If you or a loved one has sustained an injury because of another person’s recklessness or negligence, it can place an unimaginable burden on you and your family. The pain, the stress of finances and recovery, and the worry about the unknown can all cause their own problems, in addition to the injury itself. At Lopez Law Group, our team works to ensure that your worries are brought to a minimum and that any questions you may have are answered.
If you have a question not answered here, or if you are ready to get started, contact our Weslaco personal injury lawyer today!
How long can I wait to file a claim?
Though you should always file as quickly as possible, most cases have a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the injury. In this time, you must either settle the case or file a lawsuit.
What kind of compensation can I expect?
If you have been injured and it was someone else’s fault, you can seek compensation for several claims, including any of the following:
- Pain and suffering or mental distress
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earning potential
- Property damage
- Future medical care
What are the differences between class action, mass tort, and single plaintiff lawsuits?
- Class action: In this case, very few named plaintiffs (often just one or two) represent many unnamed parties also affected. If the claim is successful, all claimants, named and unnamed, receive the settlement outlined.
- Mass tort: A mass tort is the result of many individuals sustaining injury from a single incident– a defective product affecting many people, for example, or a large-scale accident. The parts of the case each injured individual have in common would be worked on all at once, but the parts of the case pertaining to each individual and how they were affected by the incident are dealt with separately. A successful case ends with each participating plaintiff receiving their own unique settlement or verdict depending on their case.
- Single plaintiff lawsuit: This occurs when one individual was injured, such as a one-on-one vehicle accident. In this case, a single suit would be filed on behalf of the injured individual, against the responsible party.
When is an injury considered “catastrophic”?
For an injury to be classified as catastrophic, they must leave the victim permanently damaged. This often involves direct harm to the spinal cord and/or the brain. These injuries have such a profound impact on a person’s ability to function, both in the short term and the long term, that they are considered catastrophic.
Call Lopez Law Group Today
There are likely many different questions you have, and our Weslaco personal injury lawyer can help you to address every single one of them. With over a decade of experience, our entire legal team is committed to bringing you the highest possible quality representation. It can be frustrating to face these circumstances alone – but you don’t have to.
Shed some light on your situation by calling our office today at (956) 465-0561 and scheduling your free consultation! We proudly serve clients in both Spanish and English.