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The most maddening thing about being in a car accident in Fort Worth — or anywhere in Texas — is that it was easily avoidable. It would not have happened if the other driver had followed basic traffic laws.

But sadly our number of motor vehicle crashes is soaring along with our sky-rocketing population. What used to be a sleepy Cowtown when Mr. Berenson moved here back in 1979 after graduating from SMU Law School in Dallas is suddenly the 12th largest city in the country. Almost one million people live in Fort Worth and there are 7,500,000 in the Metroplex — and more every day.

Cattle ranches are now bustling suburbs.  A sprawling new subdivision in North Fort Worth with 10,000 houses was just announced. But more people = more vehicles = more roads = more collisions. And to make the chances of being injured even higher, it seems that almost every one has an oversized truck or SUV and and is texting as they race around town.

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IMG-2035If you have been injured in a car or truck crash, you may be reading this because you are searching for a good Fort Worth car accident lawyer. You need someone to help you recover your damages as quickly as possible so you can return to your old life.

There are many personal injury attorneys here to choose from. How can you know who will do the best job and get you the compensation you want? Learning about their results and whether their clients were pleased are two of the best ways to decide.

We go above and beyond for our clients

Bill Berenson only handles car, truck, tractor-trailer, motorcycle, and pedestrian crash cases. He has successfully practiced personal injury law in Fort Worth for the last 41 years.

Here are just a few of his client’s stories from the past few months.

Steve

This nice man who lives in south Tarrant County was driving last year for his job. Suddenly a large commercial vehicle crashed over the interstate’s barrier. Steve (the names and reviews have been changed to protect the identities of our clients) slammed on his brakes. But he could not avoid hitting the trailer laying on its side. However the police and eyewitnesses blamed another driver who had cut in front of the 18-wheeler. Steve’s foot was badly injured and he had to have surgery. We jumped into action. We sent our accident reconstruction expert to the scene and conducted our own thorough investigation of the scene and the two vehicles and did other legal work. Last week Mr. Berenson attended a mediation with Steve and made the insurance company pay a substantial amount (the amount is confidential at the request of the company’s attorney). Our client will receive approximately $100,000 after medical and legal bills. This case just settled but Steve said he was working on a 5 star review.


 

Susan

Our client was driving home when a vehicle crashed into her car. But hit-and-runs are rampant in North Texas and the other driver took off. Fortunately another driver chased him down. But the police officer wrote down the wrong VIN number and it took a detailed investigation to learn who the real driver was. We got good news: the vehicle was owned by a company, which meant that it had higher insurance limits. Almost all crashes are caused by individuals who purchase the required coverage in the amount of $30,000 for any one person they injure or kill. Even if the personal injury lawyer goes to trial and obtains a larger verdict, it is never paid by the at-fault driver over the amount of the insurance policy. Substantial payments to people injured in a car wreck are rare. Susan hurt her neck, back, and knee and had to undergo medical treatment, including several steroid injections, to alleviate her pain. We worked hard and obtained a recovery of $113,000, then cut her medical bills. After her expenses were deducted, Susan received $50,100 two weeks ago.

We have included reviews from on and other sites from our clients.

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 “Very professional, helpful to any concerns. Helped me throughout the whole process. I will definitely recommend to family and friends. I wanted to thank Mr. Berenson for doing his best and help me get my treatment to get back on my feet.”     

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1. Stay home! New Year’s Eve is just an excuse for the overconsumption of alcoholic beverages. And with 2020 being such a terrible year, this might make even more people go out and drink even more tonight. They will be celebrating at nightclubs, bars, and restaurants, then drive home and cause a possible fatal DWI accident in Fort Worth.

Not to be a party-pooper, but please stay home tonight due to Covid-19 precautions, bad weather, and just plain common sense.

Our main goal at Berenson Injury Law is to use the civil justice system to get our clients the best possible compensation for their damages. We also try to change the behavior of negligent drivers so that our highways will be less dangerous.

We just filed a lawsuit against a man whose blood alcohol content was an unbelievable 3.5 times the legal limit — at only about 7:00 p.m.

The Fort Worth Star Telegram wrote an excellent article about this tragic case that claimed the life of a man. Publicizing the inevitability of severe criminal punishments and substantial civil judgments can warn others and hold down the chance of another Fort Worth DWI accident like this one.

We often write about what people should do after they are involved in a driving while intoxicated collision since they are so common and hurt so many people.

Shockingly, 30 Americans lose their lives each day, in a DWI crash. That is one every 50 minutes, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

We must stop the madness. Every driving while intoxicated collision is preventable. Tonight is the perfect time to start.

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The epidemic of DWIs in DFW is officially out of control

When a judge and police officer were disgracefully jailed last week for driving while intoxicated, you know that we have a crisis. How can people paid to enforce the law break it? Committing DWIs in DFW is outrageous for drivers plus being hypocritical when committed by those supposed to protect us from drunk drivers in the first place.

So what happened and why do we bring this to your attention?

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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.

Paula’s story

Fort-Worth-car-accident-how-much-is-it-worthIf you have unfortunately been injured in a Fort Worth car accident, this is probably the first time you have had to deal with the personal injury claims process. So you have questions about your legal rights and how a personal injury lawyer can help you. In my 40 years specializing in personal injury law, the question I get asked the most is how much money do you think I will receive after my medical bills are paid? It’s a great question. I have discussed this on my web site and blog posts, in a book and seminars I have written and taught to injury attorneys.

How to calculate how much money you might receive from a Fort Worth car accident

Since every car and truck wreck is different, there is no way to state one answer. The real answer can only be learned after the injured person files a lawsuit and a jury returns a verdict for his or her damages (but even then, the verdict can be and often is appealed to a higher court).

Tamme-MBerenson Injury Law resolved a broken nose and injured neck case for $205,000. The Fort Worth car accident happened in April of last year when a pickup truck rear ended a woman’s Mini Cooper.

She was rushed to the hospital and underwent nasal surgery several weeks later.

Some of her medical bills were paid by her health insurance, which creates a valuation problem when a personal injury lawyer is attempting to settle the claim or argue the case to a judge and jury. The total amount that can be awarded for medical bills is lessened by the “paid vs. incurred statute” and Escobedo decision from the Supreme Court.

If you have been injured in a car accident in Texas, you might want to familiarize yourself with basic Texas car accident laws. This will give you a better understanding of how to recover your financial damages and know what questions to ask a personal injury lawyer who can assist you.

Texas Car Accident Laws

Report the car or truck crash

For starters, Texas law has a requirement that drivers must call contact the police. Hopefully a law enforcement officer will write a Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report (Form CR-3), which is required if any one reports being injured or there is damage to any vehicle more than $1,000.

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