Filing a Personal Injury Claim in San Antonio
Our Experienced Attorney Can Fight for You
The state of Texas allows you to seek compensation for injuries and other damages caused by another person or party’s negligence. In legal terms, “damages” are any economic or non-economic losses you suffer as a result of an accident, incident, or act of negligence. Damages typically include things like medical expenses, lost income/wages, disability, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and property repair costs.
In order to collect these damages, injured parties need to file an insurance claim. Unfortunately, insurance adjusters’ primary job is to limit the amount they pay out—even when injured people are merely seeking fair and reasonable compensation.
If you’ve been injured due to the careless or reckless actions of someone else, or if you lost a loved one as a result of another person’s negligence, reach out to the legal team at the Chris Mayo Law Firm. Our San Antonio lawyer has over two decades of legal experience and has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. He knows the legal process and what it takes to win. We represent clients who have been injured in car accidents, motorcycle crashes, and 18-wheeler accidents, as well as those harmed by defective products or unsafe property conditions.
Browse our site to learn more about our various practice areas or contact us today for a free, confidential consultation: (210) 899-5440.
What to Expect During the Personal Injury Process
For many, the process of filing a personal injury claim can be daunting, particularly in light of everything else on your plate, including making sure you get proper medical care for your injuries and making sure your bills are paid on time while you’re out of work recovering. However, if you don’t file a claim, you risk getting very little or even no compensation for your losses.
To ease your concerns, we’ve provided a general outline of what you can expect from the personal injury process.
What to Ask Your Attorney During the Initial Consultation
While it is possible to pursue a claim on your own, your first step should be to contact a lawyer who can help you determine if you have grounds for a claim and if you need to hire a law firm. During the initial consultation, be sure to ask your attorney the following questions:
- Have you handled (and won) any cases like mine? How many?
- What is required of me while you handle my case?
- What fees do you charge? Do these fees change if we don’t win?
- How can I reach you if I have questions or concerns?
Next, you should provide your attorney with a full account of what happened, how you got your injuries, what injuries you have, what treatment you’ve received, and any other details needed to begin building your case.
Determining the Length & Worth of Your Case
Many people want to know how long their case will take; the answer is not so simple, however. Ultimately, the length of your case will depend on a variety of factors, including how complex your accident and injuries are, as well as whether or not the other party admits fault, wishes to settle, or decides to go to court.
Often, people also want to know how much their case is worth. Once again, this varies from case to case. Remember, a reputable lawyer will not promise you a specific monetary award, as it is impossible to determine how much your case may be worth without first fully understanding all of the facts surrounding your situation.
Testifying in Court
Another concern many people have at the outset of a personal injury case is whether or not they will have to testify in court. In some cases, yes, you will be required to provide your testimony during the trial, however, this is not always the case. If you are asked to testify, your attorney will be able to walk you through the process and make sure that you are fully prepared to do so.
Why You Need a Lawyer
While it may seem easier and less stressful to simply pay the cost of your injuries yourself and move on with your life, you do not have to—nor should you—shoulder this burden on your own. At the Chris Mayo Law Firm, we believe that negligent parties should be held accountable for their actions and that you should receive the fair and reasonable compensation you are owed. Remember, in the state of Texas, you may be entitled to receive compensation even if you were partially at fault for your injuries.
Having a San Antonio attorney on your side can make a significant difference in your recovery. With our extensive legal experience and knowledge of the law, we are equipped to help you navigate the process of bringing your personal injury claim.
For a free consultation, call (210) 899-5440 today. There are no fees unless we win your case.
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