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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$85,000 gross recovery for injury following premises liability accident at apartment complex in Fort Worth, TX. Outstanding settlement by attorney for client injured when a portion of her living room roof collapsed. Our client was injured in the living room of the apartment she rented in Fort Worth, Texas. She sustained her injuries when a portion of the ceiling collapsed and struck her head, neck and shoulders, causing her to fall. She had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. Comments from Attorney Joseph Morrison: I moved quickly to secure the evidence necessary to demonstrate apartment complex employees and management were negligent. We obtained evidence of a prior roof repair in the kitchen of the apartment unit. This suggested that, had apartment complex employees performed a thorough inspection of the premises at the time of the prior repair, they would have discovered the living room also had structural integrity issues. […]
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Do you have to wear a motorcycle helmet in Texas? Sometimes yes. Sometimes no. Learn when you do and don’t have to in this post from Mullen & Mullen. Say you’re riding on a motorcycle with your spouse – or a hot date – and neither of you are wearing a helmet. You get pulled over by an officer. Will you get a citation or not? What about your passenger? You might. And what could happen if you don’t wear a helmet and get in a motorcycle accident? Learn more about Texas motorcycle law below to find out: When Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Texas? You may be required to wear a helmet. However, you may not have to wear one either. If you are under 21, you must wear a motorcycle helmet. No questions asked. That goes for both drivers and passengers. If you are […]
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$200,000 gross recovery for knee injury truck accident in Denton, TX. Outstanding settlement by attorney for claim involving a commercial vehicle. Our client was operating a motor vehicle in Denton, TX and was stopped in traffic near the 26500 block of E University Drive. An inattentive driver failed to control the speed of his large commercial truck and collided with several automobiles, including our client’s. Remember: If you’ve been involved in a commercial truck/18 wheeler accident, it is imperative that you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. It is very important for an attorney to send a spoliation letter out immediately demanding the trucking company/driver/insurance carrier preserve evidence, including vehicle data and driver logs. Our injury law firm quickly submitted a demand to preserve evidence to the company that owned and operated the truck. Our client had health insurance but couldn’t afford the co-pays and deductibles that […]
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$32,500 gross recovery for whiplash injury car wreck in The Colony, TX. Fantastic settlement by attorney at policy limit for client with no objective injuries. Our client was a passenger in an automobile traveling northbound in the right hand lane of the 5000 block of Main Street in The Colony, Texas. An intoxicated motorist was traveling in the left lane of the 5000 block of Main Street and failed to change lanes safely. As a result, he sideswiped our client. Remember: If you have been involved in a car accident with a drunk driver you are likely entitled to punitive damages. These damages, which are meant to punish, are available when the at-fault party’s conduct is grossly negligent or reckless. Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol certainly qualifies as reckless conduct. The at-fault motorist attempted to flee the scene but was apprehended by law enforcement. Our […]
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