Houston Personal Injury FAQs
What is a Personal Injury Case?
There are many occasions that occur that can result in a personal injury case. Typically, personal injury cases arise from car or motorcycle accidents, injuries at work, or slip and fall accidents. A personal injury claim can usually be filed in the event that an individual is injured or harmed at the fault of another person, or company.
What Should I do if I’m Hurt in an Accident?
Most importantly, seek medical attention. If you do seek medical attention, make sure to create and keep a record of your files that will help your claim in the future. It is also important to file a police report at the scene of the event or as soon as possible after the incident occurred. Gather the names and contact information from any witnesses nearby of the incident.
It is also crucial to write down in specific detail what happened before, during, and after the accident. Information can be easily forgotten or altered after the event. At the time of the accident, take photos of anything that can be used as evidence.
Most importantly, contact personal injury lawyer in Houston, Texas, Sue E. West for advice on how to proceed with your case.
When is the Right Time to Call a Lawyer?
If you believe you have personal injury claim, contact Texas personal injury lawyer, Sue E. West, immediately after your accident. If you do not call a lawyer right after your injury, you may unknowingly forfeit important rights and remedies available to you. We will provide you with legal advice on how to proceed with your personal injury claim. In accordance to Texas Statute, there are strict time deadlines in which to file your personal injury claim. It is very important to call our office at 281-347-3247 so that we can make sure that these timelines are not overlooked and that your rights are fully protected.
Should I Give an Insurance Company My Recorded Statement?
Only After You Speak With A Lawyer. An insurance company can use your recorded statement against your personal injury claim in the future. What may seem like a genuine interest for what occurred, a simple comment can be altered and used against you in court. Insurance companies will utilize all tactics so they can deny giving you the compensation you deserve. Always speak to a personal injury attorney before providing a recorded statement.
What is my Case Worth?
At the West Law Office, we know that each and every case is different. The value of your case is based off of a variety of factors. The West Law Office’s experienced Personal Injury Attorney, Sue E. West, can assess the deserved compensation based on these varying factors. These factors can include the severity of your injury, the medical care that was required due to the injury, damage to your vehicle, medical expenses, and the actions of the negligent person. Because each case is so different, Texas personal injury attorney, Sue E. West, examines all aspects of each case diligently.
Will my Case go to Trial?
Generally, less than 25% of personal injury cases end up in trial. Those that end up in trial are often settled before the trial ends. Whether or not a personal injury case goes to trial is determined by a number of factors. Some of these factors include the value of the claim, the evidence provided, the insurance company, and even the venue in which the case is tried. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney can help you gauge whether or not your case will go to trial.
Are Medical Bills Included in a Bodily Injury Claim?
“Bodily injury claim” often times is synonymous to a personal injury claim.
Economic damages of a personal injury claim can include:
- Loss of Wage
- Medical Bills
- Rental car expenses, etc.
Other general damages of a personal injury can include:
What is Whiplash?
“Whiplash” is a term used to describe a neck injury generally damaging the soft tissue of the neck. Whiplash injuries frequently occur in rear-end collisions. During a rear-end collision, when a car is hit from behind by another car, the body of the driver being hit jerks forward while their head stays in place. This causes the neck to extend extremely in a whip-like motion. This quick snap or jerk movement is known as whiplash.
What are Signs of Whiplash?
Whiplash can occur in individuals in car accidents or other types of accidents. Signs that you have whiplash or another type of neck injury include, but are not limited to:
- Stiffness of the neck
- Pain in the neck
- A decrease in range of motion
- Blurred vision
- Pain in the shoulder, arm, or back
Symptoms of whiplash may occur days after the accident. If you experience signs of whiplash, contact personal injury attorney Sue E. West immediately.
Can you Recommend a Doctor for me?
Yes! The West Law Office maintains a list of experienced doctors in the Houston and Katy area that have extensive experience treating victims of accidents. Even if you do not have Health Insurance or the funds to pay for medical care, we can help you get the care you need to get back on your feet again. Call us today at 281-347-3247 to find out how.