Baytown Personal Injury Lawyers

We Fight to Rebuild Lives, Demand Answers & Make a Difference

Our Baytown personal injury attorneys handle a wide range of injury cases, including auto accidents, industrial accidents, plant explosions, workplace injuries, maritime accidents, and more. We recognize the complexities and nuances of personal injury law in Texas and utilize our extensive knowledge to advocate for the rights and compensation our clients deserve. From the initial consultation to the resolution of your case, our team is with you every step of the way, ensuring that you receive the personalized attention and compassionate support you need during this difficult time.

At Arnold & Itkin, we’re dedicated to rewriting the future for our clients. We believe everyone deserves a fair chance at recovery, and we fight to obtain the compensation they need. Whether an insurance company isn’t being fair, or a company is refusing to make their wrongs right, we’re ready to help. Our dedication to helping clients has resulted in the recovery of billions. Best of all, we never collect a fee unless we win. This way, our services are attainable for anyone.

Contact our Baytown personal injury lawyers  at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation. We're ready to listen to your story and help you.

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Why Do You Need a Baytown Personal Injury Lawyer?

If someone caused you or someone to sustain catastrophic injuries, it’s important to speak with a Baytown personal injury attorney. A lawyer can help you decide if the amount they offered is fair. Insurers and companies offer low initial settlements with the hope that injured individuals will accept less than they deserve, absolving them of future responsibility. The right law firm will investigate your incident to ensure you receive enough compensation. 

At Arnold & Itkin, we’re never happy with “good enough.” 

Instead, our lawyers approach a case from every angle and use our extensive resources to get the results they deserve. If the other side offers too little, we’ll demand more. If they try to intimidate us, we won’t be phased by their tactics. And, if they aren’t fair, we won’t hesitate to take them to court. We know that results matter because they rebuild lives. 

Personal Injury Lawsuits Hold At-Fault Parties Accountable

Accidents may happen, but they can usually be traced to some act, decision, or failure to act by an individual or corporation. A distracted driver may run a red light, striking a pedestrian. A construction worker may fall from scaffolding incorrectly secured because their employer ignored safety standards. A truck driver may be injured in a collision caused by faulty brakes. In such cases, survivors can hold at-fault parties accountable by filing personal injury lawsuits in civil court. Unlike criminal cases, where penalties may include imprisonment, civil cases usually involve financial penalties. A personal injury lawsuit can help a survivor recover compensation for medical care, lost earnings, and more.

Baytown Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Catastrophic injuries cause life-altering trauma. They typically require hospitalization and ongoing treatment or therapy. Reconstructive surgery, assistive devices like prosthetic limbs or wheelchairs, and in-home modifications may be required to restore form and function to the affected part. The lifelong impact of a catastrophic injury must be considered.

Our Baytown lawyers handle catastrophic injury cases involving:

  • Severe burns
  • Amputation
  • Head trauma
  • Brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Paralysis

Whether these injuries occur at work, on the road, from a dangerous product, Arnold & Itkin can step in and fight for what's right. We have a track record of holding the biggest companies accountable for cutting corners in the name of profits, making insurance companies pay fair settlements, and finding answers for the catastrophically injured.

Baytown Wrongful Death Attorneys

At Arnold & Itkin, we know there is nothing more difficult than losing a loved one. We also know that while nothing can be done to bring them back, we can be there to demand justice. To get answers for you and your family. To hold the responsible parties liable for what happened. Regardless of whether your loved one lost their life in a fatal plant accident, in a trucking accident, or another, you can be confident knowing that you have a team on your side looking out for you.

“This is the kind of lawyers I need. The kind of lawyers who will fight for my rights—not only my rights, but my husband’s. I didn’t want his life to be wasted. I didn’t want his life to be of no meaning at all.”         
- Mildred Solar Cortes, El Faro Widow

In Texas, families can seek retribution for those they have loved in a wrongful death claim. Persons eligible to file suit include children, spouses, parents, siblings, and other dependents—with children and spouses given the primary right to file. Loved ones can seek damages that cover more tangible expenses, such as funeral costs and medical bills, as well as the less tangible ones, such as the loss of companionship. If you have questions about your claim and would like to speak to a Baytown wrongful death lawyer about your story, we encourage you to contact us immediately. Call (888) 493-1629.

