In Texas, with its growing population, an accident can happen anywhere. You might cross the street when a distracted driver hits you in the crosswalk. Maybe you were the victim of a slip and fall accident due to an unmarked wet floor at a gas station. Perhaps you were thrown from your bike when someone opened a car door into the bike lane. Or a car may have rear-ended your motorcycle while you were sitting at a red light. Regardless of the source of your injury, medical bills and ongoing therapy can create a strenuous financial situation. If you believe that someone else’s negligence injured you, consult a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to discuss your options for seeking fair and just compensation.
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Stewart J. Guss and his experienced team of Houston personal injury attorneys have helped victims deal with the aftermath of catastrophic accident injuries for more than 20 years. Our clients trust us to advocate for their rights, and you can trust us to do the same for you.
We will review your case and determine if you have a viable claim. There’s no risk in starting the conversation, and it’s possible that working with our team of skilled personal injury lawyers can make all of the difference. Call us today at 800-898-4877 or send an email by to initiate your free initial consultation.
The team of lawyers at the firm of Stewart J. Guss is ready and available to discuss the options for your claim. We handle a variety of different cases in the following practice areas:
Slip and fall accidents. A slip and fall can result in serious injuries including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Bruises, cuts, and lacerations
- Sprains and strains
- Spinal cord injuries
If you slipped and fell when you were at a business or even at a friend’s house, you could collect monetary compensation for your damages. Working with an attorney who understands the insurance settlement process can help expedite your claim and increase your chance of receiving fair monetary compensation.
Car accidents. You might drive more carefully and cautiously than any other driver on Houston’s streets. The problem is that you can’t say the same for everyone else. Those drivers commonly cause car crashes in the Houston area through:
- Distracted driving – One of the most dangerous driving behaviors and a frequent cause of car accidents, distracted driving is defined as any action that takes the driver’s attention away from the task at hand, which is to drive safely.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol – Although driving while impaired is illegal, too many people ignore the law and choose to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This can result in catastrophic car accidents.
- Driving recklessly in inclement weather – Drivers who don’t adjust their habits for bad weather are a danger to others on the road. When the weather turns to rain, snow, or sleet, slow down, leave plenty of space between the cars in front of you, and make sure that nothing impedes your visibility. Account for other drivers on the road, and always drive defensively.
In the event of a traumatic car accident, you’ll want to hire a skilled lawyer who will aggressively advocate for your rights. Call the legal professionals at Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, today at 800-898-4877 to see how we can help.
Truck accidents. If you were injured in a truck accident, the damage can feel insurmountable. A truck accident is one of the scariest experiences a driver can go through. When a vehicle ten times the size and weight of the one you are in begins careening toward you or drifts into your lane, an injury seems almost inevitable.
After an accident, make sure you receive competent and immediate medical care. Even if you don’t think you sustained serious injuries, visit a doctor who can perform a thorough evaluation. Some injuries don’t show symptoms right away, so to prove that your injuries are a result of the trucking accident, you may need to produce a medical record documenting them. A skilled truck accident attorney can advise you on the next steps to take. Contact us today to discuss the details of your situation.
Motorcycle accidents. People chose to ride motorcycles for many reasons. Some enjoy the savings they get in gas mileage compared to their cars. Others like the ability to maneuver into small parking spaces and navigate traffic in urban areas. Other people look forward to spending time outside and hitting the open road on their motorcycles.
Regardless of the source of interest in riding a motorcycle, an accident can result in disaster. Although wearing a helmet and protective padding can help to reduce the potential for injury, when another vehicle hits your motorcycle, you always face a great risk of injury.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Another driver doesn’t notice your motorcycle – People who drive cars do not always look out for motorcycles. Since they are less common and smaller than other motor vehicles, a car driver might not notice when you stop at a red light or a stop sign, or when you go through a roundabout. When another driver fails to see your motorcycle, serious accidents can happen.
- Slippery roads – Other drivers are not always careful on slick roads. This can result in dangerous collisions between a motorcycle and cars or trucks.
