Practice Areas

Personal Injury Trial Attorneys

The Law Offices of Michael M. Guerra handles cases in the following areas:


  • Wrongful Death & Catastrophic Injury
  • Automobile Crashes
  • Product Liability 
  • Home Fires / Explosions & Burns
  • Brain Injuries
  • Aircraft Crash Accident 
  • Medical Negligence
  • Truck Accidents
  • Auto Fires

Wrongful Death & Catastrophic Injury

Injuries that are considered catastrophic, due to the enormous impact they have on the lives of the individuals who experience them, include brain injury, spinal cord injury, accidental amputation, or other severe breaks, burns, and disorders.

 

Whether you are coping with a debilitating injury, such as a spinal cord injury, or are overcoming the sudden loss of a loved one following a fatal accident, our law firm will assemble the necessary resources and team members. We work with experts to evaluate long-term projections about the impact the injury or wrongful death will have on you and your family.

 

We fight hard to obtain the maximum compensation that you need and deserve for medical expenses, necessary modifications to your home, lost wages, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Product Liability

Automotive defects can and do cause serious collisions, leading to catastrophic injury and death. Many otherwise survivable crashes result in severe injury or death due to safety system failures. A vehicle's occupant protection package includes things such as the seatbelts, airbags, side curtain airbags, rollover sensors, seatbelt pretensioners, electronic steering control systems, and many more developments. Properly designed and manufactured vehicles help drivers avoid collisions, and properly designed and implemented vehicle safety systems protect occupants from severe or fatal injuries in foreseeable crashes. Many deaths can be avoided when companies act responsibly in implementing safe products. Unfortunately, not all companies act responsibly.

 

Our team has handled cases involving:

  • Defective Tires
  • Rollovers
  • Seat Belt Failures
  • Airbag Failures
  • Tire Blowouts / Aged Tires
  • Defective Child Seats and Infant Carriers

 

Automobile Crashes

A car accident can mean a lifetime of pain, lost earnings, and even paralysis. At their worst, car accidents claim lives of innocent victims. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Michael M. Guerra know that serious car accident injuries don't just affect the injured victim. Whole families are changed when a key person is catastrophically injured or killed.

If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, or if you have a family member who has suffered catastrophic injuries, let us help you put your life back on track. We fight aggressively to protect your rights, and we are not afraid to take on the largest insurance companies in court.

Car Accident Litigation may include the following:

 

  • Accident injuries
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Injuries caused by Drunk drivers, DWI / DUI accidents
  • Wrongful death, fatal car crashes
  • SUV rollover injuries
  • Passenger injuries
  • Pedestrian injuries
  • Ambulance errors, emergency room mistakes

Medical Negligence

When we put our trust in the hands of medical professionals, we have a right to expect proper diagnosis, care, and treatment of our illnesses. Unfortunately, thousands of people become critically ill or die every year in America because of negligence, carelessness, or incompetence by the very health care professionals to whom we entrust our lives. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Michael M. Guerra know that Americans enjoy the best health care in the world. When serious mistakes happen, however, you may be facing a lifetime of lost earnings, additional medical expenses, pain and suffering, and diminished quality of life. If a doctor or hospital was negligent, you are entitled to maximum compensation for the injuries you have suffered.

Medical Negligence and Malpractice Litigation includes such issues as: 

 

 

  • Wrongful death, fatal doctor mistake
  • Wrongful surgeries and improper surgical techniques
  • Surgical errors
  • Heart attack misdiagnosis, improper treatment
  • Emergency room mistakes/negligence
  • Medication errors
  • Nursing home injuries
  • Cosmetic surgery mistakes
  • Medical device recall or product failure
  • Injuries to Babies during Labor and Delivery

 

Truck Accidents

There are more than 3,000 death and more than 30,000 injuries resulting from accidents involving semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles every year. It takes experience and resources to maximize recovery for your clients from a major trucking corporation.

Most trucking accidents are caused by factors such as: 

  • Defects in the truck
  • Unqualified drivers
  • Fatigued Drivers
  • Faulty Equipment and Maintenance
  • Overloaded Trailers

 

Home Fires / Explosions & Burns

Fires and explosions are perhaps the most frightening and catastrophic events that can occur to a person. We at the Law Offices of Michael M. Guerra have seen first hand the devastating affects of fire in the workplace and in the home. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael M. Guerra have litigated and investigated home and work place fires all over Texas. We have successfully negotiated confidential settlements for many clients in this area. We have successfully litigated furniture flammability lawsuits and electrical malfunction cases. This type of case is one of the most difficult and expensive to pursue because the immense destruction caused by fires and explosions requires the use of extraordinary measures to collect and preserve evidence so that the sequence of events leading to the incident can be reconstructed. Our firm knows how to identify viable cases and commits the necessary resources upon being retained.

Brain Injuries

The human brain is central to thought, movement, emotion and vital bodily functions. Brain injuries are always serious. Brain injuries may occur through all types of trauma, such as work-related accidents, car accidents, slip and fall accidents, disease or even from complications at birth. The potentially devastating effects of brain injuries are as widely varied as the injuries that cause them. When a head injury is severe it can dramatically affect a person's ability to live a normal life. Depending on the location and severity of the injury, there may be physical and/or behavioral effects. A severe head injury may affect a person's ability to work, learn, live with his or her family and handle everyday tasks. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, let the lawyers of the Law Offices of Michael M. Guerra evaluate your case and help you determine your legal options.

Aircraft Crash Accident 

It is the duty of the aircraft and its operator to deliver passengers safely to their destination. In most instances, when an air crash occurs, the incident was preventable. Aviation disasters can raise complex issues involving multiple parties and complex questions regarding what happened and who is legally responsible.

Air crash investigations always involve state and federal officials and investigators, and also involve the aircraft and aircraft component manufacturers, as well as airline representatives. Without the assistance of competent legal counsel, victims and their families do not have a voice or advocate for their rights in these critical early stages of the investigation, and before state or federal authorities reach final conclusions about the root cause of a crash. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Michael M. Guerra stand ready to assist you in this difficult process and the prosecution of your claims against those who are responsible.