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Have you or a loved one been involved in an accident that resulted in personal injury? If you were a victim of negligence, you are likely experiencing substantial pain and suffering. These types of accidents can be very frustrating because they are often preventable. They typically take place instantaneously and without much warning, but can cause the victim to suffer for weeks, months, or in some cases, a lifetime. In addition to the pain and suffering, an accident can also have a tremendous financial impact. At our Law Offices, we have more than 10 years of experience assisting those who are fighting for justice in the form of restitution.

If you are a victim of negligence, you do not have to fear the after effects of a car accident or any other injury caused by negligence. We represent victims of negligence throughout the State of Texas. By working with our experienced personal injury attorneys, you can obtain the legal assistance that you need and deserve. Your case will be built in a manner that can achieve your desired outcome. It is important to pursue compensation, especially if your accident was caused by a drunk driver, or other inexcusably negligent conduct. At our Law Offices, we can help you seek restitution for a variety of damages, such as medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. In addition, you may be able to seek compensation for future expenses, such as medical costs and lost wages from missed time at work.

Fighting for Your Right to Compensation
Obtaining the just compensation you deserve can be a battle. Insurance companies will do whatever it takes to ensure that you obtain the minimum amount, but you deserve proper payment for your injuries. Not only do our personal injury attorneys assist clients who have been through major automobile accidents such as motorcycle accidents and truck accidents, we also help those who are injured in slip and fall accidents, nursing home accidents, and a variety of other circumstances. In all situations, whether catastrophic injuries or minor damages were sustained, we are dedicated to helping those in need of serious and attentive legal representation. Our founding attorney has successfully recovered millions of dollars in settlements and judgments for clients. We zealously advocate for the rights of all our clients.

At our firm, we focus on the personal aspects of each individual’s case. This firm fights hard for the legal rights of all individuals, because we truly empathize with our clients and their issues. We provide accessibility to our clients and take pride in always returning phone calls and emails in a prompt manner. Our firm does everything we can to address the questions and concerns of each of our clients. Advancing the case toward our clients’ goals is our primary focus. In addition, our firm can explain the rights that you possess in your specific circumstance, especially relating to complicated issues, such as medical malpractice cases. One of our attorneys was selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® list by Law & Politics Magazine, and our firm has the skills and experience to help you, so call today!

Tourist Injury Cases
At our Law Offices, we strive to provide high-quality legal representation for all individuals. One of our firm’s areas of focus is tourist injuries. When visitors come to Texas as tourists, they are not expecting to spend time in the hospital. We pride ourselves on assisting visitors with premises liability, defective product, and other legal claims. Our legal team understands the system and the specifics of representing injured tourists. No matter what the circumstance involves, it is essential to obtain legal representation that is nothing short of excellent. The legal staff at our firm all work in a diligent manner to help clients obtain the results they deserve. Contact our firm today to learn more about being represented by an experienced personal injury attorney.

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Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Riding a motorcycle is one of the most thrilling modes of transport. Not only are they exciting, but motorcycles are also gas efficient and an easy vehicle to use for your commute to and from work or school. They are also one of the most dangerous vehicles to ride. Drivers of other vehicles may have a difficult time seeing the rider of the motorcycle. When an accident involving a motorcycle does take place, the victim often suffers severe injuries. That is because a motorcycle does not offer as much protection as other enclosed vehicles.

Motorcycle riders are in much more danger than drivers of automobiles. They are about 30 times likelier to be killed in a collision. A lot of this has to do with the lack of protection that they have which makes them vulnerable to the environment and vehicles around them. There are many safety precautions that motorcycle riders should take before taking their bike on the road and while riding, including:

Wearing a fitted helmet
Wearing leather pants
Wearing a heavy duty leather jacket
Not speeding
Not weaving between lanes
Avoiding blind spots of cars or trucks
Using turn signals
Braking slowly
Not tailgating
Not cutting lanes in traffic
These are some ways to try to avoid getting involved in a motorcycle accident; however, accidents may still happen. All it takes is an automobile driver not paying attention for a few seconds or for a driver to not see a motorcycle and cause a fatal accident.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
It is essential to discuss your legal rights with one of our personal injury lawyers to find out what options are available. You can talk about your case with an attorney who is thoroughly experienced and knowledgeable in circumstances related to vehicular accidents. Immediately following the accident, there are a few important steps that you should to take to ensure proper compensation. It is important to remember not to leave the scene of the accident. This can prevent criminal charges. You should also call 911 to report the accident.

Obtaining as much information as possible is essential to building a successful case. Exchange all necessary driver and insurance information with all other parties involved. If you are able, be sure to retain the contact information of any witnesses and take pictures of the accident and all vehicles. These are some of the elementary steps that you need to take after being involved in a motorcycle accident. You will also need to obtain medical attention. Our firm can help you build a strong case after you have taken the necessary steps explained above. Our primary goal is to help you obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve. You may be eligible to receive compensation for things such as medical costs, rehabilitation expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, psychological damage, bodily harm and many other areas of suffering. Motorcycle accidents generally involve severe injuries including:

Severe burn injuries
Broken bones
Brain damage
Head trauma
Due to the lack of protection a motorcyclist has, the consequences of an accident can be devastating. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another party, seek compensation for your suffering. Hold the negligent party responsible by teaming up with an experienced personal injury attorney from our firm who has the experience and knowledge necessary to fight your case. Set yourself up to have the best opportunity possible at recovering the compensation you deserve; Contact the Law Offices today!

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Drunk Driving Accidents
Were you injured because of a drunk driver’s negligence?
In the state of Texas, it is illegal to drink and drive. That does not, however, stop the large number of drunk driving accidents that take place. When alcohol is combined with driving, accidents are more likely to occur because people are impaired and cannot think as clear as when they are sober. At least 400 people, closer to 500 people die each year in accidents that had a driver with some amount of alcohol in their system. Drinking and driving is a problem even today and there are many victims involved in accidents due to the negligence of an impaired driver. There are many areas in which you may be eligible to receive compensation if you were a victim in a drunk driving accident, including:

Medical costs
Rehabilitation costs
Lost income
Lowered earning capacity
Bodily damage
Pain and suffering
Psychological and emotional damage
Texas does not tolerate driving while over the legal limit. The law is on your side if someone hit you while they were alcohol-impaired. Seek assistance from a personal injury lawyer who knows the process of recovering damages for your injuries when involved in a drunk driving accident. At our Law Offices, our lawyer are dedicated to representing and fighting for those who are victims of drunk driving accidents. Texas law allows victims of drunk drivers to seek punitive damages on top of the financial damages. It can be beneficial to make an example of the harshness of drunk driving by charging a drunk driver with punitive damages to show the severity of their actions. Drunk driving accidents are devastating events that result from serious negligence and misconduct on the road

Personal Injury Lawyer Protecting Your Rights
Every year, thousands of people are injured on the road due to alcohol-impaired drivers and those victims should not suffer in silence, the people responsible for your pain need to be held accountable for their actions. The way to receive justice is to recover compensation from them. You deserve to be reimbursed for the finances it took for medical care and healing, let a competent personal injury lawyer from our firm assist you in your legal battle.

There are many obstacles that victims of drunk driving accidents may face. For that reason, it is important to obtain the legal assistance of a personal injury attorney with more than ten years of legal experience. If you are a tourist who was injured by a drunk driver, our attorney has extensive experience representing injured tourists. Even if the drunk driver was not convicted for driving under the influence (DUI), we can help protect your legal rights. We have practical options for families, individuals and tourists.

Fighting for Punitive Damages
Punitive damages can be awarded by a jury, not for the purpose of compensating a victim, but also as a means of punishing the drunk driver. Our firm will do whatever it legally takes to help you obtain all of the damages that you deserve. These cases can be difficult to handle because of the level of meticulous investigation that must take place. Our firm knows how to develop a solid case for the purpose of protecting your legal rights. We do what is required to investigate your accident and prepare your personal injury claim. Contact our firm today to learn more about how we can help!

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Premises Liability Attorney
Did a property owner’s negligence cause you harm?
Every property owner has a responsibility to maintain their floors and all walking surfaces and keep them free from dangerous obstacles. The safety of the guests and visitors is an obligation of the person who owns the property. This is the case not only for residential premises but also workplace buildings, entertainment buildings, government complexes or even owned public space. A safe environment is vital in order to prevent injuries on the site. The owner should also take measures to increase the attentiveness of visitors if there happens to be an object or dangerous area on the grounds. Some of the obstacles that should not be found on premises are:

Open holes in the ground
Uneven or broken floors
Wet floors
Icy walkways
Objects subject to fall
Inadequate lighting
Unstable mats on the floor
Construction areas with nails or other materials around
Unsteady chairs or benches
Careless and negligent property owners can be liable to pay damages if a visitor is harmed on their premises. Properties can have illegal and dangerous conditions, such as overgrown plants, slippery floors and potholes, when the owner neglects to care for his or her areas. If you or a loved one has been injured on the property of a business or individual, you can fight for damages and restitution against the negligent party. As your personal injury lawyer, we will never charge legal fees until we are successful in collecting money for you. There is nothing to lose if you do not have to pay unless we recover damages, receive compensation for you injuries by seeking help from a competent personal injury attorney from our firm.

