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Dallas Personal injury Law

OUR PROBLEM-SOLVING PERSONAL INJURY LAW TEAM

Fighting to Protect Your Rights throughout Dallas, Fort Worth & Plano

Our Personal Injury Team has handled numerous types of personal injury cases. Once a client retains our services for a personal injury case, our team immediately sets to work to investigate the events leading up to the injury and establish liability on the part of the defendant. We carefully gather and preserve all evidence necessary to establish liability and the extent of injuries suffered by our client. Every effort is also made to ensure that the client is sent to the best medical providers that will provide high quality medical care to the client. Once the client has concluded receiving medical treatment, we aggressively pursue the insurance companies or defendant to obtain maximum compensation for the client's suffering. Only by paying reasonable compensation will the insurance company or defendant avoid the wrath of our litigation team.

Who Is Responsible for the Personal Injury?

A fundamental question following the occurrence of a personal injury event is the question of liability. Liability is the legal concept that essentially seeks to determine the party from whose fault the personal injury event resulted. Although this concept sounds simple, the determination of liability is sometimes complicated by the fact that more than one party (person or corporation or other legal entity) is liable for the event.

How Much Is Your Accident Claim Worth?

Another fundamental question in a personal injury case deals with the value of the claim. In most cases, it is not easy to assign a dollar value to the claim. The following are the most common losses taken into consideration when determining compensation value of a personal injury claim: Medical costs and related expenses; Income lost because of the accident, because of time spent receiving medical treatment or undergoing rehabilitation;

Permanent disfigurement or physical disability; Emotional damages, such as stress, depression, embarrassment, or strains on family relationships; Loss of family, social, or educational experiences (e.g., missed school or training, vacation, or a special event); Damaged property;

Car Accidents

Car accidents are notoriously one of the leading causes of death or injuries in the United States. Every year tens of thousands of people die in car accidents while millions more suffer serious or permanent injury. Under the law, drivers are required to exercise "reasonable care" in the operation of a motor vehicle. Thus, a driver who fails to exercise "reasonable care" is considered negligent and can be held responsible for damages.

If someone is involved in a car accident, the following steps should be taken to preserve the claim for personal injuries: Stay at the scene of the accident unless medical exigencies require you to leave; Call the police to file a report; Seek prompt medical attention.

Make sure to preserve evidence (for example, take photos of damages if possible and keep copies of all important documents including medical records); Do not admit fault or enter into negotiations with the other driver(s) or insurance company(s); Contact our problem-solving personal injury team immediately to make sure your legal rights are protected.

Dog Bite

Dog bite injuries affect many persons in the United States annually. Unfortunately, most dog bite victims are children. If someone is involved in a dog bite incident it is important to first establish if medical treatment in necessary. Gaining pertinent information about the dog, its owner, and any witnesses is also crucial. A dog bite victim may also want to report the incident to local police or animal control authorities. Our legal team can help you discover what your legal rights and options.

Trucking Accidents

The massive sizes of large trucks pose significant hazards on roads and freeways. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) trucking guidelines limit truck drivers' on-duty hours, enhanced vehicle safety rules, and required other actions aimed at making the roadways safer. Unfortunately, many truck drivers and trucking companies fail to follow these safety guidelines and this contribute to increased number of trucking accidents every year. In most instances, trucking accidents result from: driver carelessness or recklessness; mechanical problems; decreased visibility; decreased maneuverability; longer distance to make a complete stop or avoid danger; etc.

 

If someone is involved in a car accident, the following steps should be taken to preserve the claim for personal injuries: Contact the police and file a detailed accident report; Gather complete information from the other party including insurance information; If possible, take pictures of the scene and collect witness information; Don't sign anything or admit fault; Contact our problem-solving personal injury team immediately to make sure your legal rights are protected.

Slip and Fall

A slip and fall accident occurs when an individual trips, slips, or slides on a walking surface because of an obstruction or unsafe condition. When a slip and fall accident occurs as a result of another individual's carelessness, negligence, or recklessness the injured victim has the legal right to seek compensation from the responsible party. To determine liability for a slip and fall injury, several aspects of the accident may be evaluated.

 

The length of time during which the impediment or obstruction was present may help to show that the responsible party had ample time to identify and correct the problem. If the hazard could have been prevented or remedied easily, failure to do so is considered negligence. Negligence may also be indicated when the responsible party failed to post warnings about a known hazardous condition. If there was no legitimate cause for the presence of a perilous obstruction, this may also indicate negligence in a slip and fall injury case.

 

If someone is involved in a slip and fall, the following information may be pertinent: where and when the accident took place; who was injured; what injuries were suffered (this may include medical records); who witnessed the accident and their account of the incident; the environment in which the slip and fall accident took place; the cause of the slip and fall; who owns and operates the property; and other relevant information.

 

Our problem-solving team also handles other types of personal injuries claims including those resulting from the following: Swimming pool accidents; Elevator, escalator, and automatic door accidents; Falling objects; Fires; Sexual assault due to inadequate security.