It’s true: all Texas courts are not equal.
When it comes to personal injury cases, some areas of Texas are friendlier to accident victims than other, and it’s important to remember this should you decide to file a personal injury case of your own. It’s also important that your attorney understands this, as well.
Firstly, we’ll start off with places that tend to prove friendlier for plaintiffs filing personal injury cases.
The Rio Grande Valley tends to offer the greatest track record for siding with the plaintiffs in personal injury cases filed there, and there’s not true reason why.
Many believe that it may simply be a heightened sense of empathy for those that have been injured, but regardless of rhyme or reason, personal injury cases filed in the Rio Grande Valley tend to give plaintiffs higher compensation.
Just as the Rio Grande Valley tends to favor plaintiffs, there are many areas of Texas that favor defendants. These areas are mainly centered around the Houston and Dallas areas.
Again, it’s not certain why Dallas and Houston tend to favor defendants, but Texas does allow for its judges to be elected into office. This opens the door for politics and money to potentially pay a large part in the outcome of some cases.
In addition, defendants have a greater access to professional attorneys in cities like Dallas and Houston. These attorneys have more experience and resources to help them win cases, and their track records are very good. Because of this, it makes it harder for plaintiffs to win their case, let alone walk away with a big payout.
For more information about the best places to file a personal injury case, check out our article “Defendant and Plaintiff-Friendly Areas of Texas.”