Top-rated Accident Attorneys in Plano – Mullen & Mullen

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wendy crookswendy crooks ★★★★★ Joe and his team were great to work with. They were so compassionate about my injuries and very responsive to my questions. Hopefully I won’t need them again, but I highly recommend them to anyone who has been injured in a car accident. They took care of the details so I could concentrate on healing.Scott CameronScott Cameron ★★★★★ I suffered a back injury in a high impact rear end collision in 2022. I contacted Mullen and Mullen to represent me and to help navigate the process with doctors, procedures and rehabilitation. Shane Mullen and his staff took a personal interest in seeing that I received the best medical care for my injury and ultimately a multiple six figure settlement. If you want serious results and a profession & successful attorney, choose Mullen and Mullen, you will be glad you did.LaKaiya GarrettLaKaiya Garrett ★★★★★ I had my first car accident and didn’t second guess to call Josh. He has made this a smooth and comfortable experience. Definitely always having my best interest first.alexis paytonalexis payton ★★★★★ JOSH AND JESSICA WORKED VERY HARD TO GET ME THE SETTLEMENT I NEEDED! I RECOMMEND THEM 10/10. EVERY SINCE MY CASE STARTED THEY HAVE BEEN NOTHING BUT NICE TO ME AND MY SISTER, THEY BECAME FAMILY! IF YOU ARE EVER IN A WRECK CALL MULLEN AND MULLEN AND ASK FOR JOSH HE WILL MOST DEFINITELY WORK HARD TO GET YOU EVERYTHING YOU DESERVE!Lisa MyersLisa Myers ★★★★★ I highly recommend Mullen and Mullen Personal Injury Lawyers. They were great about handling my case. Excellent on answering questions that I had throughout. I greatly appreciate the Lawyers and their team. They handled my case great and they are very reliable and dependable. I am forever thankful for them.Michael CogliandroMichael Cogliandro ★★★★★ After 27 years of driving, I was in my first ever accident and it was 1000% the other guys fault. I hired Mullen & Mullen after an uninsured driver blew a stop sign and we collided. Both cars were totaled. I got the medical care I needed and they were even able to get the full policy amount from the insurance of the other cars owner, even though the driver himself was not covered and should not have been driving the car. Not sure how they did that, but that is why you hire Mullen & Mullen to work some magic.Thank you very much.Nothing personal towards Mullen & Mullen, I am very happy with the results, but I hope I never see you again! Haha (Because I hope I am never in an accident again)Gina WestGina West ★★★★★ These are professional people who really do care. I called them for the first time on yesterday about my vehicle accident and Josh represented the firm with compassion. He listened, explained that someone would be contacting me today and minutes later Matt called me. I was given the option of an appointment the same day or early the next morning at my home. Matt provided me with his direct contact phone number and his email address. It's with 27 years of serving, training and experience in the United States Air Force that I give this law firm the highest recommendation. Grateful indeed, Gina W.Marvinette MonroeMarvinette Monroe ★★★★★ I can’t say enough about Josh and the team at Mullen & Mullen with assisting with my motor vehicle accident in Dallas, TX. They’re consistently courteous, professional, and provide exceptional service. I will recommend their team for any motor vehicle accidents and slip & falls.Amber BurnettAmber Burnett ★★★★★ Mullen & Mullen assisted my husband when he was injured in a motor vehicle collision on Main Street. They are absolutely wonderful Frisco personal injury lawyers. They assisted him in getting the medical attention he needed following the wreck. When it came time to negotiate with the insurance companies, they wouldn't take no for an answer. Our attorneys kept the heat on until they finally had to do the right thing. I feel like a lot of firms would have given up and recommended a lawsuit right away but Mullen & Mullen attorneys are super ethical and determined. They were eventually able to help my husband get almost the full available policy limits without the stress and time associated with a lawsuit. If you need a Frisco car accident attorney these are the injury lawyers you should call. Highly recommended!Chad BurnettChad Burnett ★★★★★ 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. BurnettDiane WallaceDiane Wallace ★★★★★ 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 ★★★★★ Highly recommend this law firm, Josh took care of my case he was very nice and professional along with everyone else.Cayleb MurphyCayleb Murphy ★★★★★ Honestly 5 stars doesn’t do them justice. Had an amazing experience working with Mullen and Mullen. I really felt taken care of throughout the entire process. Greg was especially nice to work with, he provided me with updates and answered all my questions whenever I had them. Would definitely recommend!Zac CanidaZac Canida ★★★★★ 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!Tossem'Up52Tossem'Up52 ★★★★★ Wow! What a Great Law Firm Mullin and Mullin. I was in an accident not long ago and if there's ever a misfortune in my life as such, Mullin and Mullin will be the Law Firm that I choose again to take care of everything. Thank you Mullin and Mullin again for everything.sisay Aberasisay Abera ★★★★★ 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 Firmclara johnsonclara johnson ★★★★★ I was involved in a personal injury car accident in Dallas Texas, l worked with Josh and Jessica, they were fantastic. If I ever need help again l won't hesitate to contact them again.Kimberly PalmooreKimberly Palmoore ★★★★★ The best Accident Attorney's in the whole metro plex. Thanks Mr Morrison.Terrie RachallTerrie Rachall ★★★★★ 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!!Caryn BonosevichCaryn Bonosevich ★★★★★ Mullen & Mullen is awesome! Joseph and Erika made the process simple. I am thankful for the personal service I received.Andrew BrownAndrew Brown ★★★★★ Shane Mullen helped me with a complex medical malpractice case. His commitment to my case and attention to detail led to a favorable outcome. I highly recommend Shane and the Mullen & Mullen Law Firm.Alex MalcolmAlex Malcolm ★★★★★ 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.Christopher CastilloChristopher Castillo ★★★★★ I was involved in bad accident, Thanks to Jessica and Josh from mullen and mullens they help through the whole process. Help me get treatment and really took care of me. Help get back on my feet I really appreciate them.R BrownR Brown ★★★★★ I have had such a wonderful representation under Joseph Morrison. He is a injury lawywer from Dallas and represented me on a case with several parties in a car accident. He worked hard, efficiently and quick to get me help and get the case settled. He is such an amazing attorney and his office staff is A+!Natasha MaloneNatasha Malone ★★★★★ I had the honor to work with Mr. Morrison and his team recently and he was a life saver. He was thorough, detail oriented and down to earth as they come. He knows his law and doesn't make you feel like a number in line, but like a human. You can't go wrong with direct access and a discounted rate, I made the right decision and you will too.Roison FoxRoison Fox ★★★★★ They helped me out of a tough situation, and never stopped fighting for what I deserved. I am so great full to have them as my law firm when I got in a bad wreck, I highly encourage they will support and guide you through out it all.falisha jones (l0velisha)falisha jones (l0velisha) ★★★★★ 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!!!Jacob ColerickJacob Colerick ★★★★★ I cannot express how much Mullen & Mullen helped me turn a rough situation into something I could get through and manage properly.I was in a car accident on the way to work, and had chosen Joseph Morrison to represent and advise me on the matter. He provided me with solid advice and the right information to make educated decisions in the process of recovery. He was also extremely responsive and forthcoming whenever I had any questions. I had very little experience in legal matters so everything was new to me. Joe walked me through all the steps, helped coordinate my appointments with the right doctors, and definitely went above and beyond expectations. I am more than pleased with the outcome and would recommend both him and this firm to anyone!Rudy SanchezRudy Sanchez ★★★★★ This was the 1st accident I was involved in. I didn't know which law firm to call. Someone I know told me to use Mullen Law. I can say it has been the best choice. They came to my home in the beginning. They let me know what I needed to do and what they will do for me. Since then The Lawyers as well as the entire staff has been their for me whenever I have question or concerns. They will return your calls within minutes of you calling.My case isn't over yet and it does take time having to deal with Doctors and therapist. The whole process does take time with no complaints whatsoever. Mullen Law Firm has you feeling cared for and appreciated. Their kindness and professionalism is superb. I recommend them to everyone who needs a lawyer who will not only get you the best settlement but who also makes you feel like your case is above the rest.To the lawyers and entire staff who worked on my case. As well as those who didn't. Thank you very much for your help. I pray that I never need a lawyer again but if I do. You will be who I will turn too.TiyaTiya ★★★★★ Josh Banks is excellent! He handled my case with care and very professional. I will recommend Josh to family and associates.Zion WilsonZion Wilson ★★★★★ My case was finished pretty fast and the process was also easy thanks to Josh Banks and the legal team at Muller & Muller.. Josh was even able to help me on a matter related to my totaled car but not the apart of the settlement/case process.. 10/10 would recommendRonniqual AndersonRonniqual Anderson ★★★★★ I’m really glad I made the decision to go with this firm . Josh is wonderful and makes sure to take care of business . He’s very professional, and you can tell he’s very passionate about his work . If you ever need someone to represent you , I vote Josh hands down . You won’t be disappointed. Great service , just all around , great work .Camry AdamsCamry Adams ★★★★★ 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.Evelyn RoldanEvelyn Roldan ★★★★★ Thank you to lawyer Mullen for calling and clarifying my husband’s case.LaQuitaLaQuita ★★★★★ The most amazing team! Thank you so much to Josh who made sure me and my family understood everything that was happening at each and every stage. Always there to listen and showed compassion for my injuries and the situation this accident caused in our lives. Will always recommend.A AA A ★★★★★ 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.otis jarrettotis jarrett ★★★★★ I just want to say my experience with this Law Firm has always been perfect they friendly and respond quick Josh was my paralegal and he does a great job they are people friendly and I will fight hard for you number one Law Firm Mullen and Mullen💪💪 Thanks for the loveEpphanie milesEpphanie miles ★★★★★ Josh was amazing! He explained the process thoroughly. The drs he sent me to were amazing. Josh made sure he went above and beyond between setting expectations for treatments and handling the insurance company. I'd definitely refer him to all friends and family when in need. Thanks again JoshJulie HannahJulie Hannah ★★★★★ Very knowledgeable, helpful and explain everything in detail!!Paul SPaul S ★★★★★ 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.A SmithA Smith ★★★★★ Best Personal Injury Law Firm in the DFW Metroplex.Larry JohnsonLarry Johnson ★★★★★ 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!Lisa TennantLisa Tennant ★★★★★ I want to share our experience with Mullen & Mullen who Truly is a five star law firm.My daughter was involved in a serious accident she was 8 1/2 months pregnant and she suffered serious injuries and lost her baby.The person that hit her had no drivers license and no insurance.Not deterred by this Joseph Morrison was masterful at working our case. He was able to get our insurance company to agree to the maximum settlement under our uninsured/underinsured coverage. In addition he was also able to get our health insurance company to drop a huge lien against our settlement.Joe Morrison and his team were so empathetic to our situation. Even though there are limits to what you can be awarded under uninsured/underinsured they never made us feel unimportant.They fought for us and we felt as though they truly cared about us and wanted to have the best possible outcome.Joe Morrison was a true champion for our family and we highly recommend him and their firm.We are so glad that we chose Mullen and Mullen and so grateful for the quality services they provided.We all feel they are the best choice among many and were the right choice for our family.Richard TaylorRichard Taylor ★★★★★ I cannot say enough good things about Mullen and Mullen, they are the best in the business! With a permanent neck injury, after already having a discectomy, my future was looking very dark. They got the full term limits from all parties and gave a light for my future instead. Always professional, and the best I've ever seen at answering concerns, and returning phone calls and messages. They are not just a cut above, they are the gold standard of what great attorneys should be. I especially want to thank Joe Morrison and Rosa, you are tops. Thank you both so very much.Klaus DausmannKlaus Dausmann ★★★★★ Mr. Joseph Morrison represented my daughter during that difficult time did not only get the professionalism that we needed but also a insurance of true empathy and respect for us as human beings. not one time did I feel that I am just a case. outstanding performance and customer service.
