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Christian Trial Lawyers Speaking Up For The Injured

Since 1979, the personal injury attorneys at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. Injury & Accident Lawyers have been fighting for justice for the injured.  Our advocates fight exclusively for the injured victims. If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence and need an attorney to help put things right, call us to talk to an experienced Houston personal injury lawyer today. Consultations are always free and if you sign with us, we do not charge you any attorney fees or expenses unless we make a recovery for you. Call us toll-free at 1-800-298-0111. Learn what we mean by “Christian Trial Lawyers.”

Why Hire Our Personal Injury Attorneys?

When people reach out to our law firm, they often have a lot of questions. Should I hire a personal injury lawyer near me? What will it cost? Am I doing the right thing?

The short answer is this: if you were injured due to no fault of your own, you are doing the right thing by calling a lawyer to protect your rights, your livelihood, and your family. Your rights can be trampled on by a well-trained insurance adjuster whose job it is to devalue your case and avoid paying you a single penny more than they have to. If you care about being treated fairly under the law, you need to get a free consultation and learn your rights.

Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., works on a contingency fee basis. This means there is no charge for the consultation and if you sign a contract for us to represent you, you only pay our attorney’s fees and reimburse our expenses if we recover a settlement or judgment for you to pay it out of. So up until that moment, you don’t owe us a dime to talk to us.

So why not get a free consultation and learn your rights? If you chose not to hire us, it was free.

About Our Houston, Texas Personal Injury Law Firm

The attorneys at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Injury and Accident Lawyers are passionate about helping the injured get the compensation award they deserve and have experience navigating the legal hurdles thrown up by adjusters and attorneys to thwart these efforts. It is our mission to represent our clients in a manner that demonstrates compassion, integrity, honor, and humility. If you share these goals, call us today to talk to a personal injury lawyer in Houston, TX. There are many lawyers to choose from, so let us tell you what makes our firm unique.

Some firms handle many areas of law. Do you want a lawyer who does mostly criminal defense or real estate law and occasionally personal injury on the side? Of course not! Personal injury law is all we do. The insurance companies know our name and they also know we are ready to take cases to trial. Today we have three serious injury lawyers in Houston, TX with a trained legal team of over 20 hard-working legal support staff who handle cases involving auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents, premise liability claims, dog bites, defective drugs, wrongful death claims, medical malpractice, maritime accidents, Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome due to vitamin B1 deficiency claims and other related practice areas. Let us speak up for your rights!

  • Voted Best of the Best in Houston by the Houston Chronicle Reader’s Poll in 2023. Thank you, Houston!
  • Virtual meetings (Zoom) and smartphone sign-ups are available.
  • Our firm offers a free consultation to discuss the legal advice and legal services we can provide you.
  • You do not pay attorney fees and expenses of litigation incurred during legal representation by us unless we win your case.
  • Personal Injury Attorney Paul Cannon is board-certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Chris Fletcher was recognized from 2020-2023 as a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyer’s Association. (all attorneys are members of the Texas Bar Association)
  • We have earned a reputation as a trusted personal injury law firm in Houston, TX since 1979 with a record of success.
  • While based in Houston, in addition to the greater Houston area, we provide statewide and national representation to clients seeking to recover financial compensation for serious and catastrophic injuries.
  • Our law firm was founded on Christian values: Honor, Integrity, and Compassion.
  • We offer hospital and in-home visits for severely injured clients.
  • When you turn to Simmons and Fletcher to find a lawyer and we take the case, you get a lawyer with your best interests at heart ready to take on the insurance companies. Call today to learn how our lawyers can help you!

Our Personal Injury Practice Areas

Auto Accidents

There are over 6 million  accidents costing over 38,000 lives in the United States every year. Insurance companies are geared up to hold down the settlements to save themselves money. Talk to our Houston auto accident attorneys today to learn how we can fight for you. Auto accidents are a primary area of our practice since 1979.

