People are injured because of negligent acts every single day in Texas, and if you’re one of them, you should reach out to our knowledgeable Houston personal injury attorneys as soon as you can. We have decades of combined legal experience helping accident victims in Houston and throughout the state of Texas, and we are here to put that experience to work for you. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.
Houston Personal Injury Attorneys | Here to Fight for You
Sustaining severe injuries can be a life-changing altercation, regardless of the type of accident. Individuals involved in accidents can suffer from physical trauma, head injuries, fractured bones, financial instability, and much more. Therefore, no one should underestimate the severity of their injuries. A slip and fall accident at work can be just as severe as a motorcycle accident.
If you or a loved one have sustained damages or suffered from the wrongful death of a loved one because of a party’s (i.e., homeowner, business owner, employer, etc.) negligence, malice, and careless actions, retaining legal assistance can help you review your options based on the facts of your case. Not every personal injury case is the same, and therefore having adequate representation is essential.
Our Legal Services
Our firm is proud to provide accident victims with quality legal representation. We handle a wide array of personal injury claims, including the following:
- Auto Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Construction Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Oilfield Accidents
- Product Liability
- Workplace Accidents
- Wrongful Death
Auto Accident Cases We Handle
Our Houston personal injury attorneys assist those who’ve been harmed in several types of auto accidents, including:
- Car Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Head-On Collisions
- Hit and Run Cases
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Ridesharing Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Delivery Driver Accidents
Premises Liability Cases We Handle
We also handle premises liability claims on behalf of clients who’ve been hurt because of unsafe property conditions. We handle injury claims involving the following:
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Sidewalk Accidents
- Parking Lot Accidents
- Apartment Accidents
- Stairway Accidents
- Grocery Store Accidents
- Negligent Security
- Hotel Accidents
Why File a Personal Injury Claim?
When a person suffers severe injuries as a result of another party’s negligence or malicious intent, it can lead to numerous difficulties for the victim. For instance, an individual who suffered a spinal cord injury from an auto accident may face overwhelming medical expenses because of their injuries. Furthermore, victims who have sustained severe injuries in accidents are frequently unable to return to work for several months, years, or they may never be able to join the workforce again. Personal injury law provides the victims, and their specific family members in the case of wrongful death, with the opportunity to file legal claims against the negligent parties and seek compensation for their damages.
Statute of Limitations for Injury Claims in Texas
One of the most important reasons for victims to retain legal counsel as soon as possible is the simple fact that people only have a very limited amount of time to file legal claims for personal injuries in Texas. Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 establishes that a person must bring suit for personal injury no later than two years after the day the injury occurred. This usually means that you have two years after the day you were injured in an accident to file a lawsuit, or you lose the ability to file that suit forever. In general, a person who does not file his or her claim before this time limit expires will forfeit his or her ability to hold the negligent party accountable. Nevertheless, state laws do provide some exceptions to their two-year limitation.
State Laws Exempt From the Two-Year Statute of Limitations
- Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.0031 – In asbestos-related or silica-related injuries, the cause of action accrues on the earlier of the date of the exposed person’s death or the date that the claimant serves on a defendant a report complying with Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 90.003 or § 90.010(f).
- Civ. Prac. & & Rem. Code §16.001(b) – A person is also considered to be “under a legal disability” if he or she is younger than 18 years of age (regardless of whether he or she is married) or of unsound mind. When a person entitled to bring a personal action is under a legal disability when the cause of action accrues, the time of the disability is not included in a limitations period. In other words, the typical two-year statute of limitations does not become applicable until the victim turns 18 years of age or until after the disability is lifted.
- Civ. Prac. & & Rem. Code §16.0045 – A person has up to 30 years to bring suit for personal injury arising as the result of certain criminal offenses, such as sexual assault, indecency with a child (See Texas Penal Code § 21.11), or trafficking of persons. The statute of limitations does not begin to run until the person’s 18th birthday.
Contact Our Houston Personal Injury Attorneys
If you sustained catastrophic injuries or are suffering from the wrongful death of a loved one caused by another party’s careless actions, it is in your best interest to contact us at once. Our experienced and qualified personal injury lawyers can help you while you recover. We understand that sustaining severe injuries or suffering from the loss of a loved one can be a traumatic experience, which is why you have our word to fight for you, every step of the way. We will aggressively represent your best interests, guide you to resources, and keep you informed, every step of the way so that you can focus primarily on your recovery. We can negotiate with insurers to ensure you get all of the compensation you are entitled to. The Gonzalez Law Group represents clients in the greater Harris County area including Pearland, Baytown, Seabrook, La Porte, Pasadena, Galena Park, Friendswood, and many others. Call (832) 530-4070 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.