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An update on COVID-19:

Burress Law takes the safety of our existing/prospective clients, employees and vendors very seriously. With the presence of COVID-19 in our immediate area, we have taken significant steps to minimize the spread of this virus. During these uncertain times, you can continue to expect the highest level of service for which our law firm is known.
To continue business as usual, we have implemented alternative meeting methods including video conferencing, teleconferencing and electronic document signing. This allows us to remotely conduct many case-related activities including new client sign-ups, discovery conferences and closing meetings.
Moreover, we have implemented additional cleaning and sanitation procedures allowing us to continue conducting in-person meetings with our clients and potential clients. Before coming for an in-person visit to Burress Law, we ask that you call us at 214-726-0016.
Burress Law will continue to closely monitor this situation and be proactive to continue representing McKinney, Collin County and the great state of Texas as a responsible community business.

McKinney Personal Injury Blog

Staying Safe in Bad Weather When You are Riding a Motorcycle or Bike

One of the nice things about owning a motorcycle or a bicycle is the fact that you are never really dependent on public transit, even when the weather is bad. That fact alone can motivate people to keep on biking, no matter what the weather conditions are like.

During the wet, early spring months, you may not want to hang up your bicycle or tuck your motorcycle into storage, but you do need to take some additional safety precautions while you are on the road.

Car Crashes by the Numbers: Statistics and Facts That Should Scare You

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There are about 225 million licensed drivers in the United States these days. Texas just happens to be home to more than 17 million of them. While many drivers get through their daily commutes and errands without incident, motor vehicle accidents are one of the top causes of death in the United States every year among otherwise healthy adults.

FDA Gives Doctors New Diagnostic Tools for Concussions

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), or concussions, are among the most catastrophic -- and the most common -- types of injuries that a motor vehicle crash (or other accident victim) can suffer. TBI victims stand the best chance of having a good recovery from their injuries when they are quickly and accurately diagnosed and undergo treatment for their TBI early on.

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Burress Injury Law had the honor of helping a young man who was the victim of a hit-and-run 18-wheeler crash on Sam Rayburn Tollway (121). Our client was driving in the left lane on 121 when without warning, the 18-wheeler driver dangerously cut across 2 lanes of traffic and struck the right side of our client's vehicle. The impact caused our client's vehicle to rotate clockwise, pass in front of the 18-wheeler and across the center and right lanes of the tollway and eventually strike a concrete bridge support pillar head on. Our client catastrophic injuries and could not call 911. Meanwhile, the truck driver fled the scene without rendering aid and no eye-witnesses came forward to identify the driver.

What is the worst advice or biggest misconception you read from non-lawyers on the internet or otherwise hear about personal injury claims?

Question: What is the worst advice or biggest misconception you read from non-lawyers on the internet or otherwise hear about personal injury claims?

Answer: There are two, actually. I'll address the first one this week. When an injured victim (usually from a car or truck wreck) requests recommendations for a qualified personal injury attorney, Burress Injury Law is very often on that list. However, there will normally be a comment among the recommendations by a lay person (often who works for an insurance company) advising the victim not to retain legal counsel, but to instead just handle the claim directly with the insurance company(s). The comment usually goes on to state or imply that the insurance company will be fair and that it's wise to cut out the attorney (and the attorney fee). This is wrong for the following reasons:

Explaining the Compensation Process in a Personal Injury Claim

Most-interesting-man.jpgIn the unfortunate circumstance that you are the victim of any personal injury incident, it's important for your claim (as well as your body) to immediately obtain necessary medical treatment. Hospitals will treat you regardless of whether you've been in a motor vehicle crash or other incident. Primary care physicians and specialists, however, very often refuse to see even long-time patients in these circumstances. Some good personal injury law firms know of quality physicians, therapists and other medical providers who will treat injured victims even without health insurance or up- front payment. Moreover, in the right type of case, most of the post-emergency room treatment can be arranged so that payment is only required if enough compensation from the personal injury claim is obtained (note - there are circumstances in which it is strategically beneficial to utilize health insurance throughout a claim but only in a working minority of claims). 

Maximizing the Claim's Value - NOT Settlement - Is Your Goal

accident-injury.jpgIf a lawsuit is handled well, the insurance company responsible for paying your claim will resolve the matter through settlement. If they do not, a case will proceed to trial, where it will be your legal team's responsibility to convince a jury to make the insurance companies pay you. This process may seem filled with stops and starts, but it is important to remain patient about that process to maximize your chances to recover the full value of your claim. Before you hire an attorney, there are several things you should consider about the conclusion of a case, in making your decision about who you ask to represent you. At Burress Personal Injury Law, we take great pride in handling our cases with these considerations in mind, and we are happy to visit with you about them. 

11 Things An Injured Victim Should Do After A Car Wreck

More than 3.2 million people are injured in car crashes in the United States each year.  Many people will get into at least one car wreck in their lifetime, but that does not make the situation any less scary.

Being involved in a car crash is an overwhelming experience that can affect you physically, emotionally and financially.  Immediately after a car crash, you will likely have adrenaline coursing through your veins and be facing questions from emergency responders, the at-fault driver and others.  It can be hard to remember what to do and say; the sooner you contact a personal injury attorney, the sooner you can get tailored guidance about the best steps to take in your situation.

Keep your mind on the road: the dangers of cognitive distraction

In March 2018, a pickup truck driver in a rural area of Texas plowed into a bus carrying Baptist church members who were on their way home from a three-day retreat.  Thirteen bus riders were killed in the crash.   Near Houston, three teenage girls were killed when the driver of their car veered out of her lane and smashed into an 18-wheeler.  

What do these two tragedies have in common?   Drivers responsible for the crashes were distracted because they were texting.  Nearly 20 percent of all Texas crashes involve distracted driving.   In 2017 in Texas alone, 100,687 car wrecks were caused by distracted drivers, which resulted in 444 deaths and 2,889 serious injuries.

Is speeding to save time worth the risk?

Whether you are running late or just trying to shave some time off your commute, it can be tempting to speed, especially if you see others doing so.  But how much time can you really save?  And is it worth the risk of a ticket or a wreck?

It is relatively easy to calculate the time saved by speeding while driving at constant speeds for a long period.  For example, a 10-mile drive would take 10 minutes at 60 miles per hour, but only about 8 minutes and 34 seconds at 70 miles an hour, a savings of nearly a minute and a half -- as long as you can maintain that speed for the entire 10 miles.  However, most commutes do not take place entirely on open roads, making it difficult to calculate time savings, especially in urban areas.

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