Personal Injury Attorney in Houston
If you get injured, and it is someone else’s fault, you should be compensated. Texas law allows for compensation. You would have to file a suit against the person responsible for your injuries. You may have a claim against more than one person. Perhaps you need to pursue a company. It depends on the circumstances of your case. Often times, injuries are the result of a car accident or a slip and fall. These are two of the most common types of personal injury cases. Sometimes, you get hurt as the result of a crime such as a robbery or assault. Regardless of the reason, you will need a good personal injury attorney.
After an accident, you are probably scared. You may be nervous or anxious. If you have never been involved in a lawsuit, you probably have no idea what to do. You should contact a lawyer. Call our office for a free consultation. We are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. Not only is the consultation free, but our attorneys receive nothing until you win your case.
Depending on your injuries, you are entitled to certain types of compensation. Some of the types of damages you may be seeking are for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
Why Choose the Houston Personal Injury Attorneys at McDonald Worley?
- McDonald Worley prides itself on old-fashioned values.
- Our expert and knowledgeable staff are ready to review your case.
- Our attorneys at McDonald Worley are experienced in personal injury law.
- You pay nothing until we win your case.
McDonald Worley works hard to get you the money you deserve. We’ll present the strongest evidence in support of your claim for damages and will work with the insurance companies and attorneys for the other side to settle your case. We treat you like family. We understand that this is a scary and hard time for you. Let us handle the legal side of things so you can focus on your recovery. Give us a call at xxx-xxx-xxxx so we can go over your case. The consultation is FREE, and we don’t get paid until you get paid.
We Handle a Variety of Personal Injury Accident Claims
Our firm handles all types of personal injury cases. We represent clients for accidents, slip and falls and negligence. Regardless of how you were hurt, we will work hard to get you the compensation to which you are entitled. Every case is different. We understand this.
McDonald Worley will review your case and give you an idea of what it may be worth. If you retain our firm, we will present the strongest evidence in support of your claims. We will work tirelessly to settle your lawsuit so you don’t have to endure the pains of a trial. We handle a variety of personal injury cases, including:
There are car accidents every day In the United States. In fact, it is estimated that over two million people a year are hurt in car accidents. Sometimes, the accidents only involve one car. More often than not, however, there are two or more cars involved. Your accident could have been a rear-end collision or a head-on collision. You may have suffered minor injuries or very severe injuries. Some of the most common causes of car accidents are:
- drunk driving or driving while using drugs
- texting and driving
- falling asleep at the wheel
Truck accidents – About 480,000 commercial vehicles—including semi-trucks, box trucks, buses, and more—were involved in traffic crashes in one year. This is according to the US Claims Litigation Funding.
Tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles are huge. They weigh much more than a car or SUV. Therefore, they cause a lot of damage. They can inflict substantial injuries. If you are hit by a commercial vehicle, call McDonald Worley. You will want the best representation to go up against the company’s insurer and corporate lawyers.
Texas is a popular state for motorcyclists. It has the third-largest number of registered motorcycles in all the United States. People have a lot of fun riding motorcycles. They can be a lot cheaper than cars. A motorcycle also offers the freedom of the road. However, it can also be dangerous.
There is nothing between you and the elements when you’re driving a motorcycle. All you have to protect you is a helmet. A lot of things can cause accidents on motorcycles. These include aggressive drivers, careless drivers, defective motorcycles and drivers who don’t respect the rights of cyclists. A lot of people involved in motorcycle accidents receive very serious injuries. It is crucial that you seek medical treatment. Once you are treated and safe, call your lawyer.
In this day and age of “going green”, a lot of people are opting to ride their bike to work. The problem is you are at risk on the road when on a bike. You are sharing the road with fast and aggressive drivers. Often times, people in cars don’t see or fail to yield to people on bikes. You have to be extra careful when riding your bike on major roads or busy streets. If you are involved in an accident, you may suffer significant injuries. If a car driver doesn’t follow the traffic rules, they will be at fault.
You would think you would be safe walking the city’s streets. However, pedestrian accidents are more common than you may think. You could get struck while crossing the street or have a car or bus go out of control and come up on the sidewalk. You could get hit by a bike or motorcycle. There is no end to the possible ways you could get hurt while on foot. There is nothing to protect you. You could get seriously hurt. Make sure that you contact a personal injury attorney to see if you have a claim against another party.
Some personal injury cases have nothing to do with car accidents. They have to do with everyday accidents. You could fall or get struck by an instrument. You could be the victim of a malfunctioning piece of equipment or get bitten by a dog at a friend or neighbor’s house.
