San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyer

The Aaron Allison law firm helps San Antonio residents with complex and challenging personal injury lawsuits that other attorneys may reject. Since 1978, we’ve been fighting for the rights of injury victims.

Our San Antonio personal injury lawyer offers a free consultation and second legal opinion to help clients who suffer from the emotional and physical effects of all kinds of accidents and injuries. We are proud to carry on our family tradition of standing up for people injured by careless or negligent actions.

Personal Injury Lawyers in San Antonio

Even if other personal injury lawyers in San Antonio have turned you away, you may still have a case. Our free initial consultation is an opportunity to discuss what happened to you, and learn what your rights and legal options may be. If we feel you have a legitimate case likely to end with a verdict or settlement in your favor, our law firm will proudly represent you on a contingency basis, with no money upfront.

Experienced Accident and Personal Injury Attorney

Our San Antonio personal injury attorney represents people injured in many types of accidents, such as:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog and pet bites
  • Defective products
  • Hazardous premises

In addition, if you have been injured in a car accident, workplace accident, medical malpractice, or another type of accident, you may also be able to pursue a personal injury claim, as well as your workers’ compensation or other insurance settlement. Insurance doesn’t cover everything, and a personal injury lawsuit may help you recover everything lost in the accident.

Accidents often result in serious injuries. Our San Antonio personal injury attorney knows how to negotiate with insurance companies to help you obtain full and fair compensation for many types of injuries, including:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Serious injuries
  • Shoulder, knee, and hip injuries
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Injuries to children
  • Burns

If you have lost a family member in an accident, we can also help you file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death lawsuit helps to hold the other party accountable for their negligence and recover your financial damages.

While money can never take the place of a loved one, it can help create a more stable foundation as your family moves forward and may help protect others from similar accidents. Contact a San Antonio injury lawyer to learn more about wrongful death claims.

Steps to Take After You’ve Been Injured

Immediately after any injury, the highest priority is to take care of yourself. Find or create a safe environment, whether you need to get away from a vicious dog, turn off moving machinery, or seek shelter from a dangerous situation. Take a moment to assess your injury, and follow these steps:

  1. Seek appropriate medical care. Be mindful that shock or adrenaline can mask some of the symptoms of an injury, and it may be more serious than it initially seems. If your injury is severe, call 911 immediately. If you do not think you need an ambulance, use a first aid kit to provide basic immediate care, and then consider whether you need to seek treatment in an urgent or emergent care center. If you don’t need emergency medical care, it is still a good idea to make an appointment with your doctor and get a medical opinion on the severity of your injury, as well as the appropriate treatment.
  2. Consider calling the police. If you were deliberately injured by another person, or the other person was behaving with extreme recklessness, they may be guilty of a criminal act. If you have called 911, you can request police presence at the scene. If it is not an emergency, a police report or police investigation may help you win a personal injury case, and police have access to a wider range of investigatory tools than other people. Call the police non-emergency number and discuss your situation.
  3. Collect contact information. If it is possible, gather the name and contact information of the person or people responsible for your injury, and of any witnesses or bystanders. Notice if there are any surveillance cameras in the area that may have footage of the incident, and try to get contact information for the owners of the cameras.
  4. Document your injury and the scene. If it is safe and possible to do so, take pictures of your injury and the scene of the incident as soon as you can. You may need to ask someone to help you. Due to the healing powers of the body, your injury may look very different even a few hours later, so taking pictures periodically may also be helpful. If there is evidence at the scene of the incident, take pictures of the area as well.
  5. Consult with a personal injury attorney. If your injury has serious consequences, like severe pain or discomfort, time away from work, high medical costs, or lasting impairment or disfigurement, contact a San Antonio personal injury lawyer to learn more about your rights and your options.
  6. Keep records. While you are recovering from your injury, keep records of your related expenses, time lost from work, and other costs. These records may be necessary to determine damages in your lawsuit.

In many cases, the costs of injuries can be settled agreeably between both people without involving an attorney or filing a civil case. However, if you can’t reach an agreement, having all these records and documents will help prove your case and help you recover everything you are entitled to after a personal injury.

If your injury is a criminal matter, it is best to allow the criminal case to proceed and be completed before pursuing your personal injury case. A criminal conviction, along with the police evidence, will help you win your injury case. However, criminal cases can take years to resolve, and you have a limited amount of time to pursue a civil lawsuit, so consult with an attorney early in the process to protect your rights.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After Being Injured?

In Texas, you have two years from the date of the incident to file a personal injury lawsuit. In some cases, you may not be aware of the severity of the injury until much later. For example, if you were exposed to a hazardous chemical that later developed into a serious illness. In that case, you have two years from the day you were diagnosed with an injury-related illness to file a personal injury lawsuit.

If you believe you have a strong personal injury case, but the two-year statute of limitations has passed, consider consulting with a personal injury lawyer. They will be able to help you determine if there is a possible exception or appeal in your specific case.

Types of Damages Recoverable in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you have been injured in an accident or incident that was caused by another person, the law allows you to hold them accountable for the damage they have caused. A personal injury lawsuit allows you to recover a wide range of compensation for your injury, including damages from:

  • Medical and other treatment costs. Your injury may have cost you in medical bills or the cost of medication or at-home medical devices, and you can recover these costs
  • Property damage and losses. In some accidents or incidents, you may also have had property damage or costs related to the loss of things you owned, which can be recoverable in a lawsuit.
  • Lost wages. If your injury caused you to miss work or reduced your ability to earn an income, you can sue for those lost wages.
  • Pain and suffering. Some injuries do not just cause physical pain but can cause emotional pain as well. You may be able to sue for non-economic damages like physical pain and suffering, mental pain and anguish, loss of enjoyment in life, and other consequences of your injury.

If you have lost a family member or loved one in an accident or injury, you have special rights in a personal injury and wrongful death lawsuit. Even after death, family members should not bear the economic consequences of a personal injury, and the surviving family members or their estate can continue the lawsuit, recovering the costs of medical care, lost wages, and other expenses incurred by the loved one before they died.

In addition to the person’s estate continuing the personal injury lawsuit, surviving family members can file their own wrongful death claim, suing for their own damages as a result of the injury and death. Surviving family members can recover damages related to:

  • Funeral costs and expenses
  • Lost earning capacity and inheritance
  • Loss of comfort and companionship
  • Mental pain and anguish

Finally, in cases of extreme negligence and wrongdoing, the court may award “exemplary” or “punitive” damages. This monetary amount is not related to actual expenses or losses by the victim, but is instead intended to punish the negligent person, and deter other people from acting the same way.

Personal Injury Lawyer in San Antonio Working on a Contingency Basis

Aaron Allison believes that everyone deserves access to qualified, competent, and professional representation, no matter what their financial situation is. Because of this, our San Antonio personal injury law firm works on a contingency basis. This means that we do not charge an attorney fee or retainer upfront at the beginning of your case. Instead, we receive a portion of your settlement after the case is successfully resolved. If you do not receive any compensation for your injury or loss, you do not pay any attorney fees. Working on contingency allows us to fight for your rights without burdening you with additional costs.

Contact Our San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Personal injury claims can be complex, and the law may be confusing. Our attorneys have compiled a list of frequently asked questions so you can better understand the law in your case. You can review our personal injury FAQs here.

To arrange a free initial consultation with our experienced San Antonio personal injury lawyer, call 512-812-7484 or contact our law firm online.

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