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Law Office of Robert L. Ward | Cleburne, Texas

Personal Injury

Sustaining a serious injury can be a stressful and traumatizing experience. When the source of your injury was someone else's negligence, the situation can become even more overwhelming. At the Law Office of Robert L. Ward, we are committed to pursuing justice on behalf of individuals who have had to endure injuries and damages at the hands of another party. With more than 15 years of trial experience under his belt, our Texas personal injury lawyer knows what it takes to help a client obtain the amount of compensation they deserve.

Reasons to Choose our Personal Injury Firm

  • You don't pay us unless we win
  • We promptly respond to our clients
  • Free case consultations
  • 15+ years of legal experience
  • Thousands of cases handled
  • A former prosecutor on your side
  • We will meet you wherever is most convenient for you

Working with Our Texas Injury Attorney

Filing a personal injury claim can be a complicated process, which is why it is essential to ensure that the legal team you are working with is experienced and well-versed in the field. There are a number of qualities that set us apart from other firms in our field.

Help from a Former Johnson County Prosecutor

If you retain our services, your case will never be handed off to an assistant or a paralegal. Rather, you will be working directly with Attorney Ward. As a former prosecutor, our founder has the litigation skills and trial experience necessary to take on even the most complex personal injury cases. We tirelessly fight on our clients' behalf, and we are not afraid to go up against major insurance companies.

Cleburne lawyer Robert Ward is prepared to handle a variety of personal injury claims, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Dog bites
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Truck accidents
  • Wrongful death

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We recognize that it can be difficult for an individual to make it to our office after they have sustained an injury. This is why we are willing to meet clients in the hospital or their home—wherever they feel most comfortable. In addition, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay us anything unless we are able to help you obtain compensation. We are proud to offer our clients complimentary case evaluations, during which we will discuss the details of their case and how we believe we can assist them. Regardless of what your situation entails, we will provide you with compassion, honesty, and trusted legal advocacy. 

Car Accidents

If you were recently injured in a car accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries with the help of a skilled trial attorney. Filing an injury claim against the at-fault driver could help you secure damages that will cover medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and any other accident-related expenses.

No matter how cautious we are while driving, the truth is that we are all at risk of being in a car accident because we share the road with so many reckless and negligent drivers. Due to vehicle defects and road hazards, car accidents can also be caused by drivers who engage in distracted driving, such as texting while driving, speeding, intoxication, and fatigued driving.

If you were injured in a car accident, you and your family should not have to shoulder the financial burden of someone else's lack of good judgment behind the wheel. Whether you suffered a head injury, brain trauma, broken bones, spinal injury, internal organ damage, lacerations, whiplash, or another injury, filing a claim can help you hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions.

Truck Accidents

There are no car accidents more devastating than those involving trucks and semi-trailers. In 2012, truck accidents resulted in nearly 4,000 deaths, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In fact, drivers in compact cars or SUVS who are hit by trucks are 4 times more likely to die in the crash than the truck driver. Needless to say, individuals who survive these accidents often endure serious, lifelong injuries.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, our firm is not afraid to stand up to anyone, including major insurance firms and large trucking companies. Attorney Robert L. Ward has handled thousands of casesand isn't daunted by the large insurance defense attorneys who may resist your lawsuit or offer a low ball settlement. Our lawyer and former prosecutor can help you seek compensation for all medical costs, lost wages, future medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, vehicular damages, property damages, and more.

When you are injured in a truck accident, the fight for compensation can seem like an uphill battle. Trucking companies know their vehicles can do excessive damage, which is why they hire teams of lawyers to defend all claims filed against them. If you hope to receive a fair settlement in your truck accident case, you will want an aggressive, experienced trial attorney on your side.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle AccidentsMany people love riding motorcycles, but this mode of transportation comes with heightened danger. Many distracted or reckless drivers do not look to see if there is a motorcycle beside them or will fail to note a motorcycle driving through an intersection before they turn.

