Auto Accidents

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||0 Comments

When to Avoid Talking to the Insurance Company Following an Auto Accident

The responsible driver’s insurance company calls you to discuss your auto accident. Should you talk to them? Or is it better left to a lawyer? Learn how to make a smart decision.
You have a voicemail on your phone from the other person’s insurance claims adjuster. They want to talk to you about the auto accident involving their driver.

You got a fast response. They seem nice.

Wait a minute…why are you getting such great service from an insurance company? Don’t fall for it!

Insurers act fast because they want to get to you before lawyers that cost them money get involved. They also know they can get you excited with how fast they can get you cash. They’re hoping you’ll make a hasty decision that saves them a bucketful of money.

So, should you talk to the claims adjuster yourself? Or, should you discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer first?
When to Handle […]

By |July 27th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents||0 Comments

$205,000 Settlement for Lumbar Radiculitis Injury Car Wreck in Lewisville, TX

$205,000 settlement by attorney for lumbar radiculitis injury car wreck in Lewisville, TX. Outstanding result achieved for client suffering aggravation of pre-existing disc bulges.
Our client was driving his SUV northbound in the right lane of 300 Denton Tap Road in Lewisville, Texas. The at-fault motorist – in the course and scope of his employment – was operating a pickup truck behind him and failed to timely apply his brakes. The at-fault motorist was inattentive and caused his commercial vehicle to collide with the rear of our client’s vehicle.

Comments from Attorney Shane Mullen: An MRI of our client’s lumbar spine demonstrated primarily degenerative findings. The client had multiple diffuse disc bulges and an osteophyte complex. He was in significant pain and discomfort and it was readily apparent that the wreck had caused a previously asymptomatic condition – degenerative disc disease – to become symptomatic.

Remember: You do not have to suffer a […]

By |June 21st, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents||0 Comments

Who Bears Fault in Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents?

If you get injured in a motorcycle accident, who is at fault? You? The other driver? Another person or entity? Find out in this post from Mullen & Mullen.
You get injured in a motorcycle accident. But whose fault is it? Yours? Another driver’s? Someone else’s?

Find out in these common types of motorcycle accidents:
You Fall Down While Heading Into a Curve
This one could be on you, but it could also be on the government entity responsible for maintaining the road. If the road was properly maintained, you likely have responsibility. But – if the road had a special defect – the blame could be on the government entity responsible for maintaining the road and/or for creating the defect.
A Car Turns Left in Front of You
This is the most common type of motorcycle accident. Many lawyers see situations where the driver of the car looks right at you, but then turns […]

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

The 3 Most Misunderstood Auto Insurance Terms

Does your auto insurance work like you think it does? Read and understand these commonly confused terms so you’re not hit with any surprises.
The Texas Department of Insurance recently released its full description of auto injury and policy.
YEAH BABY! Let’s break out the champagne!

…Says absolutely not one single living person.

But, this is an opportunity to learn exactly what some commonly misunderstood auto insurance terms mean.

Because your layperson’s understanding doesn’t always match what insurance companies, courts, and lawyers think.

That’s not a criticism of you.

More or less – it’s how it works.

So take a second to understand what a few insurance terms truly mean:
“Comprehensive” Doesn’t Mean All-Inclusive
Accuse the auto insurance industry of being intentionally misleading – and you’d be right.

Remember, it’s their goal to not pay. And if you can obfuscate (confuse) the meaning of words, you get a lot of power to shift payment away from yourself.

“Comprehensive” in auto insurance means […]

By |June 8th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents||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 from Mullen & Mullen.
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 […]

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

Representing Uber & Lyft Drivers & Passengers Injured in Auto Accidents

Attention Uber & Lyft Drivers & Passengers: If You Were Injured in an auto accident in Dallas-Fort Worth we can help!
We are a boutique personal injury law firm in North Texas that has been assisting injured victims for over three decades. We have a 4.9 rating on Google and rely on positive word of mouth – not silly lawyer television ads – to drive our family business.

We have had the honor and privilege of representing numerous Uber and Lyft drivers and passengers who have been involved in motor vehicle collisions they were not responsible for. We certainly understand that Uber and Lyft drivers face an increased risk of being involved in an accident given the nature of their work.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to potentially save thousands of dollars. Most personal injury law firms across the country charge clients a 33.3% contingent fee on the gross settlement […]

By |April 9th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents||0 Comments

What’s the Connection Between Auto Damage and Injury in Car Accidents?

Should you feel embarrassed if you come away from a pretty tame auto accident with severe injuries? Probably not. And now science supports this. Learn more in this post.
A psychology professor once showed his students a film of two cars getting in an accident.

A few days later, he divided the students in two groups and asked them each one of these questions:

Did glass shatter when the cars hit one another?
Did glass shatter when the cars smashed into one another?

Students asked the second question recalled broken glass in the auto accident at a 30% higher rate than those asked the first.

One problem: no glass shattered in the video.

The case demonstrates the way your human mind works: you can draw conclusions that didn’t actually happen when scenarios get presented to you in different ways.

So, when you see two cars completely trashed, you immediately think of someone unconscious going to the […]

By |April 9th, 2018|Categories: Auto Accidents||0 Comments

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||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||0 Comments