HoustonPersonal Injury Lawyers
When you are injured through no fault of your own, you have every right to seek compensation for the costs and losses you’ve incurred. The personal injury lawyers at Gibson Hill Personal Injury in Houston can help you do just that.
Each day, thousands of people suffer severe injuries in accidents caused by the carelessness or recklessness of others. Whether they’re working, driving, on a train, or walking down the sidewalk, the potential for physical harm exists. While some incidents are preventable, others happen no matter what precautions you take because someone else’s negligence causes them. This is what most personal injury lawsuits are based on.
If, unfortunately, you find yourself on the receiving end of someone else's negligence, you need an attorney you can count on. You need an attorney who will assertively fight for your rights and the total compensation you’re owed.
Call (713) 659-4000 today to schedule your free consultation with a Gibson Hill Personal Injury accident attorney in Houston.
What a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Do For You
Choosing to handle your case alone could lead to irreversible damage. While you might be fully capable of filing the paperwork, it’s difficult to determine how much money you deserve. The insurance adjuster will likely offer a low settlement offer, trying to close your file quickly and move on to the next one.
If you choose to pursue a lawsuit against the at-fault party, hiring an experienced attorney is crucial. There are strict deadlines that must be followed to ensure that you get the full and fair compensation that you’re owed.
Moreover, accident victims who attempt to handle their injury claims by themselves tend to recover significantly less compensation than those who seek the help of an injury or accident lawyer.
At Gibson Hill Personal Injury, we understand the laws in Texas and know how to get our clients what they’re entitled to. We will work to build and maintain our attorney-client relationship throughout the legal process while we aggressively pursue the maximum compensation available so you can recover from your injuries without added financial stress.
Why Choose Gibson Hill Personal Injury?
Our accident and injury attorneys have experience working on many different kinds of personal injury cases involving various types of accidents.
When you hire us, we’ll gather all the information and evidence needed to prove your claim. The legal process is complex and confusing for most people to handle. We will take care of every aspect of your case so you can focus on your recovery.
Our skilled and respected trial attorneys have extensive experience representing personal injury victims. We are dedicated to helping every client in Houston and the surrounding areas receive the maximum compensation for their case. Injured victims shouldn't fear for their financial future due to someone else’s mistake.
Our testimonials show that we care for every client and provide personalized attention. You will always know what’s happening in your case and what to expect next.
No matter what kind of accident you were involved in or what kind of injury you suffered, we will do everything we can to ensure you and your family don’t struggle to pay your medical bills.
We treat our clients like family during the entire process.
With both attorneys working personally on each case, our team forms a close relationship with each of our clients. We keep you up-to-date about your case and do everything we can to assist you throughout the entire process.
Personal Injury Accidents in Houston
If you were seriously hurt in an accident in Houston, you have the right to seek full and fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, damage to your property, and other costs. Legal representation is the best way to do that.
Even if it’s evident that the other party involved in your accident was at fault, the at-fault party’s insurance company won’t always want to pay the maximum amount available to you, instead trying to find a way to save themselves (and their shareholders) money.
Gibson Hill Personal Injury is ready to help you secure the full amount of compensation you’re entitled to, even when that means going to trial. We offer legal representation to our clients on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about paying our attorney fees until our law firm wins your case.
Our Houston Personal Injury Law Practice Areas
18-wheelers can be up to 50 feet long and weigh as much as 80,000 pounds with a full load of cargo. Many contain flammable materials, oversized items, and hazardous waste. That’s why accidents involving 18-wheelers can be catastrophic and cause debilitating injuries and fatalities. If you were injured in a collision with an 18-wheeler, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation.
Cycling is a great way to get more exercise, minimize your carbon footprint, and avoid the sky-high price at the pump. However, unfortunately, it also comes with risks, especially on crowded city streets. Motorists do not always respect the presence of cyclists on the road, and negligent drivers can cause serious injuries to those on their bikes.
Texas’ highways have some of the highest speed limits in the nation, and motor vehicle accidents are on the rise. When Houston’s roadways are crowded, car accidents can lead to significant injuries and damage. The number of car accidents in Houston is owed in large part to the number of drunk driving accidents. Our car accident lawyers have also seen a rise in rideshare-related accidents involving companies like Uber and Lyft.
