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Tim Tate

Claire Tate Rehmet

Chris Rehmet

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Personal Injury Lawyers

SERVING SHERMAN, DENISON, GAINESVILLE, BONHAM & ALL OF NORTH TEXAS & SOUTH OKLAHOMA

$13,000,000

Gross Recovery

Pedestrian Accident

Wrongful Death

$10,750,000

Gross Recovery

Motorcycle Wreck

Head Injury

$9,500,000

Gross Recovery

Defective Product

Brain Injury

$6,500,000

Gross Recovery

Workplace Accident

Head Injury

What should you know about the personal injury lawyers at Tate Accident Law?


For over 30 years, the attorneys at Tate Accident Law have served thousands of clients in Texas and Oklahoma. Our personal injury law firm represents clients who are injured in car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents, as well as those who have suffered injuries from the negligence of drunk drivers.  We handle injury and wrongful death cases caused by 18 wheeler wrecks, car accidents, work accidents, and defective products. We have successfully pursued cases caused by drunk drivers and related dram shop causes against bars and restaurants who over-served the drunk driver.  Many of our cases involve serious accidents with catastrophic injuries.

Our goal is to add significant value to your personal injury case by thoroughly investigating the facts and working with you to develop an effective strategy. We encourage you to call our firm and let us review your case.  You will speak to an attorney who will be candid about how we can help.  If we don’t undertake representation, we will provide you free advice and recommendations.  As attorneys, we pride ourselves on developing close relationships with our clients, most of whom have our cell phone numbers and stay in touch, even after a case has concluded.

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Our Locations

118 S Tennessee St.
McKinney, TX 75069

2902 N. US Highway 75
Sherman, TX 75090

Areas We Serve

McKinney, Sherman, Frisco, Prosper, Allen, Denison, Denton, Plano, Rockwall, Irving, Gainesville, Bonham, Van Alstyne. Melissa, Anna, Ardmore, Durant, Marietta, Pottsboro, Fannin County, Grayson County, Cooke County, Collin County, Denton County, Tarrant County, Dallas County, all of Texas and Oklahoma

Office Hours

Monday 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am–5:00 pm

Meeting Hours

Nights and Weekend Available by Appointment

Call, Chat or Email 24/7

Our Personal Injury Practice Areas

Texas Car Accident Lawyers – Motor Vehicle Injuries

 

Following a car wreck, you need to focus on your health and healing. But the pressure of medical bills  and loss of income can be stressful. That financial tailspin is compounded when you are left without a vehicle to make it to the needed doctor’s appointments for you or your family.  We understand the hardships and day-to-day problems that the victims and their families face. At our firm we will take on each obstacle immediately. Our lawyers will handle your case as aggressively and quickly as the law allows.  If you need medical specialists, we will coordinate care recommended by your doctors and help you get access to medical care.

A senior partner will work with you from start to finish.  We will immediately take action to preserve and gather all the available evidence such as

  • Video surveillance from dash cams;
  • Video surveillance from nearby establishments or homes;
  • Witness statements;
  • Photographs of the scene and injuries;
  • Police reports;
  • Download the data from the electronic control module (ECM) black box; and,
  • Take measurements or potential skid marks and gouges in the roadway.
 

We focus on obtaining the medical care you need and maximizing the value of your case.

We will exhaust all possible avenues to recover for your damages.  In a car wreck, there are often multiple layers of insurance. We investigate all potential collectable sources and coverages including:

  • Insurance covering the vehicles involved;
  • Insurance covering the driver who caused the wreck;
  • The owner of the car that may have loaned the vehicle to a reckless, incompetent or unlicensed driver (negligent entrustment);
  • The employer of the negligent driver if that driver was on the job at the time of the wreck;
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage on the car you were in;
  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage which names you as a covered person;
  • Any assets of the negligent driver or responsible party or corporate entity; and
  • Potential Crime Victims Fund proceeds.
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At the end of your case we will aggressively  negotiate any medical provider balances,  subrogation liens held by a health insurance company, or hospital liens down as low as possible.  If you or your loved one has been in a wreck and wants to find out more about their options and our firm, please call us for a free consultation 24/7 at (972)433-6113.

