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When to Call a Personal Injury Attorney

It is critical that you or a loved one pick up the phone and call a personal injury attorney, if your serious injury or loss has occurred. Every day, here in San Antonio and across South Texas, individuals try to go it alone against the insurance companies and their team of lawyers. The problem is the insurance companies will do everything in their power to lessen your claim or to minimize your case.

By simply calling our office after a personal injury accident or loss, you greatly improve your path for a better resolution of your case. Our Team of Personal Injury Lawyers know the personal injury laws and procedural rules that apply to personal injury cases. We can effectively handle all the details for you and be an aggressive advocate throughout the entire case.

In determining, if you need a personal injury lawyer on your side after a personal injury loss, you must consider the following:

  • Have you or a loved one suffered severe personal injuries?
  • Are you or your loved one now facing with expensive medical bills?
  • Have you or a loved one experienced a significant loss of wages due to their injuries?

Generally, the severity of your or your loved one’s personal injuries are measured by the:

  • Type of injury (or injuries) you or your loved sustained.
  • Time it takes (or will take) for you to recover.
  • Incurred Cost and/or Future Cost of medical bills (and any other therapeutic procedures) you or a loved one has incurred or will in all likelihood occur.

Most long-term injuries are personal injuries that will last for around a year or longer, while a permanent injury is one that disables you for life. These types of personal injuries seriously affect your ability to become and stay employed—not to mention the quality of your life.

Proving long-term and permanently disabling injuries can be tricky business, and your personal injury attorney probably will consult with each medical professional you've seen.

In some cases a personal injury attorney is needed due to a dispute about who is at fault. This commonly occurs when the at-fault party disputes how the accident occurred and they argue that the accident is not their fault. A personal injury attorney can help you provide this proof and show that the other party was indeed at fault.

Consider these basic tips when considering the hiring of a personal injury lawyer

Focus on Personal Injury Practice Area

Choose a personal injury attorney that has years of experience in personal injury law and focusses his or her attention to the area of personal injury law.


Not all personal injury attorneys have experience with cases that deal with personal injury caused by a car accident or work site accident. Make sure the attorney you choose has represented individuals who've suffered personal injuries specifically related to the type of accident you have suffered. Ask questions when interviewing the attorney to make sure.


Simply go online, search the attorneys' names, and see what others have to say about him or her.

Comfort Level

Evaluate your comfort level with the attorney. Interview the attorney. Did the attorney answer your questions and concerns? By evaluating your comfort level with the attorney you can likely prevent a problem down the road or from hiring a personal injury attorney who isn't well suited for your case. If you need more information call us day or night.

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