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Dallas Personal Injury Lawyers

50 Years Combined Experience in Dallas, TX

Work with a top rated Dallas personal injury lawyer at Guajardo Marks and you’ll have an aggressive advocate for you and your loved ones following a serious injury. Our attorneys have nearly 50 years combined experience handling a variety of cases with an emphasis on catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Michael Guajardo and Greg Marks are distinguished by their courtroom experience and a history of success in complex personal injury cases.

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WHY DO I NEED A DALLAS PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?

Protecting Your Interests & Planning for Your Future

It’s an intensely difficult time for families when a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a big truck crash, workplace accident or wrongful death event. Not only has their world been turned upside down, but they’re also watching medical bills mount, employment income dwindle and a future that seems fearfully uncertain.


That’s when the Dallas personal injury attorneys at Guajardo & Marks can step in and help. We are committed to our clients and will aggressively go to-to-toe with insurance companies and large corporations to secure the financial compensation you deserve.

Because the legal system is so complex, you don’t want to try to represent yourself in these cases. The insurance company lawyers will come out in force because their job is to defeat injury claims and minimize the company’s financial exposure. They are experts at doing this.

The attorneys at Guajardo & Marks have more than 50 years of personal injury legal experience between them, and they know how to win big cases.

Our Dallas personal injury lawyers are compassionate and caring when dealing with families who have suffered a great loss and are grieving. We understand the need for respect and dignity at a time of difficulty. Let us lift the legal burden off your shoulders and build a strong legal claim on your behalf.

It costs you nothing up front to hire our Dallas legal team because we work on contingency. That means we don’t get paid until you get paid. Our fees are taken care of as part of the settlement agreement or jury award when your case is successfully completed. If for some reason your case is not successful, then you owe us nothing.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident because of the negligence an carelessness of another person or company, call Guajardo & Marks today at (972) 774-9800 to learn how we can help. An initial consultation is free.

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Attorneys Michael Guajardo and Greg Marks are distinguished by their courtroom experience and have been recognized by their peers as leaders in the personal injury field as well as by the many past clients who have seen their lives changed by our firm’s aggressive, compassionate representation.

BEST PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER?

Deciding the Best Dallas Attorney for You

There are a lot of attorneys out there, but not all attorneys are created equal. You don’t want to pick any random personal injury lawyer off the Internet or a billboard, nor do you want to get a casual lawyer recommendation from your neighbor without doing a lot of your own homework. Take some time to research personal injury lawyers online and peruse their websites. Read the attorneys’ bios – are they experienced and authoritative? Do they have a track record of success? Also, read reviews posted by clients to hear what they have to say about their experiences with the law firm. Did clients feel valued and listened to, or did they feel like a number on a file folder? Were their phone calls promptly returned? And finally, check out the types and amounts of financial awards that the law firm has won on behalf of its clients. After doing these things, we feel confident that you will be impressed with the attorneys at Guajardo & Marks. Our legal reputation is important to us, and exceptional client service is a hallmark of our firm.

"I WAS FORTUNATE TO FIND MICHAEL GUAJARDO TO HELP THE FAMILY PURSUE A WRONGFUL DEATH CASE. THE CASE WAS NOT EASY, BUT THANKFULLY DUE TO MIKE’S DILIGENT WORK, A FAVORABLE RECOVERY WAS OBTAINED FOR THE FAMILY. MIKE BECAME LIKE A PART OF THE FAMILY, AND WE WILL FOREVER THANK HIM!" — R.G (DALLAS, TX)

ANSWERING YOUR CONCERNS

Common Questions about Dallas Personal Injury Lawsuits

How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

If an accident involved injuries or vehicle damage, you can file a personal injury claim with your insurance provider. This applies whether you believe you were at fault or not. The insurance companies for all the parties who were in the accident will then work together to determine fault and settlements. It is a good idea to file a claim as quickly as possible to maximize your chances of success with a claim. Check with your insurance company to find out how much time you have to file. Once you have filed, if you don’t feel you will receive the compensation you deserve, you might wish to pursue damages from the other driver or drivers, a trucking company, or a vehicle manufacturer through a Dallas personal injury attorney. A skilled and experienced attorney can assess the facts of your case, review police and eyewitness reports, and examine other relevant information to assess whether you may have a legal claim for damages.

HOW MUCH IS MY CASE WORTH?

Common Questions about Dallas Personal Injury Lawsuits

The amount of compensation you may be able to get following an accident depends on many variables. The major factors include who was at fault, whether there were injuries and how severe they were, and how badly vehicles and other property was damaged. Generally, the more severe the injuries or wrongful death, the greater the financial compensation for medical bills, loss of future income, and pain and suffering. But because the circumstances and details of every crash are unique, it is important to get help from a personal injury lawyer in Dallas who is knowledgeable about insurance claims and state traffic accident laws. For a free legal analysis of your specific situation, call us at (972) 774-9800.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Immediately after hiring an attorney, he will meet with you, listen and take notes, answer all your questions and explain the law involved. Then he will review police and eyewitness reports, examine the evidence, take depositions, gather relevant documents, craft a persuasive legal argument on your behalf, and hire an expert witness, if needed. All along the way, your personal injury attorney will keep you informed about the progress of the case, continue to answer any new questions you may have, and negotiate aggressively with the opposing attorneys to secure the best possible compensation for you. If you are ready to move forward with your case, call Guajardo & Marks at (972) 774-9800. The initial conversation costs you nothing.

