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Maritime Personal Injury Attorneys

$468,500 SETTLEMENT IN NEW MEXICO FOR INJURED PIPEFITTER

Joe Terry and Lee Thweatt represented a pipefitter employed with Turnaround Welding Services, LLC who sustained a severely fractured right heel when he slipped on a piece of electrical conduit while descending a fixed ladder and fell approximately 20 feet to the ground below while working at the Hobbs Generating Station in Hobbs, New Mexico.

$467,500 RECOVERED ON THIRD DAY OF TRIAL FOR TRUCK DRIVER REAR-ENDED BY DRUNK DRIVER

Attorneys Joe Terry and Lee Thweatt of Terry & Thweatt, P.C. filed suit in Harris County, Texas on behalf of a truck driver that was on his way to work when he was violently rear-ended in Porter, Montgomery County, Texas by a drunk driver that was driving a company van.

$1,007,500 SETTLEMENT FOR THE SURVIVING FAMILY OF MOTHER KILLED BY DRUNK DRIVER

Terry & Thweatt attorneys Joe Terry and Lee Thweatt represented the minor children and adult siblings of an elementary school teacher in Collin County, Texas who was killed by a drunk driver. The drunk driver was served alcohol for nearly 12 consecutive hours at a sports bar.

$8,091,600 JURY VERDICT FOR BURN VICTIM

Terry & Thweatt attorneys Joe Terry and Lee Thweatt represented a 38 year old woman born with profound mental and physical disabilities who sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns over nearly thirty percent of her body when the adult care facility she resided in negligently failed to ensure her safety in a house fire operated by her care facility,

$20,000,000 ARBITRATION AWARD FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT

Terry & Thweatt attorney Lee Thweatt teamed with Beck Redden Secrest attorneys Murray Fogler, Russell Post and Brad Coffey, and attorney Adib Eghterafi in representing a highly-respected chemist in arbitration against his former employer for breach of contract. The former employer failed to pay our client $20 million under a written agreement in exchange for relinquishment of his intellectual property rights in ground breaking technology….

CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT FOR INJURED SHIP PILOT

Terry & Thweatt attorneys Joe Terry & Lee Thweatt represented a ship pilot who underwent multiple surgeries after suffering injuries while boarding a vessel.

Our law firm was founded on three principles: integrity, imagination and hard work. Our philosophy is that through our principles we consistently provide the best representation for our clients. We are ready and willing to go to trial to fight for what is right for you.

Our firm handles catastrophic personal injury cases with a focus on offshore injuries relating to the Jones Act, 18 wheeler accident injuries, severe burn cases as well as complex business litigation, business disputes and negotiations.

As personal injury attorneys in Houston TX, we understand that when you are contacting a lawyer, something has gone terribly wrong. We want to help make you and your family whole again after your accident. We spend time with our clients and help them assess all of the financial hardships created by the recovery process of an injury; we want to get to know you as we move forward through your case and help you recover financially from your injuries. We never consider our clients just another case file in a sea of personal injury cases. We personally handle your case step by step.

As part of our commitment to personal service we will come to you to further discuss your injury case, even if you are not in the state of Texas. Whether you are home bound or hospital bound we want this process to be as smooth as possible for you and your family. We pride ourselves on personal, responsive, and continuous contact with our attorneys throughout our representation from start to finish.

 

Admiralty & Maritime Law

Offshore Injuries

Being an offshore worker, whether you are an offshore oil or gas worker, a longshoremen or seamen can be dangerous. Many individuals have been seriously injured or killed. In the event that an offshore worker is injured or killed, there are specific laws in place to help the injured and their families. It is important that you proceed cautiously through this legal process and seek the advice of an experienced maritime admiralty attorney.

