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PRACTICE AREAS

WRONGFUL DEATH

If you have experienced a wrongful death in your family, this is a very trying time for you. You need time to grieve, but the law does not provide you the time. It is very important that you contact Dunk Law Firm to preserve evidence from the scene and witnesses, open probate proceedings and preserve your claim.

THERE ARE TWO DISTINCT LAWS THAT PERTAIN TO WRONGFUL DEATHS: THE TEXAS WRONGFUL DEATH STATUTE AND THE TEXAS SURVIVAL STATUTE.

The Texas Wrongful Death Statute provides recovery for the immediate family members of a person whose death was caused by the negligence of another. Immediate family members are compensated under this statute for their own, personal injuries caused by their loved one’s death. Typically, this includes the value of the services and companionship the deceased provided his or her family member. Usually, parents of minor children, spouses and children of deceased parents are eligible to sue under this statuteThe Texas Survival Statute is similar in that it is often used in conjunction with the Texas Wrongful Death statute, but the recovery is markedly different. The Survival Statute is meant to compensate the Estate of the deceased for injuries the decease could have brought had he or she survived. This recovery typically includes loss of future wages and the pain & suffering the deceased suffered during the accident that cost the deceased his or her life.

18 WHEELER ACCIDENTS

Truck accidents have the potential to be extremely serious. Often times the injuries, because of the violence of the collision, are very severe. Dunk Law Firm is very experienced at handling this type of case. As in any motor vehicle accident, you should do the following to make sure your claim will cover your damages:

If you are injured, or think you may be injured, seek medical attention immediately

Call the police to the scene or file an accident report explaining the accident.

Get the other driver’s:

- Drivers License number;
- License plate;
- Insurance Information (insurer, policy number, name of the insured, dates of coverage).

Contact Dunk Law Firm at 713-223-1435 or fill out the online form

Do not give any statements to the other driver’s insurance company.

Your attorney will need:

- The name of the investigating police force, the police report, and/or a copy of the accident report;
- The names, addresses and telephone numbers of all the doctors you see after the accident (you can find this information on your invoice from the doctor, or you can get a business card from your doctor at your appointment).

Be sure to keep track of all of your losses, including :

- lost time from work,
- mileage to and from doctor appointments,
- prescription bills,
- rental car contract and invoices, and the dates and times of all of your doctors appointments.

AUTO & TRUCK ACCIDENTS

If you are injured, or think you may be injured, seek medical attention immediately.

Call the police to the scene or file an accident report explaining the accident.

Get the other driver’s:

- Drivers License number;
- License plate;
- Insurance Information (insurer, policy number, name of the insured, dates of coverage).

Contact Dunk Law Firm at 713-223-1435 or fill out the online form

Do not give any statements to the other driver’s insurance company.

Your attorney will need:

- The name of the investigating police force, the police report, and/or a copy of the accident report; - The names, addresses and telephone numbers of all the doctors you see after the accident (you can find this information on your invoice from the doctor, or you can get a business card from your doctor at your appointment).

Be sure to keep track of all of your losses, including:

- lost time from work;
- mileage to and from doctor appointments;
- prescription bills;
- rental car contract and invoices, and the dates and times of all of your doctors appointments.

AUTOMOBILE DEFECTS

Defective products cause a massive amount of damage to unsuspecting consumers every year. Texas has laws in place to protect consumers from defective products, but the cost is often very high. These cases are extremely expensive to litigate because experts are required to prove a safer alternative design and the underlying defect. The experts used by Dunk Law Firm have years of education and practical experience to help you prove your case. As with any expenses, Dunk Law Firm will pay them up-front and is only reimbursed if you collect.

* Another example of “standing with you.”

If you or a loved-one has been injured by:

- A defective tire that has suffered a “tread separation” or “detread” (characterized by the tread pealing off of the steal belts in one large piece or several large pieces);
- Automotive or automobile defect;
- A defective seat belt or airbag;
- A defective car seat;
- Machinery malfunction;
- A recalled product (check http://www.recalls.gov/ for recall information);
- Food contamination; or
- Any product containing a defect in design, manufacturing or labeling that caused an injury

Call the Dunk Law Firm immediately at 713-223-1435.

