Personal Injury Overview
The Law Offices of Steve Gibbins represent personal injury plaintiffs throughout Texas, including in the Austin, Dallas, and Houston areas. Our areas of expertise include:
General Personal Injury
In order to have a valid personal injury claim, a person must suffer damages due to the negligence or wrongful act of another party. Personal injuries can arise from car accidents, slips and falls, dangerous premises, medical malpractice, and a plethora of other situations. An injured victim may generally recover in a civil trial or through an insurer for any damages he or she has suffered, unless the victim is more than 50 percent at fault in causing the injury.
Personal injury cases often involve catastrophic injuries such as coma, loss of limbs, brain damage, or permanent disfigurement. These injuries can be difficult to quantify monetarily because of the amount of pain, suffering, and emotional trauma they cause, but an experienced attorney can help you obtain the full recovery to which you are entitled. At the Law Offices of Steve Gibbins, we have assisted the victims of all types of catastrophic injuries, including:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a sudden physical force or impact to the brain. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 1.4 million people suffer from TBI each year; if you have suffered a head injury, consult with a doctor immediately and actively pursue treatment to prevent further damage.
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are caused by direct damage to the spinal cord or from indirect damage to surrounding bones, tissues, or blood vessels. Injuries may be "complete," where the spinal cord is severely damaged and the person has no voluntary motor control below the location of the injury, or "incomplete," as with partial injuries. Spinal injuries can cause a variety of symptoms, such as:
- Difficulty breathing
- Chronic Pain
Paralysis is the complete loss of muscle function in all or part of the body. For purposes of personal injury cases, paralysis is most often caused by a traumatic injury, such as a car accident or fall, or it can be caused by medical malpractice from surgery, misdiagnosis, or prescription of the wrong medication. If you have suffered partial or complete paralysis because of the negligence or recklessness of a driver, property owner, physician, or other party, you may be entitled to recover for damages.
At the Law Offices of Steve Gibbins, no defendant is too powerful, not even the police. We have represented numerous clients who have suffered abuse at the hands of law enforcement. Police abuse can include sexual assault, harassment, excessive force, abuse of power, or the violation of any other civil right. For details on our experience with these types of cases, please see our verdicts and settlements and articles pages.
Defamation, also known as slander and libel, is a false or negative statement made by the defendant about the plaintiff to a third party, which causes damages to the plaintiff's business or reputation. For information about our past successes in cases involving defamation issues, please see our verdicts and settlements and articles pages.
A Law Firm You Can Trust
At the Law Offices of Steve Gibbins, we are selective in choosing which cases to represent. In order to ensure that we provide only the highest quality legal representation, we limit our clientele so that we can devote our full attention to each individual case. To find out how we can help with your personal injury, defamation, or police abuse claim, contact us today.