Suffering a car accident injury can be devastating. Suddenly, you face a lengthy recovery, costly medical bills, lost wages, and other unanticipated expenses stemming from the incident. However, as overwhelmed as you may feel, you do not have to go through this challenging period alone. At Berenson Injury Law, we take pride in guiding injured individuals through the auto accident claims process, working hard to secure you the fair and favorable settlement you need to support your recovery. For over four decades, attorney Bill Berenson has successfully advocated on behalf of injured Texans, helping them recover millions of dollars in compensation for expenses like ongoing medical care, lost wages, and other financial damages.
Many injured car accident victims face significant financial concerns during their recovery. It’s natural to wonder how you’ll be able to afford the medical costs and lost wages resulting from the accident. When you work with an experienced personal injury attorney, you can trust that your best interests will be protected at every turn. Here are just a few of the benefits of consulting with a Dallas car accident attorney:
If you need help recovering compensation after suffering a car accident injury, reach out to Berenson Injury Law today to learn more about your options. Attorney Bill Berenson will answer your questions, address your concerns, and guide you through each step of the process to ensure you obtain the compensation you need to rebuild your life.
Car accidents are the number one cause of serious injury in Texas and across the United States. While they are common, we should not forget how serious they can be. Severe automobile accidents can change the lives of the people involved. Whether it be through injuries and pain, loss of employment and enjoyment of favorite activities, or even the loss of a loved one, each crash victim suffers differently.
Attorney Bill Berenson is keenly aware of the damage that auto accidents can have on families, careers, and futures. With 42 years of experience in personal injury law, Mr. Berenson is a top-rated attorney who understands how difficult it can be to have suffered injuries or to have lost a family member in a car or truck collision.
Bill Berenson has a successful record when it comes to fighting for the rights of injured Texans, helping them recover millions of dollars in compensation for expenses for ongoing medical care, loss of wages, and other financial damages.
If you have recently been involved in a car accident, consult with an experienced personal injury specialist. Here are a few reasons why.
If you have recently been involved in a serious car accident in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, you should contact us immediately. We have the legal knowledge and personal dedication to ensure that you receive the representation you deserve. We only handle motor vehicle accident cases – not other tort cases like medical malpractice, unsafe products, and premises, dog bites, assaults, etc.
As a Board Certified Personal Injury Law specialist for the past 28 years, Dallas/Fort Worth personal injury lawyer Bill Berenson knows the stress of being involved in a serious accident and will fight aggressively to pursue the highest possible recovery for you, whether you have suffered an injury or wish to pursue a wrongful death claim for a loved one. Contact us online or call us to schedule a free initial consultation today. We can help you get the results you deserve.
Texas is a very dangerous place to drive. In 2020, car and truck wrecks caused the following injuries and deaths:
Hard to believe, isn’t it? But unfortunately, it may happen to you, even though you are a careful driver. If you have been injured in a collision, you should hire an attorney. This is especially true if you need help paying for your medical expenses and lost income. You may also want professional representation dealing with the other driver’s insurance company, as well as your own. By yourself, you will not receive fair compensation for your damages. Insurance companies are notorious for taking advantage of people who are not represented.
Mr. Berenson is one of the few attorneys in North Texas who only handles automobile and truck collision cases. He has been doing this for 42 years — 40 in the same location near Interstate 30/University Drive in the West Bend Tower.
These are many steps he takes to help his clients, including investigating and documenting the collision, locating and interviewing witnesses, analyzing rules and regulations, reviewing insurance policies, working with doctors and therapists, communicating with insurance companies, gathering and reviewing medical records and bills, filing insurance claims, obtaining lost wage information, hiring expert witnesses, and negotiating a settlement or filing a lawsuit and litigating the case to its conclusion.
It’s no secret that DFW has its share of dangerous highways. But which ones are the worst? Here is a list of the most dangerous highways.
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According to statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation, these horrendous driving behaviors caused the most number of fatalities:
It is sometimes hard to tell the difference between bad and reckless driving, but they cause the most serious car crashes, injuries, and fatalities.
