When people are in serious accidents, they’re put at the mercy of huge insurers, company doctors, lawyers, and investigators. That’s why our firm steps in: to give our clients a fighting chance and to put them eye-to-eye with the industry giants who caused them harm. If you’re facing impossible odds, you’re exactly the sort of person we represent. We’ve recovered $10 billion for our clients, beating some of the most powerful companies in the world. We’ll be your advocate at every step. No matter what.
Record-Setting Personal Injury Attorneys
When people are seriously injured or harmed by the actions of plants and refineries, trucking companies, offshore companies, pharmaceutical corporations, construction companies, and other companies that have a responsibility to conduct their operations safely, the companies need to take responsibility and take care of the people they injure. Unfortunately, that rarely happens.
At Arnold & Itkin, we're there to protect our clients, fighting to help them obtain justice and recover compensation that covers medical treatment, lost wages, and more. Above all else, that's our firm’s mission: to deliver the best future for our clients by winning the best results.
We've won more than $10 billion helping people impacted by:
- Offshore accidents
- Plant and refinery accidents
- Oil rig explosions
- Trucking accidents
- Medical injuries
- Industrial accidents
Personal injury attorneys are increasingly becoming the only arm of the law that speaks on behalf of everyday people. Whether we're facing an oil drilling company, a trucking company, or an industrial employer, your case is a message: your life matters, your injuries matter, and no one can hurt you without consequence. No matter what.
“They told me they were pretty much going to handle everything, I wasn’t going to have to worry about anything—which they held up to that.” Tinisha Thomas El Faro Widow
Every case is a chance to change our clients’ lives, to give their families a future. We spend months getting to know every client—and, in the end, they become part of our families. That’s why we fight so hard to make companies answer for what they’ve done: for clients, the stakes are life and death. When we fight for you, we’re fighting for our family. We'll provide the best advocacy possible.
Personal injury litigation draws out the biggest insurance companies and most powerful law firms in the world. It’s not uncommon for the other side of the courtroom to have over a dozen attorneys. Thankfully, the strength of our team isn’t in numbers of lawyers—it is in unmatched preparation and unparalleled resources. Arnold & Itkin has won some of the largest cases in history against those armies of lawyers and insurers, so we’re not intimidated by big opponents or long odds. That’s where we do our best work.
- $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Read This Story
- $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history
- $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Read This Story
- $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients
- $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History
- $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Read This Story
- $116 Million Confidential Settlement
- $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products
- $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims
- $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers
- $92.7 Million Record Settlement for Burn Injury Victim
- $87 Million Confidential Settlement for Worker Who Suffered Life-Threatening Burn Injuries
- $78 Million Massive Settlement for Severely Injured Client
- $76.6 Million Verdict Won Against Johnson & Johnson Read This Story
- $75 Million Confidential Settlement Achieved on Behalf of Multiple Clients
- $72 Million Record Victory for Severely Injured Worker
- $44 Million The Largest Verdict Ever Won for an Amputee Victim Read This Story
- $41 Million The Largest Commercial Litigation Verdict in Hawaii Read This Story
- $39.7 Million Record Verdict Won for Victim of Industrial Accident Read This Story
- $29 Million The Largest Known Settlement for a Wrongful Death Offshore
We’ve consistently received the legal industry’s highest honors. We’re proud of these accolades and deeply grateful to the clients who put their trust in us.
"Always bet on justice. It takes a lot of time and resources to win a case against big defendants, and some cases are easier to win than others. But this doesn’t matter at Arnold & Itkin. We take the cases that we must win because it’s the right thing, the ones we have to win—even if it’s hard. Especially if it’s hard." Kurt Arnold Founding Partner Meet Kurt
“People call me when something terrible has happened and they need help. It is personal to my clients, so it is personal to me. We have to win—no matter what.” Jason Itkin Founding Partner Meet Jason
We’ll put in the work to win
your case, no matter what.
At Arnold & Itkin, our firm lives for the fight. The preparation, the war room, the painstaking investigation, the hours of preparing documents, the depositions, and, ultimately, a trial by jury—that's the way we make sure our clients get justice. So, we spare no expense, and we deploy all of our resources to make sure that our clients win.
If you have heard of a catastrophic accident on the news, it is likely that we are already on the case. Arnold & Itkin has represented people across the United States in the country’s largest cases, from the BP Texas City explosion to the Deepwater Horizon to the El Faro disaster to the Geismar plant explosion. No matter how high the stakes or how difficult the circumstances, we’re there for our clients, no matter the story.
What’s a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer? Should I Hire One?Houston personal injury lawyers represent people who have been hurt by other people’s negligence. With a personal injury lawyer, people who’ve been injured or lost a loved one are much more likely to recover their losses, which include medical costs, lost wages, and more. If you’ve been hurt, you absolutely owe it to yourself to call an attorney to hear your legal options.
What Kind of Cases Do Houston Personal Injury Attorneys Handle?Houston personal injury attorneys handle cases where someone is injured due to another party’s negligence, poor judgment, or recklessness. That includes virtually any accident, from car crashes to plant explosions to faulty products to accidents offshore. Different injury attorneys in Houston typically focus on a particular type of accident, but the best attorneys handle every kind of case.
What If I Can’t Afford a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer?Our Houston injury law firm takes cases on a contingency fee basis, which essentially means our clients only pay us if we win their case. There’s no upfront payment, bills, or invoices. We cover everything so our clients can focus on getting better.
How Much Is My Houston Personal Injury Case Worth?Your case’s worth depends on the losses you’ve suffered as a result of your injuries, as well as the severity of the injuries. The total value of your medical bills, lost wages, lost future income, and future treatment costs will make up at least some of your case’s worth. People with life-altering injuries can also add the cost of their loss in quality of life, like physical pain or loss of consortium. The easiest way to determine the value of your personal injury claim is by speaking with our team during a free consultation.
What Classifies as a Catastrophic Injury?Legally and medically, a catastrophic injury is one that permanently impaired a person’s cognitive function or mobility. One of the hallmarks is diminished quality of life. Aside from that, a catastrophic injury can be almost anything: traumatic hearing loss, amputation, brain damage, loss of respiratory function, or other long-term impairment.
Will I Go to Court?There’s no guarantee that your case will make it all the way to trial, and that’s okay. If your case doesn’t go to trial, that means your opponent offered a settlement that compensates you for everything you’ve lost. Most injury cases are settled out of court. We’ve settled countless cases only days before trial. This is because we’ll never accept a settlement unless we’re convinced it’s what our clients deserve.
Why Hire a Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Who Tries Cases?Having a Houston personal injury attorney who tries cases offers plaintiffs more leverage during settlement negotiations. Most lawyers don’t spend much time in courtrooms, so defendants often have little to fear if they end up going to court. This discourages settlements or makes settlements smaller as a result. However, when a lawyer has a history of trial victories, it incentivizes opponents to settle faster and for larger amounts.