Car Accident FAQ
Since suffering from a car accident is not a common occurrence, most people do not know how to answer a lot of questions around an accident. Here at the Law Office of Michael R. De La Paz, our Texas attorneys want to help answer some of the more common questions for you.
How Much Is My Claim Worth?
There are a lot of factors that go into the final amount you receive for your injuries. The costs of your car damages, medical costs, medical equipment, pain and suffering, and lost income are just a few factors that the insurance company should consider for your payment. We know how to negotiate with them to get you the best possible payment for your injury.
What Should I Do After A Car Accident?
The first thing you should do immediately after getting in an accident is to get to a safe location away from the scene of the accident, if you are able to. Next, begin gathering information. Gather the other driver’s license, insurance information and their contact information. Get the contact information of any witnesses, and take as many photos of the accident as possible.
How Soon Do I Need To File A Claim?
In Texas, the statute of limitations states that you have two years to settle your claim or file a lawsuit for your personal injuries. Although you can file a claim from the date from two years after the date of the accident, the sooner you file a claim, the better. Time is of the essence in these cases, and it is easier to collect evidence and testimony when the event was recent.
Do I Need A Lawyer?
Legally, you have the option to pursue a claim by yourself. However, between filing any forms, gathering necessary information, submitting paperwork, negotiating with lawyers and insurers, and the rest of the legal process, an experienced attorney can not only increase your odds of success, they make things a lot easier as well. On top of this, you do not have to pay us for our services unless you get paid for your accident.
Take Action To Protect Your Future Today
If you or a loved one has experienced a car accident, make sure you get the best possible compensation from it. Contact our San Antonio office online or by calling 210-951-2244 today for a free consultation. Se habla español.