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Bill Berenson Injury Law has donated $2,500 to help the Humane Society of North Texas free animals from their severely overcrowded cages, just in time for Independence Day.

This offer to pay adoption fees for all of their small animals is valid tomorrow from noon to 6 p.m.

The Humane Society is located near downtown Fort Worth at 1840 East Lancaster Avenue.

William Berenson has been selected to the 2018 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for the fourth year in a row.

NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission

is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a

Berenson Injury Law has resolved a case involving a man who tragically died nine days after a car accident for the total available amount of $100,000.

This was a challenging case.

  • The man was in this extremely minor impact wreck;
  • It happened several years ago in Arlington;
  • The at-fault driver hit-and-ran;
  • There were no eyewitnesses;
  • The police were not called to the scene;
  • The man did not get any medical treatment in Texas; and
  • He returned home to California without complaining of any pain.

However five days later, the man began experiencing stomach pain and saw his doctor. Sadly, he died four days after that.

His uninsured motorists insurance company denied payment to his estate, claiming he had prior medical problems that caused his death and that this bump could not have possibly caused him to die.

We were not asked to represent the estate until one year after his death. Other law firms had turned down the case. However we have handled many wrongful death cases over the past 37 years and immediately got to work.

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Yesterday it was a great pleasure to meet Dean Jennifer Collins to discuss my Endowed Scholarship.

I made this gift to thank the school for teaching me the subjects and skills I needed to become a trial attorney.

I requested that the funds be designated for student scholarships for Fort Worth and Tarrant County residents. This is the first time in the history of the law school that this has happened. SMU Law School will request that TCU, UTA, and other local universities advise their students to apply.

I am hoping that this enables our local college students to attend SMU Law School and encourages other alumni to contribute.

I have been blessed with many wonderful clients over the years and am grateful to be in a position to make this donation.

As I walked around yesterday it was hard to believe that I received my degree almost 40 years ago.

 

 

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If you are driving on I-30 or Camp Bowie or Collins, you never think you’re going to be in automobile accident. Until you are.

Imagine if this had happened to you — it did last year to one of my clients whose review of my law firm is below.

He was driving his truck on Loop 820 in Fort Worth when a Camaro racing cut him off, slammed into his rear right quarter panel, and caused him to lose control. His truck flipped over and tumbled down the interstate end-over-end four and one half times and was hurled into the concrete median. He could have been killed. He was left hanging upside strangled by his shoulder harness and was bleeding.

The young man stopped, ran up, apologized, and offered to help. My client was rushed to the ER where he was diagnosed with lacerations and various injuries.

Then the other driver’s insurance company refused to pay my client. It claimed the Camaro driver had fallen asleep at the wheel. At 4:00 in the afternoon. I was incensed. My firm went to bat, investigated the facts, got statements, worked with his doctors, slashed his medical bills, and made his insurance company pay my client a substantial amount of money.

This is what we live for. It’s been another great week at Berenson Injury Law fighting for our clients. We were honored to receive that client’s and other reviews:★ In 2016 I had the unfortunate luck of being hit and injured by someone from out of state who was non-insured, driving a rental car. Everything in the previous statement made my case very difficult. Mr. Berenson and his staff fought very hard for me and I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.

If you find yourself or a loved one in an unfortunate situation where a personal injury attorney is needed, I highly recommend Mr. Berenson.

J. Freeman

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 I was very satisfied with Mr. Berenson from the start to the end. Him and his staff were very helpful throughout this journey.

I would highly recommend Mr. Berenson. I was compensated way more than I expected.

Thank you Berenson Law firm.

C. Martin

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Another difficult case successfully resolved.

Berenson Injury Law is pleased to announce that it has obtained a recovery of $750,000.

Our client crashed into a large tractor-trailer in a Fort Worth intersection. But the police report and several witnesses blamed him for his speeding and improper lookout. There were other problems that made the chance of receiving compensation poor.

Our team sprung into action. We went with our accident investigation expert to the scene, took photographs, and measured skid marks. We set up an inspection of both vehicles, downloaded black boxes, and tried to find witnesses to rebut the negative liability facts.

   “What can I say, Bill Berenson is the man! If I ever have to deal with anything along the lines of what I have been through previously, I would love to have him and his team along for the ride. Bill, Jessica, Andrew, and Mindy have been more than a rock for me and my family … and when it came down do it they got the job done! It was amazing watching Bill Berenson work …. such a ball of fire! From what I was able to gather a case like mine was impossible to achieve the settlement amount that awarded! My life will never be the same! 
Thank you Bill Berenson and the Berenson Law Firm!”
Michael, Fort Worth – on Google

I am proud to have successfully resolved a difficult truck collision case Friday at a mediation for a substantial amount. I wanted to thank Michael Carnahan for his excellent work.

You might not know what a mediation is or how it can help you if you have a dispute with an insurance company, so here is information that can help you understand this critical process.

What is mediation?

Mediation is a voluntary procedure where the parties to a lawsuit agree to hire a neutral third party, who is a retired judge or an experienced trial attorney, to help them resolve their impasse.

After a lawsuit is filed and the discovery of evidence has been made (and on rare occasions before suit is filed), the attorneys for the opposite parties can agree that it is time to see if they can reach an out of court settlement.

In the personal injury world, the injured persons, insurance company representatives, and their attorneys meet at a neutral site, usually the mediator’s office. He or she attempts find a number to compensate the plaintiffs for their damages that the parties believe is equitable.

The plaintiffs have already or will make an initial demand, either in a written demand or a joint meeting (rarely used now). All sides will have provided the mediator with their position papers, with key exhibits and briefing of relevant cases, weeks prior to the mediation date.

Usually the plaintiffs and defendants are far apart on what they estimate the case is worth after a jury reaches its verdict. And of course no one knows what that number will be in advance. I analyze 62 variables to help evaluate how much a jury might award in damages.

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Yesterday I attended my first Mothers Against Driving Advisory Board meeting in Dallas. As a long-time supporter of MADD, I am glad to be able to work closer with this worthwhile organization so we can prevent drunk driving in Dallas-Fort Worth.

This is crucial. DWIs are far too common. There were over 4,000 crashes caused by drunk drivers in Dallas and Tarrant Counties last year. Tragically they took the lives of 139 people and injured over 3,000 people. This has got to stop.

Just since Saturday night, the news media reported that

This board provides direction and support to MADD, the only group trying to stop these senseless deaths and injuries.  Continue reading

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