I would recommend Mr.Joseph Morrison to my family and friends with good cognition
Ms. Macias 2AMs. Macias 2A ★★★★★ They really took care of me and did everything possible for me to get the most out of my accident! Highly recommend! Friendly staff that genuinely cares about you and makes you feel like they’ll do do anything in their power to help you.Paul NolanPaul Nolan ★★★★★ I've consulted with Joseph Morrison on a number of legal issues. He's a fantastic attorney and I highly recommend this firm.Stephanie HullStephanie Hull ★★★★★ Shane is a great lawyer. Him and his team were very understanding, professional, and informative. They deserve more than 5 stars and were great to work with. Thank you Shane!Veronica Da PonteVeronica Da Ponte ★★★★★ The Top Choice community thanks you for your dedication to your city and celebrates your 2020 win with enthusiasm!Ellis Leigh GardnerEllis Leigh Gardner ★★★★★ Josh Banks at this law firm did such a wonderful job helping me with my case that started in 2017. It may have taken some time, but he was very meticulous and made sure he had everything ready to go. I definitely would recommend him to anyone that is in need of a good lawyer!!Nathan NetoNathan Neto ★★★★★ As a 2019 Top Choice Award Winner, they have proven their dedication to their city by consistently providing excellence through their services. 5 stars!Dyvine SilvestreDyvine Silvestre ★★★★★ They won the 2019 Top Choice Award for their excellence in the pursuit of top customer satisfaction and that equals to hundreds of great customer reviews! Thank you for sharing your passion with your beautiful city!Tami Gray JordanTami Gray Jordan ★★★★★ I am thankful to this law firm. Mr. Shane Mullen is not just an impressive and talented attorney, he also treats a person with respect. He takes his job very seriously, and he is compassionate with a case he takes on. To add, his assistant is awesome. Thanks!Roy C.Roy C. ★★★★★ The handling of my case from a car wreck incident from the beginning, Josh Banks always had time to answer my questions and would give me updates when I asked. Aside from injury that I sustained, I always felt supported because they proved to me that they where working for the best interest of my situation and needs. I do not know what I would have done without you guys! Especially you Josh! I appreciate your kindness, patience and professionalism. The settlement amount was enough for my future concerns to help me reestablish myself because of my continued long term effects from the accident. Thank you so much!!!Laura ServidoneLaura Servidone ★★★★★ Mullen and Mullen, was the law firm I choose to represent me for a commercial accident case. I worked specifically with Joe Morrison who went above and beyond to help get a settlement during the most difficult time in my life. I was in and out of the Hospital for a year. Surgery was necessary immediately on my hand, also suffering from multiple herniated disks, 5 hematomas, and stiches where my left eyebrow used to be. I feel blessed to have such a competent law firm and lawyer on my side. Thank you Joe!Laura VillaLaura Villa ★★★★★ I am beyond grateful to this law firm and especially to Josh Banks. Josh delivered the greatest news several weeks ago. He notified me that my case had settled for an amount that I never imagined!!! Thank you Josh for suggesting to wait it out. This money couldn't have come at a better time. If yall only knew how many sleepless nights I had worrying how my situation would end. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Oh and by the way Josh I will be plugging in your number into my telephone and I will definitely be recommending you to anyone who needs representation!!Tape Mastah StephTape Mastah Steph ★★★★★ Mullen & Mullen are 100% true honest life savers.. They deserve 10 Stars!! Thank you for everything, Shane. You're the best! - StephanDanielle JohnsonDanielle Johnson ★★★★★ Mullen & Mullen is an awesome law firm and they are very professional and provide excellent service would give them 6 stars if it was possible and I want to add a special thanks to Josh Banks who was with us every step of the way and made sure I was taken care of through this rough time.Jessica CullumJessica Cullum ★★★★★ Josh Banks is awesome to work with! Mullen and Mullen is such a great law firm!!Kyshia RoneyKyshia Roney ★★★★★ I really love MullennMullen law firm they really came through for me when I need them the most Joshua banks was able to get me back more then though I would get back. He returns my phone calls the same day and explain everything very well I highly recommend them.Good LifeGood Life ★★★★★ I must admit before choosing Mullen & Mullen. I took advice from a friend who insisted that I contact another law firm who's name I was very familiar with, from constantly hearing there commercial on the radio. When I called the other law firm they set me up an appointment to come in an speak to someone. I went and was very impressed with how nice there office was, however I was not impressed with how much there fees where. Let's just say that I could see why the decor was so nice after I learned what they would charge me for representation. I politely declined and limped right out of there office. I then went home and started doing my own research online going from one firm to another, reading review after review and came across Mullen & Mullen. I called the office explained my situation just as I had done with the other law firm and the first thing that the lady asked me from Mullen & Mullen was would I like to come in? or Would I like for someone to come out to my home to talk with me? They sent someone out, he answered all of my questoins. He was very thorough and professional so I was only a little impressed at this time, until he explained to me what there fee would be. And that's when I became even more impressed. I was told that a Mr. Josh Banks would be contacting me and would be handling my case. Mr Banks always kept me informed with what was going on and would check to see if I was satisfied with the services that I was receiving. He also got me the maximum amount that I could receive without charging me an arm and a leg, the process didn't take long and I didn't have to go into some fancy smancy office. Over all my experience with Mullen & Mullen has been great! Keep up the good work Mullen & Mullen!Debbie WilsonDebbie Wilson ★★★★★ Truly great firm! Joseph Morrison went the extra mile to secure great results in a timely manner. I feel lucky to have found the firm and highly recommend, thanks again Joe!Joyce TerryJoyce Terry ★★★★★ Josh and Jessica did an awesome job working on my case and got me the settlement I deserve. Other staff member were great and welcoming.Mason DuPontMason DuPont ★★★★★ Shane assisted me with my second case and much like the first one, was very informative and got me taken care of better than I'd hoped for. I recommend this law firm to anybody that would need an attorney!Talia LozanoTalia Lozano ★★★★★ My husband and I worked with Joseph at Mullen & Mullen, he was extremely sincere and personable, he did everything he said he would and always followed up when promised. Mullen & Mullen took care of us from the very beginning making everything extremely easy to get the help we needed. It was our first time having to go through something like this and Joseph took care of us the whole way. We also had a recent bankruptcy due to loss of job, and Joseph was able to work with the trustee to get us even more than the court's exception would allow in our particular circumstances.My husband also wants to shout out to "Mike", the original representative we met with after our accident, he was extremely knowledgeable and made everything feel right when signing on with Mullen & Mullen, and gave us the confidence we had nothing to worry about.We were referred by my brother Carlos L. who went to school with Mr. Mullen's son and are glad we took his advice!Stacey LawrenceStacey Lawrence ★★★★★ I cannot say enough about Mullen & Mullen... I've been working with Shane Mullen and from the beginning he has taken the time to answer all of my questions and explain the process to me in terms which I could understand. He has personally called me through all of this giving me updates and advising me of my options. Other than showing up to my rehab appointments, Mullen & Mullen has done everything else.I am very grateful that I looked at the reviews such as this one and decided to give them a call because it has truly worked out in my favor.Thanks Shane!Deon JohnsonDeon Johnson ★★★★★ Definitely the best in the business. It is seriously a team effort with the Mullen and Mullen law firm. I hope No one has to go through a situation like mine but if you do I strongly recommend going to Mullen and Mullen . You will rest a lot easier knowing they have you back .Allie FarooqAllie Farooq ★★★★★ We were hit by a drunk driver in Mesquite Texas, and immediately went to google search to find an attorney at the scene. We were very apprehensive because we had never been in this type of situation, and never had hired an attorney for a car wreck. We solely chose Mullen and Mullen based on their 5 star review. We are so glad we made this decision! We were both hurt bad and had to see doctors and go through physical therapy. Joseph Morrison handled our case and was so extremely caring and understood our pain, he took his time with our case. Every time I called, he answered, and spent so much time on the phone answering each question. He made sure we got all the treatment necessary before closing our case. We were extremely pleased with the end and will always call if we ever need him. My husband told me it's so easy and they are so nice it makes me nervous. We learned it really was just easy! They really did have our best interest at heart. Our neighbor had a similar wreck and we told them to call and they didn't. They lost so much and the wife still has pain to this day. She always says to me we should have called.Brittany PuckettBrittany Puckett ★★★★★ I want to thank Joseph with Mullen & Mullen for being the best attorney anyone could have asked for. He worked very hard in getting the medical help I needed after my auto accident. He made me feel like I was his only client. He kept me informed on what was happening during my case and truly cared about my health care needs. His hard work and legal knowledge helped me in getting the insurance limits for pain and suffering allowed. It was more than I expected. Thank you for everything you did for me. I highly recommend Joseph Morrison with Mullen & Mullen Law Firm.Kimberly Greer NicholsKimberly Greer Nichols ★★★★★ I hired Shane Mullen as my personal injury lawyer for a slip and fall case. I hired them because of the positive reviews they had as well as the amount of experience. I was not disappointed. Shane and Mullen & Mullen did a great job for me and I couldn't be more pleased.Razieh ShoorabRazieh Shoorab ★★★★★ As a future chiropractor who also works for a successful chiropractic office, I deal with many personal injury cases as well as different lawyers. Hands down Mullen & Mullen has been the best. They really do take their business to a personal level. After a screening call from one of his assistance, it was the next day that Shane Mullen called me. I will never forget our first conversation and one thing in particular that he said to me. I said, “This is the first time I am talking with you but I trust you so much” and he replied: “I Fully Trust Myself Too.” That was what I wanted to hear. I wanted to make sure that my lawyer is confident and my case is in good hands and with that settlement he proved his confidence and competence. As an experienced client I suggest that if you ever involve in an accident and need an attorney, do yourself a favor and call Shane Mullen. He will represent you with a passion for justice. Thank you Shane, you are amazing!Razieh ShoorabRazieh Shoorab ★★★★★ There is no way I can express my gratitude towards Mullen & Mullen law firm. Working with them has been by far the best legal experience I have ever had. I was not a million dollar client but was treated like one. I am so grateful that my case was accepted by them and very thankful that I have been awarded a great and beyond imagination settlement because Shane Mullen fought for me relentlessly. I highly recommend everyone to give him a call before turning into any other lawyer. Great job and Thank you again!Danielle ValentinoDanielle Valentino ★★★★★ I had used them before and I delt with Shane Mullen and I can say by far the BEST lawyer I have used! Helped me tremendously! If you need a lawyer call them. Hands down the best!!!!!Diane MacNeilDiane MacNeil ★★★★★ Having Shane on your case is like sending a pit bull after any other dog - they may "bow up" to try to look bigger and stronger, but the pit is going to win in the long run!Milagros YatesMilagros Yates ★★★★★ This is the best law firm in Dallas Tx. This is my second case with this law firm, If I ever have another case I will go right back to him.
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Top 10 Texas MVA Settlements in 2021When you’re hurt in an accident, our skilled Plano injury attorneys fight tenaciously to ensure the maximum available settlement while offering you the lowest contingency fee. We handle your case the way we would want our own case handled.

