Personal Injury & Accident Attorney Serving Fort Worth TX
Injuries can cause a huge disturbance in your life. With medical bills piling up, lost wages, and long-lasting pain, it can be next to impossible to get back on your feet. You need a personal injury attorney with the skills, knowledge, and reputation to successfully represent your personal injury case.
Geoffrey Dashner, Attorney at Law, has been successfully representing Fort Worth residents for years. He has built a winning reputation for being a powerful advocate for his clients. Let the Dashner Law Firm help you.
Fort Worth Attorneys Fight for Your Rights & Benefits
A serious personal injury changes your life forever. You may never recover the quality of life – physically, mentally or emotionally – that you had prior to the accident. Nothing can make you completely “whole” after such an event, but with good legal representation, you may receive a monetary award from the person or entity responsible for the accident.
An experienced personal injury lawyer in Fort Worth, Texas aggressively fights for your rights to receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. While most cases are settled, we will go to court when necessary.
What to Do After a Car Accident
Seek medical attention after any motor vehicle or other serious accident. Often, you have no choice, as the injury is so severe that a trip to the emergency room or trauma center via ambulance or even helicopter is the only way to save your life.
There are situations where you may not think you were badly hurt in a car accident, but symptoms do not appear for a day or two. That is true with whiplash, and often with concussions. A person may think they are fine but friends or loved ones notice behavioral and other changes. Without prompt medical attention, an insurance company may deny that the accident had anything to do with your condition.
If possible, take videos or photos of the accident scene. While important in all types of accidents, such evidence is crucial in slip and fall incidents, where weather may play a part. Owners have legal responsibility for maintaining properties in safe conditions. While it is difficult for an accident victim to collect such evidence, ask a friend or relative to do this for you.
Dealing with Insurance Companies
If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident in which the other driver was clearly at fault, you will likely hear from that individual’s insurance company shortly. Do not agree to any type of settlement before consulting an attorney. As much as you may want to get on with your life, the truth is that insurance companies do their best to pay the absolute minimum.
Once you agree to a settlement, it is done, and you cannot go back for more money if you find your injuries are more extensive or your recovery takes longer than you initially thought. A personal injury attorney knows the fair amount of compensation for the type of injury you suffered and can negotiate accordingly.
Fort Worth Landmarks and Places of Interest
Fort Worth is a blend of modern sophistication along with many reminders of classic Texas. Here you can find world-class museums and galleries such as Kimball Art Museum and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, as well as the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Notable Fort Worth City Ordinances and Laws
Certain city ordinances may now seem silly or perplexing, but there is often an interesting history surrounding the approval of an unusual ordinance or piece of legislation. Try to imagine the circumstances around these Fort Worth regulations:
- If you’re holding a garage sale in Fort Worth, it is illegal to have more than one sign advertising the sale of your property.
- Drivers risk a ticket if they do not use a parking brake whenever parked on a residential street.
- Don’t even think of purchasing raw milk with the intent to distribute.
Fort Worth Local Resources
Emergency responders will bring Fort Worth accident victims to one of the several hospitals in the area. These include Texas Health Fort Worth and Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Police Department can provide you with reports relating to the accident, and the hospitals can provide you with medical records. Keep all receipts related to any type of medical care necessitated by the accident.
If You’ve Been Injured, Contact Us
If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident, contact the Dashner Law Firm in Fort Worth, Texas for a free consultation. We will evaluate your case and advise you if you have a claim. Under the Texas statute of limitations, personal injury lawsuits must be filed within two years of the date of the accident.