WBC is committed to providing innovative and aggressive legal representation. Clients have long counted on our multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving, along with the depth and talent of our dedicated attorneys and support staff, to create comprehensive, customized legal solutions in a timely, cost-effective manner.
Texas was at the forefront of alternative dispute resolution. Our firm tries many lawsuits at the courthouse. Getting there usually requires mediation or other dispute resolution mechanisms prior to trial. Additionally, our firm handles arbitrations in lieu of traditional litigation. Arbitration can be more private and result in savings of time and money.
Bad Faith/Extra Contractual
WBC handles statutory and common law bad faith cases including issues commonly associated with Texas' (Stowers) doctrine. Routinely, the firm offers advice in the claims handling process so carriers are in compliance with the Insurance Code, Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, the duties of good faith and fair dealing, and common sense claims handling practices.
Walters, Balido & Crain attorneys handle civil appeals in all Texas appellate courts and the Fifth Circuit. Walters, Balido & Crain appellate lawyers strive to obtain excellent results on behalf of our clients, providing reasonable evaluations and cost effective recommendations to add predictability to an unpredictable process.
WBC lawyers prosecute and defend actions on behalf of corporations and individuals in a variety of areas including cases involving unfair competition, employee-employer relationships, shareholder suits, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, trade secrets, non-compete agreements, and customer disputes.
WBC handles construction claims involving personal injury and property damage. The firm's lawyers have experience dissecting applicable contract and indemnity provisions, positioning their clients favorably for trial or resolution through settlement. The firm's lawyers have successfully represented property owners, general contractors, subcontractors and their insurers. Some of the types of construction cases handled have involved cranes, scaffolding, electrocution, equipment accidents, excavations, fires, water damage, mold, exterior envelopes, roofing, plumbing and foundation defects.
WBC attorneys handle a variety of consumer lawsuits including breach of warranty, Texas deceptive trade practice claims, zero percent financing litigation, claims against retailers, automobile lemon law cases and complaints against insurers and their agents.
WBC attorneys draft coverage opinions and litigate coverage issues between insurers and policyholders for personal, commercial, business auto and professional liability lines. Analysis includes areas such as duty to defend, duty to indemnify, occurrence definition, punitive damages, additional insures, indemnity, stacking, offsets, uninsured/underinsured coverage and excess coverage.
Attorneys at WBC handle cases involving defamation, the intentional or reckless public false statement made in writing (libel) or oral (slander).
General Liability/Casualty Cases
Walters, Balido & Crain attorneys handle a wide variety of lawsuits arising from general liability/casualty insurance lines. These cases generally involve personal injury or property damage and frequently result from products liability, toxic torts, premises liability and construction accidents.
WBC lawyers have over a hundred combined years in handling of insurance defense cases. WBC lawyers fully understand the need for aggressive representation in the defense of these cases while being mindful of the need for an economical defense.
Large Loss Subrogation
Walters, Balido & Crain attorneys pursue recovery on behalf of insurance clients through large loss subrogation matters. These matters are handled on an hourly and/or contingent fee basis as determined between the firm and client.
Motor Vehicle Car Accidents
Lawyers at Walters, Balido & Crain have handled thousands of personal injury and property damages cases arising out of motor vehicle accidents.
The firm's lawyers have handled thousands of personal injury lawsuits arising out of claims based on negligence theories. The firm's expertise ranges from the simple automobile and slip and fall accident with soft tissue injuries to more serious injury claims such as burns, amputation and wrongful death. The firm strives to appropriately staff and evaluate each case in coordination with the claims handler to ensure that each matter is efficiently handled through settlement or trial in an aggressive but cost effective manner.
Oil Field Industry
WBC lawyers have experience defending serious injury and death claims arising out of oil and gas operations. The firm also handles cases involving property damage arising out of drilling and production operations. The firm maintains an office in Wise County (Decatur) to aid clients in North and West Texas and in South Texas (Houston) for those clients with lawsuits arising out of this vital Texas industry.
WBC lawyers have extensive experience in the field of personal injury, including all medical aspects in the handling of personal injury suits. WBC lawyers have tried hundreds of personal injury cases and are very familiar with the proper method of jury presentation for these types of lawsuits.
WBC lawyers handle a wide variety of premises liability cases from slip and fall accidents to allegations of improper security resulting in assault or serious injury. The firm's lawyers have represented apartment complexes, national retailers, grocery stores, fast food restaurants and shopping centers.
WBC lawyers have represented numerous manufacturers and retailers in product liability personal injury suits alleging defective design, manufacture, and warnings/instructions as well as strict liability, breach of warranty, negligence and gross negligence claims.
WBC attorneys try cases involving allegations of professional negligence on behalf of attorneys, insurance agents, architects, real estate agents, engineers and accountants. The firm counsels each of these professions on their legal duties and obligations imposed by statute and under the applicable case law.
Ranch, Farm and Agricultural Litigation
Walters, Balido & Crain attorneys are experienced in representing clients in rural counties surrounding the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. As such, the firm has experience in defending agricultural, farm and ranch litigation.
Trucking, motor carrier and passenger coach litigation comprise the experience of WBC lawyers in this industry. The firm's attorneys are recognized members of transportation litigation organizations and handle cases involving personal injury and death, cargo loss, loss of income, products liability, breach of contract and faulty logistics arising within the transportation industry.
Walters, Balido & Crain attorneys are versed in the Texas Labor Code and the rules of the Texas Worker's Compensation Commission used to defend employers in injury and death cases pending before the Commission. Walters, Balido & Crain lawyers also defend employers in non-subscriber cases involving employee accident and injury plans or uncovered claims.
WBC lawyers have tried numerous wrongful death cases throughout North Texas. WBC lawyers are uniquely qualified in the handling of wrongful death cases including proper jury selection and how to handle the enormous sympathy that these cases involve as well as the potential for large damages.