Answering Your Questions About Your Personal Injury Claim
When someone causes you to suffer considerable injuries, you may have more questions than answers about how you can recover. At The Founders Law, P.A., our Florida and Texas motor vehicle accident attorneys have extensive experience helping clients through their injury claims. As we represent our clients in their claims, we also keep them informed while answering critical questions like:
Can I file a claim if I am undocumented?
Regardless of immigration status, everyone has the right to file a personal injury claim. This means that if you are an undocumented immigrant, we can still help you seek the compensation you need.
Do I have to pay taxes on my injury compensation?
In most cases of Texas and Florida income taxes, personal injury claim income is not taxable, and it is also not taxable federally.
What can attorney fees cost me?
You will not pay anything out of pocket for your personal injury claim. Personal injury attorneys only collect payment from the money they win for you. This way, if you do not win your case, you do not have to pay, and any legal fees come out of your winnings and not your pocket.
How long will it take to resolve my claim?
Depending on how complex a claim may become, a typical injury claim takes about a year to full resolve. If litigation is necessary and it becomes complex, it could take longer.
What is my claim worth?
While every personal injury claim is different, your compensation should cover the consequences of your injuries and recovery, including lost income, medical bills, loss of earning potential, property damage and more.
What should I do after my accident?
After your accident, report the crash to the police, seek necessary medical attention, collect driver information, record witness testimony and take photos of the crash scene. The more information you can gather, the better, so be as thorough as possible.
Is it okay to talk about the accident?
It is almost always in your best interest to only discuss your accident with your lawyer. This means that you should refrain from posting about it or your claim online, and not talk to insurance agents without your legal representation present.
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
As your personal injury attorney, our goal is to maximize the compensation you earn in your claim while minimizing the time it takes to earn it. We can manage the legal aspect of your claim while you focus on your health, help you avoid critical mistakes throughout your claim, and reject lowball settlement offers to provide you with the resources you need to move forward.