Personal Injury

Personal Injury

In Texas, the term personal injury covers a complicated field of law involving injuries suffered due to the negligence of another person or company. Clark McCrea has the decades of experience necessary to navigate the complexities of personal injury for you. This includes tort law, which covers liability of a wrongdoer to you that can involve negligence and intentional conduct, like an assault. Other types of torts include injuries and claims for wrongful death involving dangerous 18-wheelers, off-road vehicles, guns, farm and ranch accidents, hunting accidents, workplace accidents, harmful prescription drugs and medical devices, shopping mall injuries, and slip-and-fall claims.

In most cases, in order to collect on an injury claim in Texas, you must prove the person who caused the injury was negligent, that they did not fulfill their responsibilities, and that their failure caused your injury. Clark McCrea has a proven track record of success navigating personal injury trials across the country and will restore the damage others have caused you or your family.

For the simple reason that almost everyone is in a car on a daily basis, automobile accidents are fairly common, and the average person has a general understanding of the rights and responsibilities of driving. Auto accidents may be more common, but their fallout is no less destructive. Every driver in Texas has a legal responsibility to exercise caution, so if you feel that a car accident you were involved in was caused by the negligence of another driver, you may have cause for a lawsuit. Clark McCrea has a proven record of success representing clients in automobile accidents suffered in a variety of situations, from rural roads to ride-share apps like Uber that claim to offer “safe rides”.
Generally, air traffic is considered to be one of the safest forms of travel available today. However, when accidents do occur, they are far more severe than the average fender bender – often resulting in severe injury and fatalities. Though not fatal, many smaller accidents involving private aircraft are much more frequent than the public realizes. Regardless, injury or hardship caused by negligent behavior or defective manufacturing in aviation often has dire consequences. Clark McCrea has the experience and technical expertise necessary to work through the complexities of aviation law and build an effective case on behalf of clients who have been unfairly burdened due to an aviation accident.
When it comes to dealing with horses, effective legal representation requires that a lawyer have a thorough knowledge of tort, contract, and administrative practice. Perhaps more importantly, Clark McCrea understands the “language” specific to the horse industry as well as the specialized trade practices that are often unfamiliar to those not regularly involved in the business. Texas does not have a specific set of legal statutes that address the needs of the equine community, but Clark McCrea is familiar with the needs of the horse community and is up-to-date on current equine law developments. The attorneys of Clark McCrea grew up working with horses and continue their passion today. They can put their specialized knowledge and years of experience to work on your behalf if you have been wrongfully injured in an equine accident.
In this part of the country, farm and ranch work is a cornerstone of our heritage and our economy. Our outdoors is where we both work and play. The attorneys of Clark McCrea have spent countless hours on farms and ranches, having grown up cowboying and hunting on farms and ranches from a young age. We still spend our free time at our farms, and when we are not in the courtroom, we are usually hunting and fishing. We understand both the wonderful lifestyle a rural setting creates and – we also know the potential for severe injuries that exists when a landowner or animal owner does not take the proper precautions to ensure your safety. If you or a loved one was injured on a farm or ranch, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit in Texas.
It is estimated that hundreds of people die each year in hunting accidents, and many more hunters, property owners, and bystanders are tragically injured. Unfortunately, a large number of these injuries are the result of preventable accidents caused by negligent, careless behavior. If you have been harmed by another person or company in a needless hunting accident, the attorneys of Clark McCrea are prepared to hold them accountable for the damage they caused to you and your family.
Deeply experienced with Farm and Ranch law, Clark McCrea also handle cases involving automotive accidents caused by livestock. The attorneys of Clark McCrea grew up working with livestock and still spend countless hours there with friends and family. We understand these settings, the animals, and the motorized equipment that go along with them.  Despite our rich history with livestock, Texas has stock laws restricting where animals are permitted to roam unfenced, though counties without stock laws are “open range.” If you were injured in one of these counties, you must meet a higher standard to prove a livestock owner was negligent in failing to restrain their animals. Clark McCrea has wide-ranging experience in venues across the state in livestock cases, have compiled an exemplary record, and can represent you if you have been injured in a livestock accident.
Hospitals estimate that slip-and-fall accidents account for more than a million emergency room visits each year. In many cases, these injuries are due to easily preventable conditions where the basic standards necessary to create a safe environment for employees, customers, or bystanders are simply not met. These accidents can result in serious injury, cause you to miss work, and generate mountains of medical bills that lead to an unbearable financial strain on you and your family. If you have been injured in a slip-and-fall accident due to the negligence of an employer or business, contact Clark McCrea. Our attorneys have the expertise to handle your case and a reputation based on successful representation of their clients.
The potentially disastrous outcome of car accidents is intensified when the vehicle involved is much larger, heavier, or carrying hazardous cargo. Commercial trucks are the most dangerous vehicles on the road today, and as the number of 18-wheelers on the road continues to increase, so does the risk for passengers, drivers, and pedestrians on the roadways. Most of the trucking accidents in Texas are caused by a combination of a truck’s unique characteristics, and its performance capabilities: how fast it can accelerate, and brake, what the driver can see, and his ignorance, or carelessness. If you feel that a car accident you were involved in was caused by the negligence of a commercial truck driver, you may have cause for a lawsuit.