Tate Law Offices - Awards, Recognitions, Associations and Memberships

The attorneys at Tate Law Offices P.C. have decades of legal experience and knowledge to put towards your case and in helping you receive the settlement you deserve. Throughout the years, our lawyers and firm have been recognized for various achievements and participated in associations and memberships that showcase their client experience, their results, as well as their involvement within the legal community. Many times, these achievements and memberships are not ones that people outside of the legal field are familiar with or understand. This resource serves to help clients and potential clients understand our achievements, memberships, and associations not only so you can get more information into who we are as a firm, but also because these are a benefit to you and your case.

Avvo

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Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Founded in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, is an association composed of many of the most successful lawyers in the United States of America. Less than one percent of all the attorneys in the U.S. are admitted as members to this coveted forum. Since, only one out of every 100+ lawyers can claim this level of recognition, it fully speaks to the caliber of its members.
Texas Trial Lawyer Association
Texas Trial Lawyer Association members believe that everyone deserves access to the Texas courts and no one is above accountability. They hold protection of the 7th Amendment’s right to trial by jury as a sacred trust and know that trial lawyers have the right tools, knowledge and support to make Texas better, healthier, and safer place to live and work. Those values are embodied in the mission of the Texas Trial Lawyer Association: Protecting Texas Families Through Good Laws & Good Lawyers.

Better Business Bureau

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"Top Attorney" —Avvo Rating

Personal Injury
Tim Tate
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Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Top Trial Lawyers in America™ Tim Tate & Chris Rehmet Life Members
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Texas Trial Lawyer Association

Tim Tate & Chris Rehmet
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Tim, Claire, and Chris

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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