11/23/21 – Personal Injury & Car Accident Myths – gtg

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Accident Lawyers

Personal injury law includes both negligent and intentional acts by which a person causes physical, emotional or both types of injury to another individual.

When the person legally responsible for the injury refuses to fully compensate the injured, it is usually necessary to obtain the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer to help the injured person recover the compensation permitted by law.

The objective of a personal injury lawsuit is to put the injured person back in his or her original position to the extent possible. To the extent that it is not actually possible, the responsible person must pay money to compensate the injured party. Another objective is to encourage the person or company responsible for the injury to take corrective action so that another person will not be injured similarly. Note that not every injured person is entitled to recover money for damages for his or her injury. The injured person must prove through evidence that another person, the defendant, is legally responsible for the injury. An experienced personal injury lawyer can advise the injured person whether he or she has a good case.

Weekend and evening appointments are available at our office or at your location.

Obtain a no-cost evaluation of your case by an experienced personal injury attorney, not a legal assistant. We can obtain immediate medical care, in most cases at no cost to you until the settlement of your case.

Our Law Firm aggressively represents clients who have suffered moderate or serious personal injuries due to any of the following:

Airplane accidents
Automobile accidents
Animal attacks
Assault and battery
Bicycle accidents
Birth injuries
Boating accidents
Brain, head, and spinal cord injuries
Burns
Construction injuries & accidents
Dangerous products
Defective fall protection systems
Dog bites
Elevator accidents
Falling trees
Glass injuries
Inadequate Security
Injury on the property of another
Mine collapse
Motorcycle accidents
Negligent entrustment of motor vehicle
Negligent Security
Pedestrian accidents
Premises Liability
Roof collapse
Serious medical malpractice
Shootings
Skylight and roof injuries
Swimming pool accidents
Toxic mold or chemicals
Unsafe products
Vehicle accidents

Remember, insurance companies are obligated to protect their shareholders, not you. They have a staff of attorneys and adjusters to protect their interests. Do not believe for one minute that they will place your interest above their own. There is only a limited time for you to enforce your legal rights to obtain compensation for your injuries or for the wrongful death of a family member. Obtain a no-cost evaluation from an experienced personal injury attorney by calling today.

In connection with our litigation services, our Law Firm regularly utilizes the services of expert witnesses and consultants. If you believe you have the knowledge, experience, and overall ability to provide these services, we invite you to complete an application and return it with your current resume. Upon receipt, we will enter the information into our database for use by our litigation attorneys and support staff. Please view our websites to become familiar with our areas of practice.

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Q: What should I do after my accident?

Here are a few suggestions of things that you should do immediately after your accident.
Write down the contact information (including names, addresses, and telephone numbers) of everyone involved in the accident and any witnesses who saw what happened. After contacting the insurance company, write down the name, address, and telephone number of the insurance adjuster and the claim number assigned to your claim. Take notes of every conversation you have with the insurance adjuster (They are taking notes of every conversation they have with you! ). Be VERY careful when you describe your injuries to your doctors and the adjuster. Be sure to provide both a complete list of all body parts that are in pain. It is common for complaints of pain to increase over time from minor to serious. If you did not tell your doctor of that minor pain that now requires medical attention several months later, you are giving a gift to the insurance adjuster. Follow your doctors’ advice. If you need to take time off from work due to your pain, make sure that your employer documents your leave and return to work as soon as you are able to do so.

Q: What is the penalty for leaving the scene of the accident and not reporting it to the police?

In Texas, all accidents involving damages of $1,000.00 or more, and/or causing death or injury to a person, including himself, must be reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles using a form called a CR-2. This form is available on our website. Also, if you are involved in an accident, you must check with everyone involved to make sure they are not injured. If anyone is injured, then the police must be notified. However, even if nobody is feeling injured at the moment, it is generally a good idea to notify the police, particularly when there is serious property damage to the vehicles or there is any question about who is responsible for causing the auto accident. If you fail to report an injury accident to the police and leave the scene, you may face criminal charges for hit-and-run and may be sentenced to jail or subject to a fine. Let Us Evaluate Your Claim. Call us to schedule a free consultation.

Q: I was just involved in an accident and am hurt. I want to see a doctor but I’m worried about who will pay for my medical care. Does the insurance company pay the bill? If they do, when does it get paid?

Ultimately, the person at fault pays for your medical bills. They are responsible, so they will pay either personally or through their insurance company. The problem is that they won’t pay until the case is settled or after trial when they will pay a single lump sum to you for all your damages. Until then, though, how do your bills get paid. First, if you have health insurance, you should send your bills to your health insurer for payment. Another option is to submit the bills to your car insurance company for payment under your medical payment benefit coverage. If you do not have health insurance or medical payment benefits to pay for your medical care, your doctor may take a lien against the proceeds of your settlement in order to pay his bill. Under this agreement, he’ll wait to get paid until your case settles. Because there are a variety of payment options, and each can have a consequence with respect to your accident injury case, it is important to speak to an experienced personal injury accident attorney for specific advice for your case. The lawyers at our firm are available to consult with you and provide clear advice regarding your serious injury.

Q: What is my accident case worth

While this question may seem very simple, the answer and calculation are actually very complicated. The bottom line is that there is no simple formula or process to predict the amount of money that an injury accident case may be worth. However, in a nutshell, an injury accident victim is entitled to compensation to pay for all medical care (both past treatment and future treatment that is reasonably anticipated) caused by the accident, loss of past earnings, loss of future earning capacity, and general damages (typically referred to as “pain and suffering” damages). The largest factor in determining the value of an injury accident case is the cost, extent, and length of medical treatment. Not only are the medical bills subject to reimbursement through a settlement or judgment, but they are the primary measure used by insurance companies and jurors to award general damages. The best way to get a range of what your injury accident case may be worth is to talk to an experienced, knowledgeable attorney–one who only represents injury accident victims–at our law firm by contacting us via this website or calling us toll-free. Injured in an Accident? Tell us about your case.

