Watercraft Accident Attorneys
Our Law Firm has successfully represented numerous people injured in watercraft accidents since 1978. This experience has given us the legal expertise and financial resources to handle our client’s cases most effectively. We are dedicated and committed to ensuring we do everything possible to achieve the maximum results in each client’s case. In 2020 there were 577,144 watercraft vehicles registered in the State of Texas, including pleasure boats, sailboats, powerboats, and personal watercraft such as jet skis. Texas has the third highest accident rate involving watercraft in the United States. The most common boating accidents are collisions with other boats, “slip and fall” on the ship, sinking, and boat disappearance. Owners and operators are responsible for piloting the craft safely and lawfully and ensuring passengers’ safety at all times. Boating injuries usually occur because of a reckless or careless operator operating the vessel under the influence, a boat malfunction, or an inexperienced operator. Suppose you have been injured due to a boating accident. In that case, you may be able to file a claim against the owner or operator of a private boat, personal watercraft, or even commercial vessel if you can establish negligence. Generally, this means that you must prove that the operator was negligent, that his negligence caused the accident, and you were injured as a result. You must document the accident immediately:
Report the accident to the police or Coast Guard.
Get boat registration and insurance information from the negligent party.
Get the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses.
Seek medical attention right away.
Never volunteer any theories on the cause of the accident.
Make sure you consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Our Law Firm is knowledgeable on all legal issues covering accidents on the water. It has the experience and resources to properly handle lawsuits against the owners and operators of private boats, personal watercraft, and commercial ferries.”IF YOU HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN A BOATING OR WATERCRAFT ACCIDENT OR AS THE RESULT OF NEGLIGENCE, YOU NEED THE ADVICE OF AN EXPERIENCED TEXAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER. CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION. WHEN RESULTS COUNT – COUNT ON US.”
All Terrain Vehicle Accident Lawyers
All Terrain Vehicles (commonly referred to as ATVs) are used nationwide by children and adults for recreational and work-related purposes. The vehicles have gas-powered engines and come in 2, 3, and 4-wheeled models. The first Terrain Vehicle was introduced in the early 1970s by Honda. Each year in the United States, many adults and children are injured in all-terrain vehicle accidents. If you have been involved in an ATV-related accident, you may be entitled to pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of earnings, and future loss of profits. Here are some statistics regarding all-terrain Vehicles:
In the United States, in the past 5 years, it has been estimated that ATV-related injuries have doubled.
ATV-related injuries requiring emergency room assistance have increased by over 100 percent in a recent 5 year period.
Many ATVs weigh between 500 and 1,000 pounds
Many ATVs can travel up to 75 miles per hour
In 1988 due to safety concerns by the United States government, manufacturers of the 3-wheeled models stopped production of the vehicles. Although the 3-wheeled ATVs are no longer being produced, many are still being used today. The risk of an accident on a three-wheeled ATV is almost twice as high as the risk of a four-wheeled ATV accident. Death, serious bodily injury, and property damage can all result from an ATV-related accident. Many different factors can cause an all-terrain vehicle accident. Here are a few things to avoid while operating an ATV:
Driving on paved roads
Driving at night
Every year, substantial all-terrain vehicle accidents result in traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries, quadriplegia, paraplegia, skull fractures, and even death. It has been proven in many different types of research that children are more at risk for ATV-related injuries than adults. Over 30,000 children under 16 were injured in all-terrain vehicle-related accidents in one year alone.
Inexperienced drivers who use ATVs have a much higher risk of injury than experienced drivers, which is why a training course effectively prevents ATV-related injuries. Many ATV training courses are offered free of cost. Other safety precautions that can help are as follows:
Allow only one person at a time on an ATV
Read the literature that accompanied your ATV to become familiar with the vehicle
Do a thorough vehicle inspection before operating the vehicle
Be aware of your environment at all times
Wear the proper clothing and safety equipment while operating the vehicle
If you or a loved one has suffered due to an all-terrain vehicle-related accident, contact the all-terrain vehicle accident lawyers at our Law Firm.
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Nursing Home abuse lawyers have recognized the growing need to protect the elderly against abuse and neglect. The APS (Adult Protective Services) reports that, in one year alone in the United States, there are close to 240,000 reports of elder abuse and neglect and in many cases, elders are being abused physically, emotionally, and financially while in the “care” of nursing homes and assisted living residences. In addition to the protections enjoyed by all Texans, state law provides special rights and protections for elderly individuals, including anyone 60 and over. Our Law Firm has also taken on the social responsibility of representing abused and neglected seniors and will vigorously pursue all negligent parties.
