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Texas Personal Injury Cases: Will Your Case Go to Trial?

Most personal injury cases are filed in state court. Under certain circumstances, the case may be filed in federal court or removed to federal court by the defendant.  Common personal injury cases that may result in a lawsuit include: Car Wrecks 18 wheeler wrecks Wrongful Death Industrial Explosions Industrial Accidents Products Liability Premises Liability Dog Bites Jones Act and Maritime FELA Railroad Injuries Car accidents are the most common form of personal injury lawsuit. After a significant decrease in the number of cases filed due to the pandemic, the number of personal injury claims involving motor vehicle crashes has significantly [...]

How Long Does a Personal Injury Case Take?

Personal injury cases are some of the most common civil cases filed in Texas courts. In 2021 alone, over 6.9 million civil cases were started in the state, with 6.4 million resolved during the year. Over the last five years, personal injury and medical malpractice cases have increased in volume, although cases involving motor vehicles, product liability, and professional malpractice have decreased. With so many filings, there is a delay in resolving these cases. Here is where a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer really can make a difference in guiding clients through the often confusing process of seeking justice. [...]

What is a Contingency Fee?

One of the most common questions injury victims ask when considering taking legal action to recover compensation is, “Do I need an attorney?”In quick succession, the next question is, “What will an attorney cost me?” or “How do I pay an attorney?” Personal injury attorneys understand the dilemma an injured person has when pursuing a claim for injuries due to negligence. The common person does not have the funds to pay an attorney by the hour, especially when the attorney fees and expenses may be significant when pursuing a personal injury case. A simple review of the top trial attorneys [...]

What Type of Damages Could I Recover from a Personal Injury Case?

A personal injury case is a legal proceeding that arises when a person is injured or killed as a result of another person’s or corporation’s negligence. These types of cases may include car wrecks, 18-wheeler collisions, or industrial workplace incidents. If you or a loved one has been involved in a personal injury incident in League City, Texas, it is essential to understand what damages you may recover through a legal claim. Understanding Personal Injury Damages Personal injury damages refer to the compensation that an injured party may be awarded in a successful personal injury claim. Generally, damages are classified [...]

Chiropractic Treatment: Validating Your Chiropractor’s Credentials

Chiropractic treatment is a popular alternative therapy that has been utilized for many years to treat various physical problems, including injuries and chronic conditions. The practice of chiropractic focuses on diagnosing and treating the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, and it has become increasingly popular as a form of medical treatment. However, before undergoing any chiropractic treatment, you must confirm the credentials of the chiropractor you will be treated with. The Importance of Verifying Credentials The significance of verifying a chiropractor's credentials cannot be overstated. A person may seek chiropractic treatment based on recommendations from friends or family members or an [...]

What Does A Personal Injury Lawyer Actually Do?

A personal injury attorney is a lawyer who represents people who have been injured as a result of negligence or wrongdoing. A personal injury attorney represents people who have been physically or emotionally injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity. Personal injury attorneys specialize in a branch of civil law known as tort law. Tort law covers many legal claims, including personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, and defamation. To successfully bring a personal injury claim, an attorney must be able to prove that the defendant was liable for the plaintiff's [...]

Driving While Distracted (DWD)

In today’s world, it seems like everyone is constantly connected to some type of electronic device. This can be a major problem when it comes to driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. That’s 10 percent of all traffic fatalities for the year. Traffic accidents are the most prevalent cause of death among persons between the ages of 3 and 33. Since the mid-1980s, DWI deaths have decreased dramatically due to MADD's efforts to pass stricter laws and more vigorous enforcement. Unfortunately, distracted driving, as defined by [...]

League City Dog Bite Lawyer

We all know dog bites are a serious matter. There are many dog bite victims in the world who have sustained serious injuries and need dog bite lawyers to help them with their cases. Texas has taken proactive steps by implementing the Dangerous Dog Law which makes it more difficult for dog owners to avoid responsibility when their dog attacks someone, giving dog bite victims hope that they may be compensated for any losses incurred during a dog attack. If you're a dog owner in Texas, it's important to be aware of the state's Dangerous Dog Law. This law makes [...]

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 [...]

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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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