Personal Injury Claims Lawyer Dallas, TX

Personal Injury Cases at Mullen & Mullen

For over 40 years our highly skilled legal team has handled thousands of personal injury claims. We’ve recovered over 750 million dollars in gross settlements for deserving clients right here in North Texas.

We truly care about our clients and our local community. That’s why we advocate fiercely for victims of negligence and gross negligence who suffer bodily injuries or death caused by the wrongful actions of others.

We have offices in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and Fort Worth. No matter how you were physically hurt, we’ll guide you every step of the way with our four decades of experience.

We will do everything we can to make sure you receive quality healthcare with no upfront out-of-pocket expenses and zealously advocate for the most compensation possible for you and your loved ones.

We’re so confident in our results that we offer a less than industry standard 29% pre-suit contingency fee. This is our backyard. You can trust our family to fight for yours.

Special Discounted Contingency Fee of 29%

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About Personal Injury Claims

How do you know if you’ve been personally injured?

Personal injury is when another person’s carelessness or negligence has caused you a physical (easier to prove) or psychological (much harder to prove) injury. Not every claim falls into a neat or pre-defined category. If you don’t see your particular type of case (how you got injured) listed below, it doesn’t mean our lawyers can’t help you. Please call (214) 747-5240 for a free consultation right now, or you can use the chat feature or quick contact form on this page, to request someone contact you today. There is never any pressure to hire us, and no attorney fee will be owed unless we win a financial recovery for you. If you don’t win, we don’t get paid.

How do you determine if someone else was careless or negligent?

It’s not always easy to prove. In the case of car wrecks, it’s easier to show. But with medical malpractice, it’s very difficult to show. Legally, you have to ask, “In the same circumstances, would a reasonable person act in the same way?” If the answer is “No” their action was probably negligent.

How do you know if you have a viable claim?

You don’t have to know. We offer a free consultation. We’ll get the facts of your potential case and let you know whether it’s viable. It doesn’t cost you anything to find out, so you can talk with us to see if we can take your case on.

What can you get compensation for?

You can recover financial compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical costs. In some rare cases, you can also get punitive (punishing) damages for grossly negligent conduct.

What happens if a loved one died because of someone else’s actions?

That may be a lawsuit. A common one would be if a drunk driver killed your family member. You call this type of claim a “wrongful death” lawsuit. In these cases, the offending party may also face criminal charges.

What about workplace injuries?

Sometimes they are. It depends on their cause. If your employer or a fellow employee causes your injuries, that’s a worker’s comp claim. But if a manufacturer makes a defective product that hurts you on the job, that is a personal injury claim. If you’re not sure, you can always call us for a free consultation.

How Does the Process Work

What kind of person would research injury law just for the fun of it? Not too many people – that’s for sure. So the reason you’re reading this is because you’re considering filing a personal injury claim.

Here are some things to know before you do, about how the process works:

  1. It’s not as stressful as you think.

Typically, when you think of “lawyers,” you think about courtrooms, impatient judges, and hostile defending attorneys that pepper you with misleading questions designed to make you look bad. Like what you see on TV.

The truth? 90% of cases settle out of court. Some resolve over the phone with no in-person interaction at all.

  1. What if you can’t afford a lawyer?

You might think you can’t afford a personal injury lawyer. But you can – everyone can. That’s because they are paid a percentage of the final settlement amount. It’s usually 33.3%, but Mullen & Mullen charges less (29%).

  1. Will I get more money with an attorney?

Yes. An experienced attorney will always get you significantly more than you could expect to obtain trying to battle the insurance company alone. The insurer’s goal is to pay you zero. They are profit driven, and many adjusters are paid bonuses for saving money. You don’t stand a chance of a fair outcome against their dedicated legal departments who will use every tactic in the book to avoid or reduce your settlement.

  1. Most lawyers are not dishonest and don’t try to make multi-million dollar cases out of small ones.

There’s no doubt this does happen. And it’s tempting to think that’s all that happens because this is what the media covers.

