What should I do if I am injured in an auto accident and it was someone else’s fault? When a person is seriously injured in an auto accident or any other type of accident and someone else’s negligence is to blame, they may have the legal right to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. A claim would allow for a person to seek monetary compensation for any damages suffered because of the accident. If you would like to learn more about filing a personal injury claim, please contact Rick McGuire, Attorney at Law today.
Why should I hire an attorney? When a person is injured in an accident, it can affect them for the rest of their life because the injuries they sustain may require a lifetime of medical care. The very best decision that someone can make to protect their future is to hire a Houston personal injury attorney who will understand their legal rights. At our personal injury firm, we will aggressively fight on a client’s behalf in an effort to obtain maximum monetary compensation. Our client’s legal rights are extremely important to us and whether you are a victim, or the family member of a victim, we will provide a strong legal commitment to you throughout every step of the legal process.
What type of monetary compensation can be awarded in personal injury & wrongful death claims? When a personal injury or wrongful death claim is filed, a person looks to recover monetary compensation for their damages. A person may be awarded compensation in a settlement or during a civil trial. The type of compensation that a person may be awarded will be based upon the circumstances surrounding their claim, but may include: medical expenses, future medical care, loss of wages, loss of future income, loss of benefits, property damage, emotional anguish, pain and suffering or more.
Can I file a wrongful death claim on behalf of my spouse? Yes. If your spouse was seriously injured or died due to negligence you may have the legal right to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Please contact a personal injury attorney at our firm today to discuss the circumstances of your case during a free consultation.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim? According to the Statute of limitations in the state of Texas, a person has up to 2 years to file a personal injury claim. However, in an effort to receive the highest compensation amount possible, a person should file a claim as soon as possible. When a person waits, evidence can become lost, destroyed or covered up; or witness testimony may be forgotten; in addition to other issues that could severely hinder a claim. If you or a family member is hurt due to the actions of someone else, please contact Rick McGuire, Attorney at Law today.
How much will it cost to hire a Houston personal injury lawyer from your firm? When the decision is made that a client has a valid claim and they wish to hire a personal injury attorney at our firm we would represent them on a contingency basis. This means that we do not get paid for our legal services, unless we reach a settlement or recovery on a client’s behalf.