Fort Worth Car Accident Lawyer
Put Decades of Experience in Your Corner
Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident in the Fort Worth area? Contact Brian Hargrove Law. Founding attorney Brian Hargrove is an experienced car accident trial lawyer. For over 20 years, he has focused exclusively on helping personal injury victims, including those hurt in car accidents—not the insurance companies.
One of the most important decisions after a car wreck is choosing the “right” lawyer for you. If you want to receive the full compensation you are entitled—as well as be treated with the respect and compassion you deserve—you must hire an experienced trial lawyer with extensive experience in car accident cases.
Liability Laws After a Car Accident
After a car accident occurs, Texas adheres to an “at-fault” rule to determine liability. This “at-fault” rule means that the driver who is responsible for causing an accident is the one responsible for paying damages, through an insurance carrier. This at-fault system is directly opposed to the no-fault system which some states follow. In a no-fault system, each party files a claim with their own insurance regardless of who is responsible for causing the accident.
While this law is simple in situations where only one driver was at fault, many accidents that occur involve the fault of more than one party, no matter how small. For example, You may have been driving a little bit about the speed limit or failed to put on a turn signal. In these cases, an injured driver can still recover compensation through Texas’ “modified comparative fault" rule. This rule says that an injured party can still file a claim against the negligent party however,
- The percentage of responsibility they are found to bear will also be deducted from the overall compensation awarded. For example, if you are found to be 15% at fault for the accident, the total compensation awarded to you will also be reduced by 15%.
- You can only pursue a claim if your share of fault is less than 50%
Common Causes of Car Accidents In Fort Worth
“Car accidents don’t just happen. Car wrecks happen when a driver chooses to violate the safety rules that protect us all on our Texas roadways.” – Brian Hargrove
Brian Hargrove has over 20 years of experience handling car accidents caused from the unusual to the common causes, including:
- Distracted driving
- Driving in unfamiliar weather or terrain
- Drowsy driving
- Drunk driving
- Failure to yield right of way
- Reckless driving
- Road rage
- Running a red light
- Talking on a cell phone
- Texting and driving
The Types of Car Accident Cases We Can Help You With
We have helped car accident victims in Fort Worth and the surrounding areas who have suffered serious injuries from car accidents such as:
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Internal injuries
- Knee injuries
- Neck injuries
- Paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Shoulder injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrongful death
What Types of Compensation Am I Entitled To?
Car wreck victims have rights! For over 20 years, Brian Hargrove has helped Texas car accident victims just like you receive full compensation for their accident-related expenses. We are here to win your case and fight for your right to economic and non-economic damages. We’ll work until you get full justice so you can pay all your bills and receive the care you need without stress. You have the legal right to be compensated for expenses related to your injuries caused in the car crash, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Mental anguish
- Physical limitations
- Physical pain
- Property damage losses
- Future pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses, in cases of wrongful death
Do I Need to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
When you’ve been injured in a car accident, you must hire an experienced car accident lawyer to protect your rights. Insurance companies have teams of adjusters and lawyers to protect their own interests. As soon as an insurance company receives a car accident claim, they begin working to deny and defend the claim to their advantage. (Top 10 Tactics Insurance Companies Use to Deny Claims).
Don’t delay contacting Brian Hargrove Law if you’ve been injured in a car accident. Car accident injury claims are not a “do it yourself project.” An experienced car accident lawyer knows your rights, your options, and the full value of your claim. Unfortunately, by the time most injury victims realize they need a lawyer, it’s too late.
However, it’s not enough to just hire “a lawyer” as many of those who advertise on television and billboards don’t care much about exploring every option for compensation. You must hire the “right lawyer”—one who will put your needs and concerns first by exploring every available avenue for justice. If you want to receive full compensation for your car accident injury claim, hire an experienced personal injury trial lawyer today.
Why You Need to Hire the Experienced Attorney
Car wreck injury claims should only be handled by an experienced car accident lawyer. “Car wreck victims who hire an attorney get three times more money than those who settle their own cases,” according to the Insurance Research Council in a study titled “Attorney Involvement in Auto Injury Claims.” Hiring the right car wreck lawyer is one of the most important factors to get the maximum settlement.
It’s important to know that not all personal injury lawyers are the same. Many of the biggest advertising firms, like the lawyers on TV and radio, sign up any case. These “settlement mills” are high volume facilities that churn out cases as fast as possible in order to appear productive. Our goal is to get the most for our clients, not get the most clients.
Brian Hargrove Law prepares every case for the courtroom. “I will not accept a case that I’m not willing to go to trial for,” according to our founding attorney himself. Trial preparation is the key to maximum recovery for our clients. Read our former client reviews about their results to learn more.
Auto insurance companies use the lawyer’s reputation in valuing claims. It is a fact that auto insurance companies know which law firms try cases and which ones just settle cases. If you’re not represented by a law firm that tries cases, you won’t receive the full value. Brian Hargrove NEVER accepts an insurance company’s low-ball offer like the heavily advertised TV lawyers. Brian Hargrove has earned the reputation of preparing every case as if it is going to trial.
Auto insurance companies are in business to make money, not pay claims. Do you think the insurance adjuster is looking out for your best interests or the company that pays him? The less the insurance adjuster pays you, the more money the insurance company makes. The adjuster’s interest is in their bottom lines, not in helping you. Brian Hargrove will protect your interests.
Forbes published an article explaining why insurance companies love personal injury “settlement mills.” They know these mill law firms are more interested in a quick settlement than working hard for full value. In fact, settlement mills leave money on the table. They are more concerned with settling a high volume of cases to pay their expensive advertising budget.
Brian Hargrove’s no-nonsense, straightforward approach has earned him respect with insurance adjusters. Insurance companies know that Brian Hargrove will not settle a case for less than full compensation. You deserve a lawyer that the insurance companies respect.