History of Kennedale, Texas
The town of Kennedale was first settled during the 1860s or 1870s around a mineral-water well. Kennedale’s first post office opened in 1884. The town was named after Oliver S. Kennedy, who contributed to the railway construction industry by donating every other lot in Kennedale to the Southern Pacific Railroad.
In the 1940s, the development of the defense industry in Fort Worth, Texas, accelerated this small town’s growth. By 1991, Kennedale had 83 registered businesses and a population of over 4,000.
Kennedale, Texas Today
As of 2020, Kennedale has a population of approximately 9,400. It has grown by almost 40% since 2010 and continues to grow steadily. The town covers an area of 6.6 square miles. Almost three-quarters of its population is in a home-owning household.
Of course, even though Kennedale is a small town compared to Fort Worth and other areas, accidents and injuries still happen.
At the Patterson Law Group, we handle a wide range of personal injury cases for residents in Kennedale and the surrounding areas.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Our personal injury experts at the Patterson Law Group have the knowledge and experience to handle a variety of personal injury cases.
The types of injury cases we handle include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Wrongful death cases
- Slip and fall cases
With the Texas Department of Transportation reporting that 32,389 vehicle crashes occurred in Tarrant County during 2019, you may very well find yourself injured in a car accident at some point.
In addition, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation, found that jobs in agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting had the highest rate of workplace injuries and illnesses, while jobs in the retail trade had the highest number of occupational injuries and illnesses.
The bottom line is: if you have suffered any personal injury, either on the job or on the road, then we can help.
Monetary Damages in Your Kennedale, Texas Personal Injury Case
There is no exact formula to calculate the average settlement amount for a car accident case — or any other personal injury case, for that matter. Each situation is unique. The insurance adjuster that is handling your claim may only take medical bills and property damage into account in his or her estimate.
However, if you’ve suffered psychological harm from an accident or injury, or if you’re dealing with long-term physical pain because of the incident, then you may be entitled to much more than the insurance company estimates.
At the Patterson Law Group, we consider all relevant factors when handling your personal injury case. Our years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the insurance industry enable us to give you sound advice throughout the claims process. We will keep you informed of all settlement offers and advise you whether to settle or continue pressing for a higher amount. While we are available to give you counsel about your options on settlements, the choice is ultimately yours.
Factors We Use to Prove Negligence
In most (if not all) personal injury cases, proving negligence is a huge component to winning a just settlement.
There are several factors that we may use to prove that the defendant was negligent, including:
- Breach of duty. If the defendant was legally or ethically obligated to do something or to refrain from doing something, and his failure to perform that obligation led to your injury, then he was in breach of in his duty. When we prove that a breach of duty was involved in your case, it becomes much easier to win a just settlement.
- Cause and effect. Once a breach of duty has been proved, we will demonstrate that the defendant’s negligence directly resulted in your injury or illness.
- Eye-witnesses. If there were multiple eye-witnesses to the incident that caused your injury, we would use their testimony to bolster your case. For example, if one or more people saw a driver run a red light and smash into your vehicle, then we can leverage their account into an unassailable argument for your case.
- Other evidence. We may also call in experts to bolster your case, submit documentation that proves the defendant should have done something differently, or use other proofs to demonstrate negligence.
Let Patterson Law Group Seek Fair Compensation for You
If you live in Kennedale, Texas, and have suffered an injury or illness because of someone’s negligence, then you are legally and morally entitled to fair compensation. At the Patterson Law Group, our team of legal experts can ensure that you receive what you deserve from your personal injury case.
Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side can help you receive the highest possible amount in the shortest period of time. Reach out to us today for a free consultation, or if you are injured, we’ll come to you! We’d be happy to answer any questions you have at 817-784-2000.