A personal injury law firm can help you put your life back together when you have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligent conduct. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, over 40 million people go to the emergency room due to a personal injury every year. Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. has been speaking up for the injured across the United States Since 1979. We fight exclusively for the injured victims. If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, call us to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney today. Consultations are always free and you pay nothing unless we make a recovery for you.
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 three injury lawyers in Houston, TX with over 30 hard-working legal support staff who handle: auto accidents, truck accidents, work accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, defective drugs, wrongful death, medical malpractice, maritime accidents, Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome due to vitamin B1 deficiency claims and more. Let us speak up for your rights!
Call our award-winning attorneys 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.
Personal injury firms represent people who have been injured. Your personal injury attorney’s role is to prepare and submit all documentation required in a timely fashion so that your claim cannot be denied on a technicality. They 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.
Hiring a lawyer may be the difference between winning or losing your case. People often have doubts about whether they should call an houston injury attorney or not. Many Texans make the mistake of believing that they have two years to make that decision so they put it off. Here are the main reasons why you should seek an bodily injury lawyer’s advice sooner than later:
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.
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 former Frost Bank building on I-10 next to Memorial City Mall.
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:
More about the Statute of Limitations.
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.
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.
The damages you are permitted by law to seek for your injuries include compensation for past and future medical expenses, property damage, physical pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, mental anguish, physical impairment, and lost earning capacity. For more information read more about the types of damages you can recover.
“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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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. Due to confidentiality agreements, not all of our settlements and judgments can be posted. We also withhold the names due to privacy concerns.
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.
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 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 rather than go to trial. Attorney fees were $100,000.00 and expenses were $1,480.74.
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 lumbar surgery. She went to ER 4 days later, 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.