Dallas Personal Injury Lawyers

If you have been injured by the careless or reckless acts of another, you may suddenly find yourself thrust into a nightmare situation.

In addition to trying to recover from your injuries, you may need money to pay for your medical expenses, rehabilitation and living costs. Meanwhile, you may have missed extensive time from work and find yourself unable to work again or hold the same job you had before your injury.

Without a lawyer representing your interests, you will likely discover that it is very difficult to work with insurance companies. They may challenge your claim and use your statements against you in an effort to minimize or deny your claim.

A Dallas personal injury lawyer from Tate Law Offices can ease the stress you are experiencing. We can deal with the insurance companies while you focus on your recovery. We can ultimately pursue a maximum amount of compensation for your physical, emotional and financial losses. Our mission is to help you to move past this difficult time in your life.

Call us at 888-769-1093 for a Free Consultation with a Dallas personal injury lawyer today. We charge no legal fees or case costs unless we obtain a financial recovery for you.

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Verdicts and Settlements

  • Truck & Motorcycle Accident( Brain & Pelvis Injury ) $6.5 million Settlement
  • Car Accident( Fatality ) $3.7 million Settlement
  • Product Defect( Burn Injury ) $2.2 million Settlement
  • Truck Accident( Spinal Injury ) $1.8 million Settlement
  • Pedestrian Accident( Leg Injury ) $1.5 million Settlement
  • Car Accident( Head Injury ) $350,000 Settlement
  • Car Accident( Back Injury ) $87,000 Settlement
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What Can a Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer Do For You?

Don’t talk to the insurance company. Call Tate Law Offices instead. While the insurance company will be out to protect its profits, we will be set on protecting you through all stages of the personal injury claims process.

It starts with a consultation. You can tell us everything you know about your case, and we can answer all questions you may have about your rights and options.

If we agree to move forward with your case, we can ensure that your medical treatment goes uninterrupted while your case is pending. We can review all private and public health insurance options available to you. If needed, we can work directly with health care providers to make sure you get the treatment you need. Your health is important to you. It is important to us, too.

Our Dallas personal injury lawyers can also:

Investigate your case: Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer

By focusing exclusively on representing plaintiffs in Dallas personal injury claims, we have developed the skills and resources that are needed to effectively and efficiently investigate a case.

We will work with our team of investigators and experts to determine why you suffered your injuries, who should be held legally responsible (or “liable”) and the maximum amount you should seek in just compensation.

Let a Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer Negotiate Your Settlement

Many personal injury clients we assist are anxious about filing a lawsuit and going to court. The reality is that, in many cases, neither step is necessary.

Our attorneys can deal directly with the insurance company to seek a full and fair settlement of your claim without filing a lawsuit. We are experienced, aggressive negotiators who know how to counter common insurance company tactics.

Even if a lawsuit is filed, we can still seek to resolve your case through a settlement. If a case is settled, it will avoid the need to go to trial.

Let A Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer Litigate Your Case

From the moment we take on a case, we prepare it as if it is going to a trial. This approach gives us leverage when we present a case to insurance companies for settlement. It also allows us to be ready to present a solid case before a judge and/or jury in the courtroom.

In many cases, our ability to obtain court orders to obtain information and prevail on pre-trial motions can convince an insurance company that it is better to resolve a case before it goes to court.

How A Personal Injury Lawyer in Dallas Can Resolve Your Claim

Our lawyers understand that your goal is to obtain a full financial recovery in a timely manner. Being injured by another person’s wrongdoing is a traumatic experience. You want to move on.

Upon obtaining a verdict or settlement on your behalf, Tate Law Offices will move quickly to resolve any liens that may be attached to your financial recovery, account for your legal fees and costs and disburse the funds you are due as quickly as possible.

We can also advise you on the best way to structure your compensation – through a lump sum, for instance, or through a series of payments commonly called a “structured settlement.”

We offer free consultations and do not charge legal fees or costs unless you obtain a recovery. This is because we do not want cost concerns to stop you from seeking the legal assistance you need and to keep you from fully protecting your rights.

What Can You Recover in a Dallas Personal Injury Claim?

