Bringing Suit After Being Paralyzed In Fort Worth, Texas
This is the first post in a series discussing Texas injury cases involving paralysis. We are addressing this topic to assist Fort Worth area residents and others throughout the state in understanding what to expect after such a life-changing injury. Our goal with this series is to discuss how these cases are handled and the importance of retaining an experienced personal injury lawyer. We cannot stress enough that an attorney should be contacted immediately after a victim suffers an injury due to the negligence of another.
We will be addressing a number of topics over the next several posts. Subjects we will discuss include:
- How to proceed after one has been paralyzed in an accident
- The process of dealing with insurance companies in a paralysis case
- Establishing damages in a paralysis case
- Taking a paralysis case to trial
These are important subjects to address for multiple reasons. First, it is important to understand that litigation in these types of cases can take some time; in a case involving tragic loss, a large amount of discovery may be required in order to uncover evidence pertaining to liability as well as past and future damages. When an attorney is hired, the defendant and/or their insurance company will communicate directly with the attorney and the victim is relieved of the stress of talking with adverse parties. In some cases, a demand may be made by the plaintiff’s lawyer prior to filing a lawsuit. The circumstances surrounding each case are unique and an experienced attorney will understand how to navigate through the process in an effort to maximize the victim’s recovery.
When selecting an injury lawyer, it is important that you hire a firm who can stay in the case long-term. Paralysis cases can take multiple years from start to finish and can require the law firm to expend substantial amounts of money. Selecting a firm with the necessary resources to take the case all the way to trial may be crucial to a fair recovery.
When selecting a personal injury attorney it is important that you select a firm which handles major injury cases and in which the lawyers have substantial experience. You should also determine whether the attorneys are board certified and whether the firm employs a full time investigator. Finally, you should determine whether the firm is large enough to advance court costs and whether the office can devote multiple attorneys to your case. This is true whether you were injured in counties including Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, and Wise as well as Fort Worth, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Arlington, Keller, Grand Prairie, and Dallas.