But remember, they only cover the most sensational stories. That’s because people pay attention to amazing stories – not typical ones. And the media makes money when that happens.

Most attorneys are honest and ethical. They’re going to try to get you what’s fair under law and zealously advocate for you.

  1. Juries can’t compensate you for attorney’s fees.

When you get compensated for your injuries, settlements are awarded for the cost of your injuries, plus any punitive damages. You cannot get paid above and beyond that for attorney’s fees.

Doing so would mean the declaration of a mistrial, if your case went to trial.

  1. Lawsuits are not easy money.

Some firms present cases as being easy money in their advertising. Run, don’t walk, away from these firms. Avoid them like the plague.

They can resolve your case quickly and easily. But what they’re not telling you is that they slam through your case so fast that you don’t get full compensation for your injuries. They don’t take the time to personally interact with clients to learn the unique facts and circumstances of the case.

  1. Cases don’t take forever to complete.

In the hands of a skilled, ethical attorney, you can resolve your case in months, or around a year. It’s better to have a lawyer take their time and do it right. You want fair compensation for your injuries, don’t you? Some cases do drag on and on because of how our legal system works.

But remember, it’s not designed to work fast. Our country was founded on fair judicial processes because the British kings and nobility of centuries ago often took what they wanted, when they wanted it, and from whomever they wanted. Be thankful we have a fair and deliberate process in place here in America.

Types of Cases We Represent

You can visit the corresponding page below, for more details about your specific type of situation:

Premises Liability (Slip and Falls)

Slip and fall lawyer

  Walmart Injury

  Grocery or Retail Store Injury

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Traffic collision personal injury lawyer

Commercial vehicle / Semi-trailer truck accident lawyer

Bus Accidents

Rideshare injury lawyer : Uber & Lyft

Pedestrian Hit by Automobile

Boating Accidents

Bicyclist Hit by Automobile

Injuries from Texting or Distracted drivers

Injuries from DUI or DWI Accidents

Dram shop – Restaurant / Bar Liquor liability

Diminished Value

Work Injuries

Hurt on the Job accident lawyer

Construction Worker accidents

Electrocution Worker accidents

Offshore, Oilfield Worker accidents

Dog Bites / Animal Attacks

Dog bites

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claim lawyer

Other Types of Cases

We also handle the following types of cases, but this is by no means an exhaustive list. Call us for a free consultation to find out if you may have a claim at (214) 747-5240, to learn how we may be able to help.

Traumatic brain injury

Medical malpractice

Birth injury

Cerebral Palsy

Product liability

Roundup (herbicide)

Legionnaires’ disease

How Our Lawyers Maximize Claims

We Level the Playing Field

The insurance company has an army of lawyers. You need effective and skilled representation to protect your interests. At Mullen & Mullen Law Firm we have an established track record of success representing real victims with real injuries and real damages.

Why Does This Matter?

Think of your case as a cake. You only get one opportunity to bake it and you only get one opportunity to serve it the right way. If you have been hurt your only focus should be on recovering from your injuries. You are not in a position to make sure your case is developed properly. In fact, you are probably unaware of the evidence necessary to meet your burden of proof on various issues or of the impact multiple factors, such as venue, have on arriving at a proper case value. This should be done by a professional.

We Develop Your Case

Developing your personal injury claim is essential to a successful recovery. For example, say you have a 3 mm herniated disc in your back as the result of a car accident. Simply submitting medical records and relaying what the doctor told you during appointments won’t move the dial. If you sustained injuries through no fault of your own, you deserve to have answers about what impact those injuries will have on the rest of your life. A whole-person impairment rating can serve as powerful evidence.

In some cases a life care plan may be necessary to accurately capture future medical costs and to lend credence to both current and anticipated physical limitations and/or restrictions.

Words matter. It is not enough for your doctor to say you may need surgery in the future. Such a statement fails to meet the burden of proof necessary to recover damages. Your doctor must indicate that it is likely – i.e. more likely than not – that you will require surgery in the future.

That’s not all of it though. You also have to be certain that causation has been adequately addressed. The need for the surgery must be properly connected to the injuries arising from the incident.

