Injured male speaking with female personal injury lawyer in her office.

Being hurt in an accident is traumatic. Not only are you in pain, but your journey to recovery could be uncertain. Injuries can range from broken bones to life-altering permanent damage. When you are faced with mounting medical bills, missed work, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket expenses, it is easy to become overwhelmed. 

You must recognize that you’re not facing this alone. At Abraham Watkins, our team of personal injury attorneys has been assisting accident victims for over 70 years, making us the oldest plaintiff’s personal injury trial law firm in Texas. Our unparalleled experience and resources are dedicated to helping those who have suffered due to another’s negligence. If you or a loved one has been harmed, our committed staff will vigorously pursue the compensation you rightfully deserve. The attorneys at Abraham Watkins are here to guide injury victims in moving forward and rebuilding their lives. Feel free to reach out for a free evaluation of your potential Houston personal injury case by clicking here or calling 713-535-9319 or toll-free at 888-229-5094. We understand your needs and are here to support you, allowing you to concentrate on the healing process.

HOW CAN A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY HELP ME?

Every day, preventable accidents occur. If you suffer injuries due to carelessness, negligence, or an intentional act, Abraham Watkins, a personal injury law firm, can ensure accountability for the responsible party. The negligent party may be an individual, a business, or an institution. In Houston, personal injury claims are pursued in a civil trial, separate from criminal charges. Criminal charges don’t need to be filed for you to seek compensation through civil channels. In Houston, Texas, the goal of an accident attorney is to provide financial relief to an injured party. Financial recovery is commonly referred to as “damages.” Damages are calculated depending on the circumstances of the accident and the extent of your injuries.  

If you have been injured due to someone’s negligent act, the types of damages you can recover include:

COMPENSATION FOR YOUR MEDICAL EXPENSES

After an accident, you should seek medical attention immediately. If your injuries are severe, you may need extensive medical treatment. Medical expenses can add up fast and often times include the following:

  • the ambulance ride to the hospital;
  • surgery or multiple surgeries;
  • the hospital stay;
  • physical therapy;
  • occupational therapy; and
  • home health care.

Your injuries could be life-altering, leaving you to face an ongoing financial burden. An effective Houston accident attorney from Abraham Watkins can secure compensation for your current medical expenses and an estimated sum for future medical bills.

LOST INCOME IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO WORK

Another economic burden is the wages that are lost when you cannot work. Suppose you are a personal trainer and break both your legs in an accident. If you are unable to perform your tasks at work for several months, you are entitled to recover the wages you would have earned. 

Alternatively, if you suffer permanent damage and cannot return to work, you may be able to recover the loss of future earnings. Your Texas-experienced personal injury attorney from Abraham Watkins will need to show that you cannot perform your previous tasks and cannot reasonably move to a different industry. This type of recovery is common in incidents of paraplegia and severe traumatic brain injuries. 

PAIN AND SUFFERING DAMAGES

Pain and suffering are considered non-economic damages, meaning they cannot be easily assigned a dollar value like the intrinsic damages of medical bills and lost income potential. Other examples of non-economic damages are emotional suffering, mental anguish, pain and suffering in the past and future, and permanent disfigurement. Instead, these damages are calculated by examining;

  • the physical pain caused by the accident itself;
  • the physical pain and discomfort experienced while recovering, including painful diagnostic testing and therapeutic treatments; and
  • other psychological effects such as mental anguish, anxiety, and insomnia.

EMOTIONAL DISTRESS

Damages for emotional distress can be challenging to prove. Often, a diagnosis from a mental health professional is needed. Emotional distress damages can be clinical depression, anxiety disorder, or post-traumatic stress. While symptoms are similar to pain and suffering damages, emotional distress describes more severe and prolonged anguish. 

LOSS OF ENJOYMENT OF LIFE 

Loss of enjoyment damages refers to the diminished or complete inability of an injured person to participate in the activities and pleasures they formerly enjoyed. For example, suppose a triathlon athlete was paralyzed from the waist down. They may regain the ability to walk after years of grueling physical therapy, or they may never walk again. Loss of enjoyment damages would be calculated due to the athlete’s inability to compete in triathlons and other everyday enjoyment missed. 

