Crush Injuries

Contact a Skilled Personal Injury Attorney in Houston

Did you or a family member suffer a crush injury on the job or in an accident elsewhere? A personal injury attorney at The Callahan Law Firm in Houston is prepared to help you recover financial compensation.

Some of the most tragic non-fatal accidents on Houston-area freeways and work sites are those resulting in crush injuries to legs, feet, hands and arms. At The Callahan Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys have the knowledge, skill and resources to effectively represent people who have sustained crush injuries.

The pain and impairment associated with a crush injury are substantial. Medical treatments are often radical, intense and expensive. Contact The Callahan Law Firm for a free consultation to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney in Houston who will talk with you about what happened, listen to you, and discuss your legal options.

Understanding the Long-Term Impact and Costs of Crush Injuries

As you may have tragically learned, a crush injury can cause extensive damage to blood vessels, muscles, nerves, bones and skin. Because of the destruction to the human body, fasciotomy, amputation or other radical surgery may be required. The long-term impact of such a severe injury can include the following:

  • Intense, constant (24 hours per day, 7 days per week) and potentially permanent pain diagnosed as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • The need for a prosthetic device or other adaptive equipment and often full-time nursing care for the short or long term
  • Inability to work in your prior occupation and a need for extensive vocational rehabilitation or retraining – or sometimes, loss of your ability to be gainfully employed in any capacity

Car Accidents – Work Injury – Product Defects – Oil and Gas Well Site Injuries

We are committed to evaluating your case objectively and offering sound counsel whether your injuries occurred:

  • In an auto accident or 18 wheeler accident on a Houston area freeway or street – with causes that may include truck driver or trucking company negligence or a dangerous auto defect
  • On the job in the oil and gas, maritime, railroad, construction, or other industry
  • On a drilling rig while working on an oil well site or gas well site
  • In a heavy equipment accident involving a forklift or other industrial equipment
  • Under other circumstances such as a Yamaha Rhino ATV rollover accident or by using some other dangerous, defective product

Houston Crush Injury Lawyers – Call 713-224-9000 or 888-224-7020

We represent people from all backgrounds and occupations. Call or email for a free consultation with a personal injury attorney at The Callahan Law Firm in Houston. We handle serious injury cases and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, which means if you do not make a recovery, you do not owe us any attorneys fees. We represent individuals and families in crush injury cases, and we do it to win.

Testimonials

“When a defective airbag took the life of my children’s father, a family member recommended that I call The Callahan Law Firm. They immediately began working on the case and hired investigators and experts to secure the evidence and determine what happened. At the same time, Michael Callahan was there for me and my family and helped us through that incredibly difficult time. Because of the aggressive, highly competent work of The Callahan Law Firm and its team, we were able to hold the manufacturer of the defective airbag responsible and get justice for my children.”

-Becky S.

“After I was exposed to poisonous gas while working on a gas well site in the Eagle Ford Shale, I was unable to return to work for nearly 2 years. That’s when I hired The Callahan Law Firm to help. The owner of the well refused to accept responsibility for what happened. My lawyers took the case to trial and in the end, the jury returned a unanimous verdict in my favor. I would recommend Michael and Casey to anyone who needs a trial lawyer in a serious injury case.”

-Rex Luna

“My husband purchased life insurance to help provide for me if he were to pass away. I was very upset when the insurance company denied my claim. Casey and Michael took the time help me understand the legal and factual issues in my case and then went after the insurance company who denied the claim. I was pleased they were able to make a recovery for me and hold the insurance company accountable for the promises made in the policy.”

-Pamela G.

“When my husband died at work in a crane accident, I wanted answers as to what happened and why. My lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm worked very hard to investigate the incident and uncover the evidence to hold the company accountable. I am so grateful for the work they did to help me get some answers and make the company take responsibility for their mistakes.”

-Brenda R.

Insurance Claims

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Houston Insurance Attorney – Giving People a Voice

Insurance companies regularly use the tactics of “delay, deny, and defend” when handling policyholders’ claims. At The Callahan Law Firm, we represent policyholders against their insurance companies in insurance claim disputes arising from personal insurance claims on life insurance policies and homeowners’ policies, as well as business insurance claims on property insurance policies for theft, fire, hurricanes or other natural disasters.

Our Houston-based insurance attorneys understand that insurance policies are written by the insurance companies with their own best interest in mind, and not that of their policyholders. Insurance companies have armies of lawyers and other staff whose sole job is to help the insurance company avoid paying what it should.

Insurance companies are in the business of collecting premiums from their policyholders and then doing whatever it takes to save money when a claim is made, whether it’s by offering a less than fair settlement or by denying the claim outright.

Insurance Claims Attorneys in Texas Who Fight Insurance Companies in Claim Disputes

The insurance claim attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm aggressively represent policyholders in claim disputes with their insurance companies to make sure they get the insurance coverage that was paid for.

From our offices in Houston, Texas, The Callahan Law Firm helps policyholders throughout the state of Texas fight back when their insurance companies wrongfully deny an insurance claim.

Our insurance claims attorneys in Texas handle all insurance claim dispute cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you get compensated by your insurance company. We have the knowledge, skill and experience to help individuals and businesses with insurance claims in the following areas:

Insurance Agent Negligence

In some cases, a denied insurance claim is the result of negligence on the part of the insurance agent. Insurance agents have a responsibility to be competent and deal in good faith with their clients. When they fail to meet these obligations, the policyholder’s coverage can be denied when they need it the most.

Bad Faith Insurance Claims

Insurance companies collect premiums from their policyholders and pay claims only when they must. They do not profit by paying claims. When a claim is made, the law states that the insurance company has a duty of “good faith and fair dealing” when investigating the claim. However, all too often, they seek to profit by acting in bad faith with their customers by unfairly denying, delaying or limiting benefits without a reasonable basis. Contact us for a free case evaluation regarding a bad faith insurance claim.

Prompt Pay

All too often an insured is kept in the dark by the insurance company about the status of their claim. One of an insurance company’s obligations to those it insures is to promptly respond to any reported claim. This means your insurance company must acknowledge your claim in writing and promptly begin its investigation. Then, once its investigation is complete the insurance company must promptly inform you whether or not the claim will be paid.

If you have not received “prompt payment” following a valid insurance claim, our team of Houston insurance attorneys can help. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Life Insurance Claims

If you have recently lost a loved one and then had your attempts to collect on that person’s life insurance policy stonewalled or outright denied, it is essential to work with an experienced life insurance attorney in Houston Texas, who knows how to get justice for clients located anywhere within the state.

One of our experienced lawyers will provide you with a free initial consultation, investigate further as necessary, and strive to help you make the best decisions about what steps to take to attempt to recover the policy benefits as well as any other damages available to you under Texas law.

Homeowners Insurance Claims

Has your homeowner’s insurance company denied your valid storm, fire insurance claim, or theft insurance claim? Are you dealing with intolerable delays by your insurance company, false claims on their part, or a settlement offer far below what you believe your coverage should provide?

At The Callahan Law Firm, our Houston homeowners insurance attorneys have built a strong track record of standing up for individuals’ and families’ rights against insurance companies. Contact our Texas insurance claim lawyers today for a free consultation to address the personal and financial challenges posed by your homeowner’s insurance dispute.

Insurance Agent Negligence

In some cases, a denied insurance claim is the result of negligence on the part of the insurance agent. Insurance agents have a responsibility to be competent and deal in good faith with their clients. When an agent fails to meet these obligations, the policyholder’s coverage can be denied when they need it the most. If you have suffered damages due to an insurance agent’s negligence, it is important to consult with an experienced Texas insurance claims attorney.

Commercial Insurance Claims

Businesses rely upon insurance coverage to limit their exposure to risks such as fire, theft, business interruption and other losses. When such a crisis occurs, they expect the insurance carrier to live up to its end of the bargain. When the insurance company denies or undervalues the claim, it can result in significant hardship and financial loss.  At The Callahan Law Firm, we represent businesses from the Houston area and throughout Texas that are engaged in insurance disputes.

Business Insurance Claim FAQ

A bad faith insurance claim under Texas law is when an insurance company wrongfully delays or denies payment for a legitimate insurance claim. When a business purchases an insurance policy, the insurance company that issues the policy has a duty of good faith and fair dealing. Texas bad faith insurance law prohibits an insurance company from wrongfully denying or delaying payment of a legitimate claim.

Long-term Disability Claims

If you have recently had a long term disability claim denied, it is essential to work with an experienced insurance attorney in Houston, Texas who knows how to get justice for clients located anywhere within the state.  One of our lawyers will provide you with a free initial consultation, investigate further as necessary, and strive to help you make the best decisions about what steps to take to attempt to recover the policy benefits as well as any other damages available to you under Texas law.

TDI Complaints

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is a state government agency responsible for regulating the insurance industry in Texas. When insurance agents and companies engage in unfair and unlawful practices, the TDI can impose fines or penalties. According to the agency, more than 30,000 TDI complaints get resolved each year. Yet, in some cases the primary action taken is a reporting of the complaint.

When Texans feel wronged by insurance companies, they have the right to file a complaint with the TDI.  Unfortunately, filing a complaint with the TDI often will not resolve your insurance problem. If you are a policyholder facing an insurance claim dispute, contact The Callahan Law Firm to consult with a lawyer experienced in handling insurance claims.

Insurance Disputes

Insurance companies regularly use the tactics of “delay, deny, and defend” when handling policyholders’ claims. At The Callahan Law Firm, we represent policyholders against their insurance companies in insurance claim disputes arising from life insurance policies, homeowners’ policies, and property insurance policies for businesses, including losses for theft, fire, hurricanes or other natural disasters.

Houston Insurance Claims Lawyers Who Fight for Compensation for Your Insurance Claim

Our insurance claims attorneys in Texas know that your insurance company has a duty of “good faith and fair dealing” in handling insurance claims, including your homeowners, life, and property insurance claims.

Your insurance company may have acted in “bad faith” if it wrongfully denies your claim or delays compensating you. Texas law gives consumers certain rights in dealing with their insurance companies, including the right to sue their insurance company for “bad faith” denials or improper delays of their policyholders’ claims

You pay for insurance for protection in an emergency. When insurance companies improperly withhold insurance benefits, your and your family’s suffering can be compounded by not having the money you need to get back on your feet. When your rightful claim is denied or delayed, contact the insurance claims attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm to discuss your options.

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Our law firm is committed to advocating for victims of serious personal injuries, family members grieving a wrongful death and insurance policyholders with wrongfully denied claims.

Fill out the form or call us today!
(888) 224-7020 (Houston)

Other Claims

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In addition to working with clients on cases involving personal injuries and insurance claims, we also represent individuals in the following areas:

Environmental Claims

Oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, and related companies contribute greatly to the Texas and United States economies. While many of these companies are hugely profitable, they could be much more diligent in protecting workers from injury – as well as citizens of the entire region from environmental damage that can be serious or deadly.  Through their negligence, oil and gas companies in Texas and throughout the United States all too often cause Water Contamination and Land Contamination as a result of Chemical Leaks and Spills.

Whistleblower Cases

At The Callahan Law Firm, our lawyers bring Medicare fraud cases and qui tam lawsuit cases involving other types of fraud committed against the government under federal and state false claims laws. If you have evidence of fraud committed against the government, it is important to know your legal rights and obligations.

Student Financial Aid Fraud
Student Financial Aid Fraud & a Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit

Do you have knowledge about a school committing Student Financial Aid fraud? If so, and you file a qui tam or Whistleblower lawsuit, you could collect a percentage of any money recovered.  Through the Department of Education and the Federal Student Aid Program, the United States Government provides money to colleges to pay for all or part of the education of hundreds of thousands of students to attend college, trade school, and English as a Second Language classes.

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Admirality And Maritime

Houston Maritime Lawyer – Giving People a Voice

Every day, thousands of people in the Gulf of Mexico and the waterways around Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama work on maritime vessels including offshore drilling rigs, drill boats, supply boats, crew boats, cargo ships, tankers, barges and dredges. The work is physically demanding and dangerous.  As an offshore worker in the Gulf of Mexico or another of our nation’s waterways, your own safety relies on your co-workers’ safe work practices, proper maintenance of the vessel or rig you are stationed on as well as other equipment you have to use in this dangerous environment. Too often offshore workers are injured because they are not provided the necessary equipment with which to do their jobs safely.

Common Causes of Maritime and Offshore Accidents

Serious and fatal injuries occur on maritime vessels and offshore drilling rigs as the result of many different types of unsafe work practices. Some of the most common unsafe work practices on offshore drilling rigs include:

  • Unseaworthiness: Is your vessel fit for service and clean?
  • Improper equipment: Do you have the equipment you need to safely do your job? Is the equipment regularly maintained in good working order?
  • Inadequate training: Are you adequately trained in maritime safety procedures and in equipment operation? What about your co-workers?
  • Violation of safety rules: The maritime industry is heavily regulated to ensure safe working conditions. Violation of federal, state or industry safety guidelines can result in personal injury or death.

Many injured offshore workers are entitled to compensation under the Jones Act, a federal law which covers any seaman injured aboard a “vessel” in navigable waters due to negligence or the unseaworthiness of the vessel.

Even if you are not a seaman qualified to make a claim under the Jones Act, you may be able to make a claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act.  This is a federal worker’s compensation program available to many offshore workers which can provide you with income replacement benefits and pay your medical bills.

To successfully handle these complex maritime claims requires an Houston offshore injuries attorney with the skills, experience and resources to help you make a recovery against the person or company responsible for your injuries.

Death on the High Seas Act

If you have lost a loved one while they were working offshore, you may have a claim against the person or company responsible. If the accident was the result of negligence or unseaworthiness, you may be able to file a claim under the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) to recover compensation after the loss of a loved one.

Offshore Rig Injuries

Any offshore rig worker knows that working on an offshore rig can be dangerous. Offshore workers are exposed to unique dangers not faced by land based rig workers. More often than not, when a serious injury occurs an injured offshore rig worker is hours away from medical help.  Lawsuits arising from offshore rig injuries pose unique challenges and it will take an attorney with the skills, experience and resources to be able investigate and pursue these claims.  If you have been injured on an offshore rig, contact one of the attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm to discuss how we can help you make a claim against the company responsible for your injuries.

Explosions and Fires

At The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, TX, our experienced lawyers are prepared to investigate and pursue legal claims arising from fires, explosions and other accidents. We know that burn injuries involve tremendous pain, extensive and costly medical treatment, and a lengthy recovery, and that your success in obtaining just, sizable compensation under the law could make all the difference for your future.

Houston Maritime Lawyers Fight for Justice

The Houston maritime lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm accept injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency basis.

If you have been injured – or if a family member has been killed – as a result of an offshore oil rig or maritime accident, you are entitled to justice and compensation if the injury or death was caused by the careless or reckless acts of another person or company.

The Callahan Law Firm has a track record of success in handling personal injury and wrongful death cases. Our experienced personal injury attorneys use their skills and resources to put together powerful, compelling cases on behalf of our offshore and maritime injury clients.

The injury and wrongful death lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm fight vigorously to ensure that the maritime and offshore workers and their families we represent receive full justice when injured at sea or on our nation’s waterways. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you get a settlement or jury award.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss an incident involving yourself or a loved one, please schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Houston maritime lawyers. Call 888-224-7020.

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Personal Injuries

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Houston Personal Injury Attorneys Giving People A Voice

At The Callahan Law Firm, we represent individuals and families in cases involving serious injury and wrongful death.

As a part of what we do, we take the time to get to know our clients and learn the story of not only what happened and why it happened, but also to learn the client’s personal story.  We believe that to understand the loss a person has suffered, we must learn and understand who that person was before the accident.  Only then can we fully understand what has been taken, how to speak for the client, and get full justice.

If you have suffered a serious personal injury or the tragic loss of a family member, contact us for a confidential consultation with one of our experienced Houston personal injury lawyers.  We are based in Houston and represent people throughout the state of Texas.

Over many years, we have successfully helped people in the following areas of personal injury law…

Personal Injury Claims

We represent individuals and their families in personal injury claims involving serious injury and wrongful death.  If you have suffered an injury or the tragic loss of a family member, contact us for a confidential case evaluation with one of our experienced Houston Personal Injury Lawyers.

Wrongful Death Cases

The sudden, unexpected loss of a loved one in an accident is overwhelming, leaving the surviving family at a loss for what to do, or where to turn. Surviving spouses, children, parents and other family members experience the loss on so many different levels including emotionally, psychologically, and financially. Our Houston wrongful death lawyers are compassionate and proven veterans in representing surviving family members in fatality cases. We take the time to get to know you personally in order to fully understand the loss you and your family have suffered.  We will work tirelessly to get the answers you need and the compensation you are entitled to under the law.  Contact us to discuss what happened and how we can help.

Amputations

The loss of a body part is a devastating injury that effects a person physically, psychologically, socially, and in many other ways. Whether an amputation happened immediately or was later required due to extensive tissue damage or for other reasons, you can turn to us for a free case evaluation.   At The Callahan Law Firm, you will speak with an experienced personal injury attorney in Houston, Texas who will take the time to listen to you and determine what can be done to help.

Birth Injuries

Across Texas, our birth injury lawyers strive to be a trusted legal resource for people affected by serious and catastrophic injuries. Our trial lawyers will work to assemble the best legal and trial team for you and your family. If you believe a doctor, other medical professional, or hospital is at fault for a serious birth injury to your child, contact us for a free case evaluation to discuss your legal options.

Brain Injuries

When a car or trucking accident, work accident or other catastrophic event results in a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the impact is life altering for the victim as well as family members. From memory loss to cognitive difficulties to total incapacity, a brain injury almost always means major life changes for victims and their families. Although medical personnel, insurance company representatives and others sometimes use terms like “mild” or “moderate” to describe a brain injury, we believe that any brain damage is serious. Our Houston-based attorneys have built a reputation for successfully representing people and families in brain injury cases.  If we can help you or a loved one in a traumatic brain injury case, we encourage you to contact us for a free case evaluation today.

Burns

Being severely burned – whether in an explosion, fire, chemical or electrical accident – is a horrific experience. Medical treatment can take years, scarring and disfigurement are permanent, and the psychological impact can be expected to last a lifetime. At The Callahan Law Firm, you will speak with a Houston burn injury attorney who will take the time to listen to you and discuss your legal options. Call 713-224-9000 and let’s talk to determine what we can do to help you or a loved one.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) 

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a very real condition characterized by chronic pain including sensations of stabbing burning and throbbing, as well as discoloration, disfigurement and other symptoms.  CRPS often occurs in the aftermath of a serious injury such as a crush injury. It can be caused by indirect or distinct nerve damage following severe trauma, such as in car a accident, a trucking accident, an industrial accident and other worksite accident. If you have been diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), contact us to discuss your condition and your legal options.

Crush Injuries

A crush injury is one of the most devastating injuries a person can sustain.  Unfortunately, this type of injury – whether to legs, feet, hands, arms or other body parts – happens all to often whether on Houston-area freeways, at work sites or elsewhere throughout Texas.  The pain and impairment associated with a crush injury are substantial. Medical treatment is often radical, intense and expensive.  At The Callahan Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys have the experience, skill and resources to effectively represent people who have sustained crush injuries. Contact us for a free case evaluation to discuss your legal options.

Organ Failure

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with failure of a vital bodily organ including kidney, liver, or heart failure,and suspect the cause may be attributable to an unsafe drug, chemical exposure or traumatic injury, we may be able to help. At The Callahan Law Firm, you will speak with an experienced personal injury attorney in Houston, TX who will talk with you about what happened, listen to you, and discuss your legal options. Call today for a free case evaluation.

Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH)

At The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, TX, our PPH attorneys recently took action on behalf of a person who developed primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) after using a Fen-Phen type diet drug. Fen-Phen was taken off the market in 1997.  Unfortunately, a condition such as PPH may not surface until a decade or longer after the patient has stopped using the drug. If you have a serious health condition caused by a dangerous drug, contact us today to discuss whether legal action may be appropriate.

Respiratory Diseases

Although the health risks of asbestos exposure have been exposed in recent decades, the damage has already been done for millions of workers. The same can be said for silica, other minerals, and chemicals known to be toxic and apt to cause respiratory disease or other severe consequences. If you are suffering from a respiratory disease such as mesothelioma, another form of asbestos-related cancer, silicosis, emphysema, or other catastrophic harm due to chemical exposure in the workplace, call The Callahan Law Firm for a free case evaluation with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury that results in paralysis – whether paraplegia or quadriplegia – is a permanent, life altering injury.  This condition requires a lifetime of care including medical treatment, therapy, psychological treatment, medication, assisted living services and equipment for daily living.  At The Callahan Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers in Houston, Texas have a history of success obtaining substantial compensation for people with spinal cord injuires including paralysis.  If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, call us for a free case evaluation to discuss your legal options.

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Accidents

AUTO ACCIDENTS
HOUSTON AUTO ACCIDENT PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

Houston Auto Accident Lawyer for Your Car Accident Personal Injury or Fatality Claim
In Houston, car accident personal injury claims are an unfortunate result of the heavy traffic in our fast- paced metropolitan area, as well as in other high-traffic areas throughout Texas and the United States. Across Texas, motor vehicle accidents are a constant reality and a leading cause of serious injuries and death Read More

Auto – Truck Accidents
Houston Truck Accident Lawyer
Proven, Resourceful Texas Trucking Accident Attorney

Our 18-wheeler accident lawyers in Houston at The Callahan Law Firm understand that the physical damage that occurs in most truck accidents together with the wide range of possible causes and contributing factors can make truck accident cases extremely challenging to handle. If you have been involved in a crash involving an 18-wheeler or other commercial vehicle, it is critical that you have the right attorney on your side. Read More

ATV Rollovers
Houston Product Liability Attorney Handling ATV Rollover Accident Cases

If you were the victim of an ATV rollover accident, a Houston product liability attorney can help you pursue a claim for compensation. Contact The Callahan Law Firm for a free case evaluation. The firm’s product liability personal injury attorneys represent clients on a no recovery, no fee basis.

Rollovers causing serious injuries and deaths have long been a known issue with All-Terrain Vehicles, also known as ATVs. There are many serious injury and fatal ATV accidents across the United States each year Read More

Bicycle Accidents
Texas Bike Accident Lawyer

Bicyclists share the road with trucks, cars and other automobiles. A collision with one of these vehicles can result in serious injury or death.

If you have been hit by a motor vehicle while riding a bike or have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, you need an experienced Houston bicycle accident lawyer to handle your claim. Read More

Commercial Truck Accidents
Houston Law Firm for Trucking Accident Victims

Although commercial trucks make up only a small percentage of motor vehicles on the road, accidents involving these large vehicles cause many catastrophic injuries and fatalities. At The Callahan Law Firm, we focus on personal injury and wrongful death cases in and around Houston and throughout Texas. Our attorneys have a history of obtaining six- and seven-figure recoveries in serious injury and fatality cases caused by corporate and truck driver negligence. Read More

Distracted Driver
Texas Car Accident Lawyer for Victims of Distracted Drivers

Many people have tragically discovered that distracted driving is approaching drunk driving in its magnitude as a danger on Texas streets and highways. Around the country, new laws are being enacted or considered to specifically address texting, handheld cell phone use, and in some cases, use of any wireless device while driving. Read More

Drunk Driving Accidents
Texas Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Texas is getting tougher on drunk drivers all the time. But despite the increasingly harsh penalties, people still drink and drive, putting other motorists at risk for serious and fatal injuries. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, you need an attorney who can pursue the compensation you deserve. Do not let an insurance company offer you less than what you need. Read More

Motorcycle Accidents
Texas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcyclists share the road with trucks, cars and other automobiles. A collision with one of these vehicles can result in serious injury or death.

If you have been hit by a motor vehicle while riding a bike or have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced Houston motorcycle accident lawyer to handle your claim. Read More

International / Cross Border Trucking

Cross-border trucking refers to commercial vehicles, including 18-wheelers and other large trucks that travel into Texas and other states from Mexico. While these trucks and their drivers are supposed to comply with federal and state laws, that is not always the case. Truck accident cases can be complex, even more so when the truck was travelling across international borders. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident involving a truck travelling from Mexico, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney who knows how to handle these cases. Read More

Truck Accidents
Houston Truck Accident Lawyer Proven in Auto – Truck Collision Cases
Texas Trucking Accident Victim?

If you or a family member were recently involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, cement truck, or other big truck, you may be coping with pain, impairment, medical expenses, and a long recovery ahead – or worse – incomparable grief because of the tragic loss of a loved one.Read More

Truck Accident Causes
Houston 18 Wheeler Accident Attorney – Investigates

Currently the demand for truck drivers outweighs the supply. As a result, trucking companies rush to hire drivers and put them on the road operating big rigs often without providing them with adequate training and on occasion without performing basic background checks to ensure a driver has a safe driving history. And when a trucking company has too much work and not enough drivers, the drivers they do have are on the road nearly continuously which results in driver fatigue. Read More

Truck Driver Negligence
Texas Truck Accident Lawyer

Our nation’s commercial truck drivers have a serious responsibility to handle their large trucks with care. They share the roads with families driving passenger cars that are no match in a collision with a big rig or an 18-wheeler. A truck driver’s carelessness on the job can result in serious and often times fatal injuries to innocent people. Read More

Truck Equipment Failure
Houston, Texas Truck Accident Lawyer

The matchup between a large truck or big rig and a passenger car or light truck is entirely one-sided. Any collision between the two is likely to result in serious injuries or fatalities to the occupants of the passenger car.

If you have been injured – or if a family member has been killed – in an accident caused by a large truck or 18-wheeler, you have the right to full and fair compensation. Depending on the injuries sustained, damages can include those for past and future medical expenses, loss of earnings, physical impairment, mental impairment, pain, and mental anguish, as well as burial and funeral expenses Read More

Truck Maintenance
Truck Maintenance to Blame for 18-Wheeler Accident?
Attorney in Houston is Prepared to Investigate

If you were injured in an auto – truck accident, poor maintenance of the commercial vehicle could be to blame. To discuss your case with an 18-wheeler accident attorney in Houston, submit the Free Case Evaluation form now.

Many trucking accidents are caused by inadequate or poor truck maintenance. Inadequate truck maintenance can pertain to the semi-truck or tractor, the attached trailer or some part thereof. Read More

18-Wheeler Accidents
Proven, Resourceful Houston 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers

Our 18-wheeler accident lawyers in Houston at The Callahan Law Firm understand that the physical damage that occurs in most truck accidents together with the wide range of possible causes and contributing factors can make truck accident cases extremely challenging to handle. If you have been involved in a crash involving an 18-wheeler or other commercial vehicle, it is critical that you have the right attorney on your side. Read More

Business Insurance Claim FAQ

What is a “bad faith insurance claim”?

