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According to the Brain Injury Association of America, more than 1.4 million people in the United States sustain a head injury or traumatic brain injury every year. Often such injuries are permanent and severely disabling. A head injury can range from a mild concussion to a severely fractured skull involving brain swelling. The symptoms may include blurred vision, nausea, loss of memory, and excessive sleepiness. The usual cause of head and brain injuries is a blow to the head or the head striking an object such as the ground, car dashboard, or windshield. It is essential to seek medical attention immediately because, when left untreated, a brain or head injury can lead to severe complications or even death. More here

Suppose you or a loved one has sustained a brain or head injury due to the negligence of another person or organization. In that case, Our Law Firm, a top-rated Texas law firm, may be able to help you recover damages for your losses. Brain and head injuries often occur accidentally, suddenly, and without warning and almost always have an enormous impact on the lives of the individuals who experience them.

Contact our experienced head and brain injury lawyers today to discuss your matter.

Our attorneys meet with potential clients free of charge and work on contingency. We do not charge attorneys fees until a settlement is reached or a favorable trial verdict is won.

Whether you have sustained a head or brain injury or are a family member of the injured person, our legal team can help you cope with the ordeal by helping you to recover damages from the party responsible for the injuries. You or your family member may be able to recover monetary damages to compensate for all necessary medical care, past, and future, that is related to the injury. In addition, the injured person, and in some cases, the injured person’s family members, may be able to recover compensation for other losses resulting from the injuries, including damages for lost wages or other income, pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, and physical impairment. However, early and thorough case evaluation is critical to developing your head or brain injury case. So, please don’t hesitate. Contact our Law Firm to discuss your matter as soon as possible.

Rest assured that if you choose to partner with our Law Firm, you will have a highly skilled team of professionals on your side. Ours is recognized among the best law firms in the country. The firm is also AV-rated by the esteemed Martindale-Hubbell® lawyer rating system, representing the highest legal ability and professional ethics rating. Our Law Firm is led by three experienced trial lawyers, a senior partner who is a Texas Super Lawyer, a partner who has been identified as one of Texas’ Preeminent Women Lawyers, and a partner who has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star.

Our talented team of professionals provides brain or head-injured persons and their families with the highest quality legal representation in high-stakes cases involving truck, bus, train, and other heavy vehicle accidents, construction, oil, gas, and chemical industry accidents, and other accidents resulting in brain and head injuries, such as those involving explosions, falls, and falling objects. In these cases, our clients pay nothing for our services unless the case is settled or a judgment is rendered in their favor.

Our law firm also offers individuals who have sustained brain or head injuries and their families something that most other firms cannot – our legal team’s unparalleled experience on the defense side of death and serious injury accident cases, including many cases involving head and brain injuries. Our attorneys have successfully represented clients on the defense side of such catastrophic injury cases for many years. We have handled defense-side personal injury cases since 1977. Our partners have investigated and developed the facts and technical issues in serious accidents involving head and brain injuries. Our partners have proven experience developing the evidence necessary to prevail in complex accident cases, including having deposed and cross-examined eyewitnesses, medical experts, police officers, and other accident experts. We can quickly assemble a team of first-rate experts in the fields of medicine, accident reconstruction, biomechanics, equipment use and maintenance, and operator compliance with federal regulations, and we use their experience combined with our own to develop successful strategies and evidence necessary to best present our client’s position at trial.

One painful truth about brain injuries is that many victims can walk, talk, and appear satisfied. Unfortunately, they may have a profoundly disabling brain injury that results in memory loss, cognitive impairments, and emotional and behavioral changes that leave them unable to earn a living or, in some cases, unable to accomplish the routine tasks of daily life.

Our brain and head injury lawyers understand the causes and the after-effects of serious brain and head injury. They can help you get the compensation you need and deserve. If you, or a loved one, has suffered a serious brain or head injury, get the legal advice and aggressive representation you need to get results in court. Contact us for a free consultation.

Speeding Ticket Penalties & Fines

Speeding Ticket Penalties & Fines

You can always count on the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to add points to your driving history. The DPS keeps track of all traffic convictions within the limits of Texas.

