Houston Personal Injury Lawyers
Car accidents, industrial accidents & other workplace injuries
If you were hurt and it's someone else's fault, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your injuries. The Houston personal injury lawyers at Tracey Fox & Walters know how to get results and have delivered many favorable outcomes for clients.
Our firm has experience with a wide range of personal injury cases in Houston. These include cases involving premises liability, assault, security negligence, daycare facility injuries and catastrophic injury. If someone's negligence led to your injury, we can help.
Millions of people live and work in Houston. It's an active city where there are countless interactions each and every day. All kinds of accidents are going to happen here.
But when an accident was caused by someone's negligence, and you were hurt, we can do something about it. Some injuries are minor-such as cuts and bruises. Some accidents can cause broken bones. Others can cause very serious injuries-spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries. When someone's actions caused you harm, you should receive financial compensation.
How can a personal injury lawyer help me?
Recovering financial compensation after being injured in a personal injury accident can be challenging. Negligent parties often deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility for your injuries. Insurance companies may try to deny liability or find ways to pay you as little as possible. We take action and get results.
We want to know every detail about what happened to you. When we take your case, we'll gather evidence and talk to any witnesses. Our attorneys review every document related to your accident. And we want to know how the accident has affected you and your family.
There's a reason we do all this. Our approach to cases gets results. Our firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients. That's because we put a lot of work into cases and are always prepared to fight them in court. We have a reputation with insurance companies. They know we are serious about our work and won't stop fighting until we get what we want. That's why they often agree to negotiate a settlement that is right for our client.
What should I do if I’ve been injured?
The first thing you should do after sustaining an injury is to make sure you document everything. Take pictures of the scene and any visible injuries. Get names and contact information for witnesses. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, it may be necessary to call the police, who will prepare a report documenting the incident.
Your next step is to seek immediate medical attention, even if your injuries seem minor. Some injuries, such as internal injuries and traumatic brain injury, have delayed onset symptoms, and seeing a doctor right away is the best option to protect both your health and your legal rights. Again, document everything, including any medical expenses and mileage to and from the doctor’s office. Follow all of your medical provider’s instructions.
Finally, you need to contact us as soon as possible. Even if you’re not sure whether you have a case, there is no harm in meeting with an attorney to understand your legal rights. If you can’t come to our Houston office, we’ll come to you.
How much is my case worth?
The value of your case depends on many different factors. But in general, people injured by another's negligence can seek compensation for:
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
We have a simple goal-to recover the maximum compensation possible for you. Some cases may only be worth a few thousand dollars, but others may be worth hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. We’ve consistently found that many of our clients’ claims are worth far more than they expected, once we have helped them analyze all of the ways in which the accident has affected their lives.
Should I accept a settlement offer from an insurance company?
Not without talking to your lawyer first! Settlement offers from insurance companies are usually “low-ball” offers that may not even come close to full compensation for your injuries. Many people don’t know that they can ask the insurance company for more money – and insurance companies are all too happy to take advantage. You should always review any offer from an insurance company with an experienced personal injury lawyer before accepting the insurance company’s money. Remember, once you’ve accepted payment, you are normally not able to go back and ask for more.
How long will my case take to resolve?
That depends on the circumstances of your injury, the size of your claim and the insurance company’s willingness to negotiate. Most cases settle within three to nine months after medical treatment is completed. If your case goes to trial, it may be one to two years before you actually go to court, although we can still negotiate a settlement with the insurance company at any time prior to the verdict. This may seem like a long time, and it certainly can be, but our legal team will be on your side every step of the way.
How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?
We don’t want you to have to worry about paying another bill. That’s why we work on a contingency fee basis. We cover all the costs of moving your case forward. You don’t owe us a single penny unless we win. Our fee is a percentage of the financial recovery we obtain for you, either through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
Proudly representing Houston
Insurance companies and commercial defendants are likely to fight your claim, but we will be ready. We have a long track record of successfully pursuing personal injury claims in Houston. Our firm has the resources to keep fighting for you until we get the results we want.
Our managing partner, Sean Tracey, is board-certified in personal injury by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Our attorneys are all highly skilled, knowledgeable and experienced in personal injury law. We are proud to have been able to help thousands of clients who were injured because of someone's negligence.