Who You Hire is Important to Your Case

Selecting the right attorney to handle your wrongful death case is probably one of the most important decisions that you are going to make in protecting your financial future.


There are many sources of information about attorneys that are credible and helpful for you to find the best local death attorney you can locate. There are many sources that are commercial in nature and the relationship between the advertiser and the attorney is one of money.


The most honest assessments of any individual lawyers ability probably comes from their peers and a true peer review process. Martindale.com is one such authority where the ranking is based upon other attorneys votes in a blind sample. In other words, what do other attorneys think of the lawyer as far as his rating.


Be very leery of important sounding awards that are granted by an entity that the law firm pays money on a monthly basis to manage their website or their marketing campaign.


Another good source of information is past clients and do not hesitate to ask an attorney for the telephone number of a past client with a similar case.


A little research online and a few phone calls can start you in the right direction to find the attorney that is best to handle your case. It is also important to note that many law firms have associates who actually handle the case while the partner does all the client contact. This may not be the best fit for many who expect the attorney they hire – the partner to be in charge of the entirety of the case and not turn it over to an associate.


Some questions you may want to ask when interviewing an attorney for your case:

* How many years have you been doing personal injury litigation?

* When is the last time you handled a case like this?

* What was the result of your last jury verdict?

* How many cases like this have you handled in the past?

Personal injury and wrongful death litigation are somewhat similar to the practice of medicine in that the more specialized the case the more expertise required of the attorney handling the file. Many attorneys may occasionally handle a truck accident with a big rig but there are attorneys out there who handle 18 wheeler accident cases on an ongoing basis.


Consider hiring an attorney with expertise you need for the type of case you have. Also, you may want to interview several different attorneys until you find one that you are very comfortable with to handle your case. Do not take this decision lightly as it is one of the more important ones you’re likely to make.

Texas Wrongful Death Lawyer Blog

Welcome to the Texas wrongful death lawyer blog. This blog is intended to provide news and information concerning wrongful death litigation in Texas and across the United States.

Some of the posts will be related to stories in the news of particular interest and other posts will relate to resources available to victims families.

In the era of “tort reform” it is hoped that reading stories of real families losses can bring home that any family can lose a loved one at the drop of a hat. Unintended accidents can happen at any time and in split seconds. Unlike some personal injuries, the families of the wrongful death victim suffer a permanent and irreversible loss.

It is also hoped that by bringing home stories of real-life tragedies that people will embrace some regulations that enhance safety and save lives. Without necessary regulations and protections of the public our society would revert to the old wild west which may sound attractive to some right up until they lose a loved one from their family due to the negligence or recklessness of another.

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Selecting a Nursing Home

Parents of preschoolers can find a wealth of information about the proper way to choose childcare. However, those in search of elder-care may be at a loss as to what to look for in a nursing home. What follows are some guidelines that should make the process simpler:
*Always start by checking public sites about the nursing homes you are considering. Do they have any complaints or lawsuits on file? Have they been rated somewhere for the quality of their programming and service? Is the staff ‘vetted’?
*Does the facility accept Medicare patients? What are the payment expectations? (Some nursing homes require that you turn over the patient’s assets in one form or another in exchange for long-term care).
*Plan to spend a day at the facility. Take particular note of how the staff interacts with patients – especially those who seem totally unable to fend for themselves.
*What is the food like? Are there alternative menus? What accommodations are made for those on special diets?
*What other ‘guest services’ are available? Do they have social programming? Do they have bus services to local shopping areas? Do they hold religious services?
Finally, be sure to inquire about their security systems. This includes such things as to how they would handle a patient who has a tendency to wander and how to ensure their loved one is treated respectfully and with care by the staff.
Taking the time to find the ‘right fit’ for a nursing home ensures long-term peace of mind for everyone.