If you or someone you love has been injured in an automobile accident, you likely have many questions about how to move forward and “bounce back”. At Daic Law, we are often asked questions about the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit and managing a case. Below, we will briefly discuss a few of the most common questions we are asked, and provide helpful information for our readers.
FAQ’s about Texas Personal Injury Cases
Q: How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
A: Texas law considers auto accident injuries personal injury when the negligence of one party causes harm to another. It is your burden to prove that negligence occurred in personal injury cases, which makes it important to contact an attorney to explore your case.
Q: Is there a deadline to file a personal injury case?
A: Yes, in Texas, the statute of limitations (amount of time you have to file) is two years from the date of injury. Failure to file a claim within that time could result in your being ineligible to pursue recovery.
Q: How long does a personal injury case take?
A: Every case we handle is as unique as our clients. We work hard to gather all the facts and evidence necessary to make your personal injury claim as complete as possible. The duration of your case will depend on various factors including parties involved, severity of the injuries, damages sought, etc.
Q: What kind of damages can I pursue against a negligent party?
A: Personal injury damages may include physical, financial, emotional, and property damages. Common examples of these damages include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Loss of wages or earning capacity
- Loss of physical property
- Future medical expenses (surgery, therapies, or daily care)
Q: My insurance company wants me to make a statement, or has offered me a settlement, what should I do?
A: After an auto accident, it is important that you speak to an attorney before making any formal statements or agreeing to accept offers from an insurance company. Insurance companies often do not have your best interests at heart.
Q: Do I have to take my case to trial? Can it be settled out of court?
A: There are many personal injury cases that settle out of court rather than landing before a judge. Deciding which option is best for your case depends on the facts thereof. This is a decision that is best made alongside your attorney.
Q: Why should I hire you to represent me?
A: At Daic Law, our Texas personal injury attorney is compassionate, caring, and regularly complimented on her ability to help clients get excellent results. Our attorney is knowledgeable in various aspects of personal injury, consumer protection, and business law, and has the skills you need to get the compensation you deserve.
Call Daic Law today at (713) 808-5246 to learn more and schedule your no-obligation consultation.