Personal Injury FAQ
Were you injured because of an accident caused by another individual, business or government agency? If so, you are probably wondering whether you have a claim for compensation, what the process is and what your rights are. Here at The Alexander Firm PLLC, our attorneys have successfully completed thousands of personal injury claims, including several high-profile cases involving devastating injuries. We know the law can seem mysterious from the outside. When you hire us, we will explain the relevant law to you so you are empowered to use our legal skills to the fullest advantage.
Below, read the answers to some of our clients’ most common questions about personal injury claims.
How do I know if I should file a personal injury claim?
If you have been injured, you should always speak to a lawyer about it. You will not know if you have a valid claim until your attorney evaluates it for you. Remember, most of the time personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means you do not pay a cent in legal fees until you recover damages, at which point you pay a percentage of what you receive. If you do not file a claim, you could bear the burden of paying your medical bills and other costs yourself.
Should I still file a claim if I think I was at fault for the accident?
Texas is not a no-fault state. The finding of fault affects which party is responsible for damages like medical bills. However, you should not assume that you are at fault and cannot recover damages. Your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation to determine for certain what happened. If you are entitled to compensation, they will pursue it.
Can I file a claim if my injury is not recent?
Like all states, Texas has a statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits. Essentially, the statute of limitations is the time limit plaintiffs have to file suit, generally starting from the date the injury occurred or was discovered. In Texas, for most personal injury claims you only have two years to pursue legal action. If you were injured less than two years ago, contact an attorney to discuss your options.