law firm one month to settle it's taking over six months in today's economy.

Unfortunately, the people affected by the accidents are the ones who suffer, while the shareholders of the insurance companies are getting richer. That is our free enterprise system, the rich get richer and the injured gets caps on damages.

If you have been injured in an accident, please contact our law firm. We are trained on handling insurance companies to get you the maximum amount for your claim.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

What not to do if you have a personal injury case

Misrepresenting Your Accident or Injuries.
Doctors document in their records how you describe the accident and your injuries. When your description varies from the way the accident happened to the way that injuries are described in the police report or other statements, the insurance company can use the descriptions to make you appear untruthful.

Hiding Past Accidents.
If you have been in other accidents, you need to say so, so that your lawyer can investigate and make a determination as to whether it is a valid problem in your case.

Hiding Previous Injuries.
If you have ever seen a doctor or other health care provider, then there is a record in existence that the insurance company will find, not that can find, but will find.

Not Having Accurate Income Information.
In many cases, a claimant will have lost income because of the accident. You will only be able to claim lost income if your income information is in good order.

Misrepresenting Your Activity Level.
If you claim that you cannot do certain things, but you are not been honest, you can jeopardize your claim. Personal injury lawsuits are serious business. Insurance companies are willing to spend a lot of money investigating claims.

If you have a personal injury case, please contact us, we can help. We are San Antonio Personal Injury Trial Lawyers and we are here to help you. That is why we say we care about your legal needs.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Have a personal injury claim?

Insurance companies are well known for trying to minimize your personal injury claims. As we see it,there are no auto, trucking or motorcycle accidents. There are wrecks and crashes resulting from bad judgments, careless mistakes and—in some case—intentional violations of the law. For every collision, there is a party who is at fault and a party who has been injured or killed.

On the other hand, a life-changing injury or a loved one's wrongful death can turn your world upside down in an instant. The insurance company is not concern that you and your family have a lot to deal with: pain, grief, confusion; and many details involving insurance, property damage and an uncertain future. That is why you should have a law firm able to handle them, so you can get back to your normal life.

The most common type of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, defective product accidents and holiday accidents. We can help you with all of them.

It can be tough to set a dollar amount on injuries you suffer in an accident. There are so many things to consider: doctor's bills, time lost from work, medical costs for ongoing injuries, pain and suffering, and so on. Insurance companies consider all of these factors when deciding how much to offer, and ultimately pay, for a personal injury claim.

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is a general practice law firm that is ready to help you during difficult times. We handle accidents, criminal law, personal injury, family law, business law, consumer law, litigation, and appeals.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Medical bills are higher than the policy limits

Recently, we were asked about instances where the medical bill surpasses the offer or even the policy limits that applied to the person responsible for the accident. There are ways that a plaintiff can get above policy limits but it involves litigation.

The term full coverage generally means that the insurance policy has both liability coverage and coverage for damage to your vehicle. The term full coverage does not mean that everything is covered no matter what happens.

You should carry as much liability coverage as you can comfortably afford because damage claims today are sometimes settled for millions.

According to the insurance industry, State minimums don't come close to covering the cost of a serious accident. You should carry bodily-injury coverage of at least $100,000 per person, and $300,000 per accident, and property-damage coverage of $50,000, or a minimum of $300,000 on a single-limit policy.

If you have any questions, please contact us for a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. Or visit our website.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Should you contact a lawyer?

The longer I practice law, the more I am amazed at the fact that people are trying to take care of their own legal matters. In my opinion, it all comes from too many television shows about lawyers and how they argue, and on TV, how they win all of the cases, all the time. Because of the media, people thing that they too can take care of their legal matters.

The problem with that is very simple. I tell all of my clients that ask me if they should have an attorney take care of their legal problems, my response is always the same. I ask them if they had a medical condition that would require surgery if they wold do it for themselves. I also ask them if they had to change the transmission on their cars would they do it and the response for both of examples is always the same, they would not. So I ask them, why then, would you think that you can do your own legal case?

You should always allow the people that have a specialty on something do what they are trained to do. Although you may think that you are perfectly qualify to handle your case, and even though you may be the most intelligent person in the planet, the fact remains that, when you argue your own case, you can never have an objective way to handle since you will subjectively be involved with the outcome of the case.

In law school they teach you that, only a fool has him/her selves are a client. Don't you be the one to be fooled. Please contact our lawyers if you have a legal problem, specially involving personal injury.

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. is a general practice law firm that is ready to help you during difficult times. We specialize in personal injury and handle criminal law, auto accidents, family law, business law, consumer law, litigation, and appeals.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The ecomony and your personal injury claim

According to the experts, in the last 12 months, the face of the global economy has forever changed. Gone forever are investment banks, the secondary credit market, and an unregulated financial market.

In its place are government ownership of banks, while central banks around the world are propping up the banking system. In September, we came very close to total economic collapse, and we haven't recovered yet.

However, all data seem to point that the insurance companies are thriving during this difficult economic times. Nevertheless, to maximize their bottom line, which is to make money, insurance companies will play on the tough economic times to try to settle claims for pennies on the dollars, which would otherwise be worth something for the injured person.

You need a team of experts on your side, ready to face tough insurance companies that are ready to downgrade your claim. Do not let this economy affect the outcome of your case.

We are personal injury lawyers that handle auto accidents, personal injury, nursing home negligence,premises liability, slip and fall,car wreck,medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other areas of law.

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