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Attorney Tim Tate

Tim Tate

Plaintiff’s Personal Injury

Chosen by D Magazine as one of the:

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  • Best Lawyers in Dallas: Tort & Product Liability (2012)
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas: Personal Injury (2011)

About Tim Tate

Tim Tate is a Dallas personal injury attorney who represents victims of auto accidents, defective products, pedestrian accidents, 18-wheeler wrecks and several other types of injury cases across the state of Texas. Tate’s mission as an injury lawyer is to always get top dollar for his clients so they return to their lives with the maximum amount of compensation for the injuries they have suffered.

Helping Injured People Stand Up to Insurance Companies

Nearly two decades ago, Tate saw the huge disparity in power between large insurance companies that are responsible for the financial payment of injury cases and the everyday person who was at the mercy of large insurance companies.

“Insurance companies have massive amounts of power, and they do whatever they can to avoid paying fair value to an individual,” Tate says. “They throw up so many roadblocks that many people just give in and are only paid a small fraction of the true value of their claim. This is how the big insurance claims process is designed because it results in hundreds of millions of dollars in profits to insurance companies.”

As a personal injury attorney, Tate levels the playing field where individuals have the ability to assert their rights and their claims for just compensation. “When you see the type of abuse insurance companies deal out to people by refusing to pay legitimate claims, and when you see them offer pennies on the dollar, it gives me a lot of satisfaction to see our clients paid fairly,” Tate says. “In many cases, we can get insurance companies to pay 10 to 50 times the amount an individual would receive on his own.”

Tim Tate’s Recognitions

Attorney Tim Tate is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, all of which advance the rights of injured victims against insurance companies. He is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum where he is lauded as one of the “Top Trial Lawyers in America ™”.

JUNE 2011 / DMAGAZINE.COM

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Featured FAQ

How do I get the most money for my case?

Evidence is essential in order to get top dollar for an injury case. This means there must be proof of who was at fault for the accident and that the accident caused your injuries. Police reports and witness statements go a long way to proving fault while detailed medical records from qualified doctors (many times orthopedics or neurologists) are used to show the cause and extent of the injuries. We work to build a solid case in order to seek maximum compensation for our clients’ injuries.

Is there a benefit to being represented by a lawyer?

Most of the time in an accident injury situation, an insurance company will be your opponent. Insurance companies are very skilled at denying or minimizing injury claims – that’s how they make money. Insurance adjusters regularly deny claims that should be paid, or they offer only a small percent of the fair value of a claim. Our goal is the opposite. We develop a settlement package presenting our client’s case that often can result in our client receiving 10 to 20 times more compensation than what the insurance adjusters might offer for their injury claim. In such case, even after legal fees, our clients can net more money in their pocket. Even better, we work on a completely contingent basis, so there are no legal fees unless we are successful in collecting compensation for our clients.

Should I talk to the insurance company?

Do not talk to anyone at the insurance company. This includes their insurance adjusters and defense lawyers. Insurance companies frequently record phone conversations during which they ask leading questions designed to produce testimony that they can use to deny your case. If we are your lawyers, we will do the talking for you so you do not fall into the insurance company traps that are designed to decrease the value of your claim.

How do I pay my medical bills?

Medical bills can be paid through various manners such as health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Personal Injury Protection insurance funds, deferred billing, and letters of protection. Depending on all of the facts surrounding your case and the insurance companies involved, we produce a strategy that we believe will best benefit our clients. Also, even if our clients do not have access to health insurance, we can assist them with getting medical care that is paid at the end of the case – which means no upfront medical bills.

How do I collect my lost income?

Even if an injured person is not able to work after an accident, insurance company tactics are to disagree and assert that the person could work so the insurance companies can deny the claim for lost income. It is important to have a qualified doctor’s medical documentation that proves the inability to work for a certain period of time due to an injury. We work with our clients’ doctors and employers to prove the medical reason for not working and the calculation of lost earnings. This frequently results in a fight with the insurance company, but we believe that with solid evidence we are ultimately able to win the fight and collect our clients’ lost income.

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