HELPING VICTIMS AND FAMILIES GET JUSTICE
Johnson Garcia LLP helps personal injury victims and family members who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident. If you have been affected by a serious accident, our experienced attorneys can help.
Call us today at (832) 844-6700 for a free case evaluation with a personal injury attorney.
WE HANDLE ALL KINDS OF PERSONAL INJURY CASES
Personal injury means any harm done to a person’s physical body, mind, or emotional state. This can apply to a victim or their loved ones. Every personal injury case is unique. The Houston personal injury lawyers at Johnson Garcia LLP have worked on all kinds of personal injury cases with a diverse range of clients. No matter what type of injury you have suffered, our experienced attorneys will help you get the financial compensation you deserve so you can move on with your life.
Personal Injury Cases We Represent
COMMERCIAL TRUCK ACCIDENTS
We represent people who have been injured in accidents involving negligent truck drivers or trucking companies. If you or a loved one was involved in an accident with a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle, we can help.
CAR AND MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
Motorcycle and car accidents can range from minor to catastrophic. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car or motorcycle accident, contact us for a free case evaluation.
DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS
Drunk driving is one of the most serious examples of negligence. If you or a loved one was hit by someone who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, our attorneys can help you recover damages and get justice.
BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS
Bicyclists have the same responsibilities of drivers, yet they have almost no physical protection in a crash with a motor vehicle and often sustain major injuries. Similarly, pedestrians have no protection against motor vehicles, and crosswalk accidents are common. If you or a loved one has been injured in a cycling or pedestrian accident, we can help.
Accidents are common in construction, one of the most dangerous industries. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a construction site accident (e.g., dropped materials, mishandling of equipment), the Houston personal injury attorneys at Johnson Garcia LLP can help.
DRILLING RIG ACCIDENTS
Oil rig workers face many on-the-job hazards, and accidents and injuries are common. If you or your loved one has suffered injuries or death due to a slip and fall, equipment malfunction, explosion, fire, or another reason, contact our law firm right away.
MARITIME AND OFF-SHORE INJURIES
If you or your loved one has been injured or killed doing maritime or offshore work that is not covered under the Jones Act (e.g., dock workers), contact us for a case evaluation.
JONES ACT INJURIES
If you or your loved one is classified as a “Jones Act seaman” and were injured or killed while working on a vessel in navigable waters, we may be able to help you in a personal injury case. The attorneys at Johnson Garcia LLP understand the Jones Act and maritime law and have successfully won cases. Contact us for a free consultation.
Workplace accidents are common, especially in industries like construction and logging. If you’ve been injured at work—whether because of a slip and fall, machinery accident, or another reason—you may have a personal injury case. Contact us for help.
If your loved one was killed because of someone else’s recklessness, negligence (e.g., drunk driving, medical malpractice), or intentional harm, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death lawsuits require attorneys seasoned at dealing with civil cases like the lawyers at Johnson Garcia LLC.
WE’LL WORK HARD TO GET YOU THE SETTLEMENT YOU DESERVE
You have enough to deal with after being injured or losing a loved one because of someone else’s recklessness or negligence. The physical pain and emotional trauma can be devastating. You shouldn’t have to deal with medical debt or struggle to pay the bills. You need time to focus on healing.
Yet, in the aftermath of an accident, most people just want the process to be over so they can move on and try to get back to normal. It’s a vulnerable time, and many people end up accepting whatever they’re offered by their employer or insurance company even when they’re entitled to more. At Johnson Garcia LLP, we know you deserve better. We’ll fight hard for you when you need help the most.
When you work with us, you have our word we’ll do everything we can to build a strong legal case to get 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. Our goal is to make the process as simple and streamlined as possible so that you can focus on recovery.
Most people don’t have the time or legal expertise necessary to pick apart a contract or an insurance policy to determine if what they’re being offered is fair. This is where a skilled attorney comes in. Our Houston personal injury lawyers 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. We fight hard for our clients, and we have a track record of success.
SERIOUS INJURIES CAN TAKE MANY FORMS
“Personal injury” not only refers to physical injuries, but also the mental and emotional toll of an accident or the death of a loved one. Losing a spouse, life partner, parent, child, sibling, or grandparent can be devastating. It’s not uncommon to suffer long-lasting or even permanent damage after an accident, such as the loss of a limb or mental trauma that leads to PTSD. These things can affect your ability to live and work normally.
Even in cases where injuries are minor, you should never have to pay for someone else’s negligent or dangerous behavior—financially, emotionally, or physically. Johnson Garcia LLP has fought and won personal injury settlements for Houston-area clients with all kinds of injuries, including:
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 are those that affect brain and neural tissues. Examples include brain damage, concussion, nerve damage, and paralysis. Neurological injuries are common in accidents involving head or spinal injuries.
