Texas Personal Injury Questions & Answers

Q: While visiting NYC on vacation in Nov. 2018 I tripped and broke my hip. I’d like to ask more questions about my case.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Mar 15, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
I hope you are recovering from your injuries. If you'd like to ask questions about your accident, you can contact any of the personal injury attorneys listed on this site. Attorneys who handle personal injury cases generally provide free initial consultations.

Good luck,

Tim Akpinar

Q: So if its stilen they cant keep it huh. Toggle me around anymore???

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Feb 20, 2019
Grant St Julian III's answer
I am not exactly sure of your question. Call an attorney in your area.

Q: Can i file a claim if an unreported superficial injury at work is exasperated by the daily job routine?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Texas on
Answered on Feb 13, 2019
Daniel John Christensen's answer
I am sorry to hear about what you have gone through. A lot of my advice would depend on whether your employer subscribes to worker's compensation insurance. Please contact our office for a free consultation and we can give you the advice you need. 512-888-9999. We look forward to speaking to you.

Q: I was detained while in line paying for gas. I was accused of give a fake 20$ to the clerk. I asked to see the money was

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Daniel John Christensen's answer
I am sorry to hear about your experience. I would suggest you contact a Board-Certified Criminal lawyer as soon as you can. We are Board Certified lawyers, however, we handle personal injury matters. If we can ever help you, please feel free to give us a call. 512-888-9999. Good luck.

Q: Looking for guidance and general information on filing tort claims against a federal agency for negligence.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Feb 10, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
There are time limitations for notifying government entities of your claim. Since these facts are not detailed I will offer an example of a time limit...6 months could be your cutoff date to notify them. You may be barred if you wait around for the typical 2 year statute of limitations for accidents. Consult an attorney asap to prevent any complaints that you have from being barred. Good luck.

Q: My mom fell on a sidewalk next to a restaurant because there were no markings near a step or ramp. Does she have a case?

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
She may very well have a case. We would be willing to listen to additional facts to determine if such is really a case worth pursuing. If the sidewalk is under the control of the city then the restaurant may have some good arguments for not having to pay. Feel free to contact us at 888-343-4529 for further analysis.

Q: If a police officer pull a muscle in your arm doing arrest can you sue him and the police department

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Grant St Julian III's answer
The question of excessive force depends on the circumstances. You may contact a personal injury attorney in your area if you wish to pursue a claim.

Q: Would I still have a case?how much time do I have before I can no longer try for a case?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Texas on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Daniel John Christensen's answer
I am very sorry to hear about what happened to you. Assuming this happened in Texas, you would have up to two years from the date of the incident to bring a negligence claim against the hospital or responsible medical care providers. You should know that these cases can be very complicated. Assuming what you experienced was medical malpractice, there are special rules governing that type of claim. I would encourage you to contact a Board-Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer like DC Law as...

Q: Will the insurance company rebuild my home or just use the money to payoff a claim?

3 Answers | Asked in Insurance Defense, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Feb 3, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You should consult an attorney who handles property damage casualty claims or bad faith claims by insurance companies. More facts need to be elicited. But, in general your insurance company has a duty to act in good faith on your behalf. A lot of times the insurance companies do not look out for their insured's interest first. Even if you do not hire an attorney ask the insurance company to keep you updated with any settlement negotiations with the other individual whom you may have a duty...

Q: Intervention into a theft and fraud claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Texas on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Daniel John Christensen's answer
The situation you describe seems pretty complicated. I would need to know a lot more before I could advise you appropriately on what your best course of action is. But, I can tell you that if you have a legitimate claim to money that is being held in reference to another lawsuit, you can typically intervene into that lawsuit to make your claim. My advice would be for you to contact a board-certified consumer lawyer at your earliest convenience. I am a board-certified lawyer, but in injury...

Q: My mom was a truck driver she had a stroke and a company truck Can I Sue the company

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Jan 27, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
I hope your mom is doing okay and is recovering well. From your description, it sounds like it happened on a company truck (in the course of employment). Additionally post this question in the Workers' Compensation section, where one of the attorneys who practice in that area could pick it up. You could also contact a workers' comp attorney in your area. Many of them provide free initial consultations.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I was wrongfully pulled over and arrested my truck that I had just purchased was irmpounded and towed 21 miles from sch

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Contact the Texas Civil Liberties Union; ask for the names of "cooperating attorneys " for police misconduct cases. They aren't that easy as all the police need is having probable cause to detain you but your case sounds like it may have something call the TCLU

Q: My question is my ex-business partner and I before our business got going good we opened a mutual personal bank acct.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Daniel John Christensen's answer
I am so sorry to hear about this happening to you. While this is not the type of law we practice, I would encourage you to contact the State Bar Lawyer Referral Service and ask for a business litigation attorney. Good luck.

Q: If i'm off from 1 job for an injury, can i work second job with injury restrictions

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Texas on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Daniel John Christensen's answer
There is nothing legally keeping you from working your second job that can be done with restricted or limited duty. But, you should be extremely careful so that you do not aggravate your injury, which the defense will use to argue they should not have to be responsible for treatment after that point. I can't speak to your case specifically without knowing more. I would recommend you hire a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer like DC Law to get advice on your case. 512.888.9999.

Q: I'm trying to find out about my case Macon vs. Owens al

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Small Claims and Social Security for Texas on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
Your question doesn't provide enough detail to answer. If you are wanting the status of a case you are involved with you may contact the attorney representing you or the courts. Many courts allow online access to see the status of your case.

Q: I bought a car from a used car lot that sales highend cars. I bought a 2008 honda civic. The car had no fuse to the

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Daniel John Christensen's answer
You have a potential claim for your injuries. It will be important to not lose possession or access to the vehicle. If you would like our help, please call our office at 512-888-9999 for guidance.

Q: Need help with my imperial rate for amputated index finger finger 2 joints lost and the doctor gives 8% which is too low

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
From your description, it sounds like this could be a workers' comp matter (use of a saw and a percentage loss). Contact a workers' compensation attorney without delay. Many give free initial consultations. You describe a serious injury and a very important issue - the determination of a percentage of damage/disability. Additionally repost your question in the workers' comp section of this board where a WC attorney could pick it up.

Tim Akpinar

Q: I am not a lawyer. How/where can I research specific civil case records heard in Harris County, TX District Courts?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Answered on Dec 21, 2018
Daniel John Christensen's answer
Harris County has a searchable electronic docket, however, there are only certain ways to search. Go to the court’s website and/or call the clerk and they may be able to help. Good luck.

Q: My father died in the nursing home in Iowa due to my uncle's negligence

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Nursing Home Abuse and Wrongful Death for Texas on
Answered on Dec 19, 2018
Terry Lynn Garrett's answer
You would need to contact an Iowa attorney.

Q: Why is a a trial date set in a personal injury lawsuit, if they’ve been offered policy limits?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Sadly, it’s often your insurance company that may not be providing the plaintiff with full disclosure that indeed the amount being offered is the policy limit. Also, for the policy limits to be offered there were probably some serious injury there. Communicating with your insurance company’s attorney for answers is where you should start. Good luck and this is what happens when insurance company adjusters get to make decisions without really needing to consult with the policyholder.

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