WRONGFUL DEATH 

Wrongful death claims are typically brought by surviving family members when a loved one is killed in a negligent or intentional act. Damages can include:

  • a loved one’s funeral and burial costs;
  • loss of the deceased’s expected income;
  • the deceased’s pain and suffering before death;
  • medical expenses; and
  • loss of care, nurturing, and guidance the deceased would have provided to the surviving family members.

LOSS OF COMPANIONSHIP OR LOSS OF CONSORTIUM

Sometimes, a person is injured in such a way that extends beyond physical harm, affecting their ability to provide the same level of companionship to their spouse or partner. This loss, commonly referred to as “Loss of Consortium,” encompasses the emotional and relational aspects that can be profoundly impacted by personal injuries. In these cases, the injured individual and their loved ones may be entitled to seek compensation for the emotional distress and strain on relationships caused by the injury. It’s essential to consider not only the physical consequences of an accident but also the broader implications on the emotional well-being and connections within a family or partnership.

PUNITIVE DAMAGES

Punitive damages are awarded as a way to punish the negligent party and are not calculated by the injuries suffered by the plaintiff. When a person or business is grossly negligent, punitive damages serve to act as a deterrent for others to act similarly. An example of punitive damages could be if a driver hurts you under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Whatever type of accident you have experienced, an accident attorney at Abraham Watkins is here to protect your rights.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Texas?

WHAT TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY CASES DOES AN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY HANDLE?

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner leads Texas as one of the most experienced and successful law firms. Since 1951, we have helped injured parties recover financial compensation and helped them move on with their lives. Our attorneys, Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, are listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Several of our personal injury attorneys have received the AV Preeminent peer review rating, which is the highest rating available through Martindale-Hubbell.

Over the years, our firm has achieved high-profile success in Texas, notably:

We handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including:

CAR ACCIDENT CLAIMS

Car accident on the road with police car. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, our Houston personal injury attorneys can help.

Car accidents frequently transpire due to a lapse in adherence to road regulations by the other driver. This may involve instances of speeding, running red lights, neglecting stop signs, or failing to yield. In some unfortunate cases, the other driver might be operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A crucial aspect of pursuing justice in the aftermath of a car accident is the meticulous assessment of liability. This process is pivotal to securing the complete extent of damages you are entitled to. By diligently establishing fault, we aim to ensure that you receive comprehensive compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial toll the accident has taken on your life.

TRUCK ACCIDENTS

Commercial truck stuck under overpass. If you’ve been injured in a collision with a commercial truck in Houston, our personal injury lawyers are ready to fight for you.

Large trucks, 18-wheelers, big rigs, and semi-trucks pose a unique hazard on the road. Due to their massive size and weight, large trucks cause severe damage and even death when they collide with another vehicle. Often, a truck’s load is carrying highly flammable or hazardous material. Truck accident victims have famously suffered amputations and decapitations when the accident involves the car being pushed under the carriage either from the side or the rear. While safety guardrails are required in Europe, they are not required in the United States. 

WORK INJURIES

Workplace injuries pose a substantial concern, impacting millions of individuals across the nation. Beyond the immediate physical consequences, these workplace incidents often result in enduring emotional distress and financial challenges for the affected individuals.

Recognizing the widespread impact of work injuries, it is crucial to understand that victims have the right to seek legal recourse for the damages they’ve suffered. Whether these injuries arise from insufficient safety measures, inadequate training, or employer negligence, pursuing a claim is an essential step toward obtaining rightful compensation and ensuring accountability for responsible parties.

CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS

Construction sites are no stranger to the risk of workplace injuries, impacting numerous individuals nationwide. Beyond the immediate physical repercussions, these accidents often inflict enduring emotional distress and financial hardships on those affected.

Understanding the pervasive impact of construction-related injuries underscores the importance of recognizing victims’ rights to seek legal recourse. Whether these injuries result from insufficient safety measures, inadequate training, or employer negligence, pursuing a legal claim becomes a paramount step in obtaining rightful compensation and ensuring accountability for those responsible.

