Ft. Worth Personal Injury
Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in Texas and the county seat for Tarrant County. In 2013, its population was nearly 800,000 residents. Established as an Army outpost, the city continues to embrace its heritage. It is home to the Kimball Art Museum, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth, the Amon Carter Museum, and many universities, including Texas A&M University School of Law and Texas Christian University. Fort Worth is also home to Lake Worth, formed by a large storage dam built in 1913 on the Trinity River. The city's climate is humid and sub-tropical. If you have been hurt in an accident in the Fort Worth area, the injury lawyers at Feizy Law Office can represent you in a lawsuit to seek damages.Asserting the Right to Compensation
You can potentially recover both economic and noneconomic damages if you are able to establish a defendant's negligence in a personal injury lawsuit. Economic damages are tangible costs and losses. Often, they are supported by documentary evidence. In some cases, it may be necessary to retain an expert to establish future economic losses, such as future lost wages in your current job or the need to take a lesser-paying job due to your injuries. Economic damages may include medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, vocational rehabilitation, lost income, and lost earning capacity.
Noneconomic damages, such as mental anguish, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment, are highly variable. They depend on a jury's subjective impressions of the intangible losses that naturally flowed from your harm. Sometimes the same injury in two different plaintiffs results in significantly different noneconomic damages, depending on how much it changes each person’s life.
For example, two plaintiffs may both suffer facial disfigurement after getting burned in an accident caused by a defective product. However, if one of the plaintiffs was a model in a major city whose livelihood and sense of self-worth was based on her appearance, a jury might evaluate her subjective losses differently than it would evaluate the losses of a plaintiff who lived a solitary life as a farmer in a rural area.
Texas follows the rule that a victim has a duty to mitigate his or her damages. This means that a person who has been hurt needs to seek proper treatment and limit aggravation of the injury. However, a victim does need not to take extraordinary measures. For example, a motorcyclist injured in an accident who suffers a broken arm should take reasonable steps in seeking treatment such as getting a cast. If the victim fails to seek treatment, and ultimately the arm requires an operation, the defendant may argue that surgery could have been avoided had the victim seen a doctor right away. On the other hand, the defendant probably could not argue that the compensation award should be reduced based on common complications that naturally arise from the treatment.Consult a Fort Worth Lawyer to Discuss Your Injury Claim
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident or another incident of negligence in Fort Worth, the attorneys at Feizy Law Office can help you pursue damages from the responsible party. In most cases, the other party's insurer is looking out for its insured's own best interest, not yours. Therefore, it is important not to talk to the other party's insurer or attorney before you consult your own attorney. Call Feizy Law Office at (214) 651-8686 or complete our online form. We also represent accident victims throughout the Dallas region, including in Arlington, Irving, Garland, and Plano.