The Baez Law Firm | San Antonio Lawyers and Attorneys

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

Monday, December 27, 2010

Injuries because of a car accident, we can help!

The Baez Law Firm has been helping injured people in San Antonio when the injury is related to a vehicle accident. We do this by providing effective pre-litigation negotiations with the insurance companies on behalf of our clients.

Our San Antonio Offices have helped many people with the following injuries: broken bones, amputations, lacerations, brain injuries, spinal injuries, bruises, contusions, and death. This are some of the forms of injuries that our attorneys have handle for our clients.

Our firm is small for a reason. We treat every one of our clients like family. When you or some one you know have had an accident, give us a call (210) 979-9777. One of our competent staff members will bring you in so that you can meet one of our attorneys that will be handling your case.

When you had a car accident in San Antonio, or you need a lawyer in San Antonio, you can count on us to help you. We care about your legal needs!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Why does the police in Texas uses excesive force?

In Texas, the law allows a great deal of discretion to police officers simply because it has to. The concept of "qualify immunity" is a very powerful one. Since, officers deal with great danger on daily basis, the law allows them to use discretion when dealing with situations; however, many officers take this authority to a different level. The use of excessive force.

Public officials acting within the scope of their official duties are shielded from civil liability by the doctrine of qualified immunity. Harlow v. Fitzgerald, 457 U.S. 800, 815-19 (1982). Qualified immunity “serves to shield a governmental official from civil liability for damages based upon performance of discretionary functions if the official’s acts were objectively reasonable in light of then clearly established law.” Thompson v. Upshur County, Tex., 245 F3d 447, 456 (5th Cir. 2001).

A “defendant’s acts are objectively reasonable unless all reasonable officials in the defendant’s circumstances would have then known that the defendant’s conduct violated the United States Constitution or the federal statute as alleged by the plaintiff.”

This creates an atmosphere of panic to the public, when officers can enter your house, shoot your child, and make all kinds of wrongful acts, knowing that they are mostly protected. That is why officers may use excessive force.

When you (or some one you love) are faced with acts done by police that are excessive, such as shootings, killings, broken bones, bleeding and others, contact our law firm.

Although the use of force by police is permitted in Texas, the use of "excessive force" or police brutality is not!Give us a call (210) 979-9777.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Serious injuries, come and see us

Our San Antonio Lawyers have been helping people in Bexar County when they suffer serious injuries as a result of some one's negligence. Auto Accidents are the main culprit, but also injuries caused by doctors, police officers and others.

The Baez Law Firm helps victims of car accidents, even when the victims don't have health insurance. Our lawyers will negotiate your settlement, and if needed, will go to trial for you. Let us help you with your case, do not do it alone.

Our Personal Injury Lawyers help victims of medical malpractice in Texas. The law is very rigit, and our lawyers know how to litigate a case under the new law. Give us a call (210) 979-9777 to set up a free initial consultation.

We have helped victims of police brutality in Texas successfully. If you have been a victim of police brutality in Texas, you need a law firm that is able to handle the police "qualify immunity" issues that could end your case. Let us fight for your rights in court.


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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Was your loved one shot and killed by police in Texas?

Our Law Firm represents numerous families in Texas with regards to police brutality cases. Although the law protects the police, our firm has been able to overcome the obstacles in "excessive force" litigation and successfully bring justice for the families of the victims.

Public officials acting within the scope of their official duties are shielded from civil liability by the doctrine of qualified immunity. Harlow v. Fitzgerald, 457 U.S. 800, 815-19 (1982). Qualified immunity “serves to shield a governmental official from civil liability for damages based upon performance of discretionary functions if the official’s acts were objectively reasonable in light of then clearly established law.” Thompson v. Upshur County, Tex., 245 F3d 447, 456 (5th Cir. 2001).

This is the law in Texas, and it makes it almost impossible to sue a cop; however, our San Antonio Lawyers have been successful in bringing this cases in several Federal District Courts.

If your loved one was shot and killed by the police in Texas, give us a call.

Go out and vote today!!!

Our democracy allow us to exercise our rights as citizens to elect the people we believe should lead us. Many people complaint about the choices made, yet, many don't vote.

We encourage every citizen of Bexar County to go out and vote. This is the only way that your voice can be heard.

As many of you have been faced with the devastating results that proposition 12 has had on injuries, when people don't vote, the results are horrible. Its time to talk to our elected officials and tell them, enough is enough.

Many injured victims have suffered. Please, go out and vote today! Tort reform needs to be reformed so that the injured can be compensated again. As we have seen in the past years, when the injured cannot get justice, is time to change so that compensation can level the playing field.

Again, please, go out and vote today!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Things to remember during this Halloween

The Baez Law Firm, P.C. will like to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween this year. Please, be advise that there are numerous irresponsible drivers that would drink and drive, without thinking of the consequences nor the damages that they can cause.

Parents, please inspect your children candies before you allow them to eat them. Some criminals still use Halloween as a means to express their wickedness. Be safe!

Children, when crossing the streets, please look both ways. Always have a reflective best or light to show the drivers that someone is there. There are many dark places in San Antonio, and a light would need to be used.

Please, let's make this year one that we can be proud of and say, there were no accidents nor fatalities in San Antonio.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Injuries from an accident need to be treated!

