PERSONAL INJURY

  • Catastrophic Injuries

    If you feel pain due to an injury, it is very important to get evaluated by an experienced doctor.  A lot of patients fail to seek treatment immediately because of fear of medical expense. Insurance companies of the culpable party will often minimize your pain and offer you minimal compensation to make the claim go away.  If you have been injured, you need to hire Basu Law Firm to represent you.  Allow us to get the right compensation that you deserve.

  • Wrongful Death

    When a loved one has been killed due to act or omission of another, it is a time of emotion but also a time of decision making. As you are healing emotionally, it is important for you to have attorneys take care of compensating you for the loss. At The Basu Law Firm, PLLC we recognize that the best results typically come from experienced trial lawyers. Our Texas personal injury lawyers are capable of handling numerous types of these cases involving all kinds of catastrophic injuries, including neck, back, spinal cord and spine injury, traumatic brain injury and head injury, burn injury, and loss of limb.

    We handle wrongful death cases involving:

    Admiralty and maritime accidents
    Aviation accidents
    Automobile wrecks
    Bus crashes
    Catastrophic injuries
    Defective products
    Environmental pollution and other issues
    Fires and explosions
    Food poisoning
    Medical malpractice
    Motorcycle accidents
    Oil refinery and pipeline explosions
    Nursing home negligence
    Swimming pool accidents
    Truck and 18-Wheeler wrecks
    Workplace injuries
    When a loved one has been killed due to the negligence of another, let us help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. To learn more about how our Houston, Texas, wrongful death attorneys can help you, schedule a free consultation today.

  • Automobile Accident

    TEXAS CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY FIGHTING FOR MAXIMUM COMPENSATION
    Houston is the forth largest city in the United States. It is a busy metropolis that houses more than 4 million people in Harris County alone. Being one of the busiest traffic hubs in United States, it is also a center of increased traffic collisions.

    Accidents do not happen. Accidents are results of drivers who fail to follow the rules of the road. Failure to follow rules of the road is a “choice” not an inadvertent act. If a driver decides to text while he is behind a 4000 ton vehicle and rear ends your car, it is not an “accident”!

    At Basu Law Firm, we believe that a driver to violate the rules of the road and causes harm to another should be held accountable for their actions. They should compensate the victims fully and completely. Motor vehicle accident injury victims may be entitled to compensation for property damage, car replacement or repairs, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and permanent injury or disfigurement. Because of our experience, we understand the evidence that needs to be gathered in these cases, the nature of questions that need to be asked of a wrongdoer and the manner in which the case needs to be presented to the jury.

    You can rely on The Basu Law Firm, PLLC to aggressively pursue monetary compensation in your case. Please contact our office for a free consultation on your potential case.

  • Workplace Injuries

    Inadequate training, unsafe work place and co-worker error are some of the most common reasons for work place injuries. If you have been injured in the work place, you may be entitled to compensation. Even if your company has worker’s compensation insurance, there may be additional means of recovery.

    If you have been injured in a work place, immediately notify your superiors. Get a report in writing from your superiors about the injury and verify that the facts in the report are accurate reflection of how the incident happened. Do not call or talk to an insurance company in an attempt to settle your claim.

    Contact us for consultation. Our attorneys can inform you of your rights and your prospects for obtaining compensation and help preserve your rights.

  • Premise Liability

    POOL ACCIDENT VICTIMS
    Property owner can be held negligent for not maintaining their property. If their act or omission results in harm to you or your family member, the premise owner can be held negligent.

    Swimming pool accidents frequently involve drowning, electrocution, and slip and fall due to wet walkways around the pool. These injuries frequently involve children.

    Holding a property owner liable is often tough due to the nature of the laws surrounding such incidents. However, we have experience in working premise liability cases. We understand how swimming pool accidents occur, the medical implications of injuries (including catastrophic injuries), and how to make our clients’ losses and suffering real to the everyday people who serve on a trial jury.

    For a free initial consultation with an accident lawyer at Basu Law Firm, PLLC, please contact our office.

    SLIP AND FALL VICTIMS
    One of the common areas to sustain a slip and fall accident is in a grocery store. You may be shopping in the juice aisle when you slip on liquid that was spilled by a stocker working for the grocery store.