Bicycle Accidents

130,000 people are injured in bicycle accidents annually in the U.S. resulting in approximately 1,000 fatalities. Our bicycle accident lawyers are here to guide you every step of the way when a negligent driver causes a bicycle accident.

Dog Bites

Dog bites cost the insurance industry over 1 billion dollars per year. They are geared up to fight you to hold down these costs. Our experienced Houston dog bite attorney, Paul H. Cannon has taught courses to other attorneys on how to handle dog bites.

Motorist Insurance Claims

Uninsured and Under Insured Motorist Insurance Claims are necessary when a negligent driver injures you but does not have enough insurance to cover the damages. But they do not pay out bodily injury claims any easier just because they insure you. Our motorist insurance claims lawyers can advise you when to file a claim and fight for your rights.

Pedestrian Accidents

There are numerous laws requiring drivers to stop before crosswalks and keep a proper lookout so as to prevent pedestrian accidents. If you were hit crossing the road, talk to our pedestrian accident attorneys today.

Catastrophic Injuries

When you suffer an injury so severe that it alters the rest of your life, you need a catastrophic injury lawyer to evaluate not just the potentially liable parties but also the type of experts needed to fully evaluate the psychological, medical, and economic impact you will endure in the future. Our attorneys have seen this and have the experience to help you get the help you deserve.

Injuries from DUI

When you suffer injuries from DUI drivers negligently causing accidents, you need an experienced drunk driving accident lawyer to evaluate all the potential parties’ liability from dram shop liability to drunk driving liability.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can result in some of the worst injuries due to the lack of protection riders have compared to passenger vehicles. Talk to an experienced Houston motorcycle accident lawyer before talking to an insurance company that is there to fight against your claim.

Slip and Fall

Slip and fall accidents fall under premise liability law. But just because you slip and fall does not make the premise owner liable. Talk to our trusted Houston slip and fall accident lawyers to learn what it takes to win your case.

Wrongful Death

Whether it’s from a car accident, work accident, truck accident, maritime accident, or other serious injury, a wrongful death claim arises any time someone is killed due to another person’s negligence. Talk to a Houston wrongful death lawyer to learn what your rights are if your loved one was taken from you.

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What Our Clients Say

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Simmons and Fletcher was a very nice and friendly law firm from the moment I went in for my initial consult. A big thank you to all of them for hearing me out and agreeing to take on my claim. The process was easy and painless. Alicia did a magnificent job at keeping me updated regarding my case. Simmons and Fletcher comes highly recommended by me.

- Irma G.

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Simmons and fletcher law firm. Went above and beyond for me. I was in a bad wreck that requires neck surgery. They constantly called and checked on me to see how I was doing. They showed that they cared about me not just my case. I was also going through a rough divorce case at the same time. They helped me out in so many ways I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney to fight for me. Chris fletcher made sure I got what I deserved. Stephanie Quinn was amazing, she always so caring and checked on me. If I needed anything she acted quickly and made sure things were taken care of. I didn’t have as much stress through this whole process thanks to the hard work and effort they put in. Not many attorneys care about you as a person as well take care of your case. I would recommend anyone to use Simmons and Fletcher as their attorney.

- Amber R.

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I guess we are all a bit hesitant to have to hire a lawyer, at least I know I was, but Simmons and Fletcher PC was highly recommended by a trusted friend so I decided to contact them for help with the automobile accident in which I was injured. They went far beyond my expectations making sure that I was comfortable with their help. The information I received was on a regular basis, and any questions or comments I had were quickly handled. Ms. Stephanie Quinn, my lawyer’s paralegal, was in contact with me on a regular basis, I couldn’t have asked for a more professional and kind individual to assist me. My lawyer, Chris Fletcher, was very thorough and answered all my questions quickly. The work he performed on my behalf is greatly appreciated. If I should ever need legal assistance in the future, I definitely will contact Simmons and Fletcher, and I would high recommend you to contact them as well, should you need an attorney to represent you.

- Sue M.

