Have you been injured?

If you or a loved one has been injured or harmed due to the actions of another party, allow Alonso & de Leef the opportunity to seek the justice and compensation you are owed. Our primary goal is to provide our clients with zealous representation through every step of litigation on their road to recovery. Please allow us the opportunity to fight for you today.

Personal Injury Practice Areas

Alonso & de Leef civil practice areas include but are not limited to the following

Our goal is to help our clients recover fair and just compensation for damages they have incurred, such as

Auto Accidents

According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 38,800 people lost their lives to car crashes in 2019. In the same year, approximately 4.4 million people were injured seriously enough to require medical attention in crashes.

There is a great deal of uncertainty and confusion about what to do after an accident. Alonso & de Leef’s experienced attorneys can handle your case if you have suffered injuries. Speaking to the insurance company may disrupt your ability to obtain the just and fair compensation you deserve. Alonso & de Leef handle cases across the state of Texas, helping victims and their families recover the maximum compensation from their severe injuries after a car accident.

If you are involved in car accident:

1) seek medical attention immediately. Even if you believe you have not been injured or have only sustained minor injuries, it is important for your own well-being and any future cause of action you wish to pursue that you are evaluated by an medical professional.

2) Contact local law enforcement and ensure that a police report is completed. Be truthful about what happened, however, refrain from admitting guilt. An attorney will be better suited in determining whether you, legally, played a role in the accident.

3) Obtain the contact information of the other involved driver(s), passengers, and anyone else who may have been a part or witness to the accident. Preserve these individual(s) names, numbers, addresses.

4) Write down any witness statements and document the scene of the accident if you are able to do so safely. Take pictures of all vehicles involved, the scene of the accident, and any visible injuries you have sustained.

5) Do not speak to the other party’s insurance provider until you have first spoken with a car accident attorney. It is important to remember that the opposing insurance company is not on your side. They will use tactics to diminish the value of your claim or otherwise deny it altogether.

Types of Accidents include

Trucking Accidents

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration statistics show that 5,096 large trucks and buses were involved in a fatal crashes in 2018.  According to NHTSA, the number of injury crashes involving large trucks or buses increased 8 percent (from 112,000 in 2016 to 121,000 in 2018. Fatal crashes involving large trucks often occur in rural areas and on interstate highways.

Alonso & de Leef will perform our own independent investigations in order to preserve your rights and any essential evidence to help prove your case. Our investigation could be vital to ensuring the success of your cause of action in the future.

There are a multitude of actions that can be pursued, however, to do so you will need an experienced attorney to complete a thorough investigation on your behalf. This investigation may prove to be crucial in determining the legal viability of your claim.

Types of trucking accident cases could include:

Rideshare Accidents

Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft have become a staple for individuals in need of transportation across the United States. Rideshare company drivers are not certified for commercial driving nor do they take additional driving courses. There is no perfect rideshare driver and they are as prone to making the same mistakes as other drivers on the roadways. If you are a passenger who has been injured while traveling in a rideshare vehicle, you may be eligible for compensation. 

Rideshare drivers in Texas must maintain primary automobile insurance as required by §1954.051 of the Texas Insurance Code. Specifically, this section states:

Insurance requirements for rideshare drivers between rides which is defined by a rideshare company driver who is logged on to their network and is available to receive transporation requests, but is not actively in a pre-arranged ride include:

Insurance requirements for rideshare drivers during a pre-arranged ride includes:

Be weary, 1954.101 through 1954.152 of the Texas Insurance Code state the driver’s personal insurance is not responsible nor does it cover an incident involving a driver logged in to their rideshare network at the time of the incident.

Premises Liability

Hazards potentially exist around every corner, however, property managers and owners have a special duty to minimize the risk of potential harm to visitors on their property. Whether it be an improperly constructed stair-step, chemical exposure, missing guardrails, slip and fall incidents, property owners’ negligence may have played a role in causing your injury.

What is premises liability law in Texas?

The three main conditions necessary to prove a premises liability claim are:

Three types of visitor status exist in premises liability law:

Negligent Security

Negligent security means that a property owner has failed to uphold their legal “duty of care” to their patrons, resulting in for example a robbery, shooting, rape, or assault. Property owners can reduce the odds that their patrons will be victims of dangerous attacks by installing appropriate security measures, including but not limited to security cameras, proper lighting, or in some instances security guards. When a history of violent attacks in the area exist, it becomes more important for property owners to be aware of these risks including the consequences of failing to uphold this duty (if applicable).

This does not include all property owners. Some premises may only need basic security measures while others may need to provide additional resources to ensure the safety of their patrons. For example: night clubs, bars, and late-night transportation services.

Examples of inadequate security actions may include the following:

Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic Injuries consist of when people suffer, life-altering and/or debilitating injuries. Alonso & de Leef understands the devastating impact this causes on the victim and their loved ones lives.

Alonso & de Leef represents those clients who have suffered a catastrophic injury, which may include but are not limited to the following:

Alonso & de Leef understands the victims and their families often require compensation for a lifetime of medical treatment, therapy, and care. Catastrophic injuries may also prevent the victim from obtaining similar employment and place a severe financial strain on the victim and their families lives. Our legal team is prepared and committed to fighting for the maximum just compensation you deserve for these injuries.

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one due to the negligence of another individual or entity is a tragedy no person should handle alone. While you are coping with this unfortunate event, you are expected to continue with your normal life. Alonso & de Leef is devoted to seeking justice and fair compensation our clients deserve during these trying times.

Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code provides that a wrongful death action is for the exclusive benefit of the following relatives of the deceased:

Families of wrongful death victims may recover compensation for a variety of damages which may include:

You should not have to suffer the death of a loved one due to the negligence of another individual. When another person/entity’s careless, reckless, or intentional conduct causes the death of another person, the death is considered wrongful under most state laws.

Wrongful deaths can occur as a result of numerous types of injuries and incidents, including but not limited to: