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Unfortunately, injuries are a common fact of life. From vehicle accidents to workplace accidents, pharmaceutical drug injuries, all the way to wrongful deaths, modern life gives us plenty to negotiate every day.
Often, people are injured because of circumstances that are entirely out of their control. Some of the time, these accidents occur even if no one directly caused them, such as when a storm caused damage to someone’s home or car.
In other cases, however, the way a person acted or failed to act may have caused an accident to happen, such as when a homeowner failed to repair their damaged porch, or a driver caused an accident while texting.
In these situations, another person’s reckless or negligent behavior directly caused an accident, which may result in an injury or monetary loss to you or your loved ones. You should not be forced to pay for the consequences of another person’s actions, especially when you had no part in the resulting accident.
When these types of accidents occur, sometimes they cause significant injuries. This is when you need an experienced Dallas personal injury lawyer on your side to help you fight back.
The personal injury lawyers at The Benton Law Firm have centered their legal careers around helping the victims of another person’s negligence receive justice. The injuries you face after a serious accident may have life-altering effects, including pain and suffering, exorbitant medical bills, and even loss of income if you are unable to return to work.
We understand the frustration and anger you must be feeling after this accident, and we will work with you so that you can begin healing.
Whether you want to understand your rights after an accident, or you have decided to pursue a lawsuit, our legal team is prepared to help you understand the best steps to take moving forward.
We have the necessary legal experience to help you build a strong case and help you to receive the compensation you need.
Dallas Personal Injury Attorney Jeff Benton has been helping injured people in Dallas, Fort Worth, Brownsville, El Paso, Tyler, and across the state of Texas for years and has recovered millions on behalf of injury victims.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact our office today for a free consultation.
Jeff Benton represented the family of a man who was killed when he was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler. The case was resolved approximately one year after the incident.Attorney’s Fees: $1,833,333.33 | Expenses: $40,704.53
Jeff Benton represented a man who slipped and fell at a Taco Bell in Grand Prairie, Texas, that caused a severe back injury requiring surgery. At trial, the evidence showed that Taco Bell employees identified the spill, but failed to follow company policy that required an employee to stand by the spill to warn customers. The jury found the defendant 100% responsible and awarded damages for medical expenses, pain, mental anguish and impairment.Attorney’s Fees: $327,000.00 | Expenses: $15,101.42
Jeff Benton represented a woman who sustained injuries including a concussion and broken ribs in an accident involving an ATV. The client, a minor, lost consciousness in the accident and had to be evacuated by helicopter from a rural area in North Texas. A judgment was obtained that included a recovery for the client’s past medical bills, pain, mental anguish and impairment.Attorney’s Fees: $194,000 | Expenses: $971.37
Jeff Benton represented a woman who was severely injured when a construction vehicle ran a red light. As a result of the incident, the client had to undergo neck surgery. The case settled just 15 months after the incident.Attorney’s Fees: $188,000.00 | Expenses: $940.80
Jeff Benton represented an individual who suffered significant injuries to his knee and lower back when he fell from a defective ladder while working for an international telecommunications company. After taking depositions that revealed the defendant had lied about the condition of the ladder, the case was resolved at mediation.Attorney’s Fees: $160,000.00 | Expenses: $4,544.65
Jeff Benton represented an individual who was sustained back and neck injuries when she was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler on her way to work. Although the primary defendant tried to blame the accident on another commercial vehicle, both defendants agreed to settle the case shortly before trial.Attorney’s Fees: $120,000.00 | Expenses: $3,238.38
Jeff Benton represented a man who was injured when another driver ran a red light, colliding with his work van. As a result of the accident, the man required a shoulder surgery.Attorney’s Fees: $100,000.00 | Expenses: $3,023.20
Injuries may come in many different forms due to the number of different ways we interact with people. You may have been injured by someone’s actions directly, like if they were behaving in a way that was unsafe or reckless, or your injury may have been the unintended result of a person’s actions, such as when a person makes a critical mistake or fails to perform their required duties.
