Should You Pursue A Personal Injury Claim?
If youâ€™ve been injured in an accident or in some other way harmed by someone elseâ€™s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injury, and for associated losses like time off from work, property damage, and even pain and suffering.
If you think that another party may be responsible for your injury, you should speak with us as soon as possible. We can help you determine whether or not you should pursue your personal injury claim.
To make that determination, we will have to answer three basic questions:
Who is responsible for your injury?
You can only pursue a personal injury claim if:
- We can identify a third party who is responsible for your injury; and
- We believe we can prove that the third party was responsible.
Sometimes more than one party is liable. In that case:
- We may need to include multiple defendants in your claim, or even file two or more separate claims; or
- If you are one of the parties responsible, you may be barred from recovery, or your recovery may be reduced proportionate to your own fault.
What are your damages?
Even if you can prove that another party was responsible for your injuries, you canâ€™t recover in a personal injury case unless your attorney can show compensable damages such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost work time
- Property loss or damage
- Pain and suffering.
If we can prove damages, we will need to review them together to determine whether or not they are sufficient to justify moving forward. If your injuries are slight and your losses small, then you may not be able to recover enough to justify the investment of time, lost work, and evidence collection required to pursue your claim.
How committed are you to pursuing the claim?
Personal injury cases require an investment. If youâ€™re going to file a claim, you have to be prepared:
- Personal injury cases can take months, sometimes even years to settle or reach trial
- Insurance company representatives, opposing parties and their attorneys, and even some of your friends may try to make you feel guilty for pursuing the claim, as if you werenâ€™t entitled to be compensated for your injuries
- You may have to appear for depositions, answer written interrogatories with the help of your attorney, and provide documents and other evidence to the opposing party.
If, with that realistic view in mind, youâ€™re ready to move forward and pursue the compensation you deserve, you can request a free, no-obligation case audit by calling us now at (512) 343-2572or you can request our free booklet for people injured in a car accident in Texas and take the first step right now!
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The legal process can be daunting, and you probably donâ€™t have enough knowledge of the law or your options to make clear decisions about your next steps. If youâ€™re unsure how to proceed, a free audit consultation may be just what you need. Youâ€™ll never know the strength or weakness of your case or what you might have stood to recover unless you speak with us. Make sure that you have the information you need to make an educated decisionâ€”and gather that information before you take any action that might affect your case, like talking to an insurance company.