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Bill Berenson Listed For Seventh Year In a Row

FORT WORTH, TX –  Berenson Injury Law is pleased to announce that The National Trial Lawyers has selected William K. Berenson for inclusion in the seventh annual list of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers.

Attorneys  chosen have demonstrated superior legal achievements and shown to possess premier qualifications.

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This afternoon we enjoyed meeting with three women for our favorite part of our jobs: handing our clients large settlement checks!

This horrible pandemic is made worse by all the reckless drivers in Dallas-Fort Worth who keep crashing into innocent victims and injuring them. You might assume that with fewer people on the roads, your chances of safely getting from Point A to Point B are excellent.

But there are still thousands of crashes each month in North Texas. Statistics for this year are not yet available, but last year there were close to 90,000 reported collisions in Tarrant and Dallas Counties.  That is a frightening number. And now, some drivers are speeding faster and driving even more dangerously than ever with less vehicles to slow them down.

State-Bar-TexasI have been attending the Advanced Personal Injury Law seminar sponsored by the State Bar of Texas this week.

Yes, it is a webinar. So much of an attorney’s life is virtual these days, filled with court hearings, mediations, and client and attorney conferences that are conducted on Zoom or Skype.

I go to the three day program put on by the State Bar or by the Texas Trial Lawyers Association each year to stay current with the latest laws, cases, and techniques and attend other seminars  throughout the year.

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In a blow to the Texas legal community, Justice David L. Bridges was tragically killed in a horrific collision on Saturday night. Justice Bridges was driving on Interstate 30 when a 32-year-old woman, Megan Smith of Royse City, was driving the wrong way and hit his and another vehicle head-on.

Smith was driving while intoxicated and was arrested for intoxication manslaughter.

Justice Bridges, 65, was elected in 1996 to the 5th District Court of Appeals in Dallas. He was born in Fort Worth, according to his biography on the Texas Judicial Branch website. After graduating from Texas Tech law school, he served as an assistant District Attorney and as the Chief Disciplinary Counsel for the State Bar of Texas.

Bill-Berenson-running-near-US-CapitolNew federal legislation will curb giant injury and death toll on roads

Hurray! The U. S. House of Representatives has just passed the Moving Forward Act. It allots one-half trillion dollars for transportation initiatives that will make our roads safer. It now moves to the Senate, where hopefully it will be passed and then signed into law. This legislation is urgent.

(The photo was taken during the Marine Corp Marathon when Mr. Berenson was running a marathon in every state.)

That is because, forgotten in the grim daily news about the pandemic, is that each year over 36,000 Americans die and two million others are injured in motor vehicle collisions. They happen 24/7. They can happen to anyone who is driving. Here in Texas, we have not had a day without at least one death on our highways for almost 20 years. That’s disgraceful.

Virtually all of these car and truck crashes are caused by human error and are clearly preventable. But we need to crack down on them since relying on drivers to follow the traffic laws and simply keep their eyes on the road has clearly been unsuccessful.

The Moving Forward Act (H.R.2) includes a grab bag of badly needed safety measures. These will make our highways and vehicles safer by doing the following things:

  • Requiring driver assistance systems like lane drift warnings, blind spot monitors, and emergency automatic braking to be standard (not expensive package price options as they are now) features in new vehicles. They can stop collisions before they happen.
  • Implementing technology to curb DWIs and DUIs by detecting intoxicated or impaired driver behavior, leading causes of crashes in our highways; a
  • Enhancing commercial truck safety by improving under ride and side guards and keeping tired 18-wheeler drivers off of our roads.

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The team at Berenson Injury Law has been working harder than ever during the pandemic. This has to be the worst time to be in a car accident in Fort Worth, Dallas, or anywhere. But far too many people are still driving far too recklessly and causing far too many crashes and way too many people were already injured in March.

Many people have lost their jobs and have lost their health insurance or had hours cut back. It is difficult and scary to go to an emergency room or just see our doctor to get the medical treatment we need. Children may be at home. Insurance companies are harder to work with than ever before – and they were difficult before. The courts cannot conduct jury trials. The things we used to take for granted have vanished. These are scary times and most of us are just trying to survive.

So it’s a double whammy being crashed into during these challenging times. We know that injured victims need a strong legal advocate now more than ever.

This blog is written only for those people searching for the best personal injury lawyer in Fort Worth to help them, as we want to help you make a good decision. One way is by showing you our latest reviews.

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Drunk driving is a huge problem here, even during the pandemic

Drunk driving wrecks are the number one cause of fatalities on our Texas roads. They are usually high speed collisions often caused by immature men driving huge pickup trucks. Like almost every vehicle collision, they are 100% preventable.

As a personal injury lawyer who has specialized in motor vehicle collisions for over 40 years, Bill Berenson has represented far too many victims of drunk driving wrecks, including the horrific “affluenza teen” case where his client was tragically paralyzed for life and four people tragically died.

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Car accident police report is essential for a personal injury claim

If you have been injured in a car or truck crash, Berenson Injury Law will get the Texas car accident police report for you at no charge or obligation. Call us at 817-885-8000 (toll-free at 1-885-801-8585) or fill out this contact form.

The car accident police report is critical. How police report can make or break your case.

Terrifying crash has a happy ending

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We are pleased that we were able to get the maximum amount of $80,000.00 paid to the young woman driving this car in Fort Worth only five weeks ago. We will also get her another $2,500.00 from her Personal Injury Protection policy.

Unfortunately, a young man in a pick-up truck failed to stop at a stop sign and t-boned her car. The impact pushed the car off the road where it plunged head-first into this drainage canal. Needless to say, she was seriously injured. 

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Child deaths are incredibly devastating. Why is Texas number one in this horrible statistic and why aren’t we doing more to stop them?

Today the Star Telegram sadly reported that Texas has ranked #1 in the country over the past 30 years for child deaths in hot cars and trucks. We have lost 135 of our youngest Texans during that time and the country has lost almost 1,000 small children due to the criminal negligence of their drivers.

Here’s another terrible fact: Texas somehow suffers twice as many of these tragedies as California, but they have 10 million more people than we do.

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