This is the first post in a series which will discuss the handling of motorcycle accident cases in Fort Worth and other Texas areas. We have elected to write on this issue due to the fact that many individuals do not know how to proceed after they or a loved one have been injured. Given that cases involving a motorbike can be serious, it is important that immediate steps be taken to protect the victim’s rights. The goal of our coming articles is to provide information which will help people to more fully understand their situation. It is also our goal to provide information which will assist in the selection of a personal injury attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
We will be addressing a number of topics over the course of this series. The issues we will address include:
- How Texas’ comparative fault laws impact such matters
- Negotiating with the defendant’s insurance carrier
- The conducting of discovery in such cases
- What to expect from the trial process
- The determination of a victim’s damages
There are several reasons why we have chosen to address these issues. First, some victim’s may believe that they are barred from receiving compensation if they were partially at fault for the wreck. Texas law, however, may allow a partially liable injury victim to still receive compensation. Second, it is important to understand that negotiations with an insurer can be a lengthy process. Third, discovery is vital to proving a defendant’s fault. Fourth, knowing what to expect from the trial process can help to ensure that things go smoothly. Finally, understanding how one’s damages are calculated can help to prevent them from accepting “low ball” offers.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, then it is suggested that you retain a personal injury firm with meaningful resources. Such wrecks can lead to serious injuries and, as a result, your lawyer may have to expend a substantial amount of money in order to litigate the case. We, therefore, suggest that you retain a firm which has significant financial resources, which employs multiple attorneys, and which employs an on-staff investigator.