Catastrophic Incidents

Catastrophic Incidents

Seiler Mitby understands the financial burden litigation places on a company. Our lawyers have the experience needed to examine the evidence and move toward better outcomes. The factors in each case are unique, but we are known for our ability and experience in both prosecuting and defending personal injury lawsuits in the greater Houston area. In high stakes litigation, you need successful trial lawyers on your side.

Our catastrophic incident attorneys regularly represent and defend individuals and businesses arising out of accidents of all types, including the following:

  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Tractor-Trailer /18-Wheeler Litigation
  • Bus Accidents
  • Indemnity Issues
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Class Actions
  • Asbestos

Insurance Issues

As many contracts contain indemnity language, it is important to examine indemnity provisions when evaluating the rights of a party against whom a claim has been made.  Seiler Mitby has attorneys who are qualified and experienced in drafting and interpreting indemnity provisions, evaluating the enforceability of these provisions, and determining which parties can be held accountable.

Our lawyers can also review your insurance coverage and discuss under what policies such a loss might be covered. Furthermore, our team understands the processes put in place by any insurance companies that might be involved in catastrophic incident litigation, and how to conduct our case development and trial processes within those parameters. Workers’ compensation is a common type of insurance that comes up in injury and death cases.

In Texas, employers have the right to opt out of the workers’ compensation system.  Businesses without comp insurance are called “nonsubscribers” and injury victims and their families can sue them directly for workplace incidents.  By opting out of the workers’ compensation system, the employer loses defenses it would normally have.


The attorneys of Seiler Mitby work with clients from many industries, including oil and gas companies, hospital systems, religious institutions, and more. No company is immune from accidents occurring in their workplace. For small to mid-sized companies, a catastrophic incident lawsuit could mean the end of a worker’s career and potentially the end of a business.

Potential Injury Defenses

Catastrophic incidents come along with various defenses; and, we will investigate your case for evidence of defenses including:

  • Engaging in unlawful activity
  • Allegedly responsible party does not owe a duty of care
  • Missing the statute of limitations for filing the suit
  • A release agreement or some other assumption of risk
  • Self-defense on the part of the company’s representative
  • Comparative negligence, where the deceased was partially at fault for their accident
  • Known hazard
  • Injury did not occur during the course and scope of employment

Many cases involving catastrophic incidents entail complicated scientific and other technical evidence. Only knowledgeable attorneys can go head to head with expert witnesses.

Houston Catastrophic Incidents Lawyers

Each of our attorneys is an experienced litigator who builds long-term relationships with clients. Together, our legal team has the experience to handle catastrophic incidents, including wrongful death, which require the extensive examination of evidence and the development appropriate litigation strategies. Seiler Mitby provides sophisticated legal representation for individuals and businesses in personal injury matters. Whether you are faced with wrongful death or catastrophic injuries litigation, our attorneys have the decades of trial experience necessary to successfully resolve these claims. Call 281-419-7770 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation.