Galveston Personal Injury Attorneys

Top-Notch Personal Injury Representation In Galveston, TX

Galveston Personal Injury Attorneys

As a major shipping port and tourist destination for the state of Texas, Galveston offers a variety of employment opportunities for residents of this historic city. However, serious injury can strike any one of us at any time, causing devastating consequences. Injuries while working on a ship, vessel or in a port may result in death or life altering injuries.

      • Injuries on the job or on the road can result in lost wages, extended recovery periods and long-term negative effects on individuals and families.
      • Defective products can cause serious, life-altering injuries for which manufacturers and distributors may be held accountable

In Galveston, there were 1,749 car crashes in 2020 alone. And motor vehicle collisions are only one type of personal injury accident. Every year, people living in and visiting Galveston are seriously injured or killed in slip and fall accidents, boating accidents, work-related accidents, and due to faulty or defective products.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, emotional pain and suffering, and other associated costs. Proving that another’s negligence directly contributed to your injuries can be a highly complex and stressful process. But having an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side can prove immensely valuable to the outcome of your case.

The experienced legal team at Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers helps individuals and families throughout the Texas Gulf Coast region obtain compensation for losses and damages. If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, we will work aggressively on your behalf to hold insurers and negligent parties accountable for actions that caused your injury, and we will fight to maximize the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today at (281) 645-5000 for a free and confidential consultation about your case.

Types of Cases Our Personal Injury Trial Lawyers Handle

At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, our experienced injury team handles all types of personal injury cases. Some of the most common include:

Car Accidents

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of accidental injury and death across the United States, and Texas is no exception. In fact, one person is killed every two hours and 15 minutes in a car crash in Texas.

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you need the services of a qualified Galveston personal injury attorney experienced in car accidents to ensure that you receive a fair settlement that covers not only your medical expenses and time lost from work but also your pain and suffering and mental anguish due to the incident.

Truck Accidents

Due to their massive size and weight, commercial truck accidents often result in serious injury or death. In 2018, there were 4,415 fatal truck accidents and 107,000 truck crashes that resulted in injury.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a large truck, it is in your best interest to seek immediate legal counsel. Although it is always wise to hire an attorney for a negligence-based injury, this is particularly true for commercial truck accidents, which often involve multiple parties and extensive damages. A Galveston personal injury lawyer at Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers can help.

Motorcycle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to be killed in a crash than their passenger vehicle counterparts, and four times more likely to suffer injuries. Due to their lack of enclosure, and their lack of stability when compared to other motor vehicles, motorcycle crashes often have devastating consequences. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, it is critical to work with an injury attorney with extensive experience in motorcycle accidents.

Refinery & Plant Explosions

There is a high risk of explosions and chemical fires in workplaces that regularly use chemicals, such as oil refineries and chemical plants. And Texas has a lot of both. Common causes of refinery and plant explosions are inadequate training and supervision, lack of safety protocol, defective equipment, well blowouts, and cigarette smoking. Unfortunately, refinery and plant explosions are often deadly. If you have lost a loved one in a refinery or plant explosion, it is in your best interest to seek immediate legal counsel from an experienced Galveston personal injury lawyer.

Products Liability

When a defective, dangerous, or faulty product causes someone harm, the victim may be able to obtain compensation for any damages suffered. Products liability law can apply to any defective or faulty product, including dangerous products used in the home, poorly-maintained playground equipment, and vehicle parts. One of the worst products liability lawsuits in recent history involved Takata airbags, which used a dangerous propellant—ammonium nitrate—to inflate their airbag upon impact. Unfortunately, this particular chemical is prone to degrade over a period of time, causing the airbag to deploy for no reason, spraying metal shrapnel into the vehicle’s cabin. To date, at least 20 people have been killed and more than 180 were injured due to Takata’s defective airbags.

Maritime Law

Galveston is a hub for ocean-going vessels, ships, and pleasure boats. Galveston maintains a fully operational port employing longshoreman and harbor workers and serves as a major departure point for oil platforms and oil rig workers.

If you or someone in your family has suffered an injury on a vessel, boat, ship, or oil rig, you need the help of an experienced attorney to ensure a fair and equitable settlement. Our team of talented Galveston personal injury attorneys can help you negotiate a settlement or represent you at trial.

FELA Accidents

The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) is a federal law that protects railroad workers from being subjected to a dangerous work environment. Railroad companies must provide a reasonably safe workplace for their employees. When they fail to do so, they may be found liable for any damages suffered. FELA requires railroad companies to provide adequate training and supervision, perform regular inspections and maintenance, and avoid imposing unreasonable work quotas or deadlines that could increase the risk of accidents. Injured railroad workers and their families have a powerful advocate in FELA, and an experienced personal injury attorney can review your case and help you determine how to proceed.

Mesothelioma

Before it was discovered that asbestos contains highly carcinogenic substances, the material was used widely in building and manufacturing industries. As a result, many construction workers and other individuals who worked in close proximity to asbestos have developed mesothelioma, a deadly cancer affecting the mesothelial tissue. Because it can take multiple decades for symptoms of mesothelioma to appear, construction workers and others are still being diagnosed today. An experienced mesothelioma attorney can help you obtain the compensation you deserve if you are suffering from mesothelioma or another illness related to asbestos exposure.

Wrongful Death

If someone’s careless, reckless, or negligent actions caused the death of your loved one, you may be able to obtain compensation by bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. Under Texas law, the victim’s surviving spouse, children, and/or parents may file a wrongful death lawsuit. Recoverable damages may include:

  • Lost income
  • Lost love, companionship, support, care, and services
  • Lost inheritance
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Union Representation

At Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers, we are proud to support unions and their members. We believe that workers should be allowed to organize among themselves and fight for their rights, including reasonable working hours, unemployment insurance, and a safe and healthy work environment. Our Texas attorneys represent unions and their members in matters ranging from contract negotiations to federal litigation.

Featured Case

Arbitration/Union Member Job Bid

Rohm and Haas sold a division to RohMax. Rohm and Haas employees were transferred to RohMax pursuant to a letter of agreement negotiated by USW13-1. The letter of agreement provided for employees to have a lifetime bid back option to Rohm and Haas.

Although the grievant was not a member of the union at the time of the letter of agreement, BN persuaded the arbitrator to apply the bid rights provision to the nonunion member and order his bid to be accepted with full back pay.

Contact the Galveston Personal Injury Attorneys at Burwell Nebout Today

If you have been injured due to the negligent or careless actions of another, the skilled legal team at Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers can help. We have been protecting the rights of accident and injury victims in Galveston for years, and our experienced injury lawyers will fight tirelessly to help you obtain the compensation you deserve in a timely manner. Contact us today at (281) 645-5000 for a free and confidential consultation with our Galveston personal injury attorneys regarding your case.

Houston Personal Injury

Featured Case

FELA/Worker Injury

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.