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I cannot express enough what this firm has done for me and my family! From the very beginning my legal assistant, Jeannette, was there to guide me every step of the way. She kept me updated on my case, was prompt, and put my mind at ease answering all of my questions. I am truly grateful for the compassion and the hard work my attorney, Mrs. Cantrell showed me. If you are looking for hard working and trust worthy, Simmons & Fletcher is the firm for you!

- Miriam F.

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This office helped us out tremendously. Everyone we dealt with was professional and courteous. They were quick to respond to any questions regarding the process. I would definitely recommend these attorneys.

- Rebecca D.

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I had a great experience at Simmons and Fletcher. They fought continuously in my case and always hand my best interest in me. Ruth was kind and attentive to my needs. She was always available to what I needed with a smile. I will always be thankful to them for their hard work and result. I would highly recommend them. Thank you.

- Oscar M.

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This firm did an excellent job in representing our family. Not only are they very knowledgeable but are also very polite and always communicated through the whole process. A special thank you to Amanda for her helpful updates and hard work.

- Theresia R.

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I cannot recommend this firm enough. Chris Fletcher represented me and my experience was great from start to finish. Chris was honest, accessible, and easy to talk to. His paralegal, Stephanie Quinn, was also incredibly helpful along the way, making sure to stay in contact with me and keeping me updated on all the details I needed to know, even though I can sometimes be difficult to get in touch with. I felt like they always had my best interest in mind and that my case was in good hands. The outcome of my case ended up being even better than I expected. These are great people who are great at what they do.If you choose Simmons & Fletcher, you will not regret it.

- Rebecca S.

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I had a great experience with Simmons and Fletcher. Sharon Simmons Cantrell did an exceptional job on my case. She was attentive and sweet and fought hard for me. I would recommend her and the entire firm to anyone. Thank you for all you did for me!

- Sandra W.

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“After the accident I was really shaken to my core. Being a senior citizen, I wasn’t sure just what to do. I saw your tv ad and I decided to call. So glad I did and from day one I was treated very well. Especially since I didn’t have the pertinent information I should have gotten from the person who hit me. In spite of it all, your people were able to get all the information needed for my case. i consider that a job well done. I am truly grateful for all your help.

- Veda J.

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I would recommend Simmons and Fletcher to anyone! From start to finish my case was handled properly! Amanda Johnston handle my case so well, as well as communicated with me throughout the entire ordeal, and even after everything was over, she still contacted me asking how I was. They understood my pain, and always made sure to keep me in mind when handling my case! The entire process was fair, and there wasn’t anything to worry about keeping Simmons and Fletcher in mind. If I worked for a company, I’d hope for it to be like Simmons and Fletcher. There professionalism, and mannerisms are astonishing!!

- Christashaia J.

Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below is our personal injury FAQ to help answer the most common questions about hiring a Houston injury lawyer, injury laws, filing an injury lawsuit, and what individuals can anticipate from us when representing clients.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Texas?

The statute of limitations on personal injury claims for adults is two years. However, there are many exceptions including the following:

  • The discovery rule. This rule extends the time to file on repressed injuries and hard-to-discover injuries until the harm and cause can reasonably be discovered.
  • Minors. The two-year statute of limitations on filing personal injury lawsuits for minors does not start to run until their 18th birthday. Thus, minors are given until their 20th birthday to file claims. The claim for reimbursement for their medica bills as minors, however, falls under the parent’s two-year statute of limitations.
  • The defendant leaves the state. When a tortfeasor leaves the state before the 2-year statute runs, this can be grounds for an extension.
  • 1st party insurance claims. Claims against your own insurance may have a 3-year or 4-year statute of limitations depending upon what the contract states.
  • Other exceptions. Other exceptions can apply to when you must bring personal injury litigation in certain circumstances so you must consult an attorney about your specific facts.

More about the Statute of Limitations under Texas law.

How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Claim in Houston, Texas?

