Frequently Asked Questions
Whether dealing with a serious accident, immigration concerns, or legal issues relevant to your business, it is very common for people facing legal concerns of any kind to have a number of questions about their rights and the options available to them. It is with this in mind, then, that our team has answered some of the questions we are asked most frequently in the course of our work. If you have any further questions about what our firm can do for you, your family, or your business, or if you’d like to discuss any of these matters in greater detail, please feel free to call our Houston offices at (713) 337-3911 today.
- Will I be eligible to file a personal injury claim?
- Can I still pursue a claim if I was partially at fault?
- How soon should I file my personal injury claim?
- What compensation will I be able to claim?
- What evidence will I need to support my claim?
- Can I just pursue my claim on my own?
- How long will it take to reach the conclusion to my case?
- What can I do to bring my family to the US?
- How can a business litigation attorney help me?
Will I be eligible to file a personal injury claim?
If you were injured in an accident that was caused by someone other than yourself, there is a pretty good chance that you will be eligible to file a personal injury claim. In most cases, it is pretty easy to identify what party may be held responsible for the accident. For instance, if you were hit by a drunk driver, the drunk driver would very likely be the party you pursued your claim against. Under other circumstances, the process of identifying the responsible party may be more difficult, particularly when fault appears to be shared by more than one party. Whatever the particulars of your experience happen to be, our attorneys will work with you to first assess your claim and then to determine liability.
Can I still pursue a claim if I was partially at fault?
Under the Texas proportionate responsibility laws, you will be eligible to recover compensation for your accident as long as you were no more than 50% at fault for the accident itself. However, the amount of compensation that you may recover will reflect the degree to which you are found responsible for the accident. For example, if you were found to be 10% responsible for an accident, then you would only be eligible to recover 90% of the total damages awarded in the case.
How soon should I file my personal injury claim?
Since personal injury claims are subject to statutes of limitation, you should file your claim as soon as possible once you discover that you have been injured. In most cases, accident victims have two years—beginning the day they discover their injury, or should have reasonably discovered it—to file their claim before they will become ineligible to do so. Though you will have a pretty substantial period of time within which you may file your claim, you should file your claim as early on as you can in order to best preserve any evidence or testimony that may support your claim.
What compensation will I be able to claim?
Though every claim will possess a unique set of circumstances that will have a direct bearing upon that claim, most personal injury claims seek to recover compensation for things like the cost of medical care, the loss of income during recovery, property damages, and any diminishment to the victim’s quality of life. However, you may seek to recover additional compensation depending upon the exact circumstances of your case; our attorneys can help you assess the full extent of damages you sustained in the accident and help you determine how to best pursue the compensation you need.
What evidence will I need to support my claim?
Just about any piece of evidence that corroborates your claim will be useful to you at some point in the legal process. With that in mind, you would want to collect copies of your medical bills, repair bills, and any written testimony that is available to you as a general rule. Under more specific circumstances, such as a car accident, you will probably want to collect copies of any police citations and photographs of the incident. Whatever the circumstances of your case, our legal team will help you determine what evidence you will need to collect in preparation for your case.
Can I just pursue my claim on my own?
Though there is nothing preventing you from representing yourself, you should take some time and reconsider your options before you commit to doing so. Whether you are bringing a personal injury claim, a business claim, or you need help with your immigration status, there is a lot at stake for you, your family, and your future. Because of this, you need to make sure you give yourself every opportunity for success, and hiring an attorney with experience handling cases like yours is the best thing that you can do to pursue the outcome you need.
How long will it take to reach the conclusion to my case?
Though we will do everything we can to help you achieve a swift resolution to your legal concerns, you will need to remember that there are always factors that can extend the length of your case or your filing. If you are bringing a personal injury claim, your case may need to go to court to be resolved. If you are filing to change your immigration status, there may be additional forms that need to be gathered and completed prior to filing. By talking to an experienced attorney about the specific details of your situation, we can evaluate your potential case and give you a much better estimate of what you might be able to expect.
What can I do to bring my family to the US?
U.S. immigration laws are set up in a way that encourage the reuniting of family members with citizens or residents of the United States. As such, there are numerous ways that we may be able to bring your immediate family to the United States. By discussing the unique circumstances of your residency status and stay in the U.S., we can help you identify the best options for reuniting you with your family.
How can a business litigation attorney help me?
If you are facing contract disputes, partnership disputes, employment concerns, or any number of other business law concerns, you need to make sure these matters are handled carefully and with the attention they deserve. Unfortunately, doing so yourself will almost certainly pull you away from running your company for an extended period of time. As such, you should trust your business concerns to an experienced business lawyer who can make sure that everything in your case is properly handled, allowing you to focus on the important task of running and growing your business.