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The entire team at Amaro Law Firm has been outstanding to work with. They are all extremely responsive, incredible communicators, and passionate about what they do. As far as attorneys go, they are on a whole new level.

 

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I had awesome experience out of a bad situation Dirk my lawyer and Madeline my case manager and the rest of the staff ensured my case had a favourable outcome. The team did not seize until i was happy. They made me feel like their only client and not just a number. It took awhile to get the outcome we both desire but in the end was victorious. Thanks again, I am a satisfied client.

Fatal Injury During Car Inspection (June 2019)

In March of 2018, we received a call from the family of a man who was fatally injured while getting his car inspected on the north side of Houston.  Tragically, the man died 3 days later in the hospital from his head injuries that incapacitated him at the scene.  The day after the incident, the employees of the inspection center lied to the family.  They initially claimed that he must have fallen due to some medical conditions and statements like that were made to the paramedics who responded to the scene.  The family wanted answers and turned to us.  After seeking and getting a temporary restraining order not to destroy any digital evidence from the multiple camera systems at the shopping center where the inspection center was located, we hired forensic analysts to inspect the DVRs and other camera systems to determine what cameras were operating.  We also sought records of all the customers at the center to find key witnesses.  Our experts determined that the camera system at the inspection center was operating was recording, and that files were intentionally deleted after the incident.  We also found an eye witness who was waiting outside for his vehicle being serviced in one of the bays that witnessed the incident and aftermath.  He saw his van back out quickly by an employee and strike our client violently, sending him flying into the parking lot.  We learned that the property owner and manager were aware that the inspection center used the sidewalk as a driveway into the vehicle bays and also used the sidewalk as their waiting room in violation of the lease terms.  Everyone knew there were no warnings or barriers to prevent customers from walking down the sidewalk where vehicles could suddenly and without warning back out and hit them before they could move.  The case against the property owner and property manager resolved for a confidential sum.

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Tractor Trailer Highway Accident (June 2019)

Our clients were traveling in a Ford F250 on Highway 290 when they approached a tractor trailer parking on the right-hand shoulder of the highway.  Suddenly and without warning, the tractor trailer pulled across the highway to enter a private driveway right in the path of travel of our clients.  Our clients’ vehicle was sent careening into a ditch and the tractor-trailer came to a rest in the roadway.  Brenham, Texas police responded to the scene.  The insurance company for the trucking company attempted to place blame on our clients and deny compensation to them for their medical bills incurred as a result of the 18-wheeler accident for neck and back injuries.  After filing the lawsuit and litigating the case, the parties were able to reach an amicable resolution and confidential settlement for their injuries.

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It was Great! working with Chelsea Of The Amaro Law Firm.
I really felt Chelsea really cared about me not as a client but a friend. We stayed in communication with each other also she is a very nice person with a determination to get things done and She did.
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AMF Bowling Alley Injury (May 2019)

Our client was a customer at an AMF bowling alley in Desoto, Texas when he was injured in a fall due to a slip hazard on stairs from loose material.  The fall resulted in an injury which required surgical repair.  AMF, through its lawyers hired by the insurance company, denied liability and our client hired us to make things right.  After approximately a year of litigation, the parties were able to amicably reach a settlement that is confidential.

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Slip and Fall (April 2019)

As a result of a slippery substance on the ground, our minor client slipped and hit her head on the hard ground inside a San Antonio big box retail store with stores across the world.  Our client’s child suffered traumatic injury symptoms.  Not having resources to have her child evaluated, our client sought legal help as the insurance company lawyers for the big box retailer denied liability for the incident.  We helped our client get the medical attention her daughter needed.  The lawsuit was filed in Bexar County, Texas and removed to Federal Court.  The case resolved for a confidential sum in Federal Court.

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Mesothelioma Lawsuit (May 2019)

Our mesothelioma lawyers helped a citizen of Chile recover a substantial confidential sum against multiple companies in the Los Angeles area with the assistance of another firm that handles mesothelioma cases.  In the 1970s, our client worked at a shipyard where he was exposed to asbestos on a daily basis.  Protective masks were provided for his use but they did not provide the protection from asbestos fibers represented and their use was not enforced at the worksite.  Mesothelioma has a long latency period and our client was diagnosed decades later by his doctors in Chile.  Our team flew him into Houston for medical treatment and examination.  After nearly two years of litigation and with a trial looming in Los Angeles, the defendants offered a substantial and confidential sum to resolve the claims made against them.

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Mr. Dirk is just truly a wonderful man! He has the most profound empathy and truly cares about his clients. Most lawyers can come off as you are just a number in a sea of numbers & it’s just about how much money you can make them, but Mr. Dirk is suchhhh the opposite. If more people were like him, the world would be a much much much better place. Thank you Sir for everything!

Commercial Litigation - UV Logistics (May 2019)

Our trial lawyers stepped in to help another law firm from Louisiana prepare and try a commercial litigation case based on breach of contract, fraudulent inducement to contract, tortious interference with contract, and fraudulent inducement to remain in the contract.  The major trucking company UV Logistics, a major oil and gas trucking company, never offered a dime to resolve the claims of our client after terminating his contract without the required 30 days’ notice.  The terminal operator agreement required a 30-day notice to terminate the contract which would have provided our client an opportunity to take his business elsewhere and set up logistic systems.  The claim was based on an independent terminal operating agreement with UV Logistics in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania.  Our client was used to recruit truck drivers to sign on with UV Logistics who had floundering company owned terminal in the region.  Once the terminal was generating millions of dollars a year in revenue, our client was cut out of the deal so they could earn more profit by cutting his commissions from their margins.  The truck drivers were recruited to change terminals to their company owned terminal and lies were spread about our client to tarnish his reputation in the business.  At trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of our client for $450,000.00 for past lost profits on a finding of fraudulent inducement to remain in a contract. Client will net this amount minus $180,000 attorneys’s fees & approximately $30,000 in care expenses.

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Negligent 18-Wheeler Accident (April 2019)

Our truck wreck attorney team resolved a case for a client after a four-year fight with the insurance company lawyers.  Our client was a backseat passenger in a vehicle that was in a truck wreck with an 18-wheeler that rolled through a stop sign from a side road.  He was coming from an oil and gas patch and entering the highway that our client and his colleagues were traveling.  Because he pulled out suddenly, there was no time to stop before the collision.  Our client suffered PTSD and neck and back injuries as a result of the truck wreck.  His income was impacted by the medical conditions so we hired an expert economist to substantiate the claims.  In litigation, it was discovered the truck driver had a lengthy criminal history and history of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.  The trucking company was a fly by night operation that would put anyone behind the wheel.  The trucking company owner and truck driver refused to cooperate with their own lawyers hired by the insurance company causing years of delays in litigation.  We pressed on and were able to resolve the claim for a significant and confidential sum.

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Failed to Yield Right of Way Accident (April 2019)

Unfortunately for our clients, they were in a car wreck with a driver insured by Geico who failed to yield the right of way when he pulled in front of our client from a stop sign near the intersection of the feeder of Highway 99 and Champion Forest Road.  After nearly two years of litigation and stalling tactics by Geico’s insurance lawyers, the claim was resolved for a confidential sum.  Every week, our office gets calls from people injured by negligent drivers insured by Geico because Geico never wants to treat them fairly for their damages caused by the negligent drivers.  We continue to litigate and try case after case against Geico, Allstate, and other carriers which put profit before people on a regular basis.

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Freezer Door Injury at a RaceTrac (March 2019)

In January of 2016, our client, a delivery driver for Pepsi, was unloading product for a cooler at a RaceTrac in Tarrant County, Texas when without warning, an employee of the gas station flung the heavy freezer door open while our client was bent over on the other side loading product in the freezer.  He was struck in the head by the heavy freezer door by an employee of the gas station.  The blow was sudden and violent which caused traumatic brain injury symptoms to our client.  Our client sought medical treatment for his brain injuries.  After suit was filed, the insurance company hired lawyers to defend the case.  The case went to mediation after litigation ensued.  An amicable settlement was reached in mediation.

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Mr. Amaro and his team are hands down the best firm in Texas. I have used them for real estate matters and counsel for everything else in between, never waiting more than a matter of hours before I received a call back. I would trust no other firm to work harder for you.

Commercial Pickup Truck Accident (February 2019)

In August of 2017, our client from Sugar Land, Texas was driving a tractor trailer near Las Cruces, New Mexico when another vehicle, a commercial pickup truck, veered into his lane from the opposite direction.  Our client attempted to avoid the collision by moving onto the shoulder but the other truck just kept coming at him and ultimately hitting him.  Our client’s tractor trailer went off the highway into the ditch and rolled over at a high rate of speed.  Witnesses talked to the other driver and he stated he fell asleep.  Our client suffered severe injuries as a result of the wreck.  The insurance company lawyers requested a pre-lawsuit mediation.  The parties were able to resolve the case in mediation for a confidential and substantial sum.

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Team Driving Truck Accident (June 2019)

Our truck driver client from Dallas, Texas was on a team drive in Georgia in 2017.  While asleep in the sleeper birth, his team driver came upon a tractor-trailer in front of him which jackknifed suddenly and flipped onto the highway, thereby blocking the lanes.  The collision at high speeds was inevitable.  After violently colliding with the flipped tractor trailer, our client was thrown from the sleeper birth into the seats and dashboard.  Another tractor trailer behind them narrowly avoided the collision by going off-road.  Our client suffered an ocular fracture, traumatic brain injury, and other neck and back injuries.  Because of the injuries and medical conditions resulting from this wreck, he could not find a job as a truck driver.  A lawsuit was filed in federal court in Georgia to recover his lost earning capacity as a truck driver and damages for his injuries.  Our attorneys worked jointly with colleagues at another law firm in Atlanta to litigate the case.  After nearly a year of litigation against the major U.S. carrier that jack-knifed, the case resolved for a substantial and confidential sum.

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Red Light Accident (January 2019)

In August of 2016, our client was driving along Boulevard26 in North Richland Hills, Texas when a Toyota Tundra ran a red light in front of him.  That driver was cited for running the red light and for no driver’s license.  Our client initially had hired another law firm to help him on his case but his calls to the office were unreturned so he fired them.  He found us online and we jumped into action to help him.  After preparing his case and collecting relevant evidence, we initiated negotiations with Hallmark Insurance to compensate him for his full and complete damages.  Finally, we were able to obtain a fair settlement for our client and thereafter sought reductions of his medical bills.

 

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Distracted Driver (May 2018)

In May of 2015, our client was a front seat passenger in a Hyundai Sonata driven by the employee of an Austin non-profit for troubled youth.  On their way to run an errand, the driver of the Hyundai became distracted by a navigation application on her phone and pulled across a major road in Austin into the path of an 18-wheeler.  The 18-wheeler was driving too fast for the conditions that night and was likely distracted too as the collision to the passenger side of the vehicle sent it a full city block and the truck was not able to stop after the collision without going off-road.  Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury and neck and back injuries.  The defense, as typical, claimed that the brain injuries symptoms were unrelated to the collision or exacerbated by the collision as there were similar pre-exiting symptoms.  The defense also sought to exploit and shame our client’s prior mental and social conditions before we stepped in to help.  As a result of our legal help in litigation in Travis County Court, we were able to protect our client from further abuse and resolve the claim for a substantial and confidential sum that will provide financial need and protection for life.

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Convention Center and Resort Injury (December 2018)

In September of 2015, our client was injured at a major convention center and resort in the Woodlands, Texas.  The lights in a public area were not functioning properly, leaving the public area near the pool very dark.  As a result, our client tripped and fell on a concealed hazard that was too dark to see.  EMS was called and noted the conditions were very dark in their records.  It was so dark that the EMS elected to use nitrous because they could not find an IV in the dark.  They noted obvious deformity in her arm which was later determined to be severely broken.  As in nearly every slip and fall case no matter the evidence, the insurance company denied liability for the incident and forced our client to find a lawyer and file a lawsuit.  The case settled in mediation after lengthy negotiations for a substantial and confidential amount.

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Harris County Sheriff Runs Red Light (November 2018)

In May of 2016, our client was in a wreck with a Harris County Sheriff after he ran a red light and made a right-hand turn.  He collided with our client’s vehicle as she crossed the intersection.  The officer’s dashcam recorded the entire incident.  As a result of her significant injuries, our client incurred over $90,000.00 in medical bills.  Because the county is a government entity, any possible recovery in Texas is limited by law.  True to form, the county’s lawyers attempted to negotiate off that cap on recovery to our client’s detriment.  We continued to negotiate in good faith and were able to get the hospital and other medical bills negotiated down to reach a fair settlement considering the caps on recovery.

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Amputation Injury (November 2018)

While in the course and scope of his work at a “sweatshop” on the west side of Houston, our client suffered an amputation injury.  He lost a finger in an unguarded gear on a machine he was attempting to clean as ordered by his supervisor.  OSHA visited the facility and the company was fined for multiple OSHA violations.  Our client, who only spoke Chinese, was not provided any personal protective equipment or safety training or instructions at his job.  He was paid nearly minimum wage and exploited by his employer.  The employer did not carry worker’s compensation and our client was rendered unemployable without the full use of his hands.  He turned to us for help after being referred by his daughter.  After numerous battles and threats of bankruptcy by the employer, we were able to get him a fair and just confidential settlement in mediation.  The employer then got worker’s compensation insurance and liability insurance to protect them from future liability.

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Apartment Property Injury (November 2018)

In December of 2016, our client was delivering groceries to a tenant at Bradford Pointe Apartments in Austin, Texas.  While walking on the property, our client violently fell due to a collapsing and uneven step in an unlit area of the apartment complex which was absent of any warnings to the public of the dangerous hazard.  As a result of the fall, our client incurred nearly $30,000.00 in past medical bills and $6,000.00 in lost wages.  She needed surgery to repair her ankle.  Because the insurance company completely refused to make any offer and denied liability, a lawsuit was filed.  After months in litigation, the case settled for a confidential and substantial amount.

