Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Personal Injury
Answers from a Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have been wrongfully injured in Texas, you may have questions about what to do next. Fortunately, the Dallas personal injury attorney at the Lenahan Law Firm has the answers. Below, our firm has answered some of the most frequently asked questions about personal injury, including "Will my case go to trial?" and "How much is my claim worth?" If you still have questions after reviewing this list, however, you should not hesitate to contact our firm for a free initial consultation. In doing so, you can discuss the specific nature of your case with our team of dedicated legal experts.
How much is my personal injury claim worth?
After suffering a serious injury, you may have found yourself wondering, "Is it worth my time to pursue legal action?" Unfortunately, a significant number of victims are hesitant to take action because they are unsure of how much their claim will be worth. While this is a legitimate concern, you should not give up the right to seek compensation until you have had the chance to discuss your case with a lawyer. The value of your claim may depend on a number of different factors, including:
- The nature and severity of your injuries
- The cost of your medical expenses (past and future)
- The amount of time that it takes you to recover
- The amount of income that you have forfeited
- The severity of your pain and suffering / emotional distress
- The negligent conduct of the defendant
How long will it take to resolve my lawsuit?
The amount of time that it will take to resolve your case will depend on several different factors; however, there is no way to say for sure, as each case is unique. If you are able to negotiate a fair settlement out of court, for example, your case could be resolved in as little as a few months. If you need to pursue a lawsuit at trial, it could take years to reach a resolution. Fortunately, you can gain a better idea by discussing your case with the team at the Lenahan Law Firm.
How much will it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?
At the Lenahan Law Firm, we take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you won't be expected to pay for our legal services up-front or out-of-pocket. In fact, you won't be expected to pay at all unless we are successful in reaching a favorable resolution on your behalf. Simply put: if we don't win, you don't pay. For this reason, the cost of an attorney shouldn't be a factor when making the decision to pursue a claim. Instead, you can focus on the matter at hand: securing compensation.
Will I have to take my personal injury claim to court?
If you are worried about having to go to trial, it is important to understand that nearly 90% of all personal injury claims are resolved through settlement. While it is possible that you may need to go to court, depending on the nature of your case and the other party's willingness to cooperate during negotiations, your Dallas injury attorney can help you weigh your options.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit in Texas?
In Texas, all civil lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations. This means that you would only have a few short years to pursue legal action after being wrongfully injured. In fact, the statute of limitations for general personal injury cases is just two years. While this may vary, depending on the specific type of civil action that you wish to pursue, you should not wait too long to get started. If you fail to take action before the time limitations expire, you must forfeit your right to compensation.
What sets Lenahan Law Firm apart from the rest?
Unlike a lot of other personal injury firms in Dallas, TX, the Lenahan Law Firm is committed to building trusting relationships with our clients. In order to do so, we limit the amount of cases that each of our lawyers represent at one time. In fact, you can expect your lawyer to be handling no more than 10 clients at one time—which is a stark difference from those who juggle hundreds. That being said, you can trust that you will receive nothing less than the personalized attention that you deserve when you turn to our firm for help.