Q: Are there any mistakes I could make that would destroy my accident injury claim?

Absolutely. Many clients make one or even several mistakes early on after their accident which could jeopardize their claim and give unneeded ammunition to the insurance adjuster. Unfortunately, most of these mistakes are made before hiring a lawyer–a lawyer who would advise them not to make these mistakes. Here are a few examples of things that you should absolutely NOT do after an injury accident.

Do not agree to an audiotape recording of your conversation with the insurance adjuster (No, you do not have an obligation to agree to the recording). Do not discuss anything but the basic facts of the accident with the adjuster such as the date and time that the accident occurred, where it occurred, and what happened. Adjusters will often try to engage you in informal conversation to find out details about your work history, income, schedule, and social security number. None of this information must be turned over to the insurance adjuster. Do not agree to anything. Do not sign anything, including a medical authorization to get all medical history about you–including things that are not related at all to your accident injuries. Do not answer any questions about your family. This is completely irrelevant. Do not identify any witnesses. You are not under an obligation to do so. Do not give the adjuster the name of your doctor. You are not under an obligation to do so.

Q: Do I need you to represent me after my injury accident?

Not always. Generally, the more complex the injury and the more extensive your medical care is, the more an attorney will be able to add value to your claim. If your injury is minor or resolves within a day or two, and you do not seek medical treatment, you would be better off settling the case yourself. As a general rule, our law firm does not represent every injury accident victim–even if they ask. By being selective about the cases and clients we work with, we can devote more time and energy to our client’s cases. If your claim does not meet our selection standards, you may be better off handling your claim without an attorney.

Q: What about my car? Who should pay to get my car fixed after my car accident?

Generally, the insurance company for the driver who caused the car accident will pay to fix your damaged car. However, this may drag out and the insurance company might not be as helpful as you would like. In that case, you might want to contact your own insurance company and have them work to fix your car. The downside is that you will need to pay your deductible, but your insurance company will help you recover the deductible from the other insurance company.

Q: How much is it going to cost for a consultation?

Nothing, there is no charge for the consultation when the case is one of personal injury. The case will be handled on a contingency basis, with the attorney being paid from the recovery.

Q: What Should I bring with me to my appointment?

Please bring the following:
The police accident report and information regarding the other party and passengers involved.
Medical expenses and evidence of other expenses
Insurance policies (including your own, regardless of whether you were driving or whether it was your own car)

Q: Are there any other costs or expenses involved with this type of case?

Yes. Typically, the primary expenses associated with a personal injury case are litigation costs, fees for medical reports and records, and charges made by experts. The firm pays these expenses upfront and these are repaid with your recovery.

Q: If you take my case, what will I have to do?

If you hire us to be your lawyers, you will be a significant part of your case team. We will ask you to help us gather the information that we will use to support your case. Just as we will keep you informed about your case, you will need to keep us informed about your medical treatment and your physical limitations. After we file the lawsuit, you will have to answer written questions called interrogatories and sit for a question-and-answer period with the opposing lawyer called a “deposition. ” (Of course, we’ll prepare you first, find a time that is convenient for you, and sit next to you during the deposition). You may have to be evaluated by other doctors. If your case does not settle, you will have to be present for the trial.

Q: How long will it take?

Even though many cases settle before trial, this does not usually happen until both sides have prepared the case. Generally, lawsuits take about two years from filing to trial. This can vary significantly in either direction based on the complexity of your case, the congestion of court dockets, and other factors. Our advice to our clients? Be patient. We are always willing to tell you exactly what is happening with your case. In the meantime, you have to trust that we are working hard for you.

Q: What do insurance companies and potential defendants want?

Insurers want your premiums but not your claims. Insurers want valid lawsuits against them to never be pursued and so they fill public opinion with mistruths about our legal system and “too many frivolous lawsuits. ” Insurers hope that you will think that you’re in good hands with their insurance claims adjuster. Insurance companies want all jurors to think the plaintiff (person filing suit) is a sham, dishonest and insincere. Insurers want jury verdicts to award far less damages than what is fair, and just in case a jury awards what is fair, they want caps on damages to minimize how much justice you can get.

Have more questions about your case? Call us toll-free to schedule a free consultation.

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Truck/Semi Accidents
A semi-tractor (truck or 18-wheeler) is a danger on the roadways if there are not proper measures taken to ensure that there are no mechanical malfunctions, equipment failures, or ignoring driving regulations and guidelines. Anyone can be a victim in an accident with a semi-tractor (truck or 18-wheeler). If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from the negligence and fault of someone else, contact us. We will stand with you to make sure your rights are protected.

Semi-Tractors/Trucks/18-wheelers & Trucking Companies – The most common causes of trucking accidents
Is someone responsible for my injuries?
What to look for if involved in an accident with a Truck
Who is responsible for a truck accident injury or death case?

Trucking companies and insurance carriers dispatch their accident investigators to the scene of the crash as soon as the call comes in. So while you are tending your injuries and dealing with the aftershock, the truck and insurance companies are getting ahead to start building a defense and minimize their liability exposure. Our Law Firm is on your side. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.

Injuries on the Job
Are you or a loved one been seriously injured on a job site as a result of:
Oil field Accidents
Plant explosion
Factory Accidents
Construction Accidents
Accidents as a result of OSHA Violations
Roadwork Accidents
Railroad Accidents
Helicopter AccidentsCrane Accidents
Electrocution
Fall from a Building
Scaffolding Falls
Elevator shift Falls
Roof Collapsing
Other Injuries Resulting at a Job Site
Construction accidents & injuries

We are here for you. Call us today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is a professional negligence action that can be brought against a healthcare provider for acts or omissions that have deviated from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to you. If you or a loved one has been injured because of a doctor or hospital negligence, you then need a lawyer with experience, settlement negotiating skills, and medical science knowledge. Our Law Firm offers you a free case review and consultation. So, do not wait, time is not on your side, give us a call today.

If you have been injured as a result of an unsafe condition on someone else’s property, you might have a claim. Let us evaluate your Claim Call us toll-free to schedule a free consultation. Some of the damages you may be entitled to include: lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering as well as other punitive and compensatory damages.

Premises liability cases are often complex and require thorough investigation and hard work to determine liability. Our Law Firm is committed to your case and our experienced attorneys will keep you informed and will follow through from the beginning of your case until its ultimate resolution. We understand how life-changing such an experience can be and how it can affect your quality of living, which is why we are so compassionate and committed to getting you all the money you deserve for your injuries.

Product Liability
Product liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries the defective product causes. Product liability frequently involves retail items but can extend to pretty much anything that can be sold and even to intangibles such as gas, naturals (pets), and real estate (house).
As a result of defective products, each year thousands of people are injured. Fortunately, individuals or companies responsible for these injuries can be held accountable due to the product liability laws. If you or your loved one has been injured due to a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer or company selling the defective product. We offer free consultations and do not charge a fee for our services unless your case is won.

Call us today for your free case evaluation. We are the LAWYERS ON YOUR SIDE.

A wrongful death suit is a legal action (lawsuit) filed for the death of a person due to the carelessness, negligence, recklessness, malpractice, or inaction of another individual, company, or entity. The tragic and unnecessary death of a loved one can be one of the most traumatic experiences one can go through in a lifetime. Such a tragedy often leaves families devastated and heartbroken, feeling as if they have nowhere to turn. The physical, psychological, and emotional toll on you and your family is profound.

The goal at our Law Firm is to help guide you through the process with the highest level of caring, expertise, and compassion. It is hard enough to deal with the death of a family member or loved one. However, when that death is caused by the negligence or misconduct of another, the effects are multiplied. Not knowing your options is a real and natural dilemma that our litigation attorneys are prepared to help you through this difficult time step-by-step.

The law allows for a variety of damages in a wrongful death suit. Some of these damages include medical and funeral costs, lost wages including future earnings, lost benefits, loss of support or companionship and consortium, loss of inheritance, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other general damages. Further, in some cases, punitive damages are recoverable for reckless actions. The Wrongful Death Act provides the exclusive remedy for wrongful death in Texas; the Wrongful Death Act also provides for compensating the decedent’s spouse, parents, and children for the losses they sustained as a result of the decedent’s injury and death.

Please contact us for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your tragedy and let us inform you of your legal rights as we counsel you during this difficult time.

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If you find yourself in a situation where you feel you must acquire a lawyer to help settle a personal injury matter, it would be beneficial for you to first become familiar with the process of filing for personal injury claims as well as what kind of fees personal injury lawyers charge. Most people are not familiar enough with the terminology used by lawyers when it comes to their services and fees which often causes misconceptions or misunderstandings in the lawyer/client relationship. This can readily be avoided if both attorney and client have more clear and open communications concerning this matter before an attorney accepts a case.

One aspect of personal injury claims that people have a misunderstanding about is the significance of the lawyer’s contingency fee. In brief, a contingency fee is a payment an attorney expects to receive for his services in representing your personal injury case. This payment may be a percentage of the amount of gross or net funds you receive from your claim, depending on whatever terms were agreed upon when you hired his services. If the terms you agreed to stated he would receive a percentage of the gross funds, this means a percentage of the total funds received for your settlement, before deducting the cost of medical bills and/or other expenses.

What is the proper contingency fee for personal injury cases?
Most lawyers will ask for a percentage of your gross settlement and nothing more with no extra charges and no additional hourly fees. However, these are terms you and your lawyer should settle upon before he is hired so there are no misunderstandings of your specific arrangements. You can check within your state to see if there is a fixed contingency fee by law, but otherwise, most fees are negotiated between client and attorney ahead of time, and these can be anywhere between 25 45% of the gross settlement. On average 33% of the gross settlement seems to be what most personal injury lawyers charge.

A few factors you may want to consider when negotiating a fee is the lawyer’s range of experience and expertise. Choosing a more experienced attorney with a greater track record, even though he may charge higher, maybe in your best interest in the long run as he may be able to procure a greater settlement. In other words, a more capable and astute lawyer who knows his stuff can actually increase your chances of obtaining better success in your case than hiring a mediocre counterpart for a lesser fee. This is something you should take into consideration when making your decision.

You may wonder whether hiring a lawyer by the hour would be more advantageous rather than paying high contingency fees. When you choose to hire a lawyer and pay by the hour, these funds come directly from your own pocket, regardless of whether you win or lose the case. When opting to pay by contingency fee, the lawyer receives a percentage of your winnings if you lose there is no payment. Therefore, the better deal is going with the contingency fee.

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Medical Malpractice

The question of what is a subordination claim as it pertains to medical malpractice lawsuits is complicated. First, a person has to be injured through the action of a medical practitioner or facility or have a loved one who was killed due to the negligence of one of these parties. Second, the injured party has to sue. The people named in the lawsuit may subordinate their claims for an easier, streamlined defense.

Every patient deserves a certain level of competency in their medical treatment. There is a standard level of care that is expected to be provided to each and every person. When this care is not received intentionally or by accident, an injury may occur. Each and every person deserves the right to have their symptoms diagnosed and treated, the treatment to be monitored, the correct medication and dosage amounts given, and adequate care provided by the medical profession. If this was not done and serious injury or death occurred, there are legal ramifications. The injured party or the loved one of an injured or deceased party can contact an attorney to see if they have a legal suit against a person, a facility, or both.

