What to Expect After an Injury
If you believe that your case may qualify for personal injury compensation, it’s important that you act sooner rather than later. In the state of Texas, personal injury lawsuits must be filed within two years of the incident for civil cases and within six months for state government cases. Once those windows close, the state is likely to disregard your case, which means you relinquish your right to the compensation you could have gotten.
After a personal injury case is accepted, several factors play a part in what happens next — namely, who is found to be at fault for the injury. If, say, you’re found to be partially responsible for your injury, the amount of compensation you can receive decreases. For instance, if you are found to be 20% responsible for the accident or incident, you can receive up to 80% of the total compensation needed to cover the expenses that resulted from it. If, on the other hand, you’re found to be more than 50% responsible, you cannot claim any compensation.
This is a simplified breakdown of the legal process following a personal injury. To learn more about the process and how to move forward with your case, call the Law Office of Sherrod J Edwards. I will be happy to answer questions and discuss the details of your case.