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Check out all the latest news and updates from The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare in our blog. From tips about pursuing legal action to news about Personal Injury Cases, we offer a variety of insights about Personal Injury Law. We can help you understand the world of Injury, Wrongful Death and Insurance Law, so be sure to check back frequently to read our posts. Do you have questions about our posts or have you suffered an injury from someone else’s negligence? Contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare today to find out how we can help.


Injured By Another? Don’t Be a Victim Twice! Tips to Protect Yourself from one of D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas

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By Dallas Car Accident Injury Attorney, Tim O’Hare

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If you have been injured as the result of a car accident, fall or workplace injury you are probably learning just how difficult it is to navigate the maze of insurance laws. Dealing with insurance companies be a frustrating, anxiety-filled ordeal, but the good news is you don’t have to handle your injury claim on your own. And in our opinion, you shouldn’t try to.

Insurance adjusters can be tricky, to put it nicely. Often, the goal of insurance companies and the adjusters that work for them is to get individuals to settle for far less than what they are entitled to. When the insurance company is all about the bottom line, it isn’t uncommon to see insurance adjusters pulling out stunts to ensure they pay out as little as possible.

Insurance adjusters may try to hit you when you’re at your weakest point, for example, visiting you in the hospital and attempting to get you to sign a release, waiving your rights to a claim while you are on morphine or other drugs that may cloud your ability to think clearly. In some cases, the adjusters will get to you before you know the full extent of your injuries, promising to pay for future medical bills with an amount they know won’t cover your future bills. It’s often the victim who pays the consequences. Insurance companies have also been known to hide documents, fail to release documents and outright lie about what a witness had to say about an incident.

Don’t let yourself be a victim twice. Hire a Dallas – Ft. Worth personal injury attorney who will work for you, dealing with insurance companies and the law, to ensure you are treated fairly and receive what the law says you are due. Insurance adjusters are less likely to try to take advantage of you if you have legal representation, and won’t get away with it if you hire this firm.

You may consider hiring a personal injury attorney another unnecessary expense, but doing so can pay back multiple dividends, decreasing your stress level and helping you recover more money than you ever could on your own to help you pay for medical bills, recover your lost wages and be compensated for your pain, hassle and scarring.

If you have the misfortune of being injured due to the fault of another, hire a lawyer who deals strictly in personal injury law as he or she will be familiar with all the laws pertaining to your case, laws that often vary by state. A personal injury attorney will also have the necessary knowledge to help you receive fair compensation. If your case for any reason needs to be disputed in court, a personal injury lawyer will provide the best representation to handle your case.

In addition to hiring an attorney who will work for you, it is important for you to know what information you should and shouldn’t give to an insurance adjuster who may contact you regarding your accident. Here are two things you should know:

Don’t Talk to the Insurance Company – Let Your Law firm Do the Talking for You. Many law firms won’t handle your property damage.  We handle property damage for our clients, and don’t charge a thing.  If a client talks to them, there is very little doubt the adjuster will seek information in an attempt to limit your damages – we make sure your damages are fully recovered. They do not have your best interests at heart – they have their pocketbook at heart.

Be Patient About Your Case.  Dealing with the insurance company, complex rules of law and evidence, and medical providers takes time.  To do things right does require time – a reputable personal injury lawyer will do things as fast as possible, but sometimes it takes a lot of time to get things done right.  Patience pays off in the end.

If you have been injured in a car accident, suffered injury on someone else’s property, or suffered an injury through no fault of your own in another manner, contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare to speak with an experienced Dallas – Ft. Worth Personal Injury Attorney. We will help you in your time of need and make sure you are not taken advantage of.

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By : Tim O'Hare /April 21, 2017 /Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More

10 Truths About Distracted Driving from Your Distracted Driving Lawyer in Dallas – Ft. Worth

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by Distracted Driving Lawyer in Dallas, Tim O’Hare

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Just over a week ago on March 29th, 13 people died tragically on a two-lane Texas highway. The victims, all senior citizens, were returning home from a church retreat. The small bus they were riding in was hit head on by a pickup truck. There were two survivors. One individual in the bus, and the driver of the truck.