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Major Rollover Accident (October 2018)

Another attorney in Texas contacted us about his major car wreck in which his truck rolled several times at 70 mph after being clipped by a reckless driver that was weaving in and out of traffic.  Our client suffered a concussion and neck and back injuries in the wreck.  For months, he suffered from post-concussion syndrome.  The reckless driver’s insurance company tendered their policy limits immediately.  Unfortunately for our client, he had Geico underinsurance motorist coverage.  To no surprise, Geico insurance refused to do the right thing and fairly evaluate the claim.  Litigation ensured against the at fault driver as Texas law requires a “judicial finding” that the damages exceed the amount of the policy limits.  After nearly two years of litigation, the case against Geico was finally resolved for a confidential sum

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Negligent Teen Driver Accident (October 2018)

In October of 2016, our client was driving on Cesar Chavez in Austin, Texas when a vehicle in front of him driven by a couple of teenagers suddenly turned towards their right, then attempted to make a u-turn to head towards our client.  Our client was injured in the wreck after attempting to avoid the collision and had burns to his hands and arms from the airbags.  Farmers insurance tried to lowball our client.  After litigation and mediation, the case resolved for over 20 times the offer from Farmers insurance.

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Unsafe Handicap Ramp Injury (September 2018)

In July of 2017, our client was on his way to meet some friends at a game store.  Our client was a disabled individual who used a wheelchair to access public spaces.  After he parked in the designated area for disabled parking and safely transferred himself into his wheelchair, he exited his vehicle onto the designated platform.  As he approached the game store, he encountered a ramp and began to descend.  Unfortunately, the ramp was not ADA compliant.  As a result, our client’s wheelchair gained speed and lost control in the descent until it flipped over and on top of him.   As a result, our client suffered severe injuries to his arm and shoulder which further disabled him and required further accommodations to his daily life in a wheelchair.  The insurance company did not take our client seriously so he hired us to help him.  After months of negotiating and collecting the necessary evidence, we were able to resolve his claim for a confidential and significant sum without filing a lawsuit.

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Injury Caused by Personal Trainer (August 2018)

Our client was at his first personal training experience at a facility in League City, Texas when he suffered nearly fatal injuries.  The gym and its trainers held themselves out as certified and qualified trainers in an extreme and trendy form of exercise.  No physical assessment was performed on our client to determine his ability to do the extreme exercises which included lunges and leg presses with over 200 lbs. of weight.  Despite complaints of extreme pain, the instructor continued to push him and tell him to trust her judgment.  Finally, our client could not continue anymore due to the pain.  He tried to cool down and consumed large amounts of water in an attempt to recover.  The severe pain never stopped and about 3:00 am the next morning, he woke up to urinate.  His urine was brown and caused severe pain when urinating.  He was rushed to ER and diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, a condition caused when muscle cells rupture en masse and release their contents into the body.  These particles then build up in the kidneys where it can cause permanent kidney damage, renal failure, heart failure, and death.  Our client spent some time in the hospital as a result of these severe injuries.  He contacted us for help after getting the run around from the Defendants who initially claimed they had no insurance and tried to use a “waiver” to avoid liability for their negligence.  It did not work and our client wanted to prevent this from happening to other people.  The case resolved for a confidential sum in litigation.

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Pallet Jack Work Injury (July 2018)

While in the course and scope of his job duties at a major food distribution company, our client was injured when the manual pallet jack he was working with malfunctioned, pushing him back against the lift-gate and causing him to fall backwards while his left and foot were stuck.  He suffered a horrible ankle fracture as a result of the incident.  A lawsuit was filed in June of 2017 and after a year of litigation, we were able to reach a confidential and substantial settlement agreement with the employer which included waiver of any subrogation rights for the past medical liens they incurred as part of his employ benefit plan and separate compensation for his pain and suffering.

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Rear End Accident Injury (May 2018)

Our car wreck trial lawyers tried a rear end case in Harris County, Texas where the insurance companies refused to make a fair a reasonable offer to resolve the claims against their insureds.  Our client was rear ended by a passenger vehicle which was rear ended by another SUV.  Before trial, the passenger vehicle’s insurance company settled for a fair amount.  The other carrier for the SUV, Geico Insurance, again put their interests before the interests of their insured who was dragged into trial to play their games with our legal system funded by taxpayers.  After mediation, Geico rejected the mediator’s proposal and took their chances at trial hoping for a discount.  As a result of their claims handling procedure, their insured has a judgment against him in public record while the insurance company’s lawyers benefitted from Geico’s deny and delay tactics.

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Unsafe Lane Change Causes Major Accident (April 2018)

Another law firm from Arizona referred us a client who was in a major car wreck in Houston, Texas in February of 2017.  The at fault driver made an unsafe lane change in front of her and she was not able to stop.  The insurance company denied liability because our client rear ended their insured.  They refused to believe the eye witnessed who corroborated our client’s story and refused to make a reasonable or fair offer to resolve the claim of our client who incurred over $20,000.00 in medical bills as a result of her shoulder, neck, and back injuries.  Once in litigation, the insurance company decided to try and make a settlement offer.  After several months of fighting with the insurance adjuster, we were able to reach a settlement for more than two times their “final” offer.

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Highway Pileup Injury (August 2017)

In September of 2014, our client was involved in a pileup on Highway 59 in Houston, Texas which started with an 18-wheeler rear ending a SUV.  That SUV was hit so hard that it went flying into our client, causing our client to hit the vehicle in front of him.  As a result, our client was “pancaked” in between two vehicles and suffered multiple impact forces to his body.  Our client’s injuries included neck and back disc herniations which required surgery.  His past medical bills were nearly $100,000.00.  It was discovered the truck driver was using a cell phone excessively in litigation in Harris County, Texas.  It was also discovered his tires were bald and that he poorly maintained the tractor.  The case settled for a substantial and confidential sum after mediation.

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Fatal Accident Caused by Tractor Trailer (June 2017)

In April of 2016, our client’s father and husband was tragically killed when he was rear ended by a tractor-trailer on I-10 west of Junction, Texas.  He was returning to Texas after visiting family in California.  As he was driving Eastbound on I-10 late that night, he was rear ended violently by an 18-wheeler driven by a sole owner operator based out of Los Angeles.  The impact was so severe that debris from our client’s SUV smashed the windshield of the tractor trailer.  His SUV was sent careening across the grass median into oncoming traffic headed westbound on I-10.  He was struck by a minivan and ejected from the vehicle.  The tractor trailer driver attempted to lie to his insurance company and 911 by claiming that our client’s SUV was stalled on the highway.  However, the evidence did not match their story and we were able to show that he never hit his brakes, he tried to flee the scene, and he lied to emergency responders.  The insurance company tried to claim that the minivan was speeding.  We inspected the minivan, downloaded the black box data, and proved that the minivan was driving within the speed limit.  During an inspection of the 18-wheeler, we discovered evidence which showed that the driver and owner of the tractor trailer were grossly negligent (e.g., water bottles with urine) and the data from its black box showed the only reason the tractor trailer pulled over 2 miles later was because of mechanical problems.  The case resolved for all of the available insurance limits without depositions in less than a year’s time.

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Fatal DUI Accident (May 2017)

Our client tragically lost his wife and his wife’s relative in horrible wreck in Tomball, Texas where a young man under the uninfluenced of narcotics was driving recklessly and went into oncoming traffic hitting our client’s SUV head-on.  Our client was the only survivor in the vehicle and suffered severe injuries which required a lengthy hospital stay and months of rehabilitation.  The at-fault driver had nominal insurance policy limits.  Fortunately, our client had underinsured motorist coverage to help his recovery.  Other family members made claims to the insurance he purchased and we undertook negotiations with them with their claims for the loss of their loved ones.  After years of litigation and investigating possible product liability issues with the seatback and airbags, we were able to show the Harris County Sheriff’s department misidentified the passengers in the vehicle and their positions.  We assisted in maximizing recovery for our client by negotiating all of the medical liens against the claims and recovered all the available insurance policies available.

 

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Rear End Accident (May 2017)

Our trial lawyers were called in to try a Houston rear end car wreck case by a colleague from Brazoria County, Texas where the insurance company was making lowball offers and adamant about trying the case thinking the referring attorney would not be prepared.  Our client was C-level HR executive with a major Houston employer.  Abusing the court system funded by taxpayers, the lawyers hired by State Farm insurance try these cases over and over even when liability and damages are clear.  It is a numbers game to them that is driven by profit and greed.  After jury selection and opening statements went in our client’s favor, they gave up and offered nearly double their pre-trial offer to resolve the claim before cross examination of their client began.

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Homeowner's Claim Against Insurance Company (February 2017)

Our client reported a claim to Foremost Insurance after a massive hailstorm hit his Fort Worth, TX neighborhood on March 16, 2016 damaging his roof, siding, fence, and leaving water penetration inside his home.  Foremost Insurance sent out a field adjuster to estimate the damages of the property.  A damage estimate was then mailed to the client detailing a loss of $8,790, and after the deductible and depreciation was subtracted, the client received a check in the mail for $6,535.   Upon contacting our firm, the client did not have the means to fully repair the roof, the damaged siding and other issues such as water penetration inside the home.  Foremost was adamant that they processed the claim timely, issued a fair payment to the client and didn’t act in bad faith.  Foremost repeatedly mentioned that this homeowner’s claim is based on an Actual Cash Value policy.  With that, any visible wear and tear to the home devalues recovery from a filed claim.  Unless the property is either brand new, or in pristine condition, Actual Cash Value policies are a determining factor to a client’s recovery.  The firm sent out an independent contractor to review and estimate the actual damages which was sent to the Foremost adjuster accompanying a settlement demand letter.  Citing the ACV policy, and the aforementioned payment already forwarded to the client, Foremost requested a re-inspection of the property to make additional payment considerations of any damages they may have left out of their initial insurance estimate.   After 2 months of diligent, cordial, and progressive negotiation with the adjuster at Foremost, we recovered new money well beyond the original payment.

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Incorrect Estimate by Field Adjuster After Hailstorm (February 2017)

Our clients filed a claim with Farmers Insurance after a massive hailstorm hit his Fort Worth, TX neighborhood on March 17, 2016, damaging their roof such that water penetrated inside their home.    Farmers Insurance sent out a field adjuster to estimate the damages.  A copy of the damage estimate of and a check payment of $2,657 was mailed directly to the clients after the deductible and depreciation was subtracted.  Because this payment could not pay for the repairs, they hired Amaro Law Firm and we submitted a demand letter to Farmers with a damage estimate from an independent contractor.  Farmers requested a re-inspection of the property with the independent contractor present to review the actual damages with their own field adjuster.  Farmers was quick to point out this homeowners policy is an Actual Cash Value policy, which means that wear and tear of the property are a factor in determining how much the client is reimbursed for property damage.  Farmers and the firm were able to reach an amicable agreement on a substantial settlement, after 2 months of negotiation.  The clients were able to complete the repairs to their property.

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Successful Mediation for Hailstorm Insurance Claim (February 2017)

Our client filed a claim with Anchor Insurance after receiving damage to her San Antonio home from a hailstorm on April 12, 2016.  The damages included her roof, broken windows, broken roof turbins and damage to a shed in her backyard.  The Amaro Law Firm sent an independent contractor estimate to the client along with a settlement demand letter.  Anchor Insurance responded with a payment of $6,296 to settle the claim.  After careful dialogue with our client, she admitted that the recovery would not repair her home.  We cordially worked with Anchor Insurance and agreed to pre-litigation mediation 4 days before Christmas.  At mediation, our firm successfully negotiated a settlement that greatly exceeded the client’s expectation.

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18-Wheeler Wreck on Highway 77 (January 2017)

In January of 2015 in Victoria County, Texas on Highway 77, our clients were in a major wreck with an 18 wheeler.  The 18 wheeler was driving in the fog that morning and the driver did not see our clients coming down the highway before pulling off a side road.  As a result, our clients slammed on their brakes and struck the rear of the trailer.  Our clients were a sweet retired couple traveling travelling to see family with their dog that early morning in a small passenger vehicle which was totaled.  The passenger received bruising all over her body and both of them suffered TBI symptoms after the wreck.  The truck driver, on the other hand, was driving when he likely was fatigued as he had been driving for pay over his federal law limitations that morning.  The trucking company and their insurance lawyers tried to deny fault at first.  Then, they tried to deny that our clients were hurt a bad as they claimed.  In deposition, we discovered that the trucking company was paying their drivers for “personal conveyance” time in payroll records which was not shown in the driver logs.  Also, the data did not match the electronic logs obtained from the electronic logging company, Teletrac, so there were three different stories about how much the truck driver had driven.  What was clear though, the driver should not have pulled out into traffic and cause people to slam on their brakes.  After a few months of litigation, our 18 wheeler wreck lawyers were able to recover a substantial sum to fairly compensate our clients for their injuries.  We also heard the trucking company changed their policies to make sure the drivers logged all of their time they were paid to drive, including time paid for “personal conveyance.”

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Accident Involving Drunk Driver (December 2016)

In February of 2016, our client was hit head on by a drunk driver on Westheimer in Houston, Texas.  The drunk driver was arrested but he did not have much in insurance.  She was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital.  As a result of the wreck, she incurred substantial medical bills.  Our personal injury lawyers negotiated down her medical bills and were able to settle the case free of medical liens.

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Truck Driver Rear Ended Accident (December 2016)

In December of 2016, our firm resolved the personal injury claim of a female truck driver who was rear ended by a Toyota Tundra pickup.  The pickup skid approximately 30 feet before slamming into the back of the 18 wheeler.  Based on the amount of milk and cereal on the windshield of the pickup’s windshield, it was apparent that the driver was distracted by the bowl of cereal he brought along to eat on the drive to work that morning.  As a result of the hard impact, our client suffered aggravation to her lower back which required invasive surgical procedures prescribed by her treating physicians.  The defense hired by Farmers Insurance was focused on the lack of any significant damages to the back of the 18 wheeler’s trailer although their client’s truck was completely destroyed.  Failing to understand the basic physics concepts, they hired a well-known engineer who has made a career working for insurance companies to opine that the “delta-v” of the pickup truck was too small to cause any injuries to the trucker.  However, in his deposition, he could not show the math in how he calculated delta-v or show the values he used in his calculations.  Because he could not show his math and because he based his opinions on just photographs, the judge prohibited him from testifying without showing the math.  Farmers Insurance tendered the policy limits before trial.

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Car Wreck Off I-45 (November 2016)

The day before trial in November of 2016, Allstate Insurance’s lawyers decided to do the right thing and pay for all of our clients’ damages resulting from a car wreck off I-45 in Houston, Texas.  Our clients were driving north on a feeder road to I-45 when Defendant, a driver in her mid-80s, suddenly moved from a dead stop in the center lane across all the lanes of traffic towards a James Coney Island entrance.  Our clients tried to veer out of the way but struck her vehicle.  They suffered whiplash injuries and Allstate’s lawyers denied everything as usual until we discovered that the reason their insured made such a dangerous lane change was because had cataracts and glaucoma.  They denied and then delayed resolution of the claims until the very last minute.  In the end, they paid what was fair to our clients.

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Windstorm Damage Insurance Claim (November 2016)

After an agent of Met Lloyds inspected our client’s property, the insurance company refused to tender payment for full damages owed to our client under the policy by claiming the damages were not caused by a covered loss, in this case, windstorm damage.  Our client retained the services of an engineer to establish for Met Lloyds that the damages sustained were caused by the high wind, a covered loss.  Instead of hiring its own engineer, Met Lloyds and its adjuster simply restated its denial under the policy.  Met Lloyds investigation was outcome-oriented and its failure to retain an engineer to investigate the claim conclusively shows that Met Lloyds’ and its agent failed to properly investigate this claim.  Subsequent to the inspection, Met Lloyds and its agent issued a damage estimate that failed to fully quantify and explain the damage done to the structures located on the property, thus demonstrating that they did not conduct a thorough and fair investigation of the premises.  Met Lloyds’ agent attributed the damage to the pool, wooden fence and the decorative fence were caused by water damage and/or earth movement, both of which may be excluded events under the client’s policy.  The agent also chose to ignore that the client’s next neighbor’s wind damage claim for their playhouse, which was adjacent to clients’ fence, was covered by their insurance company (Traveler’s).   In fact, at least one of the shingles was embedded in clients’ fence indicating the significantly high wind speeds and wind damage caused in the area.  Rather than employ the services of an engineer to fully investigate the cause of this windstorm damage, Met Lloyds simply found exclusionary language by which it intended to deny the claim.  Met Lloyds and its agent failed to fairly evaluate and adjust our client’s claim as they are obligated to do under the terms of the policy and Texas law.  By failing to properly investigate the claim and by issuing a full denial of coverage, Met Lloyds and its agent engaged in unfair settlement practices by misrepresenting material facts to our client, such as the true cause of their loss.  Met Lloyds and its agent also failed to provide our client a reasonable explanation as to why they were not compensating our client’s covered losses.  A lawsuit was filed, and the case was settled before trial.

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Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle Leaving Luxury Car Dealership (November 2016)

Our single mother client was walking on a sidewalk in front of a major luxury car dealership with her teenage daughter when she was violently struck by a luxury SUV exiting the dealership.  The driver claims he didn’t see her walking down the sidewalk before pulling out of the driveway although he admitted there were no visual obstructions.  Our client was violently knocked to the ground after the SUV pinned her foot under a tire and then struck her with the corner of the SUV.  Without authorization, the employees of the car dealership then videotaped our client as she sat on the ground and received medical attention from paramedics.  Our client suffered painful low back disc injuries and received extensive medical care over several months to recover.  The insurance adjuster would not admit liability without our client providing a “recorded statement” and taunted her to file a lawsuit.  The adjuster bragged that they had “fantastic lawyers” to defend them.  Needless to say, the lawyers were not “fantastic” by any stretch of the imagination.  Instead, they were bullies and could not follow the basic rules of litigation which required the judge to step in to enforce the rules.  After a few months of litigation, the car dealer’s lawyers came to their senses and requested mediation.  At mediation in November of 2016, the case was resolved for a confidential sum which made our client very happy.

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Vehicle Running Red Light Accident (November 2016)

In February of 2015, our husband-wife clients and their two children were hit by a Toyota Sequoia that ran a red light in Houston, Texas.  The impact was so violent that it sent our client’s Lexus SUV spinning into a light pole.  All four members of the family were taken to the hospital.  The father required shoulder surgery, left arthroscopic, at the hospital.  The mother broke her arm.  Both of the parents received extensive medical treatment over several months’ time.  The young children also were injured and treated and Texas Children’s Hospital.  Defendant had USAA Insurance and our clients had Liberty Mutual Insurance.  After months of negotiations with the insurance companies and the medical providers, our car wreck legal team was able to resolve the claims for full value.

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Trial Against Insurance Company After Car Accident (October 2016)

In October of 2016, a Harris County jury returned a verdict in favor of our client who was broadsided by a woman in the museum district of Houston, Texas.  Our client was a young attorney who was on his way to pick up his son for baseball practice.  As he went through an intersection, a car driven by the Defendant came out of nowhere and struck him.  Both vehicles were totaled.  He suffered painful disc bulges to the cervical portion of his spine.  He feared needles and did not like taking medicine so did not get the epidural steroid injections suggested by his treating physicians.  Before he hired the Houston personal injury lawyers, he attempted to handle the case himself.  However, Allstate insurance and their in-house lawyers treated him unfairly and took advantage of his lack of personal injury law.  Fortunately, a neighbor of our client referred him to our firm and were able to get him the justice her deserved in a one day trial in Houston.

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Violet Car Wreck in Mount Pleasant (October 2016)

In December of 2015, our client was a victim of a violent car wreck in Mount Pleasant in Titus County, Texas when he was rear ended by Mercedes SUV at a high rate of speed.  Although our client refused to be taken by ambulance to the hospital, our client’s injuries were quite severe which he discovered when he later sought medical treatment.  He suffered multiple disc protrusions in his cervical and lumbar regions, and his medical bills were costly.  Fortunately, the defendant was insured, and the car wreck lawyers at Amaro Law Firm were able to negotiate a fair settlement.

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Violent Car Wreck in San Antonio (October 2016)

In September of 2014, our client was severely injured in a violent car wreck in San Antonio, Texas on Loop 1604.  Here, the at-fault 20-year old driver was “looking down” when traffic came to a stop and she was not able to stop before rear ending our client at a high rate of speed which caused him to be pushed into the vehicle in front of him.  As a result of the wreck, our client incurred significant medical bills.  We took over the file from another firm and helped the client recover from the at fault driver and on his underinsured motorist claim (UIM).  The car wreck lawyer team at the Amaro Law Firm then negotiated down the medical bills to make sure all medical liens were paid and released.

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Truck Driver Injured On The Job (September 2016)

Our client was driving a Freightliner tractor on the feeder road of E Sam Houston Tollway at US 90 when a car traveling on US Highway 90 ran a red light and struck the front end of the tractor trailer.  The impact caused our client’s tractor trailer to veer off the road and flip over.  The other driver was found at fault.  His insurance company tendered all of the insurance limits.  Our client was in the course and scope of his duties at work and it was discovered that his employer misrepresented to him that he had worker’s compensation coverage.  Instead, the employer had forced him to pay premiums for an occupational benefit plan that provided much less coverage that worker’s compensation.  After lengthy legal battles with the benefit plan and employer, the parties were able to resolve our client’s claims in December of 2016.

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Resolved UIM Claim Against Insurance Company (August 2016)

In August of 2016, our firm resolved a large UIM claim against Amica Insurance.  Our client was referred by another law firm to assist with her claims against another driver and Amica Insurance arising from a November 2015 car wreck near the intersection of Barker Cypress and Highway 290 in Houston, Texas.  The at-fault driver, for whatever reason, tried to make a U-turn all the way from the right lane and our client collided with him.  She was traveling with her daughter at the time and pregnant.  Our Houston personal injury lawyers resolved the claim in only a few months.

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Mediation to Settle Home Insurance Claim (July 2016)

Allstate and its agent denied payment on a hail claim that damaged our client’s property.  At the initial inspection, Allstate’s agent did not even get on the roof to assess the damage, and failed to inspect other damaged portions of the property.  Allstate and its agent told our client that there was no hail damage and concluded that there was no recovery for repair.  Our client refused to accept this decision and requested a re-inspection of the property.  Allstate used the same agent but this time accompanied by a representative from a claims service.  Allstate’s agent went on to the roof at the re-inspection where damage was indeed found and reported.  However, Allstate and its agent stated the damage was our client’s doing and accused our client of fraud.  Allstate, again, completely denied the claim but this time cancelling the client’s policy before its expiration, and left our client uninsured based upon fraudulent and inaccurate statements by Allstate and its adjusters.  The claim was litigated and settled via mediation giving the client the means to replace his roof.

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TBI Lawsuit Against a Major Auto Dealership (April 2016)

In April of 2016, our brain injury lawyers resolved a lawsuit against a major auto dealership arising from their dealer trade driver who inexplicably went into oncoming traffic causing catastrophic injuries to our client such as traumatic brain injury.  Both lanes of traffic on this highway had speed limits of 60 mph.  The dealership’s driver was in a Jeep Wrangler and our client was on her way to work in a full sized pickup truck.  Our client’s airbags deployed when she was hit head on but she struck her head hard enough to be knocked unconscious.  The other driver was able to crawl out of the jeep but had an altered mental status according to witnesses.  Both were taken to the hospital.  Our client remained in the hospital for over a month because she suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries.  A metal rod was placed in her leg and she was forced to use a walker for nearly a year even though she was only 27 and healed quickly.  The car dealership hired two law firms to defend them and the driver.  It was learned in litigation that the car dealership did little to make sure they only put safe drivers on the road.  Essentially, they just made sure elderly drivers they hired to drive sometimes over 10 hours a day had a driver’s license and a pulse.  They provided no training and did no health checks on these drivers they paid only $8/hour.  Instead of owning up to their mistake, they spend over $100,000.00 on doctors to try and claim that our client’s brain injury healed.  The judge saw right through their nonsense and struck one of their experts and limited the testimony of the brain surgeon they hired from Methodist Hospital.  Both of these experts are notorious experts who make millions of dollars to falsely claim that people “healed” from their brain injuries without peer reviewed literature to support their opinions.  They abuse the privileges of their medical licenses and associations with prestigious medical facilities such as Methodist Hospital for millions of dollars in compensation.  The brain injury lawyer team assembled by Amaro Law Firm put an end to their years of wrongful conduct by showing the court the extent of their deceit.  Shortly before trial and after a full day mediation, the parties agreed to a confidential structured settlement which provided the compensation necessary to take care of our client’s needs for life.

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Accident Cause by Running a Red Light (March 2016)

Our client injured her lower back in a wreck on Williams Trace Boulevard in Sugarland, Texas in September of 2015 when a car ran a red light and struck her vehicle at a high rate of speed.  She was taken by ambulance to St. Luke’s in Sugarland.  According to an MRI, she suffered a disc protrusion at L5-S1 and a 2 mm right paracentral protrusion at C7-T1.  Our client was young small business owner whose pain interfered with her daily living and ability to work long hours.  Our client’s pain never went away and she sought help finding a new medical provider who could give her the medical attention she needed.  She also was not happy with the legal representation she had with another law firm.  She came to our firm and we were able to correct the course of action for her legal representation and her medical treatment.  She received treatment from a well-regarded medical provider on Highway 6 in Sugarland who performed laser therapy and lumbar decompression therapy on her lower back injuries.  She also consulted with a well-known orthopedic surgeon in the Texas Medical Center about her options for surgery before becoming better through the treatment she received with our help.  After she finished her treatment, we were able to resolve her claim for the policy limits which were not the minimum in Texas.

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T-Bone Car Accident (March 2016)

In March of 2015, our husband and wife clients were t-boned by a Dodge Ram truck in Houston, Texas.  Although the at fault driver admitted to running a red light, his insurance company did not want to accept full responsibility for the damages to our client.  His insurance company, American Alternative Insurance Company, finally did the right thing and paid fair compensation after months of fighting which satisfied our clients.

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Substantial Electrocution Injury (February 2016)

In February of 2016, the personal injury lawyers at Amaro Law Firm resolved a substantial electrocution injury case shortly before trial against a general contractor and one of the state’s largest commercial property management companies.  Our client was an electrician asked to inspect a build-out electrical job which did not pass the City of Houston’s inspection.  The project received a red tag due to improper grounding of the gutter box behind the shopping center.  The copper from the ground wire was apparently stolen and not guarded.  The general contractor on the build out requested that our client who worked for a subcontractor find out what it would take to pass inspection.  Without notifying the property manager or owner, the general contractor asked our client to go behind the shopping center and open the gutter box.  Shortly after opening the box, it exploded causing significant injuries to our client such from the arc.  Those injuries included second and third degree burns to his face and arms.  He also suffered nerve damage to his forearm.  Fortunately, his employer had worker’s compensation which covered most of the medical care.  However, worker’s compensation does not pay for all of our client’s damages so he hired Amaro Law Firm to help him.  After nearly 2 years of litigation in which the property manager’s own electrician testified against them, the parties were able to reach an amicable resolution which fairly compensated our client.  The settlement was confidential.

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Negligent Driver Causes Accident (February 2016)

Our client was a retired corporate lawyer who worked at a major Texas law firm.  In October of 2011, she was driving near the medical center when a careless driver turned in front of her and failed to yield the right of way, thereby causing a serious wreck which required months of medical treatment.  The at-fault driver attempted to blame our client for driving too fast and made excuses that the curve in the road prevented him from seeing our client, but he finally conceded fault in his deposition.  Although our client was a lawyer, these type of cases require the expertise of experienced personal injury attorneys who know the tricks of insurance defense attorneys.  Here, her lack of legal knowledge in this area was taken advantage of by the other lawyer.  Fortunately, she came to us in time and we were able to resolve her claim for a fair and reasonable sum.

