Personal Injury

Articles related to Texas personal injury law, produced by our Dallas law firm, to help answer important questions you may have about personal injury in Texas.

90% of Personal Injury Cases Settle Without Litigation

Truth be told – negotiating a settlement without litigation is in everyone’s best interest – even in the party who allegedly caused your injury.

Why?

Because it avoids court. And court costs everyone time and money.

So with just about every personal injury case, the defendant is almost always willing to settle.

And 90% of the time, both sides […]

By |February 9th, 2015|Personal Injury|0 Comments

What is Proportionate Responsibility? Why Should You Care?

Before 1973, if you contributed in any way to your personal injury, you could not recover any financial compensation in Texas. So if you rolled through a stop sign while a defendant drove drunk and went 20 miles per hour over the speed limit, that spelled tough luck and no compensation for you.

Guess your parents […]

By |January 23rd, 2015|Personal Injury|0 Comments

What are Punitive Damages in Texas? Can You Get Them?

When you file a personal injury claim, it’s your goal to get something back for what you lost as a result of the accident. In their purest sense, punitive damages are assigned to:

Punish the defendant
Encourage them to not engage in the behavior again
Show society their behavior is not in the least bit acceptable

To get punitive […]

By |January 16th, 2015|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Why You Must Avoid Personal Injury Lawyers that Advertise Like Crazy

Some personal injury lawyers advertise relentlessly. Others do it with quiet dignity. Learn why you don’t want to work with the first kind of lawyer.

First thing’s first, and let’s be very clear: it’s completely okay for lawyers to advertise their services through whatever means they find that work.

TV, radio, Google search, social media – it’s […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Personal Injury|0 Comments

How to Prove a Wrongful Death Claim

It’s sad but true – innocent people are killed because of the careless or reckless actions of others. No one knows the precise numbers, but somewhere between 44,000 to 440,000 Americans die each year due at least partially due to preventable medical errors.

Wrongful death also happens because of:

Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
Bike/pedestrian accidents
Defective products
Workplace accidents
Construction accidents

What […]

By |January 11th, 2015|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Do You Have a Worker’s Comp or Personal Injury Claim?

Did you know Texas is the only state in the entire United States that does not require employers above a predetermined size to carry worker’s compensation?

Sounds crazy, but it’s true!

And here’s the good news: it’s usually easier to recover financial compensation from companies that do not carry worker’s comp. Many of the legal defenses “subscribers” […]

By |January 11th, 2015|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Most Common Personal Injury Questions & Answers

Any area of law is so amazingly complex that, as you do research, you’re often left scratching your head for answers. Personal injury law has its own unique set of legal language.

So we want to make it as easy as possible to learn what you need to know about personal injury law.

Here are some of […]

By |December 30th, 2014|Personal Injury|0 Comments

Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer Part 2

Last month, you got Questions to ask a personal injury lawyer before you hire one.

The answers to those questions help you nail down which personal injury lawyer to hire. But they won’t quite give you the “full picture” of the lawyer you should retain. To make the definitive choice for yourself, there’s some other questions […]

By |December 26th, 2014|Personal Injury|0 Comments

8 Basic Steps to Expect if Your Personal Injury Case Requires Litigation

So the unthinkable happened…you find yourself having to file a personal injury lawsuit because the Defendant denied liability or made a bad offer.

Hopefully, your injuries aren’t too serious!

Although you can file a personal injury lawsuit any time someone else’s careless or negligent behavior harms you, tort cases generally fall into 9 different categories. Little nuances […]

By |December 12th, 2014|Personal Injury|0 Comments

What Should You do If You Experience a Personal Injury?

To be frank, the exact steps you take really depend on the situation you’re in.
We’ll slowly push out various guides on different types of personal injuries. But for now, this general one will help you take the right steps to build a strong case.

Some basics:

If You’re Hurt Seriously, Take Care of That First

If you feel […]

By |November 7th, 2014|Personal Injury|0 Comments