When you’ve been seriously injured because of another party’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your suffering.The question of who to turn to in this situation can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re unable to work and provide for your family because of your injury. Victims of negligence may face mounting medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. We understand how challenging your individual case may be. The compassion and determination with which we’ve served our community for nearly 40 years sets us apart. More than 100,000 clients have trusted our reputation as an honest and experienced team who will stop at nothing to secure compensation for their suffering. This trust has consistently earned us top-tier recognition as a nationally acclaimed personal injury firm.
Whether you’ve been injured in a truck accident, work accident, lost a loved one, or were exposed to toxic chemicals, those responsible must accept responsibility for their negligence. While there are many different types of negligence claims, we pursue each case with the same care and compassion. When you hire us, our team will prioritize your immediate needs, like medical care and vehicle replacement. Then, we diligently collect evidence on your behalf, so we can build a solid claim for damages. Our diversity, analytical ability, experience and proven results makes us the best negligence lawyers in Houston.
Like most other small businesses, personal injury law firms start when a few like-minded individuals decide to pool their resources together for a common goal. Unfortunately, “like-minded” can often mean a similar background. So, many legal teams come from the same geographic area and/or the same law school.
The founding members of Williams Hart were like-minded individuals as well. But these founders all shared a passion for helping accident victims get their lives back and to protect individual rights. We have fostered a culture of diversity at Williams Hart, with attorneys and staff from many different backgrounds and specialties. It is this diversity that allows our legal team to perform their jobs with perspective and experience.
One mark of a good attorney is the ability to examine the facts of an accident, ask the right questions, and develop a strong theory of the case. This vision sustains us as we work on your case. We keep our eyes on the prize. Generally, personal injury cases involve one of three theories:
- Ordinary Negligence: Negligence is essentially a lack of ordinary care. If the defendant’s conduct dipped below this standard, the defendant is legally responsible for damages. The nature of the duty typically depends on the nature of the relationship between the plaintiff and defendant. The closer the relationship, the higher the duty.
- Negligence Per Se: Texas has a variety of safety laws, and these laws generally establish a standard of care. Therefore, defendants who violate these safety laws could be responsible for damages as a matter of law. Counties, municipalities, and neighborhood associations often have their own sets of safety laws.
- Defective Product: Dangerous drugs and other such claims affect so many people that negligence alone is not an adequate safeguard. So, companies who sell defective products are generally liable for damages as a matter of law. Plaintiffs need only establish a relationship between the product and the injury.
The best Houston negligence lawyers do more than break down your claim for damages. They effectively communicate available legal options to their clients. That includes the pros and the cons.
This trait is often critical, but it’s sometimes overblown or misunderstood. Sometimes, experience leads to a “I’ve always done it this way” attitude. Other times, years of experience is misleading. Many attorneys work diligently for their entire careers and seldom enter a courthouse.
At Williams Hart, our experienced attorneys know all evidentiary and procedural rules. That includes the unwritten rules. Our professionals are also flexible. If a new approach produces results, we usually embrace it. And, our professionals have substantial trial experience. We know what it takes to go to the mat for our clients. This attitude often helps us obtain favorable out-of-court settlements.
As they say, the proof is in the pudding. Experience, commitment, and other qualities are important. But unless these qualities produce results, they do not do accident victims any good.
Over the years, we have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for over 100,000 clients. These awards are more than just trophies on a shelf or statistics on a spreadsheet. They represent lives changed for the better. Accident victims often struggle with long-term medical bills, not to mention intense pain and suffering. The compensation our Houston personal injury attorneys obtain makes it easier for these people to carry on with their lives.
Your serious injury claim merits the best possible legal representation. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Houston, contact Williams Hart today. We routinely handle matters in Harris County and nearby jurisdictions.