Texas Personal Injury Attorney

MATTHEW PILLADO PLLC

HOME OF THE TEXAS PERSONAL INJURY TEAM

Car Accident Lawyer in Texas

Auto Accidents

Our job is to alleviate your stress and help you navigate the complex process of getting the financial compensation you deserve.
Car Accident Lawyer in Texas

Wrongful Death

We’ve helped numerous families struggling with the loss of a loved one. We remain sensitive to the grieving process, while also managing the complex legal process.

Car Accident Lawyer in Texas

Premises Liability

Property owners have a responsibility to ensure their premises are free from hazards and defects that could cause harm to others.

Our Areas of Concentration

Brain Injuries & Disability

BRAIN INJURIES – CLOSED HEAD INJURIES & DISABILITY –

We excel in cases that involve brain injuries and other permanent personal injuries caused by the negligence of others. Victims of these accidents deserve aggressive legal representation to ensure fair compensation for all their past and future medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.

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18-Wheeler Accidents
TRUCKING ACCIDENTS

Statistics from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have shown that car wrecks involving large trucks and buses (18-wheelers, semi-trucks, tow trucks, dump trucks, and other commercial vehicles weighing over 10,000 pounds) have increased in the past several years. These trucks, due to the nature of their size, can cause serious and permanent injuries to unsuspecting drivers and passengers of other vehicles on the road.

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Pedestrian Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that nearly 5,000 pedestrians die in motor vehicle related accidents and that approximately 76,000 pedestrians in 2012 suffered injuries when hit by a car or truck. Car accidents between vehicles and pedestrians can cause serious injuries.

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Bus Accidents
Bus accidents are very similar to commercial vehicle accidents such as 18-wheelers, tow trucks, and dump trucks. Bus drivers and the bus company are usually governed by the same state and federal safety regulations. However, if you are struck by a government bus or any government-owned vehicle, you must comply with strict state procedural rules in order to file a personal injury claim. Our office is trained to quickly and accurately satisfy the guidelines of The Texas Torts Claims Act, specifically, the notice requirement of Section 101.101.

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Bicycle Accidents
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Motorcycle Accidents
According to a 2013 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association regarding motorcycle wrecks, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in wrecks. In that same 2013 study, it was reported that 4,668 motorcyclists were killed in traffic crashes. These deaths accounted for 14 percent of the total fatalities in 2013 even though motorcycle registrations represent only 3 percent of all vehicles in 2013.

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Boating Accidents
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Dangerous Premises

A dangerous premises/property can cause serious and life-altering injuries to unsuspecting patrons or guests. From a wet floor to falling merchandise or a hole in the ground, we have represented clients who have been injured while on the property of another.  Premises liability claims…

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Slips & Falls

Slip and falls can happen to anyone and can cause tremendous damage to a person’s life. Supermarkets, department stores, malls, restaurants and all other land owners who invite the public have a responsibility to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition.

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Aircraft - Airplane Accidents
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Burn Accidents
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Car Accidents

“Do I really need a car wreck lawyer?”

Yes; so many people try to fight the big insurance company alone and usually end up regretting that decision.

“Even if it was just a minor car wreck or fender bender?”
Yes; you do not know the extent of the damage–both to your property and your body. Do not say you are fine until you know for sure!

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Train Accidents
Trains are impressive, massive, and when they are involved in an accident, highly destructive. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a train accident, whether as a passenger, in a vehicle, or as a pedestrian, you need a powerhouse law firm in your corner.

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Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is a traumatizing and stressful time for the family of the deceased person. No amount of money can ever bring back your loved one. In fact, it can be tough talking about making money off the death of someone you love. But after the initial shock and grieving period, it is important that you hire a wrongful death attorney to help you. Why?

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Construction Site Accidents
Construction accidents in Dallas and Fort Worth are an unfortunate occurrence, the hazards involved in building Texas are monumental. One in five workplace deaths last year occurred on construction sites. Out of 4,379 worker fatalities in private industry last year, 937 or 21.4% were in construction.

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Our Personal Injury Process

Protect Your Rights

Insurance companies often take advantage of accident victims during the vulnerable time period following a traumatic incident. Our legal team will immediately take over all communication with the insurance companies to protect your rights. This includes preserving evidence and documenting the facts of the case while they are still fresh.

Medical Treatment

We will connect you with leading medical professionals in your area to diagnose and treat your injuries. If you are unable to afford medical treatment we can facilitate treatment on a medical lien basis, which means you pay nothing up front; rather, your medical bills are paid out of the settlement proceeds, if any. at the conclusion of your case. After all injuries are diagnosed and treated we will be in a position to place an appropriate settlement value on your personal injury claim and begin negotiations with the insurance company.

Negotiation

All documentation supporting your claim will be organized into a “demand package” telling the story of your case to the at-fault insurance company. The insurance company will review these documents and respond in the form of an acceptance, a counter offer, or a rejection. Our office will communicate with you during this negotiation and you will have the final decision.

Pre-Litigation Settlement

The majority of our cases settle in the pre-litigation stage, prior to filing a lawsuit. When your case settles, you will sign a settlement release that officially closes your case in exchange for the agreed amount of financial compensation. Our law firm will also negotiate with your medical providers to lower your bills and maximize the money in your pocket.

