On the job or under medical care, it can happen.
Frequently Asked Questions
AkinMears is a national law firm with a determined group of attorneys and legal staff focused on personal injury claims. With a combined 40 years of experience, partners Truett Akin and Michelle Mears founded AkinMears with the intent to help injured individuals and families with a high standard of excellence and integrity. The firm is principally located in Houston, Texas but is able to handle claims across the country, including U.S. Territories and Canada.
If you or a loved one has been injured or negatively affected by a pharmaceutical drug, device, product or harmful substance, contacting a lawyer will help you determine your legal options. AkinMears has trained legal staff ready to discuss your potential claim.
AkinMears is dedicated to assisting individuals and families who have been affected by dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, defective products, or have been exposed to harmful materials like Asbestos. AkinMears offers a free, confidential consultation because we are committed to helping victims and families get the financial compensation they deserve.
AkinMears has a firmly held belief that our clients are our top priority. Dealing with injuries or other difficulties is hard enough and AkinMears knows offering high caliber legal service means treating our clients with respect and compassion first and foremost. AkinMears takes care to guide our clients through the claims process in a manner tailored to their convenience and needs.
Because AkinMears is devoted to providing the best legal service, we operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay us anything unless your claim is successful.
Depending on the nature of your claim, this can range from medical and employment information to details about the product that caused the injury.
Every claim is different and the value will vary depending on the individual facts of your claim. AkinMears thoroughly investigates each claim to make sure our clients get the appropriate compensation they deserve.
Based on the type of claim and details of your case, resolution can be anywhere from a few months to a few years. AkinMears keeps clients as up to date as possible on the progress but the length of a case depends on various complexities such as the extent of injury and the schedule of the court.
The statute of limitations, or the amount of time allotted to filing a claim, differs by the state and elements of a case. The best course of action is to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to find out how much time is left to pursue your claim.
Yes and no. Typically, those who are eligible to file a claim on behalf of someone else must be immediate family such as spouses or children, exceptions would be the sole living relative of the injured party. Also, if an individual has a Power of Attorney, or the legal authority to act for another person, they are eligible to file a claim as well.