Dallas Personal Injury Attorney

Doug Goyen, AttorneyThe Law Office of Doug Goyen has handled personal injury cases since 1997. Attorney Goyen is a Dallas personal injury attorney licensed by the State Bar of Texas. The Law Office of Doug Goyen provides experienced, aggressive, and powerful representation for our clients. Personal injury attorneys handle cases related to personal injury law. Personal injury law covers a wide area of different types of cases where negligence or intentional acts cause injury to people. 

Personal injury cases can include motor vehicle accidents, premises liability injuries, workplace injuries, product defects, medical malpractice, libel and slander, dog bites, assaults, wrongful deaths, and other types of personal injuries caused by the negligence of another person, company, or entity.

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Personal injuries cause damage, injury, and financial drains to not only the victims of those who are negligent but to the victim’s family, to the community at large, and to the State of Texas. A healthy compensation system where those who cause harm are required to pay for the harm they cause helps to deter bad behavior by reminding bad actors that they have a responsibility to pay for any damage they have done. 

Auto Accident Statistics: According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 256,338 people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2019. In 2019, there were 3,610 fatalities in car accidents in Texas. There were 886 people killed in car accidents in which the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

Statistics on Workplace Injuries: In 2016 and 2017, one worker in Texas died on the job every 16 hours. According to the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII), there were 177,977 recordable nonfatal cases in Texas in 2018. In 2018, there were 488 fatal occupational injuries in Texas.

Statistics on Fall Injuries: According to the CDC, one out of every five falls results in a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. Over 800,000 patients are hospitalized each year as a result of a fall injury, the most common of which is a head injury or hip fracture.

Texas Fall Facts: According to the Texas Department of Health Services, there were 1,495 unintentional fall-related deaths among Texans 65 and older in 2015. Among Texans 65 and older, there were 36,337 unintentional fall-related inpatient hospitalizations in 2014. Men had higher rates of fatal fall injuries than women across all age groups.

Statistics on Traumatic Brain Injury: The CDC reports that there were approximately 61,000 TBI-related deaths in the United States in 2019. That equates to approximately 166 deaths per day. If an older adult has fallen or has a fall-related injury, such as a hip fracture, or has been in a car accident, healthcare providers should look for signs and symptoms of TBI. This is especially important for elderly people who take blood thinners.

Texas TBI from Falls Statistics: According to the Texas Department of Health Services, 48 percent of fall-related deaths in 2015 resulted in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI was twice as common in men as it was in women. In 2014, TBI accounted for 16% of all fall-related hospitalizations (5,732).

Statistics on Unintentional Injuries: Unintentional injuries include injuries caused by negligence. The CDC reports that unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death among people aged 1 to 44 years. They are the third leading cause of death in people aged 45 to 64. Many of these injuries are the result of some form of negligence. Unintentional falls are the leading cause of non-fatal emergency room visits in the United States, with 8,591,683 people visiting the ER for fall-related injuries in 2018.

HOW OUR DALLAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER CAN HELP YOU

The Law Office of Doug Goyen will handle your personal injury case with the goal of maximizing your recovery. Our investigation process identifies aspects of your personal injury case that demonstrate how your injury has not only caused financial harm but has also changed your life.

When our firm accepts your injury case, we will handle everything, including:

→We handle personal injury cases and help our clients recover the money they are owed due to their injury and damages. 
→Conducting an in-depth investigation into your case to determine how your injury occurred and who should be held legally responsible for the harm you have suffered.
→If our clients do not know where to go for treatment, assist them in locating a medical facility for treatment.
→Assist our clients in locating a medical facility that defers billing while the client receives treatment.
→Consultation with highly qualified experts from various fields, such as accident reconstruction experts and medical professionals. 
→We closely examine your medical records and other data to fully calculate your losses and the appropriate amount to seek in your case.
→Examining all relevant insurance policies in your case and dealing with insurance companies on your behalf.
→All documents must be filed on time, including claims with insurance companies and documents in the court where your case will be litigated.
→Negotiating with insurance companies for a fair and timely settlement of your claim.
→We obtain compensation for your lost earnings.
→We obtain the funds required to pay your medical bills.
→We receive the full amount of your personal injury claim for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and any other type of damage caused by your injury.
→If necessary, skillfully litigating your case in a Texas state or federal court and handling all post-trial legal matters.
→Resolving any liens that may have been attached to your settlement funds, such as health care or workers’ compensation liens.

