San Antonio Car Accident Lawyers

Auto Accident Attorneys in San Antonio, TX

During the stressful and emotional filled aftermath of a car accident, drivers are often left stranded wondering how to recover physically, emotionally, and financially. Our San Antonio personal injury lawyers assist with helping you navigate the complex legal system after a car accident.

What Is a San Antonio Car Accident Lawyer?

Car accident lawyers know automobile accident laws specific to your state. They apply certain defenses and claims to your case to minimize your losses and maximize your gains to cover costs associated with your injury, vehicle damage, and lost wages. Most importantly, they protect your rights as a car accident victim.

A San Antonio car accident attorney can bring experience to the following areas impacting a car accident victim:

  • Evidence interpretation: Interpreting necessary evidence, such as photos of the car accident scene, medical records indicating injuries sustained, medical bills, property damage receipts, and police reports. A car accident lawyer will evaluate and give meaning to each piece of evidence as part of the case.
  • Insurance company communication: Handling communications with insurance companies following a car accident is easily one of the most challenging case resolution aspects. However, a car accident lawyer can respond to the sometimes vicious back and forth discussions with insurance companies based on their past experiences and knowledge of how these businesses operate. Since insurance companies immediately have their teams of lawyers evaluating the case after an accident, have an experienced car accident lawyer handle these complex and often biased communications.
  • Legal document preparation: Drafting well-worded documents, such as a settlement demand letter or, if necessary, a complaint to initiate a trial, is key to building a strong case. A car accident lawyer can provide this service in a way that a layperson cannot.
  • Expert selection: Between doctors, expert witnesses, and car mechanic selection, determining whom to consult regarding your car accident case can be a daunting task. A car accident lawyer can serve as a guide for picking the right team.

Most car accident lawyers work on a contingent fee basis, so you can feel confident in their desire to obtain optimum results in your case. Sometimes, it’s tempting to configure an independent agreement with the other party to cover your expenses before or as they start rolling in. Doing so, however, can result in a lack of fair compensation. You have a legal right to recover your losses. An experienced car accident lawyer can develop a comprehensive approach to make that happen.

What Can Patino Injury and Accident Attorneys Do for You?

Patino Injury and Accident Attorneys’ can interpret your evidence and apply it to each aspect of your case. Each car accident case is unique, so our firm focuses on developing a streamlined strategy relevant to your specific case details. In other words, you don’t have to settle with a one-size-fits-all approach. We want your case to get the attention it deserves so you can get the compensation you need.

Our firm can effectively communicate and negotiate with insurance companies to potentially improve your chances of settling. We know how to communicate with insurance companies and push back when necessary. We can use our experience with insurance giants to your advantage and help get you fair compensation for your injuries. If the insurance company denies your claim, we can discuss the next steps for you.

Should your case need to proceed to court, we can draft the necessary legal documents using the appropriate terminology, defenses, and claims to adequately present your case to the judge before we even step foot in the courtroom. Here at Patino Injury and Accident Attorneys, we know how to formulate the right tone and use persuasive language to support your case.

Mastering legal document writing involves understanding how your style and length are critical to written communication success. Whether and when to include references to law and case citations is also essential to legal document preparation and writing.

Patino Injury and Accident Attorneys also knows the importance of having the right experts to support your car accident case’s claims. For instance, a quality vehicle engineer or crash reconstructionist can determine if the other driver is at fault. Similarly, we can refer you to a doctor possessing unique expertise based on your car accident facts. The doctor who evaluates and diagnoses you after your car accident can also act as an expert witness should your case proceed to trial.

Our firm understands the trauma that surrounds a car accident firsthand, and we strive to provide our clients with a clear explanation of their legal rights. Patino Injury and Accident Attorneys lawyers are well-versed in personal injury and car accident laws. We believe sharing this information with our clients can provide a sense of relief and clarity.

Additionally, we help negotiate with lien holders. Sometimes, clients are recipients of health, disability, or workers’ compensation benefits. Following a case settlement or judgment, the benefits distributor may try to impose a lien. Patino Injury and Accident Attorneys can work to reduce the lien.

