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Personal Injury FAQ

Helping You Understand Your Rights After an Accident

Many of our clients come to us because they don't know what to do next. What kind of claims do they need to file? Do they qualify for a personal injury claim? What do they do to get medical care for their loved ones, or how do they afford a funeral in the wake of a wrongful death? How do I provide for my family? Regardless of your situation, you are bound to have countless questions. Arnold & Itkin wants you to get answers. To help you find your feet during this difficult time, we have compiled some of the most commonly asked questions and provided general answers. For specific answers about your case, review your options with us during a free consultation.

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What Qualifies as a Personal Injury Case?

Any accident involving negligent or reckless behavior is cause for legal attention. This is particularly true when actions or inaction led to your harm. Had others followed the law and rightfully acted as they were responsible for acting, there is less of a chance that you would have sustained an injury. Therefore, you have the right to file a claim and seek due financial compensation. But what qualifies as a personal injury case? Generally speaking, a person will have a valid personal injury case if they suffered quantifiable (measurable) harm because of another's act or failure to act. An example may be a distracted driver who runs a red light and strikes a pedestrian. That driver should be held liable in civil court for the injuries that the pedestrian experienced.

In the example above, the injured pedestrian may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical treatment, including ongoing care, therapy, and more
  • Emotional trauma, such as pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life
  • Lost earnings, including past and future wages, benefits, and more

In some cases, additional compensation may be warranted. Whether you qualify for a personal injury case and what yours is worth will depend on the situation at hand, so it's important to talk to an attorney.

What Do I Do If I'm Not Getting the Best Care?

If you feel you are not receiving the best possible medical care, you may need to switch doctors. You need a doctor who will listen to your concerns and help improve your medical conditions. A doctor your company or an insurance adjuster chooses may not have your best interests at heart. You want a doctor who cares about your well-being first and foremost. Do not settle for a doctor who does not listen to your problems—find a medical provider who will listen to you and assist you throughout your case.

What If My Employer Wants Me to Sign an Agreement?

After an accident, companies often try to force injured workers to sign an agreement or release in exchange for a small payment. Most often, the insurance companies try to pay the least amount possible. They will also require you to give up your legal rights later. For this reason, it is imperative that after being involved in a personal injury accident you retain legal representation immediately. You should not sign anything or give any statement before consulting the situation with a skilled Houston personal injury attorney.

How Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You & Your Family

The truth is that countless factors play into your case, and it would be best to seek the help of a legal professional who can help you navigate the sometimes complicated legal process. At Arnold & Itkin, we're not just known for results—we're known for breaking records. Our Houston personal injury lawyers have recovered billions of dollars by demanding justice, never backing down from a fight, and making sure clients are treated right. No matter what.

Call us now at (888) 493-1629 to get started with a free, confidential review of your case.

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin tried a case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about a drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained for an individual ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $193 Million Settlement Won for Victims of Pipeline Explosion Offshore injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin fought for two workers who were injured in a pipeline explosion at sea, one of whom passed away. Our relentless investigation and advocacy resulted in a nine-figure settlement that will provide for our ...
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement.
  • $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a huge $139,000,000 settlement for injured families affected by an oilfield incident in the eastern United States, settling one week before trial.
  • $125 Million Settlement Won for Widow of Dredge Worker Offshore lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP won a nine-figure settlement for a woman who lost her husband in a pipeline explosion. By pushing the case toward trial, our firm pressured the defendant into settling with our client, allowing her to rebuild ...
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
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Arnold & Itkin is the best for your case if you're injured by a work injury. They’ll fight for you. They’re fighting against, you know, a billion dollar company. They did, I felt, anything and everything they could possibly do to get out of it. They just kept shutting them down.

Shawn Workplace Explosion Victim

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