Dallas Personal Injury Attorneys
Established in 1990, Grossman Law Offices is One of the Most Experienced Personal Injury Law Firms in Dallas, Texas
A personal injury case can be a high stakes affair and have a huge impact on your life. Ultimately, the outcome of your case will be largely determined by choice you make in regard to selecting legal representation, so choosing the right attorney is of the utmost importance. You want to hire an experienced attorney who will be effective in representing you and who gives you the best chance to prevail in your case.
Covered in This Article
- Our firm's experience
- How personal injury law really works
- The purpose of a lawsuit
- What you can expect in your personal injury case
Grossman Law Offices has over twenty years of experience representing Dallas clients and has a proven history of winning personal injury and wrongful death cases. If you have been injured and believe you have a personal injury claim, contact us for a free consultation regarding your possible claim at 1-855-326-0000.
We feel that the best way to help a new client is by making sure that they fully understand how the law relating to their personal injury claim works and what we will do, specifically, to make sure that our clients are protected and adequately compensated.
Our Firm's Experience
There are a lot of law firms that will take your case, but not every firm has what it takes to win. Our firm has won literally thousands of personal injury cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability, workplace accidents, toxic torts, and others.
So while many firms advertise that they can help you with your personal injury case, we have a proven track record of success. Our accomplishments have been featured in legal publications such as Verdict Search, and all of our attorneys have been inducted into both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an honor that is bestowed on less than one percent of attorneys. Furthermore, two of our firm's attorneys, Michael Grossman and Keith Purdue, have been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Super Lawyer Rising Star, respectively, by Texas Monthly for their trial advocacy skills.
Our experience is important because personal injury law can be complex, since only a small portion of that law comes from codified statutes such as the Civil Practices and Remedies code. Most of the applicable knowledge needed to win comes from studying case law, which is only understood through experience in the application of said law. Experience really does make all of the difference.
How Personal Injury Law Really Works
Personal injury law is based on a principal called equity, which means that the goal is to make things fair and equal by making the injured party whole or by returning them to the state they were in before the injury.
Many people have a misconception of how personal injury law works; a problem that is perpetuated by misappropriated media coverage of "bad cases." Such misconceptions have worked their way into our collective culture of "conventional wisdom" and this has resulted in two unfortunate consequences. First, people who are harmed are often cast in a negative light for rightly attempting to collect compensation for their injuries. And second, there is a notion that personal injury victims are searching for "easy money" and therefore personal injury cases are, by extension, easy. However, this cannot be further from the truth as personal injury cases can indeed result in complex litigation.
The first thing that you need to understand is that you are not entitled to money when you are injured, as is popularly believed. The law merely states that when you are injured you have the opportunity to pursue litigation and are afforded the opportunity to prove that another person caused your injuries. Only when a jury determines that another party is liable for your injures is that party then obligated to pay you compensation, and no such obligation exists without a jury verdict. However, getting to that point is a process and not an event.
All personal injury cases are based on a cause of action. A cause of action arises when another person owes you a legal duty, breaches that legal duty, is the cause of a harm, and that harm is suffered by you causing identifiable damages.
There are also some practical implications that come into play. Technically, anyone can sue anyone for virtually anything. But simply being able to file suit and prevailing in a lawsuit are completely different things. In order to have a successful lawsuit, you must not only have an accurate comprehension of the law, but you must also make sure that your case meets all of the practical requirements. Some practical implications that need to be considered are whether there was an injury significant enough to sustain a claim, whether you will be able to prove liability on the defendant, and whether the defendant is solvent.
The entire process of your personal injury claim will look similar to this:
- You will hire an attorney.
- Your attorney will investigate.
- Your attorney will analyze all possible defendants and determine a strategy.
- Discovery will commence.
- If the claim cannot be resolved, a lawsuit will be filed.
- Once a lawsuit is filed certain procedural elements will come into play.
- We have won some cases in this stage just because the other attorneys did not have experience in dealing with these procedural elements and it resulted in the default win in our favor.
- Both sides get together in mediation, as required by the Dallas County and Dallas district courts.
- This is a reality check because both sides put their cards on the table and it usually ends in a settlement (a settlement is the amount the lowest amount that you would be willing to take as compensation for your injures and the amount that the other side is willing to pay to avoid the risk of a higher loss at trial).
- If mediation fails then the claim proceeds to a jury trial.
Purpose of a Lawsuit
The concept of filing a lawsuit, as well as the reason why you file suit, is also misunderstood by the general public. The purpose of a lawsuit is to make the case a matter of public record and to state specific demands that a jury must consider and ultimately render a decision upon. At the heart of the matter there is a dispute between the two parties on an issue; in this context we think that the other side should pay the damages related to your injury and they do not think that they should. We ask a neutral third party, the jury, to make the decision for us.
What You Can Expect in Your Personal Injury Case
Naturally, your primary interest in pursuing a personal injury claim is to obtain compensation for your injury because you have sustained financial losses and losses to quality of life. Our goal is to get our clients fair compensation for their losses and to balance scales of equity.
What you can expect from us, and what sets us apart from other attorneys, is that we are steadfast in our dedication to you and unwavering in our pursuit of your claim. We will always keep you apprised on progress of your claim during each stage of the process.
We will aggressively pursue the defendant on your behalf and will strive to get you the compensation that you deserve. We are highly effective in our methods, and you should only hire us if you are certain that you are willing to go the distance. If you need help from our experienced and aggressive Dallas personal injury attorneys, we have over twenty years of experience and have the knowledge and the skill to put our experience to work for you and get you the compensation that you deserve. Call one of our attorneys today for a free consultation at 1-855-326-0000.