Personal Injury Compensation Rights

Attorney Doug Goyen The Law Office of Doug Goyen stands firmly for the right of people injured by negligence to personal injury compensation. This right is enshrined in our US Constitution, and in our Texas Constitution. Any attempt to deny recovery by those who cause injury to others, or by their insurance company, is a violation of that right. The Law Office of Doug Goyen proudly stands tall in pursuing the rights guaranteed to the people to be compensated for injuries done to them, and when denied to pursue justice. People are guaranteed a remedy when something has been taken away from them.

If you have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, DWI accident, struck on a bicycle, hit as a pedestrian, struck in your motorcycle, or injured by a dangerous condition on a premises, the Law Office of Doug Goyen provides powerful and relentless representation to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injury. Contact us today.

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Firemen working in accident The right to file a lawsuit for injury is guaranteed by the Texas Constitution. Article 1, Section 13 of the Texas Bill of Rights states, “All courts shall be open, and every person for an injury done him, in his lands, goods, person or reputation, shall have remedy by due course of law.” Additionally, the 7th Amendment of the United States Constitution also guarantees the right to file a lawsuit. The 7th Amendment of the US Constitution states, “In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, then according to the rules of the common law.” How are suits at “common law” related to injury lawsuits? Common law lawsuits are interpreted by looking at what those lawsuits were in 1791 when the US Constitution was written. Common law lawsuits at that time included lawsuits for injury and damages caused to individuals by others. Both the US Constitution and Texas Constitution guarantee your right to make a claim for any injury caused to you, and both guarantee your right to file a lawsuit if needed to enforce any claim you may have.

There is a strong argument that the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution restricts the government from passing laws restricting your rights in injury lawsuits. The 1st Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees a right to petition the government for a redress of grievances. “Congress shall make no law respecting (the rights of people) . . . to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” There have been very few cases interpreting this part of the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution, but there are several cases that say this right includes the right to court access and the right to file a lawsuit. This section of the 1st Amendment prohibits the government from restricting your right to file lawsuits as the government passing a law restricting your right to file a petition would be government action infringing on the right to sue for harm done to you. This is backed by the Supreme Court decision in Marbury v. Madison in 1803 where Chief Justice John Marshall declared that “a settled and invariable principle, that every right, when withheld, must have a remedy, and every injury its proper redress… he “who considers himself injured, has a right to resort to the laws of his country for a remedy.”

However, unlike criminal cases, there is no Constitutional right to a lawyer in a personal injury case. So if you file a lawsuit for an injury, or are sued, you must hire your own lawyer. One will not be appointed for you. If you have been injured you will need to hire your own lawyer to pursue your rights. The Law Office of Doug Goyen represents the injured party in cases where people have been injured or killed due to negligence or intentional acts. Contact our Dallas personal injury attorney to discuss your case.

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You want a great lawyer who keeps you informed on whats going on speaks with you personally and gets the job done call Doug Goyen. He is excellent & very professional you wont go wrong choosing him!! Thanks again for all your help Mr. Goyen! Socorro V.
Very efficient staff. I am VERY pleased with this firm. Gina W.
Very professional job handling my accident claim. I had some ER bills, and some visits to my ortho after (and various other bills that kept coming in). I was afraid I was going to get stuck owing money, but Doug Goyen took care of the case and had everything paid, including compensating me for the injury. Great lawyer IMO. I felt like my case was taken care of very well. Thx!! Bernard M.
Doug is a great attorney. He took care of my auto accident claim promptly, and answered any questions I had. I also had one of my hospital bills go into collections for non-payment. I was able to contact Doug a year after the accident, and received a copy of the check the hospital claimed they didn’t receive. I highly recommend this guy. David J.
The Law Office of Doug Goyen helped me recovery every bit I was owed on my claim. Very happy I used them. They knew what they were doing, and kept me informed. I felt taken care of the whole way. You wont go wrong using them. Arthur H.
Mr. Goyen helped me take on my own insurance company, the great and mighty Allstate. My prior firm basically dumped me, with a permanent injury because the case didn’t meet their financial guidelines for a settlement. I was a bicycle rider hit by a car driver at an intersection, and Allstate was the company on BOTH SIDES OF THE CLAIM. My own insurance company tried to throw me under the bus to limit their payout! Without Mr. Goyen’s help, I would have been left with NOTHING! I had thousands of dollars in unpaid medical bills, unable to receive treatment to correct the issue. He was unafraid and helped me get the best settlement I could … I am tremendously thankful! Pamala M.