Sugarland Personal Injury Attorney
Sugar Land is a city located in the northeastern section of Fort Bend County, at the southwestern corner of the Houston metropolitan area. The population of Sugar Land has dramatically increased in recent years, from only 8,826 residents in 1980 to 118,600 in 2018, according to the United States Census.
While the growth has been significant for the area, more residents mean an increased number of serious, catastrophic, and sometimes fatal accidents in our community.
When a person suffers severe injuries in an accident in Sugar Land, they will likely face enormous challenges – from dealing with recurring medical bills to loss of income because of an inability to return to work, not to mention pain and emotional distress.
If you suffered severe injuries or your loved one was killed in an accident caused someone else’s recklessness or carelessness, do not wait until it is too late to take action. At Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., our Sugar Land personal injury attorneys handle cases on a contingency fee basis. You won’t owe us anything until we secure compensation for you.
Mr. Fleming served two terms as the Harris County Attorney and is one of the few attorneys in Texas who have won a case before the United States Supreme Court. He has over three decades of civil litigation experience and is among the highly select group of lawyers to be Board Certified as a specialist in both Personal Injury Trial Law and Real Estate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Mr. Fleming also received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a rating denoting the highest level of professional excellence. You can have our firm examine your case when you call us or contact us online to set up a free consultation.
Types of Accidents in Sugar Land, TX
Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C. handles a wide variety of personal injury cases. Some of the most common kinds of accidents we see include:
- Car Accidents — Crashes are incredibly common in Sugar Land, and they are one of the most common types of claims insurance companies deal with. Insurers are never on your side, and they will actively work to decrease what they have to pay you. An attorney can handle all conversations with insurance companies and help negotiate a fair and full settlement. A lawyer will be able to conduct an independent investigation into your crash to determine the cause and then hold all liable parties accountable. Common causes of car accidents include speeding, distracted driving, or driving while intoxicated (DWI). Other crashes are the result of defective parts, design, or maintenance. Crashes involving mechanical malfunction or multiple vehicles may have multiple liable parties, including parties other than the drivers.
- Motorcycle Accidents — Motorcycles are much smaller than the other vehicles on the road, and motorcyclists do not enjoy the same level of protection as the occupants of other vehicles. For this reason, most motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries. Insurance companies for other drivers are quick to blame motorcyclists for their own injuries. An attorney can help an injured motorcyclist prove that another driver was at fault for a collision. Many drivers commit negligent acts around motorcyclists, such as misjudging speeds or distances. Even minor collisions with motorcycles can be enough to throw motorcyclists from their bikes and cause severe injuries.
- Truck Accidents — A commercial truck accident increases the likelihood of severe injuries. While many people initially assume the truck driver will be at fault for the crash, often other factors are at play. Additionally, truck accidents frequently involve several other liable parties. In a commercial trucking accident, a truck owner, maintenance company, shipping agency, governmental entity, or even another driver may share the blame for the accident. A lawyer can help you hold these parties accountable and secure the full compensation you’re entitled to.
- Bicycle Accidents — Much like motorcyclists, a person riding a bicycle does not enjoy much protection when they are involved in an accident. While helmets can certainly reduce the chances of a serious head injury, much of the rest of a person’s body can be exposed to various kinds of harm. You could be owed economic damages for medical expenses and lost wages as well as noneconomic damages for pain and suffering or emotional distress.
- Pedestrian Accidents — Pedestrian accidents commonly result from negligent motor vehicle operators or other property hazards. Some drivers are not even aware that they have struck pedestrians and may leave the scenes of these accidents. In such cases, an attorney can be especially valuable because they can assist law enforcement in locating the offender and bringing them to justice. A lawyer will know how to protect the rights of a pedestrian and prove a driver’s negligence.
- Slip and Falls — Falls are a common cause of injuries, and people frequently fall because of various kinds of unsafe property conditions. Stray wires, wet floors, or other hazards could all cause slip and fall accidents. After you have been involved in a slip and fall accident, make sure that you quickly take pictures of whatever caused your fall before the property owner addresses the hazard, and the evidence disappears. You should also seek medical attention, even if you do not think that you were hurt. A lawyer can assist you in having the property owner pay for all expenses relating to your injuries.
- Medical Malpractice — When a patient is injured because of an error committed by a medical professional, it can be an extremely complex issue to resolve. An injured patient generally has two years from the date of medical negligence to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. In cases of injuries not immediately discovered, the limitations period is two years from the date that an injury reasonably should have been discovered. A medical malpractice action will require the filing of an expert affidavit in which a medical expert summarizes how a medical professional failed to satisfy the standard of care. Medical malpractice cases in Texas are also subject to a limit. The cap is $250,000 on non-economic damages involving a single health care provider and $500,000 per claimant for non-economic damages in cases involving multiple defendants.
- Wrongful Death — When a person is killed in an accident, the surviving spouse, children, or parents can file a wrongful death lawsuit. If none of these parties initiates an action within three months after the person’s death, a personal representative or an executor of the deceased’s estate can file a wrongful death claim. Families can be awarded many kinds of damages in wrongful death cases, including lost earning capacity of the deceased, loss of household services, loss of inheritance, loss of companionship, and other emotional anguish awards.
If you were severely injured in an accident in Sugar Land, don’t wait until it is too late to take legal action. In Texas, you have two years from the date of the accident that led to your injuries to file a personal injury lawsuit. This is known as the statute of limitations, and if you wait too long to commence legal action, the court may be barred from hearing your case.
Be sure to contact an experienced Sugar Land injury attorney to get the ball rolling on your case right away. Convincing injury claims take time to build, and the evidence must be collected and evaluated as soon as possible. Your lawyer will negotiate for a fair settlement from the insurance company for those who were at fault, and can file a lawsuit if necessary to seek the money you’re owed.
About Sugar Land, Texas
Several major Texas roads run through Sugar Land, including Interstate 69, Texas State Highway 6, and U.S. Route 90. SH 6 and I-69 intersect right in downtown Sugar Land, and US 90 crosses both SH 6 and I-69 a few miles north.
Sugar Land is also home to attractions that draw scores of visitors, including Sugar Land Town Square, First Colony Mall, and Aerodrome Ice Skating Complex. Brazos Bend State Park, Oyster Creek Park, and Lost Creek Park are also popular local attractions.
Contact Our Sugar Land Personal Injury Lawyers Now
Did you sustain catastrophic injuries or was your loved one killed in an accident caused by another party’s negligence in Sugar Land or a surrounding community in Fort Bend County? You need to contact an experienced personal injury attorney before you say anything to an insurance company or any other party. Your attorney will work to build the strongest case possible on your behalf to maximize the amount of compensation that you can recover.
Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., represents injured people in Sugar Land and many other areas of Texas. We can fight to pursue all of the compensation you are entitled to when you call or contact us online to take advantage of a free consultation.