Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer
When you hire the Law Office of Doug Goyen, a Dallas personal injury lawyer will handle your case from beginning to end. Your Dallas personal injury lawyer is committed to obtaining the best possible outcome for our clients, whether they are filing a personal injury lawsuit, making an auto accident claim, have been injured in a slip and fall, or any other type of personal injury. Our experienced Dallas personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Doug Goyen understand the complexities of personal injury cases, as well as the importance of presenting supporting evidence for your case. We will work with you to gather the necessary documentation and, if necessary, consult with medical experts in order to effectively pursue your personal injury claim.
The Law Office of Doug Goyen is a Dallas personal injury law firm that specializes in representing personal injury victims. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a personal injury accident, you may be able to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. We fight to get you the maximum compensation available for your case.
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If you need a personal injury lawyer in Dallas, you have likely found yourself wondering “How do I choose the right one?” The answer — choose the Law Office of Doug Goyen. Our firm is one of the premier Dallas personal injury law firms, and one of the finest personal injury teams in Texas. Our Dallas personal injury attorneys have the experience to protect your interests and help you seek fair compensation for your injuries or the loss of a loved one.
We concentrate on serious personal injury litigation throughout Dallas and Texas, including cases of wrongful death, large commercial vehicle accidents, premises liability involving dangerous conditions, motor vehicle collisions, construction zone accidents and litigation for victims of intoxicated drivers.
When our firm accepts your injury case, we will handle everything, including:
- Conducting an in-depth investigation into your case to determine how your injury occurred and who should be held legally responsible for the harm you have suffered.
- If our clients do not know where to go for treatment we assist them in locating a medical facility.
- Assist our clients in locating a medical facility that defers billing while the client receives treatment.
- Consultation with highly qualified experts from various fields, such as accident reconstruction experts and medical professionals.
- We closely examine your medical records and other data to fully calculate your losses and the appropriate amount to seek in your case.
- Examining all relevant insurance policies in your case and dealing with insurance companies on your behalf.
- Ensure that all documents are filed on time, including claims with insurance companies and documents in the court where your case will be litigated.
- Negotiating with insurance companies for a fair and timely settlement of your claim.
- We obtain compensation for your lost earnings and medical bills.
- We receive the full amount of your personal injury claim for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and any other type of damage caused by your injury.
- If necessary, skillfully litigating your case in a Texas state or federal court and handling all post-trial legal matters.
- Resolving any liens that may have been attached to your settlement funds, such as health care or workers' compensation liens.
Our Dallas personal injury lawyer can help you focus on your recovery and your family while we seek fair compensation for your losses. We get results for our clients.
We offer free consultations and strategy sessions for people in need of assistance with personal injury and car accident injury cases. Contact us today at (972) 599 4100 so that we can assist you in developing a strategy to maximize the recovery in your case.
The Law Office of Doug Goyen handles personal injury cases throughout the state of Texas. Our practice areas include:
We deal with the insurance company and protect your rights while you focus on what you need to do to get better and take care of yourself and those around you. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 256,338 people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2019. In 2019, there were 3,610 fatalities in car accidents in Texas. There were 886 people killed in car accidents in which the driver was under the influence of alcohol. If you have been a victim of a negligent driver, our Dallas personal injury lawyers have the expertise to get you the compensation your case deserves.
You can rely on an injury lawyer in Dallas at our firm to aggressively pursue the best financial recovery for you. The value of a personal injury case is determined by three factors: liability, damages, and the ability to collect. All three factors must be present in order to recover damages. Our Dallas personal injury lawyers are skilled at demonstrating the elements necessary to recover the damages you are owed. Under Texas law, both economic and non-economic damages are recoverable. Section 41.001 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code (8). The amount of these damages is determined by the jury in jury trials.
Large commercial trucks do serious damage and cause serious injuries every day in Texas. Every year, over 500,000 truck accidents occur in the United States. In 2017, there were 4889 fatalities in large truck accidents. The number of people killed in large truck accidents in the United States increased by 42% between 2009 and 2017. If you are a victim of a large truck's negligence, our personal injury team will fight for you to get you the compensation you deserve and protect your rights while you recover.
Drunk drivers cause serious injuries and death every year. According to MADD, Texas has the highest number of DWI driving auto accident fatalities in the United States. Drunk drivers were responsible for 1,438 deaths in 2016. This means that every 20 minutes, someone dies. We fight drunk drivers' insurance companies to get you compensated for the damage and injury they have caused you. Contact a Dallas personal injury lawyer at our firm for a free case evaluation today.
Pedestrians struck by vehicles can suffer serious injuries. In Texas, there were 5,952 reports of pedestrians being hit by cars in 2019. 660 people were killed in pedestrian accidents. In 5,049 of those accidents, pedestrians were injured. We represent those pedestrians who have been injured by negligent drivers and help our clients get full and fair compensation for their injury.
