Accidents Our League City Law Firm Handles
If an accident was preventable and caused harm, it’s likely that we can handle the case. However, there are certain incidents that our League City personal injury lawyers help after.
We help after all types of preventable accidents, including:
If you’ve been involved with an accident that isn’t listed above, calling our firm at (888) 493-1629 is the best way to find out if we can help you. Someone is standing by right now to help you decide what to do next at no cost.
What Our League City Personal Injury Lawyers Work to Recover
After an accident, survivors and families are only beginning their journey. The days and months following an incident are filled with uncertainty—especially when it comes to finance. Our League City accident lawyers are focused on making sure families don’t have to worry about their finances, making it possible to move forward after the unthinkable has happened.
We help recover financial losses, including:
- Lost wages
- Lost ability to work
- Medical debt
- The cost of future care
- Emotional trauma
- Physical pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Medical supplies and medication
The losses a person can seek after an accident aren’t always obvious. Often, it takes a law firm that’s dedicated to investigating an accident and uncovering every possible type of damage that it caused. This could mean getting compensation for things that aren’t immediately obvious, such as the cost of future care and emotional suffering.
Our injury attorneys always approach investigations methodically. We hire experts, speak with witnesses, and turn over every stone to determine why an accident happened, who it hurt, and who should have prevented it. If the other side isn’t offering a fair settlement, we never hesitate to take a case to court. In fact, we recovered the third-largest jury verdict for a single plaintiff in United States history.
Catastrophic Injuries: What They Are & Why They’re Difficult
While some injuries are painful and expensive to recover from, not all of them have lifelong repercussions. However, there is a type of injuries—commonly referred to as catastrophic injuries—that are so serious they change the rest of a person’s life. Those with serious injuries often have lasting issues related to pain, discomfort, mobility, the ability to work, cognitive complications, and more.
Common types of catastrophic injuries include:
- Burn injuries: Besides being painful, serious burn injuries cause complications that can remain with a person forever. Scarring from burns can make it painful to move. Additionally, burn survivors often deal with mental trauma related to their changed appearance.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): Traumatic brain injuries have lasting repercussions for those who sustain them. Brain injury patients often have issues with cognitive functions, mobility, and might even become more susceptible to mood swings and personality changes.
- Amputations: A person might lose one of their limbs during a serious accident. However, amputations are also a medical necessity that doctors perform after a person has survived serious physical trauma. Besides making it difficult to move, amputations can also cause a person to experience lasting pain, difficulty working, and less independence. An amputation injury might also mean that a person requires expensive prosthetics for an improved quality of life.
- Loss of vision and/or hearing: Accidents such as explosions can cause a person to lose their senses of vision and/or hearing. When this happens, a person loses the ability to interact with the world around them in the way they are used to.
While our firm can’t change that people who come to us have serious injuries, we can help them secure the finances required to live as comfortably as possible. If a client has catastrophic injuries, we speak with experts and determine how much they need to cover lost wages, medical care, and other general costs of living.
For example, our League City burn injury lawyers seek compensation clients need for medical debt, the cost of future care, and any other difficulty they’re experiencing.
League City Wrongful Death Lawyers Helping Families Secure Justice
After a family unexpectedly loses a member because of a preventable accident, they deserve answers. While we can’t change what happened, we can fight for accountability from those who could have. We do this by seeking compensation for medical bills, funeral costs, and other financial difficulties caused by an unexpected death. This way, grieving families don’t have to worry about how they’ll pay the bills, and they can focus on moving forward after tragedy.
Our wrongful death lawyers in League City seek compensation for things such as:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Lost guidance/mentorship
- Loss of consortium
- Emotional suffering
Our wrongful death lawyers focus on what matters: getting the justice a family deserves. This means looking at an accident from every angle, uncovering what happened, and finding the parties who should provide answers for it. This way, we can make sure that every past, present, and future loss is accounted for.
Besides helping families move forward financially, filing a wrongful death case can help bring them closure. Holding negligent parties accountable means that they might be preventing the same preventable tragedy from happening to others.
Car, Truck & Other Motor Vehicle Accidents in League City
There were 1,563 police-reported traffic accidents in League City in 2020, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Five people lost their lives in these collisions and hundreds of others were injured.
Car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and all other types of motor vehicle collisions have the potential to cause significant property damage and life-threatening injuries. Even a low-speed crash can cause whiplash, and any collision with an 18-wheeler or bus could literally crush occupants of other vehicles or non-occupants like bicyclists and pedestrians. Traffic accidents may be caused by drunk driving, speeding, driving while distracted, tired drivers, or defective parts. When people are seriously injured or killed, our League City accident lawyers step forward to help them get the financial support to rebuild.
