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Fort Bend County Personal Injury Lawyer

No one begins their day expecting to be injured, but unfortunately negligence causes serious, life-changing injury every day. If you have been injured in Fort Bend County, Texas you may wish to consult with a personal injury attorney to discuss whether you have a claim.

Fort Bend County, home to Richmond, Sugar Land, parts of Houston, and other cities, is located in Southwest Texas with a population of close to 900,000. If you are injured in any city in the county and need a personal injury lawyer, Fort Bend County attorneys at Johnson Garcia may be able to help. Schedule a free consultation today to determine whether you have a claim.

What Counts as a Personal Injury?

Personal injury claims in Fort Bend County are subject to Texas law, which allows plaintiffs to file personal injury claims in situations where an injury or damages have been caused by someone’s actions or refusal to act. In Fort Bend County, Johnson Garcia Law often sees personal injury claims from:

  • Car accidents. When you have been hurt in a traffic crash, you may have a claim against another driver, against the manufacturer of a defective vehicle, and against other liable parties.  
  • 18 wheeler accidents. In Texas, you may be able to file a claim against the driver of the truck, the carrier, the carrier’s vendors, the owner of the cargo, and other potentially liable parties.
  • Motorcycle accidents. Motorcycles do not have airbags or the layers of glass and metal that protect occupants of cars in a crash. After a motorcycle crash, it may be important for injured riders to seek compensation for their injuries to ensure they have the resources to pay for ongoing medical treatment.
  • Amputations. Amputations may occur after traffic crashes, as a result of medical malpractice, or as a result of workplace accidents and other incidents. No matter why they occur, losing a finger or limb is life-changing. Patients living with amputations may also need to replace prosthetics regularly for the rest of their lives, which is why getting compensation to pay for these costs is important.
  • Premises liability. Owners of Fort Bend County stores, hotels, and other public and private property have a duty of care to their visitors. When they fail to maintain their property and keep it well-lit and secure, the owners of the premises can be held liable if someone is injured. 
  • Slip and fall. Slip and fall incidents may occur when property owners are not careful about fixing leaks or cleaning up spills on walkways and floors. Injuries from slip and falls can include serious fractures and head injuries, which is why it may be important to consult with a personal injury attorney.
  • Maritime and offshore. Fort Bend County residents in Fresno, Arcola, and other communities sometimes work on offshore sites in the Gulf of Mexico. When accidents happen in boats, offshore rigs, and other maritime environments, different laws apply and it’s important to work with an attorney who understands the Jones Act and other relevant laws.
  • Construction accidents. Over 12,000 people work in construction in Fort Bend County, and they face workplaces with many hazards. When construction site employees are injured, they may have a claim.
  • Drilling rig accidents. Drilling rig workers and crews are often surrounded by flammable materials and heavy machinery, which can easily lead to devastating injury if proper safety processes are not followed and if rigs are not properly maintained.
  • Oilfield accidents. Fort Bend County has 799 producing oil wells and 101 producing gas wells, and these can be dangerous places to work. When an employee is injured in an oilfield, they may wish to consult with a personal injury attorney to determine whether liability may have played a role in their injuries.
  • Maritime injuries. Fort Bend County is close to many major waterways, including Galveston Bay, Trinity Bay, Easy Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico. Many residents work on ships and in maritime occupations, and when they are injured on the job maritime law or the Jones Act may apply.
  • Workplace accidents. No one goes to work expecting to be injured, but every workplace has hazards. Any employee who has been injured may wish to consult with a personal injury attorney.
  • Wrongful death. In cases where someone is fatally injured by negligence or recklessness, close family of the victim may be able to seek compensation to help pay for memorial and funeral costs, lost income, final medical bills, and other losses.

Any time you are injured and the cause may have been because of someone’s actions, it is useful to contact a personal injury attorney. You may be tempted to just call your insurance company or to try to absorb the costs of your injury yourself, but this can be expensive. Insurance companies are in the business of making money and they are not legally obligated to pay out the highest amount possible to you.

In fact, insurance companies have a financial incentive to pay out less so they can present profits to shareholders. This is how some insurance disputes happen. To get fair compensation so you don’t have to pay more than you need to, contact a personal injury attorney to review your situation.

How Can Having an Experienced Fort Bend Personal Injury Lawyer Help Following an Injury?

Trying to file a personal injury claim by yourself is not a good idea unless you are an experienced attorney. The process for filing a claim includes filing official court documents, having all parties in the lawsuit correctly served, negotiating and responding to motions and responses, gathering evidence, and more. Any errors made at any stage can delay your claim or cause it to be dismissed, which is why an experienced attorney is important.

Unlike an insurance company, a personal injury attorney works for your best interests. His or her role is to get you the best compensation possible for your claim. To do that, a good attorney will negotiate aggressively, be thorough in gathering and presenting evidence, and will be willing to go to court if necessary.

If you need an experienced personal injury lawyer, Fort Bend County attorneys at Johnson Garcia have more than 30 years of combined experience. The founders of our law firm left successful practices representing large corporations to help those in need and today they put their expensive trial and negotiating experience to work for those who have been injured.  

How Do You Find the Right Personal Injury Lawyer Fort Bend County Can Offer for Your Case?

If you have been injured, not any local attorney will do. While you want a local accident attorney, you also want someone you can work with for the months or more than a year it can take for your case to be resolved. You also want an attorney who can increase your chances of success. To find the right accident attorney Fort Bend County can offer for your case, look for:

  • An attorney with a proven track record of results in cases similar to yours
  • Satisfied clients
  • Attorneys who communicate well and make you feel comfortable
  • Attorneys with trial experience and who are willing to go to court rather than accept a lowball offer
  • Attorneys who represent injured parties, not insurance companies

If you are considering working with an attorney, keep in mind the need to move quickly after an injury. In Texas, the statute of limitations is two years, which means you need to file your claim within two years of your injury, and the process of gathering evidence can take time. It is best to contact an attorney soon after your injury so your lawyer can start taking steps to build your case.  

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Maximize Your Chances of Success?

Working with an attorney may help you maximize your chances of successfully recovering compensation or securing a settlement. The courts and insurance companies in Fort Bend County see many claims, and working with an attorney can improve your chances of success in many ways:

  • An attorney will have access to expert witnesses, accident reconstruction experts, investigators, and other professionals to help gather evidence
  • A lawyer will work to accurately evaluate your damages and losses
  • An attorney will use their experience to negotiate with the insurance company and other parties in your case, so you don’t have to
  • A lawyer will help evaluate settlement offers
  • An attorney will keep you up to date about the status of your case
  • An attorney will prepare your case for trial, if necessary, and will present your case before a judge and jury if needed

In addition to improving your chances of success in your claim, an attorney will take on the time-consuming task of pursuing your claim and taking care of the legal details. This means you can focus on rehabilitation, doctor’s appointments, and the many other concerns you may have as you recover from your injury.

Why Johnson Garcia?

If you need an experienced personal injury lawyer, Fort Bend County attorneys at Johnson Garcia are here to help. We have successfully recovered over $100 million for our clients, and we only represent those who have faced injury or other challenges — we don’t represent insurance companies.

We have a long track record of results and over thirty years of combined experience. Our goal is to represent those who have been injured and help them secure the damages they deserve. 

At Johnson Garcia, we don’t charge fees unless and until you receive money for your losses, and we offer a free consultation so you don’t need to worry about payments up front.  If you’re looking for an accident lawyer, Fort Bend County attorneys at Johnson Garcia are available for a consultation. Contact us to schedule your consultation today.

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