Special Offer 29% Discounted Attorney FeeMullen & Mullen is consistently recognized by TopVerdict for obtaining some of the largest accident injury recoveries in the entire state of Texas. Our stellar results allow us to offer a below industry standard 29% pre-suit contingency fee which means more money in your pocket. Our experienced local team has an incredibly strong work ethic and truly cares. We’ve been privileged to serve North Texas for over 40 years. This is our backyard. Call (972) 947-3370 now for a free consultation and some excellent advice.

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What Defines the Best Accident Lawyer in Plano?

Top 10 Texas MVA Settlements in 2021What distinguishes a top-rated attorney or firm? We believe it’s the outcomes they deliver. According to TopVerdict.com, Mullen & Mullen has secured 43 placements in the “Texas Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements” over the past three years, solidifying our position among the very best in our field.

2021-top-50-personal-injury-settlements-tx-mullen-mullen-500pxIn 2021 alone, we accomplished 19 settlements that ranked in Texas’s prestigious “Top 50,” all related to motor vehicle accidents. Within this list, one of our cases made it to the Top 10, eight were in the Top 11-20, and ten were in the Top 21-50. This exceptional track record gives us the unwavering confidence to assure you that if you’re injured in an accident, we will secure a higher settlement for you—and all of this comes with the benefit of the lowest contingency fee.

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A Message From Our Managing Partner

Shane V. Mullen, Managing Partner, Mullen & Mullen Law Firm“We handle cases the way we’d want our own case handled.”

For over four decades, our family has been dedicated to serving accident clients throughout Plano and North Texas. During this extensive period, we have encountered a wide range of cases and gained invaluable experience. We encourage prospective clients to compare our extensive history and local reputation with any other firm in the metroplex.

What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance & Should I Have It?It’s surprising that many attorneys still base case value on medical bills, using multipliers like two times or three times the amount. At Mullen & Mullen, we hold a different perspective. We firmly believe that cases are about people, not just the numbers on medical bills. When an individual’s life is significantly altered by an injury, what relevance do arbitrary medical bill amounts hold?

Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum MembersAllow me to share a memorable case where one of our young clients underwent an emergency surgery. Despite initially facing medical bills totaling approximately $160,000.00, our dedicated accident attorneys successfully secured the full remaining policy limits across three distinct policies. This remarkable recovery amounted to over 2.6 million dollars, exceeding the negotiated medical bills by more than 15 times.

non-economic damagesIn some instances, clients may have minimal medical bills but suffer from severe injuries. In these situations, we strategically choose not to include past medical bills as damages. This approach prevents insurance companies from tying your overall damages to your medical expenses. After all, these bills do not reflect the true impact of non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, and physical impairment.

