Austin Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
A serious injury caused by the negligence of another can create stress and uncertainty for victims and their families. After the trauma of an accident, it’s common and understandable to have many questions and concerns.
The Austin personal injury lawyers of Colley & Colley, LLP are here to help you understand the legalities of your case. Below, we’ve provided answers to a few of the most common Austin personal injury frequently asked questions.
How do I know if my personal injury qualifies for damages?
Victims who suffer injuries are entitled to compensation when another person or party is proven negligent in causing the accident. Common damages victims may recover compensation for are medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and lost enjoyment of life.
How much time do I have to file a personal injury claim?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is two years from the date of injury. If you don’t file a claim by the end of two years, the Texas court system will most likely refuse to hear your case and you will not be able to recover damages.
What are non-economic damages?
Non-economic damages are the intangible losses suffered by victims. Compensation for non-economic damages applies to pain and suffering, mental anguish, decreased quality of life, lost enjoyment, and any emotional injuries suffered by the victim.
Can I sue for compensation if I was partially at fault for my injury?
In many situations, you can still sue if you were partially at fault. If you are 50 percent or more at fault for the accident, then you cannot recover damages. If you are 49 percent or less at fault, then you can recover damages, but your settlement will be reduced by your percentage of fault.
How does a contingency fee work?
When an attorney works on a contingency fee, it means that you will not have to pay anything unless your lawyer recovers damages for your case. If we do not win your case or recover compensation, we don’t get paid.
Should I accept the insurance company’s settlement offer for my injury?
No, you should not accept the settlement offered by any insurance company or sign any documents before consulting a lawyer. Insurance companies are in the business of making money, which means paying you as little as possible. An attorney can keep them honest.
Why Should I Hire an Austin Personal Injury Lawyer?
While victims are not required to hire a personal injury attorney, the benefits of having a lawyer representing your personal injury claim will make a huge difference in the amount of compensation you will recover.
An Austin personal injury lawyer from Colley & Colley, LLP will fight to protect your rights under the law and will recover the maximum compensation available for your claim. With aggressive negotiating skills and extensive knowledge in personal injury law, we will work hard to bring your case to the best conclusion possible.
Contact us for a free case evaluation to discuss your accident and injuries. We can help you recover damages for your losses. To get started, simply call 1-877-411-2001 or contact us online through the form on this page.