Personal Injury 101. Should I Hire An Attorney?
If you're ever injured as a result of a negligent act of somebody else, you should always consider consulting an attorney to see what your rights and remedies are. You should get immediate medical treatment if you've suffered a physical bodily injury as soon as possible. The longer you wait the less tenuous the causal connection is between the act of the third party and the injury that you've suffered. The only time you should ever talk to the person who injured you is to get their insurance information. Then, you want to make sure you have submitted a claim to the insurance company. If you consult an attorney, the attorney will do all of this for you. It's advisable that you limit the amount of information that you provide to either the person who injured you or their insurance company. Clients often ask, “How long do I have to file a claim with an insurance company?”, and “How long do I have to file a lawsuit?” The answer is usually the same. In the state of Texas, you have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. It's only in rare circumstances that you can file it beyond that two-year period. You could file a claim beyond that two-year period, but if you don't have any legal backing to your claim, the insurance company will deny it. If you or someone close to you has been injured, call us so that we can evaluate your case and discuss your rights and remedies. At Zinda Law Group, we have the experience, knowledge, and resources to get the best possible outcome for your case. The Law Firm of Zinda Law Group offers a free consultation, so call us today toll free at 800-863-5312. No Recovery, No Lawyer Fees.