Filing A Lawsuit

If the insurance company’s offer is unreasonable, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf. This process will elevate your claim and often results in higher settlement amounts. Our law firm will pay for the costs of litigating your case so you don’t have to pay out of pocket.

Discovery/Depositions

Although jury trials are rare, we prepare every case as though it will go before a jury. This requires gathering additional evidence and hiring experts who will testify in support of our case. A deposition is your opportunity to tell your story under oath. We also question the at-fault person under oath to gather crucial information we will use at mediation or trial.

Mediation/Arbitration

Prior to a jury trial, your case will likely go before a mediator who is a neutral party responsible for listening to both sides of the case and making settlement recommendations. Your case may settle at this stage if the mediator can help the insurance company realize the full value of your case. Arbitration is similar to mediation and is required when we are collecting from your own insurance company, rather than the at-fault person’s insurance company.

Jury Trial

This is the final step in getting you the compensation you deserve. Our experienced trial lawyers will present your case to a jury of your peers who will ultimately decide the amount of financial compensation they believe is fair after hearing all the evidence.

Why are we different from other lawyers?

Any Dallas injury lawyer can promise results, a free consultation, and no fee unless they win. We do all that too, but we take it a step further. Here is what we do that other Dallas personal injury attorneys will not do for you:

  • Help negotiate your property damage–most law firms won’t do this.
  • The accident lawyer will meet you at your home.
  • You will speak to the actual personal attorney when you have questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

The Matthew Pillado Difference.
Matthew Pillado, PLLC prides itself on client communications. The personal injury attorney, Mr. Artemio Fernandez, will handle your claim from start to finish. He will provide the legal consultation in person or over the phone. He will visit you at your house if transportation is an issue. He will give you his personal office cell phone number. He will represent you through the settlement negotiations or through the litigation/lawsuit process. Our goal is to make the legal process as easy, efficient, and convenient as possible for you. We understand that this is a stressful time for the victims of car wrecks and we are committed to make it as stress free as possible through open client communication and excellent legal representation. We understand that communication is key to a healthy attorney-client relationship. Matthew Pillado, PLLC is open 24-hours a day and we have a team of experienced criminal defense attorneys, car wreck attorneys, and staff that will be on-call at any time. Call or text us at 1-800-672-3911.
Why Should I Get A Personal Injury Attorney Soon?

Most people delay calling a Dallas personal injury attorney to help them fight the insurance companies. This is what insurance companies want. The longer it takes the victim to hire a car wreck attorney the less likely you will get the property damage and personal injury money you deserve. Insurance companies are for-profit businesses. The insurance companies do not care about your physical or mental health. They do not care if you are without a vehicle for weeks. They do not care that their insured’s negligence caused you property damage, medical expenses, physical pain, mental anguish, physical impairment, permanent disfigurement and/or lost wages. They are just worried about their bottom line. It sounds confusing but our Texas car accident lawyers will explain the entire process of how you can get the money for your property damage, medical bills, pain and suffering, etc. Insurance companies have attorneys on staff, you should too. Call or text us at 1-800-672-3911.

Do You Need a Dallas Car Accident Attorney?

You have a lot of Dallas & Fort Worth law firms to choose from. Choose the right one for you. As always, we prefer that when you choose your Dallas personal injury attorney, you choose the one that will help you the most. We believe that is us, Matthew Pillado PLLC. Call or text us at 1-800-672-3911.

What Is The Insurance Company Not Telling Me?
Every case is different but in general here are some of the industry secrets:

  • Insurance companies do not want you to know of your rights.
  • Insurance companies do not want you to know that you are entitled to be compensated for not only the injuries you sustained in a car wreck but also for how your life has changed because of those injuries.
  • Insurance companies do not want you to get the full property damage you are owed.

You are entitled to monetary compensation for the pain you had to feel due to someone else’s negligence and for the everyday things that you can no longer do. That is what a good Texas accident attorney can ensure you receive. Call or text us at 1-800-672-3911.

Why Is "Accident" The Wrong Word For Car Wreck?
Matthew Pillado, PLLC tries not use the word “accident.” The word “accident” presumes that no party is at fault. In commercial truck accidents and car accidents, somebody is usually at fault. Matthew Pillado, PLLC understands this and is the reason why the personal injury attorneys at Matthew Pillado, PLLC fight as hard as they do for you. You are the victim and you should be compensated for all of your damages. Call or text us at 1-800-672-3911.
About Personal Injury Compensation.
The compensation awarded to a victim by a judge or jury is usually intended to compensate the injured person for the amount he or she was damaged due the accident or injury. The compensation is meant to make the victim “whole” again from a monetary standpoint (to the extent that is possible).

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Payment Methods Accepted

The law firm of Matthew Pillado PLLC. accepts the usual methods of payment for legal services including cash, check, and major credit & debit cards. We also offer options for legal financing for our lawyers’ services. The details of the financing available for legal cases can be obtained by contacting our law office or scheduling a consultation with one of our attorneys.

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Primary Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

To prevent a conviction or jail time, you need a tough Texas attorney to fight for you. Financing available for those who qualify. Learn More

Personal Injury

Injured in a car wreck? Our lawyers will ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries. You pay nothing, Ever. Learn More

Financing Available

Unique financing and payment plans available for criminal defense cases. Contact us for more details or to apply. Learn More

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