Personal Injury & Accident Law Firm in Texas
Sutliff & Stout, PLLC106 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
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Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONSutliff & Stout, PLLC represents clients in a wide array of serious personal injury claims. And we are committed to helping our clients restore both their financial and emotional health.
Sutliff & Stout, PLLC was founded on the belief that every individual, regardless of wealth or social standing, is entitled to the highest quality of representation, together with compassion, personal attention and respect. Our upbringing has had a great deal to do with the way we work and how we approach each case. Having grown up in a small West Texas town, our Partners were raised to believe that people should do right by each other.
Unfortunately, that is not what a lot of insurance companies and corporations believe. That is why our Houston injury attorneys strive every day to help people with a serious personal injury, car accident, motorcycle accident, 18-wheeler accident or wrongful death case pursue justice and collect what they deserve. While we can‘t take away the harm or injury that has come upon a person or family, we can fight to help make it a little easier.
Areas of Law
- Admiralty & Maritime
- Asbestos Mesothelioma
- Aviation Accidents
- Aviation Law
- Back & Neck Injury
- Boating Accident
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injuries
- Business & Industry
- Business Law
- Business Litigation
- Car Accident
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Accidents
- Construction Injuries
- Construction Law
- Corporate Litigation
- Defamation, Libel & Slander
- Defective Drugs
- Defective Products
- Eminent Domain
- Employee Benefits
- Employees Rights
- Environmental & Natural Resources
- Environmental Law
- FELA Railroad Injuries
- FLSA Overtime Claim
- Jones Act
- Landlord & Tenant Law
- Licensing Law
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Motor Vehicles
- Motorcycle Accident
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Oil & Gas
- Pedestrian Accident
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability
- Railroad Accidents
- Real Estate
- Sexual Harassment
- Shareholders Rights
- Slip & Fall
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Trade Secrets
- Truck Accident
- Unfair Competition
- Workplace Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Wrongful Termination
Additional Areas of Law: Drunk Driving Accidents; Medical Device Injuries; Non-compete Covenants; Retaliation; Workforce Restructuring Issues; Royalty Disputes; Breach of Contract; Partnership Disputes; Breach of Fiduciary Duties; Misappropriation of Funds or Trade Secrets; Condemnation.
Areas of Law Description
Our practice includes:
- Personal Injury
The goal of a personal injury lawyer to is to help bring justice to those who have been harmed by the wrongdoing of others. Our personal injury lawyers represent people in a wide array of serious personal injury claims in Houston and throughout Texas including:
* Aircraft Accidents
Typically, there are four main groups of people that are responsible for these types of accidents: a) owner and operator of the aircraft; b) the manufacturer(s); c) contracted maintenance crew; and d) the federal government. Often times, the carelessness of multiple individuals and groups lead to this tragic crashes. With the various groups that are involved and the complexity of the aviation industry, your attorney will need to understand the various state, federal and oftentimes international laws that apply to your particular accident.
The inhalation of asbestos fibers by workers can cause serious diseases of the lungs and other organs that may not appear until years after the exposure has occurred. Those individuals who worked for years in industries in which asbestos was used heavily are at the greatest risk for contracting an asbestos related illness. If you think you may have been exposed to asbestos in any form first call your doctor and then seek the council of a Houston Asbestos Attorney. At Sutliff & Stout we specialize in legal claims regarding lung diseases and asbestos exposure.
* Auto Accidents
With more and more cars on the road and with the increase in electronic devices used while driving, your chances of being in a collision are increasing. If you or a loved one was involved in a wreck, you need to move quickly to protect your legal rights. At Sutliff & Stout, each case is handled by an experienced lawyer in Houston, TX. Our lawyers handle cases throughout the United States. While you may not need a lawyer for a minor fender-bender, for any collision that requires medical treatment you are best served to consult a car accident attorney in Houston, which is why the attorneys at Sutliff & Stout do not charge for an initial consultation.
* Brain Injuries
A brain injury can occur in an instant and leave the injured person and his or her family members with a lifetime of disability, rehabilitation and medical bills. The Houston brain injury attorneys in our firm can help. In each personal injury case our lawyers handle, we work to obtain medical treatment and full payment for brain injury victims. Anytime an injury occurs the injury person should be evaluated to determine whether he or she suffered from mild, moderate or severe brain injuries. While some lawyers overlook these injuries, our personal injury lawyers take steps to make sure these types of brain injuries are not overlooked.
* Burn Injuries
Many burn injuries and deaths are due to the carelessness or recklessness of others. Among some of the more common causes of burn injuries are: faulty wiring or plumbing, auto accidents, defective automobiles, unsafe workplaces, poorly maintained smoke alarms or residence lacking the devices, and defective products. Whether the burn injuries are the result of an explosion, electricity, acid or fire, you or your loved one will need experienced legal representation. At Sutliff& Stout, PLLC, our Houston burn injury attorneys have the experience and resources to help you and your family in this difficult time.
