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Our roads should be safer since fewer people are driving during the pandemic. But wrongful death numbers from car and truck wrecks have skyrocketed here. North Texas just endured another tragic weekend with six fatality wrecks reported. Most were caused by hit-and-run drivers.

And we have not even gotten to the Thanksgiving-New Years holiday period when alcohol-fueled collisions skyrocket every year.

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Berenson-Injury-Law-Client-vehicle-damageBerenson Injury Law has successfully obtained all of the available insurance proceeds for a woman who hurt her hand in a Fort Worth car accident.

We discuss our results here occasionally to give people who may be searching for a personal injury attorney to know the results we are capable of achieving.

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What is an eggshell plaintiff?

Personal injury law has always required a negligent person to pay for all damages suffered by the person they injure. This is due to the eggshell plaintiff rule that holds that the weakness or sensitivity of a victim cannot be used against them in court. But calculating those damages can be difficult, especially if they increased due to a past condition or injury. Personal injury lawyers and insurance lawyers battle over this issue on a daily basis.

Defense attorneys claim that the wrong-doer is not liable for the portion of the injury that pre-existed the accident. But the tortfeasor must take the person they harmed as they found them. The victim cannot be blamed for being vulnerable. An accident will cause them to suffer a greater injury and larger damages than the average person.

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Almost every Texas personal injury case has been altered by the pandemic. Going to court is far different now. For example, it is impossible to imagine the Texas Supreme Court (pictured above) holding a hearing on Zoom earlier this year. What does the future look like for legal proceedings?

A Texas Personal Injury Case During the Pandemic

Back when things were normal, Texas courts conducted about 200 jury trials a week. People that testified had no fear of getting sick and infecting others.

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Here’s another thing out of control: Texas car accident deaths

We reached a sad new milestone yesterday: one or more Texas car accident deaths have happened every day for the past 20 years. During that time, over 70,000 innocent lives have been taken due to fatal collisions. That would almost fill up the AT&T Stadium for a Cowboys game last year. We are #1 in the country in this dismal statistic, even though California has 10 million more people.

The head of the Texas Transportation Commission said that 90% of Texas car accident deaths were preventable. But she noted that we were “numb” to the carnage and took it for granted. That’s a shame.

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Berenson Injury Law has been working harder than ever during the pandemic to fight for our clients. We are upset that economic times are worse than ever for many people. We also know that at the same time, insurance companies are increasingly denying, minimizing, and delaying payment for the damages their bad drivers cause to innocent motorists.

But our personal injury law firm specializes in vehicle crashes and knows how to get the job done. Mr. Berenson is routinely working 10 – 12 hours a day and on weekends. Hard work pays off!

Here are the results of 8 cases we have successfully resolved — just in the last 8 days:

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I sponsored the Trick or Trot on Saturday at Mutts Canine Cantina. It was a fund-raiser for the Humane Society of North Texas.

It was Halloween and dog owners and their pooches were dressed in witty costumes. The middle one is (naturally) named Rocket.

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I have partnered with the Humane Society of North Texas over the years by sponsoring open adoptions and promoting other events.

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Here’s a fact you rarely hear: Texas is #1 in the U.S. for deaths caused by intoxicated drivers. Any one loss of life is tragic. Our figure of 886 is abysmal. So yesterday’s announcement by the Tarrant County District Attorney’s office that every weekend will now become a “No Refusal” weekend is certainly good news. Hopefully, the chances of being the victim of a Tarrant County DWI accident will be curtailed starting this Friday night.

In the past, only a few weekends each year were designated as No Refusal Weekends, including New Year’s Eve, Super Bowl, Labor Day, and several others when it was known there would be more DWIs than usual. But Dallas, San Antonio, and other cities and counties have cracked down on DWIs on every weekend for years.

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Nobody ever thinks they will be crashed into, but it could unfortunately happen. In Dallas and Tarrant Counties, there are over 80,000 collisions each year. Our roads keep getting more congested with rude, cellphone-distracted drivers. If you were in a collision and you live in Fort Worth or a nearby area, you owe it to yourself to hire the best Fort Worth car accident lawyer.

So how do you know who the best Fort Worth car accident lawyer is?

It can be hard to figure out which attorney will be best for you. You have medical bills, lost wages, and other damages that have to be paid and then deserve to get a lot more money for the pain and trouble the crash has caused. You need someone who will listen to you, answer all of your questions, and walk you through what can be a complicated process.

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