The main causes of motorcycle accidents are drivers of passenger vehicles. These car-less drivers often make reckless lane changes. Motorcyclists have a 35 times greater chance of getting into a wreck for every mile traveled. If you are injured in an accident because of a negligent or reckless driver, you need to seek compensation.

Tips for Motorcycle Safety

Motorcyclists are often safe drivers and understand that they are increasing their risk of injury by driving two-wheeled transportation. Still, motorcyclists should work to protect themselves from harm whenever possible.

Here are some of the ways you can stay safe on a motorcycle:

  • Always wear protective clothing when on a motorcycle.
  • Equip your bike with all necessary safety features.
  • Wear a helmet; even if it isn't required (helmets with face covers are safest.)
  • Get proper motorcycle training.

Elder and Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing homes are supposed to be places where the elderly are cared for and can live in comfort and peace. Yet many nursing homes hire negligent staff members who don't care about helping their patients. Instead, they may neglect the elderly, leaving them to suffer terrible ailments or abuses.

Types of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse comes in many different forms. Sometimes, nursing home residents may not even be aware that they are being abused. It is important for family members to watch out for any signs of abuse and stay attentive to their loved ones if they are put in a nursing home.

Types of nursing home abuse include:

  • Negligence
  • Sexual abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Verbal abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Overmedication / antipsychotic drugging
  • Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Your loved one may not be able to communicate that he or she is being neglected in a nursing home. Staff members in nursing homes often prey on patients with dementia or other mental deficiencies because they assume they will not be found out.

Watch for these signs of nursing home neglect:

  • Dehydration / starvation
  • Bed sores
  • Depression
  • Uncleanliness
  • Less communication
  • Obvious fear
  • Heightened stress
  • Exhaustion

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Losing a loved one suddenly in an accident is devastating. No amount of money can compensate for the depth of your loss but you still have the ability to hold the negligent party accountable. If you have lost a loved one because of another's negligence, recklessness, or carelessness, we can help you weather the storm by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

You can file a wrongful death lawsuit if your loved one died in a:

  • Work accident
  • Truck accident
  • Car accident
  • Animal attack
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Medical malpractice situation
  • Catastrophic accident

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?

Texas wrongful death claims are governed by The Wrongful Death Act. This act declares that parents, children, and spouses can seek a wrongful death settlement on behalf of their loved one, provided they can prove that they suffered actual financial damages from their loved one's passing.

Types of Wrongful Death Compensation Available

  • Compensation for mental anguish
  • Compensation for loss of positive benefits
  • Compensation for loss of inheritance
  • Compensation for medical bills
  • Compensation for loss of services
  • Compensation for funeral expenses

These are only a few of the many different damages that are available to victims of a wrongful death claim. You need to prove that you had financial standing in the case and that you lost money in some way or another in order to secure the compensation you deserve.

Proving You Deserve Compensation

Wrongful death claims are unique because the individual who is suing is not the actual victim of the incident.

To prove that you deserve compensation in a Texas wrongful death claim, you will need to prove that:

  • You are a statutory beneficiary of the person who was killed (this means you are either a child, spouse, or parent)
  • The defendant's wrongful act caused the death
  • You have financial standing in the wrongful death case and deserve compensation for your loss

Dog Bites

Dogs can be man's best friend, but they can also be ferocious attackers. If you are the victim of a dog bite, chances are your opinion of canines has been tainted. Dog bites can be excruciating and often require stiches and careful wound cleaning.

In some cases, dog bites can become infected, leading to additional procedures or surgeries. Dog bites can also cause obvious scarring, leading to disfigurement. If you have been attacked by a dog, consider suing the liable party.

Owners Are Liable in Dog Attacks

If you are attacked by a dog and you can locate the owner, the individual is automatically liable for the dog's actions. Even if they insist that their dog is not normally aggressive, or claim that they have never known their dog to bite, the owner can still be held accountable. This is especially true if the owner allowed the dog to wander without a leash or tied the dog up on a leash that allowed the animal too much room.

