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4 Tricks Insurance Companies Use to Steal Your Accident Settlement

Don’t fall for these tricks insurance companies use to steal your accident settlement! They’ll try anything they can to reduce or eliminate the money they owe you. Learn more in this post.
Those huckster insurance companies…what’ll they come up with next?

In Texas, the unfortunate reality is that insurance companies have laws written in their favor. That’s the world you live in, whether you want to or not. They have power like this in many states. But, Missouri, where our other office is located (in St. Louis), has much fairer laws.

It’s too bad things work out that way. But, they do.

Insurance companies do give a lot of lip service to covering your accident and injuries fairly. It makes them look good. And it minimizes the chances legislators would ever get on their case.

But, don’t fall for it! When you watch their actions, a far different story comes to surface.

Law may not call […]

By |March 30th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

$242,500 Settlement by Attorney for Knee Injury Trailer Accident in Dallas

Outstanding gross settlement by attorney at $242,500 for a knee injury accident in Dallas, TX. Client was injured when trailer detached from truck causing a chain reaction of events that knocked him to the ground.
Our client was leaning on his van that was parked in the shoulder of Lyndon B Johnson Freeway in Dallas as his dad worked to help load a vehicle onto a trailer. Another motorist was pulling a trailer and had failed to properly secure it. The trailer detached and struck other automobiles before striking the van and violently knocking our client to the ground.

Comments from Attorney Shane Mullen: Our client had to seek emergency medical treatment and ER physicians diagnosed a tibial fracture. He did not have health insurance so I assisted him in locating medical providers who would agree to delay billing him until his case had concluded. He was able to obtain physical therapy […]

By |March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

$202,501 Settlement by Attorney for Post-Concussion Syndrome Injury Car Wreck in Plano, TX

$202,501 gross recovery for post-concussion syndrome car wreck in Plano, TX. Outstanding settlement by attorney for client injured in T-Bone auto accident.
Our client was operating a motor vehicle traveling westbound in the center lane of Tennyson Parkway in Plano, Texas. An inattentive motorist failed to yield the right of way and attempted to make a left turn onto Bishop Road when it was unsafe to do so.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: This was a major wreck and both vehicles involved sustained significant property damage. Our client sustained small disc herniations in his spine but his main complaints were severe headaches, dizziness, and concentration difficulty. His neurologist diagnosed post-concussion syndrome and our client had to undergo balance therapy, neuro re-education, and vestibular rehabilitation to obtain relief from the above symptoms.

Remember: Although symptoms from most mild traumatic brain injuries subside, a small percentage of people (5-15%) will suffer chronic symptoms and impairments. […]

By |March 16th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

$100,000 Settlement for Concussion Injury Trip & Fall Accident in Plano, TX

Outstanding settlement by attorney for client with less than $15,000 in recoverable medical bills.
Our client was walking in an outdoor area of a shopping center headed towards a retail establishment. His right foot hit a nail that was sticking up out of the pavement causing him to trip and fall forward. His head hit the pavement and paramedics were called to the scene to transport him to the emergency room.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: The shopping center failed to maintain a safe environment for its guests.  The nail sticking out of the pavement was a hazard that obviously resulted from prior maintenance in the area. The hazard, a hidden defect, should have been removed immediately, or at a bare minimum a warning sign should have been placed near it to warn of the danger.

Remember: Our client was an Invitee and owed the maximum protection under Texas law. He entered the […]

By |March 9th, 2018|Categories: Premises Liability|Tags: |0 Comments

Injury Lawyer Settles Bicycle Accident in Plano, TX for $350,000

$350,000 gross recovery for bicycle accident injuries in Plano, TX. Fantastic settlement by attorney for client on bicycle struck by a commercial truck.
Our client was riding her bicycle on the sidewalk traveling north on Alma Road in Plano, Texas approaching Plano Parkway. She brought her bike to a stop before proceeding though the intersection. A negligent truck driver failed to yield the right of way while making a right turn and collided with her knocking her to the ground. The driver of the commercial vehicle left the scene of the accident before he was later tracked down by witnesses. Our client sustained a large hematoma and numerous cuts and scrapes. She had to be taken to the hospital via ambulance.

Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: It was unbelievable to me that the commercial truck driver left the scene of the accident. I just couldn’t fathom that he wouldn’t have known that […]

By |March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

You Can Experience Severe Injuries Even At Low Driving Speeds

Can you get severely hurt driving at just 5-10 mph? The truth may surprise you. Learn the reality of the relationship between severe injuries and driving speed.
Seems logical that the higher the speed, the more severe your injuries, right?

After all, you don’t hear of people flying through their windshields while driving at 5 mph, do you?

At first thought, this seems a perfectly natural conclusion to come to.

There may be some truth to this. But the reality is that no one actually precisely knows.

Case in point: a 1981 study by Callier found:

“A collision, when the offending car moves at a rate as slow as seven (7) mph can cause severe tissue damage and injury.”

The quote was actually in reference to understanding the relationship between vehicle damage and the severity of injuries in a car accident.

But clearly, you can also reasonably draw the obvious conclusion that driving slower doesn’t guarantee you won’t […]

By |February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

Just How Safe is Dallas-Fort Worth to Drive in Anyway?

Should you feel terrified every time you grab the wheel and drive in the DFW Metroplex? Find out what the latest driving safety data reveals.
How worried should you be about driving in the DFW Metroplex?

Should you feel terrified?

…Or should you feel relatively safe?

Of course, you’d think we’re going to have the most total injuries and accidents because the Metroplex is the most populous area in the state.

So anyway, we wanted to do a quick statistical study to learn the truth.

Here’s what we decided to do:

Use the most recent Texas DOT crash data available
Divide that by the most recent population stats available

That’ll give you a decent idea of where you should feel on guard…and where you can relax.
The Findings
So, take a look here at the four most popular metro areas in the state, and their crash data:

Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Population: 6,371,773. Total crashes: 59,045 Fatal crashes: 286 Crash rate: […]

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

New Research Reveals True Frequency of Lower and Mid-Back Injuries from Frontal Car Accidents

Should you be more concerned with frontal-impact car crashes? Or are they just as, or maybe even less, likely to hurt you than other crash types? The answer might surprise you. Learn the truth in this post.
When people get in car accidents, just how often do they really injure their middle and lower spine?

Until recent join research performed by doctors from the Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Maryland, and US Department of Transportation, no one’s really understood the truth.

And you’ll be surprised by the results they found.
Why Did Researchers Do This Study Anyway?
Up until this research was performed, no one had done any injury assessment for thoracic (mid-chest) or lumbar (lower) spine injuries. That’s not just true in America – it’s true throughout the entire world. The information from this study could then be used to inform auto manufacturers so they can make safer vehicles and government bodies so […]

By |February 7th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

3 Tactics Injury Lawyers Use to Prove a Truck Driver’s Negligence

Trucking companies, and truck drivers, don’t want to admit they are liable for accidents. Learn what our injury lawyers look for to make sure you get fair compensation.
Let’s say you experience injuries as a result of a truck driver’s negligence. What do think the trucking company is going to try and do?

They know the injured victim is going to demand compensation – likely significant compensation from them – in damages. Their insurance company is likely going to tell them that they’re going to have to pay much higher premiums as a result.

Trucking companies certainly don’t want to see money disappear from their bottom line. The natural response – obviously – is to figure out how to delay and deny or outright shift liability for the loss.

Of course, this leaves all ethical questions and concerns aside. If their driver was negligent, they should have to pay the victim’s damages right?

Unfortunately, companies […]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments

How to Make Sure You Have Credible Witnesses Supporting You

Going to trial? Have a feisty claims adjuster? This is how a lawyer can ruin or boost the credibility of witnesses to your auto accident.
So many factors go into the final outcome of your car accident claim. While most injury claims do not go to court, about 10% do. And that’s where having credible witnesses can make a huge difference in your case.

But, you can’t have just any old witness. For example, say they look like your average, fine, upstanding Texan. They speak intelligently. They have a clean and neat appearance.

Everything looks good, right? But then a background check shows they have a history of felony drug possession. Even though they’ve kept their criminal record clean for the last couple years, their credibility is seriously damaged just because of that past transgression. You might not want to have that person testifying on your behalf unless it is absolutely necessary.
What Makes […]

By |January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |0 Comments