McKinney

118 S Tennessee St

McKinney, TX 75069

Sherman

2902 N US Highway 75

Sherman, TX 75090

  • TRUCK ACCIDENTS

  • Texas Trucking Accident Lawyers

     

    Many of the cases our Texas Truck Accident Lawyers handle are wrecks caused by 18-wheelers, tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles. If you or a family member have been injured in an accident with a large truck, you need to consult with an attorney.  Every tractor-trailer wreck that causes personal injury or death will involve federal motor carrier regulations.  Those regulations apply if a commercial motor vehicle has a gross weight rating that exceeds 26,001 pounds.  The regulations apply to both the truck driver and the trucking company.  You need to consult with an attorney who is knowledgeable about those regulations to evaluate the potential violations. Learn more about what our Texas Truck Accident Lawyers can do for you by calling (972)433-6113. We are available 24/7 via phone chat, text message or the contact forms on this website.

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  • MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

  • Texas Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

     

    One of the large personal injury results Tate Accident Law has achieved involved a motorcycle accident. Our Texas motorcycle accident lawyers obtained a settlement which exceeded $10,00,000.00. It was an honor and a pleasure to represent the motorcyclist who was horribly injured in a collision with a commercial  truck. It wasn’t an open and shut case.  The defense alleged our client was speeding and the speedometer needle was stuck after the collision – pointing directly at 100 mph. To get around these allegations required substantial investigation and expert testimony.

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    In this case an expert accident reconstructionist used physics and computer models to reconstruct how the wreck occurred.  This evidence can be crucial in overcoming allegations of speeding.

    If you or your loved one has been in a wreck and wants to find out more about their options and our firm, please call us for a free consultation 24/7 at (972)433-6113 or read more about what our Texas Motorcycle Accident Attorneys can do for you.

  • DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS

  • Texas DUI Accident Lawyers

     

    Our Texas Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers have a long history of aggressively handling claims against drunk drivers. Our lawyers know that drunk drivers who cause accidents are exposed to large personal injury verdicts. We use that fact as leverage against the drunk driver and their insurance company.

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    Our DUI accident lawyers see punitive damages as a hammer to be used to make the drunk driver and their insurance company pay for the victim’s injuries. Juries in Texas have returned substantial verdicts against drunk drivers in personal injury cases, including punitive damages that exceed millions of dollars.

    If you or your loved one has been in a wreck and wants to find out more about their options and our firm, please call us for a free consultation 24/7 at (972)433-6113 to learn more about what our Texas Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers can do for you.

  • PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

  • Texas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

     

    The largest wrongful death settlement our firm reached in 2022 was a pedestrian wrongful death  case which was resolved for over $13,000,000.00.  This was a car vs. pedestrian collision where the driver fled the scene after hitting and killing a wonderful husband and father – a horrible set of circumstances. And most cases which involve pedestrians are horrible.

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    In 2021 there were over 5,366 crashes which involved pedestrians in the state of Texas. Many of these pedestrians had the right of way. Pedestrians have the right to occupy a lane of travel when they are using the public road and complying with the Texas Transportation Code.  Even if a pedestrian has the right of way, they don’t have the advantage of an airbag, seatbelt, or bumper.  Our lawyers know that when a pedestrian is hit by a car there is a substantial likelihood of catastrophic injury or death.

    Our Texas pedestrian accident attorneys find the main cause of car vs. pedestrian accidents are (1) driver inattention, (2) driver’s failing to yield the right of way, and (3) speeding. We have handled several cases where the driver fled the scene.  Our personal injury lawyers will aggressively investigate and pursue pedestrian death or injury cases.  

