Discover More About the Salazar Law Firm
The Salazar Law Firm has proudly served the North Texas area for over 30 years and helped thousands of people who needed representation for their personal injury cases. Our team of expert personal injury lawyers is well-versed in a wide variety of personal injury areas, including cases involving 18-wheelers, motorcycles, defective products, medical malpractice, construction site accidents, and more. Read on to meet the team and learn more about our top-tier legal practice. We’re always on your side!
Meet The Team
Learn about the personal injury lawyers on our team
Discover how our work has an impact across the community
Find answers to some of the questions you may have for us
Our Expert Legal Team is Ready to Serve You
John R. Salazar
John is the President and CEO of the Salazar Law Firm. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. John R. Salazar was an associate attorney with personal injury law firms in Houston and Dallas prior to establishing the Salazar Law Firm in 1990.
Lydia Butay received her Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, with a minor in Music from Oral Roberts University. While attending OU, she competed on multiple mock trial and moot court teams and served as Assistant Articles Editor and Staff Editor for the Oklahoma Law Review. The article she prepared for her candidacy discussed products liability laws throughout the United States, focusing on the responsibility of large third-party corporations in these claims.
Attorney Marcus Norman, a 1998 graduate of the Oklahoma City University School of Law, has been a practicing attorney for 25 years. He has conducted several trials as lead counsel and handles both state and federal cases. He has worked in conjunction with several large United States multinational corporations in insurance, investment banking and logistics sectors.
Harry Laxton received a degree in Electrical Engineering from UT Arlington before graduating from Baylor Law School. He has handled cases all over the Federal Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas as well as in the state of New York. He has tried to verdict more than 50 trials, and was also a former briefing attorney for state appellate judge. He has been a guest lecturer at A&M in 2018, as well as a presenter to Northeast Harris County Bar Association in 2014 and the Brazoria County Bar Association in 2013.
Get Answers Today
Lawyers, by virtue of a state’s bar admission, are expected to both uphold the law and protect the rights of their clients.
In addition to actually knowing the law, particularly within his or her practice area, an attorney must be able to communicate clearly with their clients, work competently to resolve their clients needs, and be ethical in the performance of their overall handling of a case.
A Personal Injury (PI) is any physical or mental injury to a person as a result of someone’s negligence or harmful act. Many insurance companies refer to Personal Injury as Bodily Injury (BI). Our personal injury lawyers will consult on your case for no out of pocket cost.
No. Auto accidents are the most common type of Personal Injury recognized by the general public.
Along with auto accidents, Personal Injury lawyers also handle cases involving home accidents, boat accidents, airplane crashes, dog bites, defective products, failure to provide adequate security, and malpractice, including the failure to diagnose to name a few.
The most important thing is to get well – see your doctor & follow your doctor’s orders. Do not discuss the accident or give a statement to the insurance company or attorney for the “at-fault” driver.
Remember: “What You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You!” Instruct them to call your insurance company or your attorney. Call a personal injury lawyer to discuss your claim. Most attorneys do not charge for an initial consultation in accident cases.
Do not speak with the adjuster. Refer the adjuster to your insurance company or attorney. Also, do not speak with the attorney for the “at-fault” driver.
Initially, the adjuster may tell you the reason for the call is to conduct a preliminary investigation. At that time, the adjuster may attempt to sound like your friend and even offer to pay your medical bills, which is an indication that the insurance company believes it is liable for an even larger payment to you.
If this happens, the adjuster’s real purpose is to convince you to settle your claim for a modest amount of money before you know how seriously you were injured. The insurance company may ask you to sign a Release. Unless you are ready to close your claim, DO NOT SIGN THE RELEASE.
Get the name and phone of the attorney. Report the attorney to the Bar Association or licensing authority in your state in your state. It is an ethical violation for an attorney to solicit accident victims.
Protect your rights. Call a personal injury lawyer. Get a professional opinion. You have nothing to lose. Most attorneys do not charge for an initial consultation in Personal Injury cases.
Damages are any loses or expenses you incurred as a result of the accident.
Whether a Personal Injury claim (a “tort”) exists is a matter of law. There are four elements to a “tort” claim:
- The “at-fault” person is under a duty to do or not to do something,
- The “at-fault” person breaches that duty,
- You suffer Damages, and
- Your Damages are the result of the “at-fault” person’s actions.
We work hard to be a force for good in the Dallas/Fort Worth community
The personal injury lawyers at the Salazar Law Firm are deeply committed to offering the same high level of legal guidance to everyone, from wealthy corporations to impoverished families. We have a simple motto: “a decent lawyer should charge a price that can be afforded by anybody, nationwide!” Beyond our work in the courtroom, our attorneys have proudly served a number of community outreach programs in an effort to improve our community as much as possible. Over the years, our personal injury lawyers have been recognized for their participation in and sponsorship of many events that benefit the community, and has been a constant advocate for the most disadvantaged in the area of North Texas.