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3 Tactics Used to Prove a Truck Driver’s Negligence in an Accident

Let’s say you experience injuries as a result of a truck driver’s negligence. What do think the trucking company is going to try and do?
They know the injured victim is going to demand compensation – likely significant compensation from them – in damages. Their insurance company is likely going to tell them that they’re going to have to pay much higher premiums as a result.

Trucking companies certainly don’t want to see money disappear from their bottom line. The natural response – obviously – is to figure out how to delay, deny or outright shift liability for the loss.

Of course, this leaves all ethical questions and concerns aside. If their truck driver was negligent, they should have to pay the victim’s damages right?

Unfortunately, companies look at it as a logistical issue more often than one of integrity. That’s just what you’re up against.

So, what do our personal injury lawyers typically do […]

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Attorneys Settle Disc Injury Auto Accident in Dallas, TX for $625,000

$625,000 gross recovery by attorneys for commercial auto accident in Dallas, TX involving a lumbar disc injury.
Our client was traveling northbound on IH-35 in Dallas, TX in the right center lane north of Crown Road. The at-fault driver, operating a commercial vehicle in the course and scope of his employment, attempted to move into the same lane when it was unsafe and hit our client’s car.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: Our client was forced to go to the hospital the day after the wreck and had initial complaints of neck and back pain. Low back tenderness was noted on physical examination at the ER. When his pain continued to persist he began therapy and rehabilitation efforts under the direction of a UT Southwestern physician who also documented positive findings on physical examination.

Remember: Physical examination findings can greatly impact cases as objective evidence typically has more probative value than subjective complaints […]

By |August 29th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Attorney Settles Drunk Driving Injury Accident in Denton, TX for $52,500

$52,500 gross recovery for right shoulder injury caused by a drunk driving accident in Denton, TX. Outstanding settlement for client injured by a negligent driver.
Our client was traveling northbound on S. Bonnie Brae in Denton, Texas. A drunk driver, not paying attention, failed to control his speed and timely apply his brakes. The drunk driver caused his vehicle to collide with the rear of our client’s automobile and subsequently fled the scene, before he was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: Since the at-fault motorist was  drunk, our client was entitled to punitive damages based on his reckless conduct. Drinking, driving, and injuring someone is bad enough. Fleeing the scene after doing so is just flat deplorable. I let the adjuster know, during our very first phone call, that Denton jurors would not take kindly to that sort of conduct.

Our client sustained injuries to her neck, back, […]

By |August 21st, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |0 Comments

Attorney Settles Soft Tissue Injury Car Wreck in Mesquite, TX for $21,500

$21,500 gross recovery for soft tissue injury car wreck in Mesquite, TX. Great settlement by attorney for client with sprain/strain injuries.
Our client was operating a motor vehicle traveling westbound on HWY 80 in Mesquite, Texas.  Traffic came to a crawl due to congestion. A negligent motorist rear-ended a vehicle which subsequently rear-ended our client’s automobile. The police were not called to the scene and our client did not have to seek emergency medical treatment.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: Our attorneys routinely encounter the situation where a client does not have to go to the hospital right after a car accident but wakes up the next day with significant pain and discomfort. Many times people will try to manage the pain for a few days to see if it resolves as this particular client did. She reached out to our personal injury law firm when her neck and back pain persisted. She […]

By |August 14th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Attorney Settles Foot Work Injury in Dallas, TX for $123,500

$123,500 gross recovery for right foot work injury in Dallas, TX. Great settlement by attorney on case where the client’s medical bills were under $15,000.
Our client, a truck driver, went to pick up a load at a warehouse in Dallas, Texas. He was waiting by his truck while a warehouse employee picked up pallets with a forklift to load them. As the warehouse employee picked up the last pallet with the forklift he cut the wheel too sharp and caused the back end of the forklift to run over our client’s right foot. Our client’s manager took him to a health clinic when he returned to his place of business. Since our client was hurt on the job he filed a Workers’ Compensation claim.

Remember: Often times you can simultaneously pursue a Workers’ Compensation claim and a personal injury claim. This particular client was able to pursue a Workers’ Compensation claim […]

By |August 5th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |0 Comments

What Does “Should Have Known” about a Dangerous Condition Mean?

