As you go through your daily routine, you come upon various situations that could lead to injury. Negligent drivers cause car crashes, careless vacationers cause boating accidents, and property owners leave out hazards that put visitors at risk of injury. Severe injuries cause mental trauma, physical pain, and economic burden. Knowing that injuries from negligence or intentional harm are 100 percent avoidable makes the situation even worse. You should not suffer because of another person’s poor choices!
An experienced League City personal injury lawyer can help you fight for compensation for medical treatment costs, lost income, and other damages related to your injuries. At Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, we fight for victims of negligence to recover every penny possible. Our skilled team can evaluate your injury claim 24 hours a day. Contact us toll-free at 800-898-4877 or CLICK HERE to submit your case for evaluation online.
The Personal Injury Team at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers
The team of intake specialists and personal injury lawyers at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, are dedicated to fighting for clients to recover damages after suffering injuries from negligence. We pride ourselves on our commitment to client advocacy and seeking justice, which has led to the recovery of tens of millions of dollars in settlement money and jury awards for our clients.
We serve negligence victims throughout the United States, but our firm’s genesis was in Texas. Our experienced League City personal injury lawyers will evaluate the merits of your claim, uncover relevant facts to build your case, and negotiate with insurance companies to obtain the maximum compensation possible for your circumstances. We cannot promise a specific outcome for your personal injury case, but we have the knowledge and resources to fight for you and hold negligent parties accountable for their actions.
We Handle Many Types of Personal Injury Claims
Many situations and events can give rise to personal injury claims. We have the knowledge and ability to help clients with most of them. However, some types of personal injury claims occur more frequently than others. Here are scenarios that most often lead to personal injury claims and a broad overview of each type of claim:
League City’s location between Houston and Galveston makes it a prime location for heavy traffic and car accidents. As inattentive and careless drivers travel to and from the beach or commute to work in Houston, they put League City residents at risk for injury. More than 1,500 traffic crashes occur in League City each year. Bad weather, poor road conditions, and heavy traffic often contribute to car accidents. However, when drivers fail to prioritize safety and make poor choices, they cause dangerous car crashes that lead to severe injuries and death.
The League City personal injury lawyers at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, take careless drivers and their insurance companies to task for their negligence. You should not have to cope with the traumatic aftermath of a car accident because of someone else’s reckless choices!
Drunk Driving Accidents
The risks of drunk driving are no secret. Drivers learn the dangers from the moment they take their first spin in a driver’s education car when they have their learners’ permits. Yet, drivers of all ages make the stupid decision to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, putting others on the road at risk for accidents, injuries, and death. Drivers impaired by alcohol swerve into traffic, ignore stoplights, and cannot accurately judge distance and time when operating a vehicle.
If you have sustained injuries in a League City drunk driving accident, you must take action to prevent the drunk driver from harming more people. The League City personal injury lawyers at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, hold drunk drivers accountable for their poor choices, so victims recover damages for their injuries.
Truck accidents are among the most deadly and dangerous of all traffic accidents. The massive weight and size of trucks cause forces that lead to more property damage, more severe injuries and an increased chance of death. When a truck accident occurs, truckers often walk away with little or no injuries while others involved pay dearly. Truckers who ignore others on the road and negligent trucking companies play a significant role in semi accidents and other truck accidents. The legal team at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, holds negligent trucking companies with poor maintenance, hiring, and training practices accountable. Additionally, we ensure careless truck drivers pay for the harm they cause other motorists.
The pleasant weather in South Texas makes motorcycling a way of life for many. Some rely on their bike as their primary mode of transportation, while others enjoy a weekend joy ride to the Gulf. Careless drivers who do not watch for motorcycles cause dangerous motorcycle accidents that lead to severe injuries, including road rash.
Even bikers who prioritize safety face dangerous crashes when a car or truck causes an accident. Bikers have little protection between the road and their bodies. Protective gear prevents some injury, but it is not common for bikers to escape an accident without injury. The skilled legal professionals at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, help bikers injured due to negligence recover damages for losses related to the accident and their injuries.
Cyclists in League City and throughout the Greater Houston area risk injury every time they go for a ride. Bicycle accidents occur so frequently in Texas that the state implemented a Share the Road program to educate students on college campuses about bicycle laws and safe riding behavior. The program includes all the major universities in Houston and the Galveston campus of Texas A&M University. Cyclists favor their bikes because cycling is cheaper, environmentally friendly, and offers a great workout. However, cyclists do not have protection when a motorist strikes them.
