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social-image-logo-og-300x300Guest and Gray is one of the fastest growing firms in North East Texas, and for good reason. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex boom has been ongoing for the better part of 30 years, and the boom is now making its way south and east of the metroplex, with areas such as Forney, Terrell, Canton, Greenville, Tyler, and many other parts of east Texas seeing the effect of people either running away from the growth (and incidentally causing growth) or moving into the areas from other parts of the country. In Forney, a large percentage of the people moving in are from out of state, such as California, who are running away from the high taxes in those places.

At Guest and Gray, we saw this coming years ago. Most of our attorneys and staff grew up in the east Texas area and we saw the neighborhoods going up and the roadways being built. We knew a long time ago that our areas would be next. So, we decided to commit to serving these areas and those who live here.

As personal injury lawyers, we knew that the increased growth would have a negative impact on our roadways in that it would increase traffic, and as a result, increase the frequency and severity of accidents. So, we developed a practice acutely designed to handle a wide range of personal injury cases, from standard negligence cases such as car accidents, to more complex ones like 18-wheeler accidents, wrongful death claims, and dog bite cases. Our firm has helped hundreds of East Texans recover top compensation for their injuries.

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Real-estate-law-imageKaufman County is in the midst of a historic residential construction boom. Anyone driving through Forney, Terrell, Kaufman or Crandall will attest to this fact. Neighborhoods are popping up, seemingly, overnight. With that, developers, builders and individual home buyers and sellers are seeing an equal rise in the number of real estate disputes.

In our office, the main issues seem to be with individual home builders performing substandard work or failing to complete the construction of new homes. This can create quite the mess for home buyers who took out construction loans and are now paying their current mortgage, on top of the interest on their construction loan. On top of that, due to shoddy construction practices, they are having to pay additional amounts out of pocket, or reworking loans, in order to have their homes completed. With that, Texas provides certain protections under the RCLA (Residential Construction Liability Act) which protects homeowners in the event that a home builder performs defective or substandard work on a new home. Homeowners are also having issues with eminent domain. Eminent domain/condemnation proceedings have been instituted against several landowners in the last few years for rights of way and easements for utility companies and roadways through TxDot. If you face condemnation for all or part of your property, you need to consult with the attorneys at Guest and Gray. We have successfully negotiated and tried condemnation cases for families and businesses across Kaufman County and East Texas.

For developers, we are seeing issues related to re-zoning and zoning variances, land-purchase disputes, disclosure issues and right of way and easement issues. Many of these issues may be addressed in Court through specific performance, declaratory judgment or a breach of contract case.

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real-estate-imageRockwall and surrounding counties, such as Dallas, Hunt and Kaufman counties, are booming. Since the great recession hit in 2008, these markets have more than rebounded. As a result, their real estate markets are thriving in both the commercial and residential markets. Guest and Gray Law Firm has represented clients across North Texas in all types of matters concerning real property, including commercial real estate purchases and lease agreements, disputes involving commercial real property purchases and leases, residential purchases and leases and disputes arising from them. Easements and boundary disputes, condemnation proceedings, nuisance abatement, and many more. When it comes to real estate and real estate litigation in the Rockwall, Dallas, Hunt or Kaufman county areas, Guest and Gray is the law firm of choice for many local agents, brokers, developers and individual residents.

Our real estate litigation team is headlined by Scott Gray, a Texas Super Lawyer, and David HagEstad, a former real estate agent, who are equipped to handle complex real estate needs for a growing market. We have worked with real estate agents and brokers in a number of different ways, including eviction and back rent for landlords and property managers, specific performance of real estate transactions, and even premises liability matters relating to brokers and agents.

social-image-logo-og-300x300If you have a need for a real estate attorney in the Rockwall, Dallas, Hunt or Kaufman County areas, you need to contact Guest and Gray Law Firm and let us begin reviewing your case and put together a plan of action. Whether it be simple contract review or preparing for a complex real estate litigation matter, Guest and Gray has got you covered. Give us a call today.