OIL AND GAS ACCIDENTS

Oil and gas operations involve a distinctive set of hazards, with potential repercussions that extend beyond the immediate physical impact. Large trucks, transport vehicles, and heavy equipment in this industry present a unique risk, given their substantial size and weight. In the event of a collision, these vehicles can cause catastrophic damage, including severe injuries and fatalities.

Compounding the danger, these trucks often transport highly flammable or hazardous materials, elevating the risk of devastating consequences in the event of an accident. Victims of oil and gas-related accidents may face severe injuries, including amputations and other life-altering trauma, particularly when a vehicle is forced under the carriage during a collision.

EXPLOSIONS

Explosions, whether accidental or intentional, unleash immediate and often devastating consequences, leaving a trail of destruction and chaos in their wake. The sheer force and sudden release of energy can result in significant physical harm and tragically, loss of life. The aftermath of an explosion extends beyond the visible destruction, as survivors may grapple with severe injuries, trauma, and emotional distress. Investigating the cause of an explosion is a complex process, involving professionals in various fields, including forensics and engineering. Legal recourse may be pursued to hold responsible parties accountable for negligence or intentional actions leading to the explosion, seeking justice for the victims and providing a path to recovery amidst the aftermath of such catastrophic events.

MARITIME ACCIDENTS

Maritime accidents encompass a broad spectrum of incidents that occur on the open waters, ranging from collisions and grounding to machinery failures and crew negligence. These accidents can involve various vessels, including cargo ships, fishing boats, and offshore platforms, posing unique challenges due to the complex regulatory framework governing maritime operations. The consequences of maritime accidents are often severe, leading to injuries, fatalities, environmental damage, and economic losses.

DOG BITES

Dog bites and maulings represent a significant concern, contributing to 4.7 million injuries across America. In 2019 alone, Texas witnessed 937 insurance claims arising from incidents involving dog bites. Beyond the immediate physical harm, these incidents often lead to enduring emotional trauma and financial burdens. It is imperative to recognize the scope of the issue and understand that victims have the right to seek legal recourse for the damages incurred. Whether the injuries result from a lack of proper restraint, training, or the owner’s negligence, pursuing a dog bite claim is a crucial step toward obtaining rightful compensation and holding responsible parties accountable. Our legal team at Abraham Watkins is dedicated to assisting victims in navigating the complexities of such cases to ensure they receive the support and justice they deserve.

ASSAULT, BATTERY, AND OTHER INTENTIONAL HARM

If you’ve endured battery, sexual assault, rape, or other acts of violence, it’s essential to know that you may be entitled to seek compensation independently of the ongoing criminal investigation. At Abraham Watkins, we are dedicated to representing crime victims, and staunchly defending your rights throughout the legal process. Importantly, you don’t need to initiate criminal charges to file a claim seeking restitution for the harm you’ve suffered.

Our dedicated team of personal injury attorneys in Houston is ready to guide you through the complexities of these cases. We understand the sensitive nature of these matters and provide a safe space for victims to explore their legal options. By choosing to work with us, you empower yourself to seek justice and financial compensation to aid in your recovery. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation and gain clarity on the path forward.

PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE ACCIDENTS

Bicycle and helmet laying in the street next to a car. Our team of Houston-based personal injury lawyers fiercely defend those injured while riding a bicycle.

The shift towards walking and biking as preferred modes of transportation is a positive trend for health and the environment. However, despite legal protections for pedestrians and bicyclists, some drivers exhibit carelessness, negligence, or a reluctance to share the road safely. This disparity in road-sharing practices has alarming consequences, evident in the statistics from 2019, where 6,205 pedestrians and 843 bicyclists lost their lives in accidents involving motor vehicles.

It is crucial to raise awareness about the rights and safety of pedestrians and bicyclists, emphasizing the need for mutual respect and adherence to traffic rules. At Abraham Watkins, we are committed to representing victims of pedestrian and bicyclist accidents, holding negligent drivers accountable, and seeking compensation for those who have suffered harm. If you or a loved one has been affected, our legal team is ready to advocate for your rights and help you navigate the legal complexities associated with these cases.