We Present Your Claim – 1st Impressions Matter

You only get one opportunity to put your best foot forward. Initial impressions absolutely matter. Unrepresented victims in personal injury cases face an uphill climb. Often times they simply submit medical records with a brief letter asking for money with no explanation for how they arrived at the figure.

Why You MUST Be Represented

When you are not represented by a personal injury lawyer, insurance adjusters don’t fear denying your demand because – guess what – they know there’s nothing you can do about it if they offer you something ridiculous. Unrepresented victims are essentially bidding against themselves.

We are able to resolve a large percentage of claims without the necessity of litigation but we never hesitate to go that route if it will result in a better recovery for our client. Insurance adjusters know what Mullen & Mullen Law Firm will do about it if they make an unfair offer.

Mullen & Mullen routinely utilize 3d imaging, surgery illustrations, medical videographers, and other cutting-edge demonstrative aides to present our client’s injury case in the most effective manner. We front these expenses, which can be substantial, to properly present your claim and maximize our client’s likelihood of a successful recovery.

We Use Pre-Suit Experts

We aggressively use pre-suit experts to give you the best opportunity to resolve your case without the increased lawyer fees and expenses associated with litigation.

Insurance companies are often billion-dollar enterprises.  They employ an army of thousands which includes high-priced lawyers. These insurance companies often utilize “hired gun” experts who exist solely to minimize the credible personal injury claims of injured victims.

They will challenge the reasonableness and necessity of your medical care at every opportunity. It is incredibly important that you retain counsel with the financial resources to go toe-to-toe with them.

Our law firm’s longevity and results demonstrate our willingness to spend the money necessary to properly develop your case.

At Mullen & Mullen Law Firm we make all efforts to resolve your case without the necessity of a lawsuit, since often times litigation only results in increased lawyer fees and expenses that will eat up any increase in settlement funds. Litigation is also a lengthy process that typically lasts 12-18 months. That said, we never hesitate to file a lawsuit if necessary.

If your personal injury claim goes to litigation, it will require the use of experts to properly present your case. We are different in that we routinely utilize experts prior to the filing of a lawsuit to properly develop your case. Just a few examples are included below:

  • Accident Reconstruction Experts

We often use accident reconstruction experts when liability is challenged by an insurance company. For example, we recently represented a young child who sustained serious injuries when he was hit by a car while riding a bicycle in his neighborhood after school. The police report arising from the incident placed all fault on the child who had exited from an alley / private drive before he was struck. The officer, however, did not take any measurements at the scene, nor did he have the ability to properly value the speed of the motor vehicle, braking time of the motor vehicle, the distances involved, or impact of the tortfeasor’s line of sight. The expert determined that the motorist, who stated she was going only 10 mph, had more than enough time at that speed to safely stop her vehicle without injuring the child.

  • Walkway Surfaces Auditing Experts

Premises Liability claims often require the use of experts. These cases include those where someone slips/trips/falls at a business or store. We had a case recently where our client took a fall due to an extremely slippery surface. We retained a walkway surface auditor who calculated the coefficient of friction of the surface after performing a field test. He compared the results with industry standards.

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants

Experts interview and assess patients with vocational challenges to determine when – or if – they are ready to be employed as well as what type of work they have the physical ability, skills, and experience to perform.

We had an 18-wheeler injury case recently where our client suffered severe injuries and required major spine surgery. Our client had a very physically demanding job before the wreck. His treating neurosurgeon completed a Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) form submitted by our firm. The neurosurgeon limited the client to medium work which precluded him from his prior job. We retained a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant to review the RFC form and opine as to the impact of the collision on our client’s future employ-ability. The expert determined that our client would earn significantly less performing medium work since he lacked the necessary education, skills, and experience to land a comparable job at that exertion level. The expert calculated the client’s loss of earning capacity in the future at over $600,000.

Please note that we routinely use economists as well when necessary.

Lawyers Shane Mullen and Joseph Morrison have both handled a significant number of social security disability claims and have a unique understanding of vocational damages.

