Personal Injury

With nearly 150 years of combined legal experience in North, Central and East Texas, the trial attorneys at Kent, Anderson, Bush, & Metcalf, P.C. have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to obtain favorable settlements and verdicts in cases involving serious personal injury or wrongful death.

When a person is injured due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, the law allows the injured party to be compensated for the damages caused by the negligent party. Obtaining that recovery is not always a simple matter, however, and often requires litigation in court, at which the injured party is required to prove all the facts of the case, including the defendant’s fault in causing the accident, as well as the nature and extent of the injuries and their economic value or cost. Obtaining a successful result requires superior skills in the areas of negotiations and courtroom advocacy.

Our firm handles a wide variety of personal injury matters, including:

  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Oilfield Injuries
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Premises Liability/ Slip and Fall

Dangerous Occupations

The East Texas Oil Field is a boon to the Texas and national economy, but with its rewards come risks. Oil drilling can be dangerous work, and the ever-present hazards of collapsing derricks, decks and rigging, explosions, and gushers and blowouts, carry the threat of serious personal injury or wrongful death that may be attributed to a careless co-worker, lax employer, or negligent third party. Truck traffic in and out of the area can be especially dense, increasing the likelihood of a serious or deadly collision between an automobile and a much larger and heavier 18-wheeler.

Liability Insurance Still Inadequate

As of January 2011, Texas law requires motorists to carry liability insurance or proof of financial responsibility that will cover $30,000 for bodily injury to one person, $60,000 for multiple injuries in an accident, and $30,000 for property damage. This is an increase over the previous 25/50/25 liability law. If you are involved in any type of serious automobile accident, these minimum amounts may not begin to compensate you fully. And despite the existence of the law, a shocking number of people drive without carrying any liability insurance at all. Policy limits notwithstanding, most insurance companies and adjustors operate with the mindset of paying as little on a claim as possible, or denying benefits altogether if they can. Obtaining a full and fair recovery for your property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering most often requires the assistance of a skilled and experienced trial lawyer who has handled cases similar to your own.

A Record of Success Recovering for its Clients

The firm has a record of success in achieving significant verdicts and settlements for its clients. In September 2010, lawyers for the firm secured a $7 million judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the mother of a ten-year old boy who was mauled to death by a pair of bulldogs in the Rusk County community of Leverett’s Chapel. This jury verdict is thought to be the largest ever in this type of case involving a child being killed by dogs.

If you have been seriously injured in an accident or lost a member of your family to the negligent or wrongful conduct of another, contact Kent, Anderson, Bush, & Metcalf, P.C. for a free consultation.