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Personal Injury Lawyer

Practice Area: Personal Injury


Automobile Accidents


 

Following an automobile accident, you may be full of anger and confusion. Your injuries and rehabilitation are enough to have to deal with  without having to worry about mounting medical bills, property damage and loss of income. David S. Hughey will make sure that your rights are protected and that you get the compensation that you deserve. David S. Hughey takes pride in representing car crash victims and helping them to get back on their feet after being injured. Insurance companies are trained to make it difficult for car wreck victims to realize the full value of their car accident injury claim. Valuable rights can often be waived to uninsured or underinsured first party insurance agreements if proper written consent is not first obtained when settling with the other driver's insurance benefits. David S. Hughey will deal with the insurance company so you can focus on your recovery.

 

Breach of Fiduciary Duties


 

A fiduciary duty exists when one person is entrusted to provide advice to or take actions on behalf of another. Duties such as managing funds or conducting business for another are extremely important duties and a fiduciary owes the highest duty of care. A fiduciary must always make decisions they believe will benefit the person or company to which the duty is owed. Failure to do so can result in civil liability. David S. Hughey has extensive experience in representing clients in their claim for a breach of fidcuary duty.

 

Commercial / 18-Wheeler Accidents


 

David S. Hughey  has been representing clients involved in commercial and 18-wheeler accidents since 1988. Commercial vehicles are huge vehicles and failure to have them properly maintained or failure to properly train employees handling these vehicles can be devastating. Commercial drivers have an elevated standard of care that can benefit most claimants/victims. We often see substantial damage given the size of those vehicles. It is important to have an experienced lawyer in your corner if a commercial truck driver or a trucking company has been negligent. David S. Hughey will work to find out who is responsible and get you the compensation you deserve.

 

Motorcycle Accidents


 

Motorcycle accidents can often result in devastating injuries and even death to motorcyclists. Even the most skilled and careful rider is at the mercy of other drivers on the road. Some of the best drivers are often negligent in their awareness of motorcycles on the road. Very often we find there is really no such thing as a minor wreck when it comes to these riders. David S. Hughey has extensive experience in representing motorcycle accident victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is very important to retain an experienced attorney such as David S. Hughey as soon as possible to ensure that evidence is properly preserved and legal action is timely filed. David S. Hughey will be able to get you the justice and compensation that you deserve.

 

Premise Liability


 

Property owners and businesses have a duty to their visitors to make the premises they own safe. Their failure to do so can mean they owe monetary damages when their visitors are injured. David S. Hughey has been handling these types of cases since 1988. The law regarding premises liability is very complex. You need an experienced lawyer to represent you on your claim. 

 

Sexual Exploitation


 

Sexual exploitation is the sexual abuse of a vulnerability, differential power, or trust for sexual purposes. A victim of sexual exploitation may face long-term and serious damages as a result of their abuse. The perpetrator of these crimes is obviously subject to criminal liability. However, a victim may also be able to recover monetary damages to cover the costs of therapy, funeral expenses, other losses endured, etc. In the context of a mental health care provider (including physicians), our legislature has specifically passed statutes protecting these victims, defining their damages and recovery, including attorney fees. Texas Civil Protection and Remedies Code Chapter 81. David S. Hughey has extensive experience regarding these kinds of cases and can help you get the compensation and justice you deserve.

 

Slip and Fall / Trip and Fall 


 

A slip and fall or trip and fall case is one of the most common premises liability cases. A property owner has a high degree of care that they owe to people who come on their property. They have a duty to keep a property in a reasonably safe condition and to protect invitees from or at least warn invitees of dangers they know of or, in the exercise of diligence, should have known. If you have slipped or tripped and fallen on someone else's property because of a dangerous condition, the property owner may be liable for your injuries. It is important to have an experienced lawyer like David S. Hughey behind you when pursuing these types of claims.

 

Work Place Injuries (Non-subscriber)


 

An alarming number of people are injured on the job in Texas every year due to unsafe working conditions, improper training, lack of safety equipment, lack of appropriate warnings and improper supervision. In order to save costs, some companies do not subscribe to worker's compensation insurance. These companies or "nonsubscribers" open themselves up to civil liability. Specifically, a non-subscribing company has no statutory defenses and even a small showing of negligence would entitle the worker to a full recovery of damages. David S. Hughey can assist you in your claim for your work place injury. He has been handling these types of claims since 1988.

 

Wrongful Death


 

Have you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence? Families in this situation not only have to deal with the emotional stress of losing their loved one, but often the financial burdens as well. Some damages you may be able to recover are medical and funeral expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income, loss of financial support, loss of consortium, emotional distress and potentially even punitive damages. If you or someone else is appointed to represent the deceased victim's estate, a lawsuit can be brought on behalf of the deceased called a "Survival Action". Your loved one deserves justice and David S. Hughey is prepared to fight on your behalf.