Internal Organ Injuries
Injuries that affect the internal organs can be particularly dangerous. Internal organ injuries can include hemorrhaging (bleeding), organ lacerations, punctured/collapsed lungs, and crushed organs.
Mental and Emotional Injuries
This refers to 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 emotional stress (referred to as “pain and suffering”).
Mental and Emotional Injuries
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 can also create lifelong challenges.
What Exactly Is Negligence?
In the legal world, negligence has a specific definition. Cornell Law School defines it as “a failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances.” In plain terms, would the average responsible person in the same situation have done the same thing?
When an individual or business entity fails to act with a reasonable level of care, either by acting recklessly or failing to do what is necessary to ensure safety, this is considered negligent under the law.
As your personal injury lawyer, it’s our job to show that the person or entity who is responsible for your injury was negligent. In cases involving employers, this might include showing how the employer failed to recognize danger or uphold safety regulations. In other situations, proving negligence might include things like showing that a driver did not obey traffic laws, by failing to observe the right of way or driving at excessive speeds, for example.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU
When you entrust us to work on your case, we will need basic personal information and access to any relevant documents and information that can help strengthen your claim. This can include:
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Relevant expense receipts (such as for medical supplies)
- Correspondence with the responsible party (letters/emails)
- Legal documents
- Pay stubs
- Insurance policies
These are all valuable pieces of information you’ll want to bring to your consultation. Time is of the essence after you’ve been injured. Call us today at (832) 844-6700 to schedule your no-cost consultation.
NEED A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER IN HOUSTON?
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 what is often the most vulnerable time of their lives.
Our experience and legal knowledge help us anticipate all the tactics the defense will throw our way and give us an edge in court. We’ll fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
IF WE DON’T WIN, YOU DON’T PAY
If you hire Johnson Garcia LLP to represent you, there is no upfront cost. We know the last thing you need to worry about is how to pay for an attorney. That’s why we work under a “no recovery, no pay” model. If we don’t recover damages for you, you don’t owe us a dime. We’re paid based on a percentage of the damages we recover from the responsible party.
Contact our law firm for a free case evaluation at (832) 844-6700.
PERSONAL INJURY FAQ
How much money can I recover in a personal injury case?
An accident can cause so much more than physical injury. Losing a spouse or loved one or becoming disabled after an accident can be devastating physically, emotionally, and financially. How much you can collect in damages depends on the specifics of the case and how negligent the other party acted. Common damages that are recoverable in an injury case may include:
1. Physical pain and suffering (past and future)
2. Past medical expenses
3. Past and future disfigurement
4. Loss of wages
5. Loss of future earning capacity
6. Physical impairment (past and future)
7. Loss of consortium (this refers to loss of affection, companionship, and assistance from a spouse)
8. Loss of household services (situations where a spouse was the sole provider of certain household services)
How do I know whether I have a case?
If you have a minor accident with no injuries or minor injuries, pursuing a personal injury case may not be your best course. It might be better to accept a settlement and move on. But if you’ve been involved in an accident with injuries, ask yourself the following questions:
1. Can you afford to pay for past medical expenses and future costs for things like rehabilitation and physical therapy?
2. Have you lost income or earning capacity because of your injuries?
3. Have you become disabled due to your injuries?
4. Are you suffering from emotional trauma related to the incident?
5. Will you be able to financially provide for your family going forward?
6. Would compensation give you a sense of justice against the negligent person or entity that caused your injuries?
Ultimately it is up to you whether to pursue a personal injury case but answering these questions may help you decide. Johnson Garcia LLP offers no-cost consultations to help you determine whether you have a strong case. If we take on your case, you pay nothing unless we recover money damages on your behalf. It’s part of our “no recovery, no pay” promise.
What if I am partly at fault for the accident?
Don’t rush to put blame on yourself until all the facts of the case have been uncovered. Even if you were partly at fault, you may still be able to collect damages in a personal injury suit.
In Texas, something called comparative negligence means that even if you shared fault you may still be awarded money as long as you were not more than 50 percent responsible for the accident. If you were partly at fault your award will be reduced by your percentage at fault, but in many cases it’s still very much worth the pursuit.
Our personal injury lawyers in Houston may be able to uncover negligent persons or entities in your case that aren’t obvious, such as property owners, product manufacturers or designers, companies, government agencies and employers, and others. Contact our Houston personal injury law firm as soon as possible after your accident for a free consultation.