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How to Avoid the 3 Most Dangerous Types of Car Accidents

Pileups, head-ons, and rollovers are the three most dangerous types of auto accidents. Learn how to avoid them if possible in this post from Mullen & Mullen Law Firm.
You can’t control what happens to you in life. You don’t have any guarantees, just like everyone else.

But, you can minimize your risks and maximize your safety.

And that’s what you have to do when you’re on the road. You can’t control whether the other driver gets drunk or high, or both, before driving.

But you can, for example, avoid driving late at night or early in the morning on Friday or Saturday when someone’s most likely to drive drunk or high.

So, take a minute to learn about these dangerous types of traffic collisions, and what you can do to minimize your chance of involvement in each:

1. Pileups

Weather is one of the leading causes of pileups. Snow, fog, ice, or rain send one driver […]

By |September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

What Types of Car Accident Injuries Get Misdiagnosed? 

Unfortunately, doctors can make mistakes when diagnosing injuries following a car accident. Learn what these mistakes are and what you can do about them.
Nothing’s convenient when you get into a car accident. And unfortunately, simply being in a car accident opens the door for more stress than you expect.

For example, up to 10 – 20% of all medical issues may be misdiagnosed. That includes car accident injuries.

Imagine going to the hospital for help after a serious car accident…only to come out with the wrong diagnosis or none at all!

You could have a medical malpractice claim on top of your car accident claim.

You might not too. Law allows medical professionals to make mistakes also. But, that doesn’t change what happens to you when they get it wrong.

So, let’s take a look at common car accident injuries that even smart doctors get wrong sometimes:

Whiplash

Even though it’s a common car accident injury, […]

By |August 31st, 2020|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Has Coronavirus Put Your Car Accident Claim on Hold?

Has COVID-19 put a halt on your car accident claim in some way? Here’s what you can do if you get in an auto accident during the coronavirus pandemic.
Do you think society will ever grind to a halt again like it has in the wake of coronavirus?

We’re in unprecedented territory. And the judicial system loves to operate on precedent.

For the first time ever in Texas history, courts announced on Friday, March 13th that court access and procedures would be restricted during COVID-19.

And since coronavirus may linger until who knows when, no one knows when those restrictions will end.

For now, ”essential” cases will continue as normal. Essential cases currently include:

Temporary restraining orders
Family violence protective orders
Criminal magistrate hearings
CPS removal hearings

Noticeably missing from the list is civil suits of any kind, including car accident claims.
What Should You Do If You Get in a Car Accident?
Ok. So, it’s completely reasonable […]

By |August 20th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

$580,000 for Herniated Disc in Plano, TX (Policy Limits Settlement)

Attorney recovers policy limits of $580,000 for lumbar herniated disc injury as a result of a car accident in Plano, TX. Client underwent multiple epidural steroid injections.
Our client was operating a motor vehicle in Plano, Texas traveling westbound on Legacy Drive attempting to cross the intersection at southbound Preston Road with a green light. An inattentive motorist disregarded his red light and caused his automobile to collide with our client per multiple independent witnesses. The Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report arising from the incident attributed 100% fault to the inattentive motorist.

Comments from Attorney, Shane Mullen: Liability was established early in this case. Our client is grateful that the independent witnesses to the collision stayed at the scene and took the time to let the investigating officer know what they had observed. Motor vehicle accident cases can often turn on people being good Samaritans and volunteering their time to make sure […]

By |August 10th, 2020|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |0 Comments

Does Not Wearing a Seatbelt in a Car Crash Affect Your Insurance Claim?

Can you recover money for your injuries in Texas if you weren’t wearing your seat-belt? Find out the answer to that and other questions in this post.
Getting in an auto accident causes a thousand questions to race through your head. And you know law is complex. So it’s possible many things will come up that you didn’t even know to think of.

Here are some Plain English answers to 6 common questions:

Can I still recover money if I wasn’t wearing my seatbelt and the other driver was at fault?

Yes you can. Some states don’t let you recover money at all. But in Texas, the Supreme Court is more sensible than that and ruled in 2015 the amount you can recover, but it can be reduced.

