1. I can’t afford a lawyer. How do I pay for my lawyer in a personal injury case?
Our law firm operates on a “Contingency Fee” for personal injury cases, which means that in exchange for our services, we are paid based on a percentage of the total gross recovery that we are able to make for you. You don’t owe us anything unless we recover.
2. How long will my case take?
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.
Although every personal injury case is unique, once your case ends, you won’t have the luxury of going back and asserting any new claims if you later discover additional injuries that you received. Therefore, it is critical to determine exactly what your injuries are and what treatment, if any, you will need.
It is our firm’s practice to resolve your case after your treating Doctors have determined that you have either 1) made a 100% recovery from your injuries, or 2) you have reached maximum medical improvement.
3. What fees do I owe if my personal injury case is not successful?
If we do not make a recovery, you do not owe us anything – regardless of the amount of time or money we have invested in your case.
4. What is my case worth? I was in a car accident and the other driver was at fault and the insurance company said they would pay for my medical bills and give me $500.
Because your personal injury case is unique, it is not possible to instantly determine what your case is worth.
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, and the loss of use of your vehicle among many other factors.
5. I have been injured. How long do I have to do something about it? Is there a time limit?
Yes, there is a time limit.
In Texas, the “Statute of Limitations” sets specific time frames within which you have a right to pursue your case. These specific time frames vary greatly depending upon a multitude of different factors including but not limited to the type of injury you or a loved one have sustained, and the cause of action you are pursuing.
6. 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.
7. I was hurt in a car accident and I’m frustrated with trying to deal with the insurance company myself. The insurance company told me that if I hire a lawyer, my case will take years and I will have to give the lawyer half of my money. Do I need a lawyer?
It is impossible for an insurance company to know how long your case will take or predict what your total recovery will be.
The decision to hire a lawyer is one only you can make based upon the facts and circumstances of your case. As personal injury lawyers, it is one of our goals to try and make the experience as easy as possible for you so that you can concentrate your efforts on recovering from your injuries.
While you are concentrating your efforts on recovering from your injuries, we will be investigating the law and facts applicable to your case on a continuing basis; dealing with any/all applicable insurance policies and insurance companies involved in your case; preparing, and filing all legal instruments, pleadings, drafts, authorizations, and papers as is necessary to the representation.
What is key to understand is that insurance companies have lawyers working for them. If you feel like you are not being treated fairly, call us.
8. Why is my health insurance company asking questions about my car accident?
Depending on your type of health plan, 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 Defendant that is responsible for your injuries.