A bad faith insurance claim under Texas law is when an insurance company wrongfully delays or denies payment for a legitimate insurance claim.

How do I know if I have a “bad faith insurance claim”?

When a business purchases an insurance policy, the insurance company that issues the policy has a duty of good faith and fair dealing. Texas bad faith insurance law prohibits an insurance company from wrongfully denying or delaying payment of a legitimate claim. If you believe your business insurance claim was unreasonably denied or delayed, contact an attorney experienced with battling major insurance companies.

What are my company’s rights under my insurance policy?

Your business insurance policy is a contract between your company and the insurance company. Under the policy your company is obligated to pay insurance premiums and to timely report any claim to the insurance company. The insurance company is then legally obligated to investigate the claim and pay a legitimate claim without unreasonable delay.

How long does the insurance company have to pay my claim?

Under Texas law, an insurance company must pay legitimate claims without unreasonable delay. Texas law allows the insurance company to investigate your business insurance claim, but they must act reasonably and make a good faith effort to quickly resolve your company’s claim. If the insurance company does not give you a decision on your claim within six weeks after you first report it, contact an attorney experienced in handling first party cases against insurance companies, including bad faith insurance claims.

What is the “duty to defend”?

If you or your business purchases a liability policy for insurance coverage against third party liability claims, the policy will almost always contain a duty to defend on the part of the insurance company. Under a policy with a duty to defend clause, if a claim is made against your business or one of its employees that is within the scope of coverage then the insurance company must pay for an investigation into the underlying incident that brought about the lawsuit and must pay for attorneys to defend the business and its employees in the lawsuit. If the insurance company refuses to provide a defense or delays the defense, you might have a bad faith case against the insurance company. If this happens, contact an attorney with experience in handling bad faith claims against large insurance companies.

I feel that my businesses’ insurance agent has misled me about the right type of coverage I need for my business. Do I have a bad faith claim?

Under Texas law you probably don’t have a “bad faith” claim against your insurance agent, but there are still possible remedies for your business under the Texas Insurance Code against your agent. To determine what rights you may have to make a claim against your agent, you should contact an attorney with experience in dealing with large insurance companies and insurance agents.

If you have questions about a bad faith insurance claim in Texas, contact an attorney at The Callahan Law Firm for a free case evaluation.

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Industrial Accidents

Texas Attorney Fighting for Victims of Industrial Accidents

Given the large number of refineries and other large industrial facilities in Texas, it is no surprise that Texas industrial workers are all too often injured in industrial accidents.  These industrial accidents result in catastrophic and sometimes fatal injuries.  At The Callahan Law Firm, we understand the hazards that workers are exposed to everyday in industrial workplaces such as refineries, foundries, processing plants, fabrication and manufacturing facilities.  If you have been involved in an industrial workplace accident, it is critical that you have the right attorney on your side.

Based in Houston, Texas, the industrial accident attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm have the experience, skill and resources to successfully handle these cases and win.  Led by former mechanical engineer and Texas board certified personal injury trial attorney Michael Callahan, we have a proven track record of successfully representing individuals and families in industrial accident cases.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an industrial accident, the attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm are here to help.  In Texas and throughout the United States, we encourage industrial accident victims to contact us for a free case evaluation.

Hazards Facing Industrial Workers

Industrial work is dangerous. Workers who work in industrial settings are exposed to hazardous conditions that can result in life altering injuries and fatalities.  Every day, industrial workers face the potential danger of events like explosions, equipment failures, toxic chemical leaks, and accidents caused by the negligence of co-workers. Such accidents can cause serious or fatal injuries including:

For Help, Contact The Callahan Law Firm

An injured person – or the surviving family of an industrial worker killed in an accident – has the right to seek justice for injuries, damages and losses. We dedicate our legal practice to fighting on behalf of injured workers and their families.

Call or email today for a free case evaluation with an experienced industrial accident attorney.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

Insurance Agent Negligence

In some cases, a denied insurance claim is the result of negligence on the part of the insurance agent. Insurance agents have a responsibility to be competent and deal in good faith with their clients. When they fail to meet these obligations, the policyholder’s coverage can be denied when they need it the most.

If you have suffered damages due to an insurance agent’s negligence, it is important to consult with an experienced Texas insurance claims attorney. At The Callahan Law Firm, we have extensive experience handling insurance disputes for policyholders from the Houston area and throughout Texas.

If you are involved in an insurance claim dispute, please contact us to arrange a free case evaluation with an insurance agent negligence lawyer in Texas.

Professional Negligence by Insurance Agents

If a crisis should occur and you need to rely upon your insurance coverage, errors made by your insurance agent can leave you stranded. An error made by an insurance agent, whether intentional or not, can lead to denial of the coverage you need or even cancellation of your policy.

Errors by an insurance agent can result in serious financial loss for the policyholder. Insurance agent negligence can take many forms. Some common examples include:

  • Failure to adequately explain the terms of the policy
  • Failure to write a policy that provides sufficient or correct coverage
  • Including inaccurate information on an insurance form
  • Failure to provide the insurance company with all necessary forms

In handling your case, we will explore all avenues of financial relief, including pursuing damages from the insurance agent, insurance company or both. Our lawyers will work to help you pursue compensation for your insurance coverage as well as other financial losses you have sustained due to your insurance agent’s negligence.

Houston Insurance Claims Lawyers: Call Today for a Free Case Evaluation

Understanding your legal rights and effectively handling an insurance claim can be difficult, especially in times of hardship and loss. We are proven negotiators and trial lawyers who represent policyholders throughout Texas. To discuss the issues associated with your Texas bad faith insurance claim without obligation or risk, please call or e-mail our firm now.

Motorcycle Accidents

Texas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcyclists share the road with trucks, cars and other automobiles. A collision with one of these vehicles can result in serious injury or death.

If you have been hit by a motor vehicle while riding a bike or have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced Houston motorcycle accident lawyer to handle your claim.

Experienced, Aggressive Representation

At The Callahan Law Firm located in Houston, Texas, we are experienced in handling motorcycle accident cases and we work hard to get full justice for our clients. To schedule a free consultation about our services and your legal options, contact our office.

Examples of motorcycle accident cases our personal injury attorneys handle include:

  • Vehicles failing to yield the right of way
  • Vehicles passing too closely
  • Vehicles making an unsafe turn
  • Vehicle operators failing to watch the road
  • Speeding

Contact Us

To discuss your motorcylce accident claim with an experienced Texas personal injury lawyer, contact The Callahan Law Firm today. Call us at 713-224-9000 or toll-free at 888-224-7020, or send us an e-mail. You first consultation is free, and you will owe us no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

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Water Contamination

Clean, uncontaminated water and water rights are extremely valuable throughout Texas and other western states. When an environmental accident such as an oil, gas or chemical leak occurs and contaminates water, strong legal action is often required to recover damages enabling cleanup, restoration of these essential resources as well as other compensation.Our Houston water contamination attorneys are prepared to take action against the companies responsible for water contamination – not only in Texas, but in other oil- and gas-producing states such as Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico, where we can collaborate with local attorneys on behalf of those harmed. Please contact us to discuss what happened and what legal action is most likely to yield positive results for you.

Industry, Environmental and Legal Knowledge at Work for You

Our attorneys are knowledgeable about the oil and gas industry and environmental problems caused by petrochemical companies, refineries and other entities sometimes responsible for water and land contamination. We can thoroughly evaluate the issues and legal options associated with threats to domestic and agricultural water supplies, including those caused by:

  • Oil and gas well site accidents
  • Fracturing by energy companies in attempt to maximize recovery of oil and natural gas
  • Environmental accidents in the shale and basin regions of Texas and elsewhere in the western United States
  • Underground storage tank leaks resulting in groundwater and land contamination
  • Violations of state and federal regulations covering benzene and other chemical levels in drinking water

Fighting to Protect Your Health and Financial Interests

At The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, TX, our lawyers and professional staff are absolutely committed to pursuing valid water contamination claims and other environmental accident litigation on behalf of the citizens harmed. Whether the government takes action or not, we want to protect your interests.

Contact Our Texas Water and Land Contamination Lawyer Today

You take no added financial risk when you choose to contact us, because the initial consultation will be free and we collect attorney fees only when we succeed with your claim, obtaining financial compensation for you. If you know or suspect that water contamination is affecting you or your community, please call 713-224-9000 or 888-224-7020 today and speak with a knowledgeable attorney.

Land Contamination

Oil and gas exploration, development and processing are vital to the economy of the western United States, including the Texas Gulf Coast and large areas of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oklahoma and other states. However, energy companies frequently place profit over safety of the people and environment where the work is done.

Our experienced Houston-based lawyers, Michael S. Callahan and Casey M. Brown, understand land contamination issues and adamantly support the rights of landowners and other private citizens. If an oil, gas or chemical leak, or some other activity or condition has contaminated your land, please request a free consultation.

Texas Toxic Waste Disposal Attorney

Through our law firm’s efforts on behalf of injured oil and gas well site workers, together with founding attorney Michael S. Callahan’s engineering background, we have gained extensive knowledge of energy companies’ practices. We are also well aware of the damages that can result during oil and gas exploration, development and processing. We are prepared to evaluate your land contamination claim whether it is due to an environmental accident or industrial negligence, such as:

Chemical Leaks and Spills

Houston Law Firm Demanding Accountability for Toxic Leaks and Spills

Oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, and related companies contribute greatly to the Texas and United States economies. While many of these companies are hugely profitable, they could be much more diligent in protecting workers from injury – as well as citizens of the entire region from environmental damage that can be serious or deadly.At The Callahan Law Firm, you will find chemical spill attorneys who are knowledgeable about oil and gas exploration, development and processing, environmental law, personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Please contact our Houston lawyers if you have been harmed by a chemical leak or spill and want to understand your legal rights. We consider co-counsel and consulting opportunities nationwide as well as representing clients throughout Texas.

Proven Attorneys for Your Personal Injury or Property Claim

We strive to give people a powerful, effective voice against corporations that try to avoid responsibility for chemical leaks and spills – whether these accidents cause personal injury, death or lasting damage to property rights and values. Our knowledge and resources enable us to thoroughly evaluate potential legal actions involving:

  • Chemical or oil leaks, whether revealed or undisclosed to the public, at our region’s many aging petrochemical plants and other industrial facilities
  • Water, land, or air contamination of private property caused by the negligence of energy companies and their contractors during the exploration, development or production of oil and gas reserves, whether due to leaking storage tanks, pipes, valves or other equipment, the use of open-air storage ponds for refuse, or because of other negligent and careless acts

In extreme cases when government entities discover and act on a chemical spill or leak, community evacuations occur. In others, private citizens notice foul water, noxious fumes, adverse health symptoms including respiratory problems and other evidence of land contamination.

Do You Need Counsel From a Houston Chemical Spill Lawyer?

You may have both a personal injury claim and a property damage claim worth pursuing if you suspect a toxic chemical leak or spill in your area. You can turn to our Houston, TX, lawyers to investigate and offer honest, caring counsel beginning with a free consultation. We pursue negotiations and litigation on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we succeed with your claim.

Student Financial Aid Fraud

Student Financial Aid Fraud & a Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit

Do you have knowledge about a school committing Student Financial Aid fraud? If so, and you file a Qui Tam or Whistleblower lawsuit, you could collect a percentage of any money recovered.

Through the Department of Education and the Federal Student Aid Program, the United States Government provides money to colleges to pay for all or part of the education of hundreds of thousands of students to attend college, trade school, and English as a Second Language classes. Unfortunately, some schools who receive this assistance engage in fraud in an attempt to increase the amount of money they receive from the U.S. Government. Some Schools submit fraudulent applications for student financial aid to the Department of Education to receive funds for students who are not eligible for student aid or to try to increase the amount of money provided through the Government’s financial aid programs. This fraud can occur through a variety of aid programs including Subsidized Loans, Pell Grants, and Federal Work Study Programs.

If you have knowledge of a School that is submitting false information to the U.S. Government for the purpose of increasing the amount of student aid it can receive, then you may be in a position to file a Qui Tam or false claims act case against the school. This type of action is also known as a Whistleblower Claim. A Qui Tam case is a special type of lawsuit in which a whistleblower can help the government stop this type of federal student aid fraud. In the Qui Tam case, the whistleblower files suit on behalf of the government against the School that is wrongly receiving federal aid. A successful Qui Tam whistleblower action can recover a percentage of whatever money is recovered from the defrauding school.

The amount of money the Qui Tam whistleblower receives will depend on many factors, including the work of the whistleblower and their attorney to help the Qui Tam case succeed. If the government handles the Qui Tam case and recovers funds through a settlement or a trial, the whistleblower is entitled to 15 percent to 25 percent of the recovery. However, if the government does not intervene in the case and instead the case is pursued by the Qui Tam whistleblower and their attorney, the whistleblower reward is between 25 and 30 percent of the recovery.

Houston Whistleblower Attorney Taking Cases

The Callahan Law Firm takes Qui Tam cases, also known as Whistleblower cases, including ones involving Student Financial Aid fraud. Send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation.

Casey M. Brown

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Location: Houston, Texas
Phone: 713-224-9000 (Local)
888-224-7020 (Toll Free)
Fax: 713-224-9001

Casey Brown is a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney experienced in litigation involving personal injuries in the oil field and energy industry as well as products liability litigation. Casey also has an extensive background in bad faith insurance litigation representing policyholders against their insurance companies.  Casey began his legal career working for several prominent local defense firms, but soon realized that he wanted to focus his practice on representing individuals and families against corporations and insurance companies.  Since then, he has dedicated his legal career to helping those who have been wronged in obtaining justice.

Casey graduated from Rhodes College with a degree in English. After graduating from Rhodes in 1998, he attended the University of Houston Law Center where he obtained his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 2001.

Casey is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and before United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas .

Areas of Practice

  • Bad Faith Insurance Litigation
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Oil & Gas
  • Motor Vehicle and Trucking Accidents

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2001
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts,  Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    Doctorate of Jurisprudence – 2001
  • Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
    Bachelor of Arts in English Literature – 1998

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, 2012 – 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Michael S. Callahan

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Location: Houston, Texas
Phone: 713-224-9000 (Local)
888-224-7020 (Toll Free)
Fax: 713-224-9001

Michael Callahan is a trial lawyer who represents individuals and families in serious injury and fatality cases. He has practiced in the area of personal injury law his entire legal career. Michael focuses his practice on representing victims in cases involving spinal cord injury, paralysis, brain injury, loss of limb, burns, and wrongful death.

Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. Upon graduation, he moved to Houston to work as a design and construction engineer. For the next several years, Michael worked for two major engineering/construction firms and was involved in the design and construction of refineries, chemical plants, paper mills, and other industrial facilities. He graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1994 with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence.

Michael Callahan combines his background, training and experience with a passion for representing people who are all too often the underdog in the fight for justice against corporations and insurance companies. Michael has built his reputation on hard work and compassion. His success comes in large part from his ability to listen to the people he represents, discover the story of the client and the case, and then tell it to the jury in a compelling, passionate and meaningful way.

Mr. Callahan is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Mr. Callahan is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA), the Houston Trial Lawyers Association (HTLA), the Texas Bar Association, and the State Bar of Texas. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Trial Lawyers’ College founded and directed by Gerry Spence. The College accepts a very limited number of lawyers nationwide each year and is exclusively for lawyers who represent people.  Since 2011, Michael has been on the faculty at the College.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Product Liability
  • Oil & Gas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Motor Vehicle and Trucking Accidents
  • Insurance

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    Doctorate of Jurisprudence – 1994
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    Bachelor of Science – 1989
    Major: Mechanical Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, 2008 – 2015
  • Top Lawyers for the People – H Texas, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Texas Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Business Interruption Claims FAQ

What is a “bad faith insurance claim”?

A bad faith insurance claim under Texas law is when an insurance company wrongfully delays or denies payment for a legitimate insurance claim.

How do I know if I have a “bad faith insurance claim”?

When a business purchases an insurance policy, the insurance company that issues the policy has a duty of good faith and fair dealing. Texas bad faith insurance law prohibits an insurance company from wrongfully denying or delaying payment of a legitimate claim. If you believe your business insurance claim was unreasonably denied or delayed, contact an attorney experienced with battling major insurance companies.

What are my company’s rights under my insurance policy?

Your business insurance policy is a contract between your company and the insurance company. Under the policy your company is obligated to pay insurance premiums and to timely report any claim to the insurance company. The insurance company is then legally obligated to investigate the claim and pay a legitimate claim without unreasonable delay.

How long does the insurance company have to pay my claim?

Under Texas law, an insurance company must pay legitimate claims without unreasonable delay. Texas law allows the insurance company to investigate your business insurance claim, but they must act reasonably and make a good faith effort to quickly resolve your company’s claim. If the insurance company does not give you a decision on your claim within six weeks after you first report it, contact an attorney experienced in handling first party cases against insurance companies, including bad faith insurance claims.

What is the “duty to defend”?

If you or your business purchases a liability policy for insurance coverage against third party liability claims, the policy will almost always contain a duty to defend on the part of the insurance company. Under a policy with a duty to defend clause, if a claim is made against your business or one of its employees that is within the scope of coverage then the insurance company must pay for an investigation into the underlying incident that brought about the lawsuit and must pay for attorneys to defend the business and its employees in the lawsuit. If the insurance company refuses to provide a defense or delays the defense, you might have a bad faith case against the insurance company. If this happens, contact an attorney with experience in handling bad faith claims against large insurance companies.

I feel that my businesses’ insurance agent has misled me about the right type of coverage I need for my business. Do I have a bad faith claim?

Under Texas law you probably don’t have a “bad faith” claim against your insurance agent, but there are still possible remedies for your business under the Texas Insurance Code against your agent. To determine what rights you may have to make a claim against your agent, you should contact an attorney with experience in dealing with large insurance companies and insurance agents.

If you have questions about a bad faith insurance claim in Texas, contact an attorney at The Callahan Law Firm for a free case evaluation.

Life Insurance Claims

Life Insurance Lawyer in Houston, Texas

Has your valid life insurance claim been wrongfully denied?

People rely on life insurance to provide a safety net after they have lost a family member.  Unfortunately, this reliance is often misplaced as Life Insurance Companies frequently make excuses to wrongfully delay or deny valid claims.  The result is that family members are often left without the financial security the life insurance policy was meant to provide.

If you have recently lost a loved one, and then had your valid attempts to collect on that person’s life insurance policy stonewalled or outright denied, it is essential to work with an experienced life insurance attorney to help collect the money you are owed.

 At The Callahan Law Firm, we have a history of successfully representing beneficiaries in life insurance claims.  Contact us for a free consultation to discuss the problems you are facing with a life insurance claim.

Common Reasons for Delays or Denials of Life Insurance Claims

Most life insurance policies sold in Texas have what is called a “two year contestable period”.  This means that if the insured person passes away within two years of buying the policy, the insurance company has a right to investigate the insured’s death and the insurance application.  When doing this, the insurance company will do its best to try to find any “misrepresentations” contained in the application which they will use to deny the claim.  While some delays or denials might be appropriate in these circumstances, all too often the insurance companies take advantage of a grieving family’s lack of knowledge regarding insurance law to wrongfully delay or deny a claim.

How We Can Help

The language in insurance policies is purposefully confusing and virtually impossible for most people to understand. You may feel intimidated by a claims adjuster or another insurance company representative who aggressively tells you that coverage does not apply, or even that if you take action, you will create legal problems for yourself.

We refuse to be intimidated by the wealth and power of insurance companies or the “deny, delay and defend” tactics they teach their adjusters and lawyers.  Our life insurance attorneys, professional staff and outside expert resources are equipped to deal with the fact-intensive investigation, negotiations and litigation that may be required to obtain the outcome you deserve.

Life Insurance Attorney – Handling Claim Disputes in Houston, Texas

From your first contact with our experienced attorneys and staff, you can depend on us for honest, caring counsel. If we determine you have a valid life insurance claim and represent you in the effort to get the benefits you deserve, you will pay nothing unless and until we prevail in your case.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

Commercial Insurance Claims

Claims by Businesses

Businesses rely upon insurance coverage to limit their exposure to risks such as fire, theft, business interruption and other losses. When such a crisis occurs, they expect the insurance carrierto live up to its end of the bargain. When the insurance company denies or undervalues the claim, it can result in significant hardship and financial loss.

At The Callahan Law Firm, we represent businesses from the Houston area and throughout Texas that are engaged in insurance disputes. Our experienced trial lawyers know how to effectively negotiate with insurance companies and, when necessary, how to get results in court.

If you are involved in an insurance claim dispute, please contact us today to arrange a free case evaluation.

Representing Businesses in Insurance Claim Disputes

If your business has been harmed and your insurance company is denying, delaying or trying to pay less than your claim is worth limiting your benefits, it is important to consult with an experienced insurance claims attorney. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling cases against insurance companies for claims including bad faith insurance practices, and can help you and your business with disputes involving:

We have extensive experience in handling insurance claims, and understanding insurance industry practices and the tactics they use to avoid paying full benefits. When necessary, our attorneys are prepared to litigate and have a proven record of success obtaining courtroom results for our clients.

For more information, please visit our Business Insurance Claim FAQ.

Business Insurance Claims Lawyers in Texas: Call Today for a Free Case Evaluation

Understanding your legal rights and effectively handling an insurance claim can be difficult, especially in times of hardship and loss. We are proven negotiators and trial lawyers who represent businesses in insurance disputes. To discuss the issues associated with your Texas insurance claim without obligation or risk, please call or e-mail our firm now.

Wrongful Death Cases

Houston Wrongful Death Attorney:
Texas Attorney Who Listens and Takes Action

The sudden, unexpected loss of a loved one in an accident is a tragedy beyond expression. Surviving spouses, children, parents and other family members experience the loss on so many different levels including emotionally, psychologically, and financially.

Our Houston wrongful death lawyers are down-to-earth, compassionate and proven veterans of the courtroom. We will take the time to get to know you personally as we seek the answers you need – and the wrongful death compensation that will help make up for the loss of a loved one and give you hope for the future.

Knowledge Across the Spectrum of Tragic Accidents

Cold as this reality is, the strategy used by corporations and their insurance companies is that of “deny, delay and defend” with the ultimate goal of underpaying wrongful death claims – putting profit above their legal obligations and grieving families’ needs. We work to get people the justice they deserve. In every case we handle, “full justice” is our goal.

At The Callahan Law Firm, our lawyers have a long history of successfully handling wrongful death claims for surviving family members in cases including the following:

When a loved one suffers a fatal injury, the surviving family members are suddenly faced with overwhelming decisions and burdens, including funeral and burial arrangements, dealing with emotional trauma, providing support and comfort to children, and trying to pick up the pieces in attempt to get through each day and somehow move on.

When we are hired in a case, the wrongful death lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm start working right away to investigate, gather and secure evidence, and find answers to questions such as “what happened,” “why did it happen,” “what could have been done to prevent it,” and “what do we do next.” Let us help you.

Caring Wrongful Death Attorneys Ready to Put Our Skill and Experience to Work

We lead a skilled, comprehensive effort to maximize the recovery for our clients. Compensation for this kind of loss can include medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, loss of earnings in the past and future, mental anguish caused by the loss, and pain and suffering. An additional element of damages in a wrongful death claim can include loss of consortium, which is the loss of love, affection, protection, emotional support, companionship, care, and society.

For a free consultation with one of our Houston wrongful death lawyers, please contact us anytime.  And if you prefer, one of our attorneys will come visit you, whether in the Houston area, throughout Texas, or elsewhere.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

Spinal Cord Injuries

Have You or a Loved One Suffered a Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in Houston, Texas

A spinal cord injury is a devastating, life-altering injury.  Whether caused by an auto accident, a truck accident or work related accident, a spinal cord injury can limit a person’s ability to perform tasks once taken for granted such as walking, standing, sitting up, moving one’s arms, and control over other bodily functions.

At The Callahan Law Firm, our experienced personal injury lawyers have successfully represented people with spinal cord injuries over many years – including clients who have suffered paralysis as well as those who have undergone spinal surgery such as discectomy, laminectomy and spinal fusion.  We have a history of successfully obtaining substantial financial recoveries for the injured and their families in cases involving spinal cord injury.

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, our personal injury attorneys in Houston are here to offer a free legal consultation. Whether the outcome is paraplegia, quadriplegia, involves spinal surgery or for other reasons results in permanent disability, we are dedicated to aggressive representation of individuals and families suffering the consequences of spinal cord injury with the goal of obtaining financial recovery for you.

Costs of Spinal Cord Injuries

While there have been great advances in treating spinal cord injuries in recent years, the cost of this medical care can be very expensive even with health insurance.  However, even the best medical care often cannot restore an injured person’s ability to walk or to have a fully functional body.  These lasting injuries create significant financial burdens for those suffering a spinal cord injury, including the cost for lifetime medical care, modifications to the home and vehicle as well as a potential loss of future salary and wages.

A person suffering from a spinal cord injury caused by the negligence of another person or company shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden alone.

Personal Injury Attorneys Experienced in Motor Vehicle, Trucking and Workplace Accident Cases

Accidents cause thousands of spinal cord injuries across the United States each year. Those injured may need costly adaptive equipment, vocational retraining, or full-time professional care. Our personal injury lawyers’ experience in representing clients with spinal cord injuries includes cases arising from:

In addition, defective products are often the cause of serious spinal cord injuries. Examples include auto defects as well as ATVs and other recreational vehicles susceptible to rollover.

Our personal injury lawyers bring compassion as well as focus and determination to each case we take on. We know that facing a radically altered future is overwhelming, and that you need first-rate legal representation by a law firm with the skill, experience and resources to fight for you and your family, and win.

Call 713-224-9000 or 888-224-7020 to Consult with an Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Please contact our law firm now to discuss what happened and what we can do to help. Our personal injury lawyers in Houston, Texas handle all injury litigation on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not pay a fee unless you, the client, make a recovery.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

Respiratory Diseases

Texas Asbestos Lawyer

Houston Law Firm for Respiratory Disease Victims

Although the health risks of asbestos exposure have finally been exposed in recent decades, the damage has already been done for millions of workers – and some industries and employers were slow to react. The same can be said for silica, other minerals, and chemicals known to be toxic and apt to cause respiratory disease or other severe consequences.

