Texas Law

Sep 26

Lane Splitting in Texas

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

Lane Splitting in Texas

Lane splitting refers to the practice of riding a motorcycle on the dashed lines between lanes of traffic, usually traffic moving in the same direction that is slow or stopped. A study by the University of California Berkeley found that…

Sep 23

What’s My Personal Injury Case Worth?

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Texas Law

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When considering initiating a personal injury claim, the thought on the mind of the injured party general centers around possible economic compensation at the outcome of the case. The injured party most likely has significant medical bills to cover, may…

Jun 12

Who’s Responsible in Premises Liability Claims?

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When an injury occurs on private or public property, the question, “Who’s at fault?” is often the first thing on a person’s mind.  While the law varies slightly depending upon the situation, if an injury occurs on another person’s property,…

May 22

Top 10 Texas Urban Counties with Highest Percentage of Uninsured Drivers

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Auto Accidents, Auto Insurance, Texas Law

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Although Texas law requires drivers to carry insurance when behind the wheel, many motorists instead choose to shirk this responsibility in order to avoid paying premiums and other costs. While some areas are largely devoid of this problem, others are…

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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.