Young children face even greater danger. Because of their size, kids on bikes face the highest risk for severe and fatal bicycle accident injuries in League City and throughout the state. The personal injury lawyers at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, have experience communicating with insurance companies. We ensure they take your claim seriously, do not play games, and negotiate in good faith after a careless motorist injures you or your child.
League City’s Historic District is a popular place for shopping and dining for locals and visitors. Its heavy pedestrian traffic also makes it a place where those on foot face a higher risk of getting struck by a vehicle. Whether in the Historic District, on the waterfront, or in other major shopping and dining areas, pedestrians face severe and fatal injuries when careless and inattentive drivers are on the road. Pedestrians sustain traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, back injuries, and various other injuries if a car or truck hits them and they are lucky enough to survive.
Motorists have a legal obligation to watch out for pedestrians of all ages. Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, understands the severity and trauma surrounding pedestrian accident injuries. We proudly advocate for injured pedestrians and help them seek compensation for damages related to their injuries.
Premises Liability Accidents
Anytime you enter another person’s property, including residential homes, businesses, and public spaces, you might have an accident injury claim if you suffered injuries due to negligence. Texas property owners and business owners have a legal duty to ensure visitors remain safe. Owners need to tell visitors about known dangers and fix them if they can. Negligent property owners who do not maintain their properties or fix known hazards put visitors at risk for dangerous accidents.
Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of premises liability accidents. However, League City residents might have a viable claim if they suffered injuries in swimming pools, theme parks, or elevator accidents. Dog bites are another common premises liability accident. Even though a vicious dog and its owner might not be at home, insurance claims often fall under the owner’s business or homeowners’ insurance policy coverage. We can identify the property owner responsible for your injuries and seek compensation for your resulting losses.
Construction Site Accidents
The Greater Houston area, including League City, always has construction projects in the works. Whether new construction, rebuilding after hurricane season, or remodeling homes, office buildings, and other structures, you will encounter one or more construction projects throughout the day. Regardless of the project, negligence that creates an unsafe workspace puts all passersby at risk.
Common hazards that lead to accidents at construction sites include:
- Toxic substances
- Malfunctioning of heavy equipment or machinery
- Falling objects
- Electrocution and burns
- Slip and fall accidents
If you sustain injuries at a League City construction site, you must file a claim to receive compensation. The League City, personal injury lawyers at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, can guide you through the claims process.
Suddenly losing a loved one is bad enough, but knowing their loss was preventable makes things worse for families. Families have to cope with immense grief and emotional distress on top of the financial burden that often accompanies the loss of a loved one.
If your loved one died from fatal injuries caused by negligence, you might have a legitimate wrongful death claim against one or more parties. We cannot bring back your loved one, but we can help you seek compensation for your loss. Compensation can help with day-to-day needs, housing costs, and transportation costs while you focus on dealing with your tragic loss.
Statute of Limitations in Texas Personal Injury Cases
A League City personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for damages, but only if you act quickly. Victims of negligence typically have two years to bring a lawsuit against the party who caused them harm. If you miss the deadline, you will likely miss the opportunity to recover damages for your losses. Texas law does allow for some exceptions to the two-year statute of limitations.
- Childhood victims of sexual abuse or assault have 30 years to file a lawsuit against the perpetrator.
- Adult rape victims have five years to file a lawsuit against the perpetrator.
- Injured construction accident victims have ten years to file a suit against a building’s engineer or architect when their design caused the accident.
- Victims of defective product injuries have 15 years from the product’s sale to take legal action.
Your experienced League City personal injury lawyer can review your claim and advise you on which statute of limitations applies to your situation.
Get the Legal Help You Need from a League City Personal Injury Lawyer!
If you’ve recently suffered injuries in League City or the surrounding area, discuss your case with one of our intake specialists to learn about your legal options. We have someone available 24/7 to help.
The legal team of Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, is nationally recognized for protecting the rights of injured victims for more than 20 years. If a League City accident injured you, call our office right now for a free consultation! Because we take all of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you will not owe us a dime unless we win your case. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so call us today at 800-898-4877 or contact us now by clicking here.
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