Texas Accident and Injury FAQs

When you or someone you love has suffered injuries in an accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for reliable and timely information. It’s natural to have many questions, and the legal team at Parker Law Firm is here to provide the answers and facts you are looking for. Browse our FAQs and learn about common accidents, compensation, and how an attorney can help. If you don’t see your question, don’t hesitate to reach out to our attorneys. Take a moment and fill out our online contact form to hear back from a knowledgeable and experienced legal team.

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  • Who Pays For My Medical Bills After An Accident?

    Ultimately, we want the insurance company for the person who caused the problem to pay the bills, but that's on down the road. They're not going to pay it immediately and they're not going to pay it piecemeal as you go. In these situations, the insurance company will not pay until they pay one time at the end of the case — a lump sum settlement. That's why you want to be sure and put it on your medical insurance, because if you don't then they won't bill your insurance.

    They won't bill the insurance company that hit you and you will get a bigger bill at the end of the day than if you had used your insurance. The other issue that you're going to run into is that many doctors will not see car wreck victims, even if you have insurance. So you need to be ready for that and try to get to someone who will take your insurance and will see a car wreck victim. If you're having any kind of difficulties you need to call a law firm or a lawyer to try and get some help on that.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Accident?

    If you've been injured you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 817.440.3888 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.

  • When Can I Sue For Wrongful Death?

    Wrongful death is a very special kind of case. You know, obviously the emotions are all over the board when you lose a loved one. It's very traumatic to the entire family. Many people wonder what can be done? Fortunately, the state of Texas, and all states for that matter, have created what we call a wrongful death suit. In a wrongful death suit, the spouse, the parents, or the children of the deceased all have a cause of action or a claim that they can make. Brothers, sisters, twins… they don't have claims. The value of that claim is going to be just as different as night and day, depending upon the relationship. Holding the responsible party liable or making them take responsibility for the negligent conduct is a very gratifying. It doesn't bring the loved one back, but at least it answers some questions. There is some accountability. That's what we try to strive and achieve and provide for the loved ones here at Parker Law Firm.

    If your loved one has been killed due to the negligence or stupidity of someone else, we would love to speak with you further and see how we can help bring you justice. You can call our office at 817-984-9867 or fill out our contact form. We know no amount of money could bring your loved one back, but we hope to bring you justice.

    Has A Loved One Died Due To The Negligence of Others?

    If your loved one has died due to the negligence of someone else an experienced wrongful death attorney can help you hold them responsible. Contact us online or call our Bedford, Texas office directly at 817.440.3888 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.

  • What Should I Do After I've Been in a Car Accident?

    First and foremost, get medical attention. If you aren't taken to the hospital and you're able to take pictures at the scene, take pictures of the license plate of the car that ran into you, the damage to the other car, pictures of the driver, pictures of any witnesses, etc. Be sure and get the names of any witnesses and how to contact them. A lot of people believe the police are going to get all the witnesses — they don't. Let me just tell you they don't do it.

    One of the most important things that you need to do when you have a car wreck is when you get medical treatment, give them your health insurance. The other person's insurance isn't going to pay for your healthcare, not at this point in time, but if you have a significant injury you absolutely want to hire a lawyer — the sooner, the better because there are a lot of things that happen early on and the insurance company is involved almost immediately. They know what they're doing, they do this every day. You don't, you're not in a wreck every day, and you’ll need some help and need some guidance.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Area Truck Accident?

    If you or a loved one was injured in a commercial truck accident in Texas, our experienced truck accident lawyers are ready to help right away. Contact us online, or call our Bedford, Texas office directly at 817.440.3888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • Can I Sue the Trucking Company After a Truck Crash?

    Trucking accidents are like no other. A lot of people want to call them big car crashes — they're not. When you have 80,000 pounds of steel rolling down the highway at 70 miles an hour against your 5,000 pound automobile, there's no question who the “winner” is going to be. Oftentimes injuries are horrific.

    In those kinds of cases. You want to sue the trucking company — not just the driver.

    So, the simple answer is absolutely yes, you can sue the trucking company. There's other folks that might be involved as well such as the shipper, the dispatcher — there's a whole host of different folks that may be involved and we oftentimes need to include them because the injuries are so horrific that you want as much insurance coverage or assets possible. Because if they've caused brain damage, you may be looking at a life care plan for that person that’s millions of dollars. There's so much that can go wrong in a truck accident and you really need someone who's experienced about finding the coverages, finding the liability and finding how all the parties interplay.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Area Truck Accident?

    If you or a loved one was injured in a commercial truck accident in Texas, our experienced truck accident lawyers are ready to help right away. Contact us online, or call our Bedford, Texas office directly at 817.440.3888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • How Often Do Cases Go to Court?

    Oftentimes cases will never see the light of day inside of a courtroom. In fact, most of the time, most cases don't go to court. The reason is quite simple, because if the case gets worked up properly, it's going to settle just shy of going to trial. Now, there are other law firms out there that just have hundreds of cases, and they are just a mill that just turn them out and those cases almost always settle. It's because they can settle on the cheap in effect. The insurance companies know it; the lawyers know it; everybody knows except the client. At the Parker Law Firm, what we do is we take each and every case and prepare it as if it's going to trial.

    The easy answer is almost all cases settle before they go to trial. The harder answer is why are they settling before they go to trial?

    There are times that I may try three or four cases in a year. There are times when I may not try any cases in a year. And the reason is quite simple. It's because we were able to get them resolved. Whatever you do, hire an attorney who's going to take your case to trial, or at least is prepared to do that. Only then can you get top dollar best value for your case to make sure that you're compensated as fully and as adequately as the law will allow.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Accident?

