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April 9, 2021

Personal Injury Lawyer FAQ

April 9, 2021

The aftermath of an accident of any kind can be some of the most frightening moments of your life. From there, things won’t get better on their own—as you have medical bills, lost income, and other expenses related to your accident to attend to. Of course, your injuries themselves, as well as the emotional trauma of going through an accident, cause even more unseen damages. 

Although these are tough times, it’s no time to throw in the towel. Filing a personal injury claim against the responsible party can help you get justice, and even financial compensation, for the damages you’ve suffered. 

Read our personal injury FAQ below to learn more. When you’re ready, a dedicated personal injury lawyer from Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law can evaluate your case for free. 

Questions for a Personal Injury Lawyer

Although it’s true that nothing can truly take the place of personalized legal counsel, reading the most commonly asked questions from others in your position can help you orient yourself. We’ve attached our responses below. 

  • What Kinds of Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Claim? – Personal injury claims stem from civil disputes between private parties. As the victim of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you seek compensation, called damages, from the responsible party. These damages can be both economic and non-economic in nature. 

For example, you can receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and even emotional pain and suffering after an accident. A personal injury lawyer can advise you on what type of remedies to pursue. 

  • What Sorts of Accidents Qualify? – In theory, any sort of accident involving someone else who caused you harm, either recklessly or intentionally, could be the basis for a claim. Some common examples: car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, work accidents, slip-and-falls, medical malpractice, dog bites, and many others. 
  • I Need Cash to Help with My Injuries. What if I Can’t Afford an Attorney? – Most personal injury lawyers these days work on something called a contingency fee, meaning that they take your case on with no money up front, with the expectation of receiving a portion of your eventual settlement figure, plus fees. This arrangement often suits personal injury victims, who can retain the services of qualified attorneys without spending money they don’t have. And, if you don’t happen to recover a settlement, you owe the attorney nothing. 
  • How Long Do I Have to File a Claim? – A state’s statute of limitations is the legal deadline on the amount of time that can pass between the date of your accident and the filing of a claim. In Texas, you generally have up to two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. In rare circumstances, this deadline could be extended. For example, if you didn’t “discover,” or learn about, the injuries you suffered until well  after the accident, you might still be able to file a claim to recover compensation from the accident. Speak to an attorney who can advise you. 
  • What Are the Steps to Get Started? – At Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law, we understand that this is a time of great uncertainty in your life. Once you contact our firm, an experienced personal injury lawyer can review your claim to help you understand your options and your timeline. The best part is that this process is always free, and you have no obligation to continue beyond the initial consultation. 

Find Out More from a Personal Injury Lawyer ASAP

Injured in an accident? Don’t miss your chance to get the money you need. Let a trusted personal injury lawyer from Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law review your claim for free right away. 

Give us a call at 800-488-7840 or fill out the form below to get started for free. 

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