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    We encourage you to call us if you, or someone you love, has been injured or killed as a pedestrian.  Even if you are unsure about who had the right of way, call and allow our personal injury attorneys to talk to you about the potential claim. We have resolved several cases to our client’s satisfaction where the pedestrian was on drugs, walking in a lane without the right of way, or walking at night in dark clothing. If you or your loved one has been in a wreck and wants to find out more about their options and our firm, please call us for a free consultation 24/7 at (972) 433-6113
  • DRAM SHOP ACCIDENTS

  • Texas Dram Shop Lawyers

     

    Our firm regularly sues drunk drivers and, if possible, the bar or restaurant that served them. Many people don’t know that a bar or restaurant can be held responsible for the negligent acts of their intoxicated customers.  As personal injury attorneys we like dram shop cases and aggressively pursue them. 

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    The fact is that bars and restaurants who serve obviously intoxicated patrons should be held accountable if those patrons drive away and cause injury or death to others.

    If you or your loved one has been in a wreck and wants to find out more about their options and our firm, please call us for a free consultation 24/7 at (972)433-6113 or read more about what our Texas Dram Shop Lawyers can do for you.

  • UNINSURED MOTORISTS

  • Texas Uninsured Accident Lawyers

     

    When the at-fault driver is telling you they don’t have any insurance, the first step is to make sure it’s true. Insurance coverage can be complicated and sometimes it is possible to force the at fault driver to disclose other insurance policies that might cover your injuries. 

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    How do your attorneys help people with uninsured motorist claims?

    First, most people are surprised when their own insurance company treats them poorly when they make an uninsured motorist claim for injuries.  Here’s why they treat you bad – your underinsured motorist coverage only pays for what you are “legally entitled to recover” from the at-fault driver. This means that all the defenses which were available to the at fault driver may now be asserted against you by your own insurance company.  We can help to prepare you for these defenses. 

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    Second, under current Texas law you can recover your attorney fees if your underinsured motorist claim is handled by an attorney.  Recovering attorney’s fees in personal injury claims for uninsured motorist cases is a complicated topic, but it is quite possible.

    If you or your loved one has been in a wreck and wants to find out more about their options and our firm, please call us for a free consultation 24/7 at (972)433-6113.

  • WRONGFUL DEATH LAW

  • Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers

     

    Under the Texas Wrongful Death Law certain family members can file a claim if their loved one dies as the result of the negligence of another person or company. Wrongful Death claims/lawsuits are brought often as the result of motor vehicle accidents including drunk driving accidents, distracted driving collisions, 18- wheeler truck accidents  and defective products.

    The surviving spouse, children (natural or adopted), and parents can bring the wrongful death claim.

    Types of damages that are recoverable in a wrongful death case are:

    • Loss of love and companionship
    • Mental anguish
    • Loss of earning capacity
    • Loss of care, support, guidance, or counsel
    • Loss of household services
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    Wrongful death and survival estate cases are complex and each one is unique.  If you or your loved one has been in a fatal accident, please call us for a free consultation 24/7 at (972)433-6113 or visit our Wrongful Death page to find out what our Wrongful Death Lawyers can do for you.

  • PREMISES LIABILITY

  • Texas Premises Liability Lawyers

     

    Attorneys commonly refer to premises liability claims that result in persona injuries as slip and falls or trip and falls. The main difference between a premises liability claim and other negligence claims is that a condition or defect on the land or building caused the injury, as opposed to an activity of some type (like driving a car). Usually there is some condition on the property, like a slick floor and a hidden hole, which the owner knew about but failed to warn a guest. The guest might be a social guest at a house or a business guest in a store.

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    What types of Injuries Can be Caused By Premises Defects?

    Our attorneys have handled premises liability cases where clients broke their arms or legs or suffered severe hand lacerations. People can suffer severe injuries in slip and fall type accidents.  Our law firm represented several different clients who all slipped and fell at the same Long John Silver’s restaurant. That restaurant had a ramp that was not built to code and was too steep. If rained or there was any liquid on the ramp, people would slip and fall. One lady broke her elbow when she slipped on the ramp. After two lawsuits, the restaurant demolished the ramp and rebuilt it to code.

    What Type of Condition Gives Rise to a Premises Liability Claim in Texas? 

    The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that the condition must pose an unreasonable risk of harm.  The defect on the premises must be such that a reasonable person could foresee the danger that the condition would cause injury.  An example is an enamel painted poolside surface that becomes very slick when wet.  There are defenses. For instance, a condition that is openly obvious to anyone paying attention is generally not unreasonable. In addition, a condition generally does not pose an unreasonable risk if there is warning sign telling people of the danger.