Dog Bite Lawsuit Process

As with most personal injury lawsuits, you don't always go to trial when suing a dog-owner. In fact, in many cases you may be able to avoid trial with a settlement. A skilled attorney at the Law Office of Robert L. Ward can help you decide whether or not you should accept a settlement or pursue a case to trial. Our team is not afraid to take cases to trial when necessary, and Attorney Ward has spent more than 16 years working as a trial attorney.

The steps involved in a dog bite lawsuits are:

  • Send a demand letter to the dog owner, informing him or her of your intent to sue
  • Include a settlement amount in your letter if you would like to avoid trial
  • Enter a period of negotiation with the dog owner
  • If no settlement is reached during negotiation, take the case to trial
  • Collect all evidence to prove your injuries
  • An attorney will argue on your behalf in the courtroom
  • Witnesses may be called and cross-examined
  • Attorneys give their closing arguments
  • Judge and / or jury will deliberate
  • Verdict is reached

Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries are those that affect the brain or spinal cord. These injuries normally result in permanent disability or severe, life-threatening injury and lengthy recovery times. If your life has been changed drastically as a result of a catastrophic injury, you need to contact an attorney at our firm to learn more.

Specific Catastrophic Injuries

  • Severing of the spinal cord
  • Severe brain damage
  • Bleeding on the brain
  • Limb amputations
  • Paralysis due to spinal cord damage
  • Spinal cord fractures
  • Skull fractures leading to brain damage
  • Brain damage leading to coma
  • Brain damage leading to vegetative state

Results of Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries often change the victim's life forever. Oftentimes, the victim will require continuous care well into the future, which is part of the reason it is important to sue for compensation.

Some of the results of catastrophic injuries are:

  • Paralysis
  • Continuous medical bills
  • Lengthy recovery
  • Loss of mobility
  • Loss of bodily functions
  • Mental retardation
  • Coma
  • Speech impediments
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Extended hospitalization
  • Surgery
  • Shortened life expectancy
  • Need for life support / assistive machinery

Suing for Catastrophic Injuries

If you have suffered a devastating injury, you need to contact an attorney at the firm. You deserve to seek assistance in your case. With the right attorney, you may be able to achieve a high settlement that covers damages for the loss of enjoyment of life, all past, present, and future medical bills, any lost wages or lost earning potential, and the emotional damages of your accident.

Our team includes a professional attorney with 16 years of trial experience. Attorney Ward will personally represent you in your case, and your situation won't be passed off to a paralegal or an assistant. Call us today to secure representation with a personal injury lawyer in Johnson County!

Law Office of Robert L. Ward | A Former Prosecutor with Experience

The Law Office of Robert L. Ward represents clients in the areas of personal injury, family law, and criminal defense. The Law Office of Robert L. Ward is a full-service law firm known for providing honest and knowledgeable legal services. The Law Office of Robert L. Ward's mission is to provide clients with a practical and results-oriented approach to their legal issues. Cleburne Attorney Robert L. Ward works closely with each of our clients throughout every step of the legal process. It is our philosophy that ongoing client communication is the key to good working relationships and successful advocacy.

Areas Served

Our law office, located in Cleburne, Texas, serves Johnson and Tarrant County. Talk to The Law Office of Robert L. Ward if you are located in Johnson County, Tarrant County,and surrounding areas of North Central Texas. Cities that are serviced include: Cleburne, Fort Worth, Burleson, Alvarado, Joshua, Keene, Grandview, Rio Vista, Arlington, Keller, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Colleyville, Hurst, Euless, Haltom City, Crowley, Kennedale, Richland Hills, Benbrook, Saginaw, Watauga, Lake Worth, White Settlement, Forest Hill, Everman, River Oaks, Pantego, Dalworthington Gardens, Westworth Village, Westover Hills, and others. If you live in the greater Dallas Fort Worth metropolitan area, please call us - if you are injured, we come to you!

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