Personal injury claim

Jun 12

Personal injury claim

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, you may qualify to receive compensation for the damages you suffered. Whether you were injured in an accident, on the job or if you are the family member of a victim who was injured because of the carelessness of another party, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. With the help of the first-rate injury attorneys from our firm, you can ensure that you are well-informed throughout the entire claim process, which can greatly reduce your risk of being undercompensated or held responsible for causing an accident.

The Ferguson Law Firm, P.C. has more than 40 years of combined experienced and has recovered compensation for injured victims in the tens of millions. Our legal team is highly educated, experienced and dedicated to providing injured victims and their families with the recovery and compensation they deserve. Our close and genuine client relationships are unrivaled in the industry and when you choose to work with our firm, you can rest assured knowing that we will evaluate each case based on its particularities in order to develop the best and most appropriate strategy. If you are looking to file a personal injury claim for any of the following situations, our firm can be of assistance:

Auto Accidents
Road traffic collisions are the leading cause of injury and death nationwide. Injuries suffered as the result or car or trucking accidents can greatly impact the lives of victims and their families. If you have been injured in an auto accident due to the negligence of another driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation by filing a personal injury claim.

Construction Accidents
America is expanding rapidly and there is a constant need for new residential and commercial property. Because of the various machinery, large debris and heavy building supplies, construction sites can be very hazardous and dangerous places to work. Construction companies must keep sites safe for workers, and in the event an injury occurs because of their negligence, they must be held responsible.

Dangerous Drugs
American consumers make up the largest market for prescription pharmaceuticals, and there is a constant barrage of pills being marketed when medical studies are still inconclusive. If you have experienced any injuries, illnesses or diseases as a direct result of prescription medication, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins or supplements, you have the right to file a claim and receive compensation.

Defective Products
Product liability is a specific area of law that requires any manufacturers, distributors or others who make products available to the public to be held responsible for any injuries their products cause. Large companies have extensive resources to defend themselves against defective product claims, and it is beneficial to have legal aid and assistance when filing personal injury claims for defective products.

Drunk Drivers
Drunk or intoxicated drivers have long been a serious threat to American roadways, and state and federal governments have begun to crack down on those who drive drunk. Innocent victims who have been injured by a person driving under the influence can suffer serious injuries and damages. Driving while intoxicated is illegal and drunk drivers must be held responsible for their careless actions.

Industrial Accidents
Industrial facilities must provide safe conditions for their employees. Be it a chemical or refinery plant or any premises where industrial equipment and products are used or made, injuries suffered by workers may be grounds for personal injury claims and monetary compensation for any resulting damages.

Motorcycle Accidents
The prevalence of motorcycle accidents has been extremely high ever since motorcycles first hit the roadways. Motorcycle riders are much more vulnerable to injuries and severe damage than people in passenger vehicles and statistics prove their chances of being hurt are also shockingly high. Despite these facts, motorcycle riders run the risk of being undercompensated or held at fault for causing accidents.

Offshore Injuries
Texas and the Gulf region is host to a number of seaman, dockworkers, and oil and gas employees who are commonly exposed to dangerous working conditions. These offshore workers are often hurt on the job from explosions, dangerous machinery, and offshore platforms and their injuries have a high potential of being severe. A personal injury claim allows those injured offshore to be repaid for any damages suffered.

Premises Liability
Any owner, operator or manager of a property is obligated to provide safe conditions and a healthy environment for any visitors or guests. When injuries or illnesses occur because property owners fail to act with reasonable care, owners must be held responsible. Victims can file claims based on premises liability laws in order to be fairly compensated for damages incurred on another’s property.

Railroad Accidents
Despite the common belief that trains are safer than other forms of transportation, train and railroad accidents are still a common occurrence. Whether it is conductor negligence, improper rail signals or faulty equipment, injury-causing railroad accidents place responsibility on rail and train companies. If your injury occurred as the result of a train accident or railroad related incident, you may be able to receive compensation.

