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I joined several hundred people on Saturday morning at the national headquarters of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Las Colinas for its signature event, the Walk and Dash Like MADD.

We were there to pay tribute to those who had lost their lives in driving while intoxicated crashes, increase public awareness of this epidemic, and raise money. The comraderie was strong as families displayed photographs and personal displays, rebuilt motorcycles, and other memories of their loved ones.

Families held hands and walked and ran several miles together. A Dallas City Councilman eulogized a former city councilwoman and her daughter who were recently killed in a DWI crash.

dallas-county-court-building-1…. and who shot J.R.?

Berenson Injury Law has filed suit on behalf of a husband and wife who were seriously injured when they were rear ended by a commercial vehicle on Interstate 35. Both could have died. They suffered multiple fractures, had to undergo surgeries and extensive physical therapy, and have a very difficult time recovering from their massive injuries.

The young commercial driver admitted that he looked away and didn’t notice the traffic in front of him slowing down. We intend to prove that he was texting while driving in violation of state and federal laws.

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 again been selected to the 2018 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

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

It was my pleasure to speak at the fifth grade graduation at the Rufino Mendoza Elementary School this morning.

I adopted this school on the economically challenged North Side of Fort Worth 13 years ago. I wanted to reach out to the community and support our children.

Today I donated five scholarships and have given a total of 20 to Mendoza students over the last four years.

To obtain one, students won challenging math, reading, science, writing, leadership, and music competitions. They submitted science projects, wrote essays, made speeches, balanced checkbooks, and identified musical composers.

When each winner’s name was announced, parents and family members shouted out with joy. One could feel that young lives were being changed and that their futures shone brightly.

Each winner was fitted with a cap from the school he or she wants to attend. You can see Harvard, Notre Dame, University of Texas, Texas A & M, Baylor, TCU, and University of North Texas caps in this photo.

The children’s desired fields of study were also impressive. They include environmental engineering, nursing, science, criminology, culinary arts, zoology, art, and computers.

Every year, I leave the graduation feeling that our city and our country are heading in the right place. Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world, as Nelson Mandela wrote.

I wish this morning’s winners, Josie, Tiffany, Tino, John,Emily, Paula, Amy, and Marcos, and all of our students success as they continue their studies and work to achieve their goals.

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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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I learned a great deal at the winter convention of the American Association For Justice in the beautiful setting of Maui, Hawaii.

Some of the useful seminars included commercial truck collisions, trial techniques, wrongful deaths, traumatic brain injuries, distracted driving, ride sharing crashes, and vehicle product liability law.

I have been working up 10 – 12 hours a day for the past few months trying to give my clients the best possible results and was happy to also bring my wife, daughter, and new son-in-law for a badly needed vacation.I exercise as much as possible so I can stay in the best possible physical and mental shape and on the day before the conference began, I rented a bicycle and was able to get in a long ride in.

Yesterday it was with great pride that I established the William K. Berenson Endowed Scholarship at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

I wanted to express gratitude to those who have made my career possible. I received my degree from SMU Law in 1979. Yesterday was Giving Tuesday, the perfect day to make my donation, and I just celebrated my 63rd birthday on Thanksgiving.

I did not receive any scholarships to SMU (only a few were available) and worked at part-time jobs all three years, sometimes without a car. Law school was a struggle.

After graduation, I moved to Fort Worth to work for a large law firm. However I enjoyed helping individuals more than representing corporations and insurance companies. I opened my law office several years later and decided to specialize in personal injury law.

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