If you are suffering from a respiratory disease such as mesothelioma, another form of asbestos-related cancer, silicosis, emphysema, or other catastrophic harm due to chemical exposure in the workplace, please contact us for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

Taking Action for People Harmed by Corporate and Workplace Negligence

We have built a strong track record of advocacy for workers in the Houston area and along the Gulf Coast, representing those injured or made seriously ill on their jobs in the:

Our efforts over the years in industrial accidents and other workplace accidents has given our Houston lawyers a background in respiratory diseases and the severe effects of toxic chemical exposure resulting from:

  • Chemical leaks and spills that wreak both health and environmental damage
  • Exposure to asbestos-based and other harmful additives in drilling mud used in the oil and gas industry
  • Exposure to toxic industrial chemicals and gases including benzene and hydrogen sulfide (H2S)
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) associated with use of unsafe diet drugs

Silicosis and Mesothelioma Lawyers, Houston Area and Beyond: 888-224-7020

Our Houston, TX, lawyers have pursued litigation against many wealthy and powerful corporations. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another work-related illness or injury, we will approach your potential case with understanding and knowledge. For an attorney consultation without risk or obligation, please contact The Callahan Law Firm today.

Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH)

Texas Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Lawyer

Did an Unsafe Drug Cause Your Disabling Illness?

At The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, TX, our PPH attorneys recently took action on behalf of a person we believe developed primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) due to use of a diet drug similar to Fen-Phen. Fen-Phen was taken off the market in 1997, but many credible medical experts have voiced opinions that such harmful diet drugs’ health impacts may not surface until a decade or longer after the patient has stopped using them.

If you have a serious health condition caused by a dangerous drug, contact us today to discuss whether legal action may be appropriate. Our Houston-based lawyers know primary pulmonary hypertension — also called primary arterial hypertension (PAH) — is life-altering and potentially fatal. We are dedicated to helping clients recover just, much-needed compensation from pharmaceutical companies and increasing public awareness of such risks.

Our Houston-Area Lawyers Will Assess Your Case and Legal Options

If you have primary pulmonary hypertension, you may be coping with:

  • A range of limiting and disabling symptoms such as difficulty breathing and extreme fatigue
  • The prospect or burden of overwhelming medical costs for ongoing treatment with drugs, a potential lung transplant, or new, experimental treatments

The rare lung disorder PPH/PAH is called “primary” pulmonary hypertension when the cause cannot be identified. When a similar rise in blood pressure occurs because of another illness, the problem is labeled “secondary.” However, many medical opinions including a landmark Mayo Clinic study have linked Fen-Phen to primary pulmonary hypertension — and other diet drugs have similar ingredients, including ephedra.

In 1999, the manufacturer of Fen-Phen agreed to pay a multibillion-dollar settlement to victims of heart valve disease. This settlement did not eliminate future recourse for primary pulmonary hypertension sufferers, however.

Houston Primary Pulmonary Hypertension Lawyers: Call 888-224-7020

You will take on no added financial risk when you choose to contact our attorneys about your potential drugs case. We will respect your concerns, take you seriously and, if we can pursue your valid claim, represent you on a “no recovery; no fee” contingency basis.

Organ Failure

Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX for Injuries Involving Organ Failure

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with failure of a vital bodily organ including kidney, liver, or heart failure and suspect the cause may be attributable to an unsafe drug or chemical exposure, we may be able to help. At The Callahan Law Firm, you will speak with an experienced personal injury attorney in Houston TX who will talk with you about what happened, listen to you, and discuss legal options you may have.

We are experienced. For a free consultation with a personal injury attorney at our law firm, please call or e-mail us now.

Unsafe Drugs Pose Serious Risks and Take Many Lives

Our Houston-based lawyers are aware of the many types of organ failure linked to unsafe drugs, such as:

  • Primary pulmonary hypertension linked to Fen-Phen and other diet drugs
  • Development of diabetes, low blood pressure and other devastating side effects of the drug Seroquel
  • The neurological condition dystonia and other life-threatening complications from use of the drug Reglan
  • Suicide risk and the impacts of withdrawal from Paxil
  • Heart attack and stroke linked to the oral contraceptive known as Yasmin or Yaz

Taking Action for Victims of Industrial Accidents and Chemical Exposure

Led by founding lawyer Michael S. Callahan, our Houston law firm has the experience, skill and resources to represent people suffering from organ failure and other serious injuries. Examples of possible causes of organ failure include:

  • Exposure to powerful solvents such as benzene or toxic pesticides, sometimes resulting in lung failure, brain damage or death
  • Exposure to known carcinogens including asbestos – established as the only known cause of mesothelioma – or other cancer-causing chemicals
  • Chemical spills and leaks due to unsafe handling, improper storage, tank ruptures and other forms of negligence, resulting in exposure that can cause liver, kidney, or other organ failures as well as fatal disease

Organ Failure Personal Injury Attorney Houston TX: Call 713-224-9000 or 888-224-7020

We are proven personal injury attorneys for the people of the greater Houston, TX area and throughout Texas, familiar with the industries that employ workers in our region including oil and gas exploration, chemical and petrochemical, manufacturing, power, maritime and transportation. We also work and consult with other attorneys nationwide on cases involving defective products, chemical spills, pharmaceuticals, catastrophic personal injury and environmental litigation. Contact us today to talk with a personal injury attorney in Houston TX.

Crush Injuries

Contact a Skilled Personal Injury Attorney in Houston

Did you or a family member suffer a crush injury on the job or in an accident elsewhere? A personal injury attorney at The Callahan Law Firm in Houston is prepared to help you recover financial compensation.

Some of the most tragic non-fatal accidents on Houston-area freeways and work sites are those resulting in crush injuries to legs, feet, hands and arms. At The Callahan Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys have the knowledge, skill and resources to effectively represent people who have sustained crush injuries.

The pain and impairment associated with a crush injury are substantial. Medical treatments are often radical, intense and expensive. Contact The Callahan Law Firm for a free consultation to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney in Houston who will talk with you about what happened, listen to you, and discuss your legal options.

Understanding the Long-Term Impact and Costs of Crush Injuries

As you may have tragically learned, a crush injury can cause extensive damage to blood vessels, muscles, nerves, bones and skin. Because of the destruction to the human body, fasciotomy, amputation or other radical surgery may be required. The long-term impact of such a severe injury can include the following:

  • Intense, constant (24 hours per day, 7 days per week) and potentially permanent pain diagnosed as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • The need for a prosthetic device or other adaptive equipment and often full-time nursing care for the short or long term
  • Inability to work in your prior occupation and a need for extensive vocational rehabilitation or retraining – or sometimes, loss of your ability to be gainfully employed in any capacity

Car Accidents – Work Injury – Product Defects – Oil and Gas Well Site Injuries

We are committed to evaluating your case objectively and offering sound counsel whether your injuries occurred:

  • In an auto accident or 18 wheeler accident on a Houston area freeway or street – with causes that may include truck driver or trucking company negligence or a dangerous auto defect
  • On the job in the oil and gas, maritime, railroad, construction, or other industry
  • On a drilling rig while working on an oil well site or gas well site
  • In a heavy equipment accident involving a forklift or other industrial equipment
  • Under other circumstances such as a Yamaha Rhino ATV rollover accident or by using some other dangerous, defective product

Houston Crush Injury Lawyers – Call 713-224-9000 or 888-224-7020

We represent people from all backgrounds and occupations. Call or email for a free consultation with a personal injury attorney at The Callahan Law Firm in Houston. We handle serious injury cases and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, which means if you do not make a recovery, you do not owe us any attorneys fees. We represent individuals and families in crush injury cases, and we do it to win.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Texas RSD Attorney

Do You Suffer From CRPS or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is characterized by a sharp chronic pain or burning in the arm or leg. Although no one really knows what causes it, CRPS most often occurs in the aftermath of a serious injury.

Symptoms for this condition include:

  • Intense and chronic pain
  • Swelling
  • Skin discoloration
  • Accelerated temperature
  • Abnormal sweating
  • Hypersensitivity

It can be caused by indirect or distinct nerve damage following severe trauma, such as in car and trucking accidents, industrial accidents and other worksite accidents, and well site accidents.

If you suspect you may have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, it is important to contact a trusted physician right away. He or she can document your symptoms and address your immediate medical needs.

It is also important you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome can severely limit mobility in your limb, and as a result, affect your ability to work or live your daily life. If the condition resulted from an accident caused by negligence, an attorney can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.

Contact the The Callahan Law Firm

At The Callahan Law Firm, in Houston, Texas, we have years of experience representing injured victims and their families in personal injury cases. From the time you retain our services, we will thoroughly investigate your claim and gather evidence and testimony to build a strong, effective case on your behalf. We will fight for you and zealously seek the compensation you deserve.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a relatively rare condition. However, for those who suffer from it, it is serious, and life-altering. You have a right to seek monetary damages for your suffering. Contact the lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm for a free evaluation of your case.

Burns

Texas Burn Injury Attorney

Being severely burned – whether in an explosion, fire, chemical or electrical accident – is a horrific experience. The road to recovery can take years and seem out of reach.  Permanent scarring, disfigurement and loss of use of the injured body part are real consequences, as is the emotional impact which can last a lifetime.

At The Callahan Law Firm, we focus on representing individuals who have suffered serious injuries including burn injuries, as well as surviving families in cases involving fatalities.  Led by former mechanical engineer and Texas board certified personal injury trial lawyer Michael Callahan, we have extensive experience representing people with life altering injuries.  We take pride in providing caring, compassionate representation to our clients.

When hired, be assured that the lawyers and staff at The Callahan Law Firm will bring their extensive experience, skill and resources to work for you with the goal of getting “full justice” and maximizing your recovery. Contact us now to talk about what we can do to help.

Accidents Resulting in Burn Injuries

Some of the most frequent causes of severe burns include the following:

  • Car fire
  • House fire or apartment fire
  • Electrical shock and electrocution
  • Natural gas fire or explosion
  • Water heater explosion
  • Industrial accidents including refinery fires and explosions as well as chemical plant fires and explosions
  • Chemical exposure
  • Flash burns

Schedule a Free Consultation Today with a Qualified Burn Injury Attorney

Our burn injury attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm in Houston are prepared to travel statewide and beyond to represent individuals and families in serious injury cases. Call or email us now and let’s talk about what we can do to help.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

Birth Injuries

Birth Injury Lawyer in Houston – Texas Cerebral Palsy Attorney

Houston Law Firm for Families Harmed by Preventable Birth Injuries

Across Texas, our birth injury lawyers strive to be a trusted legal resource for people affected by serious and catastrophic injuries. Our attorneys focus primarily on cases involving life-changing injuries or wrongful death. Our trial lawyers work together with medical malpractice law firms with the goal of assembling the best legal and trial team for you.

We treat each client with care and compassion. If you believe a doctor, other medical professional, or hospital is at fault for a serious birth injury to your child, contact us for a free case evaluation to discuss what happened and the legal options that may be available.

Sound Legal Counsel When You Suspect a Life-Changing Medical Mistake

Award “caps” and other changes in Texas laws have made recovering fair compensation for medical malpractice an even greater challenge today than in decades past. However, in our view it remains incredibly important to hold doctors, hospitals and insurance companies accountable to consumers. Birth injury cases that our Houston-based lawyers will consider include those involving:

  • Cerebral palsy or other forms of irreversible brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation
  • Erb’s palsy or other conditions often attributable to labor-and-delivery errors including the negligent use of forceps or vacuum extraction
  • Other permanent disabilities due to an anesthesia error, failure to perform a necessary and timely C section, or other avoidable mistake by hospital personnel

We will hear you out and call on experts so that our legal team can provide a realistic view of your likelihood of success if you choose to pursue a claim. This requires assessing whether a violation of the prevailing medical standard of care occurred, and if so, determining the severity and likely costs of your child’s birth injuries.

Houston Birth Injury Lawyers: Call 713-224-9000 or 888-224-7020

We provide sound legal counsel informed by decades of collective experience helping individuals and families after tragic events. Our track record includes millions in recoveries for the injured and grieving. For a free, no-risk consultation on your potential case with a birth injury lawyer in Houston, TX, call or e-mail our firm today.

Brain Injuries

Houston Brain Injury Attorney – Giving People a Voice

Skilled, Resourceful Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Texas

At The Callahan Law Firm, an experienced Houston brain injury attorney will work to get full compensation for injuries and losses resulting from a brain injury.

When a car accident, trucking accident, work accident or other catastrophic event results in a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the impact is life altering for the victim as well as family members. From memory loss to cognitive difficulties to total incapacity, a brain injury almost always means major life changes for victims and their families.

Although medical personnel, insurance company representatives and others use terms like “mild” or “moderate” to describe many brain injuries, we believe that any brain damage is serious. Our Houston brain injury attorneys have built a reputation for hard work and skilled advocacy that gets results.  We encourage you to call or e-mail us now and let’s talk about what we can do to help.

At The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, TX, we are prepared to start working right away to find answers about what happened and why, and protect your legal rights or those of a loved one.  Traumatic brain injury cases that require immediate action include those involving:

  • Severe head trauma resulting in either an open head injury or a closed head injury
  • Hematoma, whether a subdural hematoma when blood collects between the layers of tissue that surround the brain, or an intracerebral hematoma when blood pools in the brain
  • Loss of consciousness including coma
  • Diffuse axonal injury – a major cause of unconsciousness and persistent vegetative state
  • Concussion
  • Decreased cognitive ability, memory,
  • Brain damage resulting from Toxic Chemical Exposure
  • Birth Injuries resulting in hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy or other disabling lifelong conditions

Memory Problems? Personality Changes?
Seek Treatment and Legal Counsel

After an accident that causes multiple injuries, doctors may fail to recognize and therefore diagnose a traumatic brain injury, or may underestimate its seriousness. In many cases, family members begin to notice symptoms that the accident victim does not recognize, such as loss of memory, bouts of anger or confusion. Additional symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include headaches, blurred vision, inability to concentrate, slurred speech, fatigue or insomnia.

Like spinal injuries, severe burns and crush injuries, brain damage can be permanently disabling and financially devastating. Our attorneys, Michael S. Callahan and Casey M. Brown have the ability to call on a range of experts – accident reconstructionists, medical specialists, neuropsychologists, life care planners and others – to establish liability and show the full extent of the injury as well of its financial consequences.

You Take No Financial Risk by Calling Us at 888-224-7020

Contact The Callahan Law Firm for a free case evaluation with a Texas traumatic brain injury lawyer if you or a loved one has suffered a head injury because of someone else’s negligence. We handle all our personal injury cases on a “no fee if no recovery” basis, which allows us to represent you even if you have few financial resources to pursue the case.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

Amputations

Personal Injury Attorney Houston, Texas

Have You Suffered an Amputation Injury in the Houston Area?

The loss of a body part whether an arm, leg, foot or hand in an accident is devastating. Even the amputation of one or more fingers can end or restrict one’s ability to continue in a current occupation. At The Callahan Law Firm, you will speak with an experienced personal injury attorney in Houston, Texas who knows what it takes to effectively represent people who suffer serious injuries due to others’ negligence or reckless behavior.

Whether an amputation happened immediately or was later required due to extensive tissue damage or for other reasons, you can turn to us for a free consultation. Call or email to talk with us about what happened and the legal options available to you.

Experience in Cases Arising from Loss of Limb and Crush Injuries

Our Houston-based lawyers know from long experience that amputations can occur in a wide range of catastrophic accidents. Whether hurt by a cutting action or as a result of crush injury necessitating an amputation, we understand that the future can be uncertain and intimidating, both personally and financially. At The Callahan Law Firm, our Houston serious injury lawyers have the knowledge, skill, experience and resources to effectively represent people suffering from amputations and crush injuries in cases involving:

Medical and rehabilitative costs associated with an amputation can be substantial. And the emotional toll cannot be underestimated.You can depend on a personal injury attorney in Houston, Texas to investigate your amputation or crush injury case thoroughly for causation, liability and sources of recovery. For our clients, we start preparing the case for trial from the time we are retained, focusing on obtaining maximum compensation that can help you return to a productive life.

Houston Amputation Lawyers: Call 713-224-9000 or 888-224-7020

To work with a dedicated personal injury attorney in Houston, Texas who is focused on your recovery and well-being, please contact our firm. We will give you an honest assessment of your case and, if we represent you, we will not be paid an attorney’s fees unless you win.

Recalled Foods

Houston Food Poisoning? An Attorney Can Help

If you want a Houston food poisoning attorney to help you pursue a claim for compensation, The Callahan Law Firm is prepared to help. Contact one of our personal injury attorneys in Houston now for a free case evaluation.

All too often we take for granted that the food we buy in supermarkets, eat at restaurants or what is provided to our children at school is safe. However, sometimes safety standards are not adhered to and one or many people can become ill.

Foodborne diseases are contracted by ingesting food or drink contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites or toxins. Symptoms can range from just a fever and nausea to bloody diarrhea and cramps. In certain severe situations, food poisoning can lead to hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which can result in kidney failure and even death.

At The Callahan Law Firm, our product liability and personal injury attorneys in Houston, Texas, we have built a track record of success in high-stakes negotiations and at trial. We take pride in our ability to give people a voice and in consistently delivering our best efforts to obtain justice. We are committed to ensuring that people are safe and wrongs are corrected. For a free evaluation of your potential claim or lawsuit, please call or e-mail us today.

Our food poisoning attorneys represent individuals bringing claims against food growers, manufacturers, processors, distributors and providers for illness outbreaks resulting from eating or drinking products such as:

  • Produce
  • Meat
  • Cheese
  • Raw milk

We thoroughly investigate our clients’ facts and circumstances to build solid cases for compensation for injuries and damages including, medical care, lost wages as well as pain and suffering. Our food poisoning attorneys have the skill and resources to take on cases involving the following:

  • E. coli
  • Botulism
  • Salmonella
  • Bacillary dysentery/shigella
  • Campylobacter
  • Hepatitis A
  • Listeria
  • Viral gastroenteritis/norovirus

Contact our firm for a free initial consultation on your personal injury or wrongful death claim. At The Callahan Law Firm, we accept injury and fatality claims on a contingency fee basis, so you will owe us no attorney fees unless you make a recovery.

ATV Rollovers

Houston Product Liability Attorney Handling ATV Rollover Accident Cases

If you were the victim of an ATV rollover accident, a Houston product liability attorney can help you pursue a claim for compensation. Contact The Callahan Law Firm for a free case evaluation. The firm’s product liability personal injury attorneys represent clients on a no recovery, no fee basis.

Rollovers causing serious injuries and deaths have long been a known issue with All-Terrain Vehicles, also known as ATVs. There are many serious injury and fatal ATV accidents across the United States each year, especially in Texas. The Yamaha Rhino, a 4-wheel “side by side” model, has been the subject of a number of lawsuits where rollovers result in serious injuries including paralysis and death. But the Yamaha Rhino is not the only one. Other ATV models made by different manufacturers have also been the subject of lawsuits based on product defects that create an unacceptable risk of rollover resulting in permanent disabling injuries such as paraplegia or quadriplegia, and even death.

Houston, Texas Product Liability Attorney

If you have lost a family member or suffered serious injury in an ATV rollover – or another type of accident you believe may have been related to a design, manufacturing or marketing defect – please contact our respected Houston product liability attorneys. We offer thorough case investigation and representation on a “no recovery; no fee” basis.

Drive for ATV Innovation and Profits Can Have Tragic Human Costs

Off-road and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs, also sometimes referred to as UTVs or ROVs), have risen in popularity and undergone many product innovations since their introduction in the 1970s. The market for these vehicles is highly competitive, with major automobile, motorcycle, snowmobile and engine manufacturers such as Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki competing for market share.

ATV safety has long been an important and much-debated issue. Legal arguments to establish liability in defective product cases include design defects manufacturing defects, and marketing defects which can exist when a manufacturer knew about safety problems but failed to adequately warn consumers of the danger.

Equipped to Investigate All Accident Causes and Prove Corporate Responsibility

Our personal injury and product liability attorneys have the technical knowledge and network of experts necessary to investigate defective product cases involving issues such as:

  • Lateral stability and suspension issues that can cause rollovers even for experienced ATV drivers
  • Faulty or defective steering
  • Adequacy of structural protection for drivers and passengers if an ATV rollover or other crash does occur

If you are suffering or grieving because of a recent ATV rollover accident and want to explore legal options, please request a free consultation with a Houston product liability attorney at our firm today. We give people seriously harmed by corporate negligence a voice, and we will treat you with respect as we look hard at your potential claim.

Air Bag Defects

Texas Product Liability Lawyer Taking Takata Airbag Defective Product Cases

If you were involved in a serious car accident in Texas involving an airbag malfunction, contact The Callahan Law Firm. Texas product liability lawyers from The Callahan Law Firm are prepared to help you if you have been injured as a result of a defective Takata Airbag. Contact us now for a free case evaluation.

Have You Suffered Injuries or Loss Caused by Defective Automobile Airbags?

If so, you need a Houston defective product attorney with the experience and resources to investigate and pursue your auto airbag defect claim.

Our Texas product liability lawyers represent people who have sustained serious injuries and the families of those who died due to defective Takata Airbags installed in vehicles manufactured by Toyota, Honda, Mazda, and BMW.  Takata recently issued a recall of approximately 4.7 million vehicles.

Takata Corporation, a Japanese manufacturing company, has been selling potentially defective airbags since 2001.  A Defect Information Report filed with the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that Takata’s airbags can rupture or explode causing pieces of metal to strike and injure drivers and front-seat passengers.  The problem with Takata’s airbags appears to be particularly pronounced in areas with high humidity such as along the Gulf Coast of the United States, including Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida.  At The Callahan Law Firm, our Houston product liability lawyers including Michael S.  Callahan (BSME, JD) and staff work together to force such companies like the Takata Corporation to fairly compensate those who have suffered because of defective products.

According to documents filed with National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA), potentially defective Takata airbags have been installed in the following vehicles.

BMW Models which possibly have a defective Takata Airbag

  • 3 Series Sedan (Model year 2001-2005)
  • 3 Series Coupe (Model year 2001-2006)
  • 3 Series Sports Wagon (Model year 2001-2005)
  • 3 Series Convertible (Model year 2001-2006)

Honda Models which possibly have a defective Takata Airbag

  • Honda Accord (4-cylinder)   (Model Year 2001-2007)
  • Honda Accord (V6)   (Model Year 2001-2002)
  • Honda Civic (Model Year 2001-2005)
  • Honda CR-V (Model Year 2002-2006)
  • Honda Element (Model Year 2003-2011)
  • Honda Odyssey (Model Year 2002-2004)
  • Honda Pilot All (Model Year 2002-2007)
  • Honda Ridgeline (Model Year 2006)
  • Acura MDX (Model Year 2003-2006)
  • Acura TL/CL (Model Year 2002-2003)

Mazda Models which possibly have a defective Takata Airbag

  • Mazda 6 (Model Year 2003-2007)
  • RX 8 (Model Year 2004-2008)

Toyota Models which possibly have a defective Takata Airbag

  • Corolla (Model Year 2003-2005)
  • Matrix (Model Year 2003-2005)
  • Sequoia (Model Year 2003-2005)
  • Tundra Lexus SC (Model Year 2003-2005)
  • Pontiac Vibe (Model Year 2003-2005)

Nissan and General Motors have told the NHTSA that they are still investigating whether any of their vehicles could contain one of Takata’s defective airbags.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to an exploding airbag in one of these types of vehicles, contact The Callahan Law Firm today.

Experienced Houston, Texas Product Liability Lawyer

Product Liability Litigation at The Callahan Law Firm

Our Texas product liability lawyers will discuss with you questions you may have  regarding any serious injury or fatality you or a family member have suffered due to a defective Takata Airbag.

Discuss Your Potential Claim with a Proven Product Liability Lawyer in Houston, Texas

Our Houston product liability lawyers’reputations, technical expertise including the engineering background of Michael S. Callahan, and connections to qualified experts are important assets as you seek recovery for harm caused by a recalled Takata Airbag. For a free consultation with a Houston product liability lawyer, please call 888-224-7020 or send us an e-mailtoday

Auto Defects

Houston Defective Product Attorney Handling Auto Defect Claims

Injuries or Loss Caused by Defective Automobile Design?

If so, you need a Houston defective product attorney with the experience and resources to investigate and pursue your auto defect claim.

When a manufacturer such as Ford, Toyota or General Motors issues a product recall, the story is big news – but that news often breaks only after many serious injuries and even deaths have occurred. This was the case in 2010 with millions of Toyota vehicles recalled because of sudden, unintended acceleration and accelerator issues. Similarly, in past years victims have pursued litigation against manufacturers because of exploding gas tanks, SUV rollover accidents, defective seat belt restraint systems, defective air bags, fuel-fed fires and tire tread separation.

Defective Product Attorney with Engineering Background & Valuable Resources

If you or a family member has been involved in a serious Texas car accident and you suspect an auto defect or simply do not know the cause, please contact us today at The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, TX. With founding attorney Michael S. Callahan’s engineering background, network of experts, and trial experience, the defective product attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm will put together a top notch team to investigate and pursue your auto defect claim.

Experienced in Auto Product Liability and Other High-Stakes Claims

In addition to SUV and ATV rollovers and “sudden acceleration” cases, our personal injury and defective product attorneys are ready to evaluate and handle auto defect claims arising from:

  • Post-collision fires and explosions associated with dangerous gas tank positioning or other car or truck design defects
  • Seat belt, airbag or child seat failures that can cause serious injuries or a tragic wrongful death
  • Other suspected auto design deficiencies and defects that can cause tire blowouts, loss of control, roof crush injuries and other catastrophic outcomes

Any type of auto design or vehicle component defect can be potentially catastrophic for drivers and passengers. At our Houston firm, we want to find answers to what happened, why it happened, and what could have been done to prevent it. We put together teams of experts to find these answers and obtain the justice you and your family deserve. Our defective product attorneys are ready and willing to invest our time and resource in defective product cases, and go all the way to trial and win.

Contact an Experienced Houston Defective Product Attorney

When an auto manufacturer or other company knows about a potentially dangerous product defect and chooses not to address it, they put lives at risk. At The Callahan Law Firm you will speak with a defective product attorney who will listen to you and discuss your legal options. Please contact us today for a consultation at no cost or risk to you.

Accutane Lawsuits

Suffered Drug Side Effects? Houston Accutane Lawyer Prepared to Help

If you took Accutane or the generic isotretinoin and suffered serious side effects, or a loved one died as a result of taking the drug, contact a Houston Accutane lawyer at The Callahan Law Firm now.

About Accutane

Oral isotretinoin is a vitamin A derivative that doctors often prescribe as medication for patients whose glands secrete too much oil for the skin. The primary purpose of the drug is to treat acne and other serious skin conditions, typically only after other high-strength skin medications have been tried without success. The prescription product is marketed under a variety of names by different pharmaceutical companies, most notably, Accutane.