    Owners of stores should be held responsible for not providing a safe place for their customers. A slip and fall victim may have bruised hip or even broken bones. If you have been involved in a slip and fall, make s report with the grocery store. Review the report before you sign in. Do not agree to waive your right to sue.

    If you have been injured while using or visiting another’s property, The Basu Law Firm, PLLC is ready to help you fight for the compensation to which you may be entitled. Often, owners of business and private property have a strong team of insurance defense lawyers ready to blame you the victim and deny liability. You need to have a strong team by your side as well. Call us for immediate help.

    If you have been injured due to negligence of a store owner or an owner of private property, contact us as soon as possible. We will provide you with aggressive representation and get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

  • 18 Wheeler Accidents

    A car accident can cause serious injuries but a collision with a truck can be worse. An average car weighs about 4000 lbs. Compared to that, an 18 wheeler can weigh 8000 lbs or more. 18 wheeler collisions can not only cause serious injuries but also wrongful deaths. There are many reasons why an 18 wheeler may be involved in a collision. Some of the most common ones include tire blowouts, unsafe load violations, excessive fatigue of the driver, faulty or defective equipment. Houston is one of the busiest commercial centers of the Country. We have more trucks and more cars on the road than most of the smaller cities. Chances of having a trucking collision in Houston are high. At Basu Law Firm, we investigate the wreck. review all safety violations made by the driver and the trucking company, to get the just compensation for you.

    If you have been a victim of an 18 wheeler wreck, you need aggressive representation. Contact us to receive the right compensation for your case.

  • Animal Attacks

    A pet can be ferocious animal to innocent people. Children are often victims of dog bites and animal attacks. Pet owners should be held liable for not retraining their pets. Pet injury can result in serious physical harm to a child requiring not only immediate medical attention but also surgery, skin grafts and long term care.

    An experienced lawyer can help you hold an irresponsible pet owner responsible and secure the money damages you deserve. At The Basu Law Firm, PLLC our trial attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of injury victims. We will investigate any animal attack and get you the just compensation you deserve.

FAMILY LAW

  • Child Custody Litigation

  • Child Custody Move Away Litigation

  • Divorce Lawsuits

  • Grandparent Visitation Litigation

  • Guardianship Litigation

  • Seeking Child Support

  • Defending Against Child Support

  • Pre-nups

CRIMINAL

  • Murders and Homicides

    Texas aggressively prosecutes murder cases.  Toughest prosecutors are assigned to these cases with the goal of putting the accused behind bars.  Texas still has the death penalty and has many numerous people on death row.  Not all murder convictions lead to a death penalty.  Murders that qualify as “Capital” murder may lead to being on death row and execution.  If one has been accused of killing a police officer or fireman in the course of their duties, or intentionally killing a person during the commission of a felony, or murder for hire can be reasons to end up with a capital murder indictment.

    Murder is defined as intentionally taking another person’s life.  There are three categories of murder offense in Texas Penal Code: First, second and third decree.  Manslaughter is also a criminal offense of killing another but does not have the element of intent.  Manslaughter is of two degrees: Voluntary and Involuntary.  Both murder and manslaughter are felonies and carries the toughest punishments.

    These cases usually require investigators, experts, exhibits, blood splatter analysis amongst other things.  You need the best litigation team standing by you at this time.  The fact that you have been accused of murder does not mean that you do not have a defense.  Our attorneys will screen your case for possible defenses including but not limited to mistaken identity, self-defense, and lack of intent.

    Our attorneys will represent aggressively.  Meet with one of our attorneys today.

  • DWI

    One of the most common criminal charge faced by Texans are driving while intoxicated. DWI, as it is commonly called, is not the same as a traffic violation. DWI is defined as driving under the influence that impairs physical and mental abilities. DWI can result in serious consequences. A DWI conviction can lead to license suspension, jail time, and permanent criminal record. There are more than 2000 deaths in Texas from DWI. To discourage people from driving under the influence, State of Texas has very severe punishment for one who has been convicted of a DWI. Even for a first time offender, you may face maximum jail time of 180 days and a fee of $2000.00.