Each of these types of personal injury cases can have a wide variety of legal consequences and impacts, and it is important to understand the full scope of your injury in order to receive appropriate compensation.
This is why the legal team at The Benton Law Firm is prepared to work with you in a number of different situations in which an injury could occur.
If you’d like to know more, reach out to us today for a free consultation.
Although these are some of the most common forms of personal injury, many other types of injuries are still possible. Even if the circumstances of your injury are not specifically covered, our attorneys may still be able to help you build your case.
Personal injury lawsuits are one of the most common forms of civil litigation across the United States. Although this fact is true, in part, because of the number of different types of injuries which may qualify, it is also due to the high number of accidents and injuries that occur each year. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 31 million people are injured yearly, with 2 million of these injuries requiring hospitalization and 162,000 resulting in death.
One of the most common causes of these injuries is motor vehicle accidents. In 2016 alone, automobile crashes across the state of Texas resulted in approximately 17,500 serious injuries and nearly 4,000 deaths. Additionally, Texas has a large number of commercial trucks driving on the highways. These trucks pose an additional risk to drivers and often cause serious accidents. In 2016, commercial trucks caused over 34,000 accidents on roads and highways across Texas. Although automobile accidents cause a vast majority of injuries across Texas, many other types of personal injuries are also common. Texas has alarmingly high rates of construction injuries and fatalities, with over 580 more deaths in a period of ten years than the average state.
These statistics show the alarming rate at which injuries occur in the state of Texas and across the nation. In many cases, these injuries could have been lessened or fully prevented if other people, such as drivers, managers, or workers, had taken proper precautions. Unfortunately, many people are not aware that they can receive compensation to help with the financial and emotional toll of these types of accidents.
When you choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, you cannot trust your case with just any lawyer. The outcome of your lawsuit may mean the difference between financial security or ruin for you and your loved ones.
Therefore, it is important to find a Dallas personal injury lawyer who is knowledgeable about and experienced with personal injury law, in order to give you the best possible chance to win your case and receive compensation.
At The Benton Law Firm, we do not believe you should trust us based on our words alone, which is why we rely on our past successes to indicate our experience and our capability as personal injury lawyers. Past cases we have worked on and won include:
A premises liability case in which a man slipped and fell in a Grand Prairie Taco Bell - awarded $835,821
A car accident in which a woman was injured after another vehicle ran a red light - awarded $495,000
A medical malpractice suit in which a doctor was found to be negligent in his care - awarded $249,000
These are just a few examples of the most recent cases we have won. Our clients received significant compensation for their injuries in a multitude of different circumstances. We believe that our record speaks for itself, but our past clients have said some pretty nice things about us too! .
“It has been a very good one for me, Jeff helped me when I was hurt, sent me to the doctor to help my pain. Thank you. You guys are terrif… Read MoreC.B.
“Absolutely above and beyond, they worked my case to complete satisfaction! I would recommend The Benton Law Firm to anyone. They are amazin… Read MoreJ.H
“My experience with The Benton Law Firm was very pleasant. Every Time I had to talk with anyone from the firm, they were always helpful and … Read MoreJ.L.
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“Mr. Jeff Benton called me as soon as he got notice that I needed him from the airplane. That was, to me, an awesome attorney. And the nex… Read MoreZ.W.
“After an armored vehicle crashed into my car I got the sense that I would need representation. The Benton Law Firm came as a recommendation… Read MoreM.R.
“The Benton Law Firm took away all the frustration and complications that I had experienced after my accident and made the process so much b… Read MoreV.J.
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“Jeff was highly professional and an excellent communicator in my personal injury claim. He handled complicated communications with multiple… Read MoreGary
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“Jeff Benton changed my life-long fear and mistrust for lawyers. Even though lawyers are a totem of American life, I had avoided them out of… Read MoreC.H.
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Here are the short answers to some of the most common questions we receive:
A personal injury lawsuit is a civil action brought against a person or entity who has caused an injury to another person, usually as the result of negligence.
n these lawsuits, the injured party seeks financial compensation for their damages, often from insurance carriers. Usually, these suits are filed by an experienced attorney, one that can represent victims and is well versed in personal injury matters.
