When filing a Personal Injury Claim, one of the first and most important actions to take after a personal injury occurs is to enlist a knowledgeable lawyer who can help you file a claim. In Texas, the statute of limitations is two years. This means that you have two years to file a personal injury claim for an accident..
I was in an accident and sought treatment but now I’m feeling much better. Do I need to continue going to the doctor?
A good general rule to follow is listen to your doctor. It is always best to continue treatment and follow-ups until you have been medically cleared by your treating physician.
The insurance company of the other driver offered to pay my medical bills if I signed their document. Can I still sue if I sign and allow them to pay my medical bills.
Generally, you want to be very cautious about what you agree to and sign when dealing with an adverse party’s insurance carrier. While it can be tempting to sign something to make your medical bills go away, there is a chance you are short changing yourself. Come talk to us before agreeing to anything.
I was hurt while on the job. Does workers comp prevent me from suing?
The short answer: maybe. Texas is the only state that does not require employers to carry workers compensation insurance. While some employers do carry workers comp insurance, those who don’t are liable for your work related injuries and you can sue. However, if your employer carries the state issued workers compensation insurance, your medical bills and lost wages will be covered by the work comp insurance and you will not have the ability to bring suit against your employer. Keep in mind, even if your employer is a workers compensation subscriber, you may still have legal rights against other wrongdoers involved in your injury accident.