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Attorney Settles Disc Injury Car Wreck in Frisco, TX for $76,000

$76,000 gross recovery for lumbar herniated disc injury car wreck in Frisco, TX. Outstanding settlement by attorney for client injured by a commercial vehicle.
Our client was traveling northbound on the Dallas North Tollway service road in Frisco, TX. He brought his vehicle to a complete stop at a red light. An inattentive driver in the course and scope of her employment failed to control the speed of her automobile and rear-ended his car as the light was turning green. They exchanged insurance information in a nearby parking lot but police were not called to the scene.

Remember: Large delivery vans and 18-wheelers are not the only commercial vehicles on the road. Even a small passenger vehicle can be a covered automobile under a commercial insurance policy if it is used in the course and scope of one’s business. It is imperative that your accident attorney check vehicle ownership records to ascertain if the at-fault […]

By |November 25th, 2016|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

3 Most Commonly Asked Questions about Slip and Fall Cases

Did you slip, trip, or fall, and get injured? Did it happen to someone you love? You might have these questions. Find out what they are, and the answers.
Been in a “slip and fall” situation? Have a loved one who has? Just curious?

Slips and falls, or “premises liability” claims as the law calls them, get a bad rap. Remember all those hidden camera shows in the 1990s and early 2000s that exposed people faking these in stores to score a big pay day?

Most Texans are honest citizens like yourself, just looking for fair compensation in the event they’ve been injured due to the negligence of a person or business. After all, if someone else’s carelessness causes your injuries, they should help you cover them.

If you’re in that situation, take a minute to learn more about this type of legal claim:

Is your case a “slip and fall” claim?

Slip and […]

By |November 16th, 2016|Categories: Premises Liability|Tags: |0 Comments

Attorney Settles Drunk Driving Car Accident Injury in Plano, TX for $70,000

$70,000 gross recovery for aggravated lumbar disc bulge injury car accident in Plano, TX caused by drunk driver. Outstanding settlement by attorney, well in excess of the client’s past and future medical expenses.
Our client was headed northbound at or near the 1000 block of Central Expressway in Plano, Texas traveling in the right lane. Traffic was congested and our client was forced to bring her car to a stop. An inattentive motorist behind her failed to control the speed of her vehicle and to timely apply her brakes. The at fault driver rear-ended our client’s automobile and was subsequently arrested for drunk driving.

Remember: If an intoxicated motorist causes an accident you are likely entitled to punitive damages based on their reckless conduct. Also, in the event a drunk driver does not have automobile insurance, and you don’t have uninsured motorist coverage on your policy, you may be able to file a […]

By |November 8th, 2016|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Attorney Settles Elbow Injury Car Wreck in Amarillo, TX for $72,000

$72,000 gross recovery for injury car wreck in Amarillo, TX. Outstanding settlement by attorney for claim involving elbow bruise and soft tissue injuries.
Our client, a resident of Dallas, Texas, was injured in an auto accident in Amarillo that was caused by a negligent motorist. The rear-end collision was significant and caused our client’s vehicle to spin around several times. She had to be taken from the scene of the wreck via ambulance to the hospital.

Remember: Venue can impact the value of your claim or case. Venue deals with where a lawsuit can be filed. In the context of a car accident, proper venue is usually the county in which the wreck occurred or the county in which the at-fault motorist resided at the time of the collision. A good Dallas accident attorney will file a lawsuit in the venue most advantageous to his or her client and will discuss venue […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Writing a Demand Letter to Maximize an Injury Settlement

A demand letter is a powerful negotiating tool. Find out how our personal injury lawyers write one to help maximize an injury settlement.
Your demand letter is possibly the most critical tool in the settlement negotiations process besides your lawyer themselves.

Don’t worry, you won’t be writing it. Your lawyer will because it’s critical to present all the facts and circumstances in a way that positions you well.

We’re not talking about manipulation or exaggeration here. This is a settlement tool we need to use on your behalf to make sure you don’t get run over by the insurance company.

Once we’ve compiled all the information and facts about your case (all medical bills and records, any necessary witness affidavits, etc.), we can create your demand letter.

Here’s some tactics that might be used to craft the strongest possible demand letter on your behalf:

The Individual Facts of Your Case

The insurance company will always […]

By |October 24th, 2016|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |0 Comments

Attorney Settles Disc Injury Car Accident in Plano, TX for $21,751

This $21,751 settlement for a small cervical disc injury resulting from a car accident in Plano, TX is an outstanding recovery by our attorney Joseph Morrison.
This auto accident occurred at Midway Rd & Windhaven Pkwy in Plano, TX 75024.

