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Why Hire a Board Certified Attorney

Think about it: Across America, hundreds of attorneys represent millions of new clients each year. Every one of these new clients looks for the best attorney available. Most likely, you have at one point or another seen advertising where you are urged to call an attorney that will help you recover money for injuries or injustices you may have suffered. An attorney can claim to have your best interest at heart – he may even offer to visit you in the hospital and he does not get paid until you collect.

Often, in very small print or spoken so fast that you can barely understand, you will hear – “Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.” This does not mean that the attorney is not licensed. The attorney is licensed to practice law and can legally practice any type of law there is.

There are also times that you may see that an attorney is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in a particular area

Why is this so important?

In 1974, the Texas Supreme Court, realized that the practice of law had become so specialized, that the Texas general practitioner could no longer be kept informed about all of the new fields of law, much less practice law in every required field. A committee was appointed to study its concerns.

The objective was to help people seeking legal counsel for a specific problem find an attorney who possessed special competence in that area. The Court decided that Texas should recognize areas of specialization and that they should be regulated.

It formed the Texas Board of Legal Specialization to set the standards for certification.

Texas attorneys voluntarily decide to become specialized. Only a little more than ten percent of Texas attorneys are Board Certified

An attorney who is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law must have handled jury trials dealing with matters such as vehicle accidents, worker’s compensation, pemises liability, products liability, statutory tort claims, maritime accidents, or social security claims which involve a physical or mental injury to a person. The attorney must also have extensive knowledge of the law of evidence, procedure, and other substantive law involved in the trial of personal injury cases.

To become Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, an attorney must have: - Been licensed to practice law for at least five years; - Devoted a required percentage of practice to personal injury trial law for at least three years; - Handled a wide variety of personal injury trial law matters to demonstrate experience and involvement; - Attended personal injury trial law continuing education seminars regularly to keep legal training up to date; - Been evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges; - Passed a day-long written examination.

The disclaimer in this advertising is made to prevent the public from merely assuming that a non-certified attorney is certified just because he practices a particular specialty.

With the rigorous requirements to become certified, it is easy to see why the Texas program of specialization is so esteemed throughout the nation. Attorneys who fulfill the requirements have demonstrated an exceptionally high level of dedication and competence in their field.

They are entitled to be recognized for their achievement. You owe it to yourself to ask the question of a new prospective attorney – “Are you Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in a particular area?”

All lawyers are not created equal.

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The Glenny Law Firm has a tradition of protecting individuals when they need it the most.

When the unforeseen strikes - an accident, negligence, injuries from products, wrongful death we step in to provide compassionate and epxerienced representation.

This is the Legacy of our Firm

We are known as a "Lawyers's Law Firm" since so many of our clients are referred to our firm by other attorneys, who know about our hard-won reputation and tradition of outstanding individualized service.

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What to do if you are involved in an Auto Accident

Car Accidents FAQ's

Q: What if I was not wearing a seat belt at the time of my accidents? Can I stll recover damages?

A: it depents on the state in which the accident occurred. In some states, not buckling up can negate or reduce any potential compensation for damages, on the basis that people suffer more sever injuries when not wearing seat belts. In other states, this is not the case. Your attorney can tell you what the law is in your state, and will argue for your right to recover damages.

Q: Should I release my medical records to another driver's insurance adjuster?

A: Definitely not. Medical record releases should only be signed under limited circumstances and after consulting with a qualified personal injury trial lawyer. If your medical information gets into the insurance adjuster's hands, it could hurt your case.

Q: If I file a personal injury claim, will I have to go to court?

A: If another driver's insurance company agrees to pay what your attorney believes your case is worth, and you wish to settle for that amount, then your case will not go to court. This is what happens in most situations. Some cases do require a formal trial proceeding, however. In either situation, hiring a law firm with experience in handling personal injury cases is critical.

Q: If I don't feel injured after an automobile accident, do I have to see a doctor?

A: Both you and your passengers should consider seeing a doctor after an accident. The doctor may recognize injuries, sometimes serious, that are not apparent to you. The charges for a doctor visit and medical treatment may be covered by your insurance. It is not recommended that you settle claims from an accident until a doctor has seen you and advised you about the extent of your injuries.

Q : What if I believe the accident I was in was at least partly my fault?

A : You are probably not in the best position to assess how or why the accident happened. Defective equipment in your vehicle, a malfunctioning traffic signal, or another driver's intoxication are among many possible causes of an accident, which your attorney can investigate and evaluate. Accepting blame and apologizing to another driver may be used as evidence against you at trial. Leave it to a judge or jury to decide who is at fault.

Q: Can I still win my case if my memory of the accident now conflicts with things I might have said at the time of the accident?

A: It's very common for people to say things at the time of an incident that they later realize were inaccurate. Sometimes, a witness may misstate what you said about how the incident took place. You might have a hard time explaining how it is that you now remember things differently than you did at the time of the incident, but if you consult with an attorney, he or she will have experience handling such a situation, and can help find support for your side of the story.

Q: I was in a car accident and the air bags in my car didn't deploy. Do I have a case against the car manufacturer?

A: That depends, as there are several factors that dictate whether an air bag will deploy in a collision. You should consult with an attorney, who will investigate the airbag devices in your car and determine, with the assistance of an engineer, the circumstances under which the airbags were supposed to deploy. If the circumstances of your accident were such that the airbags should have deployed, you very well may have a product liability claim against the manufacturer.