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Will the Cobos Law Firm take my case?

It depends on the factors involved, particularly the individual or entity at fault and the damages caused. Each case is evaluated individually. However, the case evaluation is free. Contact us today if you would like to speak to an attorney to review your case.

How Much are the Cobos Law Firm’s Attorney’s Fees?

Oftentimes, our personal injury lawyer handles cases on a “contingency basis.” This means that our fee depends on the recovery we obtain for you (typically 25% – 40%). This method allows an individual without monetary resources to obtain excellent representation at no upfront monetary risk.

Based on the contingent fee model, you do not pay any legal fees unless and until the case settles or we win your case in court. Once you receive the settlement or award check, the firm deducts its case expenses. The balance (or “net”) of the money then goes to the client.

At times, personal injury lawsuits are expensive. Typically, the settlement covers items such as filing costs, deposition costs, costs to obtaining and reviewing medical records, travel expenses, and other expenses associated with trial preparation.

Most frequently, our Houston personal injury attorney advances money for all these case expenses. Later we deduct them from the settlement or award check when the case is resolved. Should the case be unsuccessful, we do not require the Client to reimburse the Firm for case expenses and no attorneys fee will be paid.

What does a free legal consultation include?

A free legal consultation is an opportunity for us to answer your questions about the case and about the law. Additionally, it is an opportunity for you to learn about your legal options and assess whether our Houston personal injury lawyer is the right fit for you.

Do I Have a Viable Personal Injury Lawsuit? If so, What is it Worth?

As expert personal injury lawsuit lawyers, we understand that every lawsuit presents different legal challenges. Generally, a person harmed by the negligence of another person or entity is entitled to recover for the damages caused by the incident.

The worth of the lawsuit depends on the damages you sustained. These damages often include the cost of medical expenses, disability, pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment in life, and in some cases, punitive damages.

A jury will decide the amount a victim should be awarded. Generally, their considerations include the nature of the injuries, the extent of damage, the degree of pain and disability, and the ways that the injury will affect your life.

What Should I do if I don’t have Insurance or Money to See a Doctor?

Oftentimes, a victim of a car accident does not have the money to pay for a doctor’s visit and lacks health insurance. However, the absence of money or insurance should not preclude you from getting medical assistance following an accident where you were not at fault.  If you have no money or insurance after an accident you could be left with injuries that may never heal.  You need someone that can help get you with your personal injury.

Our Houston personal injury lawyer has relationships with numerous medical facilities. We can help the victim of an accident receives personalized medical treatment with no upfront cost. Any amounts paid to the medical provider come from the case settlement or verdict. This helps the accident victim and negates the need to come “out of pocket” to pay for the medical care they received following the accident.

What should I do after a car accident?

Most car accidents are shocking and unexpected events. Your adrenaline pumps, and there’s a good chance you sustained an injury. Moreover, you start to blame yourself and try to recount whether you could have avoided the situation. The most important steps to take immediately following a car accident is to stay calm and seek medical assistance.

Then, ensure that you conduct each of the following steps, if possible:

  • Call the police and tell the officer that you would like for him to complete a police report.
  • Take photos of all vehicles involved at the accident scene.
  • Speak to witnesses who observed the collision and get their contact information.
  • Ask for insurance information and driver’s license from the other persons involved in the accident. If you have a cell phone on hand, take pictures of these documents.

Most importantly, seek out a doctor and get a full physical workup. This step is important, regardless of whether you believe your injuries are minor. Many injuries are recognized only after the adrenaline has worn off. Sone injuries, known as latent injuries, arise well after the incident and can provide to be life-altering.

What types of cases does the Cobos Law Firm handle?

Andrew Cobos is a Houston personal injury lawyer with a Law Degree and a Masters in Business Administration. Moreover, he is a former Army officer with combat experience. As such, our legal team has the knowledge and experience to represent clients in an array of personal injury lawsuits.

  • Personal injury
  • Car accidents
  • Maritime accidents
  • Business and commercial litigation
  • Product liability
  • Mass torts
  • Wrongful death
  • Veterans cases
  • Commercial vehicle accidents
  • And more