If you have decided to take legal action against an individual or business entity responsible for your injury, then your next step is deciding on legal counsel to handle your claim. At the Law Office of James M. Stanley, our team offers free, no-obligation case evaluations just for this purpose: so prospective clients can learn about our firm and our team can assess the viability of their claim. Below, we take a look at the three key talking points you can expect to go over with one of our skilled Fort Worth personal injury lawyers during this consultation.
What Were the Details of Your Accident?
No matter what the circumstances of your accident were (car accident, fire, slip and fall, construction accident, etc.), our team will want to know as many details as possible. When did it occur? What were you doing when the accident happened? What role did the responsible parties play? Were there pre-existing conditions that led to the accident? Was there a police investigation into the accident? All of these details creates a foundational understanding of what happened and who is at fault.
Are There Insurance Providers Involved?
Insurance companies play a critical role in many personal injury claims—usually due to their failure to properly honor a policy. We will want to assess what role insurance providers have already played in your case.
- Did you file a claim with your insurance provider?
- Was there an insurer investigation into your claim?
- Has your provider disputed or underpaid your claim?
- Did the responsible party carry insurance?
- If so, has their provider been in touch with you?
- Has the responsible party's insurer disputed or underpaid your claim?
What Have Your Activities Been?
In personal injury cases, the plaintiff's actions during and after the accident are key to crafting a thorough claim for compensation. Attorneys need to know whether the plaintiff in any way contributed to their own accident, for instance. It's also important to determine what the plaintiff has already done to treat their injuries and how their recovery has gone. If there has been any interaction between the plaintiff and the potential defendant that also needs to be reviewed by an attorney.
If you have sustained an injury and are wondering what your legal options are, then we invite you to contact us at the Law Office of James M. Stanley. Our dedicated and experienced Fort Worth personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $100 million for our clients and are ready to discuss your legal options.
Start the process by requesting a free case evaluation with our team today. We're ready to hear your story.