The Fort Worth attorneys of Hutchison & Stoy, appropriately named the “Warriors for Justice,” have over 30 years of combined experience in the areas of personal injury and employment law.
We service the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Personal Injury Law, including:
- car accidents
- truck accidents
- products liability
- wrongful death
- dog bites
- premises liability (slip and fall)
- bicycle accidents
- pedestrian accidents
- oil field injuries
Labor and Employment Law including:
- discrimination and harassment
- National Labor Relations Board
- Fair Labor Standards Act violations
- FMLA leave
- discrimination by a government employer
- breach of contract.
Fort Worth Personal Injury Lawyers
Personal injury due to an accident or defective product can be life-changing, and not in a good way. We don’t want finding a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer to be a negative experience during one of the most vulnerable times in your life.
As a result, our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible with your attorney both in and out of the office.
Warriors for Justice lawyers work tirelessly to ensure our clients receive individualized care for as long as it is needed. You can rest easy knowing your case is being handled by a professional and compassionate attorney who understands your pain and fears.
Below are two of the most common personal injury cases we handle:
In 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported over 37,000 deaths in the United States due to automobile accidents. On average, roughly three million people are injured in car crashes each year. Alcohol abuse, distracted driving, and reckless driving top the list of reasons accidents occur.
If you’re involved in a traffic accident, regardless of how it happened or who was involved, it’s always a good idea to contact a lawyer. We make finding a Fort Worth car accident attorney simple. With our experience in this area and our proven results, you’ll know you made the right decision.
Driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of 18-wheeler accidents. The more exhausted a driver becomes, the more likely they are to run off the road or hit another vehicle. Injuries resulting from a collision with a large truck can be devastating simply because of the size of the truck in comparison to your vehicle.
Finding a truck accident lawyer shouldn’t add additional stress to an already difficult situation. Not only do we have an excellent track record regarding automobile accident cases, but we’ve also helped countless victims recover from truck accidents. Contact the Warriors for Justice if you or a loved one needs help.
Other Personal Injury Claims
Injuries come from odd sources at times, but that doesn’t make them any less painful or traumatic. To make matters worse, an injury that is no fault of your own typically results in medical expenses you are unprepared for and cannot afford. If this is the case, contact the Fort Worth personal injury lawyers at Hutchison & Stoy, and let us help you recover your losses.
New products go on the market daily, but they aren’t always as safe as we think. Medical devices, prescription drugs, auto parts, bicycles, heavy equipment, heating pads, and tools are just a few of the items that have caused harm to our clients in the past. If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of a faulty product or drug, contact us for a free case evaluation.
The loss of a loved one is a painful experience. Losing a loved one at the fault of someone else can be all the more painful. Hutchison & Stoy attorneys are here to support you during your time of need. We handle all aspects of wrongful death suits so you can focus on the grieving process and spending time with your family.
While Fido looks cute and cuddly, he may also tend to chew…on you. When dealing with a dog bite, we recommend contacting a Fort Worth attorney to explore your options. We can help you determine if a lawsuit to recover damages is appropriate for your situation.
Slip and Fall (Premises Liability)
Businesses have a responsibility to ensure hazards are removed from their premises so customers are safe and comfortable. Most businesses have premises liability (also referred to as “slip and fall”) included in their insurance policies. If you’ve had an accident because of an unsafe situation in a business you frequent, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
Bicycle or Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians and bicyclists have just as much right to use our roadways as automobiles. If you’ve been injured as a result of a bicycle or pedestrian accident involving a car or other vehicle, Fort Worth lawyers like Hutchison & Stoy can help. Your physical pain is enough to deal with; you shouldn’t have to suffer through financial stress as well.
Oil Field Injuries
While not as common as the other injuries listed above, you might be surprised by the number of workers that are hurt on oil rigs each year. From head injuries to burns, you don’t have to suffer alone. Hutchison & Stoy attorneys are experienced in handling oil field injury cases and will be happy to evaluate your case for free.
These are just a few of the possible sources for personal injury. Our lawyers will help see you through a motorcycle accident or even an electronic cigarette accident. If the party at fault for a recent accident is uninsured or underinsured, we can help you recover your losses in that situation as well.
Fort Worth Employment Lawyers
Employment law comes in many different forms, from discrimination to Fair Labor Standards Act violations to retaliation, and everything in between. For most, filing a lawsuit against an employer is a frightening experience. Your employer may have more influence and money than you, making it a challenge to prove your case. However, you don’t have to fight alone.