Texas Premises Liability Claims
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident on another individual’s property, our firm can provide you with the experienced and compassionate legal representation that you deserve. We are competent when it comes to any premises liability issue and we are equipped to take on your case today! If you have suffered from a slip and fall or dog bite, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Examples of things that you may be able to receive compensation for include:

Medical expenses
Pain and suffering
Lost income
Lowered earning capacity
Ongoing care
Any other costs resulting from the injury
Premises liability circumstances often take place in businesses and residential areas. It is important to have a qualified lawyer by your side to help you understand your legal rights. Premises liability cases can be complex and draining, let us do the investigating and planning while you try to recover. We can evaluate your case to determine the best plan of action to take in order to fight for the maximum possible compensation.

As you seek a personal injury attorney to meet your legal needs through this situation, remember that it is important to have an experienced and dedicated lawyer by your side. Our firm is highly experienced in helping Texas residents and tourists who have been injured on another person’s premises. Our goal is to do what it takes to make Texas a safer place for residents and visitors and also to help victims obtain the compensation that they deserve when they receive an injury due to someone else’s negligence. You can have confidence in our legal abilities and experience. Our firm has successfully recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients, and with over ten years of experience we are equipped to fight any type of personal injury case that you may be facing.

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Personal Injury Attorneys & Lawyers
Our personal injury lawyers have earned a reputation for success in the area of personal injury litigation. Our attorneys have helped accident victims, and their families, recover millions of dollars.

Call us today to schedule a free consultation. Protect your rights if you’ve been injured in an accident.

Personal Injury Attorney
Our personal injury attorneys handle cases of all sizes and take pride in giving each client the time and personal attention they, and their case, deserve. We are committed to providing the best representation possible by ensuring that you receive the best medical treatment available and maximum compensation for your physical, emotional and financial losses.

ACCIDENT LAWYERS & ATTORNEYS
Our law firm handles personal injury cases on a contingent basis. We do not charge any fees for our services until we win your case. Our fees are based on a reasonable percentage of the amount we obtain for you.

Additionally, we advance all costs associated with your claim. Our lawyers are dedicated to conducting a thorough investigation of your case, hiring the best available experts and utilizing the most up-to-date technology to level the playing field against the insurance company.

Experienced INJURY Attorneys
We have experience with nearly every type of personal injury matter, from car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and medical malpractice to slips, trips and falls, dog bites, product liability and wrongful death cases. Some of our recent cases include:

Wrongful Death: Our attorneys represented the mother of a young child who died in a car accident arising from the driver’s failure to stop at an intersection. This wrongful death lawsuit involved both liability insurance coverage and underinsured motorist coverage. In both instances, the policy limits were paid.

Car Accident: One of our attorneys represented an elderly woman who sustained substantial burns, scarring and ankle injuries in an auto accident involving a young driver’s attempt to cross an intersection on a red light.

Motorcycle Accident: One of our attorneys represented a motorcycle accident victim who was forced to dump his bike at a high rate of speed after a dog jumped at him from an adjacent vehicle window. The motorcycle driver sustained multiple broken bones in his legs, serious abrasions and shattered his ankle.

Pedestrian Accident: Our firm represented a young man who sustained severe arm, hip and leg injuries when he was run over by a a car. Our client, involved in a pedestrian accident, was crossing the road when he was struck by a driver.

Medical Malpractice: Our firm handled a medical malpractice case involving a surgeon’s failure to remove foreign objects placed in a patient during an operation, resulting in a painful infection. Settlement was reached prior to the filing of a lawsuit.

Truck Accident: Our lawyers represented a woman who was suffered severe neck injuries in a truck accident. Settlement was reached with the insurance company prior to the filing of a lawsuit against the truck driver.

Free Consultation with a Personal Injury Lawyer
We’re here to help. Call and schedule a free consultation with our attorneys to discuss your personal injury case. We’ll meet at a location convenient for you – whether at your home, work, hospital or one of our locations.

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Medical Malpractice

The lawyers at the our Law Offices have helped those both young and old who have suffered as a result of a doctor’s negligence.

Medical malpractice cases require a certain expertise. The attorney representing you must be knowledgeable not only in the law, but also possess an in depth understanding of human anatomy and physiology.

The best medical malpractice lawyers will tell you that they turn down far more cases than they accept. These cases are intricate and require significant time and expense. Once you contact us, we will take a very close look at your situation and give you honest feedback about the merits of your claim.

Medical malpractice is essentially an action for negligence that is brought against doctors, and other medical professionals, when their conduct falls below the standard of care of a reasonable practitioner.

In addition to violating the standard of care, the violation must result in some sort of injury to the patient. This is known as “causation.”

Medical malpractice is a larger problem than you might expect. A Harvard Medical Practice Study suggests that 80,000 people die in the United States each year due partly to medical malpractice. Many more are seriously injured.

Once an attorney meets with you and decides to conduct a full investigation of your case, all of the relevant medical records should collected and inspected by both a lawyer and a medical professional. The most important documentary evidence in a medical malpractice case is, naturally, the set of records that accompanied your treatment. Unfortunately (and to the surprise of many), we’ve encountered records that have been altered after the fact. It is vitally important to collect your records as soon as possible.

Upon completion of the record review, law requires that an outside expert, qualified to testify in your case, examine your file and state under oath that she believes the case has merit.

At that point, the claim may either be submitted to the doctor’s insurance company for settlement purposes, or a lawsuit filed.

While awaiting trial, each side engages in a process called “discovery.” During this time, information is exchanged in writing and by way of oral deposition testimony.

Quite often, cases settle during this stage of the process.

If your case does not settle, it is resolved in a trial. The trial will involve the testimony of yourself, witnesses on your behalf, such as family, friends, and co-workers, and expert medical professionals who will discuss the improper conduct of the treating medical professional. Jurors will be asked to hear your case and render a decision.

Because of the high costs involved in pursuing a medical malpractice claim, the complex medical issues that are involved, and the relative standing of medical professionals in the community, each case must be carefully examined and balanced before a claim is brought.

The factors for consideration include: whether there, indeed, was a deviation from the treating professional’s standard of care; how significant the deviation was; whether the deviation actually resulted in harm to you; the reputation of the treating professional; whether money damages may be proven, and in what amount; the costs involved; and, of course, whether an expert may be obtained to confirm that the treating professional acted negligently.

Respectable malpractice attorneys will only take cases they believe have merit, and will front all expenses associated with pursuing the claim. Then, at the conclusion of your case, the lawyer will receive a percentage of any recovery and have expenses reimbursed. This is called a “contingency” arrangement. On the other hand, if you recover nothing, you owe us nothing. It’s as simple as that.

Some law firms charge a higher percentage if a case goes to trial. We don’t. Our fee remains one-third of any recovery obtained through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or trial.

No reputable lawyer will promise you anything up front. It is simply impossible to offer a specific dollar figure. At best, an attorney may be able to gauge the severity of your case and offer a range of recovery based upon their experience.
There are literally dozens of factors that play a role in your recovery. A few of them are discussed below.

At the onset, no demand should ever made until the full extent of your injuries is known and you have had adequate time to recover from them. You only get one chance at resolving your claim.

Unfortunately, many clients do not ever recover, and their injuries are permanent in nature. A permanent injury is valued much higher than a temporary condition, usually.

Another aspect of compensation involves who the insurance companies are. Some companies will negotiate in good faith and make meaningful offers to settle claims. Others, however, will attempt to pay out as little as possible and make injury survivors fight for every dollar. The latter is much more typical, and can result in a lower net recovery to you.

Finally, one of the golden rules in injury cases is that “a case is worth what a jury says it’s worth.” Juries today are very unpredictable. Every client has a story to tell. The best way to receive fair compensation for your loss is to retain a skilled advocate to explain your circumstance to six ordinary people who serve as jurors.

In , the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases is four years from the date of the discovery. In other words, you have four years to file suit or your claim is forever barred. Most cases that have merit are filed much sooner.

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Every year, over 800,000 people (one person every 40 seconds) are bitten by a dog in the U.S. Unfortunately, most dog bite victims are children. Studies show that dog attacks are the leading cause of hospital visits by youngsters.

Because the injured party’s friend, family or neighbor usually owns the dog in question, many are reluctant to pursue an injury claim stemming from a dog bite. In nearly every case, however, a homeowner’s insurance policy will fund the settlement.

Injuries Commonly Suffered by Dog Bite Victims
The vast majority of dog bite lawsuits involve serious lacerations to the head or face, often resulting in unnecessary scarring to the cheeks, chin, lips or nose. Nerve damage may also result. Other dog bite injuries include broken bones, puncture wounds and crushed eye sockets. In addition to physical injuries, a dog bite can cause significant emotional trauma.

Call us today to schedule a free consultation. Protect your rights and recovery after a dog bite.

Strict Liability in Dog Bite Lawsuits
Dog owners are strictly liable when their pet bites another person. No negligence must be proven. Liability for the injury is assigned regardless of the owner’s knowledge (or lack thereof) of viciousness on the part of their pet. Under law the owner of any dog that attacks or injures any person in a location that the victim may lawfully be present is liable for injuries caused by the dog. There is an exclusion if the victim provokes the dog.

Typical Breeds that Bite People
While any dog, including toy breeds, can attack, some larger, aggressive breeds are more likely to bite, including:

Rottweilers
German Shepherds
Dobermans;
Akitas
Chows
Bull Terriers
Pit Bulls

Trial Attorneys Who Will Protect Your Rights
At our Law Office we represent clients who have suffered a serious injury as the result of a dog bite. Our lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured and have obtained many favorable settlements for injury victims. Dog bite cases are accepted on a contingency basis, so you pay no fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf.

Free Consultation with a Dog Bite Lawyer
Have you or a family member been bitten by a dog and seriously injured? Call and schedule a free consultation with our attorneys to discuss your dog bite case. We’ll meet at a location convenient for you – whether at your home, work, hospital or one of our locations.

Client Testimonial: “My experience with this Law Office has been extremely positive. The attorneys dedication to clients, years of experience and an established law firm are just a few of the credentials they carry. I would not have been able to get through this very difficult time in my life without them. I will always be grateful.

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Riding an ATV has become a popular pastime in particular when working or hunting. Too often injuries result from an accident involving an ATV. The vast majority of ATV accidents result in a serious injury to the head or spinal cord, including traumatic brain injury or paralysis.

ATV Deaths
Most all terrain vehicle deaths result from the vehicle overturning or hitting something. Since the introduction of ATVs, more than 6,000 people have lost their lives in accidents involving all terrain vehicles. It is expected that close to a thousand people across the country will die this year on an ATV, with tens of thousands more injured. As these machines get bigger and faster, the injuries sustained by riders and passengers get more severe.

Poor Design Resulting in ATV Accidents
The vast majority of ATV accidents are a direct result of poor design on the part of the manufacturer. A prime example involves the introduction of the three-wheeler in the early 1980’s. Despite knowledge of the risks associated with these machines, manufactures continued to produce and sell millions of them. Even though none have been produced since 1987, many are still in use today. More recently, the Yamaha Rhino has come under scrutiny for its propensity to rollover and poor safety design.

Call us today to schedule a free consultation. Protect your rights and recovery after an ATV accident.

Damages Recoverable in an ATV Accident
Texas law does not require ATV operators to carry insurance, however many do. If you are involved in an accident with another ATV driver and that individual has an insurance policy, you may be able to recover money for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering from his or her insurance carrier – if they were at fault for the collision. In ATV defect cases, the source of financial recovery is from the ATV manufacturer, such as Honda, Yamaha, Polaris, Arctic Cat or Kawasaki. Again, wage loss, medical expenses and damages for pain, suffering and disfigurement may be recovered. In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded.

Trial Attorneys Who Will Protect Your Rights
In every ATV accident case, proving both fault and injury can be difficult. Our attorneys are avid ATV riders and represent clients who have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one as the result of an ATV accident. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured, and their families, and have obtained many favorable settlements. ATV accident cases are accepted on a contingency basis. Consequently, you pay no fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf.

Free Consultation with AN ATV Accident Lawyer
Have you been injured in an ATV accident? Call and schedule a free consultation with our attorneys to discuss your ATV accident case. We’ll meet at a location convenient for you – whether at your home, work, hospital.

Client Testimonial: “The attorney took my matter with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity. He was a fantastic listener and offered practical suggestions to help resolve the situation. He did an excellent job negotiating with opposing counsel. As a direct result of his efforts, I live my life free of constant worry about the future. I highly recommend the firm to anyone who needs a caring and highly competent lawyer.”

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Texas Construction Site Accident Attorneys
Following a construction site accident, hard working construction workers often feel left behind, overwhelmed, and angered by the lack of care and follow-up from the insurance carrier. We’re here to help and are ready to put our skill and experience to work for you.

Common Construction Site Accidents
Despite the fact that workers are entitled to a safe construction site, the construction industry still sees a disproportionate number of work-related accidents each year. Common accidents include building collapse, roof accidents, scaffolding accidents, crane accidents, workers being struck by falling objects or from the operation of faulty or dangerous equipment. OSHA regulations are often ignored.

Recovery Beyond Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Law does not typically permit construction workers to sue their employers if they receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, unlike other trades, those who are injured in construction site accidents have a greater chance of successfully filing a lawsuit because most construction site work involves multiple contractors with potential liability and available insurance coverage.

We understand that having to take legal action following a construction site accident can be a very trying situation for you and your family. Each of our attorneys has the training, experience and resources to properly handle every aspect of your case for lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life and medical expenses.

Call us today at 612.789.2100 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free consultation. Protect your rights after a construction site accident.

Construction Site Accidents
When it comes to providing to you the legal representation that you deserve, our accident lawyers have the proven track record of effective representation. We know what needs to be done in order to serve your interests and to fight to obtain the compensation that you are entitled to as the result of your injuries.

Trial Attorneys Who Will Fight For You
If you have been involved in a construction site accident with serious injuries, the qualified and experienced Minnesota construction site accident attorneys with the Brown Law Offices, P.A. are ready to fight for your rights and protect your interests. We will do everything in our power to get you the compensation to which you are entitled with conviction and integrity.

Minnesota Construction Site Accident Lawyer
Have you or a family member been injured in a construction site accident? Call 612.789.2100 and schedule a free consultation with our attorneys to discuss your construction site accident case. We’ll meet at a location convenient for you – whether at your home, work, hospital or one of our six metro locations.

Client Testimonial: “I would recommend the Brown Law Offices, P.A. Jason Brown was professional yet empathetic. This team knows what they are doing. They provided me with a sense of security during an uncertain time.” – Joan B., New Hope, Minnesota

Twin Cities Construction Site Accident Attorneys
Our Minnesota construction site accident lawyers represent clients throughout Minnesota, including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Mankato, St. Cloud, Moorhead, Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Lakeville, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Roseville and Woodbury.

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Garbage trucks obviously serve a very important need in our community. However, what you may not realize is that each and every month a surprising number of accidents occur in the Twin Cities as the result of the negligence of the operators of garbage trucks.

If you or a family member (often children) have had the misfortune of experiencing an accident with a garbage truck and have sustained injuries, you need to consider hiring a reputable Minneapolis garbage truck accident attorney. We are ready to provide you with the representation that you deserve.

Negligent Garbage Truck Drivers & Employers
Most garbage truck accidents are preventable situations that often result from the negligent operation of a garbage truck. Sanitation truck drivers are subject to enhanced safety regulations. Across Minnesota, most garbage trucks are owned by private enterprises. These companies sign contracts with cities to provide collection services. The company, along with the driver, may be held accountable for an accident.

Call us today at 612.789.2100 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free consultation. Protect your rights and recovery after a garbage truck accident.

Causes of Garbage Truck Accidents
Garbage truck accidents arise in a number of situations that are unique to the trash collection and rubbish industry. Most large trucks don’t find themselves in the midst of suburban neighborhoods, but garbage trucks will make their way through residential areas on a routine schedule. Common causes of garbage truck accidents include:

Poor Visibility;

Lack of Maneuverability;

Failing to Yield;

Erratic Driving;

Falling Debris;

Mechanical Failure; and

Driver Fatigue

Damages You May Receive
If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a garbage truck accident, compensation is available. We typically recover money for our client’s past and future lost wages, past and future medical bills, past and future pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and emotional distress. In some cases, punitive damages may also be recovered if we can demonstrate that a garbage truck driver or company acted with reckless disregard for the rights and safety of others.

We’re Here to Make Sure You Are Treated Fairly
Each garbage truck accident lawsuit involves proving two issues: liability and damages. We represent clients who have sustained serious injuries or lost a loved one as the result of a garbage truck accident in Minnesota. We are here to guide you through the process and protect your rights, as we have done for so many before you. We accept cases on a contingency arrangement, so you only pay a portion of whatever settlement we obtain as a fee. We front all costs associated with your case. If we recover nothing, you owe us nothing.

Minnesota Garbage Truck Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in a garbage truck accident, we can help. Call 612.789.2100 and schedule afree consultation with our attorneys to discuss your garbage truck accident case. We’ll meet at a location convenient for you – whether at your home, work, hospital or one of our six metro locations.

Client Testimonial: “This has been a very stressful time for me, and Jason was very helpful and always answered any questions I had promptly and professionally. Jason and his support staff were efficient and thorough in handling the necessary paperwork, phone calls and e-mails needed to complete matters.” – Kathy E., Lino Lakes, Minnesota

Twin Cities Garbage Truck Accident Attorneys
Our Minnesota garbage truck accident lawyers represent clients throughout Minnesota, including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Mankato, St. Cloud, Moorhead, Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Lakeville, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Roseville and Woodbury.

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There are more than 1.6 million nursing home residents in the United States and over 17,000 care facilities. As the baby-boomers age over the next few decades, those numbers are expected to triple. Nursing home abuse is becoming far too common. And it is unacceptable.

Nursing home residents deserve to live with respect, dignity, and with as much comfort as possible. Nursing homes often fail to provide appropriate care, fail to notice and treat problems with the residents, or fail to address nutritional needs. When residents suffer serious injuries or death from such conduct, it is only appropriate to hold the care facility accountable. We’re here to help.

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
The signs of injury to a loved one may not be obvious nor result from physical violence. Abuse and neglect in nursing homes has involved sexual abuse, abandonment, extortion, emotional abuse and poor nutrition. Families must carefully question nursing home staff if they find unusual bedsores or bruising, the appearance of sexually transmitted disease, changes in attitude or appetite, withdrawal, sudden weight loss, unexplained fear or paranoia.

Call us today at 612.789.2100 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free consultation. Protect your rights in a nursing home abuse lawsuit.

Remedies Beyond Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits
Our Minnesota nursing home abuse lawyers dedicated to holding nursing homes and other assisted living facilities accountable to the their residents – and to the state and federal government. Our lawyers aggressively pursue all civil remedies available to a nursing home abuse victim (and their family), along with reporting the mistreatment to local law enforcement for criminal prosecution.

Free Consultation with a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Have you or a loved bone been injured through nursing home abuse? Call 612.789.2100 and schedule afree consultation with our attorneys to discuss your nursing home abuse case. We’ll meet at a location convenient for you – whether at your home, work, hospital or one of our six metro locations.

Client Testimonial: “The Brown Law Offices was wonderful to work with. They helped us through a very difficult time. They took the time to listen, answer all our questions and put our minds at ease. Cynthia gave us all our options and helped us to make the best decisions for our case. We would highly recommend her law firm.” – Rochelle B., St. Cloud, MN

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Minnesota Railroad Crossing Accident Attorneys
Have you or a member of your member of your family been injured as the result of a railroad crossing accident? You need to have a Minnesota railroad crossing accident attorney on your side. Railroad crossing accidents can cause some of the most serious injuries imaginable – if the victim of such a collision survives at all. Therefore, you must make sure that you have an experienced, effective and dedicated attorney fighting to protect your interests.

Causes of Railroad Crossing Accidents
The Federal Railroad Administration reports that nearly a thousand people are killed at railroad crossings each year. Common causes of railroad crossing accidents include:

Violation of Safety Regulations;
No Lights or Gates at Crossings;
Failure of Lights or Gates;
Train Engineer’s Failure to Sound Horn;
Defective Equipment;
Tired Train Operators;
Failure to Properly Train or Supervise Train Engineers
minnesota Railroad Crossing Accident Lawyers
When you or a member of your family has been injured as the result of a railroad crossing accident we know that there is no time to waste. Once retained, we will ensure that your rights are protected and that that you get all of the compensation to which you are entitled. Understanding this fact, we will pursue your case at full speed from the moment of your initial consultation until we reach a resolution that is in your very best interests.

Call us today at 612.789.2100 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free consultation. Protect your rights after a railroad crossing accident.

Compensation in Railroad Crossing Accident Lawsuits
Several parties may be responsible for injuries suffered in a railroad crossing accident. Our lawyers have the experience and background needed to identify those parties and represent the accident victims and their families in lawsuits involving substantial medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, or wrongful death.

Railroad Crossing Accident recovery
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries as the result of a railroad crossing accident you cannot delay when it comes to engaging the services of an attorney. The fact is that railroad companies have high-powered lawyers on their side. These lawyers will immediately be working to prevent you from obtaining the compensation that you are entitled to as the result of the negligence of the railroad company. We’re here to help and never charge a fee for our services unless and until we obtain a settlement on your behalf.

Free Consultation: Railroad Crossing Accident Lawyer
Have you been hurt or lost a loved one in a railroad crossing accident? Call 612.789.2100 and schedule a free consultation with our attorneys to discuss your railroad crossing accident case. We’ll meet at a location convenient for you – whether at your home, work, hospital or one of our six metro locations.

Client Testimonial: “My experience with the Brown Law Offices was great. Jason knew how to get the job done. His compassionate nature and willingness to go the extra mile for me was very comforting during a stressful time. He obtained an excellent result for me.” – Val M., Minneapolis, Minnesota

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One of the most devastating types of roadway accidents are those involving semi trucks. The fact is that if you or a family member have been involved in this type of accident, the odds are strong that you or that loved one have suffered extremely serious injuries.

With this in mind, it is imperative that you obtain the services of a Minnesota semi truck accident lawyer who will know precisely what needs to be done to effectively represent you. We will make certain you end up with the compensation to which you are entitled under the law.

Damages Recoverable Following a Semi Truck Accident
If you have suffered serious injuries as the result of the negligence of a semi truck driver, you are entitled to be compensated in an appropriate fashion. You have lost a great deal and the law is on your side. Our Minnesota semi truck accident attorneys will ensure that you obtain an appropriate level of compensation:

Medical Expenses: We don’t have to tell you how expensive the medical care and treatment has been for you or for your loved one. This likely will continue into the future. Our lawyers will make sure that your past, present and future medical bills get paid.

Lost Wages: Our attorneys will work to ensure that you obtain compensation for lost wages. This includes wages you may have lost in past or reasonable wages that you may be expected to lose in the future.

Pain and Suffering: One cannot underestimate how pain and suffering affects the quality of your life following a semi truck accident. Our semi truck accident lawyers will strive to ensure that you obtain full compensation for all of the pain and suffering you have already experienced – along with compensation for future loss of enjoyment of life.

Call us today at 612.789.2100 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free consultation. Protect your rights and recovery after a semi truck accident.

Act Swiftly Following a Semi Truck Accident
One unique aspect of successfully pursuing a semi truck accident case is performing an investigation in a quick manner. We work with a team of qualified experts who gather evidence immediately following a semi accident, including driver log books, skid mark measurements, fluid level tests, police reports and eyewitness statements. Because semi trucks are usually maintained by a shop promptly following an accident, critical evidence may be lost unless your case is pursued right away.

Free Consultation with a Semi Truck Accident Lawyer
We’re here to help you. Call 612.789.2100 and schedule a free consultation with our attorneys to discuss your semi truckaccident case. We’ll meet at a location convenient for you – whether at your home, work, hospital or one of our six metro locations.

Client Testimonial: “Cindy discussed all avenues and scenarios with me concerning my case and crafted responses and arguments in anticipation of what the other side would offer. At trial Cynthia was professional and concise. I felt well prepared and confident in the courtroom and know that I could not have had better representation” – Dick J., St. Paul, Minnesota

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Practice Areas

Anastopoulo & Clore is a nationally respected name in personal injury litigation. We are premier trial lawyers who have taken on cases that many thought could not be won because it was the right thing to do and because we had the resources, skill, and determination to do it.

Our commitment to clients is simple: To prepare meticulously for trial and to pursue justice for victims of serious and traumatic injuries. We represent victims of:

Traumatic injury
Medical malpractice
Commercial accidents
Our success rate is impressive: We have earned substantial verdicts and settlements for victims of catastrophic injuries. We owe our success to our team-based approach to litigation.

Medical support: We retain a doctor and two registered nurses on our staff. Our medical support staff reviews your medical records and directs you to the appropriate medical resources. When injuries are especially serious—spinal cord injury, head injury, injuries that require surgery, burn injuries, or multiple broken bones—we bring in medical experts who are leaders in their specialties to testify on your behalf in court.
Financial assessments: Our attorneys make sure that the insurance company is fully aware of your current and future medical needs and expenses. With the help of financial planners, we help you calculate your on-going expenses and economic losses. While money cannot erase pain or grief, it can certainly help you get your life back on track. We take action to hold the people who are responsible for the accident financially accountable.
Accident investigation: Our personal injury lawyers retain the services of an investigator who interviews witnesses, reviews police reports, and examines the evidence in your accident case. We thoroughly research each possible cause of your accident to make sure no stone is left unturned in your case.
Computer simulations: Our firm prides itself on being light-years ahead of most personal injury firms in our ability to use technology. We develop cutting-edge computer presentations with scientifically accurate multimedia animations. In court, we bring together the necessary expert witnesses, scientific models, and technologic resources to represent your interests.
Affordability is no object for our clients. Our attorneys do not require payment or collect a fee unless you obtain a money judgment. Our firm shoulders all the upfront costs of taking your case to trial. You have enough to worry about—let us pursue the justice you and your familynrightly deserve.
We come to you, no matter where you are in the U.S. Our attorneys meet with every client face-to-face. We bring in our team of investigators and medical experts to your hometown. We regularly travel to the locations of our clients.

