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What happens in a personal injury lawsuit? Fort Worth lawyer explains

A personal injury lawsuit in Texas is definitely not a fast process in most cases and depends upon the particular facts and even which county the injury occurred in. The speed a case can go to trial in Tarrant County can be different from Dallas County. However, the process is typically similar. Your first step should be to contact a personal injury lawyer in your area. Personal injury lawsuits in Texas The next step is to make a demand to the party that caused your injury. We will present a written explanation of your injuries and how much we would be willing to...

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Filed a demand letter for diminished value claim, now what? Fort Worth and Dallas lawyer analyzes

In yesterday's post I explained how to open negotiations with the insurance company about your diminished value claim. If you did not succeed negotiating your diminished value claim (sometimes called a DV claim) then you sent a demand letter. This letter should begin more serious negotiations with the insurance company. The insurance company will work hard to convince you that you do not have a valid claim. Do not let them get inside your head. Keep your story straight and continue to assert the value of your claim. If the insurer will not negotiate with you then your recourse is...

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How to submit a diminished value claim

Yesterday I discussed how to evaluate your diminished value claim. Today we'll discuss how to assemble and submit your diminished value claim to the insurance company. You can hire a lawyer, like myself, to assemble your claim and negotiate with the insurance company. However, unless your car is a luxury vehicle or you also have injury claims to deal with, it may not be worth your money to hire an attorney. Instead, with a few phone calls and letters you should reach a reasonable settlement of your diminished value claim. Before bringing up your diminished value claim you need to know the basis...

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How to evaluate a diminished value claim–Dallas employment lawyer

Yesterday I posted the first part of this series on diminished value, explaining diminished value and the types of diminished value. Today's post will deal with how to evaluate your diminished value claim. Recovering diminished value claims is informational warfare with the insurer to prove that you: (1) lost value on your car; (2) what amount you have lost; and (3) that the insurance companies owes you the lost value. Let's dispense with the third issue right now. To recover on a diminished value claim you must have a claim against a third party. That means the damage your vehicle sustained had to be...

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What is diminished value? Dallas employment lawyer explains

Today's post is about diminished value under Texas law. Future posts this week will discuss: (1) how to evaluate a diminished value claim; (2) how to file your diminished value claim; and (3) what steps you will need to take after you file your diminished value claim. Diminished value is a form of monetary relief you are entitled to, under Texas law, for value you have lost on your vehicle after an accident even after it has been repaired. When you are in an accident with another driver who is at fault, that driver is liable for making you whole...

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Keller, Texas Car Accident at 377 and Golden Triangle

Aftersome technical issues at the office Thursday I decided to head home mid-day. I almost made it home in Keller, Texas when I drove into some unusual traffic at the intersection of 377 and Golden Triangle. This intersection in Keller is a critical juncture because it is the main thoroughfare from Interstate 35-W to Southlake and Grapevine, where Golden Triange becomes Southlake Boulevard and then Northwest Highway. 377 is also an important vein for traffic. It connects Keller and Roanoke to shopping in Wautaga, 820 and goes all the way into Fort Worth. This particular intersection happens to be part of my path...

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Bedford Texas Attorney on: How long will it take to settle an injury claim?

Most personal injuries, such as car accidents and premises injury claims involve an insurance company to settle an injury claim. In Fort Worth or Dallas, a claim may settle with the adjuster or the insurer may hire local Bedford, Texas lawyers. The time and complexity involved in settling an injury claim or suit depends upon the injuries, the medical records, the general likelihood of the injury, the amount demanded and other factors. Setting cases in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas The easiest claims to settle are those with obvious injuries that will heal with no long term effects. It is fairly easy to show that your...

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