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Toddler Injury at Nation Gym Chain (January 2016)

A large and national fitness club chain employed babysitters as an added benefit to their gym in order to entice members with children to join their club and pay monthly membership dues.  The gym employed young and untrained individuals to run the so-called daycare.  They did not prohibit cell phone use although they were responsible for watching several children of all ages, including toddlers, like the toddler of our client whose arm was broken while in their care.  The employees claimed they were not aware of an injury to the toddler when the parents returned from the hospital and demanded to see a video of what happened.  The gym told them they would have to talk to the lawyers.  So they did.  They called us and we were able to discover what happened after requesting the court to order the gym to turn over the video of the daycare at the gym.  Shortly after, the case settled for a confidential sum.

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Drunk Driver Causes Motorcycle Accident (October 2015)

As a result of a December 2014 wreck whereby a drunk driver failed to yield the right of way when he crossed Highway 90 near the Grand Parkway in Fort Bend County Texas in front of our client on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, the Amaro Law Firm was called for help to hold the responsible party accountable for the harm he caused.  Our client refused to be taken to the hospital after the wreck and sought medical treatment later when the paid did not go away.  After receiving medical treatment that helped him, we were able to resolve his claim for all of the available insurance policy limits of State Farm Insurance.

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Hailstorm Damage Claim Against Insurance Company (October 2015)

In April of 2015, our clients suffered serious hail storm damages to their roof in Katy, Texas.  The insurance company denied the claim, asserting that the damages were not hail related and/or were pre-existing.  Although most of the other houses in the neighborhood were getting new roofs, the insurance company stood their ground.  Our clients knew of our experience handling first party claims such as claims from Hurricane Ike, where Mr. Amaro and his tea took the first case to trial and obtained a substantial verdict.  In mediation, the insurance company finally agreed to pay a fair amount to our clients so that they could fully repair their roof and also pay our firm for its services.  In Texas, attorneys’ fees are recoverable from an insurance company who acts in bad faith in claims handling.

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Negligent Driver Causes Rear End Accident (July 2015)

In November of 2011, our client was rear ended by another car on Ella Boulevard.  The impact was so severe that it sent our client’s car off the road into a tree.  The defendant claimed that our client had changed lanes in front of her and that caused her to rear end our client.  The story did not add up as the defendant also claimed my client was driving faster than her in depositions.  Also, the cell phone records showed that the defendant was up late on her cell phone until 3 am and this wreck happened early in the morning.  Literally the night before trial was to start, the Allstate insurance lawyers finally agreed to settle for a fair and reasonable sum.

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Won Trial for Truck Driver That Was Rear ended (June 2015)

Our trucking lawyer team tried an 18 wheeler accident case to verdict.  In this case, our truck driver client from Houston, Texas was rear ended by another 18 wheeler in Mississippi.  The other truck driver drove for a major 18 wheeler company.  The other driver must have been going fast and fell asleep at the wheel as he struck our client hard enough to total both vehicles while our client’s vehicle was moving.  It was a foggy morning and the truck wreck occurred on a country highway.  The other driver passed unfortunately as a result of a fire that broke out in his cab as he was trapped din the vehicle and our client was unable to get him out in time.  Our client’s eat broke off inside the cab causing our client to suffered injuries all over his body.  Our client was represented by another law firm in Houston and terminated them shortly before trial.  With less than 30 days before trial and no continuance granted by the court, our trucking lawyers walked into court and received a verdict in favor of our client which compensated him for all of his medical bills and the pain and suffering he endured as a result of the wreck.  This case is notable because no depositions were taken before trial due to the court not granting a continuance and the prior law firm conducting no depositions.  The defense called an expert orthopedic, Dr. J. Michael Graham, of the Woodlands, Texas to testify on the stand that our client’s claimed injuries were not claimed by the wreck and were a result of degenerative conditions (despite all the medical records before the wreck indicating our client was asymptomatic in his back).  He was thoroughly cross examined live and the jury did not consider his biased testimony to be credible regarding our client’s injured claimed in trial.

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Trial Settlement (August 2015)

The night before trial, Allstate’s lawyers called the Amaro Law Firm to settle this lawsuit arising from a wreck where a woman rear ended our client in north Houston. Both vehicles were moving, but the Defendant tried to blame our client by claiming she cut her off. However, her story did not add up and the Amaro Law Firm was able to punch large holes in her story so that the other side realized their exposure at trial. Although the Amaro Law Firm preferred to try the case, it is ultimately up to the client to accept or reject offers based upon our legal evaluation. Here, the client opted to settled and not take the risk of trial after weighing the pros and cons of the risks in a jury trial.

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Litigation Settlement (August 2015)

After nearly two years of litigation with Allstate in a case where a woman ran a red light and broadsided our client, they finally agreed to pay for her medical bills and other damages as result of this wreck. It was not until the deposition of the Defendant that Allstate finally changed their tune and offered fair and just compensation to settle the claims. Although the Defendant ran a red light and paid for the ticket, she refused to admit she was at fault for the wreck since she “tried to stop.”

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Confidential Settlement After Truck Wreck (August 2015)

In Dimmit County, four men were traveling on a rural road when an 18 wheeler decided to ignore a stop sign from a side road from an oil gas field and pull in front of them. The driver was unable to stop in time before hitting the 18 wheeler. The men all suffered neck and back injuries in the wreck. A few of the men suffered herniated discs in their backs which required epidural steroid injections (ESIs). At first, the trucking company denied full responsibility, arguing they had enough time to stop and should have been paying better attention. However, the Amaro Law Firm’s investigation determined the truck driver should never have been on the road in the first place as he had multiple DWI’s and other criminal offenses. A lawsuit was filed and a settlement was reach quickly thereafter. The settlement was enough to cover all of their medical bills and included compensation for pain and suffering and physical impairment they suffered and continue to suffer.

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Wrongful Death Truck Wreck Settlement (April 2015)

Two teenage boys were passengers in their friend’s car on a dark and rainy night in the country outside of Houston. The driver ran a stop sign and subsequently struck an 18 wheeler. The two passengers were tragically were killed in the wreck and their families sought the help of the Amaro Law Firm to find out what happened and how the wreck could have been prevented. In sum, how the wreck happened did not make sense because the truck driver claimed he never saw the car coming at a high rate of speed even though you can see for a long distance. If he did see keep a proper lookout as he was supposed to under the trucking training he had, he would have had time could have hit the brakes and prevent the wreck. The truck driver failed to take any preventative measures before impact. Subsequently, it was discovered that the truck driver was under the influence of alcohol, had multiple health issues that he never disclosed to the medical examiner who provided him his medical qualifications, and had multiple moving violations, wrecks, and health issues that made him a danger to others on the road. In short, he never should have been on the road in the first place. The trucking company endangered the public when they chose to keep letting him drive for them despite the known dangers. Shortly before trial, the trucking company’s insurance company finally conceded liability for the truck company’s decision to keep this dangerous driver and settled the case for the maximum insurance limits available.

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Truck Wreck Verdict - Neck and Back Injuries/PTSD (March 2015)

After feeling that his previous counsel was not representing his interests to the best of their ability, our client terminated them and found the Amaro Law Firm on Avvo.com after reading the reviews online. Our firm was hired about 30 days before trial and the court would not grant a continuance so that the necessary work that was not completed could take place before trial. While driving his 18 wheeler one early foggy morning in Mississippi, our client was rear-ended by another 18 wheeler driven by a driver for an international trucking company. The impact was violent enough to cause our client’s seatbelt to break loose and his seat to break off the bolts. Our client suffered neck, back, and knee injuries. The truck driver who rear ended him sadly was stuck in the cab of his truck after the impact and burned to death right before our client’s eyes while he helplessly witnessed his tragic death.

The case was tried live with no depositions of the opposing party’s witnesses or experts. After a 2 day trial, our client was vindicated with a verdict in his favor which included his full medical bills and compensation for pain and suffering and impairment. The trucking company threatened an appeal and the case was confidentially settled post-verdict for the full value of the verdict.

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Construction Zone Wreck (February 2015)

One misty night in Katy, Texas on Kingsland Blvd., Mr. Blevins was traveling to pick up his teenage son to pick up his son to go see a movie. As he was driving down Kingsland, he came upon a slow moving vehicle in the left lane which appeared to be lost, distracted, or slowing down to make a turn. As he looked over his shoulder to make sure he was clear to move over, he suddenly struck a large 26,000 pound Skytrak vehicle moving less than 15 mph on the road. There was no notice by way of lighting or “construction work” signs. Because it was partial frontal impact on the front of his vehicle, the cabin of the suburban was breached on the driver’s side of his vehicle and the vehicle spun around the Skytrak. The Skytrak did not move from the impact. Mr. Blevins suffered severe fractures to his legs which required multiple surgeries, including internal fixation, debridement, and vacuum pumps due to recurring staph infections. Although the doctors advised amputation was necessary, Mr. Blevins kept on fighting and had a bone graft procedure which prevented the requirement of amputation of his left knee down.

At trial, the Defendants Winco Masonry and their operator Alejandro Sanchez refused to admit any responsibility for negligently using the Skytrak off the job site on a dark rainy road without any warnings to the public such as signs, flashers, or escorts. The general contractor, Pepper Lawson Construction, also refused to accept any responsibility for allowing their subcontractors from running amuck on the public roads at night in the rain.

The jury did not buy their unremorseful, unapologetic, and conflicted arguments proffered by their go-to attorney Michael Winchester and returned a verdict in Mr. Blevin’s favor. However, the verdict was not enough as the jury was persuaded to reduce their verdict due to improper closing arguments which were prohibited by the Court in pre-trial arguments. In short, Mr. Winchester argued that Mr. Blevins was intoxicated and speeding before he rear ended their vehicle. Now, the verdict is being appealed so that Mr. Blevins may receive the full justice he is entitled to receive under the letter of the law.

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Acid Burn on Job Site (August 2014)

Our client was on the first day of his job as a hand on a well site in east Texas. He was asked to help clean the mud pit. However, no one told him it had caustic acids in the pit before he got in it. The acids burned through his boots and began to burn the skin on his legs causing severe pain and scarring. He was able to crawl out and asked for help. Instead of proper medical attention, the supervisor poured vinegar on his burns which caused even more pain and caused him to lose feeling in his legs. Our client found an attorney who referred his case to our firm since we handle work injuries in the oil and gas business. After years of litigation, the Amaro Law Firm was able to prove that the Defendants failed to properly train and supervise their workers of hazards on the job and also failed to warn of dangers they should have known about.

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Day Car Van Accident (April 2015)

Our client’s son was a passenger in a day care van when the van was in a severe wreck. Their son suffered major facial injuries which left a permanent scar on his face. As a result, a lawsuit was filed to recover compensation for his injuries. The insurance companies tried to point fingers at each other to avoid liability. However, the lawsuit settled for the maximum amount available under the insurance policies. A guardian ad litem was appointed by the court so that the settlement of his claim could recover interest until he turns 18.

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Hail Damage Claim Settlement (January 2015)

The Amaro Law Firm represented a doctor and his wife for extensive damages to their home from a hailstorm in Amarillo, Texas. The insurance company offered a meager sum of money to resolve their claim. The home was high valued and had a special tile roof. The entire neighborhood received new roofs, but our client’s insurance company did not want to pay for all of the damages to the roof, drywall, fence, and stucco siding. The Amaro Law Firm quickly filed suit for our clients and mediation was conducted soon thereafter. However, the insurance company still did not want to pay for all of the damages. After more litigation for a couple more months, the lawsuit was settled for several times the amount the insurance company offered these clients before we were hired. The clients were still able to get all of their damages repaired after attorneys’ fees and expenses.

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Head On Car Accident Cause by Wrong Way Driver (March 2015)

Our client was hit head-on by a wrong way driver in Fort Bend County. The third party insurance company refused to pay for the full medical bills. After hiring the Amaro Law Firm, our client was able to recover for her injuries and medical bills.

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Accident Caused by Individual Running Red Light (July 2014)

The Amaro Law Firm tried a car wreck case in Harris County, Texas where a woman denied that she ran a red light before broadsiding our client. The trial was a he said/she said case. Our client suffered neck and back injuries in the wreck. After a 2 day trial, the jury sided without our client finding the Defendant was in a rush to work and ran the red light.

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Settlement for Injured Truck Driver (September 2014)

Our client was working as a truck driver one morning when he came upon a vehicle which unexpectedly slammed on his brakes on Highway 46 south of Houston. Our client was able to come to a safe stop without striking the vehicle because he had a safe following distance and was keeping a proper lookout. However, the 18 wheeler behind him did not do the same. As a result, the 18 wheeler rear clipped the back of his trailer and caused tremendous damages to both vehicles.

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Suit Against Insurance Company After Hailstorm (December 2014)

Our clients had damages to their home as a result of a hailstorm in Amarillo, Texas. The insurance company refused to pay them just and fair compensation to repair their home. The clients found the Amaro Law Firm. We hired our own adjuster to evaluate the damages and then filed suit immediately and brought the insurance company to reason within a few months to pay full and fair compensation for the clients’ damages so they could repair their home. The compensation was enough to repair the home after attorneys’ fees and expenses.

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18 Wheeler Wreck - Wrongful Death (September 2014)

Our client’s husband was involved in a tragic 18 wheeler accident in Mississippi when his front tire blew out without any warning. He was operating an 18 wheeler transporting gravel. The blow out caused him to lose control and careen off the road into a tree. The tractor trailer exploded. A good samaritan was able to pull him from the vehicle. However, the burns and injuries were severe. Our client’s husband survived multiple painful surgeries before succumbing to them weeks later. The tires were retrieved and examined which showed they were defective. The case settled for a confidential sum.

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Negligent Driver Causes Accident (November 2014)

Our client safely pulled into an intersection while in the course and scope of his job after stopping at a stop sign. However, another vehicle approaching the stop sign at the intersection did not follow the law and struck our client with great speed. As a result, our client lost time off work due to his neck and back injuries. After months of medical treatment and a lawsuit being filed, the Amaro Law Firm was able to settle his claim for a sum which covered all of his medical bills and expenses as well as compensation for his pain and suffering and impairment.

