Top-rated Personal Injury Lawyers Near Denton, TX
Mullen & Mullen Law Firm

1825 Market Center Blvd #200
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: (214) 747-5240
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: 8:30 am to 8:00 pm Monday thru Friday
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  • No Upfront Cost – Pay ZERO Fees Until Your Case Settles
  • We Guarantee $$ in Your Pocket Or Waive Our Attorney Fees
  • Get Medical Diagnostics & Treatment with $0 Out of Pocket
  • Pay ZERO Fees of Any Kind Until After Your Case Settles
  • Get More $$ in Your Pocket with Our Discounted 29% Contingency Fee Vs. the Industry Standard Fee of 33.3%-35%
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Chad BurnettChad Burnett
16:28 30 Oct 23
I hired Mullen & Mullen following a motor vehicle collision. I could not be more pleased with the Dallas personal injury lawyers I selected. They are the real deal! I was always kept in the loop on case developments. My attorneys sent the at-fault liability carrier multiple demands to make them agree to pay the policy limits. My lawyers also sent my own insurance company several demands to get them to offer me nearly the policy limits. A lot of attorneys would have given up and just recommended filing a lawsuit but Mullen & Mullen kept pounding the insurance companies until they did the right thing. This saved me a tremendous amount of money and time. I'm so very grateful that I found ethical, tenacious, and skilled attorneys to represent me. Mullen & Mullen gets my highest recommendation if you need a Dallas car accident attorney.C. Burnett
Diane WallaceDiane Wallace
17:43 26 Oct 23
Mullen and Mullen did an absolutely brilliant job representing me in an injury lawsuit and getting me maximum settlement results. I recommend them highly!
Mari HksMari Hks
17:38 04 Oct 23
Highly recommend this law firm, Josh took care of my case he was very nice and professional along with everyone else.
Zac CanidaZac Canida
17:14 26 Sep 23
I’m only 22 and this was the first case I’ve ever had, I got recommended Mullen and Mullen by a friend who has used them plenty of times and said nothing but good things about them. I have yet to see or hear anything that contradicts her statements! Everyone on the Mullen and Mullen team has been super helpful and kind to me by explaining everything that had and needs to be done to get the case in the right direction. Greg especially has been very helpful by keeping me updated and answering any questions I might have about the situation, he’s been an amazing help and I’m glad I was able to get him assigned to help me get what I deserve from my car accident. Very professional and fast responses, If you are ever injured in a car accident I 100% recommend this team to fight for you, ask for Greg!
sisay Aberasisay Abera
15:50 13 Sep 23
Highly recommend this law firm, filled with very nice and professional people who put their clients first. Josh took care of my case and were able to reduce my medical bills significantly which was awesome! Very pleased and glad I had them to work on my car accident case.Thank you, Mullen & Mullen Law Firm
Terrie RachallTerrie Rachall
20:13 28 Jul 23
Joe Morrison with Mullen and Mullen was fantastic representing me for an injury on someone's property. He kept me updated through the entire 2 year process. If I had any questions, Joe took the time to personally take my call and provide answers. Joe negotiated a settlement very quickly and ensured I received a fair settlement. I highly recommend Mullen and Mullen and would hire them again if I need help in the future. Best experience with any lawyer I have ever had!!
Alex MalcolmAlex Malcolm
22:05 17 May 23
I was injured in a motorcycle accident, and Shane Mullen took on my case with determination and empathy. His attention to detail and commitment to my case led to a favorable outcome. I'm grateful for his hard work and highly recommend Mullen & Mullen Law Firm.
I was involved in a car accident in Dallas texas off mockingbird. I was T bone by someone who had ran a red light. Me being a young female, I felt lost and taken advantage of by the other parties insurance.I chose Mullen Mullen because they were the only law firm who physically wanted to meet me and hear my side. They helped me with all on the medical assistance that I needed . Although it was a lot of therapy, I was really happy with the doctors they sent me to. Josh was very welcoming and I honest in the process. Every time I felt so at ease after speaking with him. I am so happy I had him on my case. Very hands on. Highly recommend!!!
Camry AdamsCamry Adams
16:21 14 Dec 22
Karen Lavigne is my name, and I had a great experience with Mullen & Mullen. Josh and Jessica was very patient and informative. If I had to decide again on which law firm to go with it would be Mullen & Mullen. Very transparent about ALL of my money down to the penny. I definitely recommend.
14:57 01 Oct 22
It Honestly baffles me to see ANY negative or low reviews on this law firm. My case is far from over, however, I have never known a lawyer or law firm to not only give you their personal cell phone number but to also respond within 15 minutes. Never a complaint on the 10 plus text messages asking questions or the 2-3 paragraph e-mails. Never telling you it's to late or they are off the clock. They are NEVER off the clock. This firm has two or three lawyers dealing with numerous clients and STILL manage to do all they can to make you feel you are the only one. Try to remember they are human. They truly do everything to put you and your recovery first. The process is long but not something they have any control over. They don't control the Dr. Appointments or your recovery. They will help you find amazing Dr.s then it's up to you to be proactive in your recovery and keeping your appointments. It's been over a year and a half since my injury and my amazing, patient, and hardworking Attorney Joe has been here with me every step of the way. Hundreds of 5 star reviews. 3 or 4 low ones. You do the math.
Paul SPaul S
21:36 05 Sep 22
Mullen and Mullen are the best personal injury team in DFW. When you hire Mullen and Mullen, you have the best personal injury attorneys in DFW. You are getting the best support staff in the state of Texas.Knowing every case is unique. My case took 3 years to complete. My team was professional in the face of a lot of stalling tactics. Without a bat of an eye, the team turned up the heat on the defense for the best possible outcome for all parties.Without details, this group changed not only my life. Mullen and Mullen helped me change my outlook on life after the accident.The most important lessons I learned: 1) Do not try to navigate an personal injury case no matter the cause 2) Listen and follow the advice of your attorney. Get the best in Texas.Shane and Paul, thank you from me and my family.
Larry JohnsonLarry Johnson
17:00 06 Jul 22
I would like to thank Mullen and Mullen for the great service I received. I was involved in an accident and they really helped me out. I worked with the paralegal named Josh and he really made everything a simple process. Josh did a wonderful job and I couldn't be happier!
yolanda Rodriguezyolanda Rodriguez
23:17 15 Jun 22
I love they way they work and communication is the best, they will reach out to you and see if you need anything. Questions you have them they will answer you. Josh is an excelente person that help me so much he was always there for me and if I called him he would return my call as fast as he could. He explained everything I asked and I was really comfortable with him. Josh you are an awesome person. Thank you for everything. I love their services n I would highly reconmand them. Mullen and Mullen are there for you as soon as you call them.
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In the last 3 years, we’ve made TopVerdict’s annual Texas “Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements” list 43 times.

