Practice Areas Overview
When Goliath prepared to battle David, he didn’t consider whether or not he wanted to fight. He KNEW he was going to fight, and he prepared his body and his weapons accordingly.
What Goliath didn’t prepare for was David. He didn’t expect such a small opponent would fight back, let alone be capable of striking him down with a stone.
“I’m a proud trial lawyer, because fighting giants never goes out of style.” — Attorney Kerry H. Collins
If you have been injured by a powerful opponent — whether it is the trucking company whose driver hit you, a doctor at a hospital where you where misdiagnosed or the insurer for a company that failed to protect you from hazardous chemicals — it is best to take a lesson from David: You are at war. The opposition was gearing up for battle the moment you were hurt. To think any differently is to invite defeat.
Personal Injury Lawyer in Fort Worth
At Kerry H. Collins, P.C., I relish in being the stone in our clients’ David-and-Goliath battles. Our lead attorney, Kerry H. Collins, has more than a quarter-century of experience in trying and winning cases on behalf of the “Davids” he represents in a wide variety of personal injury situations, among them:
I seek judgments and settlements on behalf of pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and motor vehicle drivers and passengers injured by motorists who were distracted, enraged, drunk or otherwise negligent.
I represent injured workers who were hurt at oil drilling sites, natural gas fracturing sites, refineries, factories and construction sites. I work to get our clients damages and worker’s compensation, even if their employers do not participate in the Texas workers’ compensation program.
Stores, office buildings and other publicly accessible places owe a duty to keep their premises safe for visitors and to warn them of unsafe conditions. If you slip and fall at a supermarket or office parking lot, you can be compensated for your injuries if the property owner was negligent.
Dog owners have a duty to restrain animals and keep them from attacking passers-by, visitors and others who may come near. If you or your child was attacked by a dog or other animal, I can pursue compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and other losses.
I recommend that every adult have in place a signed Will, Medical Power of Attorney, Living Will and a Statutory Durable Power of Attorney. My office can help with all of these documents.
I have prepared a free Personal Financial Organizer where you can list and organize all your personal financial information to assist in preparing your Will, or merely to have available so that your family will be able to locate and handle your financial affairs in the event you are unable to do so.
If you have any questions or would like one of my free Personal Financial Organizer or would like to schedule an appointment to discuss the Will, Medical Power of Attorney, the Living Will or the Statutory Durable Power of Attorney documents, please feel free to e-mail my office at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call me at 817/335-9700.
A Medical Power of Attorney is a document that lets your family and the healthcare providers know who you have designated to make medical decisions for you if you become incapacitated.
A Living Will is a document, that is also called a “pull the plug” document. It lets your family and healthcare providers know you have already made the decision as to whether you wants to be kept alive artificially.
Help with Suspended Driver’s License
If your driver’s license has been suspended. You will need to apply to a Court to get an Occupational license. An Occupational license, also called an essential needs license, is a special type of restricted license issued to individuals whose driver’s license has been suspended, revoked or denied for certain offenses other than medical or delinquent child support. An Occupational license authorizes the operation of a non-commercial vehicle in connection with a person’s:
- School-related activities; or
- Performance of essential household duties.
You need to apply for an Occupational license to the proper Court in the County where you live or the County where the offense occurred. A Court Order is not an Occupational license but is the only Order which Authorizes the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to issue the Occupational license. You then must send the Order and several other required items to the DPS for processing. Once that is completed your driver status will change from ineligible to eligible on the License Eligibility Website.
My firm can help you with representation and can answer questions regarding any of the following:
- Felonies and misdemeanors
- Assault/family violence
- Theft and robbery
- Drug offenses
- Juvenile Cases
- Weapons charges
- Probation violations
Employment Law Representation
- Wrongful termination
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Violations
Review/Preparation of Contracts and/or Leases
Having practiced law for over (30) years, Mr. Collins has reviewed and/or prepared literally thousands of contractual agreements, leases and has incorporated numerous businesses, including the preparation of corporate documents. Mr. Collins has represented numerous businesses throughout his thirty (30) years and has reviewed and/or prepared every potential type of contractual agreement. If you have any type of contractual agreement or lease you need prepared or reviewed, I highly recommend you have an attorney review it before you enter into a binding agreement.
Statutory Durable Power of Attorney
A Statutory Durable Power of Attorney allows you to appoint an agent to handle your financial affairs, such as paying your bills, making car and insurance payments, etc… if you are incapacitated.
“Goliath” insurance companies and their attorneys know that when I file a lawsuit on behalf of a client, I am ready for battle. I come prepared, researched and armed with evidence and — if necessary — experts.
Because of this, I am able to get much more money for our clients than if they tried to file a personal injury lawsuit or negotiate on their own. Alone, you are like that small boy facing a giant.
Contact a Fort Worth Personal Injury Attorney Today
For more information or to consult with a skilled Fort Worth personal injury lawyer, contact us online today or by calling our Fort Worth office at 817-335-9700 or our San Antonio office (by appointment only) at 210-841-5724.