At Mullen & Mullen Law Firm, our accident attorneys prioritize the genuine impact on our clients’ lives. We are not fixated on arbitrary medical bill amounts.

We take immense pride in how our firm handles cases. We are committed to ensuring that we only recommend settlements that we would suggest to a close friend or family member. We understand that you may be going through one of the most challenging times in your life right now, and it is our duty to guide you through these challenges while protecting your interests at every step of the process. You can place your trust in our family to fight for yours.

Shane Mullen

Shane Mullen, Attorney at Law

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Our Results Speak For Themselves

Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum Members(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:

  • $4,000,000.00 Wrongful death involving auto accident
  • $2,978,104.95 Motor vehicle accident
  • $2,550,000.00 Motor vehicle accident
  • $2,550,000.00 Client needed surgery after an automobile collision
  • $2,024,050.73 Client hit by a drunk driver and sustained a TBI and multiple broken bones
  • $1.3 million Client hit by commercial driver who sustained a TBI
  • $1 million Client hit by inattentive commercial driver
  • $1 million Client hit by negligent commercial motorist
  • $978,569.77 Client hit by commercial driver
  • $996,292.00 Client hit by truck driver
  • $960,576.60 Commercial driver hit by another commercial driver
  • $954,543.87 Commercial driver hit by another commercial driver
  • $925,000.00 Client hit by a distracted driver
  • $845,000.00 Client hit by truck driver

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A Little About Our Highly Skilled Attorneys

Attorney Shane V. Mullen, Managing Partner

Attorney Shane Mullen, Managing Partner at Mullen & Mullen Law Firm
Shane Mullen, Personal Injury Attorney

Managing Attorney, Shane V. Mullen has been handling car accident 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

Attorney Joseph Morrison, Senior Associate Attorney at Mullen & Mullen Law Firm
Joseph Morrison, Personal Injury Attorney

With 18 years of motor vehicle accident 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 VerdictSearch.com 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 Joe’s exceptional abilities in achieving favorable outcomes.The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers

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.

Attorney Regis L. Mullen, Founder

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Regis Mullen, Founding Attorney

Attorney Regis L. Mullen, our Founder, received his Admission to practice law in 1967 and has 56 years of auto accident experience. 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.

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Why Choose Mullen & Mullen Law Firm?

Skills & Expertise

Mullen & Mullen's Conference RoomWith over 40 years of establishment in Plano, our firm boasts a collective experience of 95 years among our three seasoned attorneys. We have successfully recovered over 750 million dollars in gross settlements for our clients in North Texas alone. Notably, we clinched 19 out of the “Top 50” motor vehicle accident settlements in Texas in 2021, a testament to our prowess. Mullen & Mullen has been featured in reputable publications like Newsweek and Forbes, underlining our expertise in developing robust cases strategically designed to safeguard your rights.

Diagnostic & Medical Treatment with Delayed Billing

Medical Diagnostics & TreatmentWe understand the importance of immediate medical care after an accident. Mullen & Mullen ensures you receive the necessary medical attention with billing deferred until after your claim is settled. Even if you lack health insurance or struggle with deductibles, we have established relationships with leading medical professionals and institutions across Texas. These experts specialize in treating accident victims and are willing to wait for payment until your case is resolved. By availing our services, you can focus on your recovery without worrying about mounting medical bills.

Personalized Approach

Pedestrian Broken Ankle Injury Settles for $300,000 Caused by Car AccidentOur lawyers at Mullen & Mullen provide a personalized approach to handle your case. We manage existing medical bills, dealing with billers and collectors on your behalf, while also negotiating with insurance companies. This relieves you of unnecessary stress, allowing you to concentrate on overcoming the physical and emotional aftermath of the accident.

Thorough Investigation

Mike Foster, In-House Accident Investigator
Mike Foster, Lead Accident Investigator

Unlike other firms, we have our own dedicated accident investigators, led by senior investigator Michael Foster. This in-house approach ensures a comprehensive analysis of the accident scene, meticulous evidence collection, witness interviews, vehicle data retrieval, and consultation with accident reconstruction experts. We leave no stone unturned, laying a solid foundation for your case to secure the maximum compensation possible.

Strong Negotiators

Top 10 Texas MVA Settlements in 2021Insurance companies often attempt to minimize payouts, leaving victims undercompensated. Our skilled accident lawyers are adept at negotiating with these companies, fighting aggressively to secure a fair settlement covering medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and any other damages you are entitled to.

Trial-Ready Representation

post-judgment money collectionWhile our primary goal is negotiating a favorable settlement, we are not hesitant to pursue litigation when necessary to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys have a proven track record in the courtroom and will fiercely advocate for your rights in front of a judge and jury.

Client Satisfaction

Three Best Rated: Best Business of 2023Your satisfaction is our utmost priority. We prioritize transparent communication, keeping you informed about your auto accident claim’s progress and promptly addressing your questions and concerns. At Mullen & Mullen, we are dedicated to providing you with peace of mind during this challenging time.

Areas of Expertise

Top Choice Awards named us “Top Choice Injury Law Firm” five consecutive years.

Top Choice Award 2023

Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews

Top Choice Award 2023I highly recommend Mullen and Mullen to anyone in need of a Personal Injury Lawyer. After I was rear ended and my car totaled, they took excellent care of me. When my injuries ended up being more severe than originally expected, they stayed by my side and helped me find proper affordable medical care. Without a doubt, this has been one of the toughest challenges life has thrown at me. If I didn’t have their support and guidance, I would have been alone and lost. At the end of this crazy journey, they were able to get me the maximum policy limits allowed and the peace of mind knowing I’ll be okay now that this is all over. Thank you, Mullen and Mullen, for being there for me. -Sarah Armstrong

Top Choice Award 2022I had small auto accident that wasn’t worth taking to court, but they told me how to handle it, and informed me about the process to work a diminished value claim against the person that hit me.  Not only that, but they also shared with me their contacts, and spent about an hour on the phone with me.  Hope I never get in an accident, but if I do, these are the guys I am going to call.” -Charaka Dharmagunaratne

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Contact Mullen & Mullen for a Free Consultation Today

If you were injured in an accident in Plano, don’t delay seeking legal representation. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation, free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay any legal fees unless we win your case. Just call us at (972) 947-3370 or use the form below now to take the first step towards recovery.

Do You Truly Need Legal Representation Following an Accident?

manage pain following a collisionAn accident can dramatically alter your life. Don’t underestimate the importance of having a lawyer to safeguard your rights. Injured victims often face substantial medical bills and the challenge of taking time off work to recover.

How Do You Negotiate An Injury Claim With An Insurance Adjuster?Even seemingly minor injuries like soft tissue damage or whiplash can lead to significant financial strain. You shouldn’t find yourself drowning in debt or facing bankruptcy due to medical expenses.

accident statementInsurance companies are primarily concerned with their profits, not your well-being. Their adjusters aim to minimize payouts and may use your statements against you. Hiring our legal expertise levels the playing field. We allow you to concentrate on healing while we handle the complexities of your case. Our fees are contingent on your compensation – we only get paid when you do.

Research from a major insurance company reveals that claims represented by attorneys settle for 2-3 times more than those without legal representation. Many of our cases yield 10-15 times more. We advocate for your best interests, guiding motor vehicle accident victims through the legal process and helping them assert their rights.

Our Commitment

  • Financial Assistance: We assist in securing loans for financial relief if needed.
  • Medical Support: Ensuring you receive necessary medical treatment without upfront costs.
    Transparent Fees: Offering a reduced contingent attorney fee of 29%, compared to the industry standard of 33.3%-35% for non-litigated claims.
  • Comprehensive Investigations: Conducting in-depth accident investigations, including gathering evidence and witness statements.
  • Damage Evaluation: Working with experts to assess your injuries’ long-term impact, ensuring you’re compensated for all losses.
  • Negotiation Expertise: Skilled negotiation with insurance companies to secure a fair settlement.
    Court Representation: Legal representation in court if necessary, protecting your rights effectively.
    Emotional Support: Providing compassionate guidance, answering queries, and ensuring your case is handled with care.

Handling your accident claim alone is a major mistake.

While we receive a portion of your compensation, our expertise ensures you receive significantly more than you could negotiate independently. At Mullen & Mullen, we’re dedicated to maximizing your settlement.