What Leads to a Successful Lawsuit in Dallas?

A successful Dallas personal injury lawsuit requires investigations, interviews, depositions, gathering of evidence, extensive research, consultations with experts and preparation for trial. The amount of preparation required from a law firm, including attorneys and staff members, can be quite extensive. A good law firm knows that there is no shortcut in building a strong and successful case and will devote its full efforts to their client. Here is where experience matters. A seasoned personal injury lawyer can have a significant advantage over an attorney fresh out of law school, because he has spent ample time in settlement negotiations and in the courtroom in previous cases, and he knows the keys to a successful outcome. Don’t trust your outcome to the new kid on the block. Rely on Guajardo & Marks and their combined 50-plus years of courtroom experience.

SETTLEMENT VS. TRIAL

Common Questions about Dallas Personal Injury Lawsuits

Settlements are an agreement between two or more parties for a specific amount, in this case between the plaintiff (you) and the defendant(s). A trial occurs when there is no agreement. In many cases, defendants are willing to reach a settlement rather than going to a courtroom trial because they feel they can save time and money. In other cases, defendants are unwilling to negotiate and insist on going to trial. Either of these processes can be brief or lengthy, depending on the circumstances surrounding the case. Rest assured, whichever way your case goes, a personal injury lawyer at Guajardo & Marks will be beside you every step of the way.

How Does a Personal Injury Settlement Work?

Settlements involve extensive negotiations between the legal representatives of both sides. After a series of offers and counter-offers, a compromise is made that both sides find acceptable. Rest assured, your Dallas personal injury lawyer will not agree to any settlement without discussing it thoroughly with you to gather your feedback and assess your concerns. You are in control, and nothing happens without your approval.

How Does a Personal Injury Trial Work?

When there is an impasse between two parties in a claim and settlement negotiations fail, the matter is moved into a courtroom so that the issue can be resolved through a trial. Attorneys from both sides make a case on behalf of their clients, and it is up to a jury to decide the outcome. The personal injury lawyers at Guajardo & Marks are skilled and adept litigation attorneys, and they do not shy away from legal confrontation in a courtroom. They will aggressively advance an argument on your behalf. When successful, the jury not only determines whether a party is at fault for someone else’s injury, but also how much the injured party is owed. This decision and the financial amount involved is called a jury award.

WHAT EXPENSES ARE COVERED?

Common Questions about Dallas Personal Injury Lawsuits

When you file an injury claim, you are seeking compensation for damages. Damages include the expenses you have faced due to your injury. This includes: Medical bills and related costs; Income lost due to missed work; Compensation for loss of future earnings; Property damage (if applicable).

Damages also include “non-economic” impacts of an injury, such as pain and suffering. In many cases, juries award injured people punitive damages, which are intended to punish the responsible party for their negligence.

WHO CAN BE SUED?

Common Questions about Dallas Personal Injury Lawsuits

Nearly anyone can be named in a lawsuit. The key is to determine who was at fault so a convincing case can be made and the responsible party can be held accountable for the harm they’ve caused. For example, a driver can be named in a lawsuit, and in some cases a trucking company or a vehicle manufacturer can also be named. A personal injury lawyer in Dallas can review your case and identify what parties can be sued.

Should I Feel Bad About Suing Someone?

Never feel bad about asking for something you deserve. Filing a Dallas personal injury claim is not asking for a free handout. It means seeking compensation for expenses and damages that you would otherwise have to shoulder on your own dime. Personal injury claims are ultimately about fairness, and the law provides a means of recouping costs that you would not have incurred had the accident not happened. This legal process is an attempt to “make whole” any individual who sustained losses due to a crash or other accident.

WHO'S AT FAULT?

Common Questions about Dallas Personal Injury Lawsuits

Sometimes fault is a clear-cut issue. For example, if a drunk driver struck you, then they will be held accountable. In other cases, fault can be more complex. An attorney will look at the series of events leading up and contributing to the accident while considering all of the parties involved. In some situations, fault can be shared by multiple people or organizations.

Determining fault often requires investigations and information-gathering, but this task will be left up to your attorney.

CONTINGENCY FEE: NO FEE, UNTIL WE WIN

Common Questions about Dallas Personal Injury Lawsuits

A contingency fee means that an attorney’s pay is expected only if they win. If your case results in no compensation, you pay nothing for the services an attorney has provided.

From the perspective of a law firm, especially one that devotes significant time and resources to each case, the costs of a claim can add up quickly. Some firms deal with those costs by asking clients to pay a rate, a retainer or to provide some of the funding up front.

At Guajardo & Marks, we believe in covering the costs of our clients’ cases so that we get paid only if we win their case. This can make it much easier for injured individuals to initiate a lawsuit, because they do not need any money up front to do so.

What Is Negligence?

Negligence is a fundamental element of a personal injury claim. Negligence means a general failure to take a reasonable amount of care. Think of it as recklessness or a disregard to consider the safety of others.

TESTIFYING IN PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS

Obviously, if a case is settled before it goes to trial, you will not have to testify. In the event of a jury trial, you could have to testify to explain what happened and talk about your injuries and the way they have affected your life. If it becomes necessary for you to testify, your personal injury attorney will work with you closely and guide you carefully through the process. You are never alone with Guajardo & Marks and always have someone to rely on.

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