Call (972) 599-4100 for a free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer regarding your accident or injury situation.
Your case is important! Your decision on what lawyer to hire to handle your case is just as important. You need a lawyer who will be as tough, aggressive, intelligent, and persistent as is needed to get the best possible result you can obtain for your case - that is what we offer.
The phone call to our office is free, so is the initial consultation with our injury lawyers. You have nothing to lose by contacting us regarding your case, but you may have everything to lose in your case if you do not call. If you need help for your personal injury case we can help.
Topics of Interest:
Attorney's Fee in Injury Cases
Settling Injury Claims
Adjuster is Delaying Payment and "Investigating" Claim
Medical Care After an Accident
Notice of Hospital Lien Against Case
Should I Use My Health Insurance After an Accident?
Multiple Car Accidents and Injuries
What You Can Recover in Injury Cases
Representing Personal Injury Cases and Claims
What your injury lawyer will do for you:
Our staff deals with the insurance company so you don't have to. Insurance companies often are not easy to work with. Too often, they are difficult to communicate with. We take the burden off your shoulders in dealing with the insurance company and handle your personal injury or auto accident injury claim from start to finish.
We determine who the responsible parties are and what the sources of recovery are for those responsible parties, who will need to pay, and who will be responsible for the damage, injury, and other claims that need to be paid
Insurance companies or risk management departments of companies are typically the primary vehicles used today in paying claims or cases that are owed. There may be multiple options available in a particular case. We investigate what options are available in your case in order to ensure you know all your options and have the ability to maximize whatever recovery you may have available in your injury case or claim.
We investigate what caused the injuries, harms, losses, or damages. This is to determine if whatever caused the accident or incident in question is what the law would consider to be "negligence". In other words, is the conduct that caused the injury something that should not have happened if the other side or person was using ordinary care.
A vast majority of auto accident cases are caused by someone, or a combination of people, who make negligent decisions that cause the accident and injury. Examples of negligent decisions that cause accidents and injuries are speeding, running lights or stop signs, changing lanes without ensuring the lane is clear, turning in front of oncoming traffic, drunk driving, driving while distracted by cell phones or smart phones, driving while fatigued and other actions and factors that cause a driver to not act as a reasonable driver would in avoiding collisions with others.
We investigate what you are able to recover on your case and then collect for those injuries, harms, losses, and damages from the resources of those who negligently caused the injury. Lawyers lump all injuries, harms, and losses into a term we call "damages" - which for a lawyer is anything you are entitled to recover in a negligence, accident, or injury case or claim.
Damages that are often recoverable in personal injury cases include the following: past and future medical bills: the amount of medical bills necessary to treat your injury, both in the past and future.
Other examples of damages for harms, losses, or injuries that someone suffers can include the following categories:
Past and future lost earning capacity
Past and future lost income
Past and future physical impairment
Past and future disfigurement
Past and future mental anguish
Past and future pain and suffering
Loss of use of your property
Total loss of property
Diminished value of property
Loss of body member or mental function
Loss of consortium (spouse, parental, child/filial)
Loss of services
Emotional/mental trauma (bystander injury)
Other damages that may be recoverable in accident and injury cases include prenatal injury, exemplary damages, prejudgment interest, attorney's fees, and court costs.
What we charge - Contingency Fee:
You owe nothing unless we recover for you. This is referred to as a "contingency fee". A personal injury lawyer will charge a percentage of what they can recover for you, this is the most common way a personal injury attorney charges to represent clients - this is true in Texas and throughout the United States. It is a performance based contract where the lawyer is paid based on how he performs. This places the personal injury lawyer's interests with your interests. The more the attorney can recover for you, the more he recovers for himself. If the personal injury lawyer recovers nothing, you owe no fees.
Auto Accidents with injuries:
If a person is injured or killed by an automobile collision it can be life changing. If you are injured you will want to at least consult with an attorney. People don't expect an injury or accident to happen. Most haven't budgeted for the costs of having to go to the emergency room, take a ride in an ambulance, have a CT Scan, pay your deductible for your car, take time off from work due to an injury, take time off from work due to the hoops the insurance company is making you jump through. All this can put you in a big financial bind. If your injury is severe, then you don't have the time, and often you don't have the ability, to fight the insurance company for your financial needs. You are busy trying to heal, or trying to help your loved one(s) heal. If you have a high health insurance deductible, or worse yet if you have no health insurance, you are left feeling like there is nowhere to turn for help.
A personal injury lawyer can take over handling the personal injury claims and case. Your attorney can help take the burden of dealing with the medical bills and billing, and with dealing with the automobile or other personal injury insurance companies that must be dealt with in order to recover financially from your injury, harms, losses, and damages caused by the accident or incident.Property Damage only:
Typically, if there is only property damage and no injury, you will not be able to find an attorney to represent your case. The law does not allow recovery of attorney's fees in "negligence" cases - which is what an auto accident typically is. You will then need to hire the attorney, either paying an hourly rate, or paying a contingency fee - and since you cannot get your attorney's fees back on negligence cases, you will be short the amount of money needed to repair your vehicle by the amount you need to pay your attorney to pursue the case.
This should be addressed by Texas Legislators. A law should be passed allowing the recovery of attorney's fees in property damage only cases. But currently, that is not the law in Texas . . . so we do not handle property damage only cases in auto accidents.
Dealing With the Insurance Company, With or Without a Lawyer:
Do not try to handle your own injury case without first consulting a lawyer. You need to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer to determine if you need help in your situation. Taking the wrong steps can keep you from recovering the money you will need to cover what happened in your case.
If you are trying to handle your claim yourself, the auto or liability insurance company for the person who hit or who caused your injury makes no promises regarding paying your claims. You have no contract with them. They have no legal obligation to you. Their legal obligation is to their insured - to "defend" them, and to pay "if" (and only if) their insured is legally liable for a covered reason. They are looking for a reason to not pay your claim (coverage issues, liability issues, damages issues), so they can get out of paying. That is what adjusters are trained to do first, and to keep checking as the claim goes along, to see if there is a reason not to pay.
If you are thinking of representing yourself, you will want to consider Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Injury Case or claim. You will also want to consider what kind of cases you can and what cases you should not try to Settle Without a Lawyer.
Types of Coverage in Automobile Injury Cases:
If this sounds familiar, you need to call our personal injury law office today. We handle automobile accidents with injuries on a regular basis. We are in a position to help you negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. Auto accidents can be difficult to navigate. You need a lawyer with many years of experience. You need a lawyer with experience working both for and against insurance companies. Call for a free phone consultation regarding your case and what you should do to protect your rights.
Some of the Personal Injury areas we Represent:
- Auto Accidents
- Personal Injury
- 18 Wheeler & Commercial Vehicle Injury Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Pedestrians Injured by Automobiles
- Slip & Falls & Premises Cases
- Workplace & Construction Injuries
- Dog Bite Injuries
- Bicyclers Hit by Automobiles
If you need help from a Car Accident Attorney, Personal Injury Attorney, 18 Wheeler and Commercial Vehicle Injury Accidents Attorney, Motorcycle Accident Lawyer, Wrongful Death Attorney, Pedestrian Injury Lawyer, Slip and Fall Lawyer, Workplace Injury Attorney, Dog Bite Lawyer, or Bike Accident Attorney we can help.