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Serious Personal Injury and Vehicle Accidents

When a serious personal injury or vehicle accident destroys your life or the lives of those you love, it’s a nightmare of disbelief, helplessness and grief. But when the injury or accident occurred due to someone else’s negligence or irresponsibility, those emotions can include overwhelming frustration. This didn’t have to happen. You need to call the attorneys at Wynne & Smith.

As an outstanding Sherman, Texas personal injury law firm, the attorneys of Wynne & Smith understand the emotions and financial necessity behind seeking the services of a personal injury lawyer. You are probably in a difficult situation, and we will help to ensure that insurance companies give you the restitution that you deserve.

We put in the time and hard work to build a solid case, piece by piece, to account for every detail. We investigate the evidence, consult experts and study case law to provide you the most well-prepared defense possible. We are widely regarded for our strength of litigation in the courtroom.

As a Texas Super Lawyer, Michael Wynne is admitted to practice in all Texas state Courts and the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern District of Texas and the Eastern District of Oklahoma. He has handled numerous personal injury and business cases in State and Federal Court and has tried over 100 jury cases.  His board certifications include Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law.

  • Wrongful Death
  • Vehicle Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury (Brain Injuries and Burn Injuries)
  • Premises Liability
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Issues

Wrongful Death

Dealing with the unexpected death of a loved one is a devastating experience. If you believe you may have a case for a wrongful death lawsuit, please give us a call. Not only do we want to support you emotionally during this traumatic time, but we want to protect your family’s right to financial recovery. If your loved one was killed in a vehicle crash or workplace accident, because of a manufacturer defect or as the result of medical malpractice, the wrongful death attorneys of Wynne & Smith have the experience and knowledge to gather and preserve evidence, represent you at trial and negotiate with insurance companies to protect your interest — allowing you to focus on your grief and recovery.

Our expert connections, technology and resources give us the ability to present the strongest case possible — even against large insurance companies or billion dollar corporations. You might not even realize the emotional and financial impacts this death will ultimately have on your family. While no one can put a true price on the emotional toll, medical bills, funeral costs and lost wages can add up to an enormous amount of stress and grief. We work hard to build a case that helps insurance companies and juries fully understand your situation and results in the most fair and reasonable compensation possible.

Vehicle Accidents

At Wynne & Smith, we have a stellar record of successful cases benefiting those who have been hurt in vehicle accidents involving cars and trucks, motorcycles and commercial vehicles like delivery trucks or even 18-wheelers. Whether the cause was negligent maintenance, excessive speed, distracted driving (texting, eating, putting on makeup, etc.), or impairment from drugs or alcohol, we want to help those who have been seriously injured in any kind of vehicle accident to get the maximum compensation needed to cover medical bills and lost wages during recovery.

Pedestrians and motorcycle riders are especially vulnerable and getting hit by a car or truck can result in a range of injuries from broken bones to head and spinal injuries. Wynne & Smith has many years of proving recklessness or negligence to juries and insurance companies.

Accidents involving texting and driving are on the rise, and even though Texas has not yet passed a ban on this activity, a texting driver who causes an accident can (and should) still be held responsible. Today’s technology offers far too many reasons to make poor decisions when operating a vehicle. While we can’t erase the emotional or physical impact the accident caused, we can help reduce the financial burden of recovery.

Catastrophic Injury (Brain Injuries and Burn Injuries)

For victims suffering from brain injury or burn injuries, surviving such a catastrophic injury can mean multiple surgeries and long periods of treatments, rehabilitation and therapy. Adaptive equipment and/or prosthetics may be required to replicate or replace what was lost. Careers may be over. Nursing care may be necessary, or assistance needed to care for children. Life will never be the same.

An experienced, skilled serious injury lawyer can help alleviate at least some pain and suffering from life after a devastating bodily injury. If you or a loved one was left disabled due to the negligent or reckless actions of another person or by a company’s defective product, our lawyers will help you receive the financial compensation you need to recover as much of your life as possible. We have helped numerous victims of catastrophic injuries including one who received a jury verdict of $13 million, the largest jury verdict of its kind in Grayson County history.