* Products Liability
Any product has the potential of causing significant injuries however certain products become defective or are manufactured defective from the beginning. If you have suffered a personal injury from a defective product you may want to consider filing a products liability lawsuit. Some examples of defective product liability cases include:
• Product Defects
• Baby Products
• Vehicle Defects
• Household products
• Swimming pool defects
• Farm equipment
• Defective Drugs
• Yard equipment
• Tire Blowouts
* Drunk Driving
While a drunk driver may face criminal prosecution for driving drunk, these criminal penalties do little to help an injured victim make up for the harms and losses he or she has suffered. The personal injury lawyers at Sutliff & Stout have handled a significant number of drunk driving cases and understand the complexities involved with these cases. Many drunk driving cases are not simply the caused by the carelessness of one drunk driver. Often times, a drunk driving accident is caused by a combination of factors
* Maritime Injury
Our attorneys have successfully helped maritime injury victims since we opened our doors. Our maritime attorneys know that maritime injuries can be life-changing, turning a routine day at sea into a devastating trip to the emergency room. Many of these injuries are preventable, however, and when you become severely hurt because of a boating accident, or unsafe working conditions at a port or at sea, you deserve justice – and you need legal help from an experienced maritime lawyer.
* Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can cause severe and debilitating injuries. Serious personal injuries sustained by a motorcyclist may include brain injury, injury to the spinal cord, broken bones, permanent disfigurement and skin abrasions and bruises. A motorcycle accident often occurs because of the negligence of another person. At Sutliff & Stout, we can help a motorcyclist obtain compensation to pay for the cost of medical treatment, pain and suffering, and the loss of income.
* Nursing Home Abuse
Everyday thousands of our elderly suffer from nursing home negligence or nursing home abuse. Unfortunately, it’s a growing problem in Houston as well. Chances are, if your family member was a victim others in and around the center have been victims of elderly abuse. The nursing home abuse lawyers at Sutliff& Stout, PLLC review and investigate claims for injuries suffered as a result of nursing home neglect and abuse throughout the state of Texas, as well as nationwide.
* Oil and Gas
Throughout its storied past, Texas has been home to numerous prospectors and explorers searching every inch of land for that illusive gusher. Throughout Texas jurisprudence, a mineral owner’s rights to enter and extract his find have been equally explored. Indeed, the mineral owner’s rights are some of the most well-settled, bedrock tenets of Texas property law. At Sutliff & Stout, we understand your rights under Texas law and have the skills and experience necessary to protect them. We understand that obtaining a favorable outcome is often critical to accomplishing your business objectives.
* Pedestrian Accidents
The delicate balance of roadway safety relies on the interplay between people and cars obeying traffic laws, but unfortunately, such is not always the case. As the pedestrian accident attorneys of our firm see too often, it is within human nature to sidestep the traffic regulations for a multitude of reasons – stress, traffic jams, impatience, and sometimes even power trips. Speaking with a pedestrian accident attorney after becoming victim to the following scenarios can help you get the restitution you need to reconstruct your life.
* Slip and Fall
Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, but are most common in high foot traffic areas such as the grocery story, shopping mall, school or an office. A slip and fall may be caused by an uneven floor, defective flooring, inadequate lighting or a number of other known hazards. In Texas, the law first looks at what is commonly referred to as a person’s classification while on the other person’s property. The three classifications are invitee, licensee and trespasser. In Texas, a property owner’s responsibility to you will depend on your classification. Because each accident is unique, you should talk to one of the lawyers of Sutliff & Stout, PLLC to discuss your particular classification.
* Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury is especially catastrophic because such injuries can lead to paralysis. If the injury is high in the spinal cord, the result can be quadriplegia, or the loss of sensation and motor movement from the neck down. If the spinal cord injury is high enough in the neck (also called the cervical region) it can cause the injured person to die because the brain is unable to communicate with rest of the person’s body. If the injury occurs lower down in the spinal cord, the injury can be paraplegia, or the loss of sensation and motor movement from the waist down. At Sutliff & Stout, our experienced Houston spinal cord injury lawyers have a significant amount of experience helping clients who have suffered a spinal cord injury.
* Train Accidents
Following an injury while working on the railroad, it is critical that an injured railroad worker speak with an experienced FELA attorney. Our railroad injury lawyers can help you determine your options and make sure that you are being treated fairly. When you have been injured, it affects you and your family. At Sutliff & Stout, PLLC, we understand this and that is why we take an aggressive and proactive approach with each case we take. Our goal is to make sure that you and your family are taken care of and treated fairly under the law.
