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6 Ways to Avoid Damaging Your Personal Injury Case – Part I

Mullen & Mullen Straight Talk Series

Acknowledge Prior Injuries
Almost every single day of the year our personal injury law firm is approached by good people who were injured in an accident and assumed the wrongdoer’s insurance company would do the right thing and treat them fairly.

Adjusters tell them to get better soon and to just send them the bills when they are done treating. These injured victims are shocked when they forward medical bills and records as requested and receive an offer back that doesn’t even cover the medical bills they incurred – let alone compensate them in any way for the pain, suffering, mental anguish, and inconvenience caused by the accident.

So here’s some straight talk: Insurance companies do not exist to fairly compensate injured victims. They exist to make money for executives and shareholders. They make more money the less fair they are with claimants. Although a few reputable insurance […]

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |0 Comments

$250,000 Settlement by Attorney for Leg Injury from Fall in Dallas, TX

Outstanding gross recovery of $250,000 by attorney on case where client’s medical bills were below $25,000 for leg laceration fall injury in Dallas, TX.
Our client was an Invitee at a car wash in Dallas, Texas. She suffered a fall that resulted in a deep laceration to her left leg. Her fall was the direct result of a dangerous condition on the premises. She had to seek emergency medical treatment due to the serious nature of the injuries she sustained.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: This client suffered a significant cut that left her with a deep linear laceration that extended from her posterior calf to her anterior lower leg. The leg laceration had to be irrigated and closed by a surgeon. The surgeon noted that there was no obvious major neurovascular injury in the operative report, but the client had consistent and persistent complaints of numbness and tingling in her leg […]

By |November 26th, 2018|Categories: Premises Liability|Tags: |0 Comments

$350,000 Settlement by Attorney for Herniated Disc Injury Car Wreck in Dallas, TX

$350,000 gross recovery for herniated disc injury due to commercial car wreck in Dallas, TX. Client could not have recommended surgery due to chronic health condition.
Our client was operating a sedan traveling northbound in the right lane of N. Central Expressway in Dallas, Texas near Lyndon B Johnson. The at-fault motorist was operating a vehicle in the course and scope of his employment. Traffic was congested and the motorist was inattentive. As a result he rear-ended our client’s automobile causing significant property damage to same.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: Our client, a teacher, had to seek emergency medical attention following the collision. Initial complaints at the ER included both neck and back pain. She eventually begin therapy and rehabilitation efforts. During her therapy she had both persistent and consistent complaints of low back pain radiating to her legs.

Remember: Radicular symptoms can indicate the presence of an injury beyond a sprain […]

By |November 14th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Nominated for Dallas “Top Injury Law Firm 2019” by Top Choice Awards

We’ve been nominated for Dallas “Top Injury Law Firm 2019” by Top Choice Awards competing against three other firms. If you are a current or past client we would sure appreciate your vote! Clicking on the below “VOTE NOW” image will take you to where you can cast your vote. Thank you in advance, we greatly appreciate your participation! Ends Jan 2.

By |November 7th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |0 Comments

$280,000 Settlement for Concussion Injury Car Accident in The Colony, TX

Attorney recovers $280,000 for concussion injury car accident in The Colony, TX. Client required cognitive therapy as a result of the injury.
Our client was operating an SUV traveling northbound in the left lane of SH 121 in The Colony, Texas near Standridge. The at-fault motorist was operating an SUV traveling northbound in the middle lane of SH 121. The at-fault motorist was inattentive and sideswiped our client’s vehicle.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: Our client sought medical treatment at the ER the same day as the wreck. He had immediate complaints of head pain. A CT of his head and brain was performed but did not reveal any positive findings. Our client had to return to the ER just days later when he continued to experience symptoms from his head injury. Headache and memory loss were noted.

Remember: The Mayo Clinic has identified signs or symptoms that can indicate a traumatic brain […]

By |October 28th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

$45,500 Recovery for AC Joint Separation Injury Car Wreck in Carrollton, TX

Attorney settles AC Joint Separation injury claim for $45,500, caused by car wreck in Carrollton, TX. Outstanding gross recovery on case where client required only physical therapy and medical bills were below $5,000.

