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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

3 Possible Ways Covid-19 May Affect Your Car Accident Claim

Is there anything Covid-19 hasn’t affected? Find out how coronavirus could affect your car accident claim and exactly what you can do about it from Mullen & Mullen.
You’ve probably experienced the utter lack of toilet paper on store shelves. Who’d have thought that would be such a huge problem?

Covid-19 has caused much more serious and far-reaching effects than a shortage of toilet paper – including the deaths of more than 40,000 Americans.

How could it cause issues with a car accident lawsuit if you have one?

No one knows for sure because we’re going through a completely new situation here.

You may run into all or some of the issues below:
Delays in Your Case’s Processing
Most car accident claims settle before court. That’s as easy as phone calls and letters between your lawyer and the defendant’s insurance company.

Because everyone’s adjusting to life with coronavirus, expect longer times to resolve your claim.

However, the world must […]

By |April 19th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Our Response to COVID-19

Our personal injury law firm is doing everything it can to help flatten the curve. We send our thoughts and prayers to all during these difficult and trying times.
We are open. Our law firm’s Attorneys, Assistants, Medical Records Clerks, and all other employees are working from home and are at the office in rotating shifts. Prior to the Coronavirus outbreak, we implemented cutting-edge online practice management software. While we are having to adjust, like all other businesses, we are pleased to report that we are operating at almost full capacity.

At Mullen & Mullen we are continuing to accept new cases. If you have been bodily injured due to the negligence of a third-party please call us locally at (214) 747-5240 or toll free at 1+800-371-8751 to discuss your situation or use the contact form or chat feature on our website. Our injury law firm offers Virtual Sign-Ups with documents easily […]

By |April 6th, 2020|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |0 Comments

What to Do If You are Injured at Work in Texas

Texas’ law doesn’t serve injured workers well. But, you can protect yourself. Here’s what you should do if you find yourself in a battle with your employer.
What should you do if you unfortunately suffer an injury at work?
1. Report Your Injury Immediately
Don’t delay one second, unless circumstances prevent you from doing so. You should even call your workplace from the emergency room, if you’re able (no joke).

If your employer does not carry workers’ comp (and Texas doesn’t require them to), they may have a plan that requires you to notify your workplace of your injury within 24 hours.

That is 100% serious. Such plans do exist. And obviously, they’re designed to not pay you for your injuries.

If your employer has workers’ comp, you have 30 days to report your injury. But still, you should report as fast as you can because that gives you the most credibility.
2. Get Witness Contact Info
Look, […]

By |April 1st, 2020|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |0 Comments

The 3 Most Likely Injuries to Result from a Rear-End Collision

What injuries can happen to you if another driver rear-ends you? Find out. And learn what to do to protect yourself legally and financially. 
Did you get rear-ended recently? Know someone who was? 

Various types of car accidents are more likely to cause certain injuries. 

What could happen if you get rear-ended? 

Any of these injuries may result: 
1. Whiplash
“Whiplash” happens when your neck moves back-and-forth rapidly due to a forceful impact. 

Its name comes from the fact that your neck moves quickly like the cracking of a whip. 

Symptoms of whiplash don’t necessarily show themselves immediately after your auto accident. 

They may take a few days to show. 

Whiplash can result in pain and stiffness in your neck, loss of motion in your neck, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and pain or numbness in your upper back or arms. 

Some people may also experience blurry vision, poor sleep, irritability, difficulty concentrating and remembering, or depression. 
2. Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) […]

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

How Daylight Savings Increases the Risk of Car Accidents 

You may not think that when daylight savings happens your risk of a car accident increases too. But it does. Find out why and what you can do about it.
Seven states have passed bills to eliminate the time change daylight savings brings. Arizona and Hawaii don’t actually observe daylight savings at all.

Legislators believe there are enormous health and economic benefits to doing so. But, enacting these changes requires congressional approval, so they haven’t happened yet.

Strangely, daylight savings brings the unanticipated problem of more time spent driving in the dark. Darkness decreases visibility, which increases car accidents.

On weekends, for example, 72% of pedestrian fatalities caused by car accidents happen between 6 PM and 3 AM. And 57.3% of all pedestrian fatalities happen between 3 PM and 12 AM.
Why Does Driving in the Dark Lead to More Accidents?
Your eyes do adjust to lower light levels. However, you still see less than you […]

By |March 10th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Why You Shouldn’t Settle Quickly After Your Car Accident

If you get in a car accident, should you settle it quickly so you don’t have to deal with all sorts of stress and hassle for months on end?
You know how obnoxious and frustrating it is to deal with the aftermath of an auto accident.

You have to go to doctors, recover from your injuries, see how your insurance company values your car, and so on.

And this could drag on a long time. To get your full settlement, you know it may take months of negotiating or even years, if you have to go to court.

It seems like it would be a lot easier to just accept that initial offer they make quickly after your automobile accident.

Then, you can just get past all the stresses and hassles and get on with your life.

Well, it’s your choice. So you can do whatever you want. But, understand that you’re likely leaving a lot […]

By |March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Injured in an Auto Accident and the Other Driver Has No Insurance?

What Happens When You’re Injured in a Car Accident and the Responsible Party Has No Insurance?
 What could be worse than getting in an auto accident and suffering severe injuries that require months to heal?

How about an irresponsible driver who causes the car accident and doesn’t have car insurance?

It happens.

Texas law requires every driver to carry insurance when operating a motor vehicle. But, waving a magic wand and requiring everyone to do so by law doesn’t mean that everyone will follow through.

So, what happens when you get hit in a car accident and the other driver doesn’t have car insurance?

There’s a few possibilities:
The Other Driver Isn’t Off the Hook
You may feel some desire for revenge. You want that other driver to experience some pain and suffering so they understand the consequences of their actions.

Depending on the extent of your injuries and the value of their assets, it may be worth your […]

By |February 25th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

When Does a Car Manufacturer Have Fault for an Accident?

You get hurt in a car accident. It’s not your fault. So who’s responsible? The other driver? The car manufacturer? Someone else?
Car manufacturers make amazingly safe vehicles an overwhelming majority of the time.

But, they’re prone to doing things wrong from time-to-time.

For example, Takata had a huge airbag recall because their airbags would explode and shoot metal shards all over the interior of cars. 15 people died in the US, while 250 were injured.

And Takata? It eventually went bankrupt.

This was not only the largest defective product liability issue in automotive history… it was the largest product liability issue for any product. Ever.

It ended up affecting around 37 million cars and 50 million airbags.

They had to take responsibility for their faulty manufacturing. But when does an auto manufacturer have legal liability for their actions… and when don’t they?

Let’s clear up the issue:
Negligence Isn’t Necessary…
As long as a car manufacturer’s actions led to […]

By |February 18th, 2020|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments