Injury or death from negligence?

Azle, Texas attorney James W. Collier represents personal injury claimants

AccidentPersonal injury claims and lawsuits are a way to compensate the injured for lost income, expenses or pain and suffering caused by someone else’s negligence. Azle attorney Jim Collier provides advice and representation for personal injury cases. His experience and professional contacts with some of the best lawyers in the state allow him to represent clients in complex cases. Your case may be referred to one of the lawyers Jim has worked with over the years. These areas of practice include:

  • Truck, rail and vehicle accidents
  • Wrongful death actions
  • Asbestos exposure and mesothelioma

Because of recent changes in state and federal law, it is important to consult an attorney who:

  • Knows statutory and case law up to the minute
  • Has experience with research, documentation and investigation
  • Provides an honest assessment of your case
  • Handles your case personally and seeks the best result for you

Companies will defend themselves strongly against what they often see as frivolous lawsuits. Because of his business law experience, Azle lawyer Jim Collier brings a balanced approach to researching and determining the best action for his clients.

A timely filing is essential. Jim understands the complex requirements of the statute of limitations and ensures the proper handling of each claim. He represents clients in Parker County, Wise County, Tarrant County, Ft. Worth, Lake Worth, Azle, Weatherford, Aledo, White Settlement, Benbrook, Boyd, Saginaw and Decatur.

Truck, Rail and Vehicle Accidents

For claims involving truck crashes, railroad accidents and vehicle collisions, an attorney will do an independent investigation as well as thoroughly review all the records and documents available. Jim Collier’s strengths at documentation and analysis enable him to organize a case and present a strong claim.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claims often involve multiple defendants and complex issues. The defense is vigorous, because it can be difficult to demonstrate liability. There are fewer settlements and more trials. As an experienced estate and probate attorney, Jim can provide a complete assessment of the financial and other issues involved in the case. He personally handles the case from start to finish, from negotiation through court and appeals if necessary. He is licensed to practice in Texas state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Asbestos and Mesothelioma

Individuals in the construction, manufacturing or railroad industries are most at risk for asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. Because of the large number of claims in Texas, the legislature passed SB15 in 2005. It changed the handling of asbestos and mesothelioma cases. Under the law:

  • Claimant must have a medically documented impairment
  • Cases can be dismissed if there is exposure but no impairment
  • The statute of limitations is extended for claims related to asbestos exposure
  • Group settlements are largely eliminated, requiring each case to be tried individually

Asbestos and mesothelioma cases can span several years. Jim Collier has experience with investigation, documentation and long-term follow-up. As a certified mediator, he can engage in effective negotiation for his clients in these cases and represent them in court if necessary.

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, or lost a family member, and you believe it as the result of negligence, it is best to consult someone as soon as possible. Contact James W. Collier, Attorney at Law.

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