Comprehensive Overview of Motor Vehicle Collisions

A motor vehicle collision refers to an incident where one or more vehicles collide with each other or come into contact with a stationary object, such as a tree or building. These accidents can have devastating consequences, leading to significant injuries for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Various factors can contribute to collisions, including driver errors, vehicle malfunctions, road conditions, and adverse weather conditions.

Most Common Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVAs)

Rear-end Collisions

These incidents occur when a driver crashes into the vehicle in front of them.

Head-on Collisions

Head-on collisions happen when two vehicles collide while traveling in opposite directions. These accidents are particularly severe, as they result in an impact equivalent to twice the driving speed. Causes often include drunk driving, distracted driving, drowsy driving, and unsafe passing. Fatalities are common due to the lack of reaction time for drivers in such situations, leading to injuries such as spinal cord injuries, permanent paralysis, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, traumatic brain injuries, limb loss, as well as knee, hip, and leg injuries.

Side-impact Collisions (T-bone Accidents)

Side-impact collisions, also known as T-bone accidents, occur when one vehicle is struck on the side by another. These accidents frequently result from lane merging, running red lights, or driver errors at intersections. They often lead to serious injuries, including head, neck, chest, pelvis, abdomen, and limb injuries, as well as traumatic brain injuries and fatalities.

Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents involve a vehicle flipping over onto its side or roof. These accidents can happen without the involvement of another vehicle, with factors such as potholes or evasive maneuvers contributing to rollovers. Injuries can range from minor to severe, including spine fractures or fatalities.

Single-vehicle Accidents

Single-vehicle accidents occur when a vehicle collides with a stationary object or goes off the road.

Multi-vehicle Accidents

Multi-vehicle accidents involve multiple vehicles in a single collision. Although rare, they receive significant attention in the news due to their dramatic nature. Factors contributing to these accidents include speeding, tailgating, distracted driving, drunk driving, failure to yield, road rage, negligent entrustment, and reckless driving. These accidents are particularly deadly due to the mass of crumpled vehicles, making escape difficult. Victims may face further risks if they exit their vehicles and are struck by additional cars. Multi-car pileups can result in numerous fatalities and severe injuries.

Hit-and-Runs

Under Texas law, motorists involved in accidents are required to stop and provide aid. However, some individuals flee the scene to avoid the consequences of their actions, whether out of fear of arrest, concerns about increased insurance rates, or sheer panic. Hit-and-run accidents can vary in severity, from minor damage with no physical or emotional harm to significant injuries that take weeks or months to heal. In some cases, hit-and-runs can also lead to fatalities.

Frequent Types of Injuries Arising from Vehicle Collisions

In our attorneys’ extensive experience, spinal injuries stand out as prevalent outcomes of motor vehicle accidents. These injuries encompass soft tissue damage and can escalate to more substantial issues like herniated or extruded discs. Indicators of such injuries often include sensations of numbness, tingling, shooting pains, or muscle weakness.

Additionally, motor vehicle collisions can result in direct injuries such as broken bones, fractures, and muscle tears. Below are some of the typical injuries that individuals may sustain in motor vehicle accidents:

Legal Theories of Liability in Motor Vehicle Accident Cases

When evaluating your case, our legal team will conduct a thorough analysis to identify the appropriate theory or theories of liability to support your injury claims. The most prevalent theories of liability in motor vehicle accident cases include:

Negligence

The majority of accidents stem from the negligence of one of the involved drivers. Our attorneys will argue that the at-fault driver failed to meet the standard of reasonable care expected of all motorists. This standard dictates that drivers must behave as a reasonably prudent driver would under similar circumstances. For instance, a driver who is texting, distracted, or fails to yield the right-of-way would be considered to have breached their duty of reasonable care.

It’s important to note that the insurance adjuster may attempt to argue comparative negligence, suggesting that you were partially at fault for the accident, even if the police report favors your side entirely. If you are found to be 50% or less responsible for the accident, you are entitled to damages, but the awarded amount may be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault.

Manufacturer Liability

This theory comes into play when a defect in one of the vehicles involved directly contributes to the accident. Typically, this type of case involves significant injuries or loss of life. Common defective parts include seatbelts, airbags, accelerators, brakes, and engines. Experts are often essential in such cases.

Road Design

Road design liability can be asserted when issues like malfunctioning traffic signals, missing signage, unsafe guardrails, or specific roadway defects contribute to the accident. Many of these cases involve government entities and necessitate prompt filing of claims with the relevant city, county, or government agency, often within 30 days of the accident.

Wrongful Death

In cases where a loved one has lost their life due to the negligence or recklessness of another driver, you have the option to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Determining which family members have valid claims and collaborating with an attorney to prioritize wrongful death or survivorship claims is crucial in such situations.

Respondeat Superior

Texas recognizes the doctrine of Respondeat Superior, which holds employers responsible for their employees’ negligent acts while in the course and scope of their employment. For example, if you were involved in an accident with a vehicle from XYZ Construction, both the employee operating the vehicle and XYZ Construction itself may be held liable for your damages.

Negligent Entrustment

Under the theory of negligent entrustment, if a vehicle owner entrusts their vehicle to an unlicensed or incompetent driver, the owner may be held liable for your injuries.

Potential Compensation Following a Car Accident in Texas

In accordance with Texas law, you have the opportunity to seek reparation for both “economic” and “non-economic” damages when another party is responsible for the injuries sustained in a car accident. To begin, let’s explore the economic damages that may be recoverable when you’ve been involved in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence:

Medical Expenses

The responsible party is liable for covering all reasonable and necessary medical expenses you incur as a result of their negligent actions. This encompasses various medical costs, such as therapy sessions, adjustments, massages, medical devices, consultations with medical professionals, any required imaging procedures (CTs and MRIs), pain management, surgeries, or any other medically essential services. It’s worth noting that insurance companies may attempt to argue that some of your medical expenses were “unreasonable” or “unnecessary,” often employing medical experts to provide elaborate explanations or asserting the existence of a “pre-existing” condition.

Future Medical Expenses

You are entitled to compensation for the anticipated cost of future medical care that you will require over the course of your lifetime.

Lost Wages

Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may miss a certain amount of time from work. You have the right to seek compensation for all the income you lose during this period.

Loss of Earning Capacity

The accident might result in your inability to perform your job to the same extent as before the incident. For example, if you were previously employed as a warehouse worker earning a substantial income and your injuries now limit you to a sedentary desk job due to an inability to lift heavy objects, you can pursue compensation for the difference in earnings you would have otherwise enjoyed over your lifetime.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are more subjective in nature and are intended to provide recompense for the impact the car accident has had on your overall quality of life. These damages encompass:

Pain and Suffering

This compensation covers the physical pain and suffering endured due to your injuries following the accident. You can seek damages for both past pain and suffering and any future pain and suffering you may experience, with the severity of your injuries being a key factor in the assessment.

Mental Anguish

This includes compensation for emotional distress, such as fear, anxiety, grief, self-pity, and other forms of mental suffering resulting from the accident. Victims often endure emotional trauma following a serious accident, and you can seek damages for both past and future mental anguish.

Physical Impairment

This compensation applies to physical limitations brought about by the accident, such as the inability to bend or stoop as you once could or walking with a limp. You are entitled to seek reparation for both past and future physical impairment, and obtaining an Impairment Rating from a medical professional upon completing your treatment is advisable.

Loss of Consortium

In the unfortunate event that your loved one was harmed or killed in the accident, this compensation covers the loss of companionship, sexual relations, affection, and comfort that you have experienced.

Punitive Damages

These damages are designed to penalize the at-fault party or parties for particularly malicious and egregious behavior. While they are challenging to obtain, punitive damages are typically recoverable in cases where the at-fault driver was intoxicated, particularly in DWI/DUI cases, where the driver’s actions are often deemed reckless rather than merely negligent.

Various Types of Accident Claims

After experiencing an auto accident injury, you may have multiple potential claims to pursue, some of which you might not be aware of. Below, you will find several insurance claims that could be accessible to you:

  1. Liability Claim against the at-fault driver who operated a motor vehicle negligently or recklessly.
  2. Liability Claim against the at-fault driver’s employer if they were working at the time of the accident.
  3. Liability Claim against the owner of the at-fault vehicle if they entrusted it to an unlicensed or incompetent driver.
  4. Property Damage Claim to cover the expenses needed for repairing or replacing your vehicle.
  5. Diminished Value Claim for the loss of your vehicle’s value resulting from the accident.
  6. Uninsured Motorist Claim through your own car insurance provider if the at-fault driver lacked the required liability insurance coverage.
  7. Underinsured Motorist Claim through your own car insurance provider if the at-fault driver’s insurance limits may not be sufficient to cover your injury or property damage.
  8. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) or No-Fault Benefits through your car insurance provider for reimbursement of medical expenses and lost wages related to the accident.
  9. MedPay or No-Fault Benefits through your car insurance provider to cover medical expenses (with potential repayment if you obtain compensation from a third party).
  10. Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UIM), which compensates you if the at-fault driver(s) lack sufficient liability coverage.
  11. If someone in your household has underinsured motorist coverage on their auto policy, you may be eligible for such coverage.

