Practice Areas

Pierce Skrabanek is dedicated to helping people who have been affected by a catastrophic injury. We handle a wide variety of personal injury cases. Our knowledge and experience in handling cases in multiple practice areas has garnered significant awards including induction into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Million Dollar Advocates Forum and SuperLawyers by Texas Monthly Magazine.

We have handled substantial injury cases against some of the largest corporations in the world including BP, Liberty Mutual, Niche Oilfield Services, Gnots Reserve, ENI Petroleum, Apache and Chevron. For more information regarding our practice areas, please see below:

Personal Injuries

Maritime and Jones Act Injuries

Taking on large oil and gas corporations can be daunting, but we have the experience, results, and reputations necessary to assist you. If you were injured offshore, you may be entitled to significant protection provided by the Jones Act.

Workplace/Industrial Accidents and Injuries

Refineries, chemical plants, and construction sites can be very dangerous for workers. Oftentimes, companies cut corners and fail to implement proper safety standards and regulations to prevent workplace accidents. We understand that an industrial or workplace accident can drastically affect your life.

Trucking Accident and 18 Wheeler Injuries

Trucks and 18-wheelers can cause catastrophic injuries given their size and weight. These accidents can be caused by negligence of the truck driver, as in cases of distraction, exhaustion, failure to obey traffic signs, and violation of regulations. It is important to contact an experienced attorney to help you deal with the insurance company and company representatives to obtain the best result possible.

Car Accidents

When you have been injured in a car accident and are suffering from significant neck, head, or back injuries, the last thing you want to do is fight against an insurance company. It is important to hire an experienced attorney that can take on the insurance companies and obtain the compensation you need to cover your medical treatment, and pain and suffering.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to uphold their duty of care to a patient, causing them injury. In many cases, these types of injuries can be severe and permanent. At Pierce Skrabanek, we have the experience needed to obtain the best possible damages award, regardless of the complexity of the case.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death lawsuits involve the untimely death of a person caused by someone else’s negligence. Such tragic cases have profound impacts on the person’s surviving loved ones, often leaving them with emotional hardships and financial challenges. A wrongful death attorney can help ensure that the family obtains fair and just compensation for their loved one’s passing.

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Injuries

Pharmaceutical and medical device companies will often develop drugs that can cause devastating side-effects and injuries. While these drugs and medical devices are developed to help medical conditions, they sometimes have the opposite effect, causing serious adverse events. We have the experience and knowledge to obtain the compensation you need from the negligent acts of these companies.

Awards & Accolades

Our attorneys have achieved recognition by several top national legal organizations for their accomplishments.

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Client Testimonials

Michael Pierce and his team, especially Krystle, were very professional, always available (even on weekends), and very knowledgeable. We appreciate their hard work on our case and the time they took to explain every detail as our case progressed. Mike is a phenomenal attorney and we highly recommend them for your legal needs.”

– Michele R.

“Working with Paul Skrabanek was a very positive experience. He helped me understand the legal process as someone who has never been a part of a lawsuit, and was able to get me settled quickly and painlessly! Loved working with Pierce Skrabanek law firm!”

– Cam F.

“These guys are awesome, they were very informative from the beginning to end, working with them was super smooth, and I had all questions answered thoroughly. The whole team at this firm works to help in every way they can. They were able to get me the compensation I deserved and exceeded my expectations. If you’re ever in need of a stellar team to stand behind you and work for you, these guys are the ones you would want in your corner.

Thank you very much Paul and thank your team for me.”

-Raymond H.

 

Case Verdicts & Settlements

$117 Million Verdict Secured in Ambulance Accident Case

Mike Pierce was a lead lawyer responsible for obtaining a $117 million recovery for a catastrophic injury to a twenty-one-year-old mother of two. The suit involved a serious crash that occurred while an Acadian Ambulance driver was transporting the plaintiff to the hospital. The jury returned a verdict of $117 million—the largest single personal injury verdict in Louisiana history.

$16.9 Million Jones Act Verdict

Our firm secured a multi-million dollar verdict on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who contracted pneumonia while working on a jack-up rig. We were able to prove that the seaman became ill after exposure to contaminated potable water while aboard the drilling rig.

$14 Million Personal Injury Settlement

Mike Pierce was one of the lead trial lawyers responsible for helping settle a Jones Act case against Hercules Offshore for $14 million. The plaintiff suffered severe head and orthopedic injuries when a piece of drill pipe fell nearly 100 feet and struck him in the head.