This is the first post in a series which will discuss issues which are unique to Fort Worth, Texas pedestrian accident cases. We previously discussed the handling of pedestrian accidents as a general matter. We are writing this series in order to expand on that discussion. The goal of our coming articles is to provide information which will help people to understand their rights after an accident. It is also our goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a personal injury attorney. If you or a loved one have been injured, then we suggest that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
We will be addressing a number of topics over our coming articles. The issues which we will analyze include:
- What to expect while treating for a pedestrian accident
- The importance of discovery in such matters
- What to expect from the trial process
We felt it necessary to address these topics for multiple reasons. First, a victim who has suffered serious injuries may have to treat for a significant amount of time before their damages can be reasonably determined. This long treatment period can mean that it may be some time before a settlement demand can be sent to the insurance adjusters. Second, discovery is vital to proving fault in such matters. The discovery process can allow for the obtaining of evidence (such as phone records which will show whether the defendant was texting while driving), the interviewing of witnesses, and the acquisition of video footage which may have captured the incident. Third, knowing what to expect from the trial process can help a victim to have realistic expectations about their case.
A key point that we cannot stress enough is the fact that an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer should be retained if you or a loved one have been injured. It goes without saying that pedestrians are no match for an oncoming car. Such cases can result in brain injuries, spinal damage, or even wrongful death. It is important that you retain qualified counsel. Regardless of whether you were injured in Fort Worth, Dallas, or elsewhere in Texas, we suggest that you retain a firm which employs multiple lawyers, which employs an on-staff investigator, and in which counsel is Board Certified in Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.