Attorney referrals welcome. Our firm works with attorneys nationwide to represent clients in particularly complex personal injury cases. We have the reputation and the resources to help you and your client achieve positive outcomes in personal injury litigation.
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Traumatic Injury Lawyers

Looking out for your long-term needs
Attorneys at Anastopoulo & Clore, LLC know how to prepare, present and win cases involving traumatic injuries. We consult with nationally recognized medical experts, physical therapists, and economists to assess the extent and the impact of a client’s injuries. Our focus is to secure the maximum compensation for:

Decreased earning potential
Loss in quality of life
On-going medical treatments
Head injury accidents
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion can happen anywhere—in a pool, in a truck, or on a bike. You could even sustain a head injury in a slip and fall accident. When you manifest symptoms of a head injury such as blackouts, dizziness, or memory loss, it is important to have the medical condition evaluated immediately. And your family needs to consult a traumatic brain injury attorney right away so that an investigation can begin and a claim for head injury damages can be filed.

Spinal cord injury
A spinal cord injury can lead to life confined to a wheelchair. We understand the lifelong impact of paralysis on victims and their families. Tingling and numbness could point to a worsening medical condition. You could end up as a quadriplegic or a paraplegic. When you or a loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury after a construction site fall, a motorcycle accident, a truck accident, or a similar accident, call on lawyers who focus their entire practice on catastrophic injuries like yours. Call on the attorneys at Anastopoulo & Clore, LLC.

Remember, justice delayed is justice denied
The longer you wait to call a lawyer, the more physical evidence is lost or destroyed. We bring in a team of doctors, investigators, accountants, and life care planners to help our clients through difficult and life-altering injuries.

Contact us immediately
Get the legal advice you need in this time of crisis. Talk to our lawyers at 1-800-610-2546 or email us to schedule a free initial consultation. We frequently affiliate with lawyers or law firms in Texas, Georgia, Illinois, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Washington D.C.
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Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Dealing with consequences of medical negligence
When someone’s life or health hangs in the balance, there is simply no room for error. When doctors or support staff grow careless or make mistakes, the consequences are devastating. Our attorneys have a demonstrated record of holding doctors and hospitals accountable for negligence in diagnosis and treatment. Talk to the lawyers at Anastopoulo & Clore to find out how we can assist you with your case.

At Anastopoulo & Clore, LLC, we represent clients seriously injured during:

Anesthesia
Birth and labor
Blood transfusion
Organ transplant
Surgery
Anesthesia
Responding to the demands of a hospital emergency room or a surgical ward requires on-the-spot decision-making. When faced with a high-risk situation, anesthesiologists can make mistakes. Usually, these mistakes are not the result of incompetence, but of flawed vigilance. When anesthesia accidents happen, it is our job to determine if negligence was involved. Speak to an attorney at Anastopoulo & Clore for legal advice. When you suffer as a result of anesthesiology errors, our attorneys help you pursue justice through the courts.

Birth injuries
When doctors make mistakes during birth, the outcome is potentially devastating to parents and child. An interruption in the flow of oxygen to the brain can result in a birth injury like brain damage or cerebral palsy—lifelong injuries that will forever affect your child’s quality of life. When an obstetrician acts appropriately during a birth emergency, birth injuries can generally be avoided. In the unfortunate times when an obstetrician does not react correctly to prevent an injury, medical negligence may be the cause of trauma. If you or a family member has suffered as a result of birth injuries, please contact our medical negligence lawyers for a free initial consultation.

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Blood transfusion
Primarily, blood transfusions save lives. But when doctors and hospitals are negligent in pre-screening blood samples or following the appropriate protocol to stem blood loss, it is the patient who suffers the consequences. When you have contracted a blood-borne disease—like Hepatitis or AIDs—or suffered serious blood loss due to medical negligence, speak to our attorneys. We will honestly assess your situation to see whether you have a case.

Organ transplant
Medical errors associated with organ transplants are often fatal. When you contract a bacterial infections like meningitis, blood-borne diseases like HIV, or are transplanted with a substandard or diseased organ, you may have a case for medical malpractice. With over 100 years of combined personal injury experience, Anastopoulo & Clore can help you seek the justice you and your family deserve. Call our offices to schedule a case review with our lawyers.

Surgical injuries
A surgical injury can leave you with medical complications and permanent disabilities. In many cases, the injury could have been prevented and was caused by negligence on the part of doctors or hospitals. When your surgeon has punctured a vital organ or performed the wrong medical procedure, our attorneys are here to assist you. We help you get a better understanding of the long-term and short-term consequences of a surgical injury. And we can help you pursue the legal remedies to which you are justly entitled. Call our offices to speak with our dedicated lawyers.

Do not just sign away your rights. Talk to a lawyer.
While you are coming to terms with the life-altering consequences of medical malpractice, the doctors and hospital have only one concern—how to limit their own liability and financial exposure. As a result, shortly after an accident, an investigator, insurance claims adjuster, or other representative may want to take statements, have you sign documents, and settle your claims without considering the full extent of your injuries. This benefits the insurance company and puts you and your family at risk. Speak to our lawyers for assistance with your case.

Contact us immediately
Our attorneys can guide you through this time of crisis. Call 1-800-610-2546 or email us to schedule a free initial consultation. We frequently affiliate with lawyers or law firms in Texas, Georgia, Illinois, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Washington D.C.

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Commercial Accidents

Leveling the odds in high-stakes litigation
Our attorneys can turn the odds in your favor in serious commercial accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries. Our law firm’s experience with serious commercial accidents is your greatest asset in court. Our familiarity with the complex laws involving commercial vehicles, safety standards regulating transportation, and federal regulations of interstate commerce can help you state your claim in court. We provide legal counsel when you have been injured in a:

Truck accident
Train accident
Boating accident
Airplane accident
Industrial accident
Truck accidents
Most trucking accidents occur at high speeds on the highway. But even low-speed trucking accidents can have catastrophic results. A fully loaded truck can weigh 80,000 pounds while the average car weighs 3,000 pounds. Based on sheer size and weight, injuries are likely to be severe when an accident occurs. In presenting your claim, our skilled attorneys assess the physical, emotional, and financial losses that resulted from the accident to ensure that you are fairly compensated.

Train accidents
Trains carry so much cargo and travel at such high speeds that the end-result of any accident—no matter how minor—can be catastrophic injury or even death. We represent victims of head-on collisions and train derailment. Our attorneys can help to determine if the railroad company was at fault and could have prevented the accident and the resulting injuries. We are familiar with the complex laws involved with successfully bringing your case to trial. We have taken on Federal Employer Liability Act (FELA) cases, and won. Talk to our lawyers about your train accident case.

Boating accidents
According to the United States Coast Guard, approximately 70% of all reported fatalities in 2006 occurred on boats where the operator had not received boating safety instruction. Your accident injuries—if they are the fault of another’s negligence or faulty equipment—may entitle you to compensation. The attorneys of Anastopoulo & Clore represent clients who were seriously injured while boating, fishing, or sailing on a personal watercraft.

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Airplane accidents
Flying is still one of the safest ways to travel. But when mistakes happen, passenger’s lives are lost. Those who survive often endure severe injuries. The laws that apply to aviation are complex. Privately owned airplanes involved in accidents are subject to laws similar to that of an auto accident. If the cause of the accident can be traced to equipment or system malfunction, the manufacturer could also be liable. However, if the injury occurred in a commercial airliner, an entirely different set of rules apply. Our attorneys can guide you through the complex process of filing your claim and proving your case.

Industrial accidents
Our lawyers represent people gravely injured by industrial explosions, drivers of trucks or trailers, people who have fallen from ladders or scaffolding and victims of electrocution, falls, fires, falling objects, and improperly guarded machines. Any employee, contractor, or visitor to a construction site, industrial facility or other workplace who has been injured should contact a lawyer to learn about their legal rights and remedies.

Looking out for your best interests
Commercial entities responsible for accidents have insurance agencies looking out for their best interests. It is important to have a lawyer who is looking out for yours. Talk to our lawyers to learn more about your legal options.

Contact us immediately
Our attorneys counsel clients during times of crisis. You can reach the law offices of Anastopoulo & Clore, LLC at 1-800-610-2546 or email us to schedule a free initial consultation. We frequently affiliate with lawyers or law firms in Texas, Georgia, Illinois, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Washington D.C.

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Trouble on Two Wheels – Motorcycle Accidents
You know that Texas motorcycle accidents can lead to serious injuries for the cyclists. You know that motorcycle drivers and their passengers are more at risk for painful injuries such as road rash, knee damage, and broken bones than travelers surrounded by the metal shell of a car or truck. You know that at the same time, motorcycle accidents are often caused by the failure of motorists to recognize how close a motorcycle is, what the motorcycle driver intends to do, or even that the motorcycle is there at all. However, the motorcycle accident lawyers at our law firm understand the lure of the motorcycle — the freedom, maneuverability and fun it offers – is too alluring to resist.