After the accident, the 20-year-old driver of the truck confessed to witnesses he had been texting while driving. Witnesses also captured cell phone video of the young man driving erratically on the road, moments before the head-on collision that tragically took the lives of 13 people who leave behind grieving families.

This accident was entirely preventable. And sadly, it is just one example of people losing their lives due to distracted driving. Do you use your cell phone while driving? Ladies, have you ever applied your makeup on your morning commute to work? Any activity that takes your attention off the road, even for a split second, is considered distracted driving, and it can be deadly.

Here are 10 shocking truths about distracted driving you need to know:

• More than 37,000+ people die in automobile crashes in the U.S every year, and sixty-four percent of all traffic accidents in the United States involve cell phone use.

• Of those 64%, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes involving a driver who was in some way distracted.

• More than 78 percent of all distracted drivers are distracted because they have been texting while driving. One in every four car accidents in the U.S. are caused by texting while driving.

• If you text and drive, you spend 400 percent less time looking at the road compared to drivers who do not text while driving, and you are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident than you are if driving while not distracted.

• If you text while driving, it only takes three seconds after you take your eyes off the road for an accident to occur. Reading a text message while driving distracts a driver for a minimum of five seconds each time.

• The average speed in the U.S. is about 55mph. Taking five seconds to read a text at 55mph means the driver travels the length of a football field without looking at the road, or while distracted.

• Every day, 11 teenagers die because they were texting while driving. Ninety-four percent of teenagers say they understand the consequences of texting and driving, but 35 percent of them admitted that they do it anyway.

• Teen drivers are 400 percent more likely to be in a car crash when texting while driving than adults.

• Ten percent of adults and 20 percent of teenagers admit they have entire conversations by text while driving.

• A study at The University of Utah found out the reaction time for a teen using a cell phone is the same as that of a 70 year old who isn’t using one.

Don’t kid yourself into believing it won’t happen to you. The fact is, it could happen to you and, if you continue to text while driving, chances are, it will happen to you.

If you have been seriously injured or lost a family member in an accident caused by distracted driving, contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare to speak with a Dallas-Ft. Worth distracted driving lawyer.

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By : Tim O'Hare /April 10, 2017 /Blog, Design /0 Comment Read More

What You Should Know About Trucking Accidents from the Truck Accident Injury Lawyers at O’Hare Law Firm

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by Dallas – Ft. Worth, Carrollton Personal Injury Lawyer, Tim O’Hare

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Every year, more than 450,000 trucking accidents occur on U.S. roadways, and according to the NHTSA, nearly 5,000 motorists are killed in accidents involving large trucks and an estimated 140,000 are injured. In accidents involving a passenger vehicle and a semi or commercial truck, the majority of those killed (74 percent) are passengers in the car.

Trucking accidents can sometimes be attributed to driver negligence on the part of the truck driver. A truck driver’s negligence may be caused by one of a number of factors, including: talking on the phone, texting, driving while fatigued or drowsy, speeding, inattentive driving, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, inexperienced driving or improperly loaded or overloaded cargo in a commercial truck.

While not all car accidents are preventable, many are. Follow these tips regarding large trucks to help keep you and your family safe while driving on Texas roadways:

Treat trucks differently than other cars. Trucks can weigh as much as 30 times more than a passenger car. Due to their size, it is nearly impossible for semi trucks to come to a sudden stop. For example, a semi truck that is moving at 55 miles per hour can take the length of a football field to come to a complete stop. Avoid cutting off a semi in traffic or putting yourself in a situation where you may have to suddenly stop in front of a semi. The sheer size of an 18-wheeler also makes it difficult for the truck driver to change lanes. Avoid driving directly next to a large truck for a long time.

Be sure you are visible to the truck driver. Driving next to a semi or directly behind one can make it very difficult for the truck driver to see you. Do not follow too closely or stay directly next to a semi truck. A general rule is that if you cannot see the truck’s side mirrors, the driver cannot see you.

Do not stop on the side of the road. If you have to stop your vehicle for some reason, avoid stopping on the shoulder of the road. Semi drivers may not see you stopped until it is too late. If you must stop, try to pull completely off of the road, either into the grass or on a side road. If you do stop on the side of the road, do not stay in your car. Get out and move away from traffic.

