Fort Worth Personal Injury FAQ
No one ever expects to be involved in an accident and suffer injuries, but when you are, the individual or entity who caused the accident should be held accountable. Below, we have answered some frequently asked questions about personal injury claims and what to expect if you choose to pursue your claim. Consult with our firm for the personalized attention your case needs.
Can I settle my claim without going to court?
It is certainly possible to settle without going to court. With that being said, it may be in your best interests to go to court if the insurance company won’t cover all of your losses, or if the at-fault party has no applicable insurance.
What do I do if I cannot afford an attorney?
Our personal injury attorneys work on contingency, which means you don’t have to pay anything up front—or at all—until we are able to obtain your injury settlement from the liable party.
What is shared fault?
Texas is a modified comparative negligence state, which means that those who are partially to blame can still seek repayment from the person or persons who are culpable for your injuries. However, you’ll accept your own portion of fault by having any award you receive reduced by your percentage of blame.
How long do I have to file my claim?
The Texas statute of limitations begins running from the date of accident and continues for two years until it will expire. At this time, if your claim has not been filed, the Texas court system will refuse to hear your case and you will have lost the chance to hold the liable party accountable.
Do I have grounds for a civil lawsuit?
If you have been seriously injured in an accident, and someone else is to blame for causing your injuries, then you should have grounds for seeking compensation for all you’ve been through. We are equipped to handle many different types of accident claims including slip-and-falls, dog bites, car accidents, and injuries caused by defective products, to name a few.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Fort Worth
If you are interested in coming in for a free consul station with an experienced Fort Worth personal injury lawyer at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, you can do so by scheduling at your earliest convenience. You can reach us by phone at 214-522-9404 or via the quick contact form you’ll find at the bottom of this page.