PREMISES LIABILITY CLAIMS

Premises liability encompasses a broad spectrum of scenarios involving unsafe conditions on a property. Instances range from slip-and-fall accidents to cases of negligent security, dog or animal attacks, exposure to toxic chemicals, electrical accidents, and drownings. The spectrum of potential hazards underscores the importance of property owners maintaining safe conditions for all individuals.

The duty of a property owner to ensure safety varies based on factors such as the type of property, business, or establishment, as well as the status of the injured party—whether they are an invitee, licensee, or trespasser. Understanding these distinctions is crucial in determining the extent of the property owner’s responsibility and the potential legal recourse available to those who have suffered harm due to unsafe premises.

At Abraham Watkins, we are dedicated to navigating the complexities of premises liability cases, advocating for the rights of those who have been injured on another’s property. If you’ve experienced harm due to unsafe conditions, we are here to provide legal guidance and pursue the compensation you deserve.

DANGEROUS PRODUCTS

Product liability places a critical responsibility on manufacturers and distributors to deliver products that meet reasonable safety standards. Instances of product liability can span a wide range of scenarios, from a cell phone overheating and exploding to a child’s toy revealing toxic components, or a defective tool causing injury during use.

The potential risks associated with faulty products highlight the need for rigorous quality control and adherence to safety regulations within the manufacturing and distribution processes. Consumers trust that the products they use are safe, and when this trust is breached, it can lead to serious consequences.

At Abraham Watkins, we recognize the importance of holding manufacturers and distributors accountable for the safety of their products. If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to a defective product, our legal team is here to help. We focus on navigating the complexities of product liability cases, seeking compensation for those affected, and advocating for the enhancement of safety standards within the marketplace. Your safety matters, and we are committed to ensuring that responsible parties are held to the highest standards of accountability.

OTHER TYPES OF CLAIMS INCLUDE:

Trust Our Accomplished Attorneys for Your Legal Needs

At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, our attorneys are well-versed in a multitude of personal injury cases. Whatever type of personal injury you have experienced, our team is standing by. Call for a free consultation of your case today. 

DO I NEED A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?

If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident due to the carelessness of another, you need a Houston personal injury attorney from Abraham Watkins by your side. Dealing with an insurance company after an accident can be challenging and stressful. Do not give a recorded statement to an insurance company before hiring an attorney because after jumping through hoops to file your claim, speak with an insurance adjuster, and wait while they conduct their investigation, an insurance company could still deny your claim. Or the insurance adjuster could pressure you into accepting an offer much smaller than you deserve. Insurance companies may try to get you to give your full social security number – do not give it to them. Hiring a Houston personal injury attorney is a way to even the playing field. While an insurance company will put its bottom line first and seek to minimize any settlement, we will put your needs first. 

At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, our attorneys will:

  • investigate your claim;
  • gather critical evidence;
  • negotiate with the insurance company;
  • send demand letters;
  • prepare pleadings;
  • conduct a discovery; and
  • try your case to a final judgment.

The lawyers at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have successfully represented the people of Houston and the surrounding areas for decades. Our personal injury attorneys have unparalleled dedication, experience, and preparation. We have earned an esteemed reputation amongst our peers. When you need fierce representation in Houston, Texas, call Abraham Watkins today. 

HOW DO I FIND A HOUSTON PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?

The success of your claim will depend on the skills and resources of your personal injury attorney. Choosing the right accident attorney for your claim is a very personal decision. You must be able to trust your attorney and are comfortable following their advice. 

At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, our clients are our top priority. We understand choosing a lawyer can be daunting. Contact us for a free consultation on your case. Meet our esteemed attorneys and allow us the opportunity to earn your trust. 

WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?

Woman resting broken foot on couch next to crutches. Our Houston personal injury lawyers defend those injured by others negligence.

When you are hurt in an accident, your injury attorney will work closely with you to maximize your settlement. It is a good idea to prepare some questions before your consultation to determine if the attorney is right for you. 