The best advice for keeping yourself safe on the road with large trucks is to drive with caution, knowing the added difficulty large truck drivers may face when it comes to sudden stops, changing lanes or adverse weather.

Victims of trucking accidents can receive compensation if they have suffered bodily injury or property damage in an accident caused by the truck driver’s negligence or fatigue. If you have been involved in a traffic accident with a commercial truck, contact the experienced truck accident lawyers in Carrollton and Dallas at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare. We will help you receive all due compensation for your injury or loss.

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By : Tim O'Hare /April 01, 2017 /Blog, Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More

Road Work Ahead: Construction Zone Safety Tips from Dallas Car Accident Lawyer

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By Dallas Car Accident Injury Attorney, Tim O’Hare

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Do you feel like the road construction will never end? You’re not alone! At any given time, there are as many as 1,000 active work zones in Texas; dozens of these are on interstates and state highways in Dallas – Ft. Worth alone. The more construction zones there are, the more driver and worker safety becomes an issue.

Every day, thousands of construction workers put their lives in the hands of Texas drivers.

Texas tops the nation in road construction deaths. According to TxDOT, there are approximately 15,000 crashes and more than 100 people — both drivers and construction workers — killed in highway construction and maintenance zones every year. Excessive speed, distracted driving and drunk driving are the leading causes of work zone accidents in Texas.

Improving the Texas infrastructure truly is a never-ending project. When one project is completed, another one begins. While it may be frustrating for drivers, it’s important to remember to follow the rules of the road at all times, including while driving in construction zones.

Here are four things to keep in mind next time you enter a construction zone:

Slow down and always follow posted work zone speed limits. Speeding is one of the major causes of work zone crashes. Remember, traffic fines double in work zones.

Pay attention. Workers and heavy equipment may only be a few feet from passing vehicles.

Be patient. Delays from highway construction can be frustrating, but it only takes a few extra minutes to slow down for a work zone.

Plan ahead. Leave a few minutes early when traveling through a work zone in order to reach your destination on time.

If you have been injured in a work zone car crash, or if you have lost a family member due to an accident in a construction zone, contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for a free consultation with a Dallas – Ft. Worth personal injury attorney.

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By : Tim O'Hare /March 24, 2017 /Blog, Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More

Are All Injury Lawyers the Same?

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Often times injury lawyers make promises they can’t keep, at the cost of the client’s best interest. Many times, personal injury attorneys will talk clients into settling their claims for less than the true value owed the client simply because they don’t want to put in the time and effort to get the very most for their client. And when the cases aren’t resolved, these attorneys pass the cases off to other lawyers who are willing to do the work.

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare are different. We don’t spend big bucks to advertise on TV or flashy billboards, which in turn lowers our overhead and protects the best interests of our clients. When we agree to take a case, we will see it through to the end.

From the beginning, we strive to be honest and upfront with our clients, fully disclosing the challenges they may face in the process. We won’t take on the case of anyone who says they have been injured. Instead, we work through a lengthy process to ensure we only take people we know we can help — we only take the cases we believe in. We work hard to maintain our integrity by refusing to make promises we can’t keep.

Insurance companies know the attorneys that are in it simply to profit off their clients’ pain and suffering — and they know the lawyers who act with integrity. And in the long run, it almost always works out for our clients. Insurance companies know we only take serious cases, and that we will do everything legal to ensure justice for our clients. The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare regularly receives referrals from other lawyers and even insurance companies. To us, there is no higher compliment.

In the event you need to hire a personal injury attorney, seek out a reputable attorney, don’t just settle for the first one who shows up in your Google search.

Here are a few tips to help you hire a reputable attorney:

Ask your friends, family and coworkers for a referral. Getting a reference from someone you trust is a great way to find a respectable attorney. Ask for suggestions on whom to call, and be sure to ask your friends about their personal experience with that attorney.

Check websites, track records and ask questions. If you visit an attorney’s website and find more of a sales pitch than substance, chances are they are not the type of attorney you are looking for. Keep your eyes out for professional websites that provide quality information.

A local law library can provide information on a specific attorney’s track record. This is also sometimes information you can find through online searches.

When you meet with an attorney for the first time, be prepared with specific questions. Find out how many cases similar to yours they have handled and the results of those cases. If you have selected a firm, find out which lawyer within that firm will be handling your case. Be sure to research the individual attorney, not just the firm as a whole.