An experienced, professional trial attorney who specializes in medical malpractice lawsuits will save this client much time, wasted effort, and obtain a larger settlement because this person has the knowledge to fully understand the problem and what has to be done to be successful in a court of law. This specialist will collect all the information, obtain the necessary documents and depositions and file a lawsuit against the people involved and the facilities. This may include the hospital, a doctor’s clinic, an extended care facility, the doctor, nurses, anesthesiologists, lab technicians, pharmacy, pharmacists, nurses aides, and anyone else involved. Once the suit is filed, each named person and facility will contact their malpractice insurance carrier. Each individual insurance company will review documents and may meet to develop a plan of defense. At that time some of the insurance companies may subordinate their claim, allowing one company to head up and handle the defense. This would allow a more streamlined process and reduce the possibility of fighting between the defendants. These insurance companies may work out a private agreement between themselves on how to handle the cost of litigation, settlement offers, and trial awards.

An experienced trial lawyer will know how to best work with this system of subordinated claims. Many times in these medical malpractice cases the court or jury will divide the responsibility and blame between the different parties and assign a percentage of the total claim to each. To the person bringing the suit, the end result is they get X number of dollars which will be paid by more than one insurance company and/or person. The question: what is a subordination claim as it pertains to medical malpractice lawsuits should really be: how does a subordination claim on a medical malpractice lawsuit affect the patient? The answer is it does not; it is a strategy used by insurance companies to streamline the defense and eliminate infighting between the defendants. A competent trial attorney can handle this with ease.

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Choosing a lawyer of any type is always a difficult decision and one that you should research thoroughly before you make your choice. This is particularly important when choosing a personal injury lawyer. This type of lawyer is one that has only become largely used over the last few decades, but is now extremely popular, especially in the United States. In large cities, there are a great number of such lawyers as there are a plethora of individuals searching for a personal injury lawyer.

If you have been involved in an accident of any type that is not your fault, then you may well be eligible for some sort of claim. Often the amount you are entitled to can be extremely large. The amount will generally depend on the severity of your injuries. The more severe your injury, the higher the payout will be. Sometimes it can be into the millions of dollars. There are a number of law practices that specialize in this type of lawsuit, and thus have years of experience in attaining the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. One such is our Law Office.

Below are some of our more prominent case specialties:
Automobile accidents are one of the most common claims that are made. For this reason, this is one of the main areas that this practice covers. The key to a successful claim is the speed at which you and your lawyer take action after the accident has occurred. The faster the action is taken, the better chance you have of receiving the maximum claim. The first step is obviously to assess both yourself and any other drivers to see if either of you has any sort of injury. One of the most common mistakes is to assume with a small accident that there has been no injury to either party. This is not always the case and if trauma is spotted further down the line it can be extremely costly to you and the other parties. If injuries are spotted then call 911 immediately. Once the police and paramedics are on sight you can leave everything to them to follow the law to the letter. This eradicates you from any further repercussions.

Our firm also specializes in other injuries such as dog bites, construction accidents, and job injuries. All of these other types of injuries should be dealt with in a similar fashion. Whenever anyone is injured the police should always be notified so that everything can be officially documented from start to finish. By following this procedure you can ensure that when the case comes to court not only are you fully protected but if you are to make a claim against another individual or a company that you have all the relevant data to make a solid case on your behalf.

Call us today to schedule a free consultation.

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If you or a loved one has been injured due to an injury or accident, you need the services of a qualified personal injury firm. There are many reputable Texas attorneys to choose from, but when it comes to finding the best personal injury firm, you want to follow a simple process of comparison. You need to know how the firm operates in order to make a smart decision about who will represent you.

First, because there are many specialties of the law, make sure the firm does indeed handle personal injury cases. Next, before you sit down with an attorney, confirm that he or she will meet with you for an initial consultation at no charge. Personal injury lawyers earn their money from a percentage of what you receive when the case gets settled. So avoid firms that charge you for the first interview. Remember that it is a mutual decision as to whether a personal injury firm will take up your case. An administrative assistant or paralegal at the firm will check for any conflicts of interest before you meet with any of their attorneys. If they find that someone on the opposing side has been a previous client, they will have to suggest you look elsewhere.

When you get your interview scheduled, prepare your materials. For your appointment, you will want to have with you all relevant documents. These can include any written police reports, medical bills and records, and correspondence with insurance companies. If you or the person injured has been unable to work or been put on limited hours following the injury, you will want to show the attorney your notes on lost income. Earlier pay stubs can be helpful in this regard.

Now that the lawyer has a better idea of your case, it is time to ask questions about his or her practice. Find out how long they have been in practice. If they handle other areas of the law, ask about the percentage of personal injury cases they take on. How successful have they been? Do they represent mostly plaintiffs, the people like you who are suing for injuries, or mostly defendants? You want a firm with more experience helping the injured. Although good attorneys strive for fairness, those used to protect the interest of insurance companies may hold an unconscious bias toward them and against plaintiffs such as yourself. Ask whether you will be working with the lawyer who has met with you or if the firm will assign others to handle your case. You can ask to meet them as well. You want to feel you can trust the lawyer or lawyers who are working with you, and perhaps to feel a certain personal rapport with them to make the whole legal journey easier on you and your family.

When it comes time to find the best personal injury firm, start your search based on recommendations from friends and professionals in other fields. Then do a brief amount of homework and you are on your way to getting a settlement that will help make up for your losses.