Serious Accutane Side Effects

Unfortunately, Accutane is recognized for having some of the most serious side effects of any prescription drug on the market. It has been linked to serious health problems for the patient including gastrointestinal diseases and disorders such as pancreatitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Common health problems associated with Accutane include:

  • Severe depression: Nearly 300 suicides have been directly attributed to the severe depression resulting from taking Accutane and similar isotretinoin medications.
  • Brittle bones: Extended use can cause bone, tissue and ligament damage that results in fractures
  • Crohn’s disease: Studies have shown that Accutane and other isotretinoin pharmaceuticals have resulted in Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and pancreatitits.
  • Vision loss: The drug may have an adverse effect on the eyesight of people prescribed high dosages.
  • Birth Defects

Additional health problems from side-effects from Accutane and similar prescription acne medication include severe fatigue, increased sensitivity to light, muscle pain and gastrointestinal problems.

Seeking Compensation for Injuries and Losses

If you have suffered a serious medical condition after taking an Accutane prescription product, you may be entitled to compensation for resultant medical care, financial losses and suffering. Pharmaceutical companies have a legal responsibility to ensure their products are safe for the marketplace. FDA approval does not relieve them of their liability. In addition, doctors have a professional responsibility to ensure that every test and precaution is taken to ensure that their patients can safely take Accutane without suffering the injuries associated with the side effects.

Houston Accutane Lawyer Offers Free Consultation · No Attorneys Fees Unless You Recover Money Damages

The Houston Accutane lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm have experience in handling cases against corporate giants. We have created strategic alliances with other lawyers around the nation in an effort to share valuable information that benefits your case. If you have been injured or a loved one has died after taking a defective drug, we have the ability to hold the drug company responsible for their actions.

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of taking Accutane, or any unsafe or defective drug containing isotretinoin (generic name for Accutane), contact our firm for a free initial consultation with an experienced Houston Accutane lawyer.

Unsafe Drugs

Defective Drug Lawyer Fighting for Victims of Unsafe Drugs

Pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to ensure that the drugs they sell do not needlessly injure those who take them. Unfortunately, stock price and market share, not safety, are what motivates many decisions made by these companies. When safety is an afterthought to corporate profits, people get hurt and killed.

At The Callahan Law Firm, our defective drug lawyers in Houston have the resources and network to handle dangerous drug cases throughout Texas, including ones involving:

Skin and acne medications, isotretinoin products

Anti-depressant drugs, bupropion

Diet pills and weight loss medication

  • Ephedra
  • Fen-Phen
  • Meridia

Chronic pain medication

Diabetes medications

  • Avandia
  • Rezulin

Anti-Fungal medications

  • Lamasil

Birth Control

  • YAZ and YAZMIN

Respiratory medications

  • Levaquin

Gadolinium contrast dyes

Free Consultation • No Attorneys Fees Unless You Recover Money Damages

At The Callahan Law Firm, you will speak to a Houston drug recall lawyer who will listen and discuss with you legal options. Over the years, we have created strategic alliances with other lawyers around the nation in an effort to share valuable information that benefits your case. If you have been injured or a loved one has died after taking a defective drug, we have the ability to hold the drug company responsible for their actions.

If you were injured or a loved one has died as a result of taking a dangerous drug, contact our firm today for a free initial consultation with a defective drug lawyer in Houston.

Truck Equipment Failure

Truck Equipment Failure Attorneys in Houston

Truck drivers and trucking companies have an obligation to maintain their trucks in a safe condition.  That means regular inspections and maintenance to make sure the trucks are safe to share the roads with passenger vehicles.  Unfortunately, not all truck drivers and trucking companies adhere to this very basic but important requirement, often times with tragic consequences for the rest of us.

At The Callahan Law Firm, our attorneys are experienced in representing people and families harmed as a result of truck accidents caused by inadequate maintenance and equipment failure on commercial vehicles.

Led by Texas board certified personal injury trial lawyer and former mechanical engineer Michael Callahan, our attorneys have a history of obtaining six- and seven-figure recoveries in serious injury and fatality cases resulting from truck accidents.  We have the experience, skill and resources necessary to successfully represent individuals and families in truck accident cases.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a crash in Texas involving a commercial truck, the attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm are here to help.  Call or email us today for a free consultation.

Truck Accident Negligence – Did You Know?

Although large trucks and 18-wheelers account for a small percentage of total vehicles on our nation’s highways, they account for a high percentage of injuries and fatal accidents.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2004 there were 116,000 people injured in large truck accidents.  And in that same year, NHTSA determined that large truck accidents caused 12 percent of all road fatalities although commercial trucks accounted for only 4 percent of all registered vehicles.

Equipment Failure Causes of Truck Accidents

When representing people harmed in truck accidents, we understand the importance of conducting a thorough investigation to determine whether equipment failure caused or contributed to the accident.

One of the first steps we take when hired in a truck accident case is to send a “preservation of evidence” letter to all potential parties to the case including the truck driver, the trucking company as well as the owner of the tractor, trailer, and load.  This letter requires these potential parties to preserve and not destroy critical evidence.  When appropriate, we will have our experts inspect the truck itself to determine potential causes of the crash including equipment failure such as defective tires, defective brakes, defective braking systems, inadequate reflectors, inadequate lighting, etc.  And as soon as possible, we examine the truck’s maintenance records, the driver’s logbook, the data collected by the truck’s “black box” and other evidence.

If equipment failure caused or contributed to the crash, that can strengthen your case against the truck driver and the trucking company and can result in additional claims against other entities such as maintenance contractors, manufacturers of the defective equipment, installation companies as well as the distributor and seller of the equipment.

Contact The Callahan Law Firm for Truck Accident Negligence

If you or a loved one have been harmed in a truck accident, it is critical that you hire a lawyer and law firm experienced in successfully handling truck accident cases.

The Callahan Law Firm has a long history of successfully representing people in trucking accident cases. From the time we are retained through settlement or trial, we will work aggressively for you against the negligent truck driver and trucking company to make sure you and your family are treated fairly and get full justice.

For a free consultation, contact us at 713-224-9000 or toll free at 888-224-7020 or send us an email.  We accept cases on a contingency fee basis which means that our office is paid only if you make a recovery.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

Truck Maintenance

Truck Maintenance to Blame for 18-Wheeler Accident?

Attorney in Houston is Prepared to Investigate

If you were injured in an auto – truck accident, poor maintenance of the commercial vehicle could be to blame. To discuss your case with an 18-wheeler accident attorney in Houston, submit the Free Case Evaluation form now.

Many trucking accidents are caused by inadequate or poor truck maintenance. Inadequate truck maintenance can pertain to the semi-truck or tractor, the attached trailer or some part thereof. Truck drivers have a duty to inspect their vehicles on a regular basis. A proper inspection of a truck should identify safety issues such as bad tires, bad brakes, or other instances of poor maintenance. Evidence of inadequate truck maintenance can include the following:

  • defective tires
  • improper tire pressure or under inflation of tires
  • tire blowouts
  • excessive wear or worn out tires
  • mismatched tires such as mismatched tire sizes as well as mixing bias and radial tires on the same axle.
  • brake failure
  • defective brakes including defective air brakes
  • air brake leaks
  • lack of reflective tape
  • broken taillights
  • inadequate or improper placement of mirrors including lack of blind spot mirrors
  • defective couplings between the semi truck and trailer
  • improperly secured loads

Attorney Helps Identify Responsible Parties of an 18-Wheeler or other Truck Accident

At The Callahan Law Firm, you will speak to an experienced 18-wheeler accident attorney who understands how to investigate truck accident cases and look at all possible causes of those accidents. Responsible parties can include not only the truck driver and his employer, but also truck maintenance companies and personnel, the companies that load the trailers, trucking brokers, as well as the manufacturers of defective trucking components such as brakes and tires. At The Callahan Law Firm, we have the resources and experience to fully develop our clients’ cases in order to maximize the financial recoveries for the individuals and families we represent.

Talk to Attorneys with Proven Experience

At The Callahan Law Firm, we are proven trial lawyers who have a long and successful history of representing individuals and their families in truck accident cases. To talk about your truck accident case and what an experienced 18-wheeler accident attorney in Houston can do to help, call us at our local or toll free phone number, or if you prefer, send an email and tell us what happened. We look forward to helping you.

Truck Driver Negligence

Truck Driver Negligence Attorney in Houston

Commercial truck drivers have a responsibility to operate their large trucks with care. They share the roads with passenger cars and others that are no match in a collision with a big commercial truck.  A truck driver’s carelessness on the job can result in serious and often times fatal injuries to innocent people.

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as the result of a trucking accident, you need to hire an experienced personal injury attorney.  At The Callahan Law Firm located in Houston, Texas, we have a history of successfully representing individuals and families in commercial truck accidents involving truck driver negligence, and have successfully obtained six and seven figure jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of our trucking accident clients.  To speak with our attorneys and schedule a free case evaluation, contact our offices today.

They’re Supposed to be Professional Drivers

Drivers of large commercial trucks are required to have a special type of driver’s license known as a commercial driver’s license (CDL).  As a result, commercial truck drivers are supposed to have a higher level of knowledge, experience, skill and physical ability compared to a driver of a passenger vehicle who has an ordinary driver’s license.

To obtain a CDL, the applicant must pass a written test and a driving test in the state where the licensed is issued.  This means the licensed commercial driver has special skills and knowledge when it comes to operating large trucks.  They are professional truck drivers who we expect to adhere to a higher standard when driving.

And additional knowledge and skill is required when operating specialized commercial trucks.  For example, special endorsements may be required on the CDL if the truck driver will be driving any of the following vehicles:

  • A truck with double or triple trailers
  • A truck with a tank (a tanker truck)
  • A truck carrying hazardous materials

The lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm know the rules and regulations pertaining to commercial truck drivers who drive trucks on Texas roads, and know how to hold those drivers and their companies accountable when their carelessness or recklessness cause harm to others.

The Investigation and Truck Driver Negligence

After of a trucking accident, it is essential that the crash be properly investigated to gather the facts and preserve critical evidence. If you and your family want full justice, all factors that caused or contributed to the crash must be determined so that all responsible parties can be held accountable.

Truck driver negligence that often results in serious truck accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Driver inattention
  • Driving while tired or fatigued
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs such as methamphetamines
  • Driving with an improperly secured load
  • Driving with an unbalanced load
  • Driving in excess of the maximum allowed hours or miles per day

Contact The Callahan Law Firm for Truck Accident Negligence

The Callahan Law Firm has a long history of successfully representing people in trucking accident cases. From the time we are retained through settlement or trial, we will work aggressively for you against the negligent truck driver and trucking company to make sure you and your family are treated fairly and get full justice.

For a free consultation, contact us at 713-224-9000 or toll free at 888-224-7020 or send us an email.  We accept cases on a contingency fee basis which means that our office is paid only if you make a recovery.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

Truck Accident Causes

Truck Accident Causes Attorney in Houston

Why did it happen?  How did it happen?

After a crash involving a commercial truck, these are two questions that everyone wants answered – not only the investigating police officers, but also the people injured and their families.  The goal is to determine the cause of the crash so that it will never happen again.  Unfortunately, the reality is that truck crashes continue to happen every day and the cause of truck accidents repeat themselves time and again.

At The Callahan Law Firm, our attorneys have a history of successfully representing people and families harmed as a result of truck accidents.  A major part of that success is based on our ability to determine the cause of the crashes.

Led by former mechanical engineer and Texas board certified personal injury trial lawyer Michael Callahan, our attorneys have a history of obtaining six- and seven-figure recoveries in serious injury and fatality cases caused by the negligence and carelessness of truck drivers and trucking companies.  In sum, we have the experience, skill and resources necessary to successfully represent individuals and families in truck accident cases.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a crash in Texas involving a commercial truck, the attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm are here to help.  Call or email us today for a free consultation.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck drivers are required to have a special type of driver’s license known as a commercial driver’s license (CDL).  To obtain a CDL, the applicant must pass a written test and a driving test in the state where the licensed is issued.  As a result, commercial truck drivers are supposed to have a higher level of knowledge, skill and ability when it comes to driving.  Unfortunately that is not always the case.

Some of the most common and repeated causes of truck accidents are listed below:

  • Truck driver fatigue, including falling asleep, as a result of too many hours driving and too little rest or down time.
  • Unsafe driving practices by truck drivers such as speeding, following too closely, making unsafe lane changes, failing to check for blind spots before turning or changing lanes, and overly aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving or inattentive driving resulting from talking on a cell phone or texting
  • Drug and alcohol use by truck drivers, including methamphetamines
  • Inadequate or poor truck maintenance, including bad tires and defective brakes
  • Inherent physical differences between trucks and passenger vehicles, such as height differences and lack of sideguards that increase the likelihood of a catastrophic override or underride accident
  • Overloaded trucks, lost loads, improperly secured loads, and breakaway trailers

Contact a Truck Accident Attorney at The Callahan Law Firm

Whether your Texas truck accident was caused by the negligence of the truck driver, the trucking company, a maintenance company, or the company responsible for placing and securing the load, we will use our extensive resources and skills to determine what happened, why it happened, and what could have been done to prevent it. Because at the end of the day, our job is to get justice for you and your family.

At The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, TX, our lawyers offer a free case evaluation and representation on “no fee if no recovery for you” terms. To discuss your case with a Houston 18 wheeler accident attorney, click the link above, submit the form, and someone will contact you. Or if you prefer, call either our local or toll free number now. We look forward to talking to you, listening, and hopefully helping to provide the answers you need.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

 

International / Cross Border Trucking

Cross-border trucking refers to commercial vehicles, including 18-wheelers and other large trucks that travel into Texas and other states from Mexico. While these trucks and their drivers are supposed to comply with federal and state laws, that is not always the case. Truck accident cases can be complex, even more so when the truck was travelling across international borders. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident involving a truck travelling from Mexico, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney who knows how to handle these cases.

At The Callahan Law Firm, we handle a wide range of personal injury cases for clients from Houston and throughout Texas. Our attorneys have obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for numerous clients and are prepared to handle your cross-border trucking accident case.

To request a free, informative case evaluation, please call or e-mail us today.

Truck Accidents Crossing the Border

While the regulations for truck maintenance, loading, and other trucking standards are different in Mexico, U.S. laws still apply when the truck accident takes place on a U.S. road.

Our attorneys have the investigative resources to handle the most complex cross-border truck accident cases involving serious injury and wrongful death. We are experienced trial advocates who know how to get results in and out of court.

Texas Truck Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been injured in a cross-border trucking accident, we encourage you to contact our offices to talk about your legal options.

Your initial case evaluation is always free of charge, and we handle these cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that we don’t get paid unless and until you get a settlement or jury award.

Call 888-224-7020 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Texas truck accident lawyer.

Underride Accidents

Skilled Injury Attorney in Houston Handling Underride & Override Truck Accident Cases

Texas Lawyers for 18 Wheeler, Truck Accident Victims

Searching for an injury attorney in Houston after an override or underride accident with a large truck? The Callahan Law Firm’s injury attorneys are experienced 18 wheeler accident lawyers who skillfully handle auto – truck accidents.

Understanding Override & Underride Accidents

The difference in weight between an 18-wheeler or other large commercial truck and any passenger vehicle is a big factor in the severity of a collision and the extent of injuries. Additional factors include the difference in the height of the vehicles and their bumpers (resulting in underride by the car or override by the larger vehicle).

If you are suffering due to serious injuries or your family is grieving after a fatal trucking accident, please contact us at The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, TX. Our experienced injury attorneys in Houston, TX understand what to look for in the investigation of:

  • Underride accidents – when a smaller passenger vehicle goes underneath a large truck or other commercial vehicle because of the difference in height of the bumpers
  • Override accidents – when the truck essentially “runs over” the smaller vehicle because the truck bumper is higher than the bumper on the smaller vehicle

Injury Attorney with Extensive Knowledge of Accident Causes

Given the many years of experience of the injury attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm in handling serious injury and wrongful death 18-wheeler accident cases in the Houston area and across Texas, we know what to look for to determine the cause(s) of a trucking crash. Here are some examples of what we have seen in cases:

  • Defective or missing lights and reflectors on tractors and trailers, tire failures, brake failures, and other equipment and maintenance problems
  • Reckless driving behavior by the trucker, including failure to maintain a safe distance between vehicles, speeding, and unsafe lane changes
  • Parking on the side of the road without deploying adequate warning lights, cones or signs
  • Driver fatigue, distraction, inattention, or alcohol or drug use
  • Talking on a cell phone, texting, emailing, reading
  • The trucking company’s negligence in screening, training and monitoring drivers

We are well aware of the tragic consequences of crashes involving 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles. And when the crashes involve underride or override issues, the injuries are often devastating, including head and brain injuries, spinal injuries such as paraplegia and quadraplegia, broken bones, and death.

Call an Experienced Houston Underride Accident Lawyer: 888-224-7020

For a relatively small cost, manufacturers and trucking companies could implement safer designs to help prevent or at least lessen the extent of injuries caused by underride and override accidents. Unfortunately, many choose not to. For too many companies, profit is more important than safety.

If you have been injured or have tragically lost a family member in an 18-wheeler accident or other commercial truck crash, call us at The Callahan Law Firm for a free consultation with an injury attorney in Houston to discuss your case and what we can do to help you and your family obtain a financial recovery for medical costs, lost wages and other damages.

Commercial Truck Accidents

Commercial Truck Accident Lawyers in Houston

Although commercial trucks make up only a small percentage of motor vehicles on the road, accidents involving these large vehicles cause many catastrophic injuries and fatalities.  At The Callahan Law Firm, we focus on personal injury cases in Houston and throughout Texas. Our attorneys have a history of obtaining six- and seven-figure recoveries in serious injury and fatality cases caused by trucking company and truck driver negligence.

Based in Houston, Texas, the commercial truck accident attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm have the experience, skill and resources to successfully handle these cases and win.  Led by former mechanical engineer and Texas board certified personal injury trial attorney Michael Callahan, we have a proven track record of successfully representing individuals and families in commercial truck accidents.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, the attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm are here to help.  In the Houston area and throughout Texas, we contact us for a free consultation if you or a loved one have been harmed in a truck accident.

Types of Commercial Trucks

There are many different types of commercial trucks.  These trucks come in different shapes, sizes and configurations, and are designed to perform different tasks.  The following are some examples of the kinds of commercial trucks:

  • Tractor-Trailers – a combination trucking unit consisting of a tractor hooked up to a trailer, also referred to as 18-wheelers, semi-trailers or semi-trucks
  • Tanker trucks – a truck with a tank body or tank trailer typically used to haul liquids or gases, many of which are classified as hazardous materials
  • Cement trucks – a truck that includes a concrete mixer which is a large revolving drum in which cement is mixed with other materials to make concrete
  • Dump trucks – specially designed trucks to haul loose material such as dirt, sand or stone, used in construction
  • Flatbed trucks  – an open truck bed or flat trailer with no sides, used to carry large objects such as heavy machinery or materials
  • Tow trucks – a truck used to tow or pickup damaged or disabled vehicles
  • Oil field service trucks – a truck used in the oil field industry to transport oil field equipment and workers as well as liquids including oil and wastewater

Contact The Callahan Law Firm for a Commercial Truck Accident

The Callahan Law Firm has a long history of successfully representing people in trucking accident cases. From the time we are retained through settlement or trial, we will work aggressively for you against the negligent truck driver and trucking company to make sure you and your family are treated fairly and get full justice.

For a free consultation, contact us at 713-224-9000 or toll free at 888-224-7020 or send us an email.  We accept cases on a contingency fee basis which means that our office is paid only if you make a recovery.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

 

Oil & Gas Field Service Truck Accidents

Oil field service trucks are larger and more dangerous than many other commercial vehicles on the roads. These heavy trucks are often driven down small local county roads and farm-to-market roads by drivers who are not familiar with the area in which they are driving. This is a dangerous combination and leads to wrecks that result in serious injuries to local residents and others.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident with an oil field service truck, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. At The Callahan Law Firm, we focus on personal injury and wrongful death cases in and around Houston and throughout Texas. Our attorneys have a history of obtaining six- and seven-figure recoveries in serious injury and fatality cases arising from oil and gas field accidents.

To request a free, informative case evaluation, please call or e-mail us today.

The Dangers of Gas and Oil Field Service Trucks

Many oil and gas field truck accidents and injuries could have been prevented if not for the carelessness or recklessness of one or more companies or employees. Many of these truck accidents are the result of driver fatigue, distracted driving, failure to maintain equipment, driver error and other forms of negligence.

The heavy equipment used in the oil and gas industry is transported by heavy duty service trucks. These trucks transport the equipment and material necessary to drill and develop oil and gas wells. Heavy tanker trucks and vacuum trucks are also used by oil and gas companies to haul away oil, saltwater and other waste products from well sites. As the pace of oil and gas exploration picks up in an area, so do the number of heavy oil field service trucks traveling your roads.

Our firm handles a wide range of oil field service truck accident cases, including those involving:

  • Tanker trucks
  • Wireline trucks
  • Flatbed trailers
  • Lowboy trailers
  • Vacuum trucks
  • Cranes
  • Rig moving equipment

Whatever the cause of your truck accident, it is important to consult with an attorney who knows how to handle these complex cases.Our lawyers know how to find the facts in gas and oil field truck accident cases to determine how the accident occurred and to identify all liable parties. We will fight aggressively on your behalf to help you pursue full and fair compensation for medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, impairment, and other damages.

Texas Oil Field Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a gas or oil field trucking accident, we encourage you to contact our offices to talk about your legal options.

Your initial case evaluation is always free of charge, and we handle these cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that we don’t get paid unless and until you get a settlement or jury award.

Call 888-224-7020 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Texas truck accident lawyer.

Auto Accident Causes

Auto Accident Causes in Houston, TX

In 2014, 3,534 people lost their lives in automobile crashes on Texas roadways.  While there can be a number of different causes for these tragic accidents, most are caused by the negligence or carelessness of other drivers.

After an automobile crash with serious injuries or fatalities, everyone involved wants to know how and why the accident happened.  At The Callahan Law Firm, our attorneys have a history of successfully representing people and families harmed as a result of automobile accidents.  A major part of that success is based on our ability to determine the cause of these crashes.

Led by former mechanical engineer and Texas board certified personal injury trial lawyer Michael Callahan, our attorneys have a history of obtaining six- and seven-figure recoveries in serious injury and fatality cases caused by the negligence and carelessness of auto and truck drivers.  In sum, we have the experience, skill and resources necessary to successfully represent individuals and families in automobile accident cases.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a crash in Texas involving an automobile or commercial truck, the attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm are here to help.  Call or e-mail us today for a free consultation.

Common Causes of Auto Accidents

All drivers are required to follow the rules and regulations for safe driving created by the Texas Department of Transportation.  Texas drivers are supposed to be familiar with and follow these rules and regulations.  Unfortunately that is not always the case and other drivers’ failure to follow these rules can result in tragic accidents causing serious injury or death.

Some of the most common and repeated causes of automobile accidents are listed below:

  • Driver fatigue, including falling asleep, as a result of too many hours driving and too little rest or down time.
  • Unsafe driving practices by drivers such as speeding, following too closely, making unsafe lane changes, failing to check for blind spots before turning or changing lanes, and overly aggressive driving
  • Distracted Driving or inattentive driving resulting from talking on a cell phone or texting
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) including Drunk Driving

Contact an Auto Accident Attorney at The Callahan Law Firm

We will use our extensive resources and skills to determine what happened, why it happened, and what could have been done to prevent it. Because at the end of the day, our job is to get justice for you and your family.

At The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, Texas, our lawyers offer a free case evaluation and representation on “no fee if no recovery for you” terms. To discuss your case with an experienced Houston auto accident attorney, click the link above, submit the form, and someone will contact you. Or if you prefer, call either our local or toll free number now. We look forward to talking to you, listening, and hopefully helping to provide the answers you need.

Call Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation!

Bicycle Accidents

Texas Bike Accident Lawyer

Bicyclists share the road with trucks, cars and other automobiles. A collision with one of these vehicles can result in serious injury or death.

If you have been hit by a motor vehicle while riding a bike or have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, you need an experienced Houston bicycle accident lawyer to handle your claim.

Experienced, Aggressive Representation

At The Callahan Law Firm located in Houston, Texas, we are experienced in handling bike accident cases and we work hard to get full justice for our clients. To schedule a free consultation about our services and your legal options, contact our office.

Examples of bike accident cases our personal injury attorneys handle include:

  • Vehicles failing to yield the right of way
  • Vehicles passing too closely
  • Vehicles making an unsafe turn
  • Vehicle operators failing to watch the road
  • Speeding

Contact Us

To discuss your bike accident claim with an experienced Texas personal injury lawyer, contact The Callahan Law Firm today. Call us at 713-224-9000 or toll-free at 888-224-7020, or send us an e-mail. You first consultation is free, and you will owe us no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

Truck Accidents

Houston Truck Accident Lawyer Who Will Fight For You

Truck Accident Lawyer - Callahan Law

Our 18-wheeler accident lawyers in Houston at The Callahan Law Firm understand that the physical damage that occurs in most truck accidents together with the wide range of possible causes and contributing factors can make truck accident cases extremely challenging to handle.

If you have been involved in a crash involving an 18-wheeler or other commercial vehicle, it is critical that you have the right attorney on your side. At The Callahan Law Firm, led by former mechanical engineer Michael S. Callahan, our 18-wheeler accident lawyers have the experience, knowledge, skill and network of experts to successfully handle these cases and win.

Your truck accident lawyer’s level of skill, knowledge and relevant experience are crucial and directly affect whether you succeed in your trucking case. You get one chance at justice. That’s it. In the Houston area and throughout Texas, we encourage truck accident victims to contact our 18-wheeler accident lawyers as soon as possible.

Our Truck Accident Lawyers in Houston Find Answers & Prove Liability to Obtain Just Compensation for You

At The Callahan Law Firm, our experienced truck accident lawyers in Houston have handled hundreds of motor vehicle accidents including those involving 18-wheelers and other commercial motor vehicles in and around Houston, TX, and throughout Texas.  We are ready and prepared to immediately handle serious injury and wrongful death litigation arising from:

  • 18-wheeler accidents occurring on interstate freeways, Texas highways and other roadways
  • Commercial vehicle accidents such as those involving delivery trucks, cement trucks, garbage trucks, dump trucks, box trucks, buses and construction equipment
  • Underride accidents and override accidents in which devastating injuries can be attributed to the physical differences between a truck and passenger vehicle
  • Serious injuries and fatalities resulting from impact with steel bumpers on trucks. Most car bumpers are now designed with plastics and in a way that absorb the force of an impact to help protect occupants. Steel truck bumpers do not. The technology is there, but trucks choose not to use it. Our 18-wheeler accident lawyers in Houston ask “why not?”
  • Accidents caused by over-aggressive, fatigued or distracted truck drivers – and negligence on the part of the trucking company in hiring drivers and maintaining vehicles

Contact a Houston Truck Accident Lawyer To Fight for You

If you have been seriously injured or tragically lost a family member in a Texas roadway accident involving a tractor-trailer, large truck, or other commercial vehicle, please contact our 18-wheeler  accident lawyers now. We will respond quickly to your inquiry, take steps to investigate the crash and its cause(s), and work tirelessly to get answers and the justice you and your family deserve.

