FAQs

FAQs on personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits

Q. What is a contingency fee?
A. A contingency fee is a billing structure where clients pay nothing for a lawyer or law firm's services unless their claims settle favorably. It is often used in cases where clients may not have enough money to pay for lawsuits on their own. If successful, attorneys receive a percentage of the client's verdict or personal injury settlement.

Q. What is the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim? Is it different for wrongful death cases?
A. The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Texas is two years from the date of or reasonable discovery of your injuries. The same statute of limitations applies to wrongful death claims.

Q. Who is allowed to file a wrongful death claim?
A. States determine who is allowed to file a wrongful death suit. Texas wrongful death law says that the deceased's surviving spouse, children, parents, and heirs can file a wrongful death lawsuit.

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