Houston Accident & Injury Claims
Being injured because another person is reckless or outright negligent may leave you and your family in a precarious position. You may be faced with medical bills that you have no hope of paying. You may also face difficulty making ends meet if you have missed work and lost valuable earnings. Your ability to provide for your family in the future may also be in danger. If you have been involved in a car accident or have been injured in any type of situation that was caused by another person or business, you may be able to hold that party accountable for their conduct. An attorney from The Doan Law Firm, P.C. can offer you helpful insight and valuable information regarding your options and your legal rights at this juncture.
Our law firm handles virtually all types of accident and personal injury claims throughout Houston and the surrounding areas in Texas. This includes, but is not limited to, the following items. Feel free to click on any of the links we have listed below to learn more about a specific topic, your legal rights, what you can do and what an injury attorney can do to assist you in seeking justice and recovering
financial damages for what you have experienced.
Many types of auto accidents exist that could leave you injured. Ambulance accidents, ATV rollovers, and drunk driving accidents are only a few of the many types of collisions which are often associated with injuries both severe and minor in nature. No matter how significant your injuries may be, if you were harmed in any type of auto accident that you were not responsible for, then you may be entitled to compensation, and we can help you obtain it.
Unfortunately, bicyclists are at great risk of being injured in an accident, as they are much smaller and more delicate than all other vehicles on the road. Therefore, when a larger automobile, truck, motorcycle, etc. passes a motorcycle it is much more likely that an unprotected, unsuspecting bicyclist could be hurt. These are accidents in which the injured party is likely not responsible, and as such they are ones that can be addressed within the legal system.
Swelling of the scalp, bone injuries, bruising, facial paralysis, and cerebral palsy are only some of the injuries which infants can incur at birth when an inattentive or careless doctor does not pay proper attention to the birthing mother during childbirth. Injuries of this sort can be addressed by a personal injury attorney from our firm and compensation can be sought for those who have unrightfully suffered.
There are many ways in which a brain injury can occur, very few of which could not have been prevented had proper care been taken beforehand. While these are accidents, they are most often preventable accidents, and as such, brain injury victims deserve to address their case in court under the representation of a personal injury lawyer from our firm.
Car accidents are almost always caused by reckless or negligent driving behaviors that are acted out by one or more drivers on the road. Unfortunately, these drivers are not always the ones who harmed by their own reckless behaviors. If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by an inattentive or unlawful driver, then you owe it to yourself to take legal action. With the help of a personal injury attorney from The Doan Law Firm, P.C. you can hold a reckless driver liable for the damages their actions caused.
Car Defects and Recalls
It is vitally important that the products and safety devices used in cars be 100% safe for use. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In some instances, defective airbags, faulty brake systems, and the like have been installed in operating vehicles that are made marketable to consumers looking to purchase. These types of defects can easily cause significant accidents, and if you have been the victim of such an accident then you should not wait to hire a personal injury attorney to represent your case.
If the accident you were involved in caused you life-altering injuries from which you will never fully recover, then you are the victim of a catastrophic injury accident. These types of accidents are often coined as catastrophic in nature because they effectively prevent the victim(s) from living a normal life from here on out. Therefore, these are incidents which should be taken to court and pursued by a legal professional.
It is not uncommon for construction workers to be injured while on a work site. This is because the nature of construction work naturally subjects its employees to conditions which are often unsafe. Injuries that are incurred at work, particularly within the construction field, are eligible for compensation. An associate from The Doan Law Firm can help you file a personal injury claim and/ or workers' comp claim if you have been injured on the job.
You should not be made to suffer from the prescription medication that is recommended to you by your doctor. However, prescription drugs can yield dangerous side effects and those who are not medically prepared to handle these side effects could become severely ill after taking the medicines that were prescribed to them. In these cases, the doctor and/ or pharmacy responsible for providing you with the dangerous drug should be held liable.
Defective Medical Devices
When medical devices fail there is great cause for alarm, as those who will be put at risk are very likely individuals who are already suffering from health or personal injury conditions. Therefore, innovative medical devices must be inspected thoroughly before being placed on the market; when they aren't, severe injuries could result.
