Personal Injury FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Cases

At the Thornton Law Firm, we understand how stressful and overwhelming it can be to find yourself injured due to someone else's negligent actions. Some fail to take legal action out of fear or pressure from insurance companies.

Our goal is to make the recovery process as easy possible by equipping our clients with the reliable information they need right from the start. Our Galveston County personal injury attorney has collected some of the most commonly asked questions brought forward by injury victims. We hope you find this page useful.

What are my rights as an injury victim?
As an injury victim, you have the right to file a compensation-seeking claim. You and your family should not have to be saddled with the financial repercussions of someone else's oversight. Filing a claim can hold the responsible person or party financially accountable for your injuries. The law is on your side.

Why should I file a claim?
Filing a claim can increase the chances that you will obtain the fair compensation you are entitled to receive under the law. Taking legal action can also diminish the possibility that someone else will experience a similar injury because the liable individual will most likely take more precautions. Filing a claim may help you obtain the monetary compensation you need to pay for accident-related costs, such as medical care, income loss, property damage, as well as pain and suffering.

Why can't I just settle my case with the insurance company on my own?
Settling your case with the insurance company without legal representation is a high-risk situation. Insurance companies are notorious for giving injured victims the runaround or low-balling them from a fair compensation. Insurance adjustors may pressure victims into believing that their offer is the best they will ever receive. This is usually not the case, especially when our firm becomes involved. We strive to obtain the highest amount of compensation possible for our clients. This dedication has earned us inclusion in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®!

I'm worried about my financial situation. How can I afford to hire a Galveston County personal injury attorney?
We understand that as an injured victim, your finances are a major concern. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be unable to work for some time. This could place your family under much financial strain. We wish to make your situation easier, not more complicated. With this in mind, we handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you don't pay us legal fees unless we win your case! We also offer free case evaluations to all our potential clients.

What makes the Thornton Law Firm different from other law firms?
Unlike some other law firms who simply say they care about their clients, we show it through actions. Our clients are extremely important to us, which is why we offer emergency hours. The need for reliable legal counsel could arise at any given moment, but we are there for you when you need help the most. Our firm's founder is a Legal Specialist certified in the area of personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This means that if your case should go to court, you can rest easy knowing that we are safeguarding your rights throughout the trial.

Need more information? Contact the Thornton Law Firm today.

If you still have a question that needs to be answered, please contact the Thornton Law Firm as soon as possible. We would be delighted to provide you with the legal guidance you need to face this difficult situation.

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