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Terrifying crash has a happy ending

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. 

As she was hurled over the edge, our client naturally extended her hands and gripped the steering wheel as tightly as possible  This is called a bracing injury. And although the front airbags deployed for her and her passenger, they often cause injuries to the head, neck, chest, arms, and hands since they explode at over 200 miles per hour. Her parents rushed her to the emergency room where she was diagnosed with a right distal radius fracture that required surgery. The distal radius is the bone that connects the radius, one of the two bones in the forearm, to the wrist.
This is such an unusual crash that we thought that people who were researching a good Fort Worth car accident lawyer would be interested to see how it turned out for the injured woman.

The legal work

Her family hired Berenson Injury Law and we jumped into action. Although liability seemed obvious, the truck driver denied that he was at fault. We immediately got the police report and tracked down two eyewitnesses and her passenger and got recorded statements from them. We sent this information to the truck driver's insurance company and demanded that it accept liability. We quickly obtained her medical records, x-rays, and bills (most of which were paid by her health insurance), took other action, and demanded that the company immediately pay his entire insurance policy limits or we would file suit. We argued that she was severely injured, has to wear a cast in our Texas heat for two months, and still experiences pain in her wrist and other parts of her body. Mr. Berenson and his excellent staff communicated with the family and the young woman and explained every step of the way.

Our law firm only handles car, truck, 18-wheeler, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian crashes, so we have represented many people who have broken bones. We just settled a broken ankle case for $180,000.00 a few weeks ago and $132,500 for another broken wrist a few weeks before that, for example.

Here is more information about fractures.

And of course, intersection crashes like this one happen in any city 24/7, so we have also handled hundreds of these totally preventable collisions. As if living during the pandemic were not hard enough, negligent drivers like this guy needlessly cause enormous suffering and financial loss to innocent victims because they can't be bothered by stopping at a sign. What's that about?

The result

We got the maximum amount from the at-fault driver of $30,000.00 -- the amount that almost every Texas driver purchases, and if he had bought more, we would have fought for that. Then we made her parent's insurance company pay the total available of $50,000.00 of underinsured motorists benefits. Our client received $51,600.00 (a large 65% of the total) after payment of fees and medical expenses. And we did this in five weeks, which is extremely fast. Cases like this can drag on for months and even years. With Texas courthouses still almost closed and jury trials set to begin again possibly in September, we did not want our client to have to wait for a lawsuit to get to trial years from now. Usually, the insurance company finds countless ways to delay the settlement process by performing endless investigations, stonewalling, denying liability, blaming the innocent driver or a third vehicle or factor, or minimizes injuries to avoid having to pay the claim. We always aim to get our clients as much money as fast as possible. We beat a claim for reimbursement so our client would get more money. How subrogation affects car accident claims We also reduced the attorney's fee, did not charge for expenses, and got our client a huge reduction of the diagnostic testing and paid that up front for her.

Our client's review:

Her mother graciously wrote this review on Google:
Star Rating
Positive: Professionalism, Responsiveness
"This was our first time involved in an accident. The team at Berenson really walked me through the process and was always there to answer any questions. They have been great to work with!"

We can help you

We believe that this case is an example of the legal service we provide to the thousands of injured people we have been fortunate enough to represent over the past 40 years. And we think that is why we have over 450 5-star reviews like this one. We know that people who have been hurt in a Fort Worth car wreck want to know more about the personal injury lawyer's results and qualifications, which is why we have written so many blog posts and legal articles on this site. If you need help with your car accident case, please contact us.  

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 

Last summer our client injured his foot at a recreational facility outside of Fort Worth. We went to work immediately and
  • investigated the scene and obtained critical evidence including witness statements and photographs;
  • worked with his doctors, health insurance carrier, and employer to make sure he got the medical treatment he needed;
  • located a secondary health insurance policy;
  • gave our client a large loan since he could not perform his physical job. And we never charge interest, not wanting to add to our clients' financial burden (and it is outlawed in the Bible);
  • researched similar cases across the country and contacted attorneys who had handled them to get more information;
  • contested his health insurance company's attempt to be repaid for the medical bills it had paid;
  • kept our client and the insurance companies updated with case developments; and
  • sent a lawsuit petition and discovery documents we were about to file in court to the business's insurance company.
For confidentiality reasons, we are not permitted to disclose further information.