PLANT EXPLOSIONS

As all of us know from recent events in Texas City, plant explosions can be devastating. You need only look as far as the latest news coverage to know that accidents of this kind can happen to anyone.

http://www.usatoday.com

http://www.commondreams.org

The law regarding suing your employer in Texas is difficult. Big companies have many friends in congress and many protections under the law. It is very important that you contact Merman & Dunk immediately. Many families that try to deal with the plant’s insurance company or defense attorney quickly find themselves overwhelmed and underpaid for their injuries. To ensure you receive full value for your claim, call Dunk Law Firm first and don’t talk to anyone from the media, insurance companies, or attorneys until you do.

TRAIN WRECKS

Train accidents are very serious events. Because of the size and weight of most trains on the rails today, the damage they cause when something goes wrong is catastrophic. The most important information you need is the phone number for Dunk Law Firm, 713-223-1435. Call immediately if you think you might have been injured due to the negligence of a train or railroad company.

There is a wealth of information provided by resources on the web, which you will find by clicking this link http://www.fra.dot.gov

ELECTROCUTION

Injuries involving electrocution are very severe and difficult to diagnose. Our brain functions using electrochemistry and jolts of outside electricity can have profound affects on how your body performs and responds in day-to-day life. The most important thing, as always, is to take care of yourself. Seek the advice of a medical specialist immediately. Then call Dunk Law Firm. Dunk Law Firm uses preeminent experts to make your claim and make sure you receive all the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured by a low powerline, exposed wiring at a restaurant, or because of the negligence of a contractor, call us today. We are ready to stand with you.

INJURIES AT SEA

The sea is a very dangerous place. The Federal Government, in response to the danger attendant to the sea, provides special protections and laws for those who make their living aboard vessels on navigable waters. Dunk Law Firm specializes in all aspects of maritime personal injuries. Please see the information about Jones Act Claims, Longshore Claims and Death on the High Seas (DOHSA) for more specific information about your claim.

PREMISES LIABILITY

Premises Liability is a broad area of the law. It protects people who have been injured on other people’s property because of the negligence of the owner or occupier of the premises where the injury occurred. Lots of people know this kind of incident as a “slip and fall,” because that is usually what happens, someone slips in something and falls.

What most people don’t know is that premises liability also covers assaults, rapes and other horrific crimes that could have been prevented by the land owner.

Call the Dunk Law Firm if you have been injured on someone else’s property, we will stand with you – 713-223-1435.

JONES ACT CLAIMS

The Jones Act protects employees (seamen and some longshore workers) who are injured in the course and scope of their employment aboard vessels on navigable waters. This is a complicated and specialized area of the law that dates back centuries. Please call Dunk Law Firm to determine if you are eligible to collect under this law.

For information concerning the Jones Act, please see http://www.shipguide.com/jones-act/

DOHSA

The Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) is a special federal law that provides recovery for deaths occurring in oceans outside U.S. territorial waters. Unlike the Jones Act, DOHSA provides recovery for non-employees who are injured on the high seas (usually more than 3 miles off shore, or in Texas, 10 miles offshore).

Like the Jones Act, this is a specialized area of the law and an area of expertise for the Dunk Law Firm. Please call immediately to discuss your potential DOHSA claim – 713-223-1435.

FELA CLAIMS

The Federal Employers Liability Act, or FELA, provides protection to railroad workers who are injured on the job. There are time limits and decisions that will need your immediate attention. The following link provides some general information, but you should call Dunk Law Firm for your free initial consultation as soon as possible.

ASSAULTS

There are few things worse than people in power abusing their position. As often happens in the bar industry, authority is given to individuals who are chosen more for their large size than their intelligence or demeanor. The attorneys at Dunk Law Firm have helped to recover millions of dollars for people injured by security guards and bouncers. If you have been injured by a bouncer, doorman, or bar staff, take lots of pictures and call Dunk Law Firm immediately.

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