Practice Areas

18 Wheeler and Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Texans drive nearly 265 billion miles per year, and each year that number goes up. Our highways, city streets, and rural roads are packed with 18 wheelers and commercial trucks that can cause serious injury and death. In 2016 alone, approximately 25,000 people were injured and 500 people died in Texas as a result of accidents with commercial vehicles. The victims of these accidents are often the drivers of smaller passenger vehicles who are left to deal with expensive medical bills, property damage, and emotional trauma on top of any life-altering physical harm they experience.

If you have been in an accident with an 18 wheeler or commercial vehicle, it is important to take immediate steps to protect yourself. From preserving evidence to conducting investigations to determine negligence, you need an attorney who will help you navigate the complicated maze of big corporations, attorneys, insurance companies, doctors, and specialists. You have rights. Before you speak to anyone, give me a call to make sure you don’t jeopardize those rights.

*Texas Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation

Work Related Injury

Did you know that Texas is the only state in the country that doesn’t require employers to provide any workplace-injury coverage? Some employers offer non-subscription policies, where they basically make their own rules, and there is nothing in Texas state law that prevents non-subscribing employers from firing an employee upon learning of pain or injury in the workplace. Don’t get caught on the losing end of their big corporate games. Companies often take short cuts or don’t provide a safe working environment, and it’s the laborer who ends up paying for it monetarily, physically, and emotionally. Even if you believe your employer has workers compensation insurance, give me a call. I can help you understand what your employer does and doesn’t provide, and help you get the medical care and compensation you deserve.

I work with a large network of doctors and medical providers that accept letters of protection – meaning they treat you with care and concern as a fully-paying patient, and they are paid only when your case is settled.

Wrongful Death

Nothing will ever replace the tragic loss of a loved one. The pain of loss is even greater when the death was caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless act. While the emotional pain is awful, the truth is that there are severe financial implications like lost income, expenses incurred because of the tragedy, and more. If you have lost a loved one to the negligence of another, don’t try to deal with insurance companies directly. Give me a call. I understand the unique aspects of litigating wrongful death cases, and will help get the justice your loved one deserves.

Car Accidents, Drunk Driver Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents & Motorcycle Accidents

Annually in Texas, there are approximately 15,000 crashes with more than 20,000 people sustaining serious injury. Almost 4,000 Texans are killed every year in auto, auto-pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents. On average, 1 person is killed every 2 hours and 20 minutes in Texas. One person is injured every 2 minutes, and there is 1 crash every minute. Texting while driving, defective vehicles and tires, distracted driving, driving under the influence, and speed are just some of the ways a negligent person can cause injury to another. If you have suffered injuries in an accident that wasn’t your fault, call me before you speak to anyone else.

While insurance companies are supposed to take care of the matter, if you don’t have a lawyer the insurance companies will do everything in their power to limit your claim. Oftentimes, I can help negotiate and settle your case before lawsuit, but my extensive experience trying cases before juries will help get you justice if that’s what it takes.

*Texas Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation

Defective Products & Products Liability

There are times when it is not a person, but a product that causes you injury. If that happens, I can help you understand how to navigate and litigate the claim. If you have been seriously injured by a product, give me a call and I will help you.

Premises Liability & General Negligence

Dangerous conditions at a location (store, office complex, restaurant, city property, etc.) can sometimes cause serious injury. Anything from poorly stocked shelves, inadequate lighting or maintenance, or even an employee of an establishment can cause you serious injury. If you have been injured due to the negligence of an establishment, give me a call and I can help you.

Dog Bites & Animal Attacks

Have you been bitten or injured by an animal due to its owner’s negligence? These injuries can be serious and even life-altering, and you deserve compensation. I know the laws that apply in these situations and can help you get the justice you deserve. Call me if you’ve been attacked or injured by an animal.