HARRIS COUNTY PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Harris County?
Harris County is a bustling community with nearly five million residents as of 2020. As the most populous county in TX, Harris County is an exciting place to live. In fact, Harris County, TX, is home to some of the most notable cities in Texas, such as Houston and Pasadena. With so many people and so much energy in these cities, it’s no surprise that all kinds of accidents happen daily. If you’ve been injured in an accident in Harris County, contact the Harris County personal injury lawyers at Reich & Binstock.
Reich & Binstock is based in Houston, but our national trial lawyers also serve the surrounding areas in Texas. We have a deep appreciation for the energy and culture of Harris County, which is why we represent its residents in their personal injury cases. If you were injured by another person’s negligence, you can file a claim under Texas personal injury law. Let our Harris County lawyers help you fight for the just compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with us, please call our office at 713-622-7271 today.
How Can Our Personal Injury Lawyers Help You?
When you work with the team at Reich & Binstock, you work with extremely experienced, nationally-recognized trial attorneys. If you’ve suffered serious injuries in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you’ll want a top personal injury lawyer on your side. Our lead attorneys are skilled enough to handle the lawyers that large companies hire in their defense. With more than three decades of legal experience, we have skills that will work in your favor for your case.
As seasoned attorneys, we will also advocate on your behalf in settlement negotiations and in court. With our deep knowledge of the legal system, we know how to gather evidence, secure expert witnesses, and partner with academics to build a strong case for you. As we investigate and build your case, you can focus on recovering from the injuries or losses you suffered.
We will also negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf. While many personal injury lawsuits result in settlements, insurance companies don’t like to give them up without a fight. Claimants without an attorney are often intimidated into accepting lowball settlement offers. Our Harris County attorneys will ensure you receive full and fair monetary compensation.
If we cannot reach a settlement agreement, then our team is fully prepared to represent you in court and litigate on your behalf. We have a great track record of success in cases both large and small. No matter the complexity of your case, our attorneys will do whatever it takes to ensure your voice is heard and your needs are met.
Types of Cases We Handle in Harris County
At Reich & Binstock, we have extensive experience handling a wide variety of personal injury case types, including truck accidents, car accidents, personal injury and products liability, and even medical malpractice. If you were injured in a serious accident, our Harris County and Houston personal injury lawyers are here for you.
Our Texas super lawyers can help you recover financial compensation for the following case types.
Medical malpractice cases arise when a healthcare professional’s negligence injures a patient. Many of these cases are extremely complex, which is why you should work with an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Texas. Examples of medical malpractice cases include the following.
Vehicle accidents are among the most common types of personal injury cases. Some result in only minor property damage and a few bruises, while others can cause serious injuries or even death. If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, you need a skilled accident lawyer in Texas for your case. Below, we list the motor vehicle accident cases that we handle.
All other personal injury claims could become personal injury claims if they resulted in the victim’s death. Generally, the victim’s surviving family members can file a claim on behalf of their lost loved one for damages. If the victim has no surviving family members, a representative of their estate may file a claim. Because these cases are often complicated, we strongly recommend speaking with a qualified wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
Product liability cases involve injuries caused by unreasonably dangerous products. These cases are often unique and complex, which is why you should work with an experienced product liability lawyer. The injured party doesn’t have to be the one who purchased the product, but they must be able to show one of the following types of defects.
- Manufacturing defect
- Design defect
- Lack of adequate warnings
Depending on the facts of your case, you could file a claim against any party in the chain of distribution.
Maritime accidents occur when someone is injured offshore. Examples of maritime accidents include the following incidents.
- Boating accidents
- Drowning accidents
- Underwater welding accidents
- Cruise ship accidents
- Shipyard accidents
- Oil and gas worker accidents
If you suffered severe injuries in a maritime accident, contact a Houston maritime attorney as soon as possible. Several complex laws govern how these cases are handled, and our attorneys have extensive experience in this area.
Many victims of sexual abuse don’t realize that they can file a civil lawsuit against their abuser. They can even do so if their abuser was not criminally charged. If you are a victim of sexual abuse, our compassionate attorneys are here to ensure that your voice is heard and that you have the best possible chance of a successful outcome. Our sexual abuse lawyers handle the following sexual abuse cases for victims all across the nation.
Our nationally-recognized trial attorneys have been commended by many for their successes in achieving recoveries for victims of dangerous drugs and medical devices. If you suffered injuries or illnesses from a dangerous drug or medical device, you have the right to file a claim for compensation. Our drug injury lawyers have represented clients in various cases, including the following.
Compensation in a Harris County Personal Injury Lawsuit
Accident victims in Harris County can claim several types of compensation in their personal injury claim, depending on the facts of their case. The first major category is called compensatory damages. This category aims to make the victim “whole,” which means they are reimbursed for the losses they suffered from the accident. Specific examples of compensatory damages include the following.
- Medical expenses (current and future)
- Property damage repair or replacement
- Lost wages or lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lowered quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life or consortium
- Scarring or disfigurement
In the event of a wrongful death, claimants may also seek compensation for funeral costs, burial costs, medical bills accrued before death, and loss of financial support. Surviving spouses and children can file a wrongful death claim for their lost loved one. If there is no surviving spouse or child, the deceased’s parents may file a claim. If the deceased has no family to file a claim, a representative may file a claim instead.
Another major form of compensation is called punitive damages. Punitive damages are very rarely granted, as they are reserved for extremely heinous acts. Rather than aiming to compensate for your losses, they aim to punish the at-fault party for their behavior. They also aim to deter the guilty party and other parties from making that same mistake in the future.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Harris County?
In Harris County, TX, the personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. The same time limit applies to wrongful death cases, except it is two years from the date of the victim’s death. In most cases, failing to file a claim within this time period will bar you from seeking compensation. If you are unsure if you’re approaching the wrongful death statute of limitations in Texas, we can help.
Cases involving government entities or employees have an even shorter deadline of six months. In this situation, filers must submit their claim directly to the government agency responsible for your injury. You must include descriptions of your injury and other damages, information about the time and date of the incident, and a summary of the incident.
However, some exceptions allow filers to file a claim past the original deadline. This is possible in the following situations.
- The victim was a minor. The two-year clock does not start counting down until the victim’s 18th birthday.
- Defendant left the state before you filed a claim.
- If the victim did not know and could not have known about the defendant’s negligence within the two-year time period.
- The claimant has an impairment that prevents them from filing a claim within the two-year time period.
- Cases in which the defendant committed fraud.
Contact a Harris County Personal Injury Attorney with Reich & Binstock Today
If you or your loved one has been harmed by another person’s negligence, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. The attorneys at Reich & Binstock have served Harris County, TX for more than 30 years and recovered millions on behalf of our clients. From the beginning of your case to the end, our team will do all the heavy lifting for you. That way, you can rest and recover from your accident. To schedule a free consultation about your case, please call our Houston personal injury office at 713-622-7271 today.