League City Work Injury Attorneys
If you have been injured at work, you may think that your employer will help you get medical treatment, cover your expenses, and encourage you to come back to work when you're ready. Unfortunately, many workers in League City and across the state find the opposite. They are pushed aside by the companies they've worked so hard for, pressured to return to work before they feel ready, are offered low settlements that don't cover all of their expenses, and are not given the chance to recover. Because Texas employers are not required by law to carry workers' compensation insurance, getting the benefits you deserve can seem impossible.
Arnold & Itkin helps oil and gas workers, construction workers, industrial workers, plant and refinery workers, railroad employees, and all other types of workers in League City and nationwide after serious work accidents. We push for results that help our clients build bright futures.
Plant Accidents in League City
League City’s proximity to Houston, the energy industry, and the Gulf of Mexico makes it an economic hub, and refineries, factories, and plants dot the area as a result. While most of these facilities handle dangerous materials without issues each day, some are accidents waiting to happen.
Common industrial accidents in League City include:
Improper maintenance, relaxed safety standards, and other types of cost-cutting measures to make industrial worksites dangerous. When a company focuses on profits and an accident happens as a result, it should face the consequences. No one—from workers to those in surrounding neighborhoods—should suffer because of a company’s selfish disregard for basic safety standards.
The Chemical Leak at LyondellBasell La Porte
On July 27, 2021, a chemical leak at the LyondellBasell facility took the lives of 2 workers and sent 30 more to the hospital. It was later revealed that about 100,000 pounds of acetic acid was released as the plant was partially shut down for maintenance. While many people are familiar with acetic acid because of its function as the active ingredient in vinegar, the highly corrosive substance is dangerous when not diluted. It’s associated with burns, respiratory injuries, and vision loss. Investigators have yet to release what caused this accident at the time of this writing. However, the fact that the plant was undergoing a partial turnaround could be a hint at what happened.
Turnaround accidents often occur when companies fail to implement proper safety standards before, during, and after plant or refinery maintenance.
Liability & Your League City Personal Injury Case
If you were injured, one of your biggest questions might be: who is responsible? Our League City personal injury attorneys work with investigators, accident reconstruction specialists, and other experts to determine what caused a client's injuries and who is liable, or legally responsible, for making things right.
Depending on the case, the following are examples of potentially liable parties:
- Drivers for causing accidents while distracted, texting, or driving drunk.
- Manufacturers for creating products that are dangerous for consumers to use.
- Employers for failing to provide safe workplaces for their employees.
- Maritime companies for negligence or failing to maintain seaworthy vessels.
- Oil and gas companies for cutting corners on safety standards.
- Trucking companies for hiring inexperienced, reckless, or negligent truck drivers.
- Property owners for failing to maintain safe premises for lawful visitors, guests, or customers.
League City, TX
League City is located on Clear Creek and Magnolia Bayou between the cities of Galveston and Houston in Galveston County, Texas. It covers a total of 53 square miles and, as of July 2021, League City had an estimated population of 115,595 people. As a waterfront community, League City is known for its parks, schools, neighborhoods, and amenities. It has long, hot summers and short, mild winters.
The area now known as League City was originally the site of a Karankawa Indian village. It was first settled in the mid-to-late 1800s by three families: the Butlers, who settled inland; the Cowarts, who settled on a creek now named Cowart’s Creek; and the Perkins family, who settled on a magnolia-lined creek now known as Magnolia Bayou. The first resident of the town was George W. Butler, who arrived from Louisiana in 1873. In 1893, a man named J.C. League acquired the land and laid out the townsite. After some debate regarding the name of the town, it became known as League City. It was officially incorporated in 1962.
Today, League City attracts businesses, residents, and visitors. There are many outdoor activities to enjoy, as well as museums, galleries, and restaurants. The city is home to a number of beautiful and relaxing parks, including Helen’s Garden on Main Street, Walter Hall Park, Lynn Gripon Park at Countryside, and Dr. Ned & Fay Dudney Nature Center. The Butler Longhorn Museum shares the story of the Texas Longhorn and how this breed of cattle nearly became extinct. The West Bay Common School Museum offers a glimpse at what it used to be like to attend a one-room schoolhouse in the late 1800s and offers field trips and tours. League City is also home to waterside resorts that are popular with nearby Houston residents, including the Waterford Harbor and Yacht Club Marina and the South Shore Harbor Resort and Conference Center.
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Our League City Accident Lawyers Have Recovered Billions: (888) 493-1629
Turning to Arnold & Itkin means getting help from a firm that makes headlines for getting the results that clients need. When the other side fights hard, we fight back harder. If they say they didn’t cause an accident, we do the investigative work required to keep them honest. We never accept less than a client deserves because we know people count on us to be the difference-makers they need during the most difficult moment of their lives.
Call us today for help from our League City injury law firm. There's no obligation, and your consultation is free and private.