Looking for the Best Injury Attorneys in Houston?
In the aftermath of a serious injury or accident, people want answers. There are many questions they have—and one of the common places they look for answers is the Internet. One of these more common searches is to look for the “best” personal injury attorney to help them and their family recover. Often, it’s not as simple as searching for the best and getting the best. They’re presented with options, and it’s up to them to determine who the best is. As they embark on the journey to find what you are looking for, there are some truly important questions that they should be asking about what best means.
These are some of the questions that help shape the decision on who is best for their unique situation.
What Type of Personal Injury Case Is This?
First, it’s important to ensure that the law firm handles and has won cases just like yours. There are some really good fender bender lawyers, and there are a few really good serious injury lawyers. It’s important to understand the difference. When presented with options, you want to know what kind of cases the firm does really well. Not every case is the same. It’s important to pick an attorney with experience in your kind of case.
What About Results?
The first place to look to see if a law firm is truly the right one for you is to look at their results. Results tell many stories. Some law firms use other law firm’s results as their own so it’s important to ask if the firm was the one that was actually responsible for these results. Did they get this result or did another firm do the actual work? Did they go to trial or did another firm do it for them?
Do the Best Personal Injury Attorneys Cost More?
It’s important to remember that most personal injury firms don’t get paid unless they recover, so every firm is available to pick. With that in mind, picking the one with a history of the best results around helps you achieve your ideal outcome.
What Kind of Results Should They Look For?
When looking at the results, look for recency, quantity—and, of course, value. Has the firm set records? Is the firm known for delivering big results? Has the firm recovered billions (plural) or just a few million?
Having big results gives people an advantage when it comes to being heard and respected. These results need to be in cases that are similar to the one that you’re facing. A simple fender bender doesn’t require a big firm with huge results. It’s mostly paperwork. On the other hand, a serious truck accident requires a serious fight. You need to hire a law firm with results that prove they stand behind their clients.
Why Does Expertise Matter?
It’s important to understand the ins and outs of how everything works. From the games big companies play so they can avoid taking responsibility, to the opposing counsel that you’ll be facing, to the specific types of accidents people get involved in. You want a lawyer who understands safety, policies, procedures, and how the other side is going to play defense. For example, if a person was injured offshore, there are completely different laws that govern the case. If the attorney doesn’t understand maritime law, the chances of winning are dramatically lower. Hire an attorney who understands the type of case and has won similar cases repeatedly.
What About the Attorneys Themselves?
This is yet another part of discovering what “best” means to you. Learn about the attorneys who will work on your case. Watch their videos. Learn about them. Read their bios. Talk to them in person, over the phone, or on Zoom. The attorneys should genuinely care and want to help. They should be confident about how to handle the case. They should be able to explain what is going to happen. Inevitably, people are surprised by what happens as they begin the legal process. Having a great attorney means you’ll be able to predict what will happen and have a plan. Lawyers can keep the surprises away and ensure that everyone is prepared.
Finally, the best attorneys are accessible.
If it’s a big case that’s going to trial, you want to be in the know about what’s happening. This includes being able to call them or text them or one of their top staff when questions or worries arise.
What Kind of Associations Are Great Attorneys a Part Of?
For personal injury lawyers, there are many associations or memberships you can get to be a part of. Bar associations are the most common. The best personal injury lawyers are really trial lawyers. They’re the kind of attorneys you want in the courtroom when the other side refuses to do the right thing. They’re the kind of attorneys the other side doesn’t want to see. One group of trial lawyers to look for is called the Inner Circle of Advocates. A limited group of only 100 of the nation’s best trial lawyers are invited to be in this group.
When You're Facing a Fight, AI Puts Everything Into Securing Your Future
The America Bar Association says there are 76,000+ personal injury lawyers in the U.S. Thousands of them reside in the Houston area. While there may be plenty of lawyers willing to take on your case, you only want the best of the best to be working alongside you. A serious injury or the death of a loved one is no small matter. Personal injury is a broad field and choosing an inexperienced attorney could end up being a tragic mistake.
In fact, choosing the best lawyer is the most important decision you will make in your case. Arnold & Itkin is composed of a team of hardworking, experienced attorneys who have come together for one cause: to fight for justice on behalf of the injured. At Arnold & Itkin, our attorneys understand that half-hearted litigation is not going to be effective. That is why we are aggressive when dealing with defendants and insurance companies.
We know baseline effort won't cut it. We fight tooth and nail to demand justice for our clients.
Houston Injury Lawyers with Proven Success
Often, lawyers say they can handle your case, but have nothing to back up their claim. If you stumble upon a lawyer with a less-than-impressive track record, you should treat it as a red flag. Do you want to work with an inexperienced attorney? Someone who hasn't proven themselves? Of course not! When it's your future on the line, it's not the time to trust it into the hands of a rookie. You need a heavyweight that you can trust,
You can read about our success for yourself by perusing through some of our most recent and notable victories. Some of our record-setting triumphs include a $117 million verdict for an ambulance accident victim and a $76.6 million verdict.
