About Texas’ Top Personal Injury Law Firm

5* Rated Personal Injury Law Attorneys Serving McAllen, San Antonio, and Beyond

The days, weeks, months, and even years after an accident can be tough. You might face hefty medical bills, substantial time off work, and costly repairs, especially if you were in a car accident. If you’ve sustained a severe injury, you might have pain or a disability that affects the rest of your life.

But you don’t have to shoulder the cost alone, and you could be entitled to justice and significant compensation if your accident was caused by someone else.

Our top personal injury law firm was founded by veteran and injury attorney Dr. Louis Patino in 2012. With offices in McAllen and San Antonio, Texas, Patino is the personal injury law firm Texans trust to get them the compensation they deserve after an accident or injury.

Our experienced personal injury law attorney and his dedicated team of investigators, paralegals, litigation assistants, and clerks are well-prepared to handle various cases.

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Excellent
Based on 314 reviews
Christian Clark
August 29, 2023
Awesome law firm! Have been extremely helpful with the process of my car accident. Extremely respectful and courteous.
Librado Zuniga
August 17, 2023
Buen servicio siempre atentos y buen personal. Gracias por SUS atenciones y por su trabajo. 100%recomendable!!
Aida Trevino
August 17, 2023
I was very satisfied with my settlement and lawyer's who handled my case thank you satisfied customer
Kristian Jimenez
July 6, 2023
They work hard for your case and make sure you are kept well informed while in the process!
Guadalupe Ambriz
June 28, 2023
Excellent job, excellent service... 💯% Recommended 👍👍👍 thanks for everything 👍👍👍
Lucero Trevino
June 28, 2023
Thank you so much for the help to Patiño law from totally recommended they were to nice and helpful through whole process.
Leo Delgado
June 26, 2023
I would highly recommend you to go to Patino Law Firm as they had helped me with a car accident and did an excellent job!!!
Janie Longoria
June 9, 2023
My experience with the firm was Excellent, they take everything into consideration .They go over and beyond for a fair outcome I highly recommend Patino Law Firm.
Raul Pena
June 7, 2023
The Patino Law Firm has a very profession team that is very knowledgeable in their area of practice, Personal Injury Cases. They will answer any and all questions regarding your case and they will keep you well informed of the status of your case. Furthermore, they will provide you with a fast and worthwhile resolution of your case and will ensure that you are 100% satisfied with the outcome.
Amber Gunn
May 30, 2023
Patino is literally not the stereotypical “attorney” we all think about. He is caring and real and honest and trustworthy. He fights for his clients like he would fight for himself. It’s what we all expect but very rarely see or get! We have used him twice now, and he’s just stellar. Don’t doubt this man. He’s amazing! And you get what you pay for!

What Kind of Cases Do Personal Injury Attorneys Handle?

Personal injury lawyers handle cases on behalf of those who have suffered harm from an accident or injury caused by someone else’s negligent actions.

There are many different types of accidents and injuries another party might be responsible for. A personal injury law firm may take on any personal injury claim or specialize in a specific type of accident. At Patino Law Firm, we secure compensation for individuals who have sustained injuries in the following types of accidents:

Auto Accidents

Texas roads are among the most dangerous in the country, with hundreds of thousands of individuals injured in crashes each year. If another driver’s carelessness or recklessness led to you being injured in a collision, our top personal injury law firm can help you pursue compensation. In some cases, a company, pedestrian, or third party might be liable. We can help if you are injured in a:

 

  • Car accident
  • Truck accident
  • Van accident
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Drunk-driving accident
  • Ride-share accident (Uber and Lyft, etc.)
  • Road defect accident
  • Pedestrian accident.

Product Defect Accidents

We trust that the items we buy — from the cars we drive to the medication we take and the toys our children get hours of enjoyment from — are safe, but that isn’t always the case. When a product defect causes you or a loved one an injury, we can help you hold the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer accountable.

Premises Liability Accidents

Property owners are legally required to keep their premises safe and clean, but accidents happen. If you slip and fall at a restaurant, a shopping mall, or on private property because a property owner or employee failed to maintain a safe environment, you might be able to recover compensation.

Accidents at Work

Some workplaces are inherently more dangerous than others, such as construction sites or environments where hazardous chemicals are handled. But work injuries can happen in any environment. If you suffer an injury on the job and your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, our Texas personal injury law attorney can help you navigate a claim. While we handle general workplace injury claims, we also specialize in the following types of accidents:

  • Construction accidents
  • Oilfield accidents

Wrongful Death Accidents

Sadly, too many accidents result in the tragic loss of a loved one. If you lose a spouse or child in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, they must be held accountable. A compensation payout provides little solace when you must process your grief and face the rest of your life without your loved one by your side, but it can help lighten the financial burden so that you can focus on yourself and your family.

