DALLAS COMMERCIAL ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
Serving The Injured In The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Whether it is an 18-wheeler collision, a workplace injury, or medical malpractice, commercial accidents often lead to catastrophic injuries or death. These type of accidents can tear a family apart. In 2015, Texas led the nation in workplace fatalities by a wide margin with 527 deaths. California was second with 388 deaths. There were also many catastrophic injuries in the workplace in Texas, including amputation, surgery, and victims being paralyzed. Our firm will not only seek compensation for all of the victim’s damages, but also for the family members’ damages, including mental anguish, loss of consortium, and loss of services.
Accidents involving 18-wheelers or other commercial vehicles often result in serious injuries or death. In 2015, there were 87,000 commercial vehicle accidents resulting in injury. There were also 4,311 fatal accidents involving a large truck or bus. 18-wheelers cause accidents every day for many different reasons. The most common reasons include: the 18-wheeler carry too much weight, driver making an illegal maneuver, driver inattention, driver aggression, and following to close. When fighting cases against a large company, it’s important to gather as much evidence as soon as possible. Andrew J. Wooley has experience handling trucking accident cases. Our firm will investigate the accident, gather witness statements, and obtain a cost evaluation for future medical expenses.
Texas is one of the few states where employers are not required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If this is the case, employees are able to sue their employer directly for their injuries, which include medical expenses, lost wage, mental anguish, and pain and suffering. Workplace injuries often happen on construction sites or oilfield rigs where there is dangerous machinery and heavy materials. This can lead to serious injury or death. Our firm will investigate the scene to find out why and how the incident occurred and help the victims or their families receive compensation for their damages.
Property owners are responsible for their guest’s safety. They must keep the property reasonably safe and free of hazards. Slipping and falling on someone else’s property can cause serious injury. Victims often times suffer injuries to their knees and wrists, which sometimes require surgery. Our Firm will investigate the scene, determine if the owner had knowledge of the dangerous condition, and help recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.
A claim for medical malpractice in Texas can be filed against a medically negligent health care provider. Medical negligence is a term that describes when a health care provider treats a patient with a standard of care below the profession’s accepted standard, resulting in injury or death to the patient. Texas applies a limit of $250,000 in non-economics damages against a health care provide, but no limit on economic damages, such as lost wages and medical expenses. Our firm will investigate the incident, obtain an expert review, and obtain a cost evaluation for any future medical expenses.
When someone dies as a result of another person’s actions, a family member can bring two separate claims against the wrongdoer, a wrongful death claim and a survival claim, and receive compensation under both claims. Parent, spouses, and children can bring a wrongful death claim for mental anguish and loss of companionship from their family member. A survival claim is brought by the estate of the lost loved one. The estate can receive damages for any medical expenses, pain and suffering, and mental anguish suffered by the decedent before his death. The estate can also be reimbursed for any funeral expenses.