Personal Injury FAQ
Answers to Common Questions: Houston Personal Injury Claims
Our legal team at Nielsen & Mukerji, LLP offers answers to common questions about personal injury claims and lawsuits. Each case must be evaluated on an individual basis, but you can get general information about why you need an attorney, what actions to take if you are injured, and other issues of concern. For answers about your individual case, call our firm for information.
How much is my case worth?
When evaluating a personal injury case, there are several factors that come into play. All injury cases involve economic and non-economic damages. The economic damages are those hard costs that you incurred due to the act of negligence, including medical bills, ambulance, hospital bills, transportation, nursing care, rehabilitation, loss of income from work and other similar costs. The non-economic damages are those losses the victim experiences personally, such as pain and suffering and changes in the quality of life. The losses are measured against time – the more serious the injuries, the higher the award, as the victim will be dealing with the repercussions for a range of periods of time, from weeks to months to years to a lifetime. No lawyer can easily tell you the exact value of your claim without a full evaluation. We offer this service to assist you.
Why do I need a personal injury lawyer?
There are several significant reasons why you need legal representation. Firstly, the offer made to you by an insurance company is very likely far lower than you would recover with help from a Houston personal injury attorney from our firm. The negotiating process can be grueling, and frequently takes place in arbitration. If you accept an offer, you lose the opportunity to go back for more if your injuries take longer to resolve, or if you are unable to work and earn a living. It is important to be protected. Never discuss your case with an insurance adjuster without first getting legal representation, as you could damage the ability to recover full compensation, merely by not understanding the process, and how insurance companies work to reduce the value of settlement.
What should I do if I was injured by a dangerous drug that was prescribed to me?
There are a number of medications that were later found to have dangerous or deadly side effects. These include birth control drugs such as Yaz or Yasmin, many antidepressants that have been determined to be the cause of serious birth defects, and others. These cases may be addressed in a
mass tort, when many victims band together in a civil action against the pharmaceutical company and other defendants that may be part of the case. Our firm is ready to assist in civil actions related to dangerous drugs, whether the case is being litigated in civil or federal court.
Contact us for answers to your specific questions. We can evaluate your case and advise you about how we can help you pursue justice and seek compensation for all damages.