Houston Personal Injury Attorneys
Fighting to Recover Compensation for Personal Injury Victims in Houston
When you suffer injuries in an accident, your whole life changes. Suddenly,
you may be unable to work. You will likely be saddled with enormous medical
bills and may require ongoing treatment. Your injuries may also prevent
you from fully enjoying your life in the ways you did before. If this
describes your situation, you are not alone, and you likely have legal
options if the accident was not your fault.
At Potts Law Firm, we are committed to helping you get your life back on
track. That starts with holding the parties responsible for your injuries
accountable and getting you the compensation that you need to cover your
losses. Our Houston personal injury lawyers have recovered over $1 billion
for our clients and have the power required to prevail in cases of all
types and complexities. We understand the pain and uncertainty you are
experiencing and will leverage the full extent of our resources to pursue
the best possible outcome.
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You pay our firm nothing unless we win, so schedule a free initial consultation
(713) 348-9638 or contacting us online today. Same-day appointments are available, and
we offer our services in English and Spanish.
What Are the Elements of a Personal Injury Claim?
Most personal injury claims allege another party’s negligence caused
a victim harm. When determining whether someone acted negligently, the
court will consider what a reasonable person would have acted the same
way under similar circumstances.
To win a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff must prove the following
The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care. When someone owes another party a duty of care, they accept a level of
legal responsibility. Whether a duty of care exists and how it is proven
will depend on the nature of the accident. A driver owes a duty of care
to everyone else on the road when they operate their vehicles, for example,
while property owners owe a duty of care to visitors and patrons.
The defendant breached the duty of care. A duty of care is breached when someone does something a reasonable person
would not do in the same or a similar situation. These actions are typically
reckless, careless, or outright malicious. A driver breaches their duty
of care to others on the road when they run a red light. A property owner
may breach their duty of care to patrons if they fail to warn them about
a slick surface they knew about.
The breach caused injury. The breach must be shown to have more likely than not caused the injury-causing
incident. If a driver collides with another while running a red light,
the injured motorist would likely argue the driver’s failure to
obey the traffic signal caused the crash. A customer who slips on a slick
surface would argue the property owner’s failure to warn them about
the dangerous hazard led to their fall.
The plaintiff suffered damages. A plaintiff can only win a personal injury case if they sustained actual
damages as a result of the defendant’s conduct. Egregious conduct
alone does not warrant recovery if it does not cause injury.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle in Houston, TX
Potts Law Firm frequently handles a variety of personal injury cases, ranging
from vehicular accidents to premises liability incidents. We encourage
you to reach out if you were injured in any type of accident that was
not your fault. Our team will carefully review your situation, determine
whether you have a case, ascertain liability, and walk you through your
Our Houston personal injury attorneys are prepared to represent you in
- Aviation Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Birth Injuries
- Boat and Jet Ski Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Construction Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Industrial Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Oilfield and Offshore Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Sports Injuries
- Toxic Torts
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
Do not wait to explore your recovery options after you are injured in an
(713) 348-9638 or contact us online today.