Schedule a free case evaluation today.

Drunk Driving Accidents

Texas Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Texas is getting tougher on drunk drivers all the time. But despite the increasingly harsh penalties, people still drink and drive, putting other motorists at risk for serious and fatal injuries. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, you need an attorney who can pursue the compensation you deserve. Do not let an insurance company offer you less than what you need.

The drunk driver accident lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm have extensive experience representing victims and their families in drunk driving accident claims. We have the practical and legal knowledge to gather evidence and build a strong case on our clients’ behalf.Contact our firm today for a free initial consultation.

Experienced Lawyers · Successful Results

The dangers of drinking and driving are well known. Impaired vision and motor skills can cause a drunk driver to swerve into oncoming traffic, speed through stop signs and lights, and fail to apply the breaks for slower traffic or pedestrians.

Our firm is experienced in handling personal injury and wrongful death claims resulting from drunk driver accidents. Many of our clients suffer from serious, life-altering injuries, including:

Contact a Houston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, contact The Callahan Law Firm as soon as possible to speak with an attorney.

Call us at 713-224-9000 or toll-free at 888-224-7020 or send us an e-mail.

Texting and Driving

Distracted Driving Attorney for Texting & Driving Accidents

Distracted Driver in Houston & Texas - The Callahan Law Firm

Texting and driving can be deadly.

Many people have tragically discovered that distracted driving is approaching drunk driving in its magnitude as a danger on Houston streets and Texas highways. Nearly every day, car accidents are caused by drivers who were texting while driving.

Around the country, new laws are being enacted or considered to specifically address texting, handheld cell phone use, and in some cases, use of any wireless device while driving.

If you believe a car, 18-wheeler, commercial vehicle, pedestrian, or other roadway accident that seriously harmed you or a family member may have been caused by distracted driving – or you simply do not know the cause – please reach-out to our firm’s texting and driving attorneys today.

Uncovering the Truth and Holding Distracted Drivers Responsible

We are versed in the dangers posed by distracted or “inattentive” drivers and the various laws and regulations that may apply. Equally or more important, our Houston texting and driving accident lawyers have the knowledge and experience to prove your case for compensation using cell phone records, witness testimony and other evidence.

When our Houston, TX-based attorneys launch an investigation of any fatal or serious injury-causing auto accident, we are alert to possible factors including:

  • A passenger vehicle driver or truck driver’s inattentive driving due to use of a cell phone, GPS device, handheld computer or other electronic equipment.
  • The specific, extreme dangers of texting while driving which all too often result in rear-end collisions, failure to stop at red lights and stop signs, failure to yield the right of way, lane drifting and other potentially fatal driving mistakes.
  • The potential for other collision causing behaviors while driving such as reading, eating, adjusting the radio or CD player, working on a laptop, or trying to clean up spills or pick up items on the floorboard.

Proving that the driver who caused your serious Houston highway accident was distracted is work for an experienced injury lawyer with a history of success. 

At The Callahan Law Firm, that is who we are:

Experienced personal injury trial lawyers with a long history of successfully representing individuals and families in car accident cases and truck accident cases caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior.

Harmed by a Distracted Driver? Lawyers Who Can Prove It Are Ready to Help.

For a free case evaluation and serious consideration of your legal options, together with representation on a “no fee if no recovery” basis if we take your case, call toll-free at 888-224-7020 (Houston) today.

Call for a free case evaluation today.

Offshore Rig Injuries

Any offshore rig worker knows that working on offshore rigs can be dangerous. Offshore workers are exposed to unique dangers not faced by land based rig workers. More often than not, when a serious injury occurs an injured offshore rig worker is hours away from medical help.

Too often offshore rig workers are injured due to the negligence of a co-worker, their employer or another company working alongside them. Offshore Rig workers face the risk of:

  • Wrongful Death (Death on the High Seas Act)
  • Amputation
  • Burns
  • Paralysis
  • Back and Neck injuries
  • And other severe bodily injuries

If you have been injured offshore while working on an offshore oil rig, you may have a claim for damages under your local State law or Federal Maritime law. The attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, Texas represent injured maritime workers and accident victims in Texas, throughout the Gulf Coast and across the nation.

If you are injured on a jack up rig or floating oil rig, you may be entitled to bring a claim under a federal law called the Jones Act. Injured maritime workers who make a successful claim under the Jones Act can often recover more monetary damages than damages available to workers on fixed platforms who are limited by compensation under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA). However, even if you are injured on a fixed platform, maritime law still provides for financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.

If you have been injured offshore while working on a jack up rig, a floating oil rig or a fixed platform, contact the attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm for a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys.

Jones Act

Jones Act Attorney in Houston, Texas

Offshore workers are constantly exposed to the unique hazards and dangers of working on vessels and offshore platforms.  These unique dangers were one the reasons the United States government created The Jones Act almost 100 years ago to protect the rights of injured seamen and other offshore workers who are employed on maritime vessels like offshore drilling rigs, drill boats, supply boats, crew boats, cargo ships, tankers and dredges.

If you have been injured while working offshore, you may be entitled to make a claim under The Jones Act to obtain payment for your medical bills, lost wages as well as compensation for your pain and suffering.  It is important that you contact an experienced attorney to handle your Jones Act claim to ensure you get all of the benefits you are legally entitled to receive.

The Callahan Law Firm has a track record of success in handling personal injury and wrongful death cases.  Over the years, we have represented seamen engaged in a variety of jobs from those on work boats to dredging barges and who were injured anywhere from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to China’s Bohai Bay.  Our experienced lawyers use their skills and resources to put together powerful, compelling cases on behalf of our offshore and maritime injury clients.

Common Causes of Maritime and Offshore Accidents

As a seaman working aboard a vessel in the Gulf of Mexico or another of our nation’s waterways, your own safety depends on your co-workers’ safe work practices, proper maintenance of equipment, the seaworthiness of the vessel and the responsible and safety-conscious actions of the vessel owner.

We have seen serious and fatal injuries occur on maritime vessels as the result of many different types of unsafe work practices.  Some of the most common hazards sailors and offshore workers face include:

  • Unseaworthiness: Is your vessel fit for service and clean?
  • Improper equipment: Do you and your fellow seaman have the equipment you need to safely do your job? Is the equipment regularly maintained in good working order?
  • Inadequate training: Are you and the rest of the crew adequately trained in maritime safety procedures and in equipment operation?
  • Violation of safety rules: The maritime industry is heavily regulated to ensure safe working conditions. Violation of federal, state or industry safety guidelines can result in personal injury or death.

Contact The Callahan Law Firm for Help with your Jones Act claim

The attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm fight vigorously to ensure that the offshore workers and their families we represent receive full justice when injured at sea or on our nation’s waterways. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis which means that we do not get paid until you get a settlement or jury award.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss an incident involving yourself or a loved one, call send us an e-mail for a free case evaluation.

Offshore Injuries

Texas Offshore Accident Attorney

Every day, thousands of people work on maritime vessels like offshore drilling rigs, drill boats, supply boats, crew boats, cargo ships, tankers and dredges. The work is physically demanding and it is dangerous.

As an offshore worker in the Gulf of Mexico or another of our nation’s waterways, your own safety relies on your co-workers’ safe work practices, proper maintenance of equipment, the seaworthiness of the vessel and the responsible and safety-conscious actions of the vessel owner.

If you have been injured – or if a family member has been killed – as a result of an offshore oil rig or maritime accident, you are entitled to justice and compensation if the injury or death was caused by the careless or reckless acts of another person or company.

The Callahan Law Firm has a track record of success in handling personal injury and wrongful death cases. Our experienced lawyersuse their skills and resources to put together powerful, compelling cases on behalf of our offshore and maritime injury clients.

Common Causes of Maritime and Offshore Accidents

We have seen serious and fatal injuries occur on maritime vessels and offshore drilling rigs as the result of many different types of unsafe work practices. Some of the most common unsafe work practices on offshore drilling rigs include:

  • Unseaworthiness: Is your vessel fit for service and clean?
  • Improper equipment: Do you have the equipment you need to safely do your job? Is the equipment regularly maintained in good working order?
  • Inadequate training: Are you adequately trained in maritime safety procedures and in equipment operation? What about your co-workers?
  • Violation of safety rules: The maritime industry is heavily regulated to ensure safe working conditions. Violation of federal, state or industry safety guidelines can result in personal injury or death.

The attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm fight vigorously to ensure that the maritime and offshore workers and their families we represent receive full justice when injured at sea or on our nation’s waterways. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you get a settlement or jury award.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss an incident involving yourself or a loved one, please schedule a free case evaluation. Call 888-224-7020 or send us an e-mail.

Death on the High Seas Act

If you have lost a loved one while they were working offshore you may have a claim against the person or company responsible. If the accident was the result of negligence or unseaworthiness, you may be able to file a claim under the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) to recover the compensation you deserve after the loss of a loved one.

DOHSA covers any death occurring more than 3 nautical miles from the shore of any State. A claim governed by DOHSA is different from a claim for wrongful death that can be brought under state law. You need an attorney experienced in maritime law to represent you and your family to make sure you receive all of the damages available to you.

Under DOHSA, only the personal representative of the deceased individual can bring a claim, and that action is pursued on behalf of a spouse, children, parent or other financially dependent relative of the decedent. Damages available under DOHSA include loss of financial support, medical bills, burial and funeral costs, and loss of household services.

If you have suffered the loss of a loved one working offshore, contact the attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm for a free case evaluation. Understanding your legal rights can be difficult, especially in times of hardship and loss. We are proven trial lawyers and negotiators who represent families who have lost family members offshore due to the negligence of others. To discuss the issues and associated claim without obligation or risk, please call or e-mail our firm now.

Pipeline Explosions

Both federal and state law requires pipeline companies to conduct regular inspections of their pipelines, searching for leaks, ruptures and other defects. When pipeline companies cut corners and fail to comply with the law, it can lead to pipeline explosions that cause catastrophic injury, property damage and environmental harm.

At The Callahan Law Firm, we represent people who have been injured in pipeline explosions and other accidents. We have obtained multimillion dollar-settlements and jury awards for people who have suffered serious injuries and those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents.

To request a free, informative case evaluation with a Texas pipeline explosions lawyer, please call or e-mail us today.

The Causes of Pipeline Accidents

Pipeline accidents can occur for a number of reasons, and are often due to the pipes and pipeline components such as flanges and valves being old and poorly maintained. Many pipelines in Texas and throughout the United States have been in use for half a century or more and are showing the signs of wear. It is the responsibility of the pipeline companies to inspect, maintain and repair their pipelines, but, all too often, they fail to do so.

Failure to repair leaks, ruptures and other defects leaves pipelines unsafe and people vulnerable. Use of defective parts may also contribute to pipeline explosions. In handling pipeline accident cases, we use our extensive investigative resources to uncover the facts and identify liable parties.

How We Can Help

Pipeline accidents can result in catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. They can also cause extensive property damage and lead to soil and water contamination. In representing our clients, we seek to assess the full extent of the damages these accidents inflict, including physical injuries, property damage, emotional hardship and financial loss. Pipeline accidents can result in serious burn injuries and, all too often, wrongful death. We work to ensure our clients obtain full and fair compensation for the losses they have suffered.

Texas Pipeline Accident Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pipeline explosion, we encourage you to contact our offices to talk about your legal options.

Your initial case evaluation is always free of charge, and we handle pipeline accident injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that we don’t get paid unless and until you get a settlement or jury award.

Call 888-224-7020 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Texas pipeline accident attorney.

Pipeline Accidents

Pipeline Accidents Attorney in Houston

The construction and maintenance of pipelines – whether above ground, underground, or underwater – is dangerous work. The companies that own, construct and maintain these pipelines have an obligation to properly construct and maintain the pipelines. Nonetheless, pipeline workers and innocent bystanders sustain injuries or are killed due to blowouts, explosions, heavy equipment accidents or toxic gas leaks.

Based in Houston, Texas, the pipeline accident lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm have the experience, skill and resources to successfully handle these cases and win.  Led by former mechanical engineer and Texas board certified personal injury trial attorney Michael Callahan, we have a proven track record of successfully representing individuals and families in pipeline accidents.

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a pipeline accident, contact an experienced pipeline accident lawyer at The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, Texas for a free initial case evaluation.

Common Causes of Pipeline Accidents

Pipeline accidents occur during pipeline construction work and during regular maintenance.

During construction, as the excavation work moves along the pipeline corridor, the worksite surface and trench are under constant change. These changing conditions include unstable sand, swamp, bedrock, permafrost and extreme weather conditions that create hazards when workers are handling heavy equipment or construction materials.

The dangers faced by pipeline workers and others include exposure to toxic gases and substances, a blowout of the pipeline, explosions, excavation accidents and machinery accidents.

Specialized Knowledge Is Required to Handle Pipeline Accident Cases

Our personal injury lawyers have the background and experience that make them well qualified to handle pipeline accident cases.

Before attending law school over 20 years ago, Attorney Michael Callahan worked as a design and construction engineer on refinery, chemical plant and pipeline projects. He now uses his engineering background and specialized knowledge of the equipment, work processes and safety regulations involved in the energy industry on behalf of his personal injury clients. In addition, Attorney Casey Brown has in-depth experience representing oil and gas workers injured in pipeline accidents and other industrial workplaces.

Contact a Pipeline Injury Attorney at The Callahan Law Firm

Your initial case evaluation is free of charge. We handle pipeline accident cases on a contingency fee basis which means that our law firm is paid only if you win. Call 713-224-9000, toll-free 888-224-7020 or send us an email.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

Marcellus Shale

Were You Injured in an Oil or Gas Drilling Accident in the Marcellus Shale? Considering a Lawsuit?

A Marcellus Shale lawyer at The Callahan Law Firm is prepared to help. Contact our firm now for a free case evaluation. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that attorney fees are paid in a client’s injury or wrongful death Marcellus Shale lawsuit if the client makes a recovery.

About the Marcellus Shale

The Marcellus Shale running throughout the Allegheny Plateau is recognized as one of America’s most significant natural gas fields. Gas and oil drilling takes place throughout the field, with drilling and shale extraction operations in portions of New York, northern and western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and parts of Delaware. Natural gas reserves have also been found in Marcellus Shale rock in Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas, as well.

High Rate of Injuries in the Marcellus Shale Region

Natural gas exploration and extraction from shale requires drilling operations that put oil and gas field workers at risk of serious injury and death. Despite workplace safety regulations that are among the strictest in the world, workers in exploration and drilling operations throughout the Marcellus Shale region continue to suffer among the highest rates of accident injuries in the industry.

Free Consultation · No Attorneys Fees Unless You Win Compensation

Were you injured in an accident while working on an oil or gas drilling rig in the Marcellus Shale? If so and you want to understand what can be done, call or send an email to us at The Callahan Law Firm to talk to a Marcellus Shale lawyer as soon as possible. Our oil and gas injury attorneys handle drilling rigs cases including Marcellus Shale cases, and we have extensive experience and knowledge of the energy exploration and drilling industry.

At The Callahan Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys are ready to help oil and gas workers in Texas and across the nation fight for full and fair justice for their injuries. We stand up to fight aggressively to protect the rights of workers injured because of the negligence of drilling companies and other subcontractors who may be held responsible for accidents that cause serious and fatal injuries.

Resources to Handle the Most Complex Cases

Personal injury litigation related to energy exploration and extraction are often complex. Oil and gas companies and their insurance companies fight hard to prevent injured workers and their families from receiving full compensation for their injuries and damages. Personal injury and wrongful death cases often require years of hard work and preparation by a knowledgeable, skilled lawyer leading up to a fair settlement or trial. At The Callahan Law Firm, we have the experience, skill and resources to successfully represent oil and gas field workers and their families in serious and catastrophic injury cases. Personal injury cases arising from oil and gas related accidents that we review and accept include the following:

Drilling Rig Injury Lawyer in Houston

From our offices in Houston, TX, our attorneys help clients throughout Texas and other states.Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Marcellus Shale lawyer or other gas and oil drilling injury lawyer today.

Bakken Shale

Were You Injured in an Oil or Gas Drilling Accident in the Bakken Shale?

The Bakken Shale, an oil and gas formation in parts of North Dakota and Montana in the Williston Basin is recognized as one of America’s most significant natural oil and gas fields. Oil and gas drilling takes place throughout the field, with drilling and shale extraction operations in northwestern North Dakota and northeastern Montana.

Oil and gas exploration and extraction from shale requires exploratory measures that can include drilling operations that put oil and gas field workers at risk of great danger and death. Despite workplace safety regulations that are among the strictest in the world, workers in exploration and drilling operations throughout the Bakken Shale region continue to suffer among the highest rates of accident injuries in the industry.

Free Consultation • No Attorneys Fees Unless You Win Compensation

Were you injured in an accident while working on an oil or gas exploration or drilling job in the Bakken Shale? Talk to an oil and gas industry personal injury attorney at The Callahan Law Firm as soon as possible. Our oil and gas injury lawyers have extensive experience and knowledge of the energy exploration and drilling industry. Lawyers at our firm represent oil and gas workers in Texas and across the nation in the fight for full and fair money damages for their injuries. We stand up to fight aggressively to protect the rights of workers injured because of the negligence of drilling companies and other subcontractors who may be held responsible for the accident that caused your injury or the death of your loved one.

Resources to Handle the Most Complex Cases

Personal injury litigation related to energy exploration and extraction are often complex. Oil and gas companies and their insurance companies fight hard to prevent injured workers and their families from receiving full compensation for their injuries and damages. Personal injury and wrongful death cases often require years to prepare for settlement or trial. The Callahan Law Firm has the trial lawyers and the resources to successfully represent oil and gas field workers in serious and catastrophic injury cases We handle personal injury cases for claims arising from oil and gas related accidents such as:

Oil Field Accident Lawyer in Houston

From our offices in Houston, TX, our attorneys help clients throughout Texas and other energy producing states. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with an experienced gas and oil drilling injury lawyer today.

Barnett Shale

Were You Injured in an Oil Field Accident in the Barnett Shale?

The Barnett Shale is a large reservoir of natural gas beneath a large section of Northern Texas. Even as oil wells have begun to tap out the large amount of oil once buried deep beneath the surface, energy companies are beginning to find ways to extract the trillions of gallons of natural gas reserves bound up in the shale rock.

Exploring for natural gas and other energy resources in a shale can be more dangerous than traditional methods of drilling for oil and gas. Shale exploration and gas extraction often requires specialized heavy equipment and operations that make shale fields among the most dangerous workplaces in America.

If you are in the oil and gas industry and were injured in an accident in the Barnett Shale in Texas, talk to a gas and oil injury attorney at The Callahan Law Firm as soon as possible. Our trial lawyers have a history of success representing injured workers and their families against drilling companies and other subcontractors who may be held liable for the accident that caused your injury or the death of your loved one.

Resources to Handle the Most Complex Cases

Personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving oil and gas exploration and drilling injuries are often complex, requiring a firm understanding of industry standards and case law. These cases often require a year or more of case preparation to determine the full extent of medical and financial damages, as well as which parties may be held liable for compensating victims. Many law firms are eager to handle these types of shale injury cases, but lack the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully handle your case through trial.

At The Callahan Law Firm, we represent people in personal injury cases resulting from industrial accidents such as:

Call the Prominent Oilfield Accident Attorney in Houston

From our offices in Houston, TX, our gas exploration injury lawyers represent clients throughout Texas and the nation. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with an experienced oilfield accident attorney today.

Eagle Ford Shale

Did You Suffer a Gas or Oil Field Injury in the Eagle Ford Shale?

The Eagle Ford Shale stretching across South Texas is recognized as one of the richest oil and gas fields in the United States. Oil and gas exploration companies have been tapping into it’s resources for decades, with many new exploratory wells and operations begun every year. Most of the natural gas deposits are locked up in the shale stone near the surface, requiring dangerous exploratory operations to extract it and transport it to storage locations.

Free Consultation · No Attorneys Fees Unless You Recover Money Damages

Natural gas and oil exploration is among the most dangerous industrial occupations in the country. Every year, explosions, fires, heavy equipment and other types of well-site and drilling rig accidents cause hundreds of injuries and deaths. Drilling and Production operations in the Eagle Ford Shale require using heavy drilling and transportation equipment. Due to the recent boom in the Eagle Ford Shale many companies have rushed into the area, sometimes employing inexperienced, untrained workers to perform dangerous work. On any particular exploration or well site there can be many subcontractors working side-by-side, completing a variety of job tasks that put other workers in danger.

If you suffered an injury or lost a loved one in an accident in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, talk to an oil and gas industry injury lawyer at The Callahan Law Firm as soon as possible. Our trial attorneys have extensive knowledge of the industry and case law related to accident liability and compensation. Lawyers at our firm offer decades of successful experience fighting aggressively to protect the rights of injured workers.

Resources to Handle the Most Complex Cases

Lawsuits seeking damages for injuries and wrongful death in the oil and gas exploration and drilling industries require an in-depth knowledge of complex technical issues related to the oil and gas industry. Successful representation in these cases require knowledge, experience and skill of the trial lawyer as well as the resources to finance the case through trial. The Callahan Law Firm has the trial lawyers and the resources to successfully represent oil and gas field workers in serious and catastrophic injury cases.

We handle personal injury cases for claims arising from oil and gas related accidents such as:

Oil Drilling Injury Lawyer in Houston

From our offices in Houston, TX, our attorneys can represent clients in the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas and throughout the rest of Texas and the nation. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation with an experienced gas and oil drilling injury lawyer today.

Regional Claims

Free Consultation · No Attorneys’ Fees Unless You Recover Monetary Damages

The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, Texas, is recognized as a leading personal injury trial law firm representing injured oil and gas field workers. Our litigation team offers the professional and financial resources and knowledge to represent injured workers in the most complex cases following an oil or gas field accident.

If you were injured in an industrial accident related to the exploration, drilling or production of oil and gas, you may be eligible to seek additional damages beyond workers’ compensation benefits. Often, liability for compensation can be sought from the company that owns the wells, contractors or manufacturers of defective equipment.

We Represent Clients From Across the Country

There has been a recent boom in drilling and exploration for oil and natural gas in a number of shale fields around the nation. Contact us if you have been injured in any type of accident involving oil or natural gas exploration in any national shale such as the Barnett Shale, the Eagle Ford Shale or the Marcellus Shale. We are based in Houston, Texas, the energy capital of the world, and we have the capacity to represent victims of oil and gas exploration accidents nationwide.

  • Texas: From our Houston law offices, we represent people injured on shale exploration sites such as the Eagle Ford Shale, Barnett Shale and Haynesville Shale.
  • Louisiana: The Haynesville shale region, also known as Shreveport Shale, stretches between Texas and Louisiana. It is widely thought to be one of the most abundant shale sources of natural gas.
  • Colorado: Energy companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars tapping into the shale oil deposits in the Niobrara, Lewis and Pierre shale exploration sites in Colorado.
  • New Mexico: The Lewis and Pierre shale fields stretch into New Mexico as well, along with the Leonard, Barnett and Woodford shale sites.
  • Wyoming: The DJ basin, which includes the Niobrara shale, is an active oil and gas exploration region that extends into Wyoming.
  • Pennsylvania: The Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania is the subject of heavy exploration due to high concentrations of natural gas.
  • North Dakota: The Bakken Shale also known as the North Dakota Shale, located in the Williston Basin, stretches down from Canada into North Dakota and Montana.

Complex Cases Require Maximum Financial Resources

Injury and wrongful death claims resulting from oil and gas exploration accidents can often take more than a year to resolve successfully. From your initial consultation through the final settlement or jury award, our firm has the knowledge, skill and resources to aggressively handle your case. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis. You pay attorneys’ fees only as a percentage of what you recover in a settlement or jury award. During your initial consultation, we will explain our fee structure and contingency policies.

Call 888-224-7020 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Texas oil field accident lawyer.

Well Site Injuries

Oil Well Injuries Attorney in Houston

When a well site accident happens, the result is often serious and sometimes fatal injuries of innocent workers.  At The Callahan Law Firm, we understand the different types of work activities at oil and gas well sites as well as the risks that workers are exposed to every day.  If you have been involved in a well site accident, it is critical that you have the right attorney on your side.

Based in Houston, Texas, the well site injury attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm have the experience, skill and resources to successfully handle these cases and win.  Led by former mechanical engineer and Texas board certified personal injury trial attorney Michael Callahan, we have a proven track record of successfully representing individuals and families in well site accident cases.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a well site accident, the attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm are here to help.  In Texas and throughout the United States, we encourage well site accident victims to contact us for a free case evaluation.

Contractors and Others at the Well Site

Often there are different contractors and their employees working on a well site at the same time.

If you sustained an injury and the responsible party is your own employer, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.  If however, you or a loved one are injured and the responsible party is a contractor on the well site or one of its employees, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries and damages in what is known as a “third-party” case.

It’s Dangerous Work

The oilfield is the most dangerous workplace in America.  A recent study by OSHA, found that more workers were killed and injured in the oilfield than in any other industry in this country.  The same study revealed that in Texas alone, almost 80% of these injuries and deaths could have been prevented with safer procedures and equipment.

Every day, well drilling and well maintenance workers face the potential danger of events like blowouts, gushers, gas leaks and explosions. Such accidents can cause serious or fatal injuries including:

For Oil Well Injury Help – Contact The Callahan Law Firm

An injured person – or the surviving family of an oil or gas well site worker killed in an accident – has the right to seek justice for injuries, damages and losses. We dedicate our legal practice to fighting on behalf of injured workers and their families.

Call or email today for a free case evaluation with an experienced well site attorney.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

Oil Field Regions

No Attorneys’ Fees Unless You Recover Monetary Damages

The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, Texas, is recognized as a leading personal injury trial law firm representing injured oil and gas field workers. Our litigation team offers the professional and financial resources and knowledge to represent injured workers in the most complex cases following an oil or gas field accident.

If you were injured in an industrial accident related to the exploration, drilling or production of oil and gas, you may be eligible to seek additional damages beyond workers’ compensation benefits. Often, liability for compensation can be sought from the company that owns the wells, contractors or manufacturers of defective equipment.

