Ryan Solis earned his license to practice law almost 20 years ago. However, he wanted to be an attorney much before that. Not many people know what their dream career is early in life, but Ryan knew almost from the beginning that he wanted to be an attorney. He thought it was the best way for him to be able to help people who were hurting, in pain, and suffering. Ryan sees how hard his clients are fighting to overcome difficult situations, and it motivates him to be the best injury attorney that he can be. That’s why he has made sure to have an expansive range of services that encompass 18-wheeler accidents, car accidents, drunk driving accidents, oil field accidents, wrongful death incidents, general accidents (like premises liability and slip-and-fall injuries), divorce, and construction law.
Big truck accidents are much more risky than regular automobile accidents because of the sheer size and weight of an 18-wheeler. They can inflict great injury on the passengers of smaller vehicles quite easily.
Why are truck accident cases so complicated?
18-wheeler accident cases are complicated for a variety of reasons, such as the number of parties involved. Another reason is that liability is more complicated, especially given that the driver of the 18-wheeler more than likely does not own the truck that he was driving at the time of the accident.
Truck accident cases are also more tricky because the case is not between just two (or more) individuals — there is also a company, their insurance carrier, their attorney(s), and witnesses involved. Commercial truck drivers are backed by their companies, insurance companies, and attorneys because they are at risk of losing too much money if they have to pay out large sums to accident victims. They will fight tooth and nail to minimize fault on their part, leaving their victims with less money than they might otherwise be entitled to.
How are 18-wheeler accidents handled?
When it comes down to it, truck accidents are another kind of personal injury case. If a driver or their company is proven to be negligent in a way that has caused harm to another person, personal injury laws apply to the case. For example, if a driver knows that he is due for brake pad repairs or replacement but puts it off in order to keep driving and making money and then causes an accident and injury when his brakes go out, he is the negligent, at-fault party.
Additionally, there are truck-specific laws and regulations that dictate the responsibilities of truck drivers in order to mitigate foreseeable damage. Truck drivers are fully aware of these regulations when they get their commercial drivers license (CDL). So, in the example above, the driver should have been fully aware of the consequences of failing to comply with standard 18-wheeler maintenance guidelines.
These reasons and more are why it’s so important to have a qualified and experienced 18-wheeler accident attorney to guide you through the process to compensation.
Almost everyone knows someone who has been in a car accident or has been in one (or a few) themselves. Injuries can range from minor inconveniences to severe and life-changing, and the process for seeking compensation and moving on with your life can sometimes be pretty complicated.
How should a car accident case be handled?
First and foremost, car accident cases are personal injury cases. That being said, there are some common misconceptions about the proper route for seeking compensation as a car accident victim. One such misconception is that by law the first thing that needs to be done is filing an insurance claim. However, that’s not exactly true. The plaintiff (the car accident victim) can choose to directly sue the defendant (negligent party) instead.
What kind of car accident claim can I file?
If you do choose to file a claim as the victim of a car accident, there are different kinds that can be filed, such as eligibility-based claims versus liability-based claims. Each of these require different processes, and insurance companies are able to either fight back or compensate you based on how you file. Talk to Ryan Solis to learn more about which type of claim to file and how!
Drunk Driving Accidents
Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents in Texas are a common occurrence, and the effects range from being a nuisance to being deadly. Drunk drivers do face consequences, such as jail sentences, fines, having their license revoked, etc., but they don’t always have to compensate their victims for their injuries unless the victim or the surviving family members of the victim actively seek compensation by filing a civil case, as opposed to a criminal case.
How should I pursue compensation as a drunk driving victim?
Because of the number of variables involved in a drunk driving case, it’s important to reach out to an injury attorney for specific guidance on your exact case. Factors that may influence the details of the case include, but are not limited to, whether the driver was acting as an employee for their company while under the influence, whether they were over-served by a bar, whether they were under-aged, whether there are witness accounts, and much more. Your attorney can help you gather the necessary information in order to fully investigate and prove the drunk driver’s negligence that caused harm to others.
What can compensation help with after a drunk driving accident?
Although the process may seem complicated, it’s so worth the initial leg work because the compensation you receive helps you move on with your life and start your recovery. In some cases, the compensation can also be used as a punishment for gross negligence. The former type of compensation is called “compensatory” compensation and seeks to help the victim return to normalcy as they were before the accident. The latter type of compensation is called “punitive” compensation.
Talk to Ryan Solis about your legal rights as a drunk driving accident victim so that you and your family can start recovering as soon as possible.
