Manvel Personal Injury Lawyer

If you were injured in an incident that was not your fault, you have rights. This includes the right to seek compensation for your damages. You would not have injuries and the resulting expenses if the other party did not act negligently, so you should not have to pay the bills.

A personal injury attorney from West & West, may be able to help with your case. Our Manvel team works closely with victims and their families to help them recover damages for their losses. We are here to take the burden off of your shoulders. We provide free case reviews so you can learn more.

Is it Worth Getting a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Even if you aren’t sure if you have a case, it is worth talking to a law firm about your case. Our Manvel personal injury team provides free initial consultations. Discussing your case with our team will give you an idea of the options available to you, allowing you to make informed decisions about what to do.

How Can West & West Injury Lawyers Help Me with My Case?

If you decide to take action against the liable party in your case, our team can represent you throughout this process. This could include:

  • Building a case
  • Filing an insurance claim
  • Preparing for trial, if necessary
  • Presenting your case in court
  • Handling your settlement or court award and dispersing it to you

We may be able to recover damages for you that include:

  • Related medical care costs, now and in the future
  • Lost income, current and future
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Property damages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Other expenses and losses

How do I Pay for a Manvel Personal Injury Attorney?

Our team serving Manvel works based on contingency fees. We do not ask our clients to pay us upfront fees for our services and representation. Instead, our attorneys get paid from the settlement or other monetary award we recover for you.

If we do not win your case, we will not get paid. This allows injured victims to pursue damages even if they do not have the money to pay us out of their own pocket.

Do I Have a Valid Claim Based on My Manvel Injuries?

In order to sue for personal injury, you must show that you have a valid case. This means your attorney will need to prove that:

  • You suffered injuries
  • You incurred financial losses as a result of your injury
  • The negligent party owed you a duty of care
  • The at-fault party breached that duty of care, and this caused your injury

If you and your legal team can gather evidence to confirm all of these factors occurred, you may have a strong enough claim to recover an out-of-court settlement or take the case to trial and receive a favorable verdict.

What is “Duty of Care” in a Personal Injury Claim?

In different situations, individuals have different obligations. This is known as a “duty of care.” For instance:

  • Drivers must follow the law, avoid drinking or distracted driving, and take precautions to prevent accidents.
  • Property owners must keep premises in working order for those who legally access the property.
  • Employers must ensure a safe working environment and conditions for their employees.

If you were hurt on another party’s property or in a car accident due to another person’s error or neglect, you suffered a personal injury. This means you may be able to file an insurance claim or sue for damages.

How Long do I Have to File a Lawsuit for a Personal Injury in Texas?

If you suffered injuries, you only have a limited amount of time to pursue a claim in Manvel. According to CPRC Title 2, Chapter 16, Section 16.002, you generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim.

You likely also want to act quickly, especially if you face high medical expenses or cannot return to work to earn your previous wages.

There are exceptions to this rule, as well. If the victim is a child, you may have longer to file. If the liable party is a municipality or government agency, you could have less time. Act quickly to ensure you meet all applicable deadlines, and preserve your right for compensation.

What Type of Cases Do Manvel Personal Injury Attorneys Take?

Our personal injury lawyers serving Manvel represent injured parties and surviving family members of fatal accident victims in many types of cases. This includes Car Accidents and Work Accident claims.

Other types of personal injury cases we manage include:

  • Truck accidents
  • Product liability
  • Pharmaceuticals and dangerous medical devices
  • Toxic torts
  • Maritime injury
  • Premises liability
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Dog bites
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Wrongful death

Our Personal Injury Attorneys fight for Clients’ Settlements


Insurance companies are not in the business of making sure injury victims recover what they need. They are in business of making profits, and they hold on to as much of their profit as possible by using a variety of tactics to devalue your settlement, and deny you the compensation you deserve.

The Insurance Company Will Undervalue Your Claim


If you were hurt, you may need to work with insurance companies and adjusters to receive the financial recovery you need. These insurance companies will use special formulas or make their own estimates of the value of your claim.

Insurance adjusters may ask you to make statements or may try to find information to reduce the value of your claim.

Unfortunately, insurers often offer a recovery that doesn’t reflect the actual value of a victim’s medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. It is essential to protect your rights. We encourage you not to speak with the insurance companies until you talk to us first.


