You never expect to need a personal injury lawyer; however, when you are injured following an accident, you may find yourself in a difficult situation that may require medical care, hospitalization, or even physical therapy. Amongst the piling medical bills and mounting stress, you may have questions but simply do not know where to begin.
According to the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts, 62 million injuries occurred in the United States in 2021, which equates to almost one-fifth of the country’s population. Given the sheer number of injuries that occur every year, there is a real need for qualified, knowledgeable, and experienced personal injury attorneys to accompany those who are most vulnerable at this time.
As personal injury attorneys in Katy, Texas, the law office of Simmons & Fletcher P.C. will work diligently to advocate on your behalf to support your rights and build a personal case with the aim of recovering compensation for your medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and duress you have suffered.
Focusing on recovery should be your top priority, and it is also ours. We can help. Let us work together to recover damages so you can get one step closer to finding closure. Call Simmons & Fletcher, P.C. today at (713) 932-0777 for a free consultation.
What kind of cases qualify as personal injury?
Personal injury encompasses a wide variety of cases, making this area of law very broad and requiring attorneys to be well-versed in many legal practice areas, particularly those under Texas jurisdiction. With our experienced team of personal injury lawyers, we have successfully handled cases that involved:
- Motor vehicle accidents,
- Motorcycle accidents,
- Bicycle accidents,
- Pedestrian accidents,
- Dog bite attacks,
- Medical malpractice,
- Wrongful death, and;
- Premises liability.
Of these types of personal injury, motor vehicle accidents – particularly car accidents and truck accidents – are unfortunately the most common in the state of Texas. As stated by the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2022, there were no deathless days on Texas roadways, and a total of 244,092 people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
Moreover, in 2022, drunk driving accidents alone claimed 1,162 lives. It is the duty of a personal injury lawyer to ensure that the family members of victims receive proper settlement for the loss of life in a wrongful death caused by a drunk driver.
If you have been the victim of a motor vehicle accident or another form of personal injury, do not hesitate to contact a Katy personal injury lawyer at Simmons and Fletcher at our office for a free case evaluation.
What are some common injuries you might sustain?
Some common injuries (both physically and mentally) people may experience can include:
- Broken bones,
- Loss of a limb or limbs,
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs),
- Mental anguish,
- Traumatic brain injury,
- Emotional distress
- Whiplash, and;
- Post-traumatic stress disorder.
There are many types of injuries you might sustain from a personal injury accident, ranging from minor wounds to severe injuries, or even catastrophic injuries. Every situation has its specificities, and your degree of injury will depend on the severity of the accident.In the more severe cases, victims have faced disfigurement, oxygen deprivation, paralysis, exsanguination, and even death.
When you call upon the services of an experienced Katy personal injury lawyer, they will provide you with sound legal advice so that you can weigh your options. Depending on the circumstances of your case, they will work effortlessly to build the strongest case for you while keeping your best interests at heart. At Simmons & Fletcher P.C., our Katy personal injury attorneys are armed with years of experience to fight for your right to get the fair compensation you deserve.
How much can you recover from a personal injury case?
The amount of compensation you may be able to recover at the outcome of a personal injury case will vary in view of the case’s unique factors – no two personal injury cases are the same.
Your lawyer will require all the facts and information you can provide, including medical bills and other documentation in the form of witness reports, as well as the date and time of the accident. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, they may request the opinion of expert witnesses who may contribute to strengthening your case. These may include:
- Accident Reconstructionists,
- Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists,
- Safety Engineers,
- Toxicologists, and;
- Industry Experts.
Having experts to support your claim may strengthen your case and the likelihood of receiving appropriate compensation in court.
Enlist the help of an experienced Katy personal injury lawyer at Simmons & Fletcher P.C.
At the law firm of Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., we work on a contingency fee basis, which means your personal injury lawyer does not charge you anything unless you receive fair compensation with regard to your claim.
In the state of Texas, the typical set contingency fee percentage is 33.33% or roughly one-third of the recovered monetary compensation if the case is settled before a lawsuit is filed. The percentage may increase if the case goes to litigation or has to be appealed in court.
Though this is common practice, there are some attorneys that charge legal fees without obtaining a favorable outcome for their clients. At the law office of Simmons & Fletcher, we show compassion for our clients and the hardships that they encounter following their personal injury. Everyone is entitled to legal representation. And that is why we believe that a contingency fee basis is the only way to ensure that you do not shoulder additional financial burden.
Serving Katy and the greater Houston area, Simmons & Fletcher, P.C. are also devoted to accompanying Texan residents who reside in the following cities:
- Cinco Ranch,
- Fort Bend,
- Mission Bend,
- And all of Texas.
If you or someone else you know has been recently injured following an incident, know that a team of knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorneys is only a phone call away. Get the legal advice you need with a free case consultation: (713) 932-0777.
Get the legal representation you need
If you have had the misfortune of falling victim to a personal injury accident, do not make yourself bear the burden of the accident alone. Insurance companies are notorious for giving underappreciated sums to injured parties. Do not take any further action without first consulting an experienced Katy personal injury attorney at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C.
We will make sure to explain your legal options and provide you with the necessary resources pertaining to your case. Contact us for your free consultation today: (713) 932-0777.