Personal injury law is intended to provide those who suffered harm due to the negligence of another with a means to seek financial compensation and a sense of justice.
The Dallas personal injury lawyers at Guajardo & Marks are committed to helping severe personal injury victims and their families from Texas and across the country pursue the money they need to cope with medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income and other damages. We have an established record of success in severe personal injury claims based on our highly personal approach to each case and our lawyers’ courtroom experience. [See Also: Verdicts & Settlements]
Dallas Personal Injury Claims
Life-altering injuries come in many forms. In some cases, a victim’s quality of life can be permanently affected. If you have sustained a major injury, then you need to make sure your legal rights are protected as soon as possible. Injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents from vehicle crashes to workplace accidents, and can result in catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one were injured do to the carelessness of others, you may be left feeling overwhelmed and have questions about your situation.
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Vehicle Accidents in Dallas, TX
Every two minutes and 13 seconds, a person is injured in a vehicle accident in Texas. In Dallas alone, there were 27,734 total crashes in 2014. These vehicle collisions happen on interstates, highways, in downtown and in our suburbs involving cars, trucks and commercial vehicles. There’s a commonly held notion that accidents “just happen.” At Guajardo & Marks, we have represented the rights of many Dallas vehicle accident victims, and we can tell you first-hand that this is not the case. The majority of vehicle collisions are preventable.
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Worker Injuries in Dallas
When you go to work, you expect a basic level of personal safety. In fact, federal laws give you the right to a safe workplace. However, there are still a staggering number of workplace injuries in Texas every year. These on-the-job injuries often include traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, amputations, paralysis and even wrongful death.
These work accidents happen in a wide variety of hazardous workplace environments including construction sites, oil rigs, and in manufacturing.
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Product Liability Claims in Texas
Product manufacturers have a legal responsibility to Texas consumers to make products that are safe. They also are required to provide product warnings when there is a risk of harm involved. These laws apply to everything from children’s toys to medications, from car tires to vehicles.
If there is a dangerous or defective product that leads to an injury, the laws of Texas allow you to file a lawsuit against the product manufacturer or possibly a third party.
If you think that you have a product liability claim, note that you have two years in Texas to file a product liability lawsuit from the date of the injury. In our state we also have what is called a repose on product liability claims. It means that there is an overall time limit for when a product liability suit can be filed. The law states that no one can bring a claim that is 15 years or more after the date the defendant acquired the product.
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Wrongful Death Claims in Texas
For residents of Dallas, the looming threat of a fatal injury is ever-present. On a given day, over three people in Dallas county will lose their lives due to a serious injury, making it the leading cause of death for Dallas county residents between the ages of 1 and 54. Tragically, most of the accidents that lead to fatalities are preventable, caused by the negligence of a driver, employer or other responsible party.
Our wrongful death lawyers have decades of experience handling these types of cases and understand the difficulty surrounding them. Some families may even be hesitant about coming forward after the death of a loved one due to many factors. One thing to remember though is that a wrongful death claim can often be the only legal recourse for the family. It may be the only way those guilty are held accountable.
If the negligent act of another resulted in the death of a family member, our lawyers may be able to help you seek the financial security you need through a wrongful death lawsuit.
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We understand the far-reaching impacts of severe personal injuries, and we know that settlement offers are often not adequate for victims’ needs. Our attorneys are accustomed to standing toe to toe with major corporations in court, and we are not afraid to go to trial on your behalf when settlement offers are unfair.
How We Can Help
With their many years of personal injury lawsuit experience in Dallas, the personal injury attorneys Michael Guajardo and Greg Marks really understand the many difficulties you face after a serious personal injury. They also understand that it is critical for you to find the most experienced and successful lawyer in the type of personal injury case that you intend to file. Over the years, the Guajardo & Marks team has won verdicts and settlements that tally into the millions for clients’ claims.Guajardo & Marks have successfully settled and prevailed at trial in the following types of cases with large financial awards:
- Hit by drunk driver
- Rear-ended at stop light
- Hit-and-run car accident
- Intersection crash
- Ran red light
- Drunk driver – six-figure settlement
- Uninsured motorist
- Car accident with neck and back injury
- Tractor trailer – rear-ended, fatal accident, sideswiped
- Wrongful death cases involving car accidents, medical negligence, product liability and pool drowning.
When you have a serious personal injury or have lost a loved one in an accident, you need a proven law firm that has a history of successfully winning large settlements and verdicts. That firm is Guajardo & Marks.
Severe and Catastrophic Personal Injuries
Some injuries have life-changing consequences, including the need for extensive rehabilitation or long-term care, as well as home and lifestyle modifications. The Dallas personal injury attorneys at Guajardo & Marks are dedicated to helping victims of severe and catastrophic personal injuries, including:
- Brain injuries/traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burn injuries
- Loss-of-limb/amputation injuries
If the negligent act of another resulted in the death of a family member, our lawyers may be able to help you obtain the financial security you need through a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you were injured or a family member died due to the negligence of another, please contact us today for your free case consultation. Our experienced Dallas injury attorneys are proud to represent clients from the greater Dallas and Fort Worth areas and across the United States.