Motorcycle Safety and Awareness
The Texas motorcycle accident lawyers at our Law Firm have experienced that there are few true “accidents” involving motorcycles. What we know is that most accidents, and the injuries that result from these accidents, might have been prevented by preparation and awareness.

Our motorcycle accident attorneys want to urge you to practice defensive driving, anticipating as best you can the actions and reactions of vehicles around you on the road. Maybe it isn’t fair, but on roads shared by cars, trucks and motorcycles, it is the motorcyclists who are most at risk and who bear the most responsibility for safety.

Anyone who operates a motorcycle in Texas must complete a basic motorcycle safety education course as a prerequisite for the required drivers’ license motorcycle endorsement or motorcycle only license. However, the best preparation for safe operation of a motorcycle doesn’t end with the BRC (basic rider course) or licensing. Motorcyclists concerned about safety can also complete experienced rider course suites offered under auspices of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (www.msf-usa.org).

You may prevent a crash or serious injury in an accident by additional preparation and by your actions on the road:
• Wear proper clothing, including the required eye protection and gloves, to protect your body and to make yourself more visible. A helmet isn’t necessarily required by Texas law, but consider wearing one anyway.

• Maintain your motorcycle.

As you drive:
• Position your bike in relation to other traffic so that you can see and be seen.
• Clearly communicate your intentions with your turn signals, brake lights, and lane position.
• Be alert so that you have time and space to react to other drivers who just don’t see you, or to poor road conditions and other hazards.

Avoid Motorcycle Injury Risks
If, despite your precautions and your proactive driving habits, you are in a motorcycle accident and suffer injuries that are painful, disabling, or even physically and psychologically devastating, our law firm will be here to offer advice, represent you in insurance settlement conferences, and even act as your counsel in litigation. We will help you get compensation. Call us right away. It’s important that you not only receive medical help, but that you obtain experienced legal counsel for injuries that may include:

• Road rash
• Bruising
• Cuts
• Fractures or dislocations of bones and joints
• Spinal damage
• Brain trauma

The motorcycle accident attorneys at pur Law Firm believe in client-first representation. We are prepared to deal with whatever disaster comes your way on the dangerous roads of Texas. We will zealously advocate on your behalf.

Tell our lawyers your story. Call us for a free consultation.

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When someone suffers a concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) their incidence of future degenerative brain disease increases. When someone suffers multiple or repeat concussions, there is a strong link between the concussions and future degenerative disease.

We know this from recent studies, reports, and research. And, anyone who works with injury victims who have sustained concussions knowns this from experience. In fact, we have written extensively on the link between concussions and long-term impairment.

The research and our experience, however, does not answer the question of why: why do concussions or other traumatic brain injuries increase the risk of degenerative brain disease?

The full answer is that the brain is a complex organ that we are still trying to fully understand. The short answer is that we simply don’t know.

It was first theorized that the long-term damage cam from the initial trauma. For instance, when someone suffers a severe whiplash injury, or a trauma to the head, what is taking place inside the head is a sudden acceleration and/or deceleration of the brain. The brain is bouncing around and hitting first one side of the skull and then the other.

And despite the traumatic nature of this event, it does not explain the slow progression of the loss of function and cognition problems and eventual issues such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.

However, we do have several competing theories that attempt to explain the phenomena; the link between concussions or traumatic brain injury and degenerative brain disease. Author and researcher John Medina has written extensively on this subject in his best selling book, “Brain Rules.”

The central theory that Dr. Medina puts forth involves chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Because of the use of MRI, FMRI and CT scans we know that CTE involves the tangling or knotting of a brain protein called tau. Tau is a normal protein in the brain that supplies nutrients to brain cells and is a normal component of neurons. However, when the neurons and pathways in the brain are interrupted, brain cells begin to die from a lack of nutrients. And this, the theory goes, leads to CTE and all of the cognitive impairment symptoms that come with it.

This is, of course, only one theory that explains CTE and the link between concussions or traumatic brain injury and degenerative brain disease. There are several additional competing theories. Thus, we need more research and studies in order to better and accurately understand exactly what is taking place in the brains of injury victims when they sustain a brain injury.

The better we are able to understand the link between a brain injury and future cognitive problems and brain diseases, the better we will be able to treat injury victims and possibly prevent future impairments from taking place.

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As this column is being written, the tragic events in the Gulf Coast are still unfolding. As the debate rages as to who is, or, rather, whom are at fault for lack of preparedness, we motorcyclists can learn a lesson from this primordial chaos and stench of death and destruction.

As we pour our donations into the relief effort and ask those questions, those same questions should be asked about ourselves in relationship to motorcycling.

Motorcycling is risky business. And if you don’t know that, you’d better get out of it now while the getting is good.

So, how are you set up to handle that risk? Are you at the full state of preparedness which will keep you out of a death or serious injury situation or financial disaster because of known risks of motorcycling? Are you ready to confront that sudden emergency of that car turning left in front of you. Have you learned how to foresee that eventuality so that you can be prepared to react to it. Have you learned the scanning tricks or learned how to use Murphy’s law as it pertains to motorcycling – what can go wrong probably will go wrong. Have you learned how to position yourself in traffic so as to give yourself the best edge possible to stay out of harms way? Have you learned the correct way to do a quick swerve so that you can dodge a hazard with a minimum of time lapse? And, if you have learned the technique, have you practiced it enough to make it automatic? Have you learned how to make a quick stop on a curve so that you don’t go down if stopping is your only alternative? And have you practiced it? Why haven’t you taken a motorcycle safety course? Are you wearing the proper equipment? Are tennis shoes, shorts and a T-shirt really the way to go when you’re riding?

If the unthinkable happens and you cannot avoid that debilitating accident, have you provided a sufficient amount of medical and disability insurance to minimize the expenses to yourself and your family? Do you even know what kinds of insurance are out there to minimize the financial costs? Have you put a will into place? Or a comprehensive estate plan? Do you have a living will? What do you want to happen to you if you are in a vegetative state with no way out?

Anyone living on the edge, and motorcyclists certainly do, have an obligation to not only ask the questions, but to take the right steps to answer them positively so that you can say, I am ready . . . I am prepared.

Insurance Tip of the Month.

Lately it has come to my attention that agents of certain insurance companies that issue motorcycle insurance – Progressive, for one, comes to mind – have been telling prospective insurance applicants that medical payments coverage would only cover the driver-owner of the motorcycle and blood relatives on the bike and nobody else. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Under §3103(2) of the no-fault act, motorcycle insurance companies are required to offer medical payments coverage to the owner of a motorcycle in increments. Motorcyclists are not required to purchase these benefits.

Where Progressive and others have it wrong is that, while under §3103(2), the company can provide for deductibles and coordination of insurance, by the statute’s terms “These deductibles and provisions shall apply only to benefits payable to the person named in the policy, the spouse of the insured, and any relative of either domiciled in the same household.” The non-resident, non-blood relative, passenger is not subject to those deductibles and otherwise has medical payments coverage from the motorcycle insurer to the extent of the purchased coverage.

Hope that clears up the question.

Until next time, ride SAFE and FREE.

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At one of the many motorcyclist seminars at which I have participated, one of the attendees remarked that she couldn’t get lost wages because her employer does not offer such insurance as a benefit.

That remark dovetailed into what I was prepared to talk about: The ethical responsibility of bikers and insurance.

The hard fact that I first told the woman who posed the question about the disability insurance question is that motorcycling involves risk, risk that we all should know about and appreciate. There is a well known axiom among experienced bikers; there are only two kinds of motorcyclists: Those who have gone down and those who will go down. And the chances of injury are enormously higher than if we were in a car.

A wise former Michigan Supreme Court justice, John Voelker, writing as Robert Traver, wrote several celebrated novels including Anatomy of a Murder, which was made into a famous movie starring James Stewart, Lee Remick, and Ben Gazzara in the 50’s. His books usually involved a hero who was a young attorney, a heroine who was beset by unjust laws, and an older lawyer, usually a drunk, who went on the wagon for purposes of helping the young guy with the case. At the end of the book, when the case is won, the bad guys have paid up, and the young lawyer and heroine fall in love, the old lawyer goes off the wagon. In the book the heroine complained to the young lawyer about how bad it was that the old guy went off the wagon again. The hero’s response was something like, “I don’t know but that everyone has a right to be a fool in their own way!”

Think about that for a second: Everyone has a right to be a fool in their own way! That is the credo of the libertarian, the credo of anyone who believes that they have the right to live their life as they wish. That is something that all freedom fighters from Jefferson and Franklin to Martin Luther King and everyone in between has pursued.

But that freedom comes at a price, i.e., with one major caveat: We have a right to live our lives as we wish as long as we don’t hurt or burden other people while doing it.

