Author: Paul H. Cannon
When you are injured in an accident, you need to find an injury lawyer that will fight for you. A law firm Insurance companies know will not run from a fight. Our personal injury attorneys at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. have been fighting for victims of personal injuries across the United States Since 1979. We understand how insurances companies work. Their goal is to minimize your recovery. We fight to maximize your recovery. When you are injured by another persons negligence you should always call an injury lawyer whose sole focus is fighting for injury victims like you? This also means they understand how insurance companies work and the steps that need to be taken to obtain a compensation for injuries. We offer a free no obligation injury consultation. You will pay nothing up front. This means zero attorney fees or case expenses unless our team makes a recovery.
We have practiced Personal Injury Law exclusively Since 1979 and nothing else. That is 40 years of experience. The insurance companies know our name and they also know we will take cases to trial. They know we will not back down from a fight and we aim to maximize your recovery. Today we have five personal injury lawyers in Houston. Our PI Attorneys are Robert S. Simmons who founded our law firm, Sharon Simmons-Cantrell, Christopher K. Fletcher, Rebecca L. Todd, and Paul H. Cannon is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law, . We also have over 35 hard-working legal support staff. Our law firm handles car accidents, truck accidents, work injuries, premises liability cases, product liability, medical malpractice and more. We are built to take your case the distance.
We are an award-winning personal injury law firm. We believe in taking the hassle out of the legal process for our clients so they can focus on recovering from their accident.
You dont pay unless we win! First consultations with our personal injury 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 recovery, 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 personal injury attorney in Houston, and learn what we can do for you?
After an injury, it is critical that you take steps to preserve evidence. Videotapes can get recycled. Photographs will disappear, get lost or never get taken. Remember that the time to document your case and preserve evidence is immediately after the accident happens. This is why you need someone on your side looking out for your rights. When you hire us, our job is to protect your rights and advise you of the best way to protect yourself.
Insurance companies have personal injury lawyers on staff advising them every step of the way. But they are looking out for their own interest and never yours. You must hire an attorney with personal injury experience on your side who understands the insurance companies litigation process, and protects your rights throughout the case.
There is no clear-cut amount for the various types of claims. Each claim is personal and unique, and so your claim’s worth will depend on a variety of factors. Medical bills, lost wages and emotional distress are just a few things that factor into your claim’s worth.
Personal injury lawyers 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 to seek the maximum settlement allowed. In some cases this may necessitate filing a lawsuit, mediating the case and/or takign the case to trial.
States have different deadlines for a plaintiff to file a lawsuit. In the State of Texas, the time allowed to file a personal injury lawsuit is two years.
In the State of Texas, the Statute of Limitations in a personal injury case is two years. This is the time period when you must file a lawsuit. There are some exceptions to this rule, and these can be seen here.
In order to present a thorough case to the judge and jury, you must prove duty, breach of duty, proximate cause, and damages. Duty means the legal obligation to not act negligently. Breach of duty means that the person was negligent in his actions. The 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 harms done as a result of negligence. You can find more information about this topic here.
In a negligence case, the burden of proof falls on the plaintiff. This means that the plaintiff must show proof that the defendant’s actions or liability caused the plaintiff’s damages. The specifics vary for punitive damages and negligence. Check out this page for more detailed information.
Most lawyers work on a contingencyfee basis, where the lawyer is investing their time and money to take a claim to court. So, the lawyer will analyze the anticipated cost of filing the claim vs the chance of loss and anticipated recovery. Some lawyers only take cases with large anticipated recovery claims, while others take on low-risk cases. You can read more detailed information about why a lawyer might turn down your case on our blog.
Everyone faces unique conditions that can change the severity of your injury. We have experience with common and serious injuries. If your injuries require hospitalization, rehabilitation or time off from work, you can safely say your injuries are serious.
Under common law, the state has sovereign immunity and citizens are unable to sue the government. However, the Texas Torts Claims Act (Section 101 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code) grants permission to sue for certain specific limited circumstances that include:
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 both Katy, Texas and Houston on I-10 next to Memorial City Mall.
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.”
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 scholarships page and our giving back page.
Review: 5/5 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “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., actual client.