League City Personal Injury Lawyers
A Record-Setting Accident Law Firm Serving League City
When they’re serious enough to cause injuries or death, accidents can change everything in an instant. After these incidents, the injured and their families often must face financial uncertainty as they try to navigate one of the most difficult moments of their lives. This is especially frustrating when the accident that caused so much damage should have been prevented by someone but wasn’t.
At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our League City personal injury attorneys are focused
on making sure families secure the justice they deserve after an accident.
While we can’t change what happened, we’re proud every time
we help regular people find a path forward after the unthinkable. Our
team has won record-shattering results against large pharmaceutical companies,
energy industry giants, reckless chemical producers, and everything in-between.
Now, we’re standing by to fight for the results that you deserve.
No matter what.
For a free consultation with our League City accident lawyers, call us now at (888) 493-1629. There's no obligation, and you'll have the opportunity to learn your rights and options.
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:
- Plant and refinery accidents
- Chemical leaks
- Industrial accidents
- Work accidents
- Car accidents
- 18-wheeler accidents
- Offshore injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Product liability
- Wrongful death
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 suffering
- Physical pain
- Loss of a partner
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): A 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.
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.
Personal Injury FAQ
How Much Do Personal Injury Lawyers Charge?
We work on something called a contingency fee. In short, this means that we cover all costs associated with a case and only collect a payment for our work if we get results for clients. Doing this makes getting help from us accessible for everyone while also showing our clients that we’re invested in getting results for them.
What Should I Do After I’ve Been Injured?
First, get the medical attention that you need—even if you’re uncertain if you’ve been injured. Some injuries are not immediately obvious and created an early medical record after your accident can help you case. Remember, you have the right to seek a second opinion if your company sends you to their doctor first.
Second, gather evidence including photos, witnesses, and anything else about your accident. If your injury is work-related, be certain to report it to your supervisor. Never apologize, admit fault for an accident, or provide more details than necessary.
Third, contact an attorney. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer will help you determine what you should do for recovery. If the company has offered a settlement, don’t assume it’s trying to do the right thing. Instead, take it to a law firm to determine if the offer is fair or if the company is trying to escape liability for as little as possible.
Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Filing a wrongful death claim is possible for the family of those killed during an accident caused by negligence. Usually, family members who can file a wrongful death claim include spouses, parents, children, and siblings of the deceased. Since a person’s ability to file a claim for the death of their loved one can vary with circumstance, calling a League City wrongful death law firm is the best way to determine what to do next.
When Should I Call a Lawyer After an Accident?
You should call a lawyer as soon as you’ve had medical attention and know that you’re safe. Getting in contact with a law firm quickly will give that firm as much time as possible to investigate your accident and build a strong case. It’ll also help make sure that your interests are protected as soon as possible.
Our League City Accident Lawyers Have Recovered Billions: (888) 493-1629
Turning to Arnold & Itkin LLP 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.