San Antonio Car Accident Attorneys
Understanding Car Accident Laws in Texas
Insurance companies make big promises about helping you after an accident but rarely follow through with those promises. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident in San Antonio or the surrounding area, you are in jeopardy of being left with a lot of very expensive medical bills that you may not be able to pay.
Do not accept the settlement offered by the insurance company before consulting with an experienced car accident attorney in San Antonio. Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C. can negotiate for fair and full compensation on your behalf so you have the money you need to pay all of your medical bills, cover your lost wages, and make up for any other expenses related to your accident.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in San AntonioSome of the most common causes of car accidents we see involve the following:
Types of Car Accident Injuries
Though our office is based in San Antonio, our law firm accepts car accident cases from all over Texas. We handle cases involving all types of injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
- Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries
- Wrongful death
We can help whether you were hit by another driver or your accident only involved your vehicle. We work with experts to determine exactly what caused your accident and pursue compensation from the responsible parties. Our firm has extensive experience in accidents caused by automotive defects as well as those caused by negligent driving.
What to Do After a Car Accident
Our San Antonio car accident attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and resources to battle with insurance companies for the compensation you deserve. We are well-versed in the tactics regularly used to avoid covering the full extent of your injuries, and we know how to counter them effectively.
After a car accident in San Antonio, you should:
- Call the police: You will need a police report to file with your insurance claim, especially if there is severe damage to your vehicle or if you have been seriously injured.
- Seek medical attention: Your health is the most important concern after an accident. If you are well enough to walk away from the accident without needing an ambulance, go to an emergency room or a doctor as soon as possible. Not only does this ensure that you get the treatment you need after an accident, but it also starts a record of your injuries. We will need this to show the insurance company how your injuries may affect you in the future.
- Exchange information with the other driver: As long as you are not severely injured, get the other driver's name, contact information, and insurance policy information. If you are severely injured, ask another person, such as the police officer, to get this for you.
- Contact a lawyer: While you will need to file a claim with an insurance company, either the at-fault driver's or your own, you may be better off contacting us first. Many insurance companies will record your interview and use anything you say against you as you make your claim. We can help you file your claim and negotiate for fair and full compensation on your behalf.
The most important thing our lawyers do is protect your interests. All of these actions can help us make sure that protection is most effective.
What is the Statute of Limitations on Car Accident Claims in Texas?
The statute to limitations to file a car accident claim in Texas is two years. This means that you have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim or you may lose the right to pursue compensation.
What is Modified Comparative Fault?
Additionally, you are still eligible to pursue compensation if you at partially at fault for an accident, as long as you are less then 51% at fault. This law is referred to as “modified comparative fault” rule. In this scenario whatever compensation you were rewarded would be reduced by the percentage of fault you are determined to be responsible for.
We Bring in the Experts
We work closely with your doctors and other medical professionals to determine how your injuries may affect you in the immediate and far futures so we can make sure you are able to continue treatment as long as necessary to reach maximum medical recovery, as well as support yourself if you cannot return to work.
We also bring in accident recreation specialists if need be. These experts can recreate the details of your accident and assess cause and liability. Our San Antonio car accident attorneys understand how difficult this situation can be for you and your family. Our lawyers offer high-quality, compassionate service with aggressive representation. We will take your case to court if that is what is necessary to achieve your goals.
Birth Injury $7,620,000
Birth injury involving hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (2022) Contingency Fee: $3,048,000.00 Reimbursable Expenses: $161,503.71 Net to Client: $4,410,496.29
Birth Injury $7,000,000
Birth injury involving hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (2020) Contingency Fee: $2,800,000.00 Reimbursable Expenses: $75,578.00 Net to Client: $4,124,421.00
Birth Injury $5,750,000
Birth injury involving hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (2014) Contingency Fee: $1,786,738.72 Reimbursable Expenses: $170,000.00 Net to Client: $3,396,261.28
Construction Accident Death $3,600,000
Dangerous work conditions resulting in death (2015) Contingency Fee: $1,440,000.00 Case Expenses: $125,000.00 Net to Client: $2,035,000.00
Trucking Accident $3,000,000
Trucking accident resulting in death (2015) Contingency Fees: $1,000,000.00 Case Expenses: $93,455.68 Net to Client $1,906,544.32
Surgical Error $2,845,730.83
Surgical errors resulting in drop foot (2022) Contingency Fee: $1,138,292.33 Reimbursable Expenses: $51,291.24 Net to Client: $1,656,147.26
Brain Aneurysm $1,820,000
Failure to diagnose ruptured brain aneurysm in the Emergency Department resulting in serious injury (2020) Contingency fee: $712,090.00 Reimbursable expenses: $157.285.61 Net to client: $950,624.39
Back Surgery Paralysis $1,600,000
Negligence during back surgery resulting in paralysis (2014) Contingency Fee: $640,000.00 Case Expenses: $170,000.00 Net to Client: $790,000.00
Necrotizing Infection $1,370,000
Failure to diagnose and treat a necrotizing infection resulting in death (2019) Contingency Fee: $548,000.00 Reimbursable expenses: $165,301.67 Net to client: $656,698.33
Spinal Stroke $1,216,322.85
Delay in providing neurosurgical services resulting in serious injury (2015) Contingency Fee: $729,793.71 Reimbursable Expenses: $183,264.56 Net to Client: $669,793.70
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