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Majed Nachawati, a co-founder of Fears | Nachawati Law Firm, recently completed a three month term as The Grand Jury Foreman of a Dallas County Grand Jury.  In honor of the fine job the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office does on a daily basis, Mr. Nachawati has donated 100% of the income he received to The Texas Crime Victims’ Compensation Fund. The CVC is administered by the Office of the Attorney General and is dedicated to ensuring that victims of violent crime are provided financial assistance for crime-related expenses that cannot be reimbursed by insurance or other sources. 

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On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, in Fort Worth, five students were injured in an accident involving a school bus. This accident occurred on Interstate 35W just near 28th Street. A Lewisville school bus was rear ended while driving southbound on the highway around 10:30 a.m. The Fort Worth Police Department reported that the bus was rear ended by a charter bus. Although there were no passengers in the charter bus that morning, the school bus was carrying 38 students. The 5 injured students were taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center to treat their minor injuries.  If you or a family member were involved in this accident and would like to seek legal representation, legal information about this accident can be emailed to us here.

Legal Commentary

Automobile accidents are quite common and very unfortunate for those involved, however they seem to be even more tragic when they involve innocent children–especially an entire bus full.  In this scenario a potential civil case could benefit those families with children injured in the accident by either the fault of the bus driver, or the charter bus driver. Although officials are still investigating the specifics of the accident to determine who is at fault, the victims’ families could file a civil claim against the charter bus company or the school district. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families involved in motor vehicle accidents. The families of these children should consider consulting with an experienced attorney to file a personal injury claim against either the school district, or the company for which the charter bus driver is employed by—depending on which party is found responsible. A successful civil claim will ensure that the injured children will receive support for the unexpected medical expenses they incurred and for the pain and suffering from their injuries. It will enable the families of the victims to pay off these costly medical bills without being burdened by out-of-pocket expenses.


Further questions can be directed to Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, wrongful death cases, workplace accidents, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous motor vehicle accidents through trial and settlement that have brought seven and eight figure confidential reward settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past five years in a row for legal excellence, in connection with automobile accidents and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be contacted by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

A 15-car crash on westbound 183 in Irving near DFW International Airport forced the highway to shut down for several hours Monday morning at approximately 3:00 a.m. on October 14, 2013. No fatalities have been reported; however two individuals were transported to an area hospital, while 10 others were treated at the scene. Police speculate that the driver who caused the wreck was likely driving too fast in the rainy weather. At present, names of the victims and the driver who is at fault for the accident have yet to be released. Legal information regarding this accident can be emailed to us.

Below is a video clip that details the accident, courtesy of wfaa.com:

 

 

 

 

Legal Commentary

While an accident like this can cause a lot of injuries, damages, and inconvenience, it is very fortunate that there have been no fatalities as a result of this massive car wreck. In this scenario, the primary legal matter that is evident is a potential civil case. Reports indicate that police have identified the party responsible for this chaotic crash; therefore enabling all victims involved in this accident to pursue legal action for the injuries they sustained, and the medical expenses that will accompany these injuries. Filing a civil claim against the responsible party will ensure that the burden to pay for unexpected medical bills does not fall on the victims who were not at-fault for this accident.
Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

 

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in automobile accidents, personal injury accidents, wrongful death lawsuits, work place accidents, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous automobile accident cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with automobile accidents and personal injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

Lauren Mitchell, 13, was injured on Thursday, October 10, 2013 while walking through The Boneyard haunted house in Arlington near Six Flags Mall. The incident occurred when an employee dressed as a clown in the haunted house jumped out to scare Lauren and her mother; upon which the employee poked Lauren in the eye. Lauren’s mother, Sandy Mitchell, requested to speak to the manager after the incident, but claims that the manager “…wasn’t really interested.” After taking Lauren to the Las Colinas emergency room later that night, it was discovered that she sustained a burned cornea from the accident. At present, neither the owners nor the management of The Bone Yard haunted house have returned any of the Mitchell’s phone calls or emails. Legal information pertaining to this accident can be emailed  here.

Below is a news clip that further elaborates on the incident, courtesy of wfaa.com:

 

 

 

 

Legal Commentary

It is always unfortunate when an individual is injured at an attraction that is supposed to be safe and enjoyable; even more so when the party who is responsible is non-cooperative in mitigating the situation. In this scenario, it would be in the victim’s and her parent’s best interest to pursue a civil claim against the owners of the haunted house for the unnecessary pain and damage the victim sustained to her eye while touring the attraction.

