The attorneys at Nicholas & Barrera have over 60 years experience representing clients throughout Texas and the United States in the areas of :
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Unless noted, not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The information at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
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Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Nicholas & Barrera represent individuals and the families of individuals who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of the negligent or wrongful conduct of others.  The association’s attorneys understand how insurance companies and lawyers on the other side think.  Insurance companies are interested in minimizing their economic exposure when a serious injury or death has occurred.  They hire attorneys whose job it is to aggressively undermine each aspect of your claim.  Nicholas & Barrera know their tactics and take each case on as if it will proceed to trial.  They are not afraid to take a case all the way to jury verdict if that is what is necessary to produce the best possible result.  The association represents individuals injured because of medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, or the use of dangerous or defective products.

Medical Malpractice

Medical negligence or “malpractice” occurs when a physician or healthcare provider either fails to do something that should have been done or does something that should not have been done which results in injury or death.  Doctors and other healthcare providers must follow certain standards when caring for patients.  While s simple mistake is not enough to constitute negligence, an injury or death caused by the failure to provide reasonably appropriate or common standards of care or the failure to diagnose a detectable condition may be malpractice.

Nicholas & Barrera aggressively investigates and pursues claims for catastrophic injuries and death arising out of:

  • Birth Trauma
  • Failure to Diagnose Cancer and Other Diseases
  • Inappropriate or Negligently Performed Surgery
  • Anesthesia Injures / Death
  • Disfigurement
  • Inappropriate or Dangerous Treatment Practices
  • Pharmaceutical Injuries and Prescription Drug Errors
  • Hospital and HMO Claims

The association’s experience allows us to help clients determine whether or not malpractice has occurred.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Serious car and other motor vehicle accidents require the guidance of an experienced attorney; Nicholas & Barrera has years of practice and an impressive track record representing people who have suffered significant injuries in motor vehicle accidents (commercial and personal).  The association’s lawyers work with physicians and other healthcare providers to assess and review all the short and long-term medical aspects of your case.  Their detailed understanding of Texas’ automobile, insurance and liability laws means they understand the different sources of recovery available to car accident victims and their families as well as the various theories of liability that enable those victims to collect from the parties who caused them harm.

If you are involved in an accident, do not mention who was at fault.  Get the names of witnesses and write them down with contact information.  Get medical attention as soon as possible after the accident.  If possible, take pictures of your vehicle and the other vehicle involved.  Take pictures of the location where the accident took place.  Claim investigators from the other driver’s insurance company or representatives of your own insurance company may contact you.  Other than reporting your claim to your insurance company, you should not give them statements about the accident.  First, talk with a lawyer.

Dangerous & Defective Products / Products Liability

Every year, thousands of consumers sustain serous injuries from defective products.  Many of these injuries could be avoided if the manufactures or distributors of these products took additional steps to ensure consumer safety.  Nicholas & Barrera represents individuals who have had injuries as a result of dangerous drugs, household products, medical products and devices, pesticides, pharmaceutical products, and a number of other devices and products.  As part of their personal injury and wrongful death practice, the association assists injured individuals in bringing their claims for their injuries or deaths caused by a manufacturing flaw or defect, a design flaw or defect, or where a product is unreasonably dangerous because of inadequate instructions or warnings.  The association’s lawyers ensure that injured consumers or the family and heirs of deceased consumers receive fair treatment under the law and seek full and fair compensation for injuries caused by dangerous and defective products.

 

Nicholas and Barrera is an association of individual practitioners.