No Matter How You Have Been Injured We May Be Able to Help You
At a fundamental level we represent and advocate for injured victims. We’ve been doing so for over 30 years and have helped thousands and thousands of clients in the process. Not every case, however, falls into a neat or pre-defined category.
Remember: If you were injured due to the negligence of another person or company we may be able to assist you. Don’t assume just because you didn’t see the exact facts of your case or your exact injury that we cannot be of assistance. Firm consultations are free and one of our attorneys would be more than happy to discuss the individual facts and circumstances of your case.
We can assist many people under the doctrine of “General Negligence” or if the actions of the at-fault party were intentional. General negligence can usually be established if the at-fault party failed to perform or act as a reasonably prudent person or company would have acted under like or similar circumstances. Some examples of general negligence or intentional conduct would include:
Boat Accident Injuries: Boat accident injury claims and cases obviously have similarities to motor vehicle accident claims and cases. It is important, however, to have counsel familiar with the rules and regulations for the safe operation of a boat as well as licensing requirements for operators. Boat accident claims can involve a collision between two boats, a single boat losing control, a collision with a boat and someone swimming in a lake, injuries caused by boat propellers, injuries caused by a boat capsizing, and injuries resulting from water sports. Common claims involve fatal drowning, brain damage from asphyxiation, spinal injuries, or amputation.
Bus Accident Injuries: Bus accident injuries can occur in a number of different ways. For example, you could be a passenger in a car struck by a bus or a pedestrian struck by a bus. In many circumstances you can sustain injuries as a passenger in a bus – due to the negligence of the bus driver or another motorist. Our firm has filed a substantial number of claims against Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and other bus operators for injuries sustained by clients.
Food Poisoning /Unsafe Food: Our firm has represented clients who have been diagnosed with food poisoning as a result of negligent preparation of food by a restaurant or manufacturer or the negligent storing of food by a restaurant or grocery store. For example, we were able to assist clients who were poisoned by Peanut Butter in the past. In addition, we have represented clients who sustained major damage to their teeth when they bit into a rock or hardened byproduct of the food product.
Negligent Cable or Telephone Installation: We have represented clients who have been injured due to the negligence of cable companies or telephone companies. In most instances the cable company or telephone company failed to timely return to our client’s home to bury a cable and our client sustained injuries when he or she tripped over the cable.
Inadequate /Negligent Security: Our firm has assisted clients who sustained injuries because an apartment complex or business failed to have adequate security measures in place to protect them. For example, a night club with a history of violent altercations could be found to be negligent in not having a security guard inside the club. A McDonald’s with a huge late night crowd (after bars close) could also be found to be negligent if they didn’t have a security guard in the restaurant. A business with a history of attacks in its parking lot could be negligent if they failed to have adequate lighting in the parking lot in question.
Dog Bites: Our firm has represented numerous clients who were attacked and bitten by a dog that was inherently dangerous (such as a Pit Bull) or by a dog whose owner knew it had a tendency to bite. Injuries often include lacerations, scratches, missing areas of flesh, or injuries sustained trying to flee the dog attack. Case analysis will include whether the dog owner may have violated a “leash law” in allowing his canine to run free.
Bicycle Injuries: Bicycle claims and cases are obviously very similar to motorcycle accident claims and cases. Our firm has represented a substantial number of bicyclists who suffered injuries when they were either struck by a motor vehicle of some sort or ran off the road by a motor vehicle of some sort.
Swimming Pool Accidents: Swimming pool accidents remain all too common and often involve young children. Unfortunately, in many such accidents young children are killed or suffer serious brain injuries due to asphyxiation. Often times these accidents occur because a homeowner negligently allowed children to enter the premises, negligently failed to monitor the children while they were swimming, or negligently prevented children from accessing the pool even though they knew the children were doing so. In other circumstances apartments have failed to properly prevent access to community pools by young children.
Burn Injuries: Our firm might be able to assist you if you sustained injuries in an explosion or fire at your home or apartment, someone else’s home or apartment, your place of business, or a retail establishment. Many explosions occur at large plants or factories. Still other burn injuries can occur in situations where a homeowner was negligent. For example, we represented a client who was burned when a homeowner threw gasoline onto a fire in order to burn brush more quickly.
Assault & Battery: If you have been violently assaulted our firm may be able to assist you. Often times these cases involve a degree of excessive force (a bouncer at a club) or they can simply involve an unprovoked attack. These types of cases would include sexual assault cases. It is important to determine if the person that assaulted you was in the course and scope of employment at the time of the attack. It is also important to determine the attacker’s financial assets. Assault & Battery cases generally allow for the recovery of punitive damages.
Dram Shop: If a bar, restaurant, or homeowner over-serves someone alcohol and allows them to operate a motor vehicle and that person subsequently injures or kills another motorist or pedestrian a cause of action might exist not only against the intoxicated motorist but also against the bar, restaurant, or homeowner.
Regardless of how you were injured, contact our personal injury attorneys today in Dallas, Plano and Fort Worth to find out how we can help you! Initial consultations are always free and we offer a reduced contingency fee for cases that settle without litigation. Click here to learn more.