The personal injury practice in Texas is varied and complex. There is no single solution and each matter requires individual investigation, evaluation and prosecution. Injured Texans should never hire attorneys who directly solicit with telephone calls or contact or who pay surrogates to do the same. If you have been injured as the result of the negligence or the intentional act of a person or company, you should do your own research and hire representation that you feel will most aggressively pursue your legal matter. Charles Adams employs a team centric approach to these cases with his colleagues at Roebuck, Thomas & Adams, Jeffrey Roebuck, Thomas Roebuck and Brett Thomas. All three are Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyers and Charles has worked with them for 15 years on car accidents, medical malpractice cases, industrial injuries, products liability matters, and wrongful death claims for thousands of people in Texas courts. If you have any type of personal injury claim, please consider calling Charles Adams to discuss your matter in a free consultation right away.
If you have been injured in an accident with am 18 wheeler, box truck, or any type of commercial vehicle, you can expect to be bombarded with suggestions of lawyers by wrecker drivers, body shop employees, medical providers, and strangers directly contacting you. Many of these "contacts" may constitute barratry and be a crime. If you were in an accident, I would advise you to seek counsel immediately, but do so by seeking direction from trusted friends and family members, lawyers you have dealt with in the past, or do your own research. But always speak to multiple attorneys before deciding to hire one and never be afraid to ask specific questions about the legal process and the representation costs and agreement. Additionally, if you are injured, you should also always speak to a lawyer before making any statement to an insurance adjuster.
Injuries sustained when injured by a drunk driver on a Texas roadway, whether as an occupant of another vehicle, a pedestrian, or as a passenger in the intoxicated driver's vehicle, poses unique legal issues specific to that type of incident. Liability may extend beyond the driver and include the business or individual that over served the criminal drinks prior to him or her getting behind the wheel. The Texas Dram Shop Act must always be considered as a potential avenue to seek justice for people severely injured because an intoxicated person decides to operate a car, motorcycle or boat. You should seek aggressive counsel immediately to conduct an investigation to protect your interests and seek compensation for your injuries.
A negligent decision by a driver can have tremendous consequences for other people on Texas roads and highways. If you are injured as a result of a car wreck you should seek legal counsel before speaking to the driver's insurance company or your own. There are also, at times, additional issues including defective products, that experienced legal representation will examine in each incident. You should always talk to multiple attorneys and not be afraid to ask questions about the process and the fees before making the decision to hire an attorney.
The prosecution of medical malpractice claims in Texas are fraught with legal roadblocks and statutory impediments designed to shield medical care providers from monetary consequence for negligence. The legal issues associated with these claims require an understanding of the underlying medical issues and the complex legal issues. In every medical malpractice matter we accept, we know the costs associated with prosecution by the firm will be significant so we limit or representation to only the most severe cases involving significant injury or death. But we always look for an avenue to seek justice for everyone who contacts our office. We are currently accepting clients on a variety of medical malpractice matters including: birth injuries, cerebral palsy, medical device failures, failure to diagnose, surgical errors, adverse drug interactions, and medication errors. We also handle nursing home and managed care abuse and negligence cases. All of these cases are difficult and require tremendous effort and investigation. Many cases are lost because people wait too long to seek representation after the negligence occurs.
In Texas, many workplace injuries facing significant legal hurdles to obtain justice for people injured or who lose their lives at the worksite or while doing their job. Many employers (but not all) are insulated from liability by subscribing to Worker's Compensation Coverage. There are, however, employers who fail to obtain coverage and are exposed to suit as a non-subscriber. There are also wrongful death claims that can arise when an employer is grossly negligent. Finally, there are specific types of claims for for people injured under the purview of the Jones Act or maritime and admiralty laws, railroad employees injured or made ill are covered by the Federal Employees's Liability Act (FELA), workers injured under the Longshoreman and Harbor Worker's Compensation Act, and, most significantly, those injured at work as the result of the negligence of a third party. Third party negligence can be the act of an individual employed by another on site company, the premises owner, or a defectively built or designed product. If you were seriously injured or you have lost a loved one as the result of seek legal advice right away to protect your interests and to explain to you the possible avenues for recovery. Do not, however, feel compelled to hire the first attorney with whom you discuss the matter. Ask questions. Review the fee agreement. Hire the lawyer that you feel will best represent your interests.