It’s crucial to seek permission from your own insurance carrier before settling with the at-fault driver’s insurance company to ensure your eligibility for underinsured motorist proceeds.

Your car insurance company is obligated to act in good faith and treat you fairly. If they deny your underinsured motorist coverage claim without reasonable cause, you may have the right to file a lawsuit for bad faith insurance practices.

Uninsured motorist coverage (UM) becomes vital if the other party involved in the collision lacks insurance or if you were in a hit-and-run accident.

Remember that uninsured motorist coverage applies only if there was physical contact between the at-fault driver’s vehicle and yours. You also have the option to file a bad faith lawsuit against your insurance company if they unreasonably deny your claim.

Understanding Insurance Companies: What You Should Be Aware Of

Despite their advertisements, insurance companies are not unequivocally on your side. In reality, they allocate a substantial amount of money to lobby Congress and the Senate for favorable legislation, ranking just behind the healthcare industry in this endeavor. In 2021 alone, they spent a staggering $111 million in pursuit of their interests.

This holds true even in Texas, where insurers devote significant resources to shaping the rules in their favor. Their treatment of injured individuals may not align with fairness, and they strive to make their actions legally acceptable. Bearing this in mind, here are some key points to consider when dealing with insurance companies:

Your Calls Are Recorded for Their Benefit:

Despite the recorded message claiming calls are for “quality assurance,” your statements can and will be used against you.

Profit is Their Primary Goal:

Insurance companies exist to generate profit and appease their investors. Reporting an unprofitable outcome can lead to a decline in their stock prices, potentially costing them millions and putting top executives’ jobs at risk. To avoid this, they employ tactics to delay, deny, or minimize claims.

Beware of Adjusters:

Adjusters are aware that blatant intimidation is counterproductive. Instead, they often adopt a friendly and trustworthy demeanor, hoping you’ll lower your guard and disclose information detrimental to your claim. Don’t fall for their act; always exercise caution.

Never Rush to Sign Documents:

When insurance companies swiftly send you forms for signing, it’s an attempt to rush you into accepting a settlement without fully evaluating its fairness. You are not obligated to accept their offer immediately; in fact, Texas law provides a two-year window from the accident date to file a lawsuit if needed. Consult with a lawyer to ensure you’re making an informed decision and not leaving potential compensation on the table.

Understanding the Insurance Claims Process

Following a car accident, the initial step is to file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurer. They’ll request evidence regarding the extent of your injuries and the medical treatment received.

The insurer conducts its own investigation, typically asking for:

  • Accident photos
  • The police report
  • Witness contact details
  • They may also request an examination by a doctor of their choosing. These so-called “independent medical examiners” often produce findings favorable to insurers, as they receive a substantial volume of referrals from them.

While the law does not compel you to see the insurer’s doctor in Texas, they may require it if a lawsuit is filed, but only with “good cause.” Your attorney can impose restrictions on the choice of doctor and examination procedures.

After completing their investigation, the insurance company will present an offer. You have three options at this point:

  • Accept the offer
  • Make a counteroffer
  • Seek advice from an accident lawyer to ensure a fair offer.

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Understanding Money and Compensation

To grasp the mechanics of money and compensation, consider the following aspects. A certain amount of money is essential to sustain your quality of life. When you encounter an at-fault driver, it is reasonable to expect compensation from them. This stems from the belief that had they been driving responsibly, you wouldn’t be facing injuries, pain, suffering, and a diminished quality of life.

Anticipated Recovery Amount

It’s important to note that the potential recovery in your case can be influenced significantly by your attorney’s expertise and personal commitment. While you may have the opportunity to interview numerous car accident lawyers in the Dallas region, they generally fall into three distinct categories:

Settlement Mills

These law firms saturate the television with advertisements and erect billboards wherever they can. They employ snappy marketing techniques and showcase stories of clients winning substantial sums. Although they may appear persuasive, the issue with volume-driven firms lies in their motivation to expedite cases through settlements and legal procedures as swiftly as possible. Their primary objective is often to cover their extensive monthly marketing expenses and overhead. Consequently, your case might not receive the individualized attention it necessitates to ensure you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve. Some of these firms also employ high-pressure tactics to push you into quick decisions.

While a few accident victims do secure sizable settlements through such firms, the average person may receive less than they are entitled to. Therefore, it’s advisable to exercise caution when dealing with these firms.

Large, Impersonal Firms

These firms are not as fixated on rushing through your claim, but their approach still carries certain risks. Initially, you may meet with an experienced senior attorney, but a significant portion of the actual work may be delegated to less experienced junior attorneys and paralegals. In some instances, even the courtroom arguments may be conducted by a junior attorney, if the situation demands it. It is crucial to inquire about who will be handling the core aspects of your claim and assess their qualifications.

Small Firms Emphasizing Personal Relationships

In contrast, smaller law firms operate with just a handful of lawyers and a compact support team. Rather than prioritizing quantity, these firms prefer taking on a limited number of cases. This approach ensures that your case receives the specialized attention and time it deserves. Ultimately, this increases your chances of securing the maximum compensation for your injuries.

Types of Compensation You Can Recover

When pursuing compensation for your accident-related losses, you can expect to recover the following financial damages:

  • All past, present, and future lost income, including lost earning capacity.
  • Medical expenses incurred in the past, present, and future.
  • Costs associated with in-home care.
  • Damage repair expenses for your vehicle.
  • The diminished value of your vehicle.

Additionally, you have the right to seek compensation for non-economic damages, which may encompass:

  • Mental anguish, both past and anticipated in the future.
  • Physical impairment, both past and anticipated in the future.
  • Pain and suffering, both past and anticipated in the future.
  • Disfigurement.
  • Punitive damages.
  • Loss of household services performed by the injured party.
  • Loss of companionship.

It’s important to note that this list is not exhaustive, and your attorney should carefully evaluate your case to determine all available damages based on the specific circumstances and facts of your situation.

How Insurers Determine Their Payment Decisions

The process by which insurers determine their payouts is often regarded as biased. Insurers actively employ lobbyists to influence the creation of laws that favor their interests, laying the foundation for offering compensation lower than what is deemed fair. Furthermore, they exert significant effort to minimize their financial liability, even attempting to avoid payment entirely.

Insurance companies frequently contract third-party entities to review and scrutinize medical bills, or they conduct these audits themselves.

Spoiler Alert: Regardless of the magnitude of your medical expenses, the insurer or its favored third-party auditor will invariably assert that the charges are excessive. Additionally, they may argue that some or all of the medical treatments you received were unnecessary or unreasonable.

Carriers typically consider wage loss compensation only if you provide a letter from your treating healthcare provider explicitly stating your inability to work and the reasons behind it.

After reducing your economic damages to the minimum, insurers typically offer a certain amount for “general damages,” based on proprietary computer software heavily influenced by billing and diagnostic codes.

Spoiler Alert: They utilize automated processes to insulate their claims adjusters from forming emotional attachments, striving to reduce you to mere statistics on paper. It might seem quite astonishing, doesn’t it?

Strategies Employed by Insurers to Diminish Claim Value

The largest insurance corporations amass fortunes by not readily disbursing funds. They work diligently to shape the rules of the insurance game by lobbying lawmakers at both state and national levels. Moreover, they employ tactics to minimize their payouts as much as possible.

These are some common strategies they employ to reduce their financial obligations to you:

Assigning Fault to You

In Texas, the “comparative negligence” rule applies, permitting you to be partially responsible for your injuries. If your responsibility exceeds 50%, you receive no compensation at all. Insurers may try to argue that you bear partial fault when, in fact, you bear none.

Shifting Blame to Others

Insurers may attempt to place some or all of the blame on parties other than their policyholders, such as other drivers, manufacturers of allegedly defective auto parts, or government entities responsible for road maintenance.

Citing Pre-Existing Conditions

Insurers might claim that the accident did not cause your injuries, asserting that you had pre-existing conditions. Compensation cannot be granted for pre-existing conditions, but if the accident worsened your injuries, you can seek compensation for the extent of exacerbation.