We Represent Clients From Across the Country

There has been a recent boom in drilling and exploration for oil and natural gas in a number of shale fields around the nation. Contact us if you have been injured in any type of accident involving oil or natural gas exploration in any national shale such as the, Barnett ShaleBarnett Shale, the Eagle Ford Shale or the Marcellus Shale. We are based in Houston, Texas, the energy capital of the world, and we have the capacity to represent victims of oil and gas exploration accidents nationwide.

  • Texas: From our Houston law offices, we represent people injured on shale exploration sites such as the Eagle Ford Shale, Barnett Shale and Haynesville Shale.
  • Louisiana: The Haynesville shale region, also known as Shreveport Shale, stretches between Texas and Louisiana. It is widely thought to be one of the most abundant shale sources of natural gas.
  • Colorado: Energy companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars tapping into the shale oil deposits in the Niobrara, Lewis and Pierre shale exploration sites in Colorado.
  • New Mexico: The Lewis and Pierre shale fields stretch into New Mexico as well, along with the Leonard, Barnett and Woodford shale sites.
  • Wyoming: The DJ basin, which includes the Niobrara shale, is an active oil and gas exploration region that extends into Wyoming.
  • Pennsylvania: The Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania is the subject of heavy exploration due to high concentrations of natural gas.
  • North Dakota: The Bakken Shale also known as the North Dakota Shale, located in the Williston Basin, stretches down from Canada into North Dakota and Montana.

Complex Cases Require Maximum Financial Resources

Injury and wrongful death claims resulting from oil and gas exploration accidents can often take more than a year to resolve successfully. From your initial consultation through the final settlement or jury award, our firm has the knowledge, skill and resources to aggressively handle your case. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis. You pay attorneys’ fees only as a percentage of what you recover in a settlement or jury award. During your initial consultation, we will explain our fee structure and contingency policies.

Schedule Free Case Evaluation Today!

Oil Field Explosions & Fires

Attorneys in Houston Help Victims of Oilfield Explosions & Fires

Oilfield work is inherently dangerous and requires diligent safety precautions, training and supervision to avoid accidents. When these precautions are ignored, oilfield explosions can occur, putting lives in danger. If you or a loved one has been injured in an oil field explosion, it is important to consult with an experienced work injury attorney.

At The Callahan Law Firm, our work injury and oilfield attorneys in Houston represent people who have been injured in oilfield explosions, oil field fires and other workplace accidents throughout the state. We have obtained multimillion-dollar settlements and jury awards for people who have suffered serious injuries and those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents.

To request a free, informative case evaluation with one of our oilfield accident attorneys in Houston, please call or e-mail us today.

Oil Field Explosions and Fires

When a client of ours is injured in an oilfield accident, our attorneys work diligently to discover the cause of the accident. All too often, we find that accidents don’t just happen; accidents are caused.

While companies engaged in oilfield work know that oil fields present a high risk of explosions and fires, some ignore safety concerns in pursuit of greater profits. Causes of oilfield explosions include:

  • Defective equipment
  • Improperly maintained equipment
  • Inadequate safety procedures
  • Inadequate safety training

Oil field explosions can result in burn injuries, head injuries and a wide range of other serious injuries. All too often, they result inwrongful death. Our oilfield attorneys will work with you personally to determine the full impact this accident has had on your life and to seek appropriate compensation. Another important goal of our work is to hold the negligent parties accountable for their actions and make the energy industry safer for others.

Texas Oilfield Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been injured in an oil field explosion or oilfield fire, we encourage you to contact our offices to talk about your legal options.

Your initial case evaluation is always free of charge, and a work injury attorney at The Callahan Law Firm will handle your oilfield injury case on a contingency fee basis. That means we don’t get paid unless and until you make a recovery through settlement or jury award.

Call 888-224-7020 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced Texas oilfield accident attorneys.

Drilling Rig Accidents

Drilling Rig Accident Attorney in Houston

When a drilling rig accident happens, the injuries are often catastrophic and sometimes fatal.  At The Callahan Law Firm, we understand the dangerous, fast-paced work that takes place in the oil field as well as the risks that workers are exposed to every day.  If you have been involved in a drilling rig accident, it is critical that you have the right attorney on your side.

Based in Houston, Texas, the drilling rig accident attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm have the experience, skill and resources to successfully handle these cases and win.  Led by former mechanical engineer and Texas board certified personal injury trial attorney Michael Callahan, we have a proven track record of successfully representing individuals and families in drilling rig accident cases.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a drilling rig accident in Texas or elsewhere in the United States, the attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm are here to help.  We encourage drilling rig accident victims to contact us for a free case evaluation.

It’s Dangerous Work

The oilfield is the most dangerous workplace in America.  A recent study by OSHA, found that more workers were killed and injured in the oilfield than in any other industry in this country.  The same study revealed that in Texas alone, almost 80% of these injuries and deaths could have been prevented with safer procedures and equipment.

The people who work on and near drilling rigs are exposed to hazardous conditions that can result in life altering injuries and fatalities.  The dangers include blowouts, fires, explosions, carelessness in operating the equipment including the drawworks, equipment failure – and the list goes on.

The companies in charge of the well sites are responsible for making the sites and drilling rigs as safe as possible for the people who work there. OSHA and other safety regulations are meant to protect workers, but all too often these safety standards as well as company safety rules are ignored or disregarded.

Contractors and Others at the Well Site

Often there are different contractors and their employees working on or near a drilling rig at the same time.

If you sustained an injury and the responsible party is your own employer, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.  If however, you or a loved one are injured and the responsible party is a contractor on the well site or one of its employees, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries and damages in what is known as a “third-party” case.

For Drilling Rig Accident Help – Contact The Callahan Law Firm

At The Callahan Law Firm you will speak with a drilling rig accident lawyer experienced in helping clients get justice for their injuries and damages in oil or gas well site cases.  We dedicate our legal practice to fighting on behalf of injured workers and their families.

The initial case evaluation is always free of charge, and we handle drilling rig accident cases on a contingency fee basis – which means that we don’t get paid until you make a recovery, whether through settlement or jury award.

Call now or send an email to talk with an experienced drilling rig accident lawyer at The Callahan Law Firm.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

Oil Field Accidents

Oil Field Lawyers in Houston, Texas

Oil field jobs are among the most dangerous in the world. Adding to the danger is the fact that oil companies frequently cut corners to increase their profits. When they fail to provide adequate safety precautions and training while pushing workers for more and more hours, tragic accidents can result.

At The Callahan Law Firm, our oil field lawyers in Houston, Texas represent injured workers throughout the state and the country. Our injury attorneys have a proven record of success obtaining results for oil field workers, including multimillion-dollar recoveries.

To request a free, informative case evaluation with an oil field accident lawyer in Texas, please call or e-mail us today.

Have You Been Injured Working on an Oil Field?

Some oil field accidents are the result of OSHA violations, employer negligence and errors by fellow employees. Other accidents are caused by contractors such as drilling crews, casing crews, wireline operators, oil field service trucks and mud loggers. Regardless the cause of your accident, it is important that you protect your rights to compensation.

We provide experienced legal representation to people who have been injured in oil field accidents. The scope of our practice includes:

Third-Party Claims

If you were injured while working in an oil field, you may be eligible for not only workers’ compensation, but personal injury compensation as well. If your injury was caused even in part by the negligence of a third party, not your employer or fellow employee, you may be entitled to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, which would allow you to seek additional compensation for pain and suffering, physical impairment, mental anguish, disfigurement and other damages. One of our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you pursue all avenues of compensation for your oil field injury case.

Texas Work Injury Attorney in Houston

If you or a loved one has been injured working in an oil field, we encourage you to contact our offices to talk about your legal options.

Your initial case evaluation is always free of charge, and we handle oil field injury cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that we don’t get paid unless and until we make a recovery, whether by settlement or jury award.

Call 888-224-7020 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced oil field lawyers in Houston, Texas.

Defective Products

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Houston Defective Products Attorney

Houston defective product attorneys from The Callahan Law Firm are prepared to help you in your defective product case.

Many serious problems can result from defective products. Any product with faulty labeling, design defects or defective manufacturing can lead to serious injuries or even death.

Our Houston product liability attorneys represent clients who have sustained serious injuries from defective products. We also assist the families of those who died due to dangerously defective products. When product designers, manufacturers and sellers across many industries focus on profit and stock price at the expense of product safety, consumers are put at risk of serious injury or death. At The Callahan Law Firm, our Houston defective product lawyers including Michael S.  Callahan (BSME, JD) and staff work together to force such companies to fairly compensate those who have suffered because of defective products.

Defective product cases in which people have been seriously injured and killed range across the spectrum of industrial, automotive, medical, consumer, children, and recreational products. Our Houston defective products lawyers and product liability attorneys are available to consult with you and your family to provide legal representation in cases involving (but not limited to):

Auto Defects 

Vehicle design and manufacturing flaws can have catastrophic consequences. Auto defects resulting in tire failures, unsafe airbags, SUV rollovers, ignition switch problems and ‘sticky gas pedals’ have been linked to thousands of deaths. When an auto manufacturer or other company knows about a potentially dangerous product defect and chooses not to address it, they put lives at risk. At The Callahan Law Firm you will speak with a defective product attorney who will listen to you and discuss your legal options.

Air Bag Defects

Defective air bags have been linked to hundreds deaths, many of whom are children. If you or a family member were involved in a car accident in Texas and sustained serious injuries due to an airbag malfunction, contact The Callahan Law Firm. Our Houston defective products attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm are prepared to help you if you have been injured as a result of a defective airbag.

Tire Defects

Tire defects are a common problem resulting in a driver’s loss of control over a vehicle.   When the tread on a  tire separates from its casing (the body of the tire), commonly known as tread separation, it can happen suddenly and the results can be catastrophic. If you or a loved one has been injured or have died as a result of a tire defect, contact our firm for a free case evaluation today.

ATV Rollovers

If you were the victim of an ATV rollover accident, a Houston defective product attorney can help you pursue a claim for compensation. Contact The Callahan Law Firm for a free case evaluation. The firm’s Product Liability Personal Injury Attorneys represent clients on a no recovery, no fee basis.

Unsafe Drugs

Pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility to ensure that the drugs they sell do not needlessly injure those who take them.  These companies have an obligation properly test their drugs to determine any side-effects and then to adequately warn consumers of these side-effects.  Unfortunately, stock price and market share, not safety, are what motivates many decisions made by these companies. When safety is an afterthought to corporate profits, people get hurt and killed. At The Callahan Law Firm, our defective drug lawyers in Houston have the resources and network to handle dangerous drug cases in Houston and throughout Texas.

Unsafe Medical Devices

Medical device companies have the obligation to ensure that their devices do not needlessly injure those who use them. Unfortunately, safety does not always motivate many decisions made by these companies. At The Callahan Law Firm, our unsafe medical device lawyers in Houston have the resources and network to handle dangerous medical devices in the State of Texas and the Houston-area.

Recalled Foods 

All too often we take for granted that the food we buy in supermarkets, eat at restaurants and feed to our children is safe. However, all too often safety standards are not adhered to and people become seriously ill or worse. If you want a Houston food poisoning attorney to help you pursue a claim for compensation due to a serious injury or fatality caused by unsafe food, The Callahan Law Firm is prepared to help.

Experienced Houston Defective Products Attorneys

Our Houston defective products and product liability lawyers will discuss with you questions you may have  regarding any defective product that has caused a serious injury or fatality, whether the product has been recalled and acknowledged to be defective or not.

Our Houston product liability lawyers’ reputations, technical expertise and connections to qualified experts are important assets as you seek recovery for harm caused by a defective product. For a free consultation with a Houston product liability lawyer, contact The Callahan Law Firm at 888-224-7020 or in Houston, 713-224-9000.

We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that any fees are due only if you make a recovery.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

18-Wheeler Accidents

PROVEN, RESOURCEFUL HOUSTON 18-WHEELER ACCIDENT LAWYERS

Truck accidents can be devastating.  At The Callahan Law Firm, our 18-wheeler accident lawyers understand that the physical damage that occurs in most truck accidents together with the wide range of possible causes make truck accident cases extremely challenging to handle.  If you have been involved in a crash involving an 18-wheeler or other commercial vehicle, it is critical that you have the right attorney on your side.

Based in Houston, Texas, the 18-wheeler accident lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm have the experience, knowledge, skill and resources to successfully handle these cases and win.  Led by former mechanical engineer and Texas board certified personal injury trial attorney Michael Callahan, we have a proven track record of successfully representing individuals and families in trucking accidents.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a trucking accident, the attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm are here to help.  In the Houston area and throughout Texas, we encourage truck accident victims to contact us for a free consultation.

Types of Trucks

Commercial trucks come in different shapes and sizes, and are designed to perform different tasks.  The following are examples of the types of commercial trucks as well as the dangers they can pose:

  • 18-Wheeler Trucks, also known as tractor-trailers or semi-trailers.  These trucks travel on all major roads including interstate freeways, Texas Highways, county roads, and other roadways
  • Other types of Commercial Trucks and Commercial Vehicles include cement trucks, garbage trucks, dump trucks, tanker trucks, box trucks, flatbed trucks, tow trucks, oil field service trucks, and buses

Types of Truck Accidents

  • Rear-end Accidents
  • Lost Load Accidents because a truck’s cargo is not loaded or secured properly
  • Head On Collisions
  • Wide Turn crashes where the truck driver steers left before making a right turn
  • Underride Accidents in which devastating injuries are caused when a passenger vehicle crashes into the back or side of a truck’s trailer

Truck Accident Causes

Truck accidents can result from many different factors including the following:

  • Over-aggressive driving including speeding and unsafe lane changes
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Driver Inattention
  • Following too closely, also known as tailgating
  • Inadequate Driver Training
  • Distracted Driving
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
  • Improper Maintenance of the Tractor or Trailer

Contact an 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer in Houston Who Will Fight for You

If you have been seriously injured or tragically lost a family member in a Texas roadway accident involving a tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle, call or e-mail our 18-wheeler accident lawyers now.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

Auto Accidents

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HOUSTON AUTO ACCIDENT LAWYER

A call to an experienced Houston auto accident lawyer should be one of the first things you do after being in a car accident that has caused serious injuries or a fatality.

In Houston, car accidents are an unfortunate result of the heavy traffic in our fast- paced metropolitan area, as well as in other high-traffic areas throughout Texas and the United States. Across Texas, motor vehicle accidents are a constant reality and a leading cause of serious personal injuries and even death.

If you find yourself the unfortunate victim of one of these serious auto accidents, The Callahan Law Firm has a Houston car accident lawyer that can help you get through this difficult time. Our auto accident attorneys have the experience, skill, and knowledge required to successfully handle your auto accident case. If you or a family member have been hurt in an auto accident and you want answers and justice, please contact us today.

Auto Accident Causes

After an automobile crash with serious injuries or fatalities, everyone involved wants to know how and why the accident happened.  At The Callahan Law Firm, our attorneys have a history of successfully representing people and families harmed as a result of automobile accidents.  A major part of that success is based on our ability to determine the cause of these crashes.

Distracted Driver Auto Accidents

Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of auto accidents. If a person is a distracted driver as a result of talking on a cell-phone, texting, using a GPS device use, or engaging in some other unsafe activity that take attention away from driving, it affects us all. Distracted driving makes the roadways a less safe place for everyone and is a major cause of crashes.

Drunk Driving Auto Accidents

Auto accidents related to driving under the influence, including drunk driving accidents, all too often result in serious personal injuries and fatalities. Every day, drunk driving auto accidents cause serious personal injuries such as broken bones, back injuries, neck injuries and head trauma, as well as the wrongful death of innocent people.

Motorcycle Accidents

As a motorcyclist, you understand that you must share the road with trucks, cars and other automobiles. Unfortunately, other vehicles aren’t always on the lookout for you.  This leads to accidents and when there is an accident the motorcyclist is usually on the losing end in terms of serious injury.

Bicycle vs. Auto Accidents

Riding a bike on the road with other vehicles can be dangerous. Unfortunately, many drivers refuse to accept they must share the road with others, including bicyclists When that happens, people who legally ride bikes on roadways all too often sustain a serious personal injury and sometimes worse. Because you are not protected in the event that one of these other vehicles were to hit you. The result is more serious injuries that can change your life or even end the life of the loved one that was hit.

Houston Car Accident Personal Injury Lawyers with Experience and Engineering Knowledge Can Be Critical Assets

Our Houston auto accident lawyers are led by Michael S. Callahan, who is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Michael has been practicing law for over 20 years and has a background in engineering. Over the years, at the Callahan Law Firm we have successfully represented thousands of clients injured in motor vehicle accidents.

Experience and insight matter when it comes to evaluating an auto accident case and battling insurance companies that all too often unfairly deny, delay or undervalue your claim. Our dedicated Houston car accident personal injury lawyers and support team are here to help.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

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What personal information is collected through this website and how is it used?

We collect information about our users in three ways: directly from the user, from our Web server logs and through cookies. We use the information primarily to provide you with a personalized Internet experience that delivers the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. We don’t share any of the information you provide with others, unless we say so in this Privacy Policy, or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

User-supplied information: If you fill out the contact form on this website, we will ask you to provide some personal information (such as e-mail address, name, phone number and state). We only require that you provide an e-mail address on the contact form. Further, if chat is available through this site, you may be asked to provide information if you participate in an online chat. Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. Social Security Number; date of birth; drivers license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission.

Information that you provide to us through the contact form or an online chat will be used so that we may respond to your inquiry. We may also use information you provide to us to communicate with you in the future. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may opt out (unsubscribe) as described below.

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We will not sell, rent, or lease mailing lists or other user data to others, and we will not make your personal information available to any unaffiliated parties, except as follows:

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If you have any additional questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact us via the phone number, contact form or mailing address listed on this website. If our information practices change in a significant way, we will post the policy changes here.

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En The Callahan Law Firm de Houston, Texas, luchamos arduamente por la justicia a favor de nuestros clientes. Nuestros abogados y equipo legal proveen habilidad, conocimiento y recursos, a la investigación agresiva, desarrollo, y negociación de todos nuestros casos. Si es necesario, llevan a juicio los casos que aceptan. Nuestros abogados trabajan por los clientes – no para la compañía de seguros.

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Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is a cornerstone of our economy. At The Callahan Law Firm, we aggressively represent inventors and companies in pursuit of claims for patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and unfair competition.

These cases are often very complex David v. Goliath situations – a small inventor against a very large corporation. The Callahan Law Firm works with a nationally prominent law firm that has deep experience handling intellectual property cases. This joint arrangement provides the client with the best of both worlds – great trial lawyers and great technical and legal expertise – to maximize recovery in cases involving technology such as:

  • automotive components
  • employee theft of company trade secrets
  • computer software
  • internet websites
  • computer hardware
  • injection molding techniques
  • high resolution camera technology
  • infrared aerial detection of gas pipeline leaks
  • and more.

Texas Patent Infringement Lawyer

Often times, owners of intellectual property do more harm than good by trying to handle their disputes without legal representation. Don’t make that mistake.

If you or your company’s intellectual property rights have been violated, contact our firm for a free initial consultation today.

Whistleblower Cases

At The Callahan Law Firm, our lawyers bring Medicare fraud cases and qui tam lawsuit cases involving other types of fraud committed against the government under federal and state false claims laws. If you have evidence of fraud committed against the government, it is important to know your legal rights and obligations.

To request a free, informative case evaluation with an experienced Houston whistleblower attorney, please call or e-mail us today.

Whistleblower and Qui Tam Claims

Qui tam is the legal term for the method in the federal False Claims Act that allows people to come forward with information and assist the government in stopping Medicare fraud, defense contractor fraud and other kinds of fraud against the federal government.

Qui tam provides strong incentives for people to blow the whistle on government fraud and corruption. Under the statute, individuals are awarded a percentage of the money the government recovers as a result of their successful whistleblower lawsuit.

Examples of types of fraud that can be subject to qui tam lawsuits include:

  • Student Financial Aid Fraud
  • Medicare fraud
  • Defense contractor fraud
  • Government grant fraud
  • Federal crop insurance fraud
  • Government construction fraud

The law also dictates that whistleblowers shall be protected from retaliation for coming forward with evidence of fraud. If you have a whistleblower/qui tam case and are seeking legal guidance, our lawyers are here to offer experienced advice and determined advocacy.

Contact a Whistleblower Attorney in Texas

Call 888-224-7020 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Houston whistleblower attorney.

Environmental Claims

In Texas and throughout the United States, negligence on the part of oil and gas companies has caused environmental catastrophes resulting in serious damage to property. Although there are federal and state environmental laws in place that are meant to protect people and property, these rules are all too often ignored.

At The Callahan Law Firm, we represent property owners who have sustained significant property damage due to negligent and sometimes intentional conduct in environmental cases. We have a proven record of success obtaining favorable verdicts and settlements for our clients, including multimillion-dollar awards.

To request a free, informative case evaluation with an environmental claims lawyer in Texas, please call or e-mail us today.

Protecting Texas’ Environment and People

Our experienced trial lawyers represent plaintiffs in a wide range of environmental litigation matters, including:

  • Chemical spills: Chemical leaks from oil refineries, petrochemical plants and other industrial facilities can cause personal injury, death and lasting damage to property rights and values.
  • Water contamination: When an environmental accident such as an oil, gas or chemical leak occurs and contaminates water, strong legal action is often required to clean up the damage and compensate victims for their losses.
  • Land contamination: We handle a wide range of land contamination cases, including those arising from negligence during exploration, drilling, production and plugging at oil and gas well sites, and improper disposal of industrial waste.
  • Underground storage tanks: We are trial-proven Texas lawyers ready to take action for those whose health and property rights have been damaged by UST leaks and other environmental accidents or negligence.

Texas Environmental Insurance Claims Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured due to an environmental hazard, we encourage you to contact our offices to talk about your legal options.

Your initial case evaluation is always free of charge, and we handle environmental claim cases on a contingency fee basis. That means that we don’t get paid unless and until you get a settlement or jury award.

Call 888-224-7020 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Texas environmental claims attorney.

Prompt Pay

Still Waiting for Prompt Payment of Insurance Claim?

At The Callahan Law Firm, speak with a Houston insurance attorney who is prepared to help.

If you have not received “prompt payment” following a valid insurance claim, a Houston insurance attorney can help. All too often an insured is kept in the dark by the insurance company about the status of their claim. One of an insurance company’s obligations to those it insures is to promptly respond to any reported claim. This means your insurance company must acknowledge your claim in writing and promptly begin its investigation. Then, once its investigation is complete the insurance company must promptly inform you whether or not the claim will be paid.

Insurance Companies Delaying or Denying Payments May Be Held Liable

The Texas Insurance Code provides that if an insurer, after receiving all items, statements and forms reasonably requested and required delays payment of the claim for more than 60 days, then the insurer may be responsible for paying your insurance attorney’s fees and penalties in addition to the full value of the claim.

While each claim is different, this means that if an insurer – after the insured has submitted everything the insurer has reasonably requested – agrees to pay a claim and delays doing so, it could be subject to penalty interest and attorney’s fees. Additionally, Texas law states that if an insurer denies a claim and it is later proved that the denial was invalid then the insurer can still be held liable for the claimant’s attorney fees and penalty interest.

Does the Prompt Payment Act Apply to Your Case?

The Prompt Payment Act applies to insurance claims, whether commercial property claims, business interruption claims, life insurance claims, theft claims, fire claims, wildfire claims and others. Call The Callahan Law Firm for a free consultation to find out if the Prompt Payment Act applies to your case.

Contact a Houston Insurance Attorney

If your valid insurance claim has been delayed or denied, contact an insurance attorney at The Callahan Law Firm for a free case evaluation. Understanding your legal rights and effectively handling an insurance claim can be difficult, especially in times of hardship and loss. We are proven negotiators and trial lawyers who represent policyholders in insurance disputes. To discuss the issues associated with your improperly delayed or denied insurance claim without obligation or risk, please contact a Houston insurance attorney at our firm now.

TDI Compaints

TDI Complaints May Not Resolve Insurance Problems

When Texans feel wronged by insurance companies, they have the right to file a complaint with the Texas Department of Insurance(TDI). Unfortunately, filing a complaint with the TDI often will not resolve your insurance problem. If you are a policyholder facing an insurance claim dispute, consult a lawyer experienced in handling insurance claims.

About the TDI

The TDI is a state government agency responsible for regulating the insurance industry in Texas. When insurance agents and companies engage in unfair and unlawful practices, the TDI can impose fines or penalties. According to the agency, more than 30,000 TDI complaints get resolved each year. Yet, in some cases the primary action taken is a reporting of the complaint.

Filing a TDI Complaint

The TDI offers a few different options for filing an insurance complaint. You can file a complaint form online or print the form provided and send by email to [email protected], by FAX to 512-475-1771, or postal mail to:

Texas Department of Insurance
Consumer Protection Section (MC 111-1A)
P.O. Box 149091
Austin, TX 78714-9091

After you submit your insurance complaint, TDI should send you an acknowledgment letter and notify the insurance company about your complaint. When the company responds, TDI should provide you with a copy of the response. After TDI determines if the insurance company handled your claim or other issue appropriately and if any laws were broken, you should receive notice of that decision.

Issues a TDI Complaint Cannot Resolve

TDI cannot resolve all complaints. For instance, TDI does not force the company to pay an insurance claim if a refusal to pay does not violate insurance laws. Nor does the agency determine who is responsible for an accident. TDI does not provide legal advice. For that, you will need to consult a Texas insurance lawyer.

Texas Insurance Complaints Lawyer

Dealing with insurance companies and government agencies can be frustrating and often does not provide a favorable outcome. To protect your legal rights in an insurance claim dispute, file a TDI complaint AND consult a lawyer. The Callahan Law Firm represents policyholders in insurance claim disputes, including denied or delayed payments. Contact our firm now to talk with an experienced insurance claim dispute attorney to discuss your legal options.

Bad Faith Insurance Lawyer

Need a Bad Faith Insurance Lawyer in Houston?

Has your insurance company wrongfully denied your insurance claim?

When you make an insurance claim, the law in Texas states that the insurance company has a duty of “good faith and fair dealing” when investigating the claim. However, all too often, the insurance companies seek to profit by dealing in bad faith with their customers by unfairly denying, delaying or limiting benefits without a reasonable basis.

If you feel your insurance company has treated you unfairly and failed to fulfill its legal obligations, it is important to consult with an experienced bad faith insurance claim lawyer.

At The Callahan Law Firm, we have extensive experience handling insurance disputes for policyholders in Houston and throughout Texas for claims involving life insurance, homeowners insurance, and other insurance claims.   If you believe your insurance claim has been wrongfully delayed or denied, please contact us to arrange a free case evaluation with a Texas insurance bad faith lawyer.

