Personal Injury LawyersMcAllen & Edinburg, Texas

Personal Injury FAQ

If you’ve been injured, call Attorney Aizar J. Karam Jr.

A personal injury accident can change your life in an instant. Suddenly, you are left injured and need medical treatment. If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you feel you deserve financial compensation. But how do you go about it? How much can you get? How long will it take?

It’s normal to have questions after you’ve been hurt in an accident. Karam Law Firm helps you find answers. Attorney Aizar J. Karam Jr. has been practicing law for more than 24 years. He knows that this can be a confusing and frustrating situation, so he is determined to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Some of the questions we are often asked include:

If you were hurt in a personal injury accident in McAllen, Edinburg or anywhere in Texas, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. One of our personal injury lawyers can review the details of your accident, go over your options and answer any questions that you have. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

Some people may tell you that you don’t need a lawyer to resolve a personal injury claim. Technically, that is true, but it is not in your best interests to go it alone. Personal injury cases can be complicated and dealing with insurance companies can be difficult. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you get better results.

Insurance companies have lawyers who help them find ways to minimize your compensation. You need a lawyer who will help you maximize your compensation. Our firm investigates your accident to get the facts. We build strong cases that hold negligent parties accountable and fight for the compensation you deserve.

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Do I have a case?

All personal injury cases involve the issue of negligence. If another party, whether an individual or corporation, has failed to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others, and injuries took place, they can be held accountable. For example, in a medical malpractice claim, the issue will be if a health-care professional breached duty of care.

If you believe you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, get legal advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer. We can review the details of your case and go over your legal options. There’s no cost and no obligation. We just want you to know your rights so you can decide what to do next.

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How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

In every state, there is a statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit if you’ve been injured in a personal injury accident. In Texas, it is two years from the date of your accident. This sounds like you have plenty of time, but it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible.

It can take several months to build a strong case for compensation. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that important evidence will be lost or destroyed. The memories of witnesses can also fade over time. If you’ve been injured in an accident, we suggest talking to an attorney as soon as you can.

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How much is my case worth?

This is not a simple question to answer. 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 the accident that left you injured.

You should be able to recover damages 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. One of our experienced personal injury attorneys can review your case and give you a better idea about the amount of compensation you can expect.

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Who can I sue for my injuries?

You can file suit against parties whose negligence caused your injuries. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injuries, there are different individuals or parties whom you may be able to hold liable. These include car or truck drivers, property owners, dog owners, health-care professionals and the manufacturers and sellers of products and equipment.

Our personal injury attorneys investigate your accident to identify negligent parties. Recovering compensation can be complicated. They may not accept responsibility and insurance companies may not take your case seriously. We gather evidence and build strong cases to hold negligent parties accountable, then fight for the compensation you deserve.

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Should I accept a settlement offer from the insurance company?

Soon after your accident, you may be contacted by the insurance company. They are offering you a settlement! It may not be for as much as you were hoping, but they are promising quick payment. This offer will fall far short of covering the damages you have suffered. The insurance company just wants to save money.

You should never agree to any settlement unless you have first discussed the offer with an experienced Texas personal injury lawyer. You can get a much better settlement when an insurance company knows you have a personal injury attorney willing to go to trial on your behalf.

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How long will it take to resolve my case?

It depends on many factors, such as the complexity of your case and how much money is at stake. In general, a case may take anywhere between a few months to a year. If your case goes to trial, it can take even longer.

Insurance companies try to delay the resolution of a case as long as possible. They don’t want to pay you the compensation you deserve. They are hoping that the longer they delay your case, the more likely it will be that you will give up or accept a lower settlement offer. We will guide you through the process every step of the way.

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What if I can’t come to your office?

That’s not a problem. We understand that an accident may have left you injured and that traveling may be difficult or impossible. We care about your well-being and comfort. So if you can’t come to our office, we will come to you. One of our lawyers can meet you at your home, in your hospital room or anywhere else that is convenient.

We’ll review the details of your case and ask you some questions. Then we can review your legal options and give you an idea about what to expect. We can also answer any questions that you have about your case.

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