Catastrophic Injury Accidents

We also specialize in catastrophic injury cases. Fortunately, most accidents result in minor injuries that heal with time and treatment, but some individuals sustain more severe injuries. Catastrophic injuries are those that require long-term and sometimes life-long treatment and management. In many cases, these injuries are permanent and life-changing. Severe injury claims tend to result in significant payouts to compensate for pain and suffering and pay for expensive ongoing treatment and adaptations. Our personal injury law firm can help you get the compensation you need and deserve for catastrophic injuries such as:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): TBIs range in severity, but all are serious. Individuals with a traumatic brain injury might experience loss of consciousness, headaches, disorientation, mood swings or permanent behavioral changes, difficulty communicating, and memory loss. In severe cases, it may take years of rehabilitation for a person to recover, if they ever do. Our Texas personal injury law attorney can help you recover your medical bills, lost income potential, and more. If your loved one has suffered a brain injury and it has permanently impacted your relationship, we can help you claim compensation for your loss.
  • Burns: Burns may require extensive skin grafts, making for an extremely physically painful recovery, but that’s not the only type of pain these injuries cause. Burns often leave visible scars that may be difficult to hide, serve as a permanent reminder of an accident, and significantly affect a victim’s confidence and relationships. A personal injury claim can ensure you are fairly compensated for the devastating impact of your burn injury on your life.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord damage disrupts the brain’s ability to communicate with the rest of your body. Sometimes, a spinal cord injury causes a partial loss of function, and an accident victim may still feel sensations or regain some mobility with extensive rehabilitation. However, others suffer a total loss of function below the injury site, which may leave an individual unable to walk or use their arms and legs. Our top personal injury law firm can recover the compensation you deserve for the heartbreaking impact of this life-changing injury.

If you have been injured in an accident in Texas, our personal injury law attorney is here to listen and help. Even if you’re not sure who is responsible for your injury or you are concerned you contributed to the accident that caused your injuries, we encourage you to get in touch — you may still be entitled to claim. We offer a free, no-obligation case review so you can see if you have a claim and explore your legal options, and we promise you will never pay until we win.

To book an appointment with Dr. Louis Patino, call 855-LAW-NINJA, submit a contact form, or visit us in McAllen or San Antonio.

Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

When you’ve been in an accident, your first thought might be whether you really need a personal injury lawyer. If you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. Under Texas law, you may still be eligible to claim even if you were partly responsible for your injuries, as long as another party is majorly liable.

While you aren’t legally obligated to hire a personal injury lawyer to handle your case, it might be in your best interest to do so. Personal injury claims are complex, and to be successful, you need a detailed understanding of the law, sufficient evidence, and expert testimony. You also need to make sure all relevant paperwork is filed on time. A dedicated personal injury lawyer in Texas can handle each of these concerns on your behalf.

What Does a Texas Personal Injury Attorney Do?

The main responsibility of a personal injury law attorney is to educate you on and protect your legal rights, collect evidence to support your claim and negotiate a settlement that fairly compensates you for your injuries. They do this by consulting medical and economic experts, who can attest to the severity of your injuries and your treatment (including future treatment you may need and your long-term prognosis) and accurately calculate your losses, including the future wages you would have earned if you are unable to work again and how much money your pain and suffering is worth. 

 

A personal injury lawyer can also file a lawsuit if the insurance company handling your claim fails to make a fair offer. This process involves sourcing and taking depositions from witnesses, engaging in mediation to settle your case out of court, and representing you at trial by presenting a compelling case to a jury.

 

There are many other responsibilities our Texas personal injury law firm can help you with, too. We will handle all communications with other parties like insurance adjusters so you can focus on your recovery, postpone the payment of your medical treatment until your claim is resolved so you can prioritize getting better without worrying about the cost, and, above all, be a trusted ally and confidante in your pursuit for compensation and justice. There is a reason why our clients say that we are not your stereotypical personal injury law firm, and that’s because we treat our clients like people, not a paycheck. We genuinely care about your well-being and pride ourselves on our personal approach, tailored to provide exactly what you need during the process.

How to Find a Good Personal Injury Law Attorney in Texas?

Finding a top personal injury lawyer you can trust is crucial. The best personal injury lawyer for you will not only fight for a successful outcome for your case, but they’ll also put you at ease and make you feel comfortable and safe during a time when you may be stressed and suffering severe pain and hardship.

