Are you or a close family injured after a car accident? Contact George Salinas Injury Lawyers for immediate legal assistance. You may have the right to recover compensation for the costs of your medical treatment, long-term care, lost income, and suffering. Our accomplished San Antonio car accident lawyers can help you fight to get every cent you deserve.
When you choose George Salinas Injury Lawyers, you benefit from a team of top-rated Texas trial attorneys with over 110 years of combined experience handling tough car accident cases like yours.
We take insurance companies and at-fault parties head-on and fight to hold them fully accountable for the costs and consequences of our client’s injuries. We’ve won hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits, settlements, and jury awards for them in the process.
Why Choose Our San Antonio Car Accident Lawyers at George Salinas Injury Lawyers To Help You After a Car Crash?
The car insurance company might seem sympathetic, but it’s not on your side. After all, it’s a for-profit entity that’s in business to make money. It doesn’t make money when it pays crash victims the benefits to which they’re rightfully entitled under the law.
Further, the costs of your car accident injuries might exceed insurance policy limits, meaning you might have to file a lawsuit against a responsible party to get all of the compensation you need to recover.
The good news is that you do not have to deal with a manipulative insurance company or figure out the nuances of a car accident lawsuit on your own. That’s where our San Antonio personal injury attorneys come in.
You take the time you need to rest and recover while our top-rated Texas litigators:
- Coordinate an in-depth investigation into your auto accident
- Analyze tire tracks, property damage, photographs, video footage, witness statements, vehicle maintenance records, medical records, accident reports, and other evidence as we build and value your claim for damages
- Enlist the help of specialists and experts with specific knowledge and insight into the details of your case
- Defend against victim-blaming tactics designed to hurt your chances of a full financial recovery
- Handle negotiations with the insurance adjuster and other parties
- Offer advice and guidance when you’re tasked with making important decisions about your case
- Prepare to reject low offers and litigate your case at trial, if necessary
We know that the costs of a car accident can be incredibly high. Between mounting medical bills and a sudden loss of income, it can be tough to make ends meet. That’s why we represent victims on a contingency fee basis. It costs nothing out-of-pocket to hire our law firm. We only get paid if we win your case, and our fee comes directly out of your financial award.
San Antonio Car Accident Statistics
Home to more than 1.45 million people, San Antonio is the third-largest city in the state of Texas – and the 26th-largest city nationwide. Every day, the city’s population swells as I-10, I-35, and other interstates funnel workers, students, and tourists into the metropolitan area.
It should come as no surprise that traffic accidents are incredibly common here.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, at least 38,461 car accidents were reported in San Antonio in 2021.
This reflected a slight drop from 2019, when San Antonio saw no fewer than 42,815 collisions.
Based on 2021 statistics, there are roughly 105 auto accidents every day in San Antonio. That’s 4 to 5 accidents an hour.
Many accidents in San Antonio are serious. In 2021, 171 car accidents were fatal and resulted in at least 182 deaths. That same year, 626 people suffered suspected serious injuries, while thousands more sustained less serious, but still potentially life-changing, injuries.
It’s important to note that while the overall number of car accidents declined between 2019 and 2021, the number of fatal crashes and fatalities increased. In fact, fatal accidents rose by about 19 percent during that period of time.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Car Accident Attorney?
Car accident attorneys typically charge nothing upfront. Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. That means their fee is contingent upon the result in your case.
Under a contingency fee structure, if your attorney fails to recover compensation for you, you will not pay them any attorney fees. If they win, they will take a percentage of your settlement or verdict as payment for the representation.
Also, many law firms offer free consultations to help you understand your rights. Call George Salinas Injury lawyers right now to schedule yours.
Who Could Be Liable for My Injuries After My Car Accident?
Under Texas law, liability can be shared by everyone who indirectly or directly causes a collision. Depending on the specific details of your case, this might include:
- The driver of a passenger vehicle
- Vehicle passenger
- Truck driver
- Bus driver
- Uber or Lyft driver
- Employer of a negligent party
- Property owner
- Government entity or agency
At George Salinas Injury Lawyers, our car accident attorneys will actively and aggressively seek damages from anyone who contributed to your wreck.
Common Car Accident Injuries After a Collision
Whether you’re in a rollover, rear-end collision, head-on crash, or another type of car accident, the injuries you suffer can alter your life’s course.
At George Salinas Injury Lawyers, we represent clients in cases involving:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nerve damage
- Lost limbs
- Crushing injuries
- Chest injuries
- Eye injuries
- Hearing loss
- Back injuries
- Joint injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Broken bones
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death
Always make it a priority to get to the closest hospital to you after you’re involved in a wreck. Do this, even if you don’t think that you’ve been hurt or that your injuries are severe. Many times, the signs and symptoms of car accident injuries can be masked by adrenaline and the rush of the crash. If your injuries aren’t diagnosed and treated right away, you risk suffering from serious (and potentially life-threatening) complications.