    If you've been injured you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 817.440.3888 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.

  • What is Pain and Suffering and Mental Anguish?

    One of the most challenging things that we have in any kind of personal injury lawsuit is what we call pain and suffering and mental anguish. Most people don't give much credence to pain and suffering and mental anguish. That's a shame because anybody who's ever had an operated back, a broken hip, knows the significant pain that is associated with the recovery and just the event that happened as well as the mental anguish that goes with it. So that's very, very real. The law defines mental anguish as that type of anguish, more than just worried about lack that we all worry about from day to day, but such to the degree that it disrupts your daily routine and activities, because it's really something significant that's happened to you. Pain and suffering on the other hand is again, a very subjective, if you will, phenomenon. Injuries are very, very painful. What we tell our clients is to document and start keeping a diary. We work really, really hard at Parker law firm to understand you and understand your story so that we can communicate it because until the jury gets to know you and your story and what you've been through, they can't appreciate the significance of the pain in the mental anguish that you've been through.

    If you have been involved in a serious accident or injury as a result of someone else's negligence or even stupidity, and you want your story told, give me an opportunity to tell them, call me.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Accident?

    If you've been injured you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Bedford, Texas office directly at 817.440.3888 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.

  • Who Can I Sue After a Drunk Driving Accident?

    The answer to that question is really how drunk they were, and can you prove where they'd been drinking? If the person who hit you got drunk at a local bar and is noticeably drunk, there is a possibility that you can sue the bar for over-serving them. In order to do that, however, you've got to prove a lot of elements. One of the elements is that the bar knew or should have known that they were obviously intoxicated. The way you show that is oftentimes these bars, these days will have video cameras. You can see how often they were served. If the bar overserved them, then that's the natural place to look because they knew that they were over-serving and putting a drunk on the roadway. They should be held responsible for that. We routinely handle liquor liability or DRAM shop cases. We've been quite successful at it.

    If you've been permanently injured as a result of a drunk driver, I encourage you to give us a call because there may be another avenue that we can look at other than just the driver and hold that bar responsible for putting that driver on the road to begin with.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Area Car Accident?

    If you've been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Bedford, Texas office directly at 817.440.3888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • Is It Illegal to Text and Drive in Texas?

    In Texas, it absolutely is illegal to text and drive. We passed a law to prevent that. It is so dangerous —study after study after study indicates that talking on the phone is the same as being drunk while driving. It's not only illegal, it's absolutely negligent to be doing it. And it seems like, especially in the last several years, almost every car wreck case that we're involved in involves texting or some type of use of the phone. And yes, the technology has gotten a lot better to where now we can trap that information. We routinely download the information from the cell phone company to find out if you were texting or driving. Is it illegal? Yes. You might get a ticket, but that's just a scratch on the surface compared to if you seriously hurt someone or even kill someone as a result of texting and driving.

    If you've been involved in a car wreck and are seriously injured, you absolutely want your attorney to search those records and take a look at them. We routinely do it at Parker Law Firm. And if you have any questions, give us a call. I'll be happy to try to answer them for you.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Area Car Accident?

    If you've been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Bedford, Texas office directly at 817.440.3888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • Why Does My Insurance Company Have to Pay?

    Anytime you're involved in an automobile accident, the state requires everyone to carry at least $30,000 in liability insurance. Unfortunately, oftentimes, especially in my practice where people are seriously injured, $30,000 won't even scratch the surface. And so we were forced, if we can't find other insurance available, we have to look at your insurance. And what I mean by your insurance as, I mean, what we call UIM or UM under insured or uninsured motorist coverage.

    The matter is you're going to have to rely on your own insurance company. It's not right. It's not fair, but that's life. It gets a little tricky when you have to do that, so if you've been seriously injured in a, in an automobile accident or a loved one has been give us a call and let us explain to you the uninsured. But also even if you don't have an accident and you just want us to look at your insurance policy, just to tell you whether or not you got enough coverage or what our recommendation would be. Give us a call. We'd be happy to take a look at your deck page, let you know exactly what you got and where you may or may not need some more insurance just to protect yourself. Look forward to hearing from you.

    Have You Been Injured In A Texas Area Car Accident?

    If you've been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Bedford, Texas office directly at 817.440.3888 to schedule your free consultation.

  • Can I Afford An Attorney?

    We're often asked when people come in to see us as, "how am I going to afford you?", "How do I pay you?" — And the simple answer to that is you don't have to pay me until we get a recovery. That's because we work on a contingency fee, and what that means is, is that we take a percentage of what the recovery is. It's typically a third — if we don't have to file a lawsuit, if we can get it resolved without having to file a lawsuit — versus 40% if we do have to follow a lawsuit. Oftentimes people are concerned, "well after I pay my lawyer, and after I pay all my medical bills, there's not going to be anything left for me." Unfortunately that might be the case with a lot of law firms, but at the Parker law firm, we make a guarantee to you. And that guarantee is that we will never, ever, ever, ever put more money in our pocket than you put in your pocket. Our clients will always put more money in their pocket at the end of the day than we do ours. Not everybody does that. Give me a call, let me explain it to you and see if we can help.

     

    If you or a loved one have been seriously injured as the result of the negligence of someone else, we would love to hear your story and see how we can help you. Call our office today at 817-503-9200 or fill out our contact form for a Free Consultation with our firm.