The Jones Act

The Jones Act was written to help injured seaman, offshore oil workers and their families in the event of a maritime personal injury. Many offshore injuries and deaths are covered by the Jones Act which allows workers to seek full compensation for damages as a result of the injury. Any employer facing a lawsuit from an injured worker will attempt to minimize their payout. You need an experienced Jones Act Attorney on your side to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Oil Rig Injuries

Offshore oil rigs can be a dangerous work environment. When workers are fatigued and working in difficult conditions such as high seas, extreme physical labor, long shifts and extreme cold or heat accidents can occur. Injuries can range from minor to quite severe and even death. We represent workers injured on oil rigs anywhere off the coast of the United States from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi to Alaska, California and New England.

Personal Injury

Catastrophic Personal Injury

Terry & Thweatt P.C. are compassionate personal injury attorneys who handle catastrophic injury cases. We are experienced with cases involving brain injuries, burns, loss of limbs, serious illness due to chemical or environmental exposure and wrongful death due to the negligence of others. We want to represent you and your family and help fight for the compensation you deserve. We offer a free consultation. One of our attorneys will come to your location in the event of an injury to discuss your case.

18 Wheeler Accidents

Big 18-wheeler trucks cause big accidents! When you are involved in an accident with a big truck the injuries can be catastrophic just based on the sheer size of an 18-wheeler compared to a passenger car. Let our attorneys handle your big truck accident claim. The insurance company wants to pay you as little as possible for your claim; we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Product Liability

Every day we use products where there is a certain assumption of safety. We shouldn’t have to worry about products causing injury when used according to manufacturer instructions. Yet consumers are frequently injured when a product fails or becomes dangerous due to poor quality control. Product makers are required to pay for consumers’ injuries when a product becomes dangerous or fails to perform as described. You need an experienced products liability attorney on your side, please contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Brain & Spinal Injuries

Brain and spinal cord injuries caused by trauma can have serious and life altering effects. This type of injury can result in loss of vision, memory loss, paraplegia, quadriplegia or death. Survivors of brain and spinal injuries often times will go through grueling physical therapy and rehabilitation to learn to live within their new limitations. If you or a loved one has incurred a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, please contact us today we may be able to help you get the maximum compensation allowed.

Oil Refinery Explosions

Oil refineries are continuously working with volatile chemicals, multiple crews and massive equipment that are most dangerous during shut down and start up. When something goes wrong at an oil refinery the injuries and loss of life can be devastating. If you have been injured or loved one has been killed in an oil refinery explosion our attorneys will help you and your family recover financially from this tragedy.

Industrial Accidents

Some specific work sites are more inherently dangerous than others such working on the high steel of a construction site, or a fracking rig with exposure to dangerous chemicals and acids on a daily basis. When an industrial accident occurs and many workers are injured it can be difficult to secure the compensation an injured worker or family deserves due to the number of claims being filed. You need an experienced attorney who will fight for your rights to recover financially.

Toxic Exposure

Silicon Dust & Silicosis (Potters Rot)

According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 1.7 million U.S. workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica. There are several diseases that are associated with silica exposure such as silicosis, lung cancer, pulmonary tuberculosis, chronic renal disease and more. The dangers of exposure have long been known, yet employers continued to put their workers at risk. Many have died due to silicosis and other related diseases. The attorneys at Terry & Thweatt would like help you with your silicosis lawsuit, we will fight hard to get the compensation you deserve.

Diesel Exhaust & Lung Cancer

For years diesel exhaust has been known as a probable carcinogen. There have been several studies conducted that solidifies the claim that diesel exhaust does cause lung cancer. Workers where machinery and equipment is commonly powered by diesel fuel such as miners, had a greater risk of developing lung cancer. If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer and were exposed to diesel fuel, please contact us today.

Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive and rare type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Many individuals have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace. While in service with the military many servicemen and women have been in direct contact with asbestos-containing materials, this has contributed to the higher rate of mesothelioma in Veterans. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed or died from mesothelioma, please contact us. We may be able to help secure compensation that can assist with extensive medical bills and other expenses associated with fighting this cancer.