Some questions you may want to ask include;

  • how long have you practiced personal injury law?
  • do you have litigation experience? 
  • what percentage of your practice focuses on personal injury claims?
  • do other firms refer personal injury cases to you?
  • have you handled personal injury cases like mine?
  • how much do you think my case is worth?
  • how long would you expect my case to take to settle?
  • do you foresee any challenges with my case?
  • if I am not satisfied with a settlement offer, are you prepared to take this case to trial?
  • will anyone else be working on my case?
  • how will we communicate about my case?
  • how often will I receive updates?
  • will I be able to speak directly to the attorney working on my case if I have questions or concerns?
  • what is my role in the case? 
  • can you provide references or testimonials from some of your past clients?
  • has your license ever been suspended or revoked?
  • what is your reputation among your peers?
  • have you received any awards or honors?
  • what is your fee arrangement?
  • if we lose, will I be responsible for any out-of-pocket expenses?

At Abraham Watkins, our goal is to secure the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries. For over 70 years, our personal injury attorneys have helped accident victims in Houston, Texas, and the surrounding cities of Spring, Katy, and Sugar Land. 

We believe in putting clients first, so we do not charge a legal fee unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. Testimonials from former accident injury clients can attest to our personal approach to our cases as well as our open communication. When you need a personal injury attorney you can trust, reach out to the dedicated staff at Abraham Watkins.

HOW ARE PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENTS PAID OUT?  

Once we successfully secure your compensation, settlements are paid out either in a lump sum or as a series of periodic payments. To decide which payout option is right for you, consider the following;

  • Lump-sum: The advantage of receiving your settlement all at once is its liquidity. You have the freedom to invest the money however you wish; or
  • Structured Settlements: An advantage of receiving your settlement in increments is the ability to manage your money. If you are concerned about mishandling a large sum all at once, consider taking your settlement in structured payments tailored to your needs. 

WHY CHOOSE ABRAHAM, WATKINS, NICHOLS, AGOSTO, AZIZ & STOGNER AS YOUR HOUSTON PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?

Personal injury cases and dealing with a personal injury lawsuit are challenging. Regardless of the type of accident, those responsible and their insurance company will seek to deny your personal injury claim or get you to accept a very low offer. The ideal way to protect your rights is to have the right Houston, TX personal injury attorney by your side. 

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have extensive experience in a broad range of personal injury cases. Regardless of the type of personal injury, our dedicated attorneys can help you recover the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury because of another person’s careless act, let Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner secure justice on your behalf. Contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 713-535-9319 or toll-free at 888-229-5094.

We are committed to fighting ardently to protect your rights, allowing you to concentrate on what matters most: your family, health, and recovery.

Navigating the aftermath of a personal injury can be challenging, and our goal is to alleviate the legal burdens so you can focus on the essential aspects of your life. Reach out for a free consultation today, and let us stand by you in your pursuit of justice and healing.

If you have been injured due to someone’s negligent or careless act, The types of damages you can recover include:

Compensation for your medical expenses

After an accident, you should seek medical attention immediately. If your injuries are severe, you may need extensive medical treatment. Medical expenses can add up fast and oftentimes include the following:

  • The ambulance ride to the hospital
  • Surgery or multiple surgeries
  • The hospital stay
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Home health care

Your injuries could be life-altering, leaving you to face an ongoing financial burden. An effective Houston accident attorney can secure compensation for your current medical expenses and an estimated sum for future medical bills.

Lost income if you are unable to work

Woman stressed over money and bills

Another economic burden is the wages that are lost when you cannot work. Suppose you are a personal trainer and break both your legs in an accident. If you are unable to perform your tasks at work for several months, you are entitled to recover the wages you would have earned. 

Alternatively, if you suffer permanent damage and cannot return to work, you may be able to recover loss of future earnings. Your Texas personal injury attorney will need to show that you cannot perform your previous tasks and cannot reasonably move to a different industry. This type of recovery is common in incidents of paraplegia and severe traumatic brain injuries. 

