Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
The state of Texas has a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury cases. This means you have two years to file a personal injury claim or you may lose your right to compensation. There are some exceptions to this two-year rule depending on the circumstances of your case. Our team of attorneys can help you determine how much time you have to file.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Case?
There are generally, three damages a claimant can pursue compensation for after an injury, economic, non-economic, and punitive. Economic damages compensate for financial losses associated with sustaining an injury such as the inability to work and medical expenses. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate for the more abstract losses an injury victim faces such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Together non-economic and economic damages fall under the category of compensatory damages or damages that compensate the injury victim for a specific loss. The last type of damages, punitive, differ from compensatory damages in that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party. As such punitive damages are not often awarded.