Don’t assume all lawyers have a negative reputation just because some do. It is easy for lawyers, especially personal injury attorneys, to be stereotyped as “slimy.” While this may be true for some, it is not true for all. A personal injury attorney who has integrity will provide much needed help in what can be a very difficult situation. If you hire the right attorney, you won’t regret it. Don’t let your misconception of lawyers deter you from seeking legal representation in a situation involving wrongful death, car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, premises liability or a work injury.

Tim O’Hare is a Dallas-Ft. Worth personal injury attorney who practices with integrity. If you have been injured in a car accident, or suffered an injury on someone else’s property, or been injured through no fault of your own, contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare. We will help you in your time of need and make sure you are not taken advantage of.

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By : Tim O'Hare /March 10, 2017 /Blog, Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More

A Personal Injury Lawyer is Your Friend

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by Tim O’Hare

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Have you suffered a serious injury, from an accident such as a truck, work or construction accident? If so, do not hesitate to call an experienced personal injury attorney before choosing to settle with an insurance company. In these cases, having a reputable personal injury lawyer on your side is in your best interest. Settling your case without the help of a lawyer who is legally obligated to act in your best interests will cost you money.

The little-known truth is that insurance adjusters receive raises and promotions based on how much money they save their company. No matter what an adjuster may tell you, the insurance company is not on your side and you can be sure an adjuster is not looking out for your best interests. A lawyer, however, is your friend.

Contrary to what you see in ads on TV, most personal injury attorneys are not “ambulance chasers,” just out to make a buck off of your pain and suffering. A reputable personal injury lawyer’s end goal is making sure their client receives enough compensation to cover medical costs and to meet the financial needs of their family for what is lost due to the accident, including past and future economic losses.

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured through no fault of their own, call a reputable personal injury attorney who can protect you or your friend from being taken advantage of by the insurance company. A serious injury could result in financial hardship for the rest of the injured individual’s life which can be dealt with by an experienced attorney working on that individual’s behalf.

To ensure you get a fair settlement, here are three things you should know:

Don’t talk to an adjuster without an attorney. Before innocently answering questions that will be twisted and used to devalue your claim, contact a personal injury attorney and let them speak for you.

Be patient and wait for the right settlement. Do not jump on the first settlement offered to you. Chances are, it will be weeks before you know the total cost of the accident and your actual losses. Insurance companies will often make an offer right away to avoid paying what they know will be fair. Don’t fall for it. Get a lawyer on board quickly. It will be to your advantage.

Hire a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. Only a lawyer will know all the laws regarding your case, and how they apply to you. To get the best settlement in your case, hire a personal injury lawyer. Insurance adjusters want you to deal with them and not hire a lawyer because they know it will save the company money, hurting you in the process.

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare are attorneys you can trust to always look out for your best interests. D Magazine has named Tim O’Hare one of the best personal injury lawyers in Dallas for three consecutive years. He is an attorney you can trust to make sure your future is protected when an accident not your fault makes life uncertain.

If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury as the result of a car wreck or work accident, or if you need someone to handle your will, trust, probate matters, bankruptcy, child custody or child support issues, business formations or another legal matter, contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for a free consultation with a Dallas-Ft. Worth personal injury attorney.

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By : Tim O'Hare /February 21, 2017 /Blog, Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More

Have Minor Children? Have Assets? You Need a Will.

by J. Branden Snyder

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At least 50 percent of all Americans don’t have a will to protect their dependents and assets. Are you one of them? Should you pass away without a will, the state will determine who gets what of your assets, who is in charge of your estate, and most importantly, who is responsible for children under 18.

It isn’t fun to think about death and dying, but preparing your will isn’t just something that would be nice to do, it’s truly essential, particularly if you have minor children. Having a will can save your loved ones stress and additional heartache should something happen to you.

In the event that something happens to you, your children should be cared for by individuals you choose. Don’t let the state determine where your children will live. In addition, dying without a will means your assets could go to places you had no intention of them going.

