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At The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers, our highly experienced San Antonio lawyers understand how frustrating car wrecks are. On any given day, you have a million things to do and think about. The last thing you need is to deal with the consequences of a crash. But suddenly, you are forced to handle the repercussions of another person’s carelessness or recklessness. You may be suffering from serious injuries, medical bills, and out of work. Your car may be totaled. Don’t try to handle a San Antonio car accident on your own. We’re here to make the process run smoothly, deal with the insurance companies, and ensure you are properly compensated.

Whatever you are going through, The Law Giant is ready to secure your recovery Give us a call at 210.921.2200 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. There is no risk in speaking with our lawyers. We don’t charge up-front fees and are only paid when you receive compensation.

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Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle

When you have been hurt in an auto accident, it is best to work with a personal injury attorney who can guide you through the process of obtaining compensation, either through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. However, you need the attorney representing you to have specific experience in the type of accident you were involved in. If you were injured in a hit-and-run, your case may not move forward as efficiently as it should if your lawyer never handled a hit-and-run before.

Call 210-921-2200 for a FREE CONSULTATION.  Our San Antonio car accident attorneys have handled virtually every car accident scenario over the years. No matter what type of vehicle you were in, no matter what type of collision led to your injuries, we can help.

Some of the most common types of car crash claims we handle include:

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Fatal Car Accidents in San Antonio

Our law firm also handles fatal accidents in and around San Antonio. If you lost a loved one in a car crash, call us right away. We will listen to your story and recommend what to do next. If there are signs of another driver’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct, we recommend that you and your family consider filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Through a lawsuit and insurance claim, we can pursue compensation for you and other relatives. We may be able to obtain compensation for financial losses, such as medical, funeral, and burial expenses. We can also pursue compensation for your practical losses and grief.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in San Antonio

Car accidents can occur for almost any reason. Someone going a few miles over the speed limit when the road is wet can easily cause an accident. Additionally, many drivers get behind the wheel and behave in a way that is highly likely to cause car accident injuries.

At The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers, we handle crashes that arise from all causes and circumstances, including:

  • Distracted Driving
  • Fatigued Driving
  • Speeding
  • Reckless Driving
  • Aggressive Driving or Road Rage
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Failing to Yield
  • Failing to Follow Traffic Devices
  • Following Too Closely
  • Wrong-Way Driving
  • Tire Blowouts
  • Poor Weather
  • Potholes and Poor Road Conditions

These are just a few of the causes of car accidents. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident, you need The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers. Our qualified attorneys can help you seek the recovery you may deserve from both insurance adjusters and negligent parties. Car accident injuries can lead to immense pain and suffering, high medical bills, long rehabilitation periods, and missed time from work. If you or a loved one is struggling in the aftermath of a crash, call our San Antonio, Texas accident lawyers for help.

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What to Do After a Car Accident in San Antonio

If you were involved in a car accident in San Antonio or anywhere in Texas, then you must stop to handle the situation. Our car crash lawyers have handled countless car accident claims and found that drivers often benefit from going through certain steps after an accident.

  • Check for injuries. First and foremost, look after your health and safety. If you believe you have been seriously harmed, do not try to move unless to avoid further harm. Wait as still as you can for emergency responders. However, if you have not been hurt or only have minor injuries, from what you can tell, try to get to a safe place.
  • Call 911. Once you are safe and able to do so, call 911. If you are in the city, the San Antonio Police Department and the San Antonio Fire Department will respond. Or, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office or Bexar County Fire and Rescue may arrive on the scene. Whoever the responding officers are, you should cooperate with them. Provide your name and your statement. Be honest about what happened, but do not take responsibility. Do not admit fault or apologize.
  • Document the scene. If you are able to, take pictures and video of the crash scene. Try to obtain photos of the damage to the vehicles and surrounding property. If there are marks on the ground from the accident, take pictures of those as well.
  • Exchange information. You need to obtain the other driver’s name, contact information, and insurance information. This may be impossible to do directly if the other driver is taken away in an ambulance. However, the information should later be on the police report.
  • Obtain witness’s information. Also, try to obtain witness’s names and contact information. Your auto accident attorney may contact them to obtain witness statements while investigating the motor vehicle accident.
  • Notify your insurer. Finally, once you are safe and away from the scene, notify your auto insurer of the accident.
  • Call an attorney. Then, call The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers about the best next steps.

Investigating Car Crashes

One of the first priorities after being hurt in a car accident is undergoing an independent investigation of the wreck. You should not rely on an insurer to investigate and decide what went wrong. It would be nice if you could trust an insurer to come to the right conclusion and offer you a fair settlement. Unfortunately, more often than not you will have to dispute one or more of an insurer’s conclusions. You may even have to appeal a wrongly denied claim or assert they have engaged in bad faith insurance.

We will gather as much information as possible regarding the crash to determine why it happened, who is at fault, and who is liable for compensating you for your injuries. We may be able to obtain enough evidence without a lawsuit through an insurance claim. However, we may also recommend filing a personal injury lawsuit soon after the accident. This serves multiple purposes. Through the discovery phase of a San Antonio car accident lawsuit, we can request information and documentation from the other party. In some cases, this is the only way to obtain vital evidence of fault. Filing a lawsuit also shows the insurer that we are serious about obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries.

Evidence in Car Accident Cases

Our accident lawyers in San Antonio are here to thoroughly investigate the accident to gather evidence, including:

  • The crash report;
  • Your statement;
  • Eyewitness statements;
  • Photos of the cash;
  • Video of the accident, such as from traffic, surveillance, and dash cameras;
  • Records related to the driver and other vehicle;
  • Physical objects;
  • Medical records;
  • Expert witness testimony.

Compensation in Car Accident Claims

The purpose of a personal injury claim after a car accident is to obtain the compensation that gives you the best chance at recovery. You probably experienced any number of financial repercussions from the accident, including getting your vehicle repaired or replaced, using a rental car, your medical expenses, lost wages, and more. You need a car accident settlement to compensate you for all of this and more.

At The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers will fight hard for you to receive the most compensation possible, including your:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Earning Capacity
  • Physical Pain
  • Mental Anguish
  • Physical Limitations
  • Disfigurement
  • Property Damage

Ensuring the highest possible recovery requires thoroughly assessing your physical, emotional, and financial injuries. We will work closely with you to document all of your costs and losses. Your compensation should cover everything you have had to spend to deal with the accident and all of the money you lost being out of work. We will also detail, as best we can, how your physical injuries have caused you physical pain and emotional distress. We will work with you and any relevant professionals to record the various ways your injuries have impacted your life.

Related reading: How is Pain & Suffering Calculated in Texas?

Our lawyers will also review other important factors, including how insurers calculate damages for non-economic injuries, like your pain and suffering and mental anguish. Many insurers use a formula or multiplier. We will go over these calculations too, so you understand what an appropriate settlement amount for your case may be. This will also prepare you for the worst- and best-case scenarios.

Texas’ Statute of Limitations in Car Accidents

Texas has a two-year statute of limitations on car accident-related personal injury claims. This means, in most cases, you have up to two years from the date of the car crash to file a claim and pursue compensation for your injuries. If you file a lawsuit after that deadline, the court can dismiss it.

However, there are several exceptions to the statute of limitations. One exception, like the discovery rule, delays when the two-year period begins. Under the discovery rule, the clock does not begin to run until you are aware you are injured and that it was likely due to another person’s negligence.
Other exceptions may pause the clock, giving you longer than two years to file suit.

If you are worried about how long you have to file a lawsuit, contact our attorney right away.

Who can be Held Responsible for Your Car Accident

Whether or not you contributed to the accident matters a great deal. Texas law follows a modified comparative negligence rule. This means an insurer or court will compare each party’s degree of negligence. They will determine whether each of you is at fault for the accident, and if so, to what amount. Is one of you more at fault than the other? If you are 51 percent or more at fault for a crash, you cannot obtain compensation. If you are 50 percent or less responsible, you may obtain compensation. However, your financial recovery will be reduced by the percentage of your fault.

If you are worried about your responsibility for the crash, or you think you will be blamed, call us right away.

When to Hire an Attorney for a Car Accident

After a crash, you may wonder whether you should hire a lawyer or not. To be sure, you should schedule a free consultation with us at The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers. If you have suffered only property damage and inconvenience, then we may recommend you move forward with an insurance claim without an attorney. Insurers routinely handle vehicle damage-only claims, and your vehicle may be repaired or replaced within a few weeks.

However, if you suffered injuries, you should have an attorney by your side. By hiring a San Antonio car accident lawyer, you increase the likelihood of receiving a payout for your injuries. You also improve the likelihood of maximizing that payout. Overall, you are more likely to gain a greater amount of compensation with an attorney’s help than without it.

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Dealing with Insurance Adjusters After a Car Crash

After a car accident, you should reach out to a qualified car accident lawyer, like The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers Lawyers in San Antonio, Texas. Insurance adjusters might call you, asking you to make a statement or to accept a settlement. Don’t make a statement to your insurance company without first speaking to a qualified car accident attorney in San Antonio, Texas. If you don’t have a clear estimate of the value of your claim or a clear understanding of the fine print of your insurance policy, it is possible that you might be offered a lower settlement than you may be entitled to receive under the law. If you believe you are being offered a lower settlement than you may deserve, consider reaching out to our lawyers in San Antonio, Texas. Our qualified car accident attorneys can review your claim, and your insurance policy, and fight to help you get the maximum possible claim under the law.

What are some steps you can take to protect your rights when making an insurance claim?

  • Ask to communicate with your insurance adjuster in writing. Anything you say to your insurance adjuster over the phone, even in passing, might be recorded. When communications are in writing, your car accident attorney in San Antonio, Texas can more easily review your adjuster’s reasoning for offering a lower claim. Sometimes, adjusters use formulas or computer programs to estimate the value of claims. Other times, insurance adjusters may miss important information when making a settlement estimate. The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers can take a look at how your adjuster arrived at your claim and fight to help you get the best possible settlement under the law.
  • Don’t speak to insurance adjusters after a crash. Insurance adjusters may call you on the phone and ask you to give a statement. In the confusion that follows a car accident, you may say something you don’t mean or the things you say could be misinterpreted. Ask your insurance adjuster to correspond with you in writing and speak to a car wreck lawyer in San Antonio, Texas today. The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers can speak to insurance adjusters and help you get the best possible settlement for your claim.
  • Speak to a car accident lawyer at The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers in San Antonio, Texas. We understand how insurance adjusters arrive at settlements and we can also help you understand the fair value of your claim. Before accepting a settlement from your insurance company, consider speaking to a knowledgeable San Antonio auto accident attorney.

Dealing with insurance companies is never easy. However, the car accident lawyers at The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers Lawyers work closely with crash victims in San Antonio, Texas to help them seek the compensation they may deserve under the law. Insurance adjusters sometimes want to protect their company’s bottom lines. You need someone on your side to think about your best interests. Let us work with your adjuster to help you get the claim you deserve under the law.

Seek Justice After a Car Accident

When drivers speed, drink, and drive, or text and drive, they endanger everyone else on the road. At The Law Giant, Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers, our car accident lawyers in San Antonio, TX help families fight for justice and fight to hold negligent parties accountable after a crash. If you’ve been hurt, don’t wait. You may only have a limited amount of time to make a claim.