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Personal Injury

Have you or a loved one suffered a personal injury in an accident? Whether you were involved in a car accident, truck wreck, 18 wheeler or motorcycle accident in Houston Texas, we can help. Our experience for personal injury and automobile accidents is extensive and thorough in Houston Texas.

Every year millions of people are seriously injured in car wrecks. Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of injury or death in the United States for people ages 3 to 33. At Brown & Musslewhite, we take pride in helping those who need extensive personal injury experience on their side.

Brown & Musslewhite can help if you have suffered serious injuries in one of the following:

  • Car accident
  • Truck wreck
  • Motorcycle wreck
  • SUV or Rollover accident
  • Bus crash
  • Drunk driving accident
  • Pedestrian accident

The personal injury, auto accident, or trucking lawyer you hire can mean the difference between success and failure. Let Brown & Musslewhite make the difference for you. When you choose Brown & Musslewhite, you choose to win because we are no games, just law.

An auto accident that results in personal injuries can be difficult emotionally and physically, many people who try to resolve their case themselves often end up hiring a lawyer after becoming frustrated with the insurance company’s delay tactics and inadequate offers. It is important to get the proper representation as soon as possible to help you through this process and prevent the insurance company from taking advantage of you. In Texas there is a two (2) year statute of limitations. In other words, you have 2 years from the date of your injury to resolve/settle your case or have a lawsuit filed on your behalf. Brown & Musslewhite knows the law and knows how to search for available insurance policies such as Uninsured/Under-Insured Motorist and Personal Injury Projection coverage to compensate you.

Who wins in an auto accidents or wreck is determined using the law of negligence. A person who negligently or carelessly operates a vehicle may be required to pay money damages for injuries caused to a person or his vehicle or other property. As a victim of a Texas car wreck you have the right to be compensated for the following:

  • Damages and/or repairs to your car
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work due to your injures
  • Pain and suffering

Experienced personal injury attorneys such as Brown & Musslewhite can expertly and efficiently work for you to maximize your recovery. A negligent driver may also be liable for an accident caused by reckless conduct such as driving while intoxicated, drunk or under the influence of drugs. Driving under the influence is irresponsible and a crime. If you and your family have been left struggling to deal with life in the aftermath of a DWI related crash, find out what our firm can do for you. There is a potential for recovery not only against the negligent drunk driver, but possibly the person who provided the alcohol. Brown & Musslewhite has the experience and resources to research all avenues of recovery for you and your family.

18 Wheeler Truck Wrecks

Have you or someone you love been injured in a truck accident or 18 wheeler wreck? Call attorneys Brown & Musslewhite, for a free, no obligation consultation to get the compensation you deserve.

There are over 100,000 accidents involving 18-wheelers and other large commercial trucks in the United States each year, causing nearly 5,000 deaths and 90,0000 injuries annually. Based upon statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Houston/Harris County has consistently lead the state of Texas in the number of fatal trucking accidents. You are literally taking your life in your hands when you head out on the roads.

Our nations’ commercial truck drivers have a serious responsibility to handle their large trucks with care. They share the roads with families like you, driving passenger cars that are no match in a wreck with a big rig or an 18-wheeler. A truck driver’s carelessness can result in serious and often times fatal injuries to innocent people. Don’t be a victim twice.

If you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one as a result of a trucking accident, you need to hire an experienced, qualified Texas truck wreck attorney. In the aftermath of a trucking or semi accident, it is essential that the crash be properly investigated to gather facts and preserve critical evidence. If you and your family want full justice, you need Brown & Musslewhite on your side. We take on your problems like our own, working hard make sure you get the best possible results.

The trucking industry is subject to a variety of state and federal regulations. Most truck wrecks are a direct result of these regulations being disobeyed. At Brown & Musslewhite we know state and federal trucking regulations. Some common violations in the trucking industry are:

  • Driver inattention, fatigue
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Exceeded maximum number of allowed driving hours
  • Mechanical failure of brakes or other equipment
  • Inexperienced driver, improperly trained
  • Speeding, unsafe lane changes
  • Improperly secured or balanced load

We know how to prepare a successful case for you or your loved one. Attorneys Brown & Musslewhite has successfully obtained multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of trucking accident clients.

Lori Brown and Jeff Musslewhite at Brown & Musslewhite have a long history of successfully handling trucking and semi accident cases on behalf of people like you. From the time you hire our firm, through settlement or trial, we will fight for you against negligent truck drivers and trucking companies and make sure that you and your family are treated fairly and get full compensation for your loss.

Industrial Accident

Have you been in an accident or hurt on the job? You may have a negligence case against your employer or a third party.