Consumers are protected under federal laws that are meant to regulate the safety of products that are manufactured and put on shelves for sale. However, some defective and unsafe products make their way onto shelves regardless, and in these instances legal action should be taken to represent the injuries of those who wrongfully suffer from such unsafe merchandise.
While everyone would like to be able to trust the pets of others, sometimes this simply cannot be. Inherently, dogs are no more than animals, and as such they are primed to attack under certain circumstances. Unfortunately, the individuals they attack are very often undeserving of such malicious behavior. When this is the case, the dog or pet owner can be held responsible for their pet's actions.
Incidents of drowning are very preventable. Home owners with pools are expected to adequately close off access to their pools; public swimming areas are expected to have a lifeguard on duty during normal hours of operation. When these conditions are followed, there is no reason for a drowning accident to occur. Therefore, if you have lost a loved one in a drowning accident that resulted from unsupervised pool supervision or lack of fencing, you may be entitled to take legal action, and we can help.
Car accidents are almost always caused by reckless or negligent driving behaviors that are acted out by one or more drivers on the road. Unfortunately, these drivers are not always the ones who harmed by their own reckless behaviors. If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by an inattentive or unlawful driver, such as an intoxicated driver, then you owe it to yourself to take legal action. With the help of a personal injury attorney from The Doan Law Firm, P.C. you can hold a reckless driver liable for the damages that their actions caused.
It may be difficult to believe, but it is not uncommon for elders to be abused by the persons who are meant to care for them. Abuse can take shape in physical, mental, emotional, sexual, and even financial forms, all of which can be addressed by a personal injury attorney from our firm.
For all matters related to condemnation and land use litigation, The Doan Law Firm, P.C. is able to help. When real estate property has been taken for government use, you may be able to pursue an eminent domain claim, and an attorney from the firm can help.
Restaurants, grocery stores, and other producers or users of food products are responsible for ensuring that the food they use and sell is safe to consume. This means that no food with an outdated expiration date should be used under any circumstances. In fact, use of expired food products is often the cause for illness among the individuals who unknowingly consume the unsafe food.
Fraternity & Sorority Hazing
While hazing was originally intended to be an innocent way of initiating members into a group such as a fraternity or sorority, it has since become much more complex and even violent in some cases. Physical, emotional, and mental elements of hazing often push the limits on what is socially acceptable. If you or your son or daughter was harmed in any way – physically, emotionally, socially, etc. – through an act of hazing then you may be able to address the matter in court.
Surgical errors, diagnosis failures, birth injuries, Emergency Room malfunctions, and the like are all possible errors that could occur within the hospital setting. Unfortunately, these errors are often detrimental to the persons involved, as their hospital stay is indicative of a current injury or illness that will only be exacerbated when any type of hospital error takes place.
It is very easy for motorcycle riders to be injured - sometimes severely so - when they are involved in any type of accident. Because they are smaller and less protected than other vehicles on the road, motorcyclists are naturally more susceptible to incurring extreme physical injuries when they are involved in any type of collision, whether with another vehicle or not.
Health care providers are expected to provide only the best attention to the patients under their care. However, omissions and negligence are common practices among some less than adequate health care professionals. The simple mistakes and oversights of a doctor, nurse, surgeon, etc. could lead to catastrophic injury or illness for the patient involved. As such, these are circumstances that need to be addressed by a legal professional in order to ensure that justice is served and the medical professional is held liable for the damages they have caused.
Nursing Home Abuse
Elders are sometimes subjected to extreme forms of abuse within the care system or nursing home in which they reside. Physical abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse, inattention, and emotional distress can be inflicted on nursing home residents by the staff who work at nursing home facilities. In these cases, a personal injury lawyer can help you hold abusive staff members accountable in the court of law.