Property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe. If they don’t, they are going to be responsible for any injuries that ensue as a result of their negligence. Hopefully, your injuries won’t be as bad as they would be in a car accident. However, this is not always the case. Some premises liability cases are the result of:
- equipment failure
- falls on ice or snow
- debris or holes in the pavement
- dog bites
- cuts from fault store signs
If you are involved in any incidents such as these, you want to call McDonald Worley for a free consultation.
Other Types of Personal Injury Claims
Nursing home abuse
Elder abuse is becoming more and more common these days. People are living longer so more people are living in places such as nursing homes, retirement communities, long-term care facilities and assisted-living facilities.
Senior citizens and other residents get hurt all the time. Sometimes it is the result of negligence. Sometimes it is intentional. Residents even hurt each other. There is a rising number of elder abuse lawsuits against nursing homes. There are government agencies who refer cases like this to law firms to represent the injured party. Family members may notice injuries to their loved ones and call an attorney.
Hospitals and other facilities do not want their reputation soiled by any lawsuits. Therefore, they are usually willing to settle these cases out of court. Call our office to discuss your case. We will do our best to get your loved one the compensation they deserve.
Pharmaceutical companies are bigger now than ever before. New drugs come on the market every day. There may not be the kind of testing needed to ensure these drugs are safe. You can tell from commercials for medications – they have about two dozen disclaimers at the end. It has become a scary business.
If you or a loved one are injured as the result of taking medication, you need to seek legal representation. Do it right away. If you wait too long, it may be hard or impossible to prove the injuries resulted from the drugs.
Unfortunately, many people are hurt by defective products. Sometimes the victims are children. Companies do not purposely put out dangerous products. They cannot stay in business if that is their practice. However, mistakes are made. Things happen. A product that is safe 99 times out of 100 may hurt you.
Other times, the manufacturer simply doesn’t put adequate safety warnings on their products. These warnings are not a total defense to a lawsuit. But they do at least put the user on notice that the product could be dangerous.
It takes an experienced personal injury attorney to handle a product liability case. Call the experts at McDonald Worley for a free consultation.
Some jobs are more dangerous than others. These jobs normally pay more than other jobs. However, the higher pay does not absolve the company of all liability.
There are a few industries that have become repeat defenders when it comes to mesothelioma. This is a sort of cancer associated with asbestos. For many years, scientists weren’t even aware that asbestos caused cancer. Once they became aware, it was too late to protect many people. Mesothelioma is a terrible sort of cancer with an almost certain prognosis of death. Some of the employees that carry this risk are:
- construction workers
- industrial workers
- power plant workers
- shipyard workers.
You or a family member may have been exposed to asbestos. You may have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Contact one of our expert attorneys at McDonald Worley to discuss a possible claim.
Common Types of Personal Injuries
The types of accidents we discussed here can cause all sorts of injuries. The attorneys at McDonald Worley have handled every type of case including:
- head injuries and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- spinal cord injuries
- burn injuries
- back injuries
- neck injuries
- internal injuries
- facial disfigurement
Remember, even minor injuries can cause lifelong problems. You deserve compensation for your injuries. We work hard to get you the money you deserve. We will try to settle the matter with your insurance company. That way you don’t have to go through the trouble of a lawsuit. Having an attorney by your side will make the process much less painful.
If you have suffered more severe injuries, you need an attorney even more. Attorneys know how to present the evidence in the best way to prove your losses. We have decades of experience in fighting for our clients and will get you compensation for the money you have lost and for future losses. We will take the stress off of you so you can focus on recovering.
Your Rights as an Accident Victim
Part of life is that accidents happen. Sometimes it is your fault. Sometimes it’s someone else’s fault. In either case, you want an attorney by your side to make sure your rights are protected.
Someone who gets hurt can legally hold the other person responsible. They will be liable for damages suffered. They will have to pay for any injuries or damages sustained. The first thing you need to do is have an experienced personal injury attorney review your case.
Your attorney may need to hire experts to prove your case. He will have to get witness statements. You may have to testify. However, attorneys work hard to settle cases so a trial is not needed.
You may wonder who the defendant could be in a personal injury case. They include:
- Drunk or aggressive drivers
- Negligent commercial drivers
- Doctors in a medical malpractice case
- Property owners
- Sell defective items
- Manufacture dangerous drugs
- Maintain unsafe construction site
- Hire negligent employees
Sometimes, the defendant is a government entity or agency. This includes cases where accidents or injuries result from:
- dangerous roads
- public schools
- city streets
- police brutality
Contact a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are hurt in an accident, the first thing you need to do is seek medical treatment. The next thing you should do is call a personal injury attorney. The experts at McDonald Worley are available 24 hours a day to take your call. We offer a free consultation. We will review your case and look at your injuries and will give you an idea of what we think your case is worth. Remember, you pay nothing until we win your case!