In addition to coming with a lot of emotion and feelings, personal injury cases also come with a lot of questions. Here are some of the questions we hear the most at Cristobal Galindo Law.
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How much does it cost to get a personal injury attorney?
Most cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. This means the injured victim or the victim’s family members are not responsible for any attorney’s fees or court costs until after a settlement is reached. This also means that the attorney does not get paid unless a recovery is made.
A personal injury lawyer fronts the litigation expenses, court costs and filing fees, and gets repaid out of the recovery amount.
By working on a contingency fee basis, the lawyer has an incentive to work the case as efficiently and effectively as possible since he or she does not get paid unless the case is won.
What is the Statute of Limitations for a personal injury claim?
In Texas, you have two years to file a personal injury claim.
A statute of limitations is an amount of time you have to file a claim from the date of your accident. After the amount of time allowed by the statute has passed, you are not allowed to file a claim for that accident except in certain circumstances. The statute of limitation begins to “run” from the date your accident occurred. That means the two year time period is calculated beginning with the day the accident happened. In some cases, when you can’t notice your injury right away, the time to file a claim is calculated from the time begins when you could have or should have known about your injury.
If you are injured, don’t wait two years to contact one of the experienced attorneys at The Law Office of Cristobal M. Galindo, P.C.
What is tire separation?
That is when the tread comes off the rest of the tire. This can cause you to lose control of your vehicle and many times results in catastrophic injuries.
One minute you are driving normally, and the next you don’t have any tread on your tire. The tread is what keeps the tire connected to the road, it’s what grips the road. If that is not there, you have little chance of controlling your vehicle.
If you have had a tire separation give us a call.