Bicyclists are at risk of serious injury if they are hit by a vehicle. According to Texas Department of Transportation records, there were 2,547 vehicular accidents involving bicyclers in Texas in 2019. In the collisions, 68 cyclists were killed and 2,288 were injured. We represent bicyclists who have been hit by negligent drivers and a Dallas personal injury lawyer from our office will go after the maximum compensation available for your case.
When bars or restaurants continue to over-serve drunk people, and those people cause accidents that result in injuries, those establishments are responsible for the damage and injury caused by their overserved patrons. The Dram Shop Act is intended to discourage alcoholic beverage providers from serving alcohol to obviously intoxicated people who may cause serious injury or death to others as a result of their intoxication. We help our clients obtain compensation from violators of the Dram Shop Act for the injuries caused. Our Dallas personal injury attorney can start working on your case today.
We fight for the rights of motorcyclists who have been hurt by careless drivers. When compared to 2019, there was a 17% increase in Texas motorcycle fatalities in 2020. Every day, a motorcyclist is killed in a crash on Texas roads; 482 were killed last year. Motorcyclists account for 12% of all traffic fatalities in the state. The skilled and experienced Dallas injury lawyers at the Law Office of Doug Goyen fight for full compensation from the insurance company for each and every case.
When someone dies as a result of negligence from negligence, such as a construction zone accident, commercial truck accident or other type of motor vehicle accident, the family and estate have a claim against the negligent parties. When someone is killed as a result of negligence, there are two options for legal action. The Texas Wrongful Death Act governs the first type of claim. The Texas Survival Statute governs the second type. We represent families and estates in obtaining restitution for their losses. Contact a Dallas personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of Doug Goyen for a free consultation regarding your case.
If negligence is proven, the property owner is liable for injuries caused by that negligence, such as slip and falls caused by negligence that occur on their property. Every year over 800,000 people are hospitalized as a result of fall injuries, the most common of which is a head injury or a hip fracture. According to the CDC, one out of every five falls results in a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. The owner of the property may be held liable for unpaid medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, or other injuries or damages. A Dallas personal injury lawyer at our office can start working on your case today.
Our firm represents people who have been harmed by another person's animal. According to a Center For Disease Control (CDC) study, approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States each year. Over 300,000 people visit the emergency room each year as a result of dog bites. In 2019, the population of the United States was approximately 328.2 million people. That means that one out of every 73 people is bitten by a dog. Our personal injury lawyers pursue the maximum compensation available to victims of dog attacks. Many people who present to hospital emergency rooms with dog bite injuries are hospitalized, necessitating surgical procedures and long-term pharmaceutical treatment. Negligent dog owners are responsible for the damage their dogs cause.
Construction sites are among the most hazardous places to work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,333 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2019, a 2% increase from the 5,250 recorded in 2018. In 2016 and 2017, one worker in Texas died on the job every 16 hours. According to the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII), there were 177,977 recordable nonfatal cases in Texas in 2018. In 2018, there were 488 fatal occupational injuries in Texas. Many accidents occur as a result of hazardous working conditions. If you were injured on the job, walking through, or driving through a construction zone as a result of someone else's negligence, you may have a claim against those responsible. A Dallas injury lawyer at our office can make the difference in your case. Please call (972) 599 4100 for a free consultation.
Working in an office, factory, construction, or railroad is fraught with danger. In 2018, there were 488 fatal workplace injuries in Texas. In 2018, 5,250 workers in the United States died as a result of fatal occupational injuries. That equates to 9.29 percent of all deaths. Our legal team can assist you if you have a non-subscriber workplace injury claim, a construction accident, or any other type of personal injury claim.
To prove an automobile accident injury case against a government body, it must be demonstrated that the driver of the government vehicle was on the job (in the course and scope of their work) and that they would be held accountable if the damage or injury had been caused while acting as a private individual. We can help you if you were injured by a government vehicle.
Personal injury cases are typically proven by demonstrating that the person or company who caused the injury did so negligently or intentionally. The majority of personal injury cases involve negligence. Certain "elements" of a negligence case must be proven in order to collect on a claim.
Negligence is broken down into duty, breach, causation issues, and damages. Each element must be proven to collect on a personal injury case:
DUTY: People have a “duty” towards others in society to exercise reasonable care. This duty is to use the amount of care that the ordinarily prudent person is supposed to use under the circumstances. So, for instance, drivers of automobiles have a “duty” not to run red lights, since doing so is dangerous to others.
BREACH OF DUTY: Two ways to show breach are: 1) a person actually knows they are putting another person at risk, and they take the chance anyway (ie., a person sees the red, decides to run it, hoping he won’t hit anyone, but knowing he could); or 2) person doesn’t see the risk, but a reasonable person in the same circumstance would have foreseen the risk of hurting someone.
