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How much money can you receive for your injured finger or hand?

The hand is a very complex and fragile structure. It has many small parts that can easily be hurt including 27 bones, 34 muscles, 27 joints, and over 100 tendons and ligaments. After a car accident, people often suffer an injured finger or hand. The pain can be crippling and must be dealt with -- along with a lot of financial and legal concerns -- as soon as possible. If you are suffering from an injured finger or hand, you may be wondering

That's easy - read their reviews

This post is for those readers who are looking for a good Fort Worth personal injury lawyer to handle their vehicle crash case in North Texas. We have many attorneys to choose from here. How do you decide who to hire? Naturally, you will want to know about their results and how happy their clients were with their service.  There is no better way to find out than by reading their client's reviews.

Two women and their three children were driving on Loop 820 when they were rear-ended by an 18-wheeler. But the driver's insurance company initially refused to pay them for their medical treatment and other damages. The women hired us so they could be fairly compensated after their Fort Worth tractor-trailer crash. We went to work immediately and
  • conducted an investigation of the scene
  • researched the driver and his company
  • put them on notice and demanded that all evidence be preserved

We at Berenson Injury Law strive to give every client the best possible service and obtain the maximum financial compensation for their injury claims. Our experienced team values the friendships we make and how our clients feel about the services we provided. So we are honored to have such a tremendous amount of positive feedback from our wonderful clients. We are proud to have close to 500 other reviews just like the ones below on Google, Lawyers.com, Yelp, AVVO, Better Business Bureau, and other sites. We hope that you have not been hurt in a car or truck accident, but unfortunately bad things can happen to good people. You may be researching a good personal injury lawyer in Fort Worth or the North Texas area and want to see what their clients think about their work. If so, this post is for you. As you can imagine, we were excited when these four new reviews were posted on the same day since that is far from usual:

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.
So the best way is to spend some time researching the best local injury attorney online. There are many to choose from. Their websites will have this information but if they don't, you need to know this information:
  • how many years have they have practiced personal injury law? (40 for Mr. Berenson)
  • if they focus primarily on vehicle collision cases? (yes, he does)
  • whether they are certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization? (yes, he has been since 1994)
  • if they have held leadership positions in bar organizations and received awards? (yes, see this page for more information)
  • if they have achieved good results for their clients? (yes, see these pages) and
  • whether they have many good reviews? (yes, see this page).
You want an experienced advocate who is well-respected by insurance companies, their attorneys, and judges. You need a good Fort Worth car accident lawyer who is going to fight for you and keep you up to date with what is going on and help get your better. You want the most bang for your buck. Board-certified specialists with decades of experience charge the same contingent fee as young lawyers, and only 2% of Texas attorneys are certified in personal injury law. We believe that we have what you are looking for.

Our reviews in the last week

We think this is one of the most important ways to decide who to hire. Who is in a better position than the attorney's past clients to tell you whether they were happy with his or her work? Almost all (85%) consumers look up reviews before making a purchase. It's an effective way to judge how good a service or a product is. We were honored to receive these six 5-star reviews last week:

***** The Berenson Law Team worked tremendously hard on my case for months in order to get me the money I needed to over my medical bills and more! They were in constant contact with me the entire time. They are extremely professional, kind, and dedicated to their clients. Even Covid did not slow them down! I will absolutely be working with them again and will not hesitate to recommend them to any of my friends or family members. - Hannah T.

***** He's a very professional lawyer. He fought for my son until he got a good deal. Highly recommend him! - Tatti S.

***** Very satisfied with all of the services received at this office! They took great care of us, made sure we were always feeling well, and kept in touch with our doctors to make sure we got the best settlement possible! Highly highly recommend!! - Ann K.

***** Bill fought very hard for me to get me what I deserved from my car accident. I'm very happy that I found Berenson law. I don't know what I would have done. God bless your team. - Sandy S.

***** I’ve worked with this attorney and their staff for 2 incidents already. They are always willing to go the extra step for you. Very professional and very responsive. Will definitely be going back for future incidents! - Alondra G.