    If you have been arrested of DWI, review your case with us immediately. You may have only 15 days to appeal a license suspension from the date of your arrest for DWI. As your attorney, before your case is set for trial, we would need to determine whether the arresting officers following all constitutional safeguards before arresting you. We also would need to review all evidence. If there is no probable cause for your arrest, we will move to dismiss your case from the court’s docket.
    Your case can also be dismissed because arresting officer violated your constitutional rights while making the arrest, for inaccurately conducting field sobriety tests, for forcing confessions.

    Just like any other criminal charge, it is important that you retain Basu Law Firm to represent you in a DWI case.
    We handle wrongful death cases involving:

    Admiralty and maritime accidents
    Aviation accidents
    Automobile wrecks
    Bus crashes
    Catastrophic injuries
    Defective products
    Environmental pollution and other issues
    Fires and explosions
    Food poisoning
    Medical malpractice
    Motorcycle accidents
    Oil refinery and pipeline explosions
    Nursing home negligence
    Swimming pool accidents
    Truck and 18-Wheeler wrecks
    Workplace injuries
    When a loved one has been killed due to the negligence of another, let us help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. To learn more about how our Houston, Texas, wrongful death attorneys can help you, schedule a free consultation today.

  • Theft

    If you take property without consent and deprive the owner of the property, you may be accused of theft. There are many kind of theft. Shoplifting is one of the most common theft charges.

    Theft crime is a crime of moral turpitude. If you are convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, you may be in danger of losing your professional license. It is also exceptionally important for you if you are not a legal citizen and would like to adjust status. A conviction of theft crime may prevent you from adjusting status.

    If you have been charged with a crime of theft, we will review all the evidence in your favor and against you. We will attempt to negotiate a dismissal for you. If dismissal is not possible in your case, we will maneuver you through the legal process in a manner that safeguards your immigration and criminal records.

  • Domestic Violence

    If you have been charged with domestic violence, you may be unsure of what you should do next. Therefore, the best thing you can do is to speak with a legal professional who can provide you with the insight and direction you need to be successful in and out of court. Working with a skilled defense lawyer is the best decision people can make when they have been accused of abusing a loved one.

  • Assault and Aggravated Assault

    Assault is defined as intentionally or knowingly causing or threatening bodily injury to another person.

    This is a crime that results in intentional physical harm to another. Assault charge can land you either in felony or in misdemeanor court depending on the severity of the charge. There are many charges under the umbrella of assault. For example, there is sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, assault with a deadly weapon etc.

    At The Basu Law Firm, PLLC our aggressive lawyers understand what is at stake with an assault conviction in Texas. We provide our clients with honest assessments of their cases, as well as explaining to them their options so they can decide how to move forward.

    Assault is a crime of violence. In most assault cases, testimony may be sufficient for conviction. If you have been accused of this crime, let our skilled attorneys help you.

  • Trespass

    If you enter another person’s property, you may be accused of trespass. Often times, your entry may be with consent but during your interaction with the owner, he or she may ask you to leave the property and if you continue to remain on the property, you may be charged with trespass.

    Criminal trespass is punishable by jail time and fine. If convicted, it becomes a permanent blemish on your criminal record. As with any other criminal record, it is difficult to find employment or lease an apartment with a criminal history.

    If you or your loved one has been accused of criminal trespass, allow us to defend you. Our focus will be to get the best possible outcome possible.

  • Sexual Crimes

    Often a sex crime starts as an accusation by one person against another. This is a “he said/she said” crime. There may be little or no corroborative evidence against you and none may be required before for a conviction. Further, often time, if you or someone had consensual relationship with a minor, you may be charged under this category for aggravated sexual assault.

    A conviction of sexual crime has social stigma attached to it. If convicted, one may be required to register as a sex offender registry. This registry is accusable to general public and anyone and everyone can find information on the convicted sex offender including their name, address. Date of birth and other identifying information.

    Other than the registry, an accused will probably face jail time and fines. If you have been accused of a sexual crime, do not take this lightly. Let us resolve this case for you.

  • Drug Crimes

    Drug crime includes but not limited to possession, manufacturing and distribution of illegal drugs. You may be charged with a drug crime if you are found in possession of paraphernalia. You may be charged with a drug crime if you have prescription medication but the prescription is not in your name.

