Welcome to the Turley Law Firm – Personal Injury Lawyers
The Turley Law Firm is driven by three key principles: Integrity, Experience, and Compassion. When you speak to us, we will give one-on-one attention to you. At the Turley Law Firm, you’re not a case number, you’re a person.
For almost 50 years, the Turley Law Firm from Dallas, Texas has been distinguished by our legal skills. Please call (214) 691-4025 today to schedule your free consultation. We represent injured persons not only in Dallas but also in the surrounding counties, other parts of Texas, and across the United States.
Seeking Justice for Victims and Families
With almost 50 years of experience, our personal injury law firm has sought and won justice for victims. Personal injury manifests itself in different types and severity. Physical wounds can be life-altering. But the emotional and mental aftermath of an injury can be just as, or at times, more devastating.
We have the experience and understanding to represent your legal rights from the injuries you sustained to the wrongful death of a family member. On your behalf, we will pursue the responsible parties to obtain the maximum recovery that the law will allow.
If you or a family member was injured by someone else’s conduct, please contact us. If you believe your family member died because of someone else’s wrongful conduct, please contact us.
We provide qualified representation to victims of:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus and commercial vehicle accidents
- Boat accidents
- Aviation accidents
But not all accidents involve a motorized vehicle. Our injury lawyers also represent clients harmed by:
- Defective products
- Dangerous premises
- Construction site accidents, involving negligence and dangerous conditions
- Oil and gas accidents, affecting workers, bystanders, and others
- Medical malpractice, including hypoxic brain injury, cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, and other catastrophic injuries
- Sexual assault or abuse, involving predators in institutions, youth camps, churches, and places of business
No Fee Consultation
We offer a no-cost, risk-free consultation. Accidents can be devastating not only physically but also emotionally and financially. You and your family members may be confused, hurt, and worried about the future. We understand the issues you may face.
We listen to your story, analyze the situation, and help you understand if we can pursue your claim on your behalf. From your first phone call or meeting, one of our attorneys will be providing insight, guidance, and answers to your questions. We are here to help you.
No Fee Unless We Win
Our law firm only charges a fee if, and when, we make a recovery for you. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid when we achieve a monetary recovery for you. If there is no recovery, our firm does not charge you a penny and you owe us nothing.
We Handle All Aspects Of Your Case
We work diligently to get you the highest possible settlement offer. We make sure every client is able to understand the legal options available. We listen and also provide guidance. We will advise you on the best way to proceed. If no reasonable settlement is reached, we are ready to take your case to a jury trial.
Ready for Trial Since 1973
The Turley Law Firm is a plaintiff’s law firm that gives clients a strong voice in the courtroom. Our founder opened the Turley Law Firm in 1973, and our legal experience allows us to represent clients throughout the state of Texas and beyond.
We are ready for trial, if that is what it takes to achieve justice. Our litigation team includes attorneys, investigators, researchers, legal assistants, and support staff. We have a network of experts to help achieve settlements and verdicts our clients deserve.
We Investigate to Identify Recoverable Damages
The type of accident that occurred will dictate how we handle the case. For example, if the injury happens at work, your claim will differ from a claim that arises from a car accident or from medical malpractice. We investigate each case to identify a cause to hold responsible parties accountable. We help our clients recover for damage categories such as: trauma care, doctor visits, specialist visits, hospitalization, surgery, therapy, equipment, medication, out-of-pocket expenses, lost earnings, pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, and disability. For victims who suffer injuries with long-lasting or permanent effects, you may require ongoing treatment. Special experts may be needed to evaluate and quantify your losses.
Talk to Us Before Hiring another Attorney
You may need to consult more than one personal injury law firm to find the right advocate for you. Some attorneys you consult may not handle your type of case or do not have the knowledge or financial resources to handle your claim. The Turley Law Firm can be that experienced and dedicated lawyer to handle your wrongful death or personal injury claim.
Bring all the Evidence you have to your First Appointment
Please make sure to bring all of your information to our first meeting, including documents and photographs. Documents may include any report by law enforcement or medical records in your possession. If you have a list of witnesses, please share this information. Bring any photographs and videos related to your accident or injuries. Your initial consultation is an important event, so dress to make a good impression.
Most Personal Injury Cases Settle Out of Court
The majority of personal injury lawsuits never go to trial. Although a court date is set by a judge, the plaintiff’s attorney and the defendant’s attorney discuss the pros and cons of the claim until a settlement is reached. If the parties are unable to agree upon a settlement on their own through their attorneys, a mediator may help resolve differences before proceeding to trial.
Work with an Attorney to Obtain a Reasonable Estimate of your Damages
If you do not work with a personal injury attorney, you may find that you end up short-changing yourself. A deep understanding of personal injury laws is required to determine liability and a maximum claim for your physical, emotional, and financial damages in the past and possibly in the future. If appropriate, future earning capacity, impairment and disfigurement may be involved in figuring up your losses. We will take everything into account during our legal representation of you.
You may not have Enough Evidence to Support your Case
Working with a personal injury attorney is not only about filing a lawsuit. Whether you settle your case in court or by an out-of-court settlement, factual information to support your claim must be provided. In order to prove your case, you must have ample evidence. As your attorney, the Turley Law Firm would work hard to gather evidence to support your claim. For instance, you may not personally know or have contact information for the individuals who were witnesses. Our firm would investigate to locate those witnesses. Working with our professional personal injury legal team helps assure that you have sufficient evidence.