Our law firm has been helping the injured in San Antonio even when no health insurance is available. We are able to help you with injuries from an auto accident immediately.

The most important thing after an auto accident is medical treatment. Our San Antonio lawyers can get you the medical help that you deserve after an auto accident.

If you have been injured as a result of an auto accident, come see us or give us a call (210) 979-9777. We care about your legal needs!

Friday, October 1, 2010

We represent the injured person all the way to trial

In Texas, health care liability claims, and in most personal injury claims, medical expenses related to the care and treatment of an injured person often constitute a significant portion of the damages that might be recovered at trial. Recoverable medical expenses were addressed in the 2003 tort reform legislation. The new statute, Section 41.0105 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, changes the way in which courts and juries are to evaluate this element of damages.

Since the change of the legislation of paid v. incurred, insurance companies have been paying less money for personal injury claims. This is so because the new legislation allows them to only paid on what was "actually paid" on behalf of an insured not what was "incurred" during an accident.

But what does that mean? It means that if two people have the same accident, but one has insurance and the other one does not, the person without insurance will have a greater chance to recover more money than the person that does. What? So, in Texas, if you do the right thing and have insurance, you are been penalized? Exactly.

Our lawyers have been faced with this dilemma for our clients for a while now. We have opted to take those cases that leave our clients without funds in their pockets to trial. In that way, the juries have the potential to hear what was incurred on behalf of the client.

For decades, the collateral source rule would bar insurance companies from bringing forth what was actually paid, now because of this legislation, the insurance companies that are supposed to paid the injured person are the one's benefiting from this law. Until the law is changed, our San Antonio lawyers will be fighting in court for the rights of our injured clients.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Injured by an auto accident, we can help

Many times in life, an accident occurs when you are least expecting it. When this happens, the injuries that come with it are severe. Our law firm in San Antonio is here to help you during those times when it seems like no one care.

Severe injuries need special care by special doctors. Not every injury can be treated by any doctor nor can the injuries be left unattended. Brain injuries, spinal injuries, broken bones, lacerations, contusions, abrasions, even whiplash should not be left untreated by a doctor.

There is a special care required when the injury leads to death. In those cases, the families are left without a loved one. Injuries likes these have long lasting effects on many people.

If you have been involved in an accident, and do not have legal representation, give us a call (210) 979-9777. Our law firm is here to help you! Our attorneys are experienced in all areas of personal injury and more important they care about your legal needs.

Our San Antonio lawyers will handle you case with respect and dignity. We have handle wrongful death cases in San Antonio and wrongful death cases in Texas. Our San Antonio attorneys will take your case to court and win for you! We care about your legal needs!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Death in family by someone's negligence, we can help!


The Baez Law Firm has been helping families that have been victims of some one's negligence. When your love one is death, as a result of negligence, we can help.

Our San Antonio Lawyers have been helping the injured in Texas. Our firm's motto is "we care about your legal needs!" We do this, by providing you, our client, with effective legal representation on your personal injury case.

Contact us, and you will see the difference from the moment that your walk through our doors. On personal injury cases, we do not charge you, unless our attorneys win your case for you. Let us be your legal team!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Run Mike Run!!!

Alamo CrossFit head coach and accomplished ultra runner Mike Martinez is running from Ft. Worth, Texas to San Antonio, Texas. Sure, many people feel this is insane...it's hot and the path will be treacherous...but in Mike's view, no sacrifice is nearly enough when compared to the sacrifices America's wounded warriors have made.

Mike Martinez started a 300 plus miles run today from Dallas Forth worth to San Antonio. All proceeds will be for the benefit of the Wounded Warriors. The Baez Law Firm is proud to be a sponsor of this epic run. If your law firm wants to be part of it, please call Edgar Baez at (210) 979-9777. If you want to donate, click HERE.

If your entity wants to be a part of it, please call Rick Martinez at (210)
279-9259. Blonde Creative is a proud sponsor of this event. Please, help us make this dream a reality and a success story for the wounded warriors!

Iraq war vet and US Army officer Mike went to "the sandbox" and saw firsthand what the ravages of war do to soldiers. The pain and the suffering and ultimately the what now. Mike states:"I lost a great friend in Iraq and I made myself a promise that I would never forget the sacrifices they made for our country. Victory 400 is our way of never forgetting, of giving back as only a soldier can.

You can follow Mike's progress and see his initial moments here: Mike's Progress

Good luck Mike, and God bless you! Por Vida...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Had an auto accident, come see us

Many people believe that handling their own personal injury case is simple. The problem stands from the fact that, insurance companies have their legal team ready for battle. That means that you, without your own team, have no chance of beating them.

Insurance companies have been dealing with personal injury cases longer than most of us been alive. From the adjusters, their whole world revolves around giving you, the injured person, the minimal amount for your injuries. If need be, insurance companies have a group of experts that will testify against your case in Court.

Because of these facts, you need to be ready to have a legal team of your own. Since personal injury cases are "contingency" cases, you should not hesitate to have a legal team when you have been injured by another driver.

If you have suffered injuries as a result of an accident, give us a call. We helped numerous people in Texas get the settlement that they deserve. We handle broken bones, brain injuries, multiple injuries, lacerations, scars, puncture wounds, amputations, death, and many more.

