Our Accident & Injury Attorneys Can Help Answer Your Questions
After an injury, you deserve a dedicated team of professionals that are knowledgeable, attentive, and compassionate. You also deserve legal representation tailored to your specific needs. You need a serious and respected personal injury law firm who will listen to your questions and address your concerns.
We know you have questions, so we invite you to call us to so we can address your concerns. We’d love to help you.
For immediate assistance, call now for a free and confidential case evaluation – (512) 739-6787.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are your legal services really FREE?
Our legal services are not free but we will never ask you to pay for our services or expenses with your own money. Our office will only collect legal services fees and expenses once we win your case.
Our legal fees and expenses are paid from the settlement or verdict that we obtain on your behalf against the insurance company. In the unlikely event that we are not able to obtain a settlement or verdict in your favor, we will never ask you to pay for our legal fees or expenses with your own money. It’s that simple.
How much is my accident or personal injury case worth?
The value of your case depends on many factors; including, medical expenses, lost wages, property damages, pain and suffering, and diminished earning capacity (disability).
Additionally, the value of your case may be limited by other factors; including, medical insurance, Medicaid/Medicare benefits, liability insurance policy limits, liens, and pre-existing conditions.
In every case, our office conducts a comprehensive analysis to ensure that all factors are taken into consideration to properly evaluate your case.
How long do I have to settle my accident or personal injury case?
In Texas, the statute of limitations is 2 years from the date of the accident or incident that caused your personal injuries.
Meaning, within 2 years of the injury date, you must either settle your case or file a lawsuit. Failure to do either of these two things within the 2 year deadline will disqualify you from ever being able to collect any compensation for your injuries.
If the statute of limitations in your case is approaching, we urge you to contact our office immediately to discuss your options.
How long will it take to settle my accident or personal injury case?
Every case is different, and some cases take longer than others. The average “minor” car accident can take about 6 months to resolve, while “major” accidents or complex cases can take years in litigation.
Our attorneys understand that for most people, an injury (and the accompanying medical bills) can represent financial stress and hardship. So, our office works diligently to ensure that there are no delays in the process and management of your case while maintaining the quality of our services our top priority.
Why do I need an attorney?
The insurance companies have teams of experienced attorneys, paralegals, claims adjusters and appraisers – and so should you!
Remember, insurance companies are in the business of saving money so they will do everything within their power to decrease the value of your case. Don’t be at the mercy of the insurance company. Arm yourself with the tools necessary for a successful outcome by hiring a serious and experienced personal injury attorney like us.
Best of all, our office will neverask you to pay for our services or expenses out of your own pocket. Our office will only collect legal services fees and expenses once we win your case.
Do I have to take the case to court?
In the overwhelming majority of cases, approximately 90%, our office is able to reach a favorable cash settlement agreement – one that will pay for your medical expenses, lost wages, legal fees, and leave you with a net cash amount for your pain and suffering.
However, in a small number of cases, it is necessary for us to file a lawsuit on your behalf. Lawsuits are expensive, time consuming, and taxing on an individual so our office will first exhaust all other options before recommending that we file a lawsuit in your case.
Regardless of our strategic approach, our commitment to you is to provide you with the guidance, support and zealous representation thought out the entire process.
Nothing is broken, should I still see a doctor?
At times, it is the most serious of injuries that don’t show any immediate sings or symptoms. If you’ve been involved in a car accident or otherwise been exposed to a dangerous condition, we urge you to visit your doctor and get checked up.
If you do not have a primary care doctor or health insurance, our office may be able to help. Call us now for details.
Can I file a claim with the insurance company myself?
Remember this: anything you tell the insurance company can and will be used against you. In order to better position yourself for a favorable cash settlement, we encourage you to first call our office for a FREE initial consultation.
Additionally, having an experienced attorney on your side will ensure that you obtain the best outcome possible. Our office is experienced in handling personal injury cases of many different types and we know how to present a compelling case for our clients. We are skilled in effectively negotiating favorable cash settlements for our clients and can do the same for you.
