How do I know if I have a personal injury case?

You do not need to decide whether you have a personal injury case alone. We are here to help you make this determination. Often, people who are injured decide not to talk to a lawyer because they believe their injury was not serious enough to warrant a case or that it was "simply an accident." There are many factors that contribute to determining whether a personal injury warrants legal intervention and it is our job at The Law Office of Robert L. Ward to help you make this determination.

Waiting to talk to an attorney may mean the loss the potential financial benefits that could help with long-term medical issues. Future health problems from an injury may become chronic and expensive, even if the injury did not appear to be serious at the time it occurred. Additionally, there is a two year statute of limitations in Texas to file a personal injury suit, so waiting is never in your best interest.

How much does it cost to get a personal injury attorney in Johnson County?

Most cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. This means the injured victim or the victim’s family members are not responsible for any attorney’s fees or court costs until after a settlement is reached. This also means that the attorney does not get paid unless a recovery is made.

A personal injury lawyer fronts the litigation expenses, court costs and filing fees, and gets repaid out of the recovery amount. By working on a contingency fee basis, Cleburne Attorney Robert Ward has an incentive to work the case as efficiently and effectively as possible since he does not get paid unless the case is won.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a personal injury claim?

In Texas, you have two years to file a personal injury claim. A statute of limitations is an amount of time you have to file a claim from the date of your accident. After the amount of time allowed by the statute has passed, you are not allowed to file a claim for that accident except in certain circumstances.

The statute of limitation begins to “run” from the date your accident occurred. That means the two year time period is calculated beginning with the day the accident happened. In some cases, when you can’t notice your injury right away, the time to file a claim is calculated from the time begins when you could have or should have known about your injury.

How do I find an attorney?

Hiring an attorney is always difficult as it means that there is something contentious happening in your life.  Finding a qualified attorney who is ready and able to advocate for your legal needs is imperative and often difficult. First, seek out attorneys who specialize in the area of law that will benefit you and your case. There are few "one-size-fits-all" attorneys, and those who claim to be probably are not. Focus on lawyers who have spent time litigating cases like yours.  Additionally, seek out attorneys who make you feel comfortable and well-heard. You will tell this person personal and private... Read The Rest

Do I need an attorney to get a divorce?

There is no legal requirement to hire an attorney to get a divorce in Texas.  However, pursuing a divorce without one is never a good idea. An attorney represents your interests and remains your committed advocate throughout the divorce process.  Most divorces involve property, distribution of debt, child custody, and the paperwork that accompanies a marital status change.

A quality attorney will assure these issues are handled in a fair and professional manner. Having a lawyer will reduce the stress of a very stressful situation and will help in managing the inflamed emotions that usually accompany a divorce. Hiring a lawyer does not mean that you expect conflict in your divorce proceedings. It does mean that you take the dissolution of a marriage seriously and intend to make the process fair and equitable.

Is Texas a "No-Fault" divorce state?

Currently, there are 17 states that allow for true "no fault" divorces.  Texas is not one of them. For a divorce in Texas, parties have to show grounds for the dissolution of a marriage.  Insupportability.  Both parties agree that there is no expectation of reconciliation. Living Apart.  Both parties have lived without cohabitation for at least three years. Confinement in a mental hospital.  One spouse has been confined to a state or private mental hospital for three years.  Additionally, “the mental disorder is of such a degree and nature that adjustment is unlikely or that, if adjustment occurs, relapse is... Read The Rest

Do I need a lawyer if I've been arrested?

It is imperative that you contact a lawyer who is experienced in criminal defense as soon as you or someone you know has been arrested.  Often, having a lawyer present in those early moments can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Even after you have been arrested, you have rights that should not be violated. It is so important that you have an attorney advocating for you to protect these rights.

A criminal defense attorney will help you navigate the complicated, disorienting process of criminal charges, arrest, jail, and defense.  There are many mistakes you could make in this process that could be legally and financially disastrous. Additionally, a defense attorney will help manage the inflamed emotions that coincide with legal altercations.  Attorneys can act as a buffer with law enforcement. There is no more crucial time to have a true advocate by your side than when you have crossed path with the law.

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