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Do I Have a Houston Personal Injury Case?
If you were seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or reckless conduct, you have a valid injury claim.
A personal injury case allows you to hold the at-fault party accountable and financially responsible for your injuries and damages.
Most injury claims are based on negligence, meaning a party failed to exercise reasonable care and caused your injury. Negligence cases cover injuries related to truck accidents, oilfield accidents, car accidents, workplace accidents, bus accidents, and other incidents caused by careless conduct.
The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Contact our Undefeated Houston personal injury law firm to learn about your options and rights under Texas law.
Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston, Texas?
Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer in Houston is the only way to ensure you are fully compensated for all of your injuries and losses.
When you hire Zehl & Associates, you have an experienced and proven team to:
- Take on large, aggressive insurance companies and recover record-setting verdicts and settlements – we will prove what the defendant did wrong and the full extent of your injuries and financial losses. If the defendant refuses to compensate you and your family for all your damages, we’ll take the case to trial, where our lawyers remain undefeated.
- Bring in leading experts to strengthen your case – we immediately put together a team of medical specialists, accident reconstructionists, engineers, and other leading experts to prove what went wrong, how it should have been avoided, and the extent of your injuries and financial losses.
- Get you access to the best doctors and medical providers: your health is your first priority. That’s why we make sure all of our clients have access to the best doctors and medical providers available. This allows you to focus on your physical recovery, while we focus on your financial recovery.
With billions won and the largest accident verdicts and settlements in history, our Undefeated Houston Personal Injury Lawyers have the experience, track-record, and resources to take on any company, no matter how large, and not only win, but set records. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers in Houston.
What separates our personal injury lawyers from other law firms? Our commitment to our clients and the results we have achieved on their behalf.
In addition to being Undefeated, we have won Billions for accident victims in Houston and across Texas and the United States, recovered the largest verdicts and settlements in Texas and our opponents’ histories, and always devote whatever resources are necessary to maximizing our clients’ recoveries.
Just recently, for example, we recovered $90 Million for an oilfield contractor who was catastrophically burned when the well blewout during a workover in Burleson County, Texas. The settlement is the #1 Largest Oilfield Accident Settlement in US History.
We set another record a year earlier when we won a record-setting $23.5 Million Settlement on behalf of a client who was seriously injured after being hit head-on by a commercial truck. The settlement was the largest accident settlement in Texas.
We also recently recovered a record $100 Million Settlement on behalf of a group of workers who were injured during a catastrophic refinery explosion. Not only is this the largest settlement in the plant owner’s corporate history, but we were able to achieve it despite the owner’s attempts to limit our clients to less than $50,000 in workers compensation benefits.
Ryan Zehl won a record $3.2 Million verdict in the Eastern District of Louisiana on behalf of an offshore worker who injured his lower back when he was dropped over 10 feet during a failed offshore personnel transfer.
Our Houston truck accident lawyers were also the first in the country to negotiate a $6 Million Settlement in connection with a serious bus crash after we successfully petitioned the court to require the bus driver to undergo a sleep study, which proved he had a medical condition that prevented him from driving commercial vehicles.
Our Truck Accident Lawyers also obtained a record-setting $4.2 Million Verdict against R&L Carriers, the largest privately owned trucking company in the country, after a 5 week trial in Dallas, Texas. The verdict is the #1 largest verdict in R&L’s corporate history, as well as the only case where punitive damages have been awarded against the company and affirmed on appeal.
Several years earlier, we recovered a $18.8 Million Verdict—the #1 largest accident verdict in Texas—against Greyhound bus company on behalf of a client who herniated a disk in her lower back when the bus flipped over on icy roads.
We are able to achieve these unprecedented results because we work longer and prepare harder than our opponents, prepare every case for trial, and won’t accept a settlement offer unless it fully compensates our client and their family for all their injuries and losses.
Having successfully represented thousands of clients who were seriously injured or tragically killed, we understand the physical and financial effects an accident has on our clients, their families, and their futures. We realize that a victory often provides our clients with access to the best medical care available and the ability to care for themselves and their families without having to worry about how they are going to pay their bills.
This unparalleled commitment to our clients and their families is what distinguishes and motivates our 18 wheeler accident lawyers, wrongful death lawyers, plant explosion lawyers, offshore injury lawyers and oilfield accident lawyers to devote whatever time and resources are necessary to helping each and every one of our clients receive the maximum compensation possible.
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Personal Injury FAQ’s
How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Zehl & Associates, like other personal injury attorneys, work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we cover all the costs and expenses associated with your case and only get paid if we recover a settlement or verdict for you.
If we win, we are paid a predetermined percentage of your recovery. If we are unsuccessful, you won’t owe us a dime.
Zehl & Associates is proud to offer contingency fee arrangements for all personal injury cases. With a contingency fee structure, you can hire our undefeated attorneys without coming out of pocket. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a top-rated personal injury attorney in Houston.
What Damages Are Available to Houston Accident Victims?
Under Texas law, a party can recover economic and non-economic damages from the individual or business that is responsible for their injury. These “compensatory damages” are intended to make you whole and put you in the position you were in before the accident.
