Maritime Personal Injury Attorneys
$20,000,000 ARBITRATION AWARD FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT
Attorney Lee Thweatt teamed with Beck Redden Secrest attorneys Murray Fogler, Russell Post and Brad Coffey, and attorney Adib Eghterafi in representing a highly-respected chemist in arbitration against his former employer for breach of contract.
$468,500 SETTLEMENT IN NEW MEXICO FOR INJURED PIPEFITTER
Joe Terry and Lee Thweatt represented a pipefitter employed with Turnaround Welding Services, LLC who sustained a severely fractured right heel when he slipped on a piece of electrical conduit while descending a fixed ladder and fell approximately 20 feet to the ground below while working at the Hobbs Generating Station in Hobbs, New Mexico.
CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT FOR INJURED SHIP PILOT
$467,500 RECOVERED ON THIRD DAY OF TRIAL FOR TRUCK DRIVER REAR-ENDED BY DRUNK DRIVER
Attorneys Joe Terry and Lee Thweatt of Terry & Thweatt, P.C. filed suit in Harris County, Texas on behalf of a truck driver that was on his way to work when he was violently rear-ended in Porter, Montgomery County, Texas by a drunk driver that was driving a company van.
$348,000 ARBITRATION AWARD IN BUSINESS DISPUTE
Attorney Lee Thweatt was co-counsel with attorney Daniel Goforth in the representation of a seller of a trust company who sued a federally-chartered bank for post-closing adjustments and contingency payments arising from a stock purchase agreement.
$8,091,600 JURY VERDICT FOR BURN VICTIM
Attorneys Joe Terry and Lee Thweatt represented a 38 year old woman born with profound mental and physical disabilities who sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns over nearly thirty percent of her body when the adult care facility she resided in negligently failed to ensure her safety in a house fire operated by her care facility, Four J’s Community Living Center, Inc.
$1,007,500 SETTLEMENT FOR THE SURVIVING FAMILY OF MOTHER KILLED BY DRUNK DRIVER
Terry & Thweatt News
ur law firm was founded on three principles: integrity, imagination and hard work. Our philosophy is that through our principles we consistently provide the best representation for our clients. We are ready and willing to go to trial to fight for what is right for you.
Our firm handles catastrophic personal injury cases with a focus on offshore injuries relating to the Jones Act, 18 wheeler accident injuries, severe burn cases as well as complex business litigation, business disputes and negotiations.
As personal injury attorneys in Houston TX, we understand that when you are contacting a lawyer, something has gone terribly wrong. We want to help make you and your family whole again after your accident. We spend time with our clients and help them assess all of the financial hardships created by the recovery process of an injury; we want to get to know you as we move forward through your case and help you recover financially from your injuries. We never consider our clients just another case file in a sea of personal injury cases. We personally handle your case step by step.
As part of our commitment to personal service we will come to you to further discuss your injury case, even if you are not in the state of Texas. Whether you are home bound or hospital bound we want this process to be as smooth as possible for you and your family. We pride ourselves on personal, responsive, and continuous contact with our attorneys throughout our representation from start to finish.
- 18 Wheeler Accident Attorneys
18 Wheeler Accident Attorney
When 18 wheelers have accidents, there are often catastrophic injuries involved. Broken bones, life altering head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and severe burns are often the result of big truck crashes.
Recovering from the catastrophic effects of an accident involving a semi truck can take a substantial amount of time and money. You may be unable to work, how will you fix or replace your car? The attorneys at Terry & Thweatt can help you and your family during this difficult time.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a accident with an 18 wheeler please contact us today for a free consultation.
Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos exposure can be a serious health risk. When asbestos-containing materials are torn away or disturbed, the particles and fibers can fill the air in the surrounding area. Symptoms of asbestos-related diseases, such as shortness of breath, coughing, and chest pain, often do not appear until 20 to 50 years after the exposure.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis or pleural plaques you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us today for a free confidential consultation.
- Offshore Injury Lawyer
Injured in an Offshore Accident?
As all offshore workers and their families are well aware, working on a vessel at sea can be dangerous. In the event of an offshore injury or death, you can be left with no way to pay your bills, mounting medical bills and no way to earn a living.
United States Maritime Law provides certain rights for offshore workers and their families in the event of an accident. You have the right to financial compensation if an injury occurred while on the job.
Terry & Thweatt are experienced Admiralty & Maritime personal injury lawyers who care about the rights of the injured. Contact us today if you or a loved one has been injured in an offshore accident.