Do not attempt to get the results that you deserve by yourself. Let us help you win your fight for you. This is why we tell you, we care about your legal needs!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Defending the wrongfully accused in Court

The attorneys at The Baez Law Firm will be representing a case in San Antonio for the wrongfully accused. The District's Attorneys Office is prosecuting this case for a aggravated sexual assault with a child. The case is The State of Texas vs. Rene Gonzales. Mr. Baez took the case because, even though he is a father of four little girls, he knows in his heart that Mr. Gonzales did not do what he has been accused of doing.

Mr. Baez researched the evidence submitted against Mr. Gonzales prior of the taking of the case. He noticed that, there was no physical evidence directly linking Mr. Gonzales to a crime. He also noticed that alibi witnesses where not allowed to submit a report to the investigators. But he noticed most that, the DNA evidence found on the girl's underwear did not belong to Mr. Gonzales.

The prosecution is ignoring all of the signs that this is a wrongful prosecution instead they are spending all their power and money attempting to convict Mr. Gonzales. As Mr. Baez puts it "there are too many innocent people in Bexar County convicted based on garbage evidence."

The Bexas County crime lab is to be blamed for this tragedy. The technique used, the methods employed are not up to standards, but they continue to submit garbage evidence because no one challenges it. This case is not an exception. From day one, the cops placed their eyes on Mr. Gonzales, and have not bother to look any where else, even though they should.

So, we are defending the wrongfully accused in San Antonio because justice requires to do so. Based on this case, we realized that the DA could use its power against any one of us, simply because they can. This is wrong and needs to be stop. We do this because, we care about your legal needs!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

We helped another family in Texas with their police brutality case


Our law firm has been helping people in Texas when they have a case of police abuse, police use of excessive force or when police use their power for the wrong reasons. We have helped thousands throughout Texas with this noble fight.

Recently, we settled a case for our clients when several county deputies abused their power simply because they thought they could. Although we cannot comment on the facts of the case, everyone should know that the deputies were fired and our clients were compensated. Several peace officers that thought they would get away abusing their power did not.

If your loved one has been killed by a cop, let us know. You may have a case against the police. Since we help people when others can't, this is why we say, we care about your legal needs.

P.S. help us select our logo for the firm from choices one, two or three. Thanks.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Help our team reach the goal!


The Baez Law Firm will be raising funds for a worthy cause. Fight Gone Bad 5. We are doing this because, as Americas, we enjoy our freedoms by some one's sacrifice in battle. Our wounded soldiers.

There is no better sacrifice than to give your life for some one else. Although we are not asking any of our readers to give their lives, we are asking you to help us raise the funds for our wounded soldiers.

This is a way to say thank you, for each and every soldier that has sacrifice so much so that we don't have too. Thanks for your support.

Please, visit our site and help us raise the fund.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Had a police brutality case, come see us!

As a citizen of the United States, you have constitutionally given rights that protect you. Texans are not an exception. When police uses excessive force "police brutality" you need a law firm that knows how to handle the case.

Regretably, the law in Texas protects police officers. In Texas, there is a force continuum that allows the cops to always be in a position superior to any other. The reason is simple, but the results are catastrophic. Because this false sense of security for the cops, some cops missuses that power, and that is when your rights can be violated.

If you suspect that your civil rights have been violated, give us a call (210) 979-9777. We handle federal cases all throughout Texas.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Helping you with your injury

Many times, prospective clients indicate to us that they need help with their personal injury cases. Often times the problems is that people think that they can handle their own legal problems, simply because they have seen it on television. The fact of the matter is, they cannot.

Lawyers go through intensive training and develop skills with time that the lay person cannot posses by watching television. If you think about it, insurance companies have top lawyers representing them. With that in mind, you should too.

We received a call today that the person wanted help. They wanted us to answer one question because the statute of limitations was tomorrow, so they needed advise. They mentioned numerous legal terms that were irrelevant to what they wanted to accomplish. We told them they did not need advise, they needed a miracle.

Our San Antonio law firm handles injury cases against negligent people. We often fight insurance companies to negotiate settlements on behalf of our clients. In every situation, the insurance companies tries to negotiate a case in order to minimize their exposure. Since we know that, we are able to use that tool for our client's advantage.

We also handle cases against police departments that have deviated from their principle duty to serve and protect. Although police forces enjoy what is called "qualify immunity," many times they have exceeded their authority which violates people's constitutional rights, and that is when we come in.

Please, if you have been injured in San Antonio, you need a lawyer that can handle your case. Do not do it alone. We offer free initial consultations in order to evaluate a case and give our clients the best possible answer.

Give us a try, and you will see the difference that our law firm has to offer.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Our newest employee



The Baez Law Firm is proud to announce that Felicia Montoya is our newest employee. She has taken the position as a receptionist so she is now the face and voice of the firm.

Ms. Montoya is married and has two children. She was raised and lives in San Antonio and will be a great asset to our staff. She has a vast experience in customer service and she has dealt with legal clients in the past.

If you have a need for an attorney, call us (210) 979-9777. You will hear our newest voice and notice the difference from the moment that you contact us. We are San Antonio Lawyers and Attorneys that care about your legal needs.