Our Dallas personal injury attorneys can help you focus on your recovery and your family while we seek fair compensation for your losses. We get results for our clients.

We offer free consultations and strategy sessions for people in need of assistance with personal injury and car accident injury cases. Contact us today at (972) 599 4100 so that we can assist you in developing a strategy to maximize the recovery in your case.

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OUR DALLAS PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY PRACTICE AREAS

The Law Office of Doug Goyen handles personal injury cases throughout the state of Texas. This includes car crash cases (automobiles, 18 wheelers, motorcycles, pedestrians struck by vehicles, etc.), premises cases (such as injuries caused by a dangerous condition on a property), dog bite cases (or other animals where the owner let their animal loose or had a dangerous animal and the owner’s negligence causes injury to someone else), workplace injuries, and other injuries caused by the negligence or harmful acts of others.

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Car Accidents

We deal with the insurance company and protect your rights while you focus on getting better and caring for yourself and those around you.

Injured in a Car Accident: We represent people who have been injured in car accidents. Our clients are those who have been injured as a result of the negligence of another person. Car Accidents: The Dallas-Fort Worth auto accident attorneys at the Law Office of Doug Goyen represent people who have been injured in a car accident.

Your Dallas personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of Doug Goyen handles your claim and ensures that you receive the maximum amount of insurance coverage from all of the different insurance coverages available to your claim.

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Truck Accidents

Large commercial trucks cause significant damage and injuries. We will fight for you to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve and that your rights are protected while you recover.

We represent people who have been injured in an accident involving a commercial vehicle. In other words, if they were hit by an 18-wheeler, work truck, bus, taxi, or other work vehicle driver’s negligence.

To maximize your recovery, you need a personal injury attorney who will aggressively pursue all of the evidence, witnesses, reports, video, records, and other documents in your case. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients. You will not be charged unless and until you win. Contact us at (972) 599 4100.

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DWI Accidents

Every year, drunk drivers cause serious injuries and deaths. We go up against their insurance companies to get you compensated for the damage and injury they caused you.

Attorney Goyen has over 23 years of experience as a Dallas personal injury attorney. We deal with the insurance company in addition to conducting a thorough investigation into your car accident injury and the drunk driver who caused the collision. We gather the evidence required to prove your claim and maximize its value. We negotiate with any claims representatives about your injury and stay in touch with them. Some cases, for one reason or another, cannot be resolved. If litigation is required, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf and take your case to trial.

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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians who are hit by a vehicle can sustain serious injuries. We represent people who have been injured by negligent drivers and assist them in obtaining compensation for their injuries.

The Law Office of Doug Goyen achieves significant outcomes for our clients. Our team of personal injury attorneys go after the insurance company to get the compensation to pay your medical bills. We assist you in locating a medical facility that can treat your injuries. We collect your lost wages as a result of your injury. We get our clients the full value of their cases and the compensation they deserve for their cases.

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Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists are at risk of serious injury if they are hit by a vehicle. We represent bicyclists who have been hit by careless and negligent drivers.

According to Texas Department of Transportation reports, there were 2,547 auto accidents involving bicyclists in 2019. There were 68 cyclists killed and 2,288 cyclists injured in those collisions.

The Law Office of Doug Goyen’s personal injury lawyers have handled thousands of personal injury cases and obtained settlement funds totaling millions of dollars for our clients.

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Dram Shop Cases

When bars or restaurants continue to over-serve drunk people, and those people cause accidents that result in injuries. Our personal injury team assists clients in obtaining compensation for their injuries.

The Dram Shop Act was enacted in Texas to discourage bars and restaurants from serving inebriated patrons. When those establishments violate the Dram Shop Act, the law holds them liable for the intoxicated person’s injuries. We pursue these cases in order to make the establishment pay for their violations of the law as well as the injuries they have caused.

Most Dram Shop Act cases involve an intoxicated person causing serious injury or death in a car accident. Establishments that serve alcohol are liable if they serve an obviously intoxicated person who then drives away from the establishment and causes a serious car accident that injures or kills others.

Motorcycle on roadway after collision with police on the scene. Motorcycle accident law firm.

Motorcycle Accidents

Our personal injury attorneys fight for the rights of motorcyclists who have been injured by negligent drivers. We are fighting for full compensation from the insurance company.

