Articles Tagged with Terrell

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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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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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Personal-Injury-Law-300x149When a personal injury or wrongful death occurs, there is a statute that limits the time period for which a person or an estate can bring a lawsuit against the at-fault party. This is known as a “Statute of Limitations”.

The Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, Chapter 16.03 provides our answer to the statute of limitations for all personal injury and wrongful death actions in Texas:

Sec. 16.003. TWO-YEAR LIMITATIONS PERIOD. (a) Except as provided by Sections 16.010, 16.0031, and 16.0045, a person must bring suit for trespass for injury to the estate or to the property of another, conversion of personal property, taking or detaining the personal property of another, personal injury, forcible entry and detainer, and forcible detainer not later than two years after the day the cause of action accrues.

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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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Insurance-Claim-PictureGuest and Gray has represented countless victims after suffering horrific injuries in motorcycle accident cases. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in the Rockwall and Kaufman County areas as a result of someone else’s negligence, you need to call the experienced motorcycle attorneys at Guest and Gray Law Firm. We have helped injured victims from Rockwall, Fate, Royse City, Forney, Terrell, Kaufman and everywhere in between in the Rockwall and Kaufman County areas.

Our knowledgeable staff will help you through the whole process, including making initial insurance claims, preparing the file by obtaining all relevant medical records and billing, as well as any lost wage information. We will help coordinate your rehab treatments and work with providers to ensure payment of providers claims once settlement dollars are received.

Our goal is to make the process as seamless and hassle-free as possible. Motorcycle accidents can take months, even years to recover from, and we work hard to ensure that any and all recovery is received as a result of your pain and suffering and mental anguish. We will prepare all necessary demands and court documents and we are prepared to take your case all the way to trial, if necessary.

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Got-served-300x200For many folks in Kaufman County, they will never have to deal with the stress and costs associated with civil litigation. However, if you are a small business owner, the chances of litigation will probably go way up. Either you are going to need to sue someone, or they are going to sue you. In today’s world, it is almost an inevitability that if you do business long enough, you will be involved in litigation at some point. Still, for most people, there is still a lot of potential out there for litigation to occur.

Own some rental property? You will probably have to evict someone at some point.  Drive a car? It is always possible that you could cause an accident and get yourself sued. Planning on having some work done on your home, or to build a home? You may end up having to sue a contractor or two.

Listen, the fact is this: lawsuits happen. Deals go sideways. When they do, you need to know who to call. Guest and Gray law firm is the highest and best rated local law firm. Our firm handles various forms of civil litigation, from general breach of contract claims, to real estate issues, landlord-tenant claims, fraud, personal injury, business and commercial litigation, and much more.

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handshakeGuest and Gray has been a fixture of Kaufman county for years. We are the largest and highest reviewed law firm in Kaufman county for a reason. We put our clients needs first. That is why more people choose Guest and Gray than any other law firm in Kaufman county. Period.

We have a team of attorneys with various areas of practice. Need a family law attorney? We have that. Need a criminal defense attorney? Yeah, we can do that. Personal Injury? Check.

Real estate law? You better believe it. We have real estate attorneys who know and understand the Kaufman county real estate market, home trends, and legal issues to watch out for, whether it be a residential or commercial property. David HagEstad, a member of our real estate law team, actually sold real estate in the Kaufman county area prior to practicing law. His knowledge of the real estate market and connections to the real estate community, as well as his knowledge of real estate law are a real commodity to our clients.