This post concludes and recaps our series on the handling of slip and fall cases in Fort Worth, Texas. We felt it necessary to write on this topic as many injury victims are unsure of what to do after such an accident has taken place. The goal of our last several articles has been to provide information which will help people understand their options in such situations. It has also been our goal to provide information which will help negligence victims to make a more informed choice when selecting a personal injury attorney. If you find yourself in such a situation then it is important that you speak with a lawyer immediately.
We have addressed several topics over our recent articles. Issues which we have analyzed include:
- When premises owners are liable for a fall
- What to do after falling on someone’s property
- Proving liability in slip and fall cases
- Going to trial in such a matter
There are several reasons why victims must understand these topics. First, many make the mistake of thinking that a premises operator is automatically responsible for injuries sustained on their property. The truth is that they will only be found liable if the Plaintiff can show that reasonable steps, to keep the property safe, were not taken and that such a failure is what led to the accident. Second, after falling on someone’s property it is crucial to seek immediate medical care. After you have been to the doctor then you should immediately contact counsel. Third, proving liability in such cases will always revolve around the facts of a specific case and the use of expert witnesses may be necessary. Finally, knowing what to expect from the trial process will help to ensure that things go as smoothly as possible.
When selecting an attorney it is important that you choose someone experienced in handling such cases. Counsel should have established relationships with potential experts and should be aware of how these types of cases will proceed through the system. It helps if your representative employs an on-staff investigator. They should also have the resources necessary to litigate against insurance companies. You should look for these things in a firm regardless of whether you were injured Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, and Wise counties 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.