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Answers To Your Common Personal Injury Questions

Navigating the aftermath of a personal injury can be overwhelming. You may have a lot of questions. Here are answers to some of the questions we answer most often about personal injuries and the process for seeking compensation.

What is a personal injury case?

A personal injury case arises when an individual suffers harm, whether physical or emotional, due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions. These cases encompass a wide range of incidents, from motor vehicle collisions and slip-and-fall accidents to medical malpractice and product liability claims. In essence, it’s a legal dispute seeking compensation for the victim’s losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.

What do I do after, and what do I avoid after a serious personal injury accident?

After a serious personal injury accident, your immediate priority should be your health and safety. Seek medical attention promptly, even if your injuries seem minor. Gathering evidence is essential, so if possible, document the accident scene, take photographs and gather contact information from witnesses.

Avoid discussing the incident on social media or with insurance adjusters without consulting an attorney. It’s also crucial to refrain from accepting a settlement offer before understanding the full extent of your injuries and damages.

How long after my accident do I have to pursue compensation for a personal injury?

The timeframe for pursuing compensation, known as the statute of limitations, varies by state and the type of injury. In Texas, for most personal injury cases, you generally have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. However, it’s essential to consult with an attorney promptly because certain factors may extend or shorten this deadline.

How do I prepare for a personal injury claim?

Preparing for a personal injury claim involves several crucial steps. First, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to assess the viability of your case. Gather all relevant documentation, including medical records, accident reports and evidence of expenses related to the injury. Keep detailed records of your medical treatment, missed workdays and other losses. Your attorney will guide you through the process, helping you build a strong case.

How much compensation am I entitled to?

The amount of compensation you may be entitled to depends on various factors, including the severity of your injuries, medical expenses, lost income and the extent of your pain and suffering. Personal injury compensation typically covers economic damages (such as medical bills and lost wages) and noneconomic damages (such as pain and suffering). An experienced attorney can help you assess the value of your case and work to secure the maximum compensation available.

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The lawyers at MIJ, are here to support you throughout your personal injury journey. Our experienced attorneys are deeply involved in the El Paso community and have over 50 years of combined experience.

If you have further questions or need personalized guidance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 915-289-0020 or complete our online form to schedule a free consultation. We’re dedicated to fighting for those who can’t fight for themselves and ensuring you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.