Our client was a passenger in an automobile traveling northbound in the middle lane of Sam Rayburn Tollway in Carrollton, Texas. The at-fault motorist was operating a vehicle behind them in the same lane, was inattentive, and failed to control his speed causing the front of his car to violently collide with the rear of the auto our client was in. The at-fault motorist admitted consuming alcohol to the investigating police officer. Field sobriety tests were performed but the officer determined he was not intoxicated.

Comments from Attorney Shane Mullen: Even though the officer determined the at-fault motorist was not intoxicated I consistently raised his consumption of alcohol to the insurance adjuster. It was my strong opinion that jurors […]

By |October 14th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

$200,000 Settlement for Rotator Cuff Injury Auto Accident in Dallas, TX

Partial rotator cuff injury from auto accident in Dallas, TX settled by attorney for $200,000. Client recovered after injection and surgery.
Our client was a passenger in an SUV that was stopped at a red light near Lombardy in Dallas, Texas. A negligent driver of a commercial vehicle was not paying attention and rear-ended the SUV she was in. Property damage was significant.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: Our client’s initial complaints at the ER included neck pain, pain in both upper extremities, and pain in both lower extremities. It quickly became apparent, however, that her primary injury was to her right shoulder. She began extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation efforts. An MRI was ordered when her pain persisted which revealed a partial thickness rotator cuff tear.

Remember: Some partial thickness rotator cuff tears can be greatly improved with physical therapy and/or injections. In fact, sometimes partial tears will even heal on their […]

By |October 6th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Ready Or Not: 18 to 21 Year-Olds’ May Soon Get Right to Drive Semi Trucks

Internet sales are fueling high demand for cross-country shipping, while many don’t have an interest in a career driving a semi truck. 18 to 21 year-olds’ may soon get the right to drive 18-wheelers. Learn more.
Would you trust your 18-year-old behind the wheel of 80,000 pounds of metal and cargo?

That’s what some trucking industry leaders and lawmakers want.

Why?

The trucking industry currently has a shortage of 51,000 drivers. And this, despite many truckers routinely making $42,000 or more per year.

What’s causing the shortage?

The Washington Post surveyed dozens of drivers ranging from 4 months to 40 years of experience. And they found what you’d expect. Drivers don’t like:

They rarely see their family
Other drivers, the police, and retailers give them little respect
They sit all day, can’t find healthy food, and put on lots of weight
Their risk of divorce goes sky high
The pay isn’t that good if you adjust […]

By |September 26th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

$350,000 Settlement for Commercial Truck Accident Injury in Dallas, TX

Attorney settles Dallas, TX commercial truck accident claim involving lumbar annular fissure disc injury for $350,000. Outstanding gross recovery considering MRI did not reveal herniated discs.
Our client was operating an SUV and was stopped at a red light located near HWY 12 and Lombardy in Dallas, Texas. The at-fault motorist, a commercial truck driver, was traveling behind our client’s vehicle and was inattentive, failing to control his speed. His large truck rear-ended our client’s automobile causing significant property damage to same.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: Our client had to seek treatment at the ER due to the nature of his injuries. His initial complaints were headaches and some blurry vision. A couple days later his head symptoms had resolved but he was reporting pain and discomfort in his neck, back, right knee, and right foot/ankle.

When the client’s pain persisted an MRI of the lumbar spine was ordered. The MRI revealed […]

By |September 17th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

7 Things to Do Immediately After a Semi-Truck Accident

Follow this list of seven things to do after a semi-truck accident, from the attorneys at Mullen & Mullen, to keep safe and protect yourself legally.
It sometimes feels like semi-truck drivers don’t think they have to share the road with you, doesn’t it?

Accidents happen. Some drivers are careful and put safety first. Others make mistakes because of all the pressure they feel to deliver as much as they can as fast as they can. And some are just plain reckless.

Unfortunately, because they have so much weight and momentum, semi-trucks cause more severe injuries and vehicle damage than the typical accident.

What should you do to make sure you gather a fair settlement if you find yourself involved in a semi-truck accident? Here’s a quick check-list:
1. Get Everyone to Safety
Check yourself first. If you are seriously injured, make caring for your own injuries your priority. Once you’re good, check on everyone in […]

By |September 4th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments