Jerome O. Fjeld, PLLC
Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX
PURSUING JUSTICE ON BEHALF OF THE INJURED IN HOUSTON
There are a variety of situations that call for working through an insurance claims process, and in some cases may even require a full personal injury lawsuit. If you have been injured in a situation where someone else caused it due to their negligence or even a malicious act, you very likely have a right to seek additional compensation for the damages that you have suffered. In many cases, you may not even realize the damages that you are incurring unless you are familiar with the personal injury and tort process, which is completely understandable considering how complicated these legal proceedings go.
Read more below to learn about how a personal injury lawyer can help you through this process, as well as to get a better understanding of some common personal injuries that are heard in the Texas civil courts. Contact us as soon as possible to schedule your initial consultation, so that we can speak directly about your situation, provide you with insight and clarity about your rights and how to move forward, and get an idea of how we will be able to work together.
What Is a Personal Injury?
A personal injury is a general term that is applied to any situation where there are a series of circumstances present in an injury. Specifically, a personal injury is an injury caused by another party due to negligence, malice, or malpractice that caused measurable harm to the victim. In order to determine that your own situation is a personal injury, and may likely qualify you for damages, use these following points to decide:
- The person or party who caused your injury owed you a duty of reasonable care
- The party failed to uphold their duty of care
- You were injured as a result of this failure
- Your injuries have measurable damages
Understanding what a duty of care is can seem complicated at first, but it simply means that the party is expected to take reasonable steps to keep those around them safe from harm due to their own actions. For example, someone operating a car has a duty of care to those on the road by driving safely and within established traffic laws. Speeding, drunk driving, or cutting a red light that leads to an accident is a failure at this duty of care.
As you can imagine, there are many different situations that can qualify under the aforementioned guidelines.
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I was recommended Jerome by a friend, and boy am I glad I spoke to him. He has definetly been an amazing lawyer. He always kept me updated on my case, helped lower my hospital bills and etc. He also served in the military, and that is a PLUS for me,..especially since my husband is currently serving in the Marine Corp. Looking for a good lawyer, someone who cares for not just your case, but YOU as a client. Jerome is your guy!!! Definetly want a great lawyer like him on your side!Alma Sanchez9/25/2019
I used Mr Fjeld’s on a claim I had and he and his team handled me and my needs professionally. He stayed on top of the insurance company and kept me taken care of during the whole process!! I had a tough case and he never gave up!! Thanks again you guys!!Rob Lyon9/16/2019
This attorney is very personable and well versed in personal injury law. i highly recommend you go to see him if you have any questions on whether your case is one that can be taken to court. He's patient but very high energy and will explain to you in detail the possible outcomes of your caseFranklin Beltre2/07/2019
Mr. Fjeld is excellent at what he does. He made sure I was taken care of throughout the whole process of my suit. He even helped me out before my case was settled. He and his assistant Anais are wonderful. I highly recommend them if you are in need of an attorney for car accident.Nicole Drain9/06/2019
Examples of Personal Injuries
The following is just a limited list of examples of personal injuries that we commonly help clients with. Whether or not you see an example below that resembles your own situation, contact us now to get a better understanding of how we can help.
Car accidents are alarmingly common in Houston, meaning that if you are a driver or passenger in a vehicle in the city that you are at a high risk of injury or an accident. If you have been in an accident that you believe someone else has caused, and you have suffered injuries as a result of the accident, then you have options for how to pursue compensation. From the first time that you make contact with the car insurance company, we will be able to represent you and guide you through this process.
Truck accidents may follow a similar process as a passenger vehicle accident, but there are many additional factors that you may not realize until you have begun the claims process. Commercial truck insurance policies often are in excess of $1 million because of the value of the goods that commercial trucks transport, in addition to the significant size differences between these trucks and the vehicles that they share the road with. This means that the legal teams who work for these companies are aggressive, and you will be best served by working with your own legal representative to seek justice.
Driving or riding a motorcycle comes with significant risks, for a variety of reasons. For one, motorcycles are easy to lose in other vehicles’ blind spots, meaning that distracted drivers are at an even greater risk of hitting a motorcycle than they are a passenger vehicle that takes up more space in their rear and side mirrors. In addition to this reduced visibility, motorcycles offer little of the protection that a passenger vehicle provides since there is no protective frame around the driver, there are no airbags, and a motorcyclist is ejected from their vehicle after making direct contact with the car that they crash into. These issues complicate the claims process, and you will benefit greatly from getting the help of a legal professional.
Riding a bicycle can be a liberating, low-cost, healthy option for transportation around Houston, but the decision comes with inherent risks of serious injury. There are many local ordinances, in addition to a variety of state laws, that are designed to protect cyclists, but no amount of laws will ensure that you are safe. If you are involved in an accident while you are riding a bicycle, contact us as soon as possible to understand how to move forward from this situation with the best possible resources to maximize your chances of getting the money that you deserve.
Every year, millions of Americans are bitten by dogs. If a dog owner failed to leash or secure their aggressive dog, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical costs and pain and suffering. Contact our firm to learn how we can help you pursue justice.
Slip and fall accidents are a very common type of premise liability, meaning that the party in charge of maintaining a premise has a duty of care to keep all visitors safe. For example, if you were to slip on a wet floor and break a bone, it is important to go through and understand how this dangerous situation happened, and what steps, if any, were taken to try to keep you safe. If we find that the party responsible for the upkeep of the premise knew about the hazard and didn’t take action to fix them, or if they were not aware but had a reasonable expectation to be aware, then we will explore the ways that we can move forward.
No Fees Unless We Win!