Premises Liability

According to law, injury that occurs entering or inside of a place of business, public property or private home may be the responsibility of the premises owner — and if such an injury costs you in the form of medical bills, pain, suffering and loss of income, you may be entitled to compensation. There are times when insufficient security, misconduct and/or gross negligence by a property owner can result in serious injury. We take these kinds of premises liability cases very seriously. The premises liability attorneys of Wynne & Smith have the experience to help determine where you stand.

Nursing Home Negligence

You made the difficult decision to have your parent or elderly family member cared for by a nursing home only to discover the facility was negligent or even abusive. Whether this was the result of improper training, insufficient staffing, or lack of supervision, the facility must be held responsible. Taking advantage of a senior citizen’s vulnerability is disrespectful, dangerous and wrong. We have brought many cases of nursing home neglect to successful conclusion and believe these actions not only served our clients but protected those who might have become victims in the future. Call us today to discuss the specifics of your case.

Product Liability

The attorneys at Wynne and Smith are skilled product liability lawyers who only represent claims of true and serious nature, especially when it comes to claims of injury from manufacturing defects, defective or recalled medical devices including obesity products, and tainted or unsafe food products. If you believe you have sustained a true injury from using the product in a reasonably expected manner, call us to discuss filing a lawsuit against the product manufacturer, supplier or retailer responsible. We obtained a $13 million jury verdict for one of our clients injured by a defective helmet.

We are experienced pursuing claims dealing with defective products such as automotive defects as well as injuries from defective industrial or manufacturing equipment. Let’s discuss your case to determine whether you have a valid product liability injury claim.

Workplace Accidents

Most people assume any lost wages or medical expenses from workplace injuries will be covered under Texas workers’ comp laws. While this is mostly true, you shouldn’t assume the accident was your fault or that workers’ compensation is the only reparation to which you are entitled. Talk with the work injury attorneys at Wynne & Smith to determine if your case warrants a third-party personal injury claim.

While you may not like the idea of a lawsuit, there may be more damages to your health and life than workers’ compensation can fully restore. We are experienced winning lawsuits for workplace injury claims involving construction site accidents or injuries from equipment such as conveyor belts or forklifts; oil and gas field accidents, as well as other types of industrial accidents. If you have been injured by defective manufacturing equipment, due to unsafe conditions created by workers from a competing company, or hurt in a car accident while on the job, we can help you receive significantly more compensation for your injuries and lost wages than workers’ comp will cover.

Medical Malpractice

We place our trust in the hands of healthcare providers and pharmacists. When that trust is broken by a doctor’s mistake or a pharmacy error, lives can be forever changed. While it is difficult to win a medical malpractice claim in Texas, the medical malpractice lawyers of Wynne & Smith have a track record of success. Our attorneys work with a network of professional resources to build a strong, valid case and have gone up against the largest hospitals and healthcare organizations in the state. We don’t default to settlement, but thoroughly investigate diagnosis, treatment options and timelines involved.

Wynne & Smith handles birth injury cases with care and delicacy. It’s difficult for overwrought parents to predict how injuries before, during or after childbirth because of substandard care from nurses, midwives, obstetricians or anesthesiologists can impact the rest of their child’s life. Sometimes, just receiving a definitive answer about whether the injury could have been prevented can bring parents a sense of peace. That said, awards from a medical malpractice case can not only help offset the financial difficulties resulting from the injury, but can play a part in preventing other parents from similar suffering in the future.

Pharmacy mistakes are more common than you might think, causing more than 7,000 deaths each year. In fact, 5% of all prescriptions filled every year are filled improperly. If you or a family member was harmed or became sick from taking the wrong medication, call us to discuss whether litigation is warranted.

Insurance Issues

Many personal injury cases involve insurance companies but, unfortunately, the insurance companies do not have your best interests at heart. They are in the business of saving the company money. That’s why it’s imperative to contact an attorney as soon as possible. One wrong step in dealing with insurance issues and you put the chances for full financial recovery at risk. Worst case, your entire claim could be denied.

Don’t make it easier for the insurance company to get out of paying your claim. Here are a few things NOT to do without speaking to us first: don’t make a recorded statement, even if the case seems clear cut. Don’t sign anything. Don’t accept a check from the insurance company or the other party. In fact, don’t rush to accept an offer at all. The insurance company wants to settle as quickly as possible — before you have a chance to seek the medical attention that can tell you how long-term your injuries could be.

Call 903-893-8177 NOW or fill out our form. Let’s discuss how we can help you.

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