Houston Personal Injury Lawyers
There are few things in life as disruptive as being injured. One minute you’re minding your own business, going about your day and the next everything is turned upside down. Suddenly you’re overwhelmed by medical costs, can’t work or pay your bills, have lost your ability to drive and are being constantly harassed by insurance company representatives and bill collectors.
What can Houston families who find themselves in these situations do? One option is to call Kanner & Pintaluga. Our lawyers have made a career out of fighting for people in situations just like this.
We understand how to build cases with detail-oriented investigations. Our lawyers have first-hand experience with insurance company negotiation tactics and aren’t intimidated by their deep corporate pockets or thinly veiled attempts at intimidation.
When you find yourself in these situations, trying to navigate an injury on your own can be difficult, and you run the risk of getting a raw deal.
If you want someone in your corner who knows how the system works and will be dedicated to advocating for what’s best for you, the Houston personal injury lawyers at Kanner & Pintaluga are ready to assist.
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Auto Accident Injury Attorneys in Houston
Houston is a huge, bustling metro area with lots of cars on the road. In 2019 alone, there were more than 600 auto accident fatalities.
It’s not just Houston that’s dangerous for drivers and passengers. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person was killed on Texas roads every two hours and 21 minutes. One person was injured every two minutes and four seconds. A crash was reported every 59 seconds. (Numbers updated as of April 15, 2020.)
A lot of people involved in Houston accidents did nothing wrong but were injured because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time and a negligent driver hit them.
It’s completely natural to feel frustrated and overwhelmed by injuries sustained in auto accidents. Those injuries may have resulted in multiple corrective surgeries, long hospital stays and weeks or months out of work.
People aren’t always able to work and earn a living while recovering, resulting in even worse financial situations – all because someone else was being negligent behind the wheel.
It’s not right for faultless families to carry the burden of someone else’s mistake. Unfortunately, the other driver’s insurance company may not be willing to pay the injured party the money they need to recover.
The insurance negotiators will try to say it was actually the injured driver’s fault or they will attempt to delay or intimidate the injured party to get them to settle for less than they deserve.
The Houston car crash lawyers at Kanner & Pintaluga are familiar with all of the insurance company’s tactics. They aren’t afraid to aggressively negotiate with big-shot insurance company lawyers and won’t hesitate to take a car crash case to court if that’s what’s in the best interest of their client.
If you need someone in your corner after suffering an injury in a Houston car accident, the personal injury lawyers at Kanner & Pintaluga are here to help.
Premises Liability and Slip and Fall Lawyers in Houston
Business managers and owners of properties, whether they’re residential properties or commercial properties, have a duty to maintain a safe premises. As long as you’re a legal guest or customer, you have a right to safety.
If there are hazards present on a property, a business, homeowner or landlord has to provide adequate warning to ensure you know about the risk so you can safely avoid injury.
It’s not uncommon for property owners to fail to uphold this duty, which can result in people suffering slip and fall injuries, electrocution injuries, tripping injuries or other health complications.
In order to win a premises liability or slip and fall case, a plaintiff needs to be able to prove:
- The defendant had a duty to the injured person (the plaintiff was on the property legally and was owed a legal duty of care)
- The defendant failed to uphold that duty (they knew about a hazard but failed to address it or warn people on the property)
- The plaintiff suffered an injury as a result of that failure
The catch here is often in the knowing of the danger.
For example, if a shopper slips and falls in a puddle they just created in a grocery store, the grocery store would likely not be liable. It was a hazard created by the person who was injured, and the grocery store owners and staff did not have adequate time to recognize the hazard and address it.
There are, however, a lot of legitimate Houston premises liability injuries:
- Tenants in rental properties are frequently injured due to hazards their landlord knew about
- Guests at private homes can be injured in Houston pools that aren’t properly maintained
- People trip on faulty flooring or stairs in apartment buildings
- Shoppers slip and fall due to spills in grocery store aisles
If you or a loved one ever suffer a similar type of injury, the Houston slip and fall lawyer at Kanner & Pintaluga are ready to fight for you.