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Grant Gerleman

Grant Gerleman

Scott H. Palmer, P.C.
  • Personal Injury, Insurance Claims, Products Liability
  • Texas
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Summary

Board Certified Personal Injury Attorney born and raised in Northeast Iowa and practicing out of Dallas, Texas. Veteran of 90 jury trials, million-dollar advocate, and one of the winningest civil attorneys in the state of Texas for the years of 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Areas
  • Wrongful Death
  • Car Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    33-40%
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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U.S. Federal Court - Northern District of Texas
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
Scott H. Palmer, P.C.
- Current
Trial Attorney
Turley Law Firm
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Lead Trial Attorney
Ben Abbott & Associates, PLLC
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Trial Attorney
Laffitte, Abbott, WIngo, Rehfeld, & Holloway, PLLC
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Education
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
J.D. (2012) | Law
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University of Iowa
B.B.A. (2009) | Marketing
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Awards
Rising Star
Texas Super Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
Rising Star
Texas Super Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Lifetime Member
- Current
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Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Lifetime Member
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College of the State Bar of Texas
Member
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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Activities: CLE Speaker
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State Bar of Texas  # 24083065
Member
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Dallas Bar Association
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Voir Dire: Small Car Wreck Cases, DTLA Mentor Committee CLE, Dallas, TX
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
Spoke on conducting Plaintiff's Voir Dire in personal injury car wreck cases
Certifications
Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Board Certified - Civil Trial Law
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. Is there a time limit on when u can take someone to court after a car accident?
A: Unfortunately the statute of limitations for negligence claims is 2 years. Claims against a Texas governmental entity also have special notice provisions. If you are past the two year time-frame, then it is likely that your claims would be barred.
Q. Person lived in another country they were visiting and was struck and killed by a car.
A: The wife, children, and parents of the deceased do not have to be citizens of the United States to file civil wrongful claims in the United States. As long as they can provide documentation proving their relationship to the deceased if it is challenged, they can bring claims against any insurance proceeds that are available or sue the at-fault driver in the proper State Court or U.S. Federal Court under their own names. As far as bringing any criminal charges against the at-fault driver, those decisions are up to the local prosecutors. Usually criminal charges are not brought for traffic fatalities unless there were drugs or alcohol involved. The at-fault driver cannot be brought to India for prosecution. I'd recommend consulting with a U.S. attorney who handles wrongful death claims. It is usually easy to get to liability insurance proceeds from the other driver's insurance company. Where an attorney can be useful is in finding other avenues of recovery. For this situation that could come in the form of travel insurance through the booking/travel agency or employer, Accidental Death and Dismemberment policies, auto insurance that may have been purchased through a rental company, or claims against the at-fault driver's employer if they were on the clock at the time.
Q. How long after sexual assault at the workplace do I have to file a claim or suit In the state of Texas?
A: The statute of limitations recently changed in Texas a few years ago so it depends on when the assault occurred and how old you were at the time. If it happened within the past few years, then the statute of limitations for tort claims involving sexual assault is 5 years for an adult and 15 years from the time the victim turns 18 if the victim was a minor at the time. If the assault occurred several years ago, then the old statute of limitations may apply. If you are interested in filing a claim, then I would recommend consulting with an attorney ASAP to take a look at it and determine which parties there may be claims against.
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Contact & Map
Scott H. Palmer, P.C.
15455 Dallas Parkway
Ste 540
Addison, TX 75001
Telephone: (214) 891-3382