Q:"WHAT IF I'M FOUND PARTIALLY AT FAULT FOR THE ACCIDENT?"
A:Texas is what lawyers call a modified comparative negligence state. In other words, Texas views the fault of an accident as divisible among multiple parties as a percentage. As long as a plaintiff is not 51% responsible for an accident, they can file a claim against their insurance company or an at-fault party. Whatever verdict the jury hands down, a plaintiff will be able to recover a percentage of the verdict equal to their fault. In other words, if a plaintiff is found 10% at fault, they can recover 90% of the verdict, and so on.
Q:"WHAT WILL I BE ABLE TO RECOVER?"
A:Personal injury claims always vary in the dollar amounts they're worth, but most claims can fight for the same categories of loss. In general, an injury claim can include any financial loss directly caused by the event or injury at the center of the claim. Those losses often include: Medical expenses Physical therapy Lost income Transportation costs Property damage Loss of future income However, what losses you can claim will vary depending on your situation.
Q:"DO I NEED MONEY TO AFFORD A LAWYER?"
A:Texas Abogada Leah Wise offers counsel on a contingency fee basis, meaning we cover the cost of your case upfront. Our clients pay us no initial fee, with no invoices or billing. Instead, our income is a portion of whatever verdict or settlement we achieve in your case. If your case wins nothing, you owe us nothing. How much we receive will be agreed upon as a percentage of your award before you sign on as our client.