Types of Auto Accidents We Handle
George Salinas Injury Lawyers has decades of experience handling all types of car accident cases. We’ve recovered millions for our injured clients. We regularly represent victims of:
- Distracted driving accidents
- DUI accidents
- Head-on collisions
- T-bone accidents
- Left-turn accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Multi-vehicle collisions
- Single-vehicle collisions
- Fatigued driving
- Running red lights and stop signs
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Illegal turns
- Vehicle malfunctions, often due to product liability
- Road defects and hazards
- Bad weather conditions
We are ready to put our extensive skills and experience behind your case. Call us or submit an online contact form for help.
What Types of Damages Are Available in a San Antonio Car Accident Lawsuit?
If you were in a car crash, you could be entitled to two types of damages from the at-fault driver or their insurance company. Economic damages will cover your financial losses; non-economic damages will cover your personal, non-financial losses. These damages aim to put you in the position you were in before the accident (to make you “whole”).
A personal injury claim will allow you to recover the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Physical therapy/rehabilitation
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium
An experienced car accident attorney can help you identify and calculate all your damages. Contact George Salinas Injury Lawyers to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case in more detail.
Can I Get Compensation If I’m Partly Responsible for a My Car Wreck?
As long as you’re not primarily responsible for the accident, yes.
Texas operates under a modified comparative negligence system. Sharing more than 50 percent of the blame for an auto accident bars a financial recovery. Sharing less than 51 percent of the blame for a collision results in a reduction of damages. Damages are reduced in direct proportion to your own negligence. So, the more fault you share, the less money you’ll be able to get in a related claim or lawsuit.
It’s important to be ready for the insurance company to try to point fingers and shift blame after a wreck. If they’re successful, you could watch your ability to recover compensation fade away. Our San Antonio car accident attorneys will be ready to fight for you no matter what.
How Much is My Car Accident Case Worth?
No attorney can tell you the exact amount you will receive for your personal injury case. Every case is unique and will result in damages personal to the victim.
Nonetheless, you should expect your case’s value to hinge on the following factors:
- The cost of your medical bills (past and future)
- The wages you’ve lost while you recover
- Whether you’ll earn less money when you return to work because of limitations associated with your injuries
- The pain and suffering you’ve experienced
- Available insurance coverages
To get a better sense of the value of your case, call our legal team to schedule a free consultation.
What Is the Average Settlement of a Car Accident Case in San Antonio?
According to a survey from the Insurance Information Institute, the average settlement after a car crash is approximately $20,000, and the average property damage amount is around $4,700.
However, average settlement amounts are not that helpful in determining how much compensation you can receive after your accident. Average settlements are just that — averages. Many settlement amounts are higher; many are lower.
Since every claim is unique, the value of your case will depend heavily on the severity of your injury and the extent of your damages. The best way to determine your claim’s potential value is to call an experienced attorney.
Is Texas a Fault or No-Fault State For Auto Accidents?
Texas is an at-fault state for motor vehicle accidents. Every Texas driver must purchase minimum amounts of insurance in case they cause an accident. If you were in a crash, you would make a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company to recover compensation for your losses.
In a no-fault state, drivers are required to purchase Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance. In this state, you would first make a claim against your own insurance company after an accident — unless you suffered a “serious injury.”
How Long Do I Have To File a Texas Car Accident Lawsuit?
Under Texas state law, the statute of limitations for most lawsuits is two years. This gives you two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim for damages.
With a few limited exceptions, the right to recover compensation expires once the statute of limitations expires.
Protect yourself by contacting George Salinas Injury Lawyers for help as soon as you can after your accident.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
Although the moments after an accident can be overwhelming, you need to take certain steps to protect your health and injury claim. These steps can mean the difference between maximizing the value of your case and walking away with less than you deserve.
After a crash, you should:
- Call 911. Texas law requires drivers to report an accident if it involves injury, death, or significant property damage. Even if it doesn’t, calling law enforcement would still be a good idea. Police officers can respond to the scene and create an accident report with details about the crash. This report can be helpful to your injury claim.
- Exchange info. You should exchange contact and insurance information with the other individuals involved in the crash. You will need this information before you can pursue an injury claim. You should also get the contact info for any witnesses to the accident.
- Seek medical attention. You should seek immediate medical care after your accident — either in an ambulance or by following up with your medical provider. Prompt medical attention will ensure you recover as quickly as possible from your injuries. It will also prevent other parties from claiming you failed to mitigate your damages.
You should also consider hiring an attorney as soon as possible after your crash. Your attorney can protect your rights throughout your case and work to maximize the value of your claim. Call our law office today for help.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Trusted San Antonio Car Accident Lawyer
You don’t have to deal with the fallout of a car accident by yourself. Call George Salinas Injury Lawyers, and benefit from the experience and insight of our award-winning San Antonio car accident lawyers.
We’re ready to invest 110+ years of combined experience and a demonstrated winning ability into your case.
To get started, grab your phone and give our law office a call and set up a time for your free consultation today and get more information.
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