Nursing Home Neglect
There is nothing is more unfortunate and distasteful than the neglect or abuse of elderly victims in nursing homes. Nursing home employees may neglect residents’ hygiene, basic needs or medical care and in some cases can be physically or emotionally abusive. Victims in these cases are often defenseless and it is up to family members and loved ones to speak up and hold those responsible for nursing home negligence liable.

Dram Shop Liability
Dram shop is a legal term used to describe any establishment that serves or sells alcoholic beverages. Supplying minors with alcohol or over-serving visibly intoxicates individuals can lead to third-party accidents caused by drunk drivers. If your case involves a bar, restaurant, liquor store or other establishment that serves alcohol, you may be able to file a claim under dram shop liability law.

Evaluating Your Personal Case
Each personal injury case and claim is different, and from our experience, there is no one size fits all when it comes to defending them or preparing a legal strategy. The Ferguson Law Firm, P.C. is prepared to handle any of the accidents listed and is willing to hear any other personal injury matter you may be experiencing. When handling any new case, we provide a free consultation and case evaluation for as long as it takes to get the story. We will then closely focus on your case’s personal circumstances, heavily investigate, act to preserve evidence, collect statements and do whatever else is necessary to achieve the most favorable resolution.

We handle every personal injury claim on a case by case basis. Whereas other firms often work to move cases and get more clients, we do our best to ensure that you have all the information you need and that your case receives our best efforts and aggressive legal defense. If you or a family member has been injured in an accident, it is best to consult legal counsel early in your claim process. We work on a contingency fee basis and want you to feel confident about choosing us to represent you. You have nothing to lose by contacting us to learn more about your personal injury case and your right to be compensated.

May 16

Auto Accidents Attorney

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury and death in America. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, over 200,000 people were injured in an automobile accident and one reportable crash occurred every 83 seconds in 2011. These are significant statistics that affect real people on a daily basis and in the event that an accident was caused due to the negligence of another driver, injured victims may be able to receive compensation by filing a personal injury claim. If you have been involved in any of the following auto accidents, our firm can be of assistance:

  • Rollovers
  • Head-on collisions
  • Side collisions
  • Road departures
  • Rear-end collisions

It is reported that more than half of all motor vehicle accidents are caused by driver error. Driving recklessly, texting while driving, driving while intoxicated and poorly maintained roadways are common factors that lead to injury-causing accidents. Motorcycle accidents and railroad accidents are also common types of road traffic incidents, and both have extremely high injury and fatality rates.

Uninsured / Underinsured Motorists
Despite the fact that Texas law mandates liability insurance for all motorists, Texas has one of the highest amounts of uninsured drivers in the nation. It is estimated that close to a quarter of drivers on Texas roadways drive without minimum insurance coverage, which raises the potential for accidents involving uninsured motorists. If you were involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist, retaining legal counsel is essential to improve your chances of being fairly compensated. Legal proceedings involving uninsured motorists can quickly become complicated and are often very stressful for victims. By hiring a personal injury attorney from our firm, you can focus on recovering from your injuries while we use our experience and legal knowledge to bring your case to a favorable resolution.

Hit and Run Incidents
The Texas Transportation Code §550.021 requires all motorists involved in an injury-causing accident to immediately stop and remain present at the site of the accident. Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious crime in Texas, but it still occurs with alarming frequency. Whether the person fleeing the scene was an uninsured motorist or a drunk driver, injured victims can feel incredibly vulnerable and unsure of what to do. If you have been injured by a driver who also committed a hit and run, contacting our firm for legal assistance can provide you with the necessary help for the complicated situations that frequently arise in hit and run cases. Our highly experienced attorneys can evaluate your situation, injuries and insurance policy and can help you file a personal injury claim.

