Personal Injury - Lawsuit
As the second largest city in Texas and the seventh largest in the country, San Antonio is home to nearly 1.5 million people. Each day, our residents commute to work, go to school, and shop. Throughout the year, more than 34 million out of town visitors make their way to the Alamo City for conferences and vacation. With that many people in one city, accidents are bound to happen. When accidents happen, injuries happen.
Accidents leading to personal injury in San Antonio can take any number of forms. They can happen at the workplace, in our city’s theme parks, and, of course, between vehicles on the road. Personal injury can also happen as a result of improper medical care either by a medical professional or in a nursing home. Injuries may occur in the home from a product malfunction, an animal bite, or a fall in someone’s residence.
When personal injury, or even worse, loss of life, occurs as the result of an accident, someone must be held responsible. A personal injury attorney with knowledge and experience to assess the legal issues involved can be an invaluable resource in helping accident victims.
A personal injury lawyer in San Antonio will work to determine who is liable for injury or loss of life. They will determine the legal issues that apply in any given situation and determine the best course of action for their clients. If necessary, they will file a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of the victim or victims. This is all in an effort to protect the rights of the injured party and seek the compensation to which they are entitled.
Compensation will cover medical expenses, but there is more to recovering damages than mere expenses. Texas law also allows injured parties to recover money for pain and suffering, lost wages, and other losses based on how they affect the life of the victim. In the case of a fatality, surviving spouses and, occasionally, family members can seek compensation for the impact the loss of their loved one has on their family.
The goal is to avoid lengthy trials and legal expenses by settling claims out of court. But if there is an impasse in attempting to settle the personal injury claim, the attorney for the victim will file a personal injury lawsuit seeking judgment from a court of law.
When a personal injury lawsuit is initiated, two things must be proven to establish liability:
- The Defendant must be found to be liable for the accident leading to the injuries or fatality incurred by the victim.
- The Plaintiff must prove the accident for which the Defendant is liable was the proximate cause of the injuries incurred or fatality.
After you’ve been injured in an accident, regardless of whether or not a personal injury lawsuit is filed, there are a wide variety of issues to consider. Top among them is whether or not you should hire the services of a personal injury lawyer. It’s not uncommon for novice attorneys or “ambulance chasers” to initiate contact with accident victims in an effort to build their client base. A reputable attorney won’t rely on chasing down clients and we would caution you to think carefully when choosing an attorney to represent you.
You want to select an attorney with a proven track record of hard work and winning compensation for their clients on a consistent basis as well as a solid background in personal injury law.
If you’ve been injured in an accident in San Antonio as the result of someone else’s negligence, call the law offices of Carabin Shaw today. Our attorneys are ready to meet with you and the initial consultation is free of charge. We never collect anything from you unless we win your case.
Call us day or night for an appointment with one of our San Antonio personal injury lawyers at 800-862-1260.