Nursing home abuse falls into two categories, intentional harm, and neglect. The deliberate harm includes physical attacks, sexual assaults, emotional abuse, and financial abuse. Neglect includes failure to provide for basic needs, which can result in dehydration, malnutrition, medication overdoses, falls, infections, bedsores, pressure sores, skin ulcers, decubitus ulcers, osteomyelitis, septicemia, and gangrene. Nursing homes are responsible for providing the following:
Care for their residents in such a manner and such an environment as will promote maintenance or enhancement of the quality of life of each resident;
Provide services and activities to attain or maintain each resident’s highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being by a written care plan. The plan should describe the medical, nursing, and psycho-social needs of the resident and is to be periodically reviewed and updated;
Conduct a comprehensive assessment describing the resident’s ability to perform daily functions and significant impairments.
If you believe that your elderly loved one has been a victim of abuse and neglect at the hands of negligent caregivers, you may be able to file a claim to recover all damages against your loved one and family. If you see any signs, consult a reputable personal injury lawyer immediately.
Broken or fractured bones
Open wounds, cuts, punctures, untreated injuries in various stages of healing
Broken eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids
Signs of punishment or physical restraint
Your loved one tells you they have been mistreated
A sudden change in behavior
The nursing home refuses to allow unsupervised visits.
At our Law Firm, we make it our business to assist the victims of nursing home abuse or neglect in protecting themselves and others similarly situated from further harm and to recover financial compensation for the damage they have endured. We charge no fee for consultations or case evaluations. We charge no fee unless we recover money for you. We advance all litigation costs. We will provide you the clout you need to hold wrongdoers responsible for their actions.”IF YOU HAVE BEEN A VICTIM OF NURSING HOME ABUSE, YOU NEED THE ADVICE OF AN EXPERIENCED TEXAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER. CALL US TODAY FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION. WHEN RESULTS COUNT – COUNT ON OUR LAW FIRM.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Texas’s major urban areas support large masses of pedestrian traffic, which highly escalates pedestrian traffic accidents. Texas ranks 13th among state pedestrian accident fatality rates. In 2021, 5,366 traffic crashes involving pedestrians occurred in Texas, and as a result, 841 people were killed, a 15% increase in pedestrian fatalities over the previous year. Hundreds of pedestrians are killed yearly, and thousands are injured in accidents. The most common type of pedestrian accident is when a pedestrian comes in contact with the front of a moving passenger vehicle. Pedestrians include walkers, joggers, skateboarders, in-line skaters, and people in wheelchairs or strollers. Accidents can occur in crosswalks, intersections, sidewalks, city streets, and even in parking lots and gas stations. Aside from cars, pedestrian accidents can involve passenger cars, large trucks, delivery trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. Think of it, each year in Texas, thousands of pedestrians are injured or killed as they attempt to do something as simple as cross the street. And although several incidents are due to the walker’s error, pedestrian injuries and deaths due to driver negligence are still the major cause of hundreds of traffic-related accidents daily in Texas. The victims of such accidents include people of all ages, but many are elderly people and children. Pedestrians are so vulnerable and exposed when crossing a street that an impact from a slow-moving vehicle can easily cause injury or death. Injuries in these accidents are often severe or life-threatening, and the damage to life and life can be catastrophic in many cases.
Confusion and inattention are the two main reasons that accidents take place. Statistics show that males have a high occurrence of pedestrian accidents, along with young people, possibly due to risk-taking behaviors. We also know from statistics that nearly half of those deaths will occur between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. when children return home from school. Teaching children to stay on the crosswalks is no guarantee of their safety. Negligent drivers are on the roads all throughout the day, every day. Negligent drivers can strike even the safest child. Young children are especially vulnerable to serious injury or death when hit by a large car or truck. Every year, dozens of toddlers are struck in driveways or parking lots when adults are backing up a vehicle. These “backover accidents” are particularly common with SUVs because it can be possible to not see the child due to the height of the SUV, even with the new cameras on the back of the vehicle. Other pedestrian accidents involving children can occur when a driver does not stop behind a school bus or a car drives into a child’s path at a crosswalk or intersection.
