Many feel that life is over after they have been injured to the point of paralysis. It goes without saying that the inability to run, jump, or play with one’s child is both devastating and hollowing. The fact remains that one will require future medical care and, while money cannot make the matter right, one should be compensated for their loss. Our Texas lawyers aggressively represent those in Fort Worth, and elsewhere, who have been injured through no fault of their own. Call our office today to speak with a personal injury attorney.
Many types of accidents result in paralysis. These can include car accidents, trucking accidents, injuries incurred while riding a motorcycle, etc. If one has been paralyzed, due to the fault of another, then they may recover compensation for pain, suffering, loss of income, future medical expenses, and possibly punitive damages. A lawsuit for an injury typically must be brought within two years of the accident. Under Texas’ comparative fault laws a victim will be entitled to compensation as long as they were less than fifty-one percent responsible for the accident. It is crucial that one retains an attorney who is familiar with the process.
The first step in a personal injury lawsuit is to file a Petition. This is a formal document that begins the process. Discovery, which is a process of how one gains information from the other side, begins shortly after the Petition is filed. Discovery can consist of forcing the other side to provide documents and records. It can also include having the Defendants provide written answers to questions and taking their depositions. During this time the injured party must also begin producing evidence of their damages. This can include records from doctors, providing one’s pay history, as well as reports from experts on the cost of care and the expected amount of lost income. If a settlement cannot be reached then the case will proceed to trial after discovery is completed.
Our personal injury attorneys assist residents of Fort Worth and elsewhere who have been paralyzed due to the negligent or intentional acts of another. Once retained we will contact the defendant’s insurance provider so that they will deal with us directly. We will then begin working with experts to establish your damages. A demand for payment will be submitted to the insurance company and, if a settlement is not reached, we will quickly file a Petition with the Court. Our lawyers have extensive experience in such matters and will guide you through the process. We will be in regular contact with you as the case proceeds and we will be available to answer your questions. We believe that people should be valued above an insurance company’s profits and we are ready to assist you. We settle over ninety percent of our cases because we prepare to go to trial in one hundred percent of our cases. We also assist residents of Dallas.
Chuck Noteboom and Brian Butcher are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Chuck and his associates have a history of taking catastrophic loss cases to trial. Our office only deals with matters which involve serious injury and, as a result, we take a select number of cases. This means that our six attorneys give all of our cases the attention they deserve and we heavily devote our resources to defending the rights of our clients. These resources include having an on-staff investigator, a mock courtroom for trial preparation, and the ability to front expert fees and court costs which can run from $100,000 to $1,000,000. Do not risk your future to a lesser experienced law firm. Contact us online or by telephone today.