2022 Texas Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements Mullen & Mullen
2021 Texas Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements Mullen & Mullen
Award for Texas Top 20 Personal Injury Settlements 2021 by Top Verdict
2021 Texas Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements Mullen & Mullen
2020 Texas Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements Mullen & Mullen
2019 Texas Top 20 Settlements All Practice Areas Mullen & Mullen

Our Results Speak For Themselves

Gross Settlements Before Fees & Expenses

We have achieved numerous multimillion-dollar settlements across all practice areas, but we are restricted from displaying some very large results due to settlement confidentiality. Here are a few recent results without confidentiality agreements:

Work Accident

Wrongful Death

Vehicle Accident

Vehicle Accident

Vehicle Accident

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A Family With Your Interests Front and Center

Our Family Guarantees

  1. We work for you, and we’ve never forgotten that.
  2. We’ll handle your case the way we’d want our own lawyer to handle our case if we were the client.
  3. You will be updated at each stage of your case.
  4. Our attorneys are always happy to provide their personal mobile numbers.
  5. No matter the amount of your medical bills, you will receive money in your pocket, or we’ll completely waive our attorney fees.
  6. There’s never a charge to use our in-house investigators or in-house videographer on your case.

Benefit From The Lowest Contingency Fee

Personal injury firms take 33.3% – 35% on pre-suit settlements. Our family puts more of YOUR settlement money in your pocket by offering a discounted 29% contingency fee on pre-suit settlements. Most of our claims settle without the filing of a lawsuit.

Why Choose Mullen & Mullen to Handle Your Case?

