This is the next post in our series on the handling of slip and fall accidents in Laredo, Texas. Our last article discussed what to expect at a premises liability trial. It is important to understand that the trial process can be highly complicated and that it is important to retain an injury attorney to assist you with such matters. Retaining counsel can help you to ensure that your matter is handled properly and that your case is clearly presented to the jury. We will expand upon that discussion in this article by discussing the importance of selecting counsel. If you or a loved one have been hurt then contact us today to speak with an injury lawyer. We work to provide quality service and we also handle matters in other areas of south Texas.
When retaining a lawyer for a slip and fall case, or any injury case, it is strongly suggested that you retain someone with experience in personal injury law. This is due to the fact that there are several issues unique to this area of law. First, such matters often involve the use of expert witnesses. Experts will testify in regards to matters involving liability and damages. An experienced injury lawyer will likely have relationships with experts who work in these areas. Experienced counsel will also be familiar with the process of presenting expert testimony to the jurors in a way that is clear and easy for laypeople to understand. Also, experienced counsel will be familiar with the process involved in dealing with medical professionals. Given that it can take some time for a case to resolve, dealing with such professionals will be important.
Retaining counsel will mean that your attorney will focus on your case while you focus on the important task of recovering from your injuries. Upon being retained, your lawyer will send a letter to the insurance carrier which notifies them of the representation. The carrier will then deal with your lawyer directly. Counsel will send a HIPPA release to your medical providers so that he or she may follow up on the status of your treatment and obtain your medical records. Furthermore, counsel will immediately begin obtaining incident reports, interviewing witnesses, and the taking of other steps which will assist in building a case. Once your damages can be reasonably ascertained, then your attorney will send a demand for settlement to the insurance carrier.
If a settlement cannot be reached with the insurance carrier then your attorney will file a lawsuit with the Court. As mentioned above, your representative will likely retain expert witnesses if you have been seriously injured. Counsel will bear the costs for these experts and will not be compensated for these expenses unless you win your case. This, therefore, means that it is important that you retain an attorney with the resources necessary to see your case through to completion.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident then contact my office today to speak with a Laredo injury lawyer. My office practices heavily in the area of personal injury law and we understand that this is a serious time in your life. We pride ourselves on providing quality service and we will work to give your case the attention it deserves. We also serve other areas of south Texas.