There are no guarantees on how that will actually work out for you. But make sure you wear your seatbelt anyway… you don’t want to […]

By |June 26th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

What to Do if the Police Won’t Respond to Your Crash

Many police departments have changed how they respond to car accidents because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what to do if they don’t show up.
You might live in a big city with a busy police force already known to not show up for minor car accidents.

Surprised? It happens.

And with coronavirus wreaking its havoc, this problem now happens more frequently. In fact, CNN wrote an article about it.

And, it may even happen in communities where it’s never happened before.

So, let’s say you get in a car wreck. You call the police and wait quite some time. No one shows. It appears as though they’ll never come.

What do you do if it looks as though the police won’t come at all?

Relax…You’re Not in Uncharted Territory

If the police won’t come to the scene of your accident, don’t get anxious. All is not lost. You can still take steps to protect yourself legally if […]

By |June 17th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

4 Auto Accident Situations that Require an Attorney

You don’t need to hire an attorney for every situation. But you should in these types of auto accident cases. Learn more from Mullen & Mullen.
Should you or shouldn’t you hire an attorney?

That’s always the question. On the one hand, you want to make sure you get fair treatment from the other driver and their insurance company following a car accident.

On the other, hiring an attorney means months and maybe years of stress, dealing with the lawyer, assembling paperwork, and possibly going to court.

So, how do you make the call? When should you pick up the phone and call a personal injury lawyer?

These trigger events should lead to you reaching out for legal help:

You Suffer a Serious Injury or Permanent Disability

Sometimes serious injuries are obvious. But believe it or not, serious injuries can also be completely overlooked.

Injuries like whiplash and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can take weeks or months […]

By |June 2nd, 2020|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Should You Seek Medical Attention After a Car Accident During Covid-19?

Need medical attention after a car accident during the spread of COVID-19? Should you change how you approach getting it? Big mistake! Find out why from Mullen & Mullen.
What should you do if you get in a car accident and COVID-19 is taxing the medical system?

Here’s what to do:

Undoubtedly Get the Medical Attention You Need

Some police and emergency personnel have opted to screen calls so they only spend their time responding to more serious crashes.

For example, some will ask if one of the drivers needs to go to the hospital or if a “major crash” happened.

If not, they refuse to come. That could happen to you.

Regardless of what the police do or don’t do, get the medical attention you need. It’s essential to winning and maximizing the value of your claim.

Worried about contracting COVID-19 at the doctor’s office? Then follow the social distancing procedures you hear about so much […]

By |May 20th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

How Coronavirus Could Lead to More Danger on the Road

Yes. Coronavirus could make driving more dangerous. Not directly. And certain risks could increase. Find out what they might be from Mullen & Mullen.
…As if coronavirus isn’t causing enough disruption already!

We’re slowly experiencing more of the unexpected trouble coronavirus causes.

For example, have you noticed problems with your internet service or cell phone reception? Some people have.

So far, those particular problems haven’t been huge. But they have happened.

Speaking of coronavirus disruption, it causes problems with driving too.

Here’s what to look out for:

More Drivers Not Carrying Insurance

Not too sure what you can do about this one, other than making sure you pay your own insurance and have adequate uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.

It’s totally reasonable to think that since so many people are losing their jobs, they won’t have money to pay their auto insurance.

That doesn’t justify them driving without car insurance. However, some will. And you can bet the number of people […]

By |May 11th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Survivor of A Head-On SUV Crash, Named 2020 Scholarship Winner

Emily Gutierrez was the victim of a head-on SUV crash that resulted in a severely broken arm, loss of her job, cracked ribs, and months of physical therapy. But she won’t let that distract her on a journey to become a doctor, which makes her 2020’s Mullen & Mullen Scholarship Award Winner.
Dallas, TX April 23, 2020 – While on a casual trip home from the mall, Emily Gutierrez and her mom decided to grab some food for her siblings. Unbeknownst to her, it would be a fateful one.

As she made a legal left turn, she was suddenly hit head-on by a negligent driver of a SUV. Her car spiraled out of control, landed on the opposite side of the street, and she was trapped inside. Fortunately, she was able to escape her car relatively quickly with the help of a kind stranger.

Emily instantly knew she had a broken arm, but […]

By |April 27th, 2020|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |0 Comments