Types of Missouri City personal injury cases we handle at West & West

Unlike some law firms that handle a broad range of case types, we have devoted our practice to personal injuries. The personal injury lawyers at West & West represent clients in Pasadena, Houston and all over Texas in the following types of cases:

Car Accidents


We represent drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bikers who have suffered serious injuries in a car accident, Uber or rideshare crash, pedestrian accident, or motorcycle accident. We also represent bicyclists who have been hurt in a crash on Houston’s busy city streets. If you suffered injuries in car accidents in Missouri City, contact a personal injury lawyer at our firm for a free consult. We will make sure you get the maximum compensation possible.


Truck Accidents

West & West has a special focus on tractor trailer and commercial truck accident cases. While most personal injury firms handle run of the mill car accidents, few have the experience and in-depth knowledge necessary to handle cases in this specialized area of the law. At West & West we have over 30 years of litigation experience. Let us use our knowledge and skills to help you receive the compensation you deserve!

Motorcycle Accidents

When a motorcycle is involved in a mishap with cars, truck, SUV, or business car, the impact to the motorcyclist might be disastrous. Without even more to protect them than their clothes and also possibly a helmet, a motorcyclist is absolutely subjected to the surrounding atmosphere and also will struggle with the full effect of the collision. The effect of a bike crash might range from minor injuries like cuts and scrapes completely to death.

Each person’s situation and claim are unique, so up until we review the specifics of your case, the Missouri City Motorcycle accident lawyers at West & West cannot give details. We can nevertheless help you recognize the categories in which you may be eligible to collect.

Product Liability

We represent individuals who suffered serious injuries due to unsafe medications, faulty consumer products, dangerous medical devices such as IVC filters, and defective auto parts like Takata airbags.

Premises Liability


Landlords and property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe and up to code. If you slip and fall, suffer a dog bite, or experience another serious injury on someone else’s property or place of business, a Missouri City personal injury attorney at West & West can help you. If you slip and fall, contact us immediately to see if you have a personal injury case.

Wrongful Death

If you have lost a relative as a result of somebody else’s negligence, you might have a claim for wrongful death. The individual or business responsible for your loved one’s fatality needs to be held accountable, and Texas law entitles surviving family to seek compensation. While no amount of money can replace what you have actually lost, a wrongful death suit can hold the negligent party accountable for their actions and help supply future security for you as well as your family members.

Pedestrian Accidents

Traffic accidents involving pedestrians are often devastating, and can have life-changing consequences. Victims and their families deserve justice. We fight for pedestrian accident victims who have been harmed by a driver’s negligence.

Bicycle Accidents

The Missouri City bicycle accident attorneys at West & West understand not all drivers of motor vehicles are willing to share the road. We are here to help those injured in bicycle accidents by negligent drivers. We have decades of experience defending and protecting the rights of accident victims and their families and are proudly recognized for our expertise and achievements.

Medical Malpractice

Medical mistakes are among the leading causes of death in the United States. Many of these deaths are preventable. If you or your loved one suffered an injury or illness due to medical negligence, call us for a free consultation. Medical errors can include misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis, administering incorrect dosages, failure to monitor the patient, or errors in a patient’s medical records, to name a few.

Whatever the cause of your injury, a personal injury lawyer at West & West can help point you in the right direction.

Missouri City Personal Injury FAQs


How do I know if I need a Missouri City personal injury attorney?

If you were injured due to the reckless or negligent actions of another party, you might be forced to deal with pain, medical expenses, lost wages, and other miscellaneous costs. These costs can quickly add up and put a severe strain on your life and ability to care for yourself and your family. What some people don’t realize is that you do not have to shoulder this burden and suffer silently. By hiring an attorney who understands this type of law and your case, you can ensure that the people accountable for your suffering fairly compensate you for the damage they caused.

What’s more, many people do not realize that they cannot go through this process alone. The other person’s insurance company will fight to save themselves from financial liability and will actively work to diminish your injury claim. A personal injury lawyer can help protect you from pushy insurance adjusters, insurance representatives, and the other person’s attorneys, who are all seeking to reduce the amount of compensation that you can claim.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit in Missouri City?

In the state of Missouri City, most personal injury cases have a statute of limitations of two years. However, it is to your benefit to speak with a personal injury lawyer as early as possible. The sooner you call, the sooner we can begin to help.

How much does it cost to hire a Missouri City personal injury attorney at West & West?

The personal injury attorneys at West & West work on a contingent fee basis. This means that we do not collect a fee unless we win your case. This way, anyone can afford to hire the best legal representation, regardless of wealth or income. You pay nothing up front or out of pocket, and our fee will never be greater than the amount paid to you. If for some reason we cannot achieve a settlement or verdict for you, you owe us nothing. That’s our no-fee promise.

Accident Statistics in Houston


In 2020, there were 58,167 reported auto accidents in Houston alone. Of those, 1,194 involved major injuries and 263 were fatal, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Some of the most dangerous roads in Houston include 610 and I-45, I-10 and the Beltway. Also, 2.2% of people in Texas reported getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Impaired driving, reckless driving, speeding, and other negligent actions create serious problems for drivers and pedestrians across Houston every single day, and people are injured as a result.

We understand that following an accident, your immediate priorities are recovery, therapy, getting back to work, and taking care of your family. That’s why it is important to have attorneys like us on your side, who have the knowledge and dedication to handle the details of the case for you while you focus on yourself and your loved ones. We firmly believe that you should not have to worry about your case when you work with us. 


Contact a Missouri City Personal Injury Attorney


At West & West, our team of certified trial lawyers has dedicated their careers to helping injured people in Missouri City fight for the fair and just compensation they deserve following an accident. We will stand beside you in your time of need and have the ability to handle any case, large or small. Take a look at our track record of successful settlements and jury verdicts, and you will see that we have the experience to present the best possible case. Chat live, fill out our contact form, or call (713) 222-9378 today. The consultation is free.

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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