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Negligent Truck Driver Rear Ends Client (August 2014)

Our client was traveling on Ranger Hill Road south of Fort Worth on rainy afternoon when she came upon an a18 wheeler which had jackknifed on the road. The 18 wheeler completely blocked the highway. She safely came to a stop behind the 18 wheeler. A few seconds later, another 18 wheeler came around the corner at a speed way too high for a wet and curvy road. This second 18 wheeler never even applied his brakes before slamming into the rear of her vehicle and crushing it between his vehicle and the other 18 wheeler. The Amaro Law Firm was hired within days and immediately took steps to preserve the evidence so the trucks could be inspected. In the inspections, it was determined that the second 18 wheeler driver had drug paraphernalia in his cabin. The data was downloaded off the truck and the speed and brake data showed he never hit his brakes and was exceeding the speed limit. Shortly thereafter, the case settled for a substantial sum which paid for the client’s medical bills for her neck and back injuries, pain and suffering, and the severe mental anguish she suffered as a result of the wreck.

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SUV Ran Red Light, Violently Strikes Clients (June 2014)

Our two clients were sitting a red light when a SUV suddenly and violently rear ended them. The client suffered neck and back injuries. Although the Defendant admitted he was not paying attention until it was too late, Allstate insurance company still tried to low ball our clients. As almost always with Allstate, a lawsuit had to be filed and litigated almost to trial before they finally caved and paid what they should have paid our clients in the first place. Our clients were able to resolve their lawsuit and get all of their damages paid.

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Major Auto Accident on Highway (May 2014)

The Amaro Law Firm represented a client in Brazoria County, Texas that was involved in a major auto accident on March 10, 2013 at or near the intersection of State Highway 35 and FM 524. On the date of incident, the traffic signal at the intersection was not operating due to a power outage. Accordingly, TXDOT had placed stop signs in each direction at the intersection. Suddenly and without warning, a vehicle driven by Defendant on State Highway 35 failed to stop at the stop sign and violently collided into our client at a speed greater than 50 mph. The property damages were major and both vehicles were totaled. At the time of incident, it was discovered that Defendant did not possess a valid driver’s license nor did he own the car that he was driving. Rather, the vehicle was owned by another person, who was riding in the passenger seat at the time of incident. Based upon witness statements, it was proven that both of them reeked of the smell of marijuana. Once the police arrived to the scene, the other driver and his passenger decided to add insult to injury by making blatantly false statements to the police. One man first asserted to law enforcement that he was not driving the vehicle, but rather it was the owner of the vehicle. The cops, however, noticed that the driver had a bloody nose and facial injuries which directly matched a bloody face print on the interior windshield on the driver’s side. That is, the driver’s face smashed against the windshield because he was not wearing a seatbelt. The passenger, on the other hand, escaped the collision injury free. Realizing that law enforcement was did not believe story #1, they then claimed that they had the “green light” at the intersection. If they would have fact checked their lies before blurting out the same to the police (or were not under the influence of drugs), then they would have realized that it was impossible for them to have the green light because the intersection had no power. The case settled for every penny available under all of the insurance policies without a lawsuit being filed.

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Rear Ended at a High Rate of Speed (June 2014)

Our client was referred by a family member who we had represented in a trial. This client was in a car wreck in Beaumont, Texas where another vehicle rear ended him at a high rate of speed for no reason. Both vehicles were moving before the collision. The wreck was severe and caused significant injuries to our client when his vehicle was knocked off the highway. The insurance company for the Defendant was State Farm and they refused to accept full responsibility. As a result of the work by the Amaro Law Firm, the client received a settlement which covered all of his damages and injuries.

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Commercial Motor Vehicle Accident Settlement (April 2014)

The trial lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm agreed to a commercial motor vehicle accident settlement that occurred on Memorial Drive in Houston, Texas, for a confidential sum. A construction vehicle known as a “Bobcat” pulled onto Memorial Drive without any spotters, flagmen, or barricades to warn passing motorists. Our client was unable to see the Bobcat until the last second, when the vehicle in front of her quickly changed lanes to avoid colliding with the slow-moving Bobcat. As a result, our client suffered severe injuries. The attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm were able to help her obtain fair compensation in the accident settlement before filing suit.

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Our Trial Lawyers Get Settlement for Car Accident (April 2014)

Our Houston trial lawyers were able to our client get a settlement for a car accident in Brazoria County that occurred at an intersection without functioning traffic signals. Workers erected temporary stop signs at the intersection. However, a driver disregarded the stop sign and broadsided our client. The accident caused severe injuries to his neck, back, and leg. Our legal team resolved the claims for full insurance policy limits in a quick and efficient manner. The client used the accident settlement funds to pay for his medical bills and received compensation for his injuries with the balance.

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Truck Broadsides Client on Highway (March 2014)

The truck wreck lawyer team at the Amaro Law Firm was able to swiftly resolve a severely injured client’s case prior to a lawsuit being filed. Our client was a backseat passenger in a vehicle being driven by his friend and was asleep in the backseat when his friend pulled into oncoming traffic, thinking a commercial landscaping company truck was going to turn. The truck broadsided our client’s vehicle and severely injured his spine causing him to spend nearly two months in the hospital. Unfortunately, there was minimal insurance available and the landscaping company disputed liability. However, the effective representation of the legal team at the Amaro Law Firm was able to resolve the case for a sum which would provide for resolution of all hospital and insurance liens, continued medical treatment, and a trust for future economic needs.

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Settlement Insurance Policy Limits (February 2014)

After more than one year of litigation, the trial lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm were able to resolve a car wreck case and reach an accident settlement for the total insurance policy limits. In this case, the insurance company hired lawyers to deny that insurance coverage should apply to the wreck because the driver was not “named” in the insurance policy. The driver actually fled the scene of the accident and was later found and arrested for DWI. The lawyers were able to demonstrate that the owner of the vehicle negligently entrusted the vehicle insured under his policy to the driver who had previous wrecks where he fled the scene and was arrested for DWI.

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AC Company Truck Rear Ends Client (January 2014)

The car wreck lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm tried a car wreck case to verdict in Travis County, Texas. Prior to trial, the insurance company’s lawyers had offered only $1,500.00 to settle their client’s claims for back and neck injuries resulting from a rear end accident. Our client was involved in a car wreck on Mopac Expressway in Austin, Texas in November of 2008 after an AC company dropped a piece of AC equipment in the middle of the freeway, causing an emergency situation.

As it clearly was dangerous in the way the AC equipment was being hauled in the back of the truck, another AC company truck was following in case the AC unit fell out of the first truck. The AC company trucks stopped after the unit fell out and our client was able to stop without hitting anyone. However, another driver was not able to stop without hitting our client. The impact was so hard that his vehicle was totaled and pushed into the AC truck.

The other driver settled prior to trial but the AC company refused to make a reasonable offer. The jury awarded our client a verdict in his favor which was over $71,000.00 with court costs and pre-judgment interests. The client netted $23,469.86 from both parties after 40% attorneys’ fees and approx. $19,130 in case expenses, and the jury award being split by 50% for each party. The other party settled before trial.

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Settlement Property Damages - Pipeline Explosion (December 2013)

The Amaro Law Firm attorneys represented several clients regarding property damages they suffered from a pipeline explosion in their neighborhood. Our legal team and experts worked for several years to prove that the pipeline caused the damages to their homes. The pipeline company denied liability and hired their own legal team to defend the lawsuit. Each of our clients resolved their claims for property damages for fair and reasonable sums.

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Verdict - Commercial Dispute (November 2013)

The trial lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm tried a commercial dispute case between two former business partners. One partner incorporated a new business and allegedly stole his other company’s business to the detriment of his “partner.” After a three week trial, the jury agreed and found the defendant partner liable for his wrongful conduct.

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Verdict - Civil Dispute (November 2013)

In a small county court trial, the trial lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm represented the tenant in a landlord-tenant dispute. The case against landlords John Beddow and Tina Beddow was tried a to verdict. The jury found in favor of our client and awarded him compensation for the landlord’s wrongful acts, including the landlord’s withholding of money from the tenant’s security deposit to which they were not entitled.

The landlords claimed that they relied upon the representation of their lawyer, Faisal Shah. Mr. Shah testified that he never physically saw the damages and that he did not itemize all of the damages the landlords claimed in his alleged accounting of the deposit, as required by the Texas Property Code.

The jury examined evidence that included photographs of the residence’s poor condition before it was rented, testimony on how the landlords regularly kept other tenants’ deposits, and documents showing the landlords’ lack of response to basic tenant maintenance requests.

The landlords even paid their property manager, James D. Owens of the Houston Heights, Texas, $1,000.00 to testify for them. They also paid another witness to testify that some drapes suffered “heat damages.” On cross examination, Mr. Owens offered unsupportable and impeachable testimony based on his supposed experience as a property manager. Mr. Owens testified about the expensive charges he believed to be reasonable for patching “nail holes” and removing a “satellite dish”, even though he said the property was left in good and clean condition after the walk-through at the end of the lease.

The court entered a judgment on the verdict which also included pre-judgment interest and court costs. The Beddows retaliated against our client for standing up for his rights by filing a counter-suit. Their counter-suit requested over $50,000.00 in attorneys’ fees and a few hundred dollars in “extra” damages over the security deposit.

The jury disagreed with the Beddows and found that our client did not breach the lease agreement. The jury awarded the landlords zero dollars. The Beddows’ lawyer, James Bradley, also represented them in three other lawsuits they filed arising from another real estate deal. Mr. Bradley filed a motion for new trial and a motion to disregard the jury’s findings against his clients. Despite Mr. Bradley’s apparent efforts to save face with his clients in a losing cause, the Court denied their motions after oral argument, after which the Beddows quickly settled for nearly the entire judgment amount. In an ironic twist, the amount of the judgment was higher than the two offers our client made to settle his case before the verdict was rendered.

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Settlement - Insurance Dispute (October 2013)

The insurance lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm helped our client recover a substantial sum from a car accident settlement in Laredo, Texas. The client’s worker’s compensation insurance carrier wanted to keep all of the money for medical bills they had paid on her behalf. After months of litigation and briefing, the insurance company acknowledged that they were wrong and accepted a fair a reasonable sum to resolve their lien for worker’s compensation benefits.

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Settlement - Auto Accident (September 2013)

The Amaro Law Firm trial lawyers achieved a substantial car accident settlement in which two of our clients were clipped by another car that failed to yield the right away and pulled in front of them. The clients’ vehicle rolled five times before coming to a rest. The other driver claimed he had the right of way. Our legal team proved him wrong before filing a lawsuit. The case settled for an appreciable amount, which enabled our clients to pay all of their medical bills and hospital bills, as well as fair compensation for their pain and suffering.

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Settlement - Work Injury - Chemical Exposure (September 2013)

The Amaro Law Firm represented a group of plant workers in New Mexico that were exposed to potassium hydroxide, also known as caustic potash, a chemical used in removing organic acids and sulfur compounds in petroleum refineries. The plant workers were exposed to the dangerous chemical, causing them to seek immediate hospital care. The refinery blamed another contractor for their injuries, but the Amaro Law Firm trial lawyers proved that negligence on the part of the refinery caused their exposure. The cases each settled for a considerable and confidential sum.

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Settlement Policy Limits - Pedestrian Accident (August 2013)

The trial lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm represented a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in Downtown Houston. The driver claimed she was blinded by the sun and thought the light was green. Our client suffered severe injuries to her neck, back, and legs. After months of medical treatment, the lawyers resolved her claim for the full insurance policy limits. Although the insurance company had only offered a low ball sum at first, the client had all of the hospital and medical bills covered through the settlement and received compensation for her pain and suffering.

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Substantial Confidential Settlement - 18 Wheeler Accident - Wrongful Death (July 2013)

This case was referred to the truck wreck attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm from a law firm in Sugar Land, Texas.  In a very unfortunate 18 wheeler accident, our client was a front seat passenger in a vehicle which was broadsided by an 18 wheeler on Highway 59 outside of Rosenberg, Texas.  The attorneys working on the case were able to quickly investigate the facts, interview witnesses, thoroughly research the truck driver and trucking company’s safety and driving histories, and secure other relevant evidence before it was destroyed.  Fortunately, the opposing counsel and the trucking company wanted to avoid litigation and a lengthy lawsuit so they opted for an early mediation at which time they offered a substantial settlement subject to strict confidentiality of the terms and details of the settlement.

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Confidential Settlement - Work Injury Explosion (June 2013)

Our client was a hard working family man from the East side of Houston referred to our firm from another Houston law firm.  At the time he was injured, he worked as a welder for a national corporation in the auto part industry.  While in the course and scope of his employment, our client was welding when a spark from the torch ignited nearby flammable liquids and vapors in his face.  The explosion blew him back several feet and the flames burned through his gloves and face protection.  He suffered severe burns to his hands and to his face which required months of medical treatment.  Fortunately, the client healed well from his burn injuries due to following the medical treatment plan.  After several depositions and obtaining substantial documents from the Defendant in the lawsuit, the parties agreed to a mediation and were able to amicably resolve the case for fair and reasonable compensation to our client.

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Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death (May 2013)

After years of fighting with the attorneys hired by the Defendants’ insurance company, the lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm in conjunction with another law firm obtained a substantial settlement in mediation for the survivors of a woman who died as a result of medical malpractice.  The lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm were able to prove that the surgeon should have used fluoroscopy during a procedure when a catheter was being implanted in our client who suffered from severe renal failure.  Unfortunately, it was not until a lawsuit was filed, an expert hired, and depositions of surgeon and the surviving husband and young adult children were completed that the Defendant apologized to the family and the insurance company offered a fair settlement to the family to bring them closure to this horrible chapter in their lives.

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Personal Injury at Oil Refinery (April 2013)

After years of litigation against a major international oil company, the work injury lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm obtained a confidential settlement for a refinery worker who suffered severe benzene exposure while in the course and scope of his employment.  The settlement was for several times more than the outstanding and paid medical bills.  In the lawsuit, the attorneys were able to prove that the exposure occurred and that it immediately caused severe and painful effects to our client which the refinery’s operator completely ignored.

