FAQ Category: Personal Injury - Main

What Do I Do if I Cannot Afford to Receive Medical Treatment After an Accident?

Receiving medical treatment is very important to each client’s health and the overall success of their personal injury claim. Delaying medical treatment can cause your health concerns or injuries to worsen and can prolong recovery time.

Our office will help you receive medical treatment and arrange for convenient medical providers with no upfront payment needed. Call us for any medical treatment questions or a no-obligation consultation.

What Kinds of Injuries Qualify for a Settlement?

Experts will not always agree on how serious a victim’s injuries are or which party is responsible for those injuries. Plaintiff and Defendant will disagree on the severity of damages and compensation required to be a full recovery in almost every case. Typically, there are three different levels of injuries in a personal injury claim.

These are categorized as minor, moderate, and catastrophic. Minor injuries include small cuts or bruises and may require some physical therapy. Moderate injuries usually lead to surgery, leading to someone unable to perform at work and lose income.

The most severe cases are known as catastrophic injuries. These include brain injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, or death. These catastrophic injuries cause long-term disabilities and affect your everyday life.

The Defendants may pay Plaintiff to resolve these claims—that payment is called a settlement. The amount of settlement will depend on the severity of the injuries and the likelihood that Defendant will be found liable at trial. We strongly recommend contacting an attorney with experience and success in personal injury claims.

What is the Difference Between Personal Injury Damages & Punitive Damages?

Personal injury damages or actual damages include the following: physical pain, mental distress, disability, medical expenses, disfigurement, inability to work, loss of income.

Almost everyone has heard about “punitive damages” they are also called “exemplary damages” and are sparingly available in personal injury litigation in Texas.

Punitive damages or exemplary damages are not as common in personal injury cases. The difference is that punitive damages involve the defendant knowingly acting with gross negligence and misconduct towards the victim.

What is the Statute of Limitations in Texas for Personal Injury?

The Statute of Limitations for personal injury accidents is two years from the date of the accident. Some circumstances may cause the Statute of Limitations for your accident to be extended or possibly shorten. Please contact an attorney as soon as possible after your accident occurs.

Do I Have a Case if I Was Partly to Blame?

There is a possibility you have a case even if your actions may have contributed to the accident. If a jury finds that you are less than 49.9% to blame, you can still recover from another person’s negligence. Please contact our office to receive a free case evaluation!

After Filing a Lawsuit, Will My Case Get Settled?

Will my case get settled after filing a lawsuit? Absolutely! While the attorney makes decisions about strategy and how to prosecute the case best, the client always retains the ability to settle (or not settle) their case. Your attorney cannot settle your case without your consent. Only you decide when your case is over when a settlement opportunity is presented.

Contact The Cobos Law Firm today for a free consultation and see what we can do for you!

Can I afford a Reasonable Attorney?

Absolutely! The Cobos Law Firm will file your case on a contingency fee basis. This means no attorney fees or expenses are paid upfront, and we will only be paid if you choose to settle your case.

The Cobos Law Firm works on a contingency fee basis because we believe that everyone should have access to justice and that no individual should be denied quality representation because of their financial condition.

Should I Try to Settle a Case Myself?

Cases with minor injuries that reach full recovery can sometimes be resolved without an attorney. Cases with serious injuries become more complex and harder to handle without an experienced personal injury attorney involved.

Why Should I Hire an Attorney?

Processing a personal injury claim or even a wrongful death claim can be very complicated and confusing to someone who has no experience in this area. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney will make the process easier for you and will ensure your rights, as well as your family’s rights, are protected.

How is a Claim Valued?

Each case is different and is valued solely on the issues and injuries at hand. Cases may be like prior ones the attorney has handled and can be compared to a certain extend. A personal injury attorney with experience in different cases will value your case more effectively when looking at the issues and injuries. Call our office for a free case evaluation!