If you’ve been hurt, and you suspect your injury is the result of someone else’s action—or inaction—there are several steps you can take to figure out if it’s worth the time and effort to file personal injury claims in San Antonio.
Check for Coverage
Does the driver at fault in the accident have insurance? (Just because your state requires it doesn’t mean the other driver complies with the law.) You slipped on a wet floor that should have had a warning signposted. Does the owner of the property where you fell carry liability insurance?
Why does this matter? As the old saying goes, you can’t squeeze blood from a turnip. The pockets of an uninsured culprit aren’t typically deep enough to cover your medical expenses, even if a lawsuit comes down in your favor.
After weighing the pros and cons, you may determine that it’s easier and more cost-effective to let your own insurance cover the costs stemming from an injury accident. But if your injuries are severe enough to impact your personal life and risk your employment, you will probably want to support your insurance company’s efforts to get compensated.
Talk with an Attorney
Make an appointment for a free initial consultation with an attorney about filing personal injury claims in San Antonio. Speaking with a lawyer doesn’t necessarily mean you need to hire one. However, a conversation with an expert can help you sort out your thoughts about whether it’s worthwhile to pursue a lawsuit, what you need to do to be successful, and whether you need to hire a lawyer to handle the million-and-one details involved. Chances are, even if you decide to hire an attorney, you might not need to pay unless you win the case.
You’ve suffered enough. Call us today to find out if filing personal injury claims in San Antonio is the right move.
Pat Maloney, Jr. is a skilled San Antonio personal injury lawyer who has acted as lead counsel and co-counsel in many multi-million dollar verdicts throughout Texas. Pat Maloney represents people injured in car accidents, truck accidents, construction accidents and more. He is well known for his expertise in representing victims of serious personal injuries and has participated as a lecturer in the field of personal injury litigation. He has been named as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” Reference Book every year for the last five years.