Personal Injury

2019 Accident & Injury Scholarship Winner

We are pleased to announce the winner for our 2019 Regis L. Mullen Accident & Injury Scholarship: Makynsie Bancroft. Below is her compelling story and winning essay.
It was my mom’s birthday, September 20, 2009, when we were on our way home from visiting my dad for the weekend. I was sick that night, throwing up into an orange plastic cup. At about 8:45, as “Party in the USA” played on the radio, a sixteen year old girl who was texting and driving crossed the defined yellow lines and hit our car head on.

As I try to comprehend what just took place, I looked down to see the orange plastic cup shattered in my hand, with the pieces all over the floorboard. I then looked to my right to see my three year old brother screaming, and although the left side of my body was broken in four places, I used […]

By |April 8th, 2019|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments

African-American Children 4-7 Account for a Massive 47% of Pedestrian Fatalities

Why do all racial minorities’ children, including African-Americans, account for a disproportionately larger share of car-pedestrian fatalities? Find out what the research says and what you can do about it.
A study published at the National Institute of Mental Health found that in the 4-7 age group, 47% of all car-pedestrian fatalities happened to African-American children.

They also accounted for 37% of pedestrian fatalities in the 8-15 year-old group.

Out of all races, that’s by far the highest rate.

And that same study found children of all non-Caucasian races are more likely to be involved in fatal car-pedestrian accidents than Caucasian children.
Why Do Racial Minorities Get Involved in Fatal Pedestrian Accidents More Frequently?
So, the first question that comes to mind is, “Why does this happen?”

Because when you understand the why, then you can work on what to do about it.

Unfortunately, the study humble acknowledged it did not know exactly why. But it did come […]

By |March 11th, 2019|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments

Shane V. Mullen Named a Top Three Personal Injury Lawyer in Dallas by Three Best Rated®

Three Best Rated®, an online service with more than 1.7 million monthly customers, named Shane V. Mullen one of its three best personal injury lawyers in Dallas, TX for 2019. He also received this award for 2018. The distinction came following his passing of a rigorous 50-point analysis.
“I always aim to get personal injury clients the biggest settlement possible, while also providing compassionate service. And it’s a formula, apparently, they love,” said Shane. “At Mullen & Mullen we have business practices other law firms don’t. For example, we employ a private investigator rather than contracting one. This saves client’s money on top of the reduced contingency fee we offer which is below the industry average. We also have relationships with medical professionals and institutions who delay billing until completion of their claim, which saves them a ton of stress. We intentionally keep our firm small, so each case gets attention, […]

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments

Mullen & Mullen Named Top Choice Injury Law Firm of 2019 in Dallas Based on Customer Satisfaction

Top Choice™ has named Mullen & Mullen the top personal injury law firm in Dallas, Texas. Based on consumer voting, the award eliminates the possibility of winning due to bias and accurately represents the top businesses in more than 16 categories.
Dallas, TX February 1, 2019 – Mullen & Mullen has won Top Choice’s 2019 award as Dallas’s best personal injury law firm based on results from customer satisfaction surveys. The award acts as concrete validation of the firm’s stellar reputation for service and financial results.

“We’re humbled and honored to win this recognition. It’s been our goal to treat each client as though they were a member of our own family. They want help sorting through all the chaos and stress, and just want to know everything’s okay. Our lawyers aim to be the ones clients trust and look forward to talking to. And it feels phenomenal to have an award […]

By |February 11th, 2019|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments

Insist on an Investigation & Gather Evidence at the Accident Scene

Avoid Damaging Your Personal Injury Case Part 3
In part two we discussed the importance of not having gaps in your medical treatment to avoid damaging your personal injury case. Insurance adjusters use a gap in your medical care to suggest that your injuries were not serious or that you may have sustained a subsequent injury unrelated to the accident at issue. Complying with your doctor’s treatment plan and making scheduled appointments is critical to your recovery and greatly impacts the value of your case.
Insist on an Investigation & Gather Evidence at the Accident Scene
Failing to gather evidence at the scene of a car wreck or other type of accident is another way you can seriously damage your case. Let’s say you are in stop-and-go traffic on the Dallas North Tollway during your morning commute. You’re minding your own business when an inattentive driver – furiously texting away – doesn’t realize traffic is […]

By |December 21st, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments

Prevent Gaps in Treatment to Avoid Damaging Your Personal Injury Case

Avoid Damaging Your Personal Injury Case Part 2
In part one, we discussed the importance of acknowledging prior injuries to avoid damaging your personal injury case. “Owning” prior injuries allows you to maintain your credibility and focus on new injuries caused by the accident and/or on factors illustrating an exacerbation of a pre-existing condition.
Prevent Gaps in Treatment
We understand that life doesn’t stop just because you were involved in a motor vehicle collision. You still have bills to pay. The kids still need to get to school and events. You continue to have work demands, errands to run, and all the other various tasks that make up the day. Now you’re injured and a physician has recommended physical therapy three or four times a week. You decide it’s just too much. You only make it to therapy once or twice a week. Later, you have a big work project and you miss […]

By |December 13th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments

Acknowledge Prior Injuries to Avoid Damaging Your Personal Injury Case

Avoid Damaging Your Personal Injury Case Part 1
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 […]

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

What To Do If You Encounter a Strange Dog Alone

You come across a strange dog with no owner in sight. How might you handle the situation so you don’t end up in the emergency room? You have a better chance of making it through safely with a few preventative measures and cool, calm thinking.
It’s a terrifying moment.

You’re out on a daily run or walk, just minding your own business. Suddenly, you see a dog you know to be dangerous quietly staring at you with his ears perked up in the air.

He’s deciding whether to charge you, or to just let you pass by.

What do you do?
Avoidance Always Works Best
To the extent within your power, avoid being in a neighborhood if you know a dog routinely roams loose there.

If you know your neighbors have a fence that you believe a dog could jump over if motivated enough, simply go another route.

And make sure to report your concern to the local […]

By |August 14th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments

What Makes a Dog Owner in Texas Liable for Your Injuries?

Texas follows a somewhat odd “one free bite” rule regarding dog bite liability. However, that doesn’t give dog owners a free pass in every case.
A dog bites you.

Is the owner financially responsible?

Maybe.

Look, I’d love to give you “yes” and “no” answers. But the fact is that the law doesn’t make it that simple. And when you think about it, that’s fair. Because, you want to deliver a just and fair result based on the particular situation.

So take a look at some of the ins and outs of Texas dog bite law:
Texas Is a “One Free Bite” State
Typically, an owner gets legal protection on their dog’s first bite (unless liability can be based on other grounds). In other words, if it is the dog’s first bite, and the dog had shown no signs of aggressive behavior before, there’s a possibility the owner won’t be financially liable for your injuries.

However, exceptions to […]

By |August 12th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury||0 Comments