In addition, we secured an $11.5 million settlement for an offshore worker who was injured on the job, and a $14 million verdict for a man who was protected under the Jones Act in a maritime injury case. These are only a few of the instances where the hard work of our firm resulted in justice being demanded.
To see for yourself, check out our victories page so you can browse through just some of our many results.
Awards & Accolades
When an attorney has been recognized by other professionals, or a firm has been noted by others in the industry, it is a big testimony to that firm's credibility. We have been honored by many professionals and granted a variety of titles and awards that prove we are striving for excellence. Our firm is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and received an A+. Both of our lead attorneys have been invited to the prestigious The Inner Circle of Advocates. We have also been listed as Houston's H Texas Magazine as the Top Lawyers for the People and, on several occasions, our attorneys have been recognized as Texas Monthly Rising Stars.
In addition to being praised by both of these publications, we've been featured on a variety of news channels, newspapers, and magazines. For example, we were called up to share our expert opinions in the Deepwater Horizon Case of 2010. At this time, we shared our knowledge with CNN and ABC. In the past, we've also been featured by the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, and The Houston Chronicle.
Just some of the other awards we have received:
- America’s Elite Trial Lawyers
- Super Lawyers® and Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list
- Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
- The Best Lawyers in America® for Admiralty and Maritime Law
- Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers
- The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
- Houston Business Journal's "40 Under 40"
You Won't Pay a Dime Unless We Win Your Case
The Houston personal injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin work on a contingency fee. At our firm, we are willing to front all costs of your case. By helping to share the financial risk of a case, we hope that our clients feel supported and recognize how deeply dedicated we are to each and every case that we take on. We aren't a legal mill focused on quality; instead, we are committed to the success of our clients.
Expected Qualities of Working with Arnold & Itkin
- Personality: The lawyers at Arnold & Itkin are known for being personable. We work hard to ensure clients are comfortable. Watch some of the Arnold & Itkin videos to see our lawyer's personalities come through while you also learn more about Texas personal injury law.
- Communication: You want to make sure your lawyer will run things by you and keep you informed about the status of your case. Our firm is available to talk on a regular basis, and we are dedicated to being prompt in responding to missed phone calls and e-mails.
- Wide Range of Knowledge: You want an attorney who understands how to handle a wide variety of cases. At Arnold & Itkin, we handle all types of cases, from truck accidents to offshore injuries. No matter the nature of your case, you can trust in our law firm to help.
- Trustworthiness: You don't want an attorney that makes you feel uncomfortable. You want your lawyer to be one of your closest confidants. You want to rest assured that he or she is working hard on your case and will let you know of any developments. This goes hand-in-hand with communication. Our Houston injury lawyers work hard to develop a trusting relationship with all clients. This has resulted in countless clients saying that by the end of the case, they considered us to be more than their lawyers—our firm truly felt like family.
- Success: You really don't want to take the risk of working with an inexperienced lawyer or firm. It's a gamble when you work with an attorney who doesn't have anything that points to their success, capabilities, and talent. At our firm, our resume is more than impressive. Your case wouldn't be the first time we stepped in the courtroom; you could benefit from that level of hands on-experience. While previous success is not a promise or guarantee of future success, it does showcase the consistency of our ability both in and out of the courtroom.
Finding the Right Lawyer
What should I look for when hiring a personal injury attorney?
Hiring a personal injury attorney is personal. You probably have certain qualities that are more important to you than others, but there are a few things you should keep in mind. Try to find an attorney with experience and past results in the particular type of case you’re dealing with. You need someone who knows what they’re doing. Look for quality service and communication, which you can see clearly through client reviews. In all, you should have an attorney who can secure the results you need while treating you like a person, not a number.
Why is experience so important?
An injury lawyer who has extensive experience will be better equipped to handle your case. This includes anticipating the other side’s strategies, knowing what legislation and which precedents apply, and having the insight and skill to build the strongest possible case on your behalf. All of this leads to better, swifter results.
How do I know I’ve found the right personal injury lawyer?
Dealing with a serious injury or the loss of a loved one is difficult enough. The last thing you need is to worry about whether you’ve found the right lawyer. In our experience, you’ll know you have the right team on your side when you feel supported, informed, and certain that everything is being done to protect your interests and rights. That’s the level of counsel and service we provide at Arnold & Itkin.
Talk to Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Houston
If want strong legal experience, do not hesitate contact our firm. Call (888) 493-1629 if you want to set up a free consultation. You can also use the case evaluation form. Don't hesitate to get in contact with our firm today to work toward the results you need. We look forward to hearing from you, so call today!