If you have sustained a serious injury because of another person’s negligence, you might be feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. While taking legal action may be the last thing on your mind, now is the time to seek the help of a skilled Fort Bend personal injury attorney. At The Krist Law Firm, P.C., we will take the time to explain your legal options, determine the best course of action, and fight to achieve the maximum compensation in your case. We can start representing you immediately after your accident by initiating an investigation of your claim, negotiating a settlement with insurance companies, or taking your case to court.
Call us today at to schedule a free one-on-one case consultation. If you choose to hire us, there will be no financial risk to you. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a financial recovery.
Fort Bend Trucking Accidents
Each year, there are nearly 4,000 fatalities and over 100,000 injuries in accidents involving large trucks and busses, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This means that about 1 in 10 highway deaths are the result of a crash involving a large truck or bus. The reality is that occupants of smaller passenger vehicles are more vulnerable in accidents involving large trucks with the risk of serious injury and death being much higher than that of truck occupants. In fact, 68% of the 3,660 people who died in crashes involving large trucks in 2014 were passenger vehicle occupants. While the FMCSA sets safety standards and general guidelines for the professional and safe operation of commercial trucks, data indicates that many drivers violate the hours-of-service regulations. This is one of the reasons driver fatigue is a leading factor in trucking accidents.
The most common types of accidents involving trucks include:
Tanker truck accidents
Utility truck accidents
Oilfield truck accidents
Side impact and T-bone collisions
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, you may be able to recover compensation for medical costs, loss of earning capacity, physical pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, and physical limitations. At The Krist Law Firm, P.C., our team of Fort Bend personal injury attorneys has decades of experience handling truck accident cases and we always fight to secure the maximum compensation for our clients. We will be by your side at every step of the process, including investigating the accident, documenting your claim, negotiating settlements with insurance companies, and even filing a lawsuit and trying your case in court if necessary.
Maritime Accidents in the Houston Metro Area
When injuries occur at sea or dockside, a unique set of maritime (also know as admiralty) laws may apply instead of the personal injury laws that normally apply to injuries that occur on land. Maritime accidents can include injuries that occur on and around offshore oil and gas platforms. They often occur while individuals are diving, working with heavy equipment, and working on ships and vessels. Many of these injuries are preventable, and you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries by filing a lawsuit under federal maritime laws. What you must prove in order to establish a maritime claim and the compensation you’re able to recover will depend on which maritime laws apply to your case.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a maritime accident, you will need the help of an experienced and knowledgeable maritime injury attorney. The Fort Bend maritime accident lawyers at The Krist Law Firm, P.C. have four decades of experience representing victims of maritime accidents and a proven track record of success. We obtained an award of $15,120,000 for a man who suffered major injuries after a mooring cable snapped and struck his head. We have in-depth knowledge of maritime laws and the resources to build the strongest possible case to obtain the compensation you deserve.
No Fee Until We’ve Won
At The Krist Law Firm, P.C., we understand that you may be facing overwhelming financial pressure in the aftermath of a serious injury. That is why we pay the up-front costs and fees to investigate your case and pursue a claim for compensation. You won’t be asked to pay any fees until you’ve won your case. To find out how we can help with your Fort Bend personal injury case, contact our office online today or call to schedule your free consultation.