Law Offices of Terry Hyatt, P.C.

Law Offices of Terry Hyatt, P.C.

Personal Injury Lawyer in Dallas

Firm Overview

The Dallas Law Offices of Terry Hyatt, P.C. specializes in complex personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Terry Hyatt is a board certified attorney with over 30 years of experience specializing in personal injury trial law throughout Texas. The Firm carries the highest "AV Rating" for legal ability in Martindale-Hubbell, determined by their peers. Our firm frequently receives referrals from former clients and referring attorneys who were satisfied with their results.

What Does it mean to be a Board Certifed Attorney?
In Texas, a Board Certified Attorney is an attorney who has demonstrated special competence in a particular field in which the Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified their competence beyond a general license to practice law. In order to qualify for certification in Personal Injury Trial Law, the Board requires, among other things, that the attorney have experience handling a wide variety of personal injury trial law matters, has been evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges, and has passed a day-long additional written examination. Terry Hyatt has been Board Certified since 1983, and has served as a preparer and grader of the Personal Injury Trial Law Exam for the Texas Board of Legal Specialization from 1986-1999.
Main Office

Main Office
12225 Greenville Ave., Suite 847
High Point Center
Dallas  TX  75243

Phone
  • 214-891-6606
Personal Injury
Auto accidents can have serious consequences, including life-changing injuries, loss of work capacity, loss of income, and overwhelming hospital and doctor bills.
Collisions, more times than not will occur suddenly and without warning. While in your routine, you become the victim of someone's carelessness. Your life is turned upside down. Activities, routines, and responsibilities that you used to do, you cannot do at all or as well.

Be Prepared! Auto insurance companies typically instruct their policy holders to be prepared for the possibility of an accident.

Insurance Company recommendations list:
-Protective bag for document cards
-Your insurance card
-Vehicle registration
-Index card with list of emergency contacts, (this can also be stored on cell phone under "ICE" for "In Case of Emergency."
-Index card with list of medications, allergies, or special conditions
-Notepad and pen (smart phones have an application to take notes as well)
-First-aid supplies or kit
-Flashlights
-Blankets
-Flares
-Jumper cables
-Towel rags or paper towels
-Trash bags
-Disposable camera (or can use your cell phone if it has one.)

Information to gather from the accident:
-Other driver's name and contact information
-Other driver's insurance company name, policy number, and phone number
-Other driver's vehicle information including make, model, year, and license number
-Description of damage to vehicles involved
-Photos of vehicle (full view, damage, and license plate)
-Witness names and contact information
-Statements of the other driver and witnesses, especially if volunteered descriptions on how the -collision occurred

Seek Medical Attention First:
-Questions emerge about what to do first. If you are hurt, we recommend that you go to a medical -physician for evaluation and care (either through an emergency room or personal physician).

Next, Consult with an Attorney that Specializes in Personal Injury: Call The Law Offices of Terry Hyatt, P.C. at 214-891-6606 for a Free Initial Attorney Consultation.

This is probably your first collision, and your first concern might be about medical expenses and your loss of wages or work income. However, in Texas, negligent drivers may also be liable for additional damages including disfigurement, loss of consortium, loss of household services, physical impairment, and physical pain and mental anguish. Additional questions concerning your personal injury include how will the extent of your damages be determined, what potential defendants are liable and what liability insurance companies have a duty to cover the damages. The Law Offices of Terry Hyatt, P.C. offers a free initial attorney consultation to answer these questions. If you retain the Law Office of Terry Hyatt, P.C., you will have the benefit of two attorneys on your case, and will be able reach either one for questions or counsel. We have helped persons of all ages, from infant to elderly, who have experienced serious injuries or wrongful death of loved ones.

Protect Yourself and Your Rights:
Challenges after an auto collision concern dealing with insurance companies, handling extensive paperwork and trying to get a fair settlement for your losses. Most individuals are not equipped to deal with these details, and can easily be taken advantage of by insurance companies who want to give you as little as possible. Remember, the insurance companies have experienced auto accident attorneys working for them. That's why professional legal help is your best protection.

Expertise on Your Side:
To help with your serious or catastrophic injuries from a motor vehicle collision, you need to work with a law firm that specializes in personal injury law and that knows how to get you the full value or maximum compensation available. During this time, your attorney should treat you with compassion and understanding. The team at the Law Offices of Terry Hyatt, P.C. in Dallas is experienced in the investigation, preparation and trial of a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of driver negligence leading to serious and fatal car accidents.

Terry Hyatt is a Texas Board Certified Personal Injury Trial lawyer who represents victims of the following types of accidents:
-Car accident
-Truck wreck
-Motorcycle crash
-Bus wreck
-Bicycle collision
-Pedestrian accident

Damages that an auto accident victim and the victim's family are entitled to recover may include: hospital and medical expenses; past and future lost earnings; past and future permanent physical disability, such as loss of hearing or sight, limp or abnormal gait, scars, loss of a limb; emotional distress, such as depression and anxiety; grief and emotional suffering caused by the death of a loved one; loss of love and companionship caused by the injury or death of a loved one; past and future physical pain and suffering; loss of enjoyment of life.

As your dedicated legal team, we would fight for maximum recovery after a serious or fatal car accident, and invite you to contact us for a free consultation. There will be no attorneys' fees for you to pay unless we obtain financial compensation for you.

Terry Hyatt

Admitted:
1974, Texas; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas.

Law School:
Texas Tech University, J.D.

Member:
State Bar of Texas; Dallas Trial Lawyers Association; American Board of Trial Advocates.

Biography:
Briefing Attorney, Court of Civil Appeals, Tyler, Texas, 1974-1975; Examiner/ Grader for Board Certification Exam for Personal Injury Trial Law, 1986-1999.

