Selecting a Work Injury Lawyer

Hopefully, neither you nor your family will ever be affected by a work injury or death. However, when your or a loved one is hurt at work, and you need legal assistance, how do you choose an attorney? We suggest that you consider several things.

First, what is the lawyer's level of competency? All Texas lawyers must pass the Bar examination, which shows a minimum level of competence. However, most lawyers tend to practice in certain areas of the law. A lawyer who chooses to concentrate on probate law, for example, might not know anything about the the law applicable to work injury and death cases. Likewise, a lawyer who chooses a contract law practice might not know the rules of evidence and procedure necessary to try a lawsuit to a jury.

Second, is the attorney forthright, and does he or she have integrity? It is difficult at best to measure someone's integrity. Talk to the lawyer. Does he or she make you feel comfortable? Does the attorney seem to care about you and your injuries? Does the attorney give you feelings of confidence and comfort?

Third, check out the attorney's reputation? Search the Internet. Does it appear that the attorney actively prosecutes his or her clients' cases? What does the lawyer's Internet presence indicate? Does it look like he or she acts appropriately and in the best interest of his clients? Has the lawyer prosecuted lawsuits with significant monetary amounts at stake?

Finally, is the lawyer willing to try your case if necessary? Usually, if a work injury lawyer is acting in his client's best interest, he will attempt to settle the case without a trial. However, lawsuits do not settle for many reasons. A defendant or its attorney or insurance company might not think or act reasonably, or might not appropriately evaluate a case. A defendant might want to try a case even if the defendant is clearly liable for the worker's injuries. A company or its insurance carrier might not offer enough compensation for the injuries or death. There are numerous reasons that a lawsuit might not resolve before trial. When a company refuses to settle, will the lawyer you are considering take your case to trial? When was the last time that the lawyer tried a case to a jury? You should only retain a lawyer who is willing "to go the distance." Otherwise, you might not obtain appropriate compensation.

Our law firm’s principal office is in downtown Dallas, Texas, but we represent people across Texas, for employee injury and deathclaims, in cities and areas including the following:  Abilene, Albany, Alice, Alpine, Amarillo, Angleton, Arlington, Austin, Bay City, Baytown, Beaumont, Benavides, Big Spring, Boerne, Bonham, Bowie, Brazoria, Brownsville, Brownwood, Bryan, Buffalo, Carthage, Centerville, Childress, Clarksville, Cleburne, College Station, Commerce, Conroe, Corpus Christi, Corsicana, Crockett, Daingerfield, Dalhart, Dallas, Decatur, Del Rio, Denton, DFW Metroplex, Dumas, Eagle Pass, Eastland, Edinburg, El Paso, Emory, Ennis, Fairfield, Falfurrias, Fort Stockton, Fort Worth, Freer, Gainesville, Galveston, Garland, Gatesville, Gilmer, Granbury, Grapevine, Greenville, Groom, Harlingen, Henderson, Hillsboro, Houston, Huntsville, Irving, Jacksboro, Jasper, Kaufman, Kerrville, Killeen, Kingsville, Kingwood, Laredo, Liberty, Livingston, Llano, Longview, Lorena, Lubbock, Lufkin, Mansfield, Marathon, Marshall, McAllen, Mesquite, Midland, Mineola, Mineral Wells, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Nacogdoches, New Braunfels, Odessa, Orange, Ozona, Palestine, Pampa, Paris, Pasadena, Pearland, Pecos, Pharr, Plainview, Port Arthur, Quinlan, Raymondville, Richland, Rio Grande City, Rio Grande Valley, Sanford, Sonora, San Angelo, San Antonio, San Marcos, Seguin, Shamrock, Sheffield, Sherman, Spring, Stephenville, Sulphur Springs, Sweetwater, Tawakoni, Temple, Terrell, Texarkana, Texas City, Thurber, Tulia, Tyler, Van Horn, Vernon, Victoria, Waco, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Wharton, Whitesboro, Whitewright, Wichita Falls, Wills Point, The Woodlands, and Woodville.

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