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Personal Injury Lawyers Serving West Texas
After you have suffered a serious injury, you may have many concerns. Our personal injury attorneys are here to put you at ease. We will help you address those concerns and questions.
At Hanna Allen, PLLC, our lawyers and staff members possess a tenacious work ethic, a compassionate and caring approach, and a shared dedication to our clients. We will stand up to big insurance both through negotiation and, if necessary, in a court of law.
Skilled & Compassionate Counsel
If you’ve been hurt in an accident and someone else is at fault, don’t try to navigate the aftermath alone. And don’t be fooled by an insurance company that tries to approach you with an offer of easy money. That payout is designed to save them money by giving you less than your losses warrant.
The only way to ensure your damages are accurately calculated and every responsible party is identified is to call an experienced West Texas personal injury attorney to represent your interests.
How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Case?
If you are unsure whether you have a legitimate personal injury claim in Texas, an experienced personal injury attorney at Hanna Allen, PLLC will be happy to set up a free consultation to hear your story and discuss the circumstances of your accident. In order to meet the requirements for a personal injury claim, we must be able to prove your case has the following four elements:
- The plaintiff (you) has suffered losses: injuries, pain, property damage, bills, and expenses.
- That this breach of the duty of care led directly to the defendant’s injuries and losses.
- That there existed a certain duty of care owed by the defendant to the plaintiff. For example, every driver is obligated to drive safely and obey traffic laws. Oil companies owe certain duties of care to their employees, like maintaining oilfield equipment and providing proper training.
- That the duty of care was breached by the defendant. For a driver, this may be speeding or making the decision to drive while intoxicated. For an oil company, failing to maintain equipment or provide proper training is a breach of their duty of care to their workers.
Jon HannaRead Full Bio
Jon Hanna is a second-generation trial lawyer. While formally educated at The University of Texas and Texas Tech University School of Law, his “real” schooling took place in the county courthouses across West Texas. From 1982 to 1992, Jon tried cases to juries primarily involving on-the-job injuries suffered by working men and women. Eventually that evolved into cases involving catastrophic injuries arising out of operations in oil fields.
Greg AllenRead Full Bio
Greg Allen was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas. After graduating from West Texas State University, he obtained his law degree from the Texas Tech School of Law. While in law school, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Tech Law Review and graduated in the top two percent of his law school class.
Melissa DiekenRead Full Bio
Melissa started working in law offices when she was 16 years old in a high school work program. In the past 30 years, she has held every administrative and paralegal position imaginable. She has attended more depositions, mediations, focus groups, and trials than most lawyers. She has assisted in the investigation, preparation, litigation, and trial of multi-million dollar lawsuits, including car wrecks, 18 wheeler involved fatalities, oil field explosions, and on-the-job injuries (most involving catastrophic injuries or death).
Monique LevarioRead Full Bio
Monique has been employed with the firm since 2002. She started as the receptionist and is now Litigation Paralegal Extraordinaire. She graduated from Odessa College with an Associate’s Degree in Legal Assistant/Paralegal Studies. She looks forward to what the future holds and continuing success at the firm. Monique is a small-town girl, born and raised in Pecos, Texas, who moved to the big city of Odessa in 1999.
Lauren BoundsRead Full Bio
Lauren has been with the firm since 2013, starting out as a receptionist before working her way up to becoming a legal assistant. As a legal assistant she works directly with the clients in the handling of all aspects of building their case – from investigating, fighting with insurance companies, and helping clients get the medical treatment they need.
Deidra SaenzRead Full Bio
Deidra started with the firm in 2006 as a receptionist. Her cheerful attitude and caring nature make her a great Case Manager. While she didn’t ever see herself working in the legal field, she couldn’t imagine doing anything else! Deidra was born in Kermit and raised in Pecos. She even married her long-time sweetheart.
Tracy ChoateRead Full Bio
Tracy was born in South Africa and graduated from high school early at the age of 16, to follow her dream of becoming a US citizen. She graduated two years later from CFNI with an Associate Degree in Theology, leading youth ministry and teaching Sunday School at her church. After obtaining her permanent residence card in 1989, she received a wonderful opportunity, through a dear friend in her church, to be trained as a paralegal at a large insurance defense law firm in Fort Worth, and began her legal career.
Gretchen HendleyRead Full Bio
Gretchen joined the Allen Law Firm in 2017 and became a part of Hanna Allen firm in November of 2021. She has about 34 years’ experience in the legal field. She enjoys talking with the clients, being a good listener and helping them work through their difficult situations to a positive resolution. She grew up in Abilene, Texas and has lived here all of her life.
Lupe "Pita" LujanRead Full Bio
Shannon Mendez SmithRead Full Bio
Shannon brings 23 years of experience in partnering with attorneys in all phases of legal representation. She has assisted attorneys in voir dire, trials, litigation, and mediations in personal injury law, family law and criminal law.