Failure to Mitigate Damages

Insurers may argue that you did not take actions to minimize your losses, legally known as “failure to mitigate damages.” For instance, they may contend that you failed to seek medical treatment when doing so could have mitigated the severity of your injuries.

Expired Statute of Limitations

In Texas, you have a two-year window from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Failure to do so renders your claim invalid, even during negotiations.

Assumption of Risk

Insurers may assert that you knowingly entered a hazardous situation, invoking “Assumption of Risk” to argue that you, rather than the insurer, bear responsibility for your injuries.

Minimal Property Damage

Insurers may assess the extent of vehicle damage and claim that it cannot account for the injuries you sustained. A counterargument is that the human body absorbs most of the impact in an accident.

Gaps in Medical Treatment

Insurers may exploit interruptions in medical treatment, which have become more common due to COVID-19, to dispute the validity of your claim. You can counter this by explaining that you were attempting to endure the pain.

Intentionally Misleading Questions

Insurers may ask questions with the intention of extracting information to use against you, posing inquiries with no clear “correct” answers or in a deliberately confusing manner.

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What if You Had an Accident with an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist?

In the unfortunate event that you find yourself in a collision involving one of the 4 million uninsured vehicles in Texas or an underinsured driver, there’s no need to panic. Chances are, you have insurance coverage for such situations. While Texas law does allow individuals to opt out of this type of coverage by signing a waiver, very few choose to do so, for obvious reasons.

In some instances, the uninsured driver may possess enough personal assets to cover the damages they’ve caused, or they may have simply forgotten to renew their auto insurance. However, more often than not, uninsured drivers have limited financial resources and cannot afford insurance. Even if you were to win a lawsuit against them, they may lack the means to compensate you. In such cases, your best course of action is to file a claim with your own insurance company, as they typically offer uninsured motorist coverage.

Nevertheless, it’s important to note that your insurance company may not be eager to pay out more than necessary. Consequently, they might subject you to the same challenges you’d face with the at-fault driver’s insurer.

This is where the expertise of a seasoned car accident attorney becomes invaluable. They can assist you in uncovering the financial situation of the other driver and help you navigate the situation if they are unable to provide adequate compensation for your injuries.

How Long Does it Take to Receive a Settlement Offer?

The duration it takes to resolve an accident claim can vary widely and depends on the specific circumstances surrounding your case. Several factors can influence the timeline, including:

The Extent of Your Injuries:
It’s advisable to wait until you have reached a point of “maximum medical improvement,” as determined by your doctor, before accepting a settlement. This milestone is crucial because it allows for a full assessment of your current and potential future medical expenses. Accepting a settlement prematurely could leave you burdened with unmanageable medical costs.

The Insurance Company:
Different insurance companies have varying approaches to negotiating claims, leading to differing timelines.

Legal Representation:
If you have retained an attorney, the insurer may delay making an offer. They do this because they are aware that you may be facing mounting expenses you cannot afford. This delay can exert pressure on you to accept an offer that may fall far short of what you truly deserve. Therefore, it’s advisable to involve a lawyer as early as possible in the process.

What Happens in Accidents Involving City or Government Officials?

When you’re involved in an accident with a city, county, school, or government vehicle, the legal processes and rules can become more complex. It’s crucial to follow specific procedures, such as providing a “Notice of Claim,” in the manner prescribed by the state, county, or city within a set timeframe. Typically, this period is around 6 months, although some municipalities may allow as little as 90 days. Consulting an attorney promptly in such situations is essential, as failing to proceed correctly could result in your claim being permanently barred. Additionally, claims against government entities often involve limitations on damages.

This might seem unfair, but it’s rooted in the concept of “sovereign immunity,” adopted when our nation was first formed. This means that rulers cannot be sued. However, in 1969, the Texas Tort Claims Act was enacted to permit lawsuits for accidents involving government vehicles or incidents on government property.

Common Misconceptions About Accident Claims

It’s essential to understand that the legal system can be different from what you initially expect, which is why seeking legal representation is a wise choice. Here are some common misunderstandings our clients often have when discussing their claims:

  • The at-fault party may not be responsible for covering all your medical expenses. Texas law typically obligates them to pay for “reasonable” medical bills and healthcare.
  • Most claims can be settled without going to court, and experienced litigators handle courtroom proceedings if necessary.
  • Minor injuries should not deter you from seeking legal advice, as some injuries may not fully manifest immediately.
  • Filing a claim isn’t necessarily about greed or frivolity; it’s often about obtaining fair compensation for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence.
  • Claims can vary in resolution time, depending on the circumstances and evidence involved.
  • While insurers may be reluctant to pay, they are legally obligated to do so, and the quality of your legal representation can impact the outcome.
  • Even if the at-fault party lacks sufficient funds, their insurance should cover the costs, and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage can be useful in rare cases.
  • While it may be uncomfortable, you should still consider filing a claim against a family member or friend if they are responsible for your injuries, as insurance usually handles the compensation.
  • Delaying your claim until your injuries heal can jeopardize your case due to evidence loss and other complications.
  • Insurance companies may make quick offers, but these may not always be fair, and it’s wise to consult with an attorney to ensure proper compensation.
  • Your own insurance may not provide the coverage you expect, making legal assistance necessary to secure fair compensation.
  • Holding out for a larger settlement may not always be the best strategy, as insurers may use delays against you.
  • While the legal process may not always be swift, it’s a crucial avenue for obtaining fair compensation, and the majority of cases are settled before reaching the courtroom.
  • Legal fees are part of the process, but skilled attorneys can increase the overall value of your case, ensuring you receive more even after paying fees.
  • Filing a claim is unlikely to financially ruin the at-fault party, as their insurance typically covers the damages, though it may affect their premiums and insurer relationship. Ethical lawyers will advise you of potential fee implications upfront during a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions about Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you’ve been in a car accident and are seeking compensation for your injuries and losses, you may have several questions about the legal process. Here are some common inquiries about car accident cases:

How Do You File an Accident Claim?

To initiate an accident claim, it’s essential to contact your insurance company promptly. Provide them with all the relevant accident details, including any necessary documentation, such as a police report. Your insurance provider will guide you through the claims process. Be aware that both your insurance company and the at-fault driver’s insurance may ask for a recorded statement regarding the accident. It’s crucial to have legal representation to ensure you answer questions fairly and appropriately, as insurance adjusters may pose tricky or misleading queries.

When to Begin the Claims Process?

Starting the process of setting up insurance claims with your insurance company and the at-fault driver’s insurer should occur as soon as possible. Delaying this step can complicate matters, as the at-fault driver might change their statement once contacting their insurance company. Starting claims promptly ensures quicker vehicle repairs or replacement and faster recovery of initial medical expenses.

What Are the Minimum Liability Insurance Limits in Texas?

Texas has minimum car insurance liability limits of $30,000.00 per person and $60,000.00 per accident. It’s crucial to explore all available first-party insurance proceeds you may be entitled to, as these minimum limits may not cover all damages. Some at-fault drivers might have higher insurance limits.

What Damages Can I Recover?

Recoverable damages in a car accident case may include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. An experienced attorney can help assess the full extent of your damages accurately.

How Long Does a Case Take to Resolve?

The duration of a case varies depending on its specifics. Some cases can be settled through negotiations with insurance companies, while others may necessitate litigation. An experienced lawyer can provide a more accurate estimate of your case’s timeline.

What If the Other Driver Doesn’t Have Insurance?

If the other driver lacks insurance, you may still recover compensation through your own insurance policy, provided you have uninsured motorist coverage. Consult with a lawyer to understand your options.

What Should I Expect During the Legal Process?

In the legal process, your attorney will gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and possibly file a lawsuit on your behalf. You may need to provide testimony or participate in depositions, but your lawyer will keep you informed throughout the process.

What If I Was Partially at Fault?

If you share some fault for the accident, your compensation may be reduced proportionally due to comparative negligence. An experienced attorney can help you comprehend how comparative negligence may affect your case.

What Can I Do If I’m Facing Immediate Financial Hardship?

In cases of immediate financial hardship, you can explore “law loans,” which provide cash advances to bridge the gap until your settlement funds arrive. These advances are usually repaid with interest, but terms can vary, so it’s essential to shop around for favorable rates.

How to Handle Accumulating Medical Bills?

Mullen & Mullen can connect you with medical professionals willing to delay payment until after your claim is settled. This ensures that mounting medical bills don’t cause additional financial strain.

Does the At-Fault Driver’s Employment Status Matter?

