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Mainstage v10 img 1 if you have been injured in any type of accident, or have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence or carelessness, you need an experienced personal injury law team right away. It can be difficult to think about legal matters when you have been seriously injured, but that is what we are here for.

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If you have been injured in any type of accident, or have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence or carelessness, you need an experienced personal injury law team right away. It can be difficult to think about legal matters when you have been seriously injured, but that is what we are here for.

At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, our goal is to help people like you get through some of the hardest times you have experienced and go on with your lives. Our top-tier Texas personal injury attorneys are experienced in all facets of personal injury law. From preparing cases, negotiating settlements where possible, and winning trials when necessary, our attorneys want to see their clients succeed.

Morris Dewett Injury Lawyers has a proud history of success in personal injury cases throughout Texas. We have won multi-million dollar settlements for our clients, including some of the highest personal injury verdicts in the state. Our attorneys are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and have received five-star accolades from satisfied clients.

 

We Have What You Need, When You Need Us

For successful personal injury litigation, nothing can beat experience and preparation. A legal team that takes the time to build its case and prepare its witnesses may never need to go to trial, but if they do, clients will be in an excellent position when the case goes to the jury.

The attorneys at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers regularly participate in mock trials and focus groups to keep their trial skills sharp. Arguing a case before a judge is no different than any other skill – it takes constant practice to make it perfect. Our attorneys are no strangers to the courtroom, and we have likely handled a case similar to yours. We have the experience and training you need to make your case shine in court.

Our clients are our number-one focus. When you work with our firm, you will work directly with your attorneys throughout your case. We will keep you up-to-date on the progress of your case and answer all your questions as things go on. This is your case, and we will keep you directly in the loop so that your interests are paramount.

THE MORRIS & DEWETT DIFFERENCE

What makes a good law firm? It isn’t just big wins or famous clients. At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, our firm’s reputation depends on the things we do for our clients and the way we handle our cases. We are known for treating our clients as part of the team and giving the case our personal attention from the beginning to the end, no matter how complicated it is.

CLIENT SATISFACTION

Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers are top in overall client satisfaction. At our firm, cases move quickly, phone calls are returned promptly, and clients can meet with their attorneys any time they wish. Moreover, cases aren’t turned over to junior staff members to handle. Our attorneys manage each case personally and discuss their cases directly with the client. This personal touch lets our attorneys finish their cases faster and get the clients the settlement they deserve. Your case is not over until you decide you are satisfied with the result and are fully aware of all your options. Our attorneys will give you the best guidance possible, but you will have the final say in your case.

outstanding experience

The attorneys at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers have had better trial results than any other firm. This matters for your case because insurance companies know we are prepared to take every single case to trial. Although most cases will settle, we never go into a case planning to settle it. Our preparations are made as if the case must be litigated and litigated soon.

This early trial prep gives us an edge over our opponents from the outset. Our opponents know that we are fully prepared to fight and win at trial. That gives them a strong incentive to settle, rather than face a costly trial they are likely to lose. Of 100 cases we took in 2022, only five went to trial. The others settled, rather than go to court.

stellar preparation

The key to our success is preparation. We begin each case as if we were taking it all the way to trial. If the defendant refuses to settle for a reasonable sum, we are prepared to litigate so you receive just compensation. Preparation includes readying our attorneys, our legal team, and our client and witnesses for anything that might happen during the negotiations and trial. Our preparation begins long before we take your case. Our attorneys practice their art constantly, by participating in mock trials and continuing legal education. They are continually looking for ways to improve their craft. Our legal team stays abreast of the latest developments in the law and courtroom requirements. When we take your case, we start working as if the trial was imminent. We begin gathering all the documents necessary to prove your claim, contacting witnesses to record their statements, and finding experts to bolster any evidence in the case. When it comes time to discuss the settlement, your attorney will have your entire case file prepared for trial, and the insurance company will know it.

attorney referrals

Having good professional relationships is essential in the legal field. More than half of our cases come to us through referrals from a fellow attorney. Other firms send complex cases to Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers because they know we get multi-million dollar awards for our clients. These firms know that they can depend on our attorneys to treat their clients and their firms fairly. Other firms refer their cases to us for several reasons:
  • They don’t have time to handle it themselves. The case may be too complex or have too many parties for a small or busy firm to handle alone.
  • They don’t feel they have the resources to manage it for their client’s best interests. The case may require experts they don’t know or rely on technology they haven’t mastered.
  • They don’t believe they have the expertise to handle the case. There is no shame in admitting a case is outside a firm’s comfort zone. When a firm lacks the experience to manage a case, they want the best available injury firm to handle it for their clients.
This is the difference that Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers bring to the table. We have the experience, the preparation, and the professional contacts your case needs to get you the compensation you deserve.

network of experts

Whether your case is a simple slip and fall or a product liability claim involving multiple parties, your case will require the testimony of experts to strengthen your claim. Experts are essential for showing loss of income, how your injury may impact your life, or how a faulty component contributed to your auto accident. Today, experts help the attorneys at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers research potential jury composition, so they know what kind of jurors would be the best – or worst – for your case. Our network of experts also helps us find doctors and therapists who can treat your injuries promptly and effectively after an accident, and give accurate reports to the insurance companies.

