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- Offshore Injuries
- Truck Accidents
- Oilfield Injuries
- Industrial Injuries
- Industrial Accidents
- Business Disputes
- Construction Accidents
- Burn Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Children’s Injuries
- Dangerous Products
- Environmental Litigation
- Personal Injury
Maritime injury laws are different for seamen, who work as part of crew or are captain of a vessel, as well as anyone else who works on/near the water. There is no administrative body to handle your maritime injury claim if you are a seaman. All claims under maritime law must be filed in state or federal court. A lawsuit is the only way to reserve your right for injury compensation. In many ways, maritime injury claims can provide more compensation than traditional workers’ compensation claims.
Seamen are entitled to sue employers and owners of vessels for damages and receive “maintenance and cure” regardless of liability. Only a seasoned Gulf Coast maritime lawyer can help you through the legal and procedural complexities you will face when seeking compensation.
Commercial vehicles, such as 18-wheelers, cause some of the most devastating collisions on our nation’s roads. These collisions can be caused by a driver who is over-tired or under-trained, or by his employer’s failure to make sure that the trucks in its fleet get the proper maintenance. Our Houston truck accident attorneys have consistently secured excellent recoveries for our clients through aggressive and smart lawyering.
A collision between an 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle or another truck is likely to cause serious injuries or death. Each year in the U.S., there are more than 400,000 accidents involving large trucks, including commercial box trucks, flat-bed trucks, and tractor-trailer trucks.
Given the number of oil fields in Texas, it should come as no surprise that oil field injury lawsuits are also common. If you’ve been injured in the oil field or a loved one’s life has been tragically cut short while working in the drilling industry, don’t settle for anything less than what you deserve. Reach out to an experienced oil field accident attorney at Lapeze & Johns, and get a hardworking lawyer who will work with you personally to bring those at fault to justice.
Oil field accidents in Texas can happen not only to workers in the industry, but also others who are exposed to dangerous activities onsite, or even those who are visiting. Injuries and deaths can occur in the oil and gas industry in all stages of exploration, drilling, production, transportation, and continued well servicing of existing producing wells.
As recent news stories have demonstrated, working at a refinery or other industrial facility can be dangerous. We have helped hundreds of individuals and families whose lives were impacted by an industrial injury. These injuries have been caused by the plant owner’s unsafe operations, by the negligence of contractors, or by defective machinery or equipment at the plant. Our Houston industrial injury attorneys have successfully represented industrial workers throughout the state, and our results in this area speak for themselves.
No victim should have to be afraid of pursuing justice when they’ve been wronged. If you are suffering from an injury because of an industrial accident, reach out to the lawyers at Lapeze & Johns to ensure that you and your loved ones are justly compensated.
Texas is home to some of the largest industrial work sites in the country. Not surprisingly, these industrial work sites are also commonplace for injuries and factory accident claims. However, these industrial accident cases are not limited to workplace injuries alone. Whether you’ve suffered an injury at your workplace from faulty equipment, the negligence of a machine operator or you simply got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, the lawyers at Lapeze & Johns will fight for you from start to finish.
Our firm handles the full spectrum of commercial disputes, which typically include issues involving breach of contract and misrepresentation claims. Both Keith’s and Chris’s backgrounds at the largest and most prestigious corporate law firms in the country provided them with the training, experience, and skills to successfully litigate almost any commercial dispute that can arise between companies, large and small, as well as individuals. We also strive to achieve our clients’ objectives as quickly and efficiently as possible to keep their legal expenses to a minimum.
OSHA reported 4,405 on the job deaths in 2013, 796 of which were construction related. The leading cause of death was slip and fall accidents. Being struck by an object and electrocution were also cited as common causes of construction worker deaths. Becoming stuck in between heavy items or buildings or walls makes the fourth in what is known as the “fatal four” in construction work. OSHA works to increase workplace safety every year, and injury and illness rates in the workplace are down. However, there are still many ways individuals in a hazardous industry like construction may be injured or killed. Our skilled Houston construction accident attorneys are here to help you get the compensation you need to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.
Burn injuries are unlike other incidents- the scars and damage resulting not only affect a victim’s current ability to work, but also their friends and family, their physical appearance, and often require extensive recovery or rehabilitation. If you’ve suffered a burn injury due to the negligence of another, pick up the phone now and call Lapeze & Johns, the law firm that will fight for you personally, every step of the way.
Texas’ highway safety record is not an enviable one. Car crashes take lives and destroy health every day of the year. In 2013, 3,377 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents on the state’s highways, and an additional 232,041 were injured. One person was killed every 2 hours 36 minutes, and one was injured every 2 minutes 16 seconds. Our seasoned Houston car accident lawyers can help you get back on your feet during this difficult time. In the sprawling state of Texas, our vehicles are essential to our way of life, giving us freedom, mobility, and economic choices. For most Texans, life without a car or truck is unimaginable; but driving on our state’s highways poses a risk. Regardless of how careful you are yourself, there is little that you can do about other negligent and careless drivers on the road. Despite all the precautions you take and your commitment to remain sober and alert behind the wheel, it is probable that you will at some point in your life be involved in a car accident; and a serious accident can turn your life upside down.
Children are notoriously injury prone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 9.2 million children annually visit emergency rooms for non-fatal unintentional injuries. Children not only lack the judgment and knowledge of adults, but they spend immense amounts of time on activities that can easily cause injury: climbing, running, jumping, throwing, catching, bicycling, swimming, and hurtling into each other.
Younger children also count on the adults into whose care they have been placed to protect them from harm at school, day care, and similar environments.
Product liability is a huge area of law. Some attorneys dedicate their life’s practice to product liability. All recalls that are covered in the media are in some stage of a product liability case. Recalls are a way to ensure public safety, and many come from reported injuries or parental complaints to the Consumer Safety Product Commission. If you’ve been injured due to a dangerous product, our Houston product liability lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Lapeze & Johns PLLC represent both plaintiffs and defendants in all types of environmental litigation matters, both large and small. These include, but are not limited to, toxic torts claims, cost recovery litigation, the Clean Water Act, CERCLA, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and state statutory claims.
Lapeze & Johns’ background in this area is unique. The past experience dovetails an in-depth knowledge of environmental regulations with extensive high-stakes litigation experience.
Danger is everywhere, whether you notice it or not. It can strike at any moment. It could be the medication you take before you head out to work, a slip and fall at your job, a car accident when you’re driving home, a freak accident when playing sports – a tragedy can occur when you least expect it.
Any type of personal injury accident can spell serious injury and harm that can leave you and your loved ones with mounting medical bills, stacks of invoices from the mechanic, and truly painful mental and emotional anguish.
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Chris Johns is a good friend of mine and has been for many years. Chris and I have worked at the same firm and worked on matters together while employed at separate firms. I wholeheartedly endorse Chris without reservation