CAUSATION: The act must have actually caused the personal injury claimed. It must also be foreseeable to a reasonable person that the injury in question could have happened. Most of the time the injury caused by the person or company that caused the injury is foreseeable. If you speed, run a red light, drive while distracted, fail to look before you pull out in traffic, it is foreseeable that you may cause a collision that will cause another person to be injured.
DAMAGES: In order to collect for a personal injury claim, there must be actual damages caused by the act. Damages include, but are not limited to, past and future medical bills, 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, property damage, loss of use of your property – such as rental car bills, storage, total loss of property, diminished value of the property, loss of body member (arm, leg, . . .), loss of body capacity (hearing, eyesight, . . . ), loss of consortium, loss of services, emotional/mental trauma (bystander injury), prenatal injury, exemplary damages, prejudgment interest, attorney’s fees, and court costs.
PROPORTIONATE RESPONSIBILITY: In Texas, the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code section 33.001 and 33.003 govern “proportionate responsibility”. Proportionate responsibility refers to the method of calculating the percentage of damages that each party to a lawsuit must pay. If a plaintiff is partially to blame for its own damages, the plaintiff's recovery is reduced or barred by the percentage of those damages that can be traced back to the plaintiff. If the jury assigns a claimant 51 percent or more of the blame, the claimant is barred from recovering any damages. In personal injury cases, determining who is at fault and by what percentage is often a difficult process. You will need to conduct an investigation to gather all of the evidence proving why other parties were at fault for your injury and that you were not more than 50% at fault.
This is why you should retain the services of a Dallas personal injury lawyer for your claim. The attorneys at the Law Office of Doug Goyen will work hard to find evidence supporting the responsible party's negligence in your accident so that you can receive the maximum compensation available for your case.
The nature of the injury frequently determines the severity of injuries sustained in a personal injury case. Many negligent acts that result in injury or accidents in Dallas result in serious injuries or death. Whether you were injured in a car accident, a premises liability case, a workplace injury, a dog bite, or another form of negligence that resulted in your personal injury, our Dallas personal injury lawyer can help.
We fight for compensation for all of your personal injuries. Common personal injuries from negligence may include:
- Head injuries, including concussions, post concussion syndrome, and traumatic brain injuries, and other catastrophic injuries. Statistics on Traumatic Brain Injury: The CDC reports that there were approximately 61,000 TBI-related deaths in the United States in 2019. That equates to approximately 166 deaths per day. If an older adult has fallen or has a fall-related injury, such as a hip or pelvis fracture, or has been in a car accident, healthcare providers should look for signs and symptoms of TBI. This is especially important for elderly people who take blood thinners.
- Facial injuries, including disfigurement, orbital fractures and eye injuries
- Back Injuries and Neck Injuries, including spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Internal bleeding and organ injuries
- Fractures and joint injuries
- Leg injuries and knee injuries
- Chest injuries
- Soft tissue injuries and Whiplash
- Burn injuries
- Loss of limbs, including amputations
- Wrongful death of a loved one
These injuries can make working difficult or impossible, and medical bills can quickly add up. You should not be forced to suffer as a result of someone else's carelessness. If you're ready to start exploring your options, give us a call today. We would be happy to visit you at home or in the hospital if you are unable to come to our law offices.
You can rely on our law firm to aggressively pursue the best possible financial recovery for you. A personal injury case's value is determined by three factors: liability, damages, and ability to collect. All three elements are critical in order to collect damages. Our Dallas personal injury lawyer is skilled at proving the elements needed in order to collect the damages you are owed.
Texas law allows for the recovery of either economic or non-economic damages. Section 41.001(8) of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. The amount of these damages is determined by the jury in jury trials. 41.008(a) is an example. We may seek the following damages on your behalf:
A) Economic Damages: Economic Damages are compensation for actual economic or pecuniary loss (losses measured in money). Section 41.001(4) of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. The following are common economic damages recoverable in auto accident personal injury cases:
Past and future medical bills: The cost of medical bills required to treat your injury in the past and in the future.
Earning capacity lost in the past and in the future: The amount of money you could have earned if you had not been injured.
Property damage: Property damage, such as damage to your car, computer, phone, or glasses, is recoverable in an accident case. Included in your property damage claim may be rental car bills, storage, or towing.
Total loss of property: If your vehicle was destroyed and cannot be repaired, you are entitled to the value of the vehicle immediately prior to the accident.
Diminished value of the property: If your vehicle has been repaired but is now worth less money as a result of the accident, you are entitled to compensation for the diminished value of your vehicle.
Loss of services: If a husband or wife is unable to perform their normal household duties as a result of the injury, they are entitled to compensation.
