Car Accident Lawyer San Antonio TX
As a car accident lawyer, San Antonio TX victims recommend, the Law Office of John W. Shaw, PLLC, knows that you will have a long road ahead in the wake of a car accident. If you have been injured, it can take time to recover. In turn, you could be facing severe losses that give cause to take legal action. Our team is committed to helping you by keeping your interests at the forefront of your case. We will work tirelessly to build your case, manage the insurance companies by taking the lead in negotiations. Without a lawyer, you put yourself at considerable risk of either walking away empty-handed or settling your case for far less than you deserve. Let our team protect and support you in the way that you deserve following your accident.
We Want to Help You
If you have been injured in a car accident and believe the other driver was at fault, it’s crucial that you not hesitate to take action as soon as possible. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Texas is two years, which is why the time to act is now. The last thing you want is to let the opportunity to seek damages pass you by. By meeting with our San Antonio TX car accident lawyer, you can have a clear direction for how best to move forward. We will look to confirm that the following elements were present:
- Duty of Care
- Breach of Duty of Care
When the elements to a personal injury case are present, we will be able to assist in strategizing the most appropriate way to move forward. We want to help you by:
Managing Insurance Companies
Typically, before moving towards litigation, accident victims should file a claim with the insurance company. Be aware that the insurance company will probably want to speak with you regarding your case. However, this is not in your best interest as they will be looking to minimize your damages or assign fault to you. This could result in a settlement offer that is far less than you deserve. A lawyer can play an essential role in supporting you by managing the insurance companies so that you don’t have to.
One of the most stressful components of a car accident case is engaging in back and forth negotiations with the insurance company. The process can be incredibly stressful. Most of the time, the first settlement offer from the insurance company will be incredibly low. Insurance companies do this in hopes that you will settle for a lesser amount than your case is worth. For many, it may be tempting to settle for fear that they will not be able to retain more. Your lawyer can negotiate with the insurance companies while also advising you on when to continue negotiations or accept a settlement.
The Risk of Moving Forward Without a Lawyer
While you may be tempted to represent yourself, it’s not always recommended. Pro se is the Latin term meaning “on behalf of themselves.” While even the most straightforward of cases may seem manageable, things can quickly take a turn. Most victims have little to no experience managing personal injury claims, and because of this, the legalities may become incredibly confusing to navigate. Before moving forward on your own, it may be a good idea to consider your case carefully and how this might put you at a disadvantage.
The Law Office of John W. Shaw, PLLC, is prepared to support you fiercely. We are ready to review your case, listen to your needs, and serve as an advocate to you every step. Learn more about the services we provide by contacting our San Antonio, Texas, car accident lawyer.