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Your lawyer should be able to tell you what your Houston personal injury case is worth.

Your lawyer can and should tell you what your Houston personal injury lawsuit is worth.  However, any lawyer who tells you up front what your case is worth is blowing smoke.  Most of our new clients ask “What is my case worth?” Our answer is always the same. An honest lawyer can’t promise a new client what his or her case is worth at the very beginning of a case. Each case is unique. You should be wary of any lawyer who guarantees he or she can get you a certain amount of money at the beginning of your case.   At LaGarde Law Firm, we give you a recommendation as to the value of your claim only after we have had a chance to investigate the facts and after we have had a chance to analyze the reasonable range of a low and a high jury verdict. Only then will we present you with our advice to help you decide whether to settle or try your case. At LaGarde Law Firm, we will investigate your case, pull together the information needed to place a value on your claim, and make it our job to get you the settlement or judgment you deserve.  The proper way to find out what your case is worth is to work with an experienced attorney who considers these factors:

  • How strong is your liability case under Texas law?

    • Did the other person’s actions meet the legal definition of “negligence” under Texas law?
    • Did the other person’s negligence cause your injuries?
    • Will a jury likely find that you were partially at fault in causing the accident?
  • What damages are you likely to be awarded under Texas law?

    • Did you suffer physical pain?
    • Did you suffer mental anguish?
    • Did you suffer disfigurement?
    • Did you suffer physical impairment?
    • Did you have medical expenses in the past?
    • Are you likely to have medical expenses in the future?
    • Did you have a loss of earning capacity in the past?
    • Are you likely to have a loss of earning capacity in the future?
    • Did your spouse lose “consortium” as a result of your injuries?
    • Did your family suffer a loss of your services around the house that you will now need to pay to have performed by someone else?
  • Did the person who caused your injuries have liability insurance?

    • If so, what are the policy limits? If not, does he or she have assets that can be seized to pay for your damages?
  • Is the other person’s lawyer an effective and experienced trial attorney?

Just as the experience and effectiveness of your lawyer may affect the value of your case, the experience of your opponent’s lawyer may also raise or lower the settlement value of your case.

All of these factors need to be considered before your attorney can truly tell you what your Houston personal injury case is worth.

Trust us to investigate what your Houston personal injury case is worth.

At LaGarde Law Firm, we will investigate your personal injury case, pull together the information needed to place a value on your claim, and make it our job to get you the settlement or judgment you deserve.  The proper way to find out what your lawsuit is worth is to work with an experienced attorney.  Houston attorney Richard LaGarde has over 36 years of experience in fighting for accident victims in the courts of Texas.  He is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in both personal injury and civil trials.  Less than one percent of Texas attorneys have that double board certification.

Think You Have a Case? Call Us Today

If you do have a Houston personal injury case, we guarantee that we will not charge you a fee unless we get money for you. So while we can’t tell you up front how much your case may be worth, we can tell you that it won’t cost you unless we win your case. If we don’t win your case or get you a settlement, we don’t earn a fee. It’s that simple.

To get started, call us toll free at 1-866-LAGARDE (1-866-524-2733) or fill out the Contact Us form at the top right of this page for a no obligation, free legal evaluation. You won’t be required to use our law firm. We’ll do what we can to explain your options. Act now. There are time limits to file every claim and important evidence is likely to disappear.

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