Texas Personal Injury Attorney

Carl David Ceder is a dedicated and professional Personal Injury Trial Attorney located in Dallas, Texas.  He is passionate about helping those who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of another.  The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, will work hard to obtain the best possible recovery in your case.

The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, provides personal injury service that includes, but is not limited to, the following types of personal injury cases:

If you have been injured in one of the above personal injury matters, your life has probably resulted in changes you never anticipated.  It is best to contact a personal injury attorney who can work to help you get your life back to hold those at fault accountable.  

The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, has experience handling all kinds of personal injury cases including medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, day-care abuse, employment accidents, vehicle accidents, products liability, and premises liability.  Carl has an unparalleled focus regarding the personal injury cases he handles, and will ensure your rights are always fully protected throughout the process.  The injuries that result in a personal injury claim can either be minor or severe.  However, your injuries, whether minor or severe, can render you unable to work, leaving you with a large amount of medical bills and living expenses that can be difficult to pay. This situation can be frustrating and stressful.  Please call Carl today so he can help you work through your problems so you can continue your life as it was before the accident occurred.

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

Personal injury damages can be quite severe depending on the severity of the accident.  The injuries suffered may entail both long-term physical and emotional consequences.  The person who incurs the injury in a personal injury case is the plaintiff, while the entity who is responsible for the accident is the defendant.

Why File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another, a personal injury lawsuit can allow you to recover some of the financial losses you’ve incurred.  The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, can help hold those responsible for the injury accountable for their actions.  


There are two types of damages available in Texas for a personal injury case: 1) special damages - which compensate you for tangible economic losses (lost wages, loss of earning capacity, medical bills, etc.) and, 2) general damages - which include non-economic losses (pain and suffering, emotional trauma).  

Obviously it is much easier to put a specific price amount on special damages than it would be for general damages.  General damages include intangibles such as pain and suffering.  The amount of general damages can vary immensely on a case basis, even with claims of similar injuries.  

Regardless, it is always advisable to obtain the advice of a skilled Personal Injury Attorney who knows how to properly evaluate all factors given your situation.  Please call The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, at 214.702.CARL (2275) for a free consultation.  We can handle even the most complex personal injury case due regardless of who is at fault. 

Jury Trial vs. Settlement

Though television shows glamorize jury trials, the reality is real cases usually proceed much differently.  Most Personal Injury cases settle well before trial.  Usually each side can agree on a fair amount that will properly compensate the injury for their loss.  This means that the plaintiff receives a fair sum of money from the defendant — or usually the insurance company — in return for an agreement not to sue for more money in the future.

Settlements can save time, expense, and the uncertainty associated with a jury trial.  However, it is critical that you have an experienced personal injury attorney negotiate the settlement to make sure it is adequate and fair.  If you accept an unfair settlement, you will be forever barred from recovering what you should have received.  Should you accept a settlement before you hire an attorney, that settlement will still be binding.  This emphasizes the reason for why you should always have an attorney review any settlement offer before you accept.  

Should your particular case not reach a pre-trial settlement agreement, you have the option to proceed to trial to have a jury assess liability and possible damages.  In a trial, the plaintiff is obligated to meet the requisite legal burden of proof regarding duty, breach, causation, and damages.  A trained Personal Injury Attorney can help evaluate your case to determine if your case is worth possibly submitting to a jury.  The attorney should consider whether whether the defendant has failed to meet the legal definition of the reasonable standard of care, and whether their specific actions were the direct cause of your injuries.  Finally, the attorney should give an evaluation on what an appropriate amount is to recover for damages.

Auto Accidents

Simply put, insurance companies are usually dedicated to protecting their bottom line.  If they do not pay claims, they make more money.  THey usually will do almost anything to avoid paying a claim at full value.  Their tactics include delaying as long as possible, and in some cases, intimidation of a person who is unrepresented without an attorney.  When dealing with insurance companies the most important thing you can do is have an aggressive attorney on your side who knows how to get a settlement that is fair.  The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, will fully pursue a full and fair recovery for all of your medical bills, lost income, and any emotional distress suffered as a result of the accident. He can also assist you with:

  •  PIP (no fault) recovery
  •  Handling insurance companies
  •  Referring to relevant treatment doctors
  •  Car repair
  •  Property damage
  •  Uninsured medical treatment

Day-Care Abuse

We all want to believe that the most precious thing in our lives  —  our children—are safe while we are at work trying to earn a living.  Often times dangerous hazards can exist in day-care centers, including negligence and abuse.  Finding out that your child has been hurt in the supposedly safe environment of a day-care facility can be shattering to your family. Your day-care provider has the duty to provide a safe environment for your child, and although physical injuries will be obvious, sexual and emotional abuse can leave unseen scars that can last a lifetime.  You must practice the utmost care when selecting a day-care facility for your child, however, if you believe your child has been the victim of day-care negligence or abuse, call The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, immediately at 214.702.CARL (2275).  Carl has significant experience in handling day-care abuse and negligence claims, and will be sensitive and compassionate to your most beloved possession...your child. 


Carl David Ceder is an experienced Dallas Personal Injury Attorney, Dallas Auto Accident Attorney, Dallas Car Wreck Lawyer, and Dallas Auto Collision Attorney who practices all over the Dallas Metroplex, including all of Dallas, Tarrant County, Collin County, Denton County, Rockwall County, and all adjoining counties:

  • Dallas Personal Injury Attorney - Dallas, University Park, University Park, Grapevine, Garland, DeSoto, Irving, Carrollton, Addison, Duncanville, Richardson, Cedar Hill, Cockrell Hill, Coppell, Grand Prairie, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mesquite, Seagoville, Wilmer, Wylie
  • Tarrant County Personal Injury Attorney - Fort Worth, Southlake, Keller, Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Colleyville, Crowley, Euless, Everman, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Grand Prairie, Hurst, Lakeside, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Westlake, Saginaw, River Oaks
  • Rockwall County Personal Injury Attorney - Dallas, Rockwall, Fate, Heath, Rowlett, Mobile City, McLendon-Chisolm, Royce City, Wylie, Munson, Blackland
  • Collin County Personal Injury Attorney - McKinney, Plano, Garland, Allen, Dallas, Carrollton, Richardson, Fairview, St. Paul, Weston, Lucas, Melissa, Nevada, Westminster, Frisco, Celina, Murphy, New Hope, Prosper, Wylie
  • Denton County Personal Injury Attorney - Dallas, Denton, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Southlake, Hebron, Argyle, Justin, Lake Dallas, Plano, Bartonville, Coppell, Northlake, Carollton, Corinth, Hebron, Highland Village, Justin, Lakewood Village, Lewisville, Northlake, Prosper, The Colony, Westlake