Fracking Accident Attorneys
All drilling rigs have a certain level of danger associated with them; however fracking has an added level of danger. Fracking employs the use of acids and volatile chemicals which are dangerous to come in contact with, dangerous to breathe and dangerous if there is a gas rig explosion due to a fracking operation. The resulting injuries can range from respiratory issues, skin lesions, chemical burns, burns from explosions and lift threatening injuries. In many serious gas rig accidents workers die from their injuries and exposures.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or a loss while working on a fracking rig, contact us today. We may be able to help you recover financially for your injury and loss.
Being an offshore worker, whether you are an offshore oil or gas worker, a longshoremen or seamen can be dangerous. Many individuals have been seriously injured or killed. In the event that an offshore worker is injured or killed, there are specific laws in place to help the injured and their families. It is important that you proceed cautiously through this legal process and seek the advice of an experienced maritime admiralty attorney.
The Jones Act was written to help injured seaman, offshore oil workers and their families in the event of a maritime personal injury. Many offshore injuries and deaths are covered by the Jones Act which allows workers to seek full compensation for damages as a result of the injury. Any employer facing a lawsuit from an injured worker will attempt to minimize their payout. You need an experienced Jones Act Attorney on your side to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Offshore oil rigs can be a dangerous work environment. When workers are fatigued and working in difficult conditions such as high seas, extreme physical labor, long shifts and extreme cold or heat accidents can occur. Injuries can range from minor to quite severe and even death. We represent workers injured on oil rigs anywhere off the coast of the United States from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi to Alaska, California and New England.
Terry & Thweatt P.C. are compassionate personal injury attorneys who handle catastrophic injury cases. We are experienced with cases involving brain injuries, burns, loss of limbs, serious illness due to chemical or environmental exposure and wrongful death due to the negligence of others. We want to represent you and your family and help fight for the compensation you deserve. We offer a free consultation. One of our attorneys will come to your location in the event of an injury to discuss your case.
Some specific work sites are more inherently dangerous than others such working on the high steel of a construction site, or a fracking rig with exposure to dangerous chemicals and acids on a daily basis. When an industrial accident occurs and many workers are injured it can be difficult to secure the compensation an injured worker or family deserves due to the number of claims being filed. You need an experienced attorney who will fight for your rights to recover financially.
Big 18-wheeler trucks cause big accidents! When you are involved in an accident with a big truck the injuries can be catastrophic just based on the sheer size of an 18-wheeler compared to a passenger car. Let our attorneys handle your big truck accident claim. The insurance company wants to pay you as little as possible for your claim; we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Every day we use products where there is a certain assumption of safety. We shouldn’t have to worry about products causing injury when used according to manufacturer instructions. Yet consumers are frequently injured when a product fails or becomes dangerous due to poor quality control. Product makers are required to pay for consumers’ injuries when a product becomes dangerous or fails to perform as described. You need an experienced products liability attorney on your side, please contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Brain and spinal cord injuries caused by trauma can have serious and life altering effects. This type of injury can result in loss of vision, memory loss, paraplegia, quadriplegia or death. Survivors of brain and spinal injuries often times will go through grueling physical therapy and rehabilitation to learn to live within their new limitations. If you or a loved one has incurred a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, please contact us today we may be able to help you get the maximum compensation allowed.
Oil refineries are continuously working with volatile chemicals, multiple crews and massive equipment that are most dangerous during shut down and start up. When something goes wrong at an oil refinery the injuries and loss of life can be devastating. If you have been injured or loved one has been killed in an oil refinery explosion our attorneys will help you and your family recover financially from this tragedy.
Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive and rare type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Many individuals have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace. While in service with the military many servicemen and women have been in direct contact with asbestos-containing materials, this has contributed to the higher rate of mesothelioma in Veterans. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed or died from mesothelioma, please contact us. We may be able to help secure compensation that can assist with extensive medical bills and other expenses associated with fighting this cancer.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 1.7 million U.S. workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica. There are several diseases that are associated with silica exposure such as silicosis, lung cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, chronic renal disease and more. The dangers of exposure have long been known, yet employers continued to put their workers at risk. Many have died due to silicosis and other related diseases. The attorneys at Terry & Thweatt would like help you with your silicosis lawsuit, we will fight hard to get the compensation you deserve.
For years diesel exhaust has been known as a probable carcinogen. There have been several studies conducted that solidifies the claim that diesel exhaust does cause lung cancer. Workers where machinery and equipment is commonly powered by diesel fuel such as miners, had a greater risk of developing lung cancer. If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer and were exposed to diesel fuel, please contact us today.