A demand letter is a powerful negotiating tool. Find out how our personal injury lawyers write one to help maximize an injury settlement. Your demand letter is possibly the most critical tool in the settlement negotiations process besides your lawyer themselves. Don’t worry, you won’t be writing it. Your lawyer will because it’s critical to present all the facts and circumstances in a way that positions you well. We’re not talking about manipulation or exaggeration here. This is a settlement tool we need to use on your behalf to make sure you don’t get run over by the insurance company. Once we’ve compiled all the information and facts about your case (all medical bills and records, any necessary witness affidavits, etc.), we can create your demand letter. Here’s some tactics that might be used to craft the strongest possible demand letter on your behalf: The Individual Facts of Your Case […]
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$21,751 gross recovery for small cervical disc injury car wreck in Plano, TX. Outstanding settlement by attorney, well above the claimant’s incurred medical expenses. Our client was operating a motor vehicle traveling north on Midway Road approaching Windhaven Parkway in Plano, Texas. The at-fault motorist was traveling south on Midway Road attempting to make a left onto eastbound Windhaven Parkway. Both motorists had green lights. The inattentive motorist who caused the wreck, however, did not have a green arrow and failed to yield the right of way. As a result, he caused his automobile to collide with our client’s car. Two independent witnesses confirmed the wreck was caused by the at-fault driver’s failure to yield as documented in the Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report. Remember: Independent witnesses can often make or break a case. It is important to try and identify witnesses following a car accident if you are able to do […]
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$18,500 gross recovery for sprain/strain injury car accident in Lancaster, TX. Outstanding settlement by attorney for claim involving soft tissue injuries. Our client was operating a car traveling northbound on Telephone Road in Lancaster, Texas. She brought her vehicle to a stop at a red light and was waiting to turn left. A wreck occurred between two vehicles that were traveling on North Dallas Ave. As a result of that collision one of the involved automobiles subsequently collided with our client’s car and she sustained injuries. She had initial complaints of neck and upper back pain at the hospital. Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: We were able to quickly establish liability. Our client had health insurance but didn’t believe her health insurance company should have to pay medical bills the at-fault driver’s automobile insurance carrier should have to pay. She also didn’t want to be out of pocket for co-pays […]
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Hurt in a truck accident? Many questions immediately come to mind in the aftermath of this life-altering event. Get straight answers from Mullen & Mullen. Hit by a semi-truck? You likely have dozens of questions. See if these aren’t some of them. And hey, you’ll get plain-English (non “lawyer-speak”) answers you can understand too: Is a Semi-Truck Accident Different from a Car Accident? It is in practical and legal terms. Legally, it’s a wildly different situation than a car accident. For one thing, federal regulations and state regulations apply. For another, the larger weight of a semi-truck usually leads to more vehicle damage and more severe injuries. That means the trucking company and its insurance carrier could be exposed to significant damages. As a result, they’ll argue aggressively to shift the blame to anyone but themselves. Who’s Responsible for My Injuries? That’s a hard question to answer. It could be […]
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How does compensation for “pain and suffering” work? It’s pretty murky. You should have a good personal injury lawyer. You get hurt in a car accident. And of course it’s going to cause you plenty of mental distress. You’ve heard about people in other lawsuits who seek money for “pain and suffering.” You know the stereotypes associated with those damages. So should you, in your unique situation, be entitled to recover damages for “pain and suffering?” How can anyone put a dollar amount on your personal level of pain and suffering anyway? As you may already have guessed, this is not a clear or easy-to-resolve issue. We can’t say how your situation will play out. But, we can give you the basics of how “pain and suffering” usually works. What Factors Affect How Much You May Recover for “Pain and Suffering?” Here are a few factors that can impact damages […]
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$44,000 gross recovery for neck and low back sprain/strain injuries car wreck in Dallas, TX. Outstanding settlement by attorney for rear-end collision involving soft tissue injuries. Our client was operating a motor vehicle traveling northbound in the 2000 block of S. Buckner Blvd. in Dallas, Texas. She had to slow down due to congestion ahead of her. An inattentive motorist traveling directly behind our client failed to timely apply the brakes and, as a result, rear-ended her vehicle. The at-fault motorist fled the scene. Remember: It is important to make sure you have uninsured motorist / underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) on your automobile insurance policy so that you are protected in the event you are injured in a hit-and-run car accident and the identity of the at-fault motorist cannot be ascertained. Hit-and-run cases often hinge on whether actual physical contact occurred between your vehicle and the hit-and-run vehicle. Comments from […]
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$130,000 gross recovery for rotator cuff injury motorcycle accident in Garland, TX. Outstanding settlement by attorney for claim involving arthroscopic procedure. Our client was driving his Harley-Davidson motorcycle traveling eastbound on 200 E Avenue D in Garland, TX in the inside lane. An inattentive motorist was also traveling eastbound and attempted to make a left turn onto Rayburn from the middle lane. The inattentive motorist’s car struck our client’s bike knocking him to the pavement. Remember: According to Texas Department of Transportation statistics, 459 motorcycle drivers and/or passengers were killed in Texas in 2015. The statistics clearly demonstrate that not wearing a helmet increases the risk of death in a motorcycle accident. Comment from Attorney Joseph Morrison: This client retained us towards the conclusion of his medical treatment. While the majority of our clients hire us in the days or weeks following an auto accident we often agree to represent […]
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