This post concludes and recaps our series on the process of choosing an injury lawyer in Fort Worth, Dallas, or elsewhere in the state of Texas. We felt it was necessary to write on this issue due to the fact that one can feel overwhelmed after they have been in an accident. It is understandable that a victim may not know how to proceed or who to call. Making the right choice when it comes to counsel, however, can have a substantial impact on one’s future. The goal of our last several articles has been to provide information which will help people to understand the criteria they should look for in an attorney. It has also been our goal to provide information which will help people to have a better grasp of their situation.
We have addressed several topics over our recent articles. Issues which we analyzed include:
- The need for an injury lawyer with meaningful resources
- The need to retain an attorney who will litigate your case
- Why an injury lawyer should be selective about the cases they handle
There are multiple reasons why we chose to address these topics. First, in cases involving a serious injury, a victim’s counsel may need to pay for expert witness fees as well as other expenses. These expenses are paid, up front, by the law firm. If one hires a firm without significant resources then they run the risk of their case possibly being mishandled. Second, retaining counsel who will see your case through to completion, as opposed to handing off to another firm after a lawsuit is filed, can help to prevent the risk that a “lowball” settlement offer is accepted. Third, retaining a firm which only accepts a limited number of cases can reduce the chances that your matter falls into the hands of a “settlement mill” which, again, may accept a lowball offer.
Another point we emphasized throughout these articles is the need to speak with a Fort Worth accident lawyer immediately if you or a loved one were injured due to the fault of another. The longer you wait to speak with counsel then the more you run the risk of not getting the maximum amount which you deserve. Most firms offer free consultations. It is, therefore, crucial that you make an appointment immediately.