The city of Nederland is home to a rich cultural heritage, many local shops and businesses, and over 17,000 residents. As one of the major cities in Jefferson County, Texas, Nederland is an excellent place to live. Unfortunately, no city is exempt from some degree of risk. Every day, those who live and work in Nederland are wrongfully injured in accidents.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. The Nederland personal injury attorneys at Portner Bond, PLLC have been representing those who have been wrongfully injured since our firm’s beginnings, working to provide them with high-quality legal counsel as they seek compensation.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
The process of dealing with injuries sustained in an accident is no easy one. It can be very stressful to gather evidence and communicate with insurance companies, let alone take the time required to properly recover from the injuries you’ve suffered.
With a Portner Bond, PLLC personal injury lawyer, you can rest assured that your case is in well-equipped hands. Our attorneys work hard to walk with you through each step of the legal process, answering your questions and providing you with sound counsel along the way. When you say yes to Portner Bond, PLLC, you’re saying yes to many time-tested courtroom strategies, a wide network of legal connections, and over 70 years of combined legal experience.
Why Choose Portner Bond, PLLC?
In addition to our many years of experience, Portner Bond, PLLC has garnered attention from local and national organizations for our hard work in each case we take on. Such organizations as the Texas Board of Legal Certification, AV Peer Review Ratings, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum have recognized Portner Bond, PLLC for our excellence.
One of our top personal injury attorneys, Trent Bond, has been putting clients first since graduating from the South Texas College of Law. His background in the United States Navy and the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office have given him special insight into protecting the rights of clients who have been wrongfully injured. Bond works hard to make sure each client is afforded the compensation to which they’re entitled, making him a valued member of the Portner Bond, PLLC team.
Our Areas of Practice
At Portner Bond, PLLC, we believe in bringing justice to all those who have been wronged, regardless of the circumstances. Because of this, we’ve come to represent clients in a wide array of personal injury cases. A few of the most common types of cases in which we’ve successfully represented our clients include:
- Boating accidents
- Four wheeler accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Premises liability accidents
- Automobile accidents
- Large truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Wrongful deaths
- Workplace accidents
In addition to the many types of accidents we’ve helped clients seek compensation for, we’ve also represented those who have suffered several different types of injuries. While there are many injuries you might sustain in an accident, a few of the more common injuries our clients have sustained include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal bleeding
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal cord damage
- Broken bones
- Neck trauma
- Lacerations and contusions
- Strains and sprains
- Torn ligaments and cartilage
What To Do If You’ve Been Injured
If you’ve been involved in an accident, there are several important things you can do to make sure that you receive proper medical attention and that you document all your injuries and losses appropriately.
- Scan the scene: if you or anyone else involved in the accident is in need of medical attention, call an ambulance yourself or have a nearby personal call for medical assistance.
- Document damages: if possible, take photos of the scene so that you can have proof of any damages sustained in the accident. This includes photos of your injuries, damaged vehicles, or any other damaged personal property.
- Avoid speaking more than is necessary: except to exchange insurance information, refrain from speaking excessively to the other party or parties involved, as well as to law enforcement. This is to protect you from any accidental self-incrimination or unintentional admission of guilt.
- See a doctor as soon as you can: getting yourself checked out by your doctor after the accident will create a medical record that documents any accident-related injuries.
- Call Portner Bond, PLLC: give us a call at (409) 838-4444. We’ll put you in contact with one of our personal injury attorneys, and they can help you determine the best next steps as you seek compensation for your injuries.
Personal Injury FAQs
Being injured in an accident can leave you feeling distressed and confused. While it’s best to bring your questions to one of our well-equipped personal injury attorneys, we’ve included answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions below for your reference.
How much compensation can I expect?
No two accidents look the same. Because of this, there’s no clear-cut answer as to how much your case is worth. One major factor in determining compensation is the type of damages you sustain. Damages are generally separated into two main categories: economic (property damages, medical bills, lost wages, etc.) and noneconomic (loss of mobility, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional trauma, etc.). Your Portner Bond, PLLC attorney has experience assessing the value of accident claims and can properly determine the value of your claim.
What if I’m partially at fault?
In most cases, liability is determined by each party’s level of negligence at the time of the accident. Negligence is defined as an action (or lack thereof) that brings harm to or creates a hazardous circumstance for another party.
The state of Texas functions on a comparative negligence basis. This means that even if you’re found to have been negligent, you will still be able to seek compensation for the percentage of the accident for which you were not found to have been negligent, up to 50 percent. For example, if you’re entitled to $80,000 and are found to have been 30 percent at fault for the accident, you can still obtain $56,000, which is 70 percent of your damages.
How much does it cost to hire one of your attorneys?
Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning you pay no upfront fees for our legal services. When we settle your case or win an award for you in court, we will take our fees from the proceeds. If we don’t get you any money, you owe us nothing.