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Paul Hilmon Cannon

Paul Hilmon Cannon

Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Injury & Accident lawyers
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • Texas
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I am Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2005. Licensed in Texas since 1995.

I was named a Super Lawyer by Martindale-Hubble 2017-2020, and named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2017-2020. I am Lead Counsel Rated by Martindale-Hubble from 2018-2020. In 2020 I was given the Outstanding Mentor Award by Houston Young Lawyer's Association. I teach continuing legal education courses int he areas of dog bite law and car accident law.

I graduated form South Texas College of Law in 1995. I started with Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. as a law clerk in 1994 and continued as an attorney after graduation. I am now a Shareholder in the firm. I am also responsible for managing the firms online presence and marketing.

South Texas College Of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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University of Texas - Austin
B.A. (1992) | Philosophy
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Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Simmons & Fletcher, P.C., Injury & Accident Lawyers
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Articles & Publications
Unique Factors in Litigating the Tanker Truck Rollover Case
Your Company Carpool Incentive Could Be Exposing You to Legal Liability
14 Reasons Why A Personal Injury Lawyer Won’t Take a Case
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Is it Time to Repeal 28 U.S. Code Sec. 1332 - The Federal Diversity Jurisdiction Rule?
Lack of Regulation Regarding Ambulance Accidents in Texas Adds Insult to Injury Legal Resources
Recent Evolution of the Duty to Provide a Safe Workplace in Texas
Five Ways to Generate Referrals on a Budget
Attorney at Work
Advertise With Care: Should You Use a Search Engine Marketing Company?
Texas Bar Journal
Can Drinking Alcohol Be Used Against You In a Personal Injury Lawsuit Even If You Were Not Intoxicated?
Occupational Injury Plans and Arbitration Agreements in Employment Contracts
•Evidence of Seatbelt Use Now Admissible in Texas: Nabors Well Services Ltd. V. Romero Global Legal Resources
Who Is At Fault In A Rear-End Accident?
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How to Investigate a Dog Bite Liability Case in Texas
AVVO Legal Guides
Home Owner Legal Considerations When Getting a Dog
Self Growth
Important Differences in 18 Wheeler Accident Cases and Other Automobile Accident Cases Global Legal Resources
What Does it Mean for a Personal Injury Lawyer to Be Board Certified?
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Speaking Engagements
Dog Bite Victim Representation, Strafford Webinars, Online
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Dog Bite Cases: Strategies for Plaintiff’s Litigation, My Law CLE, Orlando, Florida
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Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
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Professional Associations
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
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Texas State Bar  # 00793457
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Christian Trial Lawyers Association
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•Texas Trial Lawyers Association
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  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Areas
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Dog Bites & Attacks
  • Car Accidents
  • 18 Wheeler Accidents
  • Work Injury - non comp
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken
Legal Answers
Q. Is it reasonable (legally speaking) to ask the person driving the motorcycle to pay half of my sister’s medical bills?
A: That's a difficult case. I would presume the car that caused the braking is long gone. If you have that car's info, she may be able to make a claim against that car. If the motorcycle operator was negligent, she could file a liability claim against his insurance. If the other car was the negligent one and you do not have their information, you will not be able to make an uninsured motorist claim due to the "no contact" rule. You should check both the motorcycle policy and any other auto policy that your sister is a named insured under for PIP coverage. This will provide some coverage (but usually only 2500 or 5000) for medical expenses.
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Websites & Blogs
Paul Cannon's Firm Profile
Simmons and Fletcher, P.C.
Personal Injury Law Blog
Contact & Map
Simmons and Fletcher, P.C.
9821 Katy Fwy #925
Houston, TX 77024
Toll-Free: (800) 298-0111
Telephone: (713) 932-0777
Fax: (713) 935-1410
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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