Texas Trucking Accident Lawyers

 

Many of the cases our Texas Truck Accident Lawyers handle are wrecks caused by 18-wheelers, tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles. If you or a family member have been injured in an accident with a large truck, you need to consult with an attorney.  Every tractor-trailer wreck that causes personal injury or death will involve federal motor carrier regulations.  Those regulations apply if a commercial motor vehicle has a gross weight rating that exceeds 26,001 pounds.  The regulations apply to both the truck driver and the trucking company.  You need to consult with an attorney who is knowledgeable about those regulations to evaluate the potential violations. Learn more about what our Texas Truck Accident Lawyers can do for you by calling (972)433-6113. We are available 24/7 via phone chat, text message or the contact forms on this website.

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Texas Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

 

One of the large personal injury results Tate Accident Law has achieved involved a motorcycle accident. Our Texas motorcycle accident lawyers obtained a settlement which exceeded $10,00,000.00. It was an honor and a pleasure to represent the motorcyclist who was horribly injured in a collision with a commercial  truck. It wasn’t an open and shut case.  The defense alleged our client was speeding and the speedometer needle was stuck after the collision – pointing directly at 100 mph. To get around these allegations required substantial investigation and expert testimony.

Mororcycle Wreck Attorneys Texas
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In this case an expert accident reconstructionist used physics and computer models to reconstruct how the wreck occurred.  This evidence can be crucial in overcoming allegations of speeding.

If you or your loved one has been in a wreck and wants to find out more about their options and our firm, please call us for a free consultation 24/7 at (972)433-6113 or read more about what our Texas Motorcycle Accident Attorneys can do for you.

Texas DUI Accident Lawyers

 

Our Texas Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers have a long history of aggressively handling claims against drunk drivers. Our lawyers know that drunk drivers who cause accidents are exposed to large personal injury verdicts. We use that fact as leverage against the drunk driver and their insurance company.

Drunk Driving Accident Victim Lawyers
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Our DUI accident lawyers see punitive damages as a hammer to be used to make the drunk driver and their insurance company pay for the victim’s injuries. Juries in Texas have returned substantial verdicts against drunk drivers in personal injury cases, including punitive damages that exceed millions of dollars.

If you or your loved one has been in a wreck and wants to find out more about their options and our firm, please call us for a free consultation 24/7 at (972)433-6113 to learn more about what our Texas Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers can do for you.

Texas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

 

The largest wrongful death settlement our firm reached in 2022 was a pedestrian wrongful death  case which was resolved for over $13,000,000.00.  This was a car vs. pedestrian collision where the driver fled the scene after hitting and killing a wonderful husband and father – a horrible set of circumstances. And most cases which involve pedestrians are horrible.

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In 2021 there were over 5,366 crashes which involved pedestrians in the state of Texas. Many of these pedestrians had the right of way. Pedestrians have the right to occupy a lane of travel when they are using the public road and complying with the Texas Transportation Code.  Even if a pedestrian has the right of way, they don’t have the advantage of an airbag, seatbelt, or bumper.  Our lawyers know that when a pedestrian is hit by a car there is a substantial likelihood of catastrophic injury or death.

Our Texas pedestrian accident attorneys find the main cause of car vs. pedestrian accidents are (1) driver inattention, (2) driver’s failing to yield the right of way, and (3) speeding. We have handled several cases where the driver fled the scene.  Our personal injury lawyers will aggressively investigate and pursue pedestrian death or injury cases.  

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We encourage you to call us if you, or someone you love, has been injured or killed as a pedestrian.  Even if you are unsure about who had the right of way, call and allow our personal injury attorneys to talk to you about the potential claim. We have resolved several cases to our client’s satisfaction where the pedestrian was on drugs, walking in a lane without the right of way, or walking at night in dark clothing. If you or your loved one has been in a wreck and wants to find out more about their options and our firm, please call us for a free consultation 24/7 at (972) 433-6113

Texas Dram Shop Lawyers

 

Our firm regularly sues drunk drivers and, if possible, the bar or restaurant that served them. Many people don’t know that a bar or restaurant can be held responsible for the negligent acts of their intoxicated customers.  As personal injury attorneys we like dram shop cases and aggressively pursue them. 