You can always stop by our law firm, since your initial consultation is always free. Our lawyers handle personal injury, family law, business law, criminal law, consumer law, bankruptcy, appeals and many other areas of law.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

San Atonio Personal Injury Lawyers helping others with their cases

Although our main practice is personal injury law, The Baez Law Firm is a general practice law firm that cares about your legal needs. We have been doing this by providing you, our clients, with efficient legal representation and personalized treatment. Our clients are our number one priority, and we appreciate and treat them like people, not numbers.

If our clients suffer from the negligence of others, our senior attorney Mr. Baez handles their personal injury case with integrity and dignity, and our clients get the settlement that they desserve. We treat others as we would like others to treat us, and that is how we handle the personal injury case, period. When you need a personal injury lawyer in San Antonio, you need The Baez Law Firm on your side. We handle all aspects of personal injury law, medical malpractice, auto accidents, police brutality cases, truck accidents, nursing home negligence, products liability, defective tires, brain injuries, wrongful death and many more areas of personal injury litigation.

If our clients have financial problems, and the bills are getting out of hand, they come to see us to help them. Our bankruptcy lawyers will prepare a petition for bankruptcy on your behalf, to stop the harrazing phone calls from creditors. Ms. Sostre will handle your case expedently and to your satisfaction. Let us help you if your bills are getting out of hand. Ms. Sostre is currently a City Judge and a member of The Baez Law Firm.

If our clients have a family issue, whether is a divorce, child support, visitations, adoptions, cps case, grandparents rights, family abuse, or any other aspect of family law, they come to us so that we can help them. Our family law cases are handled by Mr. Fowler, and he is an attorney with over 20 years of experience. Mr. Fowler's compasion is felt by our clients and his patients will help you through even the most difficult aspects of your family law case.

If our clients have business issues our attorneys handle their legal problems for them. Our business law experience is vast and we will figure a way to solve the legal issue with the less amount of expenses for your business. We handle issues on a local and national level when it comes to your business. Your business needs an investement, you need our legal team on your side.

If our clients have been wrongfully accused of a crime, our legal team will prepare a defense that is honest and fact driven. In many cases, our attorneys will get an expert to prove that our clients were not the alleged perpetrators. Hector Gonzales III is the attorney handling criminal law for the firm. He has been in practice for over 15 years, and he handles murder cases, manslaughter, sex offences, internet offences, white collar offences, DWI cases, assault cases, any other other alleged crimes that our clients may be charged with. When you need a criminal defense lawyer in San Antonio, you need The Baez Law Firm on your side.

There are other areas of law that our firm handles for our clients. We would love for you to stop and give us a visit, so that you can see the difference of our legal team, and this is why we say "we care about your legal needs."

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Baez Law Firm welcomes Hector Gonzales III to our staff

The Baez Law Firm has been practicing personal injury and general practice since its inception. We added a criminal defense side and now we welcome Hector Gonzales III to our firm as of counsel.

The reason for our success is that we do not defend criminals, we defend the wrongfully accused in San Antonio. We are San Antonio Lawyers and Attorneys here to help you with your legal needs.

If you need help with your legal needs, including your criminal defense case, come see us. We base our defense in honest, efficient and talented defense based on facts and true. As its been said, and the truth shall set you free.

Come see us, and you will see why we say, we care about your legal needs. We continue to help the injured with their case in court, and now, we are helping the wrongfully accused to have the same day in court.

Monday, July 5, 2010

San Antonio Civil Rights Lawyers

The Baez Law Firm has been handling civil rights cases in Texas for our clients, specially when it comes to excessive force. The United States Constitution guarantees every American citizen certain civil rights of personal liberty. Many times, the power given to entities or individuals infringes upon other's civil rights.

Among these fundamental civil rights and liberties are the freedoms of speech, religion, assembly, and to petition the government, and the rights to bear arms, to procedural due process, and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures and cruel and unusual punishments.

But these rights are truncated on a daily basis by officers that exceed their power and use excessive force when not necessary. That is not to say that, every arrest in San Antonio is a police brutality case, but viewed in the "totality of circumstances," some arrest could have been handle more appropriately, and that is when we come in.

Not a single cop in the world would find it reasonable for another cop to shoot 13 times from behind to a group of teenagers that were speeding. Yet, it happened in San Antonio. The list is long and we rather not talk about ongoing cases. Those responsible for violating your civil rights are not going to willfully turn themselves in to be held accountable. If your rights have been violated, you need a powerful legal advocate on your side. We can help you take on at-fault parties and ensure that nobody is above the law.

We handle 42 U.S.C 1983 cases, 1981, 1985, 1988 and many more. Our civil rights lawyers are here for you. Our civil rights attorneys get the job done. Come see us, and you will see the difference from the moment that you walk through our doors.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Let us handle your injury case

We are San Antonio Lawyers that handle your injury case. Our lawyers have litigated injury cases in Texas with great results for our clients. Do not do your case alone, let our experienced lawyers handle your injury case. You do not pay us, unless we win your case, it's that simple.

Insurance companies do not want you to contact us because we obtain settlements for our clients far greater than what they want to pay. In fact, they will contact you before you can contact us, in order to minimize their exposure. That is a common practice in the insurance industry, and one that does not help you, the injured party.