The personal injury attorneys of Tate Law Offices will be focused on maximizing the value of your claim. We will seek a full and fair recovery for all of the damages you have suffered. Whether it is through a settlement or verdict, we will seek a recovery of:

  • Special damages – These are damages that naturally (but not always necessarily) result from a party’s negligent or otherwise wrongful conduct. Typically, these damages include:
  • Past and future medical expenses (including emergency treatment, surgery, hospitalization, rehabilitation, assistive devices and medication)
  • Lost earnings (including lost past wages and the decrease in your ability to earn wages in the future)
  • Physical disability (or impairment)
  • Loss of consortium (or the harm to your family relationships)
  • Loss of household services (the economic value of services you would provide around the home such as mowing the lawn or taking care of the children)
  • Future pain and suffering and mental anguish.
  • General damages – These are damages that necessarily result from a party’s misconduct and may include:
  • The aggravation of a preexisting injury (such as a bad back)
  • Scarring and disfigurement (including scars from burns or loss of limbs)
  • Past pain and suffering and mental anguish.
  • Exemplary damages – These are damages that are not aimed at compensating you for your harm. Instead, they are intended to punish the party who injured you and to deter that party and others from engaging in similar conduct in the future. These are also called punitive damages. These damages can be awarded if it is shown through clear and convincing evidence that a party knew his or her conduct carried an extreme degree of risk but acted anyway with conscious indifference to the safety, rights and welfare of you and others. Exemplary damages are subject to a cap under Texas law.

As we stated above, our goal will be obtain these damages for you in a settlement without the need to file a lawsuit or go to trial. However, if needed, we will be prepared to bring your case into the courtroom.

Many of the acts or omissions that give rise to a personal injury claim may give rise to a wrongful death claim if the misconduct results in the loss of a loved one. However, a wrongful death claim is different from a personal injury claim in many important ways, including the damages which are sought. It will be crucial for you to work with a law firm that understands these differences and how they can impact your recovery.

What Cases Do Our Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?

The personal injury lawyers of Tate Law Offices have extensive experience in helping those injured by the negligence of others. As a result, we can handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including those caused by:

Our attorneys also understand the unique issues that can arise with specific types of injuries. We can assist clients who have suffered injuries such as:

We believe a personal injury lawyer can make a significant difference in the amount you recover for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages. We will seek to recover compensation from all parties responsible for your losses. We also will closely review all insurance policies from which compensation can be obtained.

How Do You Prove a Dallas Personal Injury Claim?

To establish a personal injury claim in Dallas, you will need to show that another party was negligent. In other words, the party failed to act as a reasonable person would have acted when faced with the same or similar situation.

As Tate Law Offices works on your case, we will focus on the four elements of a negligence claim:

  • A party owed a duty of care to you
  • The party breached that duty through its acts or omissions
  • That breach caused you to suffer
  • Actual damages that you deserve to be compensated for.

In some cases, a party may admit that it is liable. In other words, the above four elements are clearly met, and the party’s fault is impossible to deny. As a result, a trial will be needed on only the issue of how much should be awarded in damages.

You should know that, in Texas, you can be partially at fault for your injuries and still be able to collect compensation. Our state follows a rule called “modified comparative negligence.” Under this rule, if you are 50 percent or more at fault for your injuries, you would be barred from a recovery. Otherwise, your recovery would be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault.

So, for instance, let’s say you suffer $100,000 in damages in a personal injury case. If you are 60 percent at fault, you could not recover anything for your losses. However, if you are 40 percent at fault for your losses, you could recover compensation. However, your compensation would be reduced by 40 percent. So, your recovery would be limited to $60,000.

At Tate Law Offices, our goal will be to ensure that no undue amount of fault is attributed to you when we deal with the insurance companies or present your case in court.

How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Dallas?

Another rule you should be aware of is the “statute of limitations.” This is the period of time in which you must file a personal injury claim, or else your claim would be time-barred.

Generally speaking, in Texas, you have two years from the date when your injury arose in which to file a claim. However, there are many exceptions to this rule. Also, the time limits work differently when a case involves alleged medical malpractice or injuries caused by a dangerous and defective product.

You should pay close attention to the statute of limitations. It is important to meet with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident in order to give the attorney sufficient time to investigate your case before the statute of limitations expires.

At Tate Law Offices, we can advise you of the time limits that apply to your case. We will work efficiently to make sure that your personal injury claim is filed on time.

Contact a Dallas Personal Injury Attorney Today

The Dallas personal injury lawyers of Tate Law Offices take a team approach to every case we handle. Our goal is to make sure that you receive the care and attention you deserve, and your case is handled with the professionalism it requires. Your case is important to you. It is important to us, too.

Please see “Our 10 Promises to You” to learn more about the service we provide to each one of our personal injury clients in Dallas.

We can provide an immediate, free consultation. Contact us today and allow us to get to work on your case.

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When you are ready to get answers to your questions about your Dallas personal injury or wrongful death case, call or reach us online and get started with a free consultation.

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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