About Bad Faith Insurance Claims

Under Texas law, insurance companies owe a duty of good faith and fair dealing to their customers. When they fail to honor that commitment and act in bad faith, the people who were relying upon insurance benefits can suffer severe financial hardship.

Examples of insurance bad faith include:

  • Undervaluing claims
  • Unjustified delay in paying a claim
  • Refusing to adequately investigate a claim
  • Creating unreasonable obstacles for the claimant to overcome
  • Using biased experts such as investigators, loss adjusters and property valuation experts to undervalue a claim
  • Threatening you, the policyholder, with costly lawsuits or even criminal investigations

How We Can Help

Our lawyers understand insurance contracts and will review your insurance policy to determine if the terms have been violated. If your valid claim has been wrongfully delayed or denied, we can help you with your claim for the insurance benefits owed.  And in many instances, you may be entitled to make additional claims for emotional distress, attorneys’ fees as well as punitive damages.

Texas Insurance Bad Faith Lawyer:
Call Today for a Free Case Evaluation

Understanding your legal rights and effectively handling an insurance claim can be difficult, especially in times of hardship and loss.  To discuss a potential bad faith insurance claim in Texas, please call or contact us now.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

Theft Insurance Claims

Texas Insurance Claim Lawyer Representing Policyholders

If you have been victimized by a home burglary or high-value theft from your business, your first thought may have been, “Thankfully, we have insurance.” Unfortunately, it is relatively common for insurance companies to deny theft claims for a variety of reasons – and they will almost always attempt to low-ball the settlement offer or subject you to lengthy delays before writing any check at all.

We aggressively represent victims of theft who have their valid insurance claims wrongfully denied, delayed or minimized – and we want to help you collect on the coverage you have paid for and are rightfully due.

Aggressively Protecting the Rights of Homeowners and Business Owners

We concentrate our efforts on handling high-value, serious claims we believe in. Our skills and reputation can be a critical asset for your recovery from:

  • A home burglary or act of theft you believe should be covered by your homeowners insurance
  • A theft from your business that should be covered under one or more policies you purchased to protect against such unavoidable events

Holding Insurers Accountable for Theft Coverage They Sell and Advertise

Our attorneys have handled numerous insurance bad faith actions and lawsuits for people in the Houston metro and elsewhere in Texas, including Harris, Montgomery, Liberty, Matagorda, Brazoria and Galveston counties.

If you believe your theft claim is being wrongfully denied or delayed by your insurance company – or if you have been offered a settlement you find unacceptable – please contact our Houston, TX, lawyers now. We offer a free case evaluation and the ability to take insurance dispute cases on a “no fee if no recovery” contingency basis.

Fire Insurance Claims

Texas Fire Insurance Claim Lawyer

Proven Texas Insurance Claim Lawyers for Your Fire Claim Dispute

At The Callahan Law Firm, speak with a Texas insurance claim lawyer with experience representing people like you – the insured with a disputed or denied fire claim – against big insurance companies.

Few things can be more devastating than a fire. If your home has been damaged by fire, you depend on your insurance company to quickly and fairly pay your fire claim to allow you to start rebuilding your life. Unfortunately, all too often the insurance companies adopt a tactic of delay and deny rather than handling these claims fairly.

If you are dealing with excuses, delays, false statements from the insurance company, or a settlement offer far below what you believe your coverage should provide, then you need the help of a Texas insurance claim lawyer with experience in taking on the insurance companies in complex fire claims. At The Callahan Law Firm, our fire insurance claim lawyers have built a strong track record of standing up for individuals’ and families’ rights against insurance companies.

Please contact our Texas insurance claim lawyers today for a free consultation to address the personal and financial challenges posed by your insurance dispute.

Fighting Back Against Fire Claim Denials and Delays

If your insurance company has unfairly delayed paying or has denied your fire insurance claim, you need an insurance claim lawyer with the knowledge, skill and experience to take on the insurance company and fight back. Our experience extends to cases involving fires in homes, commercial property, apartments, condominiums and other types of structures.

We have experience analyzing various types of insurance policies, coverage issues and exclusions. Our lawyers are also familiar with the unscrupulous tactics used by insurance companies to avoid paying fire claims altogether or to minimize payments in order to preserve their profits.

Our insurance claim lawyers provide personal service to our clients, beginning with an honest and thorough assessment of the likelihood of success with various legal strategies. Pursuing just compensation requires no added financial risk from you, because we handle homeowner’s insurance claims on a “no win; no fee” basis.

Based in Houston, our Texas insurance claim lawyers handle fire claims throughout the state of Texas. If your finances and future hang in the balance with a valid fire insurance claim and you want aggressive legal representation, we are prepared to evaluate your case free of charge.

Homeowners Insurance Claims

Proven Texas Insurance Claim Lawyers for Your Insurance Dispute

Has your homeowner’s insurance company denied your valid storm, fire, or theft claim? Are you dealing with intolerable delays, false claims on their part, or a settlement offer far below what you believe your coverage should provide?

At The Callahan Law Firm, our Houston homeowners insurance attorneys have built a strong track record of standing up for individuals’ and families’ rights against insurance companies. Please contact our Texas insurance claim lawyers today for a free consultation to address the personal and financial challenges posed by your homeowner’s insurance dispute.

Fighting Back Against Storm, Fire, Theft and Other Claim Denials and Delays

We have clear strengths in investigation, case preparation and taking complex claims all the way through a jury trial when that is what obtaining justice requires. Our experience extends to cases arising from:

  • Hurricane Ike and other storms causing extensive, costly damage to homes and businesses
  • Burst pipes, caused by a hard freeze and water damage on South Texas homes
  • Fires and explosions
  • First-party construction defects
  • Theft insurance claims involving valuable items

We have experience analyzing various types of insurance policies, coverage issues and exclusions. We are also familiar with the unscrupulous tactics used by insurance companies to avoid paying homeowners claims altogether or to minimize payments in order to preserve their profits.

Our Houston lawyers provide personal service to our clients, beginning with an honest and thorough assessment of the likelihood of success with various legal strategies. Pursuing just compensation requires no added financial risk from you, because we handle homeowner’s claims on a “no win; no fee” basis.

Houston Homeowners Insurance Lawyers Serving the Gulf Coast

We handle high-stakes cases throughout the state of Texas, serving clients from south Texas communities including Brownsville and Corpus Christi to Galveston to north Texas, east Texas and west Texas. If your finances and future hang in the balance with a valid homeowner’s insurance claim and you want aggressive legal representation, we are prepared to evaluate your case free of charge.

Long-term Disability Claims

Long Term Disability Attorneys in Houston – We’re Ready to Help

If you have recently had a long term disability claim denied, it is essential to work with an experienced insurance attorney in Houston, Texas who knows how to get justice for clients located anywhere within the state.

We encourage you to tell us about the problems you are facing with a long term disability insurance claim. One of our experienced lawyers will provide you with a free initial consultation, investigate further as necessary, and strive to help you make the best decisions about what steps to take to attempt to recover the policy benefits as well as any other damages available to you under Texas law.

If your long term disability insurance claim has been denied due to what the company calls an undisclosed or pre-existing medical condition, you are not alone.

These are the most common arguments used by disability insurance companies attempting to deny, delay or underpay rightful claims by policyholders in order to maintain and increase profits. Under Texas law, these type of actions by your long-term disability insurance company may qualify as a bad faith insurance practice which could entitle you to additional damages

Cutting Through the Reasons for Wrongful Insurance Claim Denials and Delays

The language in insurance policies is purposefully confusing and often virtually impossible for many people to understand. You may feel intimidated by a claims adjuster or another representative who aggressively tells you that your claim is not covered. Our long term disability insurance attorneys, professional staff and outside expert resources are equipped to deal with the fact-intensive investigation, negotiations and litigation that may be required to obtain the outcome you deserve. We refuse to be intimidated by the wealth and power of insurance companies or the “deny, delay and defend” tactics they teach their adjusters and lawyers.

Texas Denied Insurance Claim Attorney:
Seeking Positive Outcomes That Restore Your Hope for the Future

Our veteran Houston, TX, attorneys understand that you may be under tremendous personal and financial stress, having lost the ability to support yourself and your family and then having to face long- term disability insurance claim problems you could not possibly have anticipated.

Long Term Disability Insurance Attorney  –  Handling Claim Disputes in Houston, TX

From your first contact with our respected firm, you can depend on us for honest, caring counsel. If we determine you have a valid long term disability insurance claim and represent you in the effort to get the benefits you deserve, you will pay nothing unless and until we prevail in your case.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

Insurance Agent Negligence

In some cases, a denied insurance claim is the result of negligence on the part of the insurance agent. Insurance agents have a responsibility to be competent and deal in good faith with their clients. When they fail to meet these obligations, the policyholder’s coverage can be denied when they need it the most.

If you have suffered damages due to an insurance agent’s negligence, it is important to consult with an experienced Texas insurance claims attorney. At The Callahan Law Firm, we have extensive experience handling insurance disputes for policyholders from the Houston area and throughout Texas.

If you are involved in an insurance claim dispute, please contact us to arrange a free case evaluation with an insurance agent negligence lawyer in Texas.

Professional Negligence by Insurance Agents

If a crisis should occur and you need to rely upon your insurance coverage, errors made by your insurance agent can leave you stranded. An error made by an insurance agent, whether intentional or not, can lead to denial of the coverage you need or even cancellation of your policy.

Errors by an insurance agent can result in serious financial loss for the policyholder. Insurance agent negligence can take many forms. Some common examples include:

  • Failure to adequately explain the terms of the policy
  • Failure to write a policy that provides sufficient or correct coverage
  • Including inaccurate information on an insurance form
  • Failure to provide the insurance company with all necessary forms

In handling your case, we will explore all avenues of financial relief, including pursuing damages from the insurance agent, insurance company or both. Our lawyers will work to help you pursue compensation for your insurance coverage as well as other financial losses you have sustained due to your insurance agent’s negligence.

Houston Insurance Claims Lawyers: Call Today for a Free Case Evaluation

Understanding your legal rights and effectively handling an insurance claim can be difficult, especially in times of hardship and loss. We are proven negotiators and trial lawyers who represent policyholders throughout Texas. To discuss the issues associated with your Texas bad faith insurance claim without obligation or risk, please call or e-mail our firm now.

Truck Accidents PPC

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Houston Truck Accident Lawyer

In recent years, studies show that 70 percent of the people who died in all large truck crashes were occupants of cars or other passenger vehicles. If you or a family member were recently involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, cement truck, or other big truck, you may be coping with pain, impairment, medical expenses, and a long recovery ahead – or worse – incomparable grief because of the tragic loss of a loved one.

At The Callahan Law Firm, you will speak with experienced Houston truck accident lawyers who will listen to you and can help by answering your questions and discussing your legal rights.  After consultation and if we decide to work together on your case, our lawyers and staff will work aggressively to maximize justice for you and your family.

Commercial Vehicle Accidents

A commercial vehicle is a vehicle that is used for business or commercial purposes.  Examples include delivery trucks, cement trucks, garbage trucks, dump trucks, box trucks, tanker trucks, flatbed trucks, buses as well as vehicles provided to employees to conduct a company’s business.

18-Wheeler Accidents

Tractor-trailer accidents happen every day on Texas roads. The damage and destruction caused by these crashes are often catastrophic.   Serious truck accident cases can be very technical and extremely challenging which is why it is important to have an attorney on your side that has the skills, knowledge and relevant experience needed to handle just such cases.

Truck Accident Causes

Currently, the demand for truck drivers is greater than the number of available qualified drivers. As a result, trucking companies often rush to hire drivers and put them on the road operating big rigs without taking steps to ensure the person will be a safe driver such as providing them with adequate training and on occasion without performing basic background checks to ensure a driver has a safe driving history.

Truck Driver Negligence

Our nation’s commercial truck drivers have a responsibility to handle their large trucks safely and competently.  These drivers are required to have a “commercial driver’s license” or “CDL” that requires additional training and testing.  All too often, truck accidents are caused by truck drivers who violate the rules they are required by law to follow.

Truck Equipment Failure

Trucking companies and their drivers have a responsibility to maintain their vehicles and trailers in a safe condition.  Many truck accidents result from improper maintenance that result in unsafe tires, defective brakes and other serious safety issues.

Underride Accidents

Underride guards are the main countermeasure for reducing underride deaths and injuries when a passenger vehicle crashes into the back or side of a tractor-trailer. Underride makes death or serious injury more likely since the upper part of the passenger vehicle’s occupant compartment typically crushes as the truck body intrudes into the vehicle safety cage.  Inadequate underride protection on tractor-trailers has been a known problem in the industry for more than 30 years.

A Proven Legal Approach Beginning with a Thorough Investigation

With millions of dollars potentially on the line when a truck accident results in serious injury or death, trucking and insurance companies go to great lengths to minimize or completely sidestep liability.  At The Callahan Law Firm, our Houston truck accident attorneys work aggressively to discover what happened, why the crash happened, and what could have been done to prevent it. Appropriate steps to investigate a truck crash include the following:

  • Promptly initiate an independent investigation into the crash and its causes
  • Carefully analyze the findings in all police/highway patrol and accident reports
  • When necessary, hire a qualified accident reconstruction expert to investigate and reconstruct the accident
  • Collect and consider all available evidence from the accident scene, which includes: taking measurements and photographs of the roadway and vehicles involved, skid marks, gouge marks, crush damage to the vehicles involved, and other critical evidence
  • When necessary, hire additional qualified trucking experts
  • Consider all possible truck accident causes including traffic and regulatory violations, inadequate maintenance, driver fatigue possibly covered up by falsified driver log books, drug or alcohol use, driver inattention, driver distraction from use of cell phones or other electronic devices, and many more

We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that your Houston truck accident attorney fees are only paid if you make a recovery.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

Truck Accidents

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Houston Truck Accident Lawyer

In recent years, studies show that 70 percent of the people who died in all large truck crashes were occupants of cars or other passenger vehicles. If you or a family member were recently involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, cement truck, or other big truck, you may be coping with pain, impairment, medical expenses, and a long recovery ahead – or worse – incomparable grief because of the tragic loss of a loved one.

At The Callahan Law Firm, you will speak with experienced Houston truck accident lawyers who will listen to you and can help by answering your questions and discussing your legal rights.  After consultation and if we decide to work together on your case, our lawyers and staff will work aggressively to maximize justice for you and your family.

Commercial Vehicle Accidents

A commercial vehicle is a vehicle that is used for business or commercial purposes.  Examples include delivery trucks, cement trucks, garbage trucks, dump trucks, box trucks, tanker trucks, flatbed trucks, buses as well as vehicles provided to employees to conduct a company’s business.

18-Wheeler Accidents

Tractor-trailer accidents happen every day on Texas roads. The damage and destruction caused by these crashes are often catastrophic.   Serious truck accident cases can be very technical and extremely challenging which is why it is important to have an attorney on your side that has the skills, knowledge and relevant experience needed to handle just such cases.

Truck Accident Causes

Currently, the demand for truck drivers is greater than the number of available qualified drivers. As a result, trucking companies often rush to hire drivers and put them on the road operating big rigs without taking steps to ensure the person will be a safe driver such as providing them with adequate training and on occasion without performing basic background checks to ensure a driver has a safe driving history.

Truck Driver Negligence

Our nation’s commercial truck drivers have a responsibility to handle their large trucks safely and competently.  These drivers are required to have a “commercial driver’s license” or “CDL” that requires additional training and testing.  All too often, truck accidents are caused by truck drivers who violate the rules they are required by law to follow.

Truck Equipment Failure

Trucking companies and their drivers have a responsibility to maintain their vehicles and trailers in a safe condition.  Many truck accidents result from improper maintenance that result in unsafe tires, defective brakes and other serious safety issues.

Underride Accidents

Underride guards are the main countermeasure for reducing underride deaths and injuries when a passenger vehicle crashes into the back or side of a tractor-trailer. Underride makes death or serious injury more likely since the upper part of the passenger vehicle’s occupant compartment typically crushes as the truck body intrudes into the vehicle safety cage.  Inadequate underride protection on tractor-trailers has been a known problem in the industry for more than 30 years.

A Proven Legal Approach Beginning with a Thorough Investigation

With millions of dollars potentially on the line when a truck accident results in serious injury or death, trucking and insurance companies go to great lengths to minimize or completely sidestep liability.  At The Callahan Law Firm, our Houston truck accident attorneys work aggressively to discover what happened, why the crash happened, and what could have been done to prevent it. Appropriate steps to investigate a truck crash include the following:

  • Promptly initiate an independent investigation into the crash and its causes
  • Carefully analyze the findings in all police/highway patrol and accident reports
  • When necessary, hire a qualified accident reconstruction expert to investigate and reconstruct the accident
  • Collect and consider all available evidence from the accident scene, which includes: taking measurements and photographs of the roadway and vehicles involved, skid marks, gouge marks, crush damage to the vehicles involved, and other critical evidence
  • When necessary, hire additional qualified trucking experts
  • Consider all possible truck accident causes including traffic and regulatory violations, inadequate maintenance, driver fatigue possibly covered up by falsified driver log books, drug or alcohol use, driver inattention, driver distraction from use of cell phones or other electronic devices, and many more

We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that your Houston truck accident attorney fees are only paid if you make a recovery.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

Railroad Worker Accidents

FELA Attorneys in Houston TX Represent Injured Railroad Workers

Help for Injured Workers with FELA Claims in Houston & Throughout Texas

Working for railroads is a dangerous job and workers are at constant risk for serious injury. At The Callahan Law Firm, our FELA attorneys in Houston, Texas work aggressively to represent injured railroad workers against the railroad and help them collect full and fair compensation for their medical care, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, impairment and other damages.If you were injured on the job working for a railroad company and need to speak with a FELA lawyer in relation to a claim in Houston or elsewhere in Texas,contact us now.

Experienced Railroad Injury Attorneys | Houston, Texas
Free Initial Consultations | Call 713-224-9000 or toll-free at 888-224-7020

About Filing a FELA Claim

Railroad accident cases are complex. Injured workers are not covered under the standard workers’ compensation laws. Instead, they must seek compensation under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) which allows injured railroad employees to pursue a claim against the railroad carrier, its agents, servants or employees for negligence and carelessness.

If you have been injured in a railroad accident, you need an attorney who understands the nuances of FELA claims and who can effectively represent your interests under this Act. We can help.

Our firm has successfully handled a variety of serious injury cases for injured workers, including those involving:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Whole body vibration
  • Closed head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Severed limbs
  • Crush injuries
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Death
  • And other catastrophic injuries

Contact an Attorney Experienced in Handling FELA Claims

An injured railroad worker has the right to seek compensation for their injuries under FELA. Please contact us today to discuss your FELA claim in a free initial consultation. Call us at 713-224-9000 or toll-free at 888-224-7020, or send us an e-mail.

Our FELA attorneys in Houston TX accept all work injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis; you owe us no attorney fees unless you make a recovery.

Explosions and Fires

At The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, TX, our experienced lawyers are prepared to investigate and pursue legal claims arising from fires, explosions and other accidents. We know that burn injuries involve tremendous pain, extensive and costly medical treatment, and a lengthy recovery, and that your success in obtaining just, sizable compensation under the law could make all the difference for your future.

We have a strong track record of success in personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including numerous trial victories for deserving clients. Whether the fire or explosion that changed your life occurred on the job, while using a product you believe was defective, or under other circumstances, please call or e-mail us today for caring, focused legal counsel.

Workplace Negligence – Defective Industrial and Household Products – Auto Fires

We are versed in personal injury, wrongful death, insurance, and product and premises liability laws. Our training, experience and knowledge can be a tremendous asset in serious injury and fatality cases resulting from:

  • An accident on a well site, drilling rig, pipeline, or other oil-and-gas work site
  • Fire or explosion on a vessel at sea or while working in any maritime industry job
  • A fire or explosion related to a chemical leak or spill
  • An apartment fire and resulting damage resulting from landlord negligence, including failures to properly install smoke detectors or adhere to building safety codes
  • Car fires or explosions caused by auto defects such as vulnerable gas tank positioning and fuel-fed fires
  • Household fires, explosions and electrical shocks caused by defective products such as water heaters, space heaters, or computers
  • Unfair denial or delay of your homeowners insurance claim
  • Unfair denial or delay of a life insurance claim

Houston Fire Accident Lawyers: Call 713-224-9000 or 888-224-7020

Fires and explosions pose unique challenges for investigators. Our firm has a network of experts who can help us get answers and build your case. To speak with an attorney dedicated to fighting for workers’ and families’ legal rights, please contact us today.

Heavy Equipment Accidents

Houston Work Injury Lawyer Helps the Injured Get Justice

At many places of employment throughout Texas, people work on and alongside heavy mobile equipment including forklifts, cranes, tractors and bulldozers.  At The Callahan Law Firm, our work injury lawyers know from decades of experience that many serious workplace injuries and fatalities happen because of the unsafe operation of these kinds of machinery. In other instances, we have found that the equipment itself was defective due to a manufacturing defect or failure to properly maintain the heavy equipment.

If you have been involved in a work place accident involving heavy industrial equipment, the personal injury attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm have the experience, skill and resources to successfully handle your case.  Led by former mechanical engineer and Texas board certified personal injury trial attorney Michael Callahan, we have a proven track record of successfully representing individuals and families in accident cases involving heavy industrial equipment.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a work place accident, the attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm are here to help.  In Texas and throughout the United States, we encourage those harmed by the careless operation of heavy industrial machinery or defective equipment to contact us for a free case evaluation.

It’s Dangerous Work

Operating heavy mobile equipment is skilled work that requires training, competence and attention to safety at all times.  Unfortunately, the person operating the equipment sometimes lacks the necessary training and experience.  Other times, the person is careless or reckless in the way he operates the machinery.  As a result, others are put at risk of harm.

Contractors and others at Work Site

Often there are different contractors and their employees working on an industrial site at the same time.

If you sustained an injury and the responsible party is your own employer, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.  If however, you or a loved one are injured and the responsible party is a contractor on the work site or one of its employees, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries and damages in what is known as a “third-party” case.

Contact a Heavy Equipment Accident Attorney at The Callahan Law Firm

An injured person – or the surviving family of a loved one who suffered fatal injuries in an accident – has the right to seek justice for injuries, damages and losses. We dedicate our legal practice to fighting on behalf of injured workers and their families.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

Non-Subscriber Injuries

Non-Subscriber Injury Attorneys in Texas

Houston Work Injury Lawyer taking Non-Subscriber Cases

A Texas employer who does not carry workers’ compensation insurance is called a “non-subscriber”. If injured in Texas while working for a non-subscriber, an injured employee is allowed to bring a negligence claim against his employer. At The Callahan Law Firm we are Non-Subscriber injury attorneys with a long history of success in representing Texas workers in Non-Subscriber injury and death cases.

Damages in a Non-Subscriber Negligence Case

Bringing a claim for negligence is the only way an injured worker can force an employer that does not carry workers’ compensation coverage to pay for the harm it caused. Damages in a non-subscriber negligence case include medical expenses, loss of earnings, loss of earning capacity, physical impairment, pain, mental anguish and disfigurement.

Examples of Employer Negligence

Examples of employer negligence in non-subscriber cases include the following:

  • failure to provide an employee with a safe workplace
  • failure to provide an employee with the tools and equipment needed to perform work in a safe manner
  • failure to adequately train an employee or employees
  • negligence of a co-worker
  • negligent supervision

If your employer is a non-subscriber and you sustained a serious injury on the job, the injury attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm will work diligently to ensure you get full and fair compensation.

Many Texas Employers are Non-Subscribers

Texas is the only state in the country that allows employers of any size to not carry state-regulated workers’ compensation coverage. Many Texas companies including some of the state’s biggest employers do not carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage. These employers don’t have to pay premiums to carry workers’ comp coverage, thereby saving money, and as a result, employees of non-subscribing employers cannot recover benefits under the formal Texas workers’ compensation system. According to a 2010 survey conducted by the Texas Department of Insurance, 15% of Texas businesses with more than 500 employees do not carry workers’ compensation insurance.

So what can I do if I was injured on the job and my employer does not carry workers comp?

If a workplace accident has changed your life or the life of a loved one and the employer did not carry workers’ compensation insurance, please contact us today for a free consultation with one of our non-subscriber injury attorneys in Texas. At The Callahan Law Firm, our work injury lawyers have the experience and resources to aggressively handle non-subscriber cases and get justice for our clients.

Oil & Gas Injury

Texas Attorney Representing Workers in Oil and Gas Accidents

The oilfield is the most dangerous workplace in America.  A recent study by OSHA, found that more workers were killed and injured in the oilfield than in any other industry in this country.  The same study revealed that in Texas alone, almost 80% of these injuries and deaths could have been prevented with safer procedures and equipment.

If you or a family member have been seriously injured or killed in an oilfield accident, it is important to consult with an experienced oil and gas attorney.

Our Texas oil and gas attorneys – led by Texas board certified personal injury attorney and former mechanical engineer, Michael S. Callahan – understand the issues and laws in oilfield accident cases.  For a free case evaluation by an experienced oil and gas attorney who represent workers injured at oil and gas well sites or while employed in other jobs in the oil and gas industry, please call or e-mail our Houston law office today.

Oil and Gas Attorney in Houston Representing Workers Injured in Oil and Gas Industry Accidents

The Texas oil and gas attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm have built a strong track record of success pursuing catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims. You can turn to us for informed, honest and caring legal counsel after an oil-and-gas related accident including:

  • Drilling Rig Accidents resulting in crush injuries, amputations, loss of limb, spinal injuries including paraplegia or quadriplegia, respiratory injuries caused by chemical exposure, and death
  • Well Site Accidents And Injuries due to fires, chemical exposure, and negligence in the maintenance and operation of the rig and associated heavy equipment
  • Pipeline Injuries, often resulting from explosions, blowouts, fires, leaks, toxic gas exposure or heavy equipment accidents

Contact The Callahan Law Firm

If you have been injured or have lost a family member in a oilfield accident, our lawyers have the experience, resources and dedication to give you the legal representation you and your family deserve.

We offer free case evaluations to potential clients throughout Texas. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. We do not get paid unless and until you make a recovery, whether by settlement or judgment.

Call us at 888-224-7020 or send us an e-mail.

Or Schedule a free case evaluation today.

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Our respected personal injury attorneys in Houston make up our dedicated team of plaintiff’s trial lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm. We focus on obtaining justice for the injured and grieving people who we have the honor to represent. Our personal injury attorneys in Houston give clients who have been physically or financially harmed a voice and an opportunity to be heard and get justice through the legal system.