Pedestrians involved in accidents have so many difficulties to consider. The hospital bills can be enormous; the injuries can be devastating. Catastrophic type injuries such as spinal cord injuries and brain injuries are not uncommon in such cases. When a driver causes serious injury or death, they should be held liable for their damages. If you or a family member has been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident, you should contact a qualified Texas pedestrian accident attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for your physical injuries, pain and suffering, medical bills related to the incident, and future medical expenses. For pedestrian accidents that result in the death of a family member, you may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim. By law, you have a limited time to file a claim for all Texas personal injury and wrongful death claims. A qualified pedestrian accident attorney can explain your legal options and the time period governing your case. At our Law Firm, we are committed to protecting the rights of Texas pedestrian accident victims. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, or if you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of a reckless driver, contact the lawyers at our Law Firm today. WE HOLD WRONGDOERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE DAMAGES THEY CAUSE SINCE 1978.
Wrongful Death Lawyers
In any place or situation, there can be tragic deaths. A wrongful death changes the world entirely for those involved. There are many instances where a loved one may have died through no fault. Our Law Firm understands when a wrongful death has occurred; the challenges faced by friends and families are incredible. Loss of time and money comes with even the slightest problem. Injury, disability, and even death are never far away. If you recently lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident, there are many questions to answer. There are medical and funeral expenses, support and wages, benefits, and pensions; so much to consider. How can one put their life back together again? If these difficulties worry you, the wrongful death lawyers at our Law Firm may have some real answers.
In addition to being beside themselves with the pain and heartache of personal loss, there are many additional areas of consideration in a wrongful death claim. The family of someone killed in an accident may seek compensation for the victim’s medical bills, hospitalization costs, funeral expenses, lost potential income, and other benefits such as health insurance and pension. Everything involved in a wrongful death claim must be set in order and in a particular time frame by specific individuals.
Family comes first
The initial claim may be filed by immediate family members or by those very close family members who were financially dependent on the victim. The first potential claimants include the victim’s immediate family — spouse and children. However, the family does not end there. Next may come the victim’s parents, brothers and sisters, and any number of nieces and nephews. After that, there could be grandparents, an ex-spouse, children, and stepchildren. Of course, any victim’s family will have to establish that they suffered a loss and were fiscally reliant on the victim. They will also have to attest that carelessness or misconduct was an issue in the misfortune.
The concept of “Negligence”
Not all accidents result from carelessness, and not all fatalities are considered wrongful death under the law. Holding someone accountable for wrongful death must proven that he or she was at least partially responsible for the accident and that negligence was a contributing factor. Examples:
* Auto accident: Was the other driver responsible for the crash? Did the authorities cite him or her for the collision? Was the driver drunk, speeding, or otherwise negligent?
* Falling accident: Did the victim trip or slip at an unsafe location? Was the property owner aware of the hazardous conditions and failed to post warnings or take action?
* Medical malpractice: Do you suspect that your loved one was killed because of a mistake made by a medical professional? Did an error occur during surgery? Were mistakes made? Did the doctor act outside normal practices? Defective product accident: Did your loved one suffer serious injuries while using a product, device, or machine? Do you suspect that the device may have been bad in some way? It may be possible to hold the product manufacturer accountable for the accident.
* Dangerous street accident: Some fatal mishaps are not the driver’s liability but a result of a hazardous condition on the roadway. This could include potholes, defectively designed streets, lack of signage, etc. In such cases, the governing body maintaining the road may be liable for the accident.
Protecting Your Rights
We offer our deepest sympathies if you have experienced a tragic loss. You must take care of yourself during this difficult time. The skilled wrongful death lawyers at our Law Firm can help guide you through the complex legal process of filing a wrongful death claim. Please contact us today to schedule your free comprehensive consultation and case evaluation.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no specialized training that someone needs to undergo to become an adept personal injury lawyer. It is necessary to specialize in cases of a particular nature to be considered professional in all facets of law concerning this field of practice. Going by the precedence set by several high-profile awards in the past, this field has firmly established itself as one of the more lucrative in the industry. These advocates are renowned experts in many legal practices called tort law. This field encompasses damage to property as well as all manner of civil wrongs, including infringement of personal rights as well as reputation. Their expertise is gathered from pursuing cases of this nature, where they will gradually establish themselves as reputable and worth the services that clients would like to retain them for. Their clients are typically individuals in society who have cause to believe that some party caused them some form of harm by being negligent about their obligations or tasks. The claim may be lodged against another individual, a corporate firm, or a government body. The claim may constitute physical injury, psychological harm, or a combination of both.
