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Doug Goyen

Doug Goyen

Car wrecks and other injury cases. Client satisfaction is key to our success.
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Biography

Dallas personal injury lawyer licensed in Texas since 1997. Attorney Goyen provides legal representation and services for those involved in car wrecks, truck crashes, construction accidents, and other types of injury accidents in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and North Texas areas. Client satisfaction is key to our success. We offer a free phone consultation and strategy session regarding your case where get the facts of your case, identify the legal issues involved, and identify those legal issues that will most help your case.

Doug Goyen graduated from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1997. His undergraduate degree is in Business Administration where he graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1994. He attended high school in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from Bryan Adams High School in 1986. Prior to attending Law School, Doug Goyen worked at GEICO as a bodily injury claims adjuster, giving him valuable experience in dealing with insurance companies.

Education
Southern Methodist University
J.D.
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University of Texas - Dallas
B.S. | Business Administration
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Personal Injury Lawyer
Law Office of Doug Goyen
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Attorney Goyen has worked as a personal injury attorney since 1997 and has represented thousands of people in personal injury cases over the past decades. Attorney Goyen litigates cases and takes them to trial if they cannot be settled and has done so since first licensed. Licensed through the State Bar of Texas in 1997. Graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1997. Graduated with a BS in Business Administration with highest honors (Summa Cum Laude) in 1994.
Bodily Injury Claims Adjuster
GEICO
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Prior to obtaining his law license, Doug Goyen worked as a bodily injury claims adjuster for GEICO from 1989 to 1997 maintaining case loads between 200-300 case files at any time during his employment at GEICO.
Professional Associations
Texas State Bar
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Dallas Bar Association
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Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
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Texas Trial Lawyers Association
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Christian Trial Lawyers Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We offer a free strategy session during our consultation. We create a summary of your case, identify the legal issues involved in your case, and then identify those legal issues that are strongest and those that may harm your case. We email a copy of this strategy session to you for you to keep.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency fees mean that we do not get paid unless you get paid. We take a percentage of the amount we can recover on your case. This is a performance based contract, meaning the better we do for you, the better we are paid. If we cannot recover then we are not paid and you owe us nothing.
Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Animal & Dog Law
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Can someone sue me if my sister(she was unlicensed) was the one who caused a accident in a car/ins under my name?
A: Yes, if she was unlicensed you can possibly be responsible for "negligently entrusting" your vehicle to an unlicensed driver.
Q. Lady lets man w/o license nor insurance but with criminal past drive her car. 2-car wreck results. Whom do victims sue?
A: I agree with Todd Kelly. There is a possible case against the woman who let the unlicensed driver have access to her car - if she knew he was unlicensed under a theory of Negligent Entrustment. Contact a lawyer to discuss your case. Even if the other driver has no insurance, there may be other insurance options. A personal injury lawyer that handles auto accidents should be able to discuss your case with you and help you determine if there is a way to pursue your case.
Q. hello, my driver license is suspended by the state because of a accident that happened 11 years ago. what do i need to d
A: You need to contact the Texas Department of Public Safety if this is a driver's license suspension in Texas. There is a page on their website that covers what to do in the case of an auto accident suspension due to no insurance. See: https://www.dps.texas.gov/section/driver-license/faq/section-16-crashjudgment If your license was suspended because you had no insurance to cover the damages, most often this is from the other driver's auto insurance company that decided to subrogate against you (collect the amount they paid), and when they did not get any insurance information from you (or no payment from you), they notified the Texas DPS to have your license suspended. Check for Judgment: If this is a no insurance car crash suspension, you need to see if they ever actually took a judgment against you for the damages in the accident. It would be in the county where the accident happened most likely, or possibly in the county where you lived at the time. The Texas DPS should have something filed with them showing the amount the insurance company claims you owe. 1) If no judgment: If there is no judgment and it has been over 2 years since the accident (which your case is over 10 years old from what your question states), the Texas DPS allows you to file a SR-60 to reinstate your license. The SR-60 is an affidavit stating you have no judgment against you for the particular case, and no pending lawsuits either, and it has been over 2 years since the accident. SR-60: https://www.dps.texas.gov/InternetForms/Forms/SR-60.pdf 2) If judgment is over 10 years old and "Dormant": If there is a judgment, and the judgment is over 10 years old, and the insurance company has not "renewed" the judgment (Something that must be done every 10 years to keep a judgment active), you can file an Affidavit of Dormant Judgment with the Texas DPS: SR-88: https://www.dps.texas.gov/internetforms/Forms/SR-88.pdf 3) If the judgment has been renewed and not "Dormant", and you still owe the judgment you have a couple options. First, get a copy of the suspension notice from the Texas DPS to see what is owed - check the DPS DL eligibility page here: https://txapps.texas.gov/txapp/txdps/dleligibility/login.do ; The amount owed should be documented with the Texas DPS. Find out the amount owed and you can, a) pay the judgment if you are able and have the insurance company representative sign an SR-11: https://www.dps.texas.gov/InternetForms/Forms/SR-11.pdf, or b) set up an installment agreement with the insurance company and file an SR-19: https://www.dps.texas.gov/InternetForms/Forms/SR-19.pdf 4) If the judgment is for an amount that you cannot pay due to the amount, you can explore getting the judgment discharged in bankruptcy. You will need to contact a bankruptcy lawyer for this. Good luck.
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Contact & Map
Doug Goyen
Main North Dallas Office
15851 Dallas Pkwy
#605
Addison, TX 75001
Telephone: (972) 599-4100
Fax: (972) 398-2629
Monday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 8 PM (Today)
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Doug Goyen
Dallas Bachman Lake Area Office - By Appointment Only
9502 Webb Chapel Rd
#205
Dallas, TX 75220
Telephone: (972) 599-4100
Fax: (972) 398-2629
Monday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 8 PM (Today)
Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 4 PM