Full of history, culture, and local businesses, the city of Port Neches is a fantastic home to its more than 13,000 residents. Many families and young professionals live and work in Port Neches, one of the biggest cities in Jefferson County.
While Port Neches is a wonderful place to live, the city is not without its risks. Every day, people are injured in accidents across the city. If you or someone you love has been wrongly injured in an accident in Port Neches, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Luckily, the personal injury attorneys at Portner Bond, PLLC are more than willing to help you communicate with all involved parties, gather evidence, and prepare courtroom strategies. Call Portner Bond, PLLC today at (409) 838-4444 to begin seeking justice for your injuries.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you understand how difficult it can be. Between communicating with insurance companies, documenting all your losses and damages, and ensuring you receive proper medical care, seeking compensation for your injuries can be an arduous process.
At Portner Bond, PLLC, we believe in providing each client with the same level of excellence. Not only are we committed to the compassionate representation of anyone who’s been wrongly injured, but we will walk with you through each step of the process.
From answering your questions to collecting important data and managing communication on your behalf, we’re here to help. At Portner Bond, PLLC, you’re guaranteed access to years of successful experience, many tried-and-true courtroom strategies, and a far-reaching network of legal connections.
Why Choose Portner Bond, PLLC?
Portner Bond, PLLC has long-held a reputation for excellence and hard work. Many local and national organizations have recognized our firm for our professionalism both in and out of the courtroom.
Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum have recognized Portner Bond, PLLC for the attention to detail we bring to each case we take on.
Our founding attorney, Chris Portner, has been representing those wrongly injured in accidents since graduating magna cum laude from Tulane Law School. Portner has been successful in a wide range of personal injury cases, including those concerning eighteen-wheeler accidents, wrongful deaths, automobile accidents, and premises liability accidents. His legal prowess and commitment to excellence have secured his legacy at Portner Bond, PLLC.
Our Areas of Practice
Depending on the type of wrongful injury you or a loved one sustain, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. There are many types of accidents in which you may be injured. Our attorneys work hard to help those wrongly injured in many types of accidents, including:
- Automobile accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Wrongful deaths
- Workplace accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Premises liability accidents
- Four wheeler and ATV accidents
- Boating and jet ski accidents
Within these areas are many types of individual injuries. Our personal injury lawyers fight to secure compensation for those who have been wrongly injured. A few such common injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Spinal cord damage
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injury
- Torn ligaments
- Neck trauma
What to Do If You’ve Been Injured
There are several important steps to take following any major accident. In order to ensure proper medical care, collect information, and document all damages, there are a few things you can do after being involved in an accident:
- Check the scene: make sure no one is in need of immediate medical attention. If they are, call an ambulance. If they are not, you should exchange insurance information.
- Gather evidence: take photos of the scene. This may include photos of any injuries and property damage you’ve sustained in the accident, as well as photos of damage to location that was caused by the accident.
- Avoid talking more than is necessary: except to exchange insurance information, refrain from engaging in conversation with the other involved party or parties. The same goes for any law enforcement that may arrive on the scene.
- Be seen by a medical professional: even if you feel perfectly fine, get yourself checked out by your doctor. This will begin the paper trail to show that your injuries exist and were a result of the accident rather than due to a pre-existing condition.
- Call Portner Bond, PLLC: give our team of personal injury lawyers a call at (409) 838-4444. We’ll connect you with one of our attorneys so that we can get a better understanding of your circumstance and can help you determine what your best next steps may be.
Personal Injury FAQs
Being injured in an accident can be stressful and may leave you with some questions. Answers to a few of the questions our clients most commonly ask have been included below for your reference.
What kind of compensation can I expect?
The amount of compensation you may be entitled to receive depends largely on the type of injuries and losses you sustain in an accident. There are two main types of losses, or damages, for which compensation is awarded in the state of Texas: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are the more explicitly financial costs associated with an accident (lost wages, medical bills, repair costs, etc.). Non-economic damages are the more general “pain and suffering” costs associated with an accident (loss of mobility, emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment of life, etc.). Speak to one of Portner Bond, PLLC’s personal injury attorneys today to get the best picture of what kind of compensation you might expect for your damages.
What if I’m partially at fault?
In the state of Texas, liability is largely determined by each party’s level of negligence at the time of the accident. In most cases, negligence is defined as an action or lack of action which causes harm to another party. Because Texas is a comparative negligence state (up to 50 percent), even if you are found to have been 20 percent at fault for causing the accident, you may still seek up to 80 percent of the compensation to which you were originally entitled. For example, if you are entitled to $70,000 but are found to have been 30 percent negligent, you would be able to secure only $49,000, which is 70% of your total losses.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit after being injured?
The state of Texas has a two-year statute of limitations, meaning that those seeking compensation for car accidents, wrongful deaths, medical malpractice, property damage, and product liability have two years to file a lawsuit if they wish to secure compensation for their injuries and/or damages through the court system.