Since 1970, Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers has successfully represented thousands of injured Texans in virtually every type of personal injury matter:
Car and 18-wheeler Wrecks
Industrial Explosions and Accidents
Wrongful Death Claims
Injury at Sea, including those covered by:
The Jones Act and Merchant Maritime Law
The Longshore and Harborworkers’ Compensation Act
The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
We have earned the trust of our clients by representing people — not insurance companies. When you work with our team, you are treated like family.
We’re on your side every step of the way. We are aggressive negotiators and trial lawyers who will fight for your maximum compensation under the toughest conditions. You need an advocate who puts your needs first, every time.
Each of our lawyers has significant trial experience in both state and federal courts. This knowledge allows our team to closely examine the numbers and reach fair valuations for the damages and loss recovery you rightly deserve in even the most complex claims. Our financial resources and trial experience allows our team to handle the most complex case to obtain the maximum recovery.
Russell G. Burwell III
James D. Nebout
Theresa A. Lynn
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A 15-year machinist for Union Pacific Railroad was injured when a locomotive coupled into his blue flagged locomotive in the diesel shop at Union Pacific’s Houston facility. Although the machinist failed to engage the shop derails and acknowledge the track alarm, the contention was that Union Pacific employee took one minute and forty-four second water break during a walk around prior to the coupling.
During this water break, the machinist blue flagged his locomotive and began working. Burwell Nebout filed suit against Union Pacific Railroad in Harris County. After a two-week trial in the 157th District Court in Harris County, the jury awarded the machinist $566,105. The jury determined that Union Pacific Railroad violated the federal regulation that absolutely prohibits coupling into a blue flagged locomotive.