You should consider calling a personal injury lawyer if any of the following apply:

  • You were injured in an accident and do not have the resources or means to get the medical care you need.
  • You were seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence.
  • You were injured in a multi-vehicle or disputed liability accident and want free advice on how to proceed.
  • You were injured due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property.
  • You were injured due to someone else’s negligence and the other side is not responding or not accepting responsibility.
  • You were injured due to a product or drug.
  • You were injured on the job and there is no worker’s compensation or someone other than your employer caused the injury.
  • You were injured and an adjuster is calling asking for a recorded statement.
  • You were injured by someone’s animal.
  • You were injured by a drunk driver.
  • You were injured due to medical negligence.
  • You want to make sure that you understand all of your rights and that your interests are looked out for.
  • You simply want a free case evaluation with a lawyer with years of experience to better understand the legal process before you try to navigate it alone.

The choice is always yours whether to hire a Houston personal injury lawyer and file a claim. But be aware that insurance companies and corporations have trained investigators, adjusters, and lawyers at their service. Their job is to minimize your case value to save themselves money. We strongly advise talking to an experienced Houston personal injury lawyer near you before you talk to anyone from the opposing side if you are in the position of having to make a personal injury claim due to someone else’s negligent conduct.

Other Things to Know About Your Personal Injury Claim in Texas

  • The 2-year statute of limitations is not the only deadline in many cases. If your case is against a city, county, state, or federal entity due to an injury on government property or by a government-owned and operated vehicle, you have strict written notice requirements that MUST be met or your case will have waived your right to bring a lawsuit.  Some of these are as short as 60 days from the date of the injury.
  • There is no duty to preserve videotapes, inter-company reports,  emails, or certain other evidence UNLESS the victim or her team of attorneys sends written notice demanding the evidence be secured and preserved or requests it through a personal injury lawsuit.
  • Insurance companies will typically not pay your medical bills as you incur them. They know that as the bills pile up, you are more likely to stop following through on needed medical care and by doing so, harm your own case. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you get the medical care you need without having to come out-of-pocket for the medical bills as you go.
  • We offer a 100% FREE CONSULTATION to learn your rights so you can make an informed decision.

 

What Does it Take to Win a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

To win a personal injury lawsuit, you must prove to the jury by a preponderance of the evidence the elements of duty, breach of duty, proximate cause, and damages. Duty means a legal obligation to act or not act in a specific way under the law. Breach of duty means that the person failed to carry out his duty. The term ‘proximate cause’ means a cause that was a substantial factor in causing an event to happen, without which the event wouldn’t have happened. Damages refer to the harm done as a result of negligence.

Serving Houston for over 40 years, Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., has recovered countless verdicts and settlements while providing personal injury representation for injured clients in all types of personal injury claims from injuries in the oil and gas industry to common motor vehicle accidents. Whether you were injured or you lost a loved one, you may be able to recover for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, scarring, pain, suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment, and other intangible damages that often accompany an accident. Call us to discuss how an injury lawyer can help you with your personal injuries today.

What Does Christian Trial Lawyer Mean?

To us, this phrase provides a short answer to the question ‘What do you stand for?’ We strive to render services to our clients with the same core Christian values as we would render services to our Lord Himself. Honor, Integrity, Compassion, and Humility.

You can choose from many attorneys in Houston when hiring an attorney. You bless us when you put your trust in our law firm. We take that seriously.

What Does a Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX Do?

A personal injury lawyer in Houston helps you put your life back together by recovering compensation for your injuries and financial losses when you have been injured due to negligence. While every case is different, a personal injury lawyer helps you by drafting notice and demand letters to preserve your rights, collecting and documenting evidence that helps establish the other party’s fault and your damages, interceding between you and the adjusters, representatives, and attorneys for the negligent party, hires investigators, experts, and medical professions necessary to prove your case in court, advises you of your rights and options including helping you to decide whether to file a lawsuit, mediate, arbitrate, go to jury trial, and/or settle your case.

Do I Have to Meet With a Houston Personal Injury Attorney Near Me in Person?

