Author Archives: Raymond Panneton

About Raymond Panneton

A native of Fort Hood, Texas, Raymond L. Panneton has built a national practice with deep Texas roots. Raymond is the Managing Attorney of the Ted Smith Law Group. He focuses on Personal Injury and Business Law. For more information about Raymond, please read his full biography here


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Non-competition agreement

Starting a new job or a new career is the beginning of an exciting new chapter in your life.  Often, the first step in starting that adventure requires you to sign a new employment agreement.  Many employment contracts in Texas … Continue reading

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Child support in Texas

Child support in Texas

During the pendency of a divorce proceeding, if the parties have children, the issue of child support will arise.  Absent certain unique situations, Texas Courts will calculate a child support obligation solely based upon the net income of the parent … Continue reading

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How to find the right lawyer?

Hiring the right lawyer can be one of the most important decisions you make.  Whether you are seeking counsel for a family law matter, such as a divorce or custody battle, for a personal injury case, or for a business … Continue reading

Posted in Personal Injury
Personal Injury Protection PIP

What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Coverage?

During the course of investigating a personal injury claim, your lawyer will assess all possible sources of recovery.  This may even include your own insurance coverages.  One such coverage available to those involved in a car accident through their own … Continue reading

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statute of limitation

What is a statute of limitation?

No matter the type of civil case, there is a deadline to file your claim. Known as the statute of limitation, these laws prevent you filing a lawsuit after a certain amount of time has passed. While statutes of limitation … Continue reading

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Traffic-related deaths

Traffic-related deaths on the rise during COVID-19 lockdown

Despite fewer drivers on the road, a study by the National Safety Council shows that through the first three months of 2020, Texas experienced a 6% increase in the number of traffic-related deaths.  This recent increase of traffic fatalities in … Continue reading

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trial in the time of covid

Trial in the time of COVID

Re-opening the courts Once litigation has been filed—whether it be a personal injury lawsuit, a family law case, or other dispute—the goal is always the same: get to a trial.  As Killeen, Temple, Harker Heights, and other cities within Bell … Continue reading

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What is mediation?

During the litigation process, in many instances, you will have a discussion with your lawyer about resolution of your dispute. Prior to trial, many litigants find it beneficial to attend mediation. Mediation is a formal, non-binding, settlement negotiation which is … Continue reading

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Motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Driving a motorcycle is not about running errands or simply going to work—its about enjoying the open road with the sun at your back.  These rides, however, can often turn dangerous or even deadly due to the carelessness of other … Continue reading

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can a pre-existing medical condition affect your personal injury claim

Can a pre-existing medical condition affect my personal injury claim?

When discussing personal injury claims, there is a misconception that all accident victims are in perfect health before their accident.  This is rarely the case.  Most, if not all of us, have been involved in an accident of some type.  … Continue reading

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