Mark A. Anderson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Fort Worth, TX

Anderson Law Firm
 | 1310 W.El Paso Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 817-857-4481
Fax: 817-294-3113
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1991
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Mark Anderson has been fighting for personal injury victims in Dallas-Fort Worth for over 25 years. His firm handles a wide array of serious accident cases, including car, truck and motorcycle accidents, dog bites, pedestrian accidents, workplace accidents and daycare injuries. With years of experience and millions of dollars recovered, Mark knows what it takes to fight and win personal injury cases in Texas.

 

Mark is certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the State Bar of Texas—an achievement only two percent of all Texas lawyers can claim. He has a deep understanding of Texas law and uses his experience to negotiate with the insurance adjusters in order to win his clients fair compensation for their financial, emotional and physical suffering. If the insurance company refuses to cooperate, Mark doesn’t hesitate to take them to court.

 

Mark’s top priority is to secure full compensation for his clients, while also working to make the process as easy and stress-free as he can. He accomplishes this through establishing close communication with the people he represents and aggressively working toward their goals.

 

This approach has led to a number of accolades, including earning the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, holding an Avvo “Superb” rating, earning a listing in the National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s Nation’s Top One Percent, and being a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Active in the legal community, Mr. Anderson is a member of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the Tarrant County Bar Association.

 

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

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About Mark Anderson

Admitted: 1991, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.maafirm.com/bio/mark-a--anderson---dallas-fort-w...

Honors/Awards:

  • Esteemed Lawyers of America (ELOA), Member
  • Premier 100, American Academy of Trial Attorneys (AATA)
  • Top One Percent of Practicing Attorneys in the United States, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 10.0 "Superb Rating", AVVO
  • Rated A+, Better Business Bureau
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbard
  • Award as voted on by peers, Top Attorney in Fort Worth in Personal Injury, Fort Worth, TX Magazine, 2010
  • Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters
  • Award as voted on by peers, Top Attorney in Fort Worth in Personal Injury, Fort Worth, TX Magazine, 2011
  • Litigator of the Week, Texas Lawyer, 2013
  • Award as voted on by peers, Top Attorney in Fort Worth in Personal Injury, Fort Worth, TX Magazine, 2012
  • Award as voted on by peers, Top Attorney in Fort Worth in Personal Injury, Fort Worth, TX Magazine, 2014, Top Attorneys, 2014
  • Award as voted on by peers, Top Attorney in Fort Worth in Personal Injury, Fort Worth, TX Magazine, 2009
  • Award as voted on by peers, Top Attorney in Fort Worth in Personal Injury, Fort Worth, TX Magazine, 2013
  • Award as voted on by peers, Top Attorney in Fort Worth in Personal Injury, Fort Worth, TX Magazine, 2015, Top Attorney, FWTX Magazine, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified-Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas, 1991
  • Director, Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Director, Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Member, Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
  • President, Tarrant County Trial lawyers Association, 2016
  • Vice President, Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • Member, Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
  • President Elect, Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, 2015, 2015
  • Vice President, Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Director, Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Member, Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, 2009

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Local Sponsor, Walk Like Madd - Fort Worth, 2013, 2014
  • Local Sponsor, Walk Like Madd - Fort Worth, 2013
  • Founder, Ride Safe, Ride Sober (Drunk Driving Awareness for Motorcyclists), 2010
  • Founder, Teens Against Distracted Driving (Partnered with local high schools to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving among students), 2011
  • Local Sponsor, Walk Like Madd - Dallas, 2013
  • Founder, Ride Safe, Ride Sober (Drunk Driving Awareness for Motorcyclists), 2009
  • Founder, Teens Against Distracted Driving (Partnered with local high schools to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving among students), 2010
  • Founder, Ride Safe, Ride Sober (Drunk Driving Awareness for Motorcyclists), 2008
  • Founder, Teens Against Distracted Driving (Partnered with local high schools to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving among students), 2009