Do not trust the insurance companies when they tell you: "you are in good hands, we are always there, been local counts..." and many more slogans created by them. The fact is simple, they are there to make money, not to take care of you.

If you are a victim of an accident that left you with broken bones, lacerations, bruises, cuts, bleeding, fractures, or any injury, please contact us first. We can protect your case and ensure that you are taken care of properly.

Come see us, and you will know the difference from the moment that you walk through our doors. Your consultation is free. You have nothing to loose, and everything to gain. Give us a call today!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Personal Injury Trial Lawyers

The Baez Law Firm has been helping injured Texans for several years. Our attorneys will take time to listen to your facts, and will take your case to trial when necessary. Many times though, our attorneys have the tough job to tell a client that, there is no case. When you have been wronged by someone, come see us. We will treat you with respect and dignity. When someone is responsible for their negligence, come see us. We can help, but if we can't, we often tell you who can. Come see us, and you will see the difference from the moment that you walk through our doors. Your personal injury consultations are always free. Visit our websites at http://www.thebaezlawfirm.com or http://www.san-antonio-lawyer-attorney.com
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wrongful death in Texas

Our law firm has been handling wrongful death cases in Texas on behalf of the family members that lost their loves one. A wrongful death occurs when, by negligence or malfeasance of some one, a person dies. It is not to be confused with murder, although there are civil implications from that criminal action (like OJ Simpson's case), but for the most part, a criminal act does not have to be involved.

Texas statute provides that a person is liable for damages arising from an injury that causes an individual's death if the injury was caused by the person's or his agent's or servant's wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default. This is found in the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Sec. 71.002.

Many times the wrongful death was because of medical malpractice, in which case the attorneys handling the case must be knowledgeable and careful with the handling of the case because Chapter 74 of the statute will apply.

Last week our law firm took on a case that our client's children were killed by the negligence of a police department that did nothing to prevent the death of the children. We will keep our readers posted on the results of the case. During this difficult times, our law firm provides the counseling, comfort and compassion needed by the families of the victims.

We are proud of providing legal representation in Texas for the families that would otherwise would have no way to have their cases heard in Court. Although we mainly serve the San Antonio our law firm has cases all throughout Texas and will continue to help the families of Texans.

Our attorneys will treat you with respect and dignity and you will be treated like a family member and not a number. Contact us so that we can discuss your potential case. Let us be your legal team.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Medical Malpractice in Texas

Before this new legislation was passed, people in Texas were able to be compensated when a doctor did something wrong to them. Now a days, that is not the case. Before personal injury attorneys will take any medical malpractice case, there is too many concerns that we must face.

First, is the amount of money that is going to be spent, worth the time and effort that is going to be used to obtain a fair and equitable settlement for the clients. Next, is the expert report, required by Chapter 74 of the CPRC going to overcome the challenge by the Defendants. Also, is there any insurance coverage that would decrease the recovery for the injured. These and many more are considerations to be taken by the lawyer or law firm that will handle your case.

Before proposition 12 was passed, the former 4590i statute gave some indication as to where the law was going to go. Today, the impact that has created on the community is far to grave to describe.

For instance, the paid or incurred statute rewards the irresponsible in Texas and punish the person who does what is right. To explain this concept, it would take another post, so stay tuned.

In essence, Texas has become a place where the injured are suffering more and more, and the wealthy insurance companies and doctors are benefiting at the behest of their pain and suffering. Something needs to be done pronto.

Fortunately, there are still law firms that will handle some cases. If you, or some one you know has been injured by a doctor, contact us. We care about your legal needs.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

We support Nico LaHood for Bexar Cunty District Attorney's Office


Nico is a much needed change for San Antonio. As The Baez Law Firm represents thousands of injured people, especially those injured by the police, we have seen how San Antonio has become one of the worse cities to raise a family and to live in--and this is because of crime. There is a direct correlation with crime, and the reasons why it occurs. Nico says it best "One of the major reasons crime is on the rise in San Antonio is that we ignore the root cause of crime." But we are not the only ones who see that, the FBI also sees that.

Our city's crime rate has increase exponentially, and no one is doing anything about it. Some one once said: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing, over and over, and expecting different results." If you vote, and we hope you do, and you vote for Susan Reed, then the crime rate to our beautiful city will continue to rise. If you are insane, and we know you are not, then don't vote for her. If you want something different, if you want change, then vote Nico for DA. For more information see www.NicoforDA.com

This excerpt from his website: "Native San Antonian Nicholas ‘Nico’ LaHood, as a result of his extensive legal and trial background and countless professional accomplishments and recognitions, has successfully established himself as a highly respected and revered attorney in the community. He has built a successful law practice with father, Michael LaHood and brother Marc LaHood. As a former special prosecutor for Bexar, La Salle, Wilson, Karnes and Medina counties, Nico built a reputation for hard work and a no-nonsense approach at trial. A philosophy embraced early in life, Nico has relied on integrity and ethics-based principles when working towards justice.

It is time to get back our city to were it once was. A beautiful, peaceful and productive city is on its way, but Susan Reed needs to go.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

San Antonio Police Department protecting their interest

It has been the practice of the San Antonio Police Department that when officers are involved, they treat the situation differently than if a civilian is involved. In the most recent event, that happens to be the case.