  • Medical Videographers

Our law firm utilizes medical videographers to film client surgeries when warranted. This allows adjusters (and later jurors if necessary) the ability to fully appreciate what the client has gone through. Often times insurance adjusters become numb to operative reports. After all, reports are just paper. We all know, however, that a picture says a thousand words. This footage can be incredibly powerful in helping insurance adjusters remember that claims involve real people who sustained real injuries.

  • 3D Imaging

On many cases we retain an FDA cleared medical software company on behalf of our clients. This company translates radiologic images (such as the results of X-Ray, CT, or MRI) of client anatomy into state-of-the-art 3D imaging. This allows adjusters to fully appreciate the nature and extent of your injuries. We have even used the same company to create 3D illustrations of surgeries.

  • Certified Life Care Planners

If you suffer serious injuries after an accident you may require lifetime medical care. Our personal injury lawyers routinely retains Certified Life Care Planners to review medical records, assess our clients, perform research, and determine what sort of short-term and long-term medical care you will require throughout the remainder of your lifetime. These experts calculate the projected cost of medical care in the future as well as the cost(s) associated with prescriptions, alterations to the home, etc. Think of them as a case manager for future medical damages.

At Mullen & Mullen our extensive use of pre-suit experts allows us to obtain large settlements for clients while their lawyer fees remain at a lower contingency fee rate. For example, Shane Mullen recently obtained all remaining available policy limits for a client which was over $2,000,0000. Getting the insurance company to pay policy limits pre-suit allowed the client to save over $200,000 since his fee was 29% as opposed to 40% in litigation.

If you have been injured due to another’s negligence, you owe it to yourself to contact us for a free consultation before deciding on another personal injury lawyer to represent you.

  • State-of-the Art Case Management Software

We are committed to constant evolution and making use of cutting edge case management software to better represent our injured clients.

Staying ahead of the curve and a commitment to evolution are an essential element to any successful law practice. At Mullen & Mullen we utilize powerful cloud-based software with bank grade encryption to protect our clients’ data. The software has been highly customized by the lawyers themselves to make sure best practices are utilized. The result is a powerful and robust solution that gives us a competitive edge.

  • Custom Workflows

Often times a case event will trigger multiple other events and tasks. Our personal injury lawyers have created numerous custom workflows to ensure nothing falls between the cracks and that cases are given the individual attention they deserve. For example, a workflow is triggered when claims are reported to verify we receive prompt responses from insurance carriers. Another workflow is utilized when medical bills and records are requested to verify they are received in a timely manner. These are just a few examples of the numerous custom workflows that allow our clients’ personal injury cases to proceed as smoothly as possible.

  • Document Templates and Document Management

An effective personal injury lawyer has to review, process, and create a substantial number of documents every single day. Our cutting-edge software allows us to quickly produce accurate case documents with the click of a single button by automatically pulling-in the latest information.  This ensures your personal injury claim is presented in a professional and timely manner. Incoming electronic documents are imported directly into the client’s respective case file enabling all our law firm employees to instantly have access to the most recent developments.

  • Mobile Access

The cloud-based nature of our software allows our personal injury lawyers to have access to clients’ case information 24:7. We have a secure App on our phones that allow us to access contacts, case notes, and case documents while away from the office. The ability to immediately access information ensures our clients are provided prompt responses when they have questions and also sends a powerful message to the insurance companies.

  • Integrated Solutions

We bolster the effectiveness of our case management software further by integrating other technology solutions. For example, case emails are automatically linked to clients’ individual files. Any attachments are linked as case documents. We utilize an electronic fax service which allows incoming faxes, outgoing faxes, and fax confirmations to also be quickly linked to clients’ case files.

Our personal injury lawyers use of powerful, highly-customized case management software allows us to spend more time communicating with our clients. This ensures we can quickly take action on injury cases, aids in claim development, and leads to better results for our clients.

Don’t Go It Alone. You Can Trust Our Family To Fight For Yours

Contact us now for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your potential case, or use the chat feature or contact form on this page to request a call from our legal team today.

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