Personal Injury FAQs
▸ How long will my case take?
- Every personal injury case is unique and based on different facts and circumstances. The biggest factor in determining the length of time your case will take is the length of time it takes for you to recover from your injuries. It is important to either completely recover from your injuries or have a proper understanding of needed future care prior to closing your case. Once your case ends, even if additional damages are discovered, you will not be able to return and ask for additional funds. As such, every reasonable effort should be made to ensure a proper damage model is prepared prior to settlement.
▸ What is my case worth?
- Because your personal injury case is unique, it is not possible to determine what your case is worth until a proper understanding of the liability facts and damages have been obtained.
- The value range of your case is determined by conducting a complete analysis of multiple different factors, including but not limited to the severity of your injuries, your pain and suffering, the length and extent of your medical treatment, your medical bills, your future medical care, your lost wages, among many other factors.
▸ I have been injured. How long do I have to do something about it? Is there a time limit?
- In Texas, the “Statute of Limitations” sets specific time frames within which you have a right to pursue your case. Typically, in personal injury cases, the statute of limitations is 2 years from the date of injury.
▸ I was hurt in a car accident. Do I have to sue the person that hit me?
- You do not necessarily have to sue the person that hit you. The decision to file a lawsuit is made on a case-by-case basis taking into account the facts of the case and the goals our clients want to achieve in their cases. Many cases settle without the necessity of a lawsuit.
▸ I was hurt in a car accident and I’m frustrated with trying to deal with the insurance company myself. Do I need a lawyer?
- Insurance companies have lawyers working for them. If you feel like you’re not being treated fairly, you should strongly consider hiring an attorney to represent your interests.
▸ I was hurt in a car accident that was not my fault and the other driver doesn’t have any insurance, how do I get compensation for my injuries and hospital bills?
Just because the insurance company or the driver say there is no insurance does not necessarily make it so. A determination of insurance coverage must be performed on a case-by-case basis.
If the driver, in fact, does not have any insurance, there are other potential sources of coverage that may be available to you under your own auto insurance policy.
▸ Why is my health insurance company asking questions about my injury?
- Depending on your type of health coverage, you may have a contractual duty to reimburse your health insurer for the benefits that were paid out on your behalf in the event you make a financial recovery against the party that is responsible for your injuries.
▸ Do you have any additional questions regarding your injury?
- Call us at 512-439-2299 or fill out a contact form below.