Fort Worth Area Todd Smith Law Firm Practice Areas

Personal Injury

The Todd Smith Law Firm has extensive experience representing clients in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.  A personal injury generally includes physical and psychological injuries resulting from an accident.  Our firm has handled many cases where injuries have arisen from car, truck, or construction accidents, slip and fall, fires, or product defects.  Resulting physical injuries can include quadriplegia or paraplegia, brain, spinal, or back injuries, or wrongful death.  The Texas statue of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the injury.  If you or a loved one has been injured, we recommend that you contact our firm immediately to protect your rights.

Auto and Truck Accidents

We represent people who have been seriously injured in vehicle accidents, and the family members of people who have been killed in accidents involving vehicles.  We have represented hundreds of Texans injured in a variety of types of vehicle accidents, including accidents involving:

  • Alcohol: Texas law allows for civil recovery against drunk drivers.  Also, under dram shop laws, an injured party can pursue damages against a business that sold or served alcohol to the driver, if the driver was clearly intoxicated.
  • Pedestrians: Texas law gives the right of way to pedestrians. Unfortunately, pedestrians are vulnerable to injury, even from slow moving vehicles, and can be easily injured when involved in a vehicle accident.
  • Motorcycles: Texas has one of the largest motorcycle populations in the nation.  With motorcycles being difficult for other vehicles to see, and the number of motorcyclists on Texas roads, motorcyclists run the risk of being involved in an accident

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death claim unfortunately arises when an individual dies as a result of someone else's negligence or the intentional act of another person.  Texas law allows the spouse, children, and parents of the deceased to pursue a claim on behalf of the deceased.  The statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is generally two years from the death of the individual.  While the death of loved one is a difficult time, if you believe you have a wrongful death claim, seek experienced legal representation immediately.

Construction Accidents

Construction sites can be dangerous places for workers and those in the vicinity of a construction site.  Often construction site accidents occur because the proper safety procedures are not followed by an employer or a third party. 

Product Defect and Product Liability

Products, such as medicine, toys, and other consumer goods, can easily cause an injury or death.  Injuries or death may result from a manufacturing or design defect, or from inadequate instructions or warnings.  

Premises Liability

Premises liability involves injures that occur on property due to disrepair (such as slip and falls), or inadequate security (such as an assault), making the property owner or his insurance liable.  Promptly obtaining evidence from the scene of the injury is especially important to preserve evidence of an unsafe or dangerous condition on the property.

Bad Faith Insurance

A bad faith insurance claim arises when an insurance company wrongfully denies an insurance benefit claim. This happens when insurance companies fail to compensate for a loss covered by a policy or unreasonably delays payment. 

On the Job Injuries

An employer or a third party could be liable when an employee is injured on the job.  The injury usually results from the negligence of the employer in maintaining the property or the negligence of a third party.

Fires and Explosions

Fires, explosions, and electrocutions can cause devastating results, including permanent injury or death.  Workers in oil refineries, on oil and gas rigs, and those employed in an industrial setting are especially at risk for injury in fire or explosion.  Such incidents are often caused by defective equipment or improperly stored materials.    

Sexual Abuse and Assault

Sexual assault cases can occur anywhere, including in day care centers, churches, nursing homes, schools or places of employment.  Unfortunately, the perpetrator is often someone the victim knows, and often is a person who was in a position of trust, such as a Scout Leader, teacher, doctor or health care provider. Rape and sexual assault are traumatic events, and it is especially important to hire a lawyer with experience in dealing with such sensitive cases, who will aggressively represent your interests while remaining supportive and compassionate.

The Fort Worth Area Todd Smith Law Firm is dedicated to representing victims of serious personal injury with professionalism and integrity. Todd Smith has the knowledge, commitment and integrity to successfully represent your interests.  To learn how the Todd Smith Law Firm can obtain a successful resolution to your specific case, contact us by email or at (817) 684-9400.

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