***** I came to the Berenson office after I had a car wreck in April. From the very first phone call, I was very pleased. They listened and answered all of my questions and have been there for me from the very beginning. He got me more money than I ever dreamed possible and I am so thankful for that. I will definitely recommend him and his whole office to all of my friends and family. - Norma C.

We are proud to have over 450 other reviews like these on Google, Avvo, Yelp, Lawyers.com, and other sites. Thank you to our wonderful clients for taking the time to write these and for allowing us the privilege of representing you.
Please call us toll-free at 1-888-801-8585 or click here to chat if you have been in a crash and have any questions. There is no charge for the first consultation. We are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.

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. This post is for the benefit of those who are researching the best Fort Worth car accident lawyer to hire for their case. Knowing about their past results and reading their reviews is one of the best ways to help you decide. We are blessed to have so many wonderful clients and are honored that they have written over 450 5-star reviews.

Client 1

Our young client (pictured above) was injured when a driver failed to stop at a stop sign and crashed into her car on Forest Park Boulevard, not far from our main office on University Drive. She went to her family doctor, then to a chiropractor 10 times with a neck and back strain/sprain. This was a very small case that we easily handle -- except for the fact that the other driver's tiny, difficult to work with company filed for receivership (bankruptcy) in March. We discussed how this affected hers and other clients' cases in a blog post in March. We continued to fight for our client and were able to get her a good recovery, which was not easy. Our client was thrilled and very nicely wrote this 5-star review on Google:
Mr. Berenson is kind, generous, and great to work with on my case!
He and his assistant Mr. Stan Hare were always keeping me updated on the status of my case and ended it with a great win on my end.

Client 2

Another young client was seriously hurt when an incredibly drunk driver crashed into the Jeep her mother was driving in Northwest Texas.  The collision was so violent that it knocked the Jeep off the road, then it rolled over several times before coming to a stop upside down. Then the drunk did what most do in these cases: he hit and ran. Fortunately, state troopers chased him down and arrested him. Let's hope they throw the book at him and keep him from driving on our Texas roads. What to do if you are in a hit-and-run collision We handle a lot of DWI crashes and they anger us more than any other kind of collision because they are so easily preventable:
  • Don't drink or do drugs.
  • If you do, don't drink/take drugs and drive.
  • Stay home and drink/do drugs.
  • If you somehow have to get smashed at a bar or restaurant, have a designated driver or take a Uber ride home.
If you don't, you are breaking the law and possibly killing someone because you are stupid. It's that simple. Our client had to be rushed to a hospital, but fortunately only suffered minor injures. She never went to a doctor or therapist for additional medical treatment. We were still able to make the other driver's two insurance companies pay maximum damages. We also maxed out the two policies for her mother. Then we made our client more money by slashing the hospital's bill. This resulted in an even bigger recovery for our client. She was very happy and wrote this 5-star review:            "I have been satisfied with all my services.          Shannon has been very lovely and Mr. Berenson has been great."  

Case 3

A grandmother (and the mother of a former client) was driving her two young grandsons in Arlington when a woman in a SUV tried to beat them through an intersection. The three were taken to a hospital with head, neck and back strains that quickly resolved. The three cases turned out very well and our clients were very happy.   In her 5-star review, the driver wrote that she was very pleased with our firm's professionalism, quality, responsiveness, and value.

We can help you

It isn't just the personal attention, friendliness, and respect we give to each client. It's the results that we have delivered for the past 40 years. It's what what we live for. How do you measure results? From a financial perspective, we do the best job on these two fronts: (1) by working hard to force the insurance companies to pay or juries to award; and (2) by saving our clients as much money as possible for medical bills that legally have to be paid from the settlement or verdict, especially for hospital, Medicare or Medicare, or health insurance company subrogation liens. Just doing one or the other is not enough. Together, these two projects pay off big. We also cut and even waive our fees and do not charge our clients for various expenses. Today, we saved these women and their families a small fortune. (We have not used their names or other identifying information to protect their privacy.) If you have unfortunately been injured in a car, truck, motorcycle, or 18-wheeler crash in North Texas, please call us at 817-885-8000 (toll-free at 1-885-801-8585). Or email us and tell us how we can help you. Stay safe during these difficult times.

