The Texas Personal Injury Process, Series Wrap-Up
This post concludes our series on the process a Texas resident faces during a personal injury case. Our purpose in writing this series of blogs was to assist Texas residents in understanding what to expect when they have suffered an injury due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another. This article will serve to recap the issues we have discussed and will also stress the need to contact the right attorney if you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury.
We addressed several subjects in this series:
- The need to seek proper medical care after suffering an injury
- The way that Texas law assesses fault and the impact it can have on your case
- The importance of knowing your statute of limitations
- Dealing with insurance companies and adverse parties
- Understanding the stages of your case
- The litigation process
- The importance of hiring an attorney to deal with your personal injury case
One point that we have stressed throughout each of these discussions is that the litigation process can take several years, be very expensive, and is best handled by a firm that has the resources to take a case all the way to trial.
When looking for the right injury lawyer to handle your case, there are a variety of things you should consider. First, we suggest looking at the types of cases the attorney normally handles. Some injury attorneys specialize in only serious injury cases while others take on a larger volume of smaller cases with less severe damages. Second, you should look at whether the firm has a sufficient number of attorneys, staff, and resources to handle a case involving serious injuries. It is important to hire an attorney with sufficient financial resources to aggressively handle your case with the possibility of not being reimbursed for several years. These types of considerations can help you ensure that your case will be handled properly.
When selecting a personal injury attorney it is important that you select a firm which handles major injury cases and in which the lawyers have substantial experience. You should also determine whether the attorneys are board certified and whether the firm employs a full time investigator. Finally, you should determine whether the firm is large enough to advance court costs and whether the office can devote multiple attorneys to your case. This is true whether you were injured in counties including Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, and Wise as well as Fort Worth, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Arlington, Keller, Grand Prairie, and Dallas.