Katy Personal Injury Attorneys
Fighting for Fair Compensation. No Matter What.
When someone’s negligence has caused injury or death, having an honest advocate at your side will make a huge difference on your future. At Arnold & Itkin, we know that nothing can undo the suffering caused by the accident, but our Katy personal injury attorneys can help you chart a path forward and find a sense of closure. In the wake of disaster, we know all too well that the injured and bereaved are left with losses that they can’t even begin to understand. We are here to help you understand the compensation you need both now and in the future.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit may be able to help you recover:
- Hospital bills
- Long-term care
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Damaged property
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral costs
- Loss of companionship
During your free consultation, our Katy injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin can help you understand your rights and options. Call (888) 493-1629 or contact us online today.
Don't Wait to Talk to a Katy Personal Injury Lawyer
Filing a lawsuit might not be the first thing on your mind after a serious accident, but talking to an attorney early on can be crucial if you are going to have a chance at recovering and rebuilding your life. The person or company that caused your accident isn't going to just admit that they did wrong. The insurance company responsible for paying your claim isn't going to offer you a fast and fair settlement. These parties will actively try to avoid paying you what you deserve, and they will start as soon as they find out that you're injured.
You need a Katy personal injury lawyer in your corner to protect your interests, and you need one as quickly as possible. Fortunately, our firm is standing by to answer your questions and help you take the right steps.
We’re here to help with any injury case, including:
- Plant and refinery accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Truck accidents
- Industrial injuries
- Defective products
- Boating accidents
- Factory accidents
- Warehouse injuries
- Train accidents
- Oil and gas worker injuries
In Texas, you have two years from the date an accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. This is referred to as a statute of limitations and applies to nearly every type of accident or injury. Minors will have 2 years from the time they turn 18 to come forward with cases, however, and different time limits may apply to maritime cases and cases against the government. Your attorney can make sure your case is filed in time and in the appropriate court.
Truck Accident Attorneys in Katy, TX
Sharing the road with an 18-wheeler can be challenging. These immense vehicles, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, may merge into your lane, make it difficult to see other vehicles, or encroach on your space when turning. At times, sharing the road can be deadly. When people are seriously injured or lose their lives in collisions with semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles, our Katy truck accident attorneys are there to set things right.
We fight to help our clients recover life-changing compensation after truck accidents, such as:
- $10 million settlement for the family of 2 people who were killed by an 18-wheeler that ran a red light.
- $10 million settlement for a family that lost their father in a trucking accident.
- $3.2 million settlement for a husband and wife who were struck and injured by 2 semi-trucks.
- $2.9 million settlement for 2 people seriously injured in a crash with a large commercial vehicle.
- $2.2 million settlement for a woman who was left with long-term injuries after a truck accident.
Katy Work Accident Attorneys
Going to work should not be dangerous, but it is for workers whose employers do not put safety first. We help workers in all fields who have suffered on-the-job injuries in serious incidents like falls, explosions, fires, machinery accidents, vehicle crashes, and more. As seasoned personal injury lawyers, we know how to see what caused an accident and who should be held responsible in civil court.
Some of the types of work injury cases we handle include:
- Construction accidents
- Falls from heights
- Struck by objects or equipment
- Heavy machinery accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Chemical leaks and spills
- Work vehicle accidents
- Electrocution/electrical injuries
- Power tool injuries
- Maritime and offshore injuries
Injured Offshore? Arnold & Itkin Is Here to Help.
Arnold & Itkin has a long history of fighting for offshore workers. After the tragic sinking of the El Faro, we demanded answers and sought justice for the grieving widows. When the Deepwater Horizon exploded, we represented more crew members than any other law firm and helped them rebuild their lives.
Our Katy offshore injury attorneys have a deep understanding and respect for the work done by offshore workers, and we know that large corporations will too often prioritize their own profits over the safety of their employers. When their negligence leads to death or injury, we fight to hold them accountable. We’ve helped clients recover after offshore accidents of all kinds—fires, explosions, vessel collisions, equipment failures, and more. When you’ve been harmed at sea, let us demand the justice and compensation you need to rebuild your life.
Katy Maritime Lawyers
Maritime law is complicated. Injured seamen and dock workers have different rights than workers on land. After an accident, you deserve an experienced maritime attorney. Arnold & Itkin understand the industry and the various laws that govern offshore injuries. We have a reputation for securing record-setting verdicts and settlements, including the largest known settlement for a wrongful death offshore. Let us fight for the compensation you need.
