Houston Personal Injury Attorney – Negligence Cases

Houston Personal Injury Attorney - Negligence CasesThe services of a negligence attorney are often required in cases involving workplace injuries, drunk driving accidents or any occurrence of personal injury that resulted from the negligence of the defendant who owed the plaintiff a “duty of care”. When the law recognizes a relationship between the plaintiff and defendant, a duty is established. As a result of this relationship the defendant is required to act in a certain way with the plaintiff. The defendant can fail such a duty by not exercising reasonable care resulting in a personal injury or loss of life.

Workplace Injury

A business is required to do everything reasonably possible to protect the safety and health of individuals who come into contact with the workplace. Any injury that occurs in a workplace as the direct result of an employee can also be considered to be a case of negligence. Common workplace injuries include falls, motor vehicle accidents involving company vehicles, repetitive use injuries and injuries caused by machinery. Over 4,000 Americans die every year as a result of workplace accidents.

A person who has been injured in a workplace environment should consult with one of our knowledgeable Houston personal injury attorneys in order to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering.

Drunk Driving

Individuals who drive while over the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit may be held liable for injuries or fatalities suffered by others as a result of an accident. Passengers in a vehicle in which the driver is over the legal limit may be unable to collect compensation for injuries sustained in an accident because knowledge of the intoxication of the driver is considered to be contributory negligence.

If you have been injured as a result of negligence, contact Boutte and Associates, P.C. to schedule a consultation with our experienced personal injury law attorneys.