Having just received a notice from the State Bar of Texas that I had been recertified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, I wanted to explain what that means and why that is important to someone who is considering which attorney to hire.
This designation indicates that the lawyer has the highest commitment to excellence in his area of practice. The process of Board Certification requires ongoing involvement in that field. Substantial education, peer review, and training are necessary to continue to hold certification. Only 10% of attorneys in Texas are Board Certified in any field — and there are 21 different areas of law he can specialize in. Not many are specialists in Personal Injury.
Why Choose Board Certified? — from the State Bar of Texas’s web site
Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment.
Within the Texas legal community, Board Certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law as well as demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law.
A Board Certified lawyer is an expert just in that field, like an orthopedic surgeon who only treats people with bone and joint problems — and you would want that doctor to be board certified. The board certified personal injury attorney knows the law, procedures, courts, and insurance companies and understands how to get you the compensation that you deserve. By comparison, a general practitioner lawyer not only wants to handle injury cases but is a jack of all trades and also represents people in divorces, probate, criminal, and other legal matters.
This Firm’s Experience and Commitment
Our experience in personal injury cases is a clear advantage for those people and their families who have suffered serious or fatal injuries in car accidents, truck accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, drunk driving accidents, pedestrian accidents, bus accidents, and bicycle accidents.
Most personal injury claims are settled prior to going to court and the personal commitment to your case and the determination to help you get the compensation you deserve are the critical factors in the final outcome. As an experienced Board Certified personal injury lawyer, I prepare my cases for trial. Our full documentation of the injuries and other damages is much more likely to lead to a resolution in a settlement that is fair. When the insurance company refuses to address the injury claim and resolve it with a fair settlement, we move forward to court to pursue justice.
Have You Been Injured In a Car or Truck Wreck in the Dallas Fort Worth Area?
If you or a loved one has been recently injured in a collision in the Metroplex, you may be entitled to monetary damages. However, the other driver and his or her insurance company will not pay you what your case is worth without a fight. Therefore, it is best to have a Board Certified Fort Worth personal injury attorney by your side to fight for your right to recovery. I have been certified in the field of Personal Injury trial Law for over 20 years. Other qualifications include being named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
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