The excellent results

Mr. Berenson entered into lengthy negotiations and was able to make the insurance company pay $180,000.00. Then he cut down medical bills that had to be repaid due to subrogation from $33,000.00 to $21,000.00. He also cut his legal fee and expenses so his client would get more money. His client received $100,000.00 in his pocket and was thrilled.

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Burleson tragedy is the latest in a surge of fatal hit-and-runs

A driver hit a car on Monday night in Burleson, then fled the scene. The life of Tre Allison, a popular 16-year-old, was taken away. He was a top student at Burleson High School, a devout Christian, and found time to be start on its football, basketball, and track teams. Monday had been an exciting day for the Burleson football team. It was the first day that the quarantined players had been able to practice with their new football coach, the former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna. On Wednesday night, a huge crowd of over 1,000 people held an emotional candle light vigil at the football stadium to remember Tre. A man named Eric Padilla was caught and charged with vehicular manslaughter.
A Gofundme page has been set up. We made a donation and hope readers of this blog will do so as well.
We send our prayers and condolences to the Allison family.

Other recent hit-and-runs in our area

  • On Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 in the afternoon, a man who was driving while intoxicated hit a woman walking on a sidewalk in Dallas. The drunk driver crashed into some trees then ran away. He was later caught.
  •  Last week, a pickup driver hit a woman in Fort Worth at the intersection of North Main Street and 14th Street and fled the scene. She is reported as being in critical condition. Please contact the Fort Worth Police Department if you know the owner or driver of a low-riding 2005 - 2007 dark grey Chevrolet Silverado. It will have front vehicle damage, cat eye headlights, and special edition Texas rims.
  • Two weeks ago, a young  woman who was working inside a hotel died after a reckless teenager crashed his stolen truck into the side of the building, then took off. He was apprehended.
  • A 7-year-old boy was killed as he played in front of his house in Fort Worth in April.
There are many others. Of course there will be since there are so many motor vehicle collisions in our area. Just here in Fort Worth there were about 15,500 crashes in 2018.

Hit-and-runs can be a double disaster

In the typical car or truck crash, the at-fault driver's insurance company pays the victims' medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. This can be a contentious and stressful process, so the services of a good personal injury lawyer are needed. But when the liable driver takes off, what happens? It can be difficult, if not impossible, to locate them. Berenson Injury Law gets information from the victim and passengers, eyewitnesses, police officers, dash cam video, and traffic and business cameras to track down license plate and vehicle information. We use several proprietary data bases and other resources. We try to find the driver and force their insurance company to pay the maximum damages available or we file a lawsuit, and sometimes file suit immediately depending on the facts. If we cannot locate the driver, we pursue a claim with our client's uninsured motorists benefits. Many people have purchased this valuable coverage and do not remember buying it. We are sometimes able to get this money for our clients even when they did not buy this coverage. However one of the first things that we do when we are hired is to demand that our clients' liability insurance company produce the legally required rejection of coverage. If and when the company fails to do that, we demand payment for our clients. We just did this this week and made our clients a lot more money on their underinsured motorist policy after we had already obtained the maximum available of $30,000.00 from the at-fault driver's company for one and a good recovery for her daughter. The mother had already written this 5-star review on Google before we told her this new good news:

     "The staff and Mr. Berenson were awesome! They actually worked my case quicker than expected and I received money from my accident. I appreciate Mr.   Berenson's prompt response to any and all questions. Best lawyer experience I have ever had!"

We also file on personal injury protection insurance policies and work with our clients' health insurance coverage. Patient with Doctor The at-fault driver's insurance company, contrary to popular opinion, does not pay for someone's ambulance, hospital, and doctor visits up-front. So we find good medical professionals and work with them. We also get their medical bills covered so our clients do not have to pay for these before a good settlement or jury verdict can be obtained.
Later, we reduce outstanding medical bills so our clients receive even more money.