In today’s economy a good steady job is essential. But it is even more important to feel safe at your job. Poor safety measures at a construction/industrial work site cause serious injuries. Industrial accident and injuries account for over 1,000 deaths every year due to serious safety concerns on the work site. Every day, numerous industrial, manufacturing, and refinery workers are killed or seriously injured due to the negligent conduct of their employer, co-worker, or a negligent third party or company. If you have suffered an injury in a construction site accident, contact Brown & Musslewhite to protect your rights. Brown & Musslewhite has experience in handling many industrial accident and injury claims involving:

  • Crane accidents and collapses
  • Scaffolding collapse accidents
  • Defective machinery and equipment
  • Excavation accidents
  • Explosions and fires
  • OSHA Violations
  • Maintenance failures
  • Falls from ladders or scaffolds
  • Crushing injury due to improperly secured objects or equipment
  • Forklift and heaving equipment failure
  • Railroad worker ( FELA) accidents

If you were injured at work by faulty, unsafe, defective equipment or if a loved one died because of industrial equipment that failed to operate safely and properly, we here at the office of Brown & Musslewhite can evaluate the facts and discuss your options. We believe that you the injured worker have the right to pursue all available legal remedies for compensation when you have been inured due to someone else’s negligence. We have experience representing injured workers and their families when they have suffered a loss due to an industrial accident. When experience counts, you need Brown & Musslewhite.

Although you may be covered by your employer’s workers compensation insurance, this may not be enough to cover the costs of your medical treatment, lost wages and physical pain today and in to the future. With a serious injury, you will have additional claims beyond those covered by your workers’ compensation benefits. It is important to consult experienced attorneys like Lori Brown and Jeff Musslewhite, who will thoroughly investigate your construction accident claim to discover every potential source of compensation.

Product Liability

Most people are unaware that there is an entire section of law devoted to protecting consumers from dangerous or defective products. The goal of product liability laws is to help protect you, the consumer from dangerous products while holding manufacturers, distributors, and retailers responsible for putting in to the marketplace products that they knew or should have known were dangerous or defective. Each year thousands of people are injured in the United States due to defective products. No matter where an injury occurred it must be proven that the product is defective in order to win a products liability cases. Often times proving liability can be difficult a product liability claim can be complex and require attorneys like Brown & Musslewhite, who have the experience and knowledge to handle your defective product case.

Product liability claims can be brought under a number of theories:

  • Design Defect: a mistake or flaw in the design of a product that causes it to be dangerous when used for its intended purpose
  • Manufacturing Defect: a defect arises as a direct results of the manufacturing process
  • Marketing Defect: issues such as inadequate or improper warning labels or instructions about the product

Examples of product liability cases include:

  • Automobile defects, such as seat belts, tire defects and unsafe SUV designs causing rollovers and roof crush
  • Defective machinery and equipment such as nail guns, forklifts, pallet jacks or scaffolds
  • Medical devices such as heart monitors, heart valves and prosthetics

As with any other injury producing incident, it is important to protect yourself by contacting an experienced and knowledgeable attorneys like Brown & Musslewhite to guide you through the complex maze of product liability laws. Additionally, if you have been injured due to defective or dangerous products here are some important things to remember:

  • Keep the product and any documents or packages that were included
  • Keep the product in the same manner it was when it caused your injury, make no changes or alterations; Do not continue to use the product
  • Identify as much information about the product as possible including the name of the manufacturer, model name and number, place and date purchased and the serial number
  • Locate and document any witnesses to your injury accident
  • If possible photograph the product, your injuries and any other evidence
  • Do not discuss the accident with anyone other than experienced attorneys such as Brown & Musslewhite.
  • Seek Medical Attention Immediately!!!

Medical Malpractice / Negligence

Have you or someone you love been injured while in the care of a Doctor or hospital? You may be able to file a medical malpractice / negligence case against them for damages.

Medical malpractice, sometimes referred to as medical negligence, refers to any medical mistake made by a doctor or other medical professional that leads to personal injury or wrongful death. Medical malpractice can be the result of negligence on the part of the doctor, nurse, hospital or other medical staff. Medical malpractice can result from an action taken by the medical provider or by the failure to take medically appropriate action. Some examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosis of or failure to diagnose a disease or medical condition
  • Failure to provide appropriate treatment for a medical condition
  • Unreasonable delay in treating a diagnosed medical condition.
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors

Medical malpractice law is a highly technical field of law and can be expensive and time consuming to pursue. You need an attorney who will fight for you and understands the devastating effects of a medical negligence claim. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or wrongful death due to surgical errors or medical complications, medication errors, or any other breach in the standard of care owed to you by a doctor or hospital, contact Brown & Musslewhite to schedule your no cost consultation.

Offshore Injuries

Have you been injured working offshore aboard a ship, towboat, rig, crew boat, jack-up rig, or any other type of commercial maritime vessel?

If you have been working offshore, aboard a ship, towboat, rig, crew boat, jack-up rig, or any other type of commercial maritime vessel you know it is difficult and sometimes dangerous work. The Jones Act allows offshore workers, divers, and other maritime workers to obtain compensation for injuries sustained while engaged in work that contributes to the function of the vessel or the purpose of the voyage. Because the Jones Act is so complex, it is essential that you hire an attorney with experience in maritime law.

Experienced personal injury attorneys like Brown & Musslewhite, know how to determine whether the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act, state workers’ compensation law or general state or maritime liability laws apply to your injury accident.
The Jones Act is a federal statute that provides a cause of action for injured seaman and offshore workers. It is not workers’ compensation that pays regardless of who is at fault for the injury or accident. An injured worker must prove negligence or fault on the part of the vessel’s owners, operators, officers, and/or fellow employees. This means that an employer must do something unreasonable or fail to perform a reasonable act that would have prevented the injury or accident. Maritime torts/injuries are unique because of the application of these federal laws. When you have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one due to an employer’s disregard for safety, you need a unique and skilled attorney that knows how to tackle the law and get you fair compensation, you need Brown & Musslewhite on your side.

Maritime and offshore accidents occur as a result of many different type of unsafe work practices. Some of the most common unsafe work practices on offshore vessels include:

  • Unseaworthiness: Is the vessel fit, safe and properly maintained?
  • Improper equipment: Was there the proper equipment on board to safely perform the job? Is the equipment maintained and in good working order?
  • Inadequate training: Was the crew adequately trained in safety procedures and in how to perform their job duties. What about other crew members?
  • 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 injury or death

Maritime law requires employers to compensate workers who are injured in the course of their duties. This compensation covers medical expenses and lost wages. Under the Jones Act a seaman can collect compensation from their employer for both maintenance and cure. Maintenance is an allowance on which a worker can live while he is unable to work. Cure is compensation for medical expenses and rehabilitation after a serious injury. To discuss your case with an experienced maritime or offshore injury lawyer, contact Brown & Musslewhite, today.

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is painful. Losing a loved one due to a wrongful death can be even more difficult. If someone’s wrongful actions caused injuries that resulted in your loved ones’ death, that is a wrongful death. A “wrongful death” occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company, or entity.

In Texas, claims may be brought by the surviving spouse, children or parents. If your spouse, loved one, or family member has been killed by the negligence of another, please contact Brown & Musslewhite for an evaluation of your claim. Our firm works on a “contingency fee: which means we only get paid if we win your case. If there is no recovery, there is no fee and you will owe us nothing for the money we have spent investigating and building your case. Lori Brown & Jeff Musslewhite are experienced attorneys in Houston, Texas with a history of winning wrongful death cases, we are confident in our ability to successfully handle your case and are willing to invest our time and our own money to do it and do it right.

Brown & Musslewhite have developed a deep understanding of how devastating a fatal accident is to family members who have lost the love, companionship, and financial support of a family member. Lives change in an instant as parents, wives, husbands, and children try to cope with the physical pain, mental anguish, and sorrow caused by a wrongful death and subsequent worries over medical bills, funeral bills, and other financial obligations. Attorneys Brown & Musslewhite offer you compassionate, responsive, and caring representation in catastrophic injury and wrongful death lawsuits.

We cannot erase the pain of a wrongful death, but we can help you and your family obtain the compensation you both need and deserve. Nothing can replace the good health of a person or the life of a loved one but we can help you recover money damages for:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of future income
  • Loss of the services and companionship of your loved one
  • Medical expenses
  • Mental anguish, sorrow and suffering
  • Punitive damages due to willful conduct

Wrongful death claims include every type of accidental death, no matter what the specific cause. Some of these cases arise from a car accident, construction accidents, work place injuries, drunk driving accidents, medical malpractice, trucking accidents, SUV rollovers, fires and explosions. If you have lost a loved one, you need to talk to a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. Brown & Musslewhite are Houston, Texas attorneys who have experience in wrongful death cases and can help you understand all of your legal options.

Premise Liability

If you have been injured on someone else's property, you may have a premises liability claim. Premises liability accidents can happen anywhere. When the negligence or misconduct of a property owner has led to your injuries, you need to protect your rights. Here at Brown & Musslewhite, we focus on serious personal injury cases that have a real impact on the lives of the victim. Premises cases are often complex and involve investigating multiple parties to determine who may be responsible. Brown & Musslewhite will work to find every available person or business accountable to you for your injuries.

The laws in Texas are not in favor of you, the victim. Traditionally, the Texas legislature consistently sides with large corporations and protects their interests. It is important to hire an aggressive, knowledgeable attorney to protect your rights. When the negligence of a property owner or manager results in serious injury or death, an experienced, skilled litigation attorney is your best option to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Accidents that are considered a premise liability claim can involve dangerous conditions caused by inadequate maintenance, lack of security or failure to correct a hazardous/dangerous condition, cases include:

  • Slip & fall/ Trip & fall: resulting from liquid or debris on the floor, torn carpet, uneven sidewalks, over-polished slippery floors, or other factors, stairwell accidents
  • Inadequate Security: from apartment buildings to parking garages, owners must provide adequate security of those areas to prevent injury producing criminal activity
  • Construction Accident: injuries caused because of someone other than your employer failing to maintain a safe work environment.

Immediately following your accident you should seek medical attention and give notice to the property owner or management that you have been injured and what happened. You should document and locate any witnesses to your injury accident and if possible take photographs of the dangerous condition. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words.

From the minute you call Brown & Musslewhite, we will listen to your concerns. We will waste no time taking action to ensure you get the compensation you deserve because of your premise liability accident. We know what you need and how to get it for you.