Houston Personal Injury Lawyers

Practicing since 1979

Houston Personal Injury Lawyers

Speaking up for the Injured

When you are injured due to someone else’s negligent conduct, you need someone who will fight for your rights. Our passion is speaking up for the injured. The personal injury attorneys at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. have been fighting for victims of negligence across the United States Since 1979. We understand how insurance companies work. Their goal is to minimize your recovery. We fight for you. We offer a free no-obligation injury consultation and work on a contingency fee basis so you put up nothing upfront.

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Why Should You Hire Simmons & Fletcher, P.C.?

We have practiced Personal Injury Law exclusively Since 1979. The insurance companies know our name and they also know we will take cases to trial. Today we have five Houston personal injury lawyers with over 35 hard-working legal support staff who handle: car accidents, truck accidents, work accidents, premises liability cases, product liability, medical malpractice, and more. We are built to take your case the distance.

Call an award-winning personal injury lawyer at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., for a free consultation today: 1-800-298-0111.

We believe in taking the hassle out of the legal process for our clients so they can focus on recovering from their accident.

  • We always offer free consultations.
  • You do not pay attorney fees or litigation expenses unless we win your case.
  • Attorney Paul Cannon is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law.
  • Attorney Christopher K. Fletcher was recognized in 2020 as a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyer’s Association.
  • We have been a reputable and trusted law firm in Texas since 1979.
  • We provide local, state, and national representation.
  • Our firm was founded on Christian values: Honor, Integrity, and Compassion.
  • Virtual meetings and smartphone sign-ups are available.
  • We offer hospital and in-home visits for severely injured clients.
  • We have exclusively represented injury & accident victims since 1979.

What Are Contingency Fees?

You don’t pay unless we win!

First consultations with our attorneys are always free and we only take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we pay for all of the litigation costs up-front. You, the injury victim, will not pay us a single dime unless we win your case for you. Upon a settlement or judgment, you pay attorneys fees and case expenses. This is a promise we make to all of our clients if we take on their case. So why not schedule a free consultation with a qualified, experienced, and aggressive injury attorney in Houston, and learn what we can do for you?

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?

Personal injury Law Firms represent people who have been injured. Your lawyer’s role is to prepare and submit all documentation required in a timely fashion so that your claim cannot be denied on a technicality. A lawyer can help you navigate the claims process and negotiate on your behalf. In some cases this may necessitate filing a lawsuit, mediating the case, and/or taking the case to trial. Read more >

How Do I Win a Personal Injury Case?

To win a personal injury case, you must prove 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.

Where Do You Practice?

While our Principal offices are located in Houston, Texas, we have handled serious injury cases nationwide for decades.  Our location is convenient to visit from all of Houston,  Angleton, Atascocita, Austin, Beaumont, Baytown, Brownsville, Conroe, Cypress, Dallas, Harlingen, Katy, Kingwood, Pasadena, Pearland, Port Arthur, San Antonio, Spring, Sugar Land, Tyler, and The Woodlands. We are in the Frost Bank building on I-10 next to Memorial City Mall.

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

States have different deadlines for a plaintiff to file a lawsuit. This deadline is called the Statute of Limitations. In the State of Texas, the general rule 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. Minors are given until their 20th birthday to file claims.
  • 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 in certain circumstances so you must consult an attorney about your specific facts. Read more >

What Do Our Injury Clients say?

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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.

Our Personal Injury Practice Areas

Anytime a person suffers an injury due to the negligence of another, a personal injury claim may arise. Across the top menu is a list of our primary fields. Here are some of the other cases that our personal injury law firm can help with in addition to our main areas of practice:

CAR ACCIDENTS
TRUCK ACCIDENTS
WORK INJURY
DOG BITES
PREMISES LIABILITY
PRODUCTS LIABILITY
HEALTH CARE LIABILITY
MARITIME ACCIDENTS
OTHER PERSONAL INJURIES

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. Learn more about what we mean by “Christian Trial Lawyers.”

Giving Back To the Community

Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. has been in business in the Houston and Katy area for almost 40 years. As a way of giving back to the community that has been so good to us, we offer several college scholarships to existing and incoming college students and participate in several local missions, church organizations, and charities. Please visit our college scholarship page and our giving back page.

 

Verdicts & Settlements

Personal Injury Case Results

At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., we have attorneys who handle and try personal injury cases big and small. Here you will find some examples of a few of our representative results. Due to confidentiality agreements, not all of our settlements and judgments can be posted. We also withhold the names due to privacy concerns.

2018 $1,387,500.00 Drunk Driving Accident Settlement

A 46-year-old female was rear-ended by a drunk driver. The driver was arrested at the scene for intoxication. The Plaintiff suffered from fractured ribs, a right ankle dislocation a right hip dislocation, right toe laceration, right femur fracture, closed head injury with mild traumatic brain injury, post-concussive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, abrasions, and lacerations. The total medical bills paid out of the settlement were $55,463.50. Attorneys fees were $547,500 and the expenses paid out of the settlement were $25,624.59.

