Choose a proven Houston attorney to help you seek compensation — you only have one chance to file a personal injury lawsuit, and you deserve an experienced professional.
After an injury, individuals and families need immediate resources to heal and stay afloat while they plan for an unpredictable future. Hiring the right attorney can maximize the settlement you deserve, help expedite the process, and relieve stress during a critical time.
At Pierce Skrabanek, our Houston personal injury attorneys have decades of experience securing multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients and their loved ones.
Headquartered in Texas, we can be contacted by phone at (832) 690-7000, or online to schedule a free, confidential consultation. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can start working on your behalf to secure what you need.
Read on to learn facts about personal injury lawyers, how long lawsuits can take, and other local questions about your rights in Houston, on the job, and in the state of Texas.
Here are three key facts you should know about personal injury lawsuits in Houston and throughout the United States:
Your Houston personal injury attorney thoroughly investigates your case to identify all potentially liable parties, such as a truck driver and the company that employs them.
Your lawyer knows how to account for the true cost of your injuries — not just the line-item bills from a hospital, but the cost of medications, follow-up treatment, and reduced earning capabilities.
An experienced attorney can also describe intangible injuries, like grief, in terms the court can understand and award.
An attorney’s knowledge of the law and previous courtroom experience are vital advantages you need to ensure your one opportunity for justice has the best possible outcome. Contact the proven Houston personal injury attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek by calling (832) 690-7000 — one call could secure award-winning representation for your family.
Personal injury claims in Houston, Texas, and throughout the country can go to court in a full trial, but it’s rare. Only about 3% of cases are resolved by a judge or jury according to the US Department of Justice (DOJ). The rest are either settled out-of-court or negotiated mid-trial (often for higher amounts than first offered).
See the following step-by-step explanation of how personal injury cases go to court (and know that the vast majority of them stop around steps 4-7):
Suppose you suffered a whiplash injury after being rear-ended in car accident and needed to take legal action. Here are the major steps you can expect in a personal injury lawsuit, and why you need an attorney to guide you through the process.
Personal injury lawsuits address a wide variety of damages. Here are Houston- and Texas-specific statistics based on the practice areas handled by Pierce Skrabanek:
Our Houston personal injury attorneys also litigate cases for apartment injuries, nursing home abuse, and homeowners’ and hurricane insurance claims. If you’ve been injured and need the help of a Houston personal injury lawyer, reach out to our stellar team at (832) 690-7000 for a free, confidential case evaluation.
In Texas, where Pierce Skrabanek is located, the deadline for filing most personal injury claims is 2 years.
The deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit can range between 1-6 years depending on your state, and the type of injury, and the circumstances involved. The clock starts ticking on the date of your injury, and you may have as little as 1 year to file a claim based on your area’s laws (known as “statutes of limitations”).
Your particular circumstances greatly influence the potential timeline of a personal injury lawsuit.
There may be timeline exceptions for children, for cases involving the federal government, or for certain medical malpractice injuries. For these reasons, it is important that you contact a local attorney as soon as possible so they can inform you of your specific timeline.
Time may be running out — contact the Houston attorneys at Pierce Skrabanek today at (832) 690-7000. One phone call could help secure representation right away, and allow us to file your claim before it’s too late.
When you or a loved one are hurt in a negligent accident, you need an experienced attorney to stand up for your rights. At Pierce Skrabanek, our Houston personal injury lawyers have extensive proven backgrounds in helping those affected by careless, negligent, or intentional acts.
We provide compassionate counsel and aggressive representation to every client, and have recovered numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements including:
Our founding attorneys, Michael Pierce and Paul Skrabanek, combined their unique knowledge of personal injury law and have dedicated their careers to seeking justice for those affected by serious injuries in Texas, on the sea, and nationwide.
If you or a loved one have been hurt due to the careless actions of another party, consult with one of our dedicated personal injury attorneys today by scheduling a free case evaluation online or calling (832) 690-7000. We have the skills, experience, and proven results you can trust.
Personal injury law covers a wide range of matters involving preventable accidents caused by negligence. For example, in the United States, roughly 8 million people visit emergency rooms every year due to a fall, and roughly 2.8 million workers suffer injuries on the job. In Texas, 1 person every 2.56 minutes is injured in a traffic collision. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by someone’s careless acts, you may need a personal injury lawyer to protect your rights.
Personal injury cases can range from minor to catastrophic harm. Some of the most common injuries include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and neck or spinal cord injuries. Accidents can also lead to organ damage, burns, amputations, and other forms of disfigurement.
In these and other injury situations, the personal injury lawyers at Pierce Skrabanek will work tirelessly to recover the compensation you need to put the pieces of your life back together.
A personal injury lawyer needs to establish negligence in a personal injury case. First, they must show that the individual or entity being sued failed to act with reasonable safety or care, causing your injury. Then the attorney must describe the cost of your losses with items like receipts or bills for medical care, or expert witness testimony describing suffering like PTSD.
In some cases, there may be multiple parties liable for your injuries. Your attorney will investigate thoroughly to hold all parties accountable, and pursue the maximum available funds.
The best timeline estimate for a personal injury case is between a few months to a couple of years. How quickly a case settles depends on the willingness of the other side to negotiate, and the ability of your attorney to enter negotiations with a trial-ready case. If you have questions about your particular situation and whether our attorneys can help you, contact our Houston offices directly at (832) 690-7000 to discuss your options.