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Tyler Personal Injury Lawyers

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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:

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.

The Most Renowned Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in Tyler

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:

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 attorneysare 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:


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.

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.

Our firm takes no fee unless we win your case. Learn your options at (888) 493-1629 today.

Case Results

Check Out Our Victories

  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement of $171 million.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
  • $105 Million Record Settlement for Dangerous Product Victims Arnold & Itkin’s legal team helped represent those harmed by dangerous products. We were successful in recovering a $105 million settlement.
  • $97 Million Massive Settlement Secured for Refinery Workers Arnold & Itkin is proud to share that after months of preparation for trial, our firm was able to secure a huge settlement for clients who were injured in a refinery fire. Find out more now.
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It was just a pleasure to work with them. They’re all very friendly and honest with you. They don’t sugarcoat nothing.

Stacy Widow of Barge Accident Victim

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