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Slip and Fall Attorneys

Our Law Firm has been successfully representing the people of Texas since 1978 against negligent property owners. Premises liability cases, commonly referred to as slip, trip and fall are very complex and often difficult to prove. Under Texas law, merely owning or occupying land does not make that person liable for injuries sustained on the property. There must be some form of negligence on the
part of the owner or occupier of the property before there can be any liability.

Our Legal Team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to their clients and has committed themselves to getting the best possible results in each and every premises liability case. In every personal injury case, there are significant costs associated with providing the best representation. Our Law Firm has financial resources available and can afford to hire the best experts in the field… at no cost to you. If you have been involved in a slip and fall accident you should consult an attorney immediately. The stress of being involved in an accident is a traumatic experience for all involved. The experienced professionals at our Law Firm will promptly investigate the
accident, determine liability and seek to recover legal damages. If you have suffered injuries while on another person’s property, make sure you document the accident very carefully.

The evidence you gather may be necessary to prove negligence against the property owners or property managers. It is crucial that you take the following actions:

Insist that the owner or manager of a commercial property fills out an accident report documenting the nature of the accident and make sure you are given a signed copy.

Get the names, addresses, and phone numbers of one who may have witnessed the accident.

Gather any evidence such as a broken bottle, wet garbage, etc., that may have contributed to the accident.

Seek medical attention right away and report all your injuries. Even injuries that seem minor at the time can lead to debilitation in the future.

Call an experienced premises liability lawyer immediately.

Our Law Firm will discuss your options at no cost to you.

Never speak to the property owner’s representative about your accident or injuries. Always refer them to your attorney.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact a qualified Texas Slip & Fall Attorney at our Law Firm right away to learn your legal rights and options. The statute of limitations for Slip & Fall cases can vary depending on the facts of the case, so it’s imperative that you contact one of our personal injury attorneys as quickly as possible. You’ll pay no fees if we don’t obtain a verdict or settlement for you. For a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, call our office today.

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Even though many insurance companies won’t take your soft tissue damage lawsuit seriously, this is a very serious type of injury. It may not cause you to need a wheelchair or daily medical attention for the rest of your life, as other injuries do, but a soft tissue injury can still cause pain for many years.

If you have been involved in an accident and suffered damage to the soft tissue of your back, it’s important to understand what to expect. Fighting the insurance company on your own could lead to a very small settlement or none at all. They don’t take these types of cases seriously and insurance companies only want to pay the minimum. With the help of an attorney for soft tissue damage cases, you can gain full compensation for the injuries you have suffered. It’s hard to put an exact number on what the average settlement is because these cases vary quite a bit. Some soft tissue injuries are worse than others are and every case is unique. Many variables can affect the value of the case including the nature of the accident, the actual injuries sustained, the extent of medical treatment necessary, the insurance company of the at-fault party, and many other factors. A skilled accident attorney that handles these types of lawsuits can better advise you on what to expect.

Other variables that can change the value of the case, such as alcohol or drug involvement can also make a difference. If you were hit by a drunk driver, the compensation may be larger than if it was truly an accident. In a drinking and driving case, the at-fault driver is not the only person your attorney can go after. They can also go after the establishment that served the driver, the bartender, and potentially other negligent parties. This can lead to a larger settlement or award.

The best way to value your case is to contact an attorney that handles accident injury lawsuits. They will take into consideration the medical expenses for your injuries, lost wages, and any future treatment or lost wages you may suffer. You may also be entitled to compensation for a decrease in quality of life, depending on the case. Personal injury attorneys have settled soft tissue injury cases for a few thousand dollars all the way up to a few million. There are far too many variables to provide an average amount for these types of cases. You should be aware that states have limited (statutes) for filing your suit. If you have been injured in an accident and you seek financial compensation, it’s better to contact an attorney now, rather than wait. Your attorney will be able to better estimate the potential value of your case and give you an idea of whether your soft tissue damage will result in a large settlement or not. Either way, they will fight for every penny they can possibly get you.

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Many things must be considered if you slipped and fell in a parking lot. Before you do anything else, it only makes sense to seek medical treatment for your injuries. Your well-being comes first and you need to call an ambulance, if necessary, or at least go to the hospital. This will help to ensure that any injuries suffered are treated immediately before they become worse. You also need to report the accident to the store manager, property owner, landlord, or whoever is in charge of the property. This should be done as soon as possible and often can be done by a witness or a friend as you wait for an ambulance. If you believe your injuries are quite serious or it’s impossible for you to report the accident, make sure to get medical help first.

If you are capable of collecting any information from potential witnesses, you should. Anybody that saw you fall can help your case later in court and by obtaining the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses, you will make it much easier for a personal injury attorney to settle your case quickly. The police may arrive on the scene or they may not. Either way, you need to obtain any documented report of the accident. Most property owners (especially businesses) have a report form they must fill out whenever an accident happens. Make sure you get a copy of this report before you leave the scene whenever possible. It can also help your case if you document any conditions that could have caused the accident. If the sidewalk was not in proper order, something was where it shouldn’t have been, ice, snow, or anything else contributed to your accident, you need to make note of this. A great way to do so is with a recorder. Most cell phones have a memo recorder that will allow you to document anything you want by dictating it. If at all possible, obtain a sample of what caused the accident. Make sure to store this properly, for example in a freezer, if necessary. You will also want to place the clothing and shoes you were wearing in a safe place to store. Usually, a large plastic bag works well, and DO NOT wash the clothing. Cell phones also come equipped with cameras, which allow you to take pictures of the scene of the accident. If possible, take pictures of anything and everything you can. Even if you need to return to the scene after receiving medical treatment, pictures will help in the long run.