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.

As you drive around our DFW area, you never think you are going to be in an intersection crash. But the reality is that 50% of auto and truck collisions happen in or around them. Here's a photo from a case we just concluded. And tragically, over 20,000 Americans lose their lives in an intersection crash each year. Heads up: here are the five most dangerous intersections in Fort Worth.

Why are intersections so dangerous?

They aren't, it's just that there are too many reckless and even hateful drivers on our roads. Many times the negligent driver is a young man in an over sized pickup truck who spots a smaller vehicle and thinks (or doesn't bother to think) that he can barge his way through. And if there is an intersection crash, they don't think they are going to get hurt.
There are other reasons why a driver may run a red light or stop sign. Sometimes it's intentional, others it's negligent. Whether the driver is impatient and doesn't think they should have to wait a minute or two at a light or two seconds at a stop sign or they are texting while driving, someone gets hurt. These cases are usually open and shut. We make the guilty driver and his insurance company pay for all medical bills, lost wages, pain, disfigurement, disability, vehicle damage, and other losses they caused. These cases are what a car accident lawyer helps people out with every day.

Causes of intersection crashes

The most common ones we see are when a driver
  1. Runs a a red light;
  2. Runs a stop or yield sign;
  3. Fails to yield the right of way when turning left; or
  4. Fails to yield the right of way when turning right.
Occasionally there are other causes, e.g. traffic lights that are not working or bad weather. Another common intersection crash happens when driver one sees the light about to turn red so they speed up. They don't bother to notice that they are being followed by one or even several vehicles trying to do the same thing. Then at the last minute, the lead driver realizes the danger and slams on their brakes. A rear-ender is inevitable. And then there are the tragic case where pedestrians or cyclists are struck at intersections as they are crossing. We were just hired today to represent a young man riding his bicycle who was seriously injured. Obviously, drivers are required to stop for red lights and stop signs. The failure to do so constitutes negligence per se, that is, as a matter of law. So if a driver violates a traffic law that designates the required conduct, that person can be found "guilty" and should prevail in their insurance claim or lawsuit.

How to win your case

First, you need to prove that the driver ran the light or sign, especially now that Texas abolished red light cameras. Taking recorded statements from independent eyewitnesses is critical. If you are able to get the names, phone numbers, and email addresses at the scene and write down what each witness saw, your injury lawyer can get statements to bolster your case. Also, you must call 911 so that a police officer investigates liability, speaks to all drivers and witnesses, and writes an official report. It is heavily relied upon by insurance company adjusters, insurance attorneys, and juries.  A report and testimony in court nailing the insured driver, especially when a traffic citation is issued, is another key to success. The attorney will also obtain other essential evidence including dash cam, traffic light, or business surveillance videotape. Note that not all intersections have actual video and those that do often are overwritten quickly so you need to move quickly. In addition, legal defenses must be anticipated and beaten, including comparative negligence, unavoidable accident, and sudden emergency. Stop Sign

Texas law regulating traffic control devices and stop signs

The Texas Transportation Code lists all of the traffic violations that lead to civil and sometimes criminal liability. Section 544.004 regulates red lights. It states the obvious: the driver of a vehicle must comply unless he falls under the narrow exemptions of operating an authorized emergency vehicle or is directed by a police officer. That's drilled into 15-year-olds in every high school driver's education class. Section 544.010 states the same thing for stop and yield signs. At four-way stops, the driver who gets there first has the right of way. If both drivers arrive simultaneously, the person to the right has the right of way. This causes a plethora of crashes. Both laws hold that if there is a crosswalk or designated stop line, the driver must stop there, and if not, where he or she has a view of approaching traffic coming from the other direction. There are other variations, including flashing red lights and yellow arrows that further confuse drivers and cause car accidents. Section 544.152  governs how a driver can safely turn across oncoming traffic. Of course, that person has a duty to yield the right of way. However, as with any legal rule, there can be exceptions. For example, what if the other driver is speeding or driving without lights on at night? Here are a few safety pointers: A driver has to
  • come to a complete stop at lights and signs, not just slow down.
  • if in doubt as to who got to the stop first, wave the other driver through.
  • make a left turn from the designated left turn lane, usually the one to the far left, not the center or right one.
  • use a turn signal.
  • watch out before making a right turn on red.
  • hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

