Houston is a city that enjoys thriving oil and manufacturing industry, and the Houston personal injury attorneys at Terry & Thweatt focus on helping the local workers recover damages when hurt or injured in an accident. We call it home because we live and work in Houston and find it necessary to protect Houston’s work force from workplace negligence.
Personal injury occurs when someone’s negligence causes the death or injury of another person. Our Houston personal injury attorneys have years of experience and a proven track record understanding our client’s needs, and fighting for the necessary compensation. When you choose Terry & Thweatt personal injury attorneys, you are choosing an ethical, professional and winning team that help and protect the rights of injured Houstonians.
Law Practice Areas
If you or a member of your family has been injured, or if you have lost a loved one due to a catastrophic event at work, the injury attorneys at Terry & Thweatt have the knowledge, experience, and track record to successfully recover your damages for medical bills, mental anguish, and lost wages. Our law practice areas include:
Maritime Accidents. The attorneys at Terry & Thweatt represent maritime workers and their families in matters of serious injury or wrongful death. This includes Jones Act seamen, longshoremen, divers and other maritime workers injured or killed while working on or near rigs, barges, offshore supply vessels, ocean going vessels, tugs and towboats. Terry & Thweatt has significant experience representing clients in a broad range of maritime and admiralty issues.
Trucking Injuries. Tractor-trailers are big trucks that can cause big accidents. By the very nature of their size, accidents caused by 18 wheelers often result in catastrophic life changing injuries. When an owner or operator of a semi is at fault for causing serious injuries due to negligence, they must be held accountable. Transportation companies and drivers are held to stringent state and federal regulations that must be followed.
Burn Injuries. Severe burns can be a life altering injury, and in some cases burns result in death. Victims of severe burns can face months of hospitalization and multiple surgical procedures before progressing to therapy and rehabilitation. An experienced burn attorney can fight for your rights and financial recovery while you recuperate physically and emotionally.
Oilfield Accidents. Houston is home to more oil and gas workers than any other city in Texas. Oilfield accidents can happen for a variety of reasons – old machinery, poorly maintained equipment, or human error. When there is an explosion, fire or accident that results in personal injury, the oilfield accident attorneys at Terry & Thweatt understand the legal process of gathering evident and completing a full investigation of your case. You may have the right to seek financial recovery beyond workers compensation.
Catastrophic Injury. Significant personal injuries, like those related to brain and spinal cord damage, change the course of life. Damage to the central nervous system can result in permanent changes like paraplegia and quadriplegia. These injuries are common in dangerous workplace environments or high-speed auto accidents. Medical damages, mental anguish and a lifetime of lost wages can all be recovered in a financial settlement of a catastrophic injury.
Product Liability. At Terry & Thweatt, we represent individuals injured or killed by defective products due to poor product design, manufacture or marketing. Consumers expect a manufacturer to make their products reasonably safe yet there are many times the manufacturer puts profit over well-being of the user. We handle all types of product liability cases, including tires, child safety seats, airbags, prescription drugs, and medical devices. See our product liability page for more product liability examples.
Bad Drugs and Drug Recalls. Pharmaceutical companies spend millions on prescription drug research only to make hundreds of millions in drug sales. When prescription drugs are hurried into production, bad drugs and drug recalls can result in harm and wrongful death. Drug companies that value profit over patient protection should be held accountable for their failure to disclose harmful side effects and dangerous drug interactions.
Wrongful Death. When a loved one has died due to the negligence of a business, corporation or individual, filing a wrongful death lawsuit can be the only way to counter the carelessness. Your family could be entitled to many types of compensation, and the wrongful death attorneys at Terry & Thweatt will specifically address each facet of the case to help provide for a future without your loved one. Our attorney team will handle your family’s case with compassion and respect.
Business and Commercial Litigation. Terry & Thweatt represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of business and commercial litigation issues. Attention to detail and the ability to effectively analyze the most complex cases gives our clients the winning edge. Whether preparing for trial or arbitration, the Terry & Thweatt business litigation team relies on significant experience and the latest courtroom technology to create compelling arguments in a variety of business matters.
Motor Vehicle Collisions. Road traffic accidents remain at the top of the list of personal injury accidents. Cars are getting smarter, but drivers are not. Distracted driving and negligent driving practices take the focus away from the roadway and reduce reaction time. Each year, more Texas cities and municipalities are pass laws to promote hands free driving. Injured by a distracted driver? Contact the motor vehicle collision attorneys at Terry & Thweatt for your next step in recovery of damages.
Plant and Refinery Injuries. Oil and gas refineries are a maze of engineering marvel and a maintenance nightmare. Most refinery injuries occur because of explosions caused by machinery that is old, cracked or corroded. These breakdowns lead to adverse pressures or material leakage that can go unnoticed by broken safety valves and dilapidated monitoring systems. Refinery explosions often lead to fires, chemical leaks and toxic gas release that can be more deadly than the initial blast.
Crane Accidents. Due to the enormous size and weight, accidents involving cranes will typically result in devastating injury. Faulty equipment and poor operational procedures can cause a crane to collapse with or without a working load. Crane accidents can also be weather related, caused by high winds and stormy conditions. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or for the wrongful death of a loved one.
Aviation Incidents. The Gulf of Mexico has a very active offshore oil and gas presence, with multiple companies operating open water drill rigs. Helicopter transport is the preferred travel method to and from drill rig work sites, as traveling by ship would be time consuming. There are a number of problems that can occur with helicopter transportation, and accidents happen. Unfortunately, helicopter crashes are almost always a deadly event for the pilots and passengers. If your family has lost a loved one in an aviation incident, please contact Terry & Thweatt for a no obligation consultation.
No Recovery, No Fee
At Terry and Thweatt, clients on contingency will only pay a fee that is percentage based on the amount that is recovered. It does not matter how the settlement is reached, there is no attorney fee if there is no recovery.
Some types of cases we take on a contingency bases include: wrongful death, product liability, and offshore maritime injury. Our team of Houston personal injury attorneys will use every method possible – negotiation, mediation, dispute resolution or trial – to provide personal and financial closure to your case.