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 specializes in Personal Injury and Business Law. For more information about Raymond, please read his full biography here

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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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mediation

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 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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traumatic brain injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Often, after receiving medical attention as a result of a vehicle accident, your doctor will describe your injuries using confusing medical terms of art.  Frequently, after a car accident, you may hear your doctor refer to a “TBI” or traumatic … Continue reading

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commercial trucking accidents

Commercial Trucking Accidents

All accidents are scary and traumatic events which can result in life-threatening injuries.  When hit by a commercial vehicle, such as an 18-wheeler; however, the chance of sustaining catastrophic injuries is compounded. Commercial trucking accidents not only result in catastrophic … Continue reading

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How much is my personal injury pain and suffering worth?

After an accident, when a personal injury lawsuit is filed on your behalf, Texas law allows you to recover for your injuries, also referred to as damages.  There are two major categories of recoverable damages—economic and noneconomic losses.  Economic losses … Continue reading

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What to do in the case of an accident?

If you have been injured as a result of an accident, whether it was a car accident, 18-wheeler accident, or a slip and fall at the grocery store, there are certain things you want to do to ensure your rights … Continue reading

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Why file for personal injury?

Often after an accident, life is never the same.  Whether the injuries suffered are physical, mental, or emotional, scars remain.  As such, many people are reluctant to hire a personal injury attorney to either file a claim on their behalf … Continue reading

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