Why Do You Need a Baytown Personal Injury Lawyer?
If someone caused you or someone to sustain injuries, it’s important to speak with a Baytown personal injury attorney even if you’ve been offered a settlement. An attorney will help you decide if the amount you 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 start an independent investigation into your incident to ensure you’re receiving enough compensation for current and future needs.
We help after all types of accidents including the following:
At Arnold & Itkin, we’re never happy with “good enough” for a client. Instead, we approach a case from every angle and use our extensive resources to chase the results that 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. Results matter because they rebuild lives, and we never stop going after them.
Car Accident Attorneys in Baytown, TX
With an estimated 78,393 residents in 2021, Baytown is not the most populous city in Texas, but it gets its fair share of traffic on city streets and the major highways that serve the area: State Highway 146 and Interstate 10. Wherever there are roads, traffic accidents can occur. Our attorneys help people in and around Baytown and the entire state who have been injured in car accidents and all types of motor vehicle collisions, including pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and truck crashes.
We routinely work with accident reconstruction specialists, investigators, and other experts to determine cause and fault after serious car accidents in the Baytown area.
Baytown Truck Accident Lawyers
No vehicle has the potential to cause as much destruction as an 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer. These immense trucks can weigh about 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, meaning they can actually crush and demolish other, smaller vehicles if they're involved in collisions. As Baytown truck accident lawyers, we know the devastation that these crashes can cause, and we also know how to stand up to trucking companies and their insurance companies to help victims and their families get the fair compensation they need.
Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Serving Baytown & Beyond
Catastrophic injuries occur when an accident is so serious that it causes life-altering trauma. Catastrophic injuries 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 of the body. The lifelong impact of a catastrophic injury must be considered.
Our Baytown lawyers handle catastrophic injury cases involving:
- Severe burns
- Head trauma
- Brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
Whether these injuries occur at work, on the road, from a dangerous consumer product, or in any other setting or scenario, 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, of making insurance companies pay fair settlements, and of finding answers for the catastrophically injured.
Baytown Wrongful Death Attorneys: Caring Help for the Grieving
At Arnold & Itkin, we know that there is nothing more difficult than losing a loved one—especially when from a preventable accident. We also know that while there’s nothing that 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 other, 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 the state of Texas, families are able to seek retribution for those they have loved in a wrongful death claim. Persons who are eligible to file suit include children, spouses, parents, siblings, life partners, 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 now.
Serious Legal Help After Baytown Plant & Refinery Accidents
As the home to some of the largest refineries in the United States, workers in Baytown are no strangers to accidents. In July of 2019, 37 people sustained injuries during a fire at the Baytown ExxonMobil refinery. This happened just months after ExxonMobil announced plans for a $2 billion investment to its Baytown refinery complex. While more jobs for the Baytown area presents excellent opportunities for employment, it’s as important as every for large companies to prioritize the safety rules that protect workers. Our Baytown plant explosion attorneys are committed to helping injured workers and their families when employers fail to put safety first.
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 that was not properly secured because their employer ignored safety standards. A truck driver may be injured in a collision caused by faulty brakes. In cases like these, 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 successful personal injury lawsuit can help a survivor recover compensation for medical care, lost earnings, and potentially much more.
Our Baytown personal injury law firm levies the power of the civil justice system to help accident survivors and families who have lost loved ones in accidents caused by defective products, carelessness, unsafe workplaces, and more. We fight to help our clients rebuild and move on by recovering the full compensation they deserve.
Seek the Full & Fair Value of Your Case
Every case is unique, just like every person and every injury. The value of a lawsuit, which is basically the amount that it will settle for or that a judge and jury awards in court, will depend on numerous factors. The severity of the injury, how it occurred, its ongoing impact on a survivor's life, and who is responsible may all influence case value. Most injury cases in Baytown and nationwide are settled outside of court. A few make it all the way through a trial to verdict, like a case where we won a record-breaking $222 million verdict for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident. The defendants wouldn't cooperate, so we took them to court to see justice served.
A personal injury settlement or award may include compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Ongoing medical care
- Physical therapy
- Assistive devices
- Lost earnings
- Loss of future wages
- Emotional trauma
Baytown is a city 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 3 sides. Baytown has a humid subtropical climate, and the area sometimes experiences tornadoes. Hurricanes are a real risk in the Baytown area during the fall.
First settled in 1822, Baytown was originally three separate towns: Goose Creek, Pelly, and East Baytown. The area experienced a boom after the discovery of Goose Creek Oil Field in 1903, and in 1916, an offshore drilling operation was built off the coast (the second to be built in the U.S. and the first to be built in Texas). 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. It took a while, but by 1947, the towns merged and became officially known as Baytown in 1948.
The Baytown economy is centered primarily on petroleum and petrochemical processing, and the three biggest 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. As Baytown industrial accident attorneys, we are committed to helping workers at all of these facilities.
Visitors and residents can enjoy Baytown’s arts and culture at the Downtown Arts District, the Art League of Baytown, the Baytown Little Theater, or the Baytown Historical Museum. The Baytown Nature Center, Goose Creek Park, McElroy Splash Park, and Roseland Park are popular destinations for individuals and families that want to get outside and enjoy hiking, playing, bird watching, and more. Baytown is also a great spot for fishing, kayaking, and boating.
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Call Our Baytown Personal Injury Lawyers Right Now at (888) 493-1629
Arnold & Itkin is proud to be a positive force for people who are going through the most difficult times of their lives. We want every client to know that they matter, that they shouldn’t have been injured, and that the financial stability they need is available for them. When you call our Baytown personal injury firm, you’ll be connected with a team that knows what it takes to reach life-changing results. When you call us, a member of our team 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 have to pay us until we obtain results for you.
Call our Baytown injury lawyers now at (888) 493-1629!