Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
Answers from a Knowledgeable Attorney
At the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we are a premier law firm with Attorney Troy A. Brookover that looks out for the best interests of our clients. We have handled thousands of cases with successful results. This enables our clients to receive the outcome they deserve and the compensation to provide for them in the future. There are countless benefits to working with our attorney, and one of the main advantages is the constant access to a knowledgeable professional who will always keep you in the loop.
If you believe that you have a claim to compensation, the best way to find out is by speaking with a legal professional about your case. At the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, Troy has the experience and proven track history you need.
One of the best decisions that you can make in your personal injury case is to contact a qualified attorney. It’s not until you go through the case and receive the end results that you truly understand how beneficial it has to be well represented. Our firm has had successful results with Attorney Troy A. Brookover, providing them the means to move forward. An attorney offers peace of mind, capable representation, and legal guidance. Troy works hard to ensure his clients are fairly treated.
If you have been injured or had property damaged in an accident or incident that was caused by the negligence of another individual, manufacturer, or other party, you may grounds for a claim to compensation. The best way to determine if you do have a claim is to speak with a professional. Without specifics, it is difficult to correctly conclude whether or not you have a claim. There are many factors to consider and rather than guessing, call our office and let us review your case.
A personal injury claim can be filed by any individual that was injured as a result of another person’s negligence. You cannot be responsible for the accident that occurred, and you will need to establish that the other party was at fault and therefore liable for damage. These claims also serve a valuable social function as a warning against the negligent actions that caused the injury, damage, or death that you or a loved one have sustained.
There are many details that go into determining how much compensation is owed. Some of the common factors looked at include the extent of the injuries, the current expense, and the estimated future cost. This does not just include health costs, but can also include the expense of being unable to work or pain and suffering. The next factor to consider is whether you will settle outside of court or fight for full compensation in court. These two options can have different results, but either can be a great option depending on the case. Another detail that is critical in the final amount you receive is the legal representation that you have handling your case.
What you deserve to be compensated for varies depending on the case and it’s important to work through this detail with a knowledgeable San Antonio injury lawyer. In general, compensation in personal injury cases can be sought for hospital bills, emergency room visits, doctor appointments, rehabilitative treatment, lost wages, future reduced earning ability, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.
There is a cap on how long you can wait to pursue a personal injury claim. This is referred to as the statute of limitations. This varies depending on the state and in Texas the statute of limitations for personal injury is two years.
Out of 100,000 attorneys in Texas only 7% are Board certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Even fewer are Board-Certified in Personal Injury Law. In order to become Board-Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, attorneys must have been in practice for at least five years and must pass various continuing legal education exams. As a Board-Certified Personal Injury Attorney in San Antonio by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Attorney Troy A. Brookover has an even greater understanding of personal injury law than other legal professionals. He uses this knowledge to your benefit, pursing all available legal avenues in his efforts to seek the just compensation you are owed for your injuries.
Our firm has been assisting injured victims throughout Bexar County and across the state of Texas. Troy has skillfully handled thousands of cases with successful results on behalf of his clients. Troy A. Bookover is a Board- Certified Specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Certification. He has spent more than 30 years practicing law.
Yes, delaying medical treatment after an accident can ultimately hurt your personal injury cases. In many instances, insurance adjusters will mislead or allow injured victims to delay treatment until so much time has passed that the insurance company can dispute the claim. The liable insurance company may question if the treatment you are seeking is related to the accident in question if too much time has passed. For this reason, as well as for your own personal health and recovery, it is very important that you seek proper medical treatment as soon as possible after an accident.
The very first thing you should do after an accident is check for obvious sign of injury. It’s wise to seek medical attention whether or not you feel as though you have been seriously injured. Not only is prompt medical treatment important in the event that you have internal or unnoticed injuries, it can also greatly affect the outcome of your personal injury case. If you are able, check to make sure that everyone involved in the accident is okay and call 911 to calmly report any injuries that require immediate medical attention.
After an accident, you should report the incident to local law enforcement. Failing to report an accident that results in injury or death can have serious legal consequences. Remain at the scene of the accident until police arrive. File a report with the police and gather relevant information—such as name, phone number, insurance information, etc.—from the other parties involved in the accident. Additionally, you should gather any available witness statements from people who saw the accident. You will also want to notify your insurance company of the accident. Finally, reach out to an experienced attorney who can help you understand your options for taking legal action and pursuing the fair compensation you are owed.