Once you receive medical treatment, make the phone call or get online to find an attorney for your case. The sooner you contact a personal injury attorney to take your case, the better. Witnesses will struggle to remember the events and conditions of the night if you wait too long and this can hurt your case. Don’t trust that the insurance company will properly compensate you without the help of an attorney. They often try and settle cases for much less than you deserve, but with proper representation, you can receive full compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and any other damages associated with the accident.

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law content 11/22/21 – Auto & Truck Accidents – gtg

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As a vehicle driver, you will be no doubt well aware of the importance of safety on the road. When driving on the roads, you will be well aware of other vehicles around you, the environment you are driving in, and what laws you should be abiding by when driving. However, even if all of these factors are taken into account, an accident is something you cannot know is coming. Many of the highways are often the location for the vast majority of significant crashes that occur due to the huge number of cars, trucks, and motorcycles which travel on them every day. If you are lucky enough to have not been involved in a car crash, you may not be aware of what exactly you should do in terms of looking after yourself and in abiding by the law.

First, you should never leave the scene of the crime unless advised to do so. By fleeing the scene you can be damaging your case before it has begun, as this is a crime to do so. In terms of when you hire a lawyer to help you with your case, you may actually make it exceptionally difficult for them to be able to fight your case for you if you have fled the scene. In extreme cases where someone involved in the crash has unfortunately died, this could result in the case becoming more severe, with you being charged for hit-and-run. It is a good idea to check on all those involved in the crash to ensure that everyone is ok and where needed, so you can seek medical advice for those who are injured. This will also be beneficial for you in terms of your case, it will show that you were compassionate about the accident-regardless of whether you were to blame or not. During this time, you should also call for the police, unless it has already been done, and inform them of the whole incident. At times where the police arrive at the scene, you should ask the officer to file a police report so that this can be used within the records for your case, which will help your lawyer know more about the crash itself. It is also a good idea during this time to also note down for yourself, the name of the officer who arrived at the scene, and their badge number.

Car crashes can often be very messy events where the blame is pushed to and fro between victims. The best thing you can do for yourself in order to make the whole case go much smoother is to provide the other driver with your personal and insurance details and ask for them to do the same. It is imperative you have this, not only for your insurance company, whom you should contact as soon as possible after the crash but also for your lawyer for their records of the case. As difficult as this time may be, try to be as cooperative as possible, as this could help you in the long run, but never apologize for the crash or take any blame as you will be owning up to legal liability which instantly can ruin your car crash case.

Facing a court case over something like a car crash is a very unsettling and difficult thing to go through. If you have done everything correctly, you have already helped yourself massively in making the case as easy as possible for you. However, with the right lawyer, you will be safe in the knowledge that your corner will be fought for you and that a win might be a little easier to reach.

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IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE NEEDS A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER DUE TO INJURIES SUFFERED IN AN ACCIDENT, Contact OUR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER SPECIALISTS

Personal injury accident victims can suffer from many different kinds of injuries and ailments, typically resulting from someone else’s negligence. In more fortunate and less serious personal injury accident situations, an individual may sustain injuries that only result in temporary health problems, such as more minor neck or back pain that completely resolves in several weeks or a few months. In more serious injury accidents, however, the injuries that are suffered may be life-changing, permanent, catastrophic, and may cause significant disability, illness, or even wrongful death.

To be sure that your injuries are evaluated properly, the personal injury lawyer experts at our Law Firm regularly consult with medical experts and other professionals to obtain expert opinions on both liability and the extent of your personal injuries. It is critical to your accident claim that your injuries are promptly evaluated and analyzed by appropriate experts, not only in order for you to get the right medical treatment but also to be able to present the best evidence to recover the fair and just monetary personal injury damages that you are entitled to under Texas law.

Our personal injury attorneys believe that it is our duty to provide extraordinary and superior legal representation and counsel for each of our clients. To achieve that objective, our personal injury clients get excellent communication from our expert attorneys. Our advocates make it a number one priority to promptly respond to all of our client’s questions and concerns, and we keep our personal injury clients fully informed about their cases, each and every step of the way. Our Law Firm also copies our clients on all correspondence that is sent out. Furthermore, no action is ever taken on a client’s behalf unless the issue has been previously discussed with our client and an agreement on how to proceed has been reached.

Our Personal Injury Attorneys Handle All Kinds of Personal Injury Claims.
When you or your loved one has been injured or sustained wrongful death damages in an accident through no fault of your own, our expert accident injury attorneys will help you. Our law office has more than two decades of experience helping innocent injury victims recover fair and just monetary compensation for their personal injury damages. We have recovered millions of dollars in injury damages for our personal injury clients.

In many personal injury claims, your medical bills will likely be paid by an insurance company. In some instances, however, the insurance company that is obligated by law to pay your medical expenses will not go out of their way to procure a copy of the medical records and corresponding medical bills that they are responsible for. The party that sustained the injuries may then end up paying the bills. This is frequently the case when you have not hired an experienced personal injury attorney to help you. It is paramount that you get the assistance and advice of one of our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible to guarantee that the responsible parties pay your medical bills promptly. If your medical bills are not paid by the insurance companies when they should be, your credit rating may be harmed, and you may be required to pay the bills and other medical expenses yourself.

Depending upon the particular events surrounding a personal injury accident, and the nature of the personal injuries that have been suffered, the injury victim may be entitled to get a multitude of different types of money personal injury damages in a settlement or in court. Monetary damages typically include medical bill reimbursement, payment for any lost wages incurred, compensation for lost future wages, recovery of any other expenses that are reasonably related to the accident, pecuniary damages for pain and suffering, and loss of consortium damages.

