Auto Accident Lawyers in San Antonio

A person injured in a car crash as a result of another’s negligence has the right to compensation for damage to his or her health, earning power, and the loss of well-being. Compensation can include reimbursement for medical and hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages and future earning power, pain, and other physical distress, and psychological suffering as a consequence of injuries and losses. In the case of serious injury such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), or spinal cord injury (SCI), the changes in lifestyle, the need for extensive modifications in the home, and diminished earning power are so extensive that a life planning consultant should be engaged to help calculate long-term medical and financial needs.

Many serious injuries in auto collisions are caused by the negligence or misconduct of another person, corporation or government entity. Issues of product design, product safety, and highway design may have contributed to the auto crash. Negligence is conduct which falls below the standard of care established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risks of harm. Negligence and misconduct can occur in public settings, in which public employees such as law enforcement personnel fail to take sufficient care. Misconduct is improper, or unlawful conduct motivated by premeditated or intentional purpose or by obstinate indifference to the consequences of one's acts.

If your auto accident injury occurred as the result of negligence or misconduct, a San Antonio auto accident attorney may be able to achieve a settlement that will recover your medical and rehabilitation costs, both current and future. A settlement may also cover home modifications and future specialized care needs.

If you decide to pursue legal action, you should contact an experienced auto accident attorney in San Antonio as soon as possible for review of your situation. There are deadlines called statutes of limitation, which regulate the filing of lawsuits. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries from a car accident and feel that negligence or misconduct was involved, you should not delay in contacting an attorney. If the statute of limitations expires, your right to pursue a claim may be forever barred.

An important consideration in choosing your counsel in an automotive injury or fatality case is to find an automotive collision attorney with whom you feel comfortable, have confidence in, and someone whom you can trust. In the majority of cases there will likely come a time when you must decide whether to resolve your case through settlement or take it to trial. At that point, your confidence and trust in your auto accident attorney will be vitally important. We strongly recommend you interview at least two or three highly competent plaintiff’s lawyers and law firms before making your final decision. We would be honored to be among those that you interview and would be honored to be the firm you select.

Financial arrangements for an auto injury case

Our usual arrangement for cases of automobile injury or wrongful death is a contingent fee agreement. We pay all costs of the case, such as attorneys’ and investigators’ work, interviewing witnesses and others involved in the case, expert witnesses such as physicians, highway design experts, safety equipment experts and others, deposition fees, acquiring medical and other records, all of which can amount to substantial expenditures. We agree to be paid only if the client's case is ultimately successful, either by settlement out of court or by a judgment following a court proceeding. We then receive a percentage of the final amount recovered. This fee arrangement is helpful for most people with a serious motor vehicle injury or wrongful death case because it does not require the person bringing the case to pay any money up front.