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Can I Take CBD? CBD is legal in all 50 states but in Tarrant County, those caught with possession of CBD oil — this is not true — It is only legal for those who suffer from epilepsy and fall under the rules of the Texas Compassionate Use Act. As for the local shops...read more
Is That a Cop Behind Me? You’re driving around — probably faster than you intended to — and you see an unusual car in the rearview mirror that looks a bit suspicious. Could it be an unmarked cop car or maybe it just that random person who owns an old Crown Vic (who...read more
Matthew Scott Pillado is the owner of Matthew Pillado PLLC which is law firm based out in Hurst, Texas. Pillado practices criminal defense and his law firm also handle personal injury cases.read more
Live. Work. Create. About us: We are small law firm based out of Hurst, Texas. Our areas of practice include Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. We believe that access to quality education is a right and a right that should not leave you in financial debt....read more
Despite the Senate race, the midterm week was a blue wave in local elections across the state of Texas as 59 seats were swept by Democrats. One of those seats belonged to Harris County Family Judgeread more
As violent crimes soared from 1960 to 1980 the U.S. began sending more people to prison and implementing policies containing harsher sentencing laws.read more
Early voting begins on October 22nd. If you are eligible to vote here is a list of locations around the Fort Worth area where you can cast your ballot, remember that your voice mattersread more
As the race for Senate is around the corner, candidates Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke rally throughout the state of Texas as the battle between Republicans and Democrats narrows down.read more
Why hope for change when you can make change happen. Voting is important. When we vote we choose who will represent us and our values.read more
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How Does The Personal Injury Process Work?
While the individual circumstances surrounding your car wreck or personal injury claim will disctate how our lawyers handle your settlement, there are basic outlines that our team follows.
Has Your Family Suffered A Wrongful Death?
When your loved one dies because of someone else’s negligece, the flood of emotions can be overwhelming. You might find yourself confused, angry, upset, and overcome by sadness and shock. Knowing what to do after such a tragic auto accident can make all the difference. That’s where the wrongful death attorney’s at Matthew Pillado come in.
- Protect Your Rights
- Medical Treatment
- Pre-Litigation Settlement
- Filing A Lawsuit
- Jury Trial
Insurance companies often take advantage of accident victims during the vulnerable time period following a traumatic incident. Our legal team will immediately take over all communication with the insurance companies to protect your rights. This includes preserving evidence and documenting the facts of the case while they are still fresh.
We will connect you with leading medical professionals in your area to diagnose and treat your injuries. If you are unable to afford medical treatment we can facilitate treatment on a medical lien basis, which means you pay nothing up front; rather, your medical bills are paid out of the settlement proceeds, if any. at the conclusion of your case. After
All documentation supporting your claim will be organized into a “demand package” telling the story of your case to the at-fault insurance company. The insurance company will review these documents and respond in the form of an acceptance, a counter offer, or a rejection. Our office will communicate with you during this negotiation and you will have the final decision.
The majority of our cases settle in the pre-litigation stage, prior to filing a lawsuit. When your case settles, you will sign a settlement release that officially closes your case in exchange for the agreed amount of financial compensation. Our law firm will also negotiate with your medical providers to lower your bills and maximize the money in your pocket.
If the insurance company’s offer is unreasonable, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf. This process will elevate your claim and often results in higher settlement amounts. Our law firm will pay for the costs of litigating your case so you don’t have to pay out of pocket.
Although jury trials are rare, we prepare every case as though it will go before a jury. This requires gathering additional evidence and hiring experts who will testify in support of our case. A deposition is your opportunity to tell your story under oath. We also question the at-fault person under oath to gather crucial information we will use at mediation or trial.
Prior to a jury trial, your case will likely go before a mediator who is a neutral party responsible for listening to both sides of the case and making settlement recommendations. Your case may settle at this stage if the mediator can help the insurance company realize the full value of your case. Arbitration is similar to mediation and is required when we are collecting from your own insurance company, rather than the at-fault person’s insurance company.
This is the final step in getting you the compensation you deserve. Our experienced trial lawyers will present your case to a jury of your peers who will ultimately decide the amount of financial compensation they believe is fair after hearing all the evidence.
You Need an Attorney With a Proven Track Record of Winning.
The Law Firm of Matthew Pillado PLLC. will help fight your federal & state criminal charges. We conduct thorough pre-trial investigations of ALL of the prosecutor’s evidence, and find the key to your freedom.