Our Expert Attorneys Have Been Selected Due to Their Extensive Experience, Reputation, and History of Success.
The personal injury attorneys at our Law Firm will skillfully work on your personal injury claim, whatever the circumstances of your accident or the nature of your injuries may be. Additionally, our personal injury attorneys represent clients in a number of areas of law, including property and real estate law; criminal defense and criminal cases; trusts and estates; family law; tenant issues; motor vehicle offenses; commercial litigation; civil law; commercial law; civil rights; employment law; sexual harassment cases; sexual assault claims and litigation; labor law; workers compensation claims and other claims involving workers compensation benefits and wrongful death damages; and social security and disability claims.

If you have suffered from personal injuries, please do not hesitate to contact one of our knowledgeable and highly skilled personal injury Attorneys.

If you have any questions at all or other issues regarding your personal injury claim, your injuries, or the amount of personal injury damages that you or your loved one may be entitled to under Texas law, PLEASE CONTACT OUR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER ADVOCATES WITHOUT DELAY. WE OFFER A FREE CONSULTATION.

Our Accident and Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Be Reached 24 Hours Per Day, 7 Days Per Week.
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In the Unfortunate Event That You or Someone, You Love Has Suffered Serious Personal Injuries or a Wrongful Death In a Motor Vehicle Accident, Please Call Our Highly Skilled Auto Accident Lawyers. Our Car Accident Lawyers Are Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week. Call Us Toll-Free to Schedule a Free Consultation.

The auto accident attorneys at our Law Firm have many years of experience representing innocent victims of car accidents and their families. Our injury lawyers are nationally known, respected, and admired. Our auto accident professionals have recovered millions of dollars in money damages for our clients, and we take great pride in providing outstanding client service and achieving superlative results for those who have been injured. Our lawyers will secure and defend your legal rights, and get justice for you with respect to your auto accident claim. Our car accident lawyers have been personally selected to represent our injured clients and their families due to their knowledge, skill, talent, determination, and unquestionable expertise in handling and getting justice for our clients in complex car accident cases. Our injury lawyers will never settle for second best.

We are here to help you. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, you should not have to worry about the handling of your legal claims, on top of enduring your physical and emotional pain and suffering. Not surprisingly, this can be a difficult and stressful time for you and your loved ones. Many victims injured in a car accident struggle to pay their mounting medical bills. The car accident attorneys at our full-service Law Firm can help you recover the money necessary to pay for all of your medical expenses and lost wages. We endeavor to maximize the compensatory damages received by our car accident victim clients. Our motor vehicle accident attorneys will help you to recover medical expense damages, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, loss of consortium damages, money for your spouse’s loss of consortium, and all other financial compensation to which you are entitled.

The personal injury lawyers at our Law Office are some of the most well-known and respected car accident attorneys that the State has to offer. Our law office will work diligently to ensure that your auto accident claim is handled in the best possible fashion. Our car accident attorneys will work tirelessly to exceed your expectations with regard to your car accident claim. Along with providing top-notch legal services and achieving exceptional results, we highly value earning our clients loyalty, trust, and respect. We are dedicated to our clients, and it shows throughout the course of our representation of you. The auto accident lawyers at our law office should be the top choice to handle your auto accident claim. We have earned our clients, and their families, millions of dollars in personal injury damages and wrongful death damages with respect to their auto accident claims. Please contact us right away. We are available to assist you 24/7. Our car accident lawyers will be pleased to provide you with a free and confidential initial consultation for your auto accident case.

We will travel to you. One of our expert car accident lawyers will be pleased to meet you at your home, the hospital, or another location that is convenient for you, to discuss your auto accident claim. We never charge our personal injury clients any attorneys fees or any costs unless and until we successfully and fully recover fair monetary compensation for your car accident claim. We are in this together. We do not get paid unless you get paid.

The Car Accident Lawyers at Our Law Firm Are Highly Trained Experts in Handling Motor Vehicle Accident Claims. Please Do Not Wait To Contact Our Car Accident Attorneys, 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week. Your Needs Are Our Top Priority.

Car accident victims may sustain a variety of personal injuries. Some motor vehicle accidents may result in minor injuries such as neck, back, or other soft-tissue injuries. Unfortunately, many car accidents may result in incapacitating, life-altering, and catastrophic injuries, such as broken bones or traumatic brain injuries. In the most tragic circumstances of a car accident, a friend or a loved one may even be the victim of wrongful death. Our car accident attorneys have connections with the best medical experts and other professionals and will ensure that your personal injuries are fully and properly assessed. An accurate assessment of your injuries at the initial stage of your claim is extremely important in order for you and your family to receive full and just compensation.

The car accident lawyers at our full-service Law Firm are experts in proving that another driver’s negligence resulted in your car accident injuries. Negligence is legally defined as a failure to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. Our expert car accident law office has many years of experience in successfully proving that another individual’s negligence resulted in the motor vehicle accident and the accompanying personal injuries. Our car accident attorneys will skillfully gather and retain all of the evidence and witness testimony necessary in order to prove the negligence of the culpable individual or entity. Our motor vehicle accident attorneys will also communicate with any involved state or local police on your behalf, as well as all of the party’s insurance companies.

Many clients want to know what their case is worth. Our car accident lawyers have successfully earned millions of dollars in personal injury damages with respect to car accidents. Determining the value of your case at the outset, however, is complicated for a multitude of reasons. It is usually impossible to accurately calculate a case’s precise value at the beginning of the case. One of the reasons is that the involved insurance companies often dispute that their insured is responsible for your injuries. Insurance companies also often maintain that their insured is only partially responsible for your injuries. Another criterion in determining the monetary value of the injuries suffered in your car accident case is that the amount of insurance coverage or assets available to satisfy a judgment is generally unknown until the case is well along. This information is critical in valuing a case because, for example, sometimes a case can be worth a large amount of money in terms of the severity of the personal injuries that were suffered, but there is only a limited amount of insurance coverage or assets available to pay for your damages. But you also should know, and be aware, that even if you believe that there is only a small amount or no insurance coverage or assets available to compensate you, you should still contact our lawyers right away for help. This is because there are often ways of finding additional insurance coverage to compensate you, such as through the state or the assets of another entity.

