Personal Injury

What Happens During the Pre-Litigation Phase of My Case?

What is “pre-litigation”? Litigation means taking your case to court, and pre-litigation is the period that precedes taking your case to court. Most claimants resolve their claims through an out-of-court settlement.  Nevertheless, sometimes it is necessary to initiate the early stages of litigation just to stimulate the defendant to issue a reasonable settlement offer. You… read more

What Is a Lien on a Personal Injury Case?

If you receive medical treatment at a hospital or from emergency medical services after a personal injury, the provider could have a medical lien on your settlement proceeds or jury verdict. Texas law allows hospitals to file a medical lien in a personal injury case. Therefore, it is important to understand medical liens in Texas… read more

The Process of Receiving a Settlement Check

The timeline for a personal injury case depends on many factors. For example, some individuals might receive a settlement check within a few months after completing medical treatment. However, receiving a settlement check could take much longer if the other party disputes liability or the insurance company for the at-fault party acts in bad faith…. read more

The Role of a Litigation Lawyer in Handling Civil Lawsuits

If you have ever watched a courtroom drama on TV, you likely have an idea of what a litigation lawyer in action looks like. While it’s true that they passionately argue your case in court, that is only scratching the surface of a litigation lawyer’s role in handling civil lawsuits. Behind the scenes in real… read more

Suing For Negligent Infliction Of Emotional Distress in Texas

Being involved in an accident and/or sustaining a personal injury is a stressful event. As a result, injured parties may experience intense emotional distress. In some cases, emotional distress can be debilitating.  Accident victims in Texas may seek compensation for emotional distress caused by a personal injury. However, suing for negligent infliction of emotional distress… read more

Attorney Jason Stephens Wins $15.68 Million Verdict For the Wrongful Death of an Electrocuted Plumber

Award-winning Texas attorney Jason Stephens of Stephens Law recently obtained a $15.68 million verdict — the largest personal injury verdict in Grayson County history — on behalf of the family of a plumber who was fatally electrocuted on the job. Jason represented the family of Kiley Russell, who was killed when a flagpole he was… read more

Basic Fort Worth Personal Injury Settlement Breakdown: How Much Goes in My Pocket?

When you meet with a Fort Worth personal injury attorney, a question you might ask is, “How much money will I receive for my personal injury case?” However, what you really want to know is how much money you will put in your pocket from a personal injury settlement.  Many factors affect the net value… read more

Top 6 Telltale Signs You Hired a Bad Lawyer and How to Avoid It in the Future

Did you know that there are over one million lawyers in the U.S.? It’s likely that with that many lawyers, some of them simply aren’t good at their jobs. Whether you’re facing criminal charges, need help with a DUI, or were in a car accident, if you suspect you have a bad lawyer, replace them… read more

What Does Bar Stand for in the Bar Exam or Bar Association?

The “bar” in bar exam or bar association is not an acronym. The origin of the term bar derives from the physical layout of a courtroom. A wood rail separates court observers from the judge, jury, lawyers, and parties in a courtroom. This wooden bar has come to symbolize the law. The bar also refers… read more

Allstate Worst Insurance Company For Consumers

In their marketing, insurance companies present themselves as being on the side of the customer. In reality, insurance companies are businesses. Accordingly, their goal is often to increase their profits and minimize their losses. This is not meant to suggest that all insurance companies are untrustworthy. Insurers play an important role in the lives of… read more