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John T. Flood is a personal injury lawyer in Corpus Christi who handles all types of injury cases. Call (361) 654-8877 today for a free initial case evaluation. 

Everything from a dangerous workplace to a negligent commercial vehicle driver can lead to an innocent victim’s personal injury. Regardless of where or how you got hurt, if your injury was due to the fault of another, we would like to review the facts of your case and help.

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury

What questions should I ask a personal injury lawyer?

While there are a virtually unlimited number of questions you can ask a personal injury lawyer, some of the most common and most important include:

  • How many cases like mine have you handled before?
  • How much is my case worth?
  • How much money will you charge me?
  • How long will it take to resolve my case?
  • How long have you been practicing law?
  • How many personal injury cases have you taken to trial?
  • Will you be the lawyer that handles my case?

What should I ask for in a personal injury settlement?

Each personal injury settlement is unique, so what each plaintiff may need to ask for will vary from case to case; however, some common items should be asked for in all cases. Those include economic damages and noneconomic damages. Economic damages include medical bills and other expenses for which you have a bill or receipt as well as loss of earning capacity. Noneconomic damages are harder to quantify and can include pain and suffering and mental anguish, among others.

What types of cases fall under “personal injury”?

Personal injury includes any case where the negligence of one party caused an injury to another party. Common types of personal injury cases are motor vehicle accidents, premises liability or slip and fall claims, workplace injuries, and medical malpractice.

How long do I have to file a personal injury case?

In Texas, if the injured party is an adult, in most cases they have two years from the date of the incident to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, you should never wait until that much time has passed to discuss your legal claims with an experienced lawyer. It takes time to investigate and work up a personal injury case for trial, so you should reach out to an attorney as soon as possible after your accident.

How much is my personal injury case worth?

While no one can provide a precise value of a personal injury case, the facts of your individual situation will have a big impact on how much your particular case is worth. If you were partly at fault, that matters. If your injuries were extremely severe, that matters. Every small piece of information about the incident can affect your ability to recover financial compensation.

Is it worth getting a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer can help you understand the often complex set of laws that will govern your case. Just meeting with a lawyer can help you learn so much and make better decisions about how to proceed with your claims. When negotiating with another party, if you have a lawyer, they are more likely to take you seriously and offer substantially more money than if they see you are not represented and thus likely not to know the true value of your case.