Yes, Texas recognizes the doctrine of Respondeat Superior, holding employers responsible for their employees’ negligent acts while in the course and scope of employment. This can impact the available resources for satisfying a judgment.

What Is Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

Underinsured motorist coverage provides compensation when the at-fault driver’s insurance doesn’t have sufficient liability limits. Consulting with your own insurance carrier before accepting the at-fault driver’s offer is crucial to ensuring eligibility for underinsured motorist proceeds.

What Is Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

Uninsured motorist coverage is essential if the other driver lacks insurance or is involved in a hit-and-run incident. However, it applies only if there was physical contact between your vehicle and the uninsured driver’s.

Should You Use the Recommended Body Shop?

It’s not advisable to use the body shop recommended by the at-fault driver’s insurance company, as they may prioritize lower repair costs. You have the right to choose your own body shop or dealership to assess and repair the damage to your vehicle.

Does the At-Fault Driver’s Insurance Provide a Rental Car?

Yes, the at-fault driver’s insurance company generally covers a rental car, but only if your car is repairable and not declared a total loss. If your vehicle is fixable and drivable, you’re entitled to a similar rental vehicle during the repair period.

What Is a “Total Loss”?

A “total loss” occurs when your vehicle is deemed irreparable following an accident. In such cases, you can typically recover the fair market value of your automobile based on open market sales, rather than relying on sources like Kelly Blue Book or NADA Book Value.

Can You Get a Rental Car Assistance?

Mullen & Mullen can help you secure a rental car while your vehicle is being repaired or evaluated by the insurance company.

Can You Recover Diminished Value?

Yes, if your new car sustains damage in a collision, it can impact its future resale value. Our attorneys can help you recover damages for this diminished value, which may require an Expert Report.

Can You Get a Loan for Immediate Financial Hardship?

Organizations exist that offer “law loans” to provide financial assistance until your case settles. These loans typically require legal representation, and terms can vary, so it’s important to explore your options.

How Does Your Family Doctor Appointment Affect Your Case?

It’s advisable to see your family doctor if you’re injured in an automobile accident. However, some family doctors may be hesitant to treat accident victims due to billing concerns. It’s essential to consider medical providers with experience in treating accident-related injuries.

What Happens If Your Health Insurance Pays Some Bills?

If your health insurance or other entities pay for medical bills related to your case, they may have a right to reimbursement from any third-party settlements. This is known as subrogation, and our attorneys can work to reduce these liens.

What If You Receive a Hospital Lien Notice?

Hospitals may file liens on your case proceeds if you received treatment within 72 hours of an accident. Our attorneys have experience negotiating with hospitals to reduce these liens.

Can You Recover Lost Income?

Lost income due to injuries sustained in an accident can be recovered as part of your claim, provided it’s reasonable and necessary.

What is the value of my case?

Many accident attorneys may provide initial estimates and figures, but the reality is that the worth of your case is influenced by factors such as the extent of your injuries and liability considerations. We refrain from discussing the value of a case with our clients until we have thoroughly examined all relevant documents, including medical records and bills, and have taken into account the arguments presented by the liability insurance carrier. Just as you wouldn’t want your doctor to prescribe a treatment without reviewing your medical history, or a subcontractor to give you a price quote without consulting their supplier, we believe in a thorough and informed approach.

Are there any guiding principles?

Certainly. If you have sustained objective injuries in your car accident, such as fractures, broken bones, herniated discs, torn muscles, or injuries requiring spine surgery, your case is likely to have a higher settlement value compared to cases involving soft-tissue or whiplash injuries alone.

What does it mean if the insurance company claims I am comparatively negligent?

When the insurance company asserts that you share some of the fault for the motor vehicle accident, it means they are arguing that your actions contributed to the incident. Even in situations where their insured was clearly at fault, they may try to assign comparative negligence. If you are found to be comparatively negligent, your percentage of fault will be deducted from any potential jury verdict. For example, if a jury awards you $100,000.00 in damages but determines you were 20% at fault, the final award would be adjusted to $80,000.00.

Does having some fault in the accident bar me from receiving compensation?

No, it does not. Unless the jury assigns you more than 50% of the fault for the car wreck, you can still seek compensation. Even if both you and the at-fault party are found to be equally responsible (50% each), you can still recover damages, although the awarded amount would be reduced by 50%.

Does the extent of damage to my vehicle matter?

Yes, it does matter to some extent. However, it’s important to note that property damage does not always directly correlate with the injuries sustained in the collision. Insurance companies often focus on property damage and may challenge claims with minimal property damage, labeling them as “minor impacts.” It’s crucial to document the damage to all vehicles involved in the accident and choose a reputable repair facility, as the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier may recommend one with lower repair costs to minimize your property damage claim.

What are considered “reasonable and necessary” medical bills?

According to Texas automobile accident law, you are generally entitled to recover the amount you paid or incurred for medical treatment related to your car accident injuries. These medical bills must be both reasonable and necessary. Insurance companies often dispute the necessity or reasonableness of certain medical treatments and may even bring in their own doctors to challenge your bills. It’s essential to have legal representation with expertise in medical billing and terminology to advocate for full reimbursement of your medical expenses.

What is a pre-existing condition?

Insurance companies frequently argue that injuries claimed after an accident are actually pre-existing conditions. For example, if an MRI reveals a herniated disc but also shows degenerative disc disease, the insurance company may argue that the latter was the primary source of your pain or discomfort. Having legal counsel experienced in arguing the aggravation of pre-existing conditions can be vital, as well as demonstrating that you are what is often referred to as an “Eggshell Plaintiff.” Our Dallas auto accident attorneys can request a review of your prior medical records to determine if the accident worsened your pre-existing condition.

What is a “Gap In Treatment”?

If you delay seeking medical attention for an extended period after a car wreck, the liability insurance carrier may argue that there was a gap in your treatment, suggesting that you weren’t seriously injured. Similarly, if you pause therapy and then resume it weeks or months later, they may argue the same. It’s crucial to seek medical attention promptly if you experience any pain or discomfort following a motor vehicle collision.

What does it mean to “mitigate” your damages?

In Texas, you have a duty to mitigate, or try to reduce, your damages. Insurance companies often claim that individuals failed to do so. For example, if your car accident injuries prevent you from operating heavy machinery but you can perform a desk job, you have an obligation to take that job while recovering. Another example is agreeing to release your vehicle to the insurance company so it can be moved to a neutral storage facility to minimize storage costs while assessing the property damage.

What if multiple drivers are responsible for my injuries?

If multiple drivers bear responsibility for your injuries, you can file claims against each responsible driver in a lawsuit if necessary. You can seek compensation from an insurance company even if their driver is only partially at fault, as long as your own fault doesn’t exceed 50%.

Do the at-fault driver’s insurance company have any obligations toward me?

No, the liability insurance carrier for the at-fault driver is not obligated to prioritize your interests. They may attempt to delay and deny your accident injury claim and may not take you seriously if you are not represented by an attorney. Our Dallas car accident law firm can communicate with them directly and ensure they treat your case seriously.

Does my own insurance company have any obligations toward me?

Yes, your automobile insurance carrier owes you duties of good faith and fair dealing. If they fail to exercise good faith, you may have legal recourse under the Texas Insurance Code and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Even when dealing with your own insurance company, having legal representation can ensure they take your case seriously.

What happens if I decline the final offer from the at-fault driver’s insurance company?

You have the right to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver and, if applicable, their employer if they were working at the time of the accident. In the case of an uninsured motorist, you can also file a lawsuit against your own insurance company if you have that coverage and choose not to accept their offer.

Should you settle your case or file a lawsuit?

The decision to settle or file a lawsuit depends on the specifics of each case. Sometimes, an offer of $20,000.00 before filing a lawsuit can result in more money in your pocket compared to a $30,000.00 offer after litigation. Various factors must be considered, including the attorney’s contingency fee percentage, increased case expenses in litigation, the timeline of litigation, and the potential impact on law loans and lienholders. Our goal is to recommend the option that maximizes your compensation.

What if your child was injured in a car accident?

If your child has been injured in a motor vehicle collision, the liability insurance carrier may require a Minor Prove-Up Hearing to have a judge approve any settlement. In such cases, a Guardian Ad Litem will be appointed to ensure the settlement is in the best interests of your child.

Will your case affect your Workers’ Compensation claim?

No, your Workers’ Compensation claim will not be interfered with. Your Workers’ Compensation carrier may place a lien on your settlement proceeds, but they typically work with your attorney to reduce the lien amount and assist in reaching a settlement.

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