The Lanier Law Firm represents people who have been injured because of the negligence of others. Our attorneys are well-known throughout the world for their advocacy and legal prowess. We believe that victims of negligence deserve the same level of legal representation that insurance companies benefit from. To that end, we provide victims of negligence with skilled, personalized representation with no fees unless they recover damages.
What qualifies as a personal injury?
Personal injury law covers injuries that occur because of another party’s negligence. Negligence is established by proving the following:
- The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care.
- The defendant breached that duty.
- The plaintiff suffered an injury.
- The breach is the proximate cause of the injury.
Types of Cases We Handle
Truck collisions cause devastating injuries that lead to lifelong pain and disability. Receiving compensation for these injuries can be complex. Liability for the accident may rest with the driver, the trucking company, a manufacturer, other third parties or a combination thereof.
The trucking industry is big business, and trucking companies and their insurance carriers fight hard against paying compensation. If these companies refuse to offer a fair settlement, our legal team will be prepared to provide world-class litigation on your behalf in court.
Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. Of the 5,333 job fatalities in 2019, nearly 20 percent were construction workers. The most common construction accidents are as follows:
- Falls from heights
- Being struck by an object
- Being stuck between or inside objects
Most construction injuries are covered by workers’ compensation, which covers medical treatment and provides partial wage replacement without having to prove the employer was at fault. Most states will not allow workers to sue their employers if workers’ compensation is available, but there are exceptions in some states.
Our legal team can identify additional liable parties, such as manufacturers of defective equipment and premises owners.
Oil Rig Accidents
Oil rig accidents occur suddenly and often result in catastrophic injuries.
Oil rig accidents may be caused by:
- Equipment failure
- Inadequate training
Injuries often occur offshore or in remote areas where help is not immediately available, increasing the damage. Most of these accidents are preventable. Workers’ compensation may apply, but the location and specific circumstances could affect an injured worker’s benefits. Our attorneys are experienced with all manner of oil rig accidents, including those that occur offshore.
Car crashes are often avoidable. The Lanier Law Firm provides detailed forensic analyses of our clients’ collisions to determine the exact causes and identify any potential third parties who could be liable.
Most workplace injuries are covered by workers’ compensation, but there are exceptions. Most states require employers to carry workers’ compensation, but Texas does not. Our attorneys can help you file your workers’ compensation claim when applicable and help you maximize your compensation by identifying liable third parties.
Medical malpractice occurs when health care providers injure patients by failing to provide a reasonable standard of care.
Medical malpractice includes:
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Diagnostic errors
- Delayed treatment
- Birth injuries>
Our medical malpractice attorneys have the necessary legal and medical experience and resources to successfully stand up to the medical establishment on behalf of injured individuals.
We have won billions of dollars on behalf of our deserving injured clients. Below are examples of cases in which we helped clients recover substantial compensation:
- A 51-year-old oilfield worker who was permanently injured when he was struck by an 800-pound casing pipe that had fallen from 30 feet above
- A 33-year-old truck driver who was killed when a 3,000-pound pipe fell from a forklift
- A 20-year-old ambulance attendant who was permanently disabled when a dump truck ran a red light and broadsided the ambulance in which the attendant was working