This post is the first in a series which will discuss the handling of injury cases which stem from oil field injuries in the Fort Worth, Texas area. We felt it necessary to write on this topic as such injuries are more common than many realize and, for obvious reasons, a victim may be unsure of how to proceed in such a case. Failing to pursue the matter fully can result in one not receiving the maximum amount of compensation to which they are entitled. The goal of our upcoming articles is to provide information which will help people understand how to proceed and also to give information that will be useful when selecting a personal injury attorney. If harmed while working in an oil field, then it is strongly suggested that you contact a lawyer immediately.
We will be addressing several topics over our coming articles. Issues which we will analyze, include:
- Immediate steps to take after such an injury
- Determining which parties may be liable for the accident
- The need for expert witnesses in such cases
- What to expect at trial
These are important topics which the victims of such accidents should understand. First, it is crucial that matters be thoroughly investigated as soon as possible after an accident. Such an investigation is essential to making sure that evidence remains preserved. Second, there are several potential defendants in such cases. Such parties may include the corporation responsible for drilling, equipment manufacturers, and other entities. Third, expert testimony will be necessary to establish the cause of the accident, use of proper safety measures, and to establish the Plaintiff’s damages. Finally, knowing what to expect from the trial process helps to ensure that one is prepared to go forward.
It is important to understand that these types of cases are highly complex. It is important that you retain attorneys with expertise handling such matters. The firm you hire should employ an investigator, should have the resources necessary to deal with large defendants and should be able to devote substantial time to your matter; this is true whether you were injured in Fort Worth, Dallas, or elsewhere in Texas.