7 Frequently Asked Injury Questions

Were you or a loved one seriously injured in Texas? Read these 7 frequently asked injury questions, then contact our attorneys to get started.

1) What is the Role of an Expert Witness?

7 Frequently Asked Injury QuestionsExpert witnesses play a pivotal role in personal injury cases. For example, in a trucking case, one might need a crash reconstructionist with experience in putting together a trucking collision case. If it is a medical malpractice case, it is important to hire the correct type of medical expert to give an opinion in that case. If it is a case involving injuries in an industrial worksite, you need a forensic engineer who can talk about safety and the rules that the negligent party violated.

2) How Should I Go About Seeking Medical Treatment After an Injury?

It’s always best to seek immediate medical care; that is the gold standard. This means within one or two weeks at the latest. This gives us a snapshot early on of what injuries are involved and lets us track whether injuries are getting better or worse over time. If a person does not seek immediate medical treatment, we at Chavez Law Firm have experience dealing with those types of situations. We can guide and direct the client so that they get the treatment that they need in order to get the best outcome and full and fair compensation for the injuries that they have suffered.

3) Can I Settle an Injury Case Before Trial?

The truth of the matter is the vast majority of cases don’t go to trial and settle beforehand. The only time cases don’t settle before going to trial is because the insurance company or the big corporation is being unfair; they’re not fully and fairly compensating clients for what they have done to them.

4) Should I Accept the First Settlement Offer?

It’s important for clients to consult with a lawyer before accepting an offer. Chances are the insurance company has lowballed the client, and lowball offers tend to remain such until you get a trial lawyer or a lawyer with a lot of trial experience on the case. Insurance companies and big corporations know that a person without a lawyer in our legal system is at a tremendous disadvantage, and that’s why they give them lowball offers. They’re taking advantage of employees or people under those circumstances, so it’s never a good idea to take the initial offer from an insurance company. It’s never a good idea to go up against an insurance company or a big corporation without the services of an experienced trial lawyer.

5) What are the Steps to File a Personal Injury Claim?

First and foremost, find a lawyer with significant trial experience. That lawyer will know what to do and take you through the steps, which are, one, to file a lawsuit, serve the negligent party, and then you go through a process of paper discovery, deposition or testimony discovery of the bad guys or the black hats, and, at that point, you’re ready to go to trial. It’s a very simple process, in terms of the steps, and then we go to trial.

6) What is the Timeline for a Personal Injury Case?

It depends on where they are in terms of the treatment of their injuries. Some injuries take longer to treat, and some injuries take less. We need to wait until treatment is complete so that we have a complete picture of the injuries and their consequences

7) Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

It is not always clear early on if a case is going to trial. For one, we don’t know what the evidence is going to show or how medical treatment is going to go. What is certain is that the only time we go to trial is when the insurance company isn’t negotiating in good faith. When that happens, rest assured that we will fully prepare for trial.

Were you or a loved one seriously injured in an accident in Texas and want to know more about these 7 frequently asked injury questions?
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