Distracted Driving

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…

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…

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…

May 30

Dangers of Distracted Walking

Pedestrian sign

Distracted walking has become a significant public safety concern in recent years. The problem has become so noticeable that the National Safety Council recently added distracted walking to its injury categories. While the law recognizes that pedestrians have the right…

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…

Nov 6

Top Apps to Keep Your Kids Occupied on Road Trips Over the Holidays

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

Kids playing avoid distracted driving accident

A road trip with kids can be a challenge on any day of the week. But it can be particularly stressful during the holidays. Heavy traffic may keep children stuck in the car for hours longer than anticipated. Parents often…

Jan 17

In-Car Distractions from Infotainment and Auto Accident Liability

Driver following another vehicle while using GPS

In-car technology has developed significantly over the past few decades. Whereas drivers and passengers were once dependent upon analog radios for entertainment and maps for navigation, modern motorists have a host of tools at their disposal to provide for a…

Jan 29

Top 7 Tips to Stay Safe on Texas Roads

The number seven

Residents of Texas are known for their warm attitudes and kind hearts, always willing to help out a neighbor in need. Unfortunately, however, the roadways don’t always share this positive reputation, as catastrophic accidents take place far too often throughout…

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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.