This is the final post in a series of articles discussing the handling of slip and fall cases in Fort Worth, Texas. Our goal in this series has been to provide details about the process that will follow a slip and fall incident. It is important to understand the types of issues that may arise after an accident occurs. Given the complex legal issues that may impact your case, it is essential to select an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact an attorney as soon as possible.
This series focused on several key topics, including:
- Dealing with insurance companies after an injury
- The application of comparative fault
- The need for expert witnesses in such matters
- The determination of a victim’s damages (including possible punitive damages)
We felt it was important to highlight each subject above for the following reasons. First, accident victims must understand early in the process that the insurance adjusters are not likely to have their best interests in mind. Speaking with an adjuster before speaking to an attorney may have a negative impact on your case. Second, under Texas law, it is possible to recover damages even if the injured party was partly responsible for the accident. Third, expert witnesses play an important role in determining the liability of the property owner and the victim’s damages. Last, the types of damages available to a plaintiff will differ from case to case. Depending on the types of injuries suffered, it may be possible to recover medical expenses, lost wages or possibly punitive damages.
It can be difficult to win a claim in a slip and fall case. Consulting with a law firm with experience in personal injury cases will help you understand whether you have a valid legal claim. 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.