Trucking Accidents
Accidents involving semis, 18 wheelers, tractor trailers or other large trucks can cause some of the most horrendous motor vehicle accidents and have a high potential for causing injuries. Although the trucking industry is highly regulated and truck drivers go through extensive background checks and driver’s safety training, they still run a risk of driving while intoxicated, being distracted, texting while driving, being tired or failing to drive responsibly. Because trucks often carry heavy loads and are unable to stop or maneuver quickly, trucking accidents can cause severe and fatal injuries can also cause multi-vehicle collisions.

If you have been injured in a trucking accident, it is strongly recommended that you contact legal representation immediately after the incident. Trucking companies have large resources and employ strong legal teams in order to prevent them from overpaying injured victims. Working with a personal injury attorney form our firm can greatly reduce your risk of being undercompensated. Do not allow yourself to be intimidated by large corporations and insurance companies. We are tough litigators and will work hard to fight for your case.

We have represented many clients who were injured in trucking accidents and have obtained substantial recoveries for them and their families. For instance, we have helped a young man get the compensation needed to pay for his medical treatment after the vehicle he was in was hit by a tractor trailer. We have also worked with a man in his 40s who was broadsided by an 18-wheeler whose driver ran a red light. Our client suffered many serious injuries including a broken femur, broken collar bone, two injured shoulders and will likely need a hip replacement in the future. He suffered through many surgeries and was unable to work. Our firm obtained a large recovery to cover his lost wages and future earnings to help support his wife and five children.

We are Here to Help
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, our firm is here to help you through this difficult time and is prepared to fight for your right to be fairly compensated. Auto accidents and their compensation fluctuate considerably from case to case and it is essential that you have an attorney from our firm evaluate the particularities of your accident. We understand that injury-causing accidents can place tremendous financial strain on you and your loved ones, which is why we only work on contingency fees. To discuss your case, fill out a free case evaluation or contact us as soon as possible.

May 15

Dangerous Drugs Attorney

Unsafe Medication
Whether it is prescription medication, over the counter drugs, vitamins or supplements, American markets are flooded by a barrage of pills and medications and consumers are constantly pushed and pulled by the marketing campaigns of the latest and greatest drugs. The laundry list of side-effects rattled off at the end of medication commercials may sound amusing, but there is nothing humorous about the serious adverse drug reactions defective and unsafe drugs can cause.

Pharmaceutical companies and medication manufacturers constantly put pressure on the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, to release drugs to the public quickly and with less stringent testing. The amount of drug recalls in the news is enough to show that this practice needs to end. Often, the tests are inconclusive and many times these drugs can cause severe physical injuries and illnesses. Some of the most common hazardous medications or drugs include:

  • Avandia
  • Yaz and Yasmin
  • Actos
  • Topamax
  • Fosamax
  • Reglan
  • Paxil
  • Pradaxa

There are numerous other products whose adverse side effects can cause extreme and life-altering injuries or illnesses. Pharmaceutical companies must be held accountable for releasing products they knew, or should have known, were unsafe for public consumption. If you became sick or were injured as a result of taking these or any other medications, drugs or supplements, or if you used a defective medical product, you may be eligible to receive compensation by filing a personal injury claim.

Fighting for Victims of Unsafe Drugs
Many of the victims who were injured or became sick as a result of taking medications used them with the intention of improving their lives, only to discover that company claims were false and the products they used were dangerous and harmful. To make matters worse, pharmaceutical companies are often extremely large and powerful and have seemingly unlimited resources and financial assets. Our firm wants victims of unsafe drugs to know that we are prepared to handle such cases and will fight on their behalf to be fairly compensated.

The Ferguson Law Firm, P.C. has more than 40 years of combined experience and has obtained compensation for our clients in the tens of millions. We want to help clients recover from their unfortunate injuries and work only on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not be charged if we don’t win. Client satisfaction is our top priority, not our pocketbooks. To learn more about how we can help or to discuss the nature of your case, contact the firm as soon as possible.