Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

personal injury frequently asked questionsWhat is a personal injury?

A personal injury is any injury that has caused harm or damage to an individual. Personal injuries from car accidents include muscle sprains and strains, broken bones, whiplash, wounds, loss of limb, and death.

How do I get a copy of a crash report?

You can get a copy of a crash report through the following ways:

If the police did not go to the scene, can I still file a personal injury claim?

Yes. Although having a crash report helps, the attorneys at the Anderson Law Firm can still represent you for your injuries.

What is pain and suffering?

Pain and suffering is a form of personal injury where a person has suffered physical and emotional harm because of the accident. An example of pain and suffering can include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety.

What does at fault mean?

The term “at fault” is another way of referring to the individual or party responsible for causing an accident. For example, the person that caused a car accident is referred to as the at-fault driver.

personal injury frequently asked questions

What does liability mean?

The term “liability” is used to refer to legal responsibility. For example, the person responsible for causing an accident is liable for the victim’s damages (property and injury damages). In a personal injury case, the at-fault driver’s insurance company either accepts or denies liability for an accident.

What is a subrogation letter?

A subrogation letter is a letter from an insurance company or its financial or legal representative requesting to be reimbursed for money that was given to an individual when an accident occurred.

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?

In Texas, the Statute of Limitations for personal injury (the time an individual has to submit an injury claim) is 2 years from the date of the accident.

What is a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer is a lawyer that represents an injured car accident victim for their injuries, financial damages, and medical expenses caused from another party.

What does compensation mean?

“Compensation” is a term that essentially means paid or paid back. For example, an injured car accident victim that paid for their emergency room visit out-of-pocket and incurs medical bills from their treatment may be compensated for their expenses.

Mark A. Anderson
Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer in Fort Worth, Texas