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Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Dallas Day Care Neglect Results in Injury to Our Client The Anderson Law Firm represented the parents of a young toddler injured at her daycare on two different occasions.  In the first incident, the daycare attendant allowed the young toddler to sit next to an interior door.  When the attendant shut the door, she slammed the door on the child’s finger, partially severing the finger. This resulted in the child being rushed to the hospital where surgery was performed on her finger.  In the second incident, the child fell at the daycare and suffered a fractured clavicle.   After filing a lawsuit, we showed that the daycare and their employees failed to properly supervise the child who was entrusted with her care.   The case ultimately settled for more than double the amount the Defendant offered to pay prior to filing the lawsuit.  Our clients now have a nice annuity for their young child’s college education as well as enough money to pay for the medical care she incurred as a result of her injuries. Awarded: $120,000.00 (The total attorney’s fees and expenses were $43,055.28)
  • Richland Hills Woman Dragged Beneath Truck Our client was having a garage sale in front of her house in Richland Hills when the defendant came to the house to repossess the car owned by her fiancé. Our client's hand was on the handle of the vehicle when the repo person sped away, dragging our client underneath his truck. The repo man failed to stop and render aid. As a result of his actions our client suffered severe injuries to her leg. Awarded: $200,000 (Attorney’s fees and expenses totaled $69,798.34)
  • Fort Worth Pedestrian Hit By Tractor Trailer and Loses Leg Our client was waiting to cross the street on her scooter in Fort Worth, when an 18 Wheeler truck turned in front of her and ran her over. She and her scooter were dragged beneath the back wheels of the trailer. This resulted in our client having the lower part of one her legs amputated. A lawsuit was immediately filed against the trucking company and within one year of the incident the case was resolved to our client's satisfaction. Awarded: $850,000 (The total attorney’s fees and expenses were $296,780.19)
  • Pit Bull Attacks Our Client in Fort Worth, TX The Anderson Law Firm's client was attacked by his next-door neighbor’s pit bull.  The dog had chewed a hole in the fence separating our client’s property from his neighbor and the dog partially came through the hole in the wooden fence and attacked our client’s pit bull that was walking next to the fence.  Our client, who was standing at the side of his yard waiting for his dog to come to him, saw the attack and ran to separate the dogs. He was able to push the other pit bull back through the hole in the fence.  However, as our client was kneeled down by the hole in the fence looking over his dog, the pit bull came back through the fence and bit our client’s finger severing a small portion of our client’s finger.   The insurance company for the next-door neighbor refused to accept any responsibility for the attack, which forced our firm to file a lawsuit and take the case to trial. At trial, we showed that the Defendants’ dog had chewed the hole in the fence and that he had acted aggressively in the past.  We also showed that the homeowners had a history of failing to control their dog.  One neighbor testified the dog had once got out and killed her dog.  Another neighbor testified that his children were afraid to stand by themselves at the school bus stop, located across the street from the dog’s home, because the dog got out of the fenced yard and scared the children.  A Tarrant County jury sided with our client and we were able to recover a judgment in excess of $150,000.00 for our client. Awarded: $156,934.96 (The total attorney’s fees and expenses were $55,025.64)
  • Disabled 18-wheeler driver failed to place warning signs, causing multiple fatalities Our client was driving in the right hand lane with two passengers and came over a hill. As she topped the hill, there was an 18 wheeler stopped in the right hand lane with no warning devices. Our client was unable to stop or swerve due to other cars and rear-ended the trailer killing everyone in the car. A lawsuit was filed against the truck driver and trucking company. The case ultimately was settled for a confidential amount. Awarded: Resolved for a confidential settlement.