    Drug crime can be State or Federal crime. Drug crime can also be felony or misdemeanor. Whatever the degree or nature of drug crime, it is important that you retain one of our attorneys to represent you. We will review the case and evaluate the chain of evidence on your case. We will investigate whether law enforcement followed all search and seizure protocols. We will analyze any product seized during arrest. If you have been charged with a drug offense, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney.

  • Burglary

    Burglary is the criminal offense of breaking into another person’s property with an unlawful intent to commit a felony offense or to steal from the person. Burglary may be charged as a state jail felony, felony of its first degree or felony of second degree. According to Texas Penal Code, Prosecutor will have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the following elements of the crime:

    entry into a habitation, or a building (or any portion of a building) not then open to the public, with intent to commit a felony, theft, or an assault
    remains concealed, with intent to commit a felony, theft, or an assault, in a building or habitation
    enters a building or habitation and commits or attempts to commit a felony, theft, or an assault.
    Defense wins if the prosecutor fails to prove any of the elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. It is important for defense attorneys to evaluate each element and gather prove in favor of the accused.
    Burglary can be punished with jail time, fine and/or probation. If you have been accused of this crime, retain us to represent you in this case.

  • Robbery

    Fact is, you may be an innocent passer by but be in the wrong place at the wrong time to be accused of robbery. If you have been accused of robbery, you may face 2 to 20 years and a fine of $10,000.00. With a conviction of robbery, it will be difficult for you to obtain employment.

    Robbery is a violent crime. It is theft, combined with intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing injury to another; or intentionally or knowingly threatens injury or death or places another in fear of immediate harm or death.
    Aggravated robbery is a more serious offense. It is a felony of first degree and carries a sentence of 5 to 99 years. Aggravated robbery is robbery involving serious bodily injury to another person; Possession of or displaying a deadly weapon; or commission of robbery against a disabled person or person who is 65 or older.
    If you have been accused of robbery, it is important for you to hire an attorney and you should hire one as soon as possible. Why should time be of essence on a case like this? In our experience, if we can get to a scene of a crime, we can often recovery very crucial evidence to help our client. For instance, we can find video recordings, weapons or testimony. The longer we wait, chances are such evidence will be hard to come by and in some cases, destroyed.

  • Weapons Offenses

    Majority of Texans are gun lovers. However, that may lead to legal consequences: you may be arrested for possession a weapon or carrying a weapon without a license. You may also be accused of carrying a weapon in a private property that does not allow you to carry a weapon even if you have a license to carry it.

    If you have been accused for any weapons crime, call us. We have experience in handling such crimes.

  • Probation Violation

    If you have plea bargained with the prosecutor and agreed to probation, you may not be totally free of your criminal issues. Terms of probation usually requires you to follow certain requirements during the period of probation. For example, you may not get in trouble with the law during this time; you may need to visit the probation officer monthly; you may need to do community supervisions, you may need to require to register for GED. A probation offer can be very customized and your probation terms may differ from someone else on probation for the same offense. Probation is a complex process and we at Basu Law Firm stand firm by our clients during their period of probation, so we can act as a liaison between our clients, probation officer and if need be, the court.

    If you violate any of the terms of probation, you may be charged with violation of probation. If you have been charged with violation of probation, you may have a warrant issued and you will likely get arrested.

    PROBATION VIOLATIONS AND PROBATION HEARINGS
    Common probation violations include:

    If you do not visit your probation officer as required
    If you do not pay your fines on time
    If you do not finish your community supervision
    If you are set for a hearing for failure to violate probation, contact us immediately. Even though a criminal case gives you a constitutional right to jury trial, you do not have the same right if are accused of violation of probation. Prosecution only has to show that it is more likely than not that you have violated the terms of probation. Prosecution does not have to show beyond a reasonable doubt that you have violated the terms.
    Do not attend the hearing by yourself. Hire Basu Law Firm. We can take remedial actions prior to the hearing that may lessen the punishment or modify the terms of probation for you.

IMMIGRATION

  • Residency

    If you wish to remain in the United States and avail almost all benefits that the country can offer you, then you probably would like to get a green card.  With a green you can work in the United States freely, get a driver’s license, travel in and out of the country without restriction and attend school.  You can get a green card either through a family member or through employment.  Getting a green card is the same as becoming a resident: a step that will ultimately lead to citizenship.