Offshore work is another branch of employment in which workers are quite susceptible to accidents and injuries. In fact, it is an inherent component of their jobs. However, this does not make injuries in the field okay or acceptable under any circumstances. If you have been injured on the job, then you are entitled to workers' comp, and possibly medical leave. We can help make sure that you are provided with the legal and financial services you deserve after an offshore accident and injury has occurred.
Oil Refinery Explosions
Several factors could lead to an oil refinery explosion, including unsafe working conditions, improperly employed safety procedures, third party negligence, faulty equipment, and much more. If you have been involved in an oil refinery explosion, then your injury does not have to go unrecognized. In fact, it can be legally addressed by a professional at our firm.
Pedestrians who are harmed in accidents involving other car drivers, bike riders, etc. are the innocent victims of unexpected harm. As such, they deserve to be represented by a personal injury lawyer who can take proper measure to see to it that their injuries are fully compensated for.
Many people mistakenly believe that a slip and fall accident or something similar is nothing more. Therefore, they often fail to take legal action. However, these are accidents which could have been avoided in many circumstances. Business owners, home owners, store managers, and the like are responsible for ensuring that their premises are safe for all who enter. Poorly lit hallways, wet walkways, etc. are cause for legal attention, especially when they result in injury accidents.
When a train collides, derails, or malfunctions there is often someone to blame. Conductors, train companies, and railroad personnel are all responsible for seeing to it that trains are safely maintained and operated. When an accident involving the railroad system occurs, a thorough investigation will be conducted to unearth the cause of the disaster.
Sexual abuse can have physical, mental, emotional, and social connotations for its victims. This is a matter of personal injury law that is taken extremely seriously, and victims should not be afraid to take their issues to a legal professional. At The Doan Law Firm, we handle matters of sexual abuse delicately and privately. We are sensitive to the wants and needs of the victims involved.
Spinal Cord Injuries
When damage is done to the spinal cord there is a significant chance that your mobility will be forever impaired. For some, complete paralysis could result. Car accidents, construction accidents, and falls are only some of the many ways in which a person could suffer from the catastrophe that is associated with spinal cord damage.
Trucks are significantly larger in size and heavier in weight than every other type of vehicle they share the road with. As such, it is safe to assume that accidents involving semis, tractor trailers, big rigs, 18-wheelers and the like will result in catastrophic damages to those involved. For these types of accidents, an investigation will need to be launched in order to determine the responsible party that should be held liable.
If you were injured on the job then you are rightfully entitled to worker's compensation. Workplace injuries are ones that should never occur; unfortunately, this is far from reality. Because a way to prevent workplace injuries has yet to be found, legal professionals can be employed to ensure that workers' comp is rightfully provided to those who deserve the financial and medical benefits of such an agreement.
Very few of us go to work expecting to be injured. Unfortunately, for some this has become a reality. When your business does not take proper action to ensure that your workplace is safe, you could be susceptible to an accident and injury.
When an accident results in fatality the victim cannot take legal action against the offending party who caused the accident. However, these are cases which need to be legally recognized as they are ones that have ended in the worst kind of fate. Therefore, the family members or loved ones of a fatality accident are rightfully entitled to ensue in a legal pursuit of the matter by filing a wrongful death claim.
How an Experienced Attorney Can Help
By reviewing the information on this site and by discussing your case with an attorney at our firm, you can find out more about what right you may have to recover compensation. We handle a broad range of cases, and our goal is always to aggressively assert a client’s rights in order to seek the financial damages that will make the most significant difference in their ability to move on with their lives. An accident or serious injury may leave you feeling helpless; we wish to empower you by providing the information you need to make the right choices about your claim or lawsuit. We wish to help you seek peace of mind in knowing that justice has been served and that you have recovered the compensation that will help you face a more secure future.
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Acting quickly and involving a legal professional is one of the most important steps you can take if you have been injured in an accident of any kind or other incident that is related to another person's wrongful or negligent conduct. For a confidential and free review of your case, contact our offices. We also work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless a settlement is recovered or verdict is won on your behalf. During this difficult time, you can rely upon the personalized attention and aggressive legal counsel of an experienced attorney to assist you in recovering financial compensation that will help you rebuild your life and move on.