Tyler, TX Personal Injury Attorneys
Record-Setting Results Won by Injury Lawyers Serving Tyler, TX
Founded in 2004 by Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin, Arnold & Itkin has won billions in the last few years alone. Since our founding, we’ve been wholly committed to ensuring that injured people and their families are able to recover what they need while holding the people at fault responsible for their damages. We’ve helped clients nationwide repay their hospitalization costs, afford long-term care, recoup their lost wages, and rebuild their financial stability.
Our Tyler personal injury lawyers have won some of the biggest, most consequential cases of the last decade. In 2010, our firm represented more than a third of the Deepwater Horizon crew after the historic oil rig explosion. In 2013, we fought for nearly a dozen survivors of the fatal Williams Olefin explosion in Geismar. In 2015, we represented women who lost their spouses when the El Faro was lost at sea. In 2019, we won the third largest verdict in U.S. history against Johnson & Johnson for their defective drug Risperdal.
Our record-setting verdicts and settlements include:
- $8 billion verdict, the third largest in national history
- $205 million settlement for a group of clients
- $171 million settlement for a group of clients stuck in tough litigation
- $117 million verdict, the largest single-event injury verdict in Louisiana
- $116 million settlement after years of hard-fought litigation
And between those cases, we won hundreds of individual results worth more than $1 million and dozens of individual results worth more than $10 million throughout the decade.
The Skill & Experience to Get Results, No Matter What
What makes our firm so effective is our persistence, which is only possible because of our vast resources. Some of our largest results came from years of patient and aggressive fighting with large companies and insurers. These companies think they can wait you out until you give up on your case or run out of money. Arnold & Itkin is one of the few personal injury firms in East Texas that has the money and the skill to play that game too—and win.
While our clients wait for their case to resolve, we make sure they get everything they need to heal. Our attorneys put our clients in touch with the best doctors and specialists to help them recover physically and neurologically as much as possible. We answer their questions, help them solve their basic needs, and address their fears so they can focus 100% on getting better.
Helping People Recover from Life-Altering Injuries
Catastrophic accidents cause life-changing injuries. Legally and medically, catastrophic injuries are injuries that affect a person’s cognition or mobility on a long-term scale; these kinds of injuries can require extensive treatment and costly therapy while rendering survivors unable to earn a living. As a result, catastrophic accident survivors often go deep into debt, making them even more vulnerable to health-related setback in the future.
Our East Texas firm has represented clients with catastrophic injuries like:
- Brain damage
- Amputated limbs
- Neck and back injuries
- Severe burn injuries
- Post-traumatic stress
- Spinal cord injury
Our firm’s duty is to figure out how much an injury will cost our clients; once we’ve done that, we file a claim to ensure our clients can afford medical care, recoup lost wages, and enjoy financial security for their lives. That’s how we’ve been able to change our clients’ lives for the better, either through a trial verdict or with a settlement.
Renowned Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in Tyler, TX
Arnold & Itkin is known nationwide for handling “catastrophic accident cases,” or cases where someone’s injuries have left them permanently altered in some way. Catastrophic injuries include loss of limb, severe burns, loss of vision or hearing, paralysis, brain damage, severe trauma, and other serious harm. Catastrophic accidents can happen anywhere to anyone, but they’re particularly common in certain contexts or workplaces.
Our firm has represented survivors of catastrophic accidents involving:
- 18-wheeler accidents
- Construction accidents
- Crane accidents
- Plant explosions
- Factory fires
- Oilfield accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Falls from a height
Plant & Refinery Accidents in Tyler, TX
Industrial injuries are a primary focus of our firm. We help workers at plants, refineries, factories, and warehouses get the treatment and financial support they need after serious accidents like fires, explosions, and more. Our city is home to the Tyler Refinery, which is owned and operated by Delek Refining, Ltd. This is just one industrial worksite in the Tyler area that could present hazards to employees and contractors if safety protocols are not followed to the letter. We hold negligent manufacturers, oil and gas companies, insurance providers, and other individuals and corporations accountable for harming or mistreating plant and refinery workers.
East Texas Boat Accident Lawyers
Many people experience the tragedy of a car accident at some point. Even if they do not personally experience a car accident, nearly every person knows someone who has had their life changed by one. However, most individuals never expect to experience a boat accident. Many people throughout East Texas enjoy boating along the Gulf Coast. Texas also has the largest square mileage of inland bodies of water in the country. Texas’ vast aquatic geography has made boating popular for residents and visitors, but that comes with consequences.
When an accident happens, the fun can abruptly turn to tragedy. Boating accidents may cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. If you have experienced a boating accident, our Tyler boat accident attorneys are here to help. Arnold & Itkin has won billions for clients in tragic circumstances. Our dedication to our clients has ensured that they could afford the best medical treatment, replace their lost wages or diminished earning ability, or get in-home care when necessary.
Boat Accident Causes
With the variety of recreational bodies of water, it is not surprising that Texas has the fourth-most boating accidents in the nation. Texas also has the second-highest death rate in boating accidents. In 2016, 53 people lost their lives in Texan waters in 176 total accidents. The 30 percent average fatality rate is even more alarming. Boating accidents happen for a variety of reasons. Boaters and boat rental companies must take every precaution to avoid negligent practices that lead to accidents. These are some of the most common causes of boating accidents in East Texas:
BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (BUI)
Most of the nation’s boating accidents happen because operators have fun irresponsibly while on the water. In fact, 19 percent of the nation’s boating fatalities involved alcohol. The intoxicating effects of alcohol become more severe due to the swaying of the water and heat from the sun.
