Personal Injury FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury

  1. If I am involved in an accident, how long do I have to file suit?
  2. If I am in the hospital or cannot travel to you, are you available to see me outside of your office?
  3. If I hire you as my attorney, what are the costs and fees I have to pay up front?
  4. Do I have the final say on whether to accept or reject a settlement offer?
  5. Is it better to settle out of court or proceed to trial?
  6. What other type of injury cases do you handle?
  7. What other types of cases does your firm handle?

If I am involved in an accident, how long do I have to file suit?
Automobile accidents are governed by a two-year statute of limitations; however, other types of injuries not arising out of an automobile accident may have different limitation periods.

Although, the time limit to file the automobile accident lawsuit is within two years, we highly recommend that a personal injury attorney be immediately retained to ensure that evidence is preserved and statements are taken from the eyewitnesses.

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If I am in the hospital or cannot travel to you, are you available to see me outside of your office?
Our office staff is available to our clients on a remote basis. We will come to you and visit with you at your home, hospital or clinic.

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If I hire you as my attorney, what are the costs and fees I have to pay up front?
There are no upfront costs or fees. Our fees are contingent on the final outcome of your case. We advance all costs and fees to ensure your case gets the best results. All of the costs advanced will be reimbursed to the firm after the case is resolved. Therefore, there is no cost to you if your case does not resolve in a verdict or settlement in your favor.

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Do I have the final say on whether to accept or reject a settlement offer?
You, as the client, will be informed of each and every offer to settle your case. You will have the final word regarding the acceptance or rejection of the offer. We will advise you whether the settlement is appropriate based on the injuries, liability and trial risks.

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Is it better to settle out of court or proceed to trial?
Every case is different. Jury trials are expensive, and due to the court's trial calendaring system it may take years to get a trial date. In some situations we may not have a choice but to proceed to trial. Some of our best results have come by way of a jury verdict.

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What other type of injury cases do you handle?
Our personal injury practice areas include wrongful death, brain injury and other types of traumatic injury that is the result of another's negligence. This includes automobile accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability and cases that result in severe injuries. Other accidents include industrial accidents, pool drownings, dog bites, slip and fall due to defective and dangerous property, and government claims against city, county, state and/or federal agencies.

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What other types of cases does your firm handle?
Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP, is a full-service firm. Our practice areas include general business litigation, bankruptcy, employment and labor law, real estate litigation and transactional, mortgage lending, family law, administrative hearings and criminal law.

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Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP, welcomes your contact and offers free initial consultations. Should you have a promising personal injury case, we will handle your case on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless your case is resolved with a verdict or settlement in your favor.

Don't allow the statute of limitations to expire on your case; contact Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP, today to determine your eligibility for recovery.

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