B) Noneconomic damages are awarded to compensate for physical pain and suffering, mental or emotional pain or anguish, loss of consortium, disfigurement, physical impairment, loss of companionship and society, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, injury to reputation, and all other nonpecuniary losses other than exemplary damages. Section 41.001(12) of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code.
Past and future mental anguish: How your physical injury has caused significant mental anguish, to the point where it is more than disappointment, resentment, embarrassment, or anger, and how it will continue to do so in the future.
Compensation is allowed for past and future pain and suffering: based on a jury's common sense, knowledge, and sense of justice. In terms of settling a claim, determining the value of pain and suffering is done by imagining what a jury – who does not know anyone involved – will think the value is.
Loss of a body member or mental function: If you lost an arm, leg, hearing, or mental function or capacity as a result of the accident or injury, this injury may need to be claimed separately from physical impairment or disfigurement in order to recover damages for the harm caused.
Loss of consortium: If the injury was severe enough that you no longer enjoyed the companionship of your family members, you are entitled to compensation for the harm done to your family relationships.
Physical impairment in the past and future: How you have been physically impaired in the past as a result of your injury, and how you will be physically impaired in the future. Texas' version of "loss of enjoyment of life" is physical impairment.
Disfigurement in the past and in the future: How the injury physically disfigured you in the past and how it will disfigure you in the future.
Emotional/mental trauma (bystander injury): If a closely related person witnesses the event in some way, such as seeing a loved one seriously injured or killed, they have the right to recover as a bystander for the emotional or mental trauma caused by witnessing such an event.
Our Dallas personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience to protect your interests and assist you in seeking fair compensation for your injuries or the loss of a loved one. We focus on serious personal injury litigation in Dallas and throughout Texas, including wrongful death, commercial trucking accidents, construction zone accidents, premises negligence, and motor vehicle accidents.
We are the right law firm for you if you have a case in one of these areas of law.
Clients in situations similar to yours have come to us from the DFW area and across Texas because when you hire us:
You are always represented by an experienced personal injury lawyer: We are prepared for any situation because of our extensive experience in all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases. We know how to handle your case as quickly as possible while also maximizing the amount of compensation you receive.
You get timely communication: We want you to be informed at all times. We respond to all calls, emails, and other correspondence as soon as possible, and we will take the time to answer any questions you may have.
Your situation will be taken seriously: Opposing attorneys are well aware that the Law Office of Doug Goyen is dedicated to holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions.
Your case is in the hands of a law firm that other lawyers respect: Other attorneys routinely refer their most difficult cases to us, and our peers regard us as a reliable resource. When you work with us, you are working with the Dallas personal injury law firm that other lawyers entrust their most difficult cases to.
If you would like us to evaluate your case and explain how our services can benefit your claim, please contact us online or call (972) 599-4100.
The Law Office of Doug Goyen will handle your personal injury case with the goal of maximizing your recovery. Our investigation process identifies aspects of your personal injury case that demonstrate how your injury has not only caused financial harm but has also changed your life.
The Texas Statute of Limitations is governed by Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 16.003(a) which states that the time limit for a personal injury cases is two years after the day the cause of action accrues. The date a cause of action "accrues" in a personal injury case is typically the date of the incident causing the injury. If you do not file a lawsuit or settle your case before the two year statute of limitations expires, you forever lose any rights to pursue your personal injury case.
When you file a claim with an insurance company, they already have staff lawyers on their side, and their adjusters deal with claims all day, every day, and are experts at finding ways to avoid payment. Start on your case immediately. Witnesses and evidence tend to disappear over time. Memories can fade, and documents can be lost. Contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your injury in order to protect your rights and protect your evidence in your case.
The personal injury attorneys at Law Office of Doug Goyen have the expertise, dedication and experience to handle the complexities that can appear in a personal injury case. We have decades of experience fighting insurance companies and defending our clients' rights. Contact us today if you are looking for a Dallas personal injury lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve for your case.
You owe us nothing if we are unable to recover compensation for your case. In personal injury cases, we charge a contingency fee. Contingency Fees are structured to take a percentage of whatever we are able to recover in your personal injury case. We charge a third of any money we recover if we can settle the case before going to court. We do not file any lawsuits without first discussing the case with our client and obtaining permission to proceed. When it comes time to settle the case, we do not do so without first obtaining your permission. Because this is a performance-based contract, the better we do for you, the better we do for ourselves. This aligns our interests with your interests in the case.FREE CASE REVIEWS
We offer free phone consultations to review your case with you. During the phone consultation, we also provide a free strategy session. The strategy session includes a summary of your case, the legal issues involved, and any legal issues we identify as being critical to maximizing the compensation you are owed. We are customer-focused. We care about our clients and want to assist them in recovering what they are owed.
Doug Goyen's Law Office has decades of experience handling personal injury cases in North Texas. Call us at (972) 599 4100 or use our website's contact form.
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