Pain and suffering damages

Pain and suffering are considered non-economic damages, meaning they cannot be easily assigned a dollar value like the intrinsic damages of medical bills and lost income potential. Instead, pain and suffering damages are calculated by examining;

  • The physical pain caused by the accident itself
  • The physical pain and discomfort experienced while recovering, including painful diagnostic testing and therapeutic treatments
  • Other psychological effects such as mental anguish, anxiety, and insomnia.

Emotional distress

Damages for emotional distress can be challenging to prove. Often, a diagnosis from a mental health professional is needed. Emotional distress damages can be clinical depression, anxiety disorder, or post-traumatic stress. While symptoms are similar to pain and suffering damages, emotional distress describes more severe and prolonged anguish. 

Loss of enjoyment of life 

Sad woman sitting on beach.

Loss of enjoyment damages refers to diminished or complete inability of an injured person to participate in the activities and pleasures they formerly enjoyed. For example, suppose a triathlon athlete was paralyzed from the waist down. They may regain the ability to walk after years of grueling physical therapy, or they may never walk again. Loss of enjoyment damages would be calculated due to the athlete’s inability to compete in triathlons and other everyday enjoyments missed. 

Wrongful death 

Wrongful death claims are typically brought by surviving family members when a loved one is killed in a negligent or intentional act. Damages can include:

  • A loved one’s funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of the deceased’s expected income
  • The deceased’s pain and suffering before death
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of care, nurturing, and guidance the deceased would have provided to the surviving family members

Loss of Companionship or Loss of Consortium

Sometimes a person is injured in such a way they can no longer provide the same companionship to their spouse or partner. 

Punitive damages

Punitive damages are awarded as a way to punish the negligent party and are not calculated by the injuries suffered by the plaintiff. When a person or business is grossly negligent, punitive damages serve to act as a deterrent for others to act in a similar way. An example of punitive damages could be if a driver hurts you under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Whatever type of accident you have experienced, an accident attorney at our firm is here to protect your rights. Call today for a free evaluation of your case. 

What Types of Personal Injury Cases Does an Accident Attorney Handle?

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner leads Texas as one of the most experienced and successful law firms. Since 1951, we have helped injured parties recover financial compensation and helped them move on with their lives. Our attorneys, Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, are listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Several of our personal injury attorneys have received the AV Preeminent peer review rating, which is the highest rating available through Martindale-Hubbell.

Over the years, our firm has achieved high-profile success in Texas, notably:

  • An $80 million settlement from a plant explosion
  • A $40 million settlement for three burn victims 
  • $12 million was awarded to the family of a man killed in an 18-wheeler collision

We handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including:

Car accident claims

Car accident on the road with police car. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, our Houston personal injury attorneys can help.

Many car accidents occur because the other driver did not follow the rules of the road. Perhaps they were speeding, ran a red light, failed to stop at a stop sign or yield. The other driver may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and you may be able to hold the bar accountable. Assessing liability is critical to recovering the full extent of your damages.

Truck accidents

Commercial truck stuck under overpass. If you’ve been injured in a collision with a commercial truck in Houston, our personal injury lawyers are ready to fight for you.

Large trucks, 18-wheelers, big rigs, and semi-trucks pose a unique hazard on the road. Due to their massive size and weight, large trucks cause severe damage and even death when they collide with another vehicle. Often, a truck’s load is carrying highly flammable or hazardous material. Truck accident victims have famously suffered amputations and decapitations when the accident involves the car being pushed under the carriage either from the side or the rear. While safety guardrails are required in Europe, they are not required in the United States. 

Dog bites

Dog bites and maulings account for 4.7 million injuries in America. In 2019, Texas saw 937 insurance claims due to dog bites. 

Assault, battery, and other intentional harm

If you are the victim of battery, sexual assault, rape, or other acts of violence, you may be entitled to seek compensation separate from the criminal investigation into your case. At Abraham Watkins, we represent crime victims and will fiercely protect your rights. You do not need to pursue criminal charges in order to file a claim. Talk with a dedicated personal injury attorney at our firm in Houston today to learn about your options.

Pedestrian and bicycle accidents

Bicycle and helmet laying in the street next to a car. Our team of Houston-based personal injury lawyers fiercely defend those injured while riding a bicycle.

