San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyers with over 20 Years of Experience
If you have questions about personal injury law in the state of Texas, you have come to the right place. Our injury attorneys have over 20 years of experience and are proud to represent clients and consumers who have been injured by vehicles, pharmaceutical drugs, or by other negligent individuals.
If you have more questions, call us for a free consultation.
Our ability to effectively fight for men and women facing the consequences of needless injuries has earned us a distinguished standing in our community. We have a reputation for committed and skilled advocacy and the ability to provide helpful counsel to our clients.
Do I have a valid personal injury case?
There are many elements that need to be present in order to be able to file a personal injury claim, one of them is negligence. Was your injury caused by the negligence of another? The only way to be certain that you have the right to a personal injury claim is to speak with a San Antonio personal injury lawyer about your specific situation. If you would like to learn more about the merits of your case and how we at the Law Offices of Maloney & Campolo may be able to help, call our San Antonio office and schedule a free case evaluation.
What damages could I be entitled to under a personal injury claim?
The damages that you can recover in a personal injury lawsuit include:
- Reimbursement of your medical bills
- Payment of any medical bills you may incur in the future
- Any wages you have lost or may lose in the future
- Any damages to your relationship with your family
- Compensation for any disfigurement, such as scarring or burns
- Monetary damages for any pain, suffering and mental anguish that occurred as a result of injuries caused by another
Is the money I receive in a personal injury lawsuit taxable?
This area of the law has changed dramatically over the past few years. The State Bar prohibits attorneys in Texas from giving tax advice to their clients; however, prior to any settlement, we can discuss your options regarding payment and determine how your money should be paid and if any taxes are applicable.
What should I do if I can’t afford a lawyer?
There is no reason to worry. We work on a contingency fee basis. In other words, there is no charge until we win your case. At the Law Offices of Maloney & Campolo we believe we should not be paid unless we are successful. This means that:
- We do not bill by the hour.
- We do not charge any hidden fees.
- We do not expect reimbursement.
- If we are unsuccessful, you do not owe us anything.
If we are able to settle your case, or get a verdict in court, we receive one-third (1/3) of any recovery, plus any expenses that we have incurred as a result of prosecuting your claim. The bottom line? If we win, we get paid; if we don’t, you owe us nothing.
What should I do after a car accident?
The first thing you must do after a car accident is to seek medical attention for your injuries. Even if you feel fine, have a medical professional check you and make sure that you don’t have a concussion or another hidden injury. Call 911 if the accident caused injuries, fatalities or if there appears to be more than $1,000 in vehicle damages. You are lawfully obligated to report the accident to the police under these situations. If a police officer was on the scene, they will typically submit the report to the DOT, otherwise, you will have to file the report yourself within 10 days from the date of the collision. Call a San Antonio car accident attorney who will help you with negotiations with the insurance company. If you talk to the insurance company, don’t accept any initial settlements they offer, leave the negotiations to your lawyer who will pursue the best settlement for you.
What is the average settlement for a car accident?
Your car accident settlement depends on a variety of factors and each settlement is different depending on the details of each case. They can be classified into economic damages, noneconomic and punitive damages. In Texas, the average car accident settlement insurance companies offer is about $21,000. More valuable claims could receive closer to $35,000 in damages. The amount of damages you recover also depend on other factors such as:
- The severity of your injuries
- Costs of past and future medical expenses
- Serious losses such as wrongful death
- The victim’s emotional pain and suffering
- The value of the damaged vehicle
What are the most common causes of car accidents?
Common causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted, careless or reckless driving
- Drunk driving
- Adverse weather conditions
- Not following road signs
- Texting and Driving
- Animal Crossings
- Vehicle Recalls
How can I avoid a car accident injury?
Car accidents are unpredictable, but you can take measures to protect yourself from suffering personal injuries in a car crash. Always wear a seat belt when you’re riding a car, regardless of where you’re sitting. Check your car’s condition, check the tires’ pressure, oil, water, and that the vehicle is in an overall good condition to be on the road. Never drink and drive. Never drive in a reckless manner or distracted. Distractions can include texting, eating and/our loud music. Follow road signs and speed limits. Make sure you check your “blind spot” and use your turn signals before switching lanes.
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