This concept is lost on many motorcyclists who decry the fact that they have to maintain insurance on the bikes, that they can have pipes as loud as they want, or can willy-nilly go out on the road wearing shorts, a t-shirt, and sandals.

The fact of the matter is that motorcyclists will always be the scapegoats for politicians who don’t like that freedom, especially if it costs the public money.

Freedom costs money. At least 40% of all motorcycle accidents are single vehicle accidents, whether it involves running wide on a freeway ramp and going down, hitting a deer, blowing a tire, going down from a front end wobble, or cycle-cycle accidents. You get the picture. With no-fault laws benefiting the bikers, such accidents do not implicate the no-fault law. If you do not have health insurance or disability insurance you are in for a very rough ride, and at the taxpayers’ expense. Politicians don’t like that. And if you are the freedom lover that you think you are, the independent soul that you think you are, you shouldn’t like it either.

And don’t think that you are infallible as a rider. While motor vehicle drivers are more often at fault in a car-cycle accident than the rider, every one of you I am sure can remember a time that you were not as attentive as you could have been. Maybe you were plain lucky that you didn’t cause an accident. And maybe you did cause one. Bikers can cause injuries from their own negligence just like car drivers. And they should share in the responsibility of protecting those who they injure by carrying sufficient insurance to cover their own behind and misdeeds.

As I told the lady who asked the question at the beginning of the session, it costs money to be free and to stay free. If you can’t afford not only the motorcycle, but the cost of a decent health insurance policy, the cost of a decent disability policy, the cost of decent liability coverage and property damage, along with the cost of the motorcycle, you should not be out on the street riding a motorcycle. It is a hard statement. But it is a fact. And true libertarians, true lovers of freedom, should be prepared for that fact and quit bemoaning the truly minimal costs of same. Freedom does not involve a free ride.

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Truck Accident Brain Injury
Big rig accidents can lead to traumatic brain injuries
Truck accidents can lead to some of the most serious types of injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI typically is a permanent injury that can leave a victim debilitated for a lifetime. In 18-wheeler accidents, a TBI may occur due to the transfer of energy from the truck to the body. A victim’s head may suddenly and violently strike a hard object, resulting in bleeding, bruising or tearing of the brain.
If you or a loved one sustains a truck accident brain injury, do you know what your next step should be? Some people make the mistake of trying to deal with the insurance companies on their own. Don’t try to go it alone. If you were injured or a loved one was injured due to negligence, reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer. Call our law firm today.
People who survive truck accidents and sustain serious brain injuries tend to require hospitalization and a lengthy rehabilitation period. Following this initial phase of treatment, the TBI victim typically needs assistance with personal care and everyday activities. They may need speech therapy, occupational therapy and assorted physical therapy.
With so much at stake, you need a brain injury attorney who can aggressively pursue compensation. We understand how to assess the full impact of a TBI.
Contact Our Law Firm
If you are coping with a TBI, or a loved one sustained a TBI, rely on an experienced brain injury lawyer. Contact our Glenn Law Firm immediately. A delay may affect your rights.

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Motorcycle Accident Brain Injury
Helmets reduce risk of brain injury in a motorcycle accident
Motorcyclists have little crash protection, which means motorcycle riders face a greater risk of injury than do occupants in cars.
Traumatic brain injury in particular is a risk that bikers face, especially those who choose not to wear helmets. In Texas, it is legal for a rider to not wear a helmet as long as the rider is 21 or older.
For many riders, the decision to not wear head protection is a matter of personal choice, but statistically people without helmets are more likely to sustain traumatic brain injury or fatal head injury in a motorcycle accident than those who wear helmets while riding. Helmets are about 37 percent effective in preventing accident fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury in a motorcycle accident, contact a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer. A fatal injury may be grounds for a motorcycle accident wrongful death lawsuit. We handle cases throughout Texas. Call us today. Our law firm can provide a potent combination of experience and resources for clients who have sustained brain injuries in motorcycle wrecks.
Facts about motorcycle crashes
Head injury remains the leading cause of death in motorcycle accidents (source: US Department of Transportation)
Hospital stays are longer for riders who do not wear helmets
In at least one state where the helmet law was repealed (Pennsylvania), head injuries increased (University of Pittsburgh study)
At our law firm, we understand that Texas gives riders the choice to ride without a helmet. Some riders may sustain serious injuries even with helmets. If you sustain a brain injury, or a loved one sustains a TBI, please contact a brain injury lawyer for a free consultation. We provide strong, aggressive representation for clients who have sustained traumatic brain injuries in motorcycle accidents.
We have helped recover millions of dollars in compensation for clients’ losses. We have tried over 100 cases to verdict. We are the People’s Warriors!

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Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury attorney who protects the rights of victims
People who sustain a spinal cord injury may face a severe economic loss in addition to pain and suffering and mental anguish. Spinal cord injuries are common in the United States, with more than 11,000 people suffering injuries that can be debilitating and even result in death.
If you or a loved one sustained a spinal cord injury due to negligence in Texas, it’s important to discuss your legal options with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Contact our law firm. We put our experience and resources to work for spinal cord injury victims with the goal of maximizing compensation.
Our attorneys are board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
The causes of spinal cord injury can range from motorcycle accidents and truck wrecks to falls or pool accidents. In accidents involving spinal cord injury and paralysis injury, we typically consult with experts, including neuropsychologists, life care planners, rehabilitation experts and other specialists. By working with a team of top experts, we can build a strong case and maximize your compensation.
Our attorneys are renowned trial lawyers who has recovered millions of dollars for clients by aggressively standing up to insurance companies and demanding the maximum compensation allowed under Texas law. That’s why our firm is a member of the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
What happens when the spinal cord is damaged?
If the spinal cord is injured or damaged, messages from the brain can get mixed-up or prevented from reaching their intended destination. This can cause such symptoms as paralysis, loss of feeling in certain areas of the body and loss of reflex functions.
For more information, please visit the spinal cord injury pages, including:
Symptoms of spinal cord injury
Nerve damage injuries
Herniated disc injury
Spinal cord injury statistics
Contact the our law Firm
If you or your loved one has been injured due to negligence in Texas, contact a spinal cord injury lawyer dedicated to getting results. Contact our law Firm. A personal injury lawyer with extensive experience at our law firm can help you pursue justice. Your initial consultation is free, and you don’t pay us any fees unless we recover compensation for you. Call a personal injury lawyer today who knows how to protect your rights.

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Wrongful Death
Our caring wrongful death lawyers in Texas provide quality representation
Personal injuries sometimes are so severe that a death results. While there is no amount of money that can bring back a loved one, you can take steps to make sure the negligent individual or entity is held accountable. A wrongful death case may arise out of any type of accident due to negligence, from truck accidents, car accidents and motorcycle wrecks to nursing home abuse and medical malpractice.
If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s irresponsible behavior in Texas, a wrongful death lawyer in Texas can fight for you and protect your rights. Put your trust in the hands of an experienced wrongful death lawyer. Contact our law. We’re skilled at representing families of individuals killed in catastrophic accidents.
Our attorneys are board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Tactics used by insurance companies in wrongful death cases
In wrongful death cases, an insurance company representative may try to place blame on the action of the person who died. They may try to intimidate surviving family members by arguing there were pre-existing conditions or there was an assumption of risk in the activity.
Our law firm is skilled at examining all of the details in the case needed to prove negligence and determine responsibility. We methodically go through the circumstances of an accident to determine negligence and pursue the compensation our clients deserve.
If you need a wrongful death attorney, turn to our firm.
Wrongful Death Statutes Vary
Wrongful death laws vary from state to state. Generally, you may be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death case if you have lost a spouse, parent, or child due to an act of negligence.
Just about any accident has a risk of death. If the accident is the result of someone’s negligence, recklessness, or if someone has shown gross negligence in the care, protection, or well-being of another individual and their actions have resulted in the death of that individual, the deceased’s family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible parties.
If you are considering pursuing a wrongful death claim, take action immediately. The statute of limitations limits the time you have to initiate legal proceedings. Don’t wait until the last minute. Call our law firm now.
How a wrongful death lawyer can help
Rely on an experienced personal injury lawyer who puts people first. Contact our law firm immediately. A delay may affect your rights.