What causes a driver to hit-and-run?

We see a variety of reasons.
  • Sometimes the driver is intoxicated.
  • Other times they are unlicensed or have a suspended license.
  • Or they have no insurance --or they do have insurance and don't want a claim being filed so their rates go up.
  • Or they have previous crashes or criminal convictions.
  • They may even have stolen the vehicle.
And these miscreants know they are at fault but are not the type to admit responsibility, let alone care if they have caused someone to be injured.

Texas Law Regarding Hit-and-Run Crashes

The law requires a driver to stop, provide identification, and render aid after being involved in a vehicle collision. That is also common courtesy - something our country sorely needs. If a driver flees and an injury or death occurs, he or she can be charged with a third degree felony if there is a serious injury or second degree felony if there is not. The punishment range for a third degree felony is two to ten years in a state penitentiary and can also include a $10,000.00 fine. Even if there is only property damage, the driver is required to stop and identify themselves to the driver or leave them a note if the vehicle is unoccupied. They can be arrested for a Class B misdemeanor if they do not and fined up to $500.00 and have to serve up to six months in a county jail.

We can help you

We certainly hope that you have not been in any type of automobile or truck wreck, but they are fairly common in Texas. There is no reason why we should have almost 600,000 collisions a year. Bill Berenson has aggressively represented thousands of victims of collisions over the past 40 years. He sees that car accidents happen every day across the state and knows that almost all could have easily been prevented. He wants to help change this terrible statistic: Texas has not had one day without someone dying on our highways for 20 years. His top-rated personal injury law firm wants to raise awareness of these sometimes catastrophic events so that drivers will be more careful and stop after causing a crash. Please  contact us online or at 1-888-801-8585 if we can be of assistance or you have any questions.

We are living through unprecedented chaos. Violent protests against racism and injustice coupled with the grim pandemic have rocked our country. Our hearts go out to everyone who is hurting and frightened, especially in the minority communities that are the disproportionately the victims of these two disastrous plagues that have beset the world. So the last thing we needed to see happen this weekend was this horrific crash that took the life of a woman of color. A 16-year-old male stole a truck and was driving recklessly in a parking lot in north Fort Worth when his truck hit a car. He kept driving and crashed the truck into the wall of the HomeTowne Suites. An employee who was inside a room named Maria Mancha tragically died. The teen hit-and-ran, was chased to a nearby hotel, and was arrested. We extend our sincere condolences to the family of Ms. Mancha. You can assume the teenager has no liability insurance or assets. What causes a crash case like this and what can you do if it happens to you?

Vehicle-Into-Building Crash Causes

They are such a big problem that ABC News reported on this serious topic. The videos on this clip are frightening. There are 20,000 vehicle-into-building crashes every year in our country -- about 60 a day -- that take the lives of 500 people and injure 4,000 others. Research shows that about half are caused by operator error, usually pressing the wrong pedal by mistake. But there are other causes including driving while intoxicated and still others that can't be explained, like the one on Sunday. These crashes can happen in different settings. Often a driver is arriving at or leaving a building or residence. Others happen when structures are located on busy roads, at T-shaped intersections, or curves in a road and a speeding driver loses control of their vehicle.

Liability for injuries where vehicle crashes into a building or home

There are various factors that affect the amount of money a victim can receive. The key to all personal injury cases is liability. An immediate investigation is essential. The police and witnesses need to be contacted, photographs and measurements taken, and critical evidence obtained. Intentional acts are excluded under liability insurance policies and medical emergencies, e.g. a diabetic black-out, or poor weather conditions, e.g. ice, can be too.
Building owners can occasionally be found liable if they knew there were prior safety issues. 

