Client Testimonials – Accident & Injury Victims We Have Helped
As a Board Certified Truck Accident Attorney (Certified by The National Board of Trial Advocacy) and a Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer (Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization), Steve Laird has represented people for more than 35 years – not the big insurance companies or huge corporations. He represents people – like you – and we’re intensely proud of that. This is what some of those people have to say.
– FORMER CLIENT | AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY VICTIM
I could not have been happier with Steve Laird. I had lost my wife of almost forty-four years in a horrific auto accident. A well respected Ft. Worth attorney, who is a personal friend, referred me to Steve. He felt Steve was one of the very best In the country at handling cases such as mine. Strictly because of his endorsement, we chose Steve.
What appeared to be a straightforward case to me, was far more involved than what met the eye. The case took time to gather critical information. Steve was both creative and tenacious. His knowledge of judges, districts, and precincts proved extremely advantageous, but that was only a part of it. There were no stones he did not unturn. As a result, he discovered an unlikely advantage that produced a nicer settlement than was expected.
My friend shared with me that in his professional opinion, most attorneys would not have been creative enough to uncover such an advantage. I hope to never ever have to endure the pain of losing someone I loved so much, again. But if I did, or anyone I know faces a similar challenge as I have, I would readily and wholeheartedly endorse Steve Laird.
– FORMER CLIENT | TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURY VICTIM
Steve Laird was referred to me by my attorney, who advised that Steve was one of the best big truck accident attorneys around. Through my experience with Steve, he wasn’t only one of the best; he is the best! I went into mediation, thinking I would settle for a million dollars because that was big in my mind. Steve advised that he would tell me when he thought it was a good amount to settle, and I gave him my trust with it. The amount got well into several million, and you don’t know how bad I wanted to settle. I stayed with Steve and gave him my trust and then some until he advised it was a fair deal. He also advised that he had prepared this case to go to trial and that he prepared to win. This meant a lot to me. He told me what was fair and also what he thought my case was worth and that he was prepared to go after it.
He also advised us to invest a portion into annuities because, in his long career as an attorney, he saw lots of money vanish quickly. This was such good advice and just showed he was also concerned about how the money was managed. My Father had just passed away from cancer, and he reminded me of what my Dad would have recommended.
Like I just told someone recently, Steve Laird is the Michael Jordan of Attorneys!
– FORMER CLIENT | MOTORCYCLIST HIT BY DRUNK DRIVER
For a year, I had tried to settle my claim with the insurance companies by myself, with no luck. Then my probate lawyer recommended that I talk to Steve Laird. In my case, my husband and I were hit, on a motorcycle, by a drunk driver. My husband was killed and I was badly injured but the driver’s insurance company kept stalling and switching me from person to person when I tried to get them to pay the claim.
When Steve took the case, the company tried to do the same thing to him but he realized that they were also breaking Texas consumer protection laws and was able to go after them for much more than the original claim would have been worth.
As the case progressed, the other side switched legal teams twice, but every time Steve was relentless. When I first met Steve, he was not what I expected a lawyer to be like. He is very caring and personable. I was expecting someone loud and aggressive, but when we got into mediation, I realized that he does not need to act confrontational because he has real confidence that comes from his deep knowledge of the law, his preparedness, and years of trial experience. He did not let the other teams get away with anything. He had a team of experts and was prepared for everything that was thrown at us. Even the mediator told me that I was lucky to have him as my lawyer.
Because of the other side’s stalling tactics, the case took a long time to settle. It was a hard road but Steve and his team were there for me the entire time. They would call to check up on me and they explained all of my options at every step of the way. Steve included me in the process and he explained things in different ways until he was sure I understood everything. By the end, it almost felt like family and I knew he had my best interest at heart. He won my absolute confidence and I know that he fought hard to achieve the amazing result that we ended up with.
Steve and his team still keep in touch and check in on me from time to time and I feel like, if I needed him, he would be there for me still. I am blessed to have had him as my lawyer.
– FORMER CLIENT | TRUCK COLLISION INJURY VICTIM
My case went all the way to trial and the attorneys on the other side battled against us every step of the way, but Steve fought harder. 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.
Steve knows a lot of people and he picked out a team of people to help us get the job done. We had an expert in accident reconstruction, a trucking expert, and several medical experts. All of Steve’s courtroom experience paid off in the long run.
Steve is also a genuinely caring person. He puts forth the effort to check in on you throughout the process to make sure you are okay. He is honest and I believe that he really cares about his clients.
– FORMER CLIENT | WIFE OF TRUCK COLLISION INJURY VICTIM
My husband was involved in a horrible 10 car collision where the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended at 65mph by an 18 wheeler. Steve was recommended to us and he was there the next morning to speak to us.
Throughout the entire process, Steve worked night and day to ensure that my husband received what was due to him. In our case, there were two separate accidents but the responding police officer created only one report instead of two separate reports. The police report was wrong, blaming our accident on the other driver who caused a completely separate accident. Steve worked with his team of experts to prove to the jury that the 18-wheeler driver was at fault for our accident.
This was a long and grueling case, as the defense tried every way to say that the accident was another driver’s fault. The defense caused multiple delays in the case but, the entire time, Steve, Trece, and the rest of his team were only a phone call away. They were available to answer a multitude of questions and guide us to receive the best care for my husband.
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. This was a substantial amount as my husband’s injuries were very significant.