Fort Worth Personal Injury Attorney Michael Grossman
Everyone from the northern part of Texas knows that the “D” and the “FW” in “DFW” are profoundly different. Fort Worth has experienced excellent growth in the last few decades, but even with all the new-comers and new businesses, it remains its own distinct city.
When folks get hurt or lose someone close to them in an accident here, they look for a lawyer with local knowledge to make sure they get the justice that’s coming to them and the person who’s at fault. Understanding how Fort Worth’s court system works takes years of practicing in this area because the juries are different, what people can expect to get is different, and it takes a different kind of lawyer.
In this article, award-winning Fort Worth personal injury attorney Michael Grossman discusses what makes practicing personal injury law in Fort Worth different and how this local knowledge helps maximize an injury victim’s compensation.
Questions answered on this page:
- Why is an attorney who knows Fort Worth courtrooms important?
- What is the purpose of a lawsuit?
- Do I need a lawyer to recover compensation?
Navigating the complexities of a jury in Fort Worth
In most instance people have no choice about the jurisdiction their personal injury case is heard in. Generally, legal proceedings take place in the jurisdiction where the accident occurred, or where the defendant is located. However, the jurisdiction can have a large impact on the compensation you receive for your personal injury. Knowledge of a local jurisdiction, the jury pool composition, and the disposition of local judges can be critical to obtaining compensation, yet people rarely ask how well their attorney knows a particular area.
Just who makes up a Fort Worth jury? Everyone. If you’re old enough, not a convicted felon, and don’t have a pressing reason to be excused, you’re eligible. In some counties in Texas, you get nothing but conservative farmers and businesspeople who don’t like the idea of anyone suing anybody for just about anything. Other counties with more blue-collar populations are more generous with injured people.Myth - Insurance Carriers Must Pay Accident Victims This is not how insurance works at all. In this article, we address the myth and explain how insurance policies actually do work...Read More >
In Fort Worth, that means you’ve got a mixture of mostly everyday workers with a few wealthy folks sprinkled in. Over the years, we’ve learned that the average juror in Fort Worth is a hard worker who doesn’t take easily to a lawyer demanding a bunch of money from a defendant. They’re not impressed with fancy suits or fancy arguments about high-minded legal theories: They want proof before they award money to victims of accidents.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing by any stretch of the imagination–after all, it’s called the “justice system,” not an “ATM.” On the other hand, our experience has shown us that Fort Worth jurors won’t look the other way when they’re shown that the perpetrator of the accident was at fault and that he or she caused a lot of harm in the process. Folks here get just as angry at a negligent driver, employer, bar, or whoever that needlessly inflicted pain or death.
The bottom line: Fort Worth jurors don’t mess around, but they’ll listen if you have compelling evidence. That is why Grossman Law Offices isn’t based around Hollywood style courtroom theatrics. Instead, our attorneys begin ever case with a thorough, professional investigation. Our philosophy is to let the evidence do the talking for us. It doesn’t matter who is on a Fort Worth jury, when confronted with compelling evidence, they will see that justice is done.
Lawsuits Accomplish Two Things:
They hold wrongdoers accountable and provide compensation for the victims of someone else’s negligence. There are many reasons to pursue a lawsuit…finding out what happened, making sure it doesn’t happen again…but the bottom line is that you’ve lost money and it wasn’t your fault.
We all know that you can’t get a jury to give you back days you lost with your deceased loved one, so the next best thing that we have in the civil justice system is awarding money. How much money you’ve lost is, like many things though, up for debate. Some of those dollars can seem relatively easy to calculate—for example, if your car was totaled then you’re likely entitled to what your car was worth before the accident. Similarly, if you were out of work for a month after the accident and couldn’t make it to your job, then you’re likely entitled to your lost wages. But what about less tangible losses? Can you put a price on tears and lonely days? What about the pain of losing a loved one in a wrongful death accident?
What all these losses share is the need to prove them to a jury. With economic damages, losses like wages and property damages, your attorney will still need to get in front of the jury with courtroom-quality evidence of what you lost and why it’s not your fault. This will require not just getting pay stubs and repair orders, but having the arguments ready to prove why those things are right. The market price does a lot of the arguing: Your attorney makes sure that your evidence is admissible.
When it comes to what we call “pain and suffering” damages, there is no market price for losing a spouse, parent, or child, so pricing these damages involves trusting jury’s discretion to some degree. Some of these damages can be made more concrete with the help of expert witnesses, but beyond that, an experienced Fort Worth personal injury lawyer will have to ask the jury what they think a day without a spouse or child is really worth.
Fort Worth personal injury attorney Michael Grossman fights for victims.
As you can tell, getting a jury to give you what you deserve isn’t a simple process. Even if you and your family would make the best witnesses there could ever be, your case still requires a lawyer to guide you through the long and complicated process.
While lawyers all over Texas will gladly take your case, Grossman Law Offices has been helping victims in Fort Worth for 25 years. We’ve won trial verdicts or settlements for over 1,000 families not only because we’re willing to put the hard work in that juries will later reward, but because clients have come to trust us and our counsel.
We’ve won compensation for clients in cases that other lawyers turned down cold because we were willing to do the extra work to get our clients’ cases across the finish line. Fort Worth has plenty of lawyers, but do you really want to have someone without the same experience handling your case?
During our 25 years our practice has focused on the following ares of the law:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Wrongful death
- Bus accidents
- Workers Compensation
- Non-subscriber work injuries
- Premises liability
- Dram Shop Liability Law
Each area of the law in which Grossman Law Offices practices has its own rules and specific niches. For instance, dram shop liability law holds alcohol providers accountable for injuries that result from their unlawful alcohol service. It is also very detail oriented. Many firms take on these cases, only to learn that it is far more work than they bargained for. At Grossman Law Offices, we subscribe to a funny belief that lawyers should actually work for a living, so when these cases come along, we don’t mind rolling our sleeves up and getting down to business.
We’re not in business for easy settlements and piggybacking on people’s tragedy. We help people get justice, regardless of the work we have to put into a case. That’s why we are one of the few firms that will ever tell a prospective client that they are being treated fairly by the person who wronged them and don’t need an attorney. The way we see it, we only get paid when we add value to a case. If you’ve managed to receive fair compensation without us, we aren’t going to swoop in, sign your case up, and demand our cut for not doing a thing. That honesty and integrity is why for over 25 years, those injured in Fort Worth have turned to personal injury attorney Michael Grossman.
No matter where you are in the process, your claim needs at least an evaluation from a firm with our background. Whether it’s a car accident, truck accident, workplace injury, or any wrongful death claim, you need to know your rights, as well as to get honest, unbiased counsel.The attorneys at Grossman Law Offices have delivered results to countless people in your position. If you’re ready to get started on your case, or if you just need some free advice, we’re here for you, 24/7 at (817) 768-3432
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