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What Qualifications Should I Look For In a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Claimants do not know in advance they are going to be victims of an accident, and their first contact with a lawyer is often after their accident. An examination of the qualifications of the lawyer you are considering is crucial. There are many tools available to help you - the internet, firm websites and legal publications. So what do you look for?

It's All About Where You Land

I'm that woman, the one who was let go from a prominent Houston law firm while on bed rest. I went into pre-term labor with my second child at just 22 weeks of pregnancy. At that point, my son was not viable outside the womb. I was let go from my unpaid leave three months later. I am very happy to report that my son was born healthy and is still growing strong today. However, it is with much regret that I report that my termination is not surprising, nor am I alone.

Settlement of Death Case Seeks Social Change

The firm's recent settlement of the wrongful death claim brought by the family of 18 year old Jack Phoummarath has resulted not only in a monetary recovery, but also has an added educational program and scholarship opportunity seeking to save the lives of teenagers and young adults. Jack Phoummarath was a freshman at the University of Texas when he died as the result of alcohol poisoning following a fraternity initiation party. Survived by his parents, brothers and sisters, the family filed suit against the fraternity, its members and others who attended the party.

C.P.R.C. Section 18.091(a) Does Not Apply to Personal Injury Cases

I recently wrote this paper on Section 18.091(a) of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code because defense attorneys kept trying to force plaintiffs to bring an accountant to trial to testify regarding how much their lost wages would be after taxes. It has been a long standing principle that those injured by another party's negligence should be fully compensated. In recent years, tort feasors have tried to limit their responsibility for their negligent actions. One attempt was to enact Section 18.091(a). However, the defense bar's interpretation of this section clearly conflicts with federal law.

Preparing Your Nervous Client For Trial

The most important element of any case is your client - she is exhibit A. The jury will be highly influenced by how well your client tells her facts at trial and whether she appears sincere. In most situations, your client has not previously been involved in a lawsuit and is consequently nervous about testifying at trial. I had one client in particular who was extremely nervous. I knew I had to calm her nerves so she would be comfortable in front of the jury. I scheduled three pre-trial meetings with her.

Court of Appeals Reverses Prior Ruling

The firm is pleased to announce the 14th Court of Appeals has recently reversed a prior ruling on an automobile accident case. The court now holds in favor of the firm's clients that Christopher Green, a Pasadena fireman, must bear responsibility for the serious injuries he caused a local boy and his parents when Green recklessly ran a red light en route to a false alarm. In a ruling issued on July 15, 2008, nine justices overruled a 2-1 opinion previously issued by a panel of the same court.

  • $50+ Million Fire & Explosion

    The firm successfully represented nearly 100 victims who suffered personal injuries and damages to property from a large fire and explosion resulting in a settlement of more than $50 million. The firm served as lead lawyers on the steering committee in this litigation.

  • $80 Million Plant Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 270 plaintiffs, taking a lead role in the plaintiffs’ steering committee, who suffered injuries in a large plant explosion resulting in a settlement of nearly $80 million.

  • $50+ Million Plant Fire & Explosion

    The firm successfully represented 45 personal injury victims in a plant fire and explosion, serving on the plaintiffs steering committee, concluding with a settlement of more than $50 million.

  • $22+ Million Worksite Accident

    The firm prevailed in a personal injury trial for a worksite injury client with the jury returning a verdict and resulting in a judgment of over $22 million for the firm’s client.

  • $12 Million 18-Wheeler Collision

    The firm successfully achieved a $12 million settlement for the family of a man who died in an 18 wheeler collision.

  • $48 Million Catastrophic Burns

    The firm prevailed on behalf of three burn victims with settlements totaling nearly $48 million.

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When you are hurt and you choose a law firm to represent you in court or at the negotiation table, you need to carefully consider the firm's record.

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