Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston
The effects of bodily injury can dramatically change the course of a person's life. Whether you have suffered personally or trauma has touched someone you love, you will require time, attention and the wherewithal to put your life back together again. Consulting experts who understand the challenges you face is vital for your personal and your family's well-being.
At this difficult time, retaining a qualified lawyer can make the difference you need for full recovery. Houston personal injury attorneys at Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry are dedicated to helping you attain the compensation you deserve from parties responsible for your injuries or loss.
Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry: Areas of Practice
With well over 100 years of combined experience, our Texas State Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyers are dedicated and aggressive specialists who will defend the rights of injured individuals in any of the following circumstances:
A failure to use reasonable care when operating an automobile is considered negligence. Drivers who negligently operate a vehicle cause many types of car accidents.
What to do after an accident may not always be clear or even possible, but correct steps must be taken for full
car accident compensation. Car accident injuries nearly always result in a degree of
whiplash, but also often include
broken bones or serious head and back trauma.
The causes of truck accidents are essentially the same as those of any motor vehicle accident. Due to their weight and size, however,
truck accident injuries can be catastrophic, especially those as a result of a
commercial truck accident. Drivers of large, heavy trucks have additional responsibilities to keep hours-of-service
drivers logs, as well as to remain alert.
Tired drivers cause more accidents than those driving under the influence.
Causes of motorcycle accidents can include the rider's lack of riding skill, but in the overwhelming majority of motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle, the driver of the other vehicle violated the rider's right of way and caused the accident. Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries for which most motorists, including the riders themselves are underinsured.
Uninsured/underinsured motorists pose a grave threat to riders.
Any motor vehicle collision can result in a serious catastrophic injuries and property damage. It is vital to understand your rights to recovery when you or a loved one is debilitated due to personal injury from a serious accident. The backup of a personal injury specialist from our firm can help to relieve unnecessary stress in your time of need, as well as bring you the compensation you need.
Lack of substantial protective barrier between a bicycle and the road, as well as the difficulty motorists may have seeing a bicycle and rider, can result in serious injury. Additionally, Texas industries involve some of the most dangerous jobs in the nation. Our firm can assist you seek compensation after a construction accident,
offshore accident or an
oil field accident.
Slip and Fall
A "slip and fall" or "trip and fall" injury occurs when someone slips, trips or falls as a result of dangerous or hazardous conditions on someone else's property. Unseen or hidden water, ice or snow, as well as abrupt changes in walking or working surfaces can cause one to slip or trip and fall. Falls from height are of concern in many Texas industries such as construction, offshore and oil field drilling platforms.
Losing a family member due to another's negligence is likely one of the most difficult parts of life. When a person is taken suddenly through the negligence acts of another, a wrongful death action may be filed which offers legal recourse to family members for the loss of their loved one.
Injuries that have serious, long-term or permanent effects on the victim are considered catastrophic injuries. Texas is the home of some of the most dangerous industries in the nation where spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, amputations and burn injuries are an all too often occurrence. Our extensive background in helping injured individuals and families recover the damages they deserve is unsurpassed.
Traumatic Brain Injury
TBI or traumatic brain injury occurs from sudden physical force to or impact of the head with an object, such as a windshield or the dashboard of a car. Tearing and bruising of the delicate tissues of the inner surfaces of the skull can result in permanent disability and astronomical treatment and recovery costs . Let our firm help you through the legal and emotional consequences you face.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal injuries are most severe when spinal cord tissue is bruised, torn or crushed. Most sufferers will continue to need medical care and personal assistance throughout their lives. In these circumstances, contacting experts who understand the physical, emotional and financial strain involved in such injuries can make all the difference to you and your family.
A serious burn injury is traumatic, overwhelmingly painful and treatment is costly. Texas burn injury victims often face a long, difficult path to recovery. The common causes of burn injuries include electrocution, or electrical burns, workplace explosions, automobile accidents, chemical sources and fires. It is important to understand your legal options when you or a family member has suffered a burn injury.
One of life's most wondrous events can turn tragic when avoidable complications during the birth process result in temporary or permanent injury to a newborn. A birth injury or medical malpractice claim may not be limited to the conduct of your physician or obstetrician, but may also be brought against negligent nurses, anesthesiologists, and other health care services providers.
It is always advisable to check whether a product has been recalled for safety reasons before buying a used or second-hand item, especially any form of transportation. Some recalls ban the sale of an item while others ask consumers to return the item for replacement or repair. If you have been injured by a product subject to a product safety recall, you may be entitled to compensation.
Defective hip implants have been under scrutiny and subject to recall in recent years, such as with the
DePuy Hip Implant recall. Such diverse products from the
Trans-Vaginal Mesh to
defective automobiles have given rise to a products liability claims when injury or illness results from their use. Defective prescription drugs, have resulted in dozens of recalls and warnings, such as the
Actos warning, where an increased risk of cancer was linked to its use. If you have been injured as a result of any defective product, you may have a right to recover compensation.
Rights of Injured Workers
Workers' compensation insurance paid by an employer provides employees with a remedy for on-the-job injuries. You may be the major income source for your family. You may need vocational rehabilitation. Workplace safety rights and remedies available to construction workers, railway workers and others working in hazardous industries vary from those working in an office. It is important you to know your rights when you are injured on the job.
Denial of Insurance
Most people depend upon their insurance company to help them through trying times. Many insurance companies, however, do not have your best interests at heart and, unfortunately, will treat you unfairly, and will unjustly deny or delay payment on your claim. Our firm of specialists will hold insurance companies accountable for their actions and insure you receive the full value of your claim.
Texas Courts of Appeals are part of the Texas judicial system. In Texas, all cases appealed from the district level, may be heard by one of the fourteen Texas Courts of Appeals. From the Courts of Appeals, a case may go to the Texas Supreme Court. There is a separate set of administrative courts in the case of Workers' comp claims and appeals.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails his duty to provide standard treatment for recovery from your medical condition, or when his or her negligence causes a new illness or injury or worsens your current condition. When you have suffered a treatment or surgical or emergency error, it is vital to consult an attorney from our firm immediately.
It is important for both employees and employers to understand Texas overtime laws. There are penalties for those who willfully do not comply with these laws. Texas follows the federal labor laws, and has not adopted any of their own laws. According to Texas overtime laws, employers are required to pay their employees overtime for hours worked over 40 hours a week.
Consult Experts in Personal Injury Law
Working with legal professionals, expert in Texas personal injury law is your best opportunity of success when pursuing a recovery of compensation for your losses and damages. When you have suffered injuries at the hands of another, you can trust our negotiations skills, expert testimony resources and staff of highly skilled attorneys, investigators, paralegals and support staff who will work tirelessly to assure the best outcome.
Our firm has the experience and dedication to fight for your rights even in the most overwhelming and difficult circumstances. Your specific circumstances are different than those of any other injured person. Feel free to contact a Houston personal injury lawyer from our firm for any questions you may have regarding your case. We offer a free initial consultation.