This is the next post in our series on the important issues Fort Worth area residents should consider when hiring an injury attorney. Our last article discussed the importance of hiring a firm that is willing and able to take your case to trial. This article will expand on that discussion by explaining the importance of retaining counsel who has the ability to fully investigate a case.
In order to be certain that all aspects of a case are looked into properly, it is crucial to hire an attorney who can fully investigate the matter. Proper investigation helps ensure that all responsible parties are identified and all theories of liability are assessed. For example, if a person is injured in a trucking accident, a claim is likely to be brought against both the truck driver and the trucking company. However, if the trucking company was a subcontractor for a different entity then that additional entity may also be a necessary party to the lawsuit. In addition, thorough investigation would likely be necessary to uncover past violations, hiring practices, training procedures, timesheets, and many other circumstances surrounding the responsible parties in the accident. These are just a few examples of why utilizing a firm with an investigator and the ability to turn over every stone is crucial.
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.
The viability of a personal injury claim or lawsuit may depend on collectability. In other words, the resources and insurance coverages of the responsible parties must be discovered prior to going deep into litigation in order for the victim not to be left without compensation despite serious damages or even a favorable trial verdict. Without a full and early investigation of the matter and the defendants involved, a victim may go down a long and expensive road without knowing if their situation is compensable. It is crucial to retain counsel that understands the importance of investigation and has the ability to protect your interests by turning over every stone in your case. This is why we fully investigate every matter. Contact us today.