Off-duty San Antonio police Sgt. Gabe Trevino, 42, was on his way home after working a patrol shift, driving a city-owned blue Chevrolet Impala west on the access road. He entered the highway's on-ramp, and his car made contact with the SUV Davila was driving. Notice how quickly the distinction is made, "off-duty."

A police report said Trevino may have failed to yield the right of way to Davila's SUV, which skidded across the two-lane highway and flipped over a 3-foot-tall concrete median. Texas law states motorists entering a freeway must yield the right of way to vehicles on the freeway. Had this been anyone other than an officer, the report would have said, Trevino failed to yield the right of way.

According to police, neither alcohol nor speed is believed to have contributed to the crash. Since officials did not suspect Trevino had been drinking, blood was not drawn, nor was a breathalyzer test conducted. The city does not require alcohol tests when company vehicles are crashed. Had this been anyone other than an officer, all kinds of chemicals test would have been performed.

As concern citizens, questions that have come to our minds are, how long was Trevino working for before the accident? Why no blood nor breathalyzer done on the cop? Why is the SAPD so "hush-hush" about it? The most disturbing thing is, why is the SAPD trying to blame the victim? Reason, "Liability."

The police report said Davila may have failed to take evasive action to avoid the collision: “when a driver takes no evasive action at all,” when she should have; “or, in an effort to avoid the collision, the driver takes improper evasive action, and the action contributes to the crash,” according to the Texas Department of Transportation. This would be the case only if Davila saw Trevino's car coming towards her, not if Trevino was driving so fast that it would have been impossible to see the car. The report does not take this in consideration, and why would it, the report is written by another cop.

This are facts about Trevino's driving record. Trevino received a speeding ticket in his personal vehicle Feb. 13 for traveling 78 mph in a 65-mph zone. Trevino has been involved in at least two previous wrecks, once in 2004 and again in 2007.

The department said "He wasn't found at fault in either incident, nor was anyone injured," SAPD spokesman Sgt. Chris Benavides. Benavides also said it was unclear whether he was on duty when those incidents occurred. SAPD's attempting to minimize liability.

This is an example of cops protecting cops phenomena. We have seen this type of behavior from the police departments in many of our cases. Regrettably, the police department will protect their interest, the cops will continue to work for the departments and the victims and their families are left with unanswered questions.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Injured by a drunk driver, we can help

In Texas, many people have suffered from the negligence of drunk drivers. In most cases, the victim was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time. But, what happens when the victim suffers injuries that are severe or even fatal?

Most insurance companies will try to minimize their client's exposure to liability, simply by offering a fast settlement, and pretending that they are friends and looking out the best interest of the victim. Slogans such as "in good hands" are used to simply mislead the public.

Like most business, insurance companies are created to make money. They do not make money by paying out on all claims filed. When an insured is drunk, their potential exposure increases, and so should the payment to the victim. In many cases the insurance companies themselves contact the injured victims, so that they do not feel the need to contact an attorney.

When this happens, often is a fatal mistake, and one that insurance companies love to have to their advantage. Drunk drives are a problem in Texas road and they should be dealt with accordingly. Since a quick settlement may appear to the lay person as a good thing, in tern the insurance company have capitalized and improved their bottom line.

Insurance companies have been playing this game for too long, and they are very good at it. Every one must know that, insurance companies have a legal team of their own, but yet, they are willing and often wanting to settle with the victim of a tragedy, without allowing them their legal protection.

It is time for the injured victims to level the plane field. It is time to have a legal team, that cares about your legal needs. It is time for the injured victim to contact The Baez Law Firm, P.C.

If you have been a victim of a drunk driver, give us a call (210) 979-9777 because you need legal representation and you need a team that will fight for your legal rights.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Medical Malpractice law in Texas

The law has changed in Texas, sometimes to the detriment of the victims of malpractice. This is true in the area of wrongful death. Years ago, a victims family could file a wrongful death or survivor actions for the wrongful actions of a doctor that negligently procured the death of the loved one. Now a days, that is no longer the case.

Texas law changed with proposition number 12, which created section 74 of the civil practice and remedies code. This is a very broad law that pretty much swallows a wrongful death action against any doctor or medical treatment facility for that matter. The law created the infamous "caps" on non-economical damages.

The proponents of the law, falsely accused trial attorneys of filing numerous frivolous law suits which allegedly increased the premiums on doctors, making it impossible for them to practice medicine. With that lie, the public voted for proposition number 12 and the results have been catastrophic.

A victim of a doctor's negligence is only allowed a recovery of $250,000 no matter what the injury was. In other words, lets supposed that you were a prominent entrepreneur, making millions every year, and you had a stomach pain. You go to the doctor and the doctor negligently takes your kidney out, but you only had indigestion. Now you have to be on dialysis for the rest of your life, your sex life is gone and your wife left you. Now you are broke, can't work and are placed on disability by the social security. Your maximum amount of recovery against the doctor is $250,000. And you are expected to live the rest of your life with that.

Let's supposed that you are an avid dancer that loves to take your wife dancing every weekend. You have back pain, and decide to go to the doctor for pain management. A neurosurgeon tells you that you have pinched nerves, but tells you that he can help you with a simple surgery. You decide to go through with the surgery, but the doctor severs a nerve in your spine that leaves you with drop foot. Now, you cannot dance and you are in constant pain. You have to wear a boot for the rest of your life and of course, no more dancing for you or your wife. The doctor gets to continue to make the same mistake to other victims, and your life, as you knew it is over. But wait, you may get $250,000 form the insurance, assuming that you find an attorney that will take your case.

