Answers To Your Questions About Your Personal Injury Case
You may feel overwhelmed about what to do after suffering an injury. Our attorneys at Basu Law Firm, PLLC, understand why you would feel that way and are here to help. We’ve spent years representing injury victims like yourself.
Over our years of practice, we’ve noticed a trend in some of the questions our injury clients ask us. These are the ones we hear the most:
Do I need to call my doctor after an accident even if I feel okay?
Yes. It’s always important to seek medical attention immediately after any accident, even if you don’t feel any pain or discomfort. Depending on the circumstances, you may have an injury and not even realize it, as some don’t present noticeable signs or symptoms for days, even weeks, afterward. By seeking medical attention, you and your doctor may be able to spot the injury before symptoms occur. That way, you can treat it before things get worse.
What do I need to have a successful personal injury case?
While you can’t predict the outcome of your case, there are things you can provide to your attorney to increase your chances of success. Some of those things include:
- Appropriate evidence: Medical records, medical bills, accident witness statements, photographs, and proof of emotional, physical, or financial harm resulting from the injury are crucial for making a compelling claim.
- Testimony from professionals: Anyone who can offer experienced and knowledgeable explanations surrounding the evidence you provide can add significant value to your case.
- Proof of negligence: If your injury was due to someone else carelessness or recklessness, evidence of negligence is crucial for making a solid claim. Your attorney can help you formulate your proof of negligence claim by establishing whether or not the party had a duty of care to protect you from harm.
We can guide you through every step of your injury claim, help you obtain evidence, and create a persuasive case for why you deserve compensation for your pain and suffering. Call us at 713-369-5951 to start today.
What can I use my injury compensation for?
You can use it to:
- Supplement your income while you’re out of work.
- Pay for your medical treatment, including physical therapy, counseling, doctor visits, medications, surgery, and more.
- Pay for occupational training if your injury leaves you unable to work your old job.
- Other out-of-pocket expenses you’ve incurred as a result of your injury.
The compensation you can receive to use these things can depend on many factors. And often, insurance companies will try to pay you significantly less than what you deserve. If that happens, we can fight for the money you need.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?
In Texas, you have approximately two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury claim. However, there can be exceptions to this rule. For instance, if the person injured was a minor or was a victim of sexual abuse or another sex crime, victims may have more than two years to file a claim.
There are numerous other exceptions to the state’s statute of limitations. To learn more about those and if you qualify, speak with someone from our personal injury team today.
How long do personal injury lawsuits take?
It can depend on the circumstances. Some cases can take only weeks to settle, while others can take months or years. No definite way to determine how long a personal injury case will last. Once you speak with a lawyer and give them the facts and circumstances of your case, they can get a more accurate estimate.
How do I determine what my injury claim is worth?
Your attorney can help you determine the worth of your injury claim by adding up the cost of your:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
By using this information, they can get a better estimate of the value of your case. From there, you can know how much compensation you could receive.
Knowledge Is Power – Use It.
When you have a foundational understanding of how personal injury claims work in Texas, you can have a better chance of pursuing a successful injury claim.