According to, our Dallas attorneys consistently achieve some of the highest recoveries in the state of Texas. As a matter of fact, in the last three years we’ve made their “Texas Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements” list 43 times. For example, in 2021 one of our claims made the Top 10 list, eight made the Top 11-20 list, and ten made the Top 21-50 list. When you factor in our reduced 29% contingency fee, we are confident we will help you recover more. At Mullen & Mullen, we pride ourselves on routinely recovering full policy limits for our clients without the necessity of costly and time-consuming litigation.

We have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic technology through well-established relationships with medical doctors, surgeons, physical therapists, chiropractors, neurologists, counselors, and other healthcare providers in the entire DFW Metroplex. You receive the quality medical attention you need from local providers near where you live or work. These providers specialize in treating people hurt in accidents of all kinds and they know how to properly document injuries to meet the legal burden of proof in your personal injury case. These providers are also willing to delay billing collections until after your case is resolved so you can focus on recovering without additional stress. Physicians that don’t routinely treat accident victims as part of their practice usually turn away patients over fear of being involved in the legal process or fear of health insurance companies refusing to pay accident-related healthcare bills. Please call us at 214-747-5240 for a free consultation and some advice.

Even if you don’t have health insurance or can’t afford your deductible, Mullen & Mullen will secure you the quality healthcare and state-of-the art diagnostics you deserve with no upfront out of pocket costs.

Shane, Joseph and Regis have almost 100 years of combined experience practicing personal injury law. That doesn’t even include the combined experience of the attorneys that serve as of-counsel to Mullen & Mullen at no additional cost to our clients. Our firm continues to evolve, but we never forget our Core Values. We do the right thing, handle cases the way we would want our own case handled, and we truly listen to clients. We have over 40 years of local knowledge, and that matters!

Some lawyers forget that they represent the client, but we never have. Our legal team will make YOU the priority. You are the boss, and we will respond quickly to your requests for case updates and assistance. We guarantee that when you need to speak to your counsel, you will speak directly to your counsel, not to a paralegal or secretary, because that’s the way it should be.

Most firms hire an investigator to help develop evidence on your case and charge you back for that service. Our firm, however, has 2 full-time accident investigators on staff and we offer their services to you for free. This is another way we will maximize your compensation.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Video footage is worth a lot more. Our in-house videographer allows us to capture the true impact the accident has on your life beyond mere words on a piece of paper.

When necessary, Mullen & Mullen Law Firm uses cutting edge technology like 3D imaging videos to fully demonstrate the extent of our clients’ injuries to the insurance companies. This also helps maximize the value of your claim.

Mullen & Mullen’s attorneys live and work right here in Dallas, and always have. We believe in paying our success forward by helping people in the North Texas community, and are dedicated to supporting these local charities.

About Our Highly Skilled Attorneys

Attorney Shane V. Mullen, Managing Partner
Shane V. Mullen, Attorney at Law

Shane V. Mullen, Managing Partner

Our Managing Partner, Shane V. Mullen, has been handling personal injury cases for 21 years. He is “Top-rated” by Thompson Reuters who named him as a Texas Super Lawyer 3 consecutive years. Shane is also a lifetime member of both the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, solidifying his expertise in handling significant cases. He is also an esteemed member of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America, further attesting to his exceptional legal prowess. Shane brings hard-won, battle born knowledge to your case.

Attorney Joseph R. Morrison, Senior Associate
Joseph R. Morrison, Attorney at Law

Joseph R. Morrison, Senior Associate

With 18 years of personal injury experience, Attorney Joseph R. Morrison has established himself as a highly skilled legal professional. Notably, he served as counsel of record in a case that garnered recognition from as a top 5 Premises liability (slip and fall) verdict in Texas. The defendant in this case was a Fortune 500 company with an annual revenue exceeding 11 billion. The specific case, Jeffrey Young v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., showcased Joe’s exceptional abilities in achieving favorable outcomes.

Joe is a distinguished member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, solidifying his standing among the nation’s most esteemed legal practitioners. Furthermore, his membership in both the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums further attests to his expertise in handling substantial cases.

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum member

Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Both Shane and Joseph are lifetime members of the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, meaning they have each settled cases in excess of two million. This solidifies their expertise in handling significant personal injury cases.

Regis L. Mullen, Founding Attorney
Regis L Mullen, Attorney at Law

Regis L. Mullen, Founder

Our Founder, Attorney Regis L. Mullen, has 56 years of personal injury experience. Regis received his Admission to practice law in 1967. Previously a Litigation Supervisor at Allstate Insurance Company, he knows all the tactics liability carriers use to deny or reduce personal injury settlements. Drawing upon his profound comprehension of the inner workings of the insurance industry, Regis established a law firm dedicated to meeting the legal needs of injured individuals in North Texas.