Consult With An Experienced Lawyer After A Serious Crash

Bill Berenson has represented the victims in similar crashes over the last 40 years. Some of his clients have been sitting or sleeping inside their homes, businesses, stores, and restaurants when they were hit by vehicles. Others have been standing outside of buildings or simply walking down a sidewalk or street. Several months ago Mr. Berenson successfully resolved a case for a man asleep in his house in Fort Worth when the truck pictured above crashed into it. The total recovered was $102,500.00, the full insurance policies from all available sources. (The net amount received by his client was $53,024.00.) Our client was extremely happy and wrote this review on Google:

"Excellent staff, they worked very hard on our case. We are so lucky to have them on our side. Mr. Berenson is the best attorney you can hire.

I am very happy with results of my case. I will recommend this attorney to anyone who needs an attorney who will fight for you.

Thank you very much."

Berenson Injury Law has been open for every day during the pandemic and we are working harder than ever. We can speak with you on the phone, by text or email, or another remote means, respecting social distance rules. Our top-rated personal injury law firm has helped the victims of car accidents for more than 40 years. We know how to investigate car accidents and we fight to get our clients the compensation they deserve. If we can help you, please contact our office by calling 1-885-801-8585 or by clicking on this link.  

Berenson Injury Law has successfully obtained all available insurance proceeds for our client who sustained a serious injury in this car accident in Fort Worth last year. Mike had served our country honorably and had returned to the workforce. He was driving home from his job when a woman cut him off at an intersection. He was rushed to the hospital and later had to have several surgeries performed on his arm. But the woman’s insurance company would not treat him fairly, so he hired our car accident law firm to help him out. We immediately went to work. We investigated the case and obtained all crash and medical evidence we needed to win his case in court. After negotiating with two insurance companies, we were able to obtain the other driver’s entire liability policy. We then went after his underinsured motorist policy and his personal injury protection benefits. We then slashed his medical bills that he had to repay to make him a lot more money. There are two ways to get more money after someone is in a car crash: get more money from the other driver's insurance policy (or his company, it they were driving a commercial vehicle) and reduce the bills that have to be paid back from those funds. We are good at both of these important jobs. Our client netted $81,770 after payment of medical and legal expenses, which we reduced. That was close to two-thirds of the total, which is an excellent result. Mike was extremely happy with his recovery. Here are his and hundreds of other 5-star reviews if you have unfortunately been injured in a Fort Worth car wreck and are researching the best injury lawyer. Mike, since it's Memorial Day on Monday, we wanted to thank you for your service to our country. We wish you the best. If you need more information, here are other settlements and verdicts we have achieved. We can help you For over 40 years, Berenson Injury Law has helped thousands of North Texans like Mike. We specialize in car, truck, and 18-wheeler crashes. We have two goals in every case: (1) get our client as much money as possible as fast as possible and (2) treat him or her the way we would like to be treated. I guess you could say that we try to go for the gold and live by the Golden Rule. If you have any questions, please contact us by clicking here or by calling us at 1-888-801-8585.  

Joshua's story

Berenson Injury Law has successfully resolved the highly unusual case for a young man who was driving this commercial truck (the company's name was deleted) in East Dallas last year. The dump truck driver in front of Joshua stupidly activated the dump mechanism. As the bed raised, the top grazed a bridge which sheered off a piece of the truck. Our client swerved to avoid the road debris and a collision resulted. He was taken to a hospital and diagnosed with a strained back. We immediately investigated the scene and obtained critical evidence that we needed to win the case. We also researched the truck driver and his company and learned that he did not have a commercial driver's license, but that he did have a criminal history.

