My Family and I have Been Hurt in a Car Accident. Do We Have a Claim?
Immediately after a car accident in San Antonio, people generally have some frequently asked questions : Am I ok? Is everyone else ok? In the next five to thirty minutes, another cascade of questions comes: Who should I call? What will I do about work? Finally, after all the dust has settled and you are back in a familiar environment, you ask questions about the near to distant future, such as: My family and I have been hurt in a car accident. Do we have a claim? At Carabin & Shaw, our attorneys can answer most of these questions, and we specialize in auto accident claims.
In order to properly assess whether you and your family have a pursuable legal claim, our lawyers must review the following three things: liability, damages, and insurance.
When reviewing liability in San Antonio, you need to assess the facts as well as the law to answer the scenario, my family and I have been hurt in a car accident. Do we have a claim? Our first step will be to determine if the defendant owed what is legally referred to as a duty of care. This basically means that the person who injured you was under a reasonable expectation that their actions would not endanger you as they went about doing whatever it was they were doing.
Another simple legal term that is often used in conjunction with duty of care is the word negligence. If it can be shown that the other driver breached that duty (i.e. they irresponsibly changed radio stations instead of adhering to the 10 o’clock-2 o’clock rule of steering wheel handling), and that breach can be shown to be the proximate cause of your damages and injuries, then by order of San Antonio law a review must be made of you or your family’s damages and injuries.
Every day at Carabin & Shaw we conduct reviews of the liability and damages in auto accident cases. Damages can be non-economic damages (i.e. pain and suffering for your injuries, chronic headaches, damage to work relationships, etc.) and/or economic damages (i.e. medical bills in the past, medical bills in the future, lost wages, out of pocket expenses, etc.). Our lawyers do this work for free and without obligation. Once we evaluate your damages, our attorneys will help you recover from them. We are capable of evaluating your specific case and providing you with sound advice regarding whether or not to proceed with a particular legal action.
Insurance is a complex legal issue, which is why we designate our San Antonio car accident lawyer to work specifically on determining how your insurance and the other driver’s insurance will impact the outcome of your case.
We offer a free initial consultation to everyone who calls us. This means we can schedule a meeting at our offices in San Antonio or at your home, whichever is more convenient for you. During this consultation we will ask specific questions about the accident, your current circumstances, and what you believe you deserve as an innocent victim.
At Carabin & Shaw, our lawyers will also explain our legal strategy in plain language in either Spanish or English. Also, our work is on retainer, which means we only get paid once you have earned your rightful compensation. Do not worry about the answer when you say to yourself, my family and I have been hurt in a car accident. Do we have a claim? The call to us is free. The consultation is free. Call us day or night at 210-222-2288 or toll free at 1-800-862-1260.