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Work Injuries – Nonsubscriber, Workers’ Compensation & Third Party Claims

In Texas, employers generally provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for employees.  In the event of a workplace injury, this coverage is the employee’s exclusive remedy with the exception of wrongful death caused by gross negligence or intentional acts. Texas Employers may opt out of the workers' compensation system. These employers are known as nonsubscribers. Unlike an employer that maintains workers’ compensation insurance, a nonsubscriber may be directly sued for workplace injuries caused by negligence. Third-party claims companies, other than your employer and employees of those companies that are negligent and injure you at work. In this situation, you may sue [...]

The Impact of Pre-existing Conditions During a Personal Injury Claim

If you were hurt as a result of another person's carelessness and have a pre-existing condition, you should contact an experienced League City personal injury lawyer. Your insurance will check up on you after you file your injury claim to see if you have any pre-existing conditions or examine a database to see whether any claims for accident injuries have previously been made The claims adjuster will try to minimize the value of your claim by claiming that your present injuries are a consequence of the same event that caused your pre-existing condition. If they succeed, your claim may be [...]

What is Defamation? Do I have a Case?

Defamation, also called slander or libel, is the act of destroying one’s reputation by spreading false statements. While it does not cause the kinds of physical injuries most often associated with personal injury, the person or entity who has intentionally spread falsehoods has caused damage and may be held responsible for their actions. Under defamation per se law, it must only be proven that anybody would or should know that the statements made would damage a reputation. In order to succeed in a defamation claim, intentional malice must be proven. Types of Defamation There are several types of defamation: libel [...]

Who is Liable for a Car Accident with an Uber or Lyft Driver?

Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft have grown increasingly popular in recent years – and with good reason. They offer a safe, affordable option for people enjoying a night out on the town or even those folks who are just in need of a ride from point A to point B at any time of day. But if an accident occurs – who is liable? Is it the driver or the company? Whether you are in another vehicle that is involved in a car crash with an Uber or Lyft or if you are a passenger in the Uber or [...]

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Semi Truck Accident Case?

Thousands of Texans are injured each year in accidents involving semi-trucks. If you or someone you love has been injured in a semi-truck accident, the skilled legal team at Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers can help. Our compassionate attorneys know what it’s like to battle legal and insurance issues at a time when you need to focus on your physical and emotional recovery. We’ll work hard to understand the facts of your case and pursue the maximum possible compensation so that you can focus on your recovery. What are the Basic Steps of a Truck Accident Case? If you’ve been involved [...]

How to Prepare For a Free Consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to obtain compensation for any resulting damages. In the legal world, the term damages refers to financial losses suffered by an injury victim; these may include medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle repair costs, and emotional pain and suffering. Obtaining compensation after a personal injury accident requires you to show that you have suffered harm, and that another’s negligence directly caused this harm. But when you are recovering from a serious injury, the last thing you want to be focused on is building a case against [...]

The Unmarked Crosswalk: Who Has The Right Of Way?

In Texas, there are very specific laws pertaining to the rights of pedestrians when crossing roadways, depending on where exactly they happen to be crossing. Is it a marked crosswalk? An unmarked crosswalk? Are they crossing at an intersection or a non-intersection? Are traffic lights or pedestrian control signals present? If you have been injured in a pedestrian traffic accident while crossing a marked or unmarked crosswalk, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for any damages suffered. These may include medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional pain and suffering. When distracted, reckless, or otherwise negligent drivers fail to yield [...]

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Texas: Everything You Need To Know

No matter how cautiously one drives, no motorist has control over the actions of other drivers on the road. Motor vehicle accidents are the third most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the US, and the top cause of TBIs in motorists ages 15 to 44. Even survivable TBIs can prove severe, resulting in long-term or even permanent disability.  If you sustain a TBI in an accident caused by another driver in Texas, you shouldn’t have to bear the cost of your medical care. The compassionate legal team at Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers has been fighting for traumatic [...]

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“I am a survivor of the March 23, 2005, BP explosion. Knowing my life had just been changed in an instant and not knowing what was to come was extremely unsettling. So when the time came to find legal representation, I chose Burwell Nebout personal injury attorneys from League City, Texas. Knowing they are from the Galveston County area made this an easy choice. Russ and Jimmy assured me they would do all things possible to help me and my family get through this most difficult time. Once again, I’d like to thank these men and their staff for their professional knowledge and guidance throughout those tough times. I know without a doubt I made the right choice.”

David Laymance
Santa Fe, Texas


“My company has faced disputes that require the litigation process to achieve resolution. I chose Russ and Jimmy to represent me not only for their ability to guide us through the process in a cost-efficient manner with the goal of resolution, but also with the comfort of knowing they have the skills and expertise to try the case.”

Will Watt
Friendswood, Texas


“Thank you for the excellent work performed by you and your staff in helping our company each step of the way in our pursuit of seeking reimbursement from BP due to our losses from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The presentation of the facts as well as the unknowns with each turn of the roller coaster has been greatly appreciated. I cannot thank you enough for the work you put into this nor credit you enough for the polish and professionalism in the way you did it.”

Doug Vingoe
Houston, Texas

Case Results

Automobile Accident

$19.2 million

Two clients killed as a result of a special defect in the shoulder of the roadway. A state court jury trial resulted in a $19.2 million verdict.

Premises Liability

$10 million

Children that attended school on a former toxic dump site made claims for exposure injuries. $10 million settlement.

Liberty County Record Verdict

Record-setting verdict

Two high school seniors were on their way home on a stretch of road that had been the subject of repeated complaints to the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) about the poor condition of the shoulder. When the students entered a curve, the poor condition of the shoulder resulted in a crash that killed one and severely brain-damaged the other. A trial against the Texas Attorney General’s office resulted in the discovery of altered records, a spoliation instruction, and a record-setting jury verdict for Liberty County.

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