* Trucking Accidents
If you or someone you care about was involved in a significant trucking collision, don’t wait to hire an experienced Houston truck accident lawyer. Why? Because within hours of a collision, the trucking company and its insurance company are hard at work trying to minimize their financial and legal responsibility. Claims representatives and investigators are usually on the scene shortly after the collision trying to take your recorded statement while you are still dazed from the wreck.
* Wrongful Death
The loss of a loved one due to the carelessness of another is one of the most traumatic events a family can experience. In addition to the pain, grief and emotional loss, family members must deal with moving into the future without their loved one. This requires a great deal of things to be done to secure the family’s legal and financial future. If you or your family has to deal with such a loss, it is important to hire an experienced wrongful death lawyer in Houston that can help make sense of the legal and financial aspects of the family’s loss and obtain financial compensation from those responsible. This is what we do at Sutliff & Stout.
Sutliff & Stout is committed to helping you achieve your legal goal, whether you need to pursue redress for a wrong done or are in need of an aggressive defense against a claim. Litigation is our core strength, so we bring and defend lawsuits in courts and tribunals across the United States, on a variety of practice areas and industries. We pursue excellence and won’t rest until we’ve done all we can to accomplish the results you desire.
* Oil and Gas
At Sutliff & Stout, we understand your rights under Texas law and have the skills and experience necessary to protect them. We understand that obtaining a favorable outcome is often critical to accomplishing your business objectives. We have experience in a wide array of oil and gas litigation matters, including:
• Claims involving lease, royalty and mineral rights
• Pipeline construction, placement and easement disputes
• Surface owner disputes
• Claims of injury, death or property damage
• Insurance claims stemming from well, pipeline and drilling rig accidents
• Seismic and geophysical testing
• Breaches of operator duties
• Pooling disputes
• Compliance with local and government ordinances
Sutliff & Stout, PLLC represents individuals and companies in all phases and types of employment litigation. We pursue and defend claims in all of the following areas and more:
• Covenants not to compete
• Employment discrimination
• Wrongful discharge
• Independent contractor and FLSA classification and related wage and hour issues
• Entitlement to employee benefits
• Misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information
• Unfair competition
• Labor-management disputes
• Workforce restructuring issues
• Compliance with complex domestic and foreign statutes
• And other employment-related torts
Virtually any business transaction can have serious financial implications and consequences. At Sutliff & Stout, we recognize that the survival of a company often hinges on the successful outcome of a business dispute. We take a common-sense approach to solving business problems. While we seek to resolve disputes and meet our clients’ objectives through negotiation, if this proves unworkable or not financially viable we are ready to resolve your case through litigation. We will carefully manage your matter from the initial pleadings through discovery, settlement negotiations and trial in a manner that is both cost-effective and reflective of your goals.
* Partnership Disputes
In business, partnership disputes often arise between shareholders, partners or people who are in a joint venture together. These types of disputes typically include business law issues such as breach of fiduciary duties, misappropriation of funds or trade secrets, usurpation of corporate or partnership activities, dissolution, business disparagement, breach of contract and other related matters. Sutliff & Stout has the experience and resources to help you to investigate, evaluate and advise you on your legal options.
Our combination of environmental law experience, litigation skills and trial experience provides our clients with the tools for success. At the same time, our aggressive approach, willingness to work closely with you to gain a thorough understanding of your particular situation, creative litigation strategies and flexible billing arrangements can help you achieve all of your goals with respect to environmental litigation. Whether your case is large or small, a complex constitutional challenge or fast-track injunction proceeding, we are here to provide you with the level of representation you deserve.
At Sutliff & Stout, we have the experience to contest condemnation actions by all levels of government agencies of Texas. Whether at the state, county, city, or utility level, we are skilled in contesting the valuations presented by the government. We have represented the interest of both the landowner and commercial tenants. For landowners, we have protected their interests by forcing the government to clearly state the extent of the interest being taken, which often results in increased awards, and to pay fair and reasonable value for the property taken. For commercial tenants, we have developed strategies for identifying and proving damages and losses suffered by businesses in property affected by condemnation.
* Real Estate
We serve Houston clients facing threatened or actual Real Estate Litigation involving commercial real estate or construction matters, as well as clients seeking to enforce their rights in a commercial real estate or construction related dispute. Our real estate attorneys can provide you with experienced counsel on how to handle your problem and, if necessary, take your case to trial or arbitration. We litigate on behalf of clients from all areas of these industries, including lenders, developers, REITs, landlords, brokers, suppliers, subcontractors, contractors, engineers, owners and architects, and in all phases of the business cycle.
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