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Attorney Settles Sprain/Strain Injury Car Accident in Dallas, TX for $30,001

$30,001 gross settlement for car accident in Dallas, TX. Outstanding recovery by attorney for client with back and neck sprain/strain injuries.
Our client was a passenger in a car traveling westbound on LBJ Freeway in Dallas, TX near Coit Rd. Another motorist lost control of her vehicle and spun out. Her automobile crossed multiple lanes of traffic and crashed into our client knocking his car into a wall.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: This was a significant car wreck. Our client went to the emergency room with initial complaints of neck pain, back pain, right knee pain, and some abdominal pain from the seat belt. We assisted him in locating a clinic that would delay billing until the conclusion of his car accident injury case so he wouldn’t get stuck paying expensive co-pays and deductibles on a limited budget while recovering from injuries that were not his fault.

Remember: Venue is a factor that your personal injury attorney should […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Pedestrian Injury Car Accident in Frisco, TX Settles for $55,003

$55,003 settlement for pedestrian injury car accident in Frisco, TX. Outstanding recovery by attorney for client injured by driver that fled the scene.
Our client was walking south in a dirt parking lot while a motorist was traveling west in that same lot. He stepped out between two cars and stopped to let the vehicle pass. Suddenly, without warning, the motorist turned and struck him in the leg before striking another automobile. He was essentially pinned between the two cars. The at-fault driver exited his vehicle, fled the scene, and was later arrested.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: It is infuriating when a motorist causes a wreck and then flees the scene like a coward. It is deeply troubling that a person could injure an innocent victim and run away without rendering aid. Needless to say, I let the insurance adjuster know early on in the case that I was going to hold his […]

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

Attorney Settles 18-Wheeler Accident Injury in Dallas, TX for $36,000

$36,000 recovery for 18-Wheeler accident in Dallas, TX involving whiplash. Fantastic result by attorney significantly above client’s incurred medical bills.
Our client was traveling eastbound on Singleton Blvd. in Dallas, Texas with his family members also in the car. They came to a stop at a red light. When the light turned green they proceeded through the intersection. The driver of a commercial 18-Wheeler disregarded his red light and collided into them. The impact tilted our client’s automobile up and then slammed it back down to the ground. Our client did not go to the hospital but began to experience discomfort a few days after the truck wreck.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: An accident with an 18-Wheeler is an absolutely terrifying experience. They are huge vehicles that can cause massive damage and loss of life. Clients routinely tell me they did not feel pain immediately after their collision. This is because their adrenaline is off the charts. However, […]

By |April 13th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Attorney Settles Dog Bite Injury for $25,000: Learn Your Legal Duties as a Dog Owner

$25,000 gross recovery for dog bite injury in Frisco, TX. Fantastic settlement by attorney for client who suffered puncture wounds that fully healed.
Our client was walking on a residential sidewalk in Frisco, Texas. A dog was tethered to a tree in a homeowner’s yard but unfortunately the leash had too much slack. The homeowner’s negligence allowed the dog to charge and bite our client as she walked by the house. The homeowner was cited for failure to properly restrain his dog. Our client was transported via ambulance to the hospital where multiple puncture wounds were noted.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: Dog bite law really is a fascinating area. The central issue is whether the at-fault party knew of a prior biting incident/attack or had prior knowledge of the canine acting aggressively. Texas, therefore, follows the “one bite rule.”

Exceptions apply though. For example, some dog breeds, such as a Pit Bull, […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |0 Comments

Lump-Sum Versus Structured Settlement: What to Know

When you win a lawsuit, you can take your money in a single lump sum or slowly over time as a structured settlement. Learn the pros and cons of each approach.
You may have heard that lottery winners can take their award in a single lump sum, or slowly over time. And you might also have heard that they get taxed much higher when they take their money in a single sum.

Personal injury settlements work similarly, although they do have some differences.

Let me explain the facts:
You Most Likely Won’t Get Taxed
In the majority of cases, any funds you receive from a personal injury settlement are not income and, therefore, not taxed.

However, those lovable individuals at the IRS (yes, sarcasm intended) do have a few exceptions to this. If you like reading tax code, you can learn more at the IRS website.

