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Houston Personal Injury Attorney

Persistent, successful representation when you are injured

Dealing with an injury or the death of a loved one can be frustrating and even frightening.  Victims often feel overwhelmed and alone.

Houston personal injury lawyer Thomas H. Burton III is a tenacious advocate for injury victims and their families in Harris County and throughout Texas.  He understands the difficulties victims face and ensures their needs are addressed.

As a former insurance defense attorney, Attorney Burton has a unique perspective on injury cases.  He understands and anticipates defense strategies and how to defeat them.  Above all, he is not intimidated by powerful insurance companies and their teams of lawyers. He has the knowledge and skill to take them to court and to prevail.

The firm handles a wide range of injury cases:

  • Auto accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Nursing home abuse and accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Dram shop claims
  • Medical malpractice
  • Legal malpractice
  • Animal attacks/dog bites
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist claims (UM/UIM)
  • Farm accidents
  • Slip-and-fall claims
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bike accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Maritime and boating injuries
  • Railroad accidents
  • Plane crashes
  • Helicopter crashes
  • Three-wheeler, four-wheeler and ATV accidents
  • Injuries from defective products, equipment and drugs
  • Recreational accidents
  • Fires or explosions
  • Drowning
  • Electrocution
  • Chemical exposure
  • Elevator or escalator accidents
  • Amusement park and water park accidents
  • Food poisoning

Please see the firm's frequently asked questions about personal injury.

A Houston, Texas personal injury lawyer you can count on

Attorney Burton believes every client deserves a personal injury attorney dedicated to their best interests. Contact Burton Law Firm online or at (713) 489-4997, day or night, to see how he can help with your injury or wrongful death claim.

The firm offers a free initial consultation and takes most injury cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means clients pay nothing unless Tom Burton recovers on their claim.

Frequently asked questions about personal injury

Should I provide a statement to an insurance company without a lawyers help?

It is in your best interests to provide only your contact information to an insurance company until you consult with a lawyer. The more significant your injuries, the more imperative it becomes to seek legal counsel before providing any statement.

Will I have to go to trial to recover damages?

About 95 percent of personal injury cases filed settle prior to trial.

What is considered "pain and suffering?"

Pain and suffering includes harm caused by physical injury and mental anguish experienced through avoiding activities you engaged in prior to your accident and the potential of surgery.

What determines the amount I might recover?

Every case addresses three issues:

  • Liability—establishing someone's negligence
  • Damages—the amount that will fairly and adequately compensate you for your injuries
  • Source of collection—insurance or other assets from which damages can be recovered

What is a typical settlement amount?

An experienced personal injury lawyer reviews and interprets your case information to determine the appropriate value for your claim:

  • Incurred medical bill amount
  • Future medical bills
  • Loss of past income
  • Your age
  • Any permanent limitations caused by the injury
  • Impact on future earning capacity
  • Activities you can no longer do
  • Activities you can do but do not enjoy as much
  • Prognosis for further problems
  • Strength of lay witness testimony

The goal is fair and adequate compensation for your injury and an experienced attorney will know what a reasonable jury would award. The strength of lay and expert witness testimony will likely influence the amount.


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Where we serve

Burton Law Firm is located in Houston, TX and serves clients in and around Tomball, Houston, Fort Bend County, Harris County, Montgomery County.

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