Frequently Asked Questions
The Waco injury attorneys at Brown Trial Firm, PLLC are dedicated to protecting the rights of victims who have suffered injury or worse through no fault of their own. If you, or a family member, have been involved in an accident caused by another’s negligence, we can help you obtain the financial compensation needed to put your life back together. For more information, please review the following questions and then call (254) 269-6700 or (866) 393-2611 to speak with a Board Certified attorney about your potential case today.
Q: Do I need an attorney to represent my personal injury claim?
A: While it is possible for accident victims to handle their own injury claims, it is important to remember that the involved insurance companies are in the business of protecting their bottom line. No matter what your damages, these companies do not have your best interests in mind and will only attempt to pay you the lowest settlement amount possible. Do not put yourself at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to securing your rightful compensation. A Waco personal injury attorney will have years of in-depth experience handling a wide range of personal injury cases just like yours and can provide the insight and efficient representation you need for the best results.
Q: Do I have to file a personal injury claim right away?
A. The sooner you take action, the better. In the state of Texas, you will have two years in which you can legally pursue compensation from the at-fault party. However, the success of your claim will also depend on the evidence, such as photographs of the accident and resulting damages, eyewitness testimonies, medical records, and police reports, which may not be available if you wait too long. Contact Brown Trial Firm, PLLC as soon as you can to discuss your accident.
Q: How much is my personal injury claim worth?
A: If you have suffered serious injury or the loss of a loved one due to another’s irresponsible actions then you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party. Typically, the at-fault party and his/her insurance provider will compensate the following past, current, and future damages related to the accident:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Physical disability
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Funeral expenses
If the opposing insurance company offers you a settlement, it is in your best interest to consult with an attorney before accepting. At Brown Trial Firm, PLLC, our skilled legal team will be able to assess the full scope of the damages you have suffered and the compensation you will need in the future.
Q: What is negligence?
A: In order to have a valid personal injury claim, it is essential for the victim to prove that s/he suffered injury as a direct result of another’s negligence, which is the failure to exercise a reasonable standard of care regarding the safety of others. For example, driving while distracted or fatigued is a reckless action that puts others’ at risk of being involved in an injury accident or worse.
Q: Why should I choose Brown Trial Firm, PLLC for my case?
A: As Board Certified Specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law, attorney Laura Brown has a thorough understanding of what it takes to succeed in a wide variety of personal injury cases and will put the full extent of her experience to work on your behalf. We put our clients’ interests and needs at the forefront of every case, and the results are exemplified in our Verdicts and Settlements. Give us a call to learn more about how we can help you and your loved ones during this challenging time.