It is, therefore, not a wonder that most cases that they take on stem from such occurrences as motorcar accidents, medical negligence, industry-related injuries, and less-than-perfect consumer goods. To win some of these cases, these lawyers must have a degree of courtroom trial jousting experience if the claim should proceed this far. All the same, a large percentage of these claims are often settled before a full trial commences. A widespread tactic used by these advocates is to refrain from charging their clients any direct legal fees. Instead, they reach an arrangement where they retain a certain percentage of eventual compensation to cover any costs they underwent. If no financial prize is awarded, the lawyer ends up getting nothing. This often assures the victim that their interests will be put first in any event. As a matter of principle, they will normally seek some form of financial recompense on behalf of the victim who has retained their service. This would be filed to pay for medical expenses from the injury treatment. It is also possible to claim the money to pay for the perceived loss in earnings that can be attributed directly or indirectly to the injuries suffered. As the case may be, it can also be claimed to cover costs of damage wreaked on property or equipment. The advocates are renowned for combining several proven strategies to attain some form of recompense for their trusted clients. They routinely employ such tactics as advocacy, negotiation, and issuing legal advice to make the cases brought before them as winnable as possible. Whatever the case, the ultimate aim is to ensure that their client’s rights are not prejudiced throughout the trial. A personal injury lawyer must be adept at their work to be assured of service demand. It is the kind of job that needs total dedication and an assured style to be certain of attaining a reputation that will lead to greater demand for the services.
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A truck collision can be extremely life-altering. Should you believe the other party was negligent, you certainly have the right to try to find a wonderful truck accident lawyer and take the entire matter to court. It is typically alleged the truck accident was due to truck driver negligence. If you become involved in a trailer truck accident and live through it, you’re one lucky and angel-held individual. Mishaps are rather typical in the world that we dwell in. These accidents are normally large, and they cause a lot of damage. It isn’t the same as auto accidents. An essential factor is determining who is responsible.
For every type of injury, there are various varieties of claims that are possible. Whenever you have a legitimate accident claim, you must ensure that your complete right as a policyholder is performed. The most significant thing about a crash claim is that according to tort law, you’ve got to file the claim for your injuries within two years of your collision, or else the statute of limitations will expire. You’ll be able to make claims for your losses and expenses due to the accident with the aid of an accident lawyer. The truck collision lawyer helps his customers acquire compensation and finds the people accountable for the crash punished under the law.
A lawyer specializing in truck accidents can help you go through the whole procedure in a secure and legal-friendly way. When trying to work with an insurance provider or trucking company, it’s wise that you consult a lawyer. The insurance or trucking company will be strategizing to keep what they have to pay out to a minimum. Consequently, you need to work with a lawyer from the beginning. You should be certain the lawyer fits your personality and situation correctly. A seasoned tractor-trailer incident attorney can analyze your circumstances and counsel you on what steps to take to get the reimbursement you are entitled to. A well-qualified attorney will understand how to discover if those standards are met. A seasoned truck crash lawyer will know what to search for. As a result, if you are facing a lawsuit on the grounds of negligence, you must consult with a skilled attorney to minimize the quantity of liability you will ultimately be accountable for.
If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt in any kind of accident, you might be able to submit a personal injury lawsuit. Whether or not an incident was due to inattention, bad weather, a malfunction of an automobile, or another cause, if you’re mixed up in a truck accident on the road, you have to employ a truck collision attorney. If you or a loved one were hurt in a truck collision or your loved one is killed in a crash with an industrial truck, the question of who’s to blame and who’s responsible can become quite complicated. A truck collision can be exceedingly life-altering, and you probably feel the other party was negligent. You certainly have the right to try to find a superior truck crash lawyer and take the entire matter to court. Semi-truck accidents often lead to serious traumas or even fatalities.
As soon as you find a truck collision lawyer to take your case, you must be able to place your faith and trust in this legal professional. A truck collision lawyer can help you go through the procedure in a secure and legal-friendly manner. He is generally considered a type of personal injury lawyer specializing in truck accidents.
Regarding finding a truck collision attorney, you should not be in a rush to find a personal injury attorney. For every sort of injury, there are various kinds of claims you can possibly make. In addition, you’ll also be able to claim your losses and expenses with the assistance of a truck collision lawyer. The most significant thing about a road collision claim is that according to tort law, you’ve got to file a claim for your injuries within two years of your collision, or else the statute of limitations will expire.
You will want an attorney to assist you in handling your case. You should choose a truck accident attorney who strives to place your case above his or her personal interests. A semi-truck incident attorney is an attorney that specializes in truck accident cases, focusing mainly on tractor-trailer vehicles. He needs to be able to connect with certain networks to get the client’s desired results. The attorney detects every minute detail of the collision, so there’s no possibility of injustice. Your truck collision lawyer will also file all the paperwork needed to assist you in filing a truck crash settlement case. You will need to research truck crash attorneys if you would like any possibility of being compensated for your damages and injuries.