If a medical device is defective or contains a material that causes the patient harm, the manufacturer could be held responsible. A medical device case often affects many people who pursue multi-district litigation (MDL) or join a class-action lawsuit against the company that manufactured or distributed the device.
If you were in a serious wreck with a garbage truck that injured you, you might not know your legal options, especially if it is a city-owned truck. Our attorneys are very familiar with this type of case and can help you file an injury claim.
When a doctor or health care professional is negligent, the results can be devastating. Their negligence often causes serious injuries, including birth injuries, illness, or even death. Reach out to a Texas personal injury attorney at Gibson Hill if you believe a physician’s mistake caused your serious injuries. Medical malpractice is a serious issue.
Motorcycle injuries tend to be some of the most severe injuries suffered on Texas roads. If a negligent party caused your personal injuries, it’s your right to pursue compensation for the injuries you suffered in an accident resulting from someone else’s negligence.
To get compensation for an injury that occurs offshore, you must pursue a claim according to maritime law. It is crucial to hire an experienced offshore injury attorney to help you navigate this complex area of injury law and ensure you get the most from your claim.
Workers in oil fields are exposed to hazards on a daily basis. There’s the risk of injury or fatality from explosions, fires, and accidents with heavy machinery. Many employees end up with serious injuries and illnesses even years after leaving their job because of the toxic materials they handled every day.
Pedestrians have no protection when they are struck by motor vehicles while walking on the sidewalk, in a parking lot, or crossing at an intersection. Whether the accident was caused by the negligent driver of a motor vehicle or another dangerous circumstance, the injuries in these cases are often catastrophic.
When someone suffers a slip-and-fall accident or injuries caused by dangerous property conditions, it may be possible for the injured victim to hold negligent property owners liable through a premises liability lawsuit. Many victims in premises-related accidents will immediately be accused of being at fault by the property owners and then by their insurance companies. Working with a lawyer greatly improves your chances of obtaining a fair outcome in these cases.
When you purchase a product, you expect it to work correctly and not cause you or your family harm. However, some products are negligently designed or manufactured and injure the consumer. When this happens, the manufacturer and other responsible parties along the supply chain could and should be held accountable.
If you’re a railroad worker and were injured on the job, you can seek benefits under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA).
Unlike workers’ compensation benefits, which usually only cover medical costs and a portion of lost wages, FELA allows railroad workers to recover compensation for pain and suffering and other damages not covered under workers’ compensation policies.
FELA cases are undoubtedly complex, but we are highly experienced in this area of law and will work skillfully to secure the benefits you need.
Spinal cord injuries can impact function, strength, and feeling throughout the body. They can cause a complete or partial loss of movement and feeling. Depending on the location of the injury, medical providers may need to work to prevent further complications, and you may have to go through rehabilitation to maintain muscle tone and assist with relearning movement.
You can file a personal injury lawsuit to cover these costs and more when your injury resulted from someone else’s negligence.
Any injury to the brain is a serious event and can lead to permanent medical issues. Traumatic brain injuries (or TBI) often cause memory loss, vision problems, trouble hearing, loss of bodily functions, and many other irreversible conditions.
Motor vehicle collisions involving trucks are usually devastating. 18-wheelers have big blind spots and take up a significant portion of the road on Texas highways. If you were injured in a rollover truck accident, or any other type of big vehicle accident, you may be able to pursue damages against the negligent truck driver or trucking company.
Workplace accidents are all too common. When you are injured on the job, your primary concern should be your health, not how you will pay the bills if you cannot work. Sometimes, a worker’s compensation insurance claim may be an option. However, in many cases, that amount of coverage is not adequate.
If employer negligence was involved in your case, you could supplement your workers’ comp compensation with a personal injury claim.
Wrongful death cases are incredibly difficult for all involved. The sudden and unexpected death of a loved one can create tremendous confusion and stress for the family that is left behind. When a person dies because of another party’s negligence, the family can often file a wrongful death claim. The lawsuit could seek to prove negligence and recover damages for costs related to funeral and burial expenses as well as loss of economic support.
