Few things are as disruptive as a car accident. One can be driving along, going about their normal day, when their life is changed forever by another’s negligence. This sudden change of circumstance can lead to catastrophic injury. This may result in limitations to one’s ability to earn a living, the need for ongoing medical care, and a decreased quality of life. When matters have resulted in catastrophic or serious injury it is important that the victim seek quality representation. Our personal injury lawyers handle car accidents in Fort Worth and throughout other areas of Texas. Contact our office today to speak with our car accident attorneys.
People have a duty to obey traffic laws once they get behind the wheel of a car. Unfortunately, this duty is sometimes ignored. A Texas car accident victim can recover damages if the other driver breached their duty of driving safely and if that breach of responsibility caused an accident. Common examples of violations that cause Fort Worth car accidents include:
The victims of such accidents can potentially recover for their injuries even if they were partially at fault. This is due to the fact that Texas is what is known as a “comparative fault” state. As long as one is less than fifty one percent at fault for the accident then Texas law will allow an injured party to be compensated. These laws mean that residents of Texas are protected from another’s negligence.
The first step in a car accident case is for the Plaintiff’s lawyer to contact the defendant’s insurance carrier. Once a victim’s damages can be reasonably measured then a settlement demand will be sent to the insurer along with proof of the defendant’s liability; such proof may include police reports, witness statements, etc. If a settlement cannot be reached then a lawsuit will be filed and your lawyer will collect additional evidence of the defendant’s fault. The matter will conclude with a trial at which the jurors will decide the issue of liability and damages. This is a complicated process and it is important to retain counsel experienced in handling such matters.
Our car accident attorneys aggressively represent residents of Fort Worth, as well as the rest of Texas, who have been seriously injured in a car accident. Our office only handles serious injury cases, which is why we will not treat your matter as if it is “just another car wreck.” Once retained we will immediately contact the insurance company so that they will deal with us directly. We will utilize an accident reconstructionist if necessary in order to prove the extent of the other driver’s fault. We will also retain vocational, economic, and rehabilitative experts to show the amount of damage which has been done to one’s earning potential and physical health. If a reasonable settlement offer is not made then we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit on your behalf. We will stay in regular contact with you throughout the process, ensure that your questions are answered, and work to protect your rights. Our attorneys believe that people should be valued above an insurance company’s profits. We settle over ninety percent of our cases because we prepare to go to trial in one hundred percent of them. We are ready to assist you. Our firm also assists residents of Dallas and elsewhere.
Noteboom – The Law Firm was founded in 1982 and we only handle matters involving serious or catastrophic injuries. Chuck Noteboom and Brian Butcher are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. They bring this level of knowledge to each and every case our office handles. Our car accident attorneys regularly take matters to trial and have the resources to do so. We employ our own investigator, rather than using an outside service, have the needed relationships with various experts, and we have the ability to front expert fees and court costs which can range between $100,000 to $1,000,000. If you have been injured then do not risk your future to a lesser experienced attorney. We are ready to assist you.