Named a "Best Business of 2023" by Three Best RatedIf you’ve experienced an injury in Denton, our devoted attorneys are fully dedicated to advocating for your rights with unwavering determination, all the while striving to secure the maximum possible settlement for you. Additionally, we ensure that you benefit from the lowest contingency fee. We approach your case with the same level of care and attention that we would expect for our own.

Our exceptionally proficient legal team has secured 43 “Top 50” personal injury settlements in Texas over the past three years, as confirmed by

Rest assured, you won’t incur any expenses unless our attorneys successfully resolve your Denton car accident or other personal injury case.

Moreover, you can access top-tier diagnostic and medical care for your severe injuries upfront without any out-of-pocket costs, regardless of whether you lack health insurance or cannot cover your deductible.

You only pay once your claim has been successfully settled. Mullen & Mullen was also named “Top Choice Injury Law Firm” by Top Choice Awards 6 consecutive years (2019-2024).

Voted Dallas Top Choice Injury Law Firm 2024


2021 Texas Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements Mullen & MullenCombined, our attorneys boast over 95 years of expertise in handling car accident cases. In the year 2021 alone, we secured 19 “Top 50” settlements in Texas, and each of these victories was related to injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. If our consistent track record of achieving top-tier outcomes in a highly competitive legal landscape like Texas doesn’t establish our standing as among the very best law firms, it’s difficult to imagine what would.


Mullen & Mullen is home to lawyers with a combined 95 years of experience. This extensive knowledge equips us to tackle a wide spectrum of personal injury cases with finesse. While the following categories represent some of the cases we frequently encounter, please be aware that our capabilities extend beyond these areas. For a comprehensive list of our practice areas, please click here.

Denton Wrongful Death Claims

Texas Top 50 settlements - Wrongful Death - 2021Unfortunately, any personal injury can lead to a tragic loss of life. When your loved one’s death results from someone else’s negligence, you likely have a valid “wrongful death” claim. Our team is dedicated to helping you secure the maximum compensation for your loss. For more details on wrongful death cases, please click here.

Denton Work Accident Claims

If your employer doesn’t provide worker’s compensation, we can guide you in pursuing maximum compensation. Often, personal injury claims yield more substantial outcomes. Leveraging our combined 95 years of experience, we fight for your rights. For more details on workplace injury cases, please click here.

Denton Premises Liability / Slips And Fall Claims

Proving these claims can be challenging, but our decades of experience provide a distinct advantage. Negligent property owners frequently attempt to obscure or destroy evidence to evade responsibility. Time is of the essence; filing your claim swiftly is essential. With Mullen & Mullen on your side, your chances of securing maximum compensation are greatly increased. For more details on premises liability cases, please click here.

Denton Car Accident Claims

The DFW Metroplex consistently ranks among the top 3-5 most hazardous places to drive in the nation. That’s right – few places are riskier to drive than our very own home. When someone else’s negligence results in injuries and financial losses, we are here to help you obtain the maximum compensation. For more details on car accident cases, please click here.

Denton Trucking & Commercial Vehicle Accident Claims

The trucking industry faces challenges, leading to pressured and reckless driving practices. Some trucking companies even compel their drivers to break the law. If a trucker’s negligence causes your injuries, we ensure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. For more details on truck accident cases, please click here.

Denton Motorcycle Accident Claims

In motorcycle accidents, the odds often seem stacked against you. Motorcycles can be challenging to spot, and motorists can be negligent. When such negligence occurs, we are dedicated to securing the maximum compensation for your injuries. For more details on motorcycle accident cases, please click here.

Denton Dog Bite Claims

What Makes a Dog Owner in Texas Liable for Your Injuries?Dogs may be our loyal companions, but they are not infallible. Some dog owners exhibit negligence, leading to injuries. When this happens, we are committed to helping you obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries. For more details on dog bite cases, please click here.


