Auto Accidents

Aug 7

5 Deadliest Highways in Texas

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

Texas

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…

Nov 7

Study: Infiniti Drivers Cause Most Fatal Crashes Due to Speeding and Alcohol, Pontiac Drivers for Drugs

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Auto Accidents, Car Accidents

Car accident lawyer in Texas

The automotive website Tire Reviews and More published a study that analyzed Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The study specifically examined the frequency with which drivers of different makes of cars…

Nov 5

Advantages of Having a Dash Cam in Your Vehicle

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Auto Accidents, Car Accidents

Dash Cam in Your Vehicle

Dashboard-mounted cameras, also known as dash cams, were at one time limited only to police vehicles or those of hobbyists. In recent years, however, dash cams have become far more common and much more affordable, allowing many people to install…

Oct 21

Why the Ban on Texting While Driving in Texas Hasn’t Made Enough of a Difference

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Auto Accidents, Distracted Driving

Texting While Driving in Texas

While Texas enacted a primary ban on text messaging or texting while driving activities, the state law does not prohibit many of other kinds of distractions that drivers can engage in which may cause crashes. State Senator Judith Zaffirini told…

Jun 13

2018 Texas Pedestrian Traffic Accident Statistics

2018 Texas Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston serving law firm, Tate Law Offices, is proud to be able to share valuable statistics regarding the rising problem of pedestrian accidents. Increased Pedestrian Accidents in Texas Since the year 2010, pedestrian-traffic fatalities have…

Apr 29

Summer Road Trip Tips and Tricks

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Auto Accidents, Car Accidents

Summer Road Tips and Tricks

What better time than summer to go on a road trip with friends or family? When planning a road trip this summer, be sure to take precautions. We’ve prepared some tips and tricks for safety and preparedness for your upcoming…

Mar 1

Blind Spot Safety

Blind Spot Accidents

Vehicle blind spots are safety hazards that can lead to serious accidents. It is vital to be aware of these areas on your own vehicle as well as other motorists’ blind spots. This is especially true when it comes to…

Jan 8

Safe Driving Resolutions for 2019

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Auto Accidents, Distracted Driving

Safe Driving

The new year means that many people will be thinking of resolutions to make for 2019. Safer driving habits are a very good kind of resolution to adopt. You may be aware of specific driving habits that you’d like to…

Dec 20

New Vehicle Safety Features for 2019

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Auto Accidents

New Car Safety Features

Car accidents are, unfortunately, extremely common. In the event of a collision, drivers and passengers alike are often at risk of severe or fatal injuries. To do their part to reduce the number of collisions, many auto manufacturers have incorporated…

Aug 22

What Makes Motorcycle Accidents Different?

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Auto Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents

motorcylce accident lawyers in dallas

Tate Law Offices focuses on motorcycle accidents. We want to help riders and their passengers if they have been injured in an accident that someone else caused. We know motorcycle accidents are different from other types of motor vehicle accident…

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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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