Christine SaenzRead Full Bio
Christine joined our team in the Spring of 2022 with 6 years of experience in the legal field. Christine was born and raised in Odessa and is proud of being a West Texas native. As the first impression you get of the firm, Christine greets everyone with her friendly, warm personality, and she makes you feel comfortable and welcome.
Laura WheelerRead Full Bio
Laura was born and raised in Abilene, Texas. She has been a West Texas native her entire life. Following graduation from Cooper High, she started her 17-year medical career. She is a Certified Nurses Assistant and has worked in medical facilities in Abilene and the surrounding areas providing passionate care for her patients, including injured, sick, and elderly.
$10,500,000 Quadriplegia & Paraplegia
18-wheeler and Motor Vehicle Collision (Nueces County)
$10,000,000 Labor & Birth Injuries
Medical Malpractice (Taylor County)
$3,300,000 Oil Field Wrongful Death
Oil Field Tank Battery Explosion (Reeves County)
$3,250,000 Motor Vehicle Collision
Motor Vehicle Collision (Pecos County)
$3,189,939 Road Obstruction Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle vs. Obstruction in the Roadway (Mitchell County) – JURY VERDICT
$3,000,000 Wrongful Death Accident
Motor Vehicle and 18-Wheeler Collision (Reeves County)
$2,750,000 Motor Vehicle vs. Commercial Vehicle
Motor Vehicle vs. Commercial Vehicle (Taylor County)
$2,600,000 Quadriplegia & Paraplegia
Oil Field Explosion (Andrews County)
Working Attorneys For Working People
At Hanna Allen, PLLC, our personal injury lawyers in West Texas are committed to using the full weight of our experience and thorough knowledge of the law to win justice for our clients. For more than 25 years, we have successfully fought for thousands of people injured on the road, in the West Texas oilfields, by medical practitioners, by defective products, and in other instances of negligence. We guide each client through the complexities of the legal system and conduct a rigorous investigation of every incident so we have a complete understanding of the damages involved and who is at fault.
They assisted my loved one during an unbelievably difficult time, helped provide peace of mind while easing some of the stress.S.
Highly recommend this law firm! We felt like they really cared and we were part of their family. Jeffery did a thorough job of explaining in terms we could understand.Cie K.
Mr. Hanna worked long hours, spent countless days preparing for settlements and trials. His compassion for the law and his clients is far better than anything I could have expected or wanted.Justin D.
Great people! They go above and beyond and have helped my family and I more times than I can count. Highly recommended!Laura M.
Took really good care of us in a professional manner. I’m very pleased with the results and would recommend to anyone.Heaven R.
I had always heard great things about Hanna Allen, and after Meeting Mr. Hanna I too was very pleased with the way he showed me respect and compassion.Shawn F.
Does Texas have a statute of limitations?
In the state of Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years. This means that you have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should wait a couple of years before calling a West Texas personal injury attorney at the Hanna Allen, PLLC; it’s important to contact us well before the deadline so we can prepare your claim.
What is comparative negligence?
Texas is a comparative negligence state. This means that you, the plaintiff, may be found to be partially responsible for the incident that caused your injuries, and that your compensation will be reduced by that percentage as a result. But as long as the defendant is deemed to be more than 50% at fault, you may receive damages.
What if my loved one was killed in an accident?
If you lost a close family member in an accident and someone else is at fault, we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit is similar to a personal injury claim, but it’s initiated by the victim’s survivors.
In order to file a wrongful death case, the plaintiff must be a spouse, parent, or child (adult or minor). Grandparents, siblings, and other relatives are not eligible.
What if I can't go back to work?
If you are unable to return to your job and collect that all-important paycheck, we will include that financial loss in your personal injury claim. If you need time off to recover but are able to return to your previous employment at your previous salary, we will request compensation for the total amount of your lost wages. If your injuries are so severe that you will not be able to return, we will seek compensation for loss of earning capacity, covering your full, long-term expected losses.
How much is my case worth?
Every personal injury claim is different. Your injuries may be moderate or life altering. They may be patched up in a day or you may end up spending weeks in the hospital. You may go back to work quickly or be permanently disabled and unable to return. And, of course, how much you are able to receive in lost wages or lost earning capacity depends on your income before your accident.
A West Texas personal injury lawyer at the Hanna Allen, PLLC will be happy to sit down with you and discuss the facts of your particular case. Whatever the circumstances, our goal is to make sure you receive the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and losses. You can trust us to not leave anything on the table. Call (432) 220-2649 to schedule a free consultation.
What damages will a lawyer help me win?
In the state of Texas, damages for personal injury cases fall into two main categories: “Special” and “General.”
Special damages are the easiest to determine because they are already associated with a concrete dollar amount. They include compensation for:
- Hospital and other medical bills, including medication, medical devices, therapy and rehab
- Expected future medical costs
How will I pay my bills after an accident?
When you’ve been in an accident through no fault of your own, the aftermath can be emotionally traumatic, physically painful, and financially catastrophic. You still have your normal household bills in addition to mounting medical expenses. If you are unable to work due to your injuries, you may have no way to pay this debt — putting your and your family’s home and entire future into question.