DALLAS PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
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Choose The Benton Law Firm to Handle Your Personal Injury Case
The personal injury lawyers at The Benton Law Firm in Dallas have centered their legal careers around helping the victims of another person’s negligence receive justice. The injuries you face after a severe accident may have life-altering effects. These include pain and suffering, exorbitant medical bills, and even loss of income if you cannot return to work.
We understand the frustration and anger you must be feeling after your accident. We will work with you so that you can begin healing.
Often, people are injured because of circumstances entirely out of their control. Sometimes, these accidents occur even if no one directly causes them. Examples include when a storm causes damage to someone’s home or car.
In other cases, however, how a person acted or failed to act may have caused an accident. Examples include 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. Oftentimes these 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 to help you fight back.
Benton Law Firm is Here for You
Whether you want to understand your rights after an accident or 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 Texas for years. He has recovered millions on behalf of injury victims.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact our office today for a free consultation.
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Recent Case Results
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
Dallas Personal Injury Attorneys: Cases We Handle
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.
Texas Accident Statistics
In 2021 in the United States, there were 306,086 reported injury deaths, and 45,404 of those were caused by motor vehicle accidents.
Texas has seen its share of car crashes. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that from 2020 to 2021, Texas experienced an increase in motor vehicle traffic fatalities, with the 2021 death toll of 4,489 being a 15.22% increase from the 3,896 deaths recorded in 2020.
On top of that, 15,764 serious injury crashes occurred in Texas in 2021, with 19,448 people sustaining severe injuries. Clearly, car crashes in Texas are on the rise and cause significant harm to those involved.
In 2021, Texas saw a fatal motor vehicle crash every 1 hour 57 minutes, an injury crash every 2 minutes 12 seconds, and a reportable crash every 57 seconds. In the same year, 239,539 people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes, and 521 motorcyclists (operators and passengers) were killed. 45% of those motorcyclists killed were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash. Furthermore, 824 pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2021, a 15.24% increase from 2020.
Texas's accident statistics show that, in 2021, most traffic fatalities occurred in rural areas, accounting for 51.04% of deaths. Additionally, single-vehicle, run-off-the-road crashes resulted in 1,550 deaths this year, accounting for 34.53% of all motor vehicle traffic deaths in Texas.
Tragically, 2021 was the second deadliest year for traffic fatalities in Texas since the state started tracking them in 1940. These statistics demonstrate the real dangers of driving on Texas roads.
Our Law Firm: A Record of Success
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! .
FAQs About Personal Injury Cases in Texas
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.
Are You Looking for a Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer?
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.
The Benton Law Firm is a Multi-Million Dollar Advocates law office based in the Dallas area.