Wrongful Death Lawyers in Katy, TX
Carelessness and negligence can claim lives. When this happens, families are left to pick up the pieces. On top of financial difficulties caused by medical bills and lost income, they are dealing with grief and uncertainty.
Why did this happen? Who was responsible? What can be done about it?These are all questions that our Katy wrongful death lawyers can answer.
We help families across Texas and nationwide seek answers and justice after losing fathers, mothers, spouses, children, and other loved ones in preventable accidents. We handle wrongful death cases and survival actions involving truck accidents, industrial accidents, workplace accidents, defective products, car accidents, train accidents, motorcycle accidents, helicopter accidents, and more.
Katy Personal Injury FAQ
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?
In Texas, a person who has been injured has two years from the date of the incident that caused them harm to come forward with a personal injury lawsuit. There are exceptions, however, such as if the person who was injured was a minor at the time. They would have two years from when they turn 18 to come forward with a case. Waiting more than two years to file a lawsuit could result in an inability to pursue compensation from at-fault parties. This applies to general personal injury claims, such as those related to car accidents, dog bites, injuries on another’s property, and similar incidents.
What if I was partially at fault for my accident?
Under a principle known as proportionate responsibility or comparative negligence, a person who is partially at fault may still come forward with a personal injury lawsuit in Katy, Texas. As long as the person was less than half at fault, they may still recover compensation from the other party or parties who were to blame. Their settlement or award would be reduced by whatever percentage they were to blame. For example, a pedestrian with $100,000 in damages may be eligible for $80,000 if he was found to be 20% to blame for his injuries (for example, looking down at his phone). Every case is different and you may be able to pursue compensation even if you think you were responsible, so we recommend talking to our Katy injury attorneys about your situation and concerns.
The insurance company offered a settlement. Should I accept?
Before signing anything or cashing a settlement check from the insurance company, you may need to sit back and consider whether the settlement is fair. Insurance companies are notorious for offering low settlements that do not cover all of a person’s losses and expenses. The claimant, desperate for help, may still accept – because they think they have no other option. This is simply untrue. An attorney at our Katy, TX law firm can review your settlement offer to see if it is in your best interests. If it’s not, we have the ability to counter the offer and work toward a more reasonable outcome. We can even take your case to court if needed, but most of the time our involvement alone is enough to send the insurance adjuster scrambling to make a better offer.
About Katy, TX
With nearly 22,000 residents as of the 2020 census, Katy is a relatively small town located about 29 miles west of Houston in Harris County, Texas. The city has grown steadily over the years and has a strong economy and diverse culture. Katy was first a railroad town that was settled in the mid-1890s. It grew along with nearby Houston and, by the 1960s, had experienced rapid growth and urbanization. Today, Katy is an attractive location for families, individuals, and businesses. Katy experiences mild winters and hot, humid summers.
Katy is sometimes referred to as Old Towne Katy or Greater Katy. Old Towne Katy refers to the incorporated city of Katy, while Greater Katy refers to the city as well as surrounding unincorporated land. The communities of Grand Lakes, Cinco Ranch, Seven Meadows, and Pine Mill Ranch are all considered a part of Greater Katy. Greater Katy is home to several large corporations, including the Igloo Corporation headquarters, the corporate offices and distribution center for Academy Sports and Outdoors, and engineering and business support for BP America’s onshore and offshore operations. A 1,000,000-square-foot Amazon distribution center is also located in the area.
Visitors and residents can enjoy the annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival, visit Mary Jo Peckham Park in historic Old Towne Katy, shop at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, step back in time at Katy Heritage Park, or learn about the city’s history at the City of Katy MKT Railroad Depot & Park and Katy Heritage Society Railroad Museum. The Great Southwest Equestrian Center is also located in Katy and hosts numerous events throughout the year.
Katy Links & Resources
- City of Katy, TX
- Katy Wikipedia Page
- Katy Times
- Katy Police Department
- Katy Fire Department
- Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
Let Us Help You Recover: (888) 493-1629
The period of time following a serious accident is likely one of the most stressful, painful moments of your life. The Katy personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin want you to know that we will be at your side through this difficult season. From the moment we take your case, we do everything we can to take on your burdens so that you can focus on healing. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t have to worry about attorney fees until we secure compensation on your behalf. We are here to support you and to fight for your future. No matter what.
Arnold & Itkin never accepts less than a client needs. Call (888) 493-1629 now for a free consultation.