This is the final post in a series of articles addressing dealing with insurance companies in Fort Worth, Texas personal injury cases. The goal of this series has been to provide for those dealing with the insurance adjuster. Another goal has been to explain the role your legal counsel will play following an injury and to provide information to help you carefully choose a law firm to best represent your interests. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured, we suggest contacting an attorney as soon as possible.
This series focused on the following important subjects:
- The process of dealing with insurance adjusters after an accident
- Why dealing with insurance companies can take a long time after an accident
- The importance of retaining a law firm with adequate resources to handle a long-term engagement
- The importance of retaining a law firm that is willing to litigate a personal injury claim
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, these points will be important for a variety of reasons. First, victims are encouraged to engage counsel as soon as possible after the incident so that the attorney can deal directly with the insurance adjuster on your behalf. Because the adjuster’s objectives are to settle the case for as little money as possible, the adjuster’s interests will not be in line with the victim’s. Second, it is important to appreciate in advance the potential for the process to take a significant amount of time. Particularly when the injuries are severe, the medical prognosis and possible damages may be difficult to ascertain. Third, in light of the previous point, it is imperative that your law firm have the financial resources to carry the costs of the case, including investigations and expert witnesses. These costs can be significant over the course of settlement talks and a trial. Last, it is important to retain a firm willing to represent your interests during both settlement talks and at trial to ensure your case is handled properly from beginning to end.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, we recommend contacting an experienced law firm committed to your case as soon as possible. We suggest retaining a law firm with multiple attorneys who are Board Certified in Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The firm should have on-staff resources to act quickly to conduct an investigation of the matter and to access the necessary experts to support your case. These suggestions are applicable in Fort Worth, Dallas, and other areas of Texas.