Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Questions Answered by James Michael Moore
2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: In auto accident does the legal team collect FIrst from total awarded settlement? Or medical 1st then 33 legal 66 victm

Should expenses be covered first?

James Michael Moore
James Michael Moore answered on Feb 26, 2020

It really depends on the contract you signed with your attorney, however, typical lawyer contingency fees range from 33.33% to 45%, depending on certain factors such as whether a lawsuit was filed or if the case was appealed. This percentage is typically taken from the total amount of the... Read more »

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Personal injury over 2 years ago due to the negligence of apartment complex of a friend. Witnesses, pics, and ER record.

I was visiting a friend in Dallas & got a serious injury. The wood floor in the apartment kitchen had water damage where the wood splintered up in sharp spikes. The maintenance man came to fix it, took a look at it, left & didn’t return the entire week I was there. My friend & his... Read more »

James Michael Moore
James Michael Moore answered on Feb 26, 2020

I'm sorry to hear about your accident and I sincerely hope that you are still receiving treatment for your injuries.

In Texas civil and criminal courts, we have what are called statutes of limitations. A statute of limitations is a law that sets the maximum amount of time that can pass...
Read more »

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Is it possible to sue a university for emotional distress even though I made a mistake?

I made a mistake of cheating on an exam and my professors gave me a 0 now in order to pass the class 100% are needed on the rest of the exams. The amount of anxiety I’m am experiencing is ridiculous I can never seem to calm myself down due to all the pressure I am under and I am thinking of suing... Read more »

James Michael Moore
James Michael Moore answered on Feb 26, 2020

I'm sorry to hear that you're going through a difficult semester at school.

To build a good case, you need to have facts that support your case. From what it looks like, unfortunately, you intentionally violated the university's policy and, in all likelihood, the professor is...
Read more »

View More Answers

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Can I file a civil suit against a bar that over served, and resulted in the death of my brother?

My brother was extremely over served at a bar in Texas. He left and, approximately 12 minutes later, had an accident resulting in his death. Could my mother and I file a civil suit against the establishment that over served him?

James Michael Moore
James Michael Moore answered on Feb 26, 2020

First of all, I'm sorry to hear about your brother. In all likelihood, yes, your mother would likely be able to file a claim against the establishment that overserved him.

Dram shop laws in Texas are laws that exist to protect consumers from restaurants and bars that criminally...
Read more »

View More Answers

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.