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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

Attorney Settles Apartment Complex Accident Injury in Fort Worth, TX for $85,000

$85,000 gross recovery for injury following premises liability accident at apartment complex in Fort Worth, TX. Outstanding settlement by attorney for client injured when a portion of her living room roof collapsed.
Our client was injured in the living room of the apartment she rented in Fort Worth, Texas. She sustained her injuries when a portion of the ceiling collapsed and struck her head, neck and shoulders, causing her to fall. She had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: I moved quickly to secure the evidence necessary to demonstrate apartment complex employees and management were negligent. Our Dallas injury attorneys obtained evidence of a prior roof repair in the kitchen of the apartment unit. This suggested that, had apartment complex employees performed a thorough inspection of the premises at the time of the prior repair, they would have discovered the living room also had structural integrity issues.

Remember: […]

By |September 15th, 2016|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |0 Comments

The Nitty Gritty on Motorcycle Helmets and Texas Car Accident Law

Do you have to wear a motorcycle helmet in Texas? Sometimes yes. Sometimes no. Learn when you do and don’t have to in this post from Mullen & Mullen.
Say you’re riding on a motorcycle with your spouse – or a hot date – and neither of you are wearing a helmet. You get pulled over by an officer.

Will you get a citation or not? What about your passenger?

You might.

And what could happen if you don’t wear a helmet and get in a motorcycle accident?

Learn more about Texas motorcycle law below to find out:

When Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Texas?

You may be required to wear a helmet. However, you may not have to wear one either.

If you are under 21, you must wear a motorcycle helmet. No questions asked. That goes for both drivers and passengers.

If you are 21 or over, and you have not completed […]

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

Attorney Settles Whiplash Injury Car Wreck in The Colony, TX for $32,500

$32,500 gross recovery for whiplash injury car wreck in The Colony, TX. Fantastic settlement by attorney at policy limit for client with no objective injuries.
Our client was a passenger in an automobile traveling northbound in the right hand lane of the 5000 block of Main Street in The Colony, Texas. An intoxicated motorist was traveling in the left lane of the 5000 block of Main Street and failed to change lanes safely. As a result, he sideswiped our client.

Remember: If you have been involved in a car accident with a drunk driver you are likely entitled to punitive damages. These damages, which are meant to punish, are available when the at-fault party’s conduct is grossly negligent or reckless. Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol certainly qualifies as reckless conduct.

The at-fault motorist attempted to flee the scene but was apprehended by law enforcement. Our client was evaluated […]

By |August 30th, 2016|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Attorney Settles Sprain/Strain Injury Car Accident McKinney, TX $20,000

$20,000 gross recovery for sprain/strain injury car accident in McKinney, TX. Outstanding settlement by attorney, well above client’s medical bills.
Our client, a college student, was stopped at a red light in the middle lane at the intersection of North Custer Road and Virginia Parkway in McKinney, Texas.  The at-fault driver was traveling in the middle lane of North Custer approaching the same intersection. The at-fault motorist was distracted and failed to control her speed. As a result she rear-ended our client’s vehicle while his automobile was stationary.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: Liability was clear since this was a rear-end car wreck and our client was stopped at a red light for about one minute before the car accident occurred. The collision was significant enough that the at-fault driver’s air bags deployed. Our client complained of neck pain at the accident scene and the investigating officer noted his complaints in the Texas Peace Officer’s Crash […]

By |August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Construction Work Injury Accident Settles for $907,500

Outstanding $907,500 settlement by attorneys for an injured worker who didn’t have health insurance. Construction accident resulted in a lumbar spine injury and foot/ankle injury that both required emergency surgery.
Our client was injured when he fell from a substantial height while working on a large construction project due to a board not being properly secured. He was rushed to the hospital and underwent two emergency surgeries. He was left with hardware in both his spine and foot/ankle.

Remember: If you have been injured in a construction accident it is imperative to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Many projects involve countless contractors and subcontractors. These parties need to be quickly identified to best protect your legal rights.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: It was obvious from the onset that our client had suffered truly significant injuries. He didn’t have health insurance and our first order of business was assisting him to […]

By |August 15th, 2016|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |0 Comments

Injury Auto Accident in Richardson, TX Settles for $18,500

An $18,500 gross settlement was won by attorney Joseph R. Morrison for a personal injury claim involving a car accident in Richardson, TX. The insurance company offered $7,500 before the client retained us as his Richardson auto accident attorneys.

Our client was injured while traveling northbound in the right lane of the 700 block of South Central Expressway in Richardson, TX. The operator of a commercial vehicle dropped his phone and reached to pick it up. When the commercial operator looked back up traffic had stopped and he was unable to avoid striking the automobile in front of him. The impact started a chain reaction and the rear end of our client’s car was subsequently struck by another motorist’s auto.

The client was taken to the hospital via ambulance where he was diagnosed with a cervical strain and contusion to his right knee. Hospital physicians ordered him off work for 2 days. He eventually […]

By |August 10th, 2016|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments