Houston Personal Injury Lawyers

Texas Injury Attorneys 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.

Why Hire Our Personal Injury Attorneys?

When people reach out to our law firm, they often have a lot of questions. Do I need a lawyer? 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 did the right thing by calling a lawyer. You may have legal rights. Those 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 absolutely have to. If you care about being treated fairly under the law, you did the right thing.

We work 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 Us

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. Houston, TX has many 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!

  • 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.
  • Attorney Paul Cannon is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Attorney Christopher K. 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.
  • Our injury law firm has represented injury & accident victims since 1979.
  • 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!

Common Practice Areas

Auto Accidents

There are over 6 million car 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. Car 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Do I Know If I Should Call A Personal Injury Attorney in Houston?

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-car 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 Texas 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 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 Facts to Know Affecting A Personal Injury Claim:

  • 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 of care 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 If I Do Not Have Time to Meet With a Houston Serious Injury Lawyer?

Having no time to go meet with a lawyer in person is no problem. 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.

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

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. 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 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 Case?

If you suspect you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a case. Contact an attorney for a free consultation at once. A qualified attorney can evaluate the facts of your case and let you know whether they believe you have a case.

What Does it Take to 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.

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 in an auto wreck 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 Lawyer Do?

A personal injury lawyer 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 You Handle Cases Outside of Houston, TX?

Yes! All the time. While our Principal offices are located in Houston, Texas, we have handled serious injury cases nationwide for decades. Our legal practice is convenient to visit from the greater Houston area, Angleton, Atascocita, Austin, Beaumont, Baytown, Brownsville, Conroe, Cypress, Dallas, Fort Worth, Galveston, Harlingen, Humble, Katy, Kingwood, Missouri City, Pasadena, Pearland, Port Arthur, San Antonio, Spring, Sugar Land, Tyler, The Woodlands, and Victoria TX. We are in the former Frost Bank building on I-10 next to Memorial City Mall. So if you need a personal injury attorney, Houston, TX is not the only place where we can help!

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

 

What Our 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.

Review: 5/5 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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 PodcastScholarship 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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Verdicts & Settlements

Personal Injury Case Results

Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., has handled and tried personal injury cases big and small. Here you will find some examples of a few of our representative results by our team of lawyers. Due to confidentiality agreements, not all of our settlements and judgments can be posted. We also withhold the names due to privacy concerns.

$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 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.

$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 threshold of the doorway and let the dog loose. The dog attacked our client, biting him about the head and sides of his 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 were $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 of our personal injury law firm. Houston is where the case took place. Attorney fees were $100,000.00 and expenses were $1,480.74.

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 on 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 lumbar surgery. She went to the ER 4 days later, and then a chiropractor diagnosed a spondylolisthesis that predated the accident. She had a prior recommendation for surgery 10 years before following 4 prior injuries to her back. But every personal injury is different and unique. The case went to trial in Harris County. Outcome: The Defendant was found 100% negligent, and 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, and 115K future pain and suffering.

$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, a right toe laceration, a right femur fracture, closed head injury with mild traumatic brain injury, post-concussive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, abrasions, and lacerations. On the eve of trial, the defense opted to settle with our car accident lawyers. 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.

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 the Defendant would never keep a pit bull, Rottweiler, Presa Canario, Chow, or Doberman Pinscher on the property or pay a $100.00 per day fine for doing so.

$955,000.00 Slip and Fall Accident Premises Liability Settlement

A female restaurant patron experienced a slip-and-fall accident 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.

$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 unfavorable police report, our Houston truck accident lawyers 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 trucking companies involved 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.

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