Austin Personal Injury FAQ
When another person injures you, you need answers as soon as possible for your injuries. You need to know who harmed you, how much time you have, and what steps you can take to recover. Unfortunately, that’s not always easy.
That’s why we offer this Austin personal injury FAQ. At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, we understand that you’re struggling with a difficult claim, and we want to help you get the answers you need to seek out your compensation.
Who is responsible for my injuries?
Fault for your injuries can vary because the person responsible can vary. For example, even if you were directly injured by another person, they may have been at work at the time. If you were injured by a product, you may need to file a claim against the manufacturer. Because finding the right at-fault party can be so tough, we recommend discussing your options with an attorney before you file.
I think I was partly at fault. Can I still sue?
Although you may not be barred from filing a claim, taking credit for part of the accident can hurt your chances for compensation. In Texas, your compensation could be reduced by your amount of fault. If that amount is great enough, your claim may be dismissed completely.
How much time do I have to file a claim?
For the typical personal injury claim, you’ll only have two years to file your claim. If you don’t file on time, your claim could be dismissed. However, some claims have different time limits, so be sure to contact your lawyer for more information.
What if a loved one was killed in an accident?
Losing a loved one to someone else’s carelessness can be a tough position to be in. Fortunately, you may have rights to act now as their spouse, child, or parent. Speak to your personal injury attorney if you’ve lost a loved one, and you believe you have a wrongful death claim.
Can I still sue if the other person is facing criminal charges?
Although you may have to wait for the criminal charges to be settled, you still have grounds to file a claim. Your Austin lawyer can even help you use the evidence from the criminal trial against them. This evidence can be useful even if they were found not guilty in criminal court.
Contact an Austin Personal Injury Attorney for Your Answers
Not every claim is clear, unfortunately. It’s tough to find the full worth of those losses when you’re injured and suffering. Worse, you might have some remaining questions that are unique to your claim.
Although an Austin personal injury FAQ can get you started, you may still need a lawyer from Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP on your side. We have the experience to answer less-common questions, starting during your free consultation. If you have more questions, reach out by calling 214-522-9404 or by completing the online form below to begin.