Medical Malpractice law in Texas has become an obstacle for the people who really needs it the most, the injured victims. Because of false information, victims are now facing the harsh reality that, they will never be compensated for he wrongful actions of irresponsible doctors. And by the way, doctors came to Texas by the thousands when the law changed.

We have been helping injured Texans fight for their rights. Let our experts handle your case and take it to a successful recovery for you. We will continue to fight for your rights, and we will continue to try to change the law as we know it for the better of the victims.

Visit our websites: The Baez Law Firm, P.C or San Antonio Lawyer/Attorney or San Antonio Injury Trial Lawyers.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Our Law Firm fights for your rights in Court.

We have been taking care of legal needs for the people of San Antonio ever since our inception. We strive to give each of our clients the best legal representation money can buy. We are your San Antonio Lawyers.

When you are injured based on some one's negligence, we are here for you. We fight the insurance companies that are only trying to minimize your recovery. When drunk drivers are at fault, we make sure that justice is done. When fatal injuries result from the accident, our nurses and doctors are here to help you get the best possible recovery for you.

In many cases, the insurance company will offer a low amount because they know that not all attorneys will fight in court. We however, will file the appropriate legal papers to insure your maximum recovery.

Since we do not follow the insurance companies recommendations for settlement, our clients get the maximum amount of recovery for their cases. Come see us, and you will know the difference from the moment that you walk through our doors.

Visit our websites: www.thebaezlawfirm.com www.san-antonio-lawyer-attorney.com www.sanantoniopersonalinjurytriallawyers.com

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Toyota Recalls millions of vehicles

AP-Toyota Motor Co. indicated that it will recall 1.09 million more vehicles in the United States on Wednesday, because of mechanical problems that could cause accelerator pedals to become stuck.

Toyota, which issued a recall last week for 2.3 million vehicles, expanded the notice to include the 2008-2009 Highlander, the 2009-2010 Venza and 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe.

Sources say that "This isn't the first time an automaker has initiated a sales stoppage. In the past four years, Chrysler, Nissan, Ford and Subaru all have initiated stoppages, but Toyota's affects the most models."

Victims of vehicle malfunctions have suffered millions of dollars in losses and injuries that could have been prevented. The automakers have been dealing with this problems for decades, and now the government is putting down pressure on them.

They dichotomy to the industry has been (whether to install the part needed or face possible litigation in the future) these is call the cost analysis. Big companies face it every day, but not to such extend of potential damages.

When victims are injured by the negligence of the auto makers, often they do not recover for their loss. It is time to make the industry more responsible for their actions or rather inaction. Rather than waiting for the government to intervene, auto makers should be more responsible with the production of their vehicles.

Let us know if you, or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of vehicle malfunctioning. You may be entitled to recover for your injuries.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Homes evacuated in San Antonio

AP News- Thank God that no one was injured, or so the reports say, but what a nightmare. Construction crews, presumably from Centex Homes moved dirt to shore up a group of houses precariously perched on a crumbling hill in San Antonio on Monday as engineers tried to determine why the land below was shifting, causing dozens of homes to evacuate.

The City of San Antonio is saying that a wall that was supposed to retain the dirt in place to prevent what happened, was built without a permit. Gaping crevices, some 15 feet deep, cut across several yards as dirt cascaded into a towering stone retaining wall that nearly split in half.

Home buyers are wondering now whether the premiums payed for the supposed "view" were worth the trouble that now they face. Some lot owners payed $10,000 additionally for the upgrade that now it does not seem like an upgrade at all.

The Baez Law Firm will be representing home owners against the building companies in an effort to bring the buyers closure during this nightmare. If your house has been one affected, give us a call. Our San Antonio Law Firm can help you with your legal needs.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

We help auto accident victims obtain justice

We have been serving the community in San Antonio for victims of auto accidents when the negligence of the driver causes either death, fractures or fatal injuries. We are happy to report that The Baez Law Firm has obtained numerous policy limits and beyond settlements for our clients.

Insurance companies usually attempt to minimize their insureds potential for liability by quickly settling the case for pennies on the dollar. They do this to keep more money for their shareholders.

When you, or your family members have been a victim of auto accident in San Antonio or Bexar County, give us a call. We will fight for your legal rights and we will get the justice that you deserve.

Our San Antonio Lawyer will manage your case to a successful outcome for you. When the insurance company does not want to offer a reasonable amount of money, our lawyers will fill law suits on behalf of our clients. This is one of the reasons why we say, The Baez Law Firm is here for you because we care about your legal needs.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

We were asked to help on other police brutality cases in San Antonio and Brownsville Texas

Recently, The Baez Law Firm was asked by two renowned trial lawyers in Texas Ed Goldner and Rosie Alvarado to help them and to take the lead with their federal cases against two police departments unreasonable use of force when dealing with the public. The city of Los Fresnos and City of San Antonio both have been sued in Federal Court for allegations of wrong doing by its police force.

