Texas Attorney Responds to Common Injury FAQs
Providing answers to your questions about your rights to compensation
Cire Law Firm’s founder, George “Buck” Cire, has represented injured victims throughout Houston and the surrounding communities for 30 years. We seek to empower our clients through candid advice and straightforward representation. This approach helps us recover the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.
Mr. Cire answers frequently asked questions about personal injury recovery below. We invite you to contact our office for further information.
- Is there a deadline to file an injury claim in Texas?
- Do all personal injury claims go to trial?
- What types of damages should I expect to recover?
- Why is it important to prove the defendant’s negligence?
- I think my cancer was caused by exposure to a toxic chemical many years ago. Is it too late for me to sue the corporation responsible?
- Can I recover damages if my family member was killed because of another person’s negligence?
- Is the negligent company going to get away with its conduct if my loved one dies from injuries after filing a personal injury lawsuit but before the claim is resolved?
- My auto insurance company has offered to settle my car accident claim. Should I accept the offer?
- The negligent driver and I were both insured, so do I really need an attorney?
- What does handling my claim on contingency mean?
Discuss your injury claim during a free case review at our Houston office
To get the answers you need about recovering damages for your personal injury, call Cire Law Firm at 713.532.6206 or contact us online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our law office is in the Galleria area off the 610 Loop in Houston. We handle injury claims in the civil courts of Houston, Belmont, Fort Bend and Harris and Montgomery counties. Your initial consultation is free, and we do not charge any lawyer fees unless we recover damages for you. If you cannot come to our office, we can schedule your appointment at your home or the hospital.
In most cases, Texas imposes a two-year statute of limitations for filing a claim. However, there are exceptions to this deadline.
Most claims settle before trial. Our attorney often negotiates a settlement for the maximum compensation possible. We seek to resolve your claim expeditiously and cost-effectively, but we advise you when trial can produce the best results.
The types and amount of damages you may recover depend on your specific case, but may include:
Texas’s proportionate responsibility law holds that you cannot recover damages if you are found to be more than 50 percent responsible for your injuries. In addition, your damages may be reduced by the percentage you are found at fault for the accident.
Some toxic torts have a latency period between exposure and illness. The negligent corporation may attempt to deny causation — a common defense tactic. Nonetheless, you may have a valid claim for damages if it would not have been possible to discover your exposure or resulting disease earlier.
The spouse, children and parents of a person fatally injured because of the negligence of a person or corporation has the right to recover damages in a wrongful death claim.
Your loved one’s lawsuit survives death and continues as though the person is still alive. You can also file a wrongful death claim.
You should not sign any documents until you have obtained the advice of a car accident attorney. Once you sign the settlement agreement, you waive your rights to pursue additional compensation.
Insurance companies are businesses with the primary objective of increasing profits. To do this, your auto insurance agent may settle your claim for less than you deserve. In contrast, our law firm has your best interests at heart. Because we handle your claim on contingency, your best interests are also ours.
A contingency agreement means that we do not charge you any fees unless we recover damages in your case, and our fees are based on the amount of compensation we recover on your behalf.