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Confidential Settlement After Rear End Accident (April 2013)

On December 6, 2009, our client was involved in a wreck in which her vehicle was rear ended on Yale Street in Houston, Texas.   The Defendants denied liability as no police report was filed.  A lawsuit was filed and our car wreck lawyers were able to prove liability.  The case settled for a confidential sum which provided fair and reasonable compensation for our client.

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Rear End Accident (April 2013)

In early 2012, a young mother and her two children were rear ended in a motor vehicle accident in Fort Bend County.  The party at fault had an insurance company that refused to pay for our clients’ reasonable and necessary medical bills.  After hiring our car accident attorneys, our client was able to reach a confidential settlement with the other party and their insurance company.

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Confidential Settlement with 4 Companies in Litigation (March 2013)

Our commercial litigation attorneys reached a confidential settlement with 4 companies in litigation which lasted over 2 years in Lubbock, Texas.  Our client had a retail clothing store which was destroyed with concrete dust from adjacent construction work in the same retail shopping center.  The dust flowed through spacing above the store and covered and ruined the inventory in our client’s store.  As a result, our client lost her business.  The defendants each blamed each other and refused to accept responsibility before a lawsuit was filed.  After deposing the general contractor, the case quickly settled for a substantial and confidential sum.

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Confidential Settlement After Car Accident (March 2013)

A confidential settlement was reached for two men who were involved in a car accident on December 25, 20111 after another party failed to yield right of way when pulling out of a private driveway.  Because no police report was filed, the other party’s insurance company refused to accept liability and disputed that the two men were injured when they broadsided the other vehicle.  After hiring the car accident lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm, the case quickly settled and our clients netted a confidential sum after all of the medical bills, expenses, and attorneys’ fees were deducted.

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Confidential Settlement After Amputation Injury on the Job (March 2013)

The work injury lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm helped a client reach a substantial confidential settlement for a client who suffered an amputation injury at a refinery in the Houston area.  The client was working for a subcontractor at a refinery near Houston.  The client did not have worker’s compensation to cover his damages and was unable to work for the employer after his injury.  The defendant tried to low-ball our client with a quick settlement before he hired a work injury lawyer by blaming him for his injury.  After hiring the work injury lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm, our legal team quickly filed a lawsuit and the Defendant immediately came to the table in good faith to reach a fair and reasonable settlement for our client in less than 6 months from the date of the amputation injury.

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Confidential Settlement After Client Was Rear Ended (March 2013)

The car wreck attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm reach a confidential settlement for a client who was rear ended in Rosenberg in Fort Bend County, Texas.  The other party’s insurance company refused to pay our client’s medical bills and offer her fair compensation for her injuries before our client was forced to hire a car accident attorney.

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Major Multi-Vehicle Accident (February 2013)

The car accident lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm helped a client who was involved in a major multi-vehicle accident in Blanco, Texas.  Our client’s van hit another vehicle head on at 60 mph after another car allegedly rear ended the other vehicle which was preparing to make a left hand turn across the lane our client was in.  Our client suffered neck and back injuries which required substantial medical treatment over a long period of time.  The other drivers’ insurance companies blamed each other and then alleged that our client must have had “pre-existing” injuries.  After hiring the car accident lawyers, our client was able to reach a confidential settlement with both parties’ insurance companies for a fair and reasonable sum.

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Confidential Settlement After Car Wreck (February 2013)

The car wreck attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm helped a client reach a confidential settlement arising from a car wreck on August 1, 2012 on Highway 249 at Antoine in Houston, Texas.  The other party’s insurance company refused to offer our client a fair and reasonable settlement for his medical bills and other damages.  After hiring the car wreck attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm, the case settled quickly for a confidential settlement much more than what had been offered prior to representation.

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Insurance Company Gives Reasonable Settlement (February 2013)

For nearly a year, an insurance company for another driver refused to offer fair and reasonable compensation to our client who was rear ended by their insured.  The adjuster refused to budge on their unreasonable offers which were less than our client’s medical bills resulting from the wreck.  Eventually, the insurance company came to terms and offered a fair and reasonable settlement which allowed our client to recover compensation to pay for all of her damages after attorneys’ fees were deducted.

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Client Broadsided by Another Driver Who Ran Stop Sign (February 2013)

A client was broadsided on Bay Area Boulevard by another driver who ran a stop sign.  Fortunately, she only suffered injuries in the wreck which resulted in thousands of dollars in medical bills.  The insurance company for the negligent driver low-balled our client and refused to compensate her for her injuries and damages.  As a result, our client was forced to hire a car wreck attorney to help her with her claim.  After nearly of year of aggressive representation, our car wreck attorneys were able to reach a confidential settlement which netted our client a substantial sum after the medical bills, attorneys’ fees, and expenses were deducted.

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Motor Vehicle Accident (January 2013)

Our client was injured in a motor vehicle accident on January 1, 2012 after the other driver pulled out in front of our client on Main Street in Houston, Texas.  The case settled for a confidential sum in December of 2012, but the car accident lawyers also helped for another month after the settlement was reached to negotiate outstanding medical bills which were not reasonable.  The insurance company for the at-fault driver had initially refused to pay all of the medical bills but did nothing to get the bills reduced before our client hired the car accident lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm.

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Rear End Accident (January 2013)

Our client was rear ended on a Houston freeway on January 27, 2012.  He suffered neck and back injuries as a result of the car wreck.  The insurance company for the other driver refused to accept responsibility and our client was forced to hire the car wreck lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm to recover compensation for his medical bills and damages.  After months of fighting with the other driver’s insurance company, the case settled for a confidential sum on January 9, 2013.

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Slip and Fall Injury at National Grocery Store (January 2013)

The personal injury lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm helped a client reach a confidential settlement for our client who slipped and fell on a slippery substance at a national grocery store chain location in Houston, Texas on July 31, 2011.  Our personal injury lawyers were able to prove the grocery store employees knew or should have known of the dangerous condition before our client slipped and fell.  Our client initially consulted another law firm who referred the case our personal injury law group.  Our personal injury team was able to reach a confidential settlement in January 2013.

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Car Wreck Injury (January 2013)

The car wreck lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm were successful in reaching a settlement of $30,000, which netted our client $16,774.15 after all of the medical bills, 35% attorneys’ fees, and approx $3,330 in case expenses were paid.  Our client was rear ended on July 20, 2012 by another driver in Houston, Texas and suffered neck and back injuries.  Our client initially consulted another law firm which referred her to our car wreck lawyer team.  Our car wreck lawyers were able to reach this fair and reasonable settlement for our client in less than 6 months.

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Repeat Client Reached Confidential Settlement After Car Wreck (December 2012)

The car accident lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm helped a repeat client reach a confidential settlement with 2 insurance companies for a car accident which happened on December 20, 2010 which netted the client $24,214.09 after the health insurance lien for medical bills was paid and attorneys’ fees and expenses were deducted.  Our client has been involved in a separate car accident the previous year when another driver ran a red light and his vehicle broadsided the other vehicle, thereby causing neck and back injuries.  This time, our client injured his shoulder and had minor surgery to repair the injury.  His health insurance paid for the surgery and rehabilitation.  The medical lien was several thousand dollars and the other driver’s insurance was not enough to pay for our client’s damages.  The car accident lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm were able to resolve a claim on his uninsured motorist coverage in addition to recovering the policy limits from the other driver’s insurance.

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Rear Ended by 18-Wheeler (November 2012)

Our client was stopped on a freeway when he was rear ended by an 18 wheeler.  The truck wreck lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm helped this client reach a confidential settlement after years of litigation.  The trucking company and its insurance company originally denied liability and focused their case on irrelevant facts which had nothing to do with their driver failing to pay attention and stop in time.  Our client was happy to reach a confidential settlement which provided fair and reasonable compensation for his injuries and damages sustained in this truck wreck.

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Premises Liability Lawsuit (October 2012)

October 2012. $126,698.00 actual damages from verdict after a trial in Harris County on a premises liability lawsuit. Defendants never offered anything to Plaintiff before trial. Plaintiff was employed as a nanny for over 6 years when she fell down a staircase without a handrail. Plaintiff sustained a comminuted fracture near the top of the humerus of her dominant right arm. The injuries required surgery and resulted in permanent impairment to her right arm. Plaintiff sued the Defendants for premises liability, alleging that the staircase was made of polished wood with no carpeting or handrail, creating an unreasonably dangerous condition and causing her fall. The Defendants denied premises liability and that the stairs were unreasonably dangerous without a handrail. Defense counsel argued contributory negligence, claiming Plaintiff routinely used the stairs safely and may not have been paying attention at the time she fell. Plaintiff’s net recovery was $58,924.22 after attorneys’ fees, legal expenses, and medical expenses were paid out of the recovery.

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Underinsured Insurance Settlement (August 2012)

Client netted $32,875.64 after all attorneys’ fees and legal expenses were deducted. In this case, a young woman was recorded on a police officer’s dash cam talking on her cell phone when she ran a red light and wrecked into our client’s vehicle. We were able to recover a copy of the video with sound. After lengthy litigation with an underinsured motorist insurance carrier who refused to compensate our client for his anticipated future medical needs, the attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm were able to recover compensation for our client’s future surgery needs on his knee.

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Confidential Settlement $2.4 Million (August 2012)

The attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm negotiated a $2.4M settlement on behalf of a client who suffered catastrophic injured in a car wreck In Galveston County while she was on her way to a work meeting. The Defendants in this case were a multi-national company that hired drivers to service residential and commercial customers. In the car wreck, our client was an innocent front seat passenger in a small vehicle parked at a red light when the Defendants’ large work van blew through a red light at a high rate of speed and caused a multi-vehicle wreck. The Defendants’ vehicle hit one vehicle in the intersection before hitting our client head on and pushing her vehicle into other vehicles at the red light behind her. The collision was so violent that our client’s legs and knees were badly crushed and broken inside the vehicle, rendering her unable to walk and dependent on a wheelchair for the foreseeable future as she continues therapy and medical treatment.

Our client had over $226,000.00 in past medical bills and past lost wages of over $62,000.00 paid by worker’s compensation which had to be repaid out of the settlement funds pursuant to the lien worker’s compensation carriers have on third party recoveries. Worker’s compensation plans do not pay full rate on lost wages as the law allows the compensation to be capped. Thus, our client was forced by Defendants to live on less income even when her expenses has increased due to her immobile condition.

The attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm wasted no time in filing the lawsuit within a few weeks of our client being released home from medical care and a rehabilitation facility in which she spent over 3 months. In litigation, the Defendants did everything they could to conceal evidence which showed that their driver was over an hour late to an appointment, that they hired a driver without checking his driving records which showed over 26 traffic violations, and cell phone record which indicated their driver may have been using a cell phone when he ran a red light. In depositions, the Defendants’ corporate representatives folded under pressure and admitted they were grossly negligent in hiring and retaining an unsafe driver. Exhibiting a complete lack of responsibility, Defendants’ driver had not even bothered to take care of the ticket for running the red light in this case which hurt many people. The Amaro Law Firm attorneys pushed hard and the court heard many motions to compel Defendants to produce the evidence they unsuccessfully tried to hide. The Amaro Law Firm pushed even harder for a trial setting to get our clients justice as quickly as possible.

Client netted $1,384,369.10 after attorneys’ fees of $960,000.00 and legal expenses of $55,630.41.

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Client Injured by Fallen Merchandise (July 2012)

The attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm negotiated a settlement on behalf of a client who was injured by fallen merchandise at national retail chain. Our client was browsing merchandise at the retailer when he saw a small side table that interested him. The small table was located on a shelf for customers to browse. When he grabbed it, the marble top of the table fell and struck him on his head. Our client suffered an injury to his neck which required steroid injections and lacerations to his scalp which required staples in emergency treatment. Our client had health insurance through work which helped pay for over $31,000.00 treatment, but his medical insurance company demanded that if he was able to recover money from the national retailer, he must repay them for the money they paid for his medical treatment.

Fortunately, our client found help at the Amaro Law Firm. Within a short time, the attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm were able to recover $100,000.00 from the national retailer’s liability insurance company. After settlement, the attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm negotiated down the health insurance lien on the settlement funds. Our client netted $47,890.00 after his negotiated health insurance lien of $18,242.43 (it was reduced from over $31,000.00) was paid and attorneys’ fees of $33,333.033 and legal expenses were repaid.

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Confidential Settlement for On The Job Injuries (June 2012)

After several years of a major hospital dragging out litigation in state and then federal court, the attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm convinced the insurance adjuster for this major hospital to do the right thing and compensate our client for his on-the-job injuries. Our client was a nurse who suffered a back injury while in the course and scope of his employment at the major hospital chain. When our client refused to sign a covenant not to sue, the hospital terminated his medical benefits and terminated him under false pretenses. The lawsuit was filed in state court but removed to federal court by defendants.

In depositions, defendants attempted to continue their disgraceful intimidation tactics by asking our client for the names of people who attended his church and may know about his injuries. The defendants refused to produce relevant documents until the attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm filed motions to compel with the court.

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Major Auto Wreck (June 2012)

The Amaro Law Firm represented two young teenage men who were involved in a major wreck in Galveston County in which they were life-flighted to UTMB Galveston ER. In the wreck, the at-fault driver failed to yield and turned in front of our clients who were coming the opposite direction at about 60 mph. Unfortunately, the at-fault driver only had minimal insurance limits and no assets. Fortunately, our client had underinsured motorist coverage to help pay the medical bills, but they too had the minimal policy limits from a Louisiana policy. Thus, the clients recovered the maximum amounts of insurance available from all the vehicles involved.

Unfortunately, the medical bills for their neck, back, and internal injuries far exceeded the amount of available insurance so our clients needed help to prevent filing bankruptcy at such a young age. After several months of aggressive negotiations, the attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm negotiated down the medical bills for life flight, ER, and other medical bills, so that the clients netted $19,896.83 from the total recovery after medical bills, attorneys’ fees, and expenses were paid. In many cases, medical bills can bankrupt people who have no way to repay medical bills caused by the negligence of others. In this case, our clients were able to be compensated and avoid bankruptcy and/or entering a payment plan to pay the medical bills caused by someone else’s negligence when they hired the Amaro Law Firm.