From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous individuals and families who are involved in personal injury accidents, such as the situation mentioned above. The Mitchells should most certainly consult with an attorney to file a personal injury claim against the owners of the haunted house. This child could have a potentially long term eye condition as a result of this incident, and therefore, deserves to be properly compensated for her pain, suffering, and medical expenses she and her family will incur from this unexpected incident. Filing a civil claim will eliminate the financial burden of experiencing an accident like this, and will give the family more time to focus on making sure this child recuperates from her injury.

Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent personal injury lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in personal injury accidents, wrongful death lawsuits, work place accidents, automobile accidents, and product liability claims throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous personal injury cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with personal injury and products liability cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

While it is possible to negotiate an insurance settlement on your own, the wisest course of action is to seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies are focused on their bottom line – which means getting you to settle for the lowest amount possible. A personal injury lawyer, by contrast, works only for you, with your best interests at the forefront of everything they do.

 

Often an insurance company will offer an accident victim only a fraction of what their claim is really worth. A personal injury lawyer can help ensure that you recover an amount that represents the true value of your claim. Your attorney can make sure you are compensated not only for your physical injuries and medical bills, but also for your pain, suffering and emotional trauma.

 

Personal injury lawyers are skilled at negotiating with insurance companies to get you the best possible settlement. If necessary, a personal injury lawyer also has the knowledge and skills necessary to take a case to trial.

 

The average person does not know all of their legal rights. As personal injury lawyers, it is our job to know the law inside and out. An insurance company’s only job is to pay out on a claim. A personal injury lawyer, on the other hand, will advise you every step of the way and ensure that your legal rights are protected.

 

If you have been injured in an accident, you already have enough to worry about. Let a personal injury lawyer step in to handle all of the paperwork and communications with the insurance company and the other party’s legal counsel. That way, you can focus on your recovery and getting your life back to normal.

 

At Fears | Nachawati, we represent accident victims in obtaining full and fair compensation for their personal injuries. We will deal with the insurance company so you don’t have to.

 

For free legal advice on your personal injury claim or insurance settlement, contact us today. You will speak directly with a Texas personal injury lawyer who will answer all of your questions and advise you on the next steps you should take. Simply email us at info@fnlawfirm.com or by phone at 1.866.705.7584.

 

The most common basis for a Texas personal injury lawsuit is negligence. However, sometimes lawsuits are based on what is known in legal terms as an “intentional tort.”

 

In the most simple terms, an intentional tort, as the name implies, is a wrongful act intentionally committed by the wrongdoer. Rather than negligence, which is unintentional, an intentional tort involves committing the act knowingly and purposefully.  

 

The main difference between an intentional tort and negligence, in terms of personal injury lawsuits, is that the plaintiff must also prove intent in addition to the other elements of a personal injury lawsuit. Intent means that the defendant acted either on purpose or with substantial knowledge that an injury or other harm was likely to occur.

 

An intentional tort is a civil wrong, which may or may not also be a criminal act. For example, assault and battery are both intentional torts that can also result in criminal charges and prosecution.

 

In addition to assault and battery, other types of intentional torts include:

 

  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Slander
  • Libel
  • False imprisonment
  • Trespass
  • Fraud
  • Nuisance
  • Theft

Often, the damages awarded in cases of intentional torts are more substantial than those awarded in cases of negligence. The large amount of damages awarded are intended to serve, in part, as a deterrent. Society wants to discourage people from intentionally committing wrongful acts against fellow citizens.

 

Punitive damages are more frequently available in intentional tort cases than in other types of personal injury lawsuits. Punitive damages are intended to serve as a punishment rather than as direct compensation to the victim for their losses and injuries.

 

If you have been the victim of an intentional tort, you may have grounds for bringing a Texas personal injury lawsuit. The Texas personal injury lawyers of Fears | Nachawati provide tort victims with free legal advice. To speak to one of our attorneys, completely free of charge, email us at info@fnlawfirm.com or call us on our toll-free number at 1.866.705.7584.

