Motorcycle Accidents

Though most motorcyclists know to take every precaution when they’re on the road,

Most motorcyclists take safety very seriously when they’re on the road. But despite taking every precaution possible, motorcyclists are still at great risk of injury when they ride around motorists in cars. Distracted drivers are a huge threat to motorcyclists, who are especially vulnerable in a collision since they lack the protective cushioning that a car can provide.

Broken bones, soft tissue damage, head and neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spine injuries, even paralysis—these consequences are unfortunately common when motorcyclists are struck.

Steve Shellist and his team can help cyclists and their families recover from the consequences of a collision. The Shellist Law Firm is experienced with:

  • Navigating the claims process with insurance companies
  • Handling payment for hospital bills and medical expenses
  • Recovering for damages or lost wages
  • Negotiating for insurance companies to cover future medical expenses

The Shellist Law Firm works with motorcyclists, their families, their medical providers, and their insurance companies to ensure that injured motorcyclists are made whole. When you’re injured as a result of a driver’s negligence, you need a skilled, aggressive trial attorney on your team to combat insurance companies during the claims process. Call our offices for a confidential consultation.

Bicycle Accidents

Even while cities push to make their streets more bicycle-friendly, negligent drivers are a cyclist’s worst enemy. When cyclists are forced to share the road with distracted or drunk drivers, injuries are practically unavoidable.

On the road, cyclists bear the same rights and responsibilities as automobile drivers. But in an auto accident, despite a cyclist’s best efforts to stay safe, the injuries are always more severe.  Without the cushioning that a car can provide upon impact, cyclists are critically vulnerable in a collision. Broken bones, soft tissue damage, head and neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spine injuries, even paralysis—these consequences are unfortunately common when cyclists are struck.

Nearly two cyclists a day are killed in traffic accidents in the U.S. However, auto insurance companies will try to misinterpret the facts to avoid paying out on claims.

Steve Shellist and his team can help cyclists and their families recover from the consequences of a collision. The Shellist Law Firm is experienced with:

  • Navigating the claims process with insurance companies
  • Handling payment for hospital bills and medical expenses
  • Recovering for damages or lost wages
  • Negotiating for insurance companies to cover future medical expenses

The Shellist Law Firm works with cyclists, their families, their medical providers, and their insurance companies to ensure that injured cyclists are made whole. When you’re injured as a result of a driver’s negligence, you need a skilled, aggressive trial attorney on your team to combat insurance companies during the claims process. Call our offices for a confidential consultation.

Negligence

When an injury happens due to negligence, an injured person can recover their damages from the party that wronged them. Negligence is a failure to act the way a reasonable person would under the circumstance. If someone does not exercise reasonable care to ensure your physical safety, they are breaching a duty they owe to you under the law.

While accidents may be a fact of life, damages can be cause for litigation.

But proving a physical, emotional, or cognitive injury can be a difficult process. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of another party’s negligence, you need an aggressive, skilled trial attorney to ensure that you are made whole.

Possible damages include medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, loss of income and earning potential and, possibly, punitive damages.

Steve Shellist and his team can help injured parties recover from the consequences of negligence. The Shellist Law firm works with clients, their families, their medical providers, and their insurance companies to ensure that, from start to finish, the client is taken care of. When you’re injured as a result of another person’s negligence, you need a skilled trial attorney to fight for you in and out of court. Call our office for a confidential consultation.

Premises Liability

Property owners should be held accountable when their negligence injures a visitor or tenant. Under the law, property owners are obligated to keep their land and buildings safe. Store owners, property management companies, businesses, and apartment complexes have a legal duty to make reasonable efforts to keep their premises safe for use by visitors and tenants. When they fail to adequately warn people of dangerous conditions, or when they fail to take reasonable action to correct a safety risk, they may be held liable for damages incurred.

If you’re hurt on someone else’s property, you may be entitled by law to be made whole. However, insurance companies will do everything they can to minimize your payout and maximize their profits for their shareholders and executives. They are trained to make it hard for people injured by negligent property maintenance to be made whole. They don’t care about whether you or your loved ones are hurt or suffering. But Steve Shellist will make them care. Insurance companies are no match for an aggressive trial attorney with years of real courtroom experience.

Steve Shellist and his team can help victims of negligent premises maintenance recover their losses and get back on track. The Shellist Law Firm is experienced with:

  • navigating the claims process with insurance companies
  • handling payment for hospital bills and medical expenses
  • recovering for damages or lost wages
  • negotiating for insurance companies to cover future medical expenses

The Shellist Law Firm works with injured parties, their families, their medical providers, and their insurance companies to ensure that those who are hurt are made whole. When you’re injured on someone else’s property, you need a skilled, aggressive trial attorney on your team to combat insurance companies during the claims process. Call our office for a confidential consultation.

Wrongful Death Lawyer In Houston

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death occurs when someone dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another person or entity. When a loved one dies as a result of the wrongful conduct of another party, the surviving family is left reeling in the wake of their loss. And while the legal team at The Shellist Law Firm can never truly make that family whole again after a wrongful death, our Firm can ensure that surviving loved ones do not have to battle insurance companies on their own.

Insurance companies will do everything they can to minimize your payout and maximize their profits for their shareholders and executives. They are trained to make it hard for families of wrongful death victims to be made whole. They don’t care about whether you and your family are hurt or suffering. But Steve Shellist will make them care. Insurance companies are no match for an aggressive trial attorney with years of real courtroom experience.

We will ensure that those responsible for the death of your loved one are held accountable for their conduct. Steve Shellist and his legal team can help families recover:

  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress
  • Punitive damages
  • Pain and suffering

The Shellist Law Firm works with clients, their families, their medical providers, and their insurance companies to ensure that the families of victims of wrongful death are made whole. When your loved one dies as a result of someone else’s wrongful conduct, you need a skilled, aggressive trial attorney on your team to combat insurance companies during the claims process. Call our office for a confidential consultation.