No Time? No Problem. 95% of our clients sign up with us on their cell phone from the comfort of their own home.  We know that your time is valuable too. If you do not have time to come in, all of our lawyers and staff are set up to communicate with clients via Zoom virtual meetings, electronic document signing software that allows you to sign documents on a smartphone using your finger, email, and remote and office phone software. We also offer hospital and home visits for those too incapacitated to come to see us. Our services come with as many or as few lawyer meetings as you require. Schedule a consultation in the most convenient way for you: phone, in-person, or virtual meeting.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Houston Personal Injury Case?

The damages you are permitted by law to seek when someone else causes your injuries include compensation for past and future medical expenses, property damage, physical pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, mental anguish, physical impairment, lost wages, and lost earning capacity. For more information read more about the types of damages you can recover.

How Much Do Houston Personal Injury Attorneys Take From a Settlement?

The going rate in Houston personal injury cases is 33.33% if the case settles before a lawsuit is filed, 40% if it settles after the lawsuit is filed and up through a verdict, and 45% if the case must be appealed. This is our rate. The attorney fee is in addition to the case expenses being reimbursed. Typically, the attorney fronts the case expenses and they are reimbursed out of the settlement proceeds in addition tot he fee calculated on the total. However, not all contracts are the same and you should review any contract carefully and ask questions before signing. More complex matters such as medical malpractice may have higher rates and some lawyers may charge higher rates or make you pay the expenses as you go.

Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer Near Me?

Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., represent accident and injury victims across the United States in various capacities. If for some reason we cannot help, we will help you find someone who can.

Didn’t find the answer you were looking for? Get more answers from our personal injury FAQ.

Houston Areas Served

At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Injury & Accident Lawyers, we handle cases ain all areas of Houston, TX including Bellaire, Hunter’s Creek Village, Downtown Houston, Heights, Greater Fifth Ward, Midtown, South Central, Lawndale, Wayside, Clinton Park Tri Community, Rice Village, Hunter’s Village, Galena Park, Jacinto City, Memorial City, Memorial Park, East Houston, River Oaks, Montrose, West University, Medical Center, South Main, Southside, Sunnyside, Meyerland, Sharpstown, MacGregor, Brasewood, Willowbend, Brook Haven, South Park, Astrodome, Hyde Park, Bayland Park, Galleria, Mt. Houston, Aldine, Jersey Village, Fairbanks, Acres Home, Magnolia Gardens, Settegast, Almeda, Cloverland, Memorial Villages, Piney Point Villages, Hedwig Village, Spring Branch, Channelview, Greater Hobby Area, South Acres, Cloverland, and Spring Branch. Note: we handle serious injury cases nationwide.

About Our Faith

Our faith is very important to us. We strive to serve our clients as though we are serving the Lord, Himself. However, we welcome and regularly represent people of all faiths and beliefs.

Giving Back

Click here for Meet Houston Misisons & Local Missions PodcastClick here for Scholarship CompetitionsSimmons and Fletcher, P.C. Injury & Accident Lawyers have been in business in the Houston and Katy area for over 40 years. As a way of giving back to the community that has been so good to us, we promote local missions via our Vlog Meet Houston Missions and the Simmons and Fletcher Local Missions Podcast. We also offer several college scholarships to existing and incoming college students and participate in several local missions, church organizations, and charities.
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If you have a personal injury case and would like to know whether it is something that our law firm can help you with, please fill out the form to the right and submit your information or pick up the phone and call us between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM on Monday through Thursday and 8:30 AM  and 5:00 PM on Friday and out intake team can go help evaluate your case and determine who the best person is for you to talk to about your case. Consultations are 100% free and you have no obligation to hire us.

ABOUT OUR FIRM

Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., rooted in Christian values, exclusively handles personal injury cases, advocating for the rights of accident and negligence victims. Our Houston-based team, dedicated to compassion and excellence, handles cases across car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, and other types of cases with a commitment to personalized care. Upholding integrity and client-focused service, we strive for impactful legal outcomes. For a detailed understanding of our approach and team, visit our attorneys page.

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