Baytown Industrial & Work Accident Attorneys

Our Baytown Work Injury Lawyers Fight for Life-Changing Results

For over 100 years, the industrial wheels of America have turned and made this country an economic powerhouse. American innovation has been the engine that has made the wheels turn, and workers have been the fuel that makes everything work. Through the years, the American worker has experienced an evolution in the workplace. Initially placed in constant danger from heavy machinery and unsafe conditions, workers have fought for the safety of future generations. However, as our Baytown work accident attorneys know too well, industrial accidents continue to happen regularly.

Today, industrial accidents occur in settings such as the following:

  • Oil rigs and barges
  • Mines
  • Refineries
  • Factories
  • Chemical plants
  • Construction sites

Today, workers enjoy laws and regulations that drastically decrease the danger they experience on the job. Unfortunately, companies that rely on workers for profit do not always faithfully follow these regulations. 

As a result, neglectful companies still place workers at unnecessary and unlawful risks. 

Industrial Injuries at Baytown Factories, Plants & Oil Refineries

Baytown is home to Baytown Refinery, owned and operated by ExxonMobil. This facility was the site of a July 31, 2019 plant fire that injured 66 workers, unleashed harmful contaminants, and released millions of gallons of firefighting wastewater into the Houston Ship Channel.  The ExxonMobil refinery in Baytown was the site of yet another industrial accident on December 23, 2021. Four workers were hospitalized after a fire and apparent explosion occurred. The facility houses a chemical plant, an olefins plant, and an oil refinery, increasing the chances of any fire or other incident becoming a catastrophe. This particular fire broke out in the part of the refinery that's responsible for gasoline production, according to local news reports. Three of the injured workers were airlifted, and one was transported by ground.

Plant Turnaround Accidents in Baytown, TX

In industrial terms, a turnaround is when a plant or refinery is temporarily shut down so equipment and machinery can be repaired, upgraded, or replaced. Turnarounds are necessary for maintenance, but they are also complicated and can present serious hazards. An entire plant must be shut down for a turnaround, and turnarounds do not always go as planned. According to T.A. Cook and Solomon Associates case studies, over half of plant turnarounds experience significant delays, and most go over budget. Nearly half of all accidents at plants happen during turnarounds. 

Baytown Plant Explosion Lawyers

We Fight for Workers Hurt in Baytown Plant & Refinery Accidents

At our plant and refinery accident law firm, we have seen it happen repeatedly: 

  • Companies that write up detailed safety plans and policies—but fail to implement them. 
  • Companies that talk about how much they care—but then turn their back when help is needed. 

It comes down to dollars. Too frequently, these companies make choices that prioritize profit over safety, well-being, and even the very lives of their workers. And when the inevitable happens, they all too often refuse to take responsibility so they can take care of their employees. Our Baytown plant accident attorneys are here to ensure they don’t get away with it. Over the years, we have stood toe-to-toe with industrial giants, from Chevron to BP, and held them responsible for their actions and the injuries they caused. When they fail to protect their employees and fail to take care of them in the aftermath, we’re there to make sure they do the right thing—not because we ask, but because we force them to.

Giving a Voice to Victims of Catastrophic Plant & Refinery Accidents

Plant accidents, such as fires, can cause catastrophic injuries. In some cases, workers are injured when they are just trying to get away: injuries to their backs and knees or broken bones sustained while jumping down and trying to run. In other cases, they are the loss of senses, such as hearing and eyesight, or life-threatening burn injuries

In some instances, the explosion results in death.

Regardless of the type of injury, the one thing that stays the same is that you didn’t deserve it, and you don’t deserve to be left on your own. You didn’t ask for this accident to happen. You should not be forced to pick up the pieces without help. You deserve help during the recovery process—and we are here to help ensure that you receive just that.

Baytown Plant Fires

Fuel refineries and chemical plants are filled with volatile chemicals. Both products and the chemicals used to make those products can ignite or explode when exposed to the air. Proper storage and use of these chemicals are vital for worker safety; when plant supervisors don't invest in safe storage, a plant can likely catch fire, cause severe injuries, and expose thousands to dangerous chemicals. Many of these injuries can occur in the surrounding community. 