The value of your motorcycle accident claim is determined by the nature and extent of your injuries and losses. Motorcycle accident victims who are injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence or reckless behavior may be able to recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages.

Warning sign tipped over at business. Premises liability law firm.

Premises Liability

Personal injury lawyers from the Law Office of Doug Goyen assist clients in obtaining compensation for injuries sustained as a result of unsafe property conditions. Businesses owe it to their customers to keep their premises safe.

If it can be proven that the injury was caused by the owner’s negligence, the owner is liable for the injury that occurs on their property. If you have unpaid medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, or other injuries or damages as a result of the negligence of a property owner, you may be able to recover from that property owner if your lawyer can identify the negligence or dangerous condition that caused your injury.

The sooner you hire a slip and fall injury lawyer, the more likely it is that your lawyer will be able to obtain the necessary evidence to ensure that you recover in your case.

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Dog Bites

Dog owners who are irresponsible with their animals are liable for any damage caused by their negligence. We work with the insurance company to obtain compensation for injuries caused by careless dog owners.

Our firm represents people who have been harmed by the animal of another person. It is not the animal’s fault in the eyes of the law; rather, the owner or person in charge of the animal is liable for the animal’s actions. Dog owners are responsible for their animals. They are required in cities to keep them from escaping their yards.

If a dog has a history of aggression or biting other animals or people, owners must take extra precautions. If dog owners put their dogs in situations that are dangerous to others, they are responsible for their animals’ actions.

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Wrongful Death

When someone dies as a result of negligence, the family and estate have a claim against the negligent parties. We represent families and estates in obtaining restitution for their losses.

A personal injury attorney handles wrongful death cases. Attorney Goyen has decades of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases, as well as obtaining compensation on behalf of the deceased’s family, estate, and beneficiaries. You require the services of a lawyer who has experience handling cases involving serious personal injury, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death.

If you or someone you know needs help with a wrongful death case, call (972) 599 4100 for a free consultation and strategy session.

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WHAT IS THE COMPENSATION FOR A DALLAS PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?

You can rely on our law firm to aggressively pursue the best possible financial recovery for you. A personal injury case’s value is determined by three factors: liability, damages, and ability to collect. All three elements are critical. If you can’t prove liability, the damages and ability to collect are meaningless. If there are no damages, it makes little difference whether there is liability or the ability to collect – a case with no damages isn’t worth much. If you can’t collect from the defendant, liability and damages are meaningless because any judgment you obtain is just a piece of paper that can’t be collected on. To be valuable, a case must have all three factors.

Texas law allows for the recovery of either economic or non-economic damages. Section 41.001(8) of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. The amount of these damages is determined by the jury in jury trials. 41.008(a) is an example. We may seek the following damages on your behalf:

A) Economic Damages: Economic Damages are compensation for actual economic or pecuniary loss (losses measured in money). Section 41.001(4) of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code. The following are common economic damages recoverable in auto accident personal injury cases:

Past and future medical bills: The amount of medical bills required to treat your injury in the past and in the future.

Earning capacity lost in the past and in the future: The amount of money you could have earned if you had not been injured.

Property damage: Property damage, such as damage to your car, computer, phone, or glasses, is recoverable in an accident case. Included in your property damage claim may be: 

Rental car bills, or if you used your property or vehicle in your business and lost some of your income while the vehicle was unable to be driven, are recoverable in a car wreck or accident case.

Storage: If your vehicle was towed from the scene and stored in a storage yard, you will be charged for that time. This is recoverable in the event of a car accident or a motor vehicle wreck.

Total loss of property: If your vehicle was destroyed and cannot be repaired, you are entitled to the value of the vehicle immediately prior to the accident.

Diminished value of the property: If your vehicle has been repaired but is now worth less money as a result of the accident, you are entitled to compensation for the diminished value of your vehicle.

Loss of services: If a husband or wife is unable to perform their normal household duties as a result of the injury, they are entitled to compensation.

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B) Noneconomic damages are awarded to compensate for physical pain and suffering, mental or emotional pain or anguish, loss of consortium, disfigurement, physical impairment, loss of companionship and society, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life, injury to reputation, and all other nonpecuniary losses other than exemplary damages. Section 41.001(12) of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code.

Past and future mental anguish: How your physical injury has caused significant mental anguish, to the point where it is more than disappointment, resentment, embarrassment, or anger, and how it will continue to do so in the future.

