|David C. Rankin, J.D., P.E.|
For the past two decades, David Rankin has dedicated himself to speaking for those who have been severely injured, physically or financially, and speaking for the families of those who have lost their lives due to the negligence of others. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or if you have lost a family member due to someone's negligence or due to a defective product or dangerous prescription drug, call my office. I can help. All consultations are free.
During the past two decades I have also represented businesses and individuals in commercial disputes who have suffered financial harm due to fraud, deceptive trade practices or breach of contract or insuring agreements. Financial harm, and the hardship it causes, can be, and often is, just as devastating as physical injury. If you have suffered a loss due to fraud or deceptive trade practices or if you have a commercial or contractual dispute, call my office. I can help.
With the increasing prevalence of arbitration clauses in virtually every contract or agreement, it is imperative that you have any contract reviewed before entering into the agreement. An arbitration clause strips you of your constitutional right to trial by jury. Once you sign the agreement, it's too late. Few attorneys have actually arbitrated cases. The arbitration process can dramatically increase the cost to bring any claims with the arbitrator's fee generally being more than ten to twenty times the cost of filing a lawsuit in court. Further courts are now more liberally construing atbitration clauses to force disputes through arbitration where an arbitration clause exists. If you are entering into any agreement, call my office before you sign the agreement, I can help.
When faced with a serious injury or loss, do not delay seeking legal help. All claims and legal causes of action have time limits that limit the time in which a claim can be brought. Delay in seeking legal help also allows evidence to be lost or destroyed that can be critical to your case. It is important for information to be collected and evidence preserved to protect your legal rights. That is why seeking legal help promptly can prevent your claim from being barred by operation of law and prevent evidence from being lost or destroyed. Call my office, I can help.
I am licensed to practice before all Texas courts and licensed to practice before the United States Federal District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas. I am a past member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and American Trial Lawyers Association. I am a Registered Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Texas holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University. My firm has the knowledge, training and trial experience to provide you with quality legal representation.
Should you, a friend or a loved one find yourself in need of legal representation, call my office. I will be glad to help.
"No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man's permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor."
(Theodore Roosevelt -- December 3, 1907, Address to the Senate and House)