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Fort Bend County Personal
Injury Lawyer


Fighting for the Rights of the Injured Throughout Fort Bend County

If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you need an attorney who can aggressively pursue the responsible parties for financial compensation. You may be saddled with medical bills, future physical therapy, and medication costs, or have had your ability to work and earn a paycheck adversely affected by your injuries.

At the Law Office of Shane McClelland, PLLC, we’re here to help you or someone you love get what’s needed to prevent financial hardship after an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness. Our professionals can develop a personalized legal strategy that may help you recover monetary damages and other forms of compensation you deserve at this time.

Our legal services for personal injury cases are provided on a contingency fee basis, and we advance all upfront costs for investigation, case development, litigation, expert witnesses, and court costs. That means you pay nothing unless we secure a recovery for you.

Shane McClelland offers free case evaluations for people with personal injury claims in Fort Bend County. Please reach out to us for one by calling 713-987-7107 or filling out our online contact form.

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Personal Injury Cases We Handle

When you need a lawyer to fight for you in a personal injury lawsuit, you need someone who is dedicated, attentive, and committed to helping you recover the maximum possible compensation. You should not seek assistance from an attorney who seems disinterested in helping you get what you need to pay your medical bills and other costs associated with your injury.

At the Law Office of Shane McClelland, we have the experience and skill it takes to help our clients prevail in personal injury litigation. We are able to build highly effective arguments that demonstrate the responsible party’s fault for causing our clients’ injuries, which can help them win fair and just compensation.

We’re not afraid to take on big companies and insurance companies in matters involving:

Damages in Personal Injury Cases

When you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, we can help you seek the financial compensation you deserve and help get your life back to normal.

Damages awarded in a personal injury case may include:

  • Past and future medical care and medical expenses
  • Emergency room care
  • Surgical care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Drug and medication expenses
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Lost wages, if you are unable to work due to an injury, you can receive compensation for missed paychecks, paid time off, and other work benefits you would otherwise have received.
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of consortium, loss of physical intimacy
  • Loss of enjoyment of life, as you may no longer be able to do activities you once enjoyed
  • Disability and disfigurement

You shouldn’t have to bear the costs of your injury when someone else is responsible for it. Our personal injury attorney in Fort Bend County can help you through every step of your case so that you can feel more confident in your chances of success. Rest assured that your case is taken seriously at the Law Offices of Shane McClelland, and we’ll tirelessly fight to help you reach the best possible results. And, because of Shane McClelland’s vast experience fighting large corporations and insurance companies, he can help level the playing field. As he walks with you every step of the way through your case, he will give you and your case personalized attention to help you achieve the best outcome possible.

How Long Does a Personal Injury Settlement Take?

Usually on average, the typical personal injury settlement can take up to 6 weeks to process. Each case is different, and the time frame may vary depending on those.

Before you receive your settlement check the following events must happen:

  • Victim Expenses: Depending on the claim, there may be medical bills, vehicle repairs, or reimbursement to the plaintiff. The attorney will confirm the amounts to be sent to each creditor and medical provider.
  • Attorney Fees: The attorney free, court costs and filing fees also come out of the settlement check. The attorney on the case will issue an agreed-upon fee for legal representation.
  • Victim Compensation: After all the bills are paid, the law firm will issue a check to the plaintiff for the amount. The check will be checked by the law office and can take up to 6 weeks to be processed before coming back to the victim and the case is closed.

If you have any questions about the personal injury settlement process, do not hesitate to reach out to the experienced personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Shane McClelland. We are here to help guide you through the process.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Texas?

Every state has a law called the statute of limitations, which determines a time limit on how long injury victims have to file a claim before they lose their legal right to do so. According to the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code section 16.003, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in the state of Texas is two years. 

More specifically, this means you have two years from the date your injury occurred to file a claim, or you will almost certainly lose your right to file and along with your right to recover compensation no matter how severe your injuries are. It is important to note that there are exceptions that can change this time limit. The most notable exceptions include:

  • If the injury victim was a minor at the time of the accident. In these circumstances, the two-year time period usually begins once the claimant turns 18 years old. 
  • If the injury victim has a condition that qualifies them as legally mentally incapacitated. In this case the statute of limitations will begin on the date they are declared mentally capable again. 
  • If the alleged negligent party leaves the state of Texas before a claim can be filed, the period of absence will most likely not be counted in the two-year period.

The statute of limitations has a big impact on your ability to file a claim so it’s crucial that you speak to a skilled attorney about the specifics of your case as soon as you can. The Law Office of Shane McClelland offers free, no-obligation consultations so you have nothing to lose by contacting our firm today!

What Percentage Do Most Personal Injury Lawyers Take?

Most personal injury attorneys charge around a 33% contingency fee. The Texas Bar requires that contingency fees be reasonable and clearly communicated to the client in writing within a reasonable time.

Fighting Back Against Insurance Companies

If you’re trying to settle a personal injury claim, chances are the other party’s insurance company isn’t going down without a fight. That’s because their business is based on looking out for their own interests and minimizing their responsibility for injuries caused by their policyholders. You may even be having difficulty trying to file a claim with your own insurance company.

Insurance companies are in the business of making money for their shareholders. They do that by accepting their client’s (policy holders) monthly premiums, while minimizing the amount of claims they pay out. Simply put, insurance companies do not make money by paying claims. They make money by accepting premiums. You do your part and pay your premiums. When you’re hurt its time for the insurance company to do the right thing and pay you all of the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

If you’re experiencing any difficulty with getting fair and just compensation for your injuries, please contact Shane McClelland for help. By securing legal representation as soon as possible after you have suffered a personal injury, your injury claim will be treated differently by the insurance companies responsible for helping you.

Contact our personal injury attorney in Fort Bend County for a free case evaluation by filling out our online contact form or calling 713-987-7107 today.

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