Firm Recognition:
Recognized as Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas by The National Trial Lawyers
Named Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters Business
Recognized in Best Lawyers in America publication
Recognized as Top 500 Leading Plaintiff’s Lawyers by Lawdragon Magazine
Recognized in the Texas Lawyer Top Verdicts and Settlements
Recipient of 50 Year Service Award by Houston Bar Association
Honored for Nation’s Top One Percent – NADC
Recognized as Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers
Recognized as Top 40 under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers
Recipient of the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award
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Krist Law Firm logoPersonal Injury Trial Lawyers

The Houston personal injury and maritime lawyers at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. have consistently been recognized by many of the most distinguished legal organizations for their legal talent and exceptional recoveries on behalf of their clients.

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Cases we handle Why Hire Us

Krist Law Office

Houston Personal Injury Lawyers and Maritime Injury Attorneys

 

As experienced personal injury lawyers and maritime attorneys, we represent every client with compassion and a fierce determination to deliver results. At The Krist Law Firm, P.C., we are here to walk with you and your loved ones through this difficult time.

Scott C. Krist
Owner & Lead Trial Lawyer

Scott C. Krist

Alex W. Horton
Trial Lawyer

Alex W. Horton

Since 1968, our Houston personal injury and maritime lawyers have been here to help and support countless people who suffered catastrophic injuries because of the negligence of others. Our team of attorneys, headed by lead trial lawyer Scott Krist, work tirelessly to maximize compensation for victims of offshore and shipping-related accidents, aerospace and aviation disasters, commercial trucking accidents, defective vehicles and products, chemical plant and oil refinery accidents, and other types of serious personal injuries.

Our attorneys have earned a reputation for talented, ethical, and aggressive representation of all types of accident victims. We’ve even helped influence the law in Texas with regard to certain types of injury cases. Our experience has earned us the respect of our peers and honors that include being named among the Best Lawyers in America, Texas Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, and winning prestigious Litigator Awards in 2014 and 2015 from the Lawyers’ Board of Regents. If you’ve been wondering “Where can I find a personal injury lawyer near me that can help me get the compensation I deserve?”, you’ve come to the right place. Call us today (281) 853-9562 to find out how we can help you.

Results, Experience & Client Satisfaction

 

“One thing that I’ll tell you about Scott is that he’s going to fight for you. Bottom line. You know, my nickname for Scott is “the Bulldog.” He told me from the very beginning, “I’m to worry about your financial health. You worry about your physical health” — and that’s what he did.

That’s what The Krist Law Firm did for me — they honored their word.”

Spencer Brooks, client

Results we’ve achieved for our clients

The Krist Law Firm, P.C. works hard to obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible in every case. Our Houston personal injury and maritime lawyers have the experience and resources necessary to fight for every penny you deserve.

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$17,500,000Construction Accident | Traumatic Brain Injury$17,500,000 Recovery For Worker Who Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury*
$4,750,00018 Wheeler Accident | Traumatic Brain InjuryHead-On Collision Causes Memory Loss, Other Injuries, $4,750,000 Recovery*
$6,028,000Truck Accident | AmputationVerdict of $6,028,000 Awarded After Motorcycle And Tractor Trailer Collision Results In Below-The-Knee Amputation*
$15,120,000Maritime Accident | Traumatic Brain Injury$15,120,000 Recovery For Lineman Struck By Steel Cable*
$9,650,000Helicopter Accident | Wrongful Death$9,650,000 Recovery In Texas Wrongful Death Helicopter Crash*

*The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Recent Case Results

Experience Counts

People come to us when they want top-notch personal injury representation and maritime lawyers with the highest degree of skill and compassion. Our Houston accident lawyers have achieved some of the largest published personal injury recoveries in the state of Texas because we fight our hardest for every single person we represent. Every case matters to us because we understand that at the heart of each case there is a human being whose life was altered by circumstances beyond your control.