Work with an Attorney Instead of Taking Chances
Filing a negligence lawsuit involves detailed comprehension of the law. Winning and achieving maximum value of your case depends on a correct interpretation of both the liability law and damages law applicable to your incident scenario. If you were injured, contact our personal injury attorneys today to find out whether you have a viable claim.
Important Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
What is a personal injury case?
Several types of accidents can qualify. In general, you may have a personal injury claim if you were physically or emotionally injured because another person was careless or negligent in their conduct. This can occur in many different ways. We often handle cases where our client was injured in a car accident, hurt by a defective product, or suffered because a business failed to properly train or supervise an employee. In these situations, we would assert a claim or file a lawsuit on your behalf to recover your losses.
How do I know if I have a claim?
Your attorney can determine if your claim is viable. A responsible party who caused the accident and an injury must be identified. Damages and losses as a result of injury or death must be calculated.
Who can file a personal injury claim?
The person who was injured can file a claim. In some cases, the injured person’s children, spouse, or parents may also be able to assert a claim. Each state has different laws on what qualifies as personal injury.
How much does it cost to speak with you about my situation?
It will cost you nothing to speak to one of our attorneys about your potential case. We offer free consultations.
Is My Claim Time-Barred?
Every jurisdiction has time limits on when you must file a certain type of claim called a statute of limitations. It takes time to investigate and gather the evidence to build your case. Consequently, it is important to speak with our office as soon as possible. We must have time to study the evidence, look for witnesses, prepare documents and file a lawsuit to preserve your legal rights.
Do I need to hire an attorney for my personal injury or wrongful death claim?
If you do not hire a personal injury attorney, you may risk losing your legal rights. Many wrongful death and personal injury cases involve complex legal issues, requiring the professional interpretation of a qualified lawyer.
Frequently Asked Questions to Our Firm’s Founder, Windle Turley
Why does the Turley Law Firm exist?
For the same reason the entire area of tort law exists– to prevent unnecessary injury, abuse or death whether it is caused by corporations, governments or individuals. This is best accomplished by requiring those who are negligent and careless in their treatment of others to pay for the damages they cause. I like to think of our law firm as the people’s attorneys.
What do you see as the greatest challenge for personal injury attorneys?
Without a doubt, the greatest long-term challenge we face is keeping the courthouse and trial by jury open and available to injured and abused people. Those frequently sued for the injuries and death they cause have spent huge sums of money to disseminate information that is often misleading or inaccurate. It is information designed to turn the public against injured persons’ rights to trial by jury and the representation by attorneys of their choice, made possible through the contingency fee system. I firmly believe in the right of individuals to hire the attorney of their choice and presentation of their case for determination by a jury of their peers. These rights are fundamental to a free democracy.
Do you always win your cases?
The vast majority of our cases are successful. However, because we are continually attempting to expand the protection the law should provide to injured persons and because we have historically accepted difficult and complex cases, we do not win every case.
Even though a client’s cause may be just, the law may not yet be prepared to respond to it. In those instances, we must frequently try again and again to open the courthouse door to that just cause. Even though it is costly to our firm and disappointing to our clients when it happens, I’m not afraid of losing. This is a risk committed trial lawyers must be willing to take.
Does personal injury litigation really make a difference in long-term safety in this country?
Over and again, we have seen conduct modified and products changed because corporate, individual and government wrongdoers were called to account for their misdeeds. There are countless examples of unsafe products recalled from the market, vehicle designs changed, toxic environments altered, government practices reexamined. All of this happened because an injured party hired a lawyer to assert their just cause.
Shouldn’t people be responsible for their own safety?
Yes, to the extent the can do so. But when others, such as manufacturers or institutions have equal or superior knowledge of potential risks and hazards, then they should share in the responsibility to reduce the unacceptably high incidents of injury and death in this country. In many cases, the designer of a product is the only party who can prevent foreseeable injury from the use of that product.
How can an individual ever succeed with a damage case against a huge manufacturing corporation or the U.S. government?
It is never easy. The individual must first have a just cause. That cause should then be placed in the hands of attorneys experienced in the handling of tough cases against multi-national companies, and who are experienced not just in the courtroom but also in managing complex litigation.
The individual, wronged by a corporation or governmental entity, must be certain that their case is not constricted by a lack of financial resources or legal manpower. Our law firm has both in-depth legal know-how and deep financial resources to dedicate to a just cause.
Finally, to succeed against powerful adversaries, both attorney and client must have a solid commitment to the just cause. Given these elements, individual can and do regularly succeed in litigation against formidable adversaries.
What prompted you to choose trial law as a career?
Like most young people of the sixties, I wanted to make a difference in the world. I suppose it started when I was a kid. I grew up in a very small town in western Oklahoma. My mother, brother, and I did not have any material things, so survival and commitment to people and the land seemed natural to us.
By the time I finished my undergraduate degree in philosophy and mathematics, and flirted with theology, two things had become clear to me. First, most dreams are possible. Second, the committed trial lawyer, who represented the people, would be the catalyst for needed change in our society. This was what I wanted to do then and I still feel the same way today.