Truck Accidents

In most car accidents, the stakes are high. When it comes to collisions involving large trucks, however, the potential injuries, medical bills, and obstacles to claims recovery are even greater. Nearly one out of every eight traffic deaths is caused by a collision with a large truck (tractor-trailers or “semi trucks”). Even though large truck operators are tightly regulated, negligence, intoxication, and fatigue can plague any driver.

Despite the incredibly serious injuries that victims face in these types of collisions, insurance companies will still do everything they can to minimize your payout and maximize their profits for their shareholders and executives. They are trained to make it hard for car accident victims to be made whole. They don’t care about whether you are hurt or suffering. But Steve Shellist will make them care. Insurance companies are no match for a trial attorney with years of real courtroom experience.

Steve Shellist and his team can help cyclists and their families recover from the consequences of a collision with a semi-truck. The Shellist Law Firm is experienced with:

  • Navigating the claims process with insurance companies
  • Handling payment for hospital bills and medical expenses
  • Recovering for damages or lost wages
  • Negotiating for insurance companies to cover future medical expenses

The Shellist Law Firm works with victims, their families, their medical providers, and their insurance companies to ensure that injured motorists or grieving families are made whole. When you or your loved one is injured as a result of a truck driver’s negligence, you need a skilled, aggressive trial attorney on your team to combat insurance companies during the claims process. Call our offices for a confidential consultation.

Construction Accidents

Construction sites can turn from dangerous to deadly in the blink of an eye.  Despite new federal and state regulation, construction workers and passerbys alike are vulnerable to common risks like falling debris, malfunctioning machines, loose scaffolding, and unstable flooring.

Some construction sites are poorly supervised or negligently managed. When sites fail to follow safety standards, construction sites put people at risk. If this type of negligence has contributed to your injury, you may be entitled to recover for your medical bills, your lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Insurance companies will do everything they can to minimize your payout and maximize their profits for their shareholders and executives. They are trained to make it hard for victims of construction accidents to be made whole. They don’t care about whether you or your loved ones are hurt or suffering. But Steve Shellist will make them care. Insurance companies are no match for an aggressive trial attorney with years of real courtroom experience.

Steve Shellist and his team can help victims of construction accidents recover their losses and get back on track. The Shellist Law Firm is experienced with:

  • navigating the claims process with insurance companies
  • handling payment for hospital bills and medical expenses
  • recovering for damages or lost wages
  • negotiating for insurance companies to cover future medical expenses

The Shellist Law Firm works with victims of construction accidents, their families, their medical providers, and their insurance companies to ensure that injured parties are made whole. When you’re injured on a construction site, you need a skilled, aggressive trial attorney on your team to combat insurance companies during the claims process. Call our office for a confidential consultation.

Work Place Injury

On-the-job accidents can lead to complex losses. Combine medical bills with lost wages, and the damages really add up. In Texas, some employers do not subscribe to Workman’s Compensation benefits. In some cases, Workman’s Compensation may not even be enough to cover for the full amount of losses. If employees are hurt at work yet not compensated to the fullest, they are kept from earning a paycheck while medical bills mount up and jeopardize their credit.

Sometimes a workplace injury is immediately obvious when it happens. In other cases, injuries accrue over time from repetitious movements or strenuous job activities.

 Insurance companies will do everything they can to minimize your payout and maximize their profits for their shareholders and executives. They are trained to make it hard for victims of workplace injuries to be made whole. They don’t care about whether you or your loved ones are hurt or suffering. But Steve Shellist will make them care. Insurance companies are no match for an aggressive trial attorney with years of real courtroom experience.

Steve Shellist and his team can help victims of workplace injury recover their losses and get back on track. The Shellist Law Firm is experienced with:

  • navigating the claims process with insurance companies
  • handling payment for hospital bills and medical expenses
  • recovering for damages or lost wages
  • negotiating for insurance companies to cover future medical expenses

The Shellist Law Firm works with victims, their families, their medical providers, and their insurance companies to ensure that injured workers are made whole. When you’re injured on the job or when you sustain a work-related injury, you need a skilled, aggressive trial attorney on your team to combat insurance companies during the claims process. Call our office for a confidential consultation.

Auto Accidents

Cars are part of our daily lives, yet they can quickly turn dangerous, even life-threatening, in an automobile accident.  Every year, millions of Americans are involved in traffic collisions, which can cause serious bodily injury, and even death, to the motorists, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians involved.

A car accident can be a life-changing event. There are a lot of obstacles to face after you’re involved in a collision. From mounting medical bills to property damage to lost wages, you’ll need an aggressive, skilled trial attorney to make sure that insurance companies don’t stand in the way between you and your rights.

Insurance companies will do everything they can to minimize your payout and maximize their profits for their shareholders and executives. They are trained to make it hard for car accident victims to be made whole. They don’t care about whether you are hurt or suffering. But Steve Shellist will make them care. Insurance companies are no match for a trial attorney with years of real courtroom experience.

Steve Shellist and his team can help motorists, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, and their families recover from the consequences of a collision. The Shellist Law Firm is experienced with:

  • Navigating the claims process with insurance companies
  • Handling payment for hospital bills and medical expenses
  • Recovering for damages or lost wages
  • Negotiating for insurance companies to cover future medical expenses

The Shellist Law Firm works with clients, their families, their medical providers, and their insurance companies to ensure that injured victims are made whole. When you’re injured as a result of a driver’s negligence, you need a skilled, aggressive trial attorney on your team to combat insurance companies during the claims process. Call our offices for a confidential consultation.