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WRONGFUL DEATH:
If your loved experienced death, caused by the negligence or misconduct of another person, you need an attorney knowledgeable and experienced in pursuing negligent parties for wrongful death claims. We have the knowledge and the experience to seek recovery for all damages from all responsible parties. If your loved one died due to an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact us today to evaluate liability for you.


CATASTROPHIC INJURIES AND BRAIN INJURIES: 
Brain injuries, paralysis, and other catastrophic injuries are life changing for the injured party, and their families. Damages virtually always include lifelong future medical needs, permanent loss of income, and life care plans. If an injury is caused by the negligence or someone else, we can seek to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other costs associated with the injury. It is important to have an experienced lawyer who can advocate for the financial compensation you may  need for the rest of your life. We have the experience needed to assist you or a loved one should you face such a tragic event.


AUTOMOBILE, TRUCKING AND MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS: Automobile accidents, trucking and 18-wheeler accidents, and even motorcycle accidents occur every day, often killing and severely injuring innocent people. Such accidents can involve two or more vehicles, or may involve a pedestrian related accident. In either scenario, if such an accident happens to you or a loved one, it is imperative that you seek legal advice from an attorney who understands the complexities of automobile, trucking or 18-wheeler claims.

According to NHTSA (The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration), Texas maintains the highest percentage of fatal trucking accidents in the United States. Naturally, with the explosion of on-line shopping and e-commerce, comes more deliveries and a higher volume of 18-wheeler and commercial trucks on the road, for longer and more frequent hauls. This increase in commercial freight transportation, unfortunately, results in more wrecks, more injuries and certainly more fatalities from 18-wheeler and commercial trucking accidents. At Mahaffey & Mahaffey, P.C., we seek to hold negligent trucking companies and their drivers accountable when their negligence causes injury or death to innocent people. When an accident such as this occurs, we will aggressively seek compensation for all of your damages, including:

    Pain and Suffering;
    Past medical bills;
    Anticipated future medical costs;
    Vocational rehabilitation and therapy;
    Disfigurement;
    Lost wages and/or a loss of future earnings;
    Other out of pocket expenses.

We always quickly investigate every claim, and pursue every possible avenue of recovery for our clients.

               
DRUNK DRIVING AND DRAM SHOP CLAIMS: Drunk drivers frequently cause automobile accidents in the State of Texas. As they kill and injure innocent victims, it is important to investigate whether they acted alone, or whether their negligence was shared by a bar, restaurant, or individual who over-served them to the point of negligent intoxication. We will vigorously pursue every possible avenue of recovery on your behalf, from the negligent driver and potential party who contributed to his intoxication, if you or a loved one fall victim to a drunk driver.


ON-THE-JOB INJURIES: According to the annual report published by The Bureau of Labor Statistics, workplace deaths have climbed to nearly 5,000 deaths. This is the highest number of workplace deaths since 2008. The rising death toll is an indicator that many companies may not be taking sufficient safety measures to keep employees safe.  When this occurs, family members are left with the grief and loss of their loved one, as well as a loss of family income.

When an Employer maintains Worker’s Compensation insurance, their employees are compensated regardless of fault. In exchange, the company is protected from claims outside the scope of the worker’s compensation claim. This statutory immunity is granted by the Texas Labor Code.

However, many times employees are killed while working in the course and scope of employment of a Texas subscriber company, yet the death is caused by “gross negligence” of the employer, a principle that assumes that the risk was known and the company elected to ignore the risks despite knowledge of the dangerous condition.  In cases such as this, it is imperative that legal advice be sought as soon as possible, to determine if the negligence rises to the level of “gross negligence,” giving rise to a cause of action beyond the scope of a mere worker’s compensation claim.

Likewise, while many employers carry workers’ compensation insurance in Texas, many do not. Texas Employers who elect not to purchase worker’s compensation insurance can be sued directly in a court of law, and are limited by the Texas Labor Code in the defenses they can bring. Because of this, employees who are injured in the course and scope of their employment should seek immediate competent legal advice to protect their interests.

When you or your loved one is injured or killed while working in the course and scope of employment with a Texas non-subscriber, a claim is pursued against the company (or its' liability insurance carrier) for compensation of damages.  We are experienced in pursuing claims for on-the-job injuries in a broad range of industries, including oilfield, chicken plants, industrial plants, trucking companies, and more. If you are injured while you are working, or if you have an automobile accident while you are on the job, let us evaluate your claim for damages associated with your on-the-injury, and protect your rights.


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