Usually, these civil litigation actions are brought against individuals, or insurance providers, in an effort to recover the cost of medical treatment and/or lost wages — for example, an injury or loss of income caused by auto accidents.
A personal injury claim is a legal process whereby an injured person seeks compensation from the person or entity responsible for their injuries. In order to have a successful claim, you will need to prove that the other party was negligent and that their negligence caused your injuries.
For example, if you were in a car accident, you would need to prove that the other driver was at fault before you could receive compensation for your damages. The Dallas Personal Injury Attorneys from The Benton Law Firm are here to help successfully resolve your case.
Negligence is defined as the failure to use reasonable care, which results in harm to another person. In order for someone to be considered negligent, they must have owed you a duty of care, breached that duty, and caused you to suffer injuries as a result of their breach.
For example, all drivers owe other people on the road a duty of care to drive safely. If a driver breaches that duty by texting while driving and causes an accident, that would likely be considered negligent.
If that person causes an accident, you might be owed compensation.
Contact our law firm today if you have your own pressing questions about your personal injuries or case.
There are many different types of personal injury claims, but some of the most common include car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and pharmaceutical drug injury.
However, we at The Benton Law Firm also have practice in the areas of wrongful death, work-related accidents, bicycle accidents, dog bites, burn injuries, brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries as well as product liability cases.
In an effort to best support injury victims recover their lost wages and medical expenses from someone else's negligence, we cover a range of service areas.
The statute of limitations is the deadline you have to file a lawsuit. In Texas, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident.
This means that if you do not file your lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident, you will likely be barred from doing so.
It is important to note that there are some exceptions to this rule, so it is critical that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner.
We at The Benton Law Firm, as well as most personal injury lawyers, work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until we recover compensation for you in your case.
This allows you to get the legal help you need without having to pay any upfront costs, which could make your access to justice cost-prohibitive.
There is no such thing as an 'average' settlement, as each personal injury law case is unique and the amount of compensation you recover will depend on a number of factors.
Some of the factors that will affect your settlement include the severity of your injuries, the amount of medical bills you have incurred, and whether you were able to return to work.
Again, there is no 'average' timeline for settling personal injury claims, as each case is unique and will progress at its own pace.
That being said, most claims do not go to trial and are instead resolved through negotiation and settlement between the parties involved.
Some of the factors that will affect the amount of your settlement include the severity of your injuries, the cost of your medical bills, whether you missed work as a result of your injuries, and the pain and suffering you endured.
An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to evaluate your case and give you a better idea of what to expect in terms of a settlement.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, the first and most important thing you should do is seek medical attention. Even if you think your injuries are minor, it is important to have them evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible.
After you have sought medical attention, you should reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer who can evaluate your case and help you decide what the best course of action is.
There are a few things you can do to protect yourself after an accident. First, it is important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you do not think your injuries are serious. This will also ensure that you have a record of your injuries, which will be important if you decide to file a personal injury claim.
Second, it is important that you do not speak to the insurance company until you have spoken to an attorney. The insurance company will likely try to get you to give a statement, but anything you say could be used against you in your case.
Finally, it is important that you do not sign anything without first speaking to an attorney. Many insurance companies will try to get you to sign a release, but this could waive your right to file a personal injury claim.
An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to protect your rights against the insurance company and ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
Look no further than our extremely professional and well-experienced personal injury law team at The Benton Law Firm.
Put our years of dedicated personal injury experience and understanding of accident victim issues to work for your case — in pursuit of full and fair compensation for your injury accident.
Call us today at (214) 777-7777, or reach out to us online to get started on your free consultation. Our team of experienced attorneys will be able to answer any questions you have and help you understand your legal rights and options surrounding your personal injuries.
Our law firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis, which means as legal counsel, we do not get paid unless and until you recover compensation in your case.
Call us today at (214) 777-7777, or reach out to us online to get started.
The Benton Law Firm is a Multi-Million Dollar Advocates law office based in the Dallas area.