For instance, in July 2019, the Baytown ExxonMobil plant exploded and caught fire, leading to a shelter-in-place order for several hours. More than 60 workers were hurt, all of whom were examined at a health clinic and received first aid. All were released, but there was some concern among residents that Exxon had downplayed some of the injuries. 

Burn Injuries from Chemical Plant Explosions, Factory Accidents & More

With high amounts of volatile materials in the air and storage, explosions at refineries are often followed by intense fires. It's fire that endangers workers the most—scorching their lungs, burning their limbs, creating lifelong scars, or creating permanent disabilities. Our Baytown burn injury attorneys have helped countless industrial workers who were left without careers or resources for proper care after explosions. Burns are the costliest injuries a person could suffer—primarily due to the length of the hospital stay as well as ongoing care. For burns that cover 30% of the body or more, hospitalization could cost in the six-figure range. If your loved one has suffered burn injuries as a result of a plant explosion or other industrial accident, we can help you get them the care they need. With the costs you're facing, our Baytown burn injury lawyers will fight to get you every penny you need to pay for treatment and complete recovery.

Baytown Car Accident Attorneys

With an estimated 78,393 residents, Baytown is not the most populous city in Texas, but it gets its fair share of traffic on city streets and the major highways, including State Highway 146 and Interstate 10. Wherever there are roads, traffic accidents can occur. Our Baytown car accident lawyers help people in Baytown and the entire state who have been injured in car accidents and all types of motor vehicle collisions, including pedestrian, motorcycle, and bicycle crashes. We routinely work with accident reconstruction specialists, investigators, and other experts to determine cause and fault.

Baytown Truck Accident Lawyers

No vehicle can potentially cause as much destruction as an 18-wheeler. These immense trucks can weigh about 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, meaning they can crush and demolish other, smaller vehicles if they're involved in collisions. As Baytown truck accident lawyers, we know the devastation these crashes can cause and how to stand up to trucking companies and their insurance companies to help victims and their families get the fair compensation they need.

About Baytown

Baytown is located near the mouth of the San Jacinto River in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area of Texas. As of 2021, Baytown had a population of 78,393, an increase of nearly 6,600 people from the previous year. The city sits on 36.5 square miles of the Gulf coastal plain and is bordered by water on three sides. Baytown has a humid subtropical climate, and the area sometimes experiences tornadoes. Hurricanes are a real risk in the Baytown area.

First settled in 1822, Baytown consisted of three separate towns:

  • Goose Creek
  • Pelly
  • East Baytown

The area experienced a boom after the discovery of Goose Creek Oil Field in 1903; in 1916, an offshore drilling operation was built off the coast (the second to be built in the U.S.). In 1919, the ExxonMobil Baytown industrial complex was built. The towns continued to grow, and talk of merging began at the end of World War I. By 1947, the towns merged.

The Baytown economy is centered on petroleum and petrochemical processing, and the three most prominent companies in the area are ExxonMobil, Chevron Phillips, and Covestro. 

The ExxonMobil Baytown Complex is one of the largest industrial complexes on the planet, and the Baytown Refinery is the biggest in the United States. Baytown is also home to Chevron Phillips Chemical’s largest manufacturing facility in the country, the Cedar Bayou Plant. Baytown’s 15,000-acre Cedar Crossing Industrial Park is the site of Home Depot’s distribution hub, Walmart’s largest import center in the United States, a plate and pipe manufacturing facility owned by JSW Steel, and a $148 million steel pipe manufacturing facility owned by Borusan Mannesmann, among many others. 

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Call Our Baytown Personal Injury Lawyers Now at (888) 493-1629

Arnold & Itkin is a positive force for people going through the most challenging times. We want every client to know that they matter, shouldn’t have been injured, and that the financial stability they need is available. When you call our Baytown personal injury law firm, you’ll be connected with a team that knows what it takes to reach life-changing results. When you call us, a team member is ready to speak with you at no cost. If we take your case, we’ll cover the costs associated with it because we know your finances are already strained enough. Importantly, you’ll never pay us unless we win.

Call our Baytown injury lawyers now at (888) 493-1629!

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