2015 $300,000.00 Dog Bite Settlement

While playing outside in his neighborhood with his sister and friends, a young boy was attacked by a pit bull belonging to a neighbor. The neighbor has recently purchased the pit bull as a guard dog after someone had burglarized their home. The neighbor’s child brought the dog outside on a leash but tripped over the thresh hold of the doorway and let the dog loose. The dog attacked our client, biting him about the head and sides of the face. A good Samaritan driving by stopped and pried the dog’s jaws off of the boy’s head. The attack resulted in numerous stitches to the scalp and some scarring around the sides of the face. Total medical expenses for emergency care was $10,018.60 after Medicaid payments.

After filing a lawsuit and conducting some necessary discovery, Paul Cannon made a time-limited demand to the defendant’s homeowner’s insurance company demanding that they pay their full policy limits of $300,000.00 to settle the case. The Defendants opted to accept the demand rather than go to trial. Attorney fees were $100,000.00 and expenses were $1,480.74.

2012 $11,900,000.00 Electrocuted Worker Burn Injury Settlement

A Worker was severely injured while on an aerial lift. The worker was assisting another employee on a man lift about 30 feet in the air when the other worker steered too close to a 34 kV power line. The resulting shock caused burn injuries and an extended period of oxygen deprivation to our client. He suffered irreversible brain damage and requires 24-hour per day monitoring. He sustained significant short term and long term memory problems and is permanently disabled. After a lawsuit was filed, the case was ordered to arbitration under an employee benefits policy. After extensive discovery and depositions, and after the excess carrier tried to get out of their obligations by trying to void their insurance policy in Federal Court, the case settled on the eve of arbitration for $11,900,000. Attorney fees on the case were $3,966,666.27 and case expenses were $213,253.55.

After filing a lawsuit and conducting some necessary discovery, Paul Cannon made a time-limited demand to the defendant’s homeowner’s insurance company demanding that they pay their full policy limits of $300,000.00 to settle the case. The Defendants opted to accept the demand rather than go to trial. Attorney fees were $100,000.00 and expenses were $1,480.74.

2015 $1,264,113.60 18-Wheeler Truck Accident Settlement

In a difficult case involving an 18 wheeler truck crash that resulted in serious injuries, Simmons & Fletcher, P.C. was able to secure a $1,264,113.60 settlement on behalf of our injured client.

On a Texas interstate, our client was badly injured when his minivan was rear-ended by a commercial motor vehicle. The investigating police officer determined that our client was stopped in the moving lanes of travel (rather than on the shoulder as the law requires) and therefore blamed him alone for causing the resulting accident involving the 18 wheeler. Despite this police report that would cause most attorneys not to take on the case, our 18 wheeler accident attorneys, aggressively and quickly began litigation on behalf of our seriously injured client and, by doing our investigation with the help of a team of experts, determined that the tractor-trailer was responsible for negligently causing the avoidable wreck. Christopher K. Fletcher discovered that the truck driver failed to act as a professional driver and that if the truck driver had been driving defensively and according to the rules of the road, the 18 wheeler could have easily avoided crashing into our client. Furthermore, Mr. Fletcher uncovered evidence that proved the commercial motor carrier, the truck driver’s employer, knew or should have known that their driver was dangerous to the public and should not have allowed him behind the wheel of their 18 wheeler.

Our client suffered serious fractures to his knee and both forearms which required immediate surgeries to repair. He also suffered a cut on his head. Unfortunately, after the initial surgeries, one of our client’s arms became infected which caused him to suffer tremendous and constant pain for months. In the end, our client’s medical bills amounted to over $100,000. Attorney fees on the case were $492,644.63 and case expenses were $14,806.72.

2012 Dog Bite Policy Limits+ Settlement

Dog attack involving 4 pit bulls that escaped from a yard and attacked a lady as she was walking down her street with a child on her shoulders. She suffered bites on both arms and legs. Total medical bills were just under $5,000.00. The case settled at mediation for homeowner’s policy limit plus an agreement that Defendant would never keep a pit bull, rottweiler, Presa Canario, Chow, or Doberman Pinscher on the property or pay 100.00 per day fine for doing so.

2010 Commercial Motor Vehicle Accident $233,124.00 Jury Verdict

Plaintiff (49) was driving down I-10 in Houston when a truck carrying a load of 18 ceramic insulators lost its load upon the roadway in traffic. She hit one of the insulators. Suffered an aggravation of a pre-existing spondylolisthesis in her lumbar spine requiring significant medical care, including a lumbar surgery. He went to ER 4 days later, then a chiropractor who diagnosed a spondylolisthesis that predated the accident. She had a prior recommendation for surgery 10 years before following 4 prior injuries to her back. The case went to trial in Harris County.

Outcome: Defendant found 100% negligent, awarded $233,124.00. Attorneys fees were $93,249.60, expenses were $51,645.81. The award was for 20K past medical, 15K past physical impairment, 60K future physical impairment, 20K past lost earnings, 30K future lost earnings, 30K past pain and suffering, 115K future pain and suffering.

2015 $955,000.00 Slip and Fall Accident Premises Liability Settlement

A female restaurant patron slipped and fell on a lime slice at a Mexican restaurant sustaining a herniated disc in her spine necessitating a spinal fusion and implantation of a pain pump. Evidence suggested the lime slice fell from a server’s tray and was left on the floor until the Plaintiff fell. The total medical bills paid out of the settlement were $205,034.49. Attorneys fees on the case were $381,666.67 and the expenses paid were $48,449.78.

Meet Our Houston Personal Injury Lawyers

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