Economic damages represent your financial losses after an accident; they include:
Future medical costs
Diminished earning capacity
In-home care and other similar services
Non-economic damages cover your personal, non-monetary losses, including:
Physical pain and suffering
Loss of quality of life
Punitive damages, or exemplary damages, may be available in rare cases. These damages are not meant to compensate for your losses. Rather, they are awarded to “punish” the at-fault party for egregious behavior.
How Much Is My Houston Personal Injury Case Worth?
The value of your Houston personal injury case depends on a number of factors. One primary factor is the severity of the injuries and losses you’ve suffered; the more serious your injury, the more your case will typically be worth.
There are a variety of other considerations that influence the value of your case, including:
The available evidence that supports your claim
Whether you contributed to the cause of your accident
The amount of insurance available to cover your accident
Whether you will be able to return to work, and in what capacity
How your accident occurred
Whether your accident was caused by an individual or a company
The pain and suffering, physical impairment, and other non-economic damages that you’ve experienced
The experience and track-record of the lawyer you hire can also greatly influence the value of your case. Insurance companies know which law firms win and regularly take cases to trial. Those lawyers tend to recover substantially more money for their clients.
Zehl & Associates has consistently recovered the largest verdicts and settlements in history for accident victims. Insurance companies know that once we’re involved in your case, they need to take it more seriously and be prepared to pay substantially more money.
How Long Do I Have To File a Lawsuit After an Accident in Texas?
You have a limited amount of time to take legal action after an accident in Texas. The statute of limitations sets deadlines for filing personal injury lawsuits.
Under Texas law, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. If you miss the deadline, you will lose your right to pursue compensation for your injuries.
However, there are exceptions to Texas’s statute of limitations. You might have a different amount of time to file a lawsuit in your case
Zehl & Associates can help you identify and comply with the deadlines in your case. Contact our legal team today to protect your legal rights.
What is Negligence and How Do I Prove It?
Many personal injury cases in Houston, TX, are based on negligence. In negligence cases, you must prove that the at-fault party failed to act with reasonable care and caused your injuries and damages.
To prove negligence, you must establish four elements:
The defendant owed you a duty of care
The defendant breached the duty
The breach caused the accident
You suffered damages as a result of the accident
Your attorney will use various types of evidence to prove your case, including:
Computer created animations of the accident
Witness statements and testimony
Repair or replacement estimates
Zehl & Associates is undefeated in negligence cases. Our team can help you prove your claim and maximize its value. Contact our Houston office to schedule a free case review.
Will My Houston Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?
Most Houston personal injury cases are resolved before going to trial — over 90%. Insurance companies and other defendants often prefer to avoid the risks, costs, and unpredictability of court.
But when the insurance company refuses to offer a settlement that fully compensates you for all your injuries and losses, you need a firm with a track-record of success in the courtroom. A firm that has the experience and resources to take on the largest companies and legal teams in the country. And a firm that knows how to win.
Some of Our Record-Setting Personal Injury Recoveries
Over 5,000 workers, individuals, and families from across the United States have turned to the Personal Injury Lawyers at Zehl & Associates to represent them after being seriously injured or tragically killed in 18-wheeler and motor vehicle accidents, offshore accidents, plant, refinery and oilfield accidents, and in connection with some of the most catastrophic workplace explosions in recent history. Some of our recent record-setting verdicts and settlements are listed to the right:
#1 Largest Oilfield Burn Settlement in US History
Ryan Zehl recently negotiated the #1 largest oilfield settlement for an individual plaintiff in US History on behalf of an oilfield worker who was severely burned during an oilfield blowout.
$23.5 Million Settlement for Client Injured in Head-On Crash with Commercial Truck
Ryan Zehl recently negotiated a record-setting $23.5 Million settlement for a client who was injured in a head-on collision with a commercial truck. The settlement is the largest truck accident settlement in Texas in 2019.
$100 Million Settlement for Workers Injured in Plant Explosion
Ryan recently recovered a record $100 million settlement for a group of workers who were injured in a plant explosion. The settlement was finalized on the third day of trial – after Mr. Zehl and his team had taken over 100 depositions and defeated the plant owners’ repeated attempts to limit our clients to less than $50,000 in workers’ compensation benefits.
#1 Largest Verdict and 2 of the Largest Settlements in Texas
Our Undefeated Personal Injury Lawyers were inducted into the Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame for recovering the #1 Largest Accident Verdict and 2 of the largest personal injury settlements in the State of Texas.
#1 Largest Verdict in Trucking Company’s History
Ryan Zehl won the #1 Largest Verdict in history against R&L Carriers, the largest privately owned trucking company in the United States, after the company refused to offer more than $150,000 to settle our client’s case.
#1 Largest Injury Verdict Ever Awarded against Greyhound Bus Company
Ryan Zehl won $18.7 Million—the largest Injury verdict in Greyhound Bus Line’s corporate history—on behalf of a bus passenger who suffered a personal injury to her lower back when the bus driver lost control and rolled the bus on icy roads.
Contact Our Undefeated Houston Personal Injury Attorneys For Legal Help
If you or a loved one were injured in a Houston, TX personal injury accident, you deserve the best: a law firm with the resources, track-record and experience to take on any company and team of lawyers, no matter how large, and ensure that you receive the maximum recovery possible for all your injuries and damages.
We’ve recovered billions for injury victims across Texas and repeatedly won the largest verdicts and settlements in history. We’re ready to put our skills, experience, and reputation behind your case. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.