We have achieved numerous multimillion-dollar settlements across all practice areas, but we are restricted from displaying some very large results due to settlement confidentiality. Here are a few recent results without confidentiality agreements:


  • $6,150,000.00 for Work injury construction accident
  • $4,000,000.00 for Wrongful Death
  • $2,978,104.95 for Neck and Hand Injuries
  • $2,550,000.00 for Neck and Back Injuries
  • $2,250,000.00 for Brain Injury
  • $2,050,000.00 for Car accident injury (was the 4th largest motor vehicle accident settlement in Texas in 2019, according to
  • $2,024,050.00 for Injury accident caused by a drunk driver
  • $2,000,000.00 for Neck Injuries
  • See More Results Here


In Texas, you have a two-year window from the date of your accident to initiate your personal injury claim. While this may seem like a substantial period, it is crucial to act swiftly. Defendants often intentionally tamper with or destroy evidence. The preservation of evidence and securing witnesses are pivotal to your case’s success. Therefore, it is prudent to file your claim as soon as possible after your accident. Commence the process with a free consultation with Mullen & Mullen by calling (214) 747-5240.


Our dedicated local team demonstrates an unyielding dedication to your welfare.

Mullen & Mullen has been championing the legal rights of North Texans since 1983. For more than four decades, our legal experts have assisted numerous individuals in maneuvering through the claims procedure, recuperating from their physical injuries, and securing the rightful financial compensation they deserve.

Shane V. Mullen, Managing Partner

Our Managing Partner, Attorney Shane Mullen, has 21 years of personal injury and car accident experience and was named a “Texas Super Lawyer” three consecutive years by Thompson Reuters. This award isn’t one of those you can just pay for. You have to go through a brutal 12-point evaluation process that completely eliminates any chances of manipulating your way to the top. The only way you can win it is by truly being one of the most outstanding lawyers in Texas.

Mr. Mullen is also an esteemed member of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America, further attesting to his exceptional legal prowess. He brings hard-won, battle born knowledge to your case.

Joseph R. Morrison, Senior Associate

Attorney Joseph R. Morrison, Senior Associate

Our Senior Associate Attorney Joseph Morrison, has 18 years of personal injury and car accident experience. Joe has established himself as a highly skilled legal professional. Notably, he served as counsel of record in a case that garnered recognition from as a top 5 Premises liability (slip and fall) settlement in Texas. The defendant in this case was a Fortune 500 company with an annual revenue exceeding 11 billion. The specific case, Jeffrey Young v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., showcased his exceptional abilities in achieving favorable outcomes.

Mr. Morrison is a distinguished member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, solidifying his standing among the nation’s most esteemed legal practitioners.Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member

Both Shane and Joseph are lifetime members of the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, meaning they have each settled cases in excess of two million. This solidifies their expertise in handling significant personal injury cases.

Regis L. Mullen, Founder

Our Founding Attorney, Regis Mullen, has 56 years of personal injury and car accident experience. Drawing upon his profound comprehension of the inner workings of the insurance industry, Regis established a law firm dedicated to meeting the legal needs of injured individuals in North Texas. Formerly a Litigation Supervisor at Allstate Insurance Company, he knows knows how to effectively counter every sneaky and underhanded tactic the insurance companies use to reduce compensation.


The average industry fee is 33.3%-35%. Our exceptional track record allows us to offer a pre-suit contingency fee that is well below industry standards at just 29%, leaving more of your settlement in your pocket.


At Mullen & Mullen, we aim to settle most of the claims we accept, just like many other lawyers. However, what sets Mullen & Mullen apart from other personal injury attorneys in Fort Worth is our commitment to ensuring you have a better chance of securing a more substantial settlement.

To maximize your claim’s chances of success, it must establish specific elements by a “preponderance of the evidence.” This means demonstrating that it is more likely than not (over 50%) that the other party’s negligence directly led to your injuries.

Here’s what we assess:

Was There A Duty Of Care Owed By The At-Fault Party?

To establish legal liability, it is essential to prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care. In simple terms, this means they had a responsibility to act reasonably when their actions could foreseeably cause harm to someone.

For instance, your doctor owes you a duty of care due to their extensive education and expertise. They are expected to provide a certain level of care beyond that of an average person.

On the other hand, if you ask a grocery store clerk about a product’s ingredients and its potential to cause allergies, it’s unlikely to give rise to a personal injury claim. Grocery store clerks are primarily responsible for distributing and selling products, not offering medical advice regarding ingredient-related allergies.

Was The Duty Of Care Breached?