Compensation is allowed for past and future pain and suffering: based on a jury’s common sense, knowledge, and sense of justice. In terms of settling a claim, determining the value of pain and suffering is done by imagining what a jury – who does not know anyone involved – will think the value is.

Loss of a body member or mental function: If you lost an arm, leg, hearing, or mental function or capacity as a result of the accident or injury, this injury may need to be claimed separately from physical impairment or disfigurement in order to recover damages for the harm caused.

Loss of consortium: If the injury was severe enough that you no longer enjoyed the companionship of your family members, you are entitled to compensation for the harm done to your family relationships.

Physical impairment in the past and future: How you have been physically impaired in the past as a result of your injury, and how you will be physically impaired in the future. Texas’ version of “loss of enjoyment of life” is physical impairment.

Disfigurement in the past and in the future: How the injury physically disfigured you in the past and how it will disfigure you in the future.

Emotional/mental trauma (bystander injury): If a closely related person witnesses the event in some way, such as seeing a loved one seriously injured or killed, they have the right to recover as a bystander for the emotional or mental trauma caused by witnessing such an event.

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TYPES OF INJURIES FROM PERSONAL INJURY CASES

The nature of the injury frequently determines the severity of injuries sustained in a personal injury case. Many negligent acts that result in injury or accidents in Dallas result in serious injuries or death. Whether you were injured in a car accident, a premises liability case, a workplace injury, a dog bite, or another form of negligence that resulted in your personal injury, our Dallas car accident attorneys can help.

We fight for compensation for all of your personal injuries. Personal injuries from negligence may include:

Head injuries, including concussions, and traumatic brain injuries
Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
Whiplash and neck injuries
Fractures and joint injuries
Chest injuries
Soft tissue injuries
Back injuries
Burn injuries
Loss of limbs, including amputations
Wrongful death of a loved one

These injuries can make working difficult or impossible, and medical bills can quickly add up. You should not be forced to suffer as a result of someone else’s carelessness. If you’re ready to start exploring your options, give us a call today. We would be happy to visit you at home or in the hospital if you are unable to come to our law offices.

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OUR SERVICES IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES

Dallas Personal Injury AttorneyThe Law Office of Doug Goyen will handle your personal injury case with the goal of maximizing your recovery. Our investigation process identifies aspects of your personal injury case that demonstrate how your injury has not only caused financial harm but has also changed your life.

1) Client interviews: We interview our clients at the beginning of the case to ensure we have a clear understanding of the facts as our client saw them regarding liability, what their injuries are, and any other types of damages resulting from the incident that caused the injury. In a car accident case, for example, in addition to medical and injury information, we would obtain evidence regarding the amount of property damage, towing bills, rental car bills, storage bills, and the vehicle’s diminished value. We keep in touch with our clients throughout their injury treatment so we can understand exactly how the injury progresses – so we know if your injury heals or if there is nothing else we can do for it and you have to live with how the injury has changed your life.

2) Medical Treatment: If you are unsure where to seek treatment for your injury, we will consult with you to discuss your options. You may be able to get care through your health insurance or a previous visit to a medical facility. If those options are not available and you are unable to afford medical treatment, we can assist you in locating a medical facility that will accept you on the basis of a letter of protection from the attorney’s office. A letter of protection ensures that the medical facility will be paid once the insurance proceeds are collected. Unfortunately, liability insurance takes much longer than health insurance to release funds for your medical treatment, so some medical facilities require a guarantee from your lawyer that we will send the payment out of any proceeds received from any insurance company. This way, you will be able to receive the necessary treatment.

3) Insurance companies: We request that the insurance companies involved contact us as your representative, and we request that you direct anyone attempting to contact you regarding your accident or injury to contact us as your attorney. We will handle any information requests they may have.

4) Witness interviews: In order to obtain the evidence needed to prove liability in your case, we interview any fact witnesses who may have knowledge of how the incident occurred. Police reports and other types of accident reports frequently include witness statements. Witness information can also be found on 911 recordings from time to time. We obtain any report that may contain witness statements or witness information in order to ensure that we have all of the information required to prove your case. We interview witnesses who can describe how their observations of how your injury has changed your life before and after the injury.