Apollo 1 Fire

An aerospace accident in which a cabin fire killed all three crew members.

Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

A spacecraft explosion shortly after launch resulted in the deaths of all seven crew members.

Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster

Upon reentering Earth’s atmosphere, a spacecraft disintegrated and killed all seven crew members who were returning home.

Free Consultation

A serious injury can leave a mark on your life in many ways, not the least of which is financially. Further, we charge no attorney fees unless we obtain compensation for your case. Take advantage of our No Recovery, No Fee guarantee.

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Cases We Handle

When you or your loved one has been the victim of an accident or wrongful death, you should never be left worrying who will pay for bills or repairs. Your only focus should be on recovery.

 
 

Houston Maritime Lawyers

Maritime environments — whether a vessel, offshore drilling platform, or dockside warehouse — can be uniquely dangerous. Working on water, and the presence of heavy or combustible equipment, can mean that when something goes wrong, the resulting injuries are devastating, even fatal.

There also are distinct laws that apply to maritime accidents and injuries that can be different than other types of personal injury cases. That’s why it’s important when you’ve suffered an offshore injury to talk to our team of experienced Houston maritime lawyers at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. who understand how these cases work and how to build the strongest case for your compensation.

About Maritime Accidents in Houston

Our Houston maritime attorneys at the Krist Law Firm, P.C. have extensive experience handling cases involving:

Jones Act

A federal law that allows injured seamen to sue a negligent employer for damages.

Why is The Jones Act Important?

Offshore Drilling Injuries
Offshore accident claims may be subject to the Jones Act or other maritime doctrines.
About Offshore Drilling Injuries
Unseaworthiness
A legal doctrine that allows crew members to recover compensation for injuries caused by unseaworthy vessels.
About Unsafe Vessel Conditions
Injuries from Equipment or Tools
Unsafe equipment or tools may support a claim of negligence.
About Maritime Equipment Injuries
Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
A federal law that allows dockside workers to recover compensation for injuries.
About Longshoreman Injuries
Maintenance and Cure
A legal doctrine that allows injured seamen to recover payment of daily expenses and medical costs until they reach maximum medical improvement.
About Maintenance and Cure Benefits

Houston Truck Accident Lawyers

Houston and the surrounding area is a major transportation and shipping hub, as well as being home to oil fields, ample construction activity, and an abundance of heavy industry. The presence of large commercial trucks is part of the fabric of life here. Unfortunately, that means that truck accidents also are a common occurrence.

Even though you or a family member may have sustained extensive injuries in a collision with a commercial vehicle, the trucking company or insurance company likely has offered you much less than your claim is actually worth. That’s where our team of skilled Houston truck accident lawyers can help. The Krist Law Firm, P.C. has been successful in helping truck accident victims to obtain the maximum available compensation for injuries and losses.

More About Truck Accidents in Houston

 
 

Houston Wrongful death Lawyers

The grief you experience after the loss of a beloved family member can be especially difficult when your loved one’s death was caused by someone else’s negligence. Our Houston wrongful death lawyers at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. can help you obtain monetary compensation to protect your family’s financial future, as well as gain a sense of closure as the person who caused your loss is held accountable by the legal system.

What is a Wrongful Death Case?

Houston Car Accident Lawyers

If you drive a car, the odds are that you’ll get into a collision at some point. When an accident causes serious injuries, your life can be changed forever. Our Houston car accident lawyers at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. are here to help when you or a family member has suffered significant injuries in an auto collision.

I was Injured in a Car Accident, Now What?

 
 

Experience with Serious Injuries

When tragedy strikes, and a serious injury has left you and your family reeling from physical pain, emotional trauma, and financial stress, your focus should be on healing and putting the pieces back together. Regardless of how you or a loved one was injured, the attorneys with The Krist Law Firm, P.C. have a broad range of experience in virtually every type of serious injury case.