Attorney Michael S. Callahan is the lead trial lawyer at The Callahan Law Firm. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In addition, he has repeatedly been selected as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in the state of Texas, and has been selected in the past as a “Top Lawyer for the People” in Houston, TX for his accomplishments and integrity. These honors are bestowed upon a very small percentage of Texas attorneys. His education and experience in law and engineering are invaluable in pursuing the high-stakes cases handled at The Callahan Law Firm. He is also a graduate and a member of the teaching staff of the prestigious Trial Lawyers’ College founded by Gerry Spence.

Attorney Casey M. Brown is a 2001 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center with extensive experience handling oil-and-gas industry accidents, insurance claims and product liability litigation. He is licensed to practice in Texas state and federal courts and has also traveled to other states to pursue cases in our firm’s key practice areas.

Contact our team of personal injury attorneys in Houston, TX to request a free, no-risk consultation on your potential case.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation Today!

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Cases Handled by The Callahan Law Firm – Personal Injury Lawyers in Houston

Our personal injury lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm in Houston have obtained significant settlements and jury verdicts for their clients. However, Rule 7.02 of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct regulates whether and how attorneys may disclose to potential clients past settlements or jury verdict results.

Below is a list of certain cases the firm is currently handling, as well as some of the cases our personal injury lawyers in Houston have successfully handled over the years. A list of actual cases successfully handled since 1994 would total in the hundreds.

If you are an attorney interested in the actual settlement and verdict amounts, call us at 713-224-9000 or toll free at 888-224-7020.

Ongoing Cases Handled by Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Houston (not a complete list)

Oil & Gas – Rig crew’s negligence crushed oil field worker’s lower leg causing permanent nerve damage. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS/RSD).

Auto Accidents – Drunk driver crashes into mother’s car causing fatal injuries to 9 year old girl and seriously injuring two other child passengers and mother.

Oil & Gas – Rig crew supervisor’s gross negligence resulted in death of 27 year old oil field worker, father of three.

Civil Rights, Section 1983 – Reckless road blockade caused crash resulting in substantial, permanent brain damage to two young men, ages 19 and 20.

Workplace Injuries – Forklift operator negligently backed into co-worker causing severe crush injuries to lower leg. Fasciotomy.

Trucking Accidents – Driver of 18-Wheeler traveling at unsafe speed crashed into rear of pick-up truck causing facial injuries and career ending spinal injuries to innocent driver.

Oil & Gas – Oil company’s negligence exposed rig crew to lethal levels of toxic Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) gas. Permanent respiratory disease.

Workplace Injuries – 18-Wheeler driver negligently pulled away from loading dock throwing worker out the back of the trailer resulting in serious spinal and shoulder injuries. Surgeries.

Child Injuries – Health Club’s unsafe pool drain collapses causing severe fractures to 7 year old girl’s leg at growth plate. Permanent disability. Multiple surgeries in the past and required in the future.

Workers’ Compensation Bad Faith – Worker’s compensation insurance company wrongfully refused injured worker’s compensation claim for spinal injury.

Workplace Injuries – Large display collapses on worker crushing hip and leg. Multiple surgeries, permanent hardware inserted in leg.

Past Cases Handled by Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Houston (not a complete list)

Auto Accidents – Drunk driver crashes into car stopped at a toll both injuring family and fracturing young girl’s leg.

Commercial Vehicle Accidents – Cement truck owned by major international cement company and driven by negligent truck driver crashes into van on freeway shattering 27 year old mother’s spine. Paraplegia. Jury verdict.

Oil & Gas – Negligence of rig crew results in serious injury to oil field worker’s hand. Amputation.

Maritime & Offshore Injuries – Canadian worker seriously injured in offshore explosion off the coast of China while working for U.S. based company.

Workplace Injuries – Forklift accident crushed worker’s foot and toes. Employer did not carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance. Jury verdict.

Trucking Accidents – 18-Wheeler made unsafe lane change on highway, slamming car into concrete median causing it to spin several times, seriously injuring client.

Products Defects – Piping failure due to defective connection resulting in massive facial fractures and head injury.

Oil & Gas – Faulty drilling rig equipments results in worker’s shattered lower leg.

Commercial Vehicle Accidents – Company employee in hurry ran red light crashing into grandmother’s car causing hand and spinal injuries.

Workplace Injuries – Contractor decides on unsafe but cheaper method to raise building materials to roof resulting in worker falling 3 stories. Permanent brain damage. Jury verdict.

Oil & Gas – Negligence of lay down crew results in injuries to worker’s hand and fingers. Amputation.

Maritime & Offshore Injuries – Reckless captain causes boat collision resulting in seaman’s career ending spinal injuries.

Workplace Injuries – Untrained forklift driver flips forklift resulting in fatal injuries. Death.

Commercial Vehicle Accidents – Commercial truck driver pulls out from stop sign in front of vehicle on freeway severely injuring innocent driver. Multiple fractures, spinal injuries.

Products Defects – Defective electronic device manufactured in China burns down family’s home.

Workplace Accidents – Heavy equipment comes off defective trailer crushing worker’s leg. Jury verdict.

Oil & Gas / Property – Negligent drilling of gas well contaminates landowner’s water wells.

Commercial Vehicle Accident – Distracted driver of garbage truck crashed into client’s vehicle causing career ending spinal injuries to innocent driver.

Workplace Accidents – Inattentive forklift driver crashes into worker at refinery.

Commercial Vehicle Accidents – Speeding delivery vehicle strikes jeep causing it to flip and rollover resulting in serious spinal injuries. Jury verdict.

Oil & Gas – Worker injured as a result of defective premises.

Bad Faith Insurance – Insurance company refused to pay homeowner’s fire claim.

Auto Accidents – Inattentive driver swerved in front of innocent truck driver, causing truck to rollover, ejecting driver and resulting in fatal crush injuries. Death.

Workplace Injuries – Inattentive operator of heavy industrial equipment crashed into worker.

Workplace Injuries – Worker injured as a result of defective premises. Jury verdict.

Bad Faith Insurance – Insurance company wrongfully denied small business owner’s theft claim.

Workplace Injuries – Inattentive heavy equipment operator backs into employee.

Commercial Vehicle Accidents – Truck driver in hurry to get to worksite crashes into innocent driver.

Workplace Injuries – Worker injured at nursing home resulting in spinal injury. Employer did not carry Workers’ Compensation Insurance.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Houston: Contact The Callahan Law Firm

Our personal injury lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm handle a wide range of serious injury, wrongful death and insurance claim cases throughout Texas. If you want to discuss a potential case with one of our personal injury lawyers in Houston, please contact our firm now.

About The Callahan Law Firm

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TRIAL-PROVEN PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS IN HOUSTON, TX

At The Callahan Law Firm, we are trial lawyers who represent people.  We focus primarily on representing individuals and families in cases involving serious injuries and fatalities.  In addition, we represent clients in claims against their insurance companies including life insurance claims, homeowners claims and others.

 In sum, we fight for the rights of people like you.

Why Do I Need a Trial Attorney?

Insurance companies and corporations have attorneys who will aggressively defend the misconduct of their clients and try to minimize or prevent you and your family from getting justice. Our goal is to level the playing field against insurance company and corporate bullies and fight for your rights.

Insurance defense and corporate lawyers know which plaintiff’s attorneys can and will take significant personal injury cases and first-party insurance cases to trial – and which ones will not. At The Callahan Law Firm, we have a reputation as trial attorneys who can and will successfully try a lawsuit and get justice in the courtroom.

  • We go to trial when a defendant refuses to listen or take responsibility for its actions and compensate our client for the harm it has done.
  • When we settle, it is because the settlement offer made by the defendant makes sense and is acceptable to our well-informed client.

Types of Cases

From trucking accidents to drilling rig accidents to injuries caused by defective products, over the years our personal injury attorneys in Houston, Texas have successfully taken on powerful, wealthy defendants. We have represented individuals and their families in industrial workplace injury cases arising from construction, oil and gas, railroad, chemical plant, maritime and heavy equipment accidents and won time and again.

In addition, our firm is also called upon to help people and businesses involved in high-stakes insurance claims, whether based on personal insurance coverage such as life insurance or homeowners insurance, or commercial policies.

Why Us?

Our personal injury attorneys know that nothing can replace your physical health or the life of a loved one. If you have suffered serious injury, are grieving the fatality of a family member or suffered another severe setback, you need someone to listen, understand and help.

At The Callahan Law Firm, we are experienced trial attorneys with a long history of success representing people. As a result of extensive legal experience since 1994, our Texas accident, injury and wrongful death lawyers understand what it takes to win.

Do not hesitate to contact our personal injury attorneys in Houston, TX for a consultation to discuss your options and concerns. We provide quality legal representation to people whether or not they have the financial resources to devote to the cost of litigation. Our personal injury attorneys in Houston work on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you do not make a recovery, we do not get paid for our time or reimbursed for our expenses. As a result, we represent our clients to win.

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Insurance Disputes

Insurance Claims Attorney in Texas:

Insurance Claims

Insurance companies regularly use the tactics of “delay, deny, and defend” when handling policyholders’ claims. At The Callahan Law Firm, we represent policyholders against their insurance companies in insurance claim disputes arising from life insurance policies, homeowners’ policies, and property insurance policies for businesses, including losses for theft, fire, hurricanes or other natural disasters.

Our insurance claims attorneys in Texas understand that insurance policies are written by the insurance companies with their own best interest in mind, and not that of their policyholders. Insurance companies have armies of lawyers and other staff whose sole job is to help the insurance company avoid paying what it should. Insurance companies are in the business of collecting premiums from their policyholders and then doing whatever it takes to save money when a claim is made, whether it’s by offering a less than fair settlement or by denying the claim outright.

Insurance Claims Attorneys in Texas Who Fight Insurance Companies in Claim Disputes

The insurance claims attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm aggressively represent policyholders in claim disputes with their insurance companies to make sure they get the insurance coverage that was paid for.

From our offices in Houston, Texas, The Callahan Law Firm helps policyholders fight back when their insurance companies wrongfully deny an insurance claim.

Our insurance claims attorneys in Texas handle all insurance claim dispute cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you get compensated by your insurance company. Contact us today for a free initial case evaluation.

Has Your Insurance Company Acted in Bad Faith?

Our insurance claims attorneys in Texas know that your insurance company has a duty of “good faith and fair dealing” in handling insurance claims, including your homeowners, life, property or car insurance claims.

Your insurance company may have acted in “bad faith” if it wrongfully denies your claim or delays compensating you. Texas law gives consumers certain rights in dealing with their insurance companies, including the right to sue their insurance company for “bad faith” denials or improper delays of their policyholders’ claims

Insurance Claims Attorneys in Texas Who Fight for Proper Compensation for Your Insurance Claim

You pay for insurance for protection in an emergency. When insurance companies improperly withhold insurance benefits, your and your family’s suffering can be compounded by not having the money you need to get back on your feet. When your rightful claim is denied or delayed, contact the insurance claims attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm to discuss your options. Call 713-234-1429, toll-free at 888- 224-7020 or  send us an e-mail.

Bad Faith Lawyer Houston

Thinking about filing a bad faith insurance claim in Texas? Contact an insurance bad faith lawyer at The Callahan Law Firm for experienced help.

Insurance companies collect premiums from their policyholders and pay claims only when they must. They do not profit by paying claims.

When a claim is made, the law states that the insurance company has a duty of “good faith and fair dealing” when investigating the claim. However, all too often, they seek to profit by dealing in bad faith with their customers by unfairly denying, delaying or limiting benefits without a reasonable basis. Read More

Business Interruption Claims

Business interruption coverage is an important part of a business insurance policy. Business operations can be interrupted due to fires, flooding, natural disasters and a wide range of other reasons. Business owners rely upon this type of coverage to ensure the business can survive an unexpected obstacle. When insurance companies fail to pay business interruption insurance benefits, it can result in catastrophic financial loss.At The Callahan Law Firm, we represent policyholders from the Houston area Read More

Business Insurance Claim FAQ
What is a “bad faith insurance claim”?

A bad faith insurance claim under Texas law is when an insurance company wrongfully delays or denies payment for a legitimate insurance claim.
How do I know if I have a “bad faith insurance claim”?

When a business purchases an insurance policy, the insurance company that issues the policy has a duty of good faith and fair dealing. Texas bad faith insurance law prohibits an insurance company from wrongfully denying or delaying payment of a legitimate claim. Read More

Commercial Insurance Claims
Claims by Businesses

Businesses rely upon insurance coverage to limit their exposure to risks such as fire, theft, business interruption and other losses. When such a crisis occurs, they expect the insurance carrierto live up to its end of the bargain. When the insurance company denies or undervalues the claim, it can result in significant hardship and financial loss. Read More

 

Fire Insurance Claims
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Proven Texas Insurance Claim Lawyers for Your Fire Claim Dispute

At The Callahan Law Firm, speak with a Texas insurance claim lawyer with experience representing people like you – the insured with a disputed or denied fire claim – against big insurance companies.

Few things can be more devastating than a fire. If your home has been damaged by fire, you depend on your insurance company to quickly and fairly pay your fire claim to allow you to start rebuilding your life. Read More

Homeowners Insurance Claims
Proven Texas Insurance Claim Lawyers for Your Insurance Dispute

Has your homeowner’s insurance company denied your valid storm, fire, or theft claim? Are you dealing with intolerable delays, false claims on their part, or a settlement offer far below what you believe your coverage should provide? Read More

Insurance Agent Negligence

In some cases, a denied insurance claim is the result of negligence on the part of the insurance agent. Insurance agents have a responsibility to be competent and deal in good faith with their clients. When they fail to meet these obligations, the policyholder’s coverage can be denied when they need it the most.

If you have suffered damages due to an insurance agent’s negligence, it is important to consult with an experienced Texas insurance claims attorney. Read More

Theft Insurance Claims
Texas Insurance Claim Lawyer Representing Policyholders

If you have been victimized by a home burglary or high-value theft from your business, your first thought may have been, “Thankfully, we have insurance.” Unfortunately, it is relatively common for insurance companies to deny theft claims for a variety of reasons – and they will almost always attempt to low-ball the settlement offer or subject you to lengthy delays before writing any check at all. Read More

Life Insurance Claims
Life Insurance Attorney in Houston TX Ready to Help

If you have recently lost a loved one you depended upon, and then had your attempts to collect on that person’s life insurance policy stonewalled or outright denied, it is essential to work with an experienced life insurance attorney in Houston TX who knows how to get justice for clients located anywhere within the state. Read More

Long-term Disability Claims
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Long Term Disability Attorneys in Houston – We’re Ready to Help

If you have recently had a long term disability claim denied, it is essential to work with an experienced insurance attorney in Houston, Texas who knows how to get justice for clients located anywhere within the state. Read More

Non-Subscriber Injuries
Non-Subscriber Injury Attorneys in Texas
Houston Work Injury Lawyer taking Non-Subscriber Cases

A Texas employer who does not carry workers’ compensation insurance is called a “non-subscriber”. If injured in Texas while working for a non-subscriber, an injured employee is allowed to bring a negligence claim against his employer. Read More

Personal Insurance Claims
Personal Insurance Claims by People and Families

People rely on their insurance coverage to protect them from catastrophes and disasters such as fire, theft, disabling illnesses or the death of a loved one. When such a crisis occurs, people expect their insurance carrier to live up to its end of the bargain. However, too often the insurance company denies or undervalues a person’s claim. This can result in significant hardship and financial loss for individuals and their families. Read More

Prompt Pay
Still Waiting for Prompt Payment of Insurance Claim?

At The Callahan Law Firm, speak with a Houston insurance attorney who is prepared to help.

If you have not received “prompt payment” following a valid insurance claim, a Houston insurance attorney can help. All too often an insured is kept in the dark by the insurance company about the status of their claim. One of an insurance company’s obligations to those it insures is to promptly respond to any reported claim. This means your insurance company must acknowledge your claim in writing and promptly begin its investigation. Read More

TDI Compaints
TDI Complaints May Not Resolve Insurance Problems

When Texans feel wronged by insurance companies, they have the right to file a complaint with the Texas Department of Insurance(TDI). Unfortunately, filing a complaint with the TDI often will not resolve your insurance problem. If you are a policyholder facing an insurance claim dispute, consult a lawyer experienced in handling insurance claims. Read More

Oilfield Injuries

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Houston Oilfield Injury Lawyers Dedicated to Helping Injured Workers

With so many people in the Houston, Texas area employed in the energy industry, Texas is a state where physically demanding, risky work is a constant reality. Every day, men and women go to work at oil and gas well sites, refineries and other potentially dangerous work sites in the energy industry. And every day, workers in Houston, Texas and across the state sustain serious injuries in this dangerous profession.

At The Callahan Law Firm, we are dedicated to fighting on behalf of injured oilfield workers and their families. We have represented injured workers and surviving family members of oilfield workers injured or killed on drilling rigs, work over rigs, completed wells, and pipelines due to a company’s negligence.  We have the industry knowledge and experience to take on the companies responsible for your injuries.

At our first meeting you will speak with an experienced Houston oilfield injury lawyer who will listen to you and can help by answering your questions and discussing your legal rights.  Our lawyers and staff will work aggressively to maximize justice for you and your family.

Oil & Gas Injury

The oilfield is the most dangerous workplace in America.  A recent study by OSHA, found that more workers were killed and injured in the oilfield than in any other industry in this country.  The same study revealed that in Texas alone, almost 80% of these injuries and deaths could have been prevented with safer procedures and equipment.

Oil Field Accidents

Oil field jobs are among the most dangerous in the world. Adding to the danger is the fact that oil companies frequently cut corners to increase their profits. When they fail to provide adequate safety precautions and training while pushing workers for more and more hours, tragic accidents can result.

Drilling Rig Accidents 

Workers on drilling rigs are exposed to a multitude of dangers. The companies in charge of these well sites are responsible for making the sites and drilling rigs as safe as possible for the men who work there. OSHA and other safety regulations are meant to protect workers, but all too often these safety standards are ignored or disregarded.  As a result, drilling rig workers often suffer serious and permanent injuries due to the dangerous conditions.

Well Site Injuries 

Oil and gas companies recently enjoyed a boom in oil and gas exploration – both onshore and offshore.  Now, even with the downturn, new wells are still being drilled every day while at the same time maintenance work continues on existing wells in Texas. Workers who drill and service the wells after drilling is finished are exposed to hazardous conditions that can result in injuries.

Oil Field Explosions & Fires 

Oilfield work is inherently dangerous and requires diligent safety precautions, training and supervision to avoid accidents. When these precautions are ignored, oilfield explosions can occur, putting lives in danger. If you or a loved one has been injured in an oil field explosion, it is critical that you consult with an experienced work injury attorney.

Oil Field Regions

The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, Texas, is recognized as a leading personal injury trial law firm representing injured oil and gas field workers across the country. Our litigation team offers the professional and financial resources and knowledge to represent injured workers in the most complex cases following an oil or gas field accident. The attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm represent workers injured in the Bakken Shale, Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Marcellus Shale, and other areas of the country.

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Workplace Injuries

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Houston Work Injury Lawyers Dedicated to Helping Injured Workers

With so many people in the Houston, Texas area employed in the energy, transportation, maritime, shipping, manufacturing, construction, and related industries, Texas is a state where physically demanding, risky work is a constant reality. Every day, men and women go to work at chemical plants, refineries, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, construction sites, oil and gas well sites, and other potentially dangerous work sites. And every day, workers in Houston, Texas, and across the state of Texas sustain serious injuries on the job.

At The Callahan Law Firm, we are dedicated to fighting on behalf of injured workers and their families. At our first meeting you will speak with experienced Houston work injury lawyers who will listen to you and can help by answering your questions and discussing your legal rights.  After consultation and if we decide to work together on your case, our lawyers and staff will work aggressively to maximize justice for you and your family.

Industrial Accidents 

Houston, Texas is home to many refineries and other industrial plants which employ a large number of workers.  Unfortunately, some of these refineries and plants place profits ahead of worker safety which has resulted in a number of serious explosions and chemical releases.  If you or a family member were injured in an accident that happened while you were performing duties for your industrial employer, call us and let’s talk about what happened and what we can do to help.

Heavy Equipment 

Many jobs require the use of Heavy Equipment such as bulldozers, earth movers, and cranes, and require employees to work in the same area where the machinery operates.  Due to the dangers posed by operating heavy construction equipment, the state and federal government frequently require operators to obtain special training and licenses.  Additionally, there are unique rules and regulations that set forth how certain kinds of Heavy Equipment should be safely used.  Unfortunately, workers are often injured when these rules and regulations are not followed.

Non-Subscriber Injuries 

A Texas employer who does not carry workers’ compensation insurance is called a “non-subscriber”. If injured in Texas while working for a non-subscriber, an injured employee is allowed to bring a negligence claim against his employer, even if the employer has some other type of insurance.  The attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm have extensive experience in handling these “non-subscriber” cases and obtaining significant justice for injured workers and their families.

Pipeline Accidents

Whether on land or under water, the construction and maintenance of pipelines can be dangerous. The companies that own, construct and maintain these pipelines have an obligation to properly construct and maintain the pipelines. Nonetheless, people including pipeline workers and others often sustain injuries or are killed due to blowouts, explosions, heavy equipment accidents or toxic gas leaks.

Pipeline Explosions

Both federal and state law requires pipeline companies to conduct regular inspections of their pipelines, searching for leaks, ruptures and other defects. When pipeline companies cut corners and fail to comply with the law, it can lead to pipeline explosions that cause catastrophic injury, property damage and environmental harm.

Explosions and Fires 

At The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, TX, our experienced injury lawyers are prepared to investigate and pursue legal claims arising from fires, explosions and other work accidents. Burn injuries involve tremendous pain, extensive and costly medical treatment, and a lengthy recovery, and your success in obtaining a significant recovery can make all the difference for your future.

Admiralty and Maritime

Workers on ships, barges and offshore platforms face unique dangers and, more often than not, when a serious injury occurs an injured seaman or offshore worker is hours away from medical help.  An additional challenge facing injured seaman and offshore workers is that offshore injuries are governed by Admiralty and Maritime law, such as the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Worker Compensation Act and the Death on The High Seas Act.  An injured seaman or offshore worker needs an experienced attorney familiar with these laws to make sure they receive all of the compensation they are entitled to.

Offshore Injuries

As an offshore worker in the Gulf of Mexico or another of our nation’s waterways, your own safety relies on your co-workers’ safe work practices, proper maintenance of equipment, the seaworthiness of the vessel and the responsible and safety-conscious actions of the vessel owner.

Jones Act

Offshore workers are constantly exposed to the unique hazards and dangers of working on vessels and offshore platforms.  These unique dangers were one the reasons the United States government created The Jones Act almost 100 years ago to protect the rights of injured seamen and other offshore workers who are employed on maritime vessels like offshore drilling rigs, drill boats, supply boats, crew boats, cargo ships, tankers and dredges.

Death on the High Seas

If you have lost a loved one while they were working offshore you may have a claim against the person or company responsible. If the accident was the result of negligence or unseaworthiness, you may be able to file a claim under the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) to recover the compensation you deserve after the loss of a loved one.

Railroad Worker Accidents 

Working for railroads is a dangerous job and workers are at constant risk for serious injury.  Due to the unique nature of their work, many railroad workers are covered by the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA).  At The Callahan Law Firm, our FELA attorneys in Houston, Texas work aggressively to represent Injured Railroad Workers to help them recover everything they are entitled to.

Houston Personal Injury Lawyers That Are Willing to Go the Distance for You

As Houston injury lawyers, we take pride in our history of success representing injured workers and grieving families in and around Houston, TX, and throughout the state. You can turn to our lawyers Michael S. Callahan and Casey M. Brown for honest, caring counsel in troubled times.  We have a proven record fighting legal battles for injured workers and their familes all the way through jury trial if that is what obtaining justice requires.

Houston Attorneys Who Gives Work Accident Victims a Voice and Hope in Times of Adversity

Our dedicated Houston personal injury attorneys and wrongful death lawyers have won significant recoveries over the years for our clients through jury trials and settlements in work accident cases. We handle “third party” accidents, gross negligence cases as well as “non-subscriber” cases where an employee is seriously injured and the employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance. The extensive experience of our Houston work injury attorneys enables us to evaluate and handle claims involving:

  • Chemical plant, refinery, construction site and other industrial accidents
  • Heavy equipment accidents caused by the negligent operation of forklifts, cranes, bulldozers, backhoes and other industrial equipment – or by a product defect
  • Building and wall collapses as well as dropped loads resulting in serious Crush Injuries, limb loss, Brain Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries or death.
  • Burns, harmful chemical exposure and other catastrophic events associated with work in the Oil And Gas industry, at well sites, chemical plants or elsewhere
  • Railroad accidents and FELA Claims
  • Maritime And Offshore accidents covered by the Jones Act and the Death on the High Seas Act
  • Occupational Respiratory Diseases caused by negligence and defective products, including mesothelioma, other asbestos cancers, or silicosis resulting from inhalation of drilling mud additives or other carcinogens

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Personal Injury Claims

Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Focused on Serious Personal Injury & Fatality Claims

At The Callahan Law Firm, we have a history of successfully handling cases involving serious, life-altering personal injuries and fatalities. We represent individuals and families who need legal counsel to help them recover physically, psychologically and financially.

Based in Houston, Texas, the serious personal injury lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm have the experience, skill and resources necessary to successfully handle serious injury and fatality cases and win.  Led by Texas board certified personal injury trial attorney and former mechanical engineer Michael Callahan, we have a proven track record of representing individuals and families in injury claims cases.

We take pride in our ability to give people a voice, making sure they are heard and delivering our best every day to obtain the justice our clients deserve.

If you or a loved one have sustained a serious injury and want to discuss what happened as well your legal options, the attorneys at The Callahan Law Firm are here to help.  In the Houston area and throughout Texas, we encourage you to call or e-mail our Houston personal injury lawyers today for a free case evaluation.

Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Experienced in Injury and Fatality Claims

Our Houston injury lawyers have represented people for over 20 years in injury cases including those involving:

Proven Houston Personal Injury Lawyer

Over the years, we have successfully represented individuals and families in many different types of cases including:

  • Auto Accidents involving distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and other negligence
  • Truck Accidents caused by fatigued truck drivers, distracted driving, truck driver under the influence of drugs, equipment failure including defective brakes, and other negligence
  • Defective Products involving automobiles including defective airbags, as well as unsafe drugs
  • Workplace Injuries resulting from contractor negligence, co-worker negligence in non-subscriber cases, heavy equipment accidents and explosions
  • Oilfield Injuries including those involving accidents on drilling rigs and pipelines

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Houston Who Will Fight for You

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured and want to talk with an experienced personal injury attorney about what happened and your legal options, call or email us today at The Callahan Law Firm for a free case evaluation.

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