    Immigration law is very specialized.  It is important for you to consult with our office before you file any documents with USCIS.  Our attorneys will guide you through this complicated process efficiently.

  • Citizenship

    A green card has an expiration date.  Hence, it is not a permanent means of staying in United States.  For you to make United States your permanent abode, you will need to apply for citizenship.  It is important for an attorney to represent you in filing your citizenship paperwork.  There can be many grounds of denying your application for citizenship.  Example, if you have been accused of crime and cannot exhibit a good moral character, you may be denied; after you application for citizenship, you will be interviewed by an officer.  If you have been in trouble with the law, you need to contact an attorney before you file any documents with immigration.

    If you pass your interview, you will have to pass a history and government test.  If you fail the test, you may be denied your citizenship even if you are eligible under all other grounds.  Attorneys from our office frequently appear at these interviews with our clients.

  • Bond Hearing for Detainees

    If you or your family has been detained by Immigration, you may be eligible to post a bond. The process of bonding is discretionary. You may also qualify for immigration bond if you claim voluntary departure before or during court proceedings. Immigration bonding companies provide surety to ICE that you will appear at your court setting, if you are released on bond.

    PROCESS FOR IMMIGRATION BONDS
    We can request an immigration bond anytime after you have been detained. However, we prefer to file it as soon as we are retained on your case. It allows us more freedom to prepare you for your hearings.

    ELIGIBILITY
    Our attorneys will work with your family, friends, relatives, and the community to obtain evidence to show that you do not pose a risk to society or the security risk to the U.S. government will not be a flight-risk your release would be in the best interest of the public.
    Additionally, our attorneys will be able to assess each case based upon the circumstances and inform you adequately as to possibilities in your case. The ability for our attorneys to present these arguments largely relies on open communication with you, your family, your community leaders, and your employer. Should you or your friends and relatives have any questions regarding bonds, please feel free to contact our office.

  • Removal and Deportations

    If you or your family has been living in the United States illegally, you are subject to deportation. Even though you may be facing immigration charges, you may qualify for certain relief that may be granted by the immigration judge. You may qualify for asylum, cancellation of removal, convention against torture to name a few.

  • U Visas

    If you are illegally in the United States and have been a victim of a crime, you may qualify for U visa. To qualify, the crime has to qualify as one delineated by the government as a qualifying crime for U visa. It includes but not limited to family violence, false imprisonment, felony assault, abuse sexual contact, slavery, trafficking to name a few. The applicant has to be a victim of the crime who will assist government in prosecuting the crime

    If approved, one can remain in the United States for 4 years and apply for green card 90 days prior to the expiration of the U visa. Dependents of the applicant can also qualify to adjust status.

    If you have been victim of any crime, contact our office so may review your case.

  • Temporary Protected Status

    If a country has been hit by natural disaster or in extreme political disarray, United States may allow temporary protection for the citizens of this country. After designation, citizens of the country who may be in the United States illegally can file for protected status. If the application is approved, the individual can work in the Country and have permission to be in the country. However, since the designation of the country is temporary, the protection of the qualified individual under this rule is also temporary. Every year or so, an individual may be required to register to continue their status.

    Temporary protected status does not lead to green card or citizenship. If an individual with this temporary status is accused and charged with a crime, their TPS may be revoked. If TPS status is revoked, an individual facing a criminal accusation may not be able to post bond while they face the criminal charge. Similarly, if an individual is convicted of a felony or two misdemeanors, they may not be able to register as a TPS applicant.

    TPS may be revoked by Immigration authorities if you have been accused of a crime. It is important for you to hire an attorney who has experience in criminal and immigration law.

  • VAWA

    If you are married to a permanent resident or US Citizen spouse who mentally or physically abuses you, you can self petition for green card. You do not necessarily need to prove physical abuse. As long as you can show extreme mental cruelty you may qualify. You also do not need help of your spouse to fill out any application. Contact our office so we can take you through this complicated process of application.

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by evaluating the factual issues, analyzing legal questions, and exploring early settlement agreements in an attempt to get you your money faster. If we cannot settle your case for the right amount, our experienced trial litigators will take your case to trial to make sure you get the money you deserve.”