San Antonio Personal Injury FAQ
When you have suffered injuries because of the negligence of another, the liable party should cover your damages. You can secure the compensation you need by working with a San Antonio personal injury lawyer at J.A. Davis & Associates, LLP.
We always put the needs of our clients above all else. Our knowledgeable attorneys have the litigation experience you will need for success in your case.
Below, we have compiled some commonly asked questions regarding personal injury claims. You may also contact us to discuss specific questions you have about your injuries.
Will I Have to Go to Court?
To recover fair compensation, you might. Generally speaking, we are able to negotiate with the insurance company or negligent party to reach a reasonable settlement before court becomes necessary. On occasion, however, the insurer is unwilling to make a fair offer or will flat-out deny your claim, in which case you should be willing to bring your case to court.
What Damages Can I Seek Compensation For?
The amount you will be able to recover depends largely on the extent of your injuries and their impact on your life. Some of the more common considerations include lost income and earning potential, medical expenses associated with your injury, reduced quality of life, and mental anguish.
Will I Have a Case if I Was Partially at Fault?
As long as you were not more than 50 percent liable for the cause of the injury, you should still be able to collect damages. Due to the doctrine of modified comparative negligence that Texas follows, if you are found to be 40 percent at fault, you will only be able to obtain 60 percent of your awarded benefits because your compensation will be reduced by the portion of blame you hold.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Texas?
You will have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim within Texas’ statute of limitations.
The Insurance Company Already Made Me an Offer. Should I Accept It?
You can, but you don’t have to. Without the assistance of a personal injury lawyer, you may not be sure whether you are getting a fair offer. More than likely, you aren’t. Insurance companies rarely, if ever, have their policyholders’ best interests in mind. They care about one thing: money. Your attorney will be able to negotiate for you so you are more likely to receive the compensation you’re entitled to.
Can I Afford an Attorney?
If you work with J.A. Davis & Associates, LLP, you can. When we work on personal injury claims, we know finances are already a burden for our injured clients. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means there will be no cost to you unless we win your case.
Speak to a San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyer
You can get the financial security you need during your recovery by working with a San Antonio personal injury lawyer. J.A. Davis & Associates, LLP would be happy to connect you with one of our experienced and qualified attorneys. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, give us a call at 210-732-1062 or fill out our contact form below.