5) Viewing the scene of the injury: We obtain photographs of the accident scene where the injury occurred in order to gain an understanding of the surroundings and to better understand how the accident occurred. A picture can express a thousand words. Viewing the accident site assists us in conveying your story about how the accident occurred.

6) Documents and other tangible evidence to support your injury claim: In addition to police reports, 911 tapes, and other public records, we obtain any other records, bills, photos, video, audio, or other evidence required to support your injury claim. This includes medical bills and records, information from your employer about your lost income, benefit explanations from any health insurance, and records from physical therapists or any other type of therapist you may be seeing as a result of your injury.

7) Expert Witnesses: Not every case requires expert witnesses, but when they are required to prove your case, we hire them. When expert witnesses are required to explain your injury, we hire them. When necessary, we hire expert witnesses to establish liability.

8) Negotiations: When your case is ready for demand, we review it with you to make sure we’re on the same page about your injury and damages. The insurance company is then served with a demand. When we receive offers from insurance companies, we review them with you. We will provide you with legal counsel in response to any settlement offers. We will not settle any case unless you give us permission to do so first.

9) Litigation and Trial: The majority of cases settle without the need for a lawsuit. However, in some cases, a settlement cannot be obtained without first filing a lawsuit. If a settlement cannot be reached, we will discuss your options for taking the case to trial and proving your case. When a lawsuit is filed, we prepare to present your case to a jury. From the filing of the lawsuit to the final verdict, we keep you updated at all times.

10) Settlement Proceeds: We will notify you as soon as any settlement proceeds or other funds related to your case are received. We will transfer your funds from our IOLTA trust account to you as soon as we receive them.

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WHEN DO YOU NEED THE SERVICES OF AN ATTORNEY IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE?

Dallas Personal Injury AttorneyThe Texas Statute of Limitations for most personal injury cases is 2 years from the date of the incident causing the injury. You should not wait to hire a lawyer though. If you have been injured by negligence, you need a Dallas personal injury attorney working on your case right away.

In our experience, if you have been injured as a result of the negligence or actions of another person or business in a car wreck, a fall, a dangerous condition at a home, business, or workplace, a dog bite, or any other type of negligence, you need a lawyer in your case. The insurance companies deal with injury claims on a daily basis. Their adjusters are trained and experienced in attempting to avoid payment of a portion or the entirety of your claim. They have lawyers on staff who will assist them in avoiding payment of your claim.

When you file a claim with an insurance company, they already have a lawyer on their side, and their adjusters deal with claims all day, every day, and are experts at finding ways to avoid payment. If you are going up against an insurance company that already has lawyers on staff working against you and claims personnel who are trained to avoid paying claims, you will need your own lawyer.

Delay tactics are one method used by insurance adjusters to avoid payments. “How difficult can it be?” That is what most people think when they begin the process of dealing with a claims adjuster after being injured due to someone else’s negligence. The adjuster initially puts their mind at ease by assuring them that everything will be “taken care of” when they are ready to settle the case. Things start to get complicated after that. Not because it’s all that complicated, because it isn’t. But if you don’t have any leverage with the insurance company, they can quickly complicate things… and they’re not going to tell you what the formula is for what they need.

Delay is the name of the game in the insurance industry, and the more they can delay, the more they have you exactly where they want you. For example, you call in and are forced to leave voice messages (because no one ever answers the phone), “I need to have my shoulder looked at, it hasn’t been right since the collision.” “Can you recommend me to anyone?” There is no follow-up call (or the adjuster answers and says, “I’ll have to get back to you on that”). You called a few more times that week. You call again the following week. And then again the next time. You’ve been dealing with a disabled shoulder for over a month and have received no response from the insurance company.

They finally call you back after a long enough delay and use the old argument, “it’s been so long, how do we know this is related to the accident?” As steam escapes your ears at the thought of them even saying this, remember that it was the adjuster who caused the delay. But now you see what their plan all along was – delay until you couldn’t prove your injury was related.

Insurance companies look for coverage issues, payment issues, cooperation issues, liability issues, issues with whether you are able to prove your damages are related to their insured’s negligence, whether you contributed to your own injuries, whether you had preexisting conditions – the list of reasons they can find to deny all or part of a claim is long.

Since 1997, our firm has been handling personal injury cases. From 1989 to 1997, attorney Goyen worked for GEICO in their bodily injury claims department before attending law school. We have decades of experience fighting insurance companies and defending our clients’ rights. Contact us today if you are looking for a Dallas personal injury lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve for your case.

