FAQs

If you or a loved one has sustained an injury because of another person’s recklessness or negligence, it can place an unimaginable burden on you and your family. The pain, the stress of finances and recovery, and the worry about the unknown can all cause their own problems in addition to the injury itself. At the Lopez Law Group, we specialize in helping victims and their families navigate their cases and recover from this difficult time. Our team works to ensure that your worries are brought to a minimum and that any questions you may have about your case, our team, or our services are answered.

Do you charge a fee for a consultation?

No, your first consultation with the Lopez Law Group is free. We are proud to offer a free case evaluation to help you understand your needs and determine how our firm can best help you and your family.

How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

At the Lopez Law Group, we work on a contingency basis. This means that you do not have to pay us unless we get you compensation. The lawyer will be compensated based on a percentage of the total amount recovered in your case.

What should I expect in my personal injury case?

Our personal injury lawyers are committed to helping our clients recoup the damages they’re owed. Throughout your personal injury case, the Lopez Law Group will fight on your behalf against at-fault parties, companies, and powerful lawyers who aim to pay you as little as possible (or nothing at all). We believe in upfront, honest communication and will ensure that you understand every step of the process.

When working with the Lopez Law Group, you are in control of the decision-making while our team supports you and acts as your legal advocate. We set out to ensure the outcome you desire in your case, and we are prepared to go to court if necessary.

What types of cases does your firm handle?

Our lawyers have over a decade of experience in personal injury cases. We have handled more than 1,500 cases just like yours, spanning all types of personal injury types, including:

  • Vehicle accidents (buses, motorcycles, commercial/industrial vehicles, and trucks)
  • Workplace accidents
  • Dog bite accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Offshore and maritime accidents

Where in Texas does your firm work?

Our lawyers are based in Weslaco and Houston, but we are proud to represent Tyler, Spring, Mission, McAllen, Laredo, Edinburg, Corpus Christi, Brownsville, Harlingen, and other locations throughout the state. Our team understands the culture and needs of South Texas residents.

Does your team speak Spanish?

Yes, we are proud to offer legal services in both English and Spanish.

Is your team licensed?

Yes, we are licensed to work in Texas state and federal courts.

​How long can I wait to file a claim?

Though you should always file as quickly as possible, most cases have a statute of limitations of two years from the date of the injury. In this time, you must either settle the case or file a lawsuit.

What kind of compensation can I expect?

If you have been injured and it was someone else’s fault, you can seek compensation for several claims, including any of the following:

  • Pain and suffering or mental distress
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Future earning potential
  • Property damage
  • Future medical care

What are the differences between class action, mass tort, and single-plaintiff lawsuits?

Class action: In this case, very few named plaintiffs (often just one or two) represent many unnamed parties also affected. If the claim is successful, all claimants, named and unnamed, receive the settlement outlined.

Mass tort: A mass tort is the result of many individuals sustaining injury from a single incident — a defective product or large-scale accident affecting many people, for example. The parts of the case each injured individual has in common would be worked on all at once, but the parts of the case pertaining to each individual and how they were affected by the incident are dealt with separately. A successful case ends with each participating plaintiff receiving a unique settlement or verdict depending on their case.

Single-plaintiff: This occurs when one individual was injured, such as a one-on-one vehicle accident or a workplace injury suffered by an employee. In this case, a single suit would be filed on behalf of the injured individual against the responsible party.

What is considered a catastrophic injury?

For an injury to be classified as catastrophic, it must leave the victim permanently damaged. This often involves direct harm to the spinal cord and/or the brain. These injuries have such a profound impact on a person’s ability to function, both in the short term and the long term, that they are considered catastrophic.

What if my question is not answered on this page?

You likely have many different questions, some of which may not be answered on this page. Our Weslaco and Houston personal injury lawyers can help you to address every single one of them. With over a decade of experience, our entire legal team is committed to bringing you the highest possible quality representation.

It can be frustrating to face these circumstances alone — but you don’t have to. If you have a question not answered here, or if you are ready to get started, contact us online or call (956) 968-7800.

Contact us today for a free case evaluation

Contact us today for a free case evaluation

Our mission is to provide compassionate yet dedicated legal services to victims and their families; a mission that will be made clear from the first point of contact to the day your case is settled.
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