Motor Vehicle Injuries and Wrongful Death Attorney Serving Texas
Personal injuries and wrongful deaths happen when the actions or omissions of one person or party (such as a corporation) result in serious harm to another – whether due to negligence, reckless behavior such as operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or liquor, or malicious intent. A personal injury can cause devastating pain and suffering, loss of earning ability, medical expenses, and emotional suffering for both victims and their families. An example of a personal injury would be any bodily injury or wrongful death that resulted from a car, motorcycle, or truck wreck.
For more than 40 years, Ralph Pelaia has handled thousands of motor vehicle wrecks, both in Texas and in Florida. His work has resulted in verdicts and settlements in the tens of millions of dollars. What he will do for you in addition to resolving your bodily injury claim is resolve issues concerning your property damage. Ralph Pelaia will also see that your medical bills (past, present, and future) are paid by the adverse party’s insurance company.
The most difficult aspect of any personal injury case is getting people compensated for the loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering they have undergone since the wreck and are likely to experience in the future. Most jurors don’t understand the concept of an injured person’s entitlement to compensation for their pain. There is no law that dictates what a juror is allowed to award an injured party or an estate for injuries that the decedent may have experienced shortly before their death.
Ralph has been recognized in his skill in obtaining large verdicts and settlements by the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, as well as being recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Additionally, Ralph Pelaia has won four consecutive awards voted on by the citizens of Gregg County, Texas as being the Best Lawyer of East Texas for the years 2009-2013.
In summary, these are the items of damages that Ralph Pelaia will obtain for you either by settlement prior to litigation or jury verdict in the State of Texas:
- Lost wages
- Medical care
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
In a case involving the death of a loved one, Texas law also allows certain family members to file a claim for wrongful death. Damages awarded in a wrongful death claim may include:
- Loss of companionship
- Mental anguish
- Pecuniary loss – the loss of care, maintenance, and financial support resulting from the death of victims who were primary wage-earners within their family