Sam E. Taylor, II
Sam E. Taylor II is the Managing Attorney of the asbestos litigation section of the The Lanier Law Firms Houston office and represents clients in a variety of personal injury, wrongful death and asbestos cases. He provides more than 30 years of experience representing injured victims in state and federal courts throughout Texas and nationwide. Mr. Taylor is one of the rare attorneys to be Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (since 1999) and in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (since 2001). Additionally, for 20 consecutive years he has earned an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell based on ratings submitted by his lawyer peers.Mr. Taylor has successfully tried to verdict more than 50 civil jury trials in state and federal jurisdictions. As lead counsel, he has tried more than 40 personal injury jury cases, including those involving mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, wrongful death, quadriplegia, serious burns, brain injuries, and other serious personal injuries. He also has handled serious personal injury cases involving truck wrecks, automobile and motorcycle accidents, train crossings, medical and dental malpractice, and construction site injuries. Mr. Taylor served as lead counsel in a successful class action certification hearing against IBM. Additionally, he has also tried as lead counsel multiple child custody jury trials and also served as co-lead counsel in a capital murder jury trial.Mr. Taylor earned his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, where he worked in the opinions division of the Texas Attorney Generals Office. Mr. Taylor also obtained invaluable experience in government by working as a full-time administrative assistant to former Texas Senator Bob Glasgow during the 69th Texas Legislative Session.A strong believer in public service, Mr. Taylor has donated much of his time to serving on various boards and committees, including work as an elected member of the City Council, commissioner on his local planning and zoning commission, the high school athletic booster club board of directors, the livestock association board of directors, the local CASA board of directors, and as a coach and mentor for numerous parks and recreation programs for children.
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Your doctor is also the best person to prescribe a treatment plan, which might include physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, or additional diagnostic testing. If Justin had not come to me looking for creative options to pay for his necessary medical treatment, he may not have recovered from his injuries. In situations like this, I advise my clients to seek out other doctors who will honor their contracts, but when the charges have already been incurred, I work aggressively to make sure my clients get the full benefit they have paid for in the form of health insurance premiums.Read More
She experienced a simple rear-end car accident with some mild neck and back whiplash, and we were able to get her a fair settlement. In other claims, some key piece of evidence must be identified and obtained before I can get the insurance company to make an offer. In the case of Eddie Kim, it was a police car video that saved the day. Even if you weren’t the one injured, you may still be entitled to a recovery for non-economic damages resulting from the injury to a spouse or parent.Read More
What should I do after a car accident? So lesson learned - make sure everyone stays at the scene of the wreck so a full report can be taken from all drivers, passengers, and other witnesses when possible. ” Some companies use a “70%” figure. He had an appraisal performed on my car, sent a demand to the insurance company, and within 60 days, had a check for me in the amount of $3,950. RICE stands for: Rest: Take it easy! The patient is to avoid doing any activity that causes pain or could re-aggravate the injury.Read More
whether or not the injuries will be permanent. It helps to know going into the settlement negotiations what a good target range is for the value of your case. This is where it is extremely important for you to rely on the advice and experience of your attorney. Unfortunately, a lot of people do just that. Therefore, if you know that you will be consuming alcohol, get a designated driver.Read More