The Fort Worth employment lawyers at Hutchison & Stoy can help you turn your life and career around. Being stuck in the middle of a lawsuit involving your employer, and possibly even your fellow employees, is emotionally draining. You’ll feel overwhelmed, but it’s our job to ease the strain by taking care of the legal issues for you. Below are the employment law topics we address:
Discrimination and Harassment
If you’ve ever experienced discrimination on the job, it’s advisable to contact a reputable discrimination lawyer. Even if you’re not sure if what you saw or heard was discriminatory, it doesn’t hurt to speak to someone with the expertise to help you decide. Our attorneys have years of combined experience dealing with uncooperative employers to find a solution that reduces your stress.
Discrimination can occur in many different ways, including age, race, gender, disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and pregnancy discrimination. Don’t become another statistic. You have rights, and there are people who care about you and your struggle.
Our harassment lawyers are also well-equipped to handle your case. Being harassed by an employer or co-worker is not something you should sweep under the rug. If you’re experiencing sexual harassment at work, it’s vital that you get proper legal advice. Contact the Warriors for Justice to see how we can help you take back your career and enjoy going to work again.
National Labor Relations Board
The National Labor Relations Act affords certain rights to union workers. These include forming or disbanding a union and taking action to request better wages, benefits, and working conditions. Employers with unionized workers must adhere to the regulations defined by this law. When they do not, grievances are filed.
The National Labor Relations Board serves as an arbitrator for employers and union workers. The board investigates and renders findings. When decisions are questionable or require further arbitration, cases may be turned over to an attorney. Hutchison & Stoy lawyers are experienced in handling union cases and will work to find a resolution that benefits all parties involved.
Fair Labor and Standards Act Violations
If you feel you are not being compensated properly for the work you’re doing, you’re not alone. Many Texans feel the same way but don’t want to fight to get what they deserve. That’s where a Fort Worth employment lawyer can help.
We’ve handled Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) violations addressing overtime, minimum wage, equal pay, and unemployment. With our expertise, you won’t be fighting an uphill battle any longer. Contact us to have your case evaluated at no cost.
Leave of Absence
Life is unpredictable. Things are fine one moment and spiraling downward the next. Every employee has to take an unscheduled leave of absence (or sometimes a scheduled one in the case of maternity or paternity leave) at some point in their career; it’s just a matter of when and for how long.
For some, life’s little surprises come at the worst possible time. However, just because you need to take leave to deal with a family medical issue or are scheduled to ship out to serve your country (military leave) doesn’t mean you should be punished by your employer. If your boss reacts inappropriately to a legitimate request for leave, contact a Fort Worth lawyer for help.
There is nothing more unsettling than knowing you’re doing the right thing only to have an employer retaliate against you because of it. Employees have lost jobs and suffered damage to their careers after being labeled “whistleblowers.” At Hutchison & Stoy, we know all too well how difficult retaliation cases can be on our clients.
If you’ve suffered any form of retaliation for stepping up and reporting an unsafe, illegal, or unethical situation at work, contact the Warriors for Justice. Whether you’ve been demoted, passed over for a promotion, or even fired, we can help you get your career back in order. If you’re not sure your case qualifies, let us be the judge with a free case evaluation.
Government jobs often provide a cushion of protection for employees via state or federal Merit System laws. Under these regulations, government employees cannot be terminated without cause. Unfortunately, employers often find ways around the law.
If you have suffered discrimination or lost a job as a Merit employee, you might be entitled to compensation. If you’ve experienced retaliation for a whistleblowing incident, you have the right to fight back. Make us your trusted Fort Worth lawyers, and we’ll take a look at your specific situation to determine your next course of action.
Breach of Contract
Although not as common with government jobs, many private companies require employees to work under a contract. Employment contracts can be very one-sided, favoring the employer rather than the employee. If you’re asked to sign a contract when taking on a new job, make sure you know what you’re agreeing to do for the company and what they’re agreeing to do for you.
Breach of contract occurs when one of the parties involved (or sometimes both) breaks the rules of the contract. If you’ve been dismissed and feel the action was a breach of your employment contract, tell us your story. We’ll take you seriously, even if your employer did not. At Hutchison & Stoy, you’ll find sympathetic and trustworthy attorneys who are on your side all the way.
What’s the Next Step?
If you’ve suffered a personal injury, the Fort Worth attorneys at Hutchison & Stoy will help you get back on your feet. If you’re being harassed on the job, the Warriors for Justice will help you find peace again. Whatever your situation, you can trust we’ll come through for you. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. We’re here to fight for you!