Our top personal injury law firm believes that your only priority should be your recovery as you put your trust in an attorney who will give your case the attention it deserves. That’s why, when you choose our dedicated personal injury lawyers in Texas, you can expect:

  • No fees until we win: We work on a contingency basis, which means you’ll only pay legal fees if we win your case.
  • Attorneys dedicated to you: We’re proud to be a smaller firm, which means that we can offer a personal touch and prioritize getting to know you. You’ll never be passed from pillar to post or feel like you’ve only ever spoken to your attorney once. Your personal injury lawyer will be with you every step of the way.
  • The support you need: We’re here to get you the justice you deserve without adding unnecessary stress to your plate. That means protecting you from a flood of requests from the opposing party and ensuring all communication comes through us. We can even help you postpone paying for medical treatment until after your settlement comes through, which means you’ll never be caught short.
  • The verdict you deserve: We regularly secure six and seven-figure settlements for our clients. Although we settle most of our cases outside of court, we’re not afraid to go to trial when we know we can secure a better result.

To make sure you choose the right Texas personal injury law attorney for you, we encourage you to take advantage of free consultations and question a lawyer about their experience and results, as well as what you can expect. You should be wary of guarantees and promises that you will receive a specific settlement, and you should never feel pressured into making a decision immediately; if you are, we strongly advise continuing your search, as it can indicate that the firm you’ve chosen intends to encourage you to settle your case as quickly as possible — even if it’s less than you are entitled to.

We also advise reading or asking for testimonials from previous clients. Ideally, these should be on a third-party website such as Google or Trustpilot, with stringent criteria for ensuring that reviews are accurate and legitimate.

Our Top-Rated Legal Team in Texas

We understand that finding and hiring legal help can be a daunting prospect.

At Patino Law Firm, you can rest assured that our friendly and experienced personal injury lawyers will be there to help you every step of the way and are completely dedicated to providing you with superior legal services.

Our extensive experience within the medical and legal field sets us apart from the rest, having won the Three Best Rated award for being one of the Top Three Medical Malpractice Lawyers in McAllen, Texas, and the prestigious Best Trial Lawyer in America award by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers. 

We make ourselves available to you 24/7 and will always keep you up to date on the progress of your case.

Patino Law Firm

Meet Our Team

Dr. Louis Patino

Dr. Louis “Doc” Patino is the lead attorney at our top personal injury firm in McAllen and San Antonio. He founded Patino Law Firm to help clients fight for the justice they deserve. A true Law Ninja, Dr. Patino has decades of experience and extensive knowledge in an impressive career path that has taken him through the medical and legal fields.

After graduating with a degree in B.S Biology, Dr. Patino served as a U.S. Army Combat Medic for the 10th Mountain Division during the Gulf War era. After his service, he attended Parker College of Chiropractic and graduated with a combined Doctor of Chiropractic Degree and a B.S. Degree in Anatomy. After practicing as a chiropractor for 20 years, Dr. Patino attended Texas Southern University Law School. He is a member of the Texas Bar Association, Bexar County Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Hidalgo Bar Associations and is eligible to try cases before all Texas and Federal Courts.

Having educational and personal experience in both fields gives Dr. Patino a unique perspective on personal injury law and allows him to handle his client’s cases effectively.

Our clients love Doc and the Patino Law team for their caring and thoughtful yet assertive approach, which has earned our firm multiple awards and accolades, including:

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Maricela “Mari”

OFFICE MANAGER | PRE-LITIGATION SPECIALIST

Mari has been at Patino Law Firm since 2008, where she supports Dr Patino and clients with the pre-litigation process and keeps the office running like clockwork.

At work, she takes great satisfaction in seeing that our clients are happy with the services we provide.

Mari has been married for 28 years and has two adult children, one adopted child, and four grandchildren! When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and spoiling her baby and grandchildren.

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Ramiro “Ram”

LITIGATION PARALEGAL | INVESTIGATOR

Ramiro, or “Ram” as he is known to his colleagues and clients, has been working at Patino Law Firm since 2012. Ram is a qualified litigation paralegal and investigator, using his skills to gather evidence to help his clients win their cases.

The most rewarding part of Ram’s work is seeing his diligent efforts pay off when our clients get the largest possible settlements from their claims.

Ram enjoys working out, running, and watching movies in his spare time. He isn’t married (yet), but he is working on it!

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Maria

LITIGATION ASSISTANT

Maria has worked at Patino Law Firm as a litigation assistant since 2020. 

