PERSONAL INJURY & MARITIME LAW

Based in Houston, Texas we are proud to provide personal injury services that include maritime law, car, truck, bike and motorcycle wrecks, premises liability cases, traumatic brain injury cases and even chemical exposure incidents. We also handle multi-million dollar commercial and property damage claims and have handled cases nationally and internationally. We are willing to travel to handle your case too.

WE ARE AVAILABLE TO LISTEN TO YOU AND LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR CASE

WE HAVE GREAT LISTENING SKILLS BECAUSE OF MORE THAN 35 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION CASES

TX, LA, NY, & KY LICENSES

WE ENJOY GETTING TO KNOW OUR CLIENTS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

Charles has represented clients from Brownsville, Texas to the coast of Maine and from Puerto Rico to Anchorage, Alaska. He has traveled as far as Manila, the capital of the Philippines, to collect a 7-figure debt.

YOUR CASE IS IMPORTANT

SERIOUS AUTO, MOTORCYCLE, BIKE & COMMERCIAL TRUCK COLLISIONS

In addition to taking life-changing injury cases caused by vehicle collisions, Charles also handles major plant explosions, premises defects, products liability failures and more.

CARING & COMPASSIONATE LEGAL REPRESENTATION

WHETHER IN LAWSUIT OR OUT, YOUR NEEDS ARE PARAMOUNT

We recognize this can be an emotional time, and we are well aware that your dispute can create emotional, financial and other challenges for you and your family. Charles is here to help refer you to the right attorney if that is what you need.

CHARLES F. HERD

ATTORNEY AT LAW

With over 35 years of litigation and management experience, Charles Herd concentrates on Jones Act and maritime-related claims, maritime products liability cases and maritime-related commercial matters. He also handles and resolves insurance coverage issues, commercial truck and vehicle wrecks and other serious injury or damage claims.

PROFESSIONAL LEGAL SERVICES

Offering a Unique Perspective to Your Legal Representation, with Experience on Both Sides of the Courtroom

Charles’ focus is maritime law, but that does not mean his personal injury services are limited to unfortunate events that happen over the water. Maybe you have been injured on someone’s poorly maintained premises, the negligence of drivers on the road has landed you in the hospital, or perhaps you suffered significant property damage. Whatever the case, Charles has the experience to handle your claim.

EXPERT DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES

Expertly Trained to Help Your Resolve Your Legal Problems in a Favorable Manner

The issues you need to resolve often require the help of a trained mediator or arbitrator. You may even need a special master — if your case is particularly complex, and needs to be resolved quickly. Whatever your situation, Charles Herd’s dispute resolution services will lessen the stress, time, and expense your case otherwise is likely to entail.

PROFESSIONAL LEGAL SERVICES

Offering a Unique Perspective to Your Legal Representation, with Experience on Both Sides of the Courtroom

Charles’ focus is maritime law, but that does not mean his personal injury services are limited to unfortunate events that happen over the water. Maybe you have been injured on someone’s poorly maintained premises, the negligence of drivers on the road has landed you in the hospital, or perhaps you suffered significant property damage. Whatever the case, Charles has the experience to handle your claim.

EXPERT DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES

Expertly Trained to Help Your Resolve Your Legal Problems in a Favorable Manner

The issues you need to resolve often require the help of a trained mediator or arbitrator. You may even need a special master — if your case is particularly complex, and needs to be resolved quickly. Whatever your situation, Charles Herd’s dispute resolution services will lessen the stress, time, and expense your case otherwise is likely to entail.

TEXAS-CERTIFIED
MEDIATION & ARBITRATION

HELPING CLIENTS IDENTIFY CRITICAL NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS QUICKLY AND AFFORDABLY

Mediation is a kind of collaborative and evaluative law where Charles Herd will meet with you, along with the other involved parties,  to identify critical needs and potential solutions that work for everyone. The decisions explored, and ultimately agreed upon together, usually come about better, cheaper and faster than you would expect — especially if you compare it to waiting on the decisions of a judge, jury or arbitrator.

MORE ABOUT MY MEDIATION & ARBITRATION

TEXAS-CERTIFIED
MEDIATION & ARBITRATION

HELPING CLIENTS IDENTIFY CRITICAL NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS QUICKLY AND AFFORDABLY

Mediation is a kind of collaborative and evaluative law where Charles Herd will meet with you and others to identify critical needs and potential solutions that work for everyone. The decisions explored, and ultimately agreed upon together, usually come about better, cheaper and faster than you would expect — especially if you compare it to waiting on the decisions of a judge, jury or arbitrator.

MORE ABOUT MY MEDIATION & ARBITRATION

COMPANIES ARE LIABLE FOR THEIR TRUCKS, VESSELS, AND EQUIPMENT

ACCOUNTABILITY ON THE WATER & ON THE ROADWAYS

If you or a loved one is injured due to the carelessness of others, whether from improper operating commercial vehicles, vessels or equipment, contact Charles Herd. Those liable for injuries and damages should be held responsible. For over 35 years Charles has handled these types of cases.

Negligence is one of the basic concepts upon which personal injury and other bodies of law are based. As humans, we all make mistakes. The question is whether we own our mistakes. Everyone can and should take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and others. All too often, this is as simple as establishing and following proper safety rules.

  • Don’t drink and drive. 
  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Put on your seat belt. 
  • Follow instructions on the job, especially on a commercial vessel or rig!

COMPANIES ARE LIABLE FOR THEIR TRUCKS, VESSELS, AND EQUIPMENT

ACCOUNTABILITY ON THE WATER & ON THE ROADWAYS

If you or a loved one is injured due to the carelessness of others, whether from improper operating commercial vehicles, vessels or equipment, contact Charles Herd. Those liable for injuries and damages should be held responsible. For over 35 years Charles has handled these types of cases.

Negligence is one of the basic concepts upon which personal injury and other bodies of law are based. As humans, we all make mistakes. The question is whether we own our mistakes. Everyone can and should take appropriate precautions to protect themselves and others. All too often, this is as simple as establishing and following proper safety rules.

  • Don’t drink and drive. 
  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Put on your seat belt. 
  • Follow instructions on the job, especially on a commercial vessel or rig!

“THE LEGAL PROCESS IS A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT.
STEADY PROGRESS AND PATIENCE MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.”

What a lot of people do not realize about their case is that it is never a one-and-done situation. Your legal case is not something that you can expect to get wrapped up in an expedited, weeklong process. No — depending on the legal area and your specific circumstances, the process can take anywhere from 8 months to more than a year.

That is why it is important you understand that we need to pace ourselves during the process realizing that results will not be instant.

On the bright side, this gives our legal team the time to devote the necessary attention and diligence your case requires. In this way, we can develop a great working relationship as well, so together we can be as productive as possible.  Schedule your free consultation today, and let us discuss your claim and your needs.

I WILL HANDLE OR MEDIATE YOUR CASE OR DISPUTE WITH STRAIGHTFORWARD ADVICE AND FEEDBACK, WHENEVER YOU NEED IT.

CONTACT HERD LAW FIRM

We want to understand your needs and help you resolve your legal claims in a favorable manner.

LET’S DISCUSS YOUR CASE