Born:
Littlefield, Texas, June 15, 1947

Reported Cases:
Banzhaf v. ADT Security Systems Southwest, Inc., 28 S.W.3d 180, Tex. App. - Eastland, September 7, 2000; Brown v. Edwards Transfer Co., Inc., 764 S.W.2d 220, Tex., December 7, 1988; Edwards Transfer Co., Inc. v. Brown, 764 S.W.2d 249, Tex. App. - Dallas, October 16, 1987; Nixon v. Mr. Property Management Company, Inc., et al, 675 S.W.2d 585 (Tex. App. - Dallas, 1984); Nixon v. Mr. Property Management Company, Inc., et al, 690 S.W.2d 546 (Tex. 1985).

Practice Areas:
Medical Malpractice; Personal Injury; Birth Trauma; Gynecology Malpractice; Medical Liability; Medical Negligence; Nursing Malpractice; Nursing Liability; Nursing Negligence; Obstetric Malpractice; Optometric Malpractice; Orthopedic Malpractice; Pediatric Malpractice; Pharmacists Liability; Physicians Professional Liability; Surgeons Liability; Accidents; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Automobile Negligence; Bicycle Accidents; Bodily Injury; Boating Accidents; Brain Injury; Catastrophic Injury; Commercial Vehicle Liability; Cumulative Trauma; Head Injury; Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries; Pedestrian Injuries; Plaintiffs Personal Injury; Severe Burns; Slip and Fall; Spinal Injury; Third Party Wrongful Death; Professional Liability; Professional Malpractice; Professional Negligence; Premises Liability; Health Care Liability; Managed Care Liability; Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect; Nursing Home Negligence; Hospital Negligence; Negligence; Aquatic Injuries; Electrical Injury; Motorcycle Accidents; School Bus Accidents; Wrongful Death; Insurance Bad Faith; Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists; Unfair Insurance Practices; Oncology Law; All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability; Animal Attacks; Plavix; Bus Accidents; Dog Bites; Power Line Contact Injury; Sexual Abuse; Traumatic Brain Injury; Unintended Acceleration; Whiplash.

Publications:
Settling Personal Injury Insurance Claims in Texas, "Settlement from the Plaintiff's Perspective," Professional Education Systems, Inc.

Proof of Personal Injury Damages in Texas, "Strategies in Developing, Proving, and Arguing Damages," Professional Education Systems, Inc.

The Texas Auto Case, "Interpreting the Texas Auto Policy," Professional Education Systems, Inc.

The Texas Auto Case, "Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Coverage in Texas," Professional Education Systems, Inc.

Basic Trial/Nuts and Bolts Seminar, "Preparing a Premises Liability Case," Texas Trial Lawyers Association

Trial Techniques: A Young Lawyer's Guide to Civil Trial Advocacy, "Voir Dire and Trial Preparation," Professional Education Systems, Inc.
Education
  • Texas Tech University
    Juris Doctorate

Russell Reynolds

Admitted:
2000, Texas and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas.

Law School:
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.

Member:
State Bar of Texas; Dallas Trial Lawyers Association.

Biography:
Writer, several chapters, HMO Liability, 2000. President, INTERACT (University association of Rotary), Texas State University, 1991.

Born:
Lubbock, Texas, July 10, 1971

Languages:
English, Spanish

Practice Areas:
Medical Malpractice; Personal Injury; Birth Trauma; Gynecology Malpractice; Medical Liability; Medical Negligence; Nursing Malpractice; Nursing Liability; Nursing Negligence; Obstetric Malpractice; Optometric Malpractice; Orthopedic Malpractice; Pediatric Malpractice; Pharmacists Liability; Physicians Professional Liability; Surgeons Liability; Accidents; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Automobile Negligence; Bicycle Accidents; Bodily Injury; Boating Accidents; Brain Injury; Catastrophic Injury; Commercial Vehicle Liability; Cumulative Trauma; Head Injury; Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries; Pedestrian Injuries; Plaintiffs Personal Injury; Severe Burns; Slip and Fall; Spinal Injury; Third Party Wrongful Death; Professional Liability; Professional Malpractice; Professional Negligence; Premises Liability; Health Care Liability; Managed Care Liability; Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect; Nursing Home Negligence; Hospital Negligence; Negligence; Aquatic Injuries; Electrical Injury; Motorcycle Accidents; School Bus Accidents; Wrongful Death; Insurance Bad Faith; Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists; Unfair Insurance Practices; Oncology Law; All Terrain Vehicle Products Liability; Animal Attacks; Plavix; Bus Accidents; Dog Bites; Power Line Contact Injury; Sexual Abuse; Traumatic Brain Injury; Unintended Acceleration; Whiplash.

Blog Publications:
Complaint against a Texas Physician or Nurse
Many who have been injured as a result substandard medical or health care are realizing that the only recourse they have is to file a complaint through the physician or nurse's State licensing agency. Since the 2003... Continue reading

Texas: Limit Increase for Bodily Injury or Death
For motor vehicle liability policies renewed or issued on or after April 1, 2008, the Texas Legislature increased the liability coverage required for Texas motorists. The current limit is $20,000... Continue reading
Education
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Natalie Doyle

Paralegal

Natalie Doyle graduated from UT Arlington in 1989 with a BBA in marketing. She has been a paralegal for Terry Hyatt since 1989, as well as being the case manager and office manager. Natalie helps in the preparation of and has attended numerous hearings, depositions, and trials. She is proficient in drafting responses to pleadings, motions, and discovery. Natalie has a great rapport with our clients and is always available to answer any questions.
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