Did you or a loved one get severely injured in Texas? Read our 5 negligent security tips that may help your case, then contact our lawyers.
1) Choosing the Right Attorney
If you are searching for a negligent security attorney here in Texas, that sadly means that you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic injury or perhaps even a wrongful death. One of the most important questions that people in your situation have is, “How do I choose the best negligent security lawyer?” By way of example, if you need someone to write you a will, you should hire a lawyer that writes wills for a living. If you have been injured on someone’s property due to neglect and lack of security, you should hire a Texas personal injury trial lawyer.
You should interview at least two lawyers and ask the following questions:
1. “Are you board-certified in personal injury trial law?”
2. “What actual experience do you have trying cases to a jury?” Number three,
3. “Will you give me your personal cell phone number so we can stay in close communication throughout the case?”
If you choose to contact us for a free consultation, we’ll be happy to answer these questions and any other questions that you may have.
2) Case Timeline
We spoke with a gentleman the other day here in Houston. He was at a well-known fast-food restaurant when he was hit in the face pretty badly. He was wondering how long it was going to take to resolve his case. The first thing we told him was it depends on a couple things.
The first thing is how long it’s going to take for you to recover from your injuries. In his particular situation, it was going to require a lot of dental work or orthodontic visits for his particular injuries to heal. We told him the first thing we’ve got to focus on is getting him back to better. Doctors will work with you to reach maximum medical improvement. Once we have that, we’ll have a better understanding of what the rest of your damages are. How much time have you missed from work? How has this affected you on a daily basis? Is there any scarring? Is there any disfigurement? We want to wait until you’re completely done with the doctor and completely done with your medical treatment so we have a really good understanding of what your damages are.
Once we have a really good understanding of what your damages are, we’ll give the insurance company the opportunity to make a reasonable settlement offer, something that fairly and reasonably compensates you for what you’ve been through. If the insurance company decides that they don’t want to do the right thing, then we’re going to have to talk about taking this all the way to a trial in front of the judge and jury. That’s why it’s important to hire a personal injury trial lawyer from the very beginning who understands negligent security cases and who’s going to be able to find the evidence needed for a successful case.
How long a case can take can depend on everybody’s particular situation, but it’s definitely important to hire a personal injury trial lawyer from the beginning. We’re going to do everything that we can possible to shorten the amount of time it takes to get you compensation. In the event that it takes a little while longer, we’re also the attorneys that are going to go into the courtroom to make sure the insurance company does the right thing.
We invite you to give us a call today. As always, legal consultations are free of charge, so feel free to give us a call and learn more about how we can help you out.
We spoke with a gentleman here in Houston just a couple months ago who was assaulted at a local business. Right after it happened, the property owner reached out to the victim and, for some reason, was telling the victim, “It’s not my fault. It’s not my fault. I’ll never be responsible.” He told him it was a criminal that came up on the property that did it— it wasn’t him.
Naturally, the gentleman we spoke with got nervous. He was scared and said, “Wait a minute. Now I have all these medical bills and lost wages. What do you mean you’re not going to be responsible? It happened on your property.” One of the things he told me was, “I don’t even remember how young I was when I learned that if it happens on your property, it’s your fault.”
We told him here in Texas there are ways to hold the property owner responsible. We told him what’s most important is to hire a personal injury trial attorney who’s handled negligent security cases before and understands how to hold the premises property owner responsible. Texas does provide that property owners can be responsible when someone has been hurt on their property. Like any good property owner or insurer, the first thing they’ll do is deny – “It’s not my fault. It’s somebody else’s fault,” Otherwise, they’ll delay it, or they’ll find a reason why it’s your fault. They’ll want to put the responsibility on you.
Yes, it is possible to hold a property owner responsible for your injuries and damages when you’ve been hurt on their property here in Texas, but it’s really important that you get with a personal injury trial attorney. I invite you to give us a call today. Legal consultations are always free. If you have some questions about whether or not the property owner is responsible for what happened to you on their property, give me a call today. I’d be happy to help you out.
4) Case Value
We were talking with a gentleman just the other day. He was up from Fort Worth, Texas, and he was assaulted at a local fast-food restaurant. He had pretty bad injuries, and he wanted to know what his case was worth. He wanted to know, “Am I going to get enough money to pay for my medical bills? Am I going to get enough money to pay for my lost wages? I’ve been out of work and I need money. What’s my case worth?”
It’s a question that we get often. As we tell everybody, determining the value of your case right away is impossible. We just don’t know. Any attorney that says they can, be careful. There are a couple things that we look for to determine the value of your case. We want to look at your injuries and your medical bills. We want to look at your lost wages. We want to look at your pain and suffering. We want to look at any scarring or disfigurement. We also want to look at how this has affected you in your daily life, as well as your physical impairment. Maybe you can’t play with your kids or you can’t go to the gym. You can’t do the things that actually make your life worth living anymore. All of those different factors go into determining the value of your case, what your case is worth.
What’s really important is that you get with an experienced personal injury trial lawyer who understands those different elements of damages and how to get the evidence needed to prove those damages. That personal injury trial lawyer is going to make sure the insurance company does the right thing. In the event the insurance company decides not to do the right thing, you want a personal injury trial lawyer who is not afraid to go into the courtroom, in front of the judge and jury, and force the insurance company to do the right thing.
We definitely invite you to give us a call today. Let’s talk about the value of your case and what your case is worth. As always, legal consultations here at the firm are free, so give us a call today.
5) Common Mistakes To Avoid
We spoke recently with a lady who had been assaulted at an apartment complex. It was the first time this had ever happened to her, and she was scared and nervous. She didn’t know what to do, and she didn’t want to do the wrong thing. She had talked to a bunch of friends and family who had all given her advice, but the best piece of advice she got was to call a lawyer.
After telling her story, she wanted to know what some of the common mistakes are that people make after they’ve been assaulted on someone else’s property. The biggest mistake we see is people not going to the doctor right away. We want to make sure that we record those injuries immediately. We want to get a doctor to check them out and figure out what kind of treatment plan you might need to get to maximum medical improvement. That’s one of the biggest mistakes.
One of the second biggest mistakes we see is clients who don’t follow through once the doctor’s come up with a treatment plan that’s designed to help them reach maximum medical improvement. That’s a big mistake because the insurance companies will use that against you. The insurance companies will try to say that , since you didn’t follow the doctor’s plan, you must not be hurt or need this compensation. That’s typically the second biggest mistake.
The third biggest mistake that we see is when people who have been injured through no fault of their own hire the wrong lawyer. There are a lot of lawyers out there to choose from, but you want to make sure you hire a personal injury trial lawyer. Although there are a lot of us out there, we’re all different. That’s why you want to pick one that’s a personal injury trial lawyer. A personal injury trial lawyer is going to be trained in identifying and collecting the evidence, identifying the witnesses, and making sure your case, from day one, is put together as if it will go to trial. This can help ensure the insurance company does the right thing. We want to hold them responsible, and a trial lawyer will go into the courtroom, in front of the judge and jury, and hold the insurance company responsible.
As always, legal consultations here at the firm are free, so I would invite you to give me a call. If you feel like you’re making a mistake with your negligent security case here in Texas, give us a call. We’d be happy to help.
Did you or a loved one get severely injured in Texas and have questions? After reading our 5 negligent security tips that may help your case, contact our experienced Texas Negligent Security Lawyers today for a free legal consultation and case evaluation.
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