Injured in an Auto Accident?
Even when you do your best to drive defensively and avoid danger on the road, unfortunately you can’t control risk factors like bad weather, poor road conditions, vehicle malfunctions, or the actions of other drivers. As a result of these and other factors, car accidents happen throughout the Houston area every day. While many of these accidents are mere fender-benders that can be resolved with a call to the insurance company, some are much more severe, resulting in major damage and injury, ultimately leading to expensive medical bills and other frustrating complications.
If you find yourself the victim of a serious crash, there are a number of steps you can take to make sure you get the best possible outcome—including finding the right Houston car accident lawyer to represent you. Fortunately, the experts at Johnson Garcia LLP can help you navigate the stressful legal aspects of your case, as well as help you get the compensation you need while you recover.
We’ll Work Hard to Get You the Settlement You Deserve
When you’ve been injured because of someone else’s recklessness or negligence, you shouldn’t have to deal with the repercussions alone. Even with the help of doctors, friends, and family, victims of personal injuries may be left dealing with things like chronic physical pain, emotional trauma, medical debt, and permanent disability. In the worst of cases, victims may even be killed, leaving their families struggling when they should be focusing on healing and grieving their loss.
The period right after an accident can be an extremely vulnerable one. This is often the time when many victims and their families simply want the process to be over and accept whatever they’re offered by employers or insurance companies. At Johnson Garcia LLP, we know our clients deserve more than that. That’s why we continue to fight for Houston-area victims when they need help most.
When we take you on as a client, we give you our word that we’ll do everything we can to build a strong legal case to win you the damages you need and deserve. Your personal injury attorney will walk you through the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit step by step and help you understand your legal rights and responsibilities in your situation. Our goal is to make the process as simple and streamlined as possible so that you can relax and focus on recovery.
While the other parties involved in personal injury cases may not intend to cheat anyone, most people don’t have the time or legal knowledge necessary to pick apart a contract or insurance policy to determine whether what they’re being offered is fair. That’s why we carefully gather and analyze any information that can help us win the fight, from insurance policies and employer disability plans to Texas state statutes and legal precedents.
Our Attorneys Have Decades of Experience in All Kinds of Personal Injury Cases
Because the definition of personal injury covers a variety of physical, mental, and emotional harm, there are many different kinds of personal injury claims with their own unique situations and legal factors. The personal injury lawyers at Johnson Garcia LLP have worked on personal injury cases across a number of different practice areas, giving us the breadth of experience needed to represent a diverse range of clients with an equally diverse range of challenges.
Types of personal injury cases we represent include the following:
Traffic accidents caused by the negligence of a semi-truck/commercial vehicle driver, potentially threatening the lives of the drivers and those around them.
Traffic accidents involving passenger vehicles and/or motorcycles, often complicated when the other driver denies fault, or the insurance company denies coverage.
Accidents that occur on construction sites and cause personal injury to workers, passersby, or other individuals (e.g. dropped materials, mishandling of equipment).
Accidents that cause personal injury to individuals working aboard a drilling rig (e.g. explosions, equipment malfunctions, slips and falls).
Injuries sustained by other maritime and offshore workers who are not covered by the Jones Act (e.g. dock workers).
Injuries sustained by those defined as Jones Act seamen while working on a vessel operating on navigable waters.
Accidents in which a person suffers personal injury while at work as a result of some kind of negligence (e.g. slips and falls, industrial chemical burns, machinery accidents).
Cases in which a person is killed as a result of someone else’s gross negligence (e.g. drunk driving, medical malpractice) or intentional harm. As civil cases, wrongful death suits are legally distinct from criminal murder or manslaughter suits.
Serious Injuries Can Take Many Forms
The serious repercussions of personal injuries can’t be overstated. In all too many cases, the physical damage sustained leaves victims with pain and disability that drastically affect their ability to work and live normally. Even in the case of minor injuries, the victims in personal injury cases should never have to pay for someone else’s negligent or dangerous behavior—financially or physically.
We’ve sought personal injury settlements for Houston-area clients with all kinds of injuries, including the following:
- Bone, muscle, and “surface” injuries
Some of the most common injuries affect the bones, muscles, and surface tissues of the body. Examples include whiplash, broken/fractured bones, torn ligaments, bruising, and lacerations.
- Neurological injuries
Injuries sustained by the brain and nervous tissues of the body, particularly when impact is taken by the spine or skull. Examples of neurological injuries include brain damage, concussion, nerve damage, and paralysis.
- Internal organ injuries
Injuries that affect the internal organs can be particularly dangerous. These may include things like hemorrhaging (bleeding), organ lacerations, punctured/collapsed lungs, crushed organs, etc.
- Long-term conditions
Some injuries lead to long-term problems such as chronic pain, paralysis (partial or total), and other permanent, debilitating conditions. If a body part is lost in an accident or needs to be amputated, this also creates lifelong challenges.
- Mental and emotional damage
This covers non-physical injuries that affect a person’s mental and emotional state in a way that negatively impacts their life. Some victims develop mental health conditions like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, or anxiety. Even without a mental health diagnosis, victims often experience some kind of pain and suffering.
- Bone, muscle, and “surface” injuries
What Exactly Is Negligence?
Negligence is not just a colloquial word for describing when someone does a poor job, it’s also a term with a clear legal definition. Cornell Law School defines negligence as “a failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances.” When an individual or business entity fails to uphold a reasonable level of care, either by taking reckless action or failing to do what is necessary to ensure safety, this is considered negligent under the law.
As personal injury lawyers, it’s our job to show that there was clear negligence on the part of whoever is responsible for your injury. In cases involving employers, this might include illustrating a lack of foresight or failure to uphold safety regulations. In other situations, proving negligence might include things like showing that a driver did not obey traffic laws, such as failing to observe the right of way or driving at excessive speeds.
Here’s What We Need From You
In addition to your basic personal information, we’ll also need to have access to any relevant documents and information. Things like medical records, police reports, relevant expense receipts (such as for medical supplies), correspondence with the responsible party, legal documents, pay stubs, and insurance policies are all valuable pieces of information you’ll want to bring to your consultation with a personal injury lawyer.
Need a Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston?
Let Johnson Garcia LLP Fight for You
With more than two decades of combined legal experience, attorneys Daniel Johnson and Juan Garcia work hard to get clients the damages they need during some of the most vulnerable times of their lives. We bring strong experience and industry knowledge to each and every case, allowing us to anticipate the defense and maintain an edge in court. We also know that the last thing you need is another bill to worry about. That’s why we work under the premise of “no recovery, no pay.” If we don’t recover damages for you, you don’t owe us a dime.
To schedule your initial consultation or learn more about the kinds of cases we represent, call us today at (832) 241-5465.