Like with cars, driving under the influence on the water is likely to result in vessel crash or other type of fatal accident.
Since they have no braking systems, boats take longer to slow down or stop. When an inexperienced or reckless driver is in control of a boat, they may misjudge the time it takes to stop a boat and cause a collision. In Texas, only those who were born after September 1993 are required to go through training before being able to operate a boat. In 2018, anyone over the age of 25 can operate a boat with no formal training. However, age does not prove competence on the water—in 2016, 1 out of every 3 boat accidents were caused by an operator over the age of 35.
A common cause of boating accidents comes down to misjudging surroundings. Large bodies of waters feel open and hazard-free. As a result, even experienced boat drivers have unwarranted confidence in their ability to operate their vessel at high speeds safely.
Many Texans own their boats and dedicate the time required to be safe. However, boats are also available to vacationers who may have never operated a vessel on the water before. Often, those who are driving boats for a weekend of fun cause accidents due to their inexperience. Even an experienced and conscientious boat operator can their life ruined by someone who should have never been allowed to rent a boat.
Tyler, TX Personal Injury FAQ
What Types of Compensation Can I Recover?
You may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Economic damages may cover financial losses related to medical bills, ongoing treatment, lost earnings, and loss of future wages. Non-economic damages may include pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment of life, and similar injuries. Recovering a fair settlement or award can help you begin to rebuild and move on with your life.
How Can a Tyler Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
An attorney can help by handling every part of your case so you don't have to. That includes talking to the insurance company and other important parties, investigating to find what caused your accident, filing a case on your behalf, determining the fair value of your claim, negotiating with the at-fault parties to seek a fair settlement, and even taking your case to court if needed to seek a favorable result. While you focus on healing and spending time with loved ones, your Tyler personal injury lawyer can take care of everything else.
The Insurance Company Offered a Settlement. Should I Take It?
It's important not to sign a statement or accept a settlement until you've had your attorney look it over. Insurance companies are notorious for offering low settlements that do not cover the full extent of a person's losses and expenses. It's also far too easy to sign paperwork that limits your ability to recover compensation or that even places part or all of the blame for the accident on your shoulders. Work closely with your lawyer to make sure you are not taken advantage of or tricked in any way.
Do I Have to Go to the Company Doctor After a Work Injury?
If you were injured at work, your employer may want you to see a certain doctor. If you see that doctor and are not satisfied with the care you received, however, you have the right to request to see a different medical professional. Because every case is different, we recommend that you talk to your attorney about your rights and options.
What Will It Cost to Hire a Tyler Injury Attorney at Your Firm?
Our Tyler, TX personal injury firm handles cases on contingency. We do not charge upfront costs and will not get paid for any of our legal services unless we win the case. Only when we've recovered a settlement or award on a client's behalf do we recover our fees. There's no risk to our clients.
About Tyler, TX
Known as the “Rose Capital of America,” Tyler is one of the largest producers of rose bushes in the world. The city is home to one of the biggest rose gardens in the United States, the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden, a 14-acre complex with more than 38,000 rose bushes. This is the location of the annual Texas Rose Festival, which attracts more than 100,000 visitors every October. Tyler had an estimated population of 105,859 as of 2020 and is the largest city in and seat of Smith County. It was named after John Tyler, the 10th President of the United States.
The site that would become Tyler, Texas was first platted in 1847. The town site encompassed 28 blocks within a 100-acre tract. In the town’s early years, its economy was primarily based on agriculture. Logging, metalworking, and leather tanning were other early industries. By the end of the 1800s, fruit orchards (primarily peach trees) and cotton were the dominant crops in the area, but a disease struck the peach trees and farmers began moving toward roses in the 1920s. By the 1940s, most of the nation’s roses were grown in and around Tyler.
Rose growing continues to dominate the Tyler economy, but the city has a strong manufacturing sector as well. Tyler Pipe produces pipe products, Trane Technologies manufactures heat pumps and air conditioners, Delek Refining is an oil refinery in the city, and PCSFerguson manufactures equipment for the natural gas industry. The top employers in Tyler are Trinity Mother Frances Health System, UT Health-Tyler, Brookshire Grocery Company, Tyler Independent School District, and Trane Technologies.
Tyler has a lot to offer residents and visitors, particularly those interested in spending time outdoors. Tyler State Park, located just a few miles north of the city, offers canoeing, camping, paddle boarding, fishing, birding, and more. Tyler is home to golf courses and country clubs, museums, Caldwell Zoo, and the Azalea and Spring Flower Trail, which includes two routes showcasing properties landscaped with azalea shrubs. The Azalea Belles, young women from the Tyler area, are selected each year as the official greeters of the Azalea Trail in March and April.
Tyler Links & Resources
- City of Tyler, TX
- Tyler Chamber of Commerce
- Smith County, Texas
- Tyler Police Department
- Tyler Fire Department
- Visit Tyler, Texas
- Tyler News & Weather
- Tyler, TX Traffic Information
Talk to a Tyler Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Virtually every accident can be traced back to a negligent decision. Our attorneys investigate catastrophic accidents to discover any negligence that at-fault parties might be hiding, and then we hold them financially responsible for the harm they caused. If you want to learn if you have a case, our firm is available at all hours to hear your story. Call (888) 493-1629 or send us a short online message to request a free consultation today.
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