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I was injured in an accident at the end of 2014. I have never been involved in an accident and it was 100% the other drivers fault. I was injured and my back had bleeding around the spine in 2 areas and 6 dislocated ribs, as well as injury to my right hip. I did not know if I should get an attorney, but Tate Law offices answered my questions and made me feel more at ease. The person who hit me was underinsured and it was a struggle getting the full amount from the at fault party's insurance company. Had I not had the team, including Claire, Carolyn, Lori and Bart I would not have recovered anything. They got everything possible and were so great to work with! It brings tears to my eyes the amount of work they did for me, and got me the most they could considering the amount of medical bills incurred from ER, ambulance and PT. It was not a large amount of money considering my injuries and the pain I still have, but the state of Texas only requires $30,000 for personal injury as a minimum amount of coverage, and this was what the at fault driver had!!! I was in the best hands I could be with Tate Law offices and they did everything they could to get every dime to pay the majority of it to my medical and get the remainder to me. I want to thank all of them personally and appreciate all the hard work and excellent communication. They called me back and texted to keep me informed with the case that took almost 18 months to settle. I highly recommend them for anyone with a personal injury and they have a wonderful team who will work for you!!! - Lora Cunningham, Car Accident
In 2014 I was involved in my first auto accident. It left me with a totaled vehicle and a back injury. I had no medical insurance and finding a doctor to see me was next to impossible. After numerous calls to doctor's and the insurance company I was getting nowhere and had no idea what to do next. Luckily, I stumbled upon Bart Smith and all the wonderful staff at Tate Law Firm. They went out of their way to call and check on me, found and made my doctor's appointments, got me a fair amount for my wrecked vehicle, dealt with the insurance company, walked me through my lawsuit, and kept me informed of what was happening along the way. Without them I would have been lost and ultimately left in a bad situation. I can't thank them enough for all they did for me! I would highly recommend them to not only my friends and family but anyone who wants someone whom will truly represent them and their best interests. - Mandee Simpson, Car Accident
I was injured in a pedestrian accident at the end of 2017 were a truck had drove through a store that I was shopping in, hitting fixtures and shelfs knocking me to the ground. I didn't think I needed a lawyer, but after going to the ER decided I needed one. I had never used a lawyer so I was a little skeptical that I would be dealing with someone that was shady or wanted what was best for them vs myself. I meet with Clair Tate and quickly felt at ease and knew that this was the right Law firm. She answered all of my questions and made me feel like they were totally capable of this case. The party that had hit me took total responsibility, so I thought this was going to be simple and fast, it was not! The team at Tate Law kept reassuring me that it was normal and kept answering my calls and questions. After about a year and a half Bart and I were finally in mediation and there was an end in sight. He was insightful and genuinely cared about me and the case. I have to thank the team Claire, Lori, Shera, Kasey and Bart especially for all of their help and kind understanding for someone how has never gone through something like this. I would recommend Tate Law to anyone that needs help and wants someone to stand by your side the entire way. - Aaron Herrell, Pedestrian Accident
I had been reluctant and pensive about choosing an attorney to represent me in my personal injury case—but Mom assured me she had done her research and come up with a great one. From beginning to end, Tate Law representatives have put my health and well-being first. What stuck out to me most during my experience with this law firm has been their sincere interest in my physical recovery. Never once was I ever worried or bothered by the particulars of law or burdened by responsibility; Tate Law Offices took care of EVERYTHING and I, in turn, have been left to focus on my recovery and rehabilitation. Also, the financial payoff has been life changing! - Former Client-Dallas, Texas; Car Accident / Fractured Pelvis & Ankle Injury
My family and I all want to thank you for your efforts on our behalf. How wonderful it would be if all attorneys possessed the work ethics and integrity that you consistently maintained throughout our association. - Former Client-Dallas, Texas; Car Accident / Back Injury
I got the largest check I have ever had in my life. If you are ever involved in an accident, I would call the Tate Law Offices. - Former Client-Dallas, Texas; Car Accident / Broken Wrist & Collar Bone Injury
Thank you for your hard work with my case against State Farm Insurance Company. I would like to thank all of your staff for their positive team effort that emitted from your office. Congratulations on winning my settlement that I needed to continue my medical treatment. State Farm did not offer a settlement until you came on board with my case. You and everyone in your office are totally responsible for winning this settlement and I have a grateful heart. - Former Client-Frisco, Texas; Car Accident / Back Injury
This law office is the only firm that I would ever suggest to friends and family. I was significantly hurt in a motorcycle accident. Tim and his staff went to bat for us and took care of everything. They helped us deal with our insurance company and get us benefits I didn’t even know we had. They then fought for us in all of the other proceedings and won a wonderful settlement. - Former Client-Allen, Texas; Motorcycle Accident / Broken Arm
You have a kind soul and a caring heart. Rare amongst lawyers. - Former Client-Whitesboro, Texas; Car Accident / Back, Neck & Shoulder Injury
Tate Law Offices took on my dad’s injury case when he was hit by a car. Not only did they take a professional interest in his case, they took a personal interest as well. One of the Tate Law Offices employees named Carolyn personally came out to see him several times which really impressed me. I definitely recommend this law firm. - Former Client-Plano, Texas; Pedestrian Accident / Broken Pelvis, Hip & Clavicle
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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.