TEXAS TRIAL LAWYERS – WORKING WITH A LAWYER – FAQs
What should I do if I’m in a car wreck?
Document as much as possible at the scene of the accident. When the other driver’s insurance company asks you for a statement, it is not in your best interest to speak to them. Instead, have them speak to your personal injury attorney. Our job for over 50 years has been to help injured clients recover as much as possible from insurance companies.
What should I do if I’m hurt on the job?
When hurt on the job, there are several steps that must be immediately completed in addition to getting the necessary medical treatment. Report your injury to your supervisor. Confirm your supervisor formally files your workers’ compensation claim with the Texas Department of Insurance. Your medical treatment, prescriptions and lost wages will be governed by workers’ compensation. If your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, you may be eligible to directly sue your employer as a nonsubscriber. The nonsubscriber claim may have specific deadlines and an arbitration provision. It is important to immediately contact an attorney with experience handling nonsubscriber claims.
What should I do if I can’t afford a doctor to treat my injuries?
Burwell Nebout can assist you with obtaining the medical treatment needed even if you have no health insurance.
Does Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers take cases to trial?
We have been representing clients in Texas courtrooms for 53 years. While most cases settle out of court, Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers try cases when insurance companies and corporations refuse a reasonable settlement. All partners are members with the American Board of Trial Advocates, which requires its members of the jury to have tried at least 30 jury trials to verdict. When hiring a personal injury attorney, it is important to understand that you have hired a real trial lawyer.
How much is my case worth?
Every case is evaluated on an individual basis. We are experienced in evaluating cases and will give our opinion after a full investigation has been completed. However, an exact dollar amount or a guarantee can never be given.
How much is my case going to cost me out of pocket?
We work on a contingency fee basis. We get paid an attorney fee and reimbursement of expenses only when a recovery is made in your case. If no recovery is made, no fees or expenses are paid.
What should I do if I want to change attorneys and have Burwell Nebout Trial Lawyers represent me?
We will not interfere with the attorney-client contractual relationship between you and your current attorney. We will only be able to ethically discuss your case once you notify your current attorney in writing that you no longer want him or her to represent you on your case.