Our client was driving north on Midway Road approaching Windhaven Parkway in Plano, Texas. The at-fault motorist was traveling south on Midway Road attempting to make a left onto eastbound Windhaven Parkway. Both drivers had green lights. The inattentive motorist who caused the Plano car accident, however, did not have a green arrow and failed to yield the right of way. As a result, he caused his automobile to hit our client’s car. Two independent witnesses confirmed the wreck was caused by the at-fault driver’s failure to yield as documented in the Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report.
Independent witnesses can often make or break a car accident case.
It is important to try and identify witnesses after a car accident […]

By |October 20th, 2016|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Attorney Settles Soft Tissue Injury Car Accident in Lancaster, TX for $18,500

This $18,500 settlement for soft tissue injuries resulting from a car accident in Lancaster, TX is an outstanding recovery by our attorney Joseph Morrison.

This auto accident occurred at N Dallas Ave and W Telephone Rd, in Lancaster, TX 75134
Our client was driving north on Telephone Road in Lancaster, Texas. She brought her automobile to a stop at a red light at North Dallas Avenue. She was waiting to turn left. A Lancaster car accident occurred between two other drivers who were traveling on North Dallas Avenue. As a result of their collision one of those vehicles subsequently hit our client’s car and caused her to sustain injuries. She had initial complaints of neck and upper back pain at the hospital.
Comments on the Lancaster car accident by attorney Joseph Morrison
Our lawyers at Mullen & Mullen were able to quickly establish liability in this Lancaster, TX car accident. Our client had health insurance but didn’t believe they should have to pay […]

By |October 13th, 2016|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Should You Get Compensation for Pain & Suffering? If So, How?

How does compensation for “pain and suffering” work? It’s pretty murky. You should have a good personal injury lawyer.
You get hurt in a car accident. And of course it’s going to cause you plenty of mental distress.

You’ve heard about people in other lawsuits who seek money for “pain and suffering.” You know the stereotypes associated with those damages.

So should you, in your unique situation, be entitled to recover damages for “pain and suffering?”

How can anyone put a dollar amount on your personal level of pain and suffering anyway?

As you may already have guessed, this is not a clear or easy-to-resolve issue. We can’t say how your situation will play out. But, we can give you the basics of how “pain and suffering” usually works.

What Factors Affect How Much You May Recover for “Pain and Suffering?”

Here are a few factors that can impact damages for pain and suffering:

How severe your […]

By |September 29th, 2016|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |0 Comments

Neck & Back Injuries Car Wreck in Dallas, TX Settles for $44,000

$44,000 gross recovery for neck and low back sprain/strain injuries car wreck in Dallas, TX. Outstanding settlement by attorney for rear-end collision involving soft tissue injuries.
Our client was operating a motor vehicle traveling northbound in the 2000 block of S. Buckner Blvd. in Dallas, Texas. She had to slow down due to congestion ahead of her. An inattentive motorist traveling directly behind our client failed to timely apply the brakes and, as a result, rear-ended her vehicle. The at-fault motorist fled the scene.

Remember: It is important to make sure you have uninsured motorist / underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) on your automobile insurance policy so that you are protected in the event you are injured in a hit-and-run car accident and the identity of the at-fault motorist cannot be ascertained. Hit-and-run cases often hinge on whether actual physical contact occurred between your vehicle and the hit-and-run vehicle.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Attorney Settles Injury Motorcycle Accident in Garland, TX for $130,000

$130,000 gross recovery for rotator cuff injury motorcycle accident in Garland, TX. Outstanding settlement by attorney for claim involving arthroscopic procedure.
Our client was driving his Harley-Davidson motorcycle traveling eastbound on 200 E Avenue D in Garland, TX in the inside lane. An inattentive motorist was also traveling eastbound and attempted to make a left turn onto Rayburn from the middle lane. The inattentive motorist’s car struck our client’s bike knocking him to the pavement.

Remember: According to Texas Department of Transportation statistics, 459 motorcycle drivers and/or passengers were killed in Texas in 2015. The statistics clearly demonstrate that not wearing a helmet increases the risk of death in a motorcycle accident.

Comment from Attorney Joseph Morrison: This client retained us towards the conclusion of his medical treatment. While the majority of our clients hire us in the days or weeks following an auto accident we often agree to represent individuals even if […]

By |September 21st, 2016|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments