Frequently Asked Questions
DO I NEED PICTURES OF MY ACCIDENT?
The severity and damages of your car accident may not be easily transferred into writing. To have a better account of what unfolded, take pictures of your accident’s aftermath including the location, damages, and any visible injuries you or your loved ones may have sustained. Keeping a record of these pictures can help preserve evidence for your case.
If you or a loved one has experienced the pain and anguish of a car accident at the hands of another motorist’s negligence, we can help you get what you deserve. The personal injury attorney of the Greenway Law Firm is determined to diligently work to find the swiftest and most efficient course of action to obtain the right compensation for you. For more information about our legal services, contact our office in Austin today.
WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD I OBTAIN FROM THE PARTIES INVOLVED IN MY TRUCKING ACCIDENT?
After a trucking accident, authorities will take great measures to gather all information and evidence available. It’s extremely important for you to do the same. The most valuable information to obtain includes:
Names, addresses, phone numbers, license plate information, and driver’s license numbers of all parties
Insurance company names and policy numbers
Contact information of all witnesses
The name of the trucker’s company as well as his/her trucking numb
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A trucking accident can have extremely detrimental effects on your life. Don’t settle with medical bills and loss of wages. It’s time to let the Greenway Law Firm represent you and find the perfect strategy to obtain the compensation you deserve. For more information about our legal services, contact our office in Austin today.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IMMEDIATELY AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT?
A car accident can send you into a panicked frenzy where you will struggle to react and make the right choices. Try to keep your composure and remember, the best thing to do immediately after a crash is to stay at the scene of the accident and contact authorities. While your accident could be minor, you shouldn’t take it lightly and leave. Instead, make sure there are no injuries around, keep everyone safe and wait for the police to arrive.
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The personal injury attorney of the Greenway Law Firm understands the stress and worry that can stem from a car accident. If you’ve been the victim of another driver’s negligent driving, contact our office in Austin to begin fighting for the compensation you deserve.
SHOULD I PROVIDE MY INSURANCE COMPANY WITH A RECORDED STATEMENT?
Insurance adjusters will request a recorded statement from you if you have been involved in an accident. Remember, you have the right to refuse. It may seem as if you are providing the insurer with information regarding your accident. However, chances are that you are actually increasing the likelihood that your claim will be denied or delayed. Speak with a personal injury attorney before providing a statement to your insurer. Your attorney will assist you with properly dealing with any insurance-related issues.
Safeguard your rights and your claim by speaking with a skilled attorney before dealing with insurance companies. If you are involved in an auto accident, contact the Greenway Law Firm in Austin to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney.
HOW DO WRONGFUL DEATH AND PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS DIFFER?
In a wrongful death, the victim has died as a result of the injuries sustained in an accident. Family members are then allowed to file a claim, thereby allowing them to collect damages to be used for such burdens as funeral expenses and loss of earning capacity. For a personal injury claim, the victim has not died, rather, has instead suffered serious and/or life-long debilitating injuries. Compensation can still be collected from a personal injury claim to be used for medical expenses or pain and suffering.
If you would like to discuss a potential personal injury or wrongful death claim, contact the Greenway Law Firm in Austin to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMPENSATORY AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES?
Compensatory damages are recovered through personal injury claims to compensate for any injuries you may have suffered in an accident. Compensation can be used towards settling medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Punitive damages can be recovered if the at-fault party’s actions were intentional, reckless, or grossly negligent. Your personal injury attorney will help you determine which damages you are entitled to if you are injured in an accident.
The types of damages you are entitled to depend largely on the circumstances of your accident. Contact the Greenway Law Firm in Austin to schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney.
WHAT IS A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?
A wrongful death claim allows family members as well as the estate of a deceased person to recover compensation for damages in the event that the death of a spouse, parent, or child is caused by another’s negligence. Negligence on the part of the defendant must be proven in order for this type of claim to be successful. Funeral expenses, medical bills, and loss of support are some of the damages that a victim’s family is entitled to in a wrongful death claim.
You may be able to file a wrongful death claim if you have lost a loved one in an accident and believe it was due to someone else’s negligence. Contact the Greenway Law Firm in Austin to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT AND ARE UNSURE OF WHO IS AT FAULT?
Do not claim fault if you are in an auto accident and it is unknown which party caused the incident. The authorities will determine who is responsible for the accident as well as any other factors which may have played a role. Consult with a personal injury attorney regarding your accident and you can rest assured knowing that your claim will be handled with the utmost care.
Liability must be established in an accident in order for a personal injury claim to be successful. For questions about your accident and determining liability, contact the Greenway Law Firm in Austin to schedule a consultation.
WHEN IS IT NECESSARY TO SEEK A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?
It is in your best interest to hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible if you are seriously injured in an accident or if you are unsure as to how to go about dealing with injuries. You should also consult with an attorney before giving any statements or signing any documents related to your accident. Having an attorney at your side will help in recovering the maximum compensation you are entitled to for your recovery.
Protecting your rights and obtaining your deserved compensation is the Greenway Law Firm’s top priority. To speak with a personal injury attorney regarding your accident, contact the Greenway Law Firm in Austin to schedule a consultation.
I MISSED WORK BECAUSE I WAS INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT. CAN I RECOVER LOST WAGES?
You have the right to recover lost wages if you are injured in an accident and are unable to work. It is important to maintain any records noting the time you have missed. Your employer can provide information regarding missed work time, salary, and other losses related to your accident. This information will be helpful in supporting your claim for lost wages.
HOW DO I FILE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?
You should contact a personal injury attorney before you file any claims with your insurance provider if injured in an accident. Dealing with insurance companies can add to the stress you are experiencing and prolong your recovery process. An attorney can properly guide you through the intricate process of filing a claim and explore the monetary damages you are entitled to for your injuries.
HOW MUCH IS MY PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM WORTH?
The value of your personal injury claim will be contingent on the severity of your injuries and the details of the accident. If the liability issue is straightforward, your claim’s worth may be easily determined. The monetary damages awarded to you may be used to alleviate the following:
Past and future medical bills
Loss of earning capacity
Pain and suffering
Of course, this can vary depending on the facts surrounding your accident and injuries. Talk to your lawyer so as he or she can properly evaluate your situation and help you recover maximum compensation.
Once your medical records and statements are collected, the Greenway Law Firm will have a general idea of your personal injury claim’s value. If you or a loved one was involved in an accident and sustained serious injuries, contact the Greenway Law Firm in Austin to schedule a consultation.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SETTLE MY CLAIM?
There is no set time frame for claim settlements. The length of time required for a claim resolution varies depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident. The case may require more time to reach a settlement if the circumstances surrounding the incident are more complex. Several factors must be taken into consideration in order to determine how soon a settlement can be reached. A quick settlement is not necessarily a good thing, especially if you are seeking to recover the maximum amount of monetary compensation you are entitled to.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A CLAIM FOR MY INJURIES?
You may have a personal injury claim if your injury was the result of an accident that was caused by the negligence of another person. Negligence must be established on the part of the other person involved in order to recover compensation for:
Loss of wages
Pain and suffering
A personal injury attorney can help you determine if you are eligible to file a claim based on any evidence regarding the accident.
If you or a loved one is injured in an accident and require assistance determining whether or not a claim can be filed, contact the Greenway Law Firm in Austin to schedule a consultation.
WILL I BE REQUIRED TO GO TO COURT IF I FILE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?
It is unlikely that your case will reach the courtroom if you wish to settle for the amount the responsible party’s insurance company initially offers. When an insurance company settles, it means they have agreed to pay whatever amount your personal injury attorney believes you are entitled to. The majority of personal injury claims are settled in this manner.
A formal trial proceeding is necessary in some cases. Obtaining legal representation is crucial whether your case goes to court or not. Contact the Greenway Law Firm in Austin to schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney today.
I WAS INJURED IN A DUI ACCIDENT. DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY?
Alcohol can be considered an aggravating circumstance in a personal injury claim if it’s been determined that it played some role in your auto accident. You have the right to seek compensation for your injuries and financial burdens if you have been involved in an accident caused by someone who was under the influence of alcohol. A personal injury attorney can protect your rights and help you recover any damages you are entitled to.
If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by an intoxicated driver, consult with a personal injury attorney to determine the best course of action. Contact the Greenway Law Firm in Austin to schedule a consultation.
WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR MY PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?
The statute of limitations refers to the time period in which a claim can be filed for a personal injury case. In Texas, it’s two years from the day the accident occurred. Filing a claim a day longer will not be accepted. The longer you wait to file a claim, the more you risk losing your chance of recovering financial compensation for any injuries caused by someone else’s negligence.
Speaking with a qualified personal injury attorney immediately after an accident is in your best interest. Avoid missing the opportunity and contact the Greenway Law Firm in Austin to schedule a consultation.
WHICH EXPENSES CAN MONETARY DAMAGES COVER?
The damages you are entitled to if you are injured in an accident can cover certain expenses and depend on certain circumstances. They may include:
Past and future medical bills
Past and future loss of income
Pain and suffering
The injured party may be eligible to collect punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages in some cases.
A personal injury attorney can assist in seeking the compensation you or your loved ones are entitled to in the event of an accident. The Greenway Law Firm in Austin will ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries. Call to schedule a consultation.
WHAT IS A CATASTROPHIC INJURY?
Injuries are labeled catastrophic when they are overwhelmingly severe and require extensive medical treatment. This includes:
Spinal cord injuries
The expenses involved in treating any one of the aforementioned can cause financial hardship for victims and their families. Overcoming that hardship requires the assistance of a personal injury attorney to ease the burden this type of injury may inc
WHAT IS NEGLIGENCE?
Negligence is the term used to describe a person’s carelessness which has in some way, shape or form caused injury or harm to another. It must be proven that the defendant was responsible for the accident in order for a personal injury claim to be successful. If it is proven, the plaintiff may be entitled to receive monetary damages to cover such expenses as:
Pain and suffering
If you believe negligence was a factor in your accident, a skilled personal injury attorney can help you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to. Contact the Greenway Law Firm in Austin to schedule a consultation.