Sometimes a property owner should have discovered a dangerous condition before someone was injured. If not compensation can likely be recovered. What does “constructive notice” mean?
You slip and fall on a slick spot in a store. You break your ankle. You have to miss a few weeks of work.

Can you file a successful claim against the store?

Notice we didn’t say the situation happened because of an employee who mopped a spot and forgot to put a sign or warning cone up.

Should the store owner have discovered the dangerous condition before your fall? Should they have warned you of the dangerous condition or eliminated same prior to your fall?
To win a claim or case like this, you will need to demonstrate the store knew about the dangerous condition (actual knowledge) or that they should have known about the dangerous condition (constructive knowledge).
Contrast these two examples: If the situation happened as described […]

By |July 28th, 2017|Categories: Premises Liability|Tags: |0 Comments

The Surprising Truth Behind Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash injuries can still be a medical mystery. Find out why and what to do if you’ve experience one in this post.
“Whiplash” is sometimes viewed negatively these days. Some people have the perception that it’s something a car accident injury victim makes up to get money.

But it’s definitely a legitimate injury. So even though some people have a negative perception of whiplash injuries, don’t let that make you feel ashamed or guilty if you’ve truly experienced whiplash from a car accident.
What is “Whiplash” Anyway?
“Whiplash” technically isn’t a medical term. It’s a layperson’s term. Medical and legal literature calls whiplash an “acceleration/deceleration” or “hyper-flexion/hyper-extension” injury. About three million whiplash injuries happen each year, with about 50% of those causing chronic pain issues.

Typically, whiplash involves one or more of these symptoms:

Neck pain
Upper back pain
Shoulder pain
Difficulty thinking clearly
Numbness
Tingling
Weakness in your hands
Dizziness

While car accidents are the […]

By |July 21st, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Attorney Settles Herniated Disc Car Wreck in Arlington, TX for $81,000

$81,000 recovery for herniated disc injury car accident in Arlington, TX. Outstanding settlement for client who was rear-ended.
Our client was traveling northbound in the outside lane of SH 360 in Arlington, Texas. An inattentive motorist failed to control the speed of her vehicle, followed too closely, and failed to timely apply her brakes. The at-fault motorist caused the front of her vehicle to collide with the rear of our client’s vehicle. Our client was forced to seek emergency medical treatment due to the nature of the injuries he sustained.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: We were retained when the client’s significant pain and discomfort continued. He was really concerned that the low back pain he was experiencing was shooting down into his left leg. Numbness, tingling, and shooting pain can often result from a herniated disc. We assisted our client in locating a clinic that agreed to delay billing him until […]

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Attorney Settles Rotator Cuff Tear Car Wreck in Gainesville, TX for $127,500

$127,500 gross recovery for partial rotator cuff tear car wreck in Gainesville, TX. Great settlement by attorney for client injured when at-fault motorist backed out of a parking lot in an unsafe manner.
Our client was traveling west on California Street in Gainesville, TX when an inattentive driver reversed out of a parking lot in front of her. The at-fault motorist crossed into our client’s lane of travel and a major collision occurred.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: The Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report (Police Report) arising from the loss also attributed fault to our client for failing to take evasive action. I successfully argued to the adjuster, however, that no reasonable motorist would assume that someone would cross into the opposite lane of travel while reversing out of a parking lot, despite what was indicated in the Police Report. Getting the adjuster to accept 100% liability at the onset of the […]

By |July 5th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

What Compensation Can Be Recovered for a Parent’s Wrongful Death?

If your parent dies due to negligence, you may be able to recover financial damages for their wrongful death. Learn how it works.
Money won’t replace the void in your life if you lose a parent because of someone else’s carelessness.

Ancient societies, especially the Babylonians, would often handle wrongful death cases by executing the perpetrator of the careless act.

That’s not how we handle these situations anymore.

Monetary damages and jail time are the way we hold people accountable for their negligent actions in modern society.

What money does though, is help you take care of the financial problems that often result without your loved one’s income.

How Much Compensation Can Children Recover for Their Parent’s Wrongful Death?

First, it depends on the status of you as a child. Were you dependent on your parent financially?

If you’re not, you probably won’t be able to recover too much in damages. The point of a wrongful death claim […]

By |June 24th, 2017|Categories: Wrongful Death|Tags: |0 Comments