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HOW IS A PERSONAL INJURY CASE PROVEN? 

Personal injury cases are typically proven by demonstrating that the person or company who caused the injury did so negligently or intentionally. The majority of personal injury cases involve negligence. Certain “elements” of a negligence case must be proven in order to collect on a claim.

Negligence is broken down into duty, breach, causation issues, and damages.

DUTY: People have a “duty” towards others in society to exercise reasonable care. This duty is to use the amount of care that the ordinarily prudent person is supposed to use under the circumstances. So, for instance, drivers of automobiles have a “duty” not to run red lights, since doing so is dangerous to others. If there is no duty, then there is no negligence. Every individual and company has a duty to act as a reasonably prudent person would act with regard to the safety of others. Every case is different, so the duty and breach of duty vary from case to case. 

BREACH OF DUTY: Two ways to show breach are: 1) a person actually knows they are putting another person at risk, and they take the chance anyway (ie., a person sees the red, decides to run it, hoping he won’t hit anyone, but knowing he could); or 2) person doesn’t see the risk, but a reasonable person in the same circumstance would have foreseen the risk of hurting someone (ie., someone answers a cell-phone while driving, is distracted, and causes a collision).

CAUSATION / Foreseeable: The act must have actually caused the injury claimed. It must also be foreseeable to a reasonable person that the injury in question could have happened. Most of the time the injury caused by the person or company that caused the injury is foreseeable. If you speed, run a red light, drive while distracted, fail to look before you pull out in traffic, it is foreseeable that you may cause a collision that will cause another person to be injured. Courts have held some types of injuries as not foreseeable. For example, a police officer who was holding back a crowd at a car accident site suffered a heart attack and died. His estate sued the driver who had caused the collision, claiming that he would not have suffered the heart attack had the driver of the vehicle not caused the collision. Texas courts found this type of injury as being too far removed and not foreseeable. 

DAMAGES: In order to collect for an injury claim, there must be actual damages caused by the act. Damages include, but are not limited to, past and future medical bills, past and future lost earning capacity, past and future lost income, past and future physical impairment, past and future disfigurement, past and future mental anguish, past and future pain and suffering, property damage, loss of use of your property – such as rental car bills, storage, total loss of property, diminished value of property, loss of body member (arm, leg, . . .), loss of body capacity (hearing, eyesight, . . . ), loss of consortium, loss of services, emotional/mental trauma (bystander injury), prenatal injury, exemplary damages, prejudgment interest, attorney’s fees, and court costs.  

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NO FEE UNLESS YOU WIN

You owe us nothing if we are unable to recover on your case. In personal injury cases, we charge a contingency fee. Contingency Fees are structured to take a percentage of whatever we are able to recover in your personal injury case. We charge a third of any money we recover if we can settle the case before going to court. We do not file any lawsuits without first discussing the case with our client and obtaining permission to proceed. When it comes time to settle the case, we do not do so without first obtaining your permission. Because this is a performance-based contract, the better we do for you, the better we do for ourselves. This aligns our and your interests in the case.

FREE CASE REVIEWS

We offer free phone consultations to review your case with you. During the phone consultation, we also provide a free strategy session. The strategy session includes a summary of your case, the legal issues involved, and any legal issues we identify as being critical to maximizing the compensation you are owed. We will email you a copy of this for your records! Having a copy of this strategy session handy will come in handy if you decide to test the waters and speak with other personal injury lawyers to see what they think about your case. We believe you will want to do business with us. We are customer-focused. We care about our clients and want to assist them in recovering what they are owed.

Doug Goyen’s Law Office has decades of experience handling personal injury cases in North Texas. Call us at (972) 599 4100 or use our website’s contact form.

DIRECTIONS TO OUR OFFICE

Law Office of Doug Goyen
15851 Dallas Pkwy #605
Addison, Texas 75001
(972) 599 4100 phone
(972) 398 2629 fax

Directions to our office: We are on the southbound side of the service road to the Tollway. Stay on the Dallas North Tollway until you come to the Keller Springs exit. Take the Keller Spring exit. Stay on the service road on the southbound side and go just past Keller Springs. Our office is the 2nd building south of Keller Springs, located on the service road to the North Dallas Tollway in the Madison Business Center on the 6th floor.

By Doug Goyen, douggoyen@goyenlaw.com

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