Maria handles various tasks in her role, including preparing documents for hearings and conducting research.

She takes great pride in her organizational skills and knowing that she makes a difference.

When not at work, Maria enjoys spending time with her husband of 20 years and their three children, watching movies, and reading.

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Adrian “Yo Adrian”

LITIGATION ASSISTANT

Adrian — or “Yo Adrian” — has been at Patino Law Firm since 2021.

Along with Maria, Adrian plays a vital role as a litigation assistant, helping to make it possible for our clients to secure the compensation they’re entitled to.

Adrian is married with one daughter, and in his spare time, he enjoys hunting, hiking, and spending time with his family.

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Jazmyn “Jazz”

INTAKE CLERK

Jazmyn (or “Jazz” as our team and clients know her) has been with us since 2022.

As an intake clerk, it’s Jazz’s job to be the first point of contact for those who get in touch with us. On a typical day, she’ll be answering the phone, speaking with clients, and offering a smiling face to those who come into the office.

Jazz enjoys reading poetry, shopping, and traveling in her spare time.

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Mary Alice

INTAKE CLERK

Mary Alice has been an intake clerk at Patino Law Firm since 2021.

Along with Jazz, Mary Alice helps put potential and existing clients at ease and always offers support and a smile.

When not working, Mary Alice enjoys reading, listening to music, horseback riding, camping, and spending time with her husband of 30 years.

How Our Top Personal Injury Law Firm Can Help You

Patino Law Firm aims to make the process of getting justice as comfortable and streamlined as possible. Our team of experienced, top-rated personal injury lawyers is here to help you through this challenging time and get you justice and the compensation you deserve.

Contact the Law Ninja by filling in our contact form or calling 855-LAW-NINJA today and book a free consultation with the best personal injury lawyers in Texas.

When to Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

The best time to contact a personal injury lawyer is as soon as possible. The earlier your attorney can start gathering evidence to support your claim, the better your chances of success. It’s also vital that you file your claim before the statute of limitations expires. In Texas, this is two years, but there are exceptions.

Personal Injury Lawyers in McAllen

Patino Law Firm’s personal injury lawyers at our McAllen office can represent you in cases involving car accidents, slip and fall accidents, pedestrian accidents, and spinal cord injuries.

Our specialist team can also help you get compensation for oilfield accidentstruck accidents, wrongful death, and more.

Find out how our McAllen personal injury lawyers can help you.

Personal Injury Lawyers in San Antonio

Our top-rated law firm in San Antonio represents victims in various personal injury cases, including car accidents, truck accidents, premises liability, and spinal cord injuries.

We can also get you compensation for cases involving slips and falls, wrongful death, and more.

Learn how our San Antonio personal injury lawyers can help you.

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Excellent
Based on 314 reviews
Christian Clark
August 29, 2023
Awesome law firm! Have been extremely helpful with the process of my car accident. Extremely respectful and courteous.
Librado Zuniga
August 17, 2023
Buen servicio siempre atentos y buen personal. Gracias por SUS atenciones y por su trabajo. 100%recomendable!!
Aida Trevino
August 17, 2023
I was very satisfied with my settlement and lawyer's who handled my case thank you satisfied customer
Kristian Jimenez
July 6, 2023
They work hard for your case and make sure you are kept well informed while in the process!
Guadalupe Ambriz
June 28, 2023
Excellent job, excellent service... 💯% Recommended 👍👍👍 thanks for everything 👍👍👍
Lucero Trevino
June 28, 2023
Thank you so much for the help to Patiño law from totally recommended they were to nice and helpful through whole process.
Leo Delgado
June 26, 2023
I would highly recommend you to go to Patino Law Firm as they had helped me with a car accident and did an excellent job!!!
Janie Longoria
June 9, 2023
My experience with the firm was Excellent, they take everything into consideration .They go over and beyond for a fair outcome I highly recommend Patino Law Firm.
Raul Pena
June 7, 2023
The Patino Law Firm has a very profession team that is very knowledgeable in their area of practice, Personal Injury Cases. They will answer any and all questions regarding your case and they will keep you well informed of the status of your case. Furthermore, they will provide you with a fast and worthwhile resolution of your case and will ensure that you are 100% satisfied with the outcome.
Amber Gunn
May 30, 2023
Patino is literally not the stereotypical “attorney” we all think about. He is caring and real and honest and trustworthy. He fights for his clients like he would fight for himself. It’s what we all expect but very rarely see or get! We have used him twice now, and he’s just stellar. Don’t doubt this man. He’s amazing! And you get what you pay for!
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