How Our Manvel Personal Injury Lawyers Determine Your Settlement Value

Our firm understands how insurance companies work, and we also take the time to understand your case and estimate a fair value for your recovery. During this process, we will:

  • Review your insurance policy
  • Estimate the value of your claim based on medical costs, lost wages, and other damages
  • Speak to insurance adjusters
  • Write demand letters
  • Pursue a fair settlement or take your case to trial

Our Manvel attorneys will help you fight for a fair and just recovery based on the facts of your case. We will even pursue justice and compensation for you at trial, if necessary.

How an Manvel Attorney Can Help When there are Multiple Liable Parties

If there were multiple parties involved in your accident, you may have to work with many stakeholders, insurance adjusters, and responsible parties. This can be a job in itself.

Our team can help you identify stakeholders, fight for insurance companies to meet their obligations to you and protect your rights.

Our firm can review the details of each policy, holding insurance adjusters accountable for meeting their companies’ obligations to you. If an insurance adjuster made an offer, contact our Manvel Personal Injury Attorneys today before you sign anything.

Let Our Team Review Your Manvel Personal Injury Case and Options Today

West & West protects individuals fighting for compensation after suffering injuries caused by a negligent party. If you were hurt, you have important rights under the law. We will seek justice on your behalf. You do not have to face this alone.


Call (713) 222-9378 us to schedule a free case evaluation today. We will offer you an honest assessment and provide you a clear roadmap forward.

Types of Claims Our Montgomery County Personal Injury Attorneys Handle


West & West is a full-service law firm that focuses solely on pursuing our client’s best interests. We have experience in litigating claims such as:

  • Car accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Product liability
  • Mass disasters
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workplace injures
  • Premises liability
  • Nursing home abuse


Montgomery County Personal Injury Basics


Texas’ personal injury laws govern how and when a claim should be filed, depending on the type of accident and the injuries sustained. In general, to prove a personal injury claim, you must prove that you were injured because of the defendant’s wrongful conduct. Although a Montgomery County personal injury attorney is in the best position to discuss the facts of your case and applicable laws, see below for some Texas personal injury law basics.

Car Accident Injuries


If your personal injury stems from an automobile accident, or if you were struck by a vehicle as a bicyclist or pedestrian, Texas’ “Modified Joint and Several Liability” laws will come into play. Texas law provides that driver, passenger, bicyclist, and pedestrian injuries will be covered by the liable party’s insurance, up to the policy limits. If the vehicle is uninsured or underinsured and all or some of your injuries are not covered, you may then be able to turn to your own insurance or a family member’s insurance for additional coverage.

In Texas, car accident fault is only an issue if your injuries are ‘serious.’ If you have sustained serious injuries and someone else caused the accident, you may have a personal injury claim against the responsible party. Injuries that are classified as serious include the following: death, dismemberment, disfiguration, fracture, loss of fetus, limited or loss of use or function, or disability resulting in being unable to participate in day-to-day activities for 90 days or more in the 180 days following the accident.

Proportionate Responsibility Law


Even if you were partially at fault for the accident that resulted in your injuries, you might still be entitled to recover compensation from another at-fault party, depending on the circumstances of your case. See below for more information on Texas’ proportionate responsibility law.

Wrongful Death


If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s fault, you might have a wrongful death claim for some of the losses that you have suffered as a result. These cases are emotionally difficult for surviving family members, but recoverable compensation can provide financial stability that may help you and your family as you go through the grief and healing process.

Survival Actions


If your deceased loved one experienced loss, such as pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages, the estate representative may bring a survival action on behalf of the decedent to compensate the estate for those losses.

Determining Negligence in Montgomery County Personal Injury Cases


Montgomery County personal injury cases are typically based on a standard of negligence, and plaintiffs must prove that the defendants’ conduct amounted to negligence in order to succeed in their personal injury claims. A finding of negligence involves proving the following four elements:

  • That the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care. This is not typically a difficult standard to prove as everyone has a duty to act in a reasonable manner when performing any type of conduct or activity that could foreseeably harm another person. For example, if you are backing out of a driveway, you have a duty to look behind you and make sure that your path is clear so that you do not run into any person or vehicle that may be crossing your path.
  • That the defendant breached his or her duty of care. In most cases, reasonableness is the standard when it comes to whether or not the defendant breached his or her duty of care. A plaintiff must provide evidence that shows that a reasonable person would not have engaged in the same conduct or behavior as the defendant in a similar situation. The standard may be different in some cases, such as a medical malpractice case where a plaintiff needs to demonstrate that the defendant’s treatment and care fell below the medical standard of care.
  • That the plaintiff was injured by the defendant’s breach of care. A defendant will not be held accountable for breaching a duty of care unless the plaintiff demonstrates that he or she suffered actual injuries and damages.
  • That the plaintiff’s injuries were caused by the defendant’s breach of duty. Finally, the plaintiff must prove that he or she would not have suffered the injuries if the defendant had not breached his or her duty of care. In other words, it was the defendant’s actions, or inaction, that caused the plaintiff’s injuries.