Alfredo's story Berenson Injury Law has successfully resolved a case for an 18-wheeler driver who was side-swiped by another tractor-trailer driver. This happened three years ago in Fort Worth early on Halloween morning. The vehicles bumped where the lanes slowed and merged on Interstate 35 just north of downtown in the construction area (back then). Alfredo’s cab and trailer (which are pictured in the distance) and the other driver’s big rig (in the foreground) showed minor physical damage. But Alfredo felt some back stiffness and pain and was taken to a hospital. He was diagnosed with a strain/sprain of his neck and back, which usually happens after a truck or car wreck. He was jerked around by the other driver’s insurance company, which is also typical unless someone has hired a good personal injury lawyer. The adjuster said that he could not possibly have been injured sitting up so high in such a huge vehicle in such a low-speed, minor impact. Further, she learned that he had a prior injury to his back that she argued was the real cause of his injury and  refused to offer him any money. Alfredo wisely contacted our office and we went to work on this difficult case. How we won We investigated the scene and got the photographs and evidence we needed to prove liability. At the same time, we arranged the medical treatment Alfredo needed. Unfortunately, chiropractic treatments, physical therapy, and medications didn’t resolve his pain. Epidural steroid injections didn’t work either. We filed a lawsuit. And we had Alfredo examined by a neurosurgeon who ordered a magnetic resonance image and then a myelogram and a computed tomography. They showed that our client had herniated a disc. We guaranteed payment for this medical treatment since our client did not have health insurance. The doctor told Alfredo that surgery was necessary which was performed. We had already filed our client's Personal Injury Protection and given him all of the money (no attorney's fee was charged). We also loaned him more funds without charging any interest since he was not able to work. We were finally able to convince the other driver’s insurance company and its attorneys  to pay a large sum of money. Then we made his insurance company pay more money from his underinsured motorists benefits, which again was not an easy task. His company argued that he had already been well compensated from the at-fault driver's company and that no further proceeds would be paid. We threatened to sue them for insurance bad faith and they relented. The total we collected was $375,000.00. We then slashed Alfredo's medical bills and reduced his legal fee to save him almost $100,000.00. As a result, he received $188,000.00, which was an excellent outcome. Often in cases like these, with large medical and legal fees, a person receives little money after a crash. Our client's review Alfredo was thrilled with our work. He very nicely wrote this five-star review: "I would highly recommend Mr. Berenson to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair, honest and will keep your best interest and unique needs at the forefront. Should the situation arise, I would not hesitate to seek representation from Mr. Berenson and his staff again.  Mr. Berenson helped me settle my case making me a lot more money than expected, and for that my family and I are very grateful." Thank you Alfredo! We can help you We work hard for every client, from families with wrongful death cases to those with smaller injuries. We believe that this case is an example of the work that we do. We are proud to have received hundreds of other reviews like this one. That is because we are blessed to have several thousand clients over the past 40 years. Here are some posts about their cases and the money we obtained for them. (And we don't have a marketing department or stop to report our victories or there would be many more.) Bill Berenson is one of the top personal injury lawyers in Fort Worth. This is his 40th year practicing law, with 38 of them in the WestBend Tower near I-30 and University Drive. He is also an Eagle Scout and former Sunday School teacher. Mr Berenson specializes in car and truck wrecks, not in medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, premises liability, or other personal injury cases. There are so many bad drivers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that we don't have time to handle other types of claims! Please contact our office if you have unfortunately been involved in a truck or car crash. We will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve.

Maximum insurance policies over $100,000 paid to man asleep in his house Berenson Injury Law has resolved a crazy Fort Worth DWI crash case where our client got hit by this truck and flying bricks while he was lying in his bed. A drunk driver
  1. hit a sign,
  2. swerved to his left,
  3. jumped the median,
  4. swerved over two more lanes of traffic,
  5. drove across a yard, and
  6. crashed into our client's bedroom.
The next day, our client went to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured rib and other injuries. He could not work for several weeks. Fortunately, he has fully recovered. We were able to obtain the DWI motorist’s liability policy amount of $100,000 and our client's Personal Injury Protection benefits of $2,500. The net amount recovered so far by our client (after repayment of his medical bills - which we were able to reduce by over $20,000) is $51,000.  EDITED: Now up to $53,000 with a further reduction of bills. This number will be higher when we collect additional money from his underinsured motorist policy. The man also obtained additional money from his homeowner's policy. Our client was very happy and very nicely wrote this five-star review on Google: Excellent staff, they worked very hard on our case. We are so lucky to have them on our side. Mr. Berenson is the best attorney you can hire. I am very happy with results of my case. I will do recommend this attorney to anyone who needs an attorney who will fight for you. Thank you very much.

