Personal Injury Law


If you or someone you know has been involved in a serious accident in Texas, The Opande Law Firm, may be able to help you. For your convenience The Opande Law Firm offers you a Free Case Review. For immediate assistance, please contact us at (713) 721 1300. When people sustain serious injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents, it can be devastating. They often wonder who is going to pay their medical bills and how will they support their families during the time they are recovering. Our car accident lawyers can offer critical advice in preserving evidence and preparing your case.

By working with experienced car accident lawyers, victims can have some control and participation in ensuring that their rights and interests are protected. Under Texas Law, if you have been injured in a vehicle accident that was caused by another person’s carelessness or recklessness, you may be entitled to recover damages that include medical costs, property loss, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Please call the knowledgeable lawyers at The Opande Law Firm for a free assessment of your case. We have offices conveniently located at 8300 Bissonnet St. #634, Houston, Texas 77074 and at 7997 W. Airport Blvd., Suite C, Houston, Texas 77071. Immediately following the accident, you should be thoroughly examined by a doctor, since seemingly minor injuries often develop into major health problems. Even if you do not have any broken bones, cuts, lacerations or bruises, you may have sustained a connective- tissue injury; which could lead to long term adverse effects if left untreated. The at-fault party's insurance company is responsible for paying for all of your damages that were a result of the accident.

Accident victims and the families of those who have died in traffic-related accidents face a challenging situation that is further complicated by the complex Texas insurance laws and legal issues. As a business, insurance companies are primarily concerned with limiting their payout and your needs are secondary. While the insurance company may present what you think is an attractive settlement offer, it is in your best interests to contact an attorney who will put your needs before the insurance company interests. It is always best to discuss your situation with a skilled attorney before you decide to enter into discussions with an insurance representative.

The OLF has experience in dealing with insurance companies and handling accident claims. We are familiar with all of the techniques that the insurance companies may use to influence you to settle quickly and for less compensation. Insurance companies have a team of investigators, adjustors, agents and legal help to protect them. As the accident victim, you need your own team of legal experts to protect you.

Recoverable damages associated with car crashes vary from state to state. Texas automobile accident victims and survivors may sue for damages from the operator(s) of the other motor vehicle(s) involved when one of the following criteria is met:

  • The victim has died
  • The victim suffers a permanent and serious disfigurement
  • A bone is fractured
  • The loss of one of the senses such as sight, taste, hearing or smell
  • A limb has been lost
  • Protection (PIP) policies required by law.

If the person responsible for your injuries does not have insurance coverage or their coverage does not sufficiently provide for your damages, you may be entitled to collect un-insurance or under-insurance from your own insurance. The Insurance Company will then pursue the amounts paid out to you from the Defendant. This process is referred to as subrogation.

Most automobile accident litigations in Texas are civil actions against someone who is negligent. In automobile mishaps, negligence is the failure of a vehicle operator to exercise due care which resulted in an accident, injury or death. Although it is a difficult allegation to prove, our lawyers are experienced in demonstrating negligence by preparing the proper documentation, interviewing witnesses and presenting a case that meets the criteria for negligence established by Texas law. If the accident was caused by a vehicle defect, you may also be eligible to receive punitive damages from the manufacturer and/or supplier.

Because of the complexities involved in automobile accident cases, it is important that you act quickly and contact an attorney with any questions or issues. Proving negligence takes an investment of time, experience, and resources, advantages that only a qualified attorney can provide. At The OLF, our goal is to provide exceptional legal services to our clients. We strive to achieve the highest standard of excellence for the protection of individual rights through vigorous and forceful legal advocacy.


The professions in which malpractice can occur require specialized training and study, and professionals in these fields must exercise a high degree of judgment in performing tasks generally beyond the skill of laypeople. In addition to medicine, these professions include dentistry, accounting, engineering, and architecture. Medical malpractice lawsuits often involve more serious injuries than those involving other professions.


Medical malpractice is the most common type of malpractice lawsuit. It typically involves the negligence of a physician or other health care provider while diagnosing or treating a patient. In the past, courts decided whether a physician's conduct was negligent by comparing that conduct with the practices in the locality where the doctor worked or with the practices of his or her field of medicine.

These comparisons made it difficult for injured patients to win malpractice lawsuits. Other doctors who could describe the practices in the locality were often reluctant to testify against their colleagues. More recently, courts have applied a national standard for professional conduct when determining whether malpractice occurred.

These comparisons made it difficult for injured patients to win malpractice lawsuits. Other doctors who could describe the practices in the locality were often reluctant to testify against their colleagues. More recently, courts have applied a national standard for professional conduct when determining whether malpractice occurred.

A small proportion of medical malpractice cases result from the intentional misconduct of the physician, such as improperly touching a patient who is unconscious. However, plaintiffs who are harmed in such a manner typically charge that the physician committed battery, an intentional tort, rather than alleging malpractice. A physician may also commit malpractice by doing something without obtaining the patient's informed consent. For example, a doctor may commit malpractice by giving a patient an experimental drug without first informing the patient about potential risks or side effects, and then obtaining the patient's consent to use the drug.