Reckless driving is defined as driving a vehicle with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. An offense is punishable by a jail sentence of up to 30 days and/or a fine of up to $200.00 under the Texas Transportation Code –– and a lawsuit for damages in a civil court.
These are examples of what an injury lawyer in Fort Worth or Dallas sees on a daily basis:
Rudeness, traffic congestion, and daily stress can erupt into aggressive driving behavior known as road rage. These are clear-cut signs:
Texas residents need to be reminded that about 100 fatalities are caused each month by speeding. This increases the chances of a wreck happening, not to mention its severity. Speeding goes hand in hand with all of the other causes, especially the next category.
Texas has always been the top state for DWIs and DUIs. Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that 1,468 people in Texas died at the hands of an intoxicated driver in 2017.
This vital organization that Mr. Berenson has supported advocates for those victims affected by DWIs. It wants the state to mandate sobriety checkpoints and tighten the law requiring ignition interlocks for those convicted of this crime.
Now it seems that everyone is looking down at them as their cell phones as they are driving, doesn’t it?
Hopefully, the new law that bans texting while driving will help keep people safer. Texas troopers gave about 2,000 citations to drivers violating the new law for the first four months of the new law, including about 100 in Fort Worth.
Uninsured motorists coverage pays a covered driver when the at-fault driver does not have liability insurance.
An underinsured motorist is someone who has chosen to purchase only the minimum liability policy of $30,000.00 per person for bodily injury required by Texas law. Both uninsured motorists and underinsured motorists’ coverage are combined under Part C of the standard Texas auto policy, so if you have purchased one, you also have the other.
A party generally must first establish that the uninsured or underinsured driver was at fault and that he or she suffered injuries. In the case of underinsured motorist benefits, the injured party must also collect the at-fault driver’s policy limits before collecting under his or her own insurance policy or give a credit for the amount not collected. Any other payments, like P.I.P., are also added to the equation. If medical bills, lost wages, disfigurement, pain, and other damages exceed this amount, the underinsured motorist carrier must pay additional money.
No, underinsured motorist coverage is “stackable,” which means that you can add coverage from several auto policies or from different family members together. We have been successful in filing under multiple policies in the past.
If you are in an accident with someone who is uninsured or underinsured, do not settle with the other driver’s insurance company without first contacting our law firm. There are confusing procedures and requirements that you do not know about.
For example, carriers will not pay their own insured if he settles with the at-fault driver and didn’t obtain their consent to settle first. Further, the standard Texas personal automobile insurance policy requires the company to produce a written rejection that you didn’t want to purchase underinsured motorists benefits, and a good lawyer can force the company to pay when it refuses to produce this document. Those people who are not familiar with the legal system or insurance industry will be at a loss.
We have extensive experience successfully helping people win these claims.
If you or a loved one were hurt in a car or truck crash and want to hold the driver who is at fault responsible for his conduct, you must determine what caused the wreck and what the legal and economic damages are. A good Fort Worth car accident lawyer can help you accomplish your goals.
Berenson Injury Law has the experience and resources to investigate and document your claim. We will guide you through every step of what can be a complicated, frustrating process and fight to get you the compensation you or your family deserve.
Selecting the top personal injury lawyer for your injury case is an important decision. How do you know who to hire if you have been hurt in an automobile or truck collision?
A skilled attorney will handle all of your case’s complicated legal, insurance, medical and financial aspects. He will explain your rights under the law, advise you whether you should attempt to settle your claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company or file suit, and put more money in your pocket.
Although each case is different, he will take these steps:
And services can be arguably free, as the insurance company for the at-fault driver will build the cost of the attorney’s fees into your settlement offer, or a favorable jury verdict will be far more than you could obtain on your own.
In Texas, as in most states, drivers are legally responsible for their own actions behind the wheel. This means that if you cause an accident, you (or your insurance company) will be held liable for any resulting damage or injuries. However, sometimes accidents happen, and it can be unclear who is at fault. In these cases, the court may decide that both parties share fault for the accident.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. You may be able to recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The amount of time you have to file a car accident lawsuit in Texas depends on the type of case you have. Generally, if you are filing a personal injury lawsuit, you have two years from the date of the accident to file the lawsuit.