Clients understandably want to know how much it costs to hire a personal injury attorney. We customize our services to suit our clients’ needs so costs will inevitably vary. We will NOT charge any legal fees for our services unless we are able to resolve the case through settlement or compensation award. We understand the financial straits that many accident victims become stuck in due to their injuries. Our goal is to alleviate their financial burdens by fighting for their right to fair compensation.
When we do assess our fees after winning your case, you can expect transparency throughout your billing. We believe charging fair rates for our professional legal services. But unless we win your case through settlement or litigation, we won’t bill you. That’s our promise to you.
Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
Typically, yes, you should hire a personal injury attorney if you hope to achieve compensation for injuries caused by another. Our firm has almost two decades of experience practicing personal injury law. Many of these cases can be complex. We’ve managed hundreds of complicated cases successfully. You need to have a strong advocate by your side in these situations. Even a small error on a form could harm your case. Let us tackle the legal situation while you focus on your recovery journey. We have the skill sets needed to pursue justice on your behalf.
We Work for You
From the time you present your claim to us, well begin to investigate it from all possible angles. No detail goes unnoticed when we’re on the case. We provide our clients with a full line-up of legal services that include:
- File court documents: court filings must be completed with accuracy.
- Attend appointments: we will attend court trials, hearings, negotiation sessions, and other appointments punctually.
- Manage paperwork: we’ll handle all the paperwork related to your case.
- Effective communication: our firm believes in providing clients with timely and accurate information. When you call with questions, we’ll address them promptly.
- Speak to insurance companies: let us talk to insurers about your claim. You could say or do the wrong thing—something that harms your claim. We have experience communicating with these entities on our clients’ behalf.
- Communicate with defendant’s attorneys: we’ll meet with the at-fault party’s attorneys to represent your interests.
- Speak to witnesses: witness accounts can be immensely important to a case. We’ll talk to witnesses and procure their statements.
- Provide investigative services: Attorney Jerome O. Fjeld often investigates claims to bolster them with evidence. We may visit the scene of the accident to take photos of the vehicles that are involved in a collision, for example.
- We may seek out video footage if it exists.
- Speak with medical experts: we may require testimony from medical experts. They can discuss clients’ injuries and provide an accurate estimate of the victim’s future medical requirements.
- Hire other professionals: we may require the help of an accident reconstructionist for some types of motor vehicle collisions, particularly those that involve multiple vehicles. We may need the services of an actuary to help estimate the cost of future lost work wages and medical expenses associated with the client’s injuries.
- Provide sound legal advice: our clients depend on us to provide them with our honest legal opinion.
- Negotiate or litigate the matter: Attorney Jerome O. Fjeld is a skilled negotiator and litigator. He will tenaciously represent your interests in the courtroom or during negotiation procedures.
We perform these and other services without charging you any fees unless we win your fight for justice.
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Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney Immediately?
There are several reasons why it’s a good idea to hire a personal injury attorney early on in your case. For example, if you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, your vehicle could be totaled and destroyed before its damage has been photographed. These photos could be vital evidence in support of your claim. If you slipped and fell in a clothing store, the incident might have been captured by the store’s video camera. Unfortunately, the video footage may not be preserved for long, making it crucial to obtain a copy of the tape as soon as possible. Witnesses can be difficult to track down as time goes by; they might also forget important details about the accident they witnessed—details that could support your version of events.
When our firm has the the opportunity to investigate a case in its earliest stages, we have the best chance for procuring helpful evidence. Attorney Fjeld will carefull evaluate medical records and police reports, which may contain errors. If we discover these errors early on, fix them for the record. When you hire Jerome O. Fjeld, PLLC, at the beginning of your case, we can provide you with sound legal counsel. Our advice can lay the groundwork for a successful suit.
We’ll Speak to Insurance Companies on Your Behalf
Yes, we know that dealing with insurance companies can be difficult for many accident victims. The truth is, these companies have an army of attorneys. You should have a strong advocate working on your behalf too. Insurance companies are obligated to their stakeholders to take in more than they pay out. For this reason, they strive to pay out as little as possible. While there are certainly many ethical insurance companies operating today, some are not so high minded. And, if there’s any question about liability, an insurer is going to argue on their own client’s behalf.
Sometimes accident victims say or do something that harms their claim. This won’t happen in your case if you rely on us to deal with the insurers. We know how to protect your interests and pursue justice on your behalf.
How Much Can I Win?
Compensation amounts are not arbitrarily assigned. Compensation is calculated based on two categories of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. The economic damages are based on current and future lost work wages and medical costs. These expenses can be immense depending on the nature of the accident and the injuries it produced. We take great care when calculating this sum. A judge may ask: “how did you arrive at this sum?” Typically, we can reply by informing the court that we based the figure on actual medical costs that have already been incurred and actual lost work wages. For future expenses, we can justify our figures by speaking with an accountant or attorney who will help us estimate what these future costs are likely to be.
Non-economic damages refer to pain and suffering. This amount is more arbitrary in nature and, yet, no less deserved. Accident victims endure tremendous physical and mental anguish. According to Texas law, they have a right to seek damages for the anguish they’ve endured because of someone’s else’s carelessness or recklessness.
If someone’s wrong-doing or carelessness caused you to be hurt, contact Jerome O. Fjeld, PLLC. We can help you fight for fair compensation. Our firm as achieve millions in settlements and compensation awards. We will work diligently to win your case. Even though compensation can’t undo your pain and suffering, it can alleviate the financial stress you’ve been forced to endure.
Contact Us Now
Regardless of the situation that you are in, if you have been injured as a result of someone else’s actions and your injuries have measurable damages then you may be able to seek compensation. Contact us now to schedule an initial consultation so that we can speak about your situation directly, provide you with advice on how to move forward, and get an understanding of how we can best work together to give you the support that you need and deserve.
5902 Irvington Blvd,
Houston, TX 77009
5606 N Navarro St #200,
Victoria, TX 77904