Articles Tagged with Rockwall

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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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 (via CBSDFW.COM) – One late night and two early morning auto accidents, across the Metroplex, end with three deaths.

The first crash happened just before 11:45 p.m. Thursday in Fort Worth. A woman who was riding in the bed of a pickup fell out into the southbound lanes of traffic along Interstate-35W, near East Rosedale. The woman was hit by several vehicles and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the pickup and others involved in the accident remained at the scene until police arrived.

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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:

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LandownersBillofRightsThe Office of the Attorney General promulgates the “Landowner’s Bill of Rights” which are required to be provided to landowners in condemnation matters. The Landowner’s Bill of Rights outlines the rights of every landowner in the State of Texas has concerning their property in any condemnation proceeding. To read the full text of the Landowner’s Bill of Rights, click Here. The basic Landowner’s Bill of Rights are as follows:

1. You are entitled to receive adequate compensation if your property is taken for a public use. This means that, in any condemnation proceedings, you are entitled to the fair market value of the property being taken, including an amount for damages to any remaining property after the taking occurs. For instance, if your property is burdened by a transmission line easement, which will affect the remaining property’s fair market value, you are entitled to damages in the amount of the reduced value of the property as determined immediately after the taking occurs.

2. Your property can only be taken for a public use. This means that the government cannot take your property for a private use, i.e. for the benefit of only private individuals or companies. It must be a public use, such as a highway, gas lines, water line, etc..

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GuestandGrayLogoGuest and Gray, P.C. is the advocate of choice for landowners from Kaufman county, Rockwall county and Hunt county. We service all areas of Northeast Texas, from Forney to Farmersville, Greenville to Terrell, and all outlying areas of East and Northeast Texas.  We have a 100% success rate in obtaining additional compensation for our clients who face condemnation by a condemning authority. Our goal is to fight for the rights of landowners against the unfair process of eminent domain.

In all condemnation proceedings, there are two things that the government, or their authorized entity, such as a water district or electricity provider, must demonstrate: that the taking is for a “public use”, and they must pay the landowner “just compensation”.

These are hard and fast rules, but what exactly constitutes a “public use” and “just compensation” can be a bit of a mystery.

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Truckaccidents-300x132Guest and Gray is the experienced legal team that you need to fight the insurance company after being injured in an 18-Wheeler accident. These are by and large, the most dangerous accidents to be involved in, and because of that, they are often to most contentious. The trucking company and their insurance company want to limit the amount of money they pay out as a result of your injuries. You need someone who is going to fight back. At Guest and Gray, we fight back.

Let us be your guide through the murky waters of truck accident litigation. Our firm will take you step-by-step through the process of making insurance claims, securing evidence and witness testimony and gathering all of your medical  and lost wages information.

Our goal is to make this process as easy as possible for the injured party and their loved ones. If the accident resulted in loss of life, we will prepare the family members for what litigation may look like in a major truck accident case. We will help guide you through the wrongful death and survivors claims that will need to be made and when they need to be made. We will coordinate all the payments to providers and lienholders once settlement dollars are received, and make a final payment to the Estate or the family members as necessary.

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RockwallHarbor2Rockwall is known for a lot of things. Everyone knows that Rockwall is usually acclaimed to be the Wealthiest County in Texas. Although there are short periods, often during oil booms, that Rockwall is unseated from that throne, Rockwall is always near the top. Why? Because it is close to Dallas and other major business hubs, and it is located in a beautiful area overlooking Lake Ray Hubbard. People like that.

Rockwall is also known for Lake Ray Hubbard. A great lake for catching bass and perch. Occasionally, you will hear of reports of an Alligator swimming around. We live in North East Texas. It happens. The lake has drawn a lot of people and retail shopping to the Rockwall area. Theoretically, it is easy to get to Rockwall with access from I-30, the tollway, Highway 67, Highway 205, you name it. The problem is the third main thing that Rockwall is known for: Traffic.

ROCKWALL TRAFFIC IS NOTORIOUS

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If you are injured in an accident or as a result of someone else’s negligence and are taken to the hospital for emergency treatment, the hospital that treated you will most likely file what is called a “hospital lien”.

The lien is a statutorily granted lien and can be found under the Texas Property Code. It states that:

(a) A hospital has a lien on a cause of action or claim of an individual who receives hospital services for injuries caused by an accident that is attributed to the negligence of another person. For the lien to attach, the individual must be admitted to a hospital not later than 72 hours after the accident.