More and more people are favoring walking and riding their bikes instead of driving their cars. While the law protects the rights of pedestrians and bicyclists, some drivers are careless, negligent, or refuse to share the road. As a result, in 2019, 6,205 pedestrians and 843 bicyclists were killed in pedestrian accidents.

Premises liability claims

Premises liability refers to unsafe conditions on a property. Examples include slip and fall accidents, negligent security, dog or animal attacks, exposure to toxic chemicals, electrical accidents, and drownings. The duty of the property owner to provide safe conditions will change depending on the type of property, business, or establishment and the injured party’s status as an invitee, licensee, or trespasser.

Dangerous products

Product liability refers to manufacturers’ and distributors’ responsibility to provide reasonably safe products. For example, your cell phone may overheat and explode, a child’s toy could be found to be toxic, or a tool is defective and injures you while in service. 

At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, our attorneys are well-versed in a multitude of personal injury cases. Whatever type of personal injury you have experienced, our team is standing by. Call for a free consultation of your case today. 

Do I Need A Personal Injury Attorney?

If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident due to the carelessness of another, you need a Houston personal injury attorney by your side. Dealing with an insurance company after an accident can be challenging and stressful. After jumping through hoops to file your claim, speak with an insurance adjuster, and wait while they conduct their investigation, an insurance company could still deny your claim. Or the insurance adjuster could pressure you into accepting an offer much smaller than you deserve. Hiring a Houston personal injury attorney is a way to even the playing field. While an insurance company will put their bottom line first and seek to minimize any settlement, we will put your needs first. 

At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, our attorneys will:

  • Investigate your claim
  • Gather critical evidence
  • Negotiate with the insurance company
  • Send demand letters
  • Prepare pleadings
  • Conduct a discovery
  • Try your case to a final judgement

The lawyers at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have successfully represented the people of Houston and the surrounding areas for decades. Our personal injury attorneys have unparalleled dedication, experience, and preparation. We have earned an esteemed reputation amongst our peers. When you need fierce representation in Houston, Texas, call Abraham Watkins today. 

How Do I Find a Houston Personal Injury Attorney?

The success of your claim will depend on the skills and resources of your personal injury attorney. Choosing the right accident attorney for your claim is a very personal decision. It is important that you are able to trust your attorney and are comfortable following their advice. 

At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, our clients are our top priority. We understand choosing a lawyer can be daunting. Contact us for a free consultation on your case. Meet our esteemed attorneys and allow us the opportunity to earn your trust. 

What Questions Should I Ask A Personal Injury Attorney?

Woman resting broken foot on couch next to crutches. Our Houston personal injury lawyers defend those injured by others negligence.

When you are hurt in an accident, your injury attorney will work closely with you to maximize your settlement. It is a good idea to prepare some questions before your consultation to determine if the attorney is right for you. 

Some questions you may want to ask include;

  • How long have you practiced personal injury law?
  • Do you have litigation experience? 
  • What percentage of your practice focuses on personal injury claims?
  • Do other firms refer personal injury cases to you?
  • Have you handled personal injury cases like mine?
  • How much do you think my case is worth?
  • How long would you expect my case to take to settle?
  • Do you foresee any challenges with my case?
  • If I am not satisfied with a settlement offer, are you prepared to take this case to trial?
  • Will anyone else be working on my case?
  • How will we communicate about my case?
  • How often will I receive updates?
  • Will I be able to speak directly to the attorney working on my case if I have questions or concerns?
  • What is my role in the case? 
  • Can you provide references or testimonials from some of your past clients?
  • Has your license ever been suspended or revoked?
  • What is your reputation among your peers?
  • Have you received any awards or honors?
  • What is your fee arrangement?
  • If we lose, will I be responsible for any out-of-pocket expenses?

At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, our goal is to secure the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries. For over 70 years, our personal injury attorneys have helped accident victims in Houston, Texas, and the surrounding cities of Spring, Katy, and Sugar Land. 

We believe in putting clients first, so we do not charge a legal fee unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. Testimonials from former accident injury clients can attest to our personal approach to our cases as well as our open communication. When you need a personal injury attorney you can trust, reach out to the dedicated staff at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner. You can call us toll-free by dialing 888-229-5094

How Are Personal Injury Settlements Paid Out?  

