San Antonio Car Accident FAQ
Have you recently been involved in a car accident in San Antonio? Are you confused and unsure of what is going to happen next? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We have addressed some of the most frequently asked questions our clients have had regarding the car accident claims process below. If you have additional questions, get in touch with our office to schedule a free consultation.
Will I have to go to court?
Many injury victims are able to avoid going to court by obtaining a reasonable settlement from the insurance company. However, if the liable party was uninsured or if insurance simply doesn’t cover the full extent of your losses, it may be in your best interests to prepare for court.
Why shouldn’t I give the insurance adjuster a statement?
It is a commonly known fact that insurance adjusters always ask claimants to make a recorded statement regarding their version of events of the accident.
The issue is that these adjusters will then manipulate the well-intended statements to make it appear as though the claimant has admitted fault for causing the accident, which could then enable the insurer to reduce your settlement or even deny your claim altogether. For this reason, it would be best if you had your attorney provide a statement on your behalf.
What are non-economic damages?
There are two classifications of losses in an accident, economic and non-economic. Economic damages are financial in nature and might include your lost wages and property damages, but non-economic damages refer to non-monetary damages such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and inconvenience, for example.
What happens if the driver who hit me is from another state?
The state that the driver has from has little bearing on your right to pursue civil litigation. As long as the accident occurred within Texas, you have the right to file a claim against the at-fault driver and seek the compensation you need for recovery.
What does it mean if the insurer made me an offer right away?
Be wary of insurance adjusters who make you a quick settlement offer. Insurers lose money by settling claims, so chances are good that if you’ve been issued an offer quickly, the amount offered is far less than you deserve. By tempting you with money you need now, they think they can get away for paying out in full.
Get Help from a Car Accident Lawyer in San Antonio
If you have questions about your claim that haven’t been answered on this page, come in for a free claim review with a qualified San Antonio car accident lawyer at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP. You can give our office a call at 214-522-9404 or complete the convenient contact form below to schedule yours.