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handshakeGuest and Gray Law Firm has handled hundreds of breach of contract and related civil litigation matters for Kaufman, Dallas and Rockwall County clients, with great success and efficiency.

Hiring counsel that understands that complexities of civil litigation and the necessity of doing things right the first time in order to obtain the best possible results for our clients.

In the vast majority of cases, people enter into contracts expecting to hold up their end of the bargain. Life, and business, have a way of altering performance in the real world. Whether you are a breach of contract Plaintiff or Defendant, you need counsel that can properly present your case before a judge and jury.

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social-image-logo-og-300x300Guest and Gray is Rockwall and Rockwall County’s trusted car, 18-wheeler and motorcycle accident attorneys. If you have been injured injured in an accident in Rockwall County, and it is not your fault, you need to call Guest and Gray, P.C. and learn about your rights.

How Can You Assert Your Rights in a Rockwall County Personal Injury Case?

When you are injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, it is important to get information on a few things: (1) who was there and saw what happened; (2) what law enforcement agency responded to the accident; and (3) the at-fault driver’s insurance information.

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Insurance-Claim-PictureGuest and Gray, P.C. has successfully helped countless personal injury and wrongful death victims and their families recover under their uninsured/underinsured motorist policies in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth areas, including Forney, Dallas, and Rockwall counties.

Making and Uninsured/Underinsured Claim in Texas

Making an uninsured motorist claim is much like making claims against the at-fault party’s insurance, except that this is typically your own “excess” policy to help take care of medical bills and lost wages when you have already maxed out the at-fault party’s liability policy.

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DogBites2Guest and Gray, P.C. is committed to helping dog attack victims recover top dollar for their injuries. Dogs are often thought of as “man’s best friend”, but that is not always the case. This is especially true in Texas where we lead the nation in Dog Bite Fatalities. Dog’s can attack without warning and for no apparent reason. Guest and Gray, P.C. has represented numerous dog bite victims in the Dallas, Forney, and Rockwall county areas and recovered top dollar for their injuries.

Establishing “Negligence” in a Dog Bite Case

In order to recover damages after a dog attack, the injured victim must show that the owner, aware of the dog’s aggressive tendencies, failed to use reasonable care to prevent the dog from harming someone. For instance, if the owner of a known aggressive dog regularly lets the dog out in the street or neighborhood, and that dog attacks someone, the homeowner will likely be liable under a negligence theory of recovery in Texas.

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CatastrophicInjuryPicGuest and Gray is Kaufman County’s trusted personal injury and wrongful death law firm. We are proud to serve all areas of Kaufman county, including Terrell, Wills Point, Forney, Kaufman, Kemp, and Crandall, and everywhere in between.

Terrell is Kaufman County’s Budding Business and Recreational Hub

If Forney is the residential complex of Kaufman County, Terrell is its business and recreational hub, and Terrell’s housing market is on the rise. What does this mean for Terrell? People on the roadways. As more businesses and people move into town, Terrell is going to see an uptick in personal injury and wrongful death cases. The numbers simply go hat-in-hand with one another. The bigger the city, the more accidents and deaths related to motor vehicle travel.

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RockwallHarbor2Guest and Gray, P.C. is a local law firm in Rockwall and Kaufman counties, that is focused on serving its local community. Guest and Gray, P.C.’s Rockwall county personal injury lawyers have one goal: fighting for the rights of injured Rockwall, Fate, Royse City, and the surrounding areas, including Rowlett.

We have helped countless Rockwall citizens recover top dollar against negligent drivers and their insurance companies. With our experience and knowledge of personal injury law, we fight tooth and nail with the insurance companies to ensure that our clients are fully compensated for their injuries, including damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish and much more.

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Scales-300x132Wrongful Death cases are hard on everyone involved. When a tragedy occurs that results in the loss of life of a loved one, it can be hard to understand what you need to do next. Here is a simple break down of the steps that the family of a deceased individual who has been killed as a result of someone else’s negligence must take in order to secure recovery after a wrongful death occurs.

What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is defined in Texas under Chapter 71 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. The Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code provides a cause of action under the following circumstances: