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PERSONAL INJURY FAQS

Why do I need a personal injury lawyer?

If you have been in a serious accident caused by someone being reckless or careless, then you are going to be faced with a number of issues. Your accident could leave you permanently disabled for the remainder of your life or you could be looking at years of medical issues and payments that will strain your finances. Personal injury law is specifically designed to help those people hurt in a variety of accidents caused by negligence or misconduct.

How long after my accident do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

In the state of Texas, personal injury claims typically have a statute of limitations of two years. This means that you must file suit within two years of your injury – or within two years of discovering your injury, if the injury was an illness or other condition not immediately apparent.

Can I file a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of my minor child?

Yes.  If your child suffered a severe injury due to someone else’s actions, you can pursue legal action on his or her behalf. Consult with an experienced attorney to determine the strength of your potential case and the type of damages you should seek.

What if I am partially to blame for my injury along with someone else?

Under Texas law, the concept of comparative negligence applies to personal injury cases. If the court finds you more than 50% responsible for your injury, you won’t be able to collect damages from anyone else who shared in your injury. However, as long your share of the responsibility is less than 50%, you can still sue, but your recovery will be reduced in proportion to your share of the fault.

My husband was killed by a drunk driver and the driver is on trial for manslaughter. Does that mean I can’t sue him?

No. Just because the state has taken criminal action against the drunk driver does not mean a civil action is barred. Families who are not satisfied with the results of a criminal trial often decide to file personal injury suits as a means of seeking additional justice.

What does strict liability mean?

Strict liability is the concept that some products and activities are so inherently dangerous that the company responsible for the product or activity is held liable for any harm or injuries that result, regardless of fault. In most personal injury cases, you have to prove a company’s negligence, but in strict liability cases, such as those involving dangerous consumer products, you only have to prove the product was dangerous. This also can be applied to certain activities – demolishing a building, for example, which is so dangerous that any company engaging in the activity must be held accountable for any injuries that result, regardless of whether they acted negligently.

I recently suffered serious injuries related to a defective car part. An insurance agent representing the car company sent me a check. Should I cash it?

Before you cash the check, you should know that by endorsing it you may be signing away your rights to file any legal action against the car company. Insurance companies often try to get injury victims to sign what is known as a release – this “releases” the company from any further financial responsibility and prevents you from bringing a lawsuit. Sometimes these releases come in the form of checks offered as minimal compensation amounts, and people don’t realize that fact until they have endorsed and cashed the checks. Don’t sign or cash anything until you have consulted with an experienced personal injury attorney.

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Marye Law has more than 20 years of experience in personal injury law in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Texas. We have represented a number of clients and helped them secure the compensation they deserved due to their accidents, and many have spoken about our integrity and personal approach. If you have been involved in an accident and are in need of legal representation, call us today at 214-987-8240 or fill out our FREE case review form.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I got hurt on a cotton gin when the rollers on the condenser unit caught my arm and pulled me into the machine. My arm was smashed up to my elbow. I lost muscle and all my nerves and still have pain to this day. A local Lubbock lawyer dropped my case because my employer didn’t have workmen’s comp. I called Eric Marye and he worked on my case for about two years. We got real close to trial and at the second settlement meeting, my case settled for one and a half million dollars (Client received $900,000). He got my medical bills paid and I am getting a check every month from the insurance company for the rest of my life. I am definitely happy with the job Mr. Marye did for me and my family and would recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney for a serious injury.

Jerry Alvarado

I hit an 18-wheeler that ran a stop sign on a highway in Louisiana. A local lawyer told me that he could get me $600,000 for my case if I was lucky. I had brain surgery and I couldn’t raise my arm. After hiring Eric Marye, he got me to a good doctor that told me I had a torn rotator cuff and operated on my shoulder. He also sent me to a doctor for my brain injury and a psychiatrist. He settled my case for almost two million dollars! (Client received $1,266,666.67.) I am getting a check each month for the rest of my life.

Lusty Harris

Eric, I thank u for everything u have done for me and my family. Thank u for caring so much for Jacob when u hadn’t even met him. U believed in all of us. Only God can put that kind of faith, hope, and heart-felt feelings in a good person like yourself. Your a dam good lawyer and a wonderful friend.

Emily Garcia

Eric and his staff did the most wonderful job helping me get a start in life after my work accident. I got shocked at work from a broken electric stove. My employer did not want to back me up so I hired Eric through my daughter, and he got a lot of experts and we went to trial on my case and won. We got everything we asked for and I ended up with a lot more money than I thought I could get, especially now that I am retired. If anyone needs a super lawyer, hire him because he is the best. Thanks again Eric.

Carolyn Moreno

When my wife was killed by an eighteen-wheeler, my family and I hired Eric Marye. Eric did a great job on the case. Not only was he a great lawyer, but he also became a friend. If you need a lawyer for an eighteen-wheeler accident, hire Eric.

Milton Jensen

Initially, I couldn’t find a lawyer willing to take my case. I was in a one-car accident on the job and had a head injury so I couldn’t remember what happened. Eric Marye found two witnesses and sued my company. The settlement was confidential, but I am very happy with what Eric did for me. My life would be much different if I hadn’t hired Eric Marye’s firm.

Robby Thomas

I hit an 18-wheeler that ran a stop sign on a highway in Louisiana. A local lawyer told me that he could get me $600,000 for my case if I was lucky. I had brain surgery and I couldn’t raise my arm. After hiring Eric Marye, he got me to a good doctor that told me I had a torn rotator cuff and operated on my shoulder. He also sent me to a doctor for my brain injury and a psychiatrist. He settled my case for almost two million dollars! (Client received $1,266,666.67.) I am getting a check each month for the rest of my life.

Lusty Harris