Austin Texas Family Law, Eminent Domain and Personal Injury Lawyer FAQ
Austin, Texas family law, eminent domain personal and injury lawyer frequently asked questions and answers
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Can you guarantee a successful injury case outcome?
Any attorney that is being honest will tell you that, in the courtroom, as in the rest of life, there are no guarantees. The attorney should do their best to reach a good outcome for you, but they cannot guarantee a particular outcome. Any attorney that claims that your case is a "slam dunk" or "worth millions" or that guarantees that you will win is not telling you the truth. You should hesitate to use any attorney that makes these sorts or promises. If they are not being honest with you from the beginning, you not hire them for your case.
How long do I have to file my Texas personal injury case?
The length of time that can pass between your injury and your lawsuit is governed by the statute of limitations. Texas has a two year limit on personal injury cases. This means that if you have suffered been injured by someone else, you have two years from the date of the injury to begin a lawsuit. There are some exceptions to the statute of limitations. For instance, if a person under the age of 18 is injured, the time that he has to file a lawsuit will generally not begin to “run” until his 18th birthday. But you should always consult with an attorney to see if an exception applies to your case. There may be some good reasons to delay filing your suit until the end of your two year period. However, this determination is best made by an attorney. If you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence, contact David Todd today at (512) 472-7799.