What should I do if I’ve been injured through no fault of my own?
The first thing you should do following a serious injury is seek medical treatment. As soon as you have done so, you or a member of your family should get in touch with a dedicated Texas personal injury attorney. A personal injury lawyer can protect your rights following a severe injury and advise you whether filing a lawsuit against the responsible party is a good idea or not.
Should I accept a settlement I am being offered by an insurance company for my injury?
You should never agree to any settlement unless you have first discussed the offer with a knowledgeable Texas personal injury lawyer. Sometimes claims examiners act in good faith and offer a fair settlement right away, but most of the time you can get a far more just settlement when a claims examiner knows your personal injury attorney is willing to go to trial on your behalf.
Whom can I hold liable for my injuries?
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injuries, there are numerous individuals or parties whom you may be able to hold liable for them. These include:
- Drivers of cars or large trucks
- Healthcare professionals
- Property owners
- Manufacturers and sellers of equipment
Your personal injury attorney may be able to point out other persons whose negligence or misconduct may have contributed to your injuries and help you hold them liable in civil court.
How much money can I receive in a personal injury case?
The exact amount of compensation for which you are eligible depends on many factors including the type of insurance policies involved, the extent of your injuries, and to what degree you yourself might have helped contribute to an injurious accident. You should, however, be able to recover damages sufficient to address your medical expenses and lost wages as well as for non-economic factors such as the pain and suffering you have endured because of your injury.
How long will my case take to resolve?
It is in the interest of insurance companies to delay the resolution of a case as long as possible; however, you can expect that your case will take somewhere between six months and a year to be resolved. A personal injury case can take even longer if a trial is involved.
How can a personal injury lawyer help me win my case?
Rules and regulations surrounding personal injury cases are very complicated in the State of Texas. Insurance companies and the claims examiners who work for them are experts at denying, delaying, and reducing claims whenever possible. A personal injury lawyer can keep them acting in good faith and prevent them from taking advantage of your lack of legal know-how. That’s our job, and it’s a job we’re proud to say we do very well! Schedule a consultation with a savvy Texas personal injury attorney to find out how we can help you hold insurance companies accountable when it comes to honoring their contracts and making their payments to you in full and on time.