This is the first post in a series which will be discussing the steps involved in a personal injury case in Fort Worth, Texas. We have previously discussed these issues in another article, but would like to provide further information on the topic. The goal of our coming articles is to assist Texas residents in their understanding of the personal injury process. It is also our hope that we can assist victims in making an informed decision when it comes time to select an attorney. Contact a lawyer immediately if you or a loved one have been injured through no fault of your own.
We will discuss several topics over our coming articles. Issues which we will analyze include:
- The treatment stage of a personal injury case
- The “summary” stage
- The negotiation stage
- The litigation stage
- The disbursement stage
These five steps are important to address for a number of reasons. First, the treatment step is the very beginning of the process and will serve as the foundation for the entire case. Second, an effective summary will include a compilation of all an individual’s expenses and lost wages, which may be used as the basis for damages. Third, the negotiation stage can be crucial if the two parties can come to favorable terms. However, it also may reveal key information that can be useful at trial. Fourth, the litigation stage is where having an experienced lawyer becomes invaluable. Those that are seeking damages should be aware of the what will be expected at trial. Lastly, the disbursement step is the result of a culmination of work and it ends once a check is issued to the injured party.
Once point we cannot stress enough is how important it is to retain counsel immediately after suffering an injury. There is simply no need to suffer in silence. If you or a loved one has been injured and would like to discuss your options then speak with a personal injury attorney. The concepts discussed above apply whether you were injured in Fort Worth, Dallas, or elsewhere in Texas.