Personal Injury Law
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, malpractice, recklessness, or otherwise wrongful conduct, you may have a personal injury claim. Recoverable compensation may include lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, and medical bills. In some circumstances where the defendant’s conduct involves fraud, malice, or gross negligence, punitive damages, also known as exemplary damages, may be recoverable as well. Punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant and deter similar conduct in the future.
Personal injuries can be difficult and sometimes devastating for you, and your family and your claim should only be trusted to an experienced personal injury attorney. Houston personal injury attorney, Aaron Perry, is an aggressive advocate for personal injury victims and he will fight for your right to a full recovery for your injuries and damages. Contact the Law Firm of Aaron W. Perry, PLLC for a free initial consultation.
Industrial work in factories, drilling, refineries, construction, and warehouses is dangerous for employees who face significant injury risks as part of their daily job. Federal and state regulations and requirements are in place to ensure employees’ safety in the workplace, but sometimes regulations are violated, or regulations just aren’t enough to keep employees safe from work accidents. Industrial injuries are often serious and may cause permanent disabilities or possible death.
If you have sustained workplace injuries, workers’ compensation may cover a portion of your losses, and in some cases, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim in addition to a workers’ compensation claim. In the case of fatal industrial injuries, a wrongful death claim may be appropriate for survivors of the deceased. It is important to explore all recovery options with a personal injury attorney to make sure that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.
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Medical malpractice occurs too often in our Texas medical facilities, and unfortunately, a large number of the cases go unreported. Recent reports suggest that medical errors may be the third leading cause of death in the United States. Common types of medical malpractice include anesthesia errors, childbirth injuries, surgical errors, misdiagnosis, and failure to diagnose. Medical malpractice is sometimes difficult to recognize, and these claims can be very complicated.
Medical malpractice attorneys who have experience representing injured patients will know how to manage and evaluate potential liability and recovery options for your case. It is not always obvious that your injuries were caused by medical malpractice, but if you suspect that you or a loved one may have been a victim of medical malpractice, a legal advocate can help to investigate your claim and discover evidence of medical negligence. Medical professionals and institutions should be held accountable for negligent conduct and practices.
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Motor Vehicle Accident
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, most automobile accidents in the state are caused by speeding, DUI, failure to yield, following too close, and running red lights and stop signs. You may be able to drive safely and avoid the aforementioned driving mistakes, but when other drivers on the road make those driving errors, you may not be able to avoid a car accident.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is to let the insurance companies handle your case, especially when you have sustained injuries in the accident. Insurance companies do not care about making sure that all of your losses are covered and that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. When you have been injured in an accident, you need a motor vehicle accident attorney advocating for maximum compensation for you and your family.
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Maritime injury law can be complicated and is governed by laws that do not apply to any other type of personal injury case. Only attorneys who have maritime injury law experience and knowledge should handle these claims. Offshore accidents can result in severe and sometimes fatal injuries causing significant losses for injury victims and their families, including expensive medical bills and lost wages. Maritime injury plaintiffs need an aggressive attorney to advocate for their right to a full and fair financial recovery.
Workers covered by maritime laws may include seamen, longshore workers, harbor workers, shipbuilders, and other employees in the industry. Different laws such as the Jones Act or the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act may be applicable in your case depending on your employment at the time of the accident. When accidents result in fatal injuries, the Death on the High Seas Act may be applicable.
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Billions of United States dollars are spent on prescription drugs each year to help people maintain and improve their health. Unfortunately, a significant number of people sustain pharmaceutical injuries each year due to prescription errors, medication complications, and defective pharmaceuticals.
Liability for pharmaceutical injuries can be difficult to prove because several parties may be responsible, but a good attorney will investigate your claim and help you prove liability. Responsible parties often include doctors, pharmacists, and drug manufacturers.
Some prescription medicine injuries and side effects may be relatively minor, but others may result in more serious injuries such as stroke, birth defects, internal bleeding, organ damage, heart attack, and death. If you or a loved one has sustained these or other types of serious injuries caused by prescription medication, you may be entitled to compensation if someone’s negligent or wrongful conduct led to those injuries.
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There are strict state and federal consumer protection rules and regulations that are meant to keep consumers safe from dangerous and defective products. Unfortunately, product manufacturers and sellers do not always comply with product safety regulations, and innocent consumers are injured as a result. The Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas protects consumers by investigating harmful and defective product claims and prosecuting them when appropriate, but prosecuting those claims do not help to compensate injured consumers.
Product liability attorneys can help consumers recover financial compensation for their injuries and damages caused by defective products. Common types of defective products include baby toys and equipment, automobile tires, seatbelts, smoke alarms, and furniture. Taking on a large manufacturing company or seller may seem challenging, but it is much easier when you have a skilled attorney to investigate your claim and fight for your financial recovery.
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