Have you been seriously injured in an accident in Winnie that was caused by another person or party? You deserve to seek financial recovery and accountability from those at fault for the harm you have suffered. A Winnie personal injury lawyer from Portner Bond, PLLC can provide the skilled, compassionate legal assistance that you need during this difficult time.
Our firm has dedicated itself to doing what it takes to make things right for our clients in Winnie and throughout Southeast Texas. In our work, we have seen the devastating effects that injuries can have on the lives of accident victims. We know that those injuries can mean difficult medical treatment and rehabilitation, an inability to work and earn a living, and a reduced quality or enjoyment of life. Let us fight on your behalf to help you make a recovery and hold those at fault for your injuries responsible for their conduct.
When you have been hurt through no fault of your own in an accident, reach out to a Winnie personal injury lawyer from Portner Bond, PLLC. You’ll get a free initial case review and we can discuss your legal rights and options for recovering compensation. We handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay for our legal services if we obtain compensation for you.
Why Choose a Winnie Personal Injury Lawyer from Portner Bond, PLLC?
At Portner Bond, PLLC, our legal team strives to provide clients with aggressive, dedicated, skilled legal representation. When you turn to our firm for help with your personal injury claim, you can trust us to:
- Thoroughly investigate your claim to recover all available evidence needed to prove your right to compensation.
- Document the losses that you have sustained so that you know what full compensation looks like in your case.
- Identify parties that can be held liable to provide you with the financial recovery you need.
- File insurance claims and lawsuits on your behalf, fighting for an outcome in your favor through either a negotiated settlement or a court verdict.
Our attorneys have been recognized for their work with numerous awards and accolades, including being named Texas Super Lawyers and obtaining memberships to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. We have earned board certifications in personal injury trial law. You can rest assured that our legal team has the expertise needed to fully pursue your legal rights and options.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Attorneys Handle
At Portner Bond, PLLC, our Winnie, TX personal injury lawyers have extensive experience representing the rights and interests of clients who have personal injury cases involving:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bike Accidents
- Four-Wheeler/ATV Accidents
- Boat & Jet Ski Accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Work Injuries
- Jones Act Claims
- Premises liability
- Dog Bites
- Burn injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injury
- Wrongful Death
Texas Statute of Limitations
Under Texas law, an injured victim has limited time in which to file a lawsuit against those responsible for their injuries and losses. This time limit is called the statute of limitations.
In Texas, personal injury lawsuits typically must be filed within two years of the date that you were injured. If you don’t realize at first that you were injured, you have two years from the date that you became aware that you were injured. Various exceptions can “toll” the statute of limitations, or give you more time to file suit. A Winnie personal injury lawyer can help you determine whether any of these exceptions apply to your case and how long you may have to file a lawsuit.
If you file a lawsuit after the statute of limitations has expired, the party or parties that you have sued can file a motion with the court to permanently dismiss your case. If the court grants the motion, you will lose your opportunity to recover compensation even if the other party or parties clearly caused your injuries.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most of our clients come to us with questions about what to do when they’ve been injured. We’ve answered some of those we hear most frequently for you here.
What steps do I need to take after being injured in an accident?
Following an accident, you can take steps to protect and preserve your rights and options for later pursuing a claim for compensation for your injuries and losses. First, you should document the accident scene by taking photos or video as soon as possible, ideally right after the accident. You should also seek medical attention as soon as possible to have a doctor diagnose any injuries you sustained in the accident.
How long will my personal injury case take?
No one can accurately predict how long any specific personal injury case will take to resolve. However, multiple factors can affect how long your claim might last, including the severity of your injuries, whether you are still treating or rehabilitating those injuries, the complexity of the evidence from the accident, and whether the other parties contest responsibility for causing the accident and your injuries.
If you have made a full recovery from your injuries and the other side accepts liability, a personal injury case can be settled in a few months. However, if you have sustained significant injuries and losses and responsibility for the accident cannot be clearly determined, it can take as long as a couple of years to resolve a personal injury case, especially if your case ends up going to court and to trial.
Will I have to go to court for my personal injury claim?
Sitting in a courtroom or testifying on the stand at trial can seem intimidating for someone who has never been involved in litigation. At Portner Bond, PLLC, we also understand the financial pressures that you may be facing while you recover from your injuries. Our Winnie personal injury lawyers will work diligently to secure fair and full compensation for you in a negotiated settlement, if possible. But our firm will also provide you with honest advice when going to court or to trial represents the best path to getting you the financial recovery you deserve.
Contact a Winnie Personal Injury Lawyer Today
After you have been hurt due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, don’t delay starting the process of recovering compensation for your expenses and losses. Call Portner Bond, PLLC today at (409) 838-4444 for a free, confidential consultation. Learn more about how a Winnie personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you advocate for your rights and interests.