Personal Injury Attorneys in Houston Helping You Start Fresh with a Bigger Settlement After an Accident
The facts and figures don’t lie—accidents and the injuries they cause are expensive. Injuries affect a person’s finances, quality of life, and mental well-being. Unexpected accidents can happen anywhere and to anyone, while driving on the road, at work, using a product, or during a routine medical visit or procedure.
The five most common personal injury cases include automobile accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, workplace slip, and fall accidents, and wrongful death. Costs related to medical bills, healthcare, lost wages, property damage, and other accommodations can result in thousands of dollars over time.
Injuries can range from a few bumps and bruises to long-term chronic illnesses, disabilities, disfigurement, and paralysis. People that need a personal injury attorney’s assistance are the latter and face years of lost wages, mounting medical debt, and physical and mental anguish, pain, and suffering.
It’s rare to think about how a person might recover from an accident without a job or enough financial wherewithal to continue treatment. Victims of an accident or families that lost a loved one due to a negligent or careless act can correct some of these wrongs with Mike Massey Law and our personal injury attorneys.
With fatalities, injuries, and property damage on the line, our attorneys negotiate on your behalf, prepare and manage your case, and pursue compensation suited to your specific situation.
When you’re ready for a fresh start and a bigger settlement, contact Mike Massey Law and schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys: at 512-400-4430.
What Am I Entitled to Recover from an Accident?
There is no specific formula to determine a settlement amount, though the court considers factors when awarding financial compensation to the injured party.
The compensation you can receive due to an unexpected accident on the road, at work, or during a medical procedure is directly tied to any past, present, and reasonable pain and suffering, reduced earning capacity, and medical expenses.
There are two types of personal injury compensation: compensatory damages and punitive damages. Mike Massey Law will review the details of your case to determine if one or both avenues are appropriate.
Possible compensation can range between one and a half and five times the damages from your claim. Compensatory damages consider the following:
- Mental suffering
- Future lost wages
- Future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium
Compensatory damages are directly related to the injuries involved in an accident, while punitive damages offer legal recourse against defendants—people or companies—that acted grossly negligent or maliciously. Examples of this could include driving while under the influence (DUI) and reckless speeding or a company grossly exaggerating the benefits of its products, such as weight loss pills.
Attorneys with Mike Massey Law protect injured victims from a lifetime of financial burden with aggressive legal representation. Schedule a free consultation with our personal injury firm and get started on your case: 512-400-4430.
Are Personal Injury Lawyers Free of Charge?
On average, personal injury cases can take six to 18 months to resolve, though two years isn’t unheard of. Personal injury cases aren’t quick or easy. Since most people face extensive medical debt and treatment during a lawsuit, personal injury attorneys like Mike Massey Law offer legal services on a contingency fee basis.
With this arrangement, you only pay attorney fees if we can resolve your case through a settlement. With all clients, we agree on terms before we start the case, which outline a certain fixed percentage if we recover damages on your behalf. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid. A typical range is between 30 and 40 percent of the award amount, though the percentage will depend on whether a lawsuit is filed or not.
The only exception to the rule is that you will likely be responsible for filing and other miscellaneous court fees agreed upon in advance. We will cover the cost of building your claim, filing paperwork with the court, witness interviews, and investigation, as well as any copies of medical records or reports to ease the financial burden of a lawsuit.
Mike Massey Law covers the upfront costs so we can pursue your case, and you can focus on healing and recovering instead of adding to your existing medical debt and expenses. Our motivation and goal are to settle your claim as swiftly as possible and reach the most favorable outcome, including fair compensation for your injuries and loss of quality of life.
We aim to be reasonable and transparent with our fees, especially in personal injury cases, as they can be unpredictable depending on the type of injuries and the nature of the circumstances.
Every case is different, and we want to hear yours—speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys to discuss your case and possible legal representation. Call to book your free consultation: 512-400-4430.
Is My Claim Worth the Hassle of an Attorney?
How often do we consider our values and contributions in everyday life—from society to family to friends to work and the community? Remove yourself from these scenarios, and there’s likely a noticeable void that has consequences, especially for those around you.
Most people don’t consider their worth after an accident, they believe their insurance company will handle it, or worker’s compensation will cover it. There is some truth to this, though it’s not the whole picture, and this compensation doesn’t go the distance, especially when serious accidents are involved.
Insurance companies, for one, are notorious for pressuring victims of an accident into a lower settlement offer. The primary goal is to settle for a lesser amount; unless you know this tactic from experience, it’s easy to be a victim. Insurance companies use basic parameters for calculating a monetary offer, though they don’t consider medical expenses, lost wages, or future losses.
This is all personal injury attorneys do when representing clients. We build cases specific to the nature of your injuries and various other factors to fight for a more suitable award that will support your physical and financial needs.
There are many hidden, direct, and indirect costs of an injury to consider, and we do all of this heavy lifting for you. If you are knee-deep or drowning in medical debt, you can no longer work the same job, or your life has changed in many other ways due to an injury, hiring an attorney can’t change your past, though it will make your future better.
When you ask if it’s worth the hassle of hiring a personal injury attorney, look at your current situation and assess how financially tolerable it is. Contact our law firm to see what your claim is worth: 512-400-4430.
Can a Lawyer Settle My Personal Injury Case?
Most people want to put their accidents and injuries in the rearview mirror as quickly as possible, though the lingering effects and reminders often get in the way of that. Changing the past isn’t in the realm of possibilities. However, our attorneys can help you return to some level of normalcy with opportunities for financial relief so you can focus on your long-term recovery.
We aim to settle your case out of court—and nearly 95 percent of personal injury claims settle before trial—though we will be prepared to go the distance if needed and represent you in court.
From the moment you hire us, Mike Massey Law will take on your case and help course correct your future, from negotiating on your behalf to building a case and reaching a fair settlement that reflects your injuries and prevailing circumstances. We will:
- Recover damages, costs, and expenses related to your treatment, including physical therapy, doctor visits, rehabilitation, prescription medication, co-pays, and other medical bills
- Seek compensation related to lost wages, whether your injuries are preventing you from working right now and if they will inhibit you from working in the future
- Push for monetary damages related to your pain and suffering
- Pursue compensation related to loss of companionship
- Advocate for punitive damages if serious, reckless, or negligent behavior was involved
- Pursue a wrongful death claim if your family member died in an accident due to a medical procedure, faulty product, workplace accident, or motor vehicle accident
There is no average personal injury case. Regarding your financial well-being, you want an aggressive personal injury attorney ready for anything who can roll with the punches. Our attorneys have supported hundreds of clients following severe accidents, and our representation has resulted in thousands of dollars in compensation.
Our Houston law office is located about 8 miles away from Bear Creek Pioneers Park, less than 8 minutes away from Cullen Park, and about 13 minutes away from Memorial Park. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is around 30 minutes away from our law office. Mike Massey Law can help you take your future back your way. Schedule a free consultation with our injury attorneys to review your possible claim and discuss a plan. Call: 512-400-4430.