Personal Injury Defense
The Law Offices of Arthur K. Smith, A Professional Corporation, provides focused, aggressive and effective representation in personal injury matters throughout Collin County and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, including cases involving automobile accidents, premises liability, products liability, and all manner of catastrophic injuries.
Our firm's experience extends across multiple lines of insurance, including automobile, commercial general liability, homeowners, workers' compensation, and professional liability such as medical and dental malpractice. As experienced courtroom litigators, we assess the settlement value of the claim and potential exposure and prepare a trial strategy that reflects the best claims and defenses and puts the client in the strongest position regarding the case. We are prepared at all times to negotiate or mediate a settlement or litigate the matter to conclusion if in the best interests of our client to do so.
Complex Insurance Coverage Issues
A threshold matter for the insurance company in any insurance claim is to determine whether the claim is covered or not. This may involve a determination of whether the policyholder is in good standing and has complied with the terms of the policy in making a claim, such as providing proof of loss or timely notice of a third party claim, as well as investigating the incident itself to determine it falls within the scope of the policy.
Our firm applies an in-depth coverage analysis and provides the client with an opinion letter containing our professional judgment regarding the application of the policy to the facts of the matter. Clients may utilize this information as part of their risk management or loss mitigation strategy in determining whether to approve or deny a claim or defend or settle a third-party claim. If the issue remains in dispute, we can represent the client in coverage litigation, including seeking a declaratory judgment or other proceedings, or litigating the underlying case under a reservation of rights, preserving the coverage issue for later resolution, if necessary.
Seek Experienced Legal Representation
Our lawyers have handled personal injury cases across the board, from automobile and trucking accidents to chemical refinery accidents, from consumer products to industrial products. Through years of litigation in many diverse areas and industries, our firm has developed expertise in manufacture, design, engineering, physics, economics, vocational rehabilitation, life care planning- virtually every aspect and issue that can arise in a complex products liability or catastrophic personal injury case. We have the depth of knowledge and experience to handle your personal injury case in Dallas/Fort Worth, and throughout North Texas. For professional, effective advice and representation in a personal injury litigation or insurance matter, contact the Law Offices of Arthur K. Smith, A Professional Corporation.