Dallas Personal Injury FAQ
When you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by the reckless and irresponsible decisions of another, you have the right to hold them accountable for your damages. However, when you’re trying to recuperate from your injuries, pursuing a civil lawsuit might be the furthest thing from your mind, or you might be confused how to navigate the claims process.
Below, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions our clients have had in regards to their upcoming personal injury claims. If you have additional questions, schedule a free consultation with one of our highly trained attorneys to discuss your case.
Is hiring an attorney expensive?
Not when you choose to work with Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP. Our firm works with injury victims based on what’s known as an attorney contingency fee. We’ll work your case without receiving any payment unless or until we win your case.
Can we get out of going to court?
It’s possible, but sometimes going to court is truly in your best interests. In many cases, we will need to negotiate with the insurance company to obtain a fair and reasonable settlement that will meet your needs and compensate for the suffering you’ve experienced.
Usually just the threat of bringing the liable party to court will result in an appropriate settlement offer. Other times, the insurance company refuses to negotiate, at which point we’ll be prepared to bring your case before a judge.
Does my accident count as a personal injury case?
Many different kinds of accidents have grounds for a personal injury case. It’s difficult to say whether your accident will fall under this category without reviewing your case. Generally speaking, if your accident was caused by the negligent actions of another, you could have the opportunity to pursue a civil claim.
Reach out to a personal injury lawyer in Dallas to give us more info about your accident, and we’ll be able to address your concerns during a no-obligation consultation.
What do I do if I was partly responsible for causing the accident?
If you’re partially liable for your damages, you might still be able to file a personal injury claim. The bar for proportionate responsibility—or modified comparative negligence—in Texas is 51 percent. If you are no more than 50 percent responsible for the cause of the accident, you can still receive compensation.
Keep in mind, however, that your award could be reduced based on the percentage of culpability you carry.
Consult With a Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer
The claims process can be both confusing and overwhelming, but with Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP on your side, we’ll work tirelessly to achieve a positive outcome for your civil lawsuit.
To schedule your complimentary case assessment with an experienced Dallas personal injury lawyer, simply fill out the brief contact form below or give our office a call at 214-522-9404.