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Gregory S Baumgartner

Gregory S Baumgartner

Baumgartner Law Firm
  • Personal Injury, Products Liability, Maritime Law...
  • Colorado, Texas
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Preeminent rated Houston personal injury lawyer helping the seriously injured for over three decades. Our law practice limited to serious injury and wrongful death.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Maritime Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Areas
  • Truck Accidents
  • Car Accidents
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    Limited to Texas claims involving serious injury or wrongful death.
  • Contingent Fees
    Our promise is simple- you pay us no fee unless we put money in your pocket.
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    We advance all costs and expenses on the cases we accept.
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  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
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Riddle & Baumgartner, LLC
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University Of Nebraska
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15 Questions Answered

Q. Would I be able to sue for wrongful death? My mother was the passenger in a car accident.
A: I am sorry for your loss. The law in Texas allows parents, children and spouses to bring a wrongful death claim for the loss of the family member.
Q. Do you have to participate in a deposition. Or can you just participate in mediation,car accident case
A: This is a question you should cover with your attorney if you have one. If you don't have a lawyer look for a good one close to your home.
Q. Where do I go from here and what should I include in a written answer?
A: Contact your auto insurance company right away and make sure you tell them about the lawsuit being filed against you.
Q. My son was killed by a semitruck driver who was on the job when he ran a stoplight. Do I sue the driver, the truck's
A: Proper defendants usually are the truck driver and the trucking company. Others can be a potential defendant, depending on the facts, like the maintenance company (if the truck is improperly maintained) or the leasing company in some circumstances. I am sorry for your loss.
Q. girlfriend was hit by drunk driver, she went to the hospital insurance hasn't covered all the bills what can she do
A: The best approach is for your girlfriend to speak with a personal injury attorney. Whenever there is a drunk driver involved there is a possibility of punishment or exemplary damages. Insurance companies do not want to try a case to a jury that involves a drunk driver. There's too much risk on the insurance company and their insured. Additionally, it is a mistake to consider settling any personal injury case early before the extent of her injuries are truly known. If she will have more treatment or medical bills in the next few months, it is best to wait until you get a full picture of her injuries and damages before exploring settlement. Please note that personal injury damages are separate from property damages.
Q. Who exactly can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas?
A: In Texas, wrongful death claimants are limited to parents, spouses and children. See CHAPTER 71. WRONGFUL DEATH, Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code.
Q. Is it legal to ride a motorcycle with headphones on? Can that make a motorcyclist ineligible to sue after an accident?
A: Texas is a proportionate responsibility state. Which means a jury will usually decide who caused the accident and the percentage of fault (if any), for each party. Wearing headphones would not disqualify someone for the right to bring a lawsuit after an accident.
Q. In a wrongful death case can you seek the wages the person would have earned in their lifetime?
A: In Texas and the wrongful death statute provides the basis for the wrongful death lawsuits. In effect, a wrongful death case is the person's personal loss of their family member. So it is not as easy as calculating the lost wages of the decedent. Pecuniary losses are provided for and those include the loss of care, maintenance, support, services, advice, counsel and reasonable contributions of a pecuniary value that the wrongful death claimant would have received from the decedent. Additionally, loss of companionship and society is a big element of a wrongful death case and mental anguish for the loss is an element of damage. Loss of inheritance is also covered which is the amount of money that the estate of the decedent would have left to the claimant. In short, the law could never bring back the decedent and it tries to allow damages for what the family member would have received from the decedent and also for their mental damages from the loss.
Q. My case had been dismissed w/out prejudice...can I claim for damages
A: There is not enough information here to answer your question definitively. Generally, dismissal without prejudice allows one to refile a case if there is not another bar to re-filing. You should consult with an attorney in your area about the specifics of this claim.
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6711 Cypress Creek Pkwy
Houston, TX 77069
Telephone: (281) 587-1111
Baumgartner Law Firm
6711 Cypress Creek Pkwy
Houston, TX 77069
Telephone: (281) 587-1111
Cell: (281) 587-1111
Fax: (281) 893-1829