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Robert C. Slim Law Firm, PLLC
Since 1994, we at Robert C. Slim Law Firm, PLLC, have been helping victims of wrongful death and serious bodily injury throughout the Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding North Texas communities. Over the years, I have gained the legal skills and strong reputation to help you too.
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Our cases are handled on a contingency fee. That means the attorney’s fees are paid from the money recovered in your case. If there is no recovery, then there is no fee.
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What cases do personal injury attorneys handle?
“Personal injury” is a very broad category of civil tort law. It includes cases where an individual has sustained some sort of physical injury due to the negligence of another. Common examples include car accidents, slip and falls, work related injuries, defective products, medical malpractice and more. However, not all personal injury attorneys handle every type of case. Be sure to check the practice areas on each attorney’s website to determine which types of personal injury cases they handle.
When should I contact a lawyer?
It is best to call a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Things can move very fast and will get overwhelming. Insurance claims must be properly reported, evidence must be gathered, and medical treatment must be properly managed. Having the right attorney on your side within the first few days of an accident will help your case proceed more smoothly. This give you the best chance to be adequately compensated for medical bills other damages you sustained in the accident.
Why do I need to hire a lawyer for my injury case?
Representing yourself is a big mistake. Your injury case is more complicated than you think. Therefore, never deal with the insurance company without consulting with an attorney first. Here is why you should hire an experienced personal injury attorney.
Will I have to pay my injury lawyer out of my pocket?
Personal injury cases are usually handled on a contingency fee basis. That means the lawyer is paid once you collect on your case. Therefore, the client does not pay the attorney up front Also, take a few minutes to learn about my “Lower Fee Guarantee.”
Will my lawyer help me get medical treatment ?
Yes. I help all my clients get the medical care they need and I also follow them through their treatment until they are released by their doctor.
Will I have to pay my medical bills out of my pocket?
Once I help you find a doctor to treat you, your treatment will likely be covered once the case settles. Take a few minutes to read about how a “letter of protection” works.
Will I have to go to court on my case?
Not likely. A very small percentage of cases need to be filed in court. And even a smaller percentage actually end up going to trial.
My goal is to properly prepare your case so that it has the best chance of settling out of court. But, if going to court is necessary, I will be there to fight for your right
How much money will I get for my injuries?
Every personal injury case is different. No lawyer can, or should, tell you how much your case is worth at the beginning. And if they try to tell you, be wary of the attorney’s real intentions. There are just too many variables that go into what a personal injury case is worth.
How long do I have to file my case?
The typical statute of limitations for a personal injury case is two years. That means the injured party has two years from the date of the accident to either settle or file the lawsuit. But it’s never smart to wait. You must start gathering evidence, contacting witnesses and getting medical treatment as soon as possible. That is why it is always better to get a lawyer early who can start working on your case right away.
How long does it take to settle an injury case?
The time it takes to settle an injury case varies. First, your case is not even sent to the insurance adjuster until after being released from treatment. Second, your attorney will gather your medical records and bills for the adjuster to review. And third, it takes another 2 weeks or so to get an offer from the adjuster and start negotiations. If negotiations are not successful, then your attorney will have to file a lawsuit. This will delay your case even further. But sometimes litigation is necessary to get a fair settlement.
In a wrongful death case, a client may be entitled to recover loss of future earnings, financial support, and the loss of society of the deceased victim. Additionally, the estate of the deceased can also recover damages for the injuries and losses sustained.
If you are the victim of a wrongful death caused by the carelessness or negligence of another, you deserve a lawyer who will properly and thoroughly investigate and prepare your case.
From the very beginning of my representation, my office will investigate the specific facts of each case and determine who may be legally responsible for your accident. Then, all relevant information will be gathered of your damages such as medical bills, lost wages, physical impairment, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.
Sometimes tragedy can strike from car and trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, or injuries at work. But when it strikes, you need to be prepared with the right legal advice and representation.
Auto accidents probably represent some of the most common causes of serious injuries. Most car wrecks can be attributable to many factors such as driver inattention, speeding, and drunk driving. The D/FW metroplex is a maze of interstate and major highways such as Interstate 20 and Interstate 30 which connect the two cities, Interstate 35E and 35W which connects Dallas and Fort Worth with Denton.
If you drive in the DFW area, then you will probably be involved in an auto collision at some point in your life. Injuries from a car accident may entitle you to collect for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. If you are injured in a car wreck, then you need an experienced accident attorney who knows his way around the roads and courtrooms of Dallas, Ft. Worth and surrounding communities.
Anyone who drives a vehicle in the Dallas area knows the special dangers large trucks can pose when involved in a collision. They travel at about the same speeds as other automobiles on the road, but are more difficult to maneuver and can weigh 80,000 pounds or more. Likewise, collisions involving an 18 wheeler or other large commercial vehicles are far more likely to cause more serious injuries and deaths on our roadways.
That is why semi-truck drivers are required to have more training and meet higher standards of safety than the typical motorist. The tractor-trailer truck itself also has many compliance standards which have to be met such as routine maintenance and proper securing of its load.
If you were involved in an accident with an 18 wheeler or big truck, you need the skill and experience of a trucking accident attorney to investigate all the facts and circumstances surrounding your case.
As the operator of a motorcycle, you take far more precautions than the average driver. First, you probably wear a helmet and other protective equipment. Additionally, there are special qualifications that have to be met in order to obtain a motorcycle license. This is because motorcycle wrecks pose a much higher risk of causing death or serious bodily injuries to the rider.
Even though motorcycle operators take these precautions, they are still extremely vulnerable to the carelessness and neglect of other motorists on streets and highways. This is especially true when operating a motorcycle in a large city like Dallas or Fort Worth.
If you were hurt while riding a motorcycle, you owe it to yourself to make sure your case is being handled by an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.
The Dallas Forth Worth area is filled with a variety of restaurants, bars, and night clubs for our entertainment. Despite the legal implications of driving while intoxicated, there are still many who still choose to drink excessively and operate a motor vehicle. These people don’t know their limit, which results in serious accidents.
A drunk driver puts everyone else on the road at risk. Research shows that drivers are more likely to be involved in a collision after consuming alcoholic beverages even though the driver feels fine. In Texas, you are considered legally intoxicated if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 or greater. Unfortunately, too many people still choose to get behind the wheel after drinking too much.
A drunk driving accident poses a much higher risk of causing a fatality or serious bodily injuries. Furthermore, the drunk driver may be subject to a higher damages award and maybe even an award of punitive damages. Likewise, their insurance company may handle the claim differently. You need an experienced car accident attorney on your side to make sure you get the full value of your drunk driving accident case.
If you have been injured in an accident with a drunk driver, don’t be victimized again by the insurance company. Get the proper legal representation by an attorney who is experienced in representing clients that have been injured by a drunk driver.
Other Personal Injury Cases We Handle
How long do I have to file my case?
In most instances, a personal injury case has a two-year statute of limitations. That means that you must either file your suit or settle your claim within that time period or else your rights will be forever lost. That does not mean you should wait until the last minute. Important information can be lost or destroyed and witnesses can be harder to find. Rather, you need to hire a lawyer as soon as possible so that there is more than enough time to investigate and properly develop your case.
Additionally, if you wait too long to hire a lawyer, then it might be hard to find one later since all or part of your case may become stale. The way to avoid this is to retain an experienced accident and injury lawyer that you can trust.
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