Our Practice Areas

Working With an Attorney

Right after a serious injury or accident, you may not want to go through the long, drawn-out process of a personal injury claim. You may be facing painful surgery or rehabilitation, weeks or months away from work, and agonizing pain. The last thing you want is sitting in a lawyer’s office going over stacks of paperwork or enduring the grind of a trial.
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However,

there are good reasons for contacting a skillful personal injury attorney like the ones at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers. The reasons why you need an attorney for your personal injury claim are numerous and compelling.
  • Medical bills, treatment, and future costs. The insurance companies may want to give you nothing more than the cost of your present bills and leave it at that. You may have ongoing treatment, need surgery or treatment in the future, or other unforeseen costs. Your attorney will help you get these costs with expert testimony and witness statements.
  • Lost income, lost opportunity, and future income. Even the best insurance companies won’t pay you for your lost wages, or for employment you cannot get due to your injuries. A skilled attorney can present your loss of income and lost opportunities legally so that it is part of your case.
  • Pain and suffering. Convincing a jury or an insurance company that you deserve compensation for the pain, emotional stress, and other non-economic losses you have suffered because of your injuries is not something you can do alone. Explaining to a jury the value of enjoyment of life takes an attorney who understands how these things must be worded to win a verdict.

Statute of Limitations

All states have statutes of limitations. These are deadlines for filing civil cases for personal injury claims. In Texas, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of injury in all types of personal injury cases. The statute of limitations is very strict and if you do not file your claim within those two years, you will be barred from filing after that.

There are a few limitations that an attorney might be able to help you with.

  • The statute begins from the date the claimant “knew or reasonably should have known” they had a claim. Most of the time you will know right away, but in cases of toxic exposure or medical malpractice, you may be unaware you’ve been injured until several years later.
  • If the person who caused the injury leaves Texas, the statute may be paused (or “tolled”) until the person returns.
  • If the victim has not reached the age of majority or is under a mental disability at the time of the injury and does not have a guardian who can bring suit on their behalf, the statute may be tolled until they can bring suit themselves.
None of these limitations should be argued without consulting an attorney, and the better option is to have the attorney review and file the case. If you believe you have a case that is near or past the statute of limitations, you should contact an attorney immediately.

If You Are Partially Responsible

It would be easier if the other person was totally responsible for causing the accident. Unfortunately, life is not always that simple. You may have been daydreaming when your car slipped into the intersection or climbed the ladder with a bucket in your hand. That does not relieve the other party of their duty to be careful

Texas courts use a modified comparative negligence rule when apportioning fault in accidents.

This means that as long as the claimant is less than 51% responsible for their injuries, they can still recover damages in their case. Your recovery will be limited to your degree of liability. However, if you are more than 51% responsible, you will be barred from recovery.

Determining the percentage of fault is ultimately a question of fact, and something that a jury has to decide. Your attorney will review all the reports and witness statements to see what factors exist that could lessen your liability, even if you bear some responsibility for your accident. For instance, if you were climbing a ladder with an object in your hand against company policy, witness statements might show you had been pressured into it by an overbearing manager.

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Insurance Company Harassment

After an accident, you have enough to worry about. You have injuries to recover from, a job to get back to, and bills piling up. You probably know you need to start thinking about filing your insurance claim. Then the phone calls begin. They might be from your insurance company or from the other party, but they will be similar: Offering you a quick check if you’ll agree to settle right now.

Insurance companies make their money by settling for as little as possible. If they can get accident victims to accept a small lump sum payment rather than all the compensation they deserve, they will do it. The insurance company’s attorneys know you are injured and worried about paying bills, and they will offer you a sum that sounds large but is small compared to the amount you need and deserve for your injuries.

Insurance companies and their attorneys may also try to trick you into saying things that will hurt your case. When proving a personal injury case, even something as simple as “I’m fine,” can be taken out of context to show a jury you’re not as hurt as you claim to be. An expression of concern for the other driver becomes a confession of guilt. It’s always best to let your attorney speak for you, even to answer the phone.

When you are represented by the personal injury attorneys at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we will handle all the phone calls and correspondence from the insurance companies for you. We will field the offers and answer their questions, and let you go about the business of getting well.

These are some of the many reasons why you need an attorney by your side when it’s time to file your personal injury claim. The attorneys at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers have experience with all these factors and will ensure nothing slips through the cracks.

Contact Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one have been injured because of someone else’s careless or negligent actions, you have the right to expect fair compensation for your injuries. You need the help of experienced attorneys who can represent you in negotiations and in court and help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries, your lost income, and your emotional trauma.

The personal injury attorneys at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers have been fighting and winning cases for their clients across Texas. They are known for winning multi-million dollar awards for their clients and have received numerous professional accolades from their peers, and testimonials from satisfied clients.

When you need an attorney,

contact us for a free and confidential consultation at any of our Texas offices. We are here for you 24/7 via phone or the Internet. Call us today, or fill out our online consultation form and we’ll contact you right away. We will review your case and give you our honest opinion about your best course of action

No matter where you are, we are here for you. Call us at able to (318) 221-1508 or leave your contact information today. Don’t wait until it’s too late. We are here to fight for you.

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