There are many reasons every adult should have a will, children or no children. Here are some of the most important reasons you need a will:

A will allows you to determine who your beneficiaries will be. If you die without a will, the State of Texas will determine the division of your property and who your beneficiaries will be. If you have children, or children from a previous marriage, the division of your assets can be a complicated process. By executing your will, you will be able to clearly identify your beneficiaries and how you want your property to be divided.

A will allows you to designate a guardian for your children. In the event that you pass away while your children are minors, your will can designate who will care for your children after your passing. If you die without a will, the court will appoint a person to serve as guardian for any minor children.

In your will, you can nominate an executor for your estate. In your will, you can also designate who should serve as executor of your estate. This is the person who will be responsible for dividing your assets and property according to your wishes.

By preparing your will, you will make things as simple as possible for your surviving family. This may be the most important reason everyone needs a will. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is hard enough, but that loss can be compounded by the stress of administering the deceased’s estate. Drawing up a proper will, and letting your spouse, children and family members know what your wishes are will help ease the added burden they would otherwise experience upon your death.

To prepare your will, you should work with an experienced attorney who can guide you through the process. Your attorney will explain the legal terms and ensure that your will is drafted properly so there are no questions in the event of your death. Your attorney can also help review your financial assets and double check who can receive what from your retirement accounts.

Do you need to prepare your will or update an existing will? Contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare to speak with a reputable Dallas – Ft. Worth attorney who can help you draw up your will.

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By : Tim O'Hare /February 10, 2017 /Blog, Family Law /0 Comment Read More

Traffic Fatalities are On the Rise

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America’s roads are not getting any safer. It’s a sobering reality, but not one that can’t be changed.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic deaths increased 7.2 percent in 2015. The number of people who lost their lives in car accidents totaled 35,092. The last time we saw such a large single-year spike in traffic deaths was in 1966.

Overall, traffic deaths are down in recent decades due to increased use of seat belts, fewer drunk drivers and vehicle improvements, but seeing such a large jump in just one year is concerning. The three main causes for the increase in traffic fatalities are:

  • Not wearing seat belts. Almost half of the deaths came when passengers were not wearing seat belts.
  • Drunk driving or speeding. These factors account for about 30 percent of traffic fatalities.
  • Distracted driving. About 10 percent of auto deaths are due to distracted driving.

When considering those factors, making our roads safer isn’t difficult, but it takes commitment. Here are a few ways you can do your part:

Always wear your seat belt. For adults and children who are big enough for seat belts to fit properly, seat belt use is the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In 2014, more than 2.3 million drivers and passengers were treated in emergency departments for injuries resulting from a car accident; many of these people were not wearing seatbelts.

Don’t drive distracted. In 2014, 3,179 people were killed and 431,000 were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers. Distracted driving isn’t just using your cell phone; it is any activity that could divert your attention away from the primary task of driving. These include: texting; using a cell phone or smartphone; eating and drinking; talking to passengers; grooming; reading; using a navigation system; watching a video; adjusting a radio; CD player or MP3 player. Of these, text messaging is considered the most distracting, as it requires visual, manual and cognitive attention. Research shows that drivers who text and drive are at least four times more likely to crash.

Don’t drive drunk. Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs isn’t just dangerous, it’s illegal. Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. In 2014, 9,967 people were killed in drunk driving crashes, and more than 1.1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

Together, we can keep America’s roads safe. Do your part to keep yourself and your family safe on the roads.

If you have been seriously injured or lost a family member in a car accident, contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for a free consultation with a Dallas – Fort Worth personal injury attorney.

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By : Tim O'Hare /January 27, 2017 /Blog /0 Comment Read More

4 Reasons You May Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

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It’s an unfortunate misconception that personal injury attorneys are “ambulance chasers” looking to profit off the pain and suffering of others. Each year, thousands of people across North Texas turn to personal injury lawyers to help navigate the maze of insurance laws and to fight the long legal battle for due compensation for an injury as a result of a car accident, a defective or recalled product, a fall or injury at work or on someone else’s property.

While personal injury attorneys have not always been portrayed in a positive light, the reality is, in most cases of injury, the victim can benefit significantly from hiring a trusted lawyer.

There are many reasons one might need to hire a personal injury lawyer. Here are a few examples of common personal injury claims:

Motor vehicle accident — If you are injured or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident such as a car, bus, boat, or motorcycle accident that was caused by another person, perhaps due to drunk driving or distracted driving, you may be entitled to a personal injury claim. A lawsuit may help you recover compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and/or loss of companionship, for example.