The next step is to demonstrate that the negligent party breached their duty of care. This can be particularly challenging, especially in cases of medical malpractice.

Essentially, you need to prove that the at-fault party acted unreasonably in a given situation. For example, in the context of driving, you have a duty to operate your vehicle in a manner that doesn’t endanger other motorists. If you cause an accident while texting and driving, you likely violated your duty of care toward other drivers.

However, if you swerve to avoid debris on the road, causing an accident, you probably did not breach your duty of care. Your actions were likely in line with what a reasonable person would do in a similar situation, and you might not be held liable for any resulting damages.

Did The Breach Lead To Your Injuries?

Attorney Settles Cervical Injury Truck Accident in Denton, TX for $142,217.39You must also establish that the breach of the duty of care directly resulted in your injuries. Insurance companies often attempt to link your injuries to unrelated causes. For example, they might argue that your current injuries stem from a prior accident, rather than the negligence of their customer.

This is where our personal injury lawyers excel. We have the expertise to challenge insurers’ assertions and prove that your injuries did indeed result from the negligence of the other party.

Did The Incident Occur In The Past 2 Years?

In Texas, there is a relatively short 2-year “statute of limitations,” meaning you must file your legal claim within two years of the accident date. Failing to do so will likely result in the dismissal of your claim if you attempt to file it later.

While two years may seem like a substantial period, it’s relatively brief in the legal realm. Filing your claim promptly is advisable because the longer you wait, the more challenging it becomes to gather evidence. Additionally, the at-fault party gains more time to build their defense. Therefore, it’s essential not to provide them with unnecessary advantages.

Have You Avoided Crucial Mistakes?

Texas law acknowledges that people can make mistakes. You don’t have to become a recluse, constantly worried that any misstep will ruin your claim. However, it’s crucial to exercise caution and avoid specific errors. For instance, posting anything on social media, even seemingly innocuous content, is ill-advised. Insurers can use your social media posts against you.

Furthermore, Texas is a “partial fault state,” which means you can be deemed partially responsible for your injuries. In such cases, the amount the at-fault party may owe you is reduced in proportion to your share of responsibility for the injuries.

This underscores the importance of seeking guidance from a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. They can offer advice on avoiding critical mistakes, ensuring you don’t miss out on potential compensation or risk losing your claim entirely.


For a tangible demonstration of our legal expertise, explore this concise narrative to discover how we secured a $962,500.00 settlement for a client who had sustained a neck injury in a commercial truck accident.

On a journey westward along US 287, a truck driver, regrettably, failed to exercise due diligence and executed an unsafe lane change. This reckless maneuver resulted in a collision with a fellow motorist, who suffered a neck injury. Notably, the injured party had a significant spinal surgery in her medical history, which insurance companies frequently exploit to limit their liability. We foresaw that the insurance company might attempt to contend that a portion of the driver’s injuries was attributable to her prior major spinal surgery.

While it is plausible that a prior surgery could have some bearing on current injuries, Texan law subscribes to the “Eggshell Doctrine.” This legal principle mandates that the plaintiff be taken as they are, necessitating compensation for all injuries attributable to the accident, even if pre-existing conditions contribute to the exacerbation of those injuries.

In a bid to bolster our client’s claim, Shane Mullen advised that all new and intensified symptoms be meticulously documented. This entailed obtaining medical records of any novel symptoms that surfaced post-accident. Subsequently, the client underwent multiple laminectomies to rectify damaged vertebrae.

When negotiations with the insurance company commenced, they predictably contested that the accident’s force couldn’t have warranted surgery. In response, Shane directed their attention to the documented emergence of new symptoms and the compelling argument that even a moderate accident could aggravate pre-existing injuries.

Ultimately, the insurer was compelled to settle for $962,500.00, and our client benefited from a reduced 29% case fee due to the absence of a lawsuit filing, saving her $70,000.


Call (214) 747-5240 to talk to a personal injury attorney in Denton right now. We won’t put any pressure on you to hire us on the spot. Simply learn how we’ll approach your case and get some excellent free advice. Make your decision only when you feel 100% ready. Do remember though, that the Texas statute of limitations gives you just 2 years from the date of your accident to file a claim.

We’ll come to your home or hospital room if it makes it easier on you! Phone and Zoom consultations are also available. You can call us, or use the form or chat feature on this page to request a free consultation now.

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