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Family Severely Injured by Motorist Who Ran Red Light (March 2012)

After months of aggressive representation, the Amaro Law Firm was able to resolve the claims of a father and his two teenage children who were severely injured by a driver who ran a red light. Their neck and back injuries required months of physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. Initially, the at-fault driver’s insurance company refused to offer fair compensation for our client’s medical bills and pain and suffering for the injuries caused by the negligence of the at-fault driver. Our attorneys were able to convince the at-fault insurance company to offer fair compensation to pay not only all of the medical bills but also compensation for the pain and suffering our clients had to endure.

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Rear End Vehicle Accident (March 2012)

Our client was rear ended with such force that her vehicle was smashed between two vehicles. As a result, our client had months of physical therapy to resolve the neck and back injuries she sustained in the rear end accident. The insurance company for the driver who rear ended our client refused to offer a reasonable sum of money so our client sought our legal services to help her recover just and fair compensation. The Amaro Law Firm was able to obtain far more compensation for the client and resolved her case without litigation for a confidential sum.

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Negligent Driver Causes Accident (March 2012)

The Amaro Law Firm represented two gentlemen who were struck by a car with no lights on. Because they could not see the vehicle with its headlights off driving at a high rate of speed on a dark road with no street lights Oklahoma, they pulled across the farm road intersection and were struck by the other driver. At first, the insurance company for the other driver denied the claim but our car wreck attorneys were able to convince the insurance company that this wreck would not have happened but for the negligence of the other driver. The case settled for a fair and confidential sum.

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Insurance Claim Settlement After Hurricane Ike (February 2012)

After litigation in federal court for years and an impending trial date, our insurance claim lawyers settled a client’s Hurricane Ike case for nearly 20 times the offer made to the client before he hired the Amaro Law Firm for roof damages and water damage to the inside of his home in Harris County, Texas. The insurance company was a major insurance company in Texas which had filed motions to dismiss portions of the claim which were denied by the court after considering our insurance attorneys’ briefing.

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Inappropriate Groping Lawsuit Against Massage Parlor (February 2012)

The Amaro Law Firm settled for confidential sum a Fort Bend County claim arising from the wrongful and inappropriate groping by a masseuse at a massage parlor which is a part of a nationally known franchise. The defendant denied the allegations and the case was settled confidentially.

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Client On Bike Struck by Shipping Company Truck (February 2012)

The Amaro Law Firm settled a case for a confidential sum arising from a major overnight shipping company. Our client alleged he was riding his bike across an intersection in Galveston County, Texas when he was struck by the company’s truck being driven by a delivery man who was looking the opposite direction when he pulled across the intersection. Our client was dragged for several feet under the truck before the driver realized he hit someone.

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Settlement for the At-Fault Driver's Policy Limits (January 2012)

After years of litigation, the Amaro Law Firm settled a car accident case for the at-fault driver’s policy limits. Our client was broadsided at a high rate of speed in a parking lot of a college campus and required steroid injections. Initially, the at-fault driver’s insurance company refused to offer our client any money for the estimates for the steroid injections although she had estimates and was contemplating this painful and invasive procedure. Suit was filed immediately and then the at-fault driver’s insurance company tendered the insurance policy limits.

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Rear Ended by 18-Wheeler (January 2012)

Our client was rear ended by an 18 wheeler truck. The company was so unaccountable for its actions that it refused to even pay for the damages to the vehicle unless it could get a recorded statement from our client. Our client immediately contacted our firm the day of her wreck and our truck accident lawyers were able to recover her compensation for her vehicle and for her personal injuries caused by the 18-wheeler wreck.

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Injured by Out of Control Driver (January 2012)

The Amaro Law Firm represented a passenger who was injured when the driver of the vehicle lost control and went into a ditch. Our firm represented the client against the driver of the vehicle who was driving without an expired driver’s license and an open container. Our car accident lawyers were able to resolve the claim quickly for a confidential settlement.

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Violent Rear End Accident (December 2011)

The car wreck lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm represented two men who were violently rear ended by another driver in December 2009. The insurance company of the at-fault driver refused to compensate the two men for their injuries to their necks and backs. For two years, our car accident lawyers fought for our clients and were able to obtain just and fair compensation for them for their injuries in the wreck.

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Hit by Driver That Ran Red Light (December 2011)

Our client was hit by another driver who ran a red light on the feeder of a major highway in Houston, Texas. The other driver argued that the sun was in his eyes and he could not see the light. Our client suffered severe injuries to his neck and back and his vehicle was a total loss. The other driver’s insurance company refused to treat our client fairly and so he hired the Amaro Law Firm to represent him. Within months, our firm was able to recover the policy limits from the at-fault driver and also additional compensation from our client’s underinsured insurance carrier.

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Pedestrian Stuck by Vehicle (December 2011)

Our client was walking near a gas station in Houston, Texas when a driver suddenly struck him. The driver then backed into him and then knocked him to the ground. Our client had his back turned and did not see the vehicle coming at him. As a result, our client suffered severe injuries to his body and required expensive medical care for several months. Our pedestrian accident lawyers were able to quickly and efficiently help our client recover the available policy limits from the at-fault driver and make sure our client’s medical bills were paid.

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18-Wheeler Driver Injured On The Job (December 2011)

The 18 wheeler accident lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm were able to help a man and his father who were parked in a fully loaded 18 wheeler truck and trailer on the side of I-10 highway in Waller County, Texas after having a breakdown. Before they could get out of the cab of the truck to put out safety indicators, they were struck by another 18 wheeler traveling on the highway which had swerved onto the shoulder behind their truck and trailer. A large fire and explosion occurred in which the other driver unfortunately perished. Witnesses testified that they saw the other driver swerving across many lanes in the second before the wreck. Other witnessed had conflicting stories about whether our client’s truck had fit on the narrow shoulder completely and how long the vehicle had been parked without safety indicators. The case settled for confidential sum.

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Tried a Car Wreck Case to Verdict (November 2011)

In Beaumont, Texas, our car accident lawyers tried a case to verdict arising from a wreck which occurred in September 2007 in a parking lot at a major refinery in Texas. The wreck happened at less than 30 miles per hour and the police did not come to the scene of the wreck. Although the Defendant admitted fault at the scene of the wreck, he later denied it and his insurance company hired a large law firm in Beaumont to defend him. Before trial, Defendant refused to admit fault and his insurance company refused to offer a single cent to our clients. The jury awarded our clients their entire medical bills of arising from their visits to a chiropractor and also awarded our clients compensation for nearly ten times their medical bills in pain and suffering. The case then settled for a confidential sum close to the amount the jury awarded after the insurance company’s lawyers threatened to appeal the jury verdict.

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Negligent Driver Causes Accident (November 2011)

In December of 2010, our client was in a collision with another driver who pulled into her path of travel. The vehicles were towed from the scene of the wreck and the other driver was cited for failure to yield right of way. The insurance company for the other driver tried to take advantage of our client by promising to pay her a settlement for a certain sum and pressuring her to sign a release. Fortunately, the client was suspicious and requested our firm to review the language in the release. It was determined that the release only promised to pay whatever this insurance company unilaterally deemed to be “reasonable and necessary” medical bills resulting from the car accident up to the amount they offered. After hiring our team, our car accident lawyers in Houston were able to make sure our client received just and fair compensation for her injuries and to make sure all of the medical bills were paid.

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Collision with Driver Who Made an Illegal U-Turn (November 2011)

In April of 2011, our client was in a collision with a driver who made an illegal u-turn in front of him. The impact was severe, airbags were deployed, and our client sustained disc herniations due to the wreck. The at-fault driver’s insurance carrier tendered its policy limits and the car accident lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm were able to assist the client in reducing the medical bills so that they were fully paid out of the underinsured driver’s insurance limits.

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6 Figure Compensation for Client Whose Home Was Destroyed After Hurricane (September 2011)

The insurance claims attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm were able to recover six figures in compensation for a Houston client whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Ike due to excessive water intrusion caused from the damages to our client’s roof. In an attempt to put pressure on our client and his family, the insurance company had cut off his alternative living expenses and gave our client the run around about the cause of the damages to his home. The insurance company hired an engineer who wrote a report stating that the home had foundation problems and standing water under the home which caused the door jams and the interior damages as opposed to the shifting of the home from water intrusion and vibrations from the wind. After hiring our firm, we were able to recover compensation which assisted the client in repairing his home.

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Car Wreck Involving Elderly Couple (September 2011)

After 2 years of fighting with Allstate Insurance, our car accident lawyers were able to resolve a car wreck case involving two elderly people who were struck by a speeding vehicle on the feeder of Highway 288 near Rosharon, Texas. The defense argued that their young adult driver “believed” that our clients were about to pull out from a side street, so she swerved directly into them and hit them so hard that the vehicle was knocked into a ditch. Our car wreck lawyers handling cases in Brazoria County, Texas were able to help our clients make sure their expensive medical bills were paid and that our clients were compensated fairly for their pain and suffering caused by the at-fault driver.

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Slip and Fall at Major Grocery Chain (August 2011)

The Amaro Law Firm assisted a young woman who slipped on a spilled clear substance in a major grocery store chain located in Galveston County, Texas. The woman suffered back injuries when she slipped on the substance which the grocery store failed to clean up despite prior notice of the spill. Our firm was able to recover just and fair compensation for our client without filing a lawsuit.

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Rear Ended by a Commercial Vehicle (August 2011)

In 2009, our client and his wife were traveling on I-10 near Hankerman, Texas when they were rear ended in stop and go traffic by a commercial vehicle. As a result of the car accident, one of the client sustained an injury to a disc in his spine. Both clients required expensive medical treatment which the insurance company for the company which owned the at-fault vehicle refused to pay. As a result, our clients sought legal representation from the Amaro Law Firm to help them recover compensation for their losses. After a few months, our car wreck lawyers in Houston were able to resolve their claims for a fair amount of compensation which included full payment of their medical bills.

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Negligent Driver Causes Accident On Highway (August 2011)

In November of 2009, our 3 clients were travelling on a major highway in Brazos County, Texas when another driver pulled out in front of them. The other driver had an obstructed view of the road and “thought” the road was clear. The impact was severe and violent. Our clients injuries necessitated several months of expensive medical care which costs tens of thousands of dollars. Our car accident lawyers based out of Houston, Texas were able to resolve our clients’ claims for a fair and reasonable sum once the clients had completed their medical treatment.

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Negotiations Resolve Claim With Geico Insurance (August 2011)

In November 2010, our client was hit by a Geico insured driver. Geico refused to pay our client’s medical bills and other damages. After months of negotiations, our car wreck lawyers in Houston were able to resolve the client’s case efficiently without filing a lawsuit for a fair and confidential sum.

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Premises Liability Case Against Major Grocery Store (July 2011)

On the day before trial was to start in Brazos County, Texas, our premises liability attorneys settled a case against a major grocery store chain arising from their neglect of the floral department. When our client was injured, the floral department did not have mats in areas known for frequent water spills from floral arrangements sitting on the floor. These floral arrangements were located in high traffic areas near the cash registers. The area was monitored by the florist, but by no one after the florist left for the day. During this unmonitored time, our client slipped on water from a flower arrangement and severely injured herself. She required surgery on her shoulder and months of physical therapy. It was later determined that the store had a camera which would have recorded the fall, but they had destroyed the videotaped evidence. The case settled for a confidential and appropriate sum.

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Client Struck by Driver That Ran Red Light (July 2011)

In February 2009, our client was a passenger in a vehicle which was struck by another driver who ran a red light. The police reported the car accident as “MAJOR AUTO.” The at-fault driver was cited for failure to yield right of way and admitted at fault at the scene of the wreck. However, the at-fault driver’s insurance company thought differently and a lawsuit was filed as a result. After many months of litigation, the lawyers for the insurance company were able to reach a settlement with our Houston car wreck lawyers for a fair and confidential sum.

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18-Wheeler Strikes Client's Vehicle on Highway (June 2011)

The 18 wheeler wreck lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm were able to recover a confidential sum of money for a client who was struck by an 18 wheeler on Highway 59 in Houston, Texas. The trucking company had denied liability and argued that our client had cut him off. After the deposition of the truck driver, it was determined that this was not true. Our client had received steroid injections in her back as a result of her injuries in the wreck. Shortly afterwards and a week before trial, the case was mediated and settled for a confidential sum.

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Negligent Driver Causes Accident On Major Highway (June 2011)

The car accident lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm represented two clients who were hit by another driver who failed to yield right of way and turned into them while they were traveling on a major highway. The vehicle was totaled in the collision and the clients were transported by ambulance to the hospital. One of the clients was in the process of moving to Brownsville and had to put off her plans as she lost her job because of her injuries prevented her from working. After almost a year of fighting with the insurance company for the at fault driver who did not have a driver’s license, our car wreck lawyers were able to recover just and fair compensation for our clients.

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Vehicle Failed To Yield Right of Way, Causes Accident (June 2011)

Our car accident lawyers were able to resolve a car wreck in Rosenberg, Texas without litigation in a matter of a few months. The client was in a collision with a vehicle that failed to yield right of way and pulled in front of our client who was travelling at about 40 mph. Our client required chiropractic treatment after being released from the hospital. The case settled for a confidential sum of money.

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Client Loses Part of Thumb in Work Injury Case (June 2011)

After years of aggressive litigation, our workers’ compensation lawyers were able to resolve a lawsuit arising from a young man who lost part of his thumb in a work injury case in Houston, Texas. After being injured and rendered useless to do his work as a forklift operator, the company fired him under false pretenses about his immigration status and paperwork despite him working there for many years. The client was able to secure employment elsewhere and the Defendant hired a private investigator to follow and secretly videotape the client going to work despite this being a non-issue. After many trial resets and two court ordered mediations, the parties were able to resolve the claim for a fair and confidential sum.