One such exception is:

If you deducted any medical expenses in prior […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |0 Comments

Might You Need to File Bankruptcy During a Personal Injury Case?

The truth is yes, you may need to file bankruptcy during a personal injury case. But that’s not necessarily a given. Learn more from Mullen & Mullen.
So you’re severely hurt, and it’s clearly because of someone else’s negligence. You can’t work at all, and it’ll be months before you can start again.

But, your personal injury lawyer tells you it’s still likely going to be months before you recover compensation for your injuries. And there’s no guarantee on that time-frame. You also learn it could be a year, or a couple years, before the legal process finishes.

During that time, all the businesses you owe money to don’t magically say, ”Oh, we’re so sorry to hear you’re not able to work. You know what? Since you’re such a great customer, the next 6 months are on us. Send us a check for the rest when things get better.”

Nope, instead they still demand payment, […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |0 Comments

What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance & Should You Have It?

Do you need to carry personal injury protection insurance? What is it anyway? While not common, it’s quite helpful in a few situations.
Believe it or not, personal injury protection (PIP) insurance was designed to reduce the number of lawsuits filed. It’s also called “no-fault insurance.” That simply means the insurance kicks in and works regardless of who has fault, and to what extent, in a motorcycle accident (or any other kind of car accident).

In other words, it’s simply available when you need it. Texas does not require you to have PIP. However, insurers must give you $2,500 as part of your policy if you don’t specifically reject PIP. You can pay increased premiums for higher PIP limits.
What Does Personal Injury Protection Cover?
PIP actually covers quite a bit. Broadly defined, it covers some of the more common economic expenses that arise from a car accident. These include:

Medical care costs
Up […]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Attorney Settles Soft Tissue Injury Car Wreck in Dallas, TX for $60,000

$60,000 settlement for soft tissue injury car wreck in Dallas, TX. Fantastic recovery by attorney for client with pre-existing degenerative disc disease.
Our client, who formerly served in the United States Army, was driving west on interstate 30 in the left lane near 2nd Avenue. Traffic started slowing due to congestion. The at-fault driver was not paying attention and rear-ended our client’s automobile. They both pulled over to the right shoulder and waited for law enforcement to arrive. The Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report, arising from the car accident, placed 100% blame on the inattentive motorist.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: I really enjoyed representing this client. He went to his primary care physician (PCP) following the car wreck and complained of neck and back pain and contacted our office shortly thereafter. Our attorneys assisted him in locating a rehabilitation clinic that would delay billing for his medical services until the conclusion of his […]

By |February 15th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Sickle Cell Crisis Injury Car Accident in Dallas, TX Settles for $117,500

$117,500 gross recovery for probable sickle cell crisis injury car accident in Dallas, TX. Outstanding settlement by attorney included almost full liability and underinsured motorist policy limits for client.
Our client was traveling southbound on the Hwy 75 service road in Dallas, Texas, going through a green light at Churchill Way. An inattentive motorist driving on Churchill Way failed to yield the right of way and turned in front of her when it was unsafe to do so. The vehicles collided and our client was forced to seek emergency medical treatment at the hospital due to the injuries she sustained in the Dallas, TX car wreck.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: This was a unique case. Our client presented to the emergency room with chest pain. The admitting physician diagnosed probable sickle cell crisis and noted that the substantial chest contusion she sustained in the motor vehicle accident could have caused this. She […]

By |January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

4 Tricks Insurance Companies Use to Steal Your Accident Settlement

Don’t fall for these tricks from insurance companies after an accident! They’ll try anything they can to reduce or eliminate your accident settlement.
Those huckster insurance companies… what’ll they come up with next?

In Texas, the unfortunate reality is that insurance companies have laws written in their favor. That’s the world you live in, whether you want to or not. They have power like this in many states. But, Missouri, where our other office is located (in St. Louis), has much fairer laws.

It’s too bad things are that way. But, they are.

Insurance companies do give a lot of lip service to covering your accident and injuries fairly. It makes them look good. And it minimizes the chances legislators would ever get on their case.

But, don’t fall for it! When you watch their actions, a far different story comes to surface.

Law may not call it “theft,” but that’s precisely what insurance companies do. And […]

By |January 9th, 2017|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments