What should I do if I’m in a car wreck?

Document as much as possible at the scene of the accident. When the other driver’s insurance company asks you for a statement, it is not in your best interest to speak to them. Instead, have them speak to your personal injury attorney. Our job for over 50 years has been to help injured clients recover as much as possible from insurance companies.

What should I do if I’m hurt on the job?

When hurt on the job, there are several steps that must be immediately completed in addition to getting the necessary medical treatment. Report your injury to your supervisor. Confirm your supervisor formally files your workers’ compensation claim with the Texas Department of Insurance. Your medical treatment, prescriptions and lost wages will be governed by workers’ compensation. If your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, you may be eligible to directly sue your employer as a nonsubscriber. The nonsubscriber claim may have specific deadlines and an arbitration provision. It is important to immediately contact an attorney with experience handling nonsubscriber claims.

What should I do if I can’t afford a doctor to treat my injuries?

Burwell Nebout can assist you with obtaining the medical treatment needed even if you have no health insurance.

Does Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers take cases to trial?

We have been representing clients in Texas courtrooms for 53 years. While most cases settle out of court, Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers try cases when insurance companies and corporations refuse a reasonable settlement. All partners are members with the American Board of Trial Advocates, which requires its members of the jury to have tried at least 30 jury trials to verdict. When hiring a personal injury attorney, it is important to understand that you have hired a real trial lawyer.

How much is my case worth?

Every case is evaluated on an individual basis. We are experienced in evaluating cases and will give our opinion after a full investigation has been completed. However, an exact dollar amount or a guarantee can never be given.

How much is my case going to cost me out of pocket?

We work on a contingency fee basis. We get paid an attorney fee and reimbursement of expenses only when a recovery is made in your case. If no recovery is made, no fees or expenses are paid.

What should I do if I want to change attorneys and have Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers represent me?

We will not interfere with the attorney-client contractual relationship between you and your current attorney. We will only be able to ethically discuss your case once you notify your current attorney in writing that you no longer want him or her to represent you on your case.

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Client Reviews


“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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