With a population of almost a million residents, Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in Texas and the 13th-largest city in the United States. Fort Worth is the county seat of Tarrant County and was originally established in 1849 as an army outpost. The army outpost sat on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River. Fort Worth embraces its Western heritage, along with traditional architecture. Many world-class museums can be found in Fort Worth, including the Kimbell Art Museum. Other prominent art museums in Fort Worth include the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, The Sid Richardson Museum, and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. In a city the size of Fort Worth accidents are bound to occur. Because of this, obtaining a Fort Worth personal injury attorney could become necessary.
If you are the victim of a Fort Worth, TX accident with injuries, it is important that you speak to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. At Noteboom—The Law Firm, we have been helping people just like you since 1982. We are highly experienced and knowledgeable regarding Texas personal injury law. We will fight for your rights and your future from day one. We believe you deserve compensation for your injuries and will work hard to prove liability of the negligent party. A car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or any other type of auto accident can be frightening and stressful. We believe we can help alleviate that stress, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
According to Safe Roads USA, not only is Fort Worth the 12th largest city in the U.S., as many as 10 million people visit the city annually. With this many people living and traveling throughout the city, roads and streets can be crowded, creating literally thousands of auto accidents each year in the area. In 2018, there were 15,399 traffic accidents in the area, down from the number in 2017. Fort Worth had the fifth-highest number of traffic accidents in the state of Texas in 2018, accounting for about 4 percent of the total number of traffic accidents in the state.
The five most dangerous intersections in Fort Worth, according to Safe Roads USA are:
The most common causes of auto accidents in Fort Worth are similar to those in any city and include:
Distracted driving includes cell phone use, whether talking or texting, programming vehicle controls and GPS devices, eating, turning around to see what the children are doing in the back seat, talking to passengers, or simply daydreaming. Reckless driving or careless driving includes speeding, following too closely, and failure to yield. Inexperienced drivers are generally teens who have not had enough driving experience to be able to handle situations that occur.
The practice of law has become highly specialized. You need to find a Fort Worth personal injury attorney that has significant experience in cases like yours. One good way to find a personal injury attorney is to talk to friends, co-workers, and family members who have used a personal injury attorney in the past and were happy with the results. You can also contact the Texas Bar Association or browse through websites of some personal injury attorneys in your area.
You will want to ask how long the attorney has been in practice, and how many cases like yours he or she has won. The majority of personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning if your attorney does not win your claim, you owe him or her nothing. Your lawyer will have to believe you stand a good chance of winning your case, otherwise, there is no motivation to take the case. In other words, even if your injuries are severe and the potential compensation is high, if the odds of winning are low an attorney might not take your case.
It is important that you feel comfortable with your chosen personal injury attorney, as you could be working together for a considerable length of time. While you want to listen to recommendations and read reviews, in the end, if you do not trust or feel comfortable with the attorney, he or she is not right for you.
There are many different types of personal injury claims under auto accidents, including:
Car accidents are the most common type of auto accident, whether a two-car accident or multi-car accident. A car may be rear-ended by another driver or hit on the side (“t-boned”) while going through an intersection. Head-on collisions usually either result in catastrophic injuries or death. Learn more about auto accidents in Fort Worth here.
Due to the sheer size of a large commercial truck, when a passenger vehicle is hit by a truck there are likely to be severe, traumatic injuries or death. Since truck drivers typically drive very long hours, fatigued driving can be the cause of a truck accident. Other causes of truck accidents include distracted driving, impaired driving, improperly loaded cargo, poorly maintained trucks, and defective truck parts.
Motorcyclists are typically not well-protected in a motorcycle crash. While those in a passenger vehicle are surrounded by metal and glass and have safety belts and airbags, the motorcyclist has none of these things. The only protection a motorcyclist could have is a helmet, and not all motorcyclists wear helmets. Quite often, a motorcycle accident is the result of a driver failing to properly look for motorcyclists. Injuries to motorcyclists can be catastrophic and life-altering.
Bicyclists, like motorcyclists, have virtually no protection when hit by a vehicle. Injuries are often severe, and life-threatening.
Pedestrians are possibly the most vulnerable group when hit by a vehicle. All too often, pedestrians are also victims of hit-and-run accidents, making it even more difficult for the injured pedestrian to receive compensation for the accident.
If you have been injured in a Fort Worth, TX accident, you need help and you need it quickly. The highly experienced attorneys at Noteboom—The Law Firm, can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve. We understand that when catastrophic injuries occur, you can suffer lost income, excessive medical expenses, and a decreased quality of life. Our experience can truly make a difference in whether or not you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact Noteboom—The Law Firm today.