Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury
Do I Need A Lawyer To Handle My Case?
While you can file a claim against an insurance company without a lawyer, you typically will be offered only a fraction of what your case is worth — and you may receive nothing. The insurance company may drag its feet, knowing that you will not be able to go to court on your own.
How Soon Should I Contact An attorney?
Sooner you get an attorney the better. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that evidence will disappear and witnesses’ memories will fade. You may also damage your case by discontinuing medical treatment or making statements that can be used against you.
What If I Can’t Afford Medical Treatment?
The most important issue in your case is obtaining the medical treatment you need to recover your health and document your injuries. If you don’t have insurance, our lawyers can help you find doctors who will provide you care in exchange for a lien on your personal injury settlement or award.
When Is It Too Late To File A Personal Injury Claim?
There is a statute of limitations in Texas, after which you will be unable to file a claim. The deadlines vary according to the type of injury case and other factors such as the age of the victim. To protect your rights, talk to a lawyer as soon as possible.
What Types Of Damages Are Available?
You can recover economic damages such as medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning potential and property damage. You can also recover noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. The value of your loss is highly personal to you.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
The vast majority of personal injury cases are resolved through negotiations with the insurance company after careful case preparation. If your case needs to be tried to obtain a fair outcome, your attorney will be at your side from start to finish.