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Thomas Dean Malone

Dallas Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Our 14 yr old Chocolate lab was killed by our neighbors American Bulldog that jumped our fence. Can i sue her homeowners ins?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas Dean Malone
    2. Robert Sterling Guest
    3. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    3 lawyer answers

    I am sorry to hear about your dog. Yes - you can sue the dog owners. You cannot sue the insurance company directly under Texas law. The law in Texas had been, for years, that a dog owner could not recover mental anguish damages for the death of the dog. However, a recent Fort Worth Court of Appeals opinions decided the issue differently. The issue is currently in front of the Texas Supreme Court. The law does allow recovery of vet bills.

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  2. Our friend was killed on the way to pick up his motorcycle, he owed $1500 for parts and labor to us, what do we do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas Dean Malone
    2. Andrew Ronald Gillin
    2 lawyer answers

    You might redraft this question under the probate section. You need a lawyer that handle probate and/or collection matters.

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  3. What does the cap mean in texas in a industrial wrongful death case?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Marc Christopher Lenahan
    2. Thomas Dean Malone
    3. Nicholas Abaza
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4 lawyer answers

    There is not generally a cap in place in Texas for such claims. However, the amount of insurance coverage available might affect the ability of multiple people to recover damages.

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  4. My family pursed a wrongful death case in texas and recently settled out of court. How can I find out the proper division among

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Robert King Monk
    2. Clay Houston Boulware
    3. Nicholas Abaza
    4. Thomas Dean Malone
    5. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
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    7 lawyer answers

    If you settled a wrongful death case, there should be a settlement agreement which divides the money. Your lawyer should discuss this with you.

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  5. Can I sue my ex for the money he placed on my credit card for a car when we were together?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Thomas Dean Malone
    2. Robert Daniel Kelly
    2 lawyer answers

    I cannot tell from your post whether you were married. If you were, the divorce decree might cover the debt. Consult a family law attorney. If you were not married, you might be able to sue. The Statute of Frauds (no written contract) might be a defense for your ex. You might consider filing in small claims court, because you don't need to know the rules of evidence or procedure to litigate a case there.

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  6. Is it normal for a accident case that a law firm would not have the bodily limits of the at fault party

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Thomas Dean Malone
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Jerry Dewayne Andrews
    4. Clay Houston Boulware
    5. Ronald R. May
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    Others have responded to your questions about your lawyer. However, insurance companies commonly refuse to provide policy limits to me pre-suit. Once suit is filed in Texas State court, if I serve on the opposing lawyer what is called a "request for disclosure," the opposing lawyer is required to produce copies of all relevant insurance policies.

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  7. What is the average percentage that a personal injury attorney receives upon settlement of an auto accident claim?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. Lance David Sharp
    3. Jason Eric Kipness
    4. Jeffrey Carl Brashear
    5. Thomas Dean Malone
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    There is no "standard" fee, because any agreement as to a "standard fee" between lawyers not at the same law firm would likely violate federal law. Lawyers, like many other professionals and businesses, cannot legally "price fix." So what does this mean to the person needing legal services? The fee is negotiable. Some lawyers will never negotiate from what they typically charge clients, while others will negotiate based on the type of case. For example, if a lawyer believes that he or she...

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  8. Our accident is over a month, we have not spoken to the Lawyer as of today. PA/ office staff are unhelpful what should we do?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Thomas Dean Malone
    2. Stacey Erin Burke
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Mark Anthony Matovina
    4 lawyer answers

    While you can terminate your attorney's representation at any time in Texas, I would not encourage you to do so absent really compelling circumstances. Even if you terminate representation, you might still be liable to pay the attorney's legal fees and/or costs in the future. I would request an in-person meeting with your lawyer. Send a letter if the law office will not respond to your phone calls.

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  9. Can i sew my landlord for a craked step that caused me to fall & break my ankle

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Gregg Samuel Harrison
    2. Marc Christopher Lenahan
    3. Kevin Rindler Madison
    4. Joel Brantley Hudson
    5. Thomas Dean Malone
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    6 lawyer answers

    You might be able to sue your Texas landlord, but it depends on the facts. You should contact a lawyer for an opinion.

  10. Car accident, MRI shows I have a tears in Medial & Lateral Muniscus. I cant find a doctor take A-O-P. not (LOP)

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas Dean Malone
    2. Timothy J. O'Hare
    3. Husein Ali Abdelhadi
    3 lawyer answers

    What do you mean when you refer to an "AOP?"