Texas Personal Injury Attorney Legal Blog

Nov 5

Speeding Tickets and Traffic Fatalities Spike During Coronavirus

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Distracted Driving, Featured Post

Driving fast in Dallas can cause car accidents

When roads seem empty, drivers often feel tempted to step on the gas. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, speeding in the U.S. has reached a new, more dangerous level. News reports show that in states across the nation, law…

Aug 7

5 Deadliest Highways in Texas

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Auto Accidents, Truck Wrecks


While Texas is certainly a beautiful place to both live and drive, it also has some of the deadliest highways in America. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the fatality rate for Texas in 2019 was 1.26 deaths per one hundred…

Aug 3

Blinking Lights Reduce Tanker Truck Accidents by Nearly 34%

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Truck Wrecks

Groendyke Transport, an Oklahoma-based trucking company, found a creative way to improve safety for its truckers and everyone around them on the road. The safety solution came about when the company noticed a serious issue with its trucks getting rear-ended….

Jul 13

Injured While Driving Without a License in Texas

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Car Accidents

Arlington Car Accident Lawyers

Crashes Involving Unlicensed Drivers: 2 Scenarios Explained Every car accident involving injuries can get complicated quickly. However, crashes involving unlicensed drivers can be even more complex. What is important to understand is that if you were the victim of someone…

Jun 26

NHSTA Forecasts More Truck Accident Fatalities as Overall Crash Fatalities Decline

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Car Accidents, Truck Wrecks

Odessa Truck Routes | Truck Accident Lawyers Texas

Based on preliminary traffic data, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimates that fatal crashes involving at least one large truck increased by 1 percent in 2019. Meanwhile, the administration estimates that overall traffic fatalities declined during the same period….

Jun 16

Americans Are Getting Back on the Road as Pandemic Restrictions Ease

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Car Accidents

drunk driving accident attorneys in texas

The COVID-19 pandemic had people living in lockdown for months. Now all 50 states are reopening to some extent. The reopening means that more people are out and about and more people are getting back on the road, which means…

Jun 9

Walking While Texting and Other Cell Phone Related Injuries Are on the Rise, Especially for the Young

Texting While Driving in Texas

Over the past two decades, emergency room visits due to smartphone-related injuries have risen dramatically, according to a study cited by CNN. The vast majority of victims were individuals in their teens and 20s. Distracted driving, walking, and texting accidents…

Apr 20

Did You Know – Midland Texas – Car, Truck, Oil Facts

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Car Accidents, Oilfield Injuries

The Midland, Texas region is known for its rich oil deposits. These have brought economic prosperity to the region, but have also caused strain. Expecting the oil boom to be followed by a crash, the region has not upgraded its…

Mar 26

Concerned About Coronavirus? You Don’t Need to Leave the House to Meet with Tate Law Offices

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Uncategorized

Tate Law Offices - Open 24/7 for You!

We all have a duty to keep ourselves, our families, our neighbors, and our communities safe right now. This means temporarily reshaping the way we live our lives to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). At Tate Law Offices, we are…

Jan 10

Temporal Factors in Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Car Accidents, Personal Injury Lawyer

fort worth car wreck attorney

Car accidents can happen at any time, and almost always when you least expect it. The impact of a collision could lead to relatively minor harm to vehicle occupants like whiplash and bumps or bruises, or could result in severe…

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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.