It is important that you are also aware of the statute of limitations in Texas, which limits the amount of time that an individual injured in a car accident has to file an auto accident claim. Our expert auto accident attorneys will make sure that you file your case within the applicable statute of limitations so that you can fully recover the damages suffered from your auto crash. We will protect the interests of our injured car accident clients and their families and make sure that they are adequately and justly compensated. If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a car accident, do not wait to contact our car accident or wrongful death attorneys, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our car accident lawyers offer a free and confidential initial consultation with respect to your car accident case. Our car accident lawyers deliver excellent legal representation and outstanding client service. We never neglect our clients; we immediately return our client’s messages and will always copy our clients on any correspondence regarding their cases. Our car accident lawyers will not seek or get any attorneys fees or expenses until we are first successful in recovering your full and fair personal injury damages. Our car accident Law Firm will not stop fighting for a client’s needs until our client has received the full and fair compensation they deserve and are fully satisfied with the outcome of their case.

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What should be done while filing injury claims?
Injury claims are becoming very common these days. Accidents can happen anywhere. Injury claims can be filed by people who have suffered injuries as a result of traffic accidents, accidents at the workplace like slips and falls, industrial diseases, cycling accidents, marine accidents while traveling on a ferry or a pleasure boat, and accidents at home due to the usage of defective products and medical negligence. Suing for medical and dental negligence is becoming more common these days.

Injury claims can be filed directly against the insurance companies or the help of a good personal injury attorney can be sought. People who have suffered injuries as a result of accidents must initiate the claims procedure before the expiration of two years from the date of the accident. Claims filed two years after the accident are not valid. Settlements cannot be claimed in such cases. In the case of marine accidents, the claim has to be filed before the completion of two years from the date of the accident. The most important point one must remember to follow in a workplace accident is that the entry should be made in the accident book. In case you are not in a fit state due to pain or you are confused, tell your colleague to make the entry accurately in the accident book. In case your workplace doesn’t have an Accident Book, a written statement of what had happened can be made with the date, witnesses, address of the witnesses with their signatures can be made ready.

If the accident is serious, the other employees should ensure that the Health and Safety Executive is aware of such an accident. After that, go and see a doctor and ensure that it is in the hospital records also. Occupational Disease Claims refer to injuries that are complex in medical and scientific issues. Deafness, asbestos-related diseases, asthma, any lung infection or bronchitis come under these injuries and you can file a claim for compensation for these occupational diseases. It is the responsibility of employers to provide a safe working environment for their employees. When they fail to do so and accidents take place at work, they are liable to settle the injury claims filed by the affected employees. There are laws that make it mandatory for employers to provide certain facilities and make sure that a certain level of safety is maintained at the workplace.

Injury claims for injuries sustained in automobile accidents are the most common form of claims for compensation. Whiplash injury is the most common injury sustained by people who are involved in traffic accidents. It occurs due to the acceleration and deceleration movements of the automobile. It occurs when a vehicle hits the rear end of another vehicle. Injured parties can claim for whiplash when the accident is not their fault. While filing injury claims, it is important to collect all the documentary evidence required and consult a good personal injury attorney or a law firm whose specialty is personal injuries. Insurance companies try to avoid paying out claims for compensation as much as possible. In order to get a fair deal while claiming compensation, it is better to take the help of a good personal injury attorney. Get yourself a good accident lawyer or make sure that you research the net and know everything about injury claims before filing for compensation.

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Truck Accidents

In spite of obeying the rules, focusing on other drivers, being cautious of surroundings, and driving safely, people often meet with truck accidents. Truck drivers often meet with an accident not only because of their own negligence but of others. An accident can result in people losing a lot of money, which further makes them incur an overwhelming debt. Outstanding debt often takes a toll on both your health and finances, so it is essential to waive off the obligation and resolve the matter as soon as possible. Hire the services of a Texas truck accident lawyer who can help you resolve the accident legal procedure and pay off the debt through a monetary settlement.

When you are involved in a personal injury or wrongful death claim, it is wise to have an attentive, responsive, and compassionate attorney. A truck accident injury attorney primarily focuses on both your recovery and complicated legal procedure. They work with you to understand your fiscal position, your injury, losses, and the legal matter. Then they negotiate with the party at fault and represent you in court if you are unable to reach an out-of-court statement.

Before you begin the process of hiring an attorney, make sure that the attorney is well qualified and has experience in handling these cases. Shop around well to find a legitimate attorney. You may also ask your friends or family members for recommendations. If you know someone who has already worked with the attorney ask for their suggestions and advice. Also, search the internet. Schedule an appointment before you hire the services of an attorney, you may want to have a personal consultation. Schedule an appointment with the attorney where you can explain your hardship and interview him to decide whether he or she is capable to handle your case. However, you also need to do some homework prior to the meeting. Make a detailed note of your case and accumulate all the necessary paperwork, such as a copy of the accident report and medical bills. During the meeting The attorney may ask for some paperwork or documents, so carry all the notes, questions, and paperwork to the meeting. During the meeting, pay attention to what the attorney says in order to understand whether he at all is interested in dealing with your case. While hiring the one, do not only look into whether the attorney is knowledgeable but also look into whether you feel comfortable working with the attorney.

In conclusion, if you have met with a truck accident in Texas, hire the services of a Texas truck accident lawyer who will help you deal with the legal matter. A Texas truck accident attorney helps you resolve your legal matter as well as the obligation. But before hiring one, be careful and cautious.

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