Some of the most common significant injuries we’ve seen include:

More About Serious Injuries in Houston

Aviation Accidents

When aviation accidents occur, a complex combination of state and federal laws may apply. You need a Houston aviation accident lawyer at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. who understands the technical and scientific aspects of airplanes, space shuttles, helicopters, and other aircrafts on your side.

About Aviation Accidents in Houston

Premises Liability

It is reasonable to expect your safety on someone else’s property. However, when you slip and fall, fall down defective stairs, or are otherwise injured due to a property owner’s negligence, you may sustain serious injuries. Our Houston premises liability lawyers can help you obtain compensation so you can focus on recovery.

About Slip and Fall Injuries in Houston

Motorcycle Accidents

Because motorcycles provide little protection to riders, accidents involving them can be devastating. When you or a loved one has been injured, you need a Houston motorcycle accident lawyer at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. to make sure insurance companies treat you fairly and you obtain compensation that will cover your losses.

About Motorcycle Accidents in Houston

Product liability

When you purchase a product, you expect it to operate safely and as advertised. However, if it has a defect – whether caused by dangerous design, faulty manufacturing, or failed warning – it can cause serious injuries. Our Houston product liability lawyers at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. can help you obtain compensation for your injuries and other losses as a result of a dangerous product.

About Injuries due to Defective Products

Railroad Accidents & FELA Claims

Train and rail workers are constantly exposed to dangerous equipment and hazardous cargo. If you or a loved one is injured due to improperly maintained tracks, mechanical failure, driver inexperience, or another hazard, our Houston train and railroad accident attorneys can help you recover compensation under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) or other state or federal laws.

About Train Accidents and FELA Claims

Work Accidents

An injury at work can be devastating. Your injuries may have been caused by employer negligence or a third party, and you may be facing a significant recovery. Our experienced Houston work accident lawyers at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. can help you file a claim against those who are responsible for your injuries.

About Work Injuries in Houston

We’re Here for you

A serious accident can shatter your life in the blink of an eye.

 

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Maybe you were working on an offshore drilling rig and a piece of heavy equipment failed, or a fire broke out at a refinery or chemical plant. Maybe you were the victim of a truck driver who was overtired or just not paying attention and collided with your vehicle. Regardless of the type of accident, a catastrophic injury can affect your life for years — perhaps even permanently.

You may need extensive — and expensive — medical treatments to heal your body and your mind after a serious accident. Even after you recover, you may suffer a physical limitation or chronic pain that damages your career and your ability to earn money to support yourself or your family. You may feel enormous amounts of stress because of how your injury affects your life, your job, and your relationships.

When this happens, you may not know where to turn or what your options are. The Krist Law Firm, P.C. can help.

Personal Injury Lawyers You can trust

At The Krist Law Firm, P.C., we approach every person we represent with the utmost care and sensitivity. We know that your life has been turned upside down by your accident and we want to help in every way that we can. You can turn to us for the understanding and support you need during this chaotic time in your life and we’ll help you obtain the resources — financial and otherwise — that you need to make the best possible recovery.

 
 

Personal Injury Lawyers You can trust

At The Krist Law Firm, P.C., we approach every person we represent with the utmost care and sensitivity. We know that your life has been turned upside down by your accident and we want to help in every way that we can. You can turn to us for the understanding and support you need during this chaotic time in your life and we’ll help you obtain the resources — financial and otherwise — that you need to make the best possible recovery.

2016 Top Verdicts and SettlementsScott Krist obtained four of the top ten largest recoveries as published by VerdictSearch in “2016 Top Texas Verdicts and Settlements”

 

Areas Served

Located in Houston, The Krist Law Firm, P.C. serves many areas in Texas. Whether you’ve been injured in a maritime accident, trucking accident, motor vehicle accident, aviation accident, or a work-related accident, you have a right to be compensated for damages. No matter where you live, we can help.

Injured and unable to travel?
If you’re located in an area not listed here, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will travel to you if we can help.