Frequently Asked Questions
If you have been injured, you should hire an experienced personal injury attorney for your case. Such an attorney can be found at our office. The Texas attorneys at the office of Pastrana & Lee have received numerous awards and will fight hard to get the compensation you deserve.
How do I Know if I have a Claim for Personal Injury?
Initially, you must have suffered an injury to you or your property. Next, it must have been someone else’s fault. Please note that physical injury is not required. A personal injury lawsuit may be brought based solely on non physical losses and harms. For instance, you may have a personal injury case when if someone damaged your reputation, inflicted emotional distress upon you, damaged your property or even invaded your privacy.
What do I do First when I Am Harmed in an Accident?
First, of course, you should tend to your well being by seeking medical attention if needed. Next, you should collect evidence that can show who caused the accident. You should also gather evidence that shows the damage or injury caused by the accident. It is a good idea to take photos of the damage or injury. Additionally, you should write down everything that has happened to you because of the accident. This includes, but is certainly not limited to, expenses such as hospital bills, medical bills and lost wages from work. If there were witnesses, get their names and contact information.
Is there a Time Limit to my Personal Injury Claim?
Texas has a strict two-year statute of limitations period for personal injury cases. Thus, you must file your case within two years of the accident. If the case is one of bodily injury, you must file your case within two years of when you reasonably should discover your injury, per the discovery rule. This time limit should be strictly adhered to. If you do not file your case within this two-year period, you are most likely barred from later doing so.
How Much May I Get if My Case is Successful?
Ultimately, this depends on the severity of your injury or damages. This may also depend on the details of your case, the identity of the defendant or defendants, the insurance limits, etc. There are numerous other factors to consider. Other factors that play a significant role in the amount you receive depends on your pain and suffering, past medical bills, lost wages, future medical bills, and loss of earning capacity.
When Do I Pay Attorney’s Fees for my Personal Injury Lawsuit?
At the office of Pastrana & Lee, you do not have to stress about paying a fee to start your case. In fact, you will not owe anything unless your case is a success. This is called a contingency fee. In fact, the attorneys at our firm do not believe in charging high legal fees