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Patino Injury and Accident Attorneys

 

901 NE Loop 410

San Antonio, Texas 78209

210-646-9100

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What Are common Car Accident Case Results

Each car accident case varies in severity, types of vehicles involved, and the number of parties involved, and therefore, case resolutions will vary as well.

The amount of your awardable compensation after a car accident can vary based on your case’s specific facts. Please note that other case results do not guarantee that Patino Injury and Accident Attorneys can secure similar results in your case. If you were in a car accident, contact us right away to discuss your case, and let us see what we can achieve on your behalf.

Major Landmarks, Intersections, and Roads Where Car Accidents Occur

Texas has numerous intersections and landmarks where car accidents happen at higher-than-average rates. The Sam Houston Parkway, also known as the Beltway 8, is a tollway that spans nearly 90 miles. For years, based on data obtained from the Texas Department of Transportation, people have considered the Sam Houston Parkway, the most dangerous intersection in Texas. Three roads, Bissonnet Street, Hard Road, and Westheimer Road that intersect with the Sam Houston Parkway, also rank high for car accidents. These three roads are the sites where the most crashes and injuries occur each year in Texas.

Also known as the Charles W. Anderson Loop, many consider Loop 1604 a hazardous road where car accidents are likely to happen. Loop 1604 encompasses San Antonio, Texas, at nearly 96 miles in length. A contributing factor to the danger of Loop 1604 is the reconstruction that occurred, making it a four-lane freeway from its original two-lane structure. The intersection point between Loop 1604 and Interstate 10 is considered the fourth most unpredictable travel area in Texas, followed by Loop 1604’s intersection with Braun Road.

Unlike dangerous intersections in Texas, such as Northwest Loop 410 and Interstate 35, the number of car accidents occurring in work zones is also rising. In just one recent year, the Texas Department of Transportation reported nearly 4,000 crashes with possible injuries in work zones. Approximately 600 of these crashes ended in severe or fatal injuries.

These alarming statistics indicate that major intersections alone are not always the sole cause of car accidents. Factors such as not paying attention to “Construction Work Ahead” signs and inclement weather also play significant roles in the likelihood of a car accident.

Also, major landmarks are not the only dangerous areas in Texas, where drivers should use caution. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in just one year, 51.69 percent of traffic crashes ending in a fatality happened in a rural area. Rural areas are pieces of open land that have few homes or buildings and contain low population density. Likely causes for accidents in rural areas are poorly marked or unmarked roads, the absence of traffic lights and signs, and unexpected encounters with wildlife.

When Should I Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?

You likely need a lawyer if a car accident results in injury to yourself, you have medical bills related to the accident, or you lost wages due to time off work following the accident. Attempting to navigate the complex legal system alone can add more stress to an already stressful situation. A car accident lawyer can help you determine the next steps to take after an accident.

It’s always a good idea to consult a lawyer after a car accident, so you know your rights, especially if you have to deal with an insurance company. Many individuals who try to deal with insurance companies alone end up walking away with the insurance claim’s minimum amount. The insurance company’s and the other driver’s interests do not align with your interests, but a personal injury attorney dedicates their time to fighting for your best interests.

Call Patino Injury and Accident Attorneys Today

Contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible following a car crash. Many people are unaware that there’s a time limit to file a lawsuit after a personal injury incident occurs. If you wait too long, you forego your claim. This prescriptive period, referred to as a statute of limitations, varies from one state to the next, but Texas’s standard is two years.

If you’re suffering from pain, loss of consortium, or mental anguish due to a car accident, or you have medical or property damage expenses, do not settle your case before you understand how much compensation you deserve. Patino Injury and Accident Attorneys are ready to assist you in thoroughly evaluating and presenting your case to assure the compensation you deserve following your car accident.

Dr. Louis Patino, a former U.S. Army veteran who served as a Combat Medic during the Gulf War era and an experienced personal injury lawyer, leads the Patino Injury and Accident Attorneys. He and his team are ready and willing to help. Do not hesitate to call us today! You can reach us at 210-646-9100 or through our website’s contact page.

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