This applies to all drivers who operate or operated a motor vehicle in the State of Texas. The purpose is to prevent the repeated behavior of problem drivers and to improve traffic safety. It accomplishes its purposes by providing license suspensions once a certain amount of points are accumulated in a certain period. The Texas DPS explains this point system as follows:

Your driver license may be suspended when you are convicted of:

Four or more moving traffic violations within a 12-month period, or
Seven or more moving traffic violations within a 24-month period.
If you have been convicted of at least two offenses for a violation that conflicts with a restriction or endorsement printed on your driver’s license, you are also subject to a suspension or disqualification.

If your request is made outside the allowable 20 days, your request will be denied and you will be notified by mail. If you have already been through the administrative hearing process and the decision resulted in the suspension of your driver’s license, you may be eligible to appeal that decision.

Driver License Reinstatement Requirements
Prior to the renewal or issuance of your driver’s license, you must pay all required Reinstatement fees.

Occupational License
You may be eligible to apply for an occupational license while your driver’s license is suspended or revoked.

Only you can decide what course of action is best for your particular situation. If you will be seeking legal counsel, however, please consider our office for your representation. We have been representing clients charged with traffic violations and misdemeanors in Texas for many years. We offer affordable fees in most courts and appear on your behalf in most cases without you having to attend. We offer free consultations by phone, email, and in-person at our office. For a free consultation of your case, please contact us with the details of your case.

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With Stakes This High, You Need an Experienced Attorney to Defend Your Family’s Rights

With Stakes This High, You Need an Experienced Attorney to Defend Your Family’s Rights

Almost any lawsuit is more effective when an experienced attorney argues it, but a claim as serious as wrongful death can especially benefit from a lawyer’s assistance. If you experience any of the following after the accident, it is probably a harbinger that successfully winning legal damages through either an insurance claim or a civil lawsuit, maybe much more complicated than you expect.
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If the other driver doesn’t want to give you his insurance information, contact information, or file a police report, he or she is probably uninsured. Or the other driver might claim to be insured, but you’ve never heard of his insurance company. The negligent driver’s insurance company might quickly offer you a settlement that seems unreasonably low or unfair, or its adjuster keeps calling you to ask you questions, wants to record all of your answers, then tells you nothing.

Among the insurance company’s most effective tactics are bombarding you with questions and trying to badger you into signing a settlement agreement. At the same time, you and your bereaved family members are still trying to recover from the shock over your loved one’s death (and before you’ve had the opportunity to consult with an attorney). You must never sign anything an insurance company puts in front of your without talking with an attorney first. You’re just asking for trouble if you do.

If you have a relative or friend who is a lawyer, even though he or she might be looking out for your best interests and is inspired to fight hard for you, it might be a good idea to reconsider retaining someone else. Your friend might have a difficult time emotionally disassociating himself or herself from your emotional case. A pragmatic attorney best serves his clients when he focuses solely on the facts of a case and is calm under fire. Too much empathy is not always a good thing if it clouds one’s thinking.

What happens if that friend or relative attorney doesn’t win the case, or accepts a less-than-fair settlement because he knows how badly you need the money now, and leaves even more on the table than an experienced attorney would not? How will you feel about your friend or relative then?

When we take a case, we handle every aspect of it. Our Law Firm deals directly with the insurance company so that you won’t be bothered by their tricky and harassing tactics. We conduct a thorough investigation of the accident scene, determine which defendants were at fault, and know whether they can pay a reasonable claim. Then we file claims against everyone responsible. We calculate your damages and send a demand packet to the defendants. We aggressively negotiate with all liable defendants and their insurance companies to get the fair settlement you and your family deserve from your loved one’s shocking and untimely fatal auto accident. We’re also prepared to litigate your case to the end and keep you informed of every development. We know your case is important to you. It’s important to us as well.

If you’d like to learn more about fatal car accident law, or you have questions about what we can do in your particular case, call our Law Firm at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) to arrange a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve you. Our Texas fatal auto accident lawyers understand why this is the most tragic time for you and your family. We want to do everything it takes to make sure that you are fairly compensated for you and your family’s unnecessary and tragic loss; without the fiscal fear that only delays the healing process that you and your family deserve.