What Does A Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
A personal injury attorney represents clients who have been hurt and sustained injury as a result of another party's negligence or torts. A tort is a legal term of art that basically means an act outside the bounds of what we as a society allow. (There're some more nuances to the term, but that definition will work for the purposes of this article.) Lawsuits that arise out of these types of wrongs can be against insurance companies, the employers of those who commit the wrongs, or, of course, the person who committed the wrong themself. We have a Fort Worth Personal injury lawyer here at the Glenn Law Firm who is ready to speak with you if you have been injured and are in need of someone to fight for you.
Personal Injury: Categories of Cases
As we all know, heading out onto the roads, streets, and highways here in Texas is one of the most dangerous daily activities in which we engage. Even the smallest of errors can have tremendous—even fatal—consequences. Accordingly, the State of Texas requires that we all carry insurance. However, it is equally common that the insurance company on the other side of the wreck will refuse to pay the compensation they owe you when it comes time to fulfill their responsibility.
Car wrecks can result in wrongful death, traumatic brain injury (TBI), amputation (loss of limbs), and other terrible injuries. If you've had serious injuries of these types or others, the insurance companies are likely to fight you for the value of your claim every step of the way. This is an area where a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer can help: you need to focus on healing; let your lawyer do the fighting. At Glenn Law Firm, we would be happy to provide you with a free case analysis and consultation to help you understand your options.
Like car wrecks, the presence of gigantic trucks carrying eighteen-wheeler style loads only compounds the danger on the roadways. As you would expect, these vehicles are required to carry even larger insurance policies. Dealing with accidents of this type can add a layer of complexity because there are various elements in trucking cases that are not present in “normal” car accidents. The larger loads and more complex machinery involved means that there are more variables to consider. Sometimes it's operator error—but other times, truckers are sent out onto the roads with faulty or improperly maintained equipment. Additionally, truckers are under enormous stress: shipping companies are infamous for making unreasonable demands and setting virtually impossible deadlines for their drivers. There are numerous factors that can contribute to big truck wrecks, and an experienced Fort Worth personal injury lawyer can help you figure out the best way to fight your case and get the compensation to which you're entitled.
Whenever you visit a store, a concert hall, or any other place where the public is expected to enter, the owners and operators owe you a duty to make sure the premises are safe. It's not just public places, but also places like your apartment complex. When these facilities are not properly maintained, serious injuries can result. When this unfortunate circumstance arises, there is generally a premises liability claim that arises as well. These types of cases can be difficult to pursue because they typically require experts to write reports and testify in order to show that the owners and operators did not keep their facilities in the proper condition. At Glenn Law Firm, there is an experienced Fort Worth personal injury lawyer who has argued numerous personal injury lawsuits—and who can help you fight yours.
With modern manufacturing and markets as developed as they are, huge amounts of the products we use are constructed for mass production. Unfortunately, builders and vendors sometimes release unsafe products into the marketplace in order to save a buck—and their consumers are the ones who ultimately pay the price. Like premises liability cases, products liability cases often require experts in manufacturing and/or design to show a jury the problems with the faulty product. It is difficult to wade through the waters of the legal system—especially while recovering from physical and emotional symptoms of an injury.
The categories above are just a few. There are numerous other ways in which Texans are injured every day. The good news is that there are many ways in which injured folks can recover compensation to help in their treatment and healing process. We encourage you to visit our practice areas page to see a more detailed list of each of the areas in which we serve hurt DFW residents. Additionally, we have fought for Texans all over the state, and we would be honored to do so for you—even if you're located outside the Metroplex.
Statute of Limitations On Texas Personal Injury Lawsuits
As a general rule, personal injury claims in the State of Texas are given two years from the date of the injury to file a suit. If you do not file your claim by that two-year deadline, then you've waived your right to do so. This is why it is important to contact an attorney promptly after an injury. Depending on the category and involvedness of your case, there may be quite a bit of groundwork and preparation that needs to be finished before filing. A Fort Worth personal injury lawyer who has handled cases like yours before can make sure that your case is fully developed, prepared, and timely filed.
Contact Glenn Law Firm for a Free Case Analysis
Like most lawyers, Glenn Law Firm's personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not charge by the hour. Instead, we take a percentage of the recovery. This also means that we do not charge potential clients for calling to talk with us. We would be happy to hear your story and provide a free case analysis and consultation. You can call us at (817) 424-5999, or you can also fill out the online submission form on this page and someone will contact you promptly.