Personal injury law is perfect for us. At Bailey Cowan Heckaman, our Houston personal injury attorneys are passionate about representing the underdog, going to bat against large corporations, and fighting for right to triumph over wrong. Those cases are where we thrive because of our innate passion for the injured and the wronged. It is the fundamental idea of helping people that drives us to do what we do.
If you or someone you love has been seriously or permanently injured, we encourage you to contact our personal injury lawyers today to discuss your rights and options.
The attorneys at BCH have decades of experience handling serious injury cases on behalf of victims and their families. Our firm has handled nearly every Gulf Coast refinery explosion case since 1990, the 2005 BP Texas City refinery accident, and both explosions at the Phillips Petroleum Plants. Overall, we have won substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of individuals injured through various means.
BCH handles all kinds of injuries of a serious nature. A serious injury is generally considered to be an injury that has a significant impact on a person's physical, emotional, or psychological well-being. This can include injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, loss of limb, severe burns, internal injuries, and permanent disabilities, among others.
We represent injury victims who have been injured as a result of another individual's or corporation's negligence, such as in motor vehicle accidents, defective product lawsuits, medical error, asbestos exposure, premises liability, workplace accidents, and more.
Rather than representing corporate interests, our firm’s passion lies in representing individuals who lack the resources and voice to fight for themselves. Our firm’s passion is invested in representing the injured, giving them a voice and resources to stand up against large corporations. We go to great lengths to ensure that every case we take on is thoroughly researched, skillfully crafted, and that our written arguments are air-tight so that the judge has everything they need to make a decision in your favor.
Get in touch with the Houston personal injury lawyers at BCH today to discuss your serious injury case. There is no fee unless we win!
BCH works on a contingency-fee basis, which means we will represent you without any upfront payment. Our fee is "contingent" upon our client receiving a settlement or award in the case. If you do not recover compensation, you pay nothing for our services. If you do receive compensation, typically our fees come from a percentage of the settlement or award. This arrangement is beneficial for clients who may not have the resources to pay for legal services upfront, as it allows them to access legal representation as soon as possible.
Personal injury cases are typically categorized as civil cases in Texas, rather than criminal. Civil cases are legal disputes between individuals or organizations, while criminal cases involve violations of state or federal law. Because personal injury cases are civil cases, they're usually pursued in a civil court of law in Texas.
It's worth noting that there are some exceptions to the general rule that personal injury cases are civil cases. For example, if the conduct that caused the injury was criminal, there may be a parallel criminal case that's pursued in criminal court. Additionally, some personal injury cases may involve claims against the government, which can be more complex due to sovereign immunity laws.
In Texas, the "statute of limitations" for filing a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the incident. It is crucial to initiate legal proceedings within this timeframe to preserve your right to seek compensation. Failing to file within the statute of limitations may result in the dismissal of your case, barring you from pursuing a claim.
However, certain circumstances may alter this timeline, and exceptions can apply, such as discovering injuries later or when the injured party is a minor. To ensure you adhere to the appropriate deadlines and navigate any complexities in your case, consult with one of our Houston personal injury attorneys who can provide guidance tailored to your specific situation.