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The fact is that bars and restaurants who serve obviously intoxicated patrons should be held accountable if those patrons drive away and cause injury or death to others.

If you or your loved one has been in a wreck and wants to find out more about their options and our firm, please call us for a free consultation 24/7 at (972)433-6113 or read more about what our Texas Dram Shop Lawyers can do for you.

Texas Uninsured Accident Lawyers

 

When the at-fault driver is telling you they don’t have any insurance, the first step is to make sure it’s true. Insurance coverage can be complicated and sometimes it is possible to force the at fault driver to disclose other insurance policies that might cover your injuries. 

18 Wheeeler Accident Lawyers Texas Oklahoma

 

How do your attorneys help people with uninsured motorist claims?

First, most people are surprised when their own insurance company treats them poorly when they make an uninsured motorist claim for injuries.  Here’s why they treat you bad – your underinsured motorist coverage only pays for what you are “legally entitled to recover” from the at-fault driver. This means that all the defenses which were available to the at fault driver may now be asserted against you by your own insurance company.  We can help to prepare you for these defenses. 

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Second, under current Texas law you can recover your attorney fees if your underinsured motorist claim is handled by an attorney.  Recovering attorney’s fees in personal injury claims for uninsured motorist cases is a complicated topic, but it is quite possible.

If you or your loved one has been in a wreck and wants to find out more about their options and our firm, please call us for a free consultation 24/7 at (972)433-6113.

Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers

 

Under the Texas Wrongful Death Law certain family members can file a claim if their loved one dies as the result of the negligence of another person or company. Wrongful Death claims/lawsuits are brought often as the result of motor vehicle accidents including drunk driving accidents, distracted driving collisions, 18- wheeler truck accidents  and defective products.

The surviving spouse, children (natural or adopted), and parents can bring the wrongful death claim.

Types of damages that are recoverable in a wrongful death case are:

  • Loss of love and companionship
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of care, support, guidance, or counsel
  • Loss of household services
Wrongful Death Lawyers Texas Oklanhoma

Wrongful death and survival estate cases are complex and each one is unique.  If you or your loved one has been in a fatal accident, please call us for a free consultation 24/7 at (972)433-6113 or visit our Wrongful Death page to find out what our Wrongful Death Lawyers can do for you.

Texas Premises Liability Lawyers

 

Attorneys commonly refer to premises liability claims that result in persona injuries as slip and falls or trip and falls. The main difference between a premises liability claim and other negligence claims is that a condition or defect on the land or building caused the injury, as opposed to an activity of some type (like driving a car). Usually there is some condition on the property, like a slick floor and a hidden hole, which the owner knew about but failed to warn a guest. The guest might be a social guest at a house or a business guest in a store.

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What types of Injuries Can be Caused By Premises Defects?

Our attorneys have handled premises liability cases where clients broke their arms or legs or suffered severe hand lacerations. People can suffer severe injuries in slip and fall type accidents.  Our law firm represented several different clients who all slipped and fell at the same Long John Silver’s restaurant. That restaurant had a ramp that was not built to code and was too steep. If rained or there was any liquid on the ramp, people would slip and fall. One lady broke her elbow when she slipped on the ramp. After two lawsuits, the restaurant demolished the ramp and rebuilt it to code.

What Type of Condition Gives Rise to a Premises Liability Claim in Texas? 

The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that the condition must pose an unreasonable risk of harm.  The defect on the premises must be such that a reasonable person could foresee the danger that the condition would cause injury.  An example is an enamel painted poolside surface that becomes very slick when wet.  There are defenses. For instance, a condition that is openly obvious to anyone paying attention is generally not unreasonable. In addition, a condition generally does not pose an unreasonable risk if there is warning sign telling people of the danger.

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Chris Rehmet
Claire Tate Rehmet
Tim Tate
BART SMITH

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