Personal Injury FAQ
Recovering from a serious accident can be an overwhelming experience. You may not give your legal matters the attention they deserve because you have other issues on your plate, namely, treating your injuries, repairing property damage and handling your daily responsibilities.
At Avera Law Firm, P.L.L.C., our legal team is dedicated to protecting your rights after you suffer a personal injury. We have provided these answers to commonly asked questions so that you understand your available options. Whether you have been hurt in an auto accident or on dangerous property, we are prepared and ready to help you.
We invite you to read our personal injury FAQ. Then, contact our firm at 512-615-3578 to arrange your free case evaluation.
I was involved in an accident, but I cannot afford an attorney. What should I do?
Our personal injury firm offers no-obligation, free consultations, so you have nothing to lose when you talk to us about your case. During your case evaluation, lawyer Avera will review the circumstances surrounding your accident and give you an honest evaluation of your options and possible outcomes.
When our firm represents personal injury victims, we do not charge legal fees until we recover compensation for injuries.
What is my case worth?
The settlement or award you may be entitled to receive depends on a variety of factors including the type of injury you suffered, your medical expenses, wages lost as a result of your injury, diminished earning capacity, emotional distress, and other economical and noneconomical considerations.
Experienced attorneys account for a range of matters when they file claims. Attorney Avera strives to secure the compensation that addresses your current and future needs.
How long does a personal injury case take?
The time spent handling a personal injury case may depend on the amount you are willing to accept. If you are satisfied with the initial settlement offer you receive, you may receive compensation within months of your accident. If you challenge the initial offer, it will take some time to reach an agreement with the insurance company responsible for handling your claim.
Resolving a personal injury matter in court can take over a year and can be a complex task, which is why many personal injury issues are settled out of court.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Texas?
In Texas, personal injury victims have a limited time period to file a claim after an accident. If you have been hurt in a slip-and-fall accident or in a motor vehicle collision, you have up to two years to take legal action. Not all car accident claims have the same statute of limitations, however. If your car has been hit by a public bus, you may have only 60 or 90 days to submit your claim.
I feel fine after my slip-and-fall accident, so is it really necessary to see a doctor?
In the immediate aftermath of an accident, your body produces adrenaline, which may prevent you from feeling the impact of your injuries. Experienced doctors recognize the signs of significant injuries and can document their findings after an examination. In cases involving traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), soft tissue damage, internal injuries and others, this information is extremely helpful. Your medical report can be used to strengthen your claim.
After I filed my car accident claim, I received a low settlement offer from the insurance company. Is this my only opportunity to receive compensation for my injuries?
Insurance companies use tactics to limit their financial obligations to injury victims. Insurance representatives will offer extremely low payouts because they recognize that injury victims may not know the true value of their claim. Attorney Avera has years of experience with personal injury matters, so he is familiar with the strategies insurance companies use. As your advocate, he will use the law to challenge insurance companies and hold them accountable for fulfilling the terms of their policies.
More Questions? Call Us Today For Answers
We know you have a great many questions about your accident and legal options. We can answer all of your questions when you meet with us. Call our Dripping Springs office at 512-615-3578 or use our online contact form.