Kingwood Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Kingwood, TX
When you are injured in an accident, in Kingwood, TX, a personal injury lawyer can help. Our attorneys at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. have been fighting for victims of personal injuries across the United States Since 1979. We understand how insurance companies work. Their goal is to minimize your recovery. We fight to make you a recovery. When you are injured by another person’s negligence, call a personal injury lawyer near Kingwood, TX whose sole focus is fighting for injury victims like you. We offer a free no-obligation injury consultation. You will pay nothing upfront. This means zero attorney fees or case expenses unless our team makes a recovery.
About Kingwood, TX
Known as the “Livable Forest,” Kingwood TX is the largest master-planned community in Harris County. Northeast of Houston, its citizens enjoy over fourteen-thousand acres in nature preserves and parks. No wonder it has grown to over 63,500 residents despite being unincorporated. It is primarily located in Harris County, Texas, with some portions sitting in Montgomery County, Texas.
Why Should You Hire Simmons and Fletcher, P.C.?
We are located in Harris County and have been handling personal injury cases in and around Kingwood, TX, and the greater Houston area since 1979. 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 make you a recovery. Today we have five personal injury lawyers who regularly practice in Harris County, Montgomery County, and other surrounding counties. Our law firm can assist you with car accidents, truck accidents, work injuries, premises liability cases, product liability, forklift accidents, medical malpractice, and more. We are built to take your case the distance. If you cannot come to us, we can conduct virtual meetings via Zoom, e-sign documents, and even come out to meet with you.
When you hire Simmons an Fletcher, P.C. you can rest assured knowing:
- We always offer free consultations.
- Easy connect Zoom meetings plus e-signing of contracts and documents mean you do not have to drive in to meet with us or sign papers.
- Hospital and home visits for seriously injured accident victims.
- You do not pay attorney fees or litigation expenses unless we win your case.
- We have a board-certified personal injury trial lawyer. (Paul H. Cannon)
- We have been a trusted and well-known law firm in Texas since 1979.
- We provide local, state, and national representation.
- Our firm was founded on Christian values: honor, integrity, and compassion.
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.
What is a Contingency Fee Attorney?
A contingency fee attorney is a lawyer who fronts the expenses of pursuing the case so that you are not out-of-pocket for this and he/she only gets paid out of a settlement or judgment. Thus, if there is no recovery made, the contingency fee lawyer does not get paid. In other words, you don’t pay unless we win! Additionally, the consultations with our personal injury attorneys are always free Upon 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 Kingwood personal injury attorney and learn what we can do for you?
What Should You Do if Injured in an Accident?
After an injury, it is critical that you take steps to take care of yourself as well as preserve evidence.
- Report the incident to the proper authorities and/or file necessary reports.
- Seek medical care immediately.
- Preserve evidence by way of photographs and preserving videos.
- Avoid giving anyone a recorded statement that could be used against you.
- Speak to a lawyer.
You can obtain a free consultation with Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., accident attorneys by calling 1-800-298-0111 today. Our representatives are working 24/7 to take your calls and connect you with an attorney who can pursue your legal rights.
General Personal Injury Questions
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. Some things that factor into the value include the total medical bills, type of injury, loss of income, inability to work, physical impairment, emotional distress, scarring, length of treatment, type of care required, and permanent nature of the injury.
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 compensation. In some cases this may necessitate filing a lawsuit, mediating the case, and/or taking 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, your Kingwood personal injury lawyer 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 harm 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 Kingwood personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee 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 its 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:
- property damage, personal injury or death that resulted from a State employee’s operation of a motor vehicle while in the course of his employment duties or
- personal injury or death caused by a condition or use of tangible personal or real property if the governmental unit would if it were a private person, be liable to the claimant according to Texas Law.
- In addition to these certain circumstances, the government agency in question must receive specific detailed written notice as required by statute before a lawsuit is filed, otherwise, the court will dismiss your case.