We are confident in our ability to perform and focus exclusively on car accident and personal injury cases.
We offer all our clients direct, one-on-one access and contact to a licensed attorney specialized in this particular area of law.
Our firm handles a limited number of cases so there’s more time to focus on you.
We will keep you apprised of where we are with your case at all times and deal with the insurance companies so you can focus on getting your life back on track.
After suffering injuries due to an accident, an injured person may believe that his or her situation is straightforward, and that collecting compensation for a personal injury claim should be simple. Some personal injury claims are unambiguous when it comes to establishing fault. The average person does not have the legal training to fully explore all of the available avenues of compensation, however. A person may succeed in representing his or her own interests in court, but doing so could mean missing out on some available compensation.
The right attorney will not only help clients build a strong case, and meet all of the required filing deadlines with the court, but will also help explore all of the possible channels to more compensation. The team at Fielding Law believes in providing comprehensive legal assistance with close one-on-one contact with an attorney. We also operate under a contingency fee billing policy, which means our clients do not pay any legal fees unless we help them win their cases.
Personal injury accidents take many shapes and forms. In our years of personal injury law, we’ve represented clients who were victims of all types of accidents in Texas. However, some types of accidents are more common than others. We see traffic accidents commonly, including those with bicyclists, pedestrians, motorcycles, and commercial trucks. We also see premises liability claims, such as slips and falls, elevator/escalator accidents, and dog attacks. According to data in Dallas County, the most common “mechanisms of death,” or external cause of death, were as follows:
– Firearm (25%)
– Poisoning (20%)
– Motor vehicle occupants (13%)
– Falls (13%)
– Pedestrian (5%)
– Motorcyclist (2%)
In the state of Texas, there are certain regulations that can affect how you proceed with a personal injury claim.
There is a statute of limitations of two years on personal injury claims – meaning you must file a personal injury lawsuit within two years from the date of the injury. If it is a claim against the Texas government, that time gets cut to half a year – the claim generally must be filed within 6 months of the incident.
Certain state laws can also affect your compensation as well. Because Texas follows a “modified comparative negligence” rule, your recovery may be affected if you share some of the liability. For example, if you’re found to be 40 percent at fault, your compensation will be reduced to 60 percent of the damages.
Dallas is the ninth largest city in the United States with approximately 5 million people in Dallas and surrounding areas and more than 2.1 million registered vehicles. In a city of this size, serious accidents and injuries are an unfortunate part of life. Suffering a serious injury at the hands of a negligent driver or person can be an emotionally debilitating, financially devastating experience.
That’s why at Fielding Law, our Dallas lawyers are available 24/7 to help you get your life back on track – wherever, whenever, and however is most convenient to you. We only take a limited number of cases, so we can give our clients the time and attention they deserve. Our Dallas legal team sincerely believes that all of our clients deserve honest, friendly, and fair legal service.
At Fielding Law, we can help you navigate through these laws, which can have details and small print that may get complex and confusing. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to a major car accident or other personal injury claim in Dallas, we’re here to help you and get you the compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been injured in an accident and are considering a personal injury claim, reach out to our Dallas personal injury lawyers at Fielding Law. We can schedule a free consultation with you to discuss your legal rights and options.
If you have suffered injuries or other losses due to the actions of another party, it’s vital to weigh the advantages of hiring a personal injury attorney to represent your case in court. While attempting to handle your own case may save you money in legal fees, hiring an experienced attorney will more than likely result in a higher settlement amount or case award.
With a team of attorneys local to the Dallas metro area that focus solely on auto accident and personal injury claims, Fielding Law is especially equipped with the knowledge and experience to gain an upper hand on negligent drivers and insurance companies like few other law firms are. A few recent results achieved by our Dallas injury lawyer include; $1.25 Million Rear-end accident, $176k T-bone commercial accident, $92.25k Hit-and-run Accident, $700k Motorcycle Accident, $122.5k Slip-and-Fall Accident.
We believe that all clients deserve honest and fair legal services – and that all of our clients need specialized service and focus. From the moment you consult with Fielding Law, you will have direct access to an attorney. We offer services and consultations based on what’s most convenient and comfortable for you – whether it’s in-person or by telephone. We even make house calls and hospital visits to discuss your case. We also deal with the insurance companies throughout the entire claims process, considerably reducing any potential opportunities for further stressful situations.
We always offer a free consultation, and you don’t pay a penny until you win. We firmly believe that your success is our success, and if you’re satisfied, we’re satisfied. If you’ve been the victim of a major accident resulting in serious injury Texas, contact our experienced personal injury attorneys at Fielding Law in Dallas today for a free consultation – we respond within two hours of your request, often even faster. Hablamos Espanol.
To succeed in a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff must build a strong case with as much evidence as possible. This can include a medical report detailing the plaintiff’s injuries and prognosis, a police report from the accident, and proof of the plaintiff’s other damages resulting from the incident, such as receipts for repairing or replacing damaged property, receipts from securing alternate transportation, lost wages documentation, or other expenses. Texas courts allow plaintiffs in virtually all types of personal injury accidents to seek compensation for noneconomic damages, including car accidents, animal attacks, slip and falls, and defective product claims. However, the state of Texas limits general or noneconomic damages to $250,000 per claimant in medical malpractice lawsuits, or actions against physicians or healthcare providers (other than healthcare institutions). Generally, there are three types of damages that come into play in personal injury cases:
Special damages are the opposite of general damages. They refer to the economic, or financial, losses that stem from the defendant’s act of negligence or wrongdoing. Special damages are the plaintiff’s out-of-pocket expenses relating to the incident, including:
• Past and future medical expenses
• Lost wages and lost capacity to earn
• Property damage repair or replacement costs
A jury will listen to a plaintiff’s case and calculate general damages based on the severity of the injury and the impact it will have on the victim’s life, often using a multiplier of one to five to decide how much the victim deserves. Special damages, on the other hand, are easier to calculate because they refer to an exact dollar amount the plaintiff has and will spend.
Damages in Texas personal injury claims fall into two main categories: general and special. “General” damages, or noneconomic damages, are the intangible damages a victim suffers as a result of the defendant’s actions. General damages come with a clear link between the defendant’s breach of duty and the plaintiff’s harm. Due to the “eggshell skull” rule, a defendant will be liable for all the plaintiff’s general damages, even if the plaintiff had a preexisting condition that made his/her damages greater than the average person. General damages may include:
• Physical/chronic pain
• Scarring or disfigurement
• Physical or cognitive impairment
• Emotional distress or mental anguish
• Lost quality of or enjoyment of life
• Loss of companionship and guidance
• Loss of consortium
A judge may award punitive damages to plaintiffs who suffer injuries and other damages due to gross negligence or willful, dangerous acts. For example, a driver who is intentionally racing on the highway, far above the speed limit, will likely face punitive damages if he or she causes an accident with another driver. This is a third type of compensation that exists less commonly in Texas personal injury claims.
Punitive damages aim to punish the defendant. The Texas courts will only award punitive damages in certain situations – those in which it finds the defendant guilty of gross negligence, maliciousness, or intent to harm. Cases involving criminal actions such as drunk driving or assault are most likely to receive punitive damages. Currently, no cap on punitive damages exists in Texas.
Michael and Mitchell are both excellent attorneys who know the ins and outs of personal injury law. And they are dedicated to their clients.
If you’re looking for the right lawyer to represent you, look no further: Mitchell is your guy.
I have seen thousands of lawyers in action, and I can say without reservation that Michael Fielding is one of the best I have come across.
After the auto accident, we could not have done better than to have Mitchell Fielding represent us.