Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions in Texas

Experienced Attorneys In San Antonio Provide Answers

Personal injury cases leave the injured and their families with more questions than answers. We understand that you need answers. Below are some of the most common questions about auto accidents, head and spinal injuries, serious injuries, liability, oil and gas injuries, and wrongful death claims.

Personal Injury

How can I find out what my case is worth?
How do I know if I can sue?
How long do I have to decide if I want to file a lawsuit?
How long does a lawsuit take?
Who is responsible for my injury?
What is negligence?
Should I sign a release?

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It's impossible to find out everything you need to know about your case online. The experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Fidel Rodriguez, Jr., have 50 years of combined experience practicing personal injury law. We can review your case and give you the facts about your particular claim, not just a generic response. Call 210-465-1212 or contact us online today. Getting compensation for your claim depends on it.

How can I find out what my case is worth?

There is no simple formula for figuring out what a case is worth. It depends on the following elements of the case being brought and the strength of the evidence in those areas:

  • Past medical bills
  • Future costs associated with recovery
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earnings potential
  • Pain and suffering

A few other things come into play as well, including the severity of your injuries, insurance limits and the identity of the defendant.

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How do I know if I can sue?

Whether you can sue for an injury depends on liability, negligence and the type of injury you sustained. A personal injury attorney can quickly assess whether your case is viable.

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How long do I have to decide if I want to file a lawsuit?

The amount of time you have to file a claim for injury is called the statute of limitations. In Texas, there are different statutes of limitations based on your type of claim. Generally, for personal injury and products liability cases, the statute of limitations is two years. Sometimes this time limitation can be extended depending on certain factors of your case. The time limitation is also applied differently when a minor is involved. Call one of our attorneys today if you have questions regarding your claim.

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How long does a lawsuit take?

There is no way to determine how long your claim may take. Some claims are settled out of court fairly quickly. Others may go to trial and take months or years. Our attorneys can get a better idea of what you can expect when they look at the details of your case.

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Who is responsible for my injury?

More than one person or party could be responsible for your injuries. It depends on where you were injured, what you were doing at the time, the conditions where you were, and whether negligence by another party can be proven. A skilled attorney can determine this based on the facts of your individual case.

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What is negligence?

Negligence occurs when the party that caused harm to you or your loved one didn't intend to harm you, but is found to have been careless. To win a case like this, you must be able to prove that the other party did not exercise reasonable care, that the person violated the duty to provide it, that your injuries were a direct result of the violation of that duty, and that the injuries you sustained should have been a foreseeable result of that violation.

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Should I sign a release?

You don't want to sign anything until you speak with an attorney. An early settlement may seem adequate, but until you have been evaluated and know the full extent of your injuries, recovery time and future medical costs, you can't determine if it's an appropriate amount. Consult a reliable attorney before signing anything.

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