  • Out-of-State Truck Driver Hit by Another 18-Wheeler The Anderson Law Firm represented a 60-year-old truck driver rear ended by another truck driver in city traffic at relatively low speed. As a result of the collision, our client herniated a disc in his lower back and required surgery.   He also suffered from a nerve impingement in his lower back and ultimately had a spinal stimulator implanted in his back to control his pain.  Given his age, injuries and medication he took for pain, he no longer could drive tractor-trailers and was disabled.   The Defendant vigorously defended the case on multiple issues. The Defendant said our client did not seek medical treatment for his injuries until 8 days following the collision and he must have injured it somewhere other than at the time of the collision. We took the deposition of our client’s dispatcher who was in constant contact with our client following the collision and he testified that our client had to return back to his home in Florida for medical treatment and the only way he could get there was by driving his truck.  The dispatcher also testified that our client was complaining of back pain following the collision and when he finally arrived home, the pain was so bad that he could not unhook his trailer and they had to send someone out to our client’s home to unhook the trailer.   Another key issue was whether a low speed collision between two tractor-trailers could produce enough force to cause our client’s injuries.  The Defendant hired a doctor to say this collision could not have caused our client’s injuries and that our client’s problems were pre-existing.  Our client’s orthopedic surgeon testified that the injuries to our client’s back were caused by the collision and that while our client had suffered from back problems in the past, he was asymptomatic for years leading up to the collision.   Further, we hired a nationally recognized epidemiologist who testified that the forces involved in the collision were more than sufficient to induce the injuries to our client’s back.  We also hired an economist to testify to the loss of earning capacity suffered by our client given he could not longer drive a tractor-trailer for a living.   This case settled following mediation and prior to trial.  While our client had health insurance to cover the cost of his medical care, we negotiated a significant reduction in the insurance company’s lien, thus getting more money for our client. Awarded: $285,000.00 (The total attorney’s fees and expenses were $150,000.00)
  • Passenger Suffers Quadriplegia after 18-Wheeler Crashes into Wrecked Vehicle At around 1:30 a.m., our client and her friend were returning home in Houston on the interstate.  In front of them was a pickup truck traveling in the fast lane of traffic. Suddenly, the pickup truck veered across five lanes of traffic and struck the barrier on the opposite shoulder. When the pickup truck veered across the lanes, it caused the car our client was riding in to lose control. Their vehicle came to rest in the lane of traffic on the interstate. About a minute later, an 18-wheeler for a large grocery store company approached the scene at around 60 mph in the same lane of traffic as our client’s vehicle was disabled in. The semi-truck driver later testified that he saw the pickup truck crashed into the barrier on the right hand side of the highway, but did not see our client’s car, which was approximately 100 yards further down the interstate. The 18-wheeler struck the back of our client’s car at around 50 mph, killing the driver and rendering our client a quadriplegic. We sued the trucking company, the tractor-trailer driver and the pickup truck driver. The litigation was hard fought including taking 44 depositions of the parties, eyewitnesses, police officers, other first responders, and experts. To prove that the tractor-trailer driver could have seen our client’s vehicle in time to avoid hitting it, we conducted a late night recreation of the accident that required us to shut down the intestate to videotape the vehicles and show what they could have seen. Our expert was of the opinion that if the semi-truck driver had been paying attention to the roadway ahead of him, he could have changed lanes or stopped in time to avoid hitting our client’s vehicle. We also hired a life care planner who detailed our client’s injuries and the amount of money it would take to care for her as a quadriplegic, a vocational rehabilitation expert to testify about our client’s loss of work in the future, and an economist to testify to the economic losses. Two months before trial, the case was resolved during mediation for a confidential sum that will ensure our client’s medical needs are met for years to come, as well as give her and her husband financial peace of mind. Awarded: Resolved for a confidential settlement.

Educational Background:

  • Baylor Law School, 1991
  • Boswell High School
  • Texas Tech University

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
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Office Location for Mark A. Anderson

1310 W.El Paso Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Phone: 817-857-4481

Fax: 817-294-3113

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Last Updated: 6/26/2019

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