As always, you do not have to pay any legal fees or expenses unless we win your case.
Should I give a recorded statement to the insurance company?
No. Never consent to a recorded statement without an attorney present.
The insurance company is asking me to sign a consent for the release of my medical information (HIPAA form), should I sign?
No. Never sign an unlimited authorization for the insurance company to obtain your medical information.
Some aspects of your medical records may be relevant to your claim and some may not. Do not grant unrestricted authority to the insurance company to decide what is and what is not relevant. The decision to release private medical information should always be yours.
The insurance company says the car crash was partly my fault. Now what?
In Texas, if you are 51% at fault of the crash, the insurance company can legally deny you compensation.
However, the decision on who is at fault should not be left for the insurance company to make alone. You need an experienced personal injury attorney who can file a lawsuit on your behalf and present the evidence to a jury for them to decide who is at fault and who should pay for your economic losses.
I have medical bills, who will pay them?
The party responsible for causing your injuries must pay for all reasonable and necessary medical bills.
Our office works diligently to ensure that we obtain just and fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
My car is damaged, who will pay to repair it?
The party responsible for causing the damages to your car must pay for its repairs. In Texas, you are also entitled to a rental vehicle while your car is being repaired.
Our office works diligently to ensure that your vehicle is properly appraised, repaired and to make sure that you have a rental car during the time your car is in the shop.
I do / don’t have Personal Injury Protection (PIP). Now what?
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is coverage that you pay as part of your own car insurance policy.
Under Texas law, your insurance company must offer you this coverage but you may choose to decline it. If your insurance company says you declined this option, our office will always demand the paperwork necessary to prove that. If the proper paperwork is not in file, you are entitled to $2,500.
If you do have PIP coverage, do not allow your doctor to submit medical expenses directly to your PIP policy, as these funds will be quickly depleted. Instead, our office can administer your PIP policy as part of the entire claim so that we may maximize your coverage by securing reductions in your medical expenses. These savings translate into more net recovery for you.
I do / don’t have Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist (UM / UIM) coverage. Now what?
Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist (UM / UIM) is coverage that you pay as part of your own car insurance policy.
Under Texas law, your insurance company must offer you this coverage but you may choose to decline it. If your insurance company says you declined this option, our office will always demand the paperwork necessary to prove that. If the proper paperwork is not in file, you may be entitled to $30,000.
However, before you are able to tap into UM/ UIM policy funds, you must follow certain statutory requirements, such as proving that the at fault party is un-insured or under-insured. Failure to meet these requirements may result in your UM / UIM claim being denied.
I am not a US Citizen, does that matter?
No. Under Texas law, it is irrelevant if you are a US Citizen, resident, or just visitor.
Do I still have a claim if my health insurance paid my medical bills?
Texas law allows your health insurance company to obtain a reimbursement for funds paid towards your medical treatment as a result of the injury. However, Texas law also allows you to obtain compensation for other items such as lost wages, loss of earning capacity (disability), diminished quality of life, and pain and suffering.
Our office can assist you in obtaining the maximum compensation you deserve even if your health insurance has already paid for all or a portion of your medical expenses.
I have already taken some independent steps on my claim. Now what?
Before taking additional action, call us immediately for a FREE case evaluation. Our office can offer you guidance and advice to ensure that you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve under the law.
Is there such a thing as too small of a case?
No case is too small for our office. We treat each and every case, large and small, with the same level of commitment and dedication.
As always, we offer FREE case evaluations and you never pay unless we win your case.
What if a person dies before finalizing a personal injury case?
If a person dies before finalizing a personal injury case or as a result of a personal injury, a probate court may have to first determine who are the heirs entitled to any compensation.
Our office is experienced in handling these type of probate issues and will handle this aspect of the case inhouse without having to involve another attorney’s office.