In both cases, the victims were disable individuals that were cowardly and utterly assaulted, raped and bitten by the police. In both cases, the police fabricated police reports and lied to cover up their wrong doings. This type of incident, although not common, does happens and when it does, some one has to defend the rights of the victims.

We believe that in both cases, the cops were given too much power, not enough training and not enough supervision thus allowing the cops to overstep their authority and misuse their otherwise legally granted powers given by the state.

Texas has seen an increase in Police brutality allegations and cases filed from those allegations. We must all stand together and fight for any injustice, including the abuse by some police officers that have forgotten that they were given authority to serve and protect not to antagonize and overpower on people's constitutional rights.

If you have a case in Federal Court, let us help you obtain the justice for your client that they deserve. That is why we say "we care about your legal needs!"

Thursday, January 14, 2010

What to do if you have an accident

Many of our clients have asked us to let others know what to do when they have an accident. The reason for the request is obvious. In Texas, many people decide to represent themselves during a personal injury claim. Although we don't recommend it, here are some pointers to remember.

1. The insurance company is not your friend. Contrary to popular belief, you are not in good hands. They are only interested on their bottom line, not yours.

2. Take your own pictures. Many liability cases are decided, not on what the police report says, but on what the pictures of the accident say. Always think on liability, even if its clear who is at fault.

3. Your recovery is directly proportional to your injury. There are two parts on an auto accident claim. Property damage and personal injury. For the most part, insurance companies will challenge the personal injury part.

4. Get witnesses information. Many times people stop at the scene of an accident to see whether everything is OK, ask for their phone numbers.

5. Get medical attention. Even if you feel OK at the time, the fact that you suffered an accident could be dangerous later on after the shock passes.

6. Get legal representation. As they say in law school "only a fool has him/her self for a client." Besides, what do you have to loose vs. what you could win.

Insurance companies have their legal team on hand, and so should you. We are San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyers here to help you with your legal needs. Visit our website The Baez Law Firm, P.C. or give us a call (210) 979-9777.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Why do you need damages?

Many people comes to our firm and ask, can we sue the negligent party for what they wrongfully done to us. In many cases, the answer is yes but upon further analysis of the cases, it becomes clear that the damages are missing. In order to recover under the theory of negligence, the law is clear, the fact that you have to have damages is as important as the fact that some one was negligent.

When there are no damages, unfortunately for many individuals, that means that there is no case at all. We have found this result with many medical malpractice cases and premises liability cases. Not so much so on the area of auto accidents. The reason is clear, if there is a car collision, there are some damages, both to the property and the person.

As an attorney, one has to look at the case, specially for negligence cases as one that can potentially reward the risk that the lawyers takes on taking the case. Since these cases are often taken on a contingency basis, the lawyers needs to insure that all elements are present before taking the case.

In a nut shell, for negligence to be actionable, there has to be 1) duty, 2) a breach therefrom, 3) actual cause, 4) proximate cause, and 5) damages. Miss one element, you miss the case. Although many cases the damages be nominal, generally, the greater the damage, the greater the recovery.

So, next time you hear the hype from highly commercialized lawyers, don't think that they are better at recovery, they just take the cases with the greatest rate of return form them and make it appears as though every case is going to win big.

If you have suffered or been injured by some one, give us a call (210) 979-9777 we will evaluate your case free and we will treat you with respect and dignity because, we care about your legal needs.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Why does police brutality happen?

In the years that The Baez Law Firm has litigated police brutality cases in Texas, the lingering question remains on our clients mind. Why did the police abused me? To understand the problem, one must go deep into the past, the present and perhaps into the future of our police force.

From the inceptions, police forces were not looked favorably. Since, police are agents or agencies empowered to use force and other forms of coercion and legal means to effect public and social order, where in many cases, the law becomes the lawless, many officers take that power to another level. But why?

Perhaps you have been a witness of reverse bully's. We have come to find out that, many officers who commit violations of civil rights, do so because they over exercise their power as a result of the phenomena that we will call “reverse bullysm.” Nearly 95% of officers that have committed violations were bullied by others when young. Since, now they have the power to use force, they are not going to be bullied again, thus the phenomena occurs.

According to the experts, "In order for police officers to do their job, they may be vested by the state with a monopoly in the use of certain powers. These include the powers to arrest, search, seize, and interrogate; and if necessary, to use lethal force. However, police organizations must sometimes deal with the issue of police corruption, which is often abetted by a code of silence that encourages unquestioning loyalty to one's police unit."

Again, as we litigate these cases, we find that many cops know that their fellow officers are violating the law, but because of the code of silence, they do not speak out. Sometimes without wanting to do so, other officers participate in the police brutality simply because of the code or simply because it is a way to release all pressure that they have build up from the job.

We are not saying that all cops are bad, but we are saying however, that the system that monitors our cops is obsolete. There has to be better technology to employ in monitoring police officers and harsher punishments for those who violate the law, specially of those officers who violate the rights of victims that did not commit a crime.

As of today, many police departments only suspend or terminate the offenders without ever having to face any criminal charges. And the worse part is, that since the department terminated the offender, now they say that they are not responsible for the victim’s damages since the bad cops was acting alone, and not under the color of law. We see these tactics over and over again.

If you have been a victim of police brutality, call us (210) 979-9777 we can help.

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