Houston Teen Driver Accident Attorneys
At Potts Law Firm, your trusted legal partner in Houston, we understand the serious consequences of teen driver accidents and the impact they have on families and communities. As experienced litigators, we are committed to advocating for the rights of those affected by these unfortunate incidents.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a young driver, call (713) 348-9638 today to learn more about your legal options.
On This Page:
- Contributing Factors: Understanding the Risks
- The Dangers of Distracted Driving
- The Grave Consequences of Impaired Driving
- Parental Involvement: Empowering Safe Driving Habits
- Who Can Be Held Liable?
Contributing Factors: Understanding the Risks
Accidents involving teen drivers can be attributed to a range of factors that combine to create a hazardous environment on the roads. Inexperience is a significant factor, as newly licensed drivers may lack the necessary skills to anticipate and respond to potential dangers. Moreover, distractions, speeding, impaired driving, and peer pressure can further exacerbate the risks associated with teen driving.
The Dangers of Distracted Driving
In the digital age, distracted driving has become a significant concern among teen drivers. Activities such as texting, using mobile devices, eating, grooming, or engaging in conversations divert attention from the road, leading to devastating consequences. Our dedicated legal team is well-versed in handling cases related to distracted driving and will fight to ensure you receive fair compensation for your losses.
The Grave Consequences of Impaired Driving
Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other substances is a serious offense that puts lives at risk. Unfortunately, some teen drivers make the reckless decision to get behind the wheel while impaired, leading to tragic accidents. Our experienced attorneys understand the legal implications and complex nature of impaired driving cases involving teen drivers. We will thoroughly investigate your situation, gather evidence, and aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.
Parental Involvement: Empowering Safe Driving Habits
At Potts Law Firm, we firmly believe that parental involvement plays a crucial role in promoting safe driving habits among teenagers. Parents have the power to make a positive impact by setting driving rules, monitoring their teen's behavior, and emphasizing the importance of responsible driving in order to reduce the risk of accidents on the road.
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Who Can Be Held Liable?
When a teen driver accident occurs, it is essential to identify the parties responsible for the incident. Liability can extend beyond the teenage driver, potentially involving other drivers, vehicle manufacturers, or even government entities. Our experienced attorneys possess the knowledge and expertise to determine liability accurately. We will meticulously evaluate your case, gather evidence, and build a strong legal strategy to pursue justice on your behalf.
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Transvaginal Mesh Settlements Over $1 Billion
The Potts Law Firm and its joint venture partners have been successful in resolving over $1 billion in transvaginal mesh settlements. Derek H. Potts was one of a handful of plaintiffs’ lawyers from around the country who spearheaded the establishment of what would become the largest medical device MDL consolidations in history.
Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch $184 Million
Derek H. Potts was a member of the Kugel Mesh MDL Plaintiffs Steering Committee which was instrumental in obtaining a $184,000,000 global settlement for several thousand persons who had received the Kugel Mesh hernia patch.
ERISA Class Action Settlement $36 Million
Potts Law Firm served as class counsel in the ERISA class action, Diebold, et al. v. Northern Trust Investments, N.A. et al., 09-Civ-1934 (Diebold), in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois where the Court approved a collective settlement of $36 million dollars for class representatives resulting in millions of dollars returned to investors.
Paraplegic Minor $12 Million
Derek H. Potts and Timothy L. Sifers obtained a $12,100,000 verdict against Lisa Gard, M.D. for medical malpractice involving a minor. The jury found the Salina emergency room doctor to be negligent in her assessment of the minor upon presentation in the emergency room, failing to timely diagnose a rare spinal condition. The case was one of the largest verdicts in history in the State of Kansas.
Fraud Against Lender $10.7 Million
Potts Law Firm represented a United States Bankruptcy Trustee. The case stemmed from the massive bankruptcy of Royce Homes, one of the largest homebuilders in the country. Micah and Chris represented the bankruptcy Trustee against a multitude of defendants, including the chief Lender, for claims related to the homebuilder’s downfall and the fraudulent transfer of assets from the rightful owners, the creditors.
Birth Injury $4.6 Million
Derek H. Potts and Samuel Cullan were members of the plaintiff's trial team which obtained a $4,600,000 verdict for a minor delivered at Bethany Medical Center. Ariana Wilburn, the minor, suffered a spinal cord presentation after being born in the breech position.
Hypoxic-Ischemic Birth Injury $3.5 Million
Partner Adam T. Funk secured a $3,500,000 settlement for a single mother whose infant suffered severe brain damage while being delivered in a New Mexico hospital. The mother, having no previous pregnancy or medical issues, began laboring and immediately went to a hospital. Despite the clear signs of fetal distress and hypoxia (lack of oxygen), the doctor and nurse did not order an emergency cesarean section.
Fraudulent Transfers $2.42 Million
Potts Law Firm represented a Bankruptcy Trustee, resulting in a combined $2.42 million being recovered for creditors of ATP Oil & Gas Company. The claims related to fraudulent transfers of overriding royalty interests in oil & gas properties made by ATP in a failed attempt to liquidate the assets of the company.
Catastrophic Injuries $3.5 Million
Derek H. Potts was co-lead counsel with Thomas Cartmell in representing John Novogradac of Kansas City whose health was neglected during his stay at two nursing home facilities. Mr. Novogradac developed bedsores on his body and had above-knee amputations on both legs after his wounds became severely infected with gangrenous and dead tissue.
Pharmaceutical Birth Defect $1.05 Million
Partner Adam T. Funk secured a $1,050,000 settlement for a mother whose infant suffered birth defects from a pharmaceutical drug that was taken during pregnancy. Though the migraine drug manufacturer knew the medication could cause a fetus to develop a cleft lip and/or cleft palate when consumed by the mother during the early stages of pregnancy, they failed to warn consumers about these dangers.