Answering Your Personal Injury Questions
After suffering an injury, you may have plenty of questions about the personal injury claim process and what to do next. We are available for free consultations to answer your questions, but in the meantime, please see some answers to questions our clients frequently ask.
How much is my case going to cost?
We operate under a contingency fee arrangement, which means that you don’t pay anything up front and you only pay when we win a settlement for you. At that point, our payment comes out of the money you win, ensuring that you are never paying anything up front.
How long will my claim take?
A personal injury claim can take anywhere from a few months to over a year, depending on the complexity of the case and how willing the other parties are to work with us. Sometimes, we can work directly with the other party or an insurance company to reach a quick settlement. Other times, we may have to take your case to court.
How much is my case worth?
There is no way to precisely estimate the value of your claim. However, a claim typically includes economic damages such as medical costs, lost wages and other expenses, and noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering.
What should I do after an accident?
The first step you should take after an accident is to take photos of your injuries and document everything that may be relevant. Then, even if you feel fine, you should still seek medical treatment to rule anything out. You should also make a list of witnesses and their contact information and write down a narrative of what happened while it is still fresh in your mind. You should also contact an experienced and reputable personal injury attorney as soon as possible to get ahead of the insurance companies. Also, be wary of people contacting you about your accident. Always speak with an attorney you know and trust.
Do I need an attorney?
Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can make a world of difference in your case. You already have to face recovery from an accident, and you don’t need the extra stress of dealing with legal filings and arguing with insurance companies. Years of experience in personal injury law have given us valuable insight into the best strategies to employ in a case. We can work with insurance companies to ensure that you aren’t getting low settlement offers and help you if your case needs to go to trial.
Contact Us Now To Get More Answers
We know how confusing this process can be. Contact The Law Office of Lino H. Ochoa at 956-468-3609 or fill out an online form to schedule a free consultation. We can help you take the next step and pursue justice for your injuries.