Wrongful death — Have you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person? If so, you may be entitled to make a wrongful death claim. Surviving beneficiaries of the deceased, including the surviving spouse, children and parents may be able to file a wrongful death claim.

Injury suffered on someone else’s property — If you have suffered an injury while on someone else’s property, you may have grounds to make a premises liability claim. Premises liability cases, like many other personal injury cases, can be complicated, as it has to be proven that the property owner was negligent and the injury suffered was a result of that negligence.

Injury suffered by a defective or recalled product — Products liability is another common category of personal injury cases, as thousands of product recalls are issued every year on items determined to be of potential danger to consumers.

Hiring a personal injury attorney for any of the reasons listed above should not be considered an unnecessary expense. Doing so can pay back dividends, decreasing your stress level and helping you recover more money than you ever could on your own to help you pay for medical bills, recover your lost wages and be compensated for your pain, hassle and scarring.

There are many ways a personal injury lawyer can save you time, money and frustration. Here are just a few:

A personal injury attorney can help you avoid the hassle of dealing with the insurance company. Insurance adjusters can be tricky. They often strive to get individuals to settle for far less than what they are entitled to. A personal injury attorney will work for you, dealing with insurance companies and the law, to ensure you are treated fairly and receive what the law says you are due.

A personal injury lawyer will be familiar with all the laws pertaining to your case. Laws often vary by state, but an experienced attorney will know your state’s laws and how the laws affect your case. They will also have the necessary knowledge to help you receive fair compensation. If your case for any reason needs to be disputed in court, a personal injury attorney will provide the best representation to handle your case.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer allows you to focus on your own healing rather than being consumed by your case. Being injured in a car accident or in a work-related accident can be life changing. Don’t take on the unnecessary burden of dealing with the insurance companies on your own. Hire an experienced personal injury attorney to focus on your case so that you can focus on yourself. While it may seem costly at first, it will pay off in the end when you receive the full amount owed to you, rather than only a portion of that, which is likely what you would receive if working without an attorney.

If you have been injured in a car accident, suffered injury on someone else’s property, or suffered an injury through no fault of your own in another manner, contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare. We will help you in your time of need and make sure you are not taken advantage of.

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By : Tim O'Hare /January 17, 2017 /Blog, Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More

4 Reasons You May Need a Business Lawyer in 2017

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Is 2017 your year to start a small business? If you are currently a small business owner, or plan to open your own business this year, it’s important to have a trusted business lawyer you can call on to help sort out legal matters on your behalf.

Like accountants and insurance agents, hiring a business attorney should be a resource that is considered part of the cost of owning and operating a business. While you may not need your business lawyer at all times, it’s best to build a relationship with an attorney who is experienced in handling business law so you know who to call when you need someone.

Don’t wait until a problem arises. Here are four reasons you may need a business lawyer in 2017:

A business lawyer can help you determine the best legal structure for your new business. How do you know if you need to form an LLC or a corporation, or enter into a partnership agreement? A business lawyer will walk you through the pros and cons of various business structures and help you determine the best legal structure for your business. Once you determine the legal structure that is the best fit for your business, a business attorney will help you register the paperwork to get your business off the ground.

A business lawyer can help write contract and non-disclosure agreements. Contracts and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are a normal part of every business. A business attorney can draw up these documents for you, ensuring all your bases are covered and that you are protected in the event of a disagreement or fallout with an employee or client.

A business lawyer can help you buy or sell a business. When it comes time to buy or sell a business, you need a lawyer on your side that can help negotiate agreements and contracts. If your business is a partnership or LLC with multiple owners, you will need a buy-sell agreement in place from the beginning to protect you in the event one owner wishes to transfer ownership, or if one owner dies.

A business lawyer can help if you are facing litigation. It isn’t uncommon for businesses to face lawsuits by customers, or even current or former employees. A business lawyer will help you navigate the legal process and work to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

If you are facing one of these scenarios, contact the experienced business law team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare to help save you time and money on important legal matters.

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By : Tim O'Hare /January 13, 2017 /Blog, Small Business Law /0 Comment Read More
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