What To Do After Getting Injured in an Accident in Houston
Accidents are tragic and disruptive for all involved. Injuries interfere with your daily routine and prevent you from enjoying the activities you enjoyed before. You could face thousands of dollars in medical bills and require time away from work to recover. The stress that arises after any injury-causing incident is overwhelming.
Though car accidents tend to be more involved, the steps you should take after any type of accident are as follows:
- Obtain the at-fault individual’s insurance policy. That means the other driver’s auto insurance information after a car wreck or a company’s liability policy after a slip and fall accident at a business. It’s necessary to find out who to file your claim with to receive compensation.
- Call the police or notify management. If you’re in an auto accident, it’s a good idea to call the police to the scene so they can investigate and determine who was at fault. In other situations, like a slip and fall, notify the business owner and fill in an incident report.
- Take photos, but don’t post them on social media. It’s always a good idea to take pictures of the scene where your injury occurred because that type of evidence strengthens your case.
- Talk to witnesses. Write down the names and phone numbers of anyone who saw what happened. They could provide written statements or testify to the negligence that caused your injury if your case goes to trial.
- Write down detailed information. The sooner you make notes, the more you’ll be able to recall about the accident. Take note of the date and time, where the accident happened, what injuries resulted, the conditions that led to the injury, and anything else you can remember to help prove someone else caused you to get hurt. Do not share this information with anyone until you speak with a lawyer.
At the Gibson Hill Personal Injury we understand how to navigate the legal process and secure crucial evidence that will prove your claim. Get in touch with one of our accident attorneys as soon as possible after your accident.
Let us do the heavy legal lifting so you can focus on getting back on your feet.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Houston Personal Injury Cases
We receive many questions from clients in Houston regarding their personal injury claims. Below are several of the most commonly asked questions. We hope you find our answers helpful.
If you have any questions about your particular personal injury case, contact our knowledgeable personal injury legal team by calling (713) 659-4000.
What if I Can't Afford a Lawyer?
Gibson Hill Personal Injury represents clients on a contingency fee basis. When we take your case, you won’t pay any upfront fees or costs. We only collect our fee if we can recover compensation for our client. You won't owe us anything if we don’t win your case.
What’s the Difference Between an Injury Claim and a Lawsuit?
When you file an injury claim, you’ll typically request compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company. The process is easier than a lawsuit because your involvement can be minimal. Your lawyer will take care of most steps, including filing the claim, submitting documents to the insurance adjuster, and negotiating a settlement on your behalf.
In a lawsuit, you and your lawyer will typically sue the negligent party and their liability insurance carrier. This is necessary if the adjuster denies your claim or refuses to offer a fair settlement amount that accounts for all your losses. When pursuing a lawsuit, your attorney will build a convincing case and seek fair compensation using personal injury law.
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How Do I Know if I Have a Case?
If you sustained an injury caused by someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, you could be eligible to seek compensation from them. However, it’s a good idea to seek the guidance of a lawyer before moving forward. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to review the facts of your accident to determine if you have a valid claim and could help you understand what you’re entitled to.
What Damages Can I Claim?
In the state of Texas, you can pursue the following economic and non-economic damages:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of income and lost future earnings
- Loss of household services
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Physical impairment
- Loss of consortium
It’s important to remember that even if you’re eligible for the damages listed above, it doesn’t mean you’ll receive compensation for all of them. In any personal injury case, you must prove the other party was negligent. Sufficient evidence to prove your case can be collected with the help of your Gibson Hill Personal Injury lawyer.
Contact Us Today
Contact Gibson Hill Personal Injury if you were the victim of another person’s negligent behavior. You deserve compensation for your injury and financial losses. We dedicate ourselves to each case we work on.
We know you want to resolve your case promptly to move forward with your life. That’s our goal as well. We will work efficiently and aggressively to ensure your case doesn’t drag out unnecessarily. We want to see you get fair compensation so you can heal from your injuries and get back on your feet.
Call our Houston office at (713) 659-4000 or fill in the contact form on this page to schedule your free consultation and find out how a personal injury attorney at Gibson Hill in Houston can help you recover compensation for your injury.
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