It is not uncommon for multiple people to be responsible for a plaintiff’s personal injury. For instance, say you slip and fall in a grocery store. You might have a claim against the store where the accident occurred as well as the corporation that owns the store. In this case, Texas’s rule of joint and several liability would come into effect. It’s a complicated name for a simple concept.

 

The Texas joint and several liability rule was implemented to cover situations where more than one person or entity is responsible for an accident. Under this rule, you have the ability to seek compensation from multiple defendants. The benefit to the plaintiff is that they can still recover their full judgment even if one or more of the defendants can’t pay up.

 

Texas is somewhat unique in its approach to joint and several liability. Typically joint and several liability means that every defendant who is a party to the lawsuit is responsible for the entire amount of damages awarded to a plaintiff, regardless of their percentage of fault.

 

In Texas, however, a defendant is only responsible for the full amount if they are found to be 51% responsible for the accident. Otherwise, they are only responsible for an amount equal to their percentage of fault.

 

The victim of a personal injury may not realize that multiple people or entities are at fault. That is why it is so important that you seek the immediate legal assistance of a personal injury lawyer.

 

An experienced Texas personal injury attorney can determine exactly whose negligence caused your accident, and this may include a number of different potential defendants. If you have been injured in an accident, contact Fears | Nachawati today for free legal advice to learn more about your rights and options. You can reach us by email at info@fnlawfirm.com or by phone at 1.866.705.7584.

 

A settlement has been reached in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a Cleburne, Texas, woman who was killed when gas well equipment from a passing vehicle smashed into her car.

The testimony was stopped after witnesses gave conflicting statements during the trial on Thursday morning. A settlement was offered to the family later that day.

Pioneer Drilling, the company that employed the driver responsible for the accident, settled the wrongful death lawsuit with the family for $16 million.

The victim was 41-year-old Rhonda Kay Henson. Her family sued both Pioneer Drilling and the driver of the truck, charging the defendants with negligence and a wrongful death claim.

Fears | Nachawati is a team of Texas personal injury lawyers that represents the families of deceased accident victims in bringing wrongful death lawsuits. If you have lost a loved one due to an accident caused by a third party’s negligence, contact us today for a free consultation. You can reach us by email at info@fnlawfirm.com or by phone at 1.866.705.7584.

 

Before you file a worker’s compensation claim, talk to a Texas personal injury lawyer. In some workplace accidents, a party other than your employer may be at fault for your injury. If a third party, such as a vendor or subcontractor, is the cause of your injury, then you may be able to bring a personal injury suit against them.

By first consulting with a Texas personal injury lawyer, you may be able to get more compensation for your injuries. To ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated for your workplace injury, it is wise to speak with an attorney who understand Texas personal injury law and can determine who is responsible for your accident and whether negligence was involved.

If you have been injured while on the job, contact Fears | Nachawati for a free legal consultation. Worker’s compensation may not be your only recourse. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injury, you may be eligible to bring a third-party claim. Email us at info@fnlawfirm.com or call us on our toll-free number at 1.866.705.7584 for a free consultation.

 

Suffering an injury in an accident is a traumatic experience. During this difficult time, you are faced with the task of choosing the right Texas personal injury attorney for bringing your claim. To help you select an injury attorney for your personal injury lawsuit, we have provided this step-by-step guide.

Finding a Texas personal injury attorney begins with asking trusted friends and family members for recommendations. If someone you know and trust was satisfied with their injury lawyer, there is a good chance you will be satisfied as well.

In addition to your friends and family members, Martindale-Hubbell is another excellent resource when searching for a Texas personal injury attorney. Visit www.martindale.com and click on “Lawyer Locator.” The service is free and allows you to view an extensive list of attorneys who have been rated by their peers in terms of ability and ethics.

Once you have narrowed down your choices of Texas injury attorneys, check with your state bar to see if there are any disciplinary actions against the attorneys. Visit the American Bar Association website at www.abanet.org/cpr/regulation/scpd/disciplinary.html for a link to the disciplinary agency in your state.

It is also important to speak with Texas personal injury attorneys who provide you with a free initial consultation, as Fears | Nachawati does. This consultation gives you an opportunity to evaluate the attorney’s experience and decide if this is someone you would be comfortable working with.

Fears | Nachawati is a Texas personal injury law firm representing victims of numerous types of accidents. Email us at info@fnlawfirm.com or call us on our toll-free number at 1.866.705.7584 for a free consultation.