This is the next post in our series on the handling of Fort Worth, Texas car accident cases. Our last article discussed the handling of car accidents which involve commercial vehicles. It is important that you retain a personal injury attorney who is experienced in handling such matters and who will fully investigate your case. This is due to the fact that failing to name a party can result in a victim not receiving the full amount of compensation to which they are entitled. In this article we will discuss the qualities that one should look for in a car accident lawyer. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then we suggest you contact counsel immediately.
Car accidents can often result in serious injuries to a victim. Such injuries may include brain damage, skull fractures, spinal damage, paralysis, and even wrongful death. Litigating matters which involve extreme harm can be laborious and expensive. This is due to the fact that serious harm matters can require the retention of multiple experts (such as accident reconstructionists, vocational experts, and medical professionals) and that a case may take years to litigate. Such matters may involve many motion hearings, many depositions, and an extensive discovery process. This means that, when selecting an attorney, you should retain a firm which is prepared to deal with these issues.
Personal injury lawyers receive no compensation unless they recover damages for the Plaintiff. This means that an attorney pays all of the aforementioned expert fees up front. These fees, and other associated costs, can sometimes run into six-figure amounts or more. Also, the amount of time required means that if the you retain a firm, which does not employ multiple attorneys, then your counsel may be put in a position of either not being able to devote adequate time to your case or having to work on your case almost exclusively, which many small firms are simply unable to do.
When selecting a Fort Worth car accident attorney, for cases which involve serious injuries, we suggest you address the foregoing issues by looking for the following qualities in counsel. First, we suggest that you retain a firm with multiple lawyers so that adequate time may be devoted to your matter. Second, we suggest a firm which is selective in the cases it takes. Third, the firm should have the financial backing necessary to hire any needed professionals. Finally, we always suggest that you retain a firm who employs an on-staff investigator so that no stone goes unturned in the gathering of evidence. We believe that these qualities help to ensure that you will receive the amount of compensation which you deserve.