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Case: Beard v. Petrochem Transport, Inc., et al.
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Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
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Bryan Schoeppey, Alexander M. Begum of Villarreal & Begum Law Firm
Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
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No matter your injury, at Begum Law Group we pride ourselves on delivering sound legal guidance, and not settling for anything less than the best possible result. A fair recovery for the damages you incurred might include your past and future medical expenses, compensation for your time away from work, pain and suffering, and in some instances, putative damages to punish the liable parties.
Whether you were injured in Bexar County, Medina County, Garden Ridge, or Comal County, our San Antonio injury lawyers know what it’s going to take to set things right.
Personal injury law is intended to give victims the opportunity to recover the damages they sustained as a result of the another party’s reckless or negligent conduct, so their lives have the best possible chance of returning to normal. A lot will depend on the unique details of your situation, like the nature of your injury and demonstrating that negligence occurred. Essentially, this means that the party in question owed you a duty of care, failed to act responsibly with regard to that duty, and their actions or inaction contributed to your injuries and anything you lost or suffered as a result.
In many situations, the law also limits the amount of time to file a personal injury claim and pursue what you may be rightfully entitled to. That’s why, it is always important to consult an attorney right away about your rights, your legal options, and what you can expect.
While the Law Giant is a formidable adversary in and out of court, our clients also find us to be extremely approachable, and committed to making them feel conformable as they move through the legal process. In the end, our San Antonio injury lawyers want you to have all the necessary information, so you feel confident in the important decisions you’re making.
Even if you are hurt in an accident, it does not always mean the situation warrants a lawsuit or personal injury claim. To receive compensation for the injuries you sustained, there must be an identifiable party, who is legally responsible.
Legal responsibility can be a complicated concept. Generally, to establish a personal injury claim, you will need to show that another party failed to act as a reasonable person would have if faced with a similar situation. You should also keep in mind that, in San Antonio, you can be found partially at fault for an accident and still recover compensation. This is referred to as “modified comparative negligence,” and states that if you are 50 percent or more at fault, you’ll be denied a recovery. But, if you are found to be less than 50 percent responsible, your recovery will be reduced by your degree of fault.
So, let’s say you suffer $100,000 in various damages from a car accident. If you are 60 percent at fault because you were also driving recklessly at the time, you may not receive any compensation. On the other hand, if it is determined that you were 20 percent at fault because you were going slightly over the speed limit at the time, you could still recover compensation. However, the amount would be reduced by 20 percent to a possible $80,000 recovery.
We completely understand the hesitation about seeking medical attention after an accident, even if they are not to blame. Healthcare costs can be staggering, and a simple procedure or ride in an ambulance can cost thousands. This does not even take into account the expense associated with any necessary follow-up care that you or your loved one may need.
At Begum Law Group, our personal injury lawyers see people struggling to keep their heads above water all too often, but your health and well-being are too important to take for granted. You should always seek proper medical attention, but if your medical expenses are the result of someone else’s irresponsibility, you should not be the one paying the price. Unfortunately, until the responsible party is identified and compelled to compensate you, you may have to cover the initial costs. If you have medical or auto insurance, your policy may cover a portion of your bills, but probably not everything, and you will still be responsible for co-pays and other out-of-pocket costs.
At Begum Law Group, we can help with all of this. With our extensive network of doctors and other medical experts in the San Antonio area, we’ll make sure that you get all the care that you require. We can also keep track of any bills that come in or discuss financing options with medical providers while your case is pending. Your only responsibility should be getting well and rebuilding your life. Let us deal with the doctors, hospitals and insurance companies, and recover every dollar that you deserve.
In any personal injury case, your potential financial recovery will depend on several factors, such as the extent of your injuries, the seriousness of your injuries, the impact your injuries have had on your life, and any other losses you sustained. Our San Antonio personal injury lawyers will review the following when estimating the value of your personal injury case:
Medical Expenses: We will begin by taking a look at your medical bills to appraise the value of your claim. From there, we will also review your injuries and speak with your doctors to determine whether you might need future medical care. Some injuries, like concussions, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or back injuries, may require long-term medical treatment.
Lost Wages: You may have already missed time from work due to your injury, but it is also important to estimate how long you might miss from work in the future. Depending on the nature of your injuries, your lost wages might need to be calculated to account for permanent disability.
Pain and Suffering: One of the more subjective numbers that our personal injury lawyers will need to estimate is pain and suffering damages. Begum Law Group will take the time to consider this very important part of your recovery. Pain and suffering damages are partially based on your medical expenses and the gravity of your injury. Your lawyer will use a comprehensive formula to establish the value of your pain and suffering damages, but the numbers and figures used in the formula will depend on things like your lifestyle before the accident, the seriousness of your injury, whether your injury results in permanent or life-altering disability,and whether your injury interferes with your ability to enjoy regular life activities.
There is a lot to consider when estimating the cost of a serious injury and it is essential to keep in mind that initial settlement offers largely do not consider everything. So, before you speak to an insurance adjuster, before you write a demand letter, or before you accept any settlement, it is important to understand what your case might really be worth. Reach out to the San Antonio, Texas accident lawyers at Begum Law Group today.
The idea of going to court would make anyone anxious. But, in reality, most personal injury cases do not get that far. In the vast majority of situations, a financial settlement is reached before the first court date that makes a trial unnecessary. However, from the moment the Law Giant takes a case, our lawyers in San Antonio prepare as if a trial is inevitable. We want to make sure your case is as strong as possible, and this approach gives us significant leverage when we work with insurance companies.
Our attorneys are highly-experienced, aggressive negotiators who can anticipate and counter the tactics used by large insurance companies and their attorneys. In many cases, our ability to reveal information through the discovery process and other pre-trial motions can convince opposing counsel that it is best to resolve the matter before a trial. We will always pursue a full and fair settlement without the need for a lawsuit, but your best interests also drive us. If the at-fault parties and their representatives do not offer an adequate amount or dispute their responsibility, we will be ready for that too.
At Begum Law Group, our lawyers know full well that most injury victims cannot realistically pay up-front for legal representation because of mounting medical bills and being out of work. We also don’t think that you should be financially responsible for another’s reckless behavior. That’s why the Law Giant and our San Antonio personal injury law firm handle all cases on a contingency basis. This means that we will advance all the costs associated with your case and only receive a portion of your recovery amount when we are successful in securing compensation on your behalf. Simply put, if we don’t win, you won’t owe us anything.
There are various benefits to approaching cases in this manner. Mostly, it alleviates a lot of the financial worry for our clients, but it also instills your attorney with a strong incentive to work hard for the highest possible amount of compensation. Additionally, when insurance companies and at-fault parties are confronted with higher settlements, verdicts, and the overall cost of taking a case to trial, it can motivate them to settle matters sooner.
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Once you decide to engage the Law Giant and pursue compensation, you and your lawyer will review the facts and develop the best approach to meet your needs. This will include a thorough investigation into your accident, collecting paperwork and compiling your bills, notifying the parties involved, and drafting legal documents. From there, our fierce team of attorneys in San Antonio will file your injury claim or lawsuit and handle everything on your behalf.
This legal document will lay out the essential facts of your case, what happened to cause your injury, and what you suffered as a result. The petition will name you as a Plaintiff, and the individual or other entity who you allege as legally responsible as the Defendant.
Once the initial petition is drafted and filed, the court will issue an official notice and serve it to the individuals named. This is an essential legal procedure that ensures the correct people are made aware they are the subject of legal action.
This is a legal document that affords the defendant an opportunity to respond to the claims in your petition. If there is not an official response, you could win your case at that point through a default judgment.
The next step is the information gathering and investigation stage. This involves exchanging documentation with the plaintiffs, such as police reports, medical records, corporate communications, witness statements, and other items related to the event or your injury.
Once the details are compiled, we will move to the pre-trial phase, where issues of law and procedure are decided upon. This could involve which pieces of evidence will be admitted and give the parties an opportunity to discuss alternatives to trial. This is where most cases are resolved and may include accepting a settlement offer, entering into mediation, or arbitration.
If your case is not resolved through an acceptable settlement offer, it will likely move on to a judge or jury trial. Legal representatives on both sides will be given a chance to argue their points of view, present evidence, and have the matter settled by the court.
Begum Law Group has secured millions of dollars in damages for literally thousands of San Antonio individuals hurt in devastating car accidents, truck crashes, defective products cases, medical malpractice, and wrongful deaths involving negligence.
Due to our elite skill and passion for protecting every client, the Law Giant has earned a reputation that insurance companies and opposing attorneys respect. We are formidable adversaries for anyone standing in the way of your fair recovery.
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After a severe accident or tragic loss, you may not know where to turn, what to ask, or what you’ll need to move forward. It can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. When you’re under the Law Giant’s protection, the insurance companies and their teams of attorneys will know you mean business and can’t be pushed around or denied justice.
Let the personal injury lawyer San Antonio & car accident attorneys with Begum Law Group review your situation, explain your options, and fight for an outcome that sets things right.
Call us today at 210-921-2200 or complete our online contact form to schedule a free, no-risk consultation. We are available 24/7, and if you don’t recover compensation, you won’t owe us anything.