Case we just settled

Here is the front end of that truck from above to give you a better look from that case that Berenson Injury Law resolved this week. Our client was driving his pickup truck to work when a concrete truck suddenly pulled out in front of him. An intersection crash resulted, seriously injuring him. It is a miracle he did not lose his life.  The case successfully concluded with a Dallas attorney. Our client was very happy with the results. (The amount and other details are confidential.) His wife generously wrote this five star review on Google (one of five we are proud to have received this week): "We had an awesome experience with Berenson Law. They were quick to respond, professional, helpful and great to work with. We are very appreciative of Berenson Law!"

We can help you

If you have been injured in a car, truck, 18-wheeler, bicycle or pedestrian collision, you would be smart to speak to a good Fort Worth personal injury lawyer. Mr. Berenson has successfully represented thousands of injured Texans over the past 40 years and only handles these cases. The first consultation is free and we only get paid when you get paid. Please contact us by clicking here or by calling 1-885-801-8585. For more please read: Most dangerous intersections in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington 

To help those people who are researching a Fort Worth injury lawyer, we wanted to share these five new reviews our clients wrote on Google and Facebook -- just in the last 24 hours! Shantevia  ***** Mr. B and his team were amazing from the very beginning until the end. They kept me updated on everything, even when I felt like giving up. I am truly thankful and happy with the results. Mr. B and his team deserve 100 stars!! Thank you for everything! Pedro ***** Was highly recommended by Michael. Was a blessing all the staff Shannon and Bill are awesome. Very detailed and helpful thru the process. Will def use them again if I ever need their services. I highly recommend their office. Alfredo ***** Great attorney! Mr. Berenson and his wonderful staff have worked very hard for me.  Mr. Berenson always found the time to call me to update me on my case or just to make sure I'm doing ok. It has been an awesome experience having Mr. Berenson represent me. Very professional, honest and kind. Clarissa ***** My first time being in an accident I didn't have no idea what I was doing and the route to take but when the first time I talked to Mr Berenson I know I made the right choice of choosing him on representing me and my son’s auto accident case. Mr. Berenson and Shannon are amazing dedicated very helpful individuals and I would highly recommend them because I promise you they will definitely get the job done 😊😊😊 I want to say thanks so much for everything you have done and still doing, it really means a lot to me and my son 😊😊😊 Salvador  ***** I have never been in an accident. I do not wish it to anyone. Thank God I found Berenson injury law. Very good legal representation. (translated from Spanish)

We can help you

Mr. Berenson is celebrating his 40th year as a Fort Worth injury lawyer and plans on making this a banner year. His law firm is proud to have hundreds of other reviews like these on Google and other sites. We appreciate our wonderful clients taking the time to write these reviews and allowing us the privilege of representing them. 2020 is off to a great start for Berenson Injury Law! We have been working harder than ever to fight for our clients and get them the compensation they deserve. We have settled multiple claims, are developing several cases for upcoming trials, and filed a lawsuit yesterday on behalf of the widow and children of a man who died after he was hit by a drunk driver in Fort Worth. We sincerely hope that you have not been hurt in a car, truck, or 18-wheeler wreck or hit while you were riding your motorcycle or bicycle, or just while you were out walking. But if unfortunately you have been crashed into, please contact us.  

If you are looking to hire a personal injury lawyer in Fort Worth, here are 10 client reviews that Berenson Injury Law just received: ***** This is my 2nd time using Berenson Law and I am very happy. Michael S. ***** Berenson and his team were great! Munasir H. ***** Bill Berenson was very professional with the handling of my case and the settlement he was able to attain exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Bill Berenson and would seek his legal advice in future events. Craig B. ***** I am extremely satisfied with how Mr. Berenson and his team handled my case. Excellent service thru and thru! M. Rodriguez ***** My family was involved in a rear end collision over the holidays with multiple injuries in our vehicle including children. Would highly recommend Mr. Berenson and his team to anyone in need of personal injury representation. Alicia F.
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