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Hernandez Law Group, P.C. is dedicated to helping its clients claim the compensation they deserve from an accident. For various reasons, many people who desperately need compensation for damages and medical expenses won’t seek it out. Our attorneys know that knowledge is power, and we want you to feel empowered to take back your future. In order to help you feel more comfortable with seeking compensation or the idea of personal injury law, we have created a unique trivia game for you. Take your time, have fun with it, and tell us how you did!

Statement 1: True or False: “Personal Injury Cases Are Long and Drawn-out”

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If you chose “false,” you are exactly right! Occasionally, a rare case goes through the entire process, but many personal injury lawsuits are settled quickly outside of court. Many personal injury cases last anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, depending on the severity of the injury and damages. It is uncommon for a personal injury case to take years to reach a settlement.

Statement 2: True or False: “I Cannot Sue for Minor Injuries”

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If you guessed “true,” you are incorrect. Personal injury law is for anyone who suffered injuries due to an accident, including minor injuries such as a sprained ankle. In these types of cases, it’s sometimes even more essential that you get a personal injury attorney, as insurance companies will attempt to offer you the lowest settlement. This amount often does not cover the full amount of medical expenses. A personal injury attorney will help you get the compensation you deserve.

Statement 3: True or False: “The Faulty Party Will Have to Pay Out of Pocket”

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If you guessed “false,” you are correct! Some people shy away from pressing a lawsuit, especially if they feel they are going to ruin someone else’s financial well-being. Though, typically the faulty party’s insurance company will cover the cost of the settlement. If they have limited insurance or no insurance at all, then there are other avenues to take to receive your compensation, such as UIM (Uninsured Motorist Insurance). However, in rare cases where an employer does not have insurance to cover an injured worker, the attorneys at Hernandez Law Group, P.C. will do everything to obtain compensation from the company itself if it is absolutely necessary in your case.

Statement 4: True or False: “I Can File a Personal Injury Lawsuit at Anytime”

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“False” is the correct answer. Depending on the type of accident and the state you are in, each case will have its own statute of limitations. This statute sets a time frame for how long the plaintiff has to sue for compensation for his or her injuries and damages. Most of the time, this statute of limitations will be two years, but some may be shorter or longer. It is incredibly important that you talk to a personal injury attorney so he or she can file your lawsuit within a timely manner.

Statement 5: True or False: “Working With an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Matters”

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This is 100% true. Regardless of the prior events leading up to the case, an experienced personal injury attorney makes all the difference. An inexperienced personal injury attorney may not be able to get you the full compensation that you deserve. You want a team that knows the legal system inside and out.

The dedicated team at Hernandez Law Group, P.C. has spent years helping those affected by accidents get their lives back on track. Juan Hernandez is one of the 2% of Texas Board Certified Attorneys in Personal Injury Law. If you have been involved in an accident and need expert representation, make sure you contact our attorneys at Hernandez Law Group, P.C.