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What happens to the insurance company when I win a summary judgement

A summary judgement is a motion used by my office in car accident cases and other liability claims to reduce the fact issues for a jury. Typically there are two issues for every liability claim. The fact question regarding negligence and the fact question regarding damages. Liability is the common issue that I can resolve for my client’s case by summary judgement to increase the likelihood that we will win in trial and by extension, the likelihood that the case will settle at mediation without the expense and risk of trial. From a policy standpoint, a case that is before a Tarrant or Dallas County jury will take less time to try the case and the time a jury must spend to listen to evidence and render a decision.

Below please find a sample of this motion I use in court.

Please call my office at (817) 332 1522 if you have any questions regarding your car accident, on the job injury and other liability claim. My practice includes Tarrant County, Dallas county and any state court in Texas.

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Industrial-Construction-Signs-43876BBHPLYALU-lgOn August 5, 2018, I worked for an employer In Oak Cliff, Texas that did not carry workers compensation insurance or also called a nonsubscriber. Now I learned that I signed an agreement that stated that I must arbitrate my claim against my former employer. What are my rights?

The law in Texas states that an employer is not required to carry workers compensation insurance except for very limited exceptions. It is very important that you seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible to determine whether or not your lawsuit should stay in state District Court or be removed to an arbitration. There are advantages and disadvantages to try her case state District Court and arbitration. Below please find attached a final argument I made to an arbitrator regarding a serious injury involving elbow injuries that developed to complex regional pain syndrome. Please call my office for free consultation.

Re: injured employee v. employer

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A lawsuit is the first step a party makes to take the case to court. Below is a copy of a lawsuit petition that is filed in a motor vehicle accident case and filed with the district court usually in the county where the accident happened.

Do not be intimidated by the legal process. This drives home the point that it is important to hire an attorney specialized in litigation in order to pursue your motor vehicle accident or other personal injury related case.


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On the Way to School

Proceed with caution question !!!

Question: “I was involved in motor vehicle accident on February 1, 2018, while driving my vehicle on Jefferson Blvd. in Oak Cliff, Dallas Texas. I was making a left turn with the protected arrow when the other driver ran a red light and T-boned the passenger side of my vehicle. I was transported to ambulance to Parkland Hospital with serious injuries.

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Mr. Eric Reyes, On February 1, 2018, I fell off my forklift while making a delivery at a grocery store in North Fort Worth for my employer. The accident happened at a customers business. I was taking products off the truck with a forklift when I fell off of the ramp and broke my leg. My employer did not carry workers compensation insurance. Instead they had an accident plan that pays benefits similar to a workers compensation policy.

My employer refuses to pay the claim because they believe I knew the risk of falling off the ramp. My employer tells me that this is a premises case. I believe the ramp was defective.

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I was riding my bicycle in Oak Cliff, Dallas Texas on November 1, 2016 when I was attacked by a dog. I suffered serious injuries including a fracture of my vertebrae my low back and significant lacerations on my hands and face. I know the owner of the dog does not keep the dog inside the fence and allows it to roam in the neighborhood.  Do I have a case?

In Texas a dog owner may be liable for the injuries that his dog inflicts on someone else. There are two theories of all that will allow recovery in Texas.


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Question: I was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Hemphill and Magnolia in Fort Worth,  Texas on September 5, 2016. The other driver ran a red light but the officer found me at fault for the accident.  I got the ticket! I have an eyewitness to the accident but the officer did not talk to him before he left the scene of the collision. What can I do?

Answer: Insurance companies investigate motor vehicle accident claims every day and determine whether their insured (in this case , the driver who ran the red light) is at fault for the accident. Their investigation includes talking to the parties involved in the accident, acquiring a copy of the police report, interviewing witnesses who saw the accident, and examining the scene of the accident as well as the property damage to the cars.

Insurance companies do rely upon the police report to help them make a decision whether to accept liability regarding a motor vehicle accident or deny the claim.   However insurance companies are not controlled by the police report and what the officer’s opinion is regarding who caused the accident.  I’ve seen many cases where insurance an company will ignore the police report if it contradicts what their own insured said regarding how the accident happened. Most good insurance adjusters will look at all the evidence to make a decision on whether to accept liability on behalf of the client.  But not always.  Most experienced adjusters know that an officer’s  opinion is not admissible in evidence if they did not witness the accident. Most police officers are not accident reconstructionist  and they are not qualified to give an expert opinion regarding who is at fault for accident without special training and experience.