Happy ending for potentially deadly crash

Berenson Injury Law has successfully resolved a case against the drunk driver and the bar that might have over-served him after a Fort Worth DWI collision in April. A young woman was driving her car on a Fort Worth interstate late one night. Her boyfriend was a passenger. Suddenly a driver's worst nightmare happened: a car driving the wrong way crashed into them. And guess what, the young male driver was driving while intoxicated. Without any headlights on. Our clients suffered cuts and bruises and they were rushed to the hospital. Fortunately, all tests were normal and they never had any follow-up medical care. Our firm investigated the crash, obtained the police, toxicology, and criminal files, and researched the defendant driver. We made his substandard (i.e. underfunded and difficult to work with) insurance company pay all available insurance policy proceeds to our two clients.

Dram shop law in Texas

To increase our clients' financial recovery, we went after the bar and alleged that it had violated the Texas Dram Shop Act. This is always an uphill battle. Under the Texas Alcohol Beverage Code, the burden of proof for someone injured by a drunk driver and claiming that the retail establishment who over-served them is high. It must be apparent to the licensed alcohol provider that the customer was obviously intoxicated to the extent he presented a clear danger to himself and others. But the bar's employees almost always testify in court that they did not think that the customer was obviously intoxicated or they would have stopped serving him or her more alcohol. In addition, the jury often blames the drunk driver, not the bar. And sometimes the plaintiff had also been drinking. Or the intoxicated driver might have later gone to another bar or drunk out of a bottle in their car. There are other road blocks and evidence problems that the law erects. We located a video of the other driver drinking in a local bar on social media. However he and his friends did not appear to be intoxicated so the evidence of over-serving was circumstantial. We researched the history of the bar and its owners and found other accusations they had over-served other customers at other locations. We succeeded in making the bar pay a confidential sum of money to the couple.

Our clients were thrilled

Our clients netted $130,000.00 after payment of medical bills - which we obtained huge discounts on - and legal fees and expenses, which we also reduced. They were very happy and graciously wrote this review online: Bill and his team went above and beyond, When others said they couldn’t take on our case because they were afraid of no outcome they dove right in and gave us the best outcome possible! Wouldn’t recommend anyone else! If you have been injured in a car accident in North Texas and like to read reviews before you decide which personal injury lawyer to hire, there are hundreds of other five star reviews of Berenson Injury Law here. There is a deluge of DWI crashes in the DFW area Last year, the four counties in the Metroplex suffered through 5,000 crashes caused by people who were driving while intoxicated. A shocking 90 people in in Dallas and Tarrant Counties and 618 Texans died last year in a DWI wreck. That's ridiculous. We have to stop these easily preventable car accidents crashes from occurring night after night. They should not be inevitable. Driving at night should not be a death wish. This is why Bill Berenson proudly supports the work of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). He goes after people who drink and drive with a passion. He prosecutes lawsuits for people who have been hurt in drunk driving collisions and advocates for stronger laws to make us all safer. We have handled a lot of Fort Worth DWI collision cases over the last almost 40 years and know how to win a driving while intoxicated case. And in case you don't think this affects you, these drunken wrong-way crashes occur in North Texas all the time. It happened again early this morning in Dallas County, tragically killing the driver of the wrong-way Honda and the driver of the Tahoe he rammed into on 635.

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Berenson Injury Law has helped thousands of injured people and specializes in from car, truck, and 18-wheeler collisions. From the first phone call to us, you will see that we genuinely care about our clients. We are laser-focused on getting them their claims investigated, their bodies healed, and their cases resolved for as much money possible. We know just how devastating a Fort Worth DWI collision or any crash in Texas can be. Please contact us by clicking here or by calling us at 1-888-801-8585 if you have any questions about a car or truck wreck that you have unfortunately been in. Related posts: DWI crash in DFW takes lives of six people How can you get a good injury settlement? What are my rights if I am hit by a drunk driver? Wrong way crash in North Fort Worth causes fatality

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