Texas is a proportionate responsibility State


It is important to note that Texas is a proportionate responsibility state regarding negligence. Sometimes more than one person is at fault for an accident that led to injuries and damages, and sometimes the injured party is partially at fault for the accident that caused the injuries or partially at fault for the extent and severity of the injuries. A common personal injury defense is that the plaintiff’s conduct caused or contributed to his or her own injuries and damages.

In these types of cases, the percentage of fault will be assigned to parties during trial, and the. For example, if a pedestrian was sending a text message while crossing the street in a crosswalk and was struck by an automobile, the defendant driver might allege that the pedestrian was partially at fault for being distracted while crossing the street. So long as the pedestrian is found to be less than 50% at fault, then the pedestrian retains the right to recovery.

What is the Statute of Limitations on Montgomery County Personal Injury Claims?


The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Texas varies depending on the type and specific circumstances of your case. In general, injured parties have two years from the date of the injury to file a claim in Texas. Because there are multiple circumstances and factors to consider in your claim, it is important to see an attorney as soon as possible after your accident. This ensures that you do not miss any applicable deadlines and ultimately lose your right to compensation from the liable party.

The Role of a Montgomery County Personal Injury Attorney


Personal injury laws are complicated, and cases can be difficult to prove without an experienced Montgomery County personal injury attorney. As mentioned above, insurance companies are not on your side, and they often purposely undervalue personal injury plaintiffs’ claims to save money. Simply having an attorney correspond with insurance companies on your behalf is enough to prevent them from proposing any lowball offers. Our Montgomery County personal injury attorneys will help you calculate the true value of your case to help with insurance negotiations and case preparation.

Calculating the value of your claim may involves reviewing medical evaluations, expert opinions and recommendations, and discovering how your injuries will impact your future well-being and need for ongoing medical care. If your injuries will require future medical expenses and result in reduced earning capacity, those financial impacts need to be considered as part of your personal injury compensation.

We also prepare your case for trial from day one because insurance negotiations are often much more productive and effective when they know you have a well prepared, trial-ready case. We know that most plaintiffs would prefer to settle their claims to avoid a trial, and our attorneys will work towards a settlement that compensates you fairly.

Potential Damages in a Montgomery County Personal Injury Claim


Every personal injury case is unique, and many factors impact the amount of compensation you will recover in your case. Potential damages for personal injury include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation and therapy costs
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

If the defendant’s conduct was egregious, punitive damages may be awarded in Montgomery County personal injury cases, as well. Punitive damages are meant to punish defendants for their conduct and deter similar behavior in the future.

There is no exact set amount you are entitled to in a personal injury claim. Compensation can vary widely, depending on factors such as:

  • The type and severity of your injuries
  • The total cost of your medical bills
  • Any future medical costs incurred as a result of the injury, such as ongoing physical therapy and prescriptions
  • Any pain or suffering that you have experienced
  • The degree of negligence that contributed to your accident
  • How your future will be impacted by those injuries.

Consulting an experienced personal injury attorney is often the best way to get an accurate estimate of the damages you may recover in your personal injury claim.

How Much Does a Montgomery County Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?


The cost of a Montgomery County personal injury lawyer can vary widely based on your case, your injuries, and your circumstances. At West & West, we represent personal injury clients on a contingency fee arrangement.

Under this agreement, there are no initial costs to retain an attorney – and there are no ongoing costs throughout litigations. All legal fees are advanced, and clients only pay any associated costs if we secure compensation for your case. If we don’t win, you don’t pay any money.

This arrangement allows those who have been impacted financially by a serious accident to receive the high-quality legal representation they deserve. Additionally, this empowers us to give the very best representation possible without being restricted by payments or legal costs.

Contact Us Today for More Information

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of another, we want to help you today. Contact us for a free consultation and see how we can help you receive the compensation you need to get your life back on track.

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Joseph James
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Hea Lea
Attorney Michael West is outstanding. He fights hard for his clients and he gets the job done. If you have a personal injury claim you can count on him to get you the money you deserve.
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Laura A
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