Frequently Asked Questions About Texas Personal Injury Cases
Accident victims may feel hurt and confused after they are injured due to others’ negligence. At Wickes Law, PLLC, we strive to educate our injured clients about their next steps and the law. We have documented some of the most common questions clients have had about their cases on this page.
Please note that this page’s information is general and may not apply to your unique case. Because of the varying nature of personal injury cases, we highly recommend that injured people contact our office and schedule a free consultation. Call our Plano office now at 972-473-6900 to get personalized and comprehensive answers to your questions.
How long do Texas accident victims have to file a personal injury claim?
Generally, the Texas statute of limitations requires an accident victim to file a personal injury lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident. However, several extenuating circumstances may shorten the time limit involved in these cases. For example, personal injury cases involving a government entity or state employee who causes an accident while working in their official role have a time limit of six months. Because of the often strict time limits, it is essential that injured people contact a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
How much compensation can I get after a Texas accident that was caused by another person’s negligence?
Determining possible compensation in a personal injury case can be one of the most challenging aspects. Many factors can contribute to a potential settlement, including:
- The total cost of a person’s medical recovery
- Any lost income or future wages
- Emotional harm and trauma
- Future expenses pertaining to an injury-related medical condition
Another factor at play in personal injury cases is the comparative negligence doctrine. Texas law states that a “… claimant may not recover damages if his percentage of responsibility is greater than 50 percent.” Proving that you were not at fault is challenging and often requires the assistance of a knowledgeable legal professional. Our staff can help you calculate the cost of your medical recovery and protect your rights if you are wrongfully accused of being responsible for the accident.
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Getting complete answers to your personal injury questions is impossible without the full context of your case. Our staff will learn more about your case and give you a much more accurate answer in your free consultation. Please schedule your free consultation by calling 972-473-6900 or emailing us.