Experienced Fort Worth Accident Attorneys & Personal Injury Lawyers
Car Wrecks, Truck Accidents & All Types of Personal Injuries
For over 30 years, it has been our mission to help people who are harmed in serious car wrecks, truck accidents, oil and gas industry accidents, construction site accidents, or by defective products. We also help families when someone they love – a family member – has died in one of those same kinds of accidents.
- The Law Offices of Steven C. Laird has a proven track record of getting results for our clients and securing significant settlements and verdicts.
- We have extensive experience standing up in front of a jury on your behalf and we do everything possible to make certain that those who are responsible are held accountable.
- It’s what we do and we do it very well.
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Steve is an expert in the areas of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death (especially in the fields of auto and trucking accidents) and, as such, he is asked to speak and present, nationally, to groups of attorneys and industry professionals.
March 9-14, 2018 | Faculty Member for the 2018 ATLA Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course: Art of Persuasion | Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Topic: This is a rigorous five-day college that includes lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops.
Audience: Experienced trial lawyers with five or more jury trials. (more)
March 22-23, 2018 | American Association for Justice, Advanced Trial Advocacy College: Litigating Truck Collision Cases | Scottsdale, Arizona
Lecture and Demonstration Topic: “Developing Direct Negligence Themes with Defendant Trucking Company Personnel – Cross-Examination of a Corporate Executive.”
Audience: Trial lawyers seeking advanced education and training (more)
April 20-22, 2018 | Sponsor for Tarrant County Bench Bar Conference | Horseshoe Bay, Texas
Additional Information to follow. (more)
April 26, 2018 | 360 Advocacy-Auto Crash Litigation Conference | Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada
Presentation Topic: “Winning the Pain & Suffering Case without Economic Loss”
Audience: Trial lawyers seeking advanced education and training (more)
This is what our clients are saying…
“Like I just told someone recently, Steve Laird is the Michael Jordan of Attorney’s.” – Former Client, truck accident victim (more)
“In my opinion, Steve’s experience in trial, his hard work, and his wisdom made the difference. In trial, he is very professional and he knows how to build a case.” – former client, truck collision victim (more)
“Throughout this process, I could not have asked for a better team to represent us. Steve’s hard work was able to give my husband a court judgment that will take care of us in the future.” – former client, wife of a truck accident victim (more)
See our Testimonials page for additional information.
5 Reasons Our EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE Secure Noteworthy results for our clients
We have over 30 years of consistent results winning EXCEPTIONAL results for our clients.
While past accomplishments do not guarantee future results, we bring the same experience and dedication to every case that we take on. Thus far, it has served our clients very well. Our job is to be your advocate and your voice, to stand up in front of a jury, when necessary, on your behalf, and do everything possible to make certain that those who are responsible are held accountable.
That is what we do for everyone we choose to represent.
The Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C. are nationally recognized for our expertise in the fields of car wrecks, trucking accidents, serious injuries and wrongful deaths.
Steve is regularly asked to speak and present at national conferences and symposiums where other lawyers and industry professionals seek education on a variety of topics, especially topics pertaining to the fields of auto and trucking accidents.
We represent individuals and families, making sure that you get the same high-quality legal representation as the big companies often appearing on the other side.
We believe it is important that individuals and families have access to our courts and our justice system, and that you have access to the same high-quality legal representation as the big companies often appearing on the other side. This enables you to resolve disputes and seek justice for the wrongful and negligent acts of others.
The laws governing these cases are among the very foundations of our society, helping to assure a level of fair play, public health, and safety that is expected for every citizen. These rights are so crucial to our way of life that they appear in the U.S. Constitution,which holds that “the right of trial by jury shall be preserved”. It is also recognized in the Texas Constitution, which says the right to a jury trial shall “remain inviolate”, while directing the Legislature to maintain the “purity and efficiency” of this true legal right.
Our opponents are aware of our reputation for being well-prepared and aggressive in the courtroom and in negotiation.
We have extensive experience trying cases before a jury. We also have a national reputation for being both well-prepared and aggressive in court, and we’re rather proud of how we handle our work.
Not all cases go to trial. So, if a settlement is appropriate, we bring the same approach, the same attitude, the same reputation, and the same dedication to seeking justice for our clients.
People are often unaware that many lawyers, even those with board certification, have limited experience actually trying cases before a jury but, when negotiating, the “other side” is very aware of which lawyers are truly experienced and ready to take a case to verdict, if necessary.
Other law firms, like those who advertise on television, often refer personal injury cases to us.
Because of our reputation winning complex cases, it is not uncommon for other law firms to refer more complicated, personal injury or wrongful death cases to us.
Many law firms, like some that advertise on TV, have very little experience actually trying cases. Often, these firms will refer cases that may require more experience and expertise to our law firm to handle.
Four things that you should know about the other side regarding a claim or lawsuit
The liability insurance company usually decides how much should be offered to settle a case.
As a result, the liability insurance company will essentially be the one which makes the determination to settle the case or to force the parties to trial.
The liability insurance company usually selects and pays for the defenses lawyer, not the person or corporation on the other side.
The liability insurance company makes many of the decisions about how to proceed with your claim or case because they ultimately are the company who usually will write the checks.
It is almost always the liability insurance company who insists on confidentiality in a settlement because it is the insurance company which benefits from keeping the amount confidential.
The liability insurance company wants to keep the amount of settlements confidential so other plaintiffs and their attorneys are kept from knowing how much has been paid on similar settlements in similar circumstances.
Keeping a settlement confidential penalizes the plaintiff by exposing them to the risk of having part of their settlement taxable.
Personal injury and wrongful death settlements are generally not taxable; however, the IRS has held that any part of a settlement that is paid for confidentiality IS TAXABLE. Keeping the settlement confidential benefits the large liability insurances companies and penalizes plaintiffs who then have to keep quiet and also risk having part of their settlement taxable to the IRS.
Our Results Speak for Themselves
$3.6 MILLION ($3,624,210) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – PERSONAL INJURY – ELECTRICAL SHOCK : We represented an engineer who was seriously injured by an electrical shock after a sailboat mast touched a live wire that was hanging over a cove. (more)
$8.7 MILLION ($8,717,054) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – MEDICAL INJURY – BRAIN : The parents of a baby girl asked our firm to investigate the brain damage caused by partial oxygen deprivation. (more)
$3.4 MILLION ($3,421,444.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENTS – TRUCK ACCIDENT – CLIENT 1- SPINE INJURY, SPLEEN LACERATION, BRAIN INJURY, CLIENT 2 -FOREARM FRACTURE, BRAIN INJURY : We represented the driver and passenger of a car that was hit by an 18-wheeler. (more)
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Steve Laird is among a select group that includes less than 2% of all Texas lawyers who are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
He is also Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law, a designation earned by even fewer Texas attorneys. Steve is also Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the only outside certification recognized by the State Bar of Texas.
The Law Offices of Steven C. Laird has represented personal injury and wrongful death clients for decades. We take immense pride in representing little people in big fights.