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Rear Ended by Uninsured Motorist (June 2011)

In October 2010, our client was travelling with her minor aged daughter when she was rear-ended by an uninsured driver in Houston, Texas. The impact caused our clients to incur thousands of dollars in medical bills. Her uninsured motorist carrier Progressive Insurance refused to offer reasonable compensation. Our insurance claim lawyers were able to resolve her claims for a reasonable and fair sum.

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Negligent Driver Causes Collision (May 2011)

In September 2010, our client was in a collision on Memorial Drive in Houston, Texas when another driver suddenly pulled out of a CVS parking lot across Memorial Drive without yielding right of way. The collision was severe and caused painful spinal injuries to our client. Our car wreck lawyers in Houston were able to settle the case for confidential sum without filing a lawsuit.

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Resolved Hurricane Ike Damage Claim (April 2011)

At mediation, the Amaro Law Firm was able to resolve a significant Hurricane Ike claim on behalf of our client whose property in Manvel, Texas was severely damaged by Hurricane Ike. The property had lost much of its roof and the rain destroyed the entire inside of the home. His insurance company refused to offer fair compensation and argued that it had already paid him for his damages before he hired the Amaro Law Firm. After months of litigation, we confidentially settled our client’s case for a considerable amount of money.

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Trial After Car Accident (March 2011)

After 3 years, our car accident lawyers in Houston at the Amaro Law Firm were able to finally get to trial in a case which occurred in April 2008 in Harris County, Texas. The insurance company for the at-fault driver refused to offer our client her medical bills on the defense that the wreck was “minor.” At trial, the insurance company increased their offer considerably and the parties were able to settle for a confidential sum.

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Claim Against Insurance Company After Windstorm Home Damage (January 2011)

In the week before trial was to begin in Galveston County, Texas, the insurance claim lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm were able to settle for a confidential sum a major windstorm insurance company claim for a client whose home was destroyed on Tiki Island in Galveston County as a result of damages from Hurricane Ike. The insurance company’s lawyers refused to compensate our client for the loss of expensive equipment stored in the garage and our lawyers were able to recover much more what was offered during mediation.

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Hurricane Ike Insurance Claim (January 2011)

A major insurance company refused to make a reasonable offer to our client to resolve his claims for damages to his home and personal property located in Harris County, Texas arising from Hurricane Ike. The insurance company argued that the home was old, had pre-existing damages, and that our client could not prove the structural damages were caused by Hurricane Ike. After years of litigation, our insurance claim attorneys were able to prove otherwise and resolve our clients’ claims confidentially for a considerable amount of money.

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Major Automobile Accident (December 2010)

In September of 2010, our client was in a major automobile wreck in Galveston, Texas. The other driver was found to be at fault. However, our client’s medical bills from the hospital and from his medical care after leaving the hospital were tens of thousands of dollars. Our car wreck lawyers helped negotiate down the bills and made sure all available compensation was recovered from the at-fault driver.

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Read Ended by an AC Company's Truck (October 2010)

Our client was rear ended in Brookshire Texas by a AC company truck. Although the driver admitted fault at the scene of the truck wreck, she later recanted and denied fault. The insurance company for the trucking company attempted to make a defense out of the irrelevant fact that our driver did not speak English. After years of litigation and a deposition in which the at-fault driver finally admitted fault, the case settled for a confidential sum to compensate our client for the injuries to his wrist and the pain and suffering he endured.

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Resolved Lawsuit Arising from Car Wreck (September 2010)

On the day of trial, our car wreck lawyers in Houston were able to resolve a client’s lawsuit arising from a May 2008 car wreck in Houston, Texas. The insurance company for the at-fault driver refused to offer fair compensation for her medical bills and pain and suffering until faced with the risks of trial.

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Spine Injuries Resulting From Being Rear Ended (October 2010)

The car wreck lawyers in Houston at the Amaro Law Firm represented a young man who was rear ended by and suffered severe injuries to his spine. After months of fighting with the insurance companies for the at-fault driver, our car wreck lawyers were able to resolve our clients’ claims for the amount of the policy limits of the at-fault driver. In addition, our car wreck lawyers were able to recover compensation from our clients’ underinsured motorist insurance carrier for the amount of the available policy limits shortly thereafter.

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Resolved Client's Lawsuit Arising From Car Wreck (September 2010)

On the day of trial, our car wreck lawyers in Houston were able to resolve a client’s lawsuit arising from a May 2008 car wreck in Houston, Texas. The insurance company for the at-fault driver refused to offer fair compensation for her medical bills and pain and suffering until faced with the risks of trial.

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Settled Several Residential Hurricane Lawsuits Across Texas (August 2010)

The Amaro Law Firm settled several residential hurricane lawsuits across Texas, including Galveston County, Jefferson County, and Harris County. These lawsuits included those in which the firm’s clients lost their homes or had their homes severely damaged by Hurricane Ike. At first, the insurance companies denied that the properties suffered damages from windstorm. Some insurance companies claimed that the property damages were a result of “flooding” and others claimed that the property damages were a result of the home “settling.” Even still, other insurance claimed that the roof or structure had inadequate repairs from prior windstorms such as Hurricane Rita. All of these defenses were disproved after years of aggressive litigation and settled for significant sums.

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Obtained Settlement After Red Light Accident (August 2010)

On the eve of trial in August 2010, the car wreck lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm obtained a settlement which included the available policy limits of the defendant and the available policy limits of their client’s underinsured motorist coverage. Prior to settlement, the Defendant’s insurance company denied responsibility in this red light “swearing match” accident. However, based upon the investigation, measurements, and calculations of the wreck, Defendant’s version of the facts were shown to be impossible. Defendant’s insurance company tendered its available limits and shortly thereafter the underinsured insurance company tendered their policy limits before trial.

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Chemical Refinery Exposure (July 2010)

The Amaro Law Firm represented 2 young men who were exposed to H2S at a large chemical refinery in Beaumont. The clients were boilermakers who worked for a subcontractor at the refinery. They were boilermakers hired to replace some valves in a line. The line was supposed to be clear but the Defendants did not make sure it was clear before our clients broke open the line. The H2S vapors overcame them and caused their H2S monitors to go off. Despite the obvious, the oil company that owned the refinery denied any H2S was released. After nearly 2 years of litigation, the large oil company settled before trial for a confidential and significant sum.

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Resolved Insurance Claim for Damage Caused by Hurricane Ike (July 2010)

Our client’s home suffered severe damages in Galveston County, Texas as a result of Hurricane Ike. Parts of the roof and siding were lost and the garage was completely destroyed. After several months of litigation, the insurance claims lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm were able to resolve our clients’ hurricane claim for a fair and confidential sum.

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Settled Lawsuit Which Arose from Car Wreck Caused by Speeding (July 2010)

Less than a week before trial, another Defendant’s insurance settled a lawsuit which arose from a car wreck in Rosenberg, Texas. Defendant was allegedly speeding in his brand new car in the rain. He lost control and spun into oncoming traffic at which time he struck our client and his family head-on. After first claiming that our clients should have “gotten out of the way” because they saw the sports car spinning out of control, the Defendant’s insurance company hired one of the largest law firms in the country to defend the lawsuit. After depositions and aggressive litigation, the Defendant’s insurance company changed its mind and settled the lawsuit.

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Tried Minor Car Wreck to Verdict (July 2010)

The Amaro Law Firm tried a minor car wreck case to verdict for a substantial sum. The Defendant’s insurance company boasted that no jury in Harris County will ever award damages for physical injuries in a minor car wreck like this with minor property damages and refused to “waste” their money on mediation. Cases with soft tissue damages and minor property damages (especially in parking lots) are considered some of the most difficult to try as juries oftentimes award nothing in damages for physical injuries.

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Commercial Hurricane Insurance Case to Verdict (June 2010)

In a six day trial, the Amaro Law Firm tried a commercial hurricane insurance case to verdict obtaining a verdict in far excess of what was offered before trial started. In this trial, the Defendant insurance agent attempted to blame TWIA and Plaintiff’s bank for causing a windstorm insurance policy to lapse. After the attorneys with the Amaro Law Firm presented their client’s case, the jury thought otherwise and found the Defendant 100% liable for Plaintiff’s damages.

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Settled Large Commercial Hurricane Insurance Lawsuit (April 2010)

The Amaro Law Firm settled a large commercial hurricane insurance lawsuit. In this lawsuit, the insurance agent failed to secure windstorm coverage for a hotel property in Jefferson County, Texas. The attorneys with the Amaro Law Firm battled against a large Texas law firm for nearly two years before they tendered the entire remaining policy limits just days before trial was set to begin.

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Family of 3 Involved in a Car Accident at Red Light (March 2010)

The Amaro Law Firm represented a young family of 3 involved in a car accident at a red light. The Defendant ran a red light and collided into our client’s vehicle. All 3 passengers suffered severe injuries and the defendant did not have insurance. Thus, the clients hired the Amaro Law Firm to represent them in their claim against their uninsured motorist coverage carrier who denied responsibility for paying the medical bills. After months of negotiating, the car wreck lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm were able to settle the lawsuit for the available policy limits and also negotiate down the hospital and medical bills significantly.

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Obtained Settlement for Client in a Car Wreck (February 2010)

The Amaro Law Firm obtained a settlement for a woman in a car wreck. Our client had to endure several months of physical therapy due to her neck and back injuries caused by the car accident. Prior to being represented by the Amaro Law Firm, the Defendant’s insurance company denied liability.

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Recovered Nearly Twice the Amount of Policy Limits from Insurance Company (January 2010)

On the eve of trial in a case where a client suffered multiple disc bulges in an car wreck in Sugarland, the Amaro Law Firm car wreck attorneys recovered nearly twice the amount of policy limits from a Defendant’s insurance company. Prior to settlement, the insurance company offered less than half the available policy limits which barely covered the outstanding medical bills. The insurance company hired two law firms before finally offering fair compensation to settle the lawsuit.

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Negligent Driver Causes Rollover on Freeway (October 2009)

The Amaro Law Firm represent a young man who was a passenger in his friend’s vehicle in Nueces County which rolled over off the side of a freeway. The driver of the vehicle in which our client was a passenger had swerved the vehicle to prevent being hit by another “John Doe” vehicle and rolled over in a ditch. Although this case was an accident involving friends, the medical bills from emergency room and resulting medical car necessary forced our client to seek legal representation against his own friend’s insurance company because his insurance company attempted to place blame on the “John Doe” driver and would not pay the medical bills. The legal representation of the Amaro Law Firm recognized the delicate situation and was able to conclude this lawsuit and settle for the available policy limits without jeopardizing the friendship of its client with the Defendant.

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Settled Case for Family of 3 That Was Injured in Car Wreck (August 2009)

The Amaro Law Firm settled a case for a significant sum for a family of 3 which were hurt in a car wreck where the Defendant’s vehicle rear ended them at a red light. At first, the insurance company for the Defendant claimed that they did not suffer any injuries and that the medical bills were too much to pay. After months of aggressive negotiations, the car wreck lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm were able to settle the claim for a significant sum.

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Inspector Injured On The Job Due To Company's Negligence (August 2009)

The Amaro Law Firm settled a case where a man in Crawford County fell through a skylight on a corrugated tin roof. The owners of the building requested him to come inspect the roof and prepare a bid to replace the roof. The owners neglected to tell him they had painted the entire roof black and also painted over the plastic corrugated skylights. The current laws require that skylights be able to withhold certain weights and also have barriers to prevent people from stepping on them.

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Police Officer Involved in Major Auto Collision (June 2009)

A young police officer was in a major auto collision in Richmond, Texas which was recorded on the police officer’s dash cam. The Defendant in this case pulled out in front of the police officer as he was driving 50-55 mph, causing the police officer to wreck in a ditch. As a result of the car wreck, the police officer suffered multiple disc herniations which required surgical intervention. After filing suit, the attorneys at the Amaro Law Firm were able to settle the lawsuit for the available policy limits for a significant sum.

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Negligent Driver Causes Vehicle Accident (July 2009)

Settlement reached for a client who suffered spinal injuries, including disc bulges, in a 2-car accident. Plaintiff alleged the other vehicle negligently pulled out in front of him and Plaintiff could not avoid the collision. Plaintiff’s vehicle spun out of control and landed in a ditch.

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Client Electrocuted On The Job (June 2009)

Settlement reached weeks before trial for a client who was electrocuted on the job while constructing a vessel at a shipyard. Plaintiff alleged that the general contractor and another subcontractor failed to provide a safe workplace.

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Racial Discrimination Case Against Employer (May 2009)

Settlement reached for a client who alleged his employer wrongfully discriminated against him based on his race.

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Struck By Vehicle in Parking Lot (March 2009)

Settlement reached for pedestrian who was struck in the knee by a vehicle while walking in a parking lot.

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Client Struck by Pizza Delivery Person (March 2009)

Settlement reached for a client who was struck by a pizza delivery person while on the job causing his vehicle to strike a telephone pole and rendering him momentarily unconscious.

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Client Rear Ended at Red Light (March 2009)

Settlement reached for woman who was rear ended while stopped at a red light by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel in Fort Bend County causing the client to suffer neck and back injuries.

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Client Wrongfully Discriminated by Employer (February 2009)

Settlement reached for a client who alleged his employer wrongfully discriminated against him based on his race and terminated him after he filed a complaint with the EEOC.

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Client Struck by Vehicle While on Bicycle (February 2009)

Settlement reached for a client who was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle in a parking lot in Houston.

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Client Fell in a Pothole on Commercial Property (January 2009)

Settlement reached for a woman who fell in a pothole on a commercial property and suffered neck and back injuries a result of the traumatic fall.

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Rear Ended Vehicle Settlement (October 2008)

Settlement reached for motorcyclist who rear ended a vehicle that had stopped on the freeway.

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Settlement for Clients Who Collided with a Garbage Truck (August 2008)

Settlement reached for two individuals who were in a collision with a garbage truck causing them neck and back injuries.

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Settlement Reached for Denied Life Insurance Policy (June 2008)

Settlement reached for a family who was wrongfully denied credit life insurance proceeds on an insurance policy for a a family member had financed a vehicle which was not paid off at the time of his death.

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