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Other Serious Injury Cases
We fight for victims of all types of catastrophic accidents
Our personal injury attorneys are committed to representing seriously injured people harmed due to negligence. We work hard to get our clients the maximum compensation they need and deserve.
If the insurance company is not adequately responding to your needs, let us stand up for you and demand justice. While the insurance company representative might sound friendly and on your side, the reality is the adjuster or representative does not have your best interests at heart. The representative is working strictly for the insurance company. The settlement offer may be far less than your case is worth.
How our personal injury lawyers can help
For assistance with catastrophic accident cases, rely on our law firm. We understand how serious injuries can create long-term and even permanent disabilities. If you were injured due to a defective product or you were injured at work due to the negligence of a third party, you will need a strong legal advocate fighting for your interests.
Our attorneys are board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
An accident lawyer is dedicated to protecting the rights of Texans who have sustained serious injuries, including, but not limited to the following catastrophic injuries:

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Vision Loss
Vision loss or blindness can lead to permanent disability
Vision loss or blindness injury is devastating and can be permanent. Depending on the severity, a loss of vision may result in the person being unable to work or run a business. The blindness injury may affect the victim’s ability to care for children or other dependents at home.
If you were injured and suffered a vision loss or a loved one sustained a vision loss, you deserve an experienced and hard-working legal advocate on your side. Call us. Your consultation is free and there is no obligation. Talk to a vision loss injury lawyer in Texas dedicated to fighting for clients’ rights. Contact our law firm. We’re ready to fight for injury victims involved in accidents that resulted in blindness or loss of vision.
Compensation in vision loss cases
In vision loss cases, you may be entitled to compensation for any of the following:
Medical treatment costs
Costs needed for special transportation
Loss of earning capacity (lost earnings over a lifetime)
Cost of renovating your home for assistive devices
Non economic damages such as pain and suffering
Vision loss can result from any number of catastrophic accidents, including workplace accidents due to third party negligence and truck accidents, among others.
Contact our law firm
Insurance companies may contact you quickly after a serious accident to try to settle the matter. Before you talk to an adjuster for the negligent party’s insurance company, talk to a personal injury lawyer who can protect your rights. You may be entitled to more compensation than the insurance company is offering. Contact our law firm immediately. A delay may affect your rights.

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Fire and Burn Injury
A burn injury lawyer who stands up for victims’ rights
Catastrophic injuries from fires include serious burns. A burn injury requires a quick response. Often, an individual fighting a burn injury may succumb to a fatal infection. Even with top medical care, someone who has been burned in an accident may cope with permanent scarring and disfigurement and major disruptions in life.
If you were burned due to a serious car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident or other type of accident, contact our law firm. We put our experience and resources to work for people who have sustained serious burn injuries. Our goal is to obtain maximum compensation for our clients.
Examples of Burn Injuries
Injury from fire or flame occurs as a result of contact with a heat source or fire. Contact with fire can produce a thermal burn.
Chemical burns may be the result of contact with a defective product or inhalation of fumes.
Scalding injuries may occur due to contact with extremely hot water coming from a tap or from a hot beverage.
Electrical burns can occur when a current passes through a body. This type of injury may be the result of a defective product. It also can occur at the workplace.
Burns can range from first degree, which are less serious burns, to fourth degree burns, which are the most serious types of burn injury.
Our attorneys have helped recover millions of dollars in compensation for his clients’ losses. We have tried over 100 cases to verdict. We are the People’s Warriors!
Contact our law firm
If you or your loved one has sustained a burn injury in Texas, contact our law firm today. A burn injury attorney with experience can help you pursue justice. We also serve clients throughout Texas.
Your initial consultation is free. Call a personal injury lawyer today who knows how to protect your rights.
Our law firm is fighting for justice for you!

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Electrocutions and Electrical Injuries
Electrocutions/ Electrical Injuries demand serious legal representation
Contact with a defective product can cause an electrocution or electrical injury. In other cases, a worker may be electrocuted through no fault of his or her own. A third party claim may be necessary if someone other than the employer was negligent in the accident.
If you or a loved one sustained an electrical injury or a loved one was electrocuted due to negligence, get in touch with a tough-minded personal injury lawyer. If you are represented by tour law firm, you will have an aggressive advocate on your side who understands how to maximize compensation for clients.
Our attorneys have helped recover millions of dollars in compensation for our clients’ losses. We have tried over 100 cases to verdict. We are the People’s Warriors!
Types of burns in electrical shock accidents
Accidents involving high voltage may result in brain damage, burns, or a condition known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Electrocution may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
Electrical shocks typically involve three types of burns: arc burns, thermal contact burns and electrical burns. The result of any type of shock can be devastating. Symptoms that may last a lifetime include:
Headaches
Memory loss
Attention deficit
Fatigue
Seizures
Sleep disturbances
Communication problems
Irritability
Emotional problems
Contact a personal injury lawyer
Rely on a law firm with decades of experience fighting for victims of electric shock or electrocution. Contact our law firm today. Your initial consultation is free. At our law firm, we’re aware of the tactics used by insurance companies to limit the amount of money they pay to accident victims. They don’t scare us. We aggressively stand up to them and fight for every penny our clients are owed.
Please call our office.
Don’t leave your future to chance. Contact a tough Texas lawyer who knows how to get results. Contact our law firm.

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Amputation Injury
Rely on our amputation injury lawyers in Texas
Amputation, or loss of a limb, is a traumatic ordeal. An amputation can touch many aspects of your life. You may be unable to work in certain job settings or take care of children full time.
Even with serious and catastrophic injuries, insurance companies may try to block efforts to get fair compensation. At the Glenn Law Firm, we can put our experience with amputation injury cases and our vast resources to work for you. Our goal is to maximize compensation so clients can move on with their lives.
Roughly three million amputees live in the United States. Many of them lost limbs due to tragic events, including motorcycle accidents, semi-truck crashes, auto accidents and other types of accidents that could have been prevented.
How a Loss of Limbs/Amputation Injury Lawyer Can Help
If someone’s negligence resulted in an amputation, you will need a skilled lawyer on your side. Any severe injury can lead to significant medical bills and a loss of income, as well as pain and suffering and emotional trauma. When you retain an experienced attorney at the Glenn Law Firm, you will have an advocate who tirelessly pursues the maximum compensation allowed under state law.
Attorney David Glenn is a renowned trial lawyer who has recovered millions of dollars for clients by aggressively standing up to insurance companies and demanding the maximum compensation allowed under Texas law. Such high-profile cases have earned attorney David Glenn a membership in the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident resulting in an amputation or loss of limb, contact an accident attorney in Fort Worth who puts people first. Contact the Glenn Law Firm. An amputation injury attorney at our Dallas/Fort Worth law firm can help you pursue the compensation you rightfully deserve. Call (817) 424-5999 or reach us toll-free at 1-877-809-9699 for a free consultation. Our office is located at 210 W. Wall Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051.
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Internal Injury
An internal injury lawyer can protect your rights
Serious injuries, such as an internal injury, can turn grave very quickly when a victim loses blood and the function of crucial organs. An internal injury may occur due to a rollover accident or motorcycle accident. In some cases, a seemingly minor accident, such as a slip and fall accident, may lead to a potentially fatal internal injury. An internal injury that results in the death of the victim may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you or a loved one sustained a serious internal injury, contact an experienced personal injury contact our law firm. We put experience and resources to work for our clients coping with serious injuries, including internal injury. Call or email our firm today for a free consultation.
A closer look at internal injury
Internal injury may occur as a result of a sharp blow to the abdomen. The following organs may be damaged in an accident:
Liver
Spleen
Pancreas
Stomach
An internal injury may lead to a dangerous condition known as shock, which can include the following signs:
Clammy skin
Confusion
Paleness
Shallow breathing
Unconsciousness
Weak or rapid pulse
General weakness
Contact a personal injury lawyer
Insurance companies may try to low-ball a settlement, even if you’ve sustained a serious internal injury. Don’t let them decide your future. Take back control. Contact a personal injury lawyer today. At our law firm, our personal injury attorneys are dedicated to serving personal injury victims. Please call our office.
Don’t leave your future to chance. Put the power of a tough Texas lawyer on your side. Contact our law firm — the People’s Warriors!

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Broken Bone and Fracture Injuries
Broken bones and fractures demand quality representation
Broken bones and fractures are injuries that occur due to extreme forces. In truck accidents or car accidents, drivers and passengers may sustain broken bones or fractures. But even a slip and fall can lead to a broken bone or fracture. These types of injuries can be debilitating and lead to complications such as reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
It’s vital to talk to an attorney who understands how to apply the law to cases involving broken bones and fractures. Our personal injury lawyers have experience advocating for accident victims who have sustained all types of serious injuries. If you or a loved one sustained a broken bone or fracture injury, our law firm wants to meet with you and discuss your case. Allow us to help you get the maximum compensation you rightfully deserve.
Pur attorneys have helped recover millions of dollars in compensation for our clients’ losses. We have tried over 100 cases to verdict. We are the People’s Warriors!
A closer look at broken bone and fracture injuries
Broken bones and fractures can be broken down into the following categories:
Complete fracture: Bone breaks in two
Incomplete fracture: Bone is partially broken
Compound or open fracture: Bone tears through the skin
Simple fracture: Hairline crack
Even relatively minor broken bone injuries can create significant hardships. You may face skyrocketing medical bills, a loss of income, pain and suffering and other unforeseen costs. Our Texas personal injury attorneys can analyze your case and present medical evidence to pursue maximum compensation.
Contact our law firm today
For a free consultation, contact our law firm. A seasoned personal injury attorney is ready to answer your questions and discuss your best course of action. With our attorney on your side, you can tell the insurance companies you will be on your path to justice.

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