- Sun blindness – Driving at sunset seems like a romantic notion, but the possibility of sun blindness, or reduced visual ability due to the glare of the sun, is a real problem for those who ride on motorcycles.
Construction worker accidents. Many occupations pose obvious risks to workers, and construction jobs are at the top of that list. People who work in construction often climb ladders as tall as multiple-story buildings, operate heavy machinery, and deal with dangerous chemicals. There are these and more potential hazards that can lead to construction worker injuries.
Houston’s continuing growth and expansion will require many more construction workers. If you are a construction worker and were injured on the job, speak to a skilled personal injury lawyer. The team of lawyers and legal professionals at Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, has the understanding, knowledge, and 20 years of experience to help you move forward with your claim for just compensation for your injuries. When you’re injured in a construction accident, you may find focusing on anything beyond the immediacy of your current situation an impossible challenge. A lawyer can help advocate for your rights to damages and will advise you as to the best possible course of action. Contact us as soon as possible for your free consultation.
Wrongful death. Nothing can compare to losing a loved one. If you believe that the negligence of another person killed someone you loved, you may feel even more devastated. Although little will help to ease the initial pain of loss, a wrongful death claim can bring solace and peace to those in grief. A skilled Houston wrongful death attorney can help to explain the details of The Texas Wrongful Death Statute and how it might apply to your case.
In Texas, you typically have a two-year time limit from the date of the death to initiate a wrongful death claim. Give yourself and your attorney enough time to seek compensation for a wrongful death. The more time your lawyer has to review and pursue the case, the better your chances are for a favorable outcome.
Premises liability. Let’s say you walked into your local grocery store to buy some flowers for a dinner party you are attending. You walk through the door, and all of the sudden you’re on your back with a shooting pain running down your spine. Slip and fall accidents are among the most common scenarios when it comes to claims regarding premises liability.
Understanding the details of a premises liability case can provide enormous challenges. One of the most important tasks in proving a premises liability case is determining if the business or premises owner provided reasonable care and took the appropriate steps to ensure your safety.
If you were injured, you have the right to initiate a claim, so speak with a legal professional who can direct you on the best way to proceed. The lawyers at Stewart J. Guss, and his team of legal professionals have years of experience working with premises liability claims, and we will advocate for your right to just compensation. There is no fast or easy way to recover from a serious injury, but an attorney who recovers fair compensation can help ease the financial burden you might face.
Drunk driving accidents. Everybody knows the law prohibits driving while intoxicated. Drunk drivers are a danger to themselves and everyone else on the road. Regardless, people choose every day to ignore the law and opt to get behind the wheel after they have had too much to drink. If you were injured in a car accident and believe the driver was intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, you have the right to file a claim.
Any car accident can injure everyone involved, but an accident involving a drunk driver is even more tragic, because they’re so easily avoidable—all an intoxicated person needs to do is not get behind the wheel.
When you’re hurt in a car accident, remember these steps:
- Contact the police to report the accident. The police will file an official report detailing what they found at the accident scene. In addition, if they believe the other driver was under the influence of alcohol, they might require the other driver to take a Breathalyzer and several sobriety tests.
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Get treatment for any serious injuries and have a medical professional perform a complete evaluation.
Contact an experienced attorney who handles drunk-driving accident cases and talk to them about your legal rights.
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If you were injured in an accident due to another person’s negligence, you may not know what steps to take next. After you have received a proper medical evaluation, started treatment, and requested time off work to recover from your injuries, you might start to wonder about your options for recovering compensation. Medical procedures, ongoing physical therapy, and recurring prescriptions are expenses that most people are not prepared to pay for out of pocket. Add on the inability to work, and lost wages due to time away from your job, and the financial burden can begin to seem insurmountable.
Stewart J. Guss and his team of nationally recognized lawyers and legal professionals understand these concerns. We have worked to help clients throughout the Houston, Texas, area recover just compensation for their injuries for more than 20 years. If an accident of any kind recently injured you or a family member, we are here to look out for your best interests.
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