Money and Judge gavel representing a settlement

Once we successfully secure your compensation, settlements are paid out either in a lump sum or as a series of periodic payments. To decide which payout option is best for you, consider the following;

  • Lump-sum: The advantage of receiving your settlement all at once is its liquidity. You have the freedom to invest the money however you wish
  • Structured Settlements: An advantage of receiving your settlement in increments is the ability to manage your money. If you are concerned about mishandling a large sum all at once, consider taking your settlement in structured payments tailored to your needs. 

Why Choose Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner As Your Houston Personal Injury Attorney?

Personal injury cases are challenging. Regardless of the type of accident, those responsible and their insurance company will seek to deny your claim or get you to accept a very low offer. The best way to protect your rights is to have the right Houston personal injury attorney by your side. 

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner has extensive experience in a broad range of personal injury cases. Regardless of the type of personal injury, our dedicated attorneys can help you recover the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury because of another person’s careless act, let Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner secure justice on your behalf. Contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 713-244-5477 or toll-free at 888-229-5094,

We will fight to protect your rights so you can focus on what is most important; family, health, and recovery. 

Brownsville Personal Injury Lawyer

Austin Personal Injury Lawyer

San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyer

Sugar Land Personal Injury Attorney

Katy Personal Injury Lawyer

Pasadena Personal Injury Attorney

Cinco Rancho Personal Injury Lawyer

Cypress Personal Injury Attorney

The Woodlands Personal Injury Lawyer

Baytown Personal Injury Lawyer

Conroe Personal Injury Attorney

Alvin Personal Injury Lawyer

Manvel Personal Injury Attorney

La Porte Personal Injury Lawyer

Channelview Personal Injury Attorney

Jersey Village Personal Injury Lawyer

Free Consultation

We offer a free consultation to prospective clients. If you have been injured and wish to speak to one of our attorneys in a no-cost consultation, please call us at (713) 222-7211. or toll free at 713-222-7211

Real trial lawyers, real results

Our Record of Success

$250+

million

Drug Litigation

$201+

million

Plant Explosion

$88

million

Automotive Defects

$85

million

Automotive Product Liability

$75.9

million

Chemical Plant Explosion

$60

million

Car & Truck Accident

Our Awards

Best Law Firms - Badge 2024
Best Lawyers Best Law Firms US news 2023.
Abraham Watkins Best Lawyers Award for 2022.
Best Lawyers Best Law Firms US news 2021.
Best Lawyers Best Law Firms US news 2020.
Best Lawyers Best Law Firms US news 2019.
Best Lawyers Best Law Firms US news 2018.
Abraham Watkins - TopVerdict.com Top 20 Personal Injury Award Badge
Top 20 Badge Texas 2023 - All Practice Areas - TopVerdict.com
Top 10 Wrongful Death US 2022.
Top 20 Motor Vehicle Accidents - 2022.
Top Verdict Top 50 Personal Injury
Top Verdict US 2022 Top 100
Number 1 settlement for wrongful death in Texas 2022.
Number 1 for Pedestrian Accident Settlements in TX for 2022.
Number 1 for Wrongful Death Settlements in TX for 2022.
Firm Award - Top 10 Motor Vehicle Settlements in Texas 2022
Best Premises Liability Lawyer Award.
Top 20 Best Lawyer Award for Abraham Watkins.
Top 100 Best Lawyer Award 2021 for Abraham Watkins.
2021 Top 10 Practicing Lawyers in Texas Award.
2021 Top 10 Personal Injury Verdict Award.
2020-top50-personal-injury-verdicts-us-abraham-watkins.
2020-top100-verdicts-us-abraham-watkins.
2020-top20-verdicts-tx-abraham-watkins.
2018-top100-motor-vehicle-accident-verdicts-us-abraham-watkins.
2018-top100-premises-liability settlements us abraham watkins.
2018-top50-verdicts-tx-abraham-watkins.
2018-top50-verdicts-tx-abraham-watkins.