Oil Field Accidents
Working in the oil fields is one of the most dangerous jobs. For many Texans whose livelihoods depend on their work in this important industry, their lives and bodily wellness are put at risk every day just by showing up to work. From minor accidents to devastating explosions, victims can experience life-changing events that can drastically affect them for the rest of their lives, and even end them.
What should I do if I’m hurt on the job as an oil field worker?
If you’ve been hurt in the oil fields, there are some important steps to take in order to start seeking compensation for your injuries. Your top priority should first be to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Oil field injuries are no laughing matter, and the sooner you are treated the better chance you have for recovery. Seeking medical attention is also important because it acts as a record that your injuries are serious. Your supervisors may ask for a report of the incident, but before giving a statement, make sure that you consult with an attorney to make sure that the report you give does not diminish the incident or your rights as an injury victim.
What constitutes negligence in the oil fields?
Common causes of injuries in the oil fields are equipment decline due to failure to conduct proper maintenance, chemical spills, equipment defects, improper compliance with safety regulations, and more.
In order to prove negligence, let the Ryan Solis Law Group investigate on your behalf and hold negligent parties liable for their actions.
The sudden loss of a loved one can be earth shattering, traumatic, and life-altering. When someone’s negligence causes the death of someone else, that person’s family has every right to seek legal action in order to hold the perpetrator accountable for what they’ve done. Seeking a wrongful death claim can help the family feel a sense of justice and closure for their loss.
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
Although extended family members feel acute loss as well, only certain family members may file a claim. According to Texas wrongful death laws, only the spouse, children (by blood or legally adopted), or parents (by blood or legally adoptive) are able to pursue justice in this way. The wrongful death claim should be filed within three months of the deceased person’s passing.
How can hiring a wrongful death attorney help?
A qualified wrongful death attorney can help determine the full extent of the emotional, mental, physical, and financial toll that the deceased person’s family now experiences as a result of the at-fault party’s negligence. While the family focuses on grieving, Ryan Solis investigates the factors involved in the incident in order to pursue the wrongful death claim and calculates the overall value of the death settlement.
Accidents don’t just happen. They’re often due to negligence or lack of attention or necessary action. Whether or not the negligence was due to an injured person’s mistake or another party’s makes all the difference for an injured person’s ability to seek compensation. When it was not the injured person’s negligence that caused an injury and it was in fact another person’s, in order for any compensation to be awarded the initial negligence must be proven in the first place.
If you’ve been hurt because of another person’s actions, lack of actions, or negligence, the Ryan Solis Law Group can help.
So many couples get married and watch it slowly (or quickly) fall apart over time. Whatever the reason, divorce is often very painful for one or both parties, although it can also be liberating after suffering through weeks, months, years, or even decades of misery, abuse, or mistreatment. Ryan has almost 20 years of experience helping couples through the divorce process.
What are the grounds for divorce in Texas?
There are quite a few instances that allow for someone to file for divorce in the state of Texas. These include separation of at least 3 years, 3 years or more of one party being confined to a mental hospital, adultery, abandonment, cruelty and abuse, 1 year or more of incarceration of one party, or other reasons deemed to be irreconcilable.
How does having children affect the outcomes of a divorce case?
Sharing children between both parties does complicate the process, but their presence shouldn’t stop you from taking actions that you need in order to live a healthier, more stable life without your partner. Ryan can help guide you through spousal and child support, parental rights, property division, and more!
The work that construction companies do in Texas is so important! Welders, electricians, engineers, carpenters, planners, and other employees involved in the construction industry make virtually everything man-made that we work in, walk on, drive on, and drive over every day happen. In order to make this essential work efficient and for contractors and subcontractors to do their jobs well, it’s important for the initial planning to be smooth and effective while making sure that protections are in place for all parties involved.
What can a construction law attorney help with?
A qualified and experienced construction law attorney can help not only with drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial construction contracts and resolving legal disputes, but they can also help make sure payments are in place and protected through mechanic’s liens and payment bond claims. Mechanic’s liens require strict compliance, notices, and deadlines as set forth by Texas law. Payment bond claims are basically a type of insurance to guarantee that subcontractors and suppliers still get paid for their work, even if the primary contractor falls through with their contract. Similar to mechanic’s liens, there are also strict requirements to be met.
To make sure that every t is crossed and every i is dotted on your next construction contract, get in touch with the Ryan Solis Law Group.
Contact the Ryan Solis